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Elthunder

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Elthunder

FESK Elthunder.png
Artwork of Elthunder from Genealogy of the Holy War.


Powerful lightning magic.

Type

Tome (Thunder)

First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Elthunder (Japanese: エルサンダー Elthunder) is a thunder tome which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, appearing only in games which feature the three separate anima magic types of fire, thunder and wind. It acts as the second "stage" of the hierarchy of thunder magic, as a counterpart to Elfire and Elwind; it is superior to the basic Thunder tome but requires a higher weapon level to use, and in turn it is surpassed by the more advanced and powerful Arcthunder and Thoron tomes.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 elthunder.png Thunder magic B 14 7 80 -- 1–2 50 5,000 -- --
Path of Radiance Is gcn elthunder.png Thunder magic D 7 6 75 10 1–2 30 1,950 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gcn dragon.png dragon units.
Radiant Dawn Is wii elthunder.png Thunder magic C 5 6 75 10 1–2 35 1,470 2 Deals bonus damage to Is wii dragon.png dragon units.
Awakening Is 3ds01 elthunder.png Tomes D 6 -- 75 5 1–2 35 1,050 2 --
Engage Is ns02 elthunder.png Tomes B 11 13 75 0 1–3 -- 2,000 -- Cannot make follow-up attacks.

Forged stats


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Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Engage
(+1)
Is ns02 elthunder.png Tomes B 12 13 75 0 1–3 -- ? -- Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Engage
(+2)
Is ns02 elthunder.png Tomes B 13 13 80 0 1–3 -- ? -- Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Engage
(+3)
Is ns02 elthunder.png Tomes B 14 12 80 0 1–3 -- ? -- Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Engage
(+4)
Is ns02 elthunder.png Tomes B 15 12 85 0 1–3 -- ? -- Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Engage
(+5)
Is ns02 elthunder.png Tomes B 16 11 85 0 1–3 -- ? -- Cannot make follow-up attacks.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Might Range SP cost Refine cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
Is feh skill weapon.png Blue tomes 6 2 100 -- Thunder -- --

Locations

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory Second Generation: Tine

Path of Radiance

Inventory CalillIlyana
Steal Chapter 27-1, enemy Sage (×2)
Armory Chapters 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, Endgame

Radiant Dawn

Inventory BastianIlyana
Armory Part 1: Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, Endgame
Part 2: Chapters 3, Endgame
Part 3: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Endgame
Part 4: Prologue, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Endgame
Bargains Part 1: Chapter 5

Awakening

Inventory Tharja*
Armory Carrion IsleDesert Oasis
Merchant
(Anna)
Border PassBreakneck PassThe Farfort
Merchant
(SpotPass)
NynaBoey

Engage


This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.


Dropped by The Radiant Hero, enemy Sage

Heroes

Method Data
Unit (★★★) Delthea: Tatarrah's PuppetHestia: Duma's WitchIlyana: Hungering MageMae: Bundle of EnergyMiriel: Rapier IntellectOdin: Potent ForceReinhardt: Thunder's FistRobin: High DelivererSonia: Inhuman BeautyTailtiu: Thunder NobleUrsula: Blue Crow
Unit (★★★★) Brunnya: Devoted GeneralByleth: Fount of LearningJuno: Soaring BrideLute: Summer ProdigyLyon: Grado's GazeRinea: Reminiscent BelleSophia: Cobweb ProphetSoren: Wind of TraditionTharja: Beach Dark MageVeronica: Bestowed Love
Unit (★★★★★) Caeda: Talys's BrideCamilla: Tropical BeautyCath: Caper CaptainCatria: Spring WhitewingCorrin: Novice VacationerDelthea: Free SpiritDelthea: Prodigy in BloomEst: Springtime FlierHapi: Drawn-Out SighIshtar: Echoing ThunderIshtar: Thunder GoddessIvy: Snow QueenKatarina: Torchlit WandererLinde: Light MageLucina: Spring ExaltLute: ProdigyMarianne: Adopted DaughterMorgan: Lass from AfarNino: Flower of FrostOlwen: Blue Mage KnightPlumeria: Rapturous DreamReginn: Bearing DawnReinhardt: Thrud RebornSelena: FluorsparShigure: Dark Sky SingerSoren: Addled StrategistThórr: Sun-Kissed GodsVeyle: Gentle Dragon

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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Robin casting Elthunder in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Elthunder is part of Robin's neutral special move, Thunder, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. When charged up for certain periods of time, it will become a stronger thunder spell when released. Elthunder is the second charging stage, achieved when charged up long enough for the electric aura surrounding Robin to turn yellow: it behaves as a slower, more powerful version of Thunder, sending a ball of lightning forward which inflicts 9% damage.

