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This is a character page for Aerith, containing her abilities, characteristics, and Limit Breaks, as well as her weapons, and recommended battle settings for Aerith in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake). When playing FF7 Remake, check this article any time you need to know something about using Aerith.

Aerith's Backstory and Profile

aerith gainsborough.png

Aerith is a flower seller who lives in the Sector 5 slums, who first meets Cloud on the streets of Midgar after the bombing of Mako Reactor 1. Shinra has kept a close eye on her ever since she was a child, as she has the ability to hear the voice of the planet. She is often found tending a modest bed of flowers at an old church in Sector 5.
Source: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
Name Aerith Gainsborough
Age 22
Height 163 cm (5'4")
Birthday February 7th
Blood Type O
Voice Actor English: Briana White
Japanese: Maaya Sakamoto
Weapon Rods

Aerith's Characteristics

Adept Healer and Long Range Combatant

Aerith_passive profile

Aerith is a character who uses magic to aid her party in battle both through recovery and attacks, with the latter being more prevalent. Her long-ranged attacks also allows her to dish out damage without taking any in return.

Long-range Attacks Using Magic

Aerith_long-ranged
Effect Aerith attacks using long-ranged magic bolts. It is possible to cause an area-of-effect chaing by hitting enemies repeatedly.
Usage Create combos by continuously tapping or long-pressing ▢

Aerith's Strengths and Unique Ability

Tempest

Aerith_Unique ability.jpg
Definition A long-range magic attack. When fully-charged, causes an explosion after the attack hits the enemy.
Usage Press and hold △ to charge attack

Tempest is a magic skill that increases power with the length of the charge. It also deals continuous damage to the enemy.

Aerith's Abilities

Soul Drain

Soul Drain

Effect How to Learn
Unleash an attack that absorbs MP. Absorbs additional MP from staggered enemies. Learned from the start.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
140 1 0

ATB Ward

ATB Ward

Effect How to Learn
Conjure a magical ward. Allies who use ATB within it regain partial ATB from your gauge. Costs 2 ATB. Equip Reinforced Staff. Reach 100% Proficiency to learn permanently.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
- - 1000

Arcane Ward

Arcane Ward

Effect How to Learn
Conjure a ward. Attack spells cast within the ward will be automatically cast twice. Equip Guard Stick. Reach 100% Proficiency to learn permanently.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
- - 0

Sorcerous Storm

Sorcerous Storm

Effect How to Learn
Deal magic damage to nearby enemies. Equip Silver Staff. Reach 100% Proficiency to learn permanently.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
294 1 0

Fleeting Familiar

Fleeting Familiar

Effect How to Learn
Summon a fairy that attacks your enemies periodically as well as after you use abilities and spells. Equip Arcane Scepter. Reach 100% Proficiency to learn permanently.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
- - 0

Ray of Judgment

Ray of Judgment

Effect How to Learn
Deal magic damage to nearby enemies. Equip Mythril Rod. Reach 100% Proficiency to learn permanently.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
640 10 0

Lustrous Shield

Lustrous Shield

Effect How to Learn
Conjure a magical shield that keeps enemies at bay and stops projectiles. Equip Bladed Staff. Reach 100% Proficiency to learn permanently.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
- - 0

Aerith's Limit Breaks

Healing Wind

Healing Wind

Effect How to Learn
Summon a soothing breeze to restore a moderate amount of HP to all party members. Learned from the start.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
Heals 1/2 max HP - 0

Planet's Protection

Planet

Effect How to Learn
Entreat the planet’s favor to nullify physical damage dealt to all party members. Clear Party Member vs. Wild Animals in Corneo Colosseum.
Power Stagger Rate ATB Gain
- - 0

List of Limit Breaks | Limit Break Guide

Aerith's Weapons

Aerith's Starting Weapon

Weapon ATK MATK DEF MDEF Slots
Guard StickGuard Stick 29 43 0 0 ○○

Aerith's Other Weapons

Weapon ATK MATK DEF MDEF Slots
Silver StaffSilver Staff 27 50 0 0 ○-○
Arcane ScepterArcane Scepter 24 36 0 0 ○-○○-○
Mythril RodMythril Rod 24 92 0 0 ○○○
Bladed StaffBladed Staff 39 34 0 0 ○-○○○
Reinforced StaffReinforced Staff 50 82 0 0 ○-○○

List of Weapons Stats and Materia Slots

Aerith's Stats

Level 50 Stats

Stat Value
HP 3952
MP 85
Strength 75
Magic 107
Vitality 52
Spirit 74
Luck 59
Speed 50

Character Ranking by Stat

How to Use Aerith

Charge Tempest for Delayed ATB Boost

Charge Aerith's Tempest for slow-moving or stationary enemies as the attack will act as a "time bomb" in a fixed position. After a few seconds, it will explode and deal multi-hit damage to nearby enemies while also filling Aerith's ATB Gauge.

