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  • In EBF5, with matching revolver
  • In EBF3 and EBF4

The Thunder Core is a Thunder-elemental gun available for Lance since Epic Battle Fantasy 3.

Description

The Thunder Core has a black and grey body with silver and pale gold details on the barrel, stock, and grips. It has a pair of glass capsules on its back - a cylindrical one near the barrel, and a large sphere further back on the gun. When active, electricity crackles through both cylinders.

The Thunder Core is a magically offensive weapon which has remained fairly consistent in terms of the stat boosts and bonus abilities it provides. That said, due to the nature of the other weapons present its usefulness varies from game to game. The Thunder Core provides boosts to Magic Attack, Attack and MP. Due to the removal of MP from EBF5, it solely raises both offenses in that game; furthermore, the Attack boost is very low in EBF5 whereas in previous games it was fairly close to the Magic Attack boost.

In all games, the Thunder Core is capable of countering with a single-target Thunder elemental attack, dealing a small amount of additional damage and potentially debuffing Evade. Prior to EBF5 the Thunder Core could add on a Thunder attack when using weapon-elemental skills. The attack is single-target and can debuff Evade in EBF3 while in EBF4 it is multi-target and has a small chance of inflicting Stun. In lieu of a bonus skill, the EBF5 iteration periodically gives Lance Charge status, letting him fire off a high-powered attack with little need to prepare.

In EBF3 the Thunder Core provides a huge Magic Attack boost, tied with the Shadow Blaster and Red Vulcan for the second highest Magic Attack boost from a gun, surpassed only by the Steel Shark. It also provides a huge MP boost, giving it both sizable magical power but also the ability to keep on firing away with it. To top it off, the Thunder Core is capable of stunning foes with its Unleash. It is worth noting that due to elemental boosts, the Thunder Core's Plasmacross will be the single most powerful attack Lance can do aside from Limit Breaks. Despite an unfavorable Earth weakness, the Thunder Core has strong stats and is viable for an endgame weapon for Lance (though the Shadow Blaster's Dark resistance and inability to accidentally heal Akron may make it more useful).

In EBF4 the Thunder Core still provides a useful Magic Attack boost, but it is now more or less average, meaning the Thunder Core is a far more standard gun than before. The Thunder Core now can inflict Stun, which given Lance's lack of physical skills and the Thunder Core's solid Attack means that spamming Unload may be a reliable way of applying stun, with the five hits giving a high chance of inflicting at least one turn of Stun. The Attack debuff is irrelevant as the focus is on status infliction and the Thunder Core should be dealing damage with its Magic Attack. Regardless of increased competition, the Thunder Core remains a viable magically offensive weapon if one with a new gimmick and a lesser role.

In EBF5, with the loss of the MP mechanic being removed, Unload no longer allowing for somewhat reliable status infliction due to length cooldown times, and even a bonus skill being taken away, the Thunder Core has lost several of its old toys. However, it does boast some nifty perks; its Magic Attack boost is above average, and it periodically gives Lance Charge, letting him fire off the potent Hyper Beam for hefty damage. Although rare, this ability lets the Thunder Core dish out some serious damage. In comparison to the Heartstopper, the Thunder Core is more focused on magical damage and does have a few unique perks, though the decision to use either one is a matter of personal preference.

The Thunder Core resists Thunder, in all games, though it also resists Stun in EBF4 and EBF5, along with Syphon and Disable in EBF5. In EBF3, the Thunder Core has a 30% weakness to Earth. This is not present in any other game.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Found inside a chest in Rainbow River, the chest is hidden behind some trees and guarded by some foes.

EBF5 WepIcon Thunder Core Thunder Core
A portable energy factory.
  • Boosts the damage of thunder skills.
  • Level 3: Gives Lance charge status occasionally.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Plasma Shot.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Thunder
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Stun 10% 15% 15% 20% 25%
Bonus Skill -- -- 1x 1x 1x 1x 2x
Auto Status 1x EBF5 Status Charge (20%) - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 1
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 4
EBF5 Item Super Tape
x 1
--
4 EBF5 Foe Icon Yellow Flybot
x 1
EBF5 Item Super Tape
x 6
-- 5 EBF5 Item Star Fragment
x 1
EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 5
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found in the Waste Disposal Plant, in the top-left chest on the screen with levers III-V.

EBF4 WepIcon Thunder Core Thunder Core
May stun targets. Boosts the power of Thunder skills. May cast Blue Bolt with certain skills. Counter-attacks with Plasma Shot.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element Thunder 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence - - - - - Status Stun 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Thunder
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Stun 10% 15% 15% 20% 20%
Bonus Skill (25%) -- 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Blank CD
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Springy Spring
x 2
Item Glass
x 1
--
4 Item Plasma Ball
x 2
Item Glass
x 1
-- 5 Item Plutonium Core
x 1
Item Glass
x 1
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Found inside a chest in Kitten Kingdom Ruins.

EBF3 WepIcon Thunder Core Thunder Core
Electric gun. Boosts the power of thunder skills. Level 4: Counters with Plasma. Level 5: May cast Plasma.
Unleash: Magic which stuns the target.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element Thunder 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence - - - - - Element Earth –30% –30% –30% –30% –30%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Thunder
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Magnet
x 1
-- -- 3 Item Magnet
x 2
Item Microcontroller
x 3
--
4 Item Gold Plate
x 1
Item Magnet
x 3
-- 5 Item RAM Chip
x 2
Item Gold Plate
x 5
Item Magnet
x 1
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