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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 Purple Pain. Tifa briefly charges up a punch before launching it at an enemy, dealing considerable damage.


True Strike is obtained permanently by achieving 100% proficiency with Purple Pain by striking staggered enemies.


Weapon Ability Purple Pain Purple Pain
Effects - Close range
- Deals physical melee damage
- Increases stagger damage bonus by +30%
Interrupt stats - Interrupts targets with ≤50 interrupt defense
- Interrupted by attacks with ≥40 interrupt strength
Compatible Support Materia Support Materia Elemental Materia Elemental Materia
Synergy Materia Synergy Materia
Applicable weapon passive bonuses - Critical Hit Rate Up
- Ability Critical Hit Rate Up
- Backstabber
- Critical Damage Up
- Desperate Striker
Damage formula:

Where Tifa's Attack Power is her Attack Power Attack Power attribute, and Target's Defense is the target's Defense Defense attribute
Power Modifier: 3.33
Stagger formula:

Where Target's Physical Melee Rate Modifier is the respective stagger rate modifier of the target
Stagger Rate: 1

True Strike is an ability for Tifa that deals physical melee damage. She charges herself up for a moment before striking her target, dealing damage and increasing the stagger damage multiplier.

True Strike has a power value of 333, a stagger rate of 1, increases stagger bonus damage by +30%, and has an interrupt strength of 50. Tifa has with an interrupt defense of 40 while using True Strike.


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 provides a large +30% increase to an enemy's stagger bonus damage. This fits within Tifa's moveset of 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 Attack Power. Her high Speed 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. 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. Outside of stagger, True Strike is unremarkable, and its damage is slightly lower than comparable abilities'.

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