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Lightning damage is one of the five damage types and is one of the three types that count as elemental damage.

Landing a critical strike with a skill that deals lightning damage inflicts the shock status ailment.

Lightning damage is reduced by lightning resistance. Skills which deal or affect lightning damage have the "Lightning" gem tag. Some effects convert other types of damage into lightning.

Skill gems

A list of gems with the gem tag: Lightning

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Elemental Hit inventory icon.pngElemental HitElemental HitAttack, Melee, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Bow
Mana Cost: (6 to 12)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Acquisition
Level: 1
A standard attack (with any weapon) that adds damage of a random element.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental Damage
Can deal (4-169) to (8-314) base Fire Damage
Can deal (3-138) to (6-257) base Cold Damage
Can deal (1-27) to (13-516) base Lightning Damage
10% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Hit skill icon.png
Elemental Hit inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Lightning Arrow inventory icon.pngLightning ArrowLightning ArrowAttack, AoE, Lightning, Bow
Mana Cost: (7 to 11)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Fires a charged arrow at the target, causing them to be struck by a bolt of lightning which damages nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% chance to Shock enemies
Deals (100-119)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Hits up to 3 additional enemies near the target
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Arrow skill icon.png
Lightning Arrow inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A12
Lightning Strike inventory icon.pngLightning StrikeLightning StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out behind your target to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hit its target.Per 1% Quality:
2% chance of Projectiles Piercing
Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
(4-7) additional Projectiles
25% less Projectile Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Strike skill icon.png
Lightning Strike inventory icon.png
N/Ayesyes12
Shrapnel Shot inventory icon.pngShrapnel ShotShrapnel ShotLightning, Attack, AoE, Bow
Mana Cost: (6 to 10)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 3260
Acquisition
Level: 1
Fires an arrow that pierces through enemies. Arrows are fired with such force that they create a burst of lightning, damaging all enemies in a cone in front of the archer.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (80-99)% of Base Attack Damage
Arrows always Pierce
40% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shrapnel Shot skill icon.png
Shrapnel Shot inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A1
Vaal Lightning Strike inventory icon.pngVaal Lightning StrikeVaal Lightning StrikeVaal, Attack, Melee, Duration, Lightning
Souls per use: 16 (N) / 24 (C) / 32 (M)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is forced into the enemy as you strike, electrically charging them for a duration, during which lightning will arc between them and other nearby enemies, dealing damage. This occurs even if the attack is dodged.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Duration
Deals (100-122.8)% of Base Attack Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is (5-8.8) seconds
50% less Damage on beams
Can't be Evaded
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Lightning Strike skill icon.png
Vaal Lightning Strike inventory icon.png
N/Ayesyes12
Wild Strike inventory icon.pngWild StrikeWild StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning, Cold, Fire, AoE, Chaining
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Projectile Speed: 1800
Requires Level 28Acquisition
Level: 28
Your melee weapon strikes an enemy, converting some of the damage to a random element. Then, depending on the element chosen, it releases an explosion, an arcing bolt of lightning, or an icy wave.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Elemental Damage
Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Attack Damage
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire, Cold or Lightning Damage
Chain +(4-7) Times
2 additional Projectiles
(0-19)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Wild Strike skill icon.png
Wild Strike inventory icon.png
yesyesN/A28
Added Lightning Damage Support inventory icon.pngAdded Lightning Damage SupportAdded Lightning Damage SupportLightning, Support
Icon: L
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 8Acquisition
Level: 8
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Lightning Damage
Adds (1-18) to (8-342) Lightning DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Added Lightning Damage Support inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes8
Arc inventory icon.pngArcArcSpell, Chaining, Lightning
Mana Cost: (9 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 70%
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
An arc of lightning stretches from the caster to a targeted nearby enemy and chains on to additional targets.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% chance to Shock enemies
Deals (2-47) to (35-886) Lightning Damage
10% chance to Shock enemies
Chain +(2-7) Times
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Arc skill icon.png
Arc inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
Ball Lightning inventory icon.pngBall LightningBall LightningProjectile, Spell, AoE, Lightning
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (14 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 20%
Projectile Speed: 400
Requires Level 28Acquisition
Level: 28
