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Gloves with a sleek design. Well suited for setting materia.

Description

The Sonic Strikers are a weapon for Tifa in Final Fantasy VII Remake. They provide the ability Focused Strike, with which Tifa evades an attack before charging in to perform her own attack, moderately increasing stagger and dealing moderate damage.

Sonic Strikes' main strength is its abundance of materia slots. When fully upgraded, Sonic Strikers provide Tifa three linked pairs of materia slots, which is unmatched by any of her other weapons. The weapon has fairly rounded stats, but is geared more towards magic stats than most of her other weapons. It also provides her the second-highest Speed Speed boost.

ObtainedEdit

A pair of sonic strikers are found in "Sentenced to Death" during Chapter 7, "A Trap Is Sprung", in a purple chest in the top-left corner of a room.

StatsEdit

Classification
Type Weapon
Usable by Tifa Lockhart
Combat stats Base Final
Attack Power Attack Power 32 87
Magic Attack Magic Attack 21 58

Materia slotsEdit

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

SkillsEdit

Sonic Strikers Core - Weapon Level: 1 - Required SP: 4
ATK Up Attack Power +6 Increases attack power attribute.
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +5 Increases magic attack power attribute.
Speed Up Speed +5 Increases speed attribute.
Max MP Up Max MP +6 Increases maximum MP.
Sonic Strikers Sub-Core I - Weapon Level: 2 - Required SP: 6
Fire Damage Up Fire Damage 5% Boost Increases damage dealt by fire attacks.
Ice Damage Up Ice Damage 5% Boost Increases damage dealt by ice attacks.
Lightning Damage Up Lightning Damage 5% Boost Increases damage dealt by lightning attacks.
Wind Damage Up Wind Damage 5% Boost Increases damage dealt by wind attacks.
Buff Extension Buff Duration 10% Boost Extends the duration of beneficial status effects.
Debuff Extension Inflicted Debuff Duration 10% Boost Extends the duration of detrimental status effects applied to enemies.
Sonic Strikers Sub-Core II - Weapon Level: 3 - Required SP: 8
ATK Up Attack Power +8 Increases attack power attribute.
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +5 Increases magic attack power attribute.
Speed Up Speed +5 Increases speed attribute.
Max MP Up Max MP +6 Increases maximum MP.
Enhanced Elements Elemental Materia Damage 10% Boost Increases damage added to attacks by elemental materia.
Debuff Resistance Up Debuff Resistance +5 Increases resistance to detrimental status efffects.
Sonic Strikers Sub-Core III - Weapon Level: 4 - Required SP: 10
ATK Up Attack Power +10 Increases attack power attribute.
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +8 Increases magic attack power attribute.
Speed Up Speed +5 Increases speed attribute.
Max MP Up Max MP +6 Increases maximum MP.
Concentration Concentration Activation 50% Adds a fixed chance that Tifa may enter battle with an increased chi level.
Needs More Materia New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Sonic Strikers Sub-Core IV - Weapon Level: 5 - Required SP: 14
ATK Up Attack Power +15 Increases attack power attribute.
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +9 Increases magic attack power attribute.
Max MP Up Max MP +6 Increases maximum MP.
MP Recovery Up III MP Regeneration 50% Boost Significantly increases MP regeneration speed during 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.
Sonic Strikers Sub-Core V - Weapon Level: 6 - Required SP: 16
ATK Up Attack Power +16 Increases attack power attribute.
MATK Up Magic Attack Power +10 Increases magic attack power attribute.
Max MP Up Max MP +7 Increases maximum MP.
Speed Up Speed +6 Increases speed attribute.
MP Saver: Healing Spells Healing Spells MP Cost Reduction 20% Reduces MP cost of healing spells cast during battle.
Dominant Physical Defense Physical Defense +5 with High HP Increases defense when HP is 75% or higher.
Dominant Magical Defense Magic Defense +5 with High HP Increases defense when HP is 75% or higher.

UseEdit

Sonic Strikers provide Tifa with an abundance of materia slots at low weapon levels, a very strong increase to speed, and also strong Magic Attack Magic Attack stats with decent Attack Power Attack Power. Its upgrades include increases to damage dealt with Elemental Materia Elemental Materia, as well as to her MP regeneration, and a 50% chance to start the battle with an increased chi level without using Unbridled Strength.

Sonic Strikers is geared more towards magic stats than most of Tifa's weapons. Compared to Mythril Claws Mythril Claws, it provides a lower boost to magic attack, but greater materia slot growth, and compromises less in physical stats and provides a great boost to speed, taking advantage of one of Tifa's biggest strengths. This means that, though Sonic Strikers can output more damage-per-second when using Tifa as a mage, it is also less MP-efficient for her to use it.

Sonic Strikers are the best weapon for Tifa if she is played as a battlemage. If her role is as a hybrid of magical attacks while also dealing some physical damage, Sonic Strikers' boost to Tifa's speed and quick provision of three pairs of linked materia slots make the weapon an excellent choice. However, the majority of the time, Tifa's strengths lie in her physical damage, and her low MP pool may dissuade players from using her as a mage, or lean more in the direction of the Mythril Claws that simply focus more on magical damage.

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