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

In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning can make use of auto-abilities assigned to garbs, weapons, shields, accessories, and command abilities can also gain auto-abilities; abilities that contain auto-abilities are yellow in the menu. Sometimes new auto-abilities appear to command abilities when the player fuses them. Auto-abilities activate automatically during battle, sometimes when specific conditions are met, whenever Lightning is in the schema the auto-ability hosting weapon/ability/garb etc is assigned to.

Garb auto-abilitiesEdit

Name Effect Garbs
Status Ailment Resistance +xx% Increases resistance to all status ailments by xx%; stacks multiplicatively. Status Ailment Resistance +33%:
Bold Vanguard, Dust and Shadow, Dangerous Blossom, Passion Rouge
ATB Recovery +xx Increases ATB Speed by xx (amount). ATB Recovery +5:
Passion Rouge
ATB Recovery +10:
Dust and Shadow
Maximum ATB +xx Increases maximum ATB by xx (amount).
Critical Regen (20 secs) Triggers Regen for 20 seconds when HP is at 30% or below. Flower of Battle, Art of War, Dark Samurai, Sohei Savior, Utsusemi, Shining Prince, Shogun
Magic +xx% Increases Magic by xx%. Magic +10%:
Ignition, Watery Chorus, Electronica, Woodland Walker
Magic +xx Increases Magic by xx. Magic +40:
L'ange Noir
Magic +80:
Ignition, Watery Chorus, Electronica, Woodland Walker
Magic +250:
Witching Hour, Hidden Justice
Maximum HP +xx% Increases maximum HP by xx%. Maximum HP +15%:
Providence, Nocturne, L'ange Noir
Physical & Magic Resistance +xx% Increases resistance to physical and magic attacks by xx%. Physical & Magic Resistance +15%:
Quiet Guardian, Cyber Jumpsuit
Ruinga Guard "Unleashes a Ruinga blast around Lightning after guarding continuously for 5 seconds."
(Block, Guard, Heavy Guard, Heroic Guard, Light Guard, Mediguard, NulAll Guard, Steelguard.)
Paladin
Soul of the Black Mage Increases magic damage by 10% and maximum ATB by 50. Black Mage
Soul of the Holy Knight Increases magic resistance by 10% and resistance to status ailments by 20%. Paladin
Soul of the Red Mage Increases physical damage by 8% and magic damage by 8%. Red Mage
Soul of the White Mage Increases maximum HP by 5% and magic damage by 10%. White Mage
Strength +xx% Increases Strength by xx%. Strength +10%:
Velvet Bouncer, Primavera
Strength +xx Increases Strength by xx (amount). Strength +40:
Providence, Nocturne
Strength +80:
Velvet Bouncer, Quiet Guardian, Cyber Jumpsuit, Primavera
Sweet Spot Increases damage dealt to enemies when you strike a weakness. Danse Macabre


Weapon auto-abilitiesEdit

Name Effect Weapons
Arsenal of One+ Increases Army of One damage by 15% and HP absorption by 500%. Ultima Weapon, Overture (if upgraded at Forge), Blazefire Saber (if upgraded at Forge)
Hard Hitter Cut +xx Lv. 1 (Cut +5):
Demon Knife, Demon's Mace, Kikuichimonji, Kusanagi
Lv. 2 (Cut +10):
Heaven's Cloud, Masamune, Destroyer
Lv. 3 (Cut +15):
Masamune (if upgraded at Forge)
Arsenal of One Increases Army of One damage by 10% and HP absorption by 100%. Blazefire Saber, Overture
Sole Survivor Increases damage by 15% when HP is at 50% or lower. Survivor's Axe
Survival Instinct Increases damage by 80% when HP is at 15% or lower. Survivor's Axe
Strong Finale +xx% Increases damage dealt by combo finales by xx%. Strong Finale +15%:
Thirteen Nights, Cloud Veil, Cruel Grace
Precise HP Restore +xx% Restores xx% HP when you attack with perfect timing. Precise HP Restore +1%:
Excalibur, Black Gantry, Double Saber, Godly Gambrel
Precise HP Restore +2%:
Tower Blade, Heaven's Bridge
Quick Stagger 75% Makes stagger possible if current accumulated Stagger Power is greater than 75% of the Point value. Chaos's Revenge
Revenge Guard "Unleashes a Blitz attack around Lightning after guarding continuously for 0.5 seconds."
(Block, Guard, Heavy Guard, Heroic Guard, Light Guard, Mediguard, NulAll Guard, Steelguard.)
Death Herald, Executioner's Axe
Auto-Regen (15 secs) Casts Regen for the first 15 seconds of battle for which corresponding Schemata are active. Flesh Render, Shard Blade
Sweet Spot If enemy is weak to an attack (will take 120% damage or higher), the damage dealt increases by an additional 50%. Rising Sun, Heavenly Fan
Precise EP Restore Restores 0.01 EP when you attack with perfect timing. Mog's Staff
Status Ailment Damage +xx% Increases damage by status ailment attacks by xx%. Status Ailment Damage +50%:
Delilah's Temptation
Status Ailment Damage +100%:
Carmen's Dance, Salome's Kiss
Status Ailment Damage +200%:
Morgan le Fay
Status Ailment Duration +xx% Makes status ailments inflicted upon enemies last xx% longer. Status Ailment Duration +20%:
Delilah's Temptation
Status Ailment Duration +25%:
Carmen's Dance, Salome's Kiss
Status Ailment Duration +35%:
Morgan le Fay
Overclocking Manual "Slightly increases the duration of Overclock"
Increases Overclock duration by 2 seconds.
Bladed Lance, Double Deity
Multiple Targets +xx% Increases damage of multiple-target attacks by xx% when facing 3 or more enemies; does not stack. Multiple Targets +20%:
Treasure Hold, Jikishinkage
Strength -xx% Decreases Strength by xx%. Strength -35%:
Crocea Mors
Strength -50%:
Black Gantry, Double Saber, Godly Gambrel, Tower Blade, Heaven's Bridge, Gagnrad, Double Deity
Maximum HP -xx% Decreases maximum HP by xx%. Maximum HP -95%:
Crocea Mors


