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This is a guide to the Battle Intel Report No. 8: The Manipulation Technique in Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). Find out tips and strategy on how to complete this Chadley Report and obtain the Provoke Materia.

How to Complete No. 8: The Manipulation Technique

The Manipulation Technique

No.8: The Manipulation Technique
No two battles are ever the same. Utilizing the various situations that arise during combat, I aim to develop materia capable of emotional manipulation. I expect this to lead to higher combat efficiency. Development likely viable, pending additional data. Overwhelm targets in combat to provide further intel.
Defeat 2 or more enemies with a single attack.

What Materia Do you Get?

Obtain the Provoke Materia

You can receive the Provoke Materia for completing this mission.

The Manipulation Technique Guide

Change the difficulty to Easy

The first thing you should do is change the difficulty to Easy Mode. Enemies have less HP on easy mode, so it will be much easier to take them out at the same time.

How to Change Difficulty

Use Cloud with his superior range

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We recommend using Cloud to complete The Manipulation Technique. Compared to other characters, Cloud has superior reach with his weapon, making it easier to hit multiple foes at the same time.

After pressing the attack button once with Cloud, hold it down to unleash a much longer attack with excellent range.

The Deadly Dodge Materia will also work

If you have the Deadly Dodge Materia equipped, you should e able to complete this report with any character. However, it can be a bit tricky, as area damage is only done right after dodging, so you'll have to stay on your toes.

How to Get the Deadly Dodge Materia

Use Magnify paired with Magic Materia

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If you want to complete this mission with magic, try pairing up a magic with the Magnify Materia. If the magic materia used is not leveled up yet, it will deal less damage than normal, but if the enemy is missing some HP in the beginning, there should be no problem.

How to Get the Magnify Materia

Battle Intel Report Related Links

List of Battle Intel Reports
No.1 Monster Bio Pt. 1
No.2 Magic Elements Pt. 1
No.3 The Stagger Effect Pt. 1
No.4 The Stagger Effect Pt. 2
No.5 Combat Simulation: Shiva
No.6 Monster Bio Pt. 2
No.7 Magic Elements Pt. 2
No.8 The Manipulation Technique
No.9 Monster Variants Pt. 1
No.10 Combat Simulation: Fat Chocobo
No.11 Monster Bio Pt. 3
No.12 The Stagger Effect Pt. 3
No.13 Refocus Analysis
No.14 The Stagger Effect Pt. 4
No.15 Combat Simulation: Leviathan
No.16 Monster Bio Pt. 4
No.17 Weapon Abilities
No.18 MP Consumption
No.19 Monster Variants Pt.2

Battle Intel Reports

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