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The '''Bolt spells''' were a series of mid-level [[Conjurations]] spells which all function similarly, hitting multiple targets along a freely selectable line of effect. Although there is some variance in their damage output, range, and spell level, they all behaved in nearly the same fashion. Most of these spells have been removed from player libraries, but many of them still exist via other forms.
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The '''Bolt spells''' are a series of mid-level [[Conjurations]] spells which all function similarly, hitting multiple targets along a freely selectable line of effect. Although there is some variance in their damage output, range, and spell level, they all behave in nearly the same fashion. Most of these spells have been removed from player libraries, but many of them still exist via other forms.
  
 
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==History/Trivia==
 
==History/Trivia==
Most bolt spells were removed from player's libraries in the positional magic update of [[0.25]]; [[Bolt of Fire]], [[Bolt of Cold]], [[Bolt of Draining]], and [[Venom Bolt]] were removed, while [[Borgnjor's Vile Clutch]] was made one.
 
 
*Bolt of Magma was made monster-only in [[0.28]].
 
*Bolt of Magma was made monster-only in [[0.28]].
 
*Makhleb's Greater Destruction was made explicitly bolt-only in [[0.27]].
 
*Makhleb's Greater Destruction was made explicitly bolt-only in [[0.27]].
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*Most bolt spells were removed from player's libraries in the positional magic update of [[0.25]]; [[Bolt of Fire]], [[Bolt of Cold]], [[Bolt of Draining]], and [[Venom Bolt]] were removed, while [[Borgnjor's Vile Clutch]] was made one.
 
*Prior to [[0.21]], there was a [[Wand of lightning|wand version]] of [[Lightning Bolt]] that used [[Evocations]] to determine spell power.
 
*Prior to [[0.21]], there was a [[Wand of lightning|wand version]] of [[Lightning Bolt]] that used [[Evocations]] to determine spell power.
 
*Prior to [[0.20]], there were special evocable items called [[Rod|rods]], one of which, the [[Rod of inaccuracy]], could fire a powerful but highly inaccurate bolt spell called [[Bolt of Inaccuracy]]. There was also a [[Rod of ignition]] could fire a special version of Bolt of Fire named [[Explosive Bolt]].
 
*Prior to [[0.20]], there were special evocable items called [[Rod|rods]], one of which, the [[Rod of inaccuracy]], could fire a powerful but highly inaccurate bolt spell called [[Bolt of Inaccuracy]]. There was also a [[Rod of ignition]] could fire a special version of Bolt of Fire named [[Explosive Bolt]].

Revision as of 07:04, 7 March 2022

Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

The Bolt spells are a series of mid-level Conjurations spells which all function similarly, hitting multiple targets along a freely selectable line of effect. Although there is some variance in their damage output, range, and spell level, they all behave in nearly the same fashion. Most of these spells have been removed from player libraries, but many of them still exist via other forms.

Player-Castable

Shock

Lightning Bolt

Borgnjor's Vile Clutch

  • Level 5, Earth Magic/Necromancy
  • Deals physical damage over time
  • Constricts most foes, pinning them in place, wasting their turns, and reducing their EV.
  • Range 6

Evocable

Thunderbolt

  • Power determined by Evocations
  • Only available through a lightning rod
  • Zapping consecutively changes the behavior of the bolt; aiming for a different target creates a wide spray that covers the area between the previous bolt and the current bolt
  • Deals electricity damage; deals less damage when spread over a wide area
  • Does not bounce off walls
  • Range 6, undiminished by hitting targets

Corrosive Bolt

Greater Destruction

Makhleb's Greater Destruction will fire a bolt spell, some of which are now exclusive to this ability:

Bolt of Fire

  • Deals fire damage
  • Range 7

Bolt of Magma

  • Deals partially irresistible fire damage
  • Range 5

Bolt of Draining

Greater Destruction can also fire Lightning Bolt and Corrosive Bolt.

Monster-only

Bolt of Cold

  • Deals cold damage
  • Range 6

Bolt of Magma

  • Deals partially irresistable fire damage
  • Range 5

Venom Bolt

  • Deals partially irresistable poison damage
  • Inflicts poison.
  • Range 6

History/Trivia