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Lightning

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Lightning

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, and the light equivalent to Fire, Thunder, Wind, and Flux. Statistically, it functions similarly to the Bronze/Iron Swords, possessing low might and weight relative to higher hit compared to its counterpart tomes.

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 SNESRankLight.png C 14 5 90 -- 1-2 50 5,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 lightning.png SNESRankLight.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 FE14RankTome.png C 1 -- 75 0 1-2 Infinite 3,400  ? Brave weapon.
Inflicts -2 magic and skill debuff on the user.
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 11A11B1341518B19A19B20A2123

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Lyn's Tale: Lucius
Eliwood's Tale: Lucius
Hector's Tale: Lucius
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
All campaigns: Paralogue 20, village
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 525 (limit 1)

Heroes

Units L'Arachel: Princess of LightLyn: Wind's EmbraceMicaiah: Priestess of DawnNinian: Bright-Eyed BrideOliver: Admirer of BeautySaias: Bishop of Flame

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 Fire Emblem, 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.
• Romanized as LIGHT in its internal file name. This name is used in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Spanish • Relámpago
• Luz
• Lightning; this name is used in Fire Emblem, 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 Fire Emblem, 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 PrimerShaverSpeed ThunderSuperior JoltWilderwindWind
Regalia and personal tomes AuraBook of NagaBrynhildrExcaliburForsetiImhulluMissiletainnMjölnirStarlightValflame
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects BlárbladeBlárowlBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreFresh BouquetJuicy WaveSealife Tome
Regalia and personal blue tome skills AuraDire ThunderHuginn's EggIvaldiMjölnirThaniValaskjálfWargod's TomeWeirding Tome