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This is a list of all Manuscripts and how to find them in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). Learn where to find each Manuscript, including those only obtainable in Hard Mode, and the effects of each Manuscript.

What are Manuscripts?

Key Items that Raise Your Characters' SP

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Manuscripts are collectible items which raise one of your four characters' SP by 10. Increasing your characters' SP unlocks new Sub-Cores for each of their weapons, so obtaining these items is key to reaching your weapons' max potential.

It's possible to reach Level 5 for each weapon simply by leveling up, but to reach the required 250 SP to hit Level 6 and unlock the last Sub-Core, you'll need to find at least 4 Manuscripts for that weapon. As only 3 Manuscripts for each Weapon are available on Easy and Normal Mode, you'll need to beat the game and unlock Hard Mode before you can reach Weapon Level 6 for any of your weapons.

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Hard Mode Manuscripts

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Although Volumes 1-3 of each Manuscript are available on Easy and Normal Mode, it's only possible to obtain Volumes 4-14 of each book on Hard Mode.

Hard Mode is unlocked after beating the main story once. This will also unlock Chapter Select, allowing you to go back and find any Manuscripts you missed, so you won't have to worry about missing Manuscripts permanently if you're looking to collect them all.

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What Happens if you Collect All the Manuscripts?

Collecting all the Manuscripts doesn't yield a particular trophy or reward, but it's reward enough in itself – with all the Manuscripts and each character at Level 50, you'll reach a total of 356 SP, enough to unlock every upgrade for every Weapon. Now that's completion!

List of Manuscripts and Locations

The Art of Swordplay (Cloud's Manuscripts)

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Volume No. Location
1 Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
2 Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Cloud in the Corneo Colosseum
3 Complete the Corneo's Secret Stash Side Quest in Chapter 14
4 Defeat The Huntsman in Chapter 2 (Hard Mode only)
5 Defeat the Doomrats in the Rat Problem Side Quest in Chapter 3 (Hard Mode only)
6 Defeat Roche on foot in Chapter 4 (Hard Mode only)
7 Defeat Reno in Chapter 8 (Hard Mode only)
8 Defeat the Grungy Bandits in the The Price of Thievery Side Quest in Chapter 9 (Hard Mode only)
9 Defeat the Jury-Rigged Cutter in the Shear's Counterattack Side Quest in Chapter 9 (Hard Mode only)
10 Defeat two Bombs in the A Dynamite Body Side Quest in Chapter 9 (Hard Mode only)
11 Defeat the Hellhound in the Tomboy Bandit Side Quest in Chapter 14 (Hard Mode only)
12 Defeat Specimen H0512 in Chapter 16 (Hard Mode only)
13 Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Cloud in the Shinra Combat Simulator in Chapter 16 (Hard Mode only)
14 Defeat Rufus in Chapter 17 (Hard Mode only)

Sharpshooter's Companion (Barret's Manuscripts)

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Volume No. Location
1 Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
2 Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Barret in the Corneo Colosseum
3 Complete the The Power of Music Side Quest in Chapter 14
4 Defeat Scorpion Sentinel in Chapter 1 (Hard Mode only)
5 Defeat Crab Warden in Chapter 5 (Hard Mode only)
6 Defeat Airbuster in Chapter 7 (Hard Mode only)
7 Defeat Reno and Rude in Chapter 12 (Hard Mode only)
8 Defeat Failed Experiment in Chapter 13 (Hard Mode only)
9 Defeat the Tonberry in the Malicious Goons Side Quest in Chapter 14 (Hard Mode only)
10 Defeat the Type-0 Behemoth in the Subterranean Menace Side Quest in Chapter 14 (Hard Mode only)
11 Defeat the Rust Drake in the Chocobo Search Side Quest in Chapter 14 (Hard Mode only)
12 Defeat The Valkyrie in Chapter 15 (Hard Mode only)
13 Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Barret in the Shinra Combat Simulator in Chapter 16 (Hard Mode only)
14 Defeat the Whisper Harbinger in Chapter 18 (Hard Mode only)

Way of the Fist (Tifa's Manuscripts)

