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Charge enemy chain gauges with concentrated attacks.

Paradigm description

Ravager is a role in Final Fantasy XIII-2 whose main function is to use elemental attacks to build the target's chain gauge. Serah and Noel start out with the role, with Serah specializing in it. There are also numerous Paradigm Pack monsters that serve as Ravagers. Lightning in the "Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess" DLC scenario has two roles based on the Ravager called Shaman and Mage, which serve as physical and magical versions of the Ravager, while also getting a large boost to ATB speed.

AI mechanics[edit | edit source]

Ravagers controlled by the computer select abilities designed to drive up enemies' chain gauges as high as possible, based on enemy data the player has discerned. If no elemental, physical or magical resistances have been discerned from the enemy, AI Ravagers will continue to use abilities of differing elemental properties until a weakness or resistance is found.

AI Ravagers avoid using the same ability twice in a row. For example, they will almost always queue up Fire, Flamestrike, Fire, Flamestrike if they know an enemy is weak against Fire, and has the same physical and magical resistance, because this drives up the chain gauge more than four Fires or four Flamestrikes.

In a normal paradigm, AI Ravagers target the same target as other party members. If there are two Commandos in the formation, the party leader's target is given priority.

AI Ravagers prefer first-tier spells and -strike abilities when faced with a single, unstaggered opponent. If an opponent is staggered, or if there are at least two opponents close together, AI Ravagers also add one or two second-tier abilities in their attack queues. AI Ravagers only use third-tier spells if there are many enemies close together.

X-paradigms make AI Ravagers perform almost the same while exclusively using single target (re: first-tier) attacks, while W-paradigms have AI Ravagers use third-tier attacks more often, even without close groupings of enemies.

Role bonus[edit | edit source]

The Enhanced Role ability adds 1 rank; if the wearer has no boosts they would instead be treated as having Bonus Boost I and so forth.

Role Status Self Bonus Ally Bonus
Starting Chain +1.0% Chain +0.1%
Bonus Boost I Chain +2.0% Chain +0.1%
Bonus Boost II Chain +3.0% Chain +0.2%
Enhanced Ravager Chain +3.5% Chain +0.2%

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Auto-chain[edit | edit source]

Stock a set of commands focused on building chain bonuses.

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Playable characters[edit | edit source]

Ability ATB Mod Effect Role Level
Serah Noel
Fire 1 1.0 Inflict fire-attribute magic damage. 1 29
Blizzard 1 1.0 Inflict ice-attribute magic damage. 10 1
Thunder 1 1.0 Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage. 3 35
Aero 1 1.0 Inflict wind-attribute magic damage on target and temporarily stun it. 12 9
Fira 2 1.5 Inflict fire-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. Staggered targets take more damage. 16
Blizzara 2 1.5 Inflict ice-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. Staggered targets take more damage. 18
Thundara 2 1.5 Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. Staggered targets take more damage. 18
Aerora 2 1.5 Inflict wind-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes, tossing them into the air and drawing them in. 23
Firaga 3 2.2 Inflict fire-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius. 38
Blizzaga 3 2.2 Inflict ice-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius. 50
Thundaga 3 2.2 Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius. 41
Aeroga 3 2.2 Inflict wind-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius, drawing them up into a tornado. 55
Flamestrike 1 1.05 Inflict fire-attribute physical damage. 6 40
Froststrike 1 1.05 Inflict ice-attribute physical damage. 23 5
Sparkstrike 1 1.05 Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage. 7 45
Galestrike 1 1.05 Inflict wind-attribute physical damage on target. 25 13
Ultima Arrow All 0.4×7 Unleash a salvo of attacks. Chain bonus effect varies by situation. Usable only once per battle. Bonus

