Leveling Guide for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion
This page contains a leveling guide for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy Reunion (CC FFVII Remaster/Crisis Core Reunion), including the best ways to earn experience (EXP) fast, recommended Missions to grind levels, recommended equipment (Materia and accessories), and other useful tips.
How to Level Up
Trigger “777” Combination in the Digital Mind Wave (DMW) Slot
In Crisis Core: Reunion, Zack will level up in battle by getting a combination of “777” from the DMW. This is triggered by accumulating enough experience (EXP) as you defeat enemies throughout the main story. The more EXP you have, the higher the chance of getting a “777”.
The level of the Materia in the DMW is increased by 1 when 2 of the same number from 1 to 6 are aligned, and by 2 when 3 are aligned. The Materia that will gain a level depends on the DMW’s matching numbers and the order they are equipped.
Prioritize Materia over leveling to increase stats.
In the long run, it is better to raise Zack’s stats by equipping Materia crafted through fusion or using accessories instead of overleveling in the game.
Tips for Leveling Up Fast
Run Mission 1-1-6 (Shinra Electric Company Training Mission)
For leveling up fast, it is recommended to run Mission 1-1-6 which pits you against 1,000 Shinra troops consisting of 900 Guard and 100 Ensign Shinra grunts. Mission 1-1-6 is unlocked in Chapter 10 after clearing Missions 1-1-2 to 1-1-5.
Recommended Equipment for Leveling
|Materia Name||Effects||How to Get|
|Quake||Creates an earthquake around Zack to damage all enemies (does not affect flying enemies).||
|Darkness||Exchange 12.5% of Zack’s HP to attack all nearby enemies (ignores Physical Defense).||
|Dark Firaga||Summons three fireballs to damage enemies and inflicts Poison and Silence.||Fusion: Firaga + Esuna|
|Lucky Star||Increases the chance of getting Cissnei in DMW (increases limit gauge).||Buy: Research Dept. QMC+.|
|Accessory Name||Effects||How to Get|
|Ribbon||Prevents all status ailments except Death.||
|Magic Master||All MP Cost set to 0, MP +50%, MAG +100, SPR +100, HP -50%, AP -50%, ATK -100, VIT -100||
In general, you want to farm the Mission by spamming Magic that damages all enemies that appear so equipping Magic Master is important. Having Ribbon is also useful as it prevents you from being hit with status ailments, especially Stop, during the long battle.