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Lightning is a recurring element in the Final Fantasy. It is one of the earliest elements introduced and forms a trifecta with Fire and Ice. Mechanical enemies are typically weak to this element. It is usually the opposing element of Water, but occasionally it can be the opposing element of Poison and Ice.

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Recurring themes

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Equipment

Unlike Fire and Ice, Thunder does not commonly have a large set of equipment devoted to it. However, Crystal Equipment is usually resistant to Thunder, and the female-exclusive Rubber Suit nulls any exposure to voltage. A common weapon of the thunder element would be the Coral Sword.

Spells

As one of the three main elements, Thunder has four tiers of basic spells: Thunder, Thundara, Thundaga, and Thundaja. Final Fantasy XI offers the more powerful Burst.

Summons

Ramuh is the most recurring summon of Thunder, possessing the spell Judgment Bolt. In Final Fantasy VIII, he was replaced by Quezacotl, whose special attack was Thunder Storm. In Spira, the horse-like Ixion was the Lightning summon, whose Overdrive is Thor's Hammer. Adrammelech, the Wroth is the reigning Thunder Esper of Ivalice, whose special attack is also Judgment Bolt.

Enemies

Most aquatic enemies tend to be weak against Lightning, with the Bolt Fish being one of the few exceptions to this rule. Mechanical enemies are also usually weak against Lightning, but in some games, they absorb it.

Appearances

Final Fantasy

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Major Lightning elemental damage.
ALit White Magic Increases defense against Lightning elemental attacks.
Thor's Hammer Weapon Casts Thundara when used as an item.
Diamond Shield Shield Resistant to Lightning elemental damage.
Diamond Armor Armor Resistant to Lightning elemental damage.
Dragon Mail Armor Resistant to Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental damage.
Gauntlets Gloves Casts Thundara when used as an item.
Thunder Enemy Attack Major Lightning elemental damage to party.

Final Fantasy II

Game Element Type Effect
Bolt Black Magic Lightning elemental damage.
Mage's Staff Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Thunder Lance Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Diamond Helmet Helmet Nullifies Lightning elemental attacks.
Gold Hairpin Helmet Nullifies Lightning elemental attacks.
Diamond Mail Armor Nullifies Lightning elemental attacks.
Diamond Gloves Accessory Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.

Final Fantasy III

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Major Lightning elemental damage.
Judgment Bolt Ramuh Inflicts Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Thunderstorm Ramuh Inflicts Lightning elemental damage.
Blessed Hammer Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Book of Light Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Dragon Hammer Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Hammer Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Light Arrow Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage.
Light Rod Weapon Casts Thundara.
Light Staff Weapon Casts Thunder.
Mighty Hammer Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Platinum Hammer Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Serpent Sword Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Spark Dagger Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Thunder Spear Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Tome of Light Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Triton Hammer Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.

Final Fantasy IV

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage.
Blitz Ninja Moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Ramuh Summon Moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Blitz Whip Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Randomly casts Bolt2 after each attack.
Bolt Claw Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Randomly casts Bolt2 after each hit.
Lightning Arrow Weapon/Ammo Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when used with a bow.
Thunder Rod Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. When used as an item in battle, casts Bolt1. Can also randomly cast Bolt1 after each attack.
Diamond Shield Shield Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Dragon Shield Shield Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice elemental damage.
Diamond Armor Armor Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Dragon Armor Armor Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice elemental damage.
Light Robe Armor Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Sorcerer Armor Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Crystal Helmet Helmet Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice elemental damage.
Diamond Helmet Helmet Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Dragon Helmet Helmet Halves Lightning, Fire, and Ice elemental damage.
Tiara Helmet Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Diamond Ring Accessory Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Diamond Gauntlet Accessory Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Gold Ring Accessory Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Protect Ring Accessory Halves Lightning, Ice, and Fire elemental damage.
Lightning Flash Enemy Attack Inflicts Lightning elemental damage equal to 1/10 of target's max HP.
Thor Rage Item Casts Bolt on all enemies
Zeus Rage Item Casts Bolt2 on all enemies
Blue Fang Item Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy V

