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The Lightning tower sends bolts of electric discharge at the enemies. Every shot is very powerful, but the tower's rate of fire is slow.

Sanctum Edit

After sufficient upgrades, the Lightning tower's bolts bounce between targets. At level 3 each bolt bounces once, and at level 5, twice. The damage is reduced by 50% for each bounce, so a level 6 Lightning tower can inflict up to 3500 × (1 + 0.5 + 0.25) = 6125 damage per shot.[1]

It is noteworthy to point out that though there are no truly effective tower against bobbleheads, however, if placed in such a way where the highest point of the lightning tower is suitably taller than the top of bobbleheads, it can be used as a semi-reliable means of eliminating them.

Attributes Edit

DPS figures shown are maximum possible values.

Picture Lightning1 Lightning2 Lightning3 Lightning4 Lightning5 Lightning6
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Damage per shot 155 360 720 1440 2975 6125
Shots per second 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Damage per second 47 108 216 432 893 1838
DPS per resource spent 2.33 1.8 1.54 1.44 1.44 1.46
Range 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9
Primary arc damage 155 360 480 960 1700 3500
Secondary arc damage 240 480 850 1750
Tertiary arc damage 425 875
Buy/upgrade price 20 40 80 160 320 640
Total cost 20 60 140 300 620 1260
Selling price 15 45 105 225 465 945

Sanctum 2 Edit

Lightning
Lightning S2
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Attributes Edit

Level 1 2 3
Damage per shot 2750–3702 3706–4658 4662
Shots per minute 13 13 13
Damage per minute 35,750–48,126 48,178–60,554 60,606
Dmg per min per res spent 238.33–128.68 128.47–101.09 101.01
Range 1.75 1.75 2.08
Buy/upgrade price 150 225 225
Total cost 150 375 600

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  • Because of the diminishing return on DPS per spent resource, it may be tempting to build many low-level Lightning towers instead of upgrading a few. However, a Lightning tower's contribution depends largely on its placement and range. Thus, it is often more effective to focus on upgrading a few towers in strategic locations.
  • The primary target arc needs to be in range of the Lightning tower, while the subsequent arcs may extend further. Each arc has a range of up to two tower lengths away from the last target.

TriviaEdit

  • Sanctum's in-game encyclopedia states that the tower "sends bolts of lightning at over nine thousand Ampere" upon the enemies. "Over 9000!" is a meme based on a scene from Dragon Ball Z.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Re: Ideas Thread," OscarJilsen (Coffee Stain Studios), 2011-04-06, forums.steampowered.com, accessed 2011-07-13.

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