Iron Shot

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Iron shot.png Iron Shot
Level 6
School1 Conjuration
School2 Earth
Source(s)
Casting noise 6
Spell noise 6
Spell Details
Damage Formula 9d(1.66+Power/12)
Max Damage 9d19
Max Power 200
Range 4
Targeting Beam
Special N/A


This spell hurls a large and heavy metal bolt at the caster's foe.

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

Several monsters have access to Iron Shot. This version of the spell is almost identical to the player version, though the damage is significantly more variable.

The following monsters can always cast Iron Shot:

3 Ynoxinul.png Ynoxinul (3d16 damage)

@ Frances.png Frances (3d23 damage)

8 Roxanne.png Roxanne (3d26 damage)

e Deep elf annihilator.png Deep elf annihilator (3d28 damage)

q Draconian annihilator.png Draconian annihilator (3d29 damage)

& Dispater.png Dispater (3d29 damage)

1 Hell Sentinel.png Hell sentinel (3d33 damage)

@ Frederick.png Frederick (3d36 damage)

& Cerebov.png Cerebov (3d36 damage)

C The Iron Giant.png The Iron Giant (3d37 damage)

L Boris.png Boris (3d37 damage)

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

z Ancient champion.png Ancient champion (3d26 damage)

L Lich.png Lich (3d34 damage)

L Ancient lich.png Ancient lich (3d44 damage)

L Antique lich.png Antique lich (3d44 damage)

History

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