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Radiant Lightning

Radiant Lightning
Radiant Lightning
Rarity 5-star★ - NV
Role Physical AttackerDebuffer
Chain Family Bolting Strike
Absolute Mirror of Equity
Aureole Ray
Acquisition Rare Summon
Time Limited No
CG LB Yes
Series FFXIII
Gender Female‎
Race Human
No. 1445, 1446, 1447, 2196
TMR Dual FormDual Form
Dual FormDual Form
Increase equipment ATK (100%) when dual wielding
STMR ZantetsukenZantetsuken
Zantetsuken (FFXIII)ZantetsukenSword
Stats: ATK+169
Effect: Radiant PaladinRadiant Paladin
Radiant PaladinRadiant Paladin
Increase equipment ATK (50%) when dual wielding
Increase LB damage (30%)

Radiant Lightning
Radiant Lightning
Rarity NV - NV
Role Magic Attacker
Chain Family Bolting Strike
Acquisition Rare Summon
Time Limited No
CG LB No
Series FFXIII
Gender Female‎
Race Human
No. 2196
TMR Dual FormDual Form
Dual FormDual Form
Increase equipment ATK (100%) when dual wielding
STMR ZantetsukenZantetsuken
Zantetsuken (FFXIII)ZantetsukenSword
Stats: ATK+169
Effect: Radiant PaladinRadiant Paladin
Radiant PaladinRadiant Paladin
Increase equipment ATK (50%) when dual wielding
Increase LB damage (30%)

A woman who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity's fate. Lightning is a soldier from the floating continent of Cocoon, ruled by servants of the gods known as the fal'Cie. Her unsociable and serious demeanor often makes her seem indifferent to those around her, when in reality she hides a gentle soul that drives her to face peril boldly to protect those she loves. Lightning gave up her post as a soldier to save her sister Serah, who had become a prisoner of the fal'Cie, and boarded a train full of unjustly exiled citizens to defy the fate the gods had chosen for her.

Statistics

Stats

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits Drop Check Exp. Growth Pattern
5-star★ 2736
240 + 120
163
40 + 20
121
24 + 12
90
16 + 8
90
16 + 8
90
16 + 8
3 4 LB 6
6-star★ 3557
390 + 195
212
65 + 32
158
34 + 17
117
26 + 13
118
26 + 13
117
26 + 13
3 4 LB 6
7-star★ 4701
540 + 270
224
90 + 45
205
65 + 32
188
40 + 20
175
40 + 20
179
40 + 20
3 4 LB 6
NV 5003
540 + 270
248
90 + 45
244
65 + 32
193
40 + 20
218
40 + 20
190
40 + 20
3 4 LB 6
EX 1 5653
540 + 270
280
90 + 45
275
65 + 32
218
40 + 20
246
40 + 20
214
40 + 20
3 4 LB 6
EX 2 6153
540 + 270
304
90 + 45
299
65 + 32
237
40 + 20
267
40 + 20
233
40 + 20
3 4 LB 6
EX 3 6503
540 + 270
321
90 + 45
316
65 + 32
250
40 + 20
282
40 + 20
246
40 + 20
3 4 LB 6

Brave Shift Availability

  • Available from turn 1
  • Duration: Infinite turns
  • Cooldown to Normal: 1 turn
  • Cooldown to Brave Shift: 2 turns

Resistance

In her Normal form, she gains a natural 60% resistance against Lightning when she reaches NV.

Element Resistance
Fire Resistance Ice Resistance Lightning Resistance Water Resistance Wind Resistance Earth Resistance Light Resistance Dark Resistance
- - +60% - - - - -
Status Ailment Resistance
Poison Resistance Blind Resistance Sleep Resistance Silence Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confuse Resistance Disease Resistance Petrification Resistance
- - - - - - - -

Equipment

Weapons
Dagger Sword Great Sword Katana Bow Spear Gun
Armors
Light Shield Hat Helm Clothes Light Armor Heavy Armor Accessory
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
5-star★ 4 White Magic Affinity Lvl 6, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 7, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 5
6-star★ 4 White Magic Affinity Lvl 7, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 8, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 6
7-star★ 4 White Magic Affinity Lvl 7, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 8, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 6
NV 4 White Magic Affinity Lvl 7, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 8, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 6

