Melia SummonBolt

Summon Bolt is one of Melia's summon arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. It increases Melia's and her allies' ether strength by 20% per bolt element active within a limited radius. When the bolt element is discharged, the target will receive a thunderbolt attack, which will generate extremely high damage.


Level Learnt Attribute Range Distance Effect
1 Ether Centered around caster 10 M Ether Power ▲ (20% per element summoned)

Talent Art Level Learned Attribute Target Range # of hits Hit Rate Aggro Parameter Multiplier Effect
Vertical Bolt 1 Ether Single 20 1 Depends on art level - Depends on art level Talent Gauge↑

Arts Level AP Cost Multiplier Hit Rate Cooldown
Buff Duration (seconds)
1 - 2.50 5 15.0 Until element is discharged
2 240 2.67 10 14.7
3 480 2.84 15 14.4
4 960 3.01 20 14.1
5 1920 3.18 25 13.8
6 2880 3.35 25 13.5
7 4320 3.52 25 13.2
8 6240 3.69 25 12.9
9 8640 3.86 25 12.6
10 11,520 4.03 25 12.3

Art book sources


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


This art, as well as Battle Soul, are unique in that their advanced art books are available from sources outside of enemy drops. One Summon Bolt advanced art book can be found in the High Entia Treasure chest with a pair of Ruby Glasses inside the Second Treasury. The Calm Anzabi may appear and attack the party, from a hole in the ceiling, a few seconds after entering the room. Additional advanced art books can only be obtained from 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 may be leveled up to level X, including even the Monado arts, as the advanced art book from the Second Treasury can be obtained and used before the events of the initial visit to Prison Island.
  • Damage is calculated based on the weapon's power + 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.

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