Increasing stagger damage is really useful in late-game fights. This guide on How To Increase Stagger To 200% In Final Fantasy 7 Remake focuses on increasing the stagger gauge in order to complete one of the more challenging Battle Intel Reports in the early parts of the game.
This particular challenge from Chadley asks you to increase Stagger damage to 200%. When you Stagger an enemy, they become more susceptible to attacks. Some Staggered enemies suffer more damage from magical attacks, others from physical attacks. There’s a flurry of different potential strengths and weaknesses to overcome so make sure you use the Assess Materia whenever you encounter enemies for the first time. Learning the weaknesses of your enemies is half the battle.
How To Increase Stagger To 200% In Final Fantasy 7 RemakeThere are only a few moves that increase the Stagger gauge. The earliest one available is Tifa’s basic triangle attack, the uppercut. This delivers a quick below and raisers the Stagger damage by 5%. It may be possible, in the earlier parts of the game, to find an enemy Staggered long enough to reach 200% by doing this, but it’s very unlikely. Instead you may want to wait until you get True Strike, one of Tifa’s most potent abilities.
It’s tied to the Purple Pain weapon that Tifa can obtain in Chapter 16. Using True Strike increases Stagger damage by 30%. This means that you only need to hit that single attack and then two uppercuts to reach the full 200% required for the challenge. As I said, it is very possible that this can be completed earlier in the game but if you’re struggling, waiting until you unlock Tifa’s Purple Pain weapon nearly guarantees you can complete the challenge without any trouble.
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