Elthunder's functionality and power is altered slightly when cast through Robin's alternate neutral special moves: Thunder+'s Elthunder has greater knockback, while Speed Thunder's Elthunder is smaller and travels the width of the Final Destination stage. As per Robin's durability mechanic, a successful Elthunder consumes 3 durability points (or 2.5 if the alternate special move is Thunder+).

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Path of Radiance
Mid-level thunder magic. It is somewhat difficult to
master, but it deals a fair amount of damage.
雷の中位魔法
少しあつかいにくいが そこそこ威力はある
Radiant Dawn
Mid-level thunder magic. It is very effective
against wyverns and dragon tribe laguz.
そこそこ威力のある雷属性の魔法
竜騎士系・竜系に高い効果を誇る
Awakening
Powerful lightning magic.
雷で敵を攻撃する強力な魔法
Engage
An advanced thunder tome. Cannot
follow up.
高位の雷の魔法
追撃不可

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Elthunder

From "El", a prefix used by the Fire Emblem series to represent a higher second tier of magic, + "thunder".

Japanese

エルサンダー

Elthunder

Spanish

Elthunder

--

French
  • Eclairs
  • Éclair
  • Lightning (plural); used in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and Awakening.
  • Lightning (singular); used in Heroes and Engage.
German

Elfendonner

Elf thunder; from Elfen, the German version's equivalent prefix, + Donner, "thunder".

Italian

Tuono d'elfo

From tuono, "thunder", + d'elfo, "elfin", the Italian version's equivalent to the "El-" prefix.

Portuguese

Elthunder

--

Russian

Эльгроза

Elthunder; only in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as no Fire Emblem game has as yet been officially released in Russian.

