A distinguished emblem that purportedly lifts all burdens from the wearer's shoulders.Description
Moggie sells the accessory at his Moogle Emporium at the Children's Secret Hideout at the Sector 5 Slums for a Moogle Medal. There is a treasure in the hideout for medals, and the player can farm them from the Whack-a-Box minigame playable in the same area. The player can only buy one Salvation Badge. It is available in both Chapters 8 and 14.
Salvation Badge is useful for boosting the power of curative spells from Healing Materia when the equipper is on low health. It can help the cheapest spell Cure to go further, and for improving Tifa and Barret's magical healing power even when they have low Magic. The drawback is that the healed target needs to be in low health for the boost to take effect, which can put them in risk of being knocked out; however, this is likely the health threshold the player would be using curative magic anyway.
Barret has naturally the highest HP and Vitality and also the lowest Magic stat, so if he is using curative spells to heal himself, this accessory may be useful. This may be especially useful in Hard Mode where item use is disabled. There is a section in the game in Chapter 13, "A Broken World", where the player only controls Barret: "In Solitude". However, this is also where the player can find the superior Healing Carcanet that outclasses Salvation Badge. Auto-Cure Materia has a character who is currently not being controlled automatically cast Cure on a low health ally, also making equipping the Salvation Badge potentially useful if the player is planning on relying on the auto heal.