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This is a full list of passive abilities in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Passive abilities can be learned innately by Paradigm Pack monsters. Serah and Noel can equip weapons and accessories for the effects.

Passive abilities Edit

Name Effect Monster/Equip
Ally KO: Bonus Offers a bonus each time an ally is KO'd.
  • Ally KO: Power Surge boosts Strength and Magic by 110%.
Lucidon, Sarracenia, Tonberry, Ceratoraptor, Silver Chocobo, Cactuarama, Flanitor, Amodar
ATB Advantage Charges a single ATB gauge segment before battle. Swampmonk, Black Chocobo, Clematis, Pantopoda
ATB Gauge +1 Increases ATB gauge by one segment.
ATB Rate Reduced Reduces ATB gauge charge rate by 30%.
ATB Rate: +X% Increase ATB gauge charge rate by X%.
Attack: ATB Charge (I or II) Recharges the ATB gauge each time an enemy is attacked. Apkallu, Chichu, Chocobo, Dragoon, Goblin, Reaver, Twilight Odin, Yeoman, Gremlin, Pleuston, Barbed Specter, Hedge Frog, Pitterpatter, Lightning (COM), Lightning (RAV)
Augment Maintenance (I or II) Extends the duration of offensive buffs. (I: 40% boost, II: 80% boost) Imp, Miquiztli, Nanochu, Purple Chocobo, Sahagin Prince, Testudo, Sazh
Auto-Tetradefense Casts Protect, Shell, Veil, and Vigilance at the start of battle with a 30 second duration. Grand Behemoth, Tezcatlipoca
Auto-Protect Casts Protect at the start of battle with a 60 second duration. Garganzola, Gigantuar
Auto-Shell Casts Shell at the start of battle with a 60 second duration. Sarracenia, Spiranthes
Auto-Bravery Casts Bravery at the start of battle with a 60 second duration. Cactuar, Narasimha, Thermadon, Vodianoi, Major Moblin, Omega, Lightning (COM)
Auto-Faith Casts Faith at the start of battle with a 60 second duration. Metallicactuar
Auto-Haste Casts Haste at the start of battle with a 60 second duration. Cactuaroni, Yeoman, Samovira, Schrodinger, Sahagin Prince
Auto-Vigilance Casts Vigilance at the start of battle with a 60 second duration. Yaksha, Notsugo, Gigantuar, Microchu
Auto-Veil Casts Veil at the start of battle with a 60 second duration. Mandrake, Narasimha, Caterchipillar, Ultros
Auto-Enfire Casts Enfire at the start of battle against enemies known to be vulnerable to fire. Bomb, Typhon
Auto-Enfrost Casts Enfrost at the start of battle against enemies known to be vulnerable to ice. Cloudburst, Cryohedron
Auto-Enthunder Casts Enthunder at the start of battle against enemies known to be vulnerable to lightning. Circuitron, Debris
Auto-Enaero Casts Enaero at the start of battle against enemies known to be vulnerable to wind. Grenade, Tempest, Typhon
Bonus CP Doubles CP earned after battle. Don Tonberry, Pulsework Gladiator, Green Chocobo
Chain Bonus Boost (I or II) Increases the Chain Bonus of attacks. (I: 1%, II: 2%) Blue Chocobo, Buccaboo, Ceratoraptor, Garchimacera, Koboldroid Yang, Pink Lily, Dendrobium, Valfodr
Chain Bonus Lv. X Increases the Chain Bonus of attacks. (0.50%, 0.75%, 1%, 1.25%, or 1.5%)
Critical: Tetradefense Casts Protect, Shell, Veil, and Endure when HP is low with a 60 second duration. Golden Chocobo, Twilight Odin, Grand Behemoth, Mud Frog, Pulse Gladiator, Tezcatlipoca, Snow
Critical: Protect Casts Protect when HP is low with a 120 second duration. Reaver, Albino Lobo, Mimi, Purple Chocobo
Critical: Shell Casts Shell when HP is low with a 120 second duration. Albino Lobo, Vespid, Calautidon, Bamapama, Exoray
Critical: Bravery Casts Bravery when HP is low with a 120 second duration. Cactuar, Proto-behemoth, Reaver, Red Chocobo, Mud Frog
Critical: Faith Casts Faith when HP is low with a 120 second duration. Metallicactuar, Proto-behemoth, Bomb, Circuitron, Cloudburst, Cryohedron, Debris, Grenade, Mud Frog, Tempest, Vespid, Green Chocobo
Critical: Haste Casts Haste when HP is low with a 120 second duration. Cactuaroni, Moblin, Blue Chocobo, Mud Frog, Hedge Frog, Schrodinger, Sazh
Critical: Vigilance Casts Vigilance when HP is low with a 120 second duration. Miniflan, Proto-behemoth, Albino Lobo, Microchu, Triffid
Critical: Veil Casts Veil when HP is low with a 120 second duration. Mandrake, Sahagin Prince
Critical: Power Surge (I or II) Boots Strength and Magic when HP is low (I: 20%, II: 40%). Chocobo, Dreadnought, Flangonzola, Fencer, Snow
Critical: Shield (I or II) Reduces damage taken when HP is low (I: 15%, II: 30%.) Garganzola, Koboldroid Yin, Swampmonk, Amodar
Debilitation Halves maximum HP.
