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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 capsules.

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, its usefulness varies depending on what other guns are present. It always boosts Magic Attack, Attack and MP (until the latter's removal from EBF5), and is capable of countering attacks with Plasma Shot, dealing a small amount of additional damage and potentially debuffing the target's Evade.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Thunder Core provides boosts to Magic Attack, Attack and MP, with the former being tied with the Shadow Blaster and Red Vulcan for the second highest Magic Attack boost from a gun (only the Steel Shark has more Magic Attack). It also provides a huge MP boost, allowing Lance to fire off his powerful magic attacks for a long period of time. To top it off, the Thunder Core is capable of Stunning foes with its Unleash and firing Plasma Shot as a counterattack.

While the Thunder Core is an interesting weapon, the Shadow Blaster has better resistances and the Steel Shark has more power. While it gives a powerful PlasmacrossAirstrike's superior effectiveness and a plethora of Dark-based foes in the late game leaves Shadow Blaster as the best option overall.

The Thunder Core resists Thunder and is weak to Earth. Its resistance does not become an immunity when fully upgraded, but its resistance remains the same no matter what its forging level is.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Thunder Core has good Magic Attack and only slightly weaker Attack, as well as a nice boost to {s|{MP}}. It can inflict Stun and cast Blue Bolt with its weapon-elemental attacks, but the Stun chance is fairly low. While it has some support utility with its Stuns and its Evade-debuffing Plasma Shot counter, its main focus should be on inflicting magical damage. It has stiff competition from Lance's other guns, but remains a solid choice, especially if it can put its resistances to use.

The Thunder Core resists Thunder and Stun, with the latter becoming an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Thunder Core has poor Attack but solid Magic Attack. It counters attacks with Plasma Shot and enables Lance to occasionally Stun foes with his weapon-elemental skills, but its most notable feature is its ability to give Lance Charge between turns. While unreliable at best, this trait lets Lance fire Hyper Beam more easily, inflicting hefty damage with the chance of Stunning the entire enemy wave (status infliction gear is highly recommended to make this more consistent).

In comparison to the Heartstopper, the Thunder Core is more magically-inclined and provides more immediately useful bonuses and debuffs, but it lacks defensive bonuses and does less damage with its counter attack. Ultimately, the decision to use either gun is a matter of personal preference.

The Thunder Core resists Thunder, Stun, Syphon and Disable. All of these except for Thunder become immunities at level 5.

Equip Remix

When Lance brings the Alt Thunder Core into battle, the foes had best prepare for stormy conditions, because this gun boosts both Thunder and Wind skills. While Lance will need shared skills to take advantage of the Wind boost (with both Power Metal and Shockwave being viable options), the Thunder boost complements his Plasma series of skills in addition to providing its own electrical attacks; it can occasionally summon a Defender Mk III between turns and unleash a Thunder Storm with Lance's weapon-elemental skills. Unfortunately, neither skill has a particularly high chance of triggering, but the Alt Thunder Core also has a good Stun chance to stop foes in their tracks.

In terms of its stats, the Alt Thunder Core has good Magic Attack, but limited Attack and Magic Defence, so Lance should mostly be using his spells in battle; his physical attacks should be used for the Stun chance instead of damage. While its offensive output (physical and magical) and Thunder resistance are utterly eclipsed by the Alt Heartstopper, it's also much less risky to use, lacking the latter gun's HP penalty and self-inflicted Doom.

The Alt Thunder Core resists Thunder, Bomb, and Stun, with the latter becoming an immunity at Level 5.

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

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 5

Found inside a chest in the Rainbow River, one screen south of the No Man's Land Slime Cat; 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
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.




EBF5 WepIcon Thunder Core Thunder Core
A portable energy factory.
  • Boosts the damage of thunder skills.
  • Level 3: Boosts the damage of wind skills.
  • Level 4: Randomly casts Defender Mk III between turns.
  • Level 5: May unleash Thunder Storm while attacking.
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% 5% 10% 10% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Bomb 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 20% 30% 40% 50% 65% Stat Mdef - 5% 5% 10% 10% EBF5 Status Stun 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Thunder
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (19%) EBF5 Status Stun 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
Bonus Skill 55/5 (20%) 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
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 Item P2 Processor
x 2
EBF5 Item Super Tape
x 6
-- 5 EBF5 Item Star Fragment
x 1
EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 5
--
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