Iron Shot

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Iron shot.png Iron Shot
Level 6
School1 Conjuration
School2 Earth
Source(s) Book of the Earth
Book of Power
Casting noise 6
Spell noise 2
Power Cap 200
Targetting Target or direction
Range 4
Hurls a large and heavy metal shot.
Spell Details
Damage Formula 9d(1.66+Power/12)
Max Damage 9d19
Max Power 200
Range 4
Targeting Beam
To-hit 7+Power/15
Special N/A

Iron Shot is a level 6 Conjurations/Earth Magic spell which launches a metal lance at a single target. It has modest range, and is both irresistable and very powerful, but can miss or be blocked.

In spite of being a single target spell, Iron Shot is extremely popular due to the fact that no monster has resistance against pure physical damage. Even Air Magic-specialists have been known to pick it up as a guaranteed weapon against the most dangerous and resistant foes out there, such as orbs of fire. While Lehudib's Crystal Spear functions similarly while doing more damage, Iron Shot is much easier to find and cast safely, making it the more common choice.

Monster Version

This version of the spell is almost identical to the player version, though the damage is significantly more variable.

The following enemies cast Iron Shot:

The following enemies may be able to cast Iron Shot, depending on their spell set:


Iron Shot was formerly named Bolt of Iron, and then Iron Bolt, but was renamed once more in 0.6 due to the fact that it did not function like the other Bolt spells.