The Lightning Rune is a type of rune in the Suikoden series.

Description[edit | edit source]

It allows the user to cast lightning magic, which can attack single targets or multiple targets. Unlike the Fire Rune, the Lightning Rune has no chance of accidentally hitting allies. The Lightning Rune has appeared in every main Suikoden game.

There is a stronger version of the Lightning Rune called the Thunder Rune. The true version is called the True Lightning Rune.

Suikoden I[edit | edit source]

When a Lightning crystal is attached to a character in Suikoden, it becomes a Lightning Rune.

  • Angry Blow (いかりの一撃): 150 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Rainstorm (らいう): 100 damage to all enemies.
  • Raging Blow (げきどの一撃): 600 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Ball of Lightning (雷撃球): 1000 damage to 1 enemy.

Suikoden II[edit | edit source]

"Strong vs. individuals"
—Item description

The Lightning rune increases damage by 25% during combat when embedded into a weapon.

  • Angry Blow (怒りの一撃): 100 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Thunder Runner (しっそうする雷撃): 120 damage to 1 column of enemies.
  • Bolt of Wrath (天雷): 600 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Thor Shot (雷撃球): 1000 damage to 1 enemy. Can be united with Explosion.

Suikoden III[edit | edit source]

  • Thunder Runner: 100 damage to 1 target, and line of sight enemies in front.
  • Berserk Blow: 250 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Soaring Bolt: 900 damage divided among all enemies.
  • Furious Blow: 1000 damage to target plus line of sight enemies beyond.

Suikoden IV[edit | edit source]

  • Berserk Blow: 100 damage to all enemies.
  • Thunder Runner: 300 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Soaring Bolt: 600 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Furious Blow: 900 damage to 1 enemy.

Suikoden Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Lightning Force: Change terrain to Lightning element.
  • Thunder Runner: Damage units in area, and changes terrain to Lightning.
  • Berserk Blow: Damage 1 enemy, and changes terrain to Fire element.
  • Heavenly Thunder: Damage all units standing on Lightning element terrain.

Suikoden V[edit | edit source]

  • Thunder Runner: 100 damage to 1 column of enemies.
  • Berserk Blow: 300 damage to 1 enemy.
  • Soaring Bolt: 900 damage divided among all enemies.
  • Furious Blow: 1000 damage to 1 column of enemies.

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