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage.
Ramuh Summon Moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Syldra Summon Major Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Dragon Breath Mix Inflicts Lightning, Fire, and Ice elemental damage to all enemies.
Dragon Shield Mix Nullifies Lightning, Ice, and Fire elemental damage.
Judgment Condemn Lightning elemental damage to either the party or all enemies.
Electric Shock Enemy Attack Minor Lightning elemental damage.
Lightning Enemy Attack Major Lightning elemental damage to the party.
Lightning Bow Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Lightning Rod Weapon Randomly inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Increases power of Lightning elemental spells. When used as an item, casts Bolt3 on all enemies.
Blitz Whip Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Sometimes casts Bolt after each hit.
Lightning Scroll Item Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy VI

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Magic Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Magic Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage.
Ramuh Summon Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Plasma Dance Inflicts moderate to major Lightning elemental damage.
Bolt Beam Magitek Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Diffuser Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to party.
Giga Volt Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to party.
Mega Volt Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage to party.
Tek Laser Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Wave Cannon Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to party.
Bolt Edge Item, Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Thunder Blade Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Has a chance to cast Bolt with each attack.
Thunder Rod Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Has a chance to cast Bolt2 with each attack. When used as an item, will cast Bolt2.
Cursed Shield Shield Weak to Fire, Ice, Lightning, Earth, Poison, and Water damage.
Force Shield Shield Halves Fire, Ice, Lightning, Earth, Wind, and Water elemental damage.
Paladin Shield Shield Absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, Holy. Nullifies Poison, Wind, Water, Earth.
Thunder Shield Shield Halves Fire and Ice elemental damage. Absorbs Lightning damage. Nullifies Wind elemental damage.
Cat Hood Armor Halves Fire, Ice, Lightning, Earth, Wind, and Holy damage. Only usable by Relm.
Force Armor Armor Halves Fire, Ice, Lightning, Earth, and Wind elemental damage.
Minerva Armor Armor Nullifies Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Wind damage. Halves Poison, Holy, Water, and Earth damage. Only usable by Terra and Celes.
Rage Ring Relic Absorbs Fire elemental damage and nullifies Lightning damage.

Final Fantasy VII

Game Element Type Effect
Bolt Magic Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage
Bolt2 Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage
Bolt3 Magic Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage
Magic Breath Enemy Skill Magic Inflicts Lightning as well as Fire and Ice elemental damage to all enemies. It can be learned from Stilva and Parasite.
Trine Enemy Skill Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies. It can be learned from Godo and Stilva.
Kjata Summon Inflicts major Lightning as well as Fire and Ice elemental damage to all enemies.
Ramuh Summon Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Typhoon Summon Inflicts major Lightning as well as Fire, Ice, and Earth elemental damage to all enemies.
Live Wire Vincent's Limit Break Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Bolt Ball Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage
Electric Burst Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage
Electro-Mag Rod Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage and Paralyze.
Electroprod Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage (major Lightning elemental damage in the final battle with the Turks at Midgar).
Electroprod 2 Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage
Left Breath 2 Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to party. Only used as a Final Attack by Schizo.
Lightning Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to party
Right Breath 2 Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to party. Only used as a Final Attack by Schizo.
Scissor Spark Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage
Thunderball Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage.
Thunderbolt Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thunder Kiss Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage
Wide Grazer Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to party.
Bolt Armlet Armor Absorbs Lightning elemental damage.
Dragon Armlet Armor Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental damage.
Escourt Guard Armor Nullifies Lightning, Water, Poison, and Earth. Only usable by males.
Ziedrich Armor Halves all elements.
Bolt Ring Accessory Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.
Tetra Elemental Accessory Absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Earth elemental attacks.
Bolt Plume Item Same as Bolt2, but hits all enemies.
Swift Bolt Item Same as Bolt3, but hits all enemies.

Final Fantasy VIII

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Magic Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Magic Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage.
Electrocute Blue Magic Inflicts varying Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Quezacotl GF Inflicts varying Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Breath Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to party.
Electric Discharge Enemy Attack Inflicts Lightning elemental damage to party.
Mega Spark Enemy Attack Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to party.
Thunder Summon Enemy Attack Inflicts varying Lightning elemental damage to party.

