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The following is a list of abilities available in Final Fantasy XIII.

Battle commands[edit | edit source]

Name Role Description Images
Auto-battle Commando Stock a set of commands focused on dealing damage.
Auto-chain Ravager Stock a set of commands focused on building chain bonuses.
Auto-cover Sentinel Stock a set of commands focused on protecting allies.
Auto-hinder Saboteur Stock a set of commands focused on weakening enemies.
Auto-support Synergist Stock a set of commands focused on strengthening allies.
Auto-heal Medic Stock a set of commands focused on healing allies.
Abilities All Select commands to add to the queue.
Repeat All Repeat the same command sequence used previously.
Techniques All Spend TP to use techniques.
Items All Use items.

Commando[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of abilities associated with the Commando role. A character needs to be a Commando in order to use these abilities.

Name ATB Cost Description Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Adrenaline Auto Boost Strength and Magic when HP is high. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Attack 1 Deal physical damage to target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Blindside Auto Bolster Attack or Ruin at head of attack queue when non-staggered target is not targeting you. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Blitz 2 Deal physical damage to targets in range. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Deathblow Auto Instantly slay target with low HP. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Faultsiphon Auto Slightly charge ATB gauge upon attacking target afflicted with status ailments. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Jeopardize Auto Boost chain bonus of staggered target upon attacking. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Launch Auto Attack and launch staggered target into the air. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Lifesiphon Auto Recharge one ATB gauge segment upon slaying target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Powerchain Auto Bolster Attack or Ruin at head of attack queue when target's chain gauge is empty. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Ravage Auto Bolster Blitz or Ruinga at head of attack queue when Ravager is present. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Ruin 1 Deal non-elemental magic damage to target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Ruinga 3 Deal non-elemental magic damage to targets within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Scourge Auto Deal heavy damage with Attack to target about to recover from stagger. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Smite Auto Deal heavy damage with Attack to launched target about to recover from stagger. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Sovereign Fist All Crush foes with a ruinous blow, clearing chain gauges. Damage varies by situation. Yes check.png
Highwind All Release a catastrophic blast, clearing chain gauges. Damage varies by situation. Yes check.png

Ravager[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of abilities associated with the Ravager role. A character needs to be a Ravager in order to use these abilities.

Name ATB Cost Description Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Fearsiphon Auto Slightly charge ATB gauge upon attacking staggered target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Overwhelm Auto Boost chain bonus effect of attacks for each ally targeting the same enemy. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Vigor Auto Boost chain bonus effect of your attacks when your HP is high. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Fire 1 Deal fire damage to target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Fira 2 Deal fire damage to targets in range. Staggered targets take more damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Firaga 3 Deal fire damage to targets within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Flamestrike 1 Physically attack target for fire damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Blizzard 1 Deal ice damage to target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Blizzara 2 Deal ice damage to targets in range. Staggered targets take more damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Blizzaga 3 Deal ice damage to targets within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Froststrike 1 Physical attack target for ice damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Thunder 1 Deal lightning damage to target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Thundara 2 Deal lightning damage to targets in range. Staggered targets take more damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Thundaga 3 Deal lightning damage to targets within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Sparkstrike 1 Physically attack target for lightning damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Water 1 Deal water damage to target. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Watera 2 Deal water damage to targets in range. Staggered targets take more damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Waterga 3 Deal water damage to targets within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Aquastrike 1 Physically attack target for water damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Aero 1 Deal wind damage to target and temporarily stun it. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Aerora 3 Deal wind damage to targets in range, tossing them up and drawing them in. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Aeroga 5 Deal wind damage to targets within a wide radius, drawing them up into a tornado. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Army of One All Unleash a devastating flurry of blows. Chain bonus effect varies by situation. Yes check.png
Cold Blood All Unleash a devastating volley of gunfire. Chain bonus effect varies by situation. Yes check.png
Last Resort All Deal magic damage within a wide radius. Chain bonus effect varies by situation. Yes check.png

Sentinel[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of abilities associated with the Sentinel role. A character needs to be a Sentinel in order to use these abilities.

