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Lightning

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Lightning

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance


FESK Lightning.png
Artwork of Lightning from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Low-level light magic. It can only be wielded by those dedicated to serve good.

Type
  • Light (Genealogy of the Holy War to Radiant Dawn)
  • Tome (Fates)
First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

For the black magic spell known as Lightning in the Fire Emblem Gaiden fan translation, see Thunder (tome).

Lightning (Japanese: ライトニング Lightning), known as Light (Japanese: ライト Light) in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, is a light magic tome which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. In all of its appearances as a light magic tome, it is the the most basic light tome. In most appearances as a light tome, it is the light equivalent to Fire, Thunder, Wind, and Flux, statistically, functioning similarly to the Bronze/Iron Swords, possessing low might and weight relative to higher hit compared to its counterpart tomes. In Genealogy of the Holy War, however, it is closer to being a counterpart to Elfire stat-wise, and in Thracia 776 it is not a direct counterpart to other tomes, but it has a high critical rate.

In Fates, Lightning functions differently as a thunder-themed, uncategorized tome. It is a brave weapon, allowing its user to strike twice as many times as they normally would when they initiate an attack, but in exchange it has very low might and inflicts temporary stat reductions on its user after its use.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 lightning.png FE4RankLight.png C 14 5 90 -- 1-2 50 5,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 lightning.png FE5RankLight.png E 9 6 75 20 1-2 20 3,200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba lightning.png GBARankLight.gif E 5 1 75 0 1-2 30 540 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba lightning.png GBARankLight.gif E 4 6 95 5 1-2 35 630 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba lightning.png GBARankLight.gif E 4 6 95 5 1-2 35 630 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn light.png GCNRankLight.gif D 2 4 80 0 1-2 40 800 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii light.png WiiRankLight.png E 3 1 100 0 1-2 40 960 1 --
Fates Is 3ds02 tome.png Tomes/Scrolls C 1 -- 75 0 1-2 -- 3,400 ? If user initiates combat, strikes twice consecutively.
If user attacked, inflicts stacking -2 magic and skill debuff on the user after combat.
Sells for 1,150 gold.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh blue tome.png 1★ 4 -- -- -- 2 Infinite 50 SP -- --

Locations

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory Second Generation: CedJulia (Endgame only, if she possessed no weapons when she left the party)
Armory Second Generation: Chapter 8 (Only if Hawk is present)

Thracia 776

Inventory HomerSaias
Vendor Chapter 22

The Binding Blade

Inventory Jodel
Vendor Chapters 11A11B13141518B19A19B20A2123

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Lyn's Tale: Lucius
Eliwood's Tale: Lucius
Hector's Tale: Lucius
Dropped by Eliwood's tale: Chapter 20, enemy Monk*
Hector's tale: Chapter 21, enemy Monk*
Vendor Lyn's Tale: Chapter 10
Eliwood's Tale: Chapters 16x1720 • 23 (Lloyd, Linus)• 2729x
Hector's Tale: Chapters 17x1821 • 24 (Lloyd, Linus) • 252931x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Artur
Vendor
(in-chapter)
Chapters 59A10B12A12B
Vendor
(World map)
SerafewPort KirisBethroenJehanna Hall

Path of Radiance

Armory Chapters 141618192123242628Endgame

Radiant Dawn

Inventory Micaiah
Armory Part 1: Chapters 456789Endgame
Part 3: Chapters 234567810111213Endgame
Part 4: Prologue • Chapters 12345Endgame

Fates

This list may be incomplete.
Treasure Revelation: Chapter 24, chest
Conquest and Revelation: Paralogue 20, village
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 525 (limit 1)

Heroes

Units Alfonse: Askran DuoAzura: Vallite SongstressJulia: Crusader of LightIlyana: Treat HarvesterKliff: Curious SpiritLaegjarn: Burning SunL'Arachel: Princess of LightLyn: Wind's EmbraceMicaiah: Priestess of DawnNinian: Bright-Eyed BrideOliver: Admirer of BeautyOphelia: Dramatic HeroinePent: Pent: Fancy FiancéPeony: Sweet DreamSaias: Bishop of Flame

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Genealogy of the Holy War ?? ??
Thracia 776 ?? ??
The Binding Blade ?? ??
The Blazing Blade ?? ??
The Sacred Stones -- ??
Path of Radiance Low-level light magic. It is simple to master,
but it possesses little destructive power.
??
Radiant Dawn Low-level light magic. It can only be wielded by
those dedicated to serve good.
??
Fates Strikes twice when attacking. After use in
combat, Mag/Skill-2 (recovers 1/turn).
??

