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- Base damage type is Lightning. Enemies killed by Bolt will display electrocution death animations.
- Lightning surrounds the weapon when it is drawn.
- Lightning surrounds the user's body when the sword is drawn if equipped in main hand slot.
- Leaves trails of lightning when slashing.
- Unique sound effects when slashing and striking.
- Lightning footprints when walking and the weapon is equipped (does not need to be drawn).
- Mesmer clones will inherit all the graphic and sound effects of Bolt when wielded in the main hand.
- Using the Impale skill on warrior will still display the default sword.
Special Changes for Thieves:
- Projectile stolen skills such as Throw Scale have electric effects on hit.