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Thundaga in Final Fantasy IV (DS).

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Thundaga (サンダガ, Sandaga?), also known as Bolt 3, Lit 3, Thunder 3, and Thunder III, is a recurring Black Magic spell from the Final Fantasy series. It is generally the most powerful Lightning-elemental spell.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

I

Black Mage - LIT3
Deals lightning damage to all foes.
—Description

Thundaga, also known as LIT3 in the NES release and Bolt3 in the Final Fantasy Origins release, is a level 6 Black Magic spell which inflicts major Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies. In the NES and Origins releases, it inflicts between 60 and 240 Lightning damage, while in subsequent releases, damage dealt depends on the caster's Intelligence. Thundaga may be cast by Chronodia, Dark Wizard, and Chaos.

The spell can be bought at Crescent Lake and can be learned by the Black Mage, Black Wizard, and Red Wizard job classes. In the GBA/PSP/mobile releases it costs 35 MP to cast.

In the original Japanese version, this spell was named "Thunga" (サンガー, Sangā?). The spell name was standardized to "Thundaga" (サンダガ, Sandaga?) since the WonderSwan Color release.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III Thundaga causes heavy Lightning damage to one or all enemies and has a base power of 110. it is a Black Magic level 5 spell it can bought in Northeast Saronia or in Doga's Village for 5,000 gil. The only jobs that can use this spell are a Black Mage, a Magus, an Onion Knight, and a Sage, though any job can use it through the Heavenly Wrath item. The enemy Kum Kum can use this spell against the party.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV

Causes lightning damage.
—Description

Called Lit-3 in early versions, Thundaga is a Black Magic spell that inflicts heavy Lightning damage to one or all enemies. It is already known by Fusoya and Tellah. Palom can learn it at level 34 and Rydia at level 45 in 2D versions, and 41 in the 3D versions.

It has a casting time of 4, costs 30 MP to cast and has a spell power of 256 in 2D versions, and spell power of 110 in 3D versions. Thundaga can be cast by Lunar Ramuh, Lunar Asura, Li'l Murderer, and Dark Sage.

On the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduce to 3 and the spell was renamed to Thunder 3.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- Thundaga returns as a Black Magic spell in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. The imposter Rydia learns it at level 45 and Palom already known the spell, but Rydia doesn't have the spell when she joins in the final battle. It deals major Lightning-elemental damage to one enemy or moderate damage to all enemies at the cost of 30 MP.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY Thundaga can be used by several characters in the game, and costs 30 MP to cast. Fusoya and Golbez start with it, Rydia learns it on level 30, Palom at level 43, and Leonora at level 82. Palom can use Twin Thundaga as a Band with another party member, which is a more powerful version of the spell.

Final Fantasy VEdit

V Bolt 3, retranslated as Thundaga since the GBA release, causes heavy Lightning damage to one or all enemies. It can be used by the Black Magic command used by the Black Mage job. This spell can only be purchased in Moore for 6,000 gil and costs 25 MP to cast. Thundaga can be cast by Barrier, Enuo, Exdeath in the first battle, Flaremancer, Fury, Melusine, Necrophobe, Neo Exdeath, and Omniscient.

The player may utilize this ability by catching and releasing a Reflect Mage, Tiny Mage, or Dark Elemental. Thundaga is one of the spells that can be cast from the Wonder Wand for free.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI

Attacks with lightning.
—Description

Thundaga is an Attack spell, was called Bolt3 in the older translations, deals heavy Lightning-elemental damage to one or all enemies. This spell can only be learned from the esper Valigarmanda at a x1 rate, and costs 53 MP to cast. It has a hit rate of 150, power of 120, and is vulnerable to Runic. Thundaga can also be cast by various enemies, the earliest being by the Crane.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII Bolt 3 is the final spell of the Lightning Materia, and costs 52 MP to cast. It has a base spell power equal to 4x the base magic damage. If linked with an All Materia, its spell animation changes. The spell is also available from the Master Magic Materia. Only the boss Bizarro∙Sephiroth and the enemy Christopher use the spell.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

FFVIIBC Thundaga is an Elemental Magic Materia.

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Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

FFVIICC Thundaga fires many bolts of light forward, hitting multiple targets. Compared to Thunder and Thundara, Thundaga has the widest radius and longest range. Three variations of Thundaga also appear: Dark Thundaga inflicts damage and inflicts Poison and Silence statuses; Hell Thundaga inflicts Poison, Silence, Stop and Instant Death; and Tri-Thundaga fires lightning in three directions doing greater damage than Thundaga.

