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The Thunderfire is a legendary laser manufactured by Maliwan added in The Claptastic Voyage. Thunderfire is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Self-Loathing and Despair.
Special Weapon Effects
Light 'em up. – Always shock elemental. Shoots a beam that emits a small incendiary nova upon hitting an enemy or object, reduced fire rate, consumes two ammo per shot.
Usage & Description
The Thunderfire is an excellent weapon against flesh enemies with shields, because they quickly start to suffer both elemental effects; the shock damage depletes their shields while the incendiary novas ignite them. Moreover, because of it's shock properties, shooting an oxygen generator will turn it on, allowing the fire novas to ignite enemies inside it for additional damage if there wasn't an atmosphere already. It works fairly well against armored enemies too because of the shock element, but the incendiary novas created on impact are not effective against armor.
- The Thunderfire's incendiary nova actually deals more damage than the shock projectile. The nova deals roughly 139% of the gun damage listed on the card; Because of this, ample damage can still be dealt by missed shots that land near enemies. It also means that the Thunderfire's actual damage output is much higher than the damage listed on the card.