Lightning Bolt

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Fires a mighty bolt of lightning. Its damage bypasses half of defender's armour, and it can be bounced off walls to hit targets twice.

Lightning Bolt is a monster-only spell which fires a somewhat inaccurate bolt of lightning, similar to Shock. This bolt can pierce through enemies. If the lightning bolt hits a rock or stone wall, it will bounce back at an angle, potentially striking a target twice. See doublezap for more information.

As a property of BEAM_ELEC damage, it ignores 1/2 of enemy AC. It also creates a lot of noise and will set trees on fire.

The following enemies cast Lightning Bolt:

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


Lightning bolt.png Lightning Bolt
Level 5
School1 Conjuration
School2 Air
Casting noise 25
Spell noise 25
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)