How to Get Costly Punch in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

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Looking to get one of Crisis Core's best moves, Costly Punch? Here's what you need to know.

Costly Punch is an interesting move in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. At first glance, its 38 base damage stat isn't much to look at. But, the more HP you have, the more the damage stat increases. This ability pretty much cements itself as indispensable as you level up and gain HP, giving you a very real chance to hit the 99,999 damage attacks.

There are a few caveats to Costly Punch, though. First, each use consumes some of Zack's HP. Not too much to worry about if you've already got a strong HP pool. Secondly, if Zack’s HP has the Break effect active, making it higher than its base amount, then Costly Punch will actually do 0 damage.

How to Get Costly Punch in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

There are two main ways to get hold of Costly Punch. Either by crafting it, using Materia Fusion, or finding it directly.

To find Costly Punch in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, there are three possible avenues:

  • Complete 55% of the Side-Quest Missions.
  • 50% Rare Steal chance from Mako Ifrit in M9-5-1: Hojo’s Monsters.
  • Find in M9-5-4: Abnormal Power in the South-East corner of the map.

To craft Costly Punch, players can do the following:

Use one of the other four “Punch” Accessories (Goblin Punch, Iron Fist, Magical Punch or Hammer Punch) and combine with a DMW Materia. These Materia are ones that players can buy to increase the chance for a specific Limit Break or Summon to appear in the DMW. Players can find a DMW Materia in the following ways:

  • In the Research Dept. QMC+, in a chest in Gongaga a after the scene with Cissnei.
  • In Junon Souvenirs. Players can buy Materia for Mascot Summons like Chocobo and Moogle.
  • In Bone Village Commerce. Players can buy Materia for Boss Summons like Bahamut and Ifrit.
  • Given as rewards for completing Missions in the M9-4 and M9-5 Mission lines.