Exclusive Equipment

Name Type Effect Hits MP
Attacker Special Abilities (Passive) Increase MP/ATK/MAG (50%)
Exclusive: Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Sazh, Hope, Fang, Radiant Lightning, Neverending Hope, Savior of Souls Lightning, Lumina, Daughter of Destiny Vanille, Graceful Champion Fang, Serah, Hope (FFXIII-2), Lightning (FFXIII-2), Solitary Patron Snow
- -
Defender Special Abilities (Passive) Increase HP/DEF/SPR (50%)
Exclusive: Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Sazh, Hope, Fang, Radiant Lightning, Neverending Hope, Savior of Souls Lightning, Lumina, Daughter of Destiny Vanille, Graceful Champion Fang, Serah, Hope (FFXIII-2), Lightning (FFXIII-2), Solitary Patron Snow
- -
Thunderfall Special Abilities (Active) [2 turns cooldown, available on turn 2, single cast when dual wielding]
Decrease lightning resistance (130%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Lightning physical damage (360x) to all enemies
Increase LB gauge (30) to caster
Exclusive: Lightning, Radiant Lightning, Lightning (FFXIII-2), Savior of Souls Lightning
1 360

Stats

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits Drop Check Exp. Growth Pattern
NV 4964
540 + 270
252
90 + 45
248
65 + 32
191
40 + 20
234
40 + 20
188
40 + 20
2 6 LB 6
EX 1 5614
540 + 270
284
90 + 45
279
65 + 32
216
40 + 20
262
40 + 20
212
40 + 20
2 6 LB 6
EX 2 6114
540 + 270
308
90 + 45
303
65 + 32
235
40 + 20
283
40 + 20
231
40 + 20
2 6 LB 6
EX 3 6464
540 + 270
325
90 + 45
320
65 + 32
248
40 + 20
298
40 + 20
244
40 + 20
2 6 LB 6

Brave Shift Availability

  • Available from turn 1
  • Duration: Infinite turns
  • Cooldown to Normal: 1 turn
  • Cooldown to Brave Shift: 2 turns

Resistance

Element Resistance
Fire Resistance Ice Resistance Lightning Resistance Water Resistance Wind Resistance Earth Resistance Light Resistance Dark Resistance
- - +60% - - - - -
Status Ailment Resistance
Poison Resistance Blind Resistance Sleep Resistance Silence Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confuse Resistance Disease Resistance Petrification Resistance
- - - - - - - -

Equipment

Weapons
Dagger Sword Great Sword Katana Bow Spear Gun
Armors
Light Shield Hat Helm Clothes Light Armor Heavy Armor Accessory
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
NV 4 White Magic Affinity Lvl 7, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 8, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 6

Innate Abilities

Special

Active
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
NV 120 Buster Impulse Buster Impulse Lv.5 Lightning magic damage (70x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (5) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65
NV 120 Triple Gestalt (Radiant) Triple Gestalt Cast 3 times: Any of Radiant Lightning's skills - 0
NV 120 Bolt Bolt Lv.5 Lightning physical damage (72x) to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8 62
NV 120 Spark Assault Spark Assault [3 uses per battle, unique selection on multicast]
Lightning physical damage (110x) to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8
5-star★ 1 Flourish of Steel Flourish of Steel Physical damage (1x) to one enemy
Physical damage (1x) to one enemy
Physical damage (1x) to one enemy
Physical damage (1x) to one enemy
1Attack frame: 2
1Attack frame: 8
1Attack frame: 14
1Attack frame: 20
30
5-star★ 13 Sparkstrike II Sparkstrike II Lightning physical damage (1.8x) to one enemy
Decrease MAG (60%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease ATK (60%) for 3 turns to one enemy

