Deliver a tremendous blow at close range. Increased stagger damage bonus.
True Strike is an ATB ability for Tifa in Final Fantasy VII Remake, provided by Purple Pain. Tifa briefly charges up a punch before launching it at an enemy, dealing considerable damage. The ability deals strong burst physical damage, and can increase stagger bonus damage by +30%.
Obtained[edit | edit source]
True Strike is obtained permanently by achieving 100% proficiency with Purple Pain. This is done by striking staggered enemies.
Use[edit | edit source]
A unique ability attached to Tifa's Purple Pain. While on the weaker side, this lightning-quick ability pummels opponents without a single pause. Increases the damage bonus applied to staggered foes.
True Strike is a strong ability that deals high physical damage and also provides a large +30% increase to an enemy's stagger bonus damage. This fits within Tifa's moveset of physical attacks and techniques that deal tremendous physical damage. She can use True Strike alongside her Unbridled Strength martial techniques to increase stagger bonus damage, making it excellent against bosses who take little damage outside of stagger, but its physical damage makes it broadly useful.
Because it deals physical damage, True Strike relies on Tifa's Attack Power. Her high Speed allows her to charge the ability quickly and use it in combos with her other abilities. It is best used after preparing Rise and Fall first, allowing her to use True Strike twice, followed by Rise and Fall, Omnistrike, and Whirling Uppercut to restore more uses of True Strike, immensely increasing stagger bonus damage. At this point, she can rely on other abilities that are faster and deal more damage, such as Starshower and Divekick.
True Strike fits in well with Tifa's moveset, and is the best ability to use on staggered enemies, especially when followed by other attacks. This means that, once acquired, True Strike can be reliable in many battles when Tifa is needed to get in as much damage to a boss during stagger quickly. Outside of stagger, True Strike is unremarkable, and its damage is slightly lower than comparable abilities.