Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Cloud Character Guide

Character guide for Cloud Strife in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Included are the character's stats, unique commands, unlockable abilities, limit breaks, and recommended equipment.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Cloud Character Guide

Cloud Strife

Final Fantasy VII Remake - Cloud Strife Formerly a member of SOLDIER, Shinra Electric Power Company’s elite fighting force. Cloud becomes a mercenary for eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE to destroy Mako reactors that are causing harm to the planet. He shares a mysterious connection with Sephiroth, the strongest SOLDIER in existence. Cloud exudes a cold personality shaped by a past he chooses to forget. In battle, he wields the massive buster sword.

Cloud is voiced by Cody Christian.

Stats

Chapter Unlocked Chapter 1 – The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
High Attributes Strength, Magic, Luck
Weapon Swords

Cloud Abilities, Limit Breaks, Commands

Here is a breakdown of Cloud’s abilities, limit breaks, and commands in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Unique Commands

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Operator and Punisher Mode

Name Effect How to Unlock
Operator / Punisher Mode Switches between two different battle stances. Operator mode balances speed and power. Punisher mode focuses on heavy but slow strikes. Unlocked by default.

Command Mechanics

  • Punisher mode changes Cloud’s guard into a parry, allowing you to deflect close-range physical attacks by timing it correctly.

Abilities

Name ATB Effect How to Unlock
Braver 1 Jump into the air and strike your foe with a powerful attack. Unlocked by default.
Focused Thrust 1 Unleash a series of piercing strikes that stagger enemies much faster. Buster Sword innate ability.
Triple Slash 1 Spin with your sword in a circular arc, hitting three times. Hitting multiples foes increases efficacy. Iron Blade innate ability.
Disorder Deliver a devastating attack and switch modes in one fluid motion. Nail Bat innate ability.
Infinity’s End 2 Wind up and unleash an overhead strike. Increased damage on stagger. Hard Edge innate ability.
Blade Burst 1 Unleash a wave of non-elemental mako energy at an enemy in front of you with a slash of your sword. Mythril Saber innate ability.
Counterstance Brace for attacks and retaliate with a powerful slash. Twin Stinger innate ability.

Limit Breaks

Name Effect How to Unlock
Cross Slash Damage your foe while making an ominous symbol with your slashes. Unlocked by default.
Ascension Focus on a single enemy and deliver several powerful strike. Significantly increases stagger. Complete Cloud vs Wild Animals (Corneo Colosseum)

Cloud Weapons

Here is a breakdown of Cloud’s broadsword weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Staff Weapon ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7 Remake - Buster SwordBuster Sword 22 0 22 0 ○-○
Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7 Remake - Iron BladeIron Blade 23 0 31 0 ○○○
Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7 Remake - Nail BatNail Bat 30 0 30 0 None
Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7 Remake - HardedgeHardedge 57 0 19 0 ○-○○
Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7 Remake - Mythril SaberMythril Saber 24 0 72 0 ○-○○○
Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7 Remake - Twin StingerTwin Stinger 46 0 46 0 ○-○○-○

Recommended Equipment

Weapons

Early Game
Mid Game
Late Game Ultima Weapon

Armor

Early Game
Mid Game
Late Game

Accessories

Early Game
Mid Game
Late Game

Materia

Early Game
Mid Game
Late Game

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