This article is from the Final-Fantasy and other Square Soft Games FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Zitzmann) with numerous contributions by others.
Here's some extra stuff you might want to know:
You can make your normal attacks be affected by Support Materia by
equipping Master Command and linking to that. For example:
- Equip Master Command and Steal as well together. When you make
a normal attack, you'll also steal from your enemy.
- You can also use this with Double Cut or the Slash All materia.
Using the above combination, you could steal four times if you
had the 4x-cut ability, or steal from all enemies using Slash All.
This works very well with materia such as HP Absorb or MP Absorb.
- Note that you can't do Master Command + Counter to make your
attacks (with or without Double Cut or Slash-All) counter normally.
Finally, you can also chain Materia together to have more than one
materia work at once. For instance:
- Equip Gravity + All, Gravity + HP Absorb, and Gravity + Steal as
You can cast a Demi spell on all enemies, steal HP from all of them,
and then attempt to steal from each enemy.
Remember, you can use any type of Materia but Independent (there are
some other exceptions) in your materia chains.