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Volume No. Location
1 Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
2 Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Tifa in the Corneo Colosseum
3 Complete the Wavering Heart Side Quest in Chapter 14
4 Defeat the Wrath Hound in the On the Prowl Side Quest in Chapter 3 (Hard Mode only)
5 Defeat the Enigmatic Spectre in Chapter 4 (Hard Mode only)
6 Go to the location of the Chocobo & Moogle Materia in Chapter 6 (Hard Mode only)
7 Defeat Abzu in Chapter 10 (Hard Mode only)
8 Defeat Eligor in Chapter 11 (Hard Mode only)
9 Defeat Abzu in Chapter 14 (Hard Mode only)
10 Defeat the Phantoms in the Missing Children Side Quest in Chapter 14) (Hard Mode only)
11 Defeat the Trypapolis in the Chocobo Search Side Quest in Chapter 14(Hard Mode only)
12 Defeat the Sahagin Prince in the Corneo's Secret Stash Side Quest in Chapter 14 (Hard Mode only)
13 Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Tifa in the Shinra Combat Simulator in Chapter 16 (Hard Mode only)
14 Defeat Jenova Dreamweaver in Chapter 17 (Hard Mode only)

Telluric Scriptures (Aerith's Manuscripts)

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Volume No. Location
1 Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
2 Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Aerith in the Corneo Colosseum
3 Complete the Secret Medicine Side Quest in Chapter 14
4 Defeat Rude in Chapter 8 (Hard Mode only)
5 Defeat the Mark II Monodrives in the Weapons on a Rampage Side Quest in Chapter 8 (Hard Mode only)
6 Defeat the Hedgehog Pie King in the Kids on Patrol Side Quest in Chapter 8 (Hard Mode only)
7 Defeat the Chromogger in the The Angel of the Slums Side Quest in Chapter 8 (Hard Mode only)
8 Defeat the Venomantis in the Paying Respects Side Quest in Chapter 8 (Hard Mode only)
9 Defeat the Hell House in Chapter 9 (Hard Mode only)
10 Defeat the Ghoul in Chapter 11 (Hard Mode only)
11 Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Aerith in the Shinra Combat Simulator in Chapter 17 (Hard Mode only)
12 Defeat the Swordipede in Chapter 17 (Hard Mode only)
13 Defeat The Arsenal in Chapter 17 (Hard Mode only)
14 Defeat Sephiroth in Chapter 18 (Hard Mode only)

Legacy Manuscripts (Limit Breaks)

Name Location
Legacy: Ascension Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Cloud in the Corneo Colosseum
Legacy: Catastrophe Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Barret in the Corneo Colosseum
Legacy: Dolphin Flurry Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Tifa in the Corneo Colosseum
Legacy: Planet's Protection Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Aerith in the Corneo Colosseum

Manuscripts by Chapter

This is a list of Manuscripts by Chapter, so you can easily find which Manuscripts appear in each Chapter of the game. Use this as your personal checklist to make sure you don't miss any Manuscripts when going through each chapter!

Chapter 1

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#4) Defeat Scorpion Sentinel (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 2

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#4) Defeat The Huntsman (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 3

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#5) Defeat the Doomrats in the Rat Problem Side Quest(Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#4) Defeat the Wrath Hound in the On the Prowl Side Quest (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 4

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#6) Defeat Roche on foot (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#5) Defeat the Enigmatic Spectre (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 5

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#5) Defeat Crab Warden (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 6

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#5) Go to the location of the Chocobo & Moogle Materia (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 7

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#6) Defeat Airbuster (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 8

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#1) Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
Barret (#1) Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
Tifa (#1) Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
Aerith (#1) Purchase at the Moogle Emporium for 5 Moogle Medals
Cloud (#7) Defeat Reno (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#4) Defeat Rude (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#5) Defeat the Mark II Monodrives in the Weapons on a Rampage Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#6) Defeat the Hedgehog Pie King in the Kids on Patrol Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#7) Defeat the Chromogger in the The Angel of the Slums Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#8) Defeat the Venomantis in the Paying Respects Side Quest (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 9

