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"Scorch zombies with powerful bolts of orange lightning! "
—Combo Card Description

The Roaring Thunder is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2, made by combining a goblin mask with a battery.

After putting it on a zombie it will shoot lightning at any zombie nearby until the wearer is dead.

This combo weapon has been described as:

"Like the Fountain Lizard, you can slap the Roaring Thunder mask on any random zombie and they'll wander around. In this case it's death by electricity instead of fire, though."[1]

Attacks and Combo Card

Weapon component locations[]

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons needed to make the Roaring Thunder.

Component Location Component Location
Dead rising Battery.png

Location icon.png Case Zero
Alleyway next to Ed's Friendly Barber Shop
Dead Rising 2

Location icon.png Americana Casino Cashier and Vault Area
Location icon.png Americana Casino - Maintenance Room 28 across from Bennie Jack's BBQ Shack
Location icon.png Fortune Park - Maintenance Room 12 (1) (inside) center grotto
Location icon.png Royal Flush Plaza - Maintenance Room 2 in the back (wheelchair right side of Tunemakers)
Location icon.png Silver Strip - Maintenance Room 14 Entrance to Fortune Park
Location icon.png Slot Ranch Casino Cashier and Vault Area
Location icon.png Underground - Warehouse A Maintenance Room 29
Location icon.png Underground - North tunnel Maintenance Room 31
Location icon.png Yucatan Casino Cashier and Vault Area
Location icon.png Uranus Zone (1)

Goblin Mask
Dead rising Goblin Mask.png
Location icon.png Royal Flush Plaza - Children's Castle (R209)

Location icon.png Silver Strip - Maintenance Room 14 Entrance to Fortune Park


  • This weapon is a reference to Capcom's "Street Fighter" franchise, which features a character named Blanka (which the goblin mask is modeled after) who can electrify his body.
  • When it is put on a Gas Zombie, due to its relatively high health, the zombie will survive a long time with the mask on killing all surrounding zombies, creating a temporary safe spot for players.
  • The Roaring Thunder will damage any survivors near Chuck.
  • In the PC file items.txt this weapon is referred to as "ElectricThunder" (Electric Thunder).

Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with
  1. Bucket
  2. Drill Bucket
  3. Roaring Thunder
  4. Handle Bar
  5. Ball topper
  1. Engine
  2. Bike Forks
  3. Bucket
  4. Tire
  5. Drill Bucket
  6. Roaring Thunder
  7. Handle Bar
  8. Wheel



  1. Frushtick, Russ. 'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend, MTV. (August 31, 2010).