“Long-range lightning strike.”
—In-game description, The Sacred Stones
Bolting (サンダーストーム Sandāsutōmu, lit. Thunderstorm) is a long-range Thunder Magic tome in the Fire Emblem Series. When cast, a single bolt of lightning will be drawn upon from overcast rain clouds, striking a selected enemy target located a considerable distance from its caster. The long range that this tome possesses is essentially offset by its inability to allow its user to attack at close range, leaving him/her vulnerable to enemy assaults. This is further made worse by the fact that the tome is one that is rather heavy, which not just impedes the user's ability to perform double attacks, but also reduces his/her Attack Speed by a significant amount. An exception of this is in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, where its weight is a mere 10, so it can be doubled rather easily.