Allows you to use subversive spells.Description
Subversion materia is a Magic Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission" equipped to provide spells that remove defensive buffs from enemies. These spells are Breach, which can remove the Barrier and Manaward buffs, and Dispel, which can remove all buffs on a target.
In INTERmission, subversion materia is sold in the Sector 7 Slums item shop, and in all vending machines.
|Breach||10||Removes the Barrier, Manaward, Shield, and Reflect statuses from a target.|
|Dispel||16||Removes all buffs from a target.|
Subversion materia allows the user to remove buffs from a target that reduce damage. This can be helpful against large bosses that often rely on these buffs to lengthen battles, making it a useful materia to equip. Its level 1 spell, Breach, can remove Barrier and Manaward, while Dispel can remove any buffs.
The subversion materia also provides many attribute bonuses. These are +2 to max MP, +2 to Magic Attack, +1 to Magic Defense, +1 to Magic attribute, and +1 to Spirit. These bonuses all mostly benefit characters who are built towards spellcasting, which is normally Aerith Gainsborough or Cloud Strife due to their naturally high Magic attribute, but can be any character depending on the equipped weapon and materia. Because the spells do not rely on the user's magic attribute, Tifa or Barret can just as easily make use of them even if they are not built towards magical damage, they just will not benefit from the bonuses.
Subversion materia spells help all characters in a wide variety of situations. Because many bosses can buff themselves in a way that makes them resist damage, subversion materia can be useful to always equip for these scenarios.
The ability for subversion materia to provide immunity to Instant Death with warding materia also makes it compelling. It is not only ideal against tonberries, but allows Self-Destruct from the Enemy Skill Materia to not instantly kill a character with Reprieve. Doing so can instantly bring on a limit break as well as deal considerable damage.