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A Dephs casting Thundaga in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

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




Final Fantasy

Thundaga, also known as LIT3 in the Famicom release and Bolt3 in the Origins release, is a level 6 Black Magic spell which inflicts major Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies. In the Famicom and Origins releases, it inflicts between 60 and 240 Lightning damage, while in subsequent releases, damage dealt depends on the caster's Intelligence.

The spell can be bought at Crescent Lake and can be learnt by the Black Mage, Black Wizard, and Red Wizard job classes. In the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary Edition releases it costs 35 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy III

Thundaga causes heavy Lightning damage to one or all enemies, it is a Black Magic level 5 spell it can bought in NorthEast Saronia or in Doga's Village. The only jobs that can use this spell are a Black Mage, a Magus, an Onion Knight, and a Sage.

Final Fantasy IV

Lit 3, retranslated as Thundaga in the GBA and DS releases, causes heavy Lightning damage to one or all enemies. This spell is already known by Fusoya and Tellah. Palom can learn it at level 34 and Rydia at level 45 in non-DS versions and 41 in the DS version. It costs 30 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Thundaga can be used by several characters in the game, and costs 30 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy V

Bolt 3, retranslated as Thundaga in the GBA release, causes heavy Lightning damage to one or all enemies. It can only be cast by the Black Mage job. This spell can only be purchased in Moore for 6,000 gil and costs 25 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy VI

Bolt 3, retranslated as Thundaga in the GBA release, deals heavy Lightning 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.

Final Fantasy VII

Bolt 3 is the final spell of the Lightning materia, and costs 52 MP to cast.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-

Thundaga is an Elemental Magic Materia.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

Three versions of the Thundaga spell have been added into this game including the original Final Fantasy VII Thundaga spell: Dark Thundaga, which causes Lightning damage and the Poison and Silence status, Hell Thundaga, which causes all status effects, and Tri-Thundaga, which causes Zack to throw lightning bolts to multiple foes.

Final Fantasy VIII

The first game in the saga to call it Thundaga, it can be refined from Wizard Stones and can be drawn from enemies when the party's level over 30.

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*, Raldo, Seifer*, Sorceress (1), Sphinxara, Sphinxaur, T-Rexaur
Draw Points D-District Prison, Trabia Garden, Great Salt Lake
Refine T Mag-RF: 1 Wizard Stone refines into 5 Thundagas, 1 Dynamo Stone refines into 20 Thundagas
High Mag-RF: 5 Thundaras refine into 1 Thundaga
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 IX

The Octagon Rod, which only Vivi can equip, teaches Thundaga. 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, and requires 80 AP to learn.

Final Fantasy X

Thundaga is located in Lulu's section of the Sphere Grid, although all characters can obtain it.

Final Fantasy X-2

Thundaga is available for the Black Mage Dress Sphere. To learn it costs 100 AP and to cast costs 24 MP. This spell 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 Festival-Goer Dressphere ability Thunder Geta, and hits either one or two enemies.

Final Fantasy XI

Both Thunder III and Thundaga exist in Final Fantasy XI as vastly different spells. Neither, though, hold the honor of being the most powerful Lightning magic spell. That honor belongs to Burst II.


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.

See also: Thundaga II and Thundaga III.

Final Fantasy XII

Thundaga is a Level 5 Black Magic spell available for purchase in Balfonheim.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Kytes learns this spell at Level 18. It deals heavy Lightning damage to all enemies around a designated target.

Final Fantasy Tactics

A Black Mage can learn it for 500 JP. It uses 24 MP and has a speed of 15.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Thundaga is learned by the Black Mage job from the Thor Rod for 300 AP, and costs 24 MP to cast. Thundaga is also one of the central spells of the Magestorm skillset used by Totema.

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

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

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 Crystal Chronicles

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

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

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 King

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 3 times a day. It requires 3 turns to cast.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

Thundaga can be cast be stacking three Thunder target rings.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Thundaga is one of Onion Knight's Brave attacks. It chains from Thunder and summons two bolts of lightning to strike the opponent from above, initiating a Chase Sequence. Kefka has two versions of Thundaga - Zap Trap Thundaga, in which he summons several lightning bolts surrounding the opponent, and Lickity Split Thundaga, which sends a swift string of bolts forward. Shantotto uses Thundaga when casting Spirit Magic: Thunder, which summons medium-sized lightning bolts to strike the opponent from above.


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