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For information regarding Auto-Abilities, see List of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII auto-abilities.

This page lists all active abilities in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. For information on how to aquire these Abilities, please see the Acquirement subpage.

Lightning can carry up to 400 abilities. Abilities can be improved at Sorcery Shops, which offer two main services: Synthesis and Level Boost. Synthesizing an ability the first time earns the Novice Synthesist achievement. Synthesizing an ability thirty times earns the Expert Synthesist achievement.

All abilities listed on this page reflect their base stats.

Physical abilitiesEdit

PhysicalAbility-lrffxiii-icon
Name ATBCost-lrffxiii-iconATB Consumption Strength-lrffxiii-iconStrength Multiplier StaggerPower-lrffxiii-iconStagger Power StaggerPreservation-lrffxiii-iconStagger Time Combo Image
Attack 9(LV3) / 10(LV1~2) 0.50 E C 5
Deals physical damage to target.
Blitz 20 0.90 E A 3
Deals physical damage to target and nearby foes. Extends stagger time.
Area Sweep 4(LV3) / 5(LV1~LV2) 0.15 D A 1 LRFFXIII AreaSweep
Deals physical damage to target and nearby foes and may launch them into the air. Extends stagger time.
Fatal Sweep 19(LV2) / 20(LV1) 1.45 D A
Lightning attacks in the direction the Playstation Lstick Neutral is pushed and deals physical damage. Extends stagger time.
Light Slash 4(LV3) / 5(LV1~2) 0.30 --- C ---
Deals physical damage. Does little damage, but has a low ATB cost.
Heavy Slash 44(LV3) / 47(LV2) / 50(LV1) 2.00 B B 1
Deals physical attack damage and can launch an enemy into the air. Deals significant damage, but at a high ATB cost.
Charged Strike 50 0.50 ---
Deals physical damage. Power increases the longer the command button is held down.
Punt 5 0.15 E C
Deals physical damage with a swift kick. Does little damage, but ATB cost is low and can make enemies recoil.
Beat Down 40 1.05 A E 1
Deals physical damage. High stagger capability.
Flamestrike 13(LV3) / 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 0.40 C E 5 LRFFXIII Flamestrike
Deals fire-attribute physical damage.
Heat Blitz 25 0.90 C E 3 LRFFXIII Flame Blast
Deals fire-attribute physical damage to enemies in range.
Froststrike 13(LV3) / 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 0.40 C E 5 LRFFXIII Froststrike
Deals ice-attribute physical damage.
Ice Blitz 25 0.90 C E 3
Deals ice-attribute physical damage to enemies in range.
Sparkstrike 13(LV3) / 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 0.40 C E 5 LRFFXIII Sparkstrike
Deals lightning-attribute physical damage.
Electric Blitz 24(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.90 C E 3 LRFFXIII Electric Blitz
Deals lightning-attribute physical damage to enemies in range.
Galestrike 13(LV3) / 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 0.40 C E 5 LRFFXIII Galestrike
Deals wind-attribute physical damage.
Aero Blitz 25 0.75 C E 3
Deals wind-attribute physical damage to target and nearby foes.

Garb abilitiesEdit

Name ATBCost-lrffxiii-iconATB Consumption Strength-lrffxiii-iconStrength Multiplier StaggerPower-lrffxiii-iconStagger Power StaggerPreservation-lrffxiii-iconStagger Time Combo Garb
Ashura 50 8.00 B B Dark Knight
Deals great physical damage in exchange for Lightning's own HP, and launches enemy into the air.
Cosmic Arts Cosmocrator
Crashing Waves 15 2.00 E C Sphere Hunter
Darkness 20 3.50 E A Dark Knight
Deals great physical damage to target and nearby foes in exchange for Lightning's own HP.
Flame 40 3.50 A E Purple Lightning
Unleashes a Firaga spell that does physical damage.
Flood 40 3.50 A E Purple Lightning
Unleashes a Blizzaga spell that does physical damage.
Lancet 10 0.80 E C 5 Dragoon
Deals physical damage to a target and restores a small amount of Lightning's own HP when it hits.
Leaping Rush 20 0.50 D D Heartstealer
Unleashes a physical attack that launches enemies into the air. Not very likely to make enemies recoil.
Lightning 40 3.50 A E Blue Mage
Unleashes a Thundaga spell that does physical damage.
Magic Slash 10 0.80 E E 1 Miqo'te Dress
Unleashes a special attack that deals both physical and magic damage.
Relentless Assault 20 1.50 E C Siegfried
Unleashes a series of physical and magic attacks.
Shadowbind 150 3.00 --- A Soldier of Peace
Deals physical damage and also makes the target unable to move for a short time, but at a high ATB cost.
Siren Strike 10 0.55 --- C Nightmare
Deals physical damage and also inflicts short-lived status ailments.
Speed Slash 10 0.75 E D 1 Amazon Warrior
Deals physical damage in a series of quick, repeat attacks.
Wind Slash 40 3.50 A E Blue Mage
Unleashes an Aeroga spell that does physical damage.

