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Lightning II

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Lightning II
Learned by Crono
SNES/PS name Lightning 2
MP cost 8
Element type Light
TP required 500, N/A
Target All Enemies
Description Attack all enemies with lightning.
Double Techs Megavolt
Lightning Rod
Triple Techs Delta Force
Final Kick
Delta Storm
, Gatling Kick

Lightning II (サンダガ sandaga "Thundaga"?) (also known as Lightning 2 in the SNES/PS version) is Crono's 5th-level Tech in Chrono Trigger. It is also one of the spells that Magus starts with when he joins the party.

Description[edit | edit source]

When cast, several beams of yellow light radiate from the caster, between the beams are strands of static discharge.

Damage calculations[edit | edit source]

For Chrono: Damage = (Level + Magic) * 14 * 3.2 * (1 - Enemy's Magic Defense/102.4) / Enemy's Elemental Defense + Random Range

For Magus: Damage = (Level + Magic) * 18 * 3.2 * (1 - Enemy's Magic Defense/102.4) / Enemy's Elemental Defense + Random Range

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When fighting Magus in Fiendlord's Keep, he casts this spell, leaving him vulnerable to Light-element Techs, such as Lightning II, using this Tech on him will result in extra damage. Additionally, when fighting dinosaur enemies in Prehistory, such as Aecytosaur or Nizbel, Lightning II causes them to lower their Defense, leaving them vulnerable to physical blows. These creatures are tough to defeat otherwise.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Japanese name of this tech, サンダガ "Thundaga", is the same as the third lightning elemental magic spell in the Final Fantasy series.

Enemy Tech[edit | edit source]

Lightning II
Used by King Dalton
Spekkio (fourth form)
Spekkio (fifth form)
Once-King Dalton
Steel Shade
SNES/PS name Lightning 2
Element type Light or Lightning
Target All Characters
Description Attack all enemies with lightning.

Lightning II can also be used by certain magical enemies (particularly bosses). Additionally, Magus the Boss uses Lightning II. If a Light tech is used on Nizbel, he can release an Electric Discharge which is functionally the same as Lightning II.