Thundaga costs 32 MP, Dark Thundaga costs 38 MP, Hell Thundaga costs 52 MP, and Tri-Thundaga costs 64 MP. Thundaga can be bought from Research Dept. QMC + for 10,000 gil and Hell Thundaga can be bought from Wutai Secret Shop for 15,000 gil; the others can be made through Materia Fusion.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

VIII

Thunder magic damage/one enemy
—Description

The first game in the saga to call it Thundaga in English, it can be refined from items and can be drawn from enemies when the party's level is over 30. Casting Thundaga in battle increases compatibility with Quezacotl by 2.4, but lowers compatibility with Leviathan by 0.8.

Thundaga
Draw from Level 1-100: Ultimecia (Griever form)
Level 30-100: Adel, Base Leader, Belhelmel, Blitz, Buel, Caterchipillar, Chimera, Cockatrice, Creeps, Elite Soldier, Esthar Soldier, Esthar Soldier (Terminator), G-Soldier, Gayla, Jelleye, Mobile Type 8, Propagator, PuPu, Raijin*Third encounter, Raldo, Seifer*Second, third and fourth encounters, Sorceress, Sphinxara, Sphinxaur, T-Rexaur
Draw points D-District Prison Floor 11 - right cell (hidden), Trabia Garden, Great Salt Lake (never refills)
Refine T Mag-RF: Wizard Stone x1 - Thundaga x5, Dynamo Stone x1 - Thundaga x20
High Mag-RF: Thundara x5 - Thundaga x1
HP-J Str-J Vit-J Mag-J Spr-J Spd-J Eva-J Hit-J Luk-J
+14 +0.30 +0.16 +0.30 +0.16 +0.14 +0.04 +0.20 +0.14
Elem-Atk-J Elem-Def-J ST-Atk-J ST-Def-J
Thunder: +1.0% Thunder: +1.5% No effect No effect

Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX

Causes big-time Thunder damage to single/multiple targets.
—Description

The Octagon Rod teaches Vivi Thundaga Black Magic spell. The shop in Esto Gaza has the Octagon Rod for sale after Zidane and company complete the Desert Palace.

It costs 24 MP to cast, requires 80 AP to learn, and has a spell power of 72. It can be reflected and works with Return Magic. Thundaga can be cast by Abadon, Earth Guardian, Grand Dragon, Kuja, Malboro, and Necron.

Final Fantasy XEdit

X Thundaga is located in Lulu's section of the Sphere Grid, although all characters can obtain it. It costs 16MP to cast. Thundaga can be cast by Abaddon, Behemoth King, Chimera (Home), Chimera Brain, Coeurlregina, Greater Sphere, Imp, Jumbo Flan, Master Coeurl, Mindy, Seymour, Seymour Omnis, Sleep Sprout, Spirit, Varuna, and Wraith.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

X-2 Thundaga is available for the Black Mage dressphere. To learn it costs 100 AP and to cast costs 24 MP. Thundaga can also be used when the player has gone through three nodes on the Thunder Spawn Garment Grid or while equipped with the Ochre Ring accessory. Thundaga can also be used via Yuna's Festivalist dressphere ability Ltng. Sandals, and hits either one or two enemies. Many enemies can also cast this spell.

Final Fantasy X-2: Last MissionEdit

X-2LM Thundaga is used by Rikku in the Black Mage dressphere. It costs 4 MP to cast. It is the only lightning-elemental attack the player can use. It as a range of three tiles ahead of the character.

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Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI Thundaga is a tier 1 elemental spell. It deals area of effect damage, potentially hitting multiple targets. -"Ga" spells, as they are often referred to in the game, do more damage than tier 1 elemental magic with the same elemental type. This spell is purchasable by vendors for 17,472 gil or less depending upon fame.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII Thundaga is a Level 5 Black Magick spell available for purchase in Balfonheim Port for 8,200 gil. Thundaga inflicts major Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies in range. It (initially) costs 42 MP to cast. The enemy ability Piercing Thundaga can break through Reflect status.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, Thundaga is Level 9 spell that costs 40 MP and costs 7000 gil to buy. Only the Black Mage can use the spell naturally, and the Red Mage can acquire Thundaga's license by acquiring license for Cúchulainn first.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

FFXIIRW Kytes learns Thundaga at Level 18. It deals Lightning damage to all enemies around a designated target.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII

THUNDAGA
Deal lightning damage to targets within a wide radius.
—Description

Thundaga is an ability for the Ravager role, and costs three ATB bars to cast. It deals Lightning damage in a range and launches staggered opponents, as well as interrupts some enemy actions. Lightning, Sazh, and Hope can learn it at different Crystarium levels.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

XIII-2 Thundaga is the highest Lightning-attribute spell learnable by the Ravager role. It costs 3 ATB segments to cast. It deals high damage and may launch opponents in the air. Only Serah is able to learn it out of the two playable characters, and some monster Ravagers are able to learn it as well.

