Focus Gauge and How to Stagger Enemies | FF7 Remake

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This page teaches the methods about Staggering Enemies in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake). All information about Staggering including the Focus Gauge, effects of staggering enemies, and best ways to stagger enemies are found on this page.

What is the Focus Gauge?

Shows the Enemy's Stagger Rate

FF7 Manual - Staggering Enemies
The Focus Gauge is found on all enemy's health bars. All enemies have Focus Gauges and no enemy are unique to this trait.

How to Fill the Focus Gauge

Damage Enemies and Exploit Their Weaknesses

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Hitting enemies with attacks and abilities will slowly fill up the Focus Gauge. Using spells and abilities they are weak to will further increase the gauge and will put them in the pressured state.

What is the Pressured State

The Focus Gauge Fills up Faster

FF7 Focus Gauge
Putting enemies to the pressured state will increase the amount the Focus Gauge increases per damage it takes. Make sure to utilize abilities that increase the Focus Gauge against enemies that are pressured to quickly stagger them!

What is the Stagger Status?

Staggered Enemies Takes More Damage

FF7 Stagger
Staggered enemies will take more damage as shown in the multiplier near their health bar. Unleash all offensive abilities during this time to fully exploit enemies while they are weakened.

Gameplay Manual Links

List of Gameplay Manual Pages
Basic Controls Character Stats
How to Stagger Enemies How to Run Away
Map Navigation Guide Understanding the ATB Gauge
How to Change Characters How to Get Unbound
How to Change Difficulty -

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19 Anonymous2 days

>>18 True and it's almost the same color as the health bar. It's possible that some players will lose focus on the battle while figuring out how much of the stagger bar is filled

18 Anonymous3 days

>>15 I would request for the same thing. You know what, it's small enough to see to the point that you won't know what's happening around you anymore..

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