Final Fantasy VII - Limit Breaks Guide


In the tables below, you will see a description of what every limit break in the game does, along with how they are obtained. For the characters with level 4 limit breaks, the level 4 limit breaks will have to be located and hunted down. Some require more time than others.

Cloud


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1BraverAttacks one opponent.Cloud will already have this.
1Cross SlashAttacks and paralyses one opponent.Use Braver 8 times.
2Blade BeamDiffuses after hitting one opponent.Cloud must have defeated 80 enemies.
2ClimhazzardAttacks one opponent.Use Blade Beam 7 times.
3MeteorainAttacks all opponents.Cloud must have defeated 160 enemies.
3Finishing TouchBlows away all opponents.Use Meteorain 6 times.
4OmnislashSlices up all opponents.This is a prize in the Battle Square of the Gold Saucer. It will cost 32,000 BP on disks 2 and 3 or 51,200 on disk 1. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Finishing Touch.


Barret


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1Big ShotAttacks one opponent.Barret will already have this.
1MindblowReduces one opponent's MP.Use Big shot 8 times.
2Grenade BombAttacks all opponents.Barret must have defeated 80 enemies.
2HammerblowBlows away all opponents.Use Grenade bomb 7 times.
3Satellite BeamAttacks all opponents.Barret must have defeated 160 enemies.
3UngarmaxAttacks all opponents.Use Satellite Beam 6 times.
4CatastropheDamages all opponents.You will be given the item for this in a hut in North Corel after Meteor has been summoned. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Ungarmax.


Tifa


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1Beat RushAttacks one opponent.Tifa will already have this.
1SomersaultAttacks one opponent.Use Beat Rush 8 times.
2Water KickAttacks one opponent.Tifa must have defeated 95 enemies.
2MeteodriveAttacks one opponent.Use Water Kick 7 times.
3Dolphin BlowAttacks one opponent.Tifa must have defeated 190 enemies.
3Meteor StrikeAttacks one opponent.Use Dolphin Blow 6 times.
4Final HeavenAttacks one opponent.On disk 2 or 3, go back to Tifa's house and find the piano. Play the tune "Do Re Mi Ti La Do Re Mi So Fa Do Re Do" and you will receive the item. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Meteor Strike.
Note about Tifa: Tifa's limit breaks are unique in that they perform a chain. You have to select "Hit" or "Yeah" to continue the chain on to the next limit break. "Hit" performs more damage than a "Yeah", but can be harder to select. However, a "Yeah" has a chance of missing. Missing will break the chain, as will selecting "Miss".


Aeris


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1Healing WindRestores HP of all allies.Aeris will already have this.
1Seal EvilConstrains and stop the magic of all opponents.Use Healing wind 7 times.
2Breath of the EarthCures all status ailments of all allies.Aeris must have defeated 80 enemies.
2Fury BrandRaises party's Limit gauge to the max, except yours.Use Breath of the Earth 6 times.
3Planet ProtectorMakes all allies invincible one time.Aeris must have defeated 160 enemies.
3Pulse of LifeFully restores all allies.Use Planet Protector 5 times.
4Great GospelFully restores all allies, makes them invincible one time.The number of enemies you have defeated must end in a double digit number that is the same, such as 511 or 466. To find out your total, talk to the man in the cave near Junon. If you have the correct enemy count, the man will give you a piece of Mythril. With this, go to the weapon seller's house near the Gold Saucer and give the merchant the Mythril. Now go upstairs and open the safe for the limit break item. Without giving spoilers, I will say that you must obtain this on disk 1. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Pulse of Life.


Red XIII


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1Sled FangAttacks one opponent.Red XIII will already have this.
1Lunatic HighCasts Haste and raises Defense % for all allies.Use Sled Fang 8 times.
2Blood FangAttacks and drains the HP/MP from one opponent.Red XIII must have defeated 70 enemies.
2Stardust RayAttacks all opponents.Use Blood Fang 7 times.
3Howling MoonBegins fighting wildly.Red XIII must have defeated 140 enemies.
3Earth RaveAttacks all opponents.Use Howling Moon 6 times.
4Cosmo MemoryAttacks all opponents.Open the safe in the Shinra Mansion in Nibelheim to get this from the boss fight that follows. See the Vincent and Yuffie page for more information on this quest because it's the same one you go through to recruit Vincent. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Earth Rave.


Cid


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1Boost JumpAttacks one opponent.Cid will already have this.
1DynamiteAttacks all opponents.Use Boost Jump 7 times.
2Hyper JumpAttacks all opponents, sometimes dealing Death.Cid must have defeated 60 enemies.
2DragonAttacks and drains the HP/MP from one opponent.Use Hyper Jump 6 times.
3Dragon DiveContinuously attacks, sometimes dealing Death.Cid must have defeated 140 enemies.
3Big BrawlAttacks all opponents.Use Dragon Dive 5 times.
4HighwindCauses big damage to all opponents.You can find this on the sunken ship called the Gelnika. You will need the submarine to find it. It is located near the western continent. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Big Brawl.


Caith Sith


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1DiceRolls the dice, damage.Caith Sith will already have this.
2SlotsWhat'll come out next...?Caith Sith must have defeated 40 enemies.
Note: Caith Sith does not have any other limit breaks.


Vincent


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1Galiant BeastTurns into Galian Beast!Vincent will already have this.
2Death GigasTurns into Death Gigas!Vincent must have defeated 42 enemies.
3HellmaskerTurns into Hellmask!Vincent must have defeated 94 enemies.
4ChaosTransforms to Chaos!To obtain this, you will need either the submarine or a chocobo capable of crossing mountains. Head towards Nibelheim and find Lucrecia's cave behind the waterfall. Enter the cave with Vincent in your party and talk to her. Next, leave the cave and fight for a bit (around ten battles). When you go back to the cave she will be gone and you will get the item for this limit break. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Hellmasker.


Yuffie


LevelNameDescriptionHow to Get It
1Greased LightningAttacks one opponent with weapon after cutting them.Yuffie will already have this.
1Clear TranquilRestores HP of all allies.Use Greased Lightning 8 times.
2LandscaperAttacks all opponents.Yuffie must have defeated 63 enemies.
2Bloodfest:Continuously attacks all opponents.Use Landscaper 7 times.
3Gauntlet:Attacks all opponents.Yuffie must have defeated 63 enemies.
3Doom of the LivingContinuously attacks all opponents.Use Gauntlet 6 times.
4All CreationAttacks all opponents.Go to Wutai with Yuffie in your party. Climb the pagoda and fight Godo at the top. You will get this as the reward. Once you have the item, you can use it after you have aquired Doom of the Living.