Unleash an attack that absorbs MP. Absorbs additional MP from staggered enemies.

Description

Soul Drain is Aerith's default ability in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It launches an energy orb at the opponent which deals damage and recovers some MP to Aerith.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

After dealing damage, Soul Drain restores 3% of Aerith's max MP. Against staggered enemies, Soul Drain instead restores 15% MP.

Use[edit | edit source]

Soul Drain complements Aerith's moveset, as she excels at using magic attacks. The main drawback is that the MP absorbed is often minimal unless the enemy is staggered, which limits its use, as ideally Aerith will be better unleashing her most powerful magic when the enemy is staggered rather than waste ATB to regain MP.

Additionally, the MP Absorption materia can potentially trivialize Soul Drain. This can restore far more MP to Aerith under the right circumstances, as the MP recovered scales with her damage output. Hence, maximizing Aerith's Magic Magic attribute can potentially allow her to recover more MP than she spent on the spell paired with MP Absorption, especially when exploiting an enemy weakness during stagger.

On the other hand, Soul Drain can be useful on the hard difficulty, when MP is scarce.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The soul, in many religious, philosophical, psychological, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object.

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