Schema is the term given to the various costume changes that Lightning utilizes in battle, which give her different abilities, similar to the Dress Spheres system in Final Fantasy X-2. Three Schema have been revealed so far, which are Dark Muse, Divinity and Sorceress. All Schema are customizable, such as removing the block function being removed to replace it with more offensive-based capabilities.
- DARK MUSE - A physical based Schema, with light and heavy-based attacks. It also has a special attack called Electric Blitz.
- DIVINITY - A mix of physical and magic, with abilities such as Galestrike and Thunder.
- SORCERESS - A magic-based Schema, with abilities such as Ruin, Blizzara and Firaga.