XIII-2 </nowiki> Ultima Arrow is Serah's Full ATB Skill, and part of her Ravager Crystarium tree. It is obtained as a Crystarium Expansion ability later on in the game. It manifests as Serah firing an arrow into the air and it exploding into light as it returns to earth, consuming the area directly in front of its shooter.
Ultima Arrow is best used just after the opponent has been staggered. As soon as Serah starts to execute the attack, the player should switch to a paradigm in which Serah is a Commando, such as Aggression or Cerberus. This can yield a mass amount of physical damage to the target, as well as greatly raising the Chain gauge.
TS Ultima Arrow is Serah's Special Ability.
Ultima Arrow is the first of two Super Soul Breaks assigned to Serah. Granted by the bow Starseeker (XIII), Serah shoots her arrow into the sky and induces a shower of non-elemental magic on all foes, hitting the battlefield five times. This move expends one segment of the Soul Gauge. When mastered, Serah's Magic will be augmented by 10 points.
Ultima is Latin, and in many of today's Latin-based languages, for "The Last", in its feminine sense. However in the Spanish versions of many Final Fantasy games the spell name is "Artema", a closer transliteration of the original Japanese katakana.
Artemis is the Greek goddess of the moon who was often depicted as a huntress with a bow and arrows.
- In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Retro-spective trailer, Serah uses Ultima Arrow during the final battle.