Thundaga is also a spell learnable by Lightning's Mage paradigm in the "Requiem of the Goddess" DLC. It costs 4 ATB segments to cast, deals heavy lightning-attribute damage and Wound damage.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LR

Deals lightning-attribute magic damage to enemies within a wide radius. Deals great damage to the target.
—Description

Thundaga takes 40 ATB to use and casting it causes Lightning to backflip. Hanuman have a chance to drop it on Days 7-13. In the Temple of the Goddess there is a treasure sphere that contains Thundaga. The following Black Rose has Thundaga (LV5) as a locked ability.

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Legacy Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV

Deals lightning damage.
—Description

Thundaga is a level 46 spell learned by Thaumaturges and is exclusive to the class. It deals high thunder elemental damage to a single target, and has a cast time of 5 seconds. It's critical damage can be increased by using it after a Thunder → Thundara combo.

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Final Fantasy XIVEdit

FFXIVARR Thunder III Icon

Thunder III appears in Final Fantasy XIV as a Thaumaturge ability available at level 46. The ability deals lightning-elemental damage to a single target with the potency of 60 and deals damage over time with a potency of 35 for a period of 24 seconds.

In addition, Sophia, the Goddess has access to her own version of Thunder III during the boss encounters with her. The ability is a donut shaped area of effect attack that inflicts damage to those caught outside of the safe zone of the attack.

In the Japanese version of the game, all versions of Thunder III are called Thundaga.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT

Black magick that strikes targets with lightning.
—Description
Heavenly bolts, come bring God's judgement! Bolt3!
—Upon casting in PlayStation version.

A Black Mage can learn Thundaga for 500 JP. It uses 24 MP and has a speed of 15. It deals Lightning damage in a radius. Thundaga can also be used via Arithmetician's maths skills.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

TA Thundaga is learned by the Black Mage job from the Thor Rod for 300 AP. It costs 24 MP to cast, has a Magic Power of 50, and has a range of 4 with a vertical reach of 3. It is stealable through the ability Steal: Ability, and is also susceptible to Return Magic and Absorb MP. Thundaga is also one of the central spells of the Magestorm skillset used by Totema.

When cast, three lightning strikes from the top, left, and right corner will hit the target.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2 Black Mages again learn Thundaga from the Thor Rod for 300 AP. Vikings may also learn the spell for 350 AP from the Gold Axe. In both cases, Thundaga requires 18 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

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Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

TYPE0 There are various Thundaga spells and the spell's class depends on the user's Magic Power.

Type Name Prereq Unlock
RFRifle
Thunder RF
Thundara RF
Thundaga RF
50 | 60 | 70
(Lightning Magic)
In Chapter 2
Shoots a bullet straight forward.
Charging this spell increases the number of bullets.
SHGShotgun
Thunder SHG
Thundara SHG
Thundaga SHG
60 | 70 | 80
(Lightning Magic)
Available at beginning
Sends out energy across a set range.
SHGShotgun-II
Thunder SHG-II
Thundara SHG-II
Thundaga SHG-II
65 | 75 | 85
(Lightning Magic)
Use Thunder SHG at least 300 times
Sends out piercing energy across a set range.
ROKRocket
Thunder ROK
Thundara ROK
Thundaga ROK
60 | 70 | 80
(Lightning Magic)
Complete Escaping the Imperial Capital on Officer difficulty
Aims with crosshairs to shoot explosive bullets.
ROKRocket-II
Thunder ROK-II
Thundara ROK-II
Thundaga ROK-II
70 | 85 | 100
(Lightning Magic)
Complete SO "Defeat two snow giants with active leader" during Escaping the Imperial Capital
Shoot powerful Lightning-type bullets at the enemy.
MISMissile
Thunder MIS
Thundara MIS
Thundaga MIS
60 | 70 | 80
(Lightning Magic)
Complete The Phantoma Menace VI during Chapter 7
Launches a explosive bullet that pursues its target.
MISMissile-II
Thunder MIS-II
Thundara MIS-II
Thundaga MIS-II
50 | 65 | 80
(Lightning Magic)
Complete the SO "" during The Clash on Big Bridge
Launch a slow but powerful Lightning-type bullet that pursues its target.
BOMBomb
Thunder BOM
Thundara BOM
Thundaga BOM
55 | 65 | 75
(Lightning Magic)
Learned during Moglin's "LTMG-101: Elementary Lightning Magic I " lecture in Chapter 3
Sends out a wave of energy around the user.
Charging this spell increases the damage.
BOMBomb-II
Thunder BOM-II
Thundara BOM-II
Thundaga BOM-II
60 | 75 | 90
(Lightning Magic)
Complete Machina's Struggle on Officer difficulty
Sends out a wave of energy around the user which lasts for a short time.
Charging this spell increases the damage.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

