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What does Lucky Stars do in Crisis Core?

A limit break that helps you get limit breaks.

Crisis Core adds a lot to the combat system of the Final Fantasy franchise. One of the most notable new developments is the Digital Mind Wave, a slot machine granting special buffs and new abilities at random times. As Zack meets powerful allies, he gains Limit Breaks, which can turn the tide of a fight. Cissnei's Limit Break is called Lucky Stars and works differently from the others.

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How to use the Lucky Stars Limit Break in Crisis Core

When all three wheels come up Cissnei, Zack will become covered in glowing light. Lucky Stars increases the Emotion Gauge, which increases the likelihood of triggering another Limit Break. It also puts Zack into a critical state, meaning his attacks will deal much more damage. The increased Emotion Gauge increases the chance of a Modulating Phase, which could result in several other powerful Limit Breaks.

Related: How to level up Materia in Crisis Core

When you're under the effects of Lucky Stars, you can wield any other powerful abilities. Since you cannot choose which Limit Breaks come up, you should activate Lucky Stars as soon as it comes up. The massive damage boost could turn the tide of a battle, and another Limit Break will likely come up shortly.

Lucky Stars is also the name of a Materia that Zack can buy from the Research Department for 10,000 gil. It increases the chance of Cissnei appearing on the wheel, which increases the chance of getting the Lucky Stars Limit Break.

The Lucky Stars Limit Break doesn't sound like much, but a huge attack bonus followed immediately by another Limit Break could be a huge asset. You'll get Lucky Stars when you meet Cissnei partway through Chapter 4.

For more information on Final Fantasy, check out How to avoid combat in Crisis Core and What does joining a fan club do in Crisis Core? on Pro Game Guides.

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