Insulating resin from a certain gum tree coats the grip of this rod, that the thunder and lightning it summons may not destroy the summoner.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
Thunder Rod (雷のロッド or いかづちのロッド or 雷鳴のロッド or サンダーロッド, Kaminari no Roddo or Ikaduchi no Roddo or Raimei no Roddo or Sandā Roddo?), also known as Rod of Lightning, is is a recurring rod in the series. It is a Lightning-elemental rod that generally boosts the user's Lightning-elemental abilities, and can sometimes be used in battle to cast the Thunder, Thundara, or Thundaga spells, depending on the game. It generally appears around the same time as the Flame Rod and Ice Rod.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.2 Final Fantasy V
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.4 Final Fantasy X
- 1.5 Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.10 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.12 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Rod infused with the power of lightning.
Thunder Rod is a low to mid-ranked rod that provides 10 Attack, +3 Intelligence, and casts Thunder when used as an item during battle. It can be bought for 700 gil at Baron, and can be equipped by Rydia, Tellah, Palom, and Fusoya.
In the 3D versions, Thunder Rod now provides 12 Attack, 80 Accuracy, +2 Intellect, and casts Thunder when used as an item during battle. It is obtained and equipped by the same characters as before. It can be equipped by Golbez, if he is hacked into the party.
Thunder Rod provides 10 Attack, -5% Accuracy, +3 Intelligence, is Lightning-elemental, and casts Thunder when used as an item. It can be bought for 700 gil at Baron, Agart, Troia, Mist, Dwarven Castle, and Mysidia, found in South Underground Waterway during Porom's Tale, and dropped from Lamage. It can be equipped by Rydia, Palom, Leonora, Harley, and Golbez.
Rod that sometimes casts Thundaga. Full power from back row.
Thunder Rod is a mid-ranked rod that provides 16 Attack, 80 Hit Rate, boosts the power of the user's Lightning-elemental attacks by 50%, and casts Thundaga when used as an item during battle and then breaks. It can be bought for 750 gil at Karnak and dropped from Yellow Dragon.
Rod containing the power of Thundara.
Thunder Rod is a low-ranked rod that provides 79 Attack, has two-handed compatibility, has a 25% chance of casting Thundara when attacking with it, and casts Thundara when used as an item during battle and then breaks. The Thunder Rod cannot be thrown. It can be bought for 3,000 gil at Thamasa in the World of Balance, found in Figaro Castle, and stolen from Wizard. Strago, Relm, and Gogo can equip it.
Rod fashioned in the likeness of a lightning bolt.
Rod of Lightning is a low-ranked rod for Kytes, providing, in its base form, 15 Attack, 30 Magick, and 36 Attack Speed. It is bought in Tomaj's Sky Saloon shop (Chapter 4) for 850 gil or forged with Artificer's Handbook recipe.
Thunder Rod is a low-ranked rod that provides 3 Attack, 20% Weapon Defense, boosts the power of the user's Lightning-elemental abilities, and can cast Thunder when attacking with it. It can bought for 400 gil at an outfitter after completing Zeklaus Desert in Chapter 1.
Rod that calls lightning with a great roar.
Thunder Rod is a low-ranked rod that provides 21 Attack, 2 Magic, and teaches Thundara for 200 AP to the Black Mage, Reflect for 300 AP to the Time Mage, and Tempest for 100 AP to the Illusionist. It is received as a random mission reward.
Thunder Rod is a low-ranked rod that provides 21 Attack, 2 Magick, and teaches Thundara for 250 AP to Black Mages, Tempest for 250 AP to Illusionists, and Reflect for 250 AP to Time Mages. It can be obtained from the Bazaar from the "Storm-forged Armaments D" set.
Thunder Rod is a low to mid-ranked rod that provides 16 Attack, +4 Intelligence, and casts Thunder when used as an item during battle. Rods can be equipped by Jobless, Red Mage, Black Mage, Summoner, Memorist, and Magus jobs. It is found in a chest in Cave of Fulmination and bought for 1600 gil in Alfheim, Deist, Capo and Kurgis.
Try picking this up with wet hands. What's the worst that could possibly happen?
A rod embedded with a jewel of pure, crystallized thunder.
A rod endowed with the power of thunder that grants its wielder the ability to use the thundara spell. Not only is its magical power useful on the battlefield, but tests have also been conducted that prove its use as a power source. Unfortunately, however, collecting the electricity created by this rod has proved impossible, which has limited its widespread use. Also, since a mage is required to chant the spells that call forth the thunder produced by the rod, it does not serve well as a practical source of electricity.
Rod of Lightning is a Rod obtained by crafting it using 140 gil, x5 Lightning Crysts, x3 Mythril Ores, and x3 Lumbers, and by finding it at Village of Ambel. It provides 14 ATK, 26 MAG, is Lightning-elemental, and grants access to the spell Thundara.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. Depending on the distance and nature of the lightning, thunder can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble (brontide).
Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge during an electrical storm between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between that cloud and another cloud (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning).