Summon Bolt is one of Melia's summon arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. It increases Melia's and nearby allies' Ether by 20% for each active bolt element.

Discharging the bolt element delivers a thunderbolt attack with extremely high damage to one enemy.


Art Level AP Cost Power Cooldown
1 - 2.50 15.0 sec
2 240 2.67 14.7 sec
3 480 2.84 14.4 sec
4 960 3.01 14.1 sec
5 1920 3.18 13.8 sec
6 2880 3.35 13.5 sec
7 4320 3.52 13.2 sec
8 6240 3.69 12.9 sec
9 8640 3.86 12.6 sec
10 11,520 4.03 12.3 sec

Art book sources


Intermediate art books are only available from shops.
The Summon Bolt intermediate art books cost 9,700 G.


An advanced art book can be found in a High Entia Treasure chest in the Second Treasury, along with a pair of Ruby Glasses. The only other sources for advanced art books are enemy drops.

Unique Monsters

Enemy Area Rate
Reckless GaldonTephra Cave4.7 %
Ancient DaedalaFallen Arm4.3 %
Wrathful OrobasAgniratha2.2 %
Majestic Clone BargPrison Island1.9 %

Other enemies

Enemy Area Rate
Dark HoxBionis' Leg5.0 %
Trava KromarEryth Sea4.7 %
Satorl TortaSatorl Marsh2.3 %
Babel DeinosPrison Island1.9 %
Defensive/GUARDCentral Factory1.6 %

Miscellaneous Info

  • Summon Bolt is the first Art of any character that can be raised to level X, as the advanced art book from the Second Treasury can be obtained and used before reaching Prison Island.
  • Damage is calculated based on the weapon's attack + Melia's ether strength.
  • High damage output from Vertical Bolt will generate aggro.
  • Damage can be augmented with Electric Plus gems.
  • Additional ether strength is not counted during a Chain Attack with a multiplier of two or higher.