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Lightning

Lightning refers to a unit. For an ability, visit Lightning (Ability).
Lightning
Lightning
Rarity 5-star★ - 7-star★
Job l'Cie
Role Physical Attacker
Chain Family Quick Hit
Acquisition Rare Summon
Time Limited No
CG LB No
Series FFXIII
Gender Female‎
Race Human
No. 257, 258, 969
TMR Aurora ScarfAurora Scarf
Aurora ScarfAurora ScarfAccessory
Stats: DEF+3
Effect: Two-Hit ComboTwo-Hit Combo
Two-Hit ComboTwo-Hit Combo
Normal attack hits twice
STMR Omega WeaponOmega Weapon
Omega Weapon (FFXIII)Omega WeaponSword
Stats: ATK+176

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[edit | edit source]

Stats [edit | edit source]

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits Drop Check Exp. Growth Pattern
5-star★ 2781 121 112 97 95 93 5 2 LB 5
6-star★ 3615 157 145 126 123 120 5 2 LB 6
7-star★ 4699 204 192 171 159 163 5 2 LB 6

Maximum Stats Increase [edit | edit source]

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR
5-star★ 300 50 20 20 20 20
6-star★ 450 75 30 30 30 30
7-star★ 600 100 50 50 50 50

Resistance [edit | edit source]

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

Equipment[edit | edit source]

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 3, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 6, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 3
6-star★ 4 White Magic Affinity Lvl 4, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 7, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 4
7-star★ 4 White Magic Affinity Lvl 4, Black Magic Affinity Lvl 7, Green Magic Affinity Lvl 4

Innate Abilities[edit | edit source]

Special[edit | edit source]

Active
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
5-star★ 6 Sparkstrike Sparkstrike Lightning physical damage (1.5x) to one enemy 1Attack frame: 40 9
5-star★ 18 Flamestrike Flamestrike Fire physical damage (1.4x) to one enemy 1Attack frame: 55 7
5-star★ 24 Froststrike Froststrike Ice physical damage (1.4x) to one enemy 1Attack frame: 125 7
5-star★ 46 Blitz (FFXIII) Blitz Physical damage (1.8x) to all enemies D 17
5-star★ 80 Crushing Blow Crushing Blow Physical damage (2.7x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy
4Frame delay: 42-20-30-2
Attack frames: 42-62-92-94
45
6-star★ 26 Galestrike Galestrike Wind physical damage (1.4x) to one enemy 1Attack frame: 70 7
6-star★ 48 Electric Blitz Electric Blitz Lightning physical damage (2x) to all enemies 1Attack frame: 30 23
6-star★ 48 Ice Blitz Ice Blitz Ice physical damage (1.9x) to all enemies 1Attack frame: 110 20
6-star★ 48 Heat Blitz Heat Blitz Fire physical damage (1.9x) to all enemies 1Attack frame: 110 20
6-star★ 72 Aero Blitz Aero Blitz Wind physical damage (1.9x) to all enemies 1Attack frame: 70 20
7-star★ 105 Lightning Strike 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★ 110 Endless Army Endless Army Increase ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR (150%) for 3 turns to caster
Physical damage (7.2x) to one enemy
Chain=Quick Hit
12Frame delay: 22-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-20
Attack frames: 22-27-32-37-42-47-52-57-62-67-72-92
76
Passive
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect
5-star★ 42 ATK +30% ATK +30% Increase ATK (30%)
5-star★ 74 Auto-Refresh Auto-Refresh Recover MP (5%) per turn
6-star★ 1 Lightspeed Lightspeed Increase physical evasion (30%)
6-star★ 20 Counter-Strike Counter-Strike Chance to counter physical attacks (30%) with normal attack
6-star★ 65 HP +20% HP +20% Increase HP (20%)
6-star★ 100 Dual Wield Dual Wield Enable dual wielding of one-handed weapons
7-star★ 101 Knight of the Aurora Knight of the Aurora [Requirement: TMR or STMR equipped]
Increase ATK (80%)
Increase modifier (3x): Crushing Blow
Increase equipment ATK (30%) when dual wielding
7-star★ 115 MP +20% MP +20% Increase MP (20%)
7-star★ 120 L'Cie Brand L'Cie Brand Increase HP/DEF/SPR (20%)
Increase ATK (20%) when equipped with a sword
Increase ATK (20%) when equipped with a gun
Increase modifier (3.4x): Blitz, Electric Blitz, Ice Blitz, Heat Blitz, Aero Blitz

Magic[edit | edit source]

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
5-star★ 38 Thundaga Thundaga Lightning magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 1Attack frame: 70 20
5-star★ 56 Cura Cura Heal (400 HP, 3x) to all allies - 7

Exclusive Materia[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Effect Hits MP
Attacker Attacker Increase ATK/MAG (10%) - -
Defender Defender Increase DEF/SPR (10%) - -
Thunderfall Thunderfall Lightning magic damage (2.1x) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (50%) for 3 turns to all enemies
1Attack frame: 100 23

Ability Awakening[edit | edit source]

Name Effect HitsD = Default unit attack MP Type T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 Gil
Crushing Blow +1 Physical damage (3.5x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy
4New frame delay: 42-20-30-2
New attack frames: 42-62-92-94
45 Power 20 15 10 4 2 Gil1,000,000
Crushing Blow +2 Physical damage (3.5x) to one enemy
Decrease lightning resistance (75%) for 3 turns to one enemy
4New frame delay: 42-20-30-2
New attack frames: 42-62-92-94
45 Power 30 23 15 8 2 Gil1,000,000
Blitz +1 Physical damage (2x) to all enemies D 17 Power 10 8 3 - - Gil120,000
Blitz +2 Physical damage (2.2x) to all enemies D 17 Power 15 12 5 1 - Gil120,000
Lightspeed +1 Increase physical evasion (30%)
Increase magic evasion (10%)
- - Support 15 8 5 1 - Gil250,000
Lightspeed +2 Increase physical evasion (30%)
Increase magic evasion (20%)
- - Support 23 12 8 2 1 Gil250,000

Limit Burst[edit | edit source]

Rarity Name Effect Hits Cost
5-star★ Army of One Base Physical damage (2.7x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy
12 14 LB
Max Physical damage (3.65x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (39%) for 3 turns to one enemy
6-star★ Army of One Base Physical damage (2.9x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (30%) for 3 turns to one enemy
20 16 LB
Max Physical damage (4.1x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (54%) for 3 turns to one enemy
7-star★ Army of One Base Physical damage (15.1x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (45%) for 3 turns to one enemy
20 26 LB
Max Physical damage (18x) to one enemy
Decrease DEF (74%) for 3 turns to one enemy

Awakening Materials[edit | edit source]

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.pngLightning's Prism
Gil3,000,000

Sprites[edit | edit source]

5-star★ 6-star★ 7-star★
Lightning Lightning Lightning

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Background Story[edit | edit source]

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.

Fusion[edit | edit source]

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.

Awakening[edit | edit source]

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.

Summon[edit | edit source]

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.

Trust Mastery[edit | edit source]

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

User Review[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Gameplay

Trivia

  • Main protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII, supporting character of Final Fantasy XIII-2 & sole playable protagonist of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
  • Lightning is the very first 6-star★ unit in the game.
  • Army of One is Lightning's Full ATB Skill.