Fires a slow-moving projectile that periodically damages enemies in an area around it with bolts of lightning.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (2-14) to (32-260) Lightning DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ball Lightning skill icon.png
Ball Lightning inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Conductivity inventory icon.pngConductivityConductivityCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Acquisition
Level: 24
Curses all targets in an area, making them less resistant to lightning damage and giving them a chance to be shocked by lightning damage.Per 1% Quality:
Shocks on Cursed enemies have 1% increased Duration
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies have -(25-44)% to Lightning Resistance
Cursed enemies have +(10-14)% chance to be Shocked by Lightning Damage
(0-76)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Conductivity skill icon.png
Conductivity inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes24
Discharge inventory icon.pngDischargeDischargeSpell, AoE, Fire, Cold, Lightning
Radius: 30
Mana Cost: (24 to 47)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 150%
Requires Level 28Acquisition
Level: 28
Discharge all the character's charges to deal elemental damage to all nearby monsters.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (4-31) to (77-589) base Lightning Damage per Power Charge
Deals (29-220) to (43-331) base Fire Damage per Endurance Charge
Deals (24-180) to (36-271) base Cold Damage per Frenzy Charge
35% less Damage if Triggered
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Discharge skill icon.png
Discharge inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Elemental Proliferation Support inventory icon.pngElemental Proliferation SupportElemental Proliferation SupportCold, Fire, Lightning, Support, AoE
Icon: S
Radius: 16
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 38Acquisition
Level: 38
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
0.5% increased Chill Duration on Enemies
0.5% increased Freeze Duration on Enemies
0.5% increased Shock Duration on Enemies
Supported Skills Area of Effect: 16
Elemental Status Effects caused by Supported Skills spread to other enemies
Supported Skills deal (30-21)% less Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Elemental Proliferation Support inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes38
Herald of Thunder inventory icon.pngHerald of ThunderHerald of ThunderCast, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Radius: 32
Mana Reserved: 25%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Damage Effectiveness: 120%
Requires Level 16Acquisition
Level: 16
Channel lightning through your hands, adding lightning damage to spells and attacks. If you kill a shocked enemy, lightning bolts will strike enemies around you for a short duration.Per 1% Quality:
0.75% increased Lightning Damage
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Spells
Adds (2-19) to (7-76) Lightning Damage to Attacks
Deals (1-27) to (34-1303) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Cannot apply Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Herald of Thunder skill icon.png
Herald of Thunder inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes16
Innervate Support inventory icon.pngInnervate SupportInnervate SupportLightning, Support
Icon: K
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 31Acquisition
Level: 31
Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Shock Duration on Enemies
Gain Onslaught for (5-6.9) seconds on Killing a Shocked Enemy
15% chance to Shock
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Innervate Support inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes31
Lightning Penetration Support inventory icon.pngLightning Penetration SupportLightning Penetration SupportLightning, Support
Icon: V
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 31Acquisition
Level: 31
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Lightning Damage
Supported Skills Penetrate (18-37)% Lightning ResistanceThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Penetration Support inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes31
Lightning Tendrils inventory icon.pngLightning TendrilsLightning TendrilsSpell, AoE, Lightning
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (6 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 35%
Acquisition
Level: 1
Lightning is released from your hands four times in quick succession, damaging all enemies in an arc in front of you.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (1-24) to (3-461) Lightning Damage
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Tendrils skill icon.png
Lightning Tendrils inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes1
Lightning Trap inventory icon.pngLightning TrapLightning TrapProjectile, Trap, Spell, Duration, Lightning
Mana Cost: (8 to 24)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 90%
Projectile Speed: 960
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Throws a trap that launches a ring of projectiles through the enemy that set it off, dealing lightning damage to them and subsequent targets.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Deals (3-52) to (62-979) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 16 seconds
8 additional Projectiles
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Trap skill icon.png
Lightning Trap inventory icon.png
N/Ayesyes12
Lightning Warp inventory icon.pngLightning WarpLightning WarpSpell, AoE, Duration, Movement, Lightning
Radius: 16
Mana Cost: (15 to 33)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 10Acquisition
Level: 10
Casts a delayed teleport to a target destination. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cast Speed
Deals (1-37) to (19-707) Lightning Damage
(0-38)% reduced Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Warp skill icon.png
Lightning Warp inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes10