If used after Paradigm Shift: Ravager, name changes into Sparkstrike II+:
Lightning physical damage (2.4x) to one enemy
Decrease MAG (70%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease ATK (70%) for 3 turns to one enemy
1Attack frame: 32 36
5-star★ 21 Seismic Strike Seismic Strike Physical damage (3.2x) to all enemies
Increase LB gauge (6) to caster
1Attack frame: 90 36
5-star★ 38 Flamestrike II Flamestrike II Fire physical damage (1.8x) to one enemy
Decrease ATK (60%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease MAG (60%) for 3 turns to one enemy

If used after Paradigm Shift: Ravager, name changes into Flamestrike II+:
Fire physical damage (2.4x) to one enemy
Decrease ATK (70%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease MAG (70%) for 3 turns to one enemy
1Attack frame: 32 36
5-star★ 50 Froststrike II Froststrike II Ice physical damage (1.8x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (60%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease SPR (60%) for 3 turns to one enemy

If used after Paradigm Shift: Ravager, name changes into Froststrike II+:
Ice physical damage (2.4x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (70%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease SPR (70%) for 3 turns to one enemy
1Attack frame: 32 36
5-star★ 64 Aquastrike II Aquastrike II Water physical damage (1.8x) to one enemy
Decrease SPR (60%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease DEF (60%) for 4 turns to one enemy

If used after Paradigm Shift: Ravager, name changes into Aquastrike II+:
Water physical damage (2.4x) to one enemy
Decrease SPR (70%) for 4 turns to one enemy

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease DEF (70%) for 4 turns to one enemy
1Attack frame: 32 36
5-star★ 72 Double Strike (FFXIII) Double Strike Cast 2 times (unique selection only): Aquastrike II, Aquastrike II+, Flamestrike II, Flamestrike II+, Froststrike II, Froststrike II+, Sparkstrike II, Sparkstrike II+ - 0
5-star★ 80 Crushing Blow+ Crushing Blow+ Physical damage (2.5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (75%) for 3 turns to one enemy
Chain=Bolting Strike
9Frame delay: 42-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6
Attack frames: 42-48-54-60-66-72-78-84-90
45
6-star★ 1 Superior Crushing Blow Superior Crushing Blow [3 turns cooldown, available on turn 3]
Physical damage (16.5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Increase LB gauge (5) to caster
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8Frame delay: 70-6-6-6-6-6-6-6
Attack frames: 70-76-82-88-94-100-106-112
99
6-star★ 12 Skyward Swing Skyward Swing Physical damage (4.5x) to all enemies
Chain=Aureole Ray
30Frame delay: 42-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4
Attack frames: 42-46-50-54-58-62-66-70-74-78-82-86-90-94-98-102-106-110-114-118-122-126-130-134-138-142-146-150-154-158
52
6-star★ 33 Stormblade Stormblade Physical damage (2.75x) with ignore DEF (50%) to one enemy
Increase modifier (0.5x) for 3 turns to caster: Relentless Assault, Stormblade
Increase modifier (1x) for 3 turns to caster: Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Razor Gale, Skyward Swing
1Attack frame: 14 52
6-star★ 66 Thunderfall+ Thunderfall+ Lightning physical damage (32.7x) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (110%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Add lightning element to physical attacks for 5 turns to caster
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8Frame delay: 70-6-6-6-6-6-6-6
Attack frames: 70-76-82-88-94-100-106-112
45
6-star★ 100 Razor Gale (FFXIII) Razor Gale Physical damage (0.5x) to one enemy
Physical damage (4.5x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 3 turns to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
7Frame delay: 70-6-6-6-6-6-6
Attack frames: 70-76-82-88-94-100-106