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

Ability ATB Mod Monster (level) Infusible
Fire 1 1.0 Albino Lobo (36), Apotamkin (1), Ceratoraptor (5), Debris (1), Flanbanero (1), Garchimacera (1), Grand Behemoth (1), Koboldroid Yang (1), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Munchkin Boss (1), Notsugo (1), Pink Lily (1), Tabasco Toad (1), Valfodr (1), Vespid (36) Y
Inflict fire-attribute magic damage.
Blizzard 1 1.0 Albino Lobo (1), Apotamkin (1), Bloodfang Bass (1), Blue Chocobo (1), Buccaboo (1), Buccaboo Ace (1), Ceratoraptor (1), Debris (15), Gremlin (1), Grenade (1), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Mud Frog (1), Nekton (1), Pink Lily (1), Swampmonk (1), Valfodr (14), Zaghnal (1), Zwerg Metro (1) Y
Inflict ice-attribute magic damage.
Thunder 1 1.0 Albino Lobo (5), Apotamkin (1), Debris (1), Grand Behemoth (1), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Nekton (22), Pink Lily (1), Pleuston (1), Valfodr (1), Zaghnal (1), Zwerg Scandroid (8) Y
Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage.
Aero 1 1.0 Albino Lobo (21), Apotamkin (1), Blue Chocobo (1), Buccaboo Ace (19), Cloudburst (1), Debris (5), Flanbanero (62), Koboldroid Yin (1), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Pink Lily (1), Pleuston (22), Spiceacilian (1), Valfodr (15), Vespid (1) Y
Inflict wind-attribute magic damage on target and temporarily stun it.
Fira 2 1.5 Albino Lobo (48), Apotamkin (15), Bomb (1), Ceratoraptor (62), Debris (27), Flanbanero (24), Garchimacera (19), Grand Behemoth (19), Koboldroid Yang (5), Munchkin Boss (19), Notsugo (20), Pink Lily (20), Tabasco Toad (34), Valfodr (10), Vespid (42) Y
Inflict fire-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. Staggered targets take more damage.
Blizzara 2 1.5 Albino Lobo (50), Apotamkin (16), Bloodfang Bass (25), Blue Chocobo (16), Buccaboo (10), Buccaboo Ace (10), Ceratoraptor (50), Cryohedron (1), Gremlin (19), Mud Frog (6), Nekton (54), Pink Lily (10), Swampmonk (14), Zwerg Metro (19) Y
Inflict ice-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. Staggered targets take more damage.
Thundara 2 1.5 Albino Lobo (52), Apotamkin (17), Circuitron (1), Debris (34), Grand Behemoth (21), Nekton (68), Pink Lily (14), Pleuston (45), Valfodr (16), Zwerg Scandroid (40) Y
Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes. Staggered targets take more damage.
Aerora 2 1.5 Albino Lobo (70), Apotamkin (18), Blue Chocobo (34), Cloudburst (15), Flanbanero (70), Koboldroid Yin (8), Pink Lily (18), Spiceacilian (34), [[Tempest (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Tempest]] (1), Vespid (27) Y
Inflict wind-attribute magic damage to target and nearby foes, tossing them into the air and drawing them in.
Firaga 3 2.2 Bomb (15), Flanbanero (45), Garchimacera (43), Grand Behemoth (51), Grenade (15), Koboldroid Yang (58), Munchkin Boss (36), Notsugo (45), Valfodr (18) Y
Inflict fire-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius.
Blizzaga 3 2.2 Bloodfang Bass (44), Blue Chocobo (40), Cloudburst (27), Cryohedron (15), Gremlin (43), Mud Frog (20), Nekton (87), Swampmonk (45) Y
Inflict ice-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius.
Thundaga 3 2.2 Circuitron (15), Grand Behemoth (37), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (10), Valfodr (23) Y
Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius.
Aeroga 3 2.2 Blue Chocobo (70), Cloudburst (34), Koboldroid Yin (35), Spiceacilian (60), Tempest (15) Y
Inflict wind-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius, drawing them up into a tornado.
Flamestrike 1 1.05 Apotamkin (3), Bomb (5), Ceratoraptor (10), Fencer (4), Garchimacera (3), Grand Behemoth (1), Koboldroid Yang (1), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Munchkin Boss (10), Notsugo (2), Pink Lily (34), Tabasco Toad (3), Valfodr (3) N
Inflict fire-attribute physical damage.
Froststrike 1 1.05 Albino Lobo (1), Apotamkin (5), Bloodfang Bass (5), Buccaboo (1), Ceratoraptor (1), Cloudburst (5), Cryohedron (5), Fencer (10), Gremlin (3), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Nekton (36), Pink Lily (37), Swampmonk (33), Zaghnal (1), Zwerg Metro (1) N
Inflict ice-attribute physical damage.
Sparkstrike 1 1.05 Albino Lobo (15), Apotamkin (10), Circuitron (5), Grand Behemoth (1), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Pink Lily (38), Pleuston (36), Valfodr (5), Zaghnal (9), Zwerg Scandroid (1) N
Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage.
Galestrike 1 1.05 Apotamkin (13), Blue Chocobo (9), Buccaboo (19), Fencer (1), Grenade (5), Koboldroid Yin (3), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (1), Spiceacilian (3), Tempest (5), Vespid (1) N
Inflict wind-attribute physical damage on target.
Heat Blitz 2 1.5 Grand Behemoth (3), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (7), Munchkin Boss (39), Tabasco Toad (60), Valfodr (30) N
Inflict fire-attribute physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Ice Blitz 2 1.5 Bloodfang Bass (31), Buccaboo Ace (36), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (6), Mud Frog (18), Swampmonk (36), Zaghnal (37) N
Inflict ice-attribute physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Electric Blitz 2 1.5 Grand Behemoth (63), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (4), Zaghnal (45) N
Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Aero Blitz 2 1.5 Blue Chocobo (74), Buccaboo Ace (38), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (5) N
Inflict wind-attribute physical damage on target and nearby foes.

