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"I can already see the puns that can come from this. Ohm my, watt happened? The Elemental has been AMPed up!? That's quite shocking! That's part of many other side-effects of being an Elemental."
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Walther's Notes - Restored

This note was found stuck in barbed wires of a power plant. It has since been partially rewritten through conjecture.


Addendum: Not long ago the Elemental beasts learned how to harvest electricity and manipulate their jolts into an extreme method of incapacitation. The warmth seems to be converted into pure energy... do not be stubborn, however, as this one may not be as painfully searing, but it can and will agonize you beyond your limits. I've felt it, my muscles and everything else, slowly feel as if they're becoming devoid of every cell - it's like getting tased, but with a pinch of death thrown in. The pain is not something I ever wish to experience ever again.

Summary

Elementals aren't just fire and ice, they can also become other elements too, such as electricity. This zombie can charge Brutes, shock survivors and summon a deadly network of sparks. Without a quick reaction, this zombie can zap you into dust if you're not careful.

Only the Faraday Vest can save you from this zombie's nasty zap. But if you did choose the Faraday Vest, you'll have to face their natural side of inferno from Hell. It's up to you to decide which is worse. They are vulnerable to Fire Extinguishers, just like their fire counterparts.

At all costs, kill it quickly or avoid this creature at all times!

Background Story

As the survivors moved from the north and into the south, whatever created these beings began to change them again.

Overtime, by drawing electricity from the more urban landscape through power lines and generators, the Elemental lost its ice power. Eventually, they were adapted to produce volts of electricity through their bodies like batteries and thus, the Electric Elemental was born.

Now, survivors have to choose between one of two deaths. One burnt to a crisp, and one dying, petrified, in a second - with millions of volts running through their body.

Controls

PC Gamepad Tablet Description
LMB Hold
RTriggerHold XboxButton
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Bolt: The Elemental fires a bolt that disables a survivor's movement and weapons and does damage over time. Hold click on a survivor to activate, the longer you hold, the higher the damage, which caps at 50 DPS and starts at 5. Consumes 20 energy per second.
E key
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Double-tap-icon
Transform: Creates an explosion, dealing 40 damage and stunning survivors nearby. Fully heals the Elemental, and transforms the Electric Elemental into the Fire Elemental if under 100 health. Charges a Brute if one is nearby. Consumes 100 energy.
F key
B XboxButton
Tap-icon
Recharge: Creates a network of sparks, dealing 50 damage and shocking nearby survivors. Fully heals the Elemental. Cannot charge a Brute. Consumes 100 energy.
Shock (Passive): On touch, a survivor is shocked and stunned. They are dealt 50 damage total in fast 5 damage bursts.

Tips

Survivors

  • It has to stand completely still while using its bolt to shock someone, leaving it vulnerable and allowing you to save a teammate.
  • As with the Fire Elemental, the Fire Extinguisher is an extremely easy and relatively safe way to get rid of these.
    • However, using the Fire Extinguisher is not recommended against this mob as it can react with its Bolt or Recharge attack, freezing you and leaving you vulnerable to other dangerous enemies, like Brutes or Leapers, or to a horde of zombies.
  • Your chances of survival dwindles rapidly if you are caught by the Electric Elemental'Bolt and Recharge attack. Prioritise killing these mobs as quickly as possible or stay away from them at all costs unless you are wearing the Faraday Vest.
    • Like the Fire Elemental's red/yellow glow, Electric Elementals have a blue glow.
    • This glow can help alert you to either version's presence.
      • However, the glow itself is rather dim. Keep your wits about.
  • Use the Faraday Vest to null the effects of the Electric Elemental. All its attacks will be useless, excluding Transform.
    • Wearing the vest does, however, make you vulnerable to the Fire Elemental.
  • The Electric Elemental is extremely common in maps with high volume of glass shards, such as No Mercy Hospital.

Zombies

  • Remember that you must have under 100 health as the Fire Elemental to transform into this mob.
    • Use the environment around you to damage yourself on purpose to do so. Glass is the most common and easiest way to do this.
    • You can get another Brute to shatter some windows for you.
  • Whenever you see a Brute, try and help them by charging them.
    • You can only charge Brutes and only the Elemental's Transform (for both Elementals) can charge a Brute.
  • Paired with a Charged Brute, both of you can wreak havoc.
  • Use yourself to shock the survivors, disabling them from attacking for a bit.
  • Flamethrowers and Molotovs heal you, don't be afraid of them.
  • Avoid the Fire Extinguisher and Splashy Washy, you can be killed by it.
  • 220 health isn't a lot, stay near other zombies and avoid walking out into the open.
  • When someone is wearing the Faraday Vest, avoid them since they are immune to your most of your attacks.
    • However, if you have less than 100 HP, you can transform into the Fire Variant to hurt them, since they do not have any fire protection.
  • When an Edgar catches a survivor, you can zap the tongue to zap the captured survivor.
  • Zapping someone will automatically disarm the weapon or item they are currently holding. Consider shocking survivors periodically to disable them while others attack them.
    • Most notably, you can shock a survivor with a Minigun to make them have to spin up again.
  • Electric Elementals can't help lower flags on Capture the Base, so it's best to kill survivors before they get to a flag.
    • However, this is presumably a bug and will be most likely fixed soon.

Trivia

  • Named "Jolt" by the community and PlaceRebuilder.
  • This zombie appears to have replaced the Ice Elemental from the previous R2D.
  • This mob does the most damage by just touching you, dealing the same amount of damage as the Fire Elemental.
  • When the mob dies, it turns into a small flame, which is used when the Fire Elemental dies.
  • During Debug, you could change into the Electric Elemental by the Fire Elemental's Rebirth, but you could not change back.
  • First zombie that directly helps another mob.
  • There's a glitch where you can damage zombified players with this zombie.
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