So, it would seem I was slightly wrong about some of the materia changes. I suppose that’s what I get for writing about a game I’m not actively playing.
So, the loss of the item is negated, but the spiritbond it reduced to 1%, not by 1%. Not sure if it was a typo or I misread it the first time.
Either way, most of the time burden of spiritbond is still going to be present. It’s like starting over every time, but you don’t have to replace the item.
As such, it probably won’t have as large an impact as I thought.
Y’all take care, I got some catching up to do.