Dummied abilities[edit | edit source]

The Water element was removed, and its associated abilities can still be found within the game's data and they function as intended if added to a character's ability list through a third party tool.

Ability ATB Mod Level Effect
Aquastrike 1 1.05 Dummied Inflict water-attribute physical damage.
Water 1 1.0 Dummied Inflict water-attribute magic damage.
Watera 2 1.5 Dummied Inflict water-attribute magic damage on target and nearby foes. Staggered targets take more damage.
Waterga 3 2.2 Dummied Inflict water-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius.

Shaman[edit | edit source]

The Shaman role is exclusive to Lightning in the "Requiem of the Goddess" downloadable content scenario. Specific to this role is the emphasis put into physical damage enhanced with the element of Wind. It has a fast ATB rate.

Ability ATB Effect Level
Galestrike 1 Inflict wind-attribute physical damage on target. Initial
Windstorm 2 Inflict wind-attribute physical damage to target and surrounding foes. 4
Bladestorm 4 Inflict wind-attribute physical damage to targets in a wide radius. 7

Mage[edit | edit source]

The Mage role is exclusive to Lightning in the "Requiem of the Goddess" downloadable content scenario. Specific to this role is the emphasis put into magical damage enhanced with the element of Lightning. It has a fast ATB rate.

Ability ATB Effect Level
Thunder 1 Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage. Initial
Thundara 2 Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage on target and nearby foes. Staggered target take more damage. 4
Thundaga 4 Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage on targets within a wide radius. 7

Passive abilities[edit | edit source]

Playable characters[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Role Level
Serah Noel
Overwhelm Boost chain bonus effect of attacks for each ally targeting the same enemy. 50
Fearsiphon Slightly charge ATB gauge upon attacking staggered target. 31 60
Vigor Boost chain bonus effect of your attack when your HP is high. 60

