Force Lightning is a powerful Dark Side Force power used most famously by the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Lightning renders affected enemies unable to fire their weapons and rapidly depletes their health.
Levels & Effects
Level 1: Player casts a small, thin line of lightning in front of him/her. Can only electrocute an enemy standing close to the player. Shock lasts for 1 second.
Level 2: Casts an arc of lightning covering users in the line of sight, can affect multiple enemies and do damage. The Force power can be used until your Force pool runs out.
Level 3: Casts a wider arc of lightning covering the majority of the users line of sight, can affect multiple enemies and do massive damage. The Force power can be used until your Force pool runs out. If Lightning 3 is used in conjunction with Push 3 while in melee, the Sith will use Lightning Push: it will knock down any vulnerable enemies (e.g. running gunners and Jedi with low FP). Those who are affected by the knockdown are stunned for about twice as long as the normal knockdown time.
- There is a significant delay when using Lightning and other powers (the most noticeable being between two different uses of Lightning). Make sure to use it at the appropriate time since it uses a lot of your FP and delays you from using other Force powers.
- While utilizing Lightning Push, try to aim for as many enemies as possible on the initial activation for maximum crowd control. Having one or two extra enemies stunned can make all of the difference in a fight.
- As a Sith, using Lightning in tandem with level 3 Push or Pull can be devastating to the enemy gunners. They'll have to decide between being stunned by Lightning or being knocked over by Push/Pull while trying to get out of range of your Lightning.