Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth - Cloud Strife Character Guide: Weapons and Abilities

Cloud Strife character guide for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth), including all Cloud weapons (swords), combat style, all unique abilities, moves, and skills, weapon abilities, limit breaks, synergy abilities, synergy skills, special commands and mechanics, initial stats, equipment, and spells, and other useful tips.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Cloud Character Guide: Weapons and Abilities

Cloud Strife Character Guide for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth)

Character Profile

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Cloud Strife Icon An ex-SOLDIER First Class who became a mercenary for eco-terrorist group Avalanche. Cloud pursues the Legendary SOLDIER Sephiroth who invokes painful memories of his past. After a series of fateful events in Midgar, Cloud soon becomes embroiled in a mission to save the planet.

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Character Overview

Name Cloud Strife
Age 21
Height 173 cm
Birthday August 11th
Blood Type AB
Weapon Swords
Initial Level 40 (Chapter Prelude: The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim)
Initial Max HP 3,736 (Chapter Prelude: The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim)
Initial Max MP 53 (Chapter Prelude: The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim)
Chapter Unlocked Chapter Prelude: The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim onwards.
Voice Actor Cody Christian (EN), Takahiro Sakurai (JP)

Cloud Combat Style Summary

Adapts to different combat situations with Operator and Punisher modes.

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Cloud wields massive swords and is able to switch between two fighting styles to adapt to any situation in battle. Operator Mode lets Cloud fight with good mobility and range while throwing out strikes with decent speed and power.

Punisher Mode, meanwhile, increases Cloud’s offensive potential and grants him a powerful counter move in exchange for losing some attack range and mobility.

Cloud Unique Abilities

Name Effect How to Unlock
Operator Mode Allows Cloud to enter Operator Mode, a balanced combat style that has good offense and mobility. Unlocked by default.
Punisher Mode Allows Cloud to enter Punisher Mode, an offense-focused combat style that has significantly stronger offense than Operator Mode at the cost of poor mobility. Unlocked by default.

Operator Mode

Operator Mode is Cloud’s default combat style at the start of battle. It can also be accessed by pressing the △ button while in Punisher Mode.

While in Operator Mode, Cloud has good attack speed, mobility, and range with his sword attacks. His moveset in this stance consists of slashes that can hit multiple enemies that are close together, making it useful for building ATB at the start of most regular encounters.

Operator Mode Moves

Name Effect Input
Normal Attack > Combo Perform a normal attack. Can chain up to 5 hits in a combo. Press □ while in Operator Mode.
Sweeping Slash Performs a spinning slash that damage all targets around Cloud. Press and hold □ while in Operator Mode.
Ranged Attack Sends out a wave of energy at the target. Can chain multiple hits in a combo. Press □ after dodging while in Operator Mode.
Aerial Attack Performs a 3-hit aerial assault. Press and hold □ after dodging while in Operator Mode.
Dodge Performs a simple dodge. Press ○ while in Operator Mode.

Punisher Mode

Punisher Mode is Cloud’s alternate combat style that focuses on overwhelming foes with powerful strikes at close range. It can be accessed by pressing the △ button while in Operator Mode.

While in Punisher Mode, Cloud has overwhelming offense and can easily send regular foes flying with his initial swing. Going into Punisher Mode also causes Cloud’s guard command (R1) to become a powerful counter when timed correctly during an enemy’s attack.

As a trade-off for Punisher Mode’s powerful moveset, Cloud is granted poor mobility which turns his regular run animation into a slow walk. You are still able to dodge while in Punisher mode, though you will quickly exit the stance and go back into Operator Mode automatically.

Punisher Mode Moves

Name Effect Input
Normal Attack > Combo 1 Performs a normal attack (upward swing). Can chain up to 6 hits afterwards in a combo. Can build enemy stagger gauge fast. Press □ while in Punisher Mode.
Normal Attack > Combo 2 Perform a normal attack (upward swing) before ending with a downward strike. Press and hold □ while in Punisher Mode.
Counter Performs a counter if timed correctly with an enemy’s attack. Launches the enemy and performs a follow up assault. Press R1 at the exact moment the enemy’s attack lands while in Punisher Mode.
Dodge Performs a simple dodge. Immediately enters Operator Mode afterwards. Press ○ while in Punisher Mode.