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Monster (Level) Infusible
Fearsiphon Slightly charge ATB gauge upon attacking staggered target. Albino Lobo (42), Blue Chocobo (27), Ceratoraptor (77), Circuitron (17), Cryohedron (17), Fencer (15), Flanbanero (10), Garchimacera (6), Gremlin (6), Koboldroid Yang (16), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (8), Nekton (41), Pleuston (41), Spiceacilian (53), Tabasco Toad (53), Valfodr (60), Vespid (4), Zaghnal (18), Zwerg Metro (16), Zwerg Scandroid (34) Y
Overwhelm Boost chain bonus effect of attacks for each ally targeting the same enemy. Blue Chocobo (3), Bomb (17), Cloudburst (17), Debris (17), Gremlin (45), Fencer (13), Flanbanero (3), Garchimacera (45), Grenade (17), Koboldroid Yin (12), Lightning (Guardian Corps) (3), Nekton (10), Pink Lily (4), Pleuston (10), Spiceacilian (14), Tabasco Toad (14), Tempest (17), Valfodr (45), Vespid (1), Zaghnal (2), Zwerg Metro (5), Zwerg Scandroid (24) Y
Vigor Boost chain bonus effect of your attack when your HP is high. Level total of all infused Commando monsters: 99+ N
Felflame Increases damage of fire-based attacks against enemies vulnerable to fire. Bomb (20), Debris (40), Grenade (19), Valfodr (40) N
Felfrost Increases damage of ice-based attacks against enemies vulnerable to ice. Cloudburst (20), Cryohedron (20), Valfodr (78) N
Felspark Increases damage of lightning-based attacks against enemies vulnerable to lightning. Circuitron (19), Debris (20), Valfodr (56) N
Felgust Increases damage of wind-based attacks against enemies vulnerable to wind. Cloudburst (40), Tempest (20), Valfodr (82) N

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Ability Cards
FFAB Ultima Arrow - Serah SR.png
FFAB Ultima Arrow - Serah SR+.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning SSR.png
FFAB Sparkstrike - Noel SSR.png
FFAB Sparkstrike - Serah SSR.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning SSR+.png
FFAB Sparkstrike - Noel SSR+.png
FFAB Sparkstrike - Serah SSR+.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning UR.png
FFAB Blizzaga - Noel UR.png
FFAB Thundaga - Serah UR.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning UR+.png
FFAB Blizzaga - Noel UR+.png
FFAB Froststrike - Serah UR+.png
FFAB Aeroga - Noel UUR.png
FFAB Thundaga - Serah UUR.png
FFAB Sparkstrike - Noel UUR+.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning CR.png
Legend Cards
Aeroga Brigade.png
Thundaga Brigade.png
FFAB Galestrike - Noel Legend SR.png
FFAB Galestrike - Noel Legend SR+.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning Legend SSR.png
FFAB Galestrike - Serah Legend SSR.png
FFAB Sparkstrike - Noel Legend SSR.png
FFAB Thundara - Serah Legend SSR.png
FFAB Ultima Arrow - Serah Legend SSR.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Galestrike - Serah Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Sparkstrike - Noel Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Thundara - Serah Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Ultima Arrow - Serah Legend SSR+.png
FFAB Blizzaga - Noel Legend UR.png
FFAB Ultima Arrow - Serah Legend UR.png
FFAB Bladestorm - Lightning Legend UR+.png
FFAB Flamestrike - Serah Legend UR+.png
FFAB Frostrike - Serah Legend UR+.png
FFAB Thundaga - Serah Legend UR+.png
FFAB Thundaga - Serah Legend UR+ 2.png
FFAB Aeroga - Noel Legend UUR.png
FFAB Thundaga - Serah Legend CR.png
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Only Fire, Blizzard, Thunder and Aero spells are available in Final Fantasy XIII-2, but Final Fantasy XIII had two additional elements that have since been removed: Water and Earth spells (though, the only Earth spell was the technique Quake). Galestrike, Windstorm and Bladestorm have been added in Final Fantasy XIII-2 as new Wind-elemental strike attacks. Aero has been changed from being a specialty spell in Final Fantasy XIII to a regular spell in Final Fantasy XIII-2. In Final Fantasy XIII, Aerora and Aeroga cost more ATB than other same level spells, but in the sequel they perform like regular -ra and -ga spells. While Ravagers can no longer cast Water, enemies of the Sahagin species still can. As Water has been removed as an element in Final Fantasy XIII-2, this attack has been reclassified as a non-elemental spell. Though removed, Serah and Noel can use Aquastrike and cast Water-elemental spells via third-party hacks.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A ravager is a person who causes severe and extensive damage to, or is the destructive effects of something. From French ravage ("ravage, havoc, spoil").

The name of the item "Blaster's Sapphire", an item boosting the Ravager role bonus, may come from the Japanese name of the Ravager: Blaster.

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