Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Wiki

Hi Gamepedia users and contributors! Please complete this survey to help us learn how to better meet your needs in the future. We have one for editors and readers. This should only take about 7 minutes!

Radiant Lightning

Radiant Lightning
Radiant Lightning
Rarity 5-star★ - 7-star★
Job l'Cie
Role Physical AttackerDebuffer
Chain Family Bolting Strike
Aureole Ray
Absolute Mirror of Equity
Acquisition Rare Summon
Time Limited No
CG LB Yes
Series FFXIII
Gender Female‎
Race Human
No. 1445, 1446, 1447
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[edit | edit source]

Stats [edit | edit source]

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

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 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

Innate Abilities[edit | edit source]

Special[edit | edit source]

Active
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
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★ 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 (2.7x) to all enemies
Decrease lightning resistance (80%) 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+ - 0
7-star★ 101 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★ 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+, Flourish of Steel, Lightning Strike, Razor Gale, Relentless Assault, Seismic Strike, Skyward Swing, Stormblade, Thunderfall, Thunderfall+
- 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 (8x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
Increase LB gauge (30) to caster
Increase LB damage (50%) for 3 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
110
Passive
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect
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 Endless Blades Endless Blades Increase chain modifier cap (6x) 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 (30%)
Increase Odin's bonus stats (50%)
6-star★ 91 Counter-current Counter-current Chance to counter physical attacks (20%) with Counter-currentCounter-current
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 1 turn to one enemy
(max 1/turn)
Chance to counter magic attacks (20%) with Counter-currentCounter-current
Decrease lightning resistance (100%) for 1 turn to one enemy
(max 1/turn)
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[edit | edit source]

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
5-star★ 1 Thundaga Thundaga Lightning magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 1Attack frame: 70 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[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

Limit Burst[edit | edit source]

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

Optimal Rotation[edit | edit source]

As a list of priorities, try to cast as many of a higher-tier ability as possible before going down a tier:

  • If not using lightning elemental weapon (not recommended): Imbue (Thunderfall +)
  • Limit Burst (Zantetsuken)
  • Defying destiny (mod increase)
  • Paradigm Shift: Commando (atk buff and additional mod increase)
  • If LB mod increase is down: Army of One
  • Relentless Assault (W-cast for highest damage, beware of mana consumption)

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.pngRadiant Lightning's Prism
Gil3,000,000

Sprites[edit | edit source]

5-star★ 6-star★ 7-star★
Radiant Lightning Radiant Lightning Radiant 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 and sole playable protagonist of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
  • This variation of Lightning features her Eidolon, Odin in his Gestalt form.