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High Brontide is a lightning based skill available in Dragon's Dogma.


"An advanced form of Brontide that calls forth a longer-lasting whip of lightning that drops more bolts when dismissed."

An advanced version of Brontide, that conjures Levin like lightning strikes with each crack of the whip.

With Dark Arisen, it becomes Grand Brontide with a suitable Mage's Ring, Mage's Band, or Staff-Bearer's Band equipped.

Notes, usage, and tactics[]

Skill Stamina Bolts
on release
Brontide 36/s none 3
High Brontide 45/s 5
Grand Brontide 28/s 2
  • Unlike other spells, Brontide's caster can walk at a normal pace when using this skill.
  • Use [Jump] to terminate the spell early.
  • Press the [Light] and [Heavy] with the spell active to perform horizontal and vertical attacks with the magick whip.
    • Higher tier spells conjure lightning strikes in addition to the whip with each strike; Brontide does not.
    • The [Light] and [Heavy] strikes have the same power, but strike in different ways: [Light] is a wider arc, whilst [Heavy] in a narrow front arc from overhead.
  • This skill can easily Stagger enemies and is best used against large creatures that can be hit multiple times per strike such as Gorechimera, Elder Ogre or Drake.
  • Grand Brontide additionally strikes 2 bolts around caster every ~1.4 seconds. These bolts hit randomly and can destroy environment, including explosive barrels (potentially knocking caster down and terminating spell prematurely).
  • An equipped Archistaff's debilitation (from Rusted Weapons, Aneled Weapons, and Golden Weapons) applies to whip's strikes as well as bolts on release and periodic ones from Grand Brontide.
  • The lightning bolts from Brontide are as powerful as those from Levin. With the higher tier spells the bolts are similar in power to High Levin, but a little less so.
  • Requires high Stamina for extensive pawn use.
    • Contrary to the description, High Brontide does not last longer; it uses more stamina, but has additional effects.
  • The heavy attack will release Ore deposits, but not the light attack
  • (BUG) Pawns will not cast Brontide at all if a ring with Grand Brontide is equipped.