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Unit Overview: Lightning [Final Fantasy 13]

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by Jet Stingren, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Jet Stingren

    Jet Stingren #1 Marie Fan! Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    She being just a normal girl, embarked on a path to save her sister. To become I'Cie and doomed to a focus. That's right we're talking about the 1st ever 6* officially released in Global version. Just how good is she? Find out in this review! And as usual, leave comments, and questions. And I hope you enjoy the review!

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    Magic Levels at 6*: Black Magic Level 7, White/Green Magic Level 4
    Weaknesses: None | Resistances: None
    Trust Mastery Award: Aurora Scarf: DEF +3, Allows user to attack twice.
    Limit Break: 290% ST Physical Attack & ST 3 Turn -30% DEF Debuff -> 410% ST Physical Attack & ST 3 Turn -54% DEF Debuff

    Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR DC Hits
    5* 918 / 2781 (300) 40 / 121 (50) 37 / 112 (20) 32 / 97 (20) 31 / 95 (20) 31 / 93 (20) 2 5
    6* 1193 / 3615 (450) 52 / 157 (75) 48 / 145 (30) 42 / 126 (30) 41 / 123 (30) 40 / 120 (30) 2 5

    Name Effect MP Level Learned & Rarity
    Sparkstrike 150% ST Thunder Physical Atack 9 6 [*****]
    Flamestrike 140% ST Fire Physical Attack 7 18 [*****]
    Froststrike 140% ST Ice Physical Attack 7 24 [*****]
    Thundaga 180% AoE Magic Attack 20 38 [*****]
    ATK +30% Boosts users ATK stat by 30% 0 42 [*****]
    Blitz 180% AoE Physical Attack 17 46 [*****]
    Cura AoE 400 HP Heal w 3x Mod 7 56 [*****]
    Auto Refresh Auto Heal 5% MP Per Turn 0 74 [*****]
    Crushing Blow 270% ST Physical Attack & ST 3 Turn -25% Thunder Resist 45 80 [*****]
    Speed of Light 30% Chance to avoid Physical Attacks 0 1 [******]
    Counterblow 30% Chance to counter Physical Attacks 0 20 [******]
    Stormstrike 140% ST Wind Physical Attack 7 26 [******]
    Electric Blitz 200% AoE Thunder Physical Attack 23 48 [******]
    Ice Blitz 190% AoE Ice Physical Attack 20 48 [******]
    Heat Blitz 190% AoE Fire Physical Attack 20 48 [******]
    HP +20% Boosts users HP by 20% 0 65 [******]
    Aero Blitz 190% Wind Physical Attacks 20 72 [******]
    Dual Wield Allows user to hold two weapons 0 100 [******]
    Thunderfall [Exclusive] 210% AoE Thunder Magic Attack & AoE -50% Thunder Resist - FF13 Event Materia 23 0 [*****]

    Pros: She... She's busted. The main reason is that she gets innate Dual Wield! Dual Wield happens to be one of the best TMs to be achieved in game given by Zidane. But, with her learning it naturally this not only makes her destructive without no work needed, this also allows her one extra materia slot to play with when you want to give her stuff. Lightning also is very very strong on the offensive field, she has 4 elements she can mess around with in content which allows her to be able to do alot of damage to enemies who would be weak to them since she naturally can attack twice then she can tear enemies apart who have weaknesses that she can exploit. She also excels more in dealing thunder damage as opposed to the others due to moves like Crushing Blow, and Thunderfall giving the enemy a resistance to Thunder attacks. She also has great niches in Auto Refresh, and Speed of Light. With Auto Refresh this allows her to be able to sustain herself longer in battle without needing a ether. If you constantly use Crushing Blow for example which is a 45 MP move naturally you'd run out fast. But, with her Auto-Refresh she can stay strong for a little more before going heavy with the MP moves again. Speed of Light gives her a extra niche of protection. It gives her a 30% chance to negate physical attacks that are done to her which means she could be saved from death even from otherwise heavy hitting attacks and that could just be niche enough for you to patch up Lightning with a heal.

    Cons: There's nothing that's really bad about Lightning to be honest with you here. In what she was made to do she excels fully in she truly sets the mold for what's to be coming in the future months.

    Trust Mastery Award: This one is a great TM, not as amazing as Dual Wield. But, this gives the user to attack twice which is similar to Dual Wield but you don't get the second weapon nor do you get the extra stats you would get from a second weapon in hand, so it's a cool TM but not as strong as Dual Wield. So, I would pick this one up.

    Comparing to Other Units

    There are no other 6* units that are released at the time of this review. So, this section would be skipped.
    Conclusion: Lightning is surely a must have while she is extremely rare to get even for the most heavy of spenders if you manage to pull her you'll surely not be disappointed, you will be clearing content faster than you can breathe that's how strong her niche is in battle. So, pull as hard as you can for her. She's truly worth it!
     
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  2. Revenge

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    @Jet Stingren can you confirm that Aurora Craft gives her double attack power? I think it only gives her double hits, but each hit will be capped to half power. Can you confirm it?
     
  3. Jet Stingren

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    It stays the same, iirc.
     
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    If that is true, Aurora Craft is an accessory and Dual Wiel an Ability, that means they would stack each other and the power of the attack would be multiplied by 4.

    I really thought this would only double the number of hits and give more LB crystals, and not actually double the power of the attack.
     
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    That makes me think about something, if you use Barrage with Aurora Scarf, will the 4 random attacks have the double hit too?
     
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    It's only the normal attack that it affects so no. It's not really that good for that reason.
     
  7. Sir Vincent

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    Aurora scarf turns her normal attack into a 200% ST attack, basically that. It doesn't work on any ability or spell. Hero ring or exceed ring are stronger imo.
     
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    Woot, review out!
     
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    All aboard the hype train! Woot woooooot!
     
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    Nice review. Good to see though that at 5 star chiz still has better attacking stats... It keeps me a little warm to know that chiz still kicks ass and not so depressed (only a little like everyone) to not having pulled her yet eheh... But in couple weeks she's gaining a star and this satisfaction... It's gone
     
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    So I have to ask: Would she need barrage? I'm just trying to figure out what abilities she has that can surpass it.
     
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  12. Jet Stingren

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    @Grimstar69: Yes, Barrage would be a welcomed addition.
     
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    Well she's a beast, she can destroy anything she wants. ::cactaur::
     
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    Guys, I am planning to farm just 1 barrage for Lightning cos I have Chizuru and CoD too.
    Is one Barrage sufficient?
     
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    But dual wield and barrage does stack right??
     
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    What do you mean "is one barrage sufficient?"
    Chizuru and CoD have their innate barrage ability, so you don't have to have 3 barrage TM. One for Lightning is enough.

    But having 3 units doing barrage simultaneously, that's a boss killer.. :))
     
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    Aurora scarf + DW = 400% phys attack on a normal attack. However, it's the same deal, do you wanna use that or a x2 Barrage, x2 Element attack on Lightning? She has auto refresh for MP as well, so I don't see the point of spamming auto atk. Even fir Chizuru, if you have to auto attack in a boss fight, you're fked up and should use an Ether.
     
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    the con is future 6 * stars will out damage her.
     
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    Half Materials away to get my Lightning to Rank 6. Maybe Tomorrow.
     
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    Thats a con for almost every Unit in these kind of games
     

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