Activating the weapon results in a powerful forked lance of lightning lashing below the vehicle. The weapon's fork is randomly generated, and so accuracy is poor. It's not efficient to jump over an enemy and hope to hit them with it; it's better used while in freefall, in a watery environment where aiming is easier, or when sitting on a platform above an enemy.Sophia 4th's version unleashes thunderbolts in 8 directions that travel the length of the screen. Powerful and useful.
Activating the weapon fires a beam of lightning straight down from the vehicle. Unlike the original Blaster Master, the beam in Zero always aims straight down, making it easier to use. IF the lightning makes contact with a body of water, it will turn into a spread of lightning that fires in five downward directions, making it very useful for clearing out crowds, particularly in Area 5.