Final Fantasy IX

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage.
Thunder Slash Sword Art Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Ramuh Summon Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Lightning Enemy Attack Inflicts random percent of Lightning elemental damage.
Coral Sword Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Defender Weapon Halves Ice and Lightning elemental damage.
Lightning Staff Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Adaman Hat Headgear Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.
Black Hood Headgear Halves Fire, Lightning, and Water elemental damage.
Flash Hat Headgear Increases the damage of Lightning and Holy elemental attacks.
Rubber Helmet Headgear Halves Lightning elemental damage.
Defense Gloves Armgear Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental damage.
Thunder Gloves Armgear Halves Lightning elemental damage and increases the damage of Lightning elemental attacks.
Chain Plate Armor Weak to Lightning elemental attacks.
Rubber Suit Armor Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.
Shield Armor Armor Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental damage.
Silk Shirt Armor Halves Lightning elemental damage, but is weak to Fire elemental damage.
Coral Ring Add-On Absorbs Lightning elemental damage.
Extension Add-On Increases the damage of Lightning elemental attacks. Only usable by females.
Reflect Ring Add-On Weak to Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental attacks.
Ribbon Add-on Absorbs Wind and Water elemental attacks, and halves Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Holy elemental attacks.

Final Fantasy X

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Inflicts minor Lightning-elemental damage to one target
Thundara Black Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning-elemental damage to one target
Thundaga Black Magic Inflicts major Lightning-elemental damage to one target
Electro Marble Item Inflicts moderate Lightning-elemental damage to one target
Lightning Marble Item Inflicts major Lightning-elemental damage to one target
Lightning Gem Item Inflicts five hits of major Lightning-elemental damage per target
Ixion Aeon Lightning-elemental Aeon
Thunder Fury Overdrive Inflicts several hits of minor Lightning-elemental damage per target
Thundara Fury Overdrive Inflicts several hits of moderate Lightning-elemental damage per target
Thundaga Fury Overdrive Inflicts several hits of major Lightning-elemental damage per target
Element Reels Overdrive Inflicts Lightning-elemental damage to one or all enemies if two or three Lightning symbols are selected
Thunderbolt Overdrive Inflicts five hits of moderate Lightning-elemental damage per enemy
Rolling Thunder Overdrive Inflicts six hits of major Lightning-elemental damage per enemy
Lightning Bolt Overdrive Inflicts nine hits of major Lightning-elemental damage per enemy
Electroshock Overdrive Inflicts three hits of moderate Lightning-elemental damage and inflicts Poison, and Darkness, Silence and Sleep for three rounds per enemy
Thunderblast Overdrive Inflicts three hits of major Lightning-elemental damage and inflicts Poison, and Darkness, Silence and Sleep for three rounds per enemy
Thor's Hammer Overdrive Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
NulShock White Magic, Status Effect Allows party members to be immune to one Lightning-elemental attack
Electrocute Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to party.
Lightning Breath Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to party.
Multi-Thundara Enemy Attack Casts Thundara 2 times on a random target.
Lightningstrike Auto-ability Adds the Lightning element to attacks and skills
Lightning Ward Auto-ability Halves Lightning-elemental damage
Lightningproof Auto-ability Completely protects against Lightning-elemental damage
Lightning Eater Auto-ability Converts Lightning-elemental damage into HP

Final Fantasy X-2

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Inflicts major Lightning elemental damage.
Thunder Blade Swordplay Inflicts Lightning elemental damage.
Kogoro Shock Kogoro Inflicts Lightning elemental damage as well as Berserk.
Cait Thunder Wildcat Inflicts Lightning elemental damage as well as Petrify and Poison to all enemies.
Electric Whirl Fallalery Inflicts Lightning elemental damage to all enemies.
Levin Throttle Inflicts Lightning elemental damage.
Thunder Geta Festival-Goer Casts either Thunder on one enemy, Thundara on one enemy, or Thundaga on one or two enemies.
Thunder Goldfish Festival-Goer Inflicts three Lightning physical attacks on one enemy.
Breath Enemy Attack Inflicts Lightning elemental damage to party. Only used by Bolt Drakes.
Electrocute Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to party.
Thor's Hammer Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage to the party.
Thunder Fury Enemy Attack Inflicts Lightning elemental damage 8 times to random targets. Only in the International Version, and only used by Lulu.
Tingling Meridian Enemy Attack Inflicts 100 HP of Lightning elemental damage as well as makes the target weak to Lightning. Only used by Oversoul Cactuars.
Electro Marble Item, Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage.
Lightning Gem Item, Enemy Attack Inflicts minor Lightning elemental damage 6 times to random targets.
Lightning Marble Item, Enemy Attack Inflicts moderate Lightning elemental damage.

