Thunderstroke ( / )
Item Type Missile
Artifact? Yes
Weight 2s
Danger Level 25
Material Mithril

The obsidian quarrel "Thunderstroke" is a random artifact. It is a very powerful missile that has a high chance to return when fired. Despite its name, it does not exert magical effects on targets such as stunning or shock damage. It appears as an obsidian quarrel when unidentified.


Thunderstroke is by far the best missile in the game, with a much greater damage potential than any other missile (or even any weapon, bar the TotRR or axe of the minotaur emperor).

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Like all random artifacts, it can be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness; generated in a surge of power or greater vault; or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[]

------------- blessed obsidian quarrel "Thunderstroke" (+8, 20d4+8)------------

It is an artifact.

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d4 points of damage.
When used as a missile it grants a +8 bonus to hit and causes 20d4+8 points of damage.

This weapon returns when thrown.