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The effects of a thunderstorm on the environment.
"Our mother is angry, and wishes to burn away the filth by raining destructive power on our treetops."

The Dryad

Thunderstorms are an uncommon event that occurs when wind speed reaches 20 mph and rain level is at 50%. They will continue until either wind speed drops to 15 mph or rain level drops to 40%. It is essentially a combination of the Rain and Windy Day events.

Storms will retain all of the same effects as the Rain event, including all rain enemies and initiating blizzards in the Snow biome. However, no enemies or special items from Windy Days will be present.

Occasionally, lightning will strike creating a flash of light on the screen, which is then followed by thunder. Wind picks up significantly when Thunderstorms are happening, causing leaves to fall at exceeding rates.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Lightning bolts cannot strike the player, as lightning is just a visual effect.
  • Music for the surface Snow, Corruption, and Crimson biomes will not change when a Thunderstorm is occurring.
    • When a Sandstorm occurs in a Desert during a Thunderstorm, the Sandstorm's music will play instead.
  • NPCs have special dialogue during Thunderstorms.
    • Contrary to the Guide's quotes, no new enemies will spawn during a Thunderstorm.
  • The Weather Radio will detect Thunderstorms.
  • There is an Experimental Features option to disable the flashing effect that comes from lightning.

Music[edit | edit source]

These music tracks play while a Thunderstorm is ongoing. Like most other tracks, they can be recorded with Music Boxes. On the Desktop version Desktop version, when Otherworldly music is enabled, tracks from Terraria: Otherworld will play instead.

Title Music Box Listen Description
Storm Music Box (Storm)Music Box
Desktop Version
It sounds harsh and threatening, and has a slight resemblance to the Old One's Army and Sandstorm tracks.
Rain (Otherworldly) Otherworldly Music Box (Rain)Otherworldly Music Box
Desktop Version
An atmospheric track with light piano sounds that brings the image of falling rain.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On older Mobile Versions, similar lightning effects would be present when it rained. However, there was no sound of thunder.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]