Debilitation Duration: -X% Reduces the duration of debilitation status ailments by X%.
Debuff Duration: -X% Reduces the duration of debuff status ailments by X%.
Defense Maintenance (I or II) Extends the duration of defensive buffs (I: 40%, II: 80%). Goblin Chieftain, Pulse Soldier, Oannes, Yakshini, Ultros
Enervation Decreases Strength and Magic by ~ 10%.
Enhanced Commando Enhances the Commando role bonus. Lightning (COM)
Enhanced Sentinel Enhances the Sentinel role bonus. Snow
Exsanguination Inflicts significant wound damage to self at the start of battle.
Feral Fatigue Inflicts status ailments when Feral Link abilities are used. Scutari, Shaguma, Rangda, Leyak, Thexteron, White Chocobo, Omega
Feral Speed (I, II, or MAX) Increases the Feral Link gauge charge rate. (I: 20%, II: 40%, MAX: 60%) Chichu, Dragoon, Hoplite, Shaguma, Lancer, Major Moblin, Gancanagh, Gancanagh Ace, Cactuarina, Haguma, White Chocobo, Sazh
Feral Surge Boosts all attributes when Feral Link gauge is full. Sarracenia, Scutari, Shaguma, Navidon, Rangda, Leyak, Mewmao, Nanochu, Sahagin Prince, Thexteron, Cactuarina, White Chocobo, Omega, Ultros
Fettered Magic Reduces magic damage dealt to enemies by 30%. Gigantuar
First Strike Fully charges ATB gauge before battle. Yeoman, Chelicerata, Clematis, Deathgaze, Pantopoda, Oannes, Yakshini, Ultros
Fragment Energy Increases potency of weapons with the amount of fragments collected.
Gilfinder (I, II, or MAX) Increases Gil earned after battle. (I: 30%, II: 50%, MAX: 100%) Chunerpeton, Crawler, Frag Leech, Moblin, Apotamkin, Bloodfang Bass, Buccaboo, Buccaboo Ace, Ceratoraptor, Munchkin Boss, Calautidon, Ceratosaur, Gancanagh
Hindrance Reduces physical damage dealt to enemies by 30%. Metalligantaur
HP: +X% Increases maximum HP by X%. Chunerpeton, Lucidon, Yaksha, Grenade, Bunkerbeast, Flandit, Pulsework Gladiator, Pulse Knight, Pulse Soldier, Forked Cat, Necrosis, Luminous Puma, Oannes, Testudo, Yakshini
Immovable (I, II, or MAX) Reduces the chance of command interruption by enemies. (I: 5%, II: 10%, MAX: 15%) Notsugo, Metalligantaur, Gigantuar, Lightning (COM)
Improved Ability Boosts success rate or efficiency of Ability.
