Unique Skills in Final Fantasy 7 Remake are unique moves that are used in battle. Every playable character has a unique ability that can be activated in battle by pressing the [Triangle] button, these do not require a segment of an ATB bar and can be used at your disposal. This page covers a list of the unique abilities of the playable characters in the game.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Abilities
Cloud's mode shift ability allows him to switch between his balanced operator mode and his-attack oriented punisher mode. Press the [Triangle] button to switch modes.
Operator Mode: In operator mode, Cloud can execute fast attacks, guard against ranged attacks and magic. Operator mode is the default mode Cloud is in when he is in battle.
Punisher Mode: In punisher mode, Clouds moves more slowly, but Square unleashes a more powerful attack than usual. In addition, Cloud launches a counterblow every time he guards an enemy's melee attack. He cannot, however, guard against ranged attacks or magic. When you evade such attacks, you will switch back to Operator Mode.
Press [Triangle] while in control of Barret to deliver a heavy-hitting attack that fills a large portion of his ATB Gauge. Once unleashed, it takes a long time to recharge his attack. Pressing [Triangle], however, will speed up the process.
As Aerith, you can hold down the [Triangle] button to focus your magical energies and release it to unleash Tempest, a powerful magical attack. The potency of Tempest depends on how much magical energy Aerith has stored up. Depending on the situation, you may want to store small amounts of energy and release spells in low-powered bursts, or bide your time and unleash a particularly devastating blast of magic.
Whirling Uppercut, Omnistrike, Rise and Fall
As Tifa, you can press the [Triangle] button to execute martial technique Whirling Uppercut. To access more advanced techniques, you must use Unbridled Strength to increase your chi level. At level two, you will execute Omnistrike, and at level three, Rise and Fall. Upon utilizing an advanced technique, you will expend chi and drop one level.