Final Fantasy XII

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Moderate Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Thundaga Black Magic Major Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Discharge Enemy Attack Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Flash Arc Enemy Attack Lightning elemental damage to one target.
Sandstorm Enemy Attack Physical Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Shockstorm Enemy Attack Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range.
Thundaja Enemy Attack Major Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range. 35% chance of Stop.
Piercing Thundaga Enemy Attack Major Lightning elemental damage to all targets in range. Ignores Reflect.
Storm Spear Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Storm Staff Weapon Increases the damage of Lightning elemental attacks.
Venetian Shield Shield Weak to Lightning elemental attacks.
Zodiac Escutcheon Shield Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.
Rubber Suit Armor Nullifies Lightning elemental damage.
Lightning Arrows Ammo Lightning elemental ammunition.
White Fang Item, Enemy Attack Reduces HP of all targets by 25% of their Max HP. Deals Lightning elemental damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Game Element Type Effect
Thunder Black Magic Minor Lightning elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magic Moderate Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaga Black Magic Major Lightning elemental damage.
Thundaja Black Magic Massive Lightning elemental damage.
Ramuh Summon Lightning elemental damage to enemies 4 spaces away.
Lightning Stab Holy Sword Lightning elemental damage to enemies 3 spaces away. Also inflicts Silence.
Heaven Thunder Truth Lightning elemental damage that hits randomly in a 4x3 area.
Thunder Bracelet Dragon Lightning elemental damage to enemies in a 2x4 area.
Thunder Soul Enemy Attack Lightning elemental damage.
Triple Thunder Enemy Attack Lightning elemental damage.
Blaster Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Can also cast Thunder, Thundara, or Thundaga.
Coral Sword Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Gungnir Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically.
Lightning Bow Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Can also cast Thundaga.
Thunder Rod Weapon Inflicts Lightning elemental damage when attacking physically. Also increases the damage of Lightning elemental attacks. Can also cast Thunder.
Ice Shield Shield Absorbs Ice elemental attacks, halves Fire elemental attacks, weak to Lightning elemental attacks.
Kaiser Shield Shield Increases the damage of Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental attacks.
Black Robe Armor Increases the damage of Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental attacks.
Minerva Bustier Armor Nullifies Fire, Lightning, Wind, and Dark elemental attacks. Halves Ice, Water, Earth, and Holy elemental attacks.
Rubber Suit Armor Immune to Lightning elemental attacks.
White Robe Armor Halves Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Game Element Type Effect
Atomos Blade Blade Lightning-elemental weapon.
Boltshot Gunmanship Lightning-elemental physical attack.
Gae Bolg Spear Lightning-elemental weapon.
Judgment Bolt Scion Adrammelech damages all enemies with a lightning storm.
Judicer's Staff Staff Lightning-elemental weapon.
Lightning Breath Damages one enemy with a Lightning attack.
Nike Bow Greatbow Lightning-elemental weapon.
Raging Brooch Accessory Enables the summoning of Adrammelech.
Ramuh Summoning Lightning-elemental summon.
Rubber Suit Light Armor Armor immune to Lightning damage.
Scissors Paper-Rock-Scissors Conjures a slicing Lightning bolt to damage one enemy.
Skyfury Blade Flair Lightning-elemental physical attack that inflicts Berserk.
Tempest Illusion Magickal Lightning damage to all enemies.
Thor Rod Rod Lightning-elemental weapon that grants immunity to Lightning.
Thundaga Black Magick/Brutality/Metamorphosis Deals heavy Lightning-elemental damage.
Thundara Black Magick/High Magick/Brutality/Metamorphosis Deals moderate Lightning-elemental damage.
Thunder Black Magick/Red Magick/Brutality/Metamorphosis Deals light Lightning-elemental damage.
Thunder Assault Sparring Lightning-elemental physical attack.
Thunder Breath Dragon Soul/Breath Deals Lightning damage in a T-shaped area.
Thunder Flare Tome Lore Damages all units with a Lightning-elemental magickal attack.
Thunderous Roar Elemental Magick Lightning-elemental attack and Silence.
Thunder Robe Robe Lightning-absorbing armor.
Thunder Rod Rod Lightning-elemental weapon.
Tiger Fangs Knuckles Lightning-elemental weapon.
Vajra Broadsword Lightning-elemental weapon.


This article uses material from the "Lightning (Element)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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