FF7 Rebirth: Best Tifa Build [Weapon, Abilities & Playstyle]

This build allowed me to deal massive health and stagger damage to the end-game enemies.

Tifa is the best melee fighter in FF7 Rebirth and can be used to dish out the maximum amount of health damage and great stagger damage. Once players equip Tifa with her best build and provide her with enough support from other party members, she can become a relentless beast.

Key Takeaways
  • Tifa is a close-range character in FF7 Rebirth and she possesses strong melee attacks.
  • Her best build involves using the perfect weapon, abilities, and Materia setup.
  • She can easily pressure and stagger bosses if her attacks and abilities are used correctly.
  • Even though she possesses a strong offense, Tifa must depend on her party members for support.

The Best Build For Tifa

The Best Offensive Tifa Build.
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The Best Tifa Build In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

Here are the complete details of the entire build that I’ve set up for Tifa in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth:

CategoryContent
Best WeaponJarngreipr.
Best ArmorHades Armlet.
Best AccessoriesSupernatural Wristguards Or Survival Vest
Best AbilitiesUnbridled Strength, True Strike, Focused Strike, And Overpower.
Best Synergy Abilities And SkillsSynchro Cyclone, Leaping Strikes, And Bestial Barrage.
Best MateriaSteadfast Block Materia, Precision-Defense Focus Materia, HP Up Materia, Time Materia, Healing Materia, Revival Materia, And Magnify Materia with a linked element.

My build focuses on increasing Tifa’s attack power to the maximum so she can deal high damage to most enemies and bosses. However, defense has been sacrificed just to get the highest possible attack rating. This means other party members should be well-equipped to support Tifa if she needs protection against strong attacks. I have, however, tried to boost her defense with the Materia setup.

  • Maximum Melee Damage.
  • High Stagger Damage.
  • Strong Offensive Abilities.
  • Buffed Blocks And Parries.
  • Weak To Moderately-Strong Defense.
  • Weak Long Range.

Best Weapons

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The Best Weapon For Tifa In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Image Captured by Us)

The reason why I decided to choose the Jarngreipr as the main weapon for Tifa in my build is due to the balanced melee and magic damage that these gloves provide. Additionally, the ability that it comes with is really powerful to deal high damage to health in a staggered state.

If you want to get more attack damage by sacrificing magic damage, then you can also go with the Kaiser Knuckles as the main weapon. However, in my experience, the Jarngreipr was strong enough to easily beat most endgame bosses.

Best Armors

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The Best Armor For Tifa In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Image Captured by eXputer)

Hades Armlet provides good defense both against physical and magic attacks. But that is something most armor pieces provide. Hades Armlet also comes with 7 Materia slots, which is huge, and you can create 3 different Materia links in the slots as well. I was able to get good defense in addition to a great Materia setup by using the Hades Armlet for Tifa in FF7 Rebirth.

Best Accessories

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The Best Accessory For Tifa In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Depending on your playstyle, you can choose the Supernatural Wristguards or the Survival Vest as your main accessory. However, for my best build, I recommend using the Supernatural Wristguards since these further boost the attack rating and increase the maximum damage Tifa deals with each hit.

If you want to prioritize defense over offense, then you can opt for the Survival Vest, which directly increases the physical defense stat, but I wouldn’t recommend it for my build since it directly affects the maximum damage Tifa can deal in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Best Abilities

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The Best Abilities For Tifa In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

Once you fill up your ATB gauge, you can use a character’s special abilities, which can either deal high health damage or high stagger damage during a combo. Each weapon also comes with its specific ability, which can also be unlocked to use with other weapons by filling up the said weapon’s proficiency bar.

No.Ability Description
1Ubridled StrengthProvides a general buff to attack power and unlocks longer combos for Tifa in addition to a strong follow up known as the Omnistrike.
2True StrikeDeals great health damage to a staggered enemy but it can only work at close-range.
3Focused StrikeThe Focused Strike is solely focused on increasing the stagger bar and it even allows Tifa to evade an attack when the ability is initiated.
4OverpowerAn amazing skill to use in between combos which can easily pressurize enemies or raise their stagger bars quickly.
  • Uses of Unbridled Strength: This should be your go-to ability in every fight, and you should activate Unbridled Strength repeatedly to further increase the damage that Tifa deals.
  • Uses of True Strike: Save the True Strike ability for when the enemy or boss gets staggered and then spam it to deal maximum health damage.
  • Uses of Focused Strike: Use this ability to build up stagger quickly and then follow up with the True Strike ability once the boss or enemy gets staggered.
  • Uses of Overpower: Overpower should be used in between combos to put enemies under pressure, so that their stagger bars can fill more quickly.

