Storm Form

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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Storm form.png Storm Form
Level 7
School1 Air
School2 Transmutation
Source(s) Inescapable Atlas
Book of the Sky
Casting noise 15
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 200
Flags Chaotic, Helpful, Utility
Lets the caster walk through the air as a raging, lightning-filled tempest. The caster's melee attacks are strengthened, electrified, and strike all adjacent foes. The caster also flies, is more evasive, gains immunity to poison and miasma, and resists electricity. They can launch themselves as a lightning bolt, blasting through everything in their way. The damage and evasion granted by storm form are highly dependent on the power with which it was cast.

While transformed, any equipped weapons and armour are melded.

Storm Form is a level 7 Transmutations / Air spell.

Effect

Storm Form turns you into lightning, with the following changes:

Pros

Cons

  • All equipment slots except for rings and amulets meld into the new form.
  • Unable to throw items.
  • Requires high spell power to be effective.

Strategy

Storm Form is intended to be a high damage spell that scales well with spell power. At low spell power, Dragon Form deals more damage to single targets. Even when Storm Form becomes powerful, its somewhat low defenses may discourage general use; use it in situations where damage or cleaving are beneficial.

Like Dragon Form, Storm Form benefits greatly from support magic such as Ozocubu's Armour and Manifold Assault.

Humanoid Felid Octopode
Storm transform.png Storm form felid.png Storm form octopode.png

History

  • In 0.28, the form's base UC damage was reduced from 2 + (spell power / 2.5) to 2 + (spell power / 3).
  • Storm Form was added in 0.27, replacing Hydra Form.

References

Commit adding Storm Form.

Transformations
Transmutations Beastly AppendageBlade Hands
Spider FormIce FormStatue FormDragon FormStorm FormLich Form
Bad Forms Bat FormFungus FormPig FormTree FormWisp Form
Divine Shadow Form