Check out this guide on how to farm & gain AP (Ability Points) in Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake, FF7R)! Know good farming and AP grinding spots, items, and AP Up Materia location!Beginner Guides & Tips
How To Farm & Get AP
New Game Plus AP Farming
Farm Via The Starting Area Of Chapter 16
You can get up to 279 AP in just 4 & a half minutes in the starting area of Chapter 16: The Belly of the Beast. You can reset the run once you reach the stairs of the building. Note that you need to finish the game first so you can loop this run using Chapter Selection.Check Out End Game Guide Here!
Recommended Materias & Abilities
- AP Up Materia (doubles AP gain)
- Fire Materia (with unlocked Fira & Firaga)
- Magnify Materia (link to Fire Materia)
- MP Up Materia (the more the better)
- First Strike Materia (for faster ATB gain)
- Triple Slash (Cloud's Iron Blade's ability)
This method is significantly easier & faster if you equip a character with MP Up & Magnify Materia. Use the Magnify Materia & link it to a Fire Materia so you can use Fira/Firaga to quickly dispatch enemies.
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Farm Via The Corneo Coloseum
The Corneo Colosseum in Chapter 14 subjects you & your party to a gauntlet of fights. These battles might even include mini-bosses & can be repeated to get as much as you need.Check Out The Chapter 14 Guide Here!
Recommended Battle Challenges For AP
|Battle Challenge||Total AP|
|Two-Person Team vs. Slum Outlaws||45 per run|
|Three-Person Team vs. Shinra Warriors||51 per run|
The above Colosseum Battle Challenges are recommended as you can bring any teammate you want into the fight. They also reward you with a hefty amount of Gil & EXP.
Farm Using The Training Grounds
The Training Grounds located in Chapter 4 of the game can be used to farm some AP. This method involves killing all 3 Sentry Rays & resetting them with a press of a button. Use First Strike Materia and Iron Blade to make things faster.Check Out The Chapter 4 Guide Here!
Training Grounds AP Farming Table
|Normal||360 AP / hour|
|New Game Plus||1080 AP / hour|
Note that you can switch the difficulty to EASY to quickly blast through the Sentry Rays. Finishing the game first also increases the yield as AP reward gets permanently bumped up to 3x its original value.Check Out Difficulty Levels Here!
Get The AP Up Materia
The AP Up Materia increases the AP gained for a linked Materia by 100% after each battle. You can get it first as the Pedometer Materia in Chapter 14 and completing its 5000 step condition transforms it into the AP Up Materia.AP Up Materia Guide
Clear The Game For 3x AP
Finishing the game rewards you with a permanent 3 times AP boost and 2 times EXP Boost. This is especially useful if you want to completely MAX out all Materias in the game. You can also go back to previous chapters to get any Materias that you might have missed.Check Out The Endgame Guide Here!
What Is AP (Ability Points)?
Points To Level Up Your Materia
Ability Points or AP are points that you need to level up your Materias. Materias also have levels and the higher the level, the greater their effect. Some Materias offer higher rates or better magic on higher levels so try to get AP as much as you can to get their strongest version!Check Out All Materias Here!
Equip Materias For AP
Materias must be slotted into weapons, armor, and accessories for them to get AP. Note that only equipped Materias can gain AP after battles.
Weapons Have Unlockable Materia Slots
You can equip more Materias for each weapon by unlocking their slots. This makes it easier for you to pack Materias together and level up a large number of them easily.Check Out The Weapon Upgrade Guide Here!