1Attack frame: 112
56
6-star★ 100 Double Gestalt (Radiant) Double Gestalt Cast 2 times: Army of One, Crushing Blow+, Defying Destiny (Lightning), Flourish of Steel, Paradigm Shift: Commando, Paradigm Shift: Ravager, Razor Gale, Relentless Assault, Seismic Strike, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+, Lightning Strike (FFXIII), Bolt, Buster Impulse, Spark Assault, Superior Crushing Blow - 0
7-star★ 101 Lightning Strike (FFXIII) Lightning Strike [2 turns cooldown, available on turn 2]
Physical damage (11x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 1 turn to one enemy
3Frame delay: 2-10-10
Attack frames: 2-12-22
84
7-star★ 101 Defying Destiny (Lightning) Defying Destiny [10 turns cooldown, available on turn 1]
Increase resistance to ATK break (100%) for 10 turns to caster
Increase modifier (1x) for 11 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Relentless Assault, Stormblade
Increase modifier (2x) for 11 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Razor Gale, Seismic Strike, Skyward Swing, Thunderfall+
Refresh MP (500) split over 10 turns to caster
- 99
7-star★ 105 Paradigm Shift: Commando Paradigm Shift: Commando [10 turns cooldown, available on turn 1]
Increase ATK (250%) for 11 turns to caster
Increase modifier (1.5x) for 11 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Army of One, Crushing Blow+, Relentless Assault, Stormblade, Flourish of Steel, Lightning Strike (FFXIII), Razor Gale, Seismic Strike, Skyward Swing, Thunderfall, Thunderfall+

Auto-cast next turn:
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 1 turn to all enemies
- 74
7-star★ 105 Paradigm Shift: Ravager Paradigm Shift: Ravager [2 turns cooldown, available on turn 1]
Decrease ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR (60%) for 1 turn to all enemies
Increase LB gauge fill rate (300%) for 1 turn to caster
- 74
7-star★ 105 Relentless Assault Relentless Assault Physical damage (0.5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to one enemy
Physical damage (2.5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to one enemy
Increase modifier (1x) for 3 turns to caster: Relentless Assault
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
7Frame delay: 70-6-6-6-6-6-6
Attack frames: 70-76-82-88-94-100-106

1Attack frame: 112
60
7-star★ 110 Army of One Army of One [3 turns cooldown, available on turn 3]
Physical damage (18x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Increase LB gauge (30) to caster
Increase LB damage (100%) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled)
Chain=Aureole Ray
30Frame delay: 42-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4
Attack frames: 42-46-50-54-58-62-66-70-74-78-82-86-90-94-98-102-106-110-114-118-122-126-130-134-138-142-146-150-154-158
99
Passive
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect
NV 120 Etro's Grace Etro's Grace Increase ATK/MAG (50%)
Increase LB damage (150%)
NV 120 Commando's Seal Commando's Seal Lv.5 Increase static ATK (500)
Increase physical damage against machinas (150%)
5-star★ 1 Flash on the Battlefield Flash on the Battlefield Increase physical evasion (30%)
Increase lightning resistance (50%)
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
5-star★ 7 Autogestalt Autogestalt Recover MP (5%) per turn
Increase LB gauge (1) per turn
5-star★ 43 Ullr's Shield Ullr's Shield Increase DEF/SPR (20%)
Auto-cast Ullr's Shield at the start of a battle
5-star★ 59 Seeker of Hope Seeker of Hope Increase HP/MP (20%)
Increase resistance to blind, paralyze, and confuse (100%)
6-star★ 1 Bond with Odin Bond with Odin Increase ATK (20%)
Increase equipment ATK (100%) when dual wielding
Increase modifier (28x): Aquastrike II, Aquastrike II+, Flamestrike II, Flamestrike II+, Froststrike II, Froststrike II+, Sparkstrike II, Sparkstrike II+
Increase modifier (12x): Army of One, Razor Gale, Stormblade
Increase modifier (2.5x): Relentless Assault
6-star★ 1 Endless Blades Endless Blades Increase chain modifier cap (200%) when dual wielding
6-star★ 57 Miraculous Power Miraculous Power Increase ATK (25%) when equipped with a sword
Increase ATK (25%) when equipped with a gun
Increase equipment ATK (50%) when dual wielding
6-star★ 79 Valhalla's Call Valhalla's Call Increase ATK (50%)
Increase Odin's bonus stats (100%)
6-star★ 91 Counter-current Counter-current Increase ATK (20%)
Chance to counter physical attacks (50%) with Counter-currentCounter-current
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 1 turn to one enemy
(max 1/turn)
Chance to counter magic attacks (50%) with Counter-currentCounter-current
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 1 turn to one enemy
(max 1/turn)
Upgrade LB
7-star★ 101 Unleashed Power Unleashed Power Auto-cast Unleashed Power at the start of a battle
7-star★ 101 Dual Wielding Paladin Dual Wielding Paladin [Requirement: TMR or STMR equipped]
Increase ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR (30%)
Increase modifier (0.5x): Relentless Assault, Stormblade
Increase modifier (1x): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Razor Gale, Seismic Strike, Skyward Swing, Thunderfall+
Increase LB gauge (2) per turn
7-star★ 115 HP +20% HP +20% Increase HP (20%)
7-star★ 120 L'Cie Brand (Radiant) L'Cie Brand Increase HP/MP (20%)
Increase modifier (0.25x): Relentless Assault
Increase modifier (1x): Razor Gale
Increase ATK (25%) when equipped with a sword
Increase ATK (25%) when equipped with a gun
Conditional
Condition Name Effect Hits MP
Activated by
Ullr's Shield
Ullr's Shield Mitigate damage taken (10%) to caster
Activated by
Counter-current
Counter-current Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 1 turn to one enemy
Activated by
Unleashed Power
Unleashed Power Increase LB gauge (100) to caster

