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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

All Manuscript Locations and What They Do

By
Jessica Dillon

Manuscripts are collectible books that help your party learn new moves by granting free Skill Points. These books are found all across the game and are easily missable unless you know where to look. Many are hidden behind quests, and you will need to complete the game two times to get them all. The guide below goes over what manuscripts are and where to find them for each party member.

Cloud’s manuscript The Art of Swordplay Vol. 1 at the Grasslands Moogle Emporium.

What Do Manuscripts Do?

Manuscripts are unique items in Rebirth that are found throughout the world. Each party member has their own manuscript, and when used, they increase SP by 10 points, allowing you to buy more folio abilities and level up your weapons. You will earn manuscripts by shopping at Moogle Emporiums, completing quests, and finishing side activities. Each character has a total of 16 manuscripts; their names and locations can be found in each character’s individual section below. There are 50 manuscripts in easy/normal mode, while the other 62 can only be obtained in hard mode by beating certain battles. There are a total of 112 manuscripts in all, and only players who do two playthroughs of the game can earn them all.

In easy/normal mode, all manuscripts will become available in Chapter 13. In hard mode, you will be able to unlock all manuscripts once you reach Chapter 12. Keep in mind that you will need to unlock each region’s Moogle Emporium before you can shop there. This is done by completing Mogstool minigames. Once opened, you can use the "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals you gather by smashing crates throughout the world to pay for manuscripts. Each Moogle Emporium has a different stock. Additionally, many side quests won’t unlock until you reach Chapter 12, barring you from collecting some of the manuscripts.

Cloud The Art of Swordplay Manuscripts

Cloud uses The Art of Swordplay Manuscripts, eight of which can be found in easy/normal mode and eight of which can be found in hard mode.

Easy/Normal Manuscripts Chapter Location Cost
The Art of Swordplay Vol. I Chapter 2 Grassland Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
The Art of Swordplay Vol. II Chapter 7 Complete Rendezvous in Costa del Sol N/A
The Art of Swordplay Vol. III Chapter 8 "Gold Saucer" iconGold Saucer GP Exchange 100 GP
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IV Chapter 9 Coral Region Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
The Art of Swordplay Vol. V Chapter 12 Six-Person Bouts: Gourmands Are We N/A
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VI Chapter 12 Complete Lament of The Damned N/A
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XV Chapter 13 Simulation: Legendary Bout: Cloud vs. The Warriors N/A
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XVI Chapter 13 Simulation: Legendary Bout: To Be a Hero N/A

(1 of 3) The Lament of the Damned gives The Art of Swordplay Vol. V upon completion.

Cloud The Art of Swordplay Hard Mode Manuscripts

Hard Mode Manuscripts Chapter Battle
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VII Chapter 1 Defeat "Materia Guardian" iconMateria Guardian
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VIII Chapter 2 Defeat Quetzalcoatl
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IX Chapter 4 Defeat "Roche" iconRoche
The Art of Swordplay Vol. X Chapter 5 Defeat "Jenova Emergent" iconJenova Emergent
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XI Chapter 7 Defeat "Custom Valkyrie" iconCustom Valkyrie
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XII Chapter 10 Defeat Jabberwock
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIII Chapter 11 Defeat "Roche" iconRoche
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIV Chapter 12 Defeat Sephiroth Reborn

Aerith Telluric Scriptures Manuscripts

Aerith uses Telluric Scriptures, seven of which can be found in normal/easy mode and nine of which are found in hard mode.

Easy/Normal Mode Manuscripts Chapter Location Cost
Telluric Scriptures Vol. I Chapter 2 Complete Flowers From The Hill N/A
Telluric Scriptures Vol. II Chapter 4 Junon Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Telluric Scriptures Vol. III Chapter 8 "Gold Saucer" iconGold Saucer GP Exchange 100 GP
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IV Chapter 10 "Cosmo Canyon" iconCosmo Canyon Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Telluric Scriptures Vol. V Chapter 12 Two-Person Bout: Disorderly Peacekeepers Musclehead Coliseum: Disorderly Peacekeepers N/A
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VI Chapter 12 Complete Beneath Still Waters N/A
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XVI Chapter 13 Simulation: Aerith vs. The Magi N/A

(1 of 3) Defeating Rude & Elena will grant Telluric Scriptures Vol. VIII in hard mode.

Aerith Telluric Scriptures Hard Mode Manuscripts

Hard Mode Manuscripts Chapter Battle
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VII Chapter 2 Defeat "Mandrake" iconMandrakes in Flowers From The Hill
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VIII Chapter 3 Defeat "Rude" iconRude & "Elena" iconElena
Telluric Scriptures Vol IX Chapter 4 Defeat Terror of The Deep
Telluric Scriptures Vol. X Chapter 7 Defeat "Barnaclaw" iconBarnaclaws in Rendezvous in Costa del Sol
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XI Chapter 9 Defeat "Grandhorn" iconGrandhorns in The Spice of Life
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XII Chapter 10 Defeat Reapertails in Absence of a Sign
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIII Chapter 12 Defeat Hell Rider II in Beneath Still Waters
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIV Chapter 12 Defeat Gigantoad in Woodland Vigil
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XV Chapter 13 Defeat Demon Wall

Tifa Way of the Fist Manuscripts

Tifa uses Way of the Fist Manuscripts. Seven can be found in normal/easy mode and nine can be obtained once you play through hard mode.

