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A solid and durable staff experimentally produced in Hojo's laboratory.

Description

The Reinforced Staff is a weapon in Final Fantasy VII Remake for Aerith. It provides Aerith the ATB Ward ability, which costs two ATB charges and creates a ward around Aerith in which abilities used by her and her allies will partially refill their ATB gauge. The Reinforced Staff has unlocks that focus on improving Aerith's durability.

Obtained[]

The chest for reinforced staff.

The weapon is obtained from a chest at the beginning of "A Way Out" in Chapter 17, "Deliverance from Chaos". Before approaching the screen to continue the story, open the chest nearby to obtain the weapon.

Upgrades[]

Materia slots[]

Materia slots
purchased
Minimum
Weapon Level
Slots
0 1 Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Single.png
1 4 Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Single.png Materia Slot Single.png
2 5 Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Single.png Materia Slot Single.png Materia Slot Single.png
3 5 Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Single.png Materia Slot Single.png Materia Slot Single.png Materia Slot Single.png
4 6 Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Single.png Materia Slot Single.png
5 6 Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Linked.png Materia Slot Linked.png

Skills[]

Reinforced Staff Core - Weapon Level: 1 - Required SP: 10
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +5 Increases magic attack power attribute.
MDEF Up Magic Defense +5 Increases magic defense attribute.
Max MP Up Max MP +8 Increases maximum MP.
Buff Extension Buff Duration 10% Boost Extends the duration of beneficial status effects.
Debuff Resistance Up Debuff Resistance +5 Increases resistance to detrimental status effects.
Reinforced Staff Sub-Core I - Weapon Level: 4 - Required SP: 14
Enhanced Physical Guard Physical Damage Reduction 10% when Guarding Reduces physical damage taken when successfully guarding.
Enhanced Magic Guard Magic Damage Reduction 10% when Guarding Reduces magic damage taken when successfully guarding.
Dominant Magic Offense Magic Attack Power +5 with High HP Increases magic attack power when HP is 75% or higher.
Desperate Recovery Self-Healing 50% Boost with Low HP Significantly increases the effectiveness of healing spells cast on you when HP is 25% or lower.
Needs More Materia New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Reinforced Staff Sub-Core II - Weapon Level: 5 - Required SP: 16
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +10 Increases magic attack power attribute.
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +10 Increases magic attack power attribute.
MDEF Up Magic Defense +8 Increases magic defense attribute.
Max MP Up Max MP +10 Increases maximum MP.
Enhanced Tempest Tempest Damage 5% Boost Increases damage dealt by Tempest.
Dominant Physical Defense Physical Defense +5 with High HP Increases defense when HP is 75% or higher.
Needs More Materia New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Needs More Materia New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Reinforced Staff Sub-Core III - Weapon Level: 6 - Required SP: 18
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +12 Increases magic attack power attribute.
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +12 Increases magic attack power attribute.
Max HP Up Max HP +300 Increases maximum HP.
Reprieve Avoid Incapacitation once per battle. Survive an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP. Can only activate once per battle.
Needs More Materia New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Needs More Materia New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.

Use[]

Artwork.

The Reinforced Staff has the second-highest Magic Attack Magic Attack increase of any of Aerith's weapons, and most of its abilities improve her durability. These include a 10% buff duration increase, increase in damage reduction while guarding, and increase to her self-healing while at low HP.

Compared to her other weapons, the Reinforced Staff has lower offense potential than Aerith's Silver Staff Silver Staff and Mythril Rod Mythril Rod, which provide a tremendous MP regeneration and a higher magic attack bonus, respectively. Instead, it offers higher durability. The weapon slightly compares to the Guard Stick Guard Stick, though it lacks the Guard Stick's elemental resistance and its MP regeneration.

The Reinforced Staff is Aerith's best choice to balance her durability with offensive potential. However, it is outclassed by both Silver Staff and Mythril Rod in an offensive role overall, and both weapons are normally better choices.

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