Magic

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
5-star★ 1 Thundaga Thundaga Lightning magic damage (20x) to all enemies
Chain=Chaos Wave Awakened
8Frame delay: 42-20-20-20-20-20-20-20
Attack frames: 42-62-82-102-122-142-162-182
20
5-star★ 30 Curaga Curaga Heal (1000 HP, 3.4x) to all allies - 15
6-star★ 24 Full-Life Full-Life Revive one KO'd ally (100% HP) - 20
6-star★ 46 Imperilga Imperilga Decrease resistance to all elements (40%) for 3 turns to all enemies - 36

Exclusive Materia

Icon Name Effect Hits MP
Attacker Attacker Increase MP/ATK/MAG (50%) - -
Defender Defender Increase HP/DEF/SPR (50%) - -
Thunderfall Thunderfall [2 turns cooldown, available on turn 2, single cast when dual wielding]
Decrease lightning resistance (130%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Lightning physical damage (360x) to all enemies
Increase LB gauge (30) to caster
1Attack frame: 100 360

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect Hits Cost
5-star★ Zantetsuken Base
Lv 1
Physical damage (5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (80%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
12 30 LB
Max
Lv 20
Physical damage (7.85x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (99%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
6-star★ Zantetsuken Base
Lv 1
Physical damage (5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (80%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
12 30 LB
Max
Lv 25
Physical damage (8.6x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
7-star★ Zantetsuken Base
Lv 1
Physical damage (5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (80%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
Increase modifier (3x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Army of One, Relentless Assault
12 30 LB
Max
Lv 40
Physical damage (10.85x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
Increase modifier (3x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Army of One, Relentless Assault
NV Zantetsuken Base
Lv 1
Physical damage (5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (80%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
Increase modifier (3x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Army of One, Relentless Assault
12 30 LB
Max
Lv 40
Physical damage (10.85x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
Increase modifier (3x) for 4 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Army of One, Relentless Assault
- Zantetsuken (Upgraded) Base
Lv 1
Physical damage (29.1x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 6 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 6 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
Increase modifier (3x) for 6 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Army of One, Relentless Assault
12 30 LB
Max
Lv 40
Physical damage (33x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 5 turns to all enemies
Increase modifier (1x) for 6 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Crushing Blow+, Flourish of Steel, Seismic Strike
Increase modifier (2x) for 6 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Razor Gale, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall+
Increase modifier (3x) for 6 turns to caster (can't be dispelled): Army of One, Relentless Assault

