Lightning Strike

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Details

In-game description: HOLD TO CAST A LIGHTNING FAST PROJECTILE. INITIATING A CHARGE COSTS 10 MANA.

Icon Spell Type Damage Cost Damage/Mana Warmup Speed
LightningIconBW.png Projectile 40 15 to initiate
+ 45 to fire
0.72 1.5s Instant
  • The charge can be cancelled by releasing the cast button before it's fired, allowing you to bluff

Trivia

  • Lighting is the only spell that's reflected by Devil's Twins but not by Shield of Light
  • Lightning is the only projectile that deals damage instantly but is also the only projectile that must be charged before being fired

History

  • Lightning Strike was one of the game's 16 original spells. It cost 45 mana, did not have an initiation cost, dealt 40 damage, and took 2 seconds to charge
  • PATCH 1.0.5 - Nerf: Lightning's cost was increased from 45 to 50
  • PATCH 1.0.7 - Nerf: Twins reflect Lightning
  • PATCH 1.1.1 - Nerf: Initiation cost of 10 was added
  • PATCH 1.3.0 - Nerf: Initiation cost increased from 10 to 15; Buff: Cast cost reduced from 50 to 45; Color changed from yellow to blue, charge effect changed from surrounding the player to appearing on their wand
  • PATCH 1.3.4 - Buff: Charge time reduced from 2s to 1.5s
  • PATCH 1.4.2 - Buff: Initiation cost reduced from 15 to 10
  • PATCH 1.5.1 - Nerf: Initiation cost increased from 10 to 15