Final Fantasy VII: Stories of the Lifestream
Independent materia is one of the five basic categories of materia. They allow the use of support abilities without the need of pairing the materia with other materia which provide command abilities, differentiating them from Support Materia.
An independent materia grants you the use of a single feat, starting at 1st rank. As the materia gains AP, you will gain access to higher ranks.
|1st rank: You gain a +5 bonus to initiative.
2nd rank: You can’t be surprised while you are conscious.
3rd rank: Other creatures don’t gain advantage on attack rolls against you as a result of being hidden from you.