Special

Active
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
NV 120 Buster Impulse Buster Impulse Lv.5 Lightning magic damage (70x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (5) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65
NV 120 Triple Gestalt (Radiant) Triple Gestalt Cast 3 times: Any of Radiant Lightning's skills - 0
NV 120 Buster Thunder Buster Thunder Lv.5 Lightning magic damage (62x) with consecutive increase (3 times, 8x each, 86x max) to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (4) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 70
NV 120 Energized Energized [6 turns cooldown, available on turn 1]
Increase MAG (300%) for 5 turns to caster
Enable skill for 6 turns to caster: Tetra-Unison
- 99
NV 120 Thunder Barrier Thunder Barrier Mitigate damage taken (50%) for 2 turns to caster
Increase lightning resistance (200%) for 2 turns to caster
- 15 LB
NV 120 Claire's Saber Claire's Saber [3 uses per battle, unique selection on multicast]
Lightning magic damage (110x) to one enemy
Increase LB damage (100%) for 3 turns to caster (can't be dispelled)
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 -
Passive
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect
NV 120 Etro's Grace Etro's Grace Increase ATK/MAG (50%)
Increase LB damage (150%)
NV 120 Instrument of Flight Instrument of Flight [Requirement: TMR or STMR equipped]
Increase LB gauge fill rate (100%)
NV 120 Ravager's Seal Ravager's Seal Lv.5 Increase static MAG (500)
Increase magic damage against machinas (150%)
NV 120 Bottled Lightning Bottled Lightning Increase MAG (120%), HP (60%), DEF/SPR (50%), MP (40%) and ATK (30%)
Increase lightning resistance (50%)
Recover MP (5%) per turn
Increase LB gauge (3) per turn
NV 120 Beautiful Light Beautiful Light Increase MAG (50%) when equipped with a sword
Increase MAG (50%) when equipped with a gun
Chance to counter physical attacks (50%) with Beautiful Light (max 1/turn)
Chance to counter magic attacks (50%) with Beautiful Light (max 1/turn)
NV 120 Friendly Reunion Friendly Reunion Auto-cast Friendly Reunion at the start of a battle
Increase resistance to blind, paralyze and confuse (100%)
Increase physical evasion (30%)
Increase Odin's bonus stats (100%)
NV 120 Dualcasting Dualcasting Increase chain modifier cap (200%) when dual wielding
Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
Increase equipment MAG (150%) when dual wielding
Conditional
Condition Name Effect Hits MP
Activated by
Energized
Tetra-Unison Cast 4 times: Buster Impulse, Buster Thunder, Energized, Thunder Barrier, Claire's Saber - 0
Activated by
Beautiful Light
Beautiful Light Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 1 turn to all enemies - -
Activated by
Friendly Reunion
Friendly Reunion Mitigate damage taken (10%) for 99999 turns to caster (can't be dispelled) - -

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect Hits Cost
NV Celestial Thunderfall Base
Lv 1
Lightning magic damage (107.2x) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (130%) for 4 turns to all enemies
Chain=Protector's Bayonet
27 30 LB
Max
Lv 40
Lightning magic damage (115x) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (130%) for 4 turns to all enemies
Chain=Protector's Bayonet

Awakenable Abilities

Brave Abilities

Name Effect Hits MP Type T1 T2 T3 Brave Insignia Gil
Buster Impulse Lv.1 Lightning magic damage (46x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (3) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 Static Brave Ability.png
Buster Impulse Lv.2 Lightning magic damage (53x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (3) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 15 8 - - Gil100,000
Buster Impulse Lv.3 Lightning magic damage (61x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (110%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (4) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 20 15 - 10 Gil100,000
Buster Impulse Lv.4 Lightning magic damage (67x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (110%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (4) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 35 22 3 15 Gil150,000
Buster Impulse Lv.5 Lightning magic damage (70x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (5) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 75 37 5 20 Gil300,000
Bolt Lv.1 Lightning physical damage (47x) to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8 62
Bolt Lv.2 Lightning physical damage (54x) to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8 62 White 15 8 - - Gil100,000
Bolt Lv.3 Lightning physical damage (62x) to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8 62 White 20 15 - 10 Gil100,000
Bolt Lv.4 Lightning physical damage (68x) to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8 62 White 35 22 3 15 Gil150,000
Bolt Lv.5 Lightning physical damage (72x) to one enemy
Chain=Absolute Mirror of Equity
8 62 White 75 37 5 20 Gil300,000
Commando's Seal Lv.1 Increase static ATK (250)
Increase physical damage against machinas (100%)
- -
Commando's Seal Lv.2 Increase static ATK (300)
Increase physical damage against machinas (100%)
- - White 15 8 - - Gil100,000
Commando's Seal Lv.3 Increase static ATK (350)
Increase physical damage against machinas (125%)
- - White 20 15 - 10 Gil100,000
Commando's Seal Lv.4 Increase static ATK (400)
Increase physical damage against machinas (125%)
- - White 35 22 3 15 Gil150,000
Commando's Seal Lv.5 Increase static ATK (500)
Increase physical damage against machinas (150%)
- - White 75 37 5 20 Gil300,000