Magic abilitiesEdit

MagicAbility-lrffxiii-icon
Name ATBCost-lrffxiii-iconATB Cost MagicStat-lrffxiii-iconAttack StaggerPower-lrffxiii-iconStagger Power StaggerPreservation-lrffxiii-iconStagger Time Image
Ruin 10 (LV1~2) 0.45 E C
Deals magic damage to target.
Ruinga 50 1.50 B E LRFFXIII Ruinga
Deals heavy magic damage to targets within a wide radius.
Fire 15 0.40 C E Fire-LR
Deals fire-attribute magic damage to target.
Fira 25 0.60 B E Fira-LR
Deals fire-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes.
Firaga 40 1.65 A C LRFFXIII Firaga
Deals fire-attribute magic damage to enemies within a wide radius. Deals great damage to the target.
Flare 100 10.00 A --- LRFFXIII Flare
Deals fire-based magic damage to all enemies. The less HP Lightning has, the more powerful this attack becomes.
Blizzard 15 0.40 C E LRFFXIII Blizzard
Deals ice-attribute magic damage to target.
Blizzara 25 0.60 B E Blizzara-LRFFXIII
Deals ice-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes.
Blizzaga 40 1.65 A E Blizzaga-LR
Deals ice-attribute magic damage to enemies within a wide radius. Deals great damage to the target.
Chill 100 10.00 A --- LRFFXIII Chill
Deals ice-based magic damage to all enemies. The less HP Lightning has, the more powerful this attack becomes.
Thunder 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 0.40 C E Thunder-LRFFXIII
Deals lightning-attribute magic damage to target.
Thundara 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.15 B E Thundara-LR
Deals lightning-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes.
Thundaga 40 0.24 A E Thundaga-LR
Deals lightning-attribute magic damage to enemies within a wide radius. Deals great damage to the target.
Surge 100 10.00 A --- LRFFXIII Surge
Deals lightning-based magic damage to all enemies. The less HP Lightning has, the more powerful this attack becomes.
Aero 15 0.40 C E Aero-Lightning-Returns
Deals wind-attribute magic damage to target.
Aerora 25 0.15 B E LRFFXIII Aerora
Deals wind-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes.
Aeroga 40 0.24 A E LRFFXIII Aeroga
Deals wind-attribute magic damage enemies within a wide radius. Deals great damage to the target.
Tornado 100 10.00 A --- LRFFXIII Tornado
Deals wind-based magic damage to all enemies. The less HP Lightning has, the more powerful this attack becomes.
Firespark 20 0.38 C E
Deals fire- and lightning-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target.
Firesparka 40 0.25 B E
Deals fire- and lightning-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target and nearby foes.
Firestorm 20 0.38 C E
Deals fire- and wind-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target.
Firestorma 40 0.25 B E
Deals fire- and wind-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target and nearby foes.
Icespark 20 0.38 C E Icespark-LR
Deals ice- and lightning-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target.
Icesparka 40 0.25 B E
Deals ice- and lightning-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target and nearby foes.
Icestorm 19(LV2) / 20(LV1) 0.38 C E
Deals ice- and wind-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target.
Icestorma 40 0.25 B E
Deals ice- and wind-attribute magic damage simultaneously to target and nearby foes.
Element 20 0.10 C E
Deals magic damage to target. Contains all four elements within it.
Elementa 40 0.10 B E LRFFXIII Elementa
Deals magic damage to target and nearby foes. Contains all four elements within it.
Elementaga 100 10.00 --- ---
Inflicts fire, ice lightning and wind elemental damage at the same time on target and nearby foes.
Magnet 13(LV3) / 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 0.03 --- D
Pulls nearby foes toward the target area and deals magic damage.