  • Improved Debuffing/Debilitation I: 40%, II: 80%
  • Improved Cure I: 10%, II: 20%
  • Improved Raise I: 50%, II: 100%
  • Improved Guard I: 8%, II: 16%
  • Improved Counter I: 40%, II: 80%
  • Improved Ward I: 8%, II: 16%
  • Improved Potions: Doubles potency of potions
Bunkerbeast, Flandit, Goblin Chieftain, Lancer, Navidon, Pulsework Gladiator, Xolotl, Ahriman, Bamapama, Black Chocobo, Chelicerata, Forked Cat, Garuda, Hedge Frog, Illuyankas, Mimi, Necrosis, Silver Lobo, Cactrot, Cactuarina, Cait Sith, Caterchipillar, Exoray, Flanitor, Green Chocobo, Haguma, Spiranthes, Snow, Nabaat, PuPu
Ironstrike Reduces ATB gauge recharge rate by 40%. Yaksha
Item Collector Increases the odds of obtaining rare items after battle. Crawler, Apotamkin, Gancanagh Ace, Triffid, Cactrot, Exoray, Spiranthes, Sazh
Item Scavenger (I, II, or MAX) Increases the odds of obtaining items after battle. Calautidon, Silver Chocobo, Breshan Bass, Microchu, Cactrot
Jungle Law Strength and Magic are increased by 20% against enemies with lower HP than the user, but decreased by 20% against enemies with higher HP than the user. Flangonzola, Narasimha, Calautidon, Imp
Kill: ATB Charge Restores 50% of an ATB segment when an enemy is slain. Seeping Brie, Blue Chocobo, Ceratoraptor, Vespid, Metalligantaur, Ceratosaur, Samovira
Kill: Libra Reveals a piece of information about each defeated enemy. Crawler, Flanborg, Koboldroid Yin, Zwerg Scandroid, Goblin Chieftain, Metalligantaur
Leadenstrike Reduces ATB gauge recharge rate by 70%. Thermadon, Omega
Magic: +X Increases magic by X.
Magic: +X% Increases magic by X%. Crawler, Gorgonopsid, Mandrake, Miniflan, Tonberry, Bomb, Buccaboo, Buccaboo Ace, Circuitron, Cloudburst, Cryohedron, Debris, Flanbanero, Garchimacera, Gremlin, Koboldroid Yang, Munchkin Boss, Nekton, Pleuston, Spiceacilian, Tempest, Zwerg Metro, Metalligantaur, Ahriman, Black Chocobo, Forked Cat, Schrodinger, Gahongas, Gigantuar, Triffid, Cactrot, Caterchipillar, Haguma, White Chocobo, Typhon, Ultros
Mana Link Adjusts Strength to match Magic.
Nullify Element Nullifies damage of Element.
Pack Mentality Increases the user's strength and magic by 30% when all paradigm pack monsters are the same type. Chichu, Sarracenia, Apotamkin, Zwerg Metro, Ceratosaur, Hedge Frog, Nanochu, PuPu
Perpetual Poison Inflicts Poison on the user throughout each battle. Don Tonberry, Mud Frog
Power Link Adjusts Magic to match Strength.
Pressure (I, II, or MAX) Increases the user's chance of interrupting enemy commands. (I: 5%, II: 10%, MAX: 15%) Gandayaks, Miniflan, Metalligantaur, Gigantuar, Luminous Puma, Nabaat
Quick Stagger Instantly staggers enemies close to the stagger threshold (90 to 95%). Don Tonberry, Garganzola, Narasimha, Orion, Svarog, Fencer, Gilgamesh
Random: Nullify Element Occasionally nullifies damage from Element. Ultros
Rapid Recovery Reduces the duration of status ailments by 25%. Spiceacilian, Tabasco Toad, Mewmao, Microchu, Haguma
Resilience: +X% Increases all status ailment resistances by X%. Barbed Specter, Necrosis, Schrodinger, Cactuarama, Valfodr
Resist Elements: +X% Increases all elemental resistances by X%. Twilight Odin, Pink Lily, Caterchipillar, Valfodr
Resist: Physical +X% Increases physical resistance by X%. Garganzola, Hoplite, Seeping Brie, Svarog, Flanbanero, Munchkin Boss, Nekton, Pleuston, Tabasco Toad, Calautidon, Flandit, Major Moblin, Pulse Soldier, Tezcatlipoca, Xolotl, Bamapama, Breshan Bass, Necrosis, Fachan, Leyak, Purple Chocobo, Thexteron, Cactuarina, Green Chocobo
Resist: Magic +X% Increases magic resistance by X%. Moblin, Vespid Soldier, Bloodfang Bass, Buccaboo Ace, Koboldroid Yin, Nekton, Pleuston, Spiceacilian, Tezcatlipoca, Xolotl, Black Chocobo, Breshan Bass, Deathgaze, Mimi, Rangda, Unsaganashi, Gahongas, Imp, Mewmao, Testudo, Cait Sith, Flanitor
