“Long-range lightning strike.”
—In-game description, The Sacred Stones

Bolting (サンダーストーム Sandāsutōmu, lit. Thunderstorm) is a long-range Thunder magic tome in the Fire Emblem Series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

When cast, a single bolt of lightning will be drawn upon from overcast rain clouds, striking a selected enemy target located a considerable distance from its caster. The long range that this tome possesses is essentially offset by its inability to allow its user to attack at close range, leaving him/her vulnerable to enemy assaults. This is further made worse by the fact that the tome is one that is rather heavy, which not just impedes the user's ability to perform double attacks, but also reduces his/her Attack Speed by a significant amount. An exception of this is in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, where its weight is a mere 10, so it can be doubled with rather easily.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE4thunderstorm.gifThunderstorm

FE4 Thunder.png Thunder

Rank Uses Mt Hit Rng Wt Worth
C 50 15 60% 3~10 30 65,535
Effect

Cannot be countered; Reduces user's Move to 0.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE5bolting.png Thunderstorm

FE5 Thunder Icon.png Thunder

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 5 10 70% 20 3~10 20 1 2,200
Effect

-

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Bolting.gif Thunderstorm

Anima.gif Anima

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 5 12 70% 0% 3~10 10 1 3,000
Effect

-

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Bolting.gif Bolting

Anima.gif Anima

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
B 5 12 60% 0% 3-10 20 1 2,500
Effect

-

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE9bolting.gif Bolting

FE9 Thunder.png Thunder

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
C 5 13 65% 5% 3~10 13 3 800
Effect

Effective against Dragon tribe Laguz.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Bolting.png Bolting

FE10 Thunder Magic.gif Thunder

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
B 5 6 60% 5% 3-10 19 3 800
Effect

Effective against Dragon tribe Laguz.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE16 black magic icon.png Bolting

FE16 faith icon.png Reason

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Wt Worth
B 2 12 65% 15 3~10 - 18 -
Effect

Cannot trigger follow-up attacks.

Item Locations[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by Ishtore and Bloom.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Inventory Ilios
Treasure Ch. 21x - Chest
Steal Enemy Bishop (Ch. 10) • Oltof (Ch. 11x) • Enemy Bishop (Ch. 13) • Enemy Bishop (Ch. 14) • Ilios (Ch. 16A) • Enemy Bishop (Ch. 17A) • Enemy Bishop (Ch. 21) • Enemy Bishop x2 (Ch. 21x) • Enemy Bishop x2 (Ch. 22)

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Treasure Ch. 16 - Chest

Ch. 21 - Secret Shop

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Dropped Sage (Ch.24H Linus version), Limstella (Ch. 30E/32H)

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Inventory Selena (Creature Campaign)
Treasure Ch. 19 - ChestTower of Valni Floor 6 - Chest
Secret Shops Grado Keep • Jehanna Hall

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Sage (Ch. 22)
Treasure Ch. 16 - Chest

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Disarm and Steal Part 3: Ch. 2 (Enemy Thunder Sage)

Part 3: Ch. E (Enemy Thunder Sage)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Skill Rank Reason Rank A: ConstanceHildaManuela

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although the Bolting tome is accorded critical hit ratio in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, its long ranged animation appears to be omitted.
  • In Radiant Dawn, it is almost impossible to obtain a copy of the Bolting tome, and can only be acquired by means of stealing it.
  • Excluding DLC, the only two playable characters to learn Bolting in Three Houses, Manuela and Hilda, have problems with Reason. Hilda has a low Magic growth while Manuela has Reason as a weakness.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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