Garb abilitiesEdit

Name ATBCost-lrffxiii-iconATB Cost MagicStat-lrffxiii-iconAttack StaggerPower-lrffxiii-iconStagger Power StaggerPreservation-lrffxiii-iconStagger Time Garb
Aero+ 15 0.85 C E Woodland Walker
Decreases the number of attacks before the combo finale, but unleashes Aerora as a finishing shot.
Blizzard+ 15 0.85 C E Watery Chorus
Decreases the number of attacks before the combo finale, but unleashes Blizzara as a finishing shot.
Buster Ruin 15 0.35 E A Red Mage
Unleashes a Ruin that is slow to hit but extends stagger time.
Cross Blitz 10 Celestial Body
Fire+ 15 0.85 C E Ignition
Decreases the number of attacks before the combo finale, but unleashes Fira as a finishing shot.
Quick Freeze 15 0.40 D E Black Mage
Deals ice-attribute magic damage in a series of quick, repeat attacks.
Quick Ruin 15 0.60 E D White Mage
Deals magic damage in a series of quick, repeat attacks.
Rapid Fire 15 0.40 D E Black Mage
Deals fire-attribute magic damage in a series of quick, repeat attacks.
Thunder+ 15 0.85 C E Electronica
Decreases the number of attacks before the combo finale, but unleashes Thundara as a finishing shot.
Ultima 100 30.00 --- --- Ultimatus
Deals heavy magic damage.

Defensive abilitiesEdit

DefensiveAbility-lrffxiii-icon
Name ATBCost-lrffxiii-iconATB Cost PhysicalResistance-lrffxiii-iconPhysical Resistance MagicResistance-lrffxiii-iconMagic Resistance Image
Guard 8(LV3) / 9(LV2) / 10(LV1) 40% 40% Guard-LR
Reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks.
Heavy Guard 13(LV3) / 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 50% 50% LRFFXIII Heavy Guard
Greatly reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks, but at a high ATB cost.
Block 5 50% 50%
Decreases physical and magical damage taken when timed right.
Light Guard 4(LV3) / 5(LV1~2) 25% 25%
Slightly reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks. Low ATB cost.
Mediguard 8(LV3) / 9(LV2) / 10(LV1) 25% 25% Mediguard-LR
Reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks, and slowly restore HP while guarding.
Steelguard 4(LV3) / 5(LV1~2) 25% 25%
Reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks. Guard becomes more effective with each bit of damage taken.
NulAll Guard 15 25% 25%
Reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks. Greatly reduces elemental-attribute damage.
Evade 13(LV3) / 14(LV2) / 15(LV1) 0% 0%
Allows Lightning to evade some enemy attacks. Certain attacks cannot be evaded.
ATB Charge 5 -100% -100%
Restores ATB. Defenses are lowered while restoring ATB, increasing the damage that is taken from enemy attacks.
Heroic Guard 20 99% 99%
Greatly reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks, but at a high ATB cost.
Counterblow 26(LV3) / 28(LV2) / 30(LV1) 0% 0% LRFFXIII Counterblow
Takes an enemy attack and returns it upon the attacker as physical damage.
Counterspell 26(LV3) / 28(LV2) / 30(LV1) 0% 0%
Takes an enemy attack and returns it upon the attacker as magic damage.

Garb abilitiesEdit

Name ATBCost-lrffxiii-iconATB Cost PhysicalResistance-lrffxiii-iconPhysical Resistance MagicResistance-lrffxiii-iconMagic Resistance Garb
Defensive Strike 10 1.00 1.00 Sacred Knight
Deals physical damage while also protecting against attacks.
Mediguard+ 15 35% 35% Miqo'te Dress
Gradually restores HP while guarding. Guarding for a certain length of time will even wipe away status ailments.

Ailment abilitiesEdit

AilmentAbility-lrffxiii-icon
Name ATBCost-lrffxiii-iconATB Consumption From Leveling Abilities MagicStat-lrffxiii-iconMagic Multiplier Duration Image
Poison 15 / ...(LV4) / 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 30 LRFFXIII Poison Ability
Debilitating attack that deals magic damage and poisons target's, which damages the target continually over time.
Poisonga 40 0.20 20
Debilitating attack that deals magic damage and poisons all enemies, which damages the targets continually over time.
Imperil 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 30 LRFFXIII Imperil
Debilitating attack that reduces target's elemental magic resistance by 1 level and deals magic damage.
Imperilga 40 0.20 20
Debilitating attack that reduces elemental magic resistance and deals magic damage to all enemies.
Slow 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 30
Debuffing attack that reduces target's ATB recovery speed and deals magic damage.
Slowga 40 0.20 20
Debuffing attack that reduces target's ATB recovery speed and deals magic damage to all enemies.
Curse 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 30 LRFFXIII Curse Ability
Debuffing attack that makes the target more likely to have attacks interrupted, and deals magic damage.
Cursega 40 0.20 20
Debuffing attack that makes all enemies more likely to have attacks interrupted, and deals magic damage.
Debrave 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 20 LRFFXIII Debrave Ability
Debilitating attack that decreases the target's Strength and deals magic damage.
Debravega 40 0.20 10
Debilitating attack that decreases all enemies' Strength and deals magic damage.
Deprotect 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 30 Deprotect-LR
Debilitating attack that reduces target's physical resistance and deals magic damage.
Deprotega 40 0.20 20
Debilitating attack that reduces target's physical resistance and deals magic damage to all enemies.
Defaith 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 20
Debilitating attack that decreases that target's magic and deals magic damage.
Defaithga 40 0.20 10
Debilitating attack that decreases that all enemies' Magic and deals magic damage.
Deshell 21(LV3) / 23(LV2) / 25(LV1) 0.20 30
Debilitating attack that decreases the target's magic resistance and deals magic damage.
Deshellga 40 0.20 20
Debilitating attack that reduces target's magic resistance and deals magic damage to all enemies.
Dispel 25 0.20 ---
Debilitating attack that removes the target's status enhancements and deals magic damage.
Dispelga 40 0.20 40
Debilitating attack that removes the target's status enhancements and deals magic damage to all enemies.
Disaster 100 10
Inflicts Debrave, Defaith, Deprotect, Deshell, and Curse and deals magic damage to one enemy.

