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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 Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 elthunder.png SNESRankThunder.png B 14 7 80 -- 1-2 50 5,000 -- --
Path of Radiance Is gcn elthunder.png GCNRankThunder.gif 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 WiiRankThunder.png 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 --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh blue tome.png 2★ 6 -- -- -- 2 -- 100 SP -- --

Locations

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory Second Generation: Teeny

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

Heroes

Units Brunnya: Devoted GeneralCaeda: Talys's BrideCamilla: Tropical BeautyCatria: Spring WhitewingCorrin: Novice VacationerDelthea: Free SpiritEst: Springtime FlierIshtar: Thunder GoddessLinde: Light MageLucina: Spring ExaltLute: ProdigyMae: Bundle of EnergyMorgan: Lass from AfarNino: Flower of FrostOdin: Potent ForceOlwen: Blue Mage KnightReinhardt: Thunder's FistRinea: Reminiscent BelleRobin: High DelivererShigure: Dark Sky SingerSoren: Addled StrategistTailtiu: Thunder NobleUrsula: Blue Crow

Other appearances

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

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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This article or section is a short summary of Elthunder.
SmashWiki features a more in-depth article.

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.
??
Radiant Dawn Mid-level thunder magic. It is very effective
against wyverns and dragon tribe laguz.
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Awakening Powerful lightning magic. ??

Trivia

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 As above.
French Eclairs Lightning (plural)
German Elfendonner 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.
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.

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 ExcaliburForblaze
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 GaleDisrobing GaleDulamElwindGlowerIago's TomeLightningMerric's TomeMicaiah's PyreMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRexcaliburRobin's PrimerCutting GaleSpeed ThunderSuperior JoltWilderwindWind
Regalia and personal tomes AuraBook of NagaBrynhildrExcaliburForsetiImhulluMissiletainnMjölnirStarlightValflame
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Swords ArmorslayerBalmungBerserk SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordEarth SwordFlame SwordIron SwordIron BladeLevin SwordLight BrandMiracle 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 LanceLaguz LanceHorseslayerShort 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 LnceFinn'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 NightBolganoneCelica's GaleDying BlazeElfireElthunderElwindExcaliburFireFluxForsetiGoetiaGrima's TruthKatarina's BoltMicaiah's PyreMireMjölnirNagaNosferatuRexcaliburRuinSuperior JoltThoronThunderValflameWasteWilderwindWind
Staves Balmwood StaffCatharsisFortifyGoddess StaffHammerneHealKneaderMendPhysicRecoverRescueWard
Other BeaststoneBeaststone+Blighted ClawsBlighted TalonsDragonstoneDragonstone+Expiration
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects BlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárowlBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreFlora GuideFresh BouquetJuicy WaveSealife TomeSilver GobletSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of Cheer
Regalia and personal blue tome skills AuraBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsDeathDire ThunderEagle's EggFather's TacticsFimbulvetrFlower of JoyHuginn's EggImbued KomaIvaldiMissiletainnMjölnirOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelSagittaeTactical BoltThaniValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWorldsea Wave
Other blue tome skills Umbra Burst