Synergy Abilities And Skills

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The Best Synergy Abilities And Skills For Tifa In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Image Captured by Us)

Synergy Skills And Abilities are a new addition to Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, allowing characters to pair up with their party members and unleash a strong attack. These attacks are really good for disrupting boss attacks and for finishing off a boss at low health. There are also defensive synergy abilities, including filling up your ATB gauge or getting protection from a partner.

No.SYNERGY SKILL/ABILITYPartnersDescription
1Synchro CycloneCloud StrifePair up with Cloud to initiate a spinning attack which can interrupt combos of a boss and also provide temporary buffs that grant infinite MP.
2Leaping StrikesAll CharactersSome bosses have hit-points that are really high for Tifa to reach and that is where Leaping Strikes will help Tifa to reach these hit points by pairing up with a party member.
3Bestial BarrageRed XIIIWork with Red XIII to launch a powerful combo which will increase the limit level and will allow you to use even stronger Limit Break.
  • Uses of Synchro Cyclone: A good synergy ability that can interrupt a relentless boss combo or get the unlimited MP buff.
  • Uses of Leaping Strikes: Leaping Strikes can be used to reach high hit points that are normally out of Tifa’s normal range in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
  • Uses of Bestial Barrage: It is a really powerful combo that Tifa can initiate with the help of Red XIII, and it even increases the limit level, which is an amazing bonus.

Materia Setup

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The Best Materia Setup For Tifa In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Image Captured by eXputer)

Materia can be used to provide stat buffs or to get upgrades for specific actions during combat. Most importantly, Materia allow the use of spells in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and you can also link two Materia with each other to enhance their effects. Creating the perfect Materia setup is an essential part of making a build.

No.MateriaDescription
1Steadfast Block MateriaDecreases the overall damage taken when guarding and also increase the ATB that you gain whilst guarding against an attack.
2Precision-Defense Focus MateriaIncreases timing for perfect parries and also allows Tifa to inflict stagger damage by parrying perfectly.
3HP Up MateriaCan be stacked to increase the maximum HP of Tifa and allow her to tank hard hitting attacks.
4Time MateriaAllows Tifa to increase the rate at which she gains ATB and also allows her to slow down or freeze certain bosses.
5Healing MateriaCan be used to regenerate health without having to use healing items.
6Revival MateriaAllows Tifa to revive a downed teammate without using Phoenix Down or Phoenix Draft.
7Magnify MateriaMagnify should be linked with an elemental Materia of your choice which includes fire, ice, wind, or lightning etc.

As you can see, I’ve made sure to put some focus on Tifa’s defense in my Materia setup since the rest of my build already capitalizes on her offensive potential.

Playstyle Information

As I’ve mentioned, Tifa is a close-range DPS character whose gameplay style predominantly depends on melee attacks. She has the potential to deal high health damage and stagger damage. You’ll need to guard or dodge against attacks when playing as Tifa since you’ll always be at close range.

Each opening in a boss fight should be punished, and you should utilize Tifa’s ability to pressure the enemy. It will take some before you can master Tifa, but once you start incorporating her abilities mid-combos to strengthen your attacks, you will become unstoppable in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

My Take On Tifa’s Best Build

Tifa is my favorite character to play in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. As someone who likes melee movesets and perfect parries, I quickly fell in love with Tifa’s playstyle. Creating this best build took me a complete play-through, but I’ve developed something that will help players struggling to learn Tifa.

This concludes my guide on the best build for Tifa in FF7 Rebirth. I have entailed all of the aspects of my best build in complete detail. I hope that the guide was helpful in learning about the hidden potential of Tifa. Let me know what you think about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth in the comments below!

You can also read Hamid Shah’s Review of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth to get a better understanding of the quality of the acclaimed successor.


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Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Haris has been avidly playing video games for 15+ years now. You can learn more about his gaming experience through his PSN and Steam profiles.

Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelors In Medicine And Surgery.

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