Trivia

  • Micaiah is seen wielding a copy of Light in the "The Escape" cutscene in Radiant Dawn. When casting it, she recites a chant in the ancient language: "Ekarif Magae Teiodasto Ieraka!"

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Lightning
• Light
• This name is used in The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, and Fates.
• This name is used in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and Heroes; in the case of Heroes, this is likely due to it being introduced to the game in the Radiant Dawn-themed Guided by a Dream update.
Japanese ライトニング
ライト
• Lightning; this name is used from Genealogy of the Holy War to The Sacred Stones as well as Fates.
• Light; this name is used in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and Heroes.
Spanish • Relámpago
• Luz
• Lightning; this name is used in The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, and Fates.
• Light; this name is used in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
French Lumière Light
German Blitz Lightning
Italian • Lampo
• Luce
• Lightning; this name is used in The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, and Fates.
• Light; this name is used in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

Gallery

References

See also

Light magic
Basic tomes AuraDivineEllightLightningShine
Long-range tomes Purge
Tomes with secondary effects NosferatuValaura
Regalia and personal tomes AureolaCreiddyladIvaldiLuceNagaRexauraThani
Tomes
Basic tomes ArcfireArcthunderBlizzardBolganoneDying BlazeElfireElthunderEmberFireFimbulvetrGinnungagapKatarina's BoltMjölnirRagnarokReese's TomeSleetSwarmThoronThunder
Long-range tomes MeteorSwarm
Tomes with secondary effects ArcwindCelica's GaleDisrobing GaleDulamElwindGlowerIago's TomeLightningMerric's TomeMicaiah's PyreMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRexcaliburRobin's PrimerCutting GaleSpeed ThunderSuperior JoltWilderwindWind
Regalia and personal tomes AuraBook of NagaBrynhildrExcaliburForsetiImhulluMissiletainnMjölnirStarlightValflame
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Swords ArmorslayerBalmungBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordEarth SwordFlame SwordIron SwordIron BladeLight BrandLightning SwordMiracle SwordMystletainnSafeguardSilver BladeSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordThief's SwordTyrfingWind SwordWing Clipper
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceGáe BolgGungnirIron LanceJavelinRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel Lance
Axes Brave AxeBroken AxeHand AxeHelswathIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Bows Brave BowBroken BowIron BowKiller BowSilver BowSteel BowYewfelle
Fire BolganoneDrained TomeElfireFireMeteorValflame
Thunder BoltingDrained TomeElthunderMjölnirThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeElwindForsetiTornadoWind
Light AuraDrained TomeLightningNagaNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelLoptous
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves Broken StaffFortifyHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreReturnSilenceSleepValkyrieWarp
Unused Weapons CharmGreat BallistaSilence SwordThief
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Swords ArmorslayerBeo's SwordBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBragi SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordEarth SwordFlame SwordGreat SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeKing SwordLight BrandLightning SwordLong SwordLopt SwordMeisterschwertParagon SwordRapierShadow SwordShort SwordSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel SwordVenin EdgeWind Sword
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceDragonpikeGreat LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLong LanceMaster LanceRidersbaneShort LanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeMaster AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeVenin AxeVouge
Bows Brave BowBroken BowGreat BowIron BowKiller BowMeisterbogenShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire Drained TomeElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingDire ThunderDrained TomeThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeGrafcaliburForsetiTornadoWind
Light Drained TomeLightningNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelPoisonStone
Ballistae BallistaPoison BallistaIron Ballista
Staves BerserkBroken StaffFortifyHealKiaMagic UpMendPhysicRecoverRepairRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepThiefTorchUnlockWarp
