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Thunder is one of Dunban's Ether arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. It deals Ether damage in a cone around Dunban's back. When any of Dunban's auras are active, Thunder unleashes excess Ether and forces Daze to targets within range.


Art Level AP Cost Power Cooldown
1 - 2.50 40.0 sec
2 380 2.67 38.0 sec
3 760 2.84 36.0 sec
4 1520 3.01 34.0 sec
5 3040 3.18 32.0 sec
6 4560 3.35 30.0 sec
7 6840 3.52 28.0 sec
8 9880 3.69 26.0 sec
9 13,680 3.86 24.0 sec
10 18,240 4.03 22.0 sec

Miscellaneous Info

  • Damage is calculated based on the weapon's attack and Dunban's Ether strength.
  • Thunder can consistently be used after using Tempest Kick and when Dunban is temporarily facing away from the targets.
  • Most enemies, including flying enemies, have no resistance to Daze, and Thunder is not affected by resistances to Break or Topple.
  • Thunder can be used to remove Awakening, Soul Read, or Regeneration auras.
  • The Crazed aura will grant an immunity to both Topple and Daze that Thunder cannot circumvent.
  • AI Dunban will not use Thunder.

Art book sources


Intermediate art books are only available from shops.
The Thunder intermediate art books cost 12,400 G.


Advanced art books are only available from enemy drops.
For enemies with a 0% drop rate, the item can only be obtained using Riki's Yoink!
Enemies marked QE are Quest-Exclusive and do not respawn.

Unique Monsters

Enemy Area Rate
Reckless Zanden (QE)Tephra Cave8.8 %

Other enemies

Enemy Area Rate
Royal CaterpileBionis' Leg9.4 %
Gigas TelethiaBionis' Interior5.1 %
Telethia Arielle (QE)Alcamoth0.0 %
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