The Thunder Elemental is a black, reptilian creature with yellow eyes that wears golden "armor" with a massive spiky protusion on the side of it. It has an arm cannon on its left hand and has a yellow energy sword in the place of its right hand. Like other elementals, the Thunder Elemental floats over the ground, and in either case lacks legs - it instead has a weird shape possibly meant to be a tail.
Like the other Elementals, the Thunder Elemental is a high-class foe which packs sizable elemental might. Despite the description, the Thunder Elemental only uses highly elemental Thunder attacks. Its repertoire is fairly straight forward, specializing in heavy elemental damage though it can also inflict Dispel and Stagger. Although the Thunder Elemental only has a single area-of-effect attack, its high-powered skills can give it the ability to tear through weaker players. On harder difficulties, the Thunder Elemental starts the battle with Charge, letting it use Thunder Blast right away.
The Thunder Elemental absorbs Thunder, and resists both Fire and Bomb. It does have a couple weaknesses of note; while Earth attacks such as Lumber work best, Ice and Water skills such as Iceshard and Flood respectively can dish out some serious damage.
It is worth noting that along with other Elementals, Thunder Elementals can drop Cake — consumable items that permanently boost Magic Attack by 2%. However, as this is only an 1% chance, it is generally not worth the grinding to get Cake.
|A powerful monster which uses thunder and bomb[incorrect] attacks.|
|Item Drop Rate|
|Name||Plasma Ball||Topaz||Dragon Scales||Gunpowder||Cake||-||-|
|Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:|
(if Death fails)
|2.1%|| 1.8% per stack,|
up to 16.2%
|Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.|
On Hard and Epic difficulties, enters the battle with 2x Charge, which allows to use the strongest attack from the get-go.
Attacks and Abilities
|Notes: Charges to use Thunder Blast.|
|Notes: Requires and expends Charge.|
Despite Bestiary's description of the foe, it does not have any Bomb-elemental attacks at its disposal.
The following describes general logic of the enemy and attack patterns, with chances of each attack to be used. Conditions are listed from highest to lowest priority unless specified otherwise.
- Charged → Thunder Blast;
- Berserked or/and Syphoned → Double Slash;
- Otherwise → Double Slash (1/4), Glowing Blade (1/4), Big Spark (1/4), Charge (1/4).
Can be obtained in the Waste Disposal Plant, one screen to the right and one screen up from the toxic pool, from a chest guarded by a battle that appears as a Thunder Elemental. Upon activation, a Thunder Elemental will charge up and unleash Thunder Blast on the foes.
|Targets all foes. May stagger targets.||45||Cured|