Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion’s method of leveling up materia differs from that of the original FF7 and even the remake. Instead of winning battles over and over until you’ve earned enough AP, the system is built around a bit of chaos. You will have to wait for the DMW (Digital Mind Wave) system to level up your currently equipped materia.
Fortunately, there is a way to play the system and improve your materia in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion while doing nothing. This is a method that you can come back to at any point in the game if you have material that needs some attention.
A simple trick to master your material in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion
This trick was discovered in the original PSP game and is also viable in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion. You can even do it at the beginning of the game. However, you should probably wait until you have some decent materials worth mastering.
In Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, your materia level up when the DMW rolls allow it. It constantly spins results during battle, and if at least two of the numbers match (1-1-1, 2-2-2, etc.), the Materia in that corresponding slot will level up.
There will be times when you level up two or three materia in the same battle, but what if you can master all your materia in the same battle?
You’ll want to wait a few chapters before doing this. In fact, it’s a good idea to wait until you become SOLDIER 1st Class so you have two more materia slots to work with. Another way to make this easier is to have access to the Fairy Ring. The Fairy Ring grants Auto-Regen and is the reward for Mission 7-6-2 (A Recruiter’s Close Call).
Here’s exactly what you need to do to make sure you master your materia.
Steps for material mastering:
- Equip the low-level materia you want to level up.
- Go to Mission 1-1-1 (the very first training mission in the game).
- Make your way through the enemies until you get to Sentry G and Sentry H.
- Kill one of them and then put down your controller.
The last Sentry can’t beat Zack, so you can stop playing Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion for a while. You can come back in a few hours, or you can even leave it running overnight.
This is similar to the leveling trick in FFVI where you grind on the River Lethe with an autofire controller. You can come back and do this as many times as you like. The only time it won’t work is if you’ve mastered the material or are wearing a Cursed Ring.
This is the easiest way to farm materia for your materia fusions at every stage of the game. It also helps you master your DMW for your trophy collection. If you just come back and do this occasionally, you’ll have a collection of mastered materials in no time.