Shield auto-abilitiesEdit

Name Effect Shields
Blitz Ace Triggers Brave and Faith for 30 seconds after guarding continuously for 10 seconds. Guardian's Protector
Critical Barrier Reduces damage by 15% when HP is at 30% or below. Riot Shield
Critical Barrier+ Reduces damage by 33% when HP is at 15% or below. Riot Shield
Defender's HP Restore 1% Restores 1% HP with a Perfect Guard. Aegis Shield
Defender Keep +xx Lv. 1 (Keep +5):
Prytwen, Pendragon
Great Gospel Restores 6.5% HP after guarding continuously for 10 seconds. Flower Bearer
Guard Efficiency +xx% Increases damage resistance when guarding by xx%. Guard Efficiency +15%:
Guardian Corps Shield
Maximum HP -xx% Reduces maximum HP by xx%. Maximum HP -95%:
Abyss Gate
Mog's Blessing Restores 0.xx EP with a Perfect Guard. Lv. 1 (Restores 0.xx EP):
Mog's Shield
Resist Magic Damage +xx% Increases resistance to magic attacks by xx%. Resist Magic Damage +20%:
Warning Sign, Final Border
Resist Physical Damage +xx% Increases resistance to physicals attacks by xx%. Resist Physical Damage +20%:
Nightwalker, Fealty
Song of Prayer Triggers Protect and Shell for 30 seconds after guarding continuously for 10 seconds. Summoner's Shield
Status Ailments Resistance +xx% Increases resistance to all status ailments by xx%; stacks multiplicatively. Status Ailments Resistance +25%:
Rasa, Kaminari, Thunderstruck
Fire Guard +xx% Increases fire resistance when guarding by xx%. Fire Guard +70%:
Aquamarine Waltz, Carnelian Choir
Fire Guard +80%:
Crystal Silence
Ice Guard +xx% Increases ice resistance when guarding by xx%. Ice Guard +70%:
Aquamarine Waltz, Carnelian Choir
Ice Guard +80%:
Crystal Silence
Lightning Guard +xx% Increases lightning resistance when guarding by xx%. Lightning Guard +70%:
Amethyst Anthem, Emerald Ensemble
Lightning Guard +80%:
Dark Discord
Wind Guard +xx% Increases wind resistance when guarding by xx%. Wind Guard +70%:
Amethyst Anthem, Emerald Ensemble
Wind Guard +80%:
Dark Discord


Conditional auto-abilitiesEdit

Name Effect Replaces Source
Artemis's Arrows Transforms any equipped Heavy Slash into the powerful ability Artemis's Arrows. Heavy Slash Soldier of Peace
Blindside Transforms standard single-target physical attacks into the powerful ability Blindside when you strike any enemy at more than 90 degrees from its front. Attack, Beat Down, Defensive Strike, Lancet, Leaping Rush, Light Slash, Magic Slash, Siren Strike Swift Rapiers
Brave Thief Transforms Heavy Slash into the Feeder ability against enemies with Bravery, Faith, or Haste to remove the effect and then transfer them to you for the duration it was supposed to last for them. Heavy Slash Battleaxe of the Believer, Warrior Hunter's Mask, Warrior Hunter's Mask+, Face of the Warrior's Nemesis, Mage Hunter's Mask, Mage Hunter's Mask+, Face of the Mage's Nemesis, Bandit Scarf, Bandit Scarf+, Sky Pirate's Scarf
Deprotect Chaser Transforms standard single-target physical attacks into the Hunter ability against enemies affected by Deprotect, Curse, or Poison; Transforms Ruin into Deshell Hunter against enemies affected by Shell. Attack, Beat Down, Defensive Strike, Lancet, Leaping Rush, Light Slash, Magic Slash, Siren Strike, Speed Slash; Quick Ruin, Ruin Bonecracker, Brittle Bone;
Synthesis (Rare): Curse, Deprotect, Deshell, Poison
Elemental Chaser Unleash a physical attack after an elemental attack and it will take on the same elemental attribute. Attack, Beat Down, Defensive Strike, Lancet, Leaping Rush, Light Slash, Magic Slash, Siren Strike Toasty Shawl, Toasty Shawl+, Fuzzy Wool Shawl;
Synthesis (Rare): Flamestrike, Froststrike, Galestrike, Sparkstrike, Aero, Fire, Ice, Thunder, Firestorma, Flamesparka, Icesparka, Icestorma, Element, Elementa
Jump The finishing move for Beat Down will transform into the powerful Jump ability. Beat Down Spears
Launch Launches an enemy into the air. Attack, Beat Down, Defensive Strike, Lancet, Leaping Rush, Light Slash, Magic Slash, Siren Strike
Protect Thief Transforms Heavy Slash into the Feeder ability against enemies with Protect, Shell, or Vigilance to remove the effect and then transfer them to you for the duration it was supposed to last for them. Heavy Slash Sickle of the Faithful, Crippling Hood, Crippling Hood+, Deranged Headdress, Sapping Hood, Sapping Hood+, Destructive Headdress
Slayer Transforms Heavy Slash into Slayer against a staggered enemy. Heavy Slash SOLDIER 1st Class
Smite Deal heavy damage to launched target about to recover from stagger. Heavy Slash
Whirlwind Kick Transforms Punt into the powerful ability Whirlwind Kick. Punt Martial Monk


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