Getting struck by lightning in Sea of Thieves isn’t always a bad thing. While lightning will certainly hurt you quite a bit, dying to lightning is vital for those who want to get all the lantern colors. For this reason, you must ensure the lightning kills you, and you can do this with a bit of preparation.
How to Get Struck by Lightning
Being hit by lightning in Sea of Thieves is a rare event. Firstly, the only place you can actually get struck is in a storm. The storm that rolls around the Sea of Thieves is entirely random in its path. It might spend a lot of its time up in Shores of Plenty or it could bounce all over the ocean. One thing to keep in mind is that it will never go into the Devil’s Roar, so don’t head over there if you want to get hit by lightning.
Once you spawn into the Sea of Thieves, locate the storm and set sail. The goal is to get as deep into the storm as you can, as sitting on the threshold of the maelstrom isn’t going to be as effective. However, the storm will take control of your wheel and you might start popping boards. If you’re with a crew, have them repair the ship and keep it afloat. In the event you’re solo slooping, you can ignore the water for quite some time.
In order to make it easier to die by the lightning, get your health really low. To do this, climb the mast to the crow’s nest and jump down to the deck. Adjust the height at which you fall so that you don’t die but remain on a fraction of health. The idea is that you will be low enough that a single lightning strike will kill you.
Now all that’s left to do is stand on your ship and wait for the lightning to hit you. There’s nothing you can do to improve your chances of getting struck. Metal swords won’t attract lightning nor will being up high. Just stand on your poop deck or near the bowsprit and wait for the lightning to hit you.
In the event your health is low enough, a single lightning strike will be enough to kill you. Make sure you grab the white flame from the Ferry of the Damned and spread it around your ship so you don’t lose it. For more pirate goodness, check out the Guide Stash Sea of Thieves page!