Searing Ray

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Searing ray.png Searing Ray
Level 2
School1 Conjuration
Source(s) Book of Conjurations
Casting noise 2
Spell noise 2
Power Cap 50
Range 4
Flags Dir or target, Needs tracer
Fires a continuous piercing ray of arcane energy from the caster's hands. So long as the caster maintains focus upon the spell and supplies it with magical power (by waiting in place and not taking any other actions), the ray will follow the caster's target if it should move.
Spell Details
Damage Formula

2d(4.5 + Power/14)

Max Damage 2d8
Max Power 50
Range 4
Targeting Bolt


Special Channeled spell

Searing Ray is a level 2 Conjurations spell which fires penetrating beams of energy over multiple turns.

Conjurers start with this spell in their libraries.

Useful Info

Searing Ray is a channeling spell. Once fired, the caster gains a Ray status. For 3 turns, every turn waited (with s or .) will fire another searing ray, which costs only 1 MP. Thus a "full cast" is 5 MP. Channeled rays will target the monster you targeted; if the target is invalid, or if you aimed at the ground (with f .), it will travel across the last beam path.

Being moved by any effect (an elephant's trampling attack, the Primal Wave spell, an unintentional blink, etc.) ends the channel, as does Silence. Paralysis, confusion, sleep, and full petrification will pause channeling.


  • Prior to 0.28. Searing Ray dealt 3d(3+Power/12) damage.
  • Autofight with this spell became smarter in 0.27.
  • Prior to 0.25, Searing Ray grew more powerful with each additional ray, and only the last one was penetrating. The spell was unable to follow a specific target, and would always follow the same path.
  • Searing Ray was added in 0.13.