A mantra that attacks with words of enlightenment. Randomly strikes with fire within the area of effect.

Ashura (阿修羅, Ashura?), also known as Asura, is a recurring ability in the series. It is most commonly used by Rapha Galthena.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Deals great physical damage in exchange for Lightning's own HP, and launches enemy into the air.


Ashura deals physical damage over an area and launches enemies, reducing Lightning's HP by 5% per hit. It has an ATB cost of 50, Multiplier of 8.00, Stagger Power of B, Stagger Time of B, and a Combo of 1. It is the locked ability on the Dark Knight garb.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

"Flames, gather and destroy! Asura!"

Quote upon activating (PSX)

Ashura is an ability learned by Rapha as part of her Skyseer ability set for 200 JP. It inflicts Fire-elemental damage in random squares within a range of 4, has an effect of 2, and a speed of 25.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Asuras (Sanskrit: असुर) are mythological lord beings in Indian texts who compete for power with the more benevolent devas (also known as suras). Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods or demons with good or bad qualities.

Asura is known as Ashura (阿修羅, Ashura?) in Japan, mostly portrayed as a six-armed god wielding different weapons in each hand.

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