“A magical ballista strong against ballisticians.”
—In-game description, Shadow Dragon

The Thunderbolt (サンダーボルト Sandā boruto) is a Ballista weapon that appears recurrently across the Fire Emblem Series. A long-ranged artillery weapon like its other counterparts, the Thunderbolt is uniquely set apart from them by its unique ability to inflict effective damage against other Ballistae. In addition to this, the ammunition that the Thunderbolt discharges is one that is, unlike standard Ballista weapons, intangible and not grounded in reality, as it takes the form of streaks of lightning that are directed to strike selected enemy targets.

In Shadow Dragon, the Thunderbolt inflicts magical damage instead of physical damage. Since enemy Ballisticians tend to have very little HP, this weapon can be very useful for defeating them, but its high Weight and low Durability are glaring drawbacks.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Thunderbolt

Ballista

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
6 23 10 90% 0% 1-2 11 -
Effect

Bonus damage to Shooters.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Name Type

ThunderboltFE3.png Thunderbolt

Ballista

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
6 - 10 80% 20% 3-10 20 -
Effect

-

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Thunderbolt.png Thunderbolt

FE12 Bow.png Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
- 10 10 80% 0% 3-10 5 2 700
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against Ballisticians; Deals magical damage.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Thunderbolt.png Thunderbolt

FE12 Bow.png Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
- 10 10 80% 0% 3-10 2 700
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against Ballisticians; Deals magical damage.

Item Locations[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Method Location
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