Cloud Weapon Abilities

Name ATB Effect Required Weapon
Braver 1 Strike your foes with a mighty swing of your sword. Activate while airborne to increase potency. Buster Sword
Focus Thrust 1 Lunge toward an enemy with a piercing strike that hits multiple times. Significantly increases stagger.
Triple Slash 1 Slash up to three times in quick succession. Hits multiple foes to increase potency.

Braver

Cloud gathers his strength for a brief moment before jumping into the air and performing a somersault slash towards the target. Will not enemies that are too far or too high up in the air. Can be used in the air to increase effectiveness.

Focus Thrust

Cloud winds up before lunging towards the target in a straight line. Covers good distance and can quickly close the gap between Cloud and his target. Will not hit airborne enemies that are too high up.

Triple Slash

Cloud rushes at the target and performs three consecutive slashes. Causes Cloud to attack different targets if there are any nearby.

Cloud Limit Breaks

Name Effect How to Unlock
Cross-Slash Damage your foe while making an ominous symbol with your slashes. Unlocked by default (The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim).
Ascension Focus on a single enemy and deliver several powerful strikes. Significantly increases stagger. Unlocked by default (The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim).

Cross Slash

Cloud performs powerful strikes while drawing a symbol. Deals high damage especially when the enemy is staggered.

Ascension

Cloud performs a series of rapid slashes at a single target. Effective when the enemy is pressured as it quickly builds up the stagger gauge to render them into the vulnerable state.

Cloud Synergy Abilities

Name Effect Required Party Member
Double Helix Cloud and Sephiroth perform a powerful coordinated assault of sword slashes at the target. Afterwards, Cloud gains some charge to his Limit Break gauge while Cloud gains unlimited MP. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Sephiroth IconSephiroth
Firework Blade Cloud uses Aerith’s magic to unleash a ranged attack. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Aerith Gainsborough IconAerith Gainsborough
Partners in Pain To be confirmed. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Barret Wallace IconBarret Wallace
Relentless Rush Cloud launches Tifa toward an enemy to attack in tandem. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Tifa Lockhart IconTifa Lockhart
Savage Assault Cloud and Red XIII channel their burning anger into an enemy. It also raises their Limit levels. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Red XIII IconRed XIII

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Cloud Synergy Skills

As Active Character

Name Effect Required Party Member
Voidshatter Hold the button to gather strength, then release to unleash a powerful physical attack. Significantly increases stagger. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Sephiroth IconSephiroth
Counterfire Team up with your partner to nullify a ranged attack and deliver a counterstroke.
Spell Blade Gather strength, then team up to unleash a charged magical attack. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Aerith Gainsborough IconAerith Gainsborough
Bullet Batter To be confirmed. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Barret Wallace IconBarret Wallace
Power Cleave To be confirmed. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Tifa Lockhart IconTifa Lockhart
Howling Smash To be confirmed. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Red XIII IconRed XIII

As Partner Character

Name Effect Required Party Member
Dualblade Dance Team up with your partner to unleash up to three consecutive close-range physical attacks. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Sephiroth IconSephiroth
Bodyguard To be confirmed. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Aerith Gainsborough IconAerith Gainsborough
Mad Dash Team up with your partner to charge forward while guarding against incoming attacks. Activate in sequence to trigger a three-hit combo. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Barret Wallace IconBarret Wallace
Soaring Flurry To be confirmed. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Tifa Lockhart IconTifa Lockhart
Wild Charge To be confirmed. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Red XIII IconRed XIII

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Cloud Weapons (Swords)

Name ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
Buster Sword O=O

Cloud Initial Stats (Lv.40)

Attack and Defense Attributes

ATK MATK DEF MDEF
166 162 100 72

Primary Attributes

STR MAG VIT SPT LCK SPD
72 70 47 47 49 37

Other Attributes

CRT RT CRT DMG ATB BNS INI LMT MAX LMT
10% 110% 0 1 2

Cloud Initial Equipment

Weapon

Name ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
Buster Sword O=O

Armor

Name ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
Road Warrior Bangle O=OOO

Accessory

Name ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
None None

Cloud Initial Materia

Name LV AP Effect
Healing Materia 0 Allows you to use Cure.
Fire Materia 0 Allows you to use Fire.
Ice Materia 0 Allows you to use Blizzard.

Cloud Initial Spells

Spell MP Effect
Cure 6 Restore a small amount of HP.
Fire 4 Deal a small amount of fire damage.
Blizzard 4 Deal a small amount of ice damage.

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