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Silence is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It is the second-level spell provided by Binding Materia Binding Materia, and inflicts the Silence Silence debuff on a target. This prevents a target from being able to cast spells.


Magic Materia Magic Materia Poison Materia Poison Materia
Effects Inflicts Sleep Sleep on target
Interrupt stats Interrupted by attacks with ≥40 interrupt strength
Compatible Support Materia Support Materia Magnify Materia Magnify Materia
Synergy Materia Synergy Materia
Unconditional weapon passive bonuses Debuff Extension
MP Saver: Attack Spells


Silence costs 4 MP to cast, and can be used by characters with binding materia at level 2. The spell applies the Silence debuff, preventing a target from casting spells for its duration. This makes it very effective against enemies that rely on spells for most of their damage.

The drawback to Silence is that its effect is less useful than Sleep Sleep or Stop Stop, as it does not prevent an enemy from attacking entirely. Against enemies that use physical damage more often, Silence is ineffective, and it may be better instead to reduce magic damage or provide resistance to debuffs rather than to use Silence.


The Japanese name サイレス (Sairesu?, lit. Silece) derives from the transliteration of the word "silence" into Japanese (サイレンス, sairensu?) but with the (n?) removed to follow the four-character Japanese naming scheme for spells.