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Deal a moderate amount of lightning damage.


Thundara is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission". It is granted by the Lightning Materia Lightning Materia, and is the second-level Lightning Lightning-elemental spell above Thunder Thunder and below Thundaga Thundaga. Thundara deals a moderate amount of lightning-elemental damage, has a medium MP cost, and a medium casting time.


Magic Materia Magic Materia Lightning Materia Lightning Materia
Effects Medium Lightning Lightning damage
1 meter area-of-effect
1 second charge time
Interrupt stats Interrupts targets with <50 interrupt defense
Interrupted by attacks with ≥40 interrupt strength
Compatible Support Materia Support Materia Magnify Materia Magnify Materia
Synergy Materia Synergy Materia
HP Absorption Materia HP Absorption Materia
MP Absorption Materia MP Absorption Materia
Unconditional weapon passive bonuses Lightning Damage Up
Elemental Damage Up
MP Saver: Attack Spells
Special Interrupt(s) Knockdown (knocks down interrupted target)

Damage formula:

Stagger formula:

Where 20 is used rather than 5 while the target is Pressured, and "Target Lightning Modifier & Target's Magic Modifier" are the respective stagger rate modifiers of the target.


Calling lightning!


Thundara costs 11 MP to cast with a level 2 lightning materia equipped. It deals 1.5 times the damage compared to the base lightning spell, Thunder. The spell is useful against medium-level threats, being useful both for dealing great damage that can kill several enemies, as well as pressuring and staggering more powerful enemies. Compared to its peers—Fira Fira, Blizzara Blizzara, and Aeroga Aeroga—Thundara's main strength is that it is guaranteed to hit and will hit the target very quickly. Its damage is amplified against enemies weak to the lightning element, such as machine enemies.

Thundara is outclassed by Thundaga in terms of raw damage, but still retains use due to its shorter cast time and lower MP cost. Both spells are very reliable in that they hit enemies almost instantly, but Thundara can be useful when on a tighter MP budget, or against enemies that may otherwise interrupt a character in the middle of the longer casting animation.

The spell can benefit from pairing the lightning materia with Support Materia Support Materia. In particular, Magnify Materia Magnify Materia is a great pair, as Thundara will be guaranteed to hit all enemies. Another effective use is pairing it with HP Absorption Materia HP Absorption Materia and MP Absorption Materia MP Absorption Materia, to both heal a character greatly after hitting an enemy, or sustain their MP. Thundara can also be used effectively with Aerith's Arcane Ward to cause it to be cast twice.