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Final Fantasy XIII - Abilities



During battle, each character can perform certain actions to damage the enemy.
Either with Magic Attacks (MAG), Physical Attacks (STR), Auto Abilities, and TP Abilities.
Magic Attacks are separated by Black and White Magic.
Black Magic is used as offensive magic and White Magic is used as defensive magic.

Abilities List
Commando Abilities
Ability Name Ability Type Characters Effect
Adrenaline Auto Sazh, Snow, Vanille, Fang Boosts physical and magic damage dealt when HP is above a certain threshold.
Attack Command All Characters Deal physical damage on one foe.
Blindside Auto Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Fang. Attack and Ruin damage increased when character who is not an enemy target performs a chain of attacks.
Blitz Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope, Fang. Deal physical damage to all foes in range.
Deathblow Auto Snow, Vanille, Fang. Attacks may instantly kill foe whose HP is below a certain threshold.
Faultisiphon Auto Lightning, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Gain some ATB segment when attacking foe inflicted with status ailments.
Jeopardize Auto All characters. Chain bonus boost when attacking a staggered foe.
Launch Auto Lightning, Snow, Fang. "Attack" launches staggered foe into the air.
Lifesiphon Auto Lightning, Sazh, Hope, Fang. Recover one ATB segment after defeating a foe.
Powerchain Auto Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Fang. "Attack" and "Ruin" deal more damage when target's chain gauge is empty.
Ravage Auto Lightning, Snow, Hope, Fang. Blitz" and "Ruinga" deal more damage when there is a Ravager in the party.
Ruin Command All characters Deal non-elemental magic damage to one foe.
Ruinga Command All characters Deal non-elemental magic damage to all foes in range.
Scourge Auto All characters Attack" deals massive damage to foe about to recover from stagger.
Smite Auto Lightning, Snow, Fang. "Attack" deals massive damage to "launched" foes about to recover from stagger.

Ravager Abilities
Ability NameAbility TypeCharactersEffect
Fearsiphon Auto All characters Gain a small amount of ATB segment when attacking a staggered foe.
Overwhelm Auto All characters Current attacker gains chain bonus boost when more allies are targeting the same foe.
Vigor Auto Lightning, Snow, Hope, Fang. Gain chain bonus boost when attacking, with own HP above a certain threshold.
Fire Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals fire-based damage on one foe.
Fira Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals fire-based damage on nearby surrounding foes.
Firaga Command Sazh, Vanille, Hope Deals fire-based damage against surrounding foes in a large area.
Flamestrike Command Lightning, Sazh, Fang. Fire-based physical attack on one foe.
Blizzard Command Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals ice-based damage on one foe.
Blizzara Command Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals ice-based damage on nearby surrounding foes.
Blizzaga Command Sazh, Vanille, Hope Deals ice-based damage against surrounding foes in a large area.
Froststrike Command Lightning, Snow, Fang. Ice-based physical attack on one foe.
Thunder Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals lightning-based damage on one foe.
Thundara Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals lightning-based damage against nearby surrounding foes.
Thundaga Command Lightning, Sazh, Hope. Deals lightning-based damage against surrounding foes in a large area.
Sparkstrike Command Lightning, Snow, Fang. Lightning-based physical attack on one foe.
Water Command Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals water-based damage on one foe.
Watera Command Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Deals water-based damage on nearby surrounding foes.
Waterga Command Snow, Hope, Fang. Deals water-based damage against surrounding foes in a large area.
Aquastrike Command Lightning, Snow, Fang. Water-based physical attack on one foe.
Aero Command All characters. Deals wind-based damage on one foe.
Aerora Command All characters. Deals wind-based damage on nearby surrounding foes.
Aeroga Command Sazh, Hope, Fang. Deals wind-based damage against surrounding foes in a large area.

Sentinel Abilities
Ability NameAbility TypeCharactersEffect
Challenge Command Sazh, Snow, Fang Boosts chance of drawing enemy attention to self.
Counter Auto Lightning, Snow, Hope, Fang. Boosts chance of countering an foe's attack after evading.
Deathward Auto Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope, Fang. Greatly increases physical and magic defense when HP critical.
Elude Command Lightning, Hope. Increased evasion rate when guarding.
Entrench Command Snow, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Counter enemy attack when guarding. Damage dealt increases the longer you guard.
Evade Auto Lightning, Snow, Hope, Fang. Boosts character's evasion rate.
Fringeward Auto Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Fang. When defender is attacked, any ally involved in the attack receives less damage.
Mediguard Command Snow, Vanille, Fang. Gradually recover HP while guarding.
Provoke Command All characters. Draw attention of all nearby enemies towards self.
Reprieve Auto Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Survive a supposedly fatal blow with 1 HP.
Steelguard Command Sazh, Snow, Vanille, Fang Greatly increases physical and magic defense while guarding.
Vendetta Command Sazh, Snow, Hope, Fang. Counterattack after guarding. The more damage you take, the greater damage you deal in return.