Easy/Normal Mode Manuscripts Chapter Location Cost
Way of the Fist Vol. I Chapter 2 "Grasslands" iconGrasslands Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Way of the Fist Vol. II Chapter 8 "Gold Saucer" iconGold Saucer GP Exchange 100 GP
Way of the Fist Vol. III Chapter 8 Beast Battleground: Prison Tourney: Chicken or the Egg-splosive N/A
Way of the Fist Vol. IV Chapter 9 Gongaga Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Way of the Fist Vol. V Chapter 11 Complete My White-Haired Angel N/A
Way of the Fist Vol. VI Chapter 12 Complete Sand and Circuses N/A
Way of the Fist Vol. XVI Chapter 13 Simulation: Tifa vs. The Materials N/A

(1 of 3) Defeat all enemies in Bodybuilders in a bind on hard mode to get Way of the Fist Vol. XI.

Tifa Way of the Fist Hard Mode Manuscripts

Hard Mode Manuscripts Chapter Battles
Way of the Fist Vol. VI Chapter 2 Defeat Midgardsormr
Way of the Fist Vol. IX Chapter 4 Defeat "Ignilisk" iconIgnilisks in Calling All Frogs
Way of the Fist Vol. VIII Chapter 12 Defeat "Mystic Dragon" iconMystic Dragon in Dreaming of Blues Skies
Way of the Fist Vol. X Chapter 6 Defeat "Grasptropod" iconGrasptropod
Way of the Fist Vol. XI Chapter 7 Defeat All Fiends in Bodybuilders in a Bind
Way of the Fist Vol. XII Chapter 9 Defeat Tonberry King
Way of the Fist Vol. XIII Chapter 11 Defeat Queen Bee in My White-Haired Angel
Way of the Fist Vol. XIV Chapter 12 Defeat Joker in Sand and Circuses
Way of the Fist Vol. XV Chapter 12 Defeat Tseng & "Elena" iconElena

Red XIII Tale of the Red Warrior Manuscripts

"Red XIII" iconRed XIII uses Tale of the Red Warrior manuscripts; the first seven can be obtained in easy/normal mode, while the final nine can only be obtained through playing hard mode.

Easy/Normal Mode Manuscripts Chapter Location Cost
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. I Chapter 4 Junon Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. II Chapter 7 Complete Of Robed Men and Ransoms N/A
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. III Chapter 8 "Gold Saucer" iconGold Saucer GP Exchange 100 GP
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. IV Chapter 8 Two-Person Bout: Ghoulish Delights N/A
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. VI Chapter 10 Complete Bonds of Trust N/A
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. V Chapter 10 "Cosmo Canyon" iconCosmo Canyon Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. XVI Chapter 13 Simulation: "Red XIII" iconRed XIII vs. The Beasts N/A

(1 of 3) Defeating White Mousse in hard mode will earn you Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. IX.

Red XIII Tale of the Red Warrior Hard Mode Manuscripts

Hard Mode Manuscripts Chapter Battles
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. VII Chapter 2 Defeat White Terror in Livestock’s Bane
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. VIII Chapter 3 Defeat Mythril Golem
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. IX Chapter 4 Defeat "White Mousse" iconWhite Mousses in The Hardest Sell
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. X Chapter 7 Defeat "Dark Claw" iconDark Claw in Of Robed Men and Ransoms
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. XI Chapter 9 Defeat Levridron in O’ Chicken, Where Art Thou
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. XIV Chapter 10 Defeat Gi Nattak
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. XII Chapter 10 Defeat Threadspinner "Chimera" iconChimeras in From Whence Life Flows
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. XIII Chapter 10 Defeat Irasceros in Promises to Keep
Tale of the Red Warrior Vol. XV Chapter 12 Defeat Red Dragon

Barret Sharpshooter’s Companion Manuscripts

Barret uses the Sharpshooter’s Companion manuscripts, the first seven are in normal/easy mode while the final nine are obtained by playing hard mode.

Easy/Normal Mode Manuscripts Chapter Location Cost
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. I Chapter 4 Complete When Words Won’t Do N/A
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. II Chapter 7 Corel Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. III Chapter 8 "Gold Saucer" iconGold Saucer GP Exchange 100 GP
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. IV Chapter 11 Nibel Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. V Chapter 12 Six-Person Bouts: War of the Mascots N/A
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. VI Chapter 12 Complete Hustle and Grind N/A
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. XVI Chapter 13 Simulation: Barret vs. The Colossi N/A

(1 of 3) Defeating Mindflayer on hard mode gives you Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. IX.

