Crisis Core Reunion: How To Get DMW To 100%

How to get 100% progress on all DMW Characters and Summons in Crisis Core FFVII Reunion.

DMW, also known as Digital Mind Wave, is a luck-based mechanic which can greatly affect the combat system in Crisis Core Reunion. You may have noticed a Percentage mentioned beneath the DMW Images in the menu. Getting the DMW to 100% may be a goal for many players in Crisis Core Reunion because it not only unlocks the “DMW Master” Trophy but also allows the player to get the prestigious “Genji Armor”.

Key Highlights
  • Digital Mind Wave (DMW) is a luck-based system that can help out players in combat by providing them with Limit Break moves.
  • Players can unlock up to 18 DMW Characters and Summons in Crisis Core Reunion.
  • Each DMW Image will have a progress bar represented by a percentage.
  • Unlocking memories for the characters and using the Summons will enhance their progress bar in the game.
  • After achieving 100% progress on every DMW Image players will get the Genji Armor and “DMW Master” trophy as a reward.

How To Get DMW To 100%?

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DMW 100% Progress [Image Credit: eXputer]
Let’s take things step by step so that the new players can understand the whole concept of DMW and its progression.

  1. Understanding DMW:
    • DMW appears in the top left corner during combat and consists of three slots that roll images.
    • Images can be of Characters or Summons.
    • Matching images grant Zack the ability to use a Limit Break or call a Summon.
    • The slots also display numbers (1-7) that, when matched, provide temporary buffs in battle.
  2. DMW Rolls Randomly:
    • DMW operates randomly and continues to roll during battles.
    • Players have no control over the rolls; it’s based on luck.
  3. Check DMW Progress:
    • Access the main menu in the game.
    • Select the 5th option, which is “DMW.”
  4. Progression Bar:
    • In the DMW menu, you’ll see a list of DMW Characters and Summons.
    • Initially, you may only see the first two characters.
    • Below them, there will be a Progression bar represented by a percentage.
  5. Reach 100% for Each DMW Image:
    • Your goal is to achieve 100% progression for every DMW image.
    • This requires luck as the DMW rolls randomly.
  6. Rewards:
    • Once you reach 100% progression for all DMW images, you’ll receive the Genji Armor and the DMW Master achievement.

Remember that DMW progression is based on luck and chance, so it may take some time and battles to reach 100% for all DMW images in Crisis Core.

Obtaining All DMW Images

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DMW Characters and Summons [Screenshot by eXputer]
You can’t possibly get all DMW images to 100% without unlocking them in the game. Hence, your first task should be to initially focus on getting all the DMW Characters and Summons. In total there are 18 DMW Images in Crisis Core Reunion. Among them, two will be unlocked right from the beginning. The other 16 DMW Images can either be unlocked by progressing the story and completing specific missions.

Here are all the DMW in Crisis Core Reunion, along with how you can unlock them in the game.

  1. Sephiroth: Available from the beginning.
  2. Angeal: Available from the beginning.
  3. Tseng: Unlocked at the beginning of Chapter 2.
  4. Cloud: Unlocked during Chapter 5.
  5. Aerith: Unlocked at the beginning of Chapter 4.
  6. Cissnei: Unlocked during Chapter 3.
  7. Genesis: Unlocked during Chapter 5.
  8. Ifrit: Unlocked after completing mission M8-1-1.
  9. Bahamut Fury: Unlocked after completing mission M8-5-6.
  10. Odin: Unlocked after completing mission M8-1-6.
  11. Phoenix: Unlocked after completing the first (water tower) of the seven wonders in Nibelheim (Chapter 8).
  12. Chocobo: Unlocked after completing mission M8-4-1.
  13. Cactuar: Unlocked after completing mission M10-1-3.
  14. Tonberry: Unlocked after completing mission M10-2-3.
  15. Cait Sith: Unlocked after completing mission M8-4-3.
  16. Moogle: Unlocked after completing mission M8-4-4.
  17. Magic Pot: Interact with and fulfill the request of the Magic Pot in M10-2-3.

Once you successfully unlock each and every DMW Image, you will unlock the “Limit Break Collector” Trophy in Crises Core FFVII Reunion. Not only that, but the game will also gift you the Fury Ring. The Fury Ring is an accessory that ‘Answers enemy attacks with a counterattack’. After obtaining all the DMW images, you can then shift your focus to getting 100% progression on each one of them.