Synergist Abilities
Ability NameAbility TypeCharactersEffect
Barfire Command Sazh, Vanille, Hope. Boosts resistance against fire-based damage.
Barfrost Command Sazh, Vanille, Hope. Boosts resistance against ice-based damage.
Barthunder Command Sazh, Vanille, Hope. Boosts resistance against lightning-based damage.
Barwater Command Sazh, Vanille, Hope. Boosts resistance against water-based damage.
Boon Auto All characters. Increases duration of all status enhancements.
Bravery Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope. Raises physical attack strength of one ally by 40%
Bravera Command Vanille, Fang. Raises physical attack strength of one ally by 80%; shorter duration than Bravery.
Enfire Command Lightning, Sazh, Hope. Adds fire element to physical attack.
Enfrost Command Lightning, Sazh, Hope Adds ice element to physical attack.
Enthunder Command Lightning, Sazh, Hope. Adds lightning element to physical attack.
Enwater Command Lightning, Sazh, Hope. Adds water element to physical attack.
Faith Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope. Raises magic power of one ally by 40%.
Faithra Command Vanille, Fang. Raises magic power of one ally by 80%; shorter duration than Faith.
Haste Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope, Fang. Increases ATB gauge filling speed.
Protect Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope. Raises one ally's resistance to physical damage by 33%
Protectra Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope. Raises one ally's resistance to physical damage by 50%; shorter duration than Protect.
Shell Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Hope. Raises one ally's resistance to magic damage by 33%.
Shellra Command Vanille, Fang. Raises one ally's resistance to magic damage by 50%; shorter duration than Shell.
Veil Command Vanille, Hope, Fang Raises one ally's resistance to all status ailments.
Vigilance Command Lightning, Sazh, Snow, Vanille. Boosts chance of interrupting enemy action and reduced chance of being interrupted.

Saboteur Abilities
Ability NameAbility TypeCharactersEffect
Curse Command Sazh, Snow, Fang. Increases chance of being interrupted and reduced chance of interrupting enemy action.
Cursega Command Snow, Hope, Fang. Inflicts Curse on all foes in range.
Daze Command Sazh, Snow, Fang. Prevents foe from taking any action, and also becomes more susceptible to taking damage.
Dazega Command Snow, Hope, Fang. Inflicts Daze on all foes in range.
Deprotect Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille, Fang. Reduces one foe's resistance to physical damage.
Deprotectga Command Lightning, Vanille, Hope. Inflicts Deprotect on all foes in range.
Deshell Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille, Fang. Reduces one foe's resistance to magic damage.
Deshellga Command Lightning, Vanille, Hope. Inflicts Deshell on all foes in range.
Dispel Command Sazh, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Removes status enhancements from one foe.
Fog Command Sazh, Snow, Vanille, Fang. Prevents one foe from using magic related abilities.
Fogga Command Snow, Hope, Fang. Inflicts Fog on all foes in range.
Imperil Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille, Fang. Reduces one foe's elemental defense against all elements.
Imperilga Command Lightning, Vanille, Hope. Inflicts Imperil on all foes in range.
Jinx Auto All characters. Increases duration of all debuffs casted on foes.
Pain Command Sazh, Snow, Vanille, Fang. Prevents foe from using physical related abilities.
Painga Command Snow, Hope, Fang. Inflicts Pain on all foes in range.
Poison Command Lightning, Sazh, Vanille. One foe's HP gradually decreases over time.
Poisonga Command Lightning, Vanille, Hope. Inflicts Poison on all foes in range.
Slow Command Sazh, Snow, Fang. Reduces one foe's ATB gauge filling speed.
Slowga Command Snow, Hope, Fang. Inflicts Slow on all foes in range.

Medic Abilities
Ability NameAbility TypeCharactersEffect
Cure Command All characters Restores HP of one ally.
Cura Command All characters Restores HP of all allies in range.
Curasa Command Sazh, Snow, Vanille, Hope. Restores HP proportional to the amount of damage taken (one ally).
Curaja Command Vanille, Hope. Restores HP proportional to the amount of damage taken (all allies in range).
Esuna Command All characters Removes status ailments from one ally.
Raise Command Lightning, Vanille, Hope, Fang. Revives an ally from KO with small amount of HP.

Character Exclusive Commands
Ability NameAbility TypeEffectAvailable To
Army of One Command Combo-type non-elemental physical attack that conditionally affects chaining efficiency. Lightning (Ravager)
Cold Blood Command Combo-type non-elemental physical attack that conditionally affects chaining efficiency. Sazh (Ravager)
Sovereign Fist Command Potent physical attack that resets target's chain and stagger gauges. Snow (Commando)
Death Command Instantly kills a target. Foe receives massive non-elemental magic damage if status fails to work. Vanille (Saboteur)
Last Resort Command Large area, multi-hit, non-elemental magic attack that conditionally affects chaining efficiency. Hope (Ravager)
Highwind Command Potent physical attack that resets target's chain and stagger gauges. Fang (Commando)

Techniques
Ability NameAbility TypeEffectAvailable To
Dispelga Command Removes buffs, debuffs, and status ailments from all targets in range. Lightning - Commando
Sazh - Ravager
Snow - Sentinel
Vanille - Ravager
Hope - Ravager
Fang - Sentinel
Libra Command View information of one target. Everyone learns this technique automatically. Lightning - Ravager
Sazh - Ravager
Snow - Sentinel
Vanille - Medic
Hope - Synergist
Fang - Commando
Quake Command Deal earth-based damage to all foes in range. Lightning - Commando
Sazh - Commando
Snow - Sentinel
Vanille - Saboteur
Hope - Ravager
Fang - Sentinel
Renew Command Revives fallen allies and restores HP to all party members. Lightning - Medic
Sazh - Ravager
Snow - Sentinel
Vanille - Medic
Hope - Medic
Fang - Sentinel
Stopga Command Resets target's ATB gauge and cancels all pending actions. Lightning - Medic
Sazh - Synergist
Snow - Ravager
Vanille - Medic
Hope - Synergist
Fang - Saboteur
Summon Command Calls forth an Eidolon. Automatically learned when character subdues his/her specific Eidolon.






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