Barret Sharpshooter’s Companion Hard Mode Manuscripts

Hard Mode Manuscripts Chapter Battles
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. VII Chapter 2 Defeat "Noxicap" iconNoxicaps in Lifeline in Peril
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. IX Chapter 4 Defeat Mindflayer
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. VIII Chapter 4 Defeat "Sandstorm Drake" iconSandstorm Drakes in When Words Won’t Do
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. XI Chapter 8 Defeat Dyne
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. X Chapter 9 Defeat "Gigant Bomb" iconGigant Bomb in Missing: Mr. Birdie
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. XII Chapter 9 Defeat "Daggerwing" iconDaggerwings in The Pursuit of Perfection
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. XIII Chapter 12 Defeat Hell Rides in Hustle and Grind
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. XIV Chapter 12 Defeat Dranabarga in Lament of The Damned
Sharpshooter’s Companion Vol. XV Chapter 12 Defeat Jenova Lifeclinger

Yuffie Secrets of the Ninja Manuscripts

Yuffie uses the Secrets of the Ninja manuscripts, which you won’t be able to start obtaining until Chapter 7. Yuffie has seven manuscripts in easy/normal mode and nine in hard mode.

Easy/Normal Mode Manuscripts Chapter Location Cost
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. I Chapter 7 Corel Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. II Chapter 8 "Gold Saucer" iconGold Saucer GP Exchange 100 GP
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. III Chapter 12 Two-Person Bout: Devil-May-Care Desperados N/A
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. IV Chapter 9 Complete Teach Me Great Warrior
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. V Chapter 11 Nibel Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. VI Chapter 12 Complete Trouble in Paradise N/A
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. XVI Chapter 13 Simulation: Yuffie vs. The Wronged N/A

(1 of 3) Completing Trouble in Paradise earns you Secrets of the Ninja Vol. VI.

Yuffie Secrets of the Ninja Hard Mode Manuscripts

Hard Mode Manuscripts Chapter Battles
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. VII Chapter 7 Defeat "Gigatrice" iconGigatrice
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. VIII Chapter 8 Defeat Aruran Suppressor
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. X Chapter 9 Defeat Crimson Mare Mk.II
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. IX Chapter 9 Defeat "Mastodon" iconMastodons in Teach Me Great Warrior
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. XII Chapter 11 Defeat King Zu
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. XIV Chapter 12 Defeat Rufus
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. XIII Chapter 12 Defeat Sea Devil in Trouble in Paradise
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. XIII Chapter 12 Defeat Gigaworm in Victim of Circumstance
Secrets of the Ninja Vol. XV Chapter 12 Defeat "Rude" iconRude & Reno

Cait Sith Fortunes Untold Manuscripts

"Cait Sith" iconCait Sith is the final member to join your party, and the last manuscripts you will begin collecting starting in Chapter 9. He has seven manuscripts in easy/normal mode, and seven in hard mode.

East/Normal Mode Manuscripts Chapter Location Cost
Fortunes Untold Vol. I Chapter 9 "Gold Saucer" iconGold Saucer GP Exchange 100 GP
Fortunes Untold Vol. II Chapter 9 Corel Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Fortunes Untold Vol. III Chapter 9 Gongaga Moogle Emporium 6 "Moogle Medal" iconMoogle Medals
Fortunes Untold Vol. IV Chapter 10 Complete From Whence Life Flows N/A
Fortunes Untold Vol. V Chapter 12 Two-Person Bout: Popularity Contest N/A
Fortunes Untold Vol. VI Chapter 12 Complete Woodland Vigil N/A
Fortunes Untold Vol. XVI Chapter 13 Simulation: "Cait Sith" iconCait Sith vs. The Abominable N/A

(1 of 3) Complete From Whence Life Flows to unlock Fortunes Untold Vol. IV.

Cait Sith Fortunes Untold Hard Mode Manuscripts

Hard Mode Manuscripts Chapter Battles
Fortunes Untold Vol. IX Chapter 9 Defeat "Specimen H1024" iconSpecimen H1024
Fortunes Untold Vol. VIII Chapter 9 Defeat Great Malboro
Fortunes Untold Vol. X Chapter 11 Defeat Diabolic Variant
Fortunes Untold Vol. XI Chapter 11 Defeat Yin and Yang
Fortunes Untold Vol. XII Chapter 11 Defeat Forgotten Specimen
Fortunes Untold Vol. XIII Chapter 11 Defeat Galian Beast
Fortunes Untold Vol. XIV Chapter 12 Defeat Abzu
Fortunes Untold Vol. XV Chapter 12 Defeat "Rude" iconRude and "Elena" iconElena
Fortunes Untold Vol. VII Chapter 12 Defeat Ironclad in Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

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    PS5
  • Genre
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    15 February 2024
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The second in a trio of games, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth continues with the epic retelling of the original Final Fantasy VII story. Follow Cloud Strife and company, as they chase Sephiroth, after the events that unfolded in the city of Midgar. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will contain the same action-based combat system introduced in Remake, with additions to keep it fresh. To help you along the way, this guide plans to contain the following content:

  • Breakdown of gameplay elements and combat mechanics
  • Detailed guides on how to play every playable character
  • Boss strategies for those who might be struggling
  • Walkthroughs for the harder-to-complete Side Quests
  • Locations of any and all Collectibles
  • Extensive list of all Minigames, with thorough guides on all of them
  • Roadmap and guide on how to unlock the coveted Platinum Trophy

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