Lightning Bolt is a negative psych found on four pins, all of which cannot be obtained early in the game without a mingle shop. It is activated by slashing an empty space, but slashing an enemy will work if there are no psych conflicts. Neku will fire a bolt that follows the direction of the slash. This bolt is independent of Neku's location. Lightning Bolt pins are categorized under A class.
At 50% efficiency, this psych is a non-puck attacker and may replace all negative psychs with lower efficiency. Unfortunately, it is a difficult psych to use to its full potential. Of the four pins, Tin Pin Artist and King Arthur are immediately dismissed as unplayable because they hit an enemy only once per use. Black Jupiter and Excalibur are able to hit an enemy twice per use. However, this ability will be canceled if the player slashes too fast, as is usually the case during a frenetic battle. It is imperative that the player time the slashes carefully in order to make the most out of these pins. Few pins will match their damage output if the player is able to do so.
Black Jupiter (set) vs. ExcaliburEdit
Excalibur under SOS and Resonance deals slightly more damage than Black Jupiter, but Black Jupiter under Cosmic SOS runs away with the crown. See Lightning Arrester for a damage graph. In the Remix versions, be aware that Black Jupiter's bolts do not cross the entire screen when drawn horizontally; other Lightning Bolt pins do not suffer this issue.
Excalibur vs. DrakeEdit
Drake has higher efficiency, but with careful slash timing and Resonance, Excalibur is able to end up dealing more damage in a shorter amount of time. Therefore, Excalibur is worthy of a place in many time attacking decks.
|185||King Arthur||A||Lightning Bolt||Attack||140||50||170||4 uses||0||3||Slash empty space to send a bolt of lightning along that line. Inflicts damage on contact. Keep slashing to create multiple bolts.|
|186||Excalibur||A||Lightning Bolt||Attack||170||50||185||6 uses||0||3||Slash empty space to send a bolt of lightning along that line. Inflicts damage on contact. Keep slashing to create multiple bolts.|
|214||Black Jupiter||A||Lightning Bolt||Attack||60||50||130||4 uses||0||4||Slash empty space to send a bolt of lightning along that line. Inflicts damage on contact. The pin says: "When six darklit planets align..."|
|240||Tin Pin Artist||Unbranded||A||Lightning Bolt||Attack||53||50||127||4 uses||5||5||A special Tin Pin used in slam-offs. This rare design was never meant to hit store shelves. Slash empty space to activate the pin's psych.|