The Thunder Element is an Elemental Effect which can be utilized offensively by both hunters and monsters. It uses the shock of lightning to electrify opponents and cause additional damage. Monsters that are capable of using the Thunder Element can be found in a wide variety of environments and generally have specialized body parts which are highly conductive of electricity. Most monsters which utilize the Thunder Element can inflict the Thunderblight status, which leaves opponents more susceptible to being dizzied.
The Thunder Element can be infused into weapons to cause additional elemental damage. When a thunder weapon strikes, it releases a jolt of electricity into the wound, which can be extremely effective against certain monsters.