- A Thunderbolt that does 60 points of shock damage to Health and half that to Magicka.
Thunderbolt is an expert level Destruction spell that deals shock damage to Health and Magicka.
- Thunderbolt is essentially just a much more powerful (and expensive) version of Lightning Bolt, with added sound effects and screen shake.
- Like most Lightning spells, it can be used to set off Lightning Runes from a safe distance.
- It has much shorter range than the equivalent Incinerate and Icy Spear spells, but the fact that it is cast instantly instead of as a projectile makes it much easier to hit moving targets so long as they're within range.
- Thunderbolt is very useful for fowling (Hawks, Bone Hawks, Felsaad Terns). As long as the birds aren't flying too high, they can be hit with only a little bit leading. Best to use where the fallen bird can be reached.
- A dual-cast version of this spell may miss the target even when aimed correctly. ?[verification needed — needs verification/testing to determine the cause]