Brave Abilities

Name Effect Hits MP Type T1 T2 T3 Brave Insignia Gil
Buster Impulse Lv.1 Lightning magic damage (46x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (3) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 Static Brave Ability.png
Buster Impulse Lv.2 Lightning magic damage (53x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (3) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 15 8 - - Gil100,000
Buster Impulse Lv.3 Lightning magic damage (61x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (110%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (4) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 20 15 - 10 Gil100,000
Buster Impulse Lv.4 Lightning magic damage (67x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (110%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (4) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 35 22 3 15 Gil150,000
Buster Impulse Lv.5 Lightning magic damage (70x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (120%) for 4 turns to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (5) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 65 White 75 37 5 20 Gil300,000
Buster Thunder Lv.1 Lightning magic damage (52x) with consecutive increase (3 times, 6x each, 70x max) to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (2) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 70
Buster Thunder Lv.2 Lightning magic damage (54x) with consecutive increase (3 times, 6x each, 72x max) to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (2) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 70 Yellow 15 8 - - Gil100,000
Buster Thunder Lv.3 Lightning magic damage (57x) with consecutive increase (3 times, 7x each, 78x max) to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (3) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 70 Yellow 20 15 - 10 Gil100,000
Buster Thunder Lv.4 Lightning magic damage (59x) with consecutive increase (3 times, 7x each, 80x max) to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (3) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 70 Yellow 35 22 3 15 Gil150,000
Buster Thunder Lv.5 Lightning magic damage (62x) with consecutive increase (3 times, 8x each, 86x max) to one enemy
Increase LB gauge (4) to caster
Chain=Bolting Strike
9 70 Yellow 75 37 5 20 Gil300,000
Ravager's Seal Lv.1 Increase static MAG (250)
Increase magic damage against machinas (100%)
- -
Ravager's Seal Lv.2 Increase static MAG (300)
Increase magic damage against machinas (100%)
- - Yellow 15 8 - - Gil100,000
Ravager's Seal Lv.3 Increase static MAG (350)
Increase magic damage against machinas (125%)
- - Yellow 20 15 - 10 Gil100,000
Ravager's Seal Lv.4 Increase static MAG (400)
Increase magic damage against machinas (125%)
- - Yellow 35 22 3 15 Gil150,000
Ravager's Seal Lv.5 Increase static MAG (500)
Increase magic damage against machinas (150%)
- - Yellow 75 37 5 20 Gil300,000

Awakening Materials

6★ 7★
Icon-Fairies' Writ.pngFairies' Writ (20)
Icon-Rainbow Bloom.pngRainbow Bloom (10)
Icon-Calamity Gem.pngCalamity Gem (10)
Icon-Prismatic Horn.pngPrismatic Horn (5)
Icon-Divine Crystal.pngDivine Crystal (5)
Gil4,000
Icon-Unit's Prism.pngRadiant Lightning's Prism
Gil3,000,000
NV EX+1
Icon-Radiant Lightning Fragment.pngRadiant Lightning Fragment (25)
Icon-Ascension Pearl.pngAscension Pearl
Gil250,000
Icon-Radiant Lightning Fragment.pngRadiant Lightning Fragment (50)
Icon-Ascension Pearl.pngAscension Pearl (2)
Gil250,000
EX+2 EX+3
Icon-Radiant Lightning Fragment.pngRadiant Lightning Fragment (75)
Icon-Ascension Pearl.pngAscension Pearl (3)
Gil500,000
Icon-Radiant Lightning Fragment.pngRadiant Lightning Fragment (100)
Icon-Ascension Pearl.pngAscension Pearl (3)
Icon-Transcension Pearl.pngTranscension Pearl
Gil750,000