Korean

엘 선더

El thunder

Simplified Chinese

狂雷

Wild thunder

Traditional Chinese

狂雷

Wild thunder

Gallery

Other appearances

References

See also

Anima magic
Fire magic Thunder magic Wind magic Unclassified tomes
Basic tomes ArcfireBolganoneElfireFire ArcthunderElthunderThoronThunder ArcwindElwindTornadoWind ElfireFimbulvetrFireThunder
Long-range tomes Meteor Bolting Blizzard Bolting
Regalia and personal tomes CymbelineRexflameValflame Dire ThunderMjölnirRexbolt ForsetiGrafcaliburRexcalibur ExcaliburForblazeGiga Excalibur
Tomes with secondary effects -- -- -- Aircalibur
Others Fire Tail Thunder Tail VortexWind Tail --
Tomes
Basic tomes ArcfireArcthunderBlizzardBolganoneDying BlazeElfireElthunderEmberFireFimbulvetrGinnungagapKatarina's BoltMjölnirRagnarokReese's TomeSleetSwarmThoronThunder
Long-range tomes MeteorSwarm
Tomes with secondary effects ArcwindCelica's GaleCutting GaleDisrobing GaleDulamElsurgeElwindGlowerIago's TomeLightningMerric's TomeMicaiah's PyreMjölnir (Fates)MoonlightNosferatuNovaOdin's GrimoireRexcaliburRobin's PrimerSpeed ThunderSuperior JoltSurgeWilderwindWind
Regalia and personal tomes AuraBook of NagaBrynhildrExcaliburForsetiImhulluMissiletainnMjölnirObscuritéStarlightValflame
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Swords ArmorslayerBalmungBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordFlame SwordIron SwordIron BladeLands SwordLight BrandLightning SwordMiracle SwordMystletainnSafeguardSilver BladeSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordThief's SwordTyrfingWind SwordWing Clipper
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceGáe BolgGungnirIron LanceJavelinRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel Lance
Axes Brave AxeBroken AxeHand AxeHelswathIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Bows Brave BowBroken BowIron BowKiller BowSilver BowSteel BowYewfelle
Fire BolganoneDrained TomeElfireFireMeteorValflame
Thunder BoltingDrained TomeElthunderMjölnirThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeElwindForsetiTornadoWind
Light AuraDrained TomeLightningNagaNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelLoptous
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves Broken StaffFortifyHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreReturnSilenceSleepValkyrieWarp
Unused Weapons CharmGreat BallistaSilence SwordThief
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Swords AlonditeAmitiArmorslayerBrave SwordGurgurantIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaguzslayerLongswordRagnellRegal SwordRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSonic SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTrainerVague KattiVenin Edge
Lances Brave LanceFlame LanceHeavy SpearIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceKnight KillerLaguz LanceShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Bolt AxeBrave AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLaguz AxePoleaxPractice AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowDouble BowIron BowKiller BowLaguz BowLongbowRolf's BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire BolganoneElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardElwindTornadoVortexWind
Light LightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShine
Knives DaggerKnifeStiletto
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClaw
Staves Ashera StaffFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchWard
Unused Weapons BerserkBright BowDevil AxeRexcaliburRexflameUnlockUrvanWarp
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Swords AlonditeAmitiBrave SwordBronze SwordCaladbolgEttardFloreteIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeRagnellSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordStorm SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTempest BladeVague KattiVenin EdgeWind EdgeWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances Brave LanceBronze LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceHorseslayerShort SpearSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSpearSteel GreatlanceSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Brave AxeBronze AxeHammerHand AxeIron PoleaxIron AxeKiller AxeShort AxeSilver PoleaxSilver AxeSteel PoleaxSteel AxeTarvosTomahawkUrvanVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowBronze BowDouble BowIron BowIron LongbowKiller BowLughnasadhRolf's BowSilencerSilver BowSilver LongbowSteel BowSteel LongbowVenin Bow
Crossbows AqqarArbalestBowgunCrossbowTaksh
Knives BaselardBeast KillerBronze DaggerBronze KnifeIron DaggerIron KnifeKardPeshkatzSilver DaggerSilver KnifeSteel DaggerSteel KnifeStiletto
Fire ArcfireBolganoneCymbelineElfireFireFire TailMeteorRexflame
Thunder ArcthunderBoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunderThunder Tail
Wind ArcwindBlizzardElwindRexcaliburTornadoWindWind Tail
Light CreiddyladEllightLightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShineThaniValaura
Dark BalberithCarreauFenrirVerrineWorm
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClawFangGreat BeakGreat FangGreat TalonTalon
