Is Thunder Worth Leveling Up? Effect and Usage | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This page explains the effects of Thunder, an Art in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Find out how to use Thunder, and whether or not this art is worth leveling up!

Thunder Effect and Basic Info

Effect A pulse attacks enemies behind. If used with an Aura, forces Daze.
User Dunban
Art Type Ether
Level Learned 40
Color Yellow
Power (%) 250 ~ 403
Cooldown (Sec.) 40 ~ 22

How to Use Thunder

When an enemy has topple inflicted on them, the Thunder Art icon will have a blue exclamation point next to it.
Blue Exclamation Mark.jpg
If you activate it on a Toppled enemy, it will inflict Daze on them.

To find out how to topple enemies, check our guide below!
How to Topple | Topple Lock Guide

Is Thunder Worth Leveling Up?

Art Ranking C Rank Icon

We do not recommend leveling up Thunder

Do to its somewhat niche nature or lack of utility, we do not recommend setting or investing AP into this Art. Generally speaking, your AP will better be spent on Dunban's other Arts. However, there are some builds that may make use of this Art, so only if you are running one of those should you invest your AP here.

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1 Anonymous13 days

The way this art is graded, described and the "How to use" are not accurate. Thunder doesn't need the enemy to be toppled to inflict 'Daze'. it can inflict 'daze' on any enemy as long as it is behind dunban, if the latter has an aura (should always be the case). Also, it is extremely easy to get the enemy behind you by using "Tempest kick". Thus, this art is very useful against enemies that are immune to topple, as it still allow you to inflict 'Daze' on them. Grade should be 'A' , not 'C' .

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