Resist: Damage +X% Increases both physical and magic resistance by X%. Pulse Knight
Resist: Fire +X% Increases fire resistance by X%. Red Chocobo, Svarog, Bomb, Ceratoraptor, Garchimacera, Koboldroid Yang, Calautidon, Goblin Chieftain, Chelicerata, Viking, Clione
Resist: Ice +X% Increases ice resistance by X%. Dragoon, Albino Lobo, Bloodfang Bass, Blue Chocobo, Ceratoraptor, Cloudburst, Cryohedron, Gremlin, Swampmonk, Breshan Bass, Ceratosaur
Resist: Lightning +X% Increases lightning resistance by X%. Mánagarmr, Circuitron, Debris, Zwerg Scandroid, Garuda, Fachan, Miquiztli
Resist: Wind +X% Increases wind resistance by X%. Chocobo, Debris, Vespid Soldier, Cloudburst, Tempest, Unsaganashi, Miquiztli, Triffid
Resist: Deprotect +X% Increases Deprotect resistance by X%. Garganzola, Vodianoi, Vouivre, Flanbanero, Swampmonk, Zaghnal, Bunkerbeast, Flandit, Ceratosaur, Deathgaze, Gancanagh, Samovira, Gahongas, Gancanagh Ace, Microchu, Purple Chocobo, Haguma
Resist: Deshell +X% Increases Deshell resistance by X%. Blue Chocobo, Zaghnal, Bunkerbeast, Samovira, Gahongas, Gancanagh Ace, Haguma
Resist: Dispel +X% Increases Dispel resistance by X%. Apkallu, Chunerpeton, Vouivre, Grand Behemoth, Pantopoda, Pitterpatter, Amanojaku, Purple Chocobo
Resist: Pain +X% Increases Pain resistance by X%. Behemoth, Notsugo Zwerg Metro, Black Chocobo, Kanna Kamuy
Resist: Slow +X% Increases Slow resistance by X%. Cactuar, Cactuaroni, Metallicactuar
Resist: Imperil +X% Increases Imperil resistance by X%. Flanborg, Albino Lobo, Zwerg Metro, Pulse Gladiator, Dendrobium
Resist: Poison +X% Increases Poison resistance by X%. Gorgonopsid, Mandrake, Uridimmu, Albino Lobo, Clematis, Samovira, Sahagin Prince, Thexteron
Resist: Curse +X% Increases Curse resistance by X%. Vodianoi, Chelicerata, Kanna Kamuy, Pitterpatter, Samovira, Clione, Cait Sith
Resist: Fog +X% Increases Fog resistance by X%. Dendrobium, Pitterpatter, Rangda, Unsaganashi, Fachan, Leyak, Cait Sith, Flanitor
Role Resonance Increases Strength and Magic by 20% when all paradigm roles are the same. Frag Leech, Miniflan, Sarracenia, Buccaboo Ace, Munchkin Boss, Nekton, Pulsework Gladiator, Cactuarama
Siphon Boost (I or II) Boosts ATB gauge recovery from Siphon abilities, Attack: ATB Charge (I and II), Kill: ATB Charge. (I: 50%, II: 100%) Chunerpeton, Seeping Brie, Vespid Soldier, Fencer, Nekton, Lightning (RAV)
Stagger Maintenance (I or II) Extends the duration of enemy stagger. (I: 10%, II: 30%) Golden Chocobo, Red Chocobo, Svarog, Buccaboo Ace, Zwerg Metro, Gilgamesh, Valfodr
Strength: +X Increases Strength by X.
Strength: +X% Increases Strength by X%. Apkallu, Behemoth, Chichu, Chocobo, Dreadnought, Flangonzola, Gandayaks, Mandrake, Meonekton, Miniflan, Seeping Brie, Thermadon, Tonberry, Uridimmu, Vodianoi, Vouivre, Yaksha, Buccaboo, Buccaboo Ace, Fencer, Grand Behemoth, Koboldroid Yin, Munchkin Boss, Tabasco Toad, Major Moblin, Metalligantaur, Silver Lobo, Gigantuar, Omega
Uncapped Damage Raises damage cap to 999,999. Lightning (COM)
Victory: Feral Boost Feral Link gauge recharges by 0.4% even after obtaining a low battle rating.
Weak Spot Increases damage inflicted by attacks that target an enemy's vulnerability by 15%. Amanojaku, Typhon, Valfodr
Woundward (I, II, or MAX) Reduces Wound damage. (I: 20%, II: 40%, MAX: 70%)

Synthesized passive abilities Edit

Synthesized passive abilities are abilities created by equipping weapons and accessories belonging to the same group. Many of these abilities can be enhanced by equipping more accessories.

