Crisis Core: Easy Steps To Increase Buster Sword Proficiency

Do you want to increase your crisis core buster sword proficiency? Well, look no further because we have just the guide for you.

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The proficiency level determines the weapon’s effectiveness in battle. The higher the proficiency level, the more impactful the weapon becomes.

To increase the proficiency level of the Buster Sword, Zack must use it in battle. Each time the weapon is used, its proficiency level will increase slightly. The proficiency level can also increase by using certain items or completing specific game tasks.

Key Takeaways

  • Proficiency can be increased by participating in battles and utilizing Battle Stance Actions.
  • The proficiency level determines the weapon’s effectiveness in battle situations.
  • You unlock new abilities based on the proficiency level of your weapon.
  • I also recommend Farming proficiency for the weapon, which is relatively easy with the correct missions.

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As the proficiency level of the Buster Sword increases, it will gain new abilities and become more powerful.

Increasing Buster Sword Proficiency

You must perform specific actions in the Battle Stance to increase your crisis core buster sword proficiency. These actions award you a certain number of proficient points per battle.

With each battle, you can gain a maximum of 0.57% proficiency. The breakdown is shown below.

Battle Stance
Per Action
Strong Attack0.25%0.02% - 0.03%
Command Materia0.25%0.02% - 0.03%

Best Method of Increasing Proficiency

A few missions are great if you want to increase your proficiency. The following missions are pretty good and worth completing/revisiting for this proficiency increase:

  • Mission M1-1-1: Shinra Basic Training
  • Mission M1-1-3: 50 Shinra Troops
  • Mission M9-5-3: Unusually Strong Monsters

Should You Increase Buster Sword Proficiency?

Yes. Even during my initial playthrough, increasing the buster sword proficiency has had some positive effects because it has certain thresholds that allow the player to access new abilities. These powerful abilities can change the tide of battle depending on their usage.

Proficiency LevelAbility Unlocked
10%~15%The maximum cap on the damage will be lifted and increased from 9,999 to 99,999.
55%Attacks go through enemy barriers and have no damage reduction/nullification applied to them.

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