Cloudbolt is an enemy most frequently found in Skytemple.
Alpha Lore (unlocked by killing Alpha variants)
Mobile power delivery Unit.
Initially intended to deliver electricity to underserved global sectors without the need for capital-intensive, terrorism-vulnerable power plants, a Cloudbolt's job is to harness electrical energy from the surrounding air, then send it storming down to the ground in the easily convertible PureBolt format.
Beta Lore (unlocked by killing Beta variants)
The result should have been easy access to electricity in undesirable hard-investment sectors. Unfortunately, Cloudbolt models lack any way to camouflage their position when discharging electricity, making them prime targets for salvagers of the violent variety. Early Unit loss rates in test sectors became a massive red flag for anyone considering investing in PureBolt Conversion tech, and most Cloudbolt units became little more than glorified, pricy storm clouds.
Gamma Lore (unlocked by killing Gamma variants)
That's all the Project really needs them to be, so the Cloudbolt production line was quickly snapped up and fitted to produce the more threatening Beta and Gamma models.
Cloudbolts provide an excellent opportunity to test a Contractor's capacity for dodging predictable instant-transmission attacks with easy-to-read warnings while also training air assault coordination.
R&D tried building an Aug out of the PureBolt Conversion tech, but encouraging Contractors to get struck by lightning to generate LGVP proved too hazardous for production use.