Drain HP from surrounding enemies.

Description

Spirit Syphon is an enemy ability that can be used with Enemy Skill Materia Enemy Skill Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It creates an aura around the user that drains HP from nearby enemies. It is used by phantoms.

Spirit Syphon is a new Enemy Skill ability, which did not appear in the original Final Fantasy VII.

Obtained[edit | edit source]

Phantoms are first fought in the sidequest "Missing Children" in chapter 14, "In Search of Hope". They use Spirit Syphon randomly, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn it. Spirit Syphon is learned by sustaining damage from the ability on a character with Enemy Skill equipped. Doing so only provides a chance to learn it, however, and this may need to be done multiple times.

Use[edit | edit source]

Spirit Syphon can restore HP from many nearby enemies. Because it is a medium-range ability, it is best used by Cloud and Tifa, since they fight in melee range.

Spirit Syphon's main use is in hard mode, as it is an MP-efficient way to both heal and damage enemies at the same time. Pairing Enemy Skill with HP Absorption Materia HP Absorption Materia can amplify its HP regeneration even further, which is an efficient use of slots as HP Absorption is an effective combo with other Enemy Skills as well.

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