- This article is about the second major spell in Kingdom Rush: Origins. For the extra spell in the Flash Premium Content of Kingdom Rush, see Lightning Bolt.
Thunderbolt is the second of three major spells in Kingdom Rush: Origins. It replaces Rain of Fire from the previous games. To use the spell, the player must select it and tap anywhere on the enemy path, then 3 lightning bolts will shoot down from the heavens. Though it deals less damage than Rain of Fire due to the lack of an equivalent to Rain of Fire's Scorched Earth, it is more accurate, as instead of taking a few seconds to reach the ground, the bolts hit immediately and the random bolts from Furious Tempest, its final upgrade, only strike enemies instead of being totally random like the equivalent Cataclysm. Moreover, all enemies on the map (except for Bandersnatches) are slowed down as long as the spell is shooting lightning.
Like Rain of Fire, Thunderbolt is not to be used liberally because of its long cooldown.
|Level||Number of Lightnings||Damage Per Lightning||Slowdown Percentage||Cooldown|
(* 7 additional bolts deal less damage.)
(**Bandersnatches can't be slowed)
- Thunderbolt (2 stars)
- Adds 3 additional thunderbolts.
- Roaring Gale (2 stars)
- Increases thunderbolt damage and reduces cooldown by 10 seconds.
- Thunderstorm (3 stars)
- Adds 2 additional thunderbolts, while heavy winds slow down all enemies.
- Monsoon (3 stars)
- Increases thunderbolt damage and doubles wind slowing effect.
- Furious Tempest (3 stars)
- Increases thunderbolt damage and casts additional bolts at random enemies.