Progressing DMW Characters And Summons In Crisis Core Reunion

DMW characters memories
Character Memories [Screenshot by eXputer]
Progressing all 18 DMW Characters plus Summons is a tedious task. For the characters, it is essential to progress through the main storyline and roll the Limit Break moves a couple of times. However, for the Summons, 100% progress is quite easy. Here’s a breakdown of how to progress these characters and summons:

For Summons:

  • Summons require only one successful roll of their Limit Break to reach 100% progress.
  • Use the DMW to roll successfully for each DMW Summon, and once you do, their progress will be complete.
  • Summons are relatively easier to max out.

For DMW Characters:

  • Character memories and progress are based on luck and chance.
  • Memories get triggered automatically as you play through the main storyline.
  • The DMW progress bar for most characters starts at 10%.
  • To reach 100% progress for most DMW characters, you will need to unlock and watch six memories.
  • The first four memories increase the progress by 10% each.
  • The last two memories increase the progress by 25% each.
  • For DMW Genesis, you will only need to watch 2 memories to reach 100% progress.
octaslash materia for dmw rolls
Octaslash Materia [Image Credit: eXputer]

Boosting DMW Chances:

  • Equip Special Materias to increase the chances of rolling specific characters in the DMW.
  • For example, equipping the Octaslash Materia enhances the chances of rolling Sephiroth.
  • Consider using Materias linked with Limit Breaks to improve the chances of successful DMW rolls.
  • You can also purchase these Materias from the Research Dept. QMC+ or Online Shop Shade.

Recommended Materias for DMW Characters:

  • Rush Assault Materia (Angeal)
  • Air Strike Materia (Tseng)
  • Meteor Shots Materia (Cloud)
  • Healing Wave Materia (Aerith)
  • Lucky Stars Materia (Cissnei)
  • Apocalypse Materia (Genesis)

For Summons on DMW:

  • Hellfire Materia (Ifrit)
  • Megaflare Materia (Bahamut)
  • Zantetsuken Materia (Odin)
  • Rebirth Flame Materia (Phoenix)
  • Exaflare Materia (Bahamut Fury)
  • Chocobo Stomp Materia (Chocobo)
  • 1000 Needles Materia (Cactuar)
  • Murderous Thrust Materia (Tonberry)
  • Courage Boost! Materia (Cait Sith)
  • Moogle Power Materia (Moogle)
  • Item Mugger Materia (Magic Pot)


  • Memories will only get triggered as you reach certain points in the storyline, so progressing through the story is essential while trying to get successful DMW rolls.
  • Achieving 100% progress for DMW characters is more challenging than for Summons, as it requires multiple successful rolls and a bit of luck.


genji armor in crisis core
Genji Armor in Crisis Core Reunion [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you have achieved 100% progress for all DMW Images in Crisis Core: Reunion, you will receive the following rewards:

  1. Genji Armor: This elite armor is considered one of the best in the game. It sets the maximum HP limit to 99,999 and provides constant effects of Endure and Regen, making your character incredibly resilient.
  2. DMW Master Trophy: Unlocking all DMW Images and achieving 100% progress for each will also grant you the “DMW Master” Trophy, showcasing your accomplishment.

The Genji Armor is a valuable addition to your character’s gear, significantly enhancing their capabilities and survivability in the game.

Other Crisis Core Tips

Players are reliving their memories by playing the remastered version of Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII. The original game was released back in 2007 on the PSP. Square Enix has now revamped the textures and graphics and kept the storyline the same. In Crisis Core Reunion, Zack Fair will have to face numerous tough enemies such as the Wyerd and Behemoth King. It is best if you’re familiar with all there is to know about the Buster Sword. On top of that, make sure you acquire and equip some of the best accessories, like the Cursed Ring and Ziedrich.

If you’re facing any ongoing problems while playing the game, you can also go through our Crisis Core Reunion Crashing Fix guide. Also, make sure you’re well aware of the Mako Recovery Unit minigame along with the answers to Hojo’s questions in Crisis Core FFVII Reunion.

Thank you for reading through our informative guide. For more guides related to Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion and many other games, make sure to stick around at eXputer.

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