The following table displays a list of synthesized abilities. Only standard accessories are mentioned in the table, but Delicate and Durable accessories belong to the same synthesis group as their standard versions.

Ability Description Equipment Ability Power
2 Items 3 Items 4 Items 5 Items
Buff Duration Extends duration of buffs cast by the user. Faerie's Bow, Indrajit, Orochi, Rune Tooth, Magician's Mark, Shaman's Mark Duration +8% Duration +11% Duration +16% Duration +24%
Buff: Duration Extends duration of buffs cast upon the user. Butterfly Bow, Eurytos's Bow, Meteorblaze, Romulus & Remus, Volatile Spark, Rune Bracelet, Witch's Bracelet Duration +20% Duration +25% Duration +30%
Damage Wall Subtracts a certain amount of damage off each physical hit the user suffers. Fellowship Arc, Sargatanas, Twist Headband, Catastrophe Blade, Muramasa Damage -10 Damage -20
Debuff: Duration Reduces the duration of debuffs inflicted on the user. Odinbolt, Odinblade, Metal Armband, Serenity Sachet, Star Pendant, Pearl Necklace, Warding Talisman, Pain Dampener, White Cape, Obsidian Choker Duration -33% Duration -50%
Fire Damage Fire-elemental attacks deal more damage. Frost Ring, Ice Aegis Damage +30%
Ice Damage Ice-elemental attacks deal more damage. Ember Ring, Fire Aegis Damage +30%
Lightning Damage Lightning-elemental attacks deal more damage. Zephyr Ring, Wind Aegis Damage +30%
Wind Damage Wind-elemental attacks deal more damage. Spark Ring, Lightning Aegis Damage +30%
High HP: Power Surge Increases damage when HP is above 70% (green bar). Izanami, Starseeker, Wild Chorus, Flame Fossil, Guardian's Edge, Mac an Luin, Iron Bangle, Silver Bangle, Gold Bangle Damage +10% Damage +25%
Low HP: Power Surge Increases damage when HP is below 30% (red bar). Angel's Bow, Nagaraja, Shellbreaker, The Tower, Hero's Amulet, Saint's Amulet, Zealot's Amulet, Hermes Sandals Damage +25% Damage +30% Damage +35% Damage +45%
Improved Cure Restorative spells heal more HP. Sagittarius, Trollspike, Blazing Spirit, Sacred Cross, Guardian Amulet, Auric Amulet, Watchman's Amulet Heal +5% Heal +8% Heal +11% Heal +15%
Improved Raise Increases the percentage of a revived character's HP restored with Raise. Chrysalis Arc, Raging Arc, Nomad's Machete, Vajradanda, Bloodguard, Royal Armlet, Entite Ring, Seraphic Wing 25% HP 33% HP 50% HP
Improved Stagger Increases the duration of stagger periods. Also recharges one ATB gauge segment whenever the user defeats an enemy. Arcus Chronica, In Paradisum, Martyr's Badge, Martyr's Emblem Duration +6 seconds
Siphon Damage Charges the ATB gauge by one segment when a certain amount of damage is taken. Gandiva, Lunar Stinger, Blessed Blade, Fragarach, Howling Soul, Black Belt, General's Belt ATB charge after 1000 damage ATB charge after 950 damage ATB charge after 900 damage
Strength & Magic Increases Strength and Magic. Rune Feather, Avenger's Edge, Sniper's Eye, Genji Bow, Azrael Strength & Magic +10 Strength & Magic +20
Vampiric Strike Drains a percentage of damage dealt, restoring HP to the user. Amazon Bow, Fatal Barb, Grasitha, Survivor's Edge, Power Wristband, Brawler's Wristband Drain 3% Drain 5% Drain 7%
Warrior Spirit Greatly boosts the effects of Genji accessories when HP is low. Genji Glove, Delicate Genji Glove, Genji Shield, Delicate Genji Shield, Genji Helm, Delicate Genji Helm Genji Effect x5
Warrior Wisdom Boosts the effects of Genji accessories when HP is low. Genji Glove, Delicate Genji Glove, Genji Shield, Delicate Genji Shield, Genji Helm, Delicate Genji Helm Genji Effect x2