Staves Ashera StaffElsilenceElsleepFortifyHammerneHealMatronaMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWard
Other Judge
Unused Weapons Slim Lance
Weapons in Fire Emblem Awakening
Swords Alm's BladeAmatsuArmorslayerBalmungBrave SwordBronze SwordEirika's BladeEliwood's BladeFalchionGlass SwordIron SwordKilling EdgeLeif's BladeLevin SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierParallel FalchionRagnellRapierRoy's BladeSeliph's BladeSilver SwordSolSol KattiSoothing SwordSteel SwordSuperior EdgeTree BranchTyrfingWyrmslayer
Lances Beast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceEphraim's LanceFinn's LanceGáe BolgGlass LanceGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLogLunaMiniature LanceShockstickShort SpearSigurd's LanceSilver LanceSpearSteel LanceSuperior Lance
Axes ArmadsBolt AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeGlass AxeHammerHand AxeHauteclereHector's AxeHelswathImposing AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLadleOrsin's HatchetShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSuperior AxeTitania's AxeTomahawkVengeanceVolant AxeWolf Berg
Bows AstraBlessed BowBrave BowBronze BowDouble BowGlass BowInnes' BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowNidhoggParthiaSilver BowSlack BowSteel BowSuperior BowTowering BowUnderdog BowWolt's BowYewfelle
Tomes ArcfireArcthunderArcwindAversa's NightBolganoneBook of NagaCelica's GaleDying BlazeElfireElthunderElwindExcaliburFireFluxForsetiGoetiaGrima's TruthKatarina's BoltMicaiah's PyreMireMjölnirNosferatuRexcaliburRuinSuperior JoltThoronThunderValflameWasteWilderwindWind
Staves Balmwood StaffCatharsisFortifyGoddess StaffHammerneHealKneaderMendPhysicRecoverRescueWard
Other BeaststoneBeaststone+Blighted ClawsBlighted TalonsDragonstoneDragonstone+Expiration
Weapons in Fire Emblem Engage
Swords ArmorslayerBinding BladeBiting BladeBlutgangBrave SwordCaladbolgDual KatanaFalchionFólkvangrGeorgiosIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLevin SwordLibérationLight BrandLyrátionMani KattiMercuriusNoble RapierOligoludiaParallel FalchionRagnellRapierRuneswordSieglindeSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTyrfingWakizashiWille GlanzWind SwordWo DaoWyrmslayerYato
Lances AreadbharBrave LanceBrionacIron GreatlanceIron LanceFensalirFlame LanceJavelinKiller LanceLúinMaster LanceReprésaillesRidersbaneSiegmundSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel GreatlanceSteel LanceSwirlanceVenomous
Axes ArmadsAymrBolt AxeCamilla's AxeCompact AxeFragarachHammerHand AxeHurricane AxeIron AxeIron GreataxeLollichopNóatúnPoleaxeRevancheSilver AxeSilver GreataxeSteel AxeSteel GreataxeTomahawkUkonvasaraUrvanWolf Beil
Bows CroissbowFailnaughtIron BowKiller BowLendabairLongbowMaster BowMini BowMulagirParthiaRadiant BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Knives CarnwenhanCinquedeaConfectioknifeIron DaggerKardMisericordePeshkatzShort KnifeSilver DaggerSteel DaggerStiletto
Tomes BolganoneBoltingCataclysmÉlivágarElfireElsurgeElthunderElwindExcaliburFireHliðskjálfLightningMeteorNosferatuNovaObscuritéRagnarokRexcaliburSeraphimShineSurgeThaniTiramistormThoronThunderWind
Staves Divine BlessingDivine Blessing+EntrapFortifyFortify+FractureFreezeHealIllumeMendNodusObstructPhysicRecoverReflectRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceTreatWarp
Arts Divine Fist ArtDragon's FistFlashing Fist ArtInitiate ArtIron-Body ArtScrollcakeShielding ArtSilver-Spirit ArtSteel-Hand ArtVajra-Mushti
Special Dark BreathDisengageDragon FangEternal ClawFangsFell AssaultFell SurgeFire BreathFireballFlame BreathFlame CannonFreezing BreathFog BreathHowling BeamIce BreathIceballTail SmashWhirling Death
Cannonballs Armor BlastBreak BlastEldritch BlastFreeze BlastHoly BlastMagic BlastMighty BlastPiercing BlastRider BlastSilence BlastStandard BlastTornado BlastWyrm Blast
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects Arcane EuphoriaArcane ThunderBlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárdeerBlárfoxBlárlionBlárowlBlárrabbitBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreDrifting GraceFlora GuideFresh BouquetJuicy WaveLove BouquetMagical LanternPact BloomsSealife TomeSeashell BowlSilver GobletSpider PlushSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of CheerUmbra Burst
Regalia and personal blue tome skills Argent AuraAuraAureolaAzure BreidablikBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsBright-Shell EggThe Cycle's TurnDark AuraDawnsweet BoxDeathDemonic TomeDire ThunderDivine WhimsyEagle's EggFather's TacticsFell FlambeauFimbulvetrFlower of JoyGoddess TemariGuide's HourglassHuginn's EggIcebound TomeIcy FimbulvetrImbued KomaIvaldiKnightly MannerLofty LeafletMissiletainnMjölnirNiðavellir LotsObscuritéOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelProfessorial GuideSagittaeSpirit Forest WritTactical BoltThaniThunder's MjölnirTome of FavorsTome of GradoTome of StormsTome of ThoronTotal War TomeTrue-Love RosesValaskjálfVeiled ValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWind GenesisWorldsea Wave