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Lightning

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Wendy getting struck by lightning.
SYSTEM OVERLOAD

WX-78

Lightning occurs naturally during heavy Rain, striking up to 10 units away from the player. Mobs and objects within a 3 unit radius of the point of touch-down can be set on Fire. Lightning can also strike the player through unnatural occurrences (none of which will cause any Health damage); Touch Stone resurrection, using a Telelocator Staff, or damaging an Ancient Pseudoscience Station.

Lightning Rod can be used to safely attract lightning strikes within a 40 unit radius (about 10 Pitchfork tiles), and will emit Light for roughly two days after being struck.

Lightning can also initiate WX-78's System Overload perk, giving him a range of abilities.

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Wilson Portrait.png
Safe from that frightening lightning!

Wilson, when lightning damage is avoided

Willow Portrait.png
I'm safe from the sky-fire.

Willow, when lightning damage is avoided

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Lightning is weak compared to Wolfgang clothes!

Wolfgang, when lightning damage is avoided

Wendy Portrait.png
So close to death, yet so far.

Wendy, when lightning damage is avoided

WX-78 Portrait.png
CIRCUIT INCOMPLETE. NO CHARGE RECEIVED.

WX-78, when lightning damage is avoided

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Thank goodness for this non-conductive clothing!

Wickerbottom, when lightning damage is avoided

Woodie Portrait.png
That tickled a bit, eh?

Woodie, when lightning damage is avoided

Waxwell Portrait.png
Can't touch this!

Maxwell, when lightning damage is avoided

Wigfrid Portrait.png
I röde in ön a bölt lightning.

Wigfrid, when lightning damage is avoided

Webber Portrait.png
We're invincible!

Webber, when lightning damage is avoided

Walani Portrait.png
Not today, nature!

Walani, when lightning damage is avoided

Warly Portrait.png
That was much too close!

Warly, when lightning damage is avoided

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Ye didn't get ol'Woodlegs, sky bolts!

Woodlegs, when lightning damage is avoided

In the Reign of Giants (RoG) and Shipwrecked (SW) DLCs, lightning can strike the player, dealing 10-15 points of damage. Wearing any piece of insulated clothing will prevent damage from lightning or electricity.

In RoG Volt Goats will attract lightning strikes in the same manner as Lightning Rods. When struck, they become charged (making them aggressive). Charged Volt Goats deal additional electricity damage, and can drop Electric Milk when killed. Eyebrella, Rain Coat, and Rain Hat are the insulated items available in RoG.

In SW, the Hurricane Season has very frequent lightning strikes during storms. While it isn't considered a lightning strike, when attacked, Jellyfish will also deal electricity damage to the attacker. Dumbrella, Snakeskin Jacket, and Snakeskin Hat are the insulated items available in SW.

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