Unused Weapons AuraBolganoneDarkness LanceGáe BolgGungnirKiller BallistaLoptousMjölnirValflameWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Swords Al's SwordArmorslayerBinding BladeBrave SwordDurandalEckesachsIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceGant's LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceMaltetRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes ArmadsBrave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowMulagirShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Anima AircaliburBoltingElfireFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AureolaDivineLightningPurge
Dark ApocalypseEclipseFenrirFluxNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaLong BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSaint's StaffSilenceSleepTina's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Swords ArmorslayerBrave SwordDurandalEmblem BladeIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandLongswordMani KattiPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSol KattiSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceEmblem LanceHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePoison LanceRex HastaShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel Lance
Axes ArmadsBasilikosBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeEmblem AxeHalberdHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawkWolf Beil
Bows Brave BowEmblem BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowRienflecheShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AuraAureolaDivineLightningLucePurgeShine
Dark EclipseEreshkigalFenrirFluxGespenstLunaNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Breath Flametongue
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Swords ArmorslayerAudhulmaBrave SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordShadowkillerShamshirSieglindeSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWyrmslayerZanbato
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceBright LanceDragonspearHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceReginleifShort SpearSiegmundSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceToxin LanceVidofnir
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeGarmHalberdHammerHand AxeHatchetIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawk
Bows Beacon BowBrave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowNidhoggShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrThunder
Light AuraDivineIvaldiLightningPurgeShine
Dark Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEclipseEvil EyeFenrirFluxGleipnirLunaNaglfarNosferatuShadowshotStone
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealLatonaMendNightmarePhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Other Crimson EyeDemon SurgeDragonstoneFetid ClawFiery FangHellfangLethal TalonNightmarePoison ClawRavagerRotten ClawShadowshotSharp ClawWretched Air
Unused Weapons AircaliburStone Shard
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Swords AlonditeAmitiArmorslayerBrave SwordGurgurantIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaguzslayerLongswordRagnellRegal SwordRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSonic SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTrainerVague KattiVenin Edge
Lances Brave LanceFlame LanceHeavy SpearIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceKnight KillerLaguz LanceShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Bolt AxeBrave AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLaguz AxePoleaxPractice AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowDouble BowIron BowKiller BowLaguz BowLongbowRolf's BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire BolganoneElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardElwindTornadoVortexWind
Light LightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShine
Knives DaggerKnifeStiletto
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClaw
Staves Ashera StaffFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchWard
Unused Weapons BerserkBright BowDevil AxeRexcaliburRexflameUnlockUrvanWarp
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Swords AlonditeAmitiBrave SwordBronze SwordCaladbolgEttardFloreteIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeRagnellSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordStorm SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTempest BladeVague KattiVenin EdgeWind EdgeWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances Brave LanceBronze LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceHorseslayerShort SpearSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSpearSteel GreatlanceSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Brave AxeBronze AxeHammerHand AxeIron PoleaxIron AxeKiller AxeShort AxeSilver PoleaxSilver AxeSteel PoleaxSteel AxeTarvosTomahawkUrvanVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowBronze BowDouble BowIron BowIron LongbowKiller BowLughnasadhRolf's BowSilencerSilver BowSilver LongbowSteel BowSteel LongbowVenin Bow
Crossbows AqqarArbalestBowgunCrossbowTaksh
