Lightning Bolt

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Lightning bolt.png Lightning Bolt
Level 5
School1 Air
School2 Conjuration
Source(s) Book of Lightning
Book of Storms
Casting noise 5
Spell noise 25
Power Cap 200
Range 4-7
Flags Dir or target, Needs tracer
Fires a mighty bolt of lightning. Its damage partially bypasses armour and it can be bounced off walls to hit targets twice.

Lightning Bolt is a level 5 Conjurations/Air Magic spell which fires a bolt of lightning. The bolt pierces enemies, though is fairly inaccurate. By firing your bolt into a rock or stone wall, it will bounce back at an angle, potentially striking targets twice through the multizap. Unfortunately, the spell creates a lot of noise.

Unlike other bolt spells, Lightning Bolt doesn't lose any squares of range when it hits monsters.

Spell Details
Damage Formula 1d(11+(Power*3)/5)
Max Damage 1d131 electricity
Max Power 200
Range 5 to 12
Targeting Bolt
To-hit 7+Power/40
Special Multizap
(Elec ignores 1/2 AC)


  • Much like some of the more powerful Fire Magic spells, Lightning Bolt can be used to set trees ablaze.

Monster Version

The monster version is similar to the player version.

The following enemies cast Lightning Bolt:

The following enemies may be able to cast Lightning Bolt, depending on their spell set: