Lightning Tower is a common tower card that attacks using magic.
|"Zaps foes with lightning bolts that penetrate armor."|
Lightning Towers are first rewarded in the game by completing The Road to Rimehearth level with one Star.
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Abilities and UpgradesEdit
The Lightning Tower comes with two abilities eligible for upgrades on the battlefield: Overcharge and Chain Lightning. Overcharge is available from the Level 1 card and improves damage. Chain Lightning is available from the Level 2 card and allows for multiple enemies to be shocked at once.
As the Lightning Tower upgrades, more upgrades will be available for both abilities. Overcharge can be upgraded a total of 5 times, and Chain Lightning 3. The damage from chain lightning is reduced by 1/3 for each subsequent target. For example: 1st hit=50, 2nd=33, 3rd=22, 4th=15.
|Strikes Multiple Enemies||x2||x3||x4|
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Lightning tower is a good choice in stages that provide you with high amount of mana. If fully upgraded, Lightning Tower can possibly be the most powerful tower in the game, however, the upgrade costs are considerable.
Place this tower at the end of the road, nearby your flags, to finish off the mobs that are coming to your home. If enemies are too spread out for the chain lighting to hit more than one at a time, using a Slowdown Tower just in front of the Lightning Tower will bunch them up for increased effectiveness.
Due to the fact that Lightning Tower only hits 1 unit (unless you upgrade the chain lightning), it's not a good choice against large hordes of enemies, so you should have some splash-damage-type towers ahead of them in this case. What's more, without any upgrades, the Lightning tower is indeed inefficient considering its high mana cost for building (100). Try placing other towers (Archer, Bolas) first, to help you survive first waves, then deploy Lightning towers to sort out the last waves.
Related Quests Edit
|Easy||Fried Rats||Win "Hamelin" using only Lightning Towers|
|Easy||Liquefying Lightning||Kill 90 enemies from the Slime Family with Lightning Towers|
|Easy||Sparkless Arena||Win "Serpentine Arena" without using Lightning Towers|
|Easy||Zap the Sapper||Kill 3 IronClad Sappers with Lightning Towers|
|Medium||Great Zeus!||Kill 250 enemies with Lightning Towers|
|Medium||Lightning Battle||Win "The Citadel of Uther" using only Lightning Towers|
|Medium||Lightning Placement||Win "The Grass is Always Greener" using only Lightning Towers|
|Medium||Power Outage||Win "By The Pricking Of Our Thumbs" with 3 Stars without using Lightning Towers|
|Medium||Shock Therapy||Hit 300 enemies with Lightning Towers|
|Medium||The Power's Out||Win "Candlewood Quay" without using Lightning Towers|
|Hard||Greased Lightning||Kill 300 enemies with Lightning Towers|
|Hard||Lightning Defense||Win "Dragoman's Neck" using only Lightning Towers|
|Hard||Lightning Defense II||Win "Dragoman's Neck" with 3 Stars using only Lightning Towers|
|Hard||Thor Would Be Proud||Kill 1,000 enemies with Lightning Towers|