Knives BaselardBeast KillerBronze DaggerBronze KnifeIron DaggerIron KnifeKardPeshkatzSilver DaggerSilver KnifeSteel DaggerSteel KnifeStiletto
Fire ArcfireBolganoneCymbelineElfireFireFire TailMeteorRexflame
Thunder ArcthunderBoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunderThunder Tail
Wind ArcwindBlizzardElwindRexcaliburTornadoWindWind Tail
Light CreiddyladEllightLightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShineThaniValaura
Dark BalberithCarreauFenrirVerrineWorm
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClawFangGreat BeakGreat FangGreat TalonTalon
Staves Ashera StaffElsilenceElsleepFortifyHammerneHealMatronaMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWard
Other Judge
Unused Weapons Slim Lance
Weapons in Fire Emblem Fates
Swords ArmorslayerBottleBrave SwordBronze SwordFalchionGanglariIke's BackupIron KukriIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLucina's EstocMarth's SpathaNohrian BladeParallel FalchionRagnellSelena's BladeSiegfriedSilver KukriSilver SwordSteel KukriSteel SwordUmbrellaWyrmslayer
Katanas Axe SplitterBrass KatanaDaikon RadishDual KatanaHagakure BladeHana's KatanaHinata's KatanaIron KatanaIron KattiKodachiParasolPractice KatanaRaider KatanaRaijintoSilver KatanaSilver KattiSpirit KatanaSteel KatanaSteel KattiSunrise KatanaTakumi's ShinaiVenge KatanaWakizashiYato
Lances Beast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceBroomEffie's LanceHexlock SpearIron JavelinIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePeri's LanceSilver JavelinSilver LanceSpearSteel JavelinSteel LanceStickXander's Lance
Naginatas Bamboo PoleBold NaginataBolt NaginataBrass NaginataDual NaginataGuard NaginataHinoka's SpearIron NageyariIron NaginataOboro's SpearPine BranchRaider NaginataSilver NageyariSilver NaginataSteel NageyariSteel NaginataSubaki's PikeSwordcatcherVenge NaginataWaterwheel
Axes Arthur's AxeAurgelmirBerserker's AxeBeruka's AxeBolt AxeBone AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeBölverkCamilla's AxeFrying PanHammerHand AxeIron AxeIron Star AxeKiller AxeRaider AxeSilver AxeSilver Star AxeSteel AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Clubs Adamant ClubBattering ClubBrass ClubCarp StreamerDual ClubFuga's ClubGreat ClubHoeIron ClubIron MacePike-Ruin ClubRinkah's ClubRyoma's ClubSilver ClubSilver MaceSteel ClubSteel MaceThrowing ClubVenge Club
Bows Anna's BowBlessed BowBronze BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowIron BowIron ShortbowKiller BowMini BowNiles's BowRubber BowShining BowSilver BowSilver ShortbowSteel BowSteel ShortbowViolin Bow
Yumis Bamboo YumiBrass YumiDual YumiFujin YumiHarp YumiIllusory YumiIron HankyuIron YumiMikoto's YumiPursuerRaider YumiSetsuna's YumiSidelong YumiSilver HankyuSilver YumiSkadiSpellbane YumiSpy's YumiSteel HankyuSteel YumiSurefire Yumi
Daggers Bronze DaggerFelicia's PlateFruit KnifeHunter's KnifeIron DaggerJakob's TrayKris KnifePebbleQuill PenRaider KnifeSacrificial KnifeSilver DaggerSoldier's KnifeStale BreadSteel DaggerVotive Candle
Shurikens Barb ShurikenBrass ShurikenCaltropChakramChopstickDual ShurikenFlame ShurikenHair PinIron ShurikenKagero's DartKaze's NeedleSaizo's StarSilver ShurikenSpy's ShurikenSteel ShurikenSting Shuriken
Tomes BrynhildrDisrobing GaleEmberExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGinnungagapIago's TomeLightningMissiletainnMjölnirMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRagnarokRobin's PrimerSpeed ThunderThoronThunder
Scrolls Bird SpiritCalamity GateDragon SpiritHorse SpiritInk PaintingIzana's ScrollMalevolent TextMonkey SpiritOx SpiritPaperRabbit SpiritRat SpiritSheep SpiritSnake SpiritTiger Spirit
Turrets BallistaFire OrbLauncher
Staves Astral BlessingBifröstBouquet StaffCandy CaneElise's StaffEnfeebleEntrapFortifyFreezeHealLilith's StaffMendMushroom StaffPhysicRecover
Rods Bamboo BranchBloom FestalDumpling RodGreat FestalHexing RodLanternMoon FestalPurification RodRescueSakura's RodSilenceSun FestalWane Festal
Other Astral BreathBeaststoneBeastruneBeaststone+Dark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathDragonstoneDragonstone+GauntletMassive RockRockShackled Fist
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects BlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárfoxBlárowlBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreFlora GuideFresh BouquetJuicy WaveSealife TomeSilver GobletSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of Cheer
Regalia and personal blue tome skills AuraBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsDeathDire ThunderEagle's EggFather's TacticsFimbulvetrFlower of JoyHuginn's EggImbued KomaIvaldiMissiletainnMjölnirOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelSagittaeTactical BoltThaniValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWorldsea Wave
Other blue tome skills Umbra Burst