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|Mission gained:||Evil Side Missions|
|Location obtained:||All of Empire City|
The Arc Lightning power is a continuous stream of lightning from Cole's hands that chains off of conductive surfaces and enemies. It is only available when Cole has evil Karma. You also need to have completed at least five Evil Side Missions.
Arc Lightning is better used for a large number of weak enemies or to stun a group of enemies. Arc Lightning can also be used for gathering Evil Karma by chaining it off of pedestrians (who count as weak enemies). It is also effective against swarms of Scrap Crabs. Using Arc Lightning has been claimed to make the final boss battle much easier.
Upgraded to level 3, Arc Lightning is easily one of the best attacks available to Cole. Its raw damage output is enormous even when the player is inaccurate, and dwarfs that of many other of his attacks, even when energy consumption is considered.
|Rank||Good karma||Evil karma|
|Guardian/Thug||N/A||"N/A"||5 Evil Side Missions required||"Releases a continuous stream of lightning."|
|Champion/Outlaw||N/A||"N/A"||10 Evil Side Missions required||"Unlimited branching and increases damage."|
|Hero/Infamous||N/A||"N/A"||15 Evil Side Missions required||"Weakened enemies trigger an electric explosion at their position before dying."|