«Lightning Fall» (ライトニング・フォール, Raitoningu Fōru?) is a heavy, ranged, 1-hit One-Handed Sword category Sword Skill in Sword Art Online, New ALfheim Online and Project Alicization.


«Lightning Fall» begins with the player kicking off the ground at full force.[1] The player then performs a mid-air forward somersault, reversing their grip at the same time.[1] As the player lands, they thrust their sword into the ground. At that moment, a surge of electricity is generated by the sword.[1] Anyone hit by the skill directly suffers physical damage, while anyone caught in the range of the electric attack is additionally stunned.[2]

In New ALfheim Online, the skill has a damage property of thirty percent physical and seventy percent lightning.[1]


Instance Description
Light Novel Anime Manga
Volume 8, Calibur, Part 4 SII Episode 17 Calibur Manga Chapter 6 Kirito used the skill to find Freyja's family treasure in Thrym's boss room.


  • Lightning Fall is one of the few ranged attacks in the One-Handed Sword category.[1]



Skills and Magic
Default Sword Skills
mostly common in SAO, New ALO, UW
Avalanche - Cyclone - Deadly Sins - Embracer - Explode Arrow[1] - Fell Crescent - Flashing Penetrator - Horizontal - Horizontal Arc - Horizontal Square - Howling Octave[2] - Lightning Fall - Linear - Meteor Break - Meteor Fall - Rage Spike - Reaver - Savage Fulcrum - Senda - Sharp Nail - Single Shot - Slant - Snake Bite - Sonic Leap - Spinning Shield - Star Splash[2] - Starburst Stream[3] - Treble Scythe - Tsumujiguruma - Tsujikaze - Ukifune - Vertical - Vertical Arc - Vertical Square - Vorpal Strike - Whirlwind
SAO Dual Blades - Extra Skills - Fishing - Hiding - Holy Sword - Searching - Sewing - Tracking - Unique Skills
ALO Original Sword Skill(Mother's Rosario (OSS))
Magic Butterfly Shield - Cold resistance spell - Concealment - Earth Wall - Fireball - Fire Spear - Healing Magic - Hit Point Buff Magic - Hollow Body - Ice Arrows - Metamorphosis - Moonlight Mirror - Night Vision - Purified Surface - Retrieve Arrow - Sacrifice - Searcher - Smokescreen - Strength Buff Magic - Vacuum Blades - Water Breathing - Wind Needles
Project Alicization Sacred Arts - Incarnation - Synthesis Ritual
  1. Only in ALO.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Only in SAO and ALO
  3. Only in SAO
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