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Lightning bolt
Wizard Attack 7

Brilliant strokes of blue-white lightning erupts from your outstretched hand.

Encounter ✦ arcane, evocation, implement, lightning

Ranged 10

Target: 1, 2 or 3 creatures

Attack: Intelligence vs. Reflex

Hit: 2d6 + Intelligence modifier lightning damage

Miss: Half damage

Lightning bolt is a 7th-level Wizard encounter attack power. It was introduced in the Player's Handbook, before being re-written to have a different effect in later books.[PH:162] [HotFL:215] [NCS:76]

It is rated as a weak choice, although the precision is at least considered nice even though blaster-wizards may have better options at this level.


  • In the original printing, the attack had one primary target, and did no damage on a miss. The power instead had two secondary targets within 10 squares of the primary target, which did 1d6+mod damage each.
  • It also received the Evocation keyword.