Lightning spire

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lightning spire 8Lightning spire.png
HP 13-28
HD 3
XP 33
Speed 10 (stationary)
AC 13
EV 3
MR Immune



Type of Meat None
Resistances rF++
rC++
rElec+++
rPois+++
rDrown
rRot+++
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Non-living
Size Small
Type lightning spire, lightning spire
Flags Unbreathing
Stationary
No poly
This contraption, made from a coil and a rod, is buzzing with electricity and can shoot it far, zapping anyone who comes into range.

Useful Info

Lightning spires are uncommon defensive structures whose purpose is simple: to shoot bolts of electricity at any hero who stumbles into their range. They are fairly fragile, but nearly immune to most elemental spells. They are extremely rare, but can be found defending certain vaults, including one rune vault in the Abyss.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Electrical Bolt (3d6) Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Their attacks are weak enough that most characters can survive charging in and smashing a single one, but electricity resistance wouldn't hurt (and is very highly recommended if you intend to charge a pack of them).
  • Ranged fighters can handle them easily by shooting them to death from outside their range. Fire as soon as they enter your line of sight.
  • You can summon your own friendly lightning spires with the Summon Lightning Spire spell.