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The following is a list of abilities available to player characters in Final Fantasy XIII.

CommandoEdit

Name Type Effect Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Adrenaline Auto When your HP is above a certain threshold, Physical and Magical power is increased by 20%. X X X X
Attack Command Deal Physical damage to one foe. X X X X X X
Blindside Auto When starting a series of attacks on a foe who is not targeting the attacker, "Attack" and "Ruin" become more effective. Does not work on Staggered foes. X X X X
Blitz Command Deal Physical damage to target and nearby foes. X X X X X
Deathblow Auto When attacking foes below a certain threshold, there is a chance to kill them in one hit. X X X
Faultsiphon Auto Recovers some ATB when attacking a foe under status ailment. X X X X
Jeopardize Auto When attacking a Staggered foe, gain increased Chain bonus. X X X X X X
Launch Auto When performing "Attack" on a Staggered foe, hits the enemy into the air. X X X
Lifesiphon Auto Recover 1 ATB when defeating a foe. X X X X
Powerchain Auto "Attack" and "Ruin" are more effective when attacking a foe with 0 Chain gauge. X X X X
Ravage Auto When there is a Ravager in the party, "Blitz" and "Ruinga" become more effective. X X X X
Ruin Command Deal non-elemental Magical damage to one foe. X X X X X X
Ruinga Command Deal non-elemental Magical damage to target and nearby foes. X X X X X X
Scourge Auto When a foe is recovering from Stagger, "Attack" deals large amount of damage. X X X X X X
Smite Auto When a foe being hit into the air is recovering from Stagger "Attack" deals large amount of damage. X X X

RavagerEdit

Name Type Effect Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Fearsiphon Auto When attacking a staggered foe, recover small amount of ATB. X X X X X X
Overwhelm Auto The more allies targeting the same foe, own attacks gain increased Chain bonus. X X X X X X
Vigor Auto When attacking with own HP above a certain threshold, gain increased Chain bonus. X X X X
Fire Command Fire Magical Attack against target foe. X X X X X
Fira Command Fire Magical Attack against target and nearby foes. If target is in Stagger state, effectiveness increases. X X X X X
Firaga Command Fire Magical Attack against large area of foes. X X X
Flamestrike Command Fire Physical Attack against target foe. X X X
Blizzard Command Ice Magical Attack against target foe. X X X X X
Blizzara Command Ice Magical Attack against target and nearby foes. If target is in Stagger state, effectiveness increases. X X X X X
Blizzaga Command Ice Magical Attack against large area of foes. X X X
Froststrike Command Ice Physical Attack against target foe. X X X
Thunder Command Lightning Magical Attack against target foe. X X X X X
Thundara Command Lightning Magical Attack against target and nearby foes. If target is in Stagger state, effectiveness increases. X X X X X
Thundaga Command Lightning Magical Attack against large area of foes. X X X
Sparkstrike Command Lightning Physical Attack against target foe. X X X
Water Command Water Magical Attack against target foe. X X X X X
Watera Command Water Magical Attack against target and nearby foes. If target is in Stagger state, effectiveness increases. X X X X X
Waterga Command Water Magical Attack against large area of foes. X X X
Aquastrike Command Water Physical Attack against target foe. X X X
Aero Command Wind Magical Attack against target foe. Stops foe movement briefly. X X X X X X
Aerora Command Wind Magical Attack against target and nearby foes. Staggered foes are launched into the air. X X X X X X
Aeroga Command Wind Magical Attack against large area of foes. Launches foes into the air. X X X

SentinelEdit

Name Type Effect Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Challenge Command Greatly increases the chance of one target attacking the defender. X X X
Counter Auto Increases the chances of a counter attack after evading an enemy attack. X X X X
Deathward Auto Whenever HP is in a critical state, resistance to physical and magical damage is greatly increased. X X X X X
Elude Command While guarding, it becomes easier to avoid enemy attacks. X X
Entrench Command Counter attack after guarding. The longer you guard, the more damage you deal to the enemy in return. X X X X
Evade Auto Increases chances of avoiding enemy attack. X X X X
Fringeward Auto Whenever you are targeted by an enemy attack, any party members involved in that attack will receive less damage. X X X X
Mediguard Command While guarding, your HP will slowly recover. X X X
Provoke Command Makes the target and nearby opponents attack the defender. X X X X X X
Reprieve Auto Whenever your HP is above critical state and you receive an attack that should have reduced your HP to zero, you will remain alive with one HP. X X X X X
Steelguard Command While guarding, greatly increases defense to physical and magical attacks. Defenses increase each time the Sentinel is attacked. X X X X
Vendetta Command Counter attack after guarding. The more damage you take, the more damage you deal to the enemy in return. X X X X

