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< Skyrim: Magic: Spells
SR-icon-spell-Shock.png Thunderbolt
School Destruction Difficulty Expert
Type Offensive Casting Fire and Forget
Delivery Aimed Equip Either Hand
Spell ID 0010f7ee Editor ID Thunderbolt
Base Cost 343 Charge Time 0.5
Duration 0+0.1 Range 188 ft
Magnitude 60 Area 0
Tome ID 0010f7f5 Tome Value 750
Appears in random loot at level 35+
Purchase from (Destruction lvl 65+)
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.