Two streams of purple energy are released when this weapon is used. Streams can pass through multiple targets dealing high damage. The strength of streams can be different depending on the weapon charging time. When fire button is pressed weapon is being charged, then it shots when fire button is released. During charge process the circle in the center of HUD is being formed. As soon as the circle is closed the Thunderbolt is fully charged. In case the player still charges the weapon; after some time screen brightens and own shields are gradually wear off.
Thunderbolt is best used in medium to long range when you are in the open. Not recommended for confined spaces unless they are long corridors.