Best weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – best weapon for each character

Best weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – best weapon for each character
Aden Carter Updated on by

Video Gamer is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Prices subject to change. Learn more

Are you wondering what are the best weapons for each character in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? Each of your party members gets some pretty great weapons to choose from. Almost any of them can be made to be good in some way or another. Of course, there are those that shine above the rest, and for good reason.

If you are searching for strong weapons, you might also want to check out the best Materia in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. You should also know how to upgrade weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. This guide will show you the best weapons for each of your party members in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Best weapons for each character in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Each character has an entire list of weapons that you can find for them. If you don’t find a weapon in a chest, you can always find the weapon at the next vendor when you reach them. Weapons are found in chests, can be bought from merchants, and won as rewards for completing minigames. Let’s break down which weapons are best for each of your party members.

Best weapons for Cloud in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Cloud is the main protagonist in FF7 Rebirth and the one you will spend the most time using in the game. He uses the iconic Buster Sword bequeathed to him by Zack Fair. Of course, you can change this weapon out for either the Sleek Saber, Rune Blade, or the Slipstream Saber. Each of these weapons is extremely powerful but the most powerful for magic builds is the Rune Blade. This weapon allows you to unleash an attack while switching modes that greatly raises your ATB gauge.

Final-Fantasy-7-Rebirth-Best-Weapons-Cloud
Image taken by VideoGamer

Best weapons for Tifa in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Tifa can be a real powerhouse if built correctly and can stagger foes extremely fast. Combine her abilities with strong Materia and you have a recipe for disaster (for the enemies that is). We recommend equipping her with the Tiger Fangs or the Kaiser Knuckles. Both of these gloves are very powerful for different reasons. How we are able to stagger enemies so quickly is through the Chi Trap ability of the Tiger Fangs. While they aren’t the strongest gloves, they allow for the most Materia to be equipped which helps when using Tifa’s many powerful abilities.

Best weapons for Yuffie in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Yuffie is a great close-range and distance fighter. Thanks to her shuriken, she can hit enemies from afar and deal a lot of elemental damage. After you master the Elemental Ninjutsu ability of her 4-Point Shuriken, we recommend equipping her with the Bird of Prey or the Crescent Sickle. Both of these shuriken have powerful abilities with our favorite being the Doppelganger ability of the Bird of Prey. Double the number of Yuffies in combat for even more damage.

Final-Fantasy-7-Rebirth-Best-Weapons-Yuffie
Image taken by VideoGamer

Best weapons for Barret in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Barret is the best when it comes to distance combat thanks to his gun arm. We decided to focus on the physical damage that this weapon can deal and we think it was the right move. We recommend using the Hi-Caliber Rifle or the Battle Cry on him for a strong build. The Hi-Caliber Rifle is great for its high physical damage and so is the Battle Cry. What makes the Battle Cry better is its ATB-increasing ability.

Best weapons for Red XIII in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Red XIII is another strong up-close fighter who can deal a lot of damage very quickly. Because of this, using Materia which enhances his ATB gains so that he can unleash more abilities at a faster rate is very strong. We recommend equipping him with the Golden Collar or the Amethyst Collar. Both of these are strong and are great for enhancing Red and his allies. The Golden Collar is for if you want him to heal allies and the Amethyst Collar is great for granting Haste to everyone.

Final-Fantasy-7-Rebirth-Best-Weapons-Red-XIII
Image taken by VideoGamer

Best weapons for Aerith in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Aerith is one of the two major magic-users and is great for dealing with those who need an extra tough of magic to defeat. She is very vulnerable to up-close attacks so having a weapon that can help with that is key to her survival. We recommend using the Empress’s Scepter or the Wizard’s Rod. The scepter gives her a ward of invincibility while casting spells and it also strengthens Aerith’s basic attacks. The Wizard’s Rod, on the other hand, has more Materia slots and also grants her a magical shield to keep enemies away.

The Ceremonial Staff

The Ceremonial Staff is also a great weapon for Aerith. This weapon has the ATB Ward ability which allows her to rapidly increase her allies’ ATB gauges. This is extremely useful during combat to help you use more abilties more quickly.

Best weapons for Cait Sith in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Cait Sith is the other magic-user who can also be strong physically if built right. With the help of his Moogle companion, he can unleash some pretty devastating blows on enemies. For him, we recommend using the Crystal Megaphone or the Gjallahorn. The Crystal Megaphone gives Cait Sith the ability to use summon abilities whenever he has a summoning Materia equipped which can be very useful during battle. The Gjallahorn increases the party’s critical hit rate which can be amazing if your other team members are built for it.

Final-Fantasy-7-Rebirth-Best-Weapons-Cait-Sith
Image taken by VideoGamer

That is everything you need to know about the best weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. There are many great weapons to choose from in the game but some definitely stand out in the pile. Be sure to also check out how to get the Moogle Trio summon in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. You can also check out how to level up fast in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth best weapons – FAQ

What happens when you miss finding a weapon in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

If you miss a weapon in the open world, it will become available to purchase at the weapons vendors.

How many weapons are in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

There are 37 weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth with each character getting between five and seven weapons.