Thunder Storm in Final Fantasy VIII.

Thunderstorm (サンダーストーム, Sandā Sutōmu?), also known as Thunder Storm and Thunder, is a recurring attack in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually an attack usable by various summons and often does Lightning-elemental damage, or Ice-elemental damage, but sometimes does Wind-elemental damage as well.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm is an ability used by Ramuh. It does Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm is a Band ability usable by combining Rydia's Black Magic command with Palom's. It does dual Ice and Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm (Thunder in Anthology), is the attack of the summon Syldra. It does Wind-elemental damage to all enemies.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

The final boss uses Thunderstorm after perform Lightning Infusion, summoning several strikes of thunder across the arena.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Thunder Storm is the attack of Quezacotl. It does Lightning-elemental damage to all enemies. Quezacotl's summon time is 13.3s, which, according to the Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, allows the player to boost its damage to around 180% of normal damage using a regular PlayStation controller.

Its damage is calculated as follows:[1]

Elemental Defense starts at 800 (0%), 900 nullifies damage and 1000 absorbs it. If an enemy is shown to be weak against an element, its Elemental Defense is below 800. If damage becomes negative (due to high Elemental Defense), the target is healed by that amount.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm
MP 182
Effect Deals massive Lightning magic damage.
Duration Instant
Casting Time Instant
Recast Time 1 min
Magic Type Blood Pact: Rage
Element Lightning
Jobs Ramuh 75 (Merit Points)

Thunderstorm is a Merit Blood Pact: Rage for Ramuh, available to Summoners levels 75 and above who have purchased the ability using Merit Points. It deals massive Lightning damage to a single target, and its damage is increased by Ramuh's current TP. Placing additional merits in Thunderstorm grants a 40 TP bonus when to its power when used.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm is Feral Link for Wyvern. It deals Lightning-elemental damage to enemies within radius of the thunderstorm.[2]

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm is used by the Summonstone Syldra. It cancels the opponent's ongoing summon effects.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm is a Legend ability used by Faris.

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Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Thunderstorm is an enemy ability used by Syldra★.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Hearts series[edit | edit source]

In Birth by Sleep, Thunderstorm appears as a Shotlock. It fires several volleys of electric blasts at enemies.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

A thunderstorm is a form of turbulent weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere known as thunder. Thunderstorms occur in association with a type of cloud known as a cumulonimbus.

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).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the 2000 film version of Charlie's Angels, the two boys are playing Final Fantasy VIII and are controlling Squall and Quistis in a battle in the Training Center. They are fighting against two Grats, Squall is seen preparing to summon Quezacotl against the two Grats. The Thunder Storm name appears at the top of the screen before changing view point, the Thunder Storm attack is not shown.

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