Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – How to Stagger Enemies

    Stagger is a key mechanic to success in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. You’ll notice this feature right under each enemy’s health bar with the orange Stagger Meter. This meter, once filled, will stagger enemies and allow the party to deal massive amounts of damage to a helpless enemy.

    To get to a Staggered state is tricky, though. It’s all about building Pressure, which we’ve outlined for you below.

    How to Stagger Enemies in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

    To Stagger enemies, you need to build up and finish the Stagger Meter. This is the meter located right under the health bar in orange. This is naturally built up over the course of battle through standard attacks, but you can amplify this by exploiting weaknesses and pressuring enemies. In order to do this, you will need to have the Assess Materia handy and equipped on at least one party member. 

    When in combat, assess the enemy that you’re up against. On the right side of the screen, you’ll see the known enemy weaknesses. On the left, a detailed summary of the enemy and how you can pressure it. You need to use this information to pressure the enemy, as otherwise you’ll have no idea how to get them into that state.

    Once you finish off the meter, the enemy will fall to the ground, and base damage will start at 160%. Using abilities like Tifa’s Unbridled Strength will allow for you to increase the damage multiplier. Using that ability multiple times increases her Chi level and ultimately increases the % added to enemies as well.

    For more Final Fantasy VII Rebirth content, be sure to check out our complete compendium, where we’ve compiled all the guides you’ll need to successfully 100% the title. Additionally, read our review for a full, in-depth exploration of everything this incredible game has to offer. 

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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