FFCC Thundaga can only be cast when fusing Thunder Magicite. The player must combine three Thunder Magicites to cast this.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesEdit

FFCCRoF Thundaga can only be cast by piling three Thunder spells. If two target rings about to cast Thundara +1 line up perfectly, it'll cast Thundaga +1.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

FFCCMLaaK Thundaga is the level 20 Lightning spell, exclusive to the Black Mage class, and caps at level 100. It deals Lightning damage to all enemies, can be used once per battle, and up to three times a day. It requires three turns to cast.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

FFCCEoT Thundaga can be cast be stacking three Thunder target rings.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

4HoL Thundaga is a high level Black Magic spell. The spell costs 4 AP to cast and it has a spell power of 12. It can only be used if the Thundaga Tome item is in the character's inventory. The spell can be purchased in Spelvia for 5000 gil.

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD Thundaga is a level 5 Black Magic spell. It inflicts major thunder damage. Group-casting is allowed. Thundaga is also a level 5 Sword Magic spell. It adds a high-power thunder effect to weapon for 10 turns. It costs 45 MP.

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Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD

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Final Fantasy Legends IIEdit

FFLTnS

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia Thundaga is one of Onion Knight's Bravery attacks. It chains from Thunder and summons two bolts of lightning to strike the opponent from above, initiating a chase sequence. It costs 30 CP to equip and 180 AP to master.

Shantotto uses Thundaga when casting Spirit Magic: Thunder while she has between 3000 and 6000 Bravery, which summons medium-sized lightning bolts to strike the opponent from above.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012

Venerable strength!
—Garland using Thundaga

Lightning can use Thundaga as a Bravery attack. It creates a field of electricity in front of her that lasts for a period of time, initiating a chase sequence if it hits the opponent. It costs 30 CP to equip.

Garland has Thundaga as a new Bravery attack. It calls a lightning bolt down around the opponent, and comes in both ground and aerial variants. Thundaga costs 30 CP to equip and 100 AP to master.

Shantotto can now cast Thundaga with Spirit Magic: Thunder between 2000 and 4000 bravery.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia

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Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

TFF Thundaga is a reactive ability that activates in Battle Music Sequences every time the player gets a Good or better rating on 28 Slide Triggers, and deals high-power magic damage. Thundaga is learned by Terra at Level 75, Sephiroth at Level 40, Vivi at Level 85, and Shantotto at Level 80.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

TFFCC

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

Artniks

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB Thundaga is the ability that is used by the Black Mage during battle. It is also an enemy ability that is used by Hein and Yellow Element during battle.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Thundaga is a Black Magic Ability with a Rarity of ☆☆☆. It deals heavy lightning magic damage to one target, it can initially be used two times and it can be honed to Rank 5. It can be created by using Black Orb x5, Lightning Orb x8 and 5000 gil.

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

FFE

Conjure a huge lightning storm in front of you that deals multiple hits.
—Description.
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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

FFBE

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World of Final FantasyEdit

World

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Chocobo RacingEdit

ChocoRacing

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Chocobo's Dungeon 2Edit

C'sD2

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

FablesC'sD Thundaga is a Lv. 5 spell that costs 4 SP to cast and attacks to all enemies in a 7x7 grid around Chocobo.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit

Thundaga, together with its lower tiers Thunder and Thundara, appears in Kingdom Hearts as a magic spell. The spell's effect has varied across different titles from single targeting spell to an area-of-effect spell.

Names in other LanguagesEdit

  • Spanish: Electro++
  • German: Blitzga
  • Italian: Fulgoga
  • French: Foudre X

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • One of the actors in the Final Fantasy XII Suntory Potion Drink Commercial "casts" Thundaga.

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