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The lightning conductor (alternatively known as the power captor) is a building that acts as both a lightning rod and a power converter. It offers protection within a radius of 50 meters against the perilous lightning bolts of magnetic storms. Additionally, when the captor is hit by lightning, all bots and power cells placed underneath, with the exception of the nuclear power cells, are recharged.

To visualize the zone shielded by a lightning conductor, select it then hit the range button, which resembles an orange circle with an arrow pointing out from the center. Red dots will outline the circular zone of its effect for several seconds.

In the vastness of space, few planets suffer from magnetic storms. Among the ones visited in the official missions, only Orpheon is subject to this phenomenon.


  • The spaceship can also act as a lightning rod. However, it will not recharge power cells.
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