Slash three enemies in quick succession, dealing more damage with each blow.
Triple Slash is an ability for Cloud in Final Fantasy VII Remake, provided by the Iron Blade. Cloud quickly performs a dash attack to his first target, then immediately switches toward a random second and third targets with a slash of his sword. Each subsequent attack deals more damage. If there is only one enemy, Cloud performs all slashes against the same opponent.
Use[edit | edit source]
A unique ability attached to Cloud's Iron Blade. Lets Cloud instantly approach an opponent and deliver three consecutive slashes to surrounding enemies.
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Triple Slash is a powerful ability for Cloud that becomes his best ability for clearing out mobs of enemies. With its wide horizontal coverage, Triple Slash spreads its damage across all enemies, and the range of subsequent attacks is high enough that Cloud can still reach them at a distance, making it his best ability to close gap between opponents. Triple Slash also takes advantage of Cloud's core strength of being able to deal melee damage spread across multiple clustered opponents. Against one opponent, Triple Slash will hit the same enemy three times.
Once obtained permanently, Triple Slash is Cloud's best ability in the majority of situations. It outclasses Braver both against single opponents and against groups, with the exception of when only one enemy is vulnerable to physical damage at a time. Focused Thrust should still be used against larger enemies that need to be staggered, and against staggered enemies, Infinity's End still deals more damage if Cloud can build up ATB for it in time for the stagger ends. Finally, against enemies that resist physical damage, or if Cloud is at range, Blade Burst is preferable.
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Triple Slash was Cloud's most popular ability among survey respondents at 39%, above Infinity's End and Counterstance at 14% each.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- If the same enemy is hit consecutively, the damage will be 0.55 on the second hit, and 0.10 on the third.
References[edit | edit source]
- Square Enix (August 14, 2020). Results of the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Post-Play Survey. Final Fantasy Portal Site. Archived from the original on August 14, 2020.