Ultima Arrow is Serah's Full ATB Skill, and part of her Ravager Crystarium tree. It is obtained as a Crystarium Expansion ability. 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 massive amount of physical damage to the target, as well as greatly raising the Chain gauge.
Ultima Arrow is Serah's Special Ability.
Ultima Arrow is an exclusive reactive ability that costs 18 CP to equip. It is activated in Battle Music Sequences (BMS) when a boss-class enemy appears. It deals damage in direct proportion to Magic and Luck. It is learned by Serah (level 40).
Ultima Arrow is an AGI-type ability with 1260 Attack and Defense, None element, and Normal growth rate.
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 means "the last" in Latin and many Latin-based languages. In the Spanish versions of many Final Fantasy games, it is written as "Artema," a close transliteration of the 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.