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#2) Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Cloud in the Corneo Colosseum
Barret (#2) Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Barret in the Corneo Colosseum
Tifa (#2) Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Tifa in the Corneo Colosseum
Aerith (#2) Defeat the ★3-Rank Opponent “Shinra Thugs” with Aerith in the Corneo Colosseum
Aerith (#9) Defeat the Hell House (Hard Mode only)
Cloud (#8) Defeat the Grungy Bandits in the The Price of Thievery Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Cloud (#9) Defeat the Jury-Rigged Cutter in the Shear's Counterattack Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Cloud (#10) Defeat two Bombs in the A Dynamite Body Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Cloud (Legacy: Ascension) Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Cloud in the Corneo Colosseum
Barret (Legacy: Catastrophe) Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Barret in the Corneo Colosseum
Tifa (Legacy: Dolphin Flurry) Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Tifa in the Corneo Colosseum
Aerith (Legacy: Planet's Protection) Defeat the ★1-Rank Opponent “Wild Animals” with Aerith in the Corneo Colosseum

Chapter 10

Character (Vol.) Location
Tifa (#7) Defeat Abzu (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 11

Character (Vol.) Location
Aerith (#10) Defeat the Ghoul (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#8) Defeat Eligor (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 12

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#7) Defeat Reno and Rude (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 13

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#8) Defeat Failed Experiment (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 14

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#3) Complete the Corneo's Secret Stash Side Quest
Barret (#3) Complete the The Power of Music Side Quest
Tifa (#3) Complete the Wavering Heart Side Quest
Aerith (#3) Complete the Secret Medicine Side Quest
Cloud (#11) Defeat the Hellhound in the Tomboy Bandit Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Barret (#9) Defeat the Tonberry in the Malicious Goons Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Barret (#10) Defeat the Type-0 Behemoth in the Subterranean Menace Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Barret (#11) Defeat the Rust Drake in the Chocobo Search Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#9) Defeat Abzu (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#10) Defeat the Phantoms in the Missing Children Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#11) Defeat the Trypapolis in the Chocobo Search Side Quest (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#12) Defeat the Sahagin Prince in the Corneo's Secret Stash Side Quest (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 15

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#12) Defeat The Valkyrie (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 16

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#12) Defeat Specimen H0512 (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 17

Character (Vol.) Location
Cloud (#13) Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Cloud in the Shinra Combat Simulator (Hard Mode only)
Barret (#13) Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Barret in the Shinra Combat Simulator) (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#13) Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Tifa in the Shinra Combat Simulator (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#11) Defeat the ★5-Rank Opponent “3-C SOLDIER CANDIDATES” with Aerith in the Shinra Combat Simulator (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#12) Defeat the Swordipede (Hard Mode only)
Tifa (#14) Defeat Jenova Dreamweaver (Hard Mode only)
Cloud (#14) Defeat Rufus (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#13) Defeat The Arsenal (Hard Mode only)

Chapter 18

Character (Vol.) Location
Barret (#14) Defeat the Whisper Harbinger (Hard Mode only)
Aerith (#14) Defeat Sephiroth (Hard Mode only)

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Gil Farming Guide | How to Get Gil Fast
AP Farming Guide | Best Way to Farm AP Fast
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Mastering the Game
Hard Mode Guide
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Best Items to Sell
Steal Guide | Best Items to Steal
Collectibles
Trophy List and Guide | How to Unlock All Trophies
How to Get All Dresses
The Johnny Experience Trophy Guide | All Johnny Incidents
Manuscript List and Locations
Music Disc Locations | Jukebox Songs
Complete List of Missables
Moogle Medal Locations | The Moogle Shop

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5 Mazzu3 months

Error - chapter 6 where chocobo summon Materia is, the manuscript is for Tifa not barrett. Way of the Fist

4 Anonymous3 months

>>2 You fight him twice, he runs away in Chapter 9, returns in 14.

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    • The mocap actors for the game only just start work.
      This prove the game is still in the very early stage of development.
      So the early trailer for part 2 is likely be in 2022 and the release date is likely 2023-2024.
      https://twitter.com/Shibai_Haruka/status/1269255263267291136
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    • Hi guys I just defeated Valkyrie on hard mode but I didn’t get the manuscript is this a glitch can I fix it without having to go through the chapter again

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