|Debut (Manga)||Chapter 169|
Kiliape Astrape is an extremely destructive, wide-range spell, widely considered to be among the most powerful lightning spells in existence, and so far the one with the greatest range and potential area-of-effect. During the incantation, magic is charged, and then released in a hail of 1000 lightning bolts, hence the name. It is stated to have ten times the destructive power of Iovis Tempestas Fulguriens. It is the favorite High Ancient spell of Nagi Springfield.
To aim at a target, the spell needs an interjection in Latin, specifying the target area, which is done through creating and extending an “Instant Targeting Array Circle” around the desired target, done by offering blood if done by a beginner. This is due to the fact that, unlike Terra Findens (a "wave/surge flood" as specified in the spell) and Kosmikê Katatrophê (a glacier of special properties), Kiliape Astrape has no inherent area-of-effect, as it strikes "out of the blue" from the high skies.
Due to the wide area that is affected, this spell is normally used against entire armies or fleets, and like most spells of this tier, a skilled mage may focus the area-of-effect-spell into a single concentrated stream to attack high-level opponents.
Instant Targeting Array Circle Incantation
This incantation is inserted between lines 2 and 3 of the previous incantation to aim at a specific area or target(s) that is not directly in front of the mage.