Sprites

5-star★ 6-star★ 7-star★ NV Brave Shift.png
Radiant Lightning Radiant Lightning Radiant Lightning Radiant Lightning Radiant Lightning

Quotes

Background Story

5 A woman who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity's fate. Lightning is a soldier from the floating continent of Cocoon, ruled by servants of the gods known as the fal'Cie. Her unsociable and serious demeanor often makes her seem indifferent to those around her, when in reality she hides a gentle soul that drives her to face peril boldly to protect those she loves. Lightning gave up her post as a soldier to save her sister Serah, who had become a prisoner of the fal'Cie, and boarded a train full of unjustly exiled citizens to defy the fate the gods had chosen for her.
6 A woman who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity's fate. Lightning chose to fight against the gods' servants, the fal'Cie, to save her sister Serah. Unfortunately, this resulted in Lightning herself being cursed as a "l'Cie." The l'Cie were believed to be the enemies of peace; thus Lightning and her fellow l'Cie came to be persecuted by various enemies. Although not always in agreement, the l'Cie formed strong bonds with one another, seeking to fulfill their Focus in defiance of the gods.
7 A woman who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity's fate. As a former member of the military, Lightning may seem indifferent and hard on herself and others, but she is a kind, loving, and even playful older sister. Although she finds herself in the midst of various disasters that befall her world, her determination never wavers. In fact, she's likened to a goddess as she provides guidance to those lost in despair.
NV A woman who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity's fate. As a former member of the military, Lightning may seem indifferent and hard on herself and others, but she is a kind, loving, and even playful older sister. Although she finds herself in the midst of various disasters that befall her world, her determination never wavers. In fact, she's likened to a goddess as she provides guidance to those lost in despair.

Fusion

5 I don't take orders from fal'Cie.
How I live is up to me.
6 It's not a question of can or can't.
There are some things in life you just do.
7 Fighting without hope is no way to live. It's just a way to die. Now, show me the hope you've found.
NV Fighting without hope is no way to live. It's just a way to die. Now, show me the hope you've found.

Awakening

5 <blank>
6 Destroying the world isn't salvation.
I'll keep fighting until the end.
This power will give me the strength.
7 We protect our own. We can do without their brand of mercy. And we don't need a fal'Cie's orders, either. I'm fighting this Focus to the end. We all are.
NV We protect our own. We can do without their brand of mercy. And we don't need a fal'Cie's orders, either. I'm fighting this Focus to the end. We all are.

Summon

5 Keep your eyes in front.
I'll watch the rear.
6 Fighting without hope is no way to live. It's just a way to die. Now, show me the hope you've found.
7 Fighting without hope is no way to live. It's just a way to die. Now, show me the hope you've found.
NV Fighting without hope is no way to live. It's just a way to die. Now, show me the hope you've found.

Trust Mastery

When it looks like there's no hope left, we look harder until we find some. Always have, always will.

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Notes

Gameplay

  • Players can test out her abilities as a Guest Unit through her Unit Intro Quest from 7/31 - 8/15 PDT.
  • Lightning has several variants: Radiant Lightning, Lightning (FFXIII-2) and Savior of Souls Lightning.
  • Japanese Voice Actress: Maaya Sakamoto
  • In the Japanese version, Radiant Lightning received her Ability Awakenings prior to the release of the Neo Vision era. This was not made available in the Global version prior to the release of the Neo Vision era, thus all her fully awakened abilities were integrated with her NV awakening in the Global version.

Trivia

  • Main protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII, supporting character of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and sole playable protagonist of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
  • This variation of Lightning features her Eidolon, Odin.
  • CG-Animated Limit Burst Dialogue:
    • "悪いな運命を断つ!" - "Too bad, I've decided my fate!"