SynergistEdit

Name Type Effect Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Barfire Command Increases resistance to fire elemental damage. X X X
Barfrost Command Increases resistance to ice elemental damage. X X X
Barthunder Command Increases resistance to lightning elemental damage. X X X
Barwater Command Increases resistance to water elemental damage. X X X
Boon Auto Extends the duration of a target's existing buffs each time a new buff is added. X X X X X X
Bravery Command Increases physical power by 25%. X X X X
Bravera Command Increases physical power by 75%; shorter effect duration than Bravery. X X
Enfire Command All attacks gain a fire elemental attribute. X X X
Enfrost Command All attacks gain an ice elemental attribute. X X X
Enthunder Command All attacks gain a lightning elemental attribute. X X X
Enwater Command All attacks gain a water elemental attribute. X X X
Faith Command Increases magical power by 25%. X X X X
Faithra Command Increases magical power by 75%; shorter effect duration than Faith. X X
Haste Command Increases speed at which ATB gauge is filled. X X X X X
Protect Command Increases resistance to physical damage by 33%. X X X X
Protectra Command Increases resistance to physical damage by 50%; shorter effect duration than Protect. X X
Shell Command Increases resistance to magical damage and healing by 33%. X X X X
Shellra Command Increases resistance to magical damage and healing by 50%; shorter effect duration than Shell. X X
Veil Command Increases resistance to any debuff abilities. X X X
Vigilance Command Raises the success rate of the user's actions and defenses. X X X X

SaboteurEdit

Name Type Effect Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Curse Command Increase the chance of action being interrupted by opponent and harder to interrupt the opponent's action. X X X
Cursega Command Increase the chance of action being interrupted by opponent and harder to interrupt the opponent's action. Area of effect spell. X X X
Daze Command Stuns a target, dealing magic damage. X X X
Dazega Command Stuns a target, dealing magic damage. Area of effect spell. X X X
Deprotect Command Decreases resistance to physical damage and deals magic damage. X X X X
Deprotega Command Decreases resistance to physical damage and deals magic damage. Area of effect spell. X X X
Deshell Command Decreases resistance to magical damage and deals magic damage. X X X X
Deshellga Command Decreases resistance to magical damage and deals magic damage. Area of effect spell. X X X
Dispel Command Removes the most recently cast enhancing magic from an opponent. X X X X
Fog Command Prevents use of all magical related abilities. X X X X
Fogga Command Prevents use of all magical related abilities. Area of effect spell. X X X
Imperil Command Decreases resistance to all types of elemental damage. Deals magic damage. X X X X
Imperilga Command Decreases resistance to all types of elemental damage. Also deals magic damage. Area of effect spell. X X X
Jinx Auto Extends the duration of a target's existing debuffs once new debuffs are inflicted. X X X X X X
Pain Command Prevents use of all physical related abilities. Also deals magical damage. X X X X
Painga Command Prevents use of all physical related abilities. Area of effect spell. Also deals magic damage. X X X
Poison Command Causes HP to decrease as time passes. X X X
Poisonga Command Causes HP to decrease as time passes. Area of effect spell. X X X
Slow Command Reduces the rate at which the ATB gauge is filled. Also deals magic damage. X X X
Slowga Command Reduces the rate at which the ATB gauge is filled. Area of effect spell. Also deals magic. damage. X X X

MedicEdit

Name Type Effect Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Cure Command Restores HP to target party member. X X X X X X
Cura Command Restores HP to target party member and those nearby. Area of effect spell. X X X X X X
Curasa Command Restores HP to target party member. The lower your HP is, the more it will recover. X X X X
Curaja Command Restores HP to target party member and those nearby. Area of effect spell. The lower your HP is, the more it will recover. X X
Esuna Command Removes the last weakening or jamming ability that was suffered. X X X X X X
Raise Command Removes KO status effect and recovers a small amount of HP. X X X X

TechniquesEdit

Name Type Effect Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Libra Command View the information on a single target. Each character automatically learns this Technique. RAV RAV SEN MED SYN COM
Quake Command Deal Earth-elemental damage to all enemies. COM COM SEN SAB RAV SEN
Dispelga Command Removes all buffs, debuffs and status ailments from all targets. Each character can learn this at Level 8 of the Crystarium. COM RAV SEN RAV RAV SEN
Renew Command Revives fallen allies and restores HP to all party members. Each character can learn this at Level 6 of the Crystarium. MED RAV SEN MED MED SEN
Stopga Command Reset enemy's ATB gauge and cancels any pending actions. Each character can learn this at Level 9 of the Crystarium. MED SYN RAV MED SYN SAB
Summon Command Summons that characters Eidolon into battle. This Technique is available after each Eidolon is acquired.

Exclusive Command AbilitiesEdit

Name Effect Character Paradigm
Army of One Non-Elemental combo Physical Attack. Conditionally affects Chain efficiency. Lightning Ravager
Cold Blood Non-Elemental combo Physical Attack. Conditionally affects Chain efficiency. Sazh Ravager
Sovereign Fist A powerful attack resetting the foe's Break and Chain. Snow Commando
Death Instantly kills an opponent. Should this fail, the opponent will take large amounts of magical damage. Vanille Saboteur
Last Resort Large area non-Elemental Magical multi-attack. Conditionally affects Chain efficiency. Hope Ravager
Highwind A powerful attack resetting the foe's Break and Chain. Fang Commando
Hand Grenade Deal physical damage to target and nearby foes. Available in Chapters 1 and 2. Snow Commando

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