Name ATB Cost Description Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Challenge 1 Force a single enemy to attack you. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Counter Auto Occasionally counterattack enemies after evading their attacks. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Deathward Auto Boost physical and magic resistance when HP is low. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Elude 1 Defend with a high probability of evading enemy attacks. Yes check.png Yes check.png
Entrench 1 Counterattack after defending, dealing more damage the longer you defend. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Evade Auto Occasionally evade enemy attacks. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Fringeward Auto Reduce damage to nearby allies when you are the target of an area attack. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Mediguard 1 Defend while gradually recovering HP. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Provoke 1 Entice enemies in range to attack you. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Reprieve Auto If HP is above a certain threshold, retain 1 HP when an attack would otherwise KO you. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Steelguard 1 Defend, boosting physical and magic resistance each time you are attacked. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Vendetta 1 Counterattack after defending, dealing more damage the more you are attacked. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png

Saboteur[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of abilities associated with the Saboteur role. A character needs to be a Saboteur in order to use these abilities.

Name ATB Cost Description Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Curse 1 Lower target's odds of interrupting actions and avoiding interruption of own. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Cursega 3 Render targets within a wide radius interruption-prone and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Daze 1 Stun target, rendering it vulnerable, and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Dazega 3 Stun and deal magic damage within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Deprotect 1 Reduce target's physical resistance and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Deprotega 3 Reduce physical resistance and deal magic damage within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Deshell 1 Reduce target's magic resistance and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Deshellga 3 Reduce magic resistance and deal magic damage within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Dispel 2 Remove target's most recent status enhancement and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Fog 1 Disable target's spell-casting abilities and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Fogga 3 Disable enemy spell casting and deal magic damage within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Imperil 1 Reduce target's elemental resistances and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Imperilga 3 Reduce elemental resistances and deal magic damage within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Jinx Auto Extend duration of a target's existing status ailments upon inflicting new ones. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Pain 1 Disable target's physical abilities and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Painga 3 Disable enemy physical abilities and deal magic damage within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Poison 1 Poison target and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Poisonga 3 Poison and deal magic damage to targets within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Slow 1 Reduce target's ATB gauge recharge rate and deal magic damage. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Slowga 3 Reduce ATB gauge recharge rate and deal magic damage within a wide radius. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Death All Slay target instantly, dealing magic damage instead if unsuccessful. Yes check.png

Synergist[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of abilities associated with the Synergist role. A character needs to be a Synergist in order to use these abilities.

Name ATB Cost Description Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Barfire 2 Raise target's fire resistance. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Barfrost 2 Raise target's ice resistance. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Barthunder 2 Raise target's lightning resistance. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Barwater 2 Raise target's water resistance. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Boon Auto Extend duration of target's existing status enhancements upon bestowing new ones. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Bravery 2 Raise target's Strength. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Bravera 2 Significantly raise target's Strength for a short time. Yes check.png Yes check.png
Enfire 2 Add fire attribute to target's COM, RAV, SEN, or SAB attacks. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Enfrost 2 Add ice attribute to target's COM, RAV, SEN, or SAB attacks. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Enthunder 2 Add lightning attribute to target's COM, RAV, SEN, or SAB attacks. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Enwater 2 Add water attribute to target's COM, RAV, SEN, or SAB attacks. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Faith 2 Raise target's Magic. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Faithra 2 Significantly raise target's Magic for a short time. Yes check.png Yes check.png
Haste 2 Accelerate target's ATB gauge recharge rate. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Protect 2 Raise target's physical resistance. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Protectra 2 Significantly raise target's physical resistance for a short time. Yes check.png Yes check.png
Shell 2 Raise target's magic resistance. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Shellra 2 Significantly raise target's magic resistance for a short time. Yes check.png Yes check.png
Veil 2 Raise target's status ailment resistance. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Vigilance 2 Boost target's odds of interrupting actions and avoiding interruption of own. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png

Medic[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of abilities associated with the Medic role. A character needs to be a Medic in order to use these abilities.

Name ATB Cost Description Lightning Sazh Snow Vanille Hope Fang
Cure 1 Restore target's HP. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Cura 2 Restore HP to targets in range. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Curasa 1 Restore HP to target proportional to amount of damage target has taken. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Curaja 2 Restore HP to targets in range proportional to amount of damage each has taken. Yes check.png Yes check.png
Esuna 2 Remove target's most recently inflicted status ailment. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png
Raise 3 Revive an ally from KO. Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png

Other abilities[edit | edit source]

These abilities are only available during chapter 1 and 2. If the following abilities are hacked into a character's list of abilities, these abilities will be usable in all roles.

Name ATB Cost User Description Image
Attack 2 Lebreau Deal physical damage to target.
Attack 3 Gadot Deal physical damage to target.
Hand Grenade 2 Snow Deal physical damage to targets in range. Hand Grenade FFXIII.png
Potion Battle: 1
Menu: 2
Lebreau Restores a small amount of HP to all allies.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Commando
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Ravager
Sentinel
Saboteur
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Synergist
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Medic
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