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.
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.
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.
DPS figures shown are maximum possible values.
Sanctum 2 Edit
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
- ↑ "Re: Ideas Thread," OscarJilsen (Coffee Stain Studios), 2011-04-06, forums.steampowered.com, accessed 2011-07-13.
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