EP abilitiesEdit

Ability EP Cost Obtain Image
Easy Normal/Hard
Curaga 1 2 Default
Fully restores Lightning's HP.
Arise 2 3 The Ark - Day 3
Revives Lightning from KO and restores HP in relation to the amount of EP consumed.
Esunada 1 1 The Ark - Day 5
Removes all status ailments from Lightning.
Decoy 1 1 The Ark - Day 10
Summons a moogle doll that draws enemies' attention for a time.
Quake 1 2 The Ark - Day 12
Deals non-elemental damage to all enemies and launches them into the air. Extends stagger time.
Overclock 1 2 Default
Press L2/Left trigger in battle to slow the world's time to a crawl, allowing only Lightning to move normally.
Army of One 1 1 The Ark - Day 8 LRFFXIII Lightning Battle 1
Press L2/Left trigger while Overclock is active to unleash a devastating flurry of blows.
Escape 0 0 The Ark - Day 1
Flee from battle and undo all actions performed or damage taken.
On return to the field, the clock advances by an hour on Normal and Hard difficulties as a penalty.
Chronostasis 1 1 After Main Quest 1-1 LRFFXIII - Chronostasis
Stops the world's time for 75 seconds of real time (half an hour of game time).
Teleport 2 3 Leave Luxerion
Allows Lightning to warp to a specific location. Cannot be used in battle.

Guest abilitiesEdit

Angel of ValhallaEdit

Ability Effect Bond Level
Attack Deals physical damage to target. 1
Cure Restore a small amount of HP. 1
Fire Deals fire-attribute magic damage to target. 2
Blizzard Deals ice-attribute magic damage to target. 2
Thunder Deals lightning-attribute magic damage to target. 2
Aero Deals wind-attribute magic damage to target. 2
Inspire Casts Protect and Shell on Lightning. 2
Protect Casts Protect on Lightning. 2
Shell Casts Shell on Lightning. 2
Fira Deals fire-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. 3
Blizzara Deals ice-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. 3
Thundara Deals lightning-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. 3
Aerora Deals wind-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. 3
Curaga Restore a large amount of HP. 3

Oerba Yun FangEdit

Ability Effect Condition
Attack Deals physical damage to target. Normal
Ruin Deals magic damage to target. Normal
Blitz Deals physical damage to target and nearby foes. Extends stagger time. Multiple targets at close range, often after Magnet.
Armor Break Target resists damage.
Magnet Pulls nearby foes toward the target area and deals magic damage. Multiple targets.
Deprotect Hunter Deals extra physical damage if Deprotect is inflicted. Target inflicted with Deprotect.
Deshell Hunter Deals extra magical damage if Deshell is inflicted. Target inflicted with Deshell.
Mediguard Reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks, and slowly restore HP while guarding. Low HP or Poison status.
Bravery Increases physical damage.
Slow Hunter Deals extra physical damage if slow is inflicted. Target inflicted with Slow
Curse Hunter Deals extra physical damage if curse is inflicted. Target inflicted with Curse.
Debrave Hunter Deals extra physical damage if debrave is inflicted. Target inflicted with Debrave.
Defaith Hunter Deals extra physical damage if defaith is inflicted. Target inflicted with Defaith.
Poison Hunter Deals extra physical damage if poison is inflicted. Target inflicted with Poison.
Heavy Slash Deals large amount of damage. Target is staggered.
Flamestrike Deals fire-attribute physical damage. Target's weakness is fire.
Froststrike Deals ice-attribute physical damage. Target's weakness is ice.
Sparkstrike Deals lightning-attribute physical damage. Target's weakness is thunder.
Galestrike Deals wind-attribute physical damage. Target's weakness is wind.

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