Make use of its delayed damage by consuming ATB charges before it explodes so Aerith can easily fill her ATB gauge once it does.

Cast Attack Spells With Arcane Ward

If you are planning to bombard your enemies with attack spells, be sure to use Guard Stick's Arcane Ward and stand on it before casting an attack spell. This conserves your ATB charges by casting the attack spell twice while consuming only 1 ATB bar.

Take note that both attack spells cast while on an Arcane Ward consumes MP, so if the character only has enough MP for one spell, the spell will only be cast once.

Use Sorcerous Storm Against Melee Enemies

Silver Staff's Sorcerous Storm damages all enemies around Aerith. Its range is not that wide, so it is best used when Aerith is being surrounded or attacked by melee enemies.

Use Ray of Judgment on Staggered Enemies

Using Mythril Rod's Ray of Judgment against staggered enemies will increase its stagger damage multiplier by 20% while also dealing continuous heavy damage in a straight line. This ability moves very slowly so it is not advisable to use against moving enemies.

Lustrous Shield Blocks Ranged Attacks

The Lustrous Shield learned from Bladed Staff is extremely useful against enemies that launches projectiles. It casts a stationary shield in front of a party member that can completely block most ranged attacks.

This works well with Barret and Aerith as they can safely attack enemies from afar behind the shield.

Best Build for Aerith

Red Mage Build

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
Silver Staff.jpgSilver Staff
  • Attack: 27
  • Magic Attack: 120
  • Max HP: +350
  • Max MP: +10
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Chain Bangle.jpgChain Bangle
  • Defense: +50
  • Magic Defense: +50
  • Slots: ○-○○-○
Circlet.jpgCirclet Increases max MP by 10%
Increases magic power by 5%
Silver Staff
Chain Bangle

Notes

  • Switch the Fire materia according to the enemy's weakness.
  • Use Cog Bangle if Chain Bangle is unavailable then remove the MP Up materia.
  • Switch Circlet with Healing Carcanet if you need increased healing.

White Mage Build

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
Guard Stick.jpgGuard Stick
  • Attack: 29
  • Magic Attack: 109
  • Defense: +7
  • Magic Defense: +7
  • Max HP: +650
  • Max MP: +34
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Chain Bangle.jpgChain Bangle
  • Defense: +50
  • Magic Defense: +50
  • Slots: ○-○○-○
Healing Carcanet.jpgHealing Carcanet Increases the effectiveness of healing items, spells, and abilities.
Guard Stick
Chain Bangle

Notes

  • Use Cog Bangle if Chain Bangle is unavailable then remove one of the HP Up materias.

Black Mage Build

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
Mythril Rod.jpgMythril Rod
  • Attack: 24
  • Magic Attack: 164
  • Max HP: +400
  • Max MP: +13
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Chain Bangle.jpgChain Bangle
  • Defense: +50
  • Magic Defense: +50
  • Slots: ○-○○-○
Circlet.jpgCirclet Increases max MP by 10%
Increases magic power by 5%
Mythril Rod
Chain Bangle

Notes

  • Switch the Fire materia according to the enemy's weakness.
  • Use Cog Bangle if Chain Bangle is unavailable then remove the HP Up materia.
  • Switch the HP Up materia with the Enemy Skill materia for a Semi-Blue Mage build.

Best Build for Each Character

Recommended Battle Shortcuts for Aerith

Button Setup
Soul Drain
Sorcerous Storm
Lustrous Shield / Pray
Ray of Judgment

Character Links

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Comment

30 Anonymous14 days

>>28 Yeah, feels like they're setting it up. Honestly I hope so, back when the og came out I tried every "trick" and "guide" to get her back no matter how ridiculous or difficult it was. There where lots of those with pictures of Aeris/Aerith late in the game as proof, I was 10 and sad so I fell for it, lots of people did. If she actually survives in the remake that would bring me closure or something lol.

29 Anonymous2 months

>>28 Please no.

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