Lightning Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

Lightning Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

Lightning FFBE Review


Max Rarity Skills Future Proof Stats Equipment Trust Master Overall
6 S S S S S S++
Rarity Job Origin Gender Family
5★ – 6★ l'Cie   FF 13 Female Human

Trust Master Rewards – Aurora Scarf [Accessory] – Stats: DEF+3 – Normal attack hits twice

GuideUnitsTier ListTrust Master
Town of MitraRoyal Capital GrandsheltPort City LodinOrdol Port
Port City LydiraVillage of KolGrandportVillage of Marlo
Ghost Port KolobosFelicitas TownIndustrial City DilmagiaVillage of Ambel
Town of KoltsAquapolis OlderionTown of AmoreRaven's Hideaway
Earth Shrine ExpLatius Woods ExpDalnakya Cavern ExpGrandshelt Catacombs Exp
Fulan Pass ExpPhantom Forest ExpZadehl Westersand ExpLanzelt Highlands Exp
Wolfsfang Peak ExpLanzelt Mountains ExpKolobos Marsh ExpGolzas Canyon Exp
Kolobos Reef ExpShrine of Decay ExpMaranda Coast ExpDwarves' Forge Exp
Windy Heights West ExpMobreeze Airship Factory ExpJunkyard ExpWind Shrine Exp
Mystic WoodsAquatic CoverLake DorrGhost Ship Exp
Water Shrine ExpAbandoned Orphanage ExpTimber Tracks Exp
MagicSpecial AbilitiesEspersColosseum
White DragonDemon ChimeraThe IntangirSurging Menace
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5★ 6★
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General Thoughts

Ah Lightning from FF 13 is finally here! She is global’s first 6 star unit and a good one at that! She is a strong physical fighter with AoE and single target elemental attacks. With a +30% attack  and Hp+20% bonus, she has high attack and health to endure hits from enemies.

Her single target elemental attacks consists of lightning, fire and ice. She can deal AoE physical and magical (mostly wind and lightning element). Did I mention that she has auto-refresh? This passive allows her to regen 5% of her mana every turn. That means you can equip her with cat bell’s and spam the living crap out of her skills without fear of running out of mana.

She can counter, negate damage at 30% chance, which is excellent considering that she is the only one with this skill set. That’s not all either. Lightning can learn high level black and white magic! She can also learn mid level green magic. A front line fighter who hits hard and can heal!?? What a beastress!

Her best skill is perhaps the dual wield, which allows her to wear 2 weapons at once! If you equip her with the barrage skill, she and Chizuru can make quick work of any boss! Her trust master reward is an accessory that makes her attack hit twice, making her a deadly force to be reckoned with.

Her limit break is single target but also reduces enemy defense…what a strong LB to have!

I don’t think she has a considerable downside. Saying that her limit break is not an AoE attack is just nit picking for cons. She is pretty much the strongest unit as of 9/24/2016. I am sure there will be units that may oust her later on though…

Verdict: Must have in the team.


Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits LB Drops Exp. Growth Pattern
5★ 2781 121 112 97 95 93 5 2 4
6★ 3615 157 145 126 123 120 5 2 4


Lightning is neutral to all elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min Rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
5★ 6 sparkstrike Sparkstrike Lightning physical damage (1.5x) to one enemy 9
5★ 18 flamestrike Flamestrike Fire physical damage (1.4x) to one enemy 7
5★ 24 froststrike Froststrike Ice physical damage (1.4x) to one enemy 7
5★ 42 atk-30 ATK +30% ATK +30%
5★ 46 area-blast Area Blast Physical damage (1.8x) to all enemies 17
5★ 74 auto-refresh Auto-Refresh Recover MP (5%) per turn during battle
5★ 80 crushing-blow Crushing Blow Physical damage (2.7x) and decrease lightning resistance (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy 45
6★ 1 lightspeed Lightspeed Chance to negate physical damage taken (30%)
6★ 20 Counter Counter-Strike Counter physical attacks (30%)
6★ 26 galestrike Galestrike Wind physical damage (1.4x) to one enemy 7
6★ 48 electric-blitz Electric Blitz Lightning physical damage (2x) to all enemies 23
6★ 48 ice-blitz Ice Blitz Ice physical damage (1.9x) to all enemies 20
6★ 48 heat-blitz Heat Blitz Fire physical damage (1.9x) to all enemies 20
6★ 65 Hp 20 HP +20% HP +20%
6★ 72 aero-blitz Aero Blitz Wind physical damage (1.9x) to all enemies 20
6★ 100 dual-wield Dual Wield Allow use of weapons in both hands, except bows and harps

Magic Abilities

Min Rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
5★ 38 Thundaga Thundaga Lightning magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 20
5★ 56 Cura Cura Heal (400HP, 3x) to all allies 7


Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect
5★ Army of One Base: Physical damage (2.7x) and reduce DEF (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy
Max: Physical damage (3.65x) and reduce DEF (39%) for 3 turns to one enemy
6★ Army of One Base: Physical damage (2.9x) and reduce DEF (30%) for 3 turns to one enemy
Max: Physical damage (4.1x) and reduce DEF (54%) for 3 turns to one enemy


Lightning can equip 7 weapons and armor.

Weapons Armors
Short SwordSwordLong SwordKatanaBow1Javelin1Gun  AccessoryHatHelmClothesRobeLight ArmorHeavy Armor 
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
5★ 4 White Magic Lvl 3, Black Lvl 6, Green Lvl 3
6★ 4 White Magic Lvl 4, Black Lvl 7, Green Lvl 4


Rarity Material 1 Material 2 Material 3 Material 4 Material 5
6★ Fairies’ Writ (20) Rainbow Bloom (10) Calamity Gem (10) Prismatic Horn (5) Divine Crystal (5)


A woman who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity’s fate. Lightning is a soldier from the floating continent of Cocoon, ruled by servants of the gods known as the fal’Cie. Her unsociable and serious demeanor often makes her seem indifferent to those around her, when in reality she hides a gentle soul that drives her to face peril boldly to protect those she loves.

Lightning gave up her post as a soldier to save her sister Serah, who had become a prisoner of the fal’Cie, and boarded a train full of unjustly exiled citizens to defy the fate the gods had chosen for her.

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