FF7 Remake

Best Build for Each Character (Intergrade Updated)

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This is a guide for the best builds of each character in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake), including Intergrade DLC characters. Read on to know more about the different gear setups that you can use depending on your needs!

Best Builds for Each Character

Best Build for Cloud

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
Buster Sword.jpgBuster Sword
  • Attack: 91
  • Magic Attack: 91
  • Defense: +11
  • Magic Defense: +11
  • Max HP: +200
  • Max MP: +26
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Chain Bangle.jpgChain Bangle
  • Defense: +50
  • Magic Defense: +50
  • Slots: ○-○○-○
Gotterdammerung.jpgGotterdammerung Enter battle with a full limit break gauge. Limit break gauge gradually fills during battle.
Buster Sword
Chain Bangle

The recommended setup for Cloud is a Balanced Build. This setup covers Cloud's combat capabilities using both physical and magic attacks while also giving him support spells like Cure and Raise.

See the link below for more details about this build as well as other setups for Cloud!

Cloud Strife Weapons and Abilities | Cloud Best Build

Best Build for Barret

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
Big Bertha.jpgBig Bertha
  • Attack: 93
  • Magic Attack: 62
  • Max HP: +1250
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Chain Bangle.jpgChain Bangle
  • Defense: +50
  • Magic Defense: +50
  • Slots: ○-○○-○
Champion Belt.jpgChampion Belt Increases max HP by 10%
Increases strength by 5%
Big Bertha
Chain Bangle

A Full Tank Build for Barret would be optimal as Barret can use Lifesaver to transfer damage received by other members to him. Using Steelskin and Manaward will make him tankier even more.

See the link below for more details about this build as well as other setups for Barret!

Barret Wallace Weapons and Abilities | Barret Best Build

Best Build for Tifa

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
Feathered Gloves.jpgFeathered Gloves
  • Attack: 120
  • Magic Attack: 80
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Chain Bangle.jpgChain Bangle
  • Defense: +50
  • Magic Defense: +50
  • Slots: ○-○○-○
Gotterdammerung.jpgGotterdammerung Enter battle with a full limit break gauge. Limit break gauge gradually fills during battle.
Feathered Gloves
Chain Bangle

Using a Balanced Build on Tifa gives additional damage output with physical and magic attacks while also providing support with Healing, Revival, and ATB Assist materias.

See the link below for more details about this build as well as other setups for Tifa!

Tifa Lockhart Weapons and Abilities | Tifa Best Build

Best Build for Aerith

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

Make Aerith a Red Mage to utilize her high magic attack rating for inflicting elemental magic damage with normal attacks, casting attack spells, and party-wide healing.

See the link below for more details about this build as well as other setups for Aerith!

Aerith Gainsborough Weapons and Abilities | Aerith Best Build

Best Builds for Each Intergrade Character

Best Build for Yuffie

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
4-Point Shuriken.jpg4-Point Shuriken
  • Attack: 72
  • Magic Attack: 72
  • Max HP: +500
  • Max MP: +6
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Chthonian Armlet.jpgChthonian
  • Defense: +47
  • Magic Defense: +47
  • Slots: ○-○○○
Ribbon.pngRibbon Prevents detrimental status effects. Makes it harder to be interrupted when casting magic.
4-Point Shuriken
Chthonian Armlet

Yuffie's strength comes from her versatility, being able to deal both close-range, long-range damage, physical, and magic damage. A Balance Build suits her the most, focusing on survivability as she can be quickly taken down with her low health.
Yuffie Kisaragi Weapons, Abilities and Voice Actor

Best Build for Sonon

Equipment Stats (Fully Upgraded) / Effect
MarshalistMarshalist's Staff
  • Attack: 86
  • Magic Attack: 70
  • Max HP: +550
  • Max MP: +10
  • Slots: ○-○○-○○-○
Firebird Armlet.jpgFirebird Armlet
  • Defense: +46
  • Magic Defense: +46
  • Slots: ○○○
Kindred Cord.pngKindred Cord Prevents detrimental status effects. Makes it harder to be interrupted when casting magic.
Marshalist's Staff
Firebird Armlet

As you can't control Sonon in INTERmission, his main role is Yuffie's Support. He can either specialize in physical or magic depending on his weapon, as long as you can keep him alive and synergize with Yuffie. Making sure Yuffie and himself stay alive is his primary role, with dealing damage with her secondary.

Sonon Kusakabe Weapons, Abilities and Voice Actor

Character Links

Main Characters
cloudCloud AerithAerith BarretBarret TifaTifa
Best Build for Each Character
Character Ranking by Stat
AVALANCHE
Jessie.pngJessie Wedge.pngWedge Biggs.pngBiggs -
Shinra Company
Sephiroth.pngSephiroth Professor Hojo.pngHojo Reno.pngReno President Shinra.pngPresident
Rude.pngRude Heidegger.pngHeidegger Roche.pngRoche Tseng.pngTseng
Scarlet.pngScarlet Palmer.pngPalmer Reeve.pngReeve Rufus.pngRufus
Other Characters
Red XIII.pngRed XIII Don Corneo.pngDon Corneo Leslie.pngLeslie Andrea.pngAndrea
Madam M.pngMadam M Chocobo Sam.pngSam Kyrie.pngKyrie Zack Portrait.pngZack
Vincent Valentine Icon.pngVincent JenovaJenova - -
INTERmission DLC
Yuffie Icon.pngYuffie Sonon Icon.pngSonon Zhijie Icon.pngZhijie Nayo Icon.pngNayo
Billy Bob Icon.pngBilly Bob Polk Icon.pngPolk Nero Icon.pngNero Weiss Icon.pngWeiss
Melfi Icon.pngMelfi - - -

Comment

7 Anonymousover 1 year

First of all, the build use late game items but only good for normal mode. The build is more similar to helping someone do normal when they finished hard already. Some item is limited and the number of character use it is more than what you can get. Secondly, Yuffie 4 star shuriken make her healing output not high enough but she have too much mana with no where yo use, it is much better to use Magic UP instead of MP up for her.

6 Anonymousalmost 3 years

these builds don't even come close to being the best honestly its insulting to think these are the best when honestly all of them have the same armor that can only be obtained once AND it utilizes what is quite likely the last accessory people will obtain. the reality is these cant be considered the "best" because you have needed to completed the absolute(hardmode) entire game and stuff is used to the degree of "well what do i give tifa if all the gear is on cloud?" this is more a peacock build

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