Orb of Storms inventory icon.pngOrb of StormsOrb of StormsLightning, Spell, Duration, AoE, Chaining
Mana Cost: (11 to 28)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 20%
Requires Level 4Acquisition
Level: 4
Creates a stationary electrical orb that frequently unleashes a splitting bolt of lightning at a nearby enemy. Using another lightning skill while inside the orb's cloud unleashes additional bolts. Casting this skill again will replace the previous orb. You can only cast this spell yourself, directly.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (1-59) to (3-177) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 6 seconds
Beams Split to hit (2-4) extra targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Orb of Storms skill icon.png
Orb of Storms inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes4
Physical to Lightning Support inventory icon.pngPhysical to Lightning SupportPhysical to Lightning SupportLightning, Support
Icon: x
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Acquisition
Level: 18
Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Physical Damage
0.5% increased Lightning Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Gain (10-29)% of Physical Damage as Extra Lightning Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Physical to Lightning Support inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes18
Purity of Lightning inventory icon.pngPurity of LightningPurity of LightningAura, Spell, AoE, Lightning
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: 35%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Requires Level 24Acquisition
Level: 24
Casts an aura that grants lightning resistance to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies gain (22-41)% additional Lightning Resistance
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies gain (0-4)% additional maximum Lightning Resistance
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Purity of Lightning skill icon.png
Purity of Lightning inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes24
Shock Nova inventory icon.pngShock NovaShock NovaSpell, AoE, Lightning
Radius: 26 / 14
Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 28Acquisition
Level: 28
Casts a ring of Lightning around you, followed by a larger Lightning nova. Each effect hits enemies caught in their area with Lightning Damage.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Shock Duration on enemies
Deals (26-275) to (79-825) Lightning Damage
Ring deals 80% less Damage
20% chance to Shock enemies
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shock Nova skill icon.png
Shock Nova inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Spark inventory icon.pngSparkSparkProjectile, Spell, Duration, Lightning
Mana Cost: (5 to 23)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 70%
Projectile Speed: 560
Acquisition
Level: 1
Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (1-44) to (20-832) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
(4-6) additional Projectiles
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spark skill icon.png
Spark inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes1
Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Radius: 20
Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Storm Call skill icon.png
Storm Call inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
Summon Lightning Golem inventory icon.pngSummon Lightning GolemSummon Lightning GolemLightning, Minion, Spell, Golem
Mana Cost: (30 to 54)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 6.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 34Acquisition
Level: 34
Summons a Lightning Golem that grants you increased Attack and Cast speed. The Lightning Golem fires a projectile spell, creates orbs of Lightning that zap nearby enemies, and casts a temporary aura that grants added Lightning Damage to the Golem and its nearby allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Maximum Life
1% increased Minion Damage
Can Summon up to 1 Golem at a time
Golems grant (6-9)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
(30-68)% increased Minion Maximum Life
(0-19)% increased Character Size
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Lightning Golem skill icon.png
Summon Lightning Golem inventory icon.png
N/Ayesyes34
Tempest Shield inventory icon.pngTempest ShieldTempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 16Acquisition
Level: 16
Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them. Blocking refreshes the duration of Tempest Shield.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (24-284) to (36-426) Lightning Damage
Additional 3% Shield Block Chance
Chain +1 Times
Base duration is 12 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Tempest Shield skill icon.png
Tempest Shield inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes16
Vaal Arc inventory icon.pngVaal ArcVaal ArcVaal, Spell, Chaining, Lightning
Souls per use: 32 (N) / 48 (C) / 64 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 0.80 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
An arc of lightning stretches from the caster to a targeted nearby enemy and chains on to many additional targets.Per 1% Quality:
1.5% increased Shock Duration on enemies
Deals (2-49) to (35-938) Lightning Damage
100% chance to Shock enemies
Chain +40 Times
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Arc skill icon.png
Vaal Arc inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
Vaal Lightning Trap inventory icon.pngVaal Lightning TrapVaal Lightning TrapProjectile, Trap, Vaal, Spell, Duration, Lightning
Souls per use: 16 (N) / 24 (C) / 32 (M)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 90%
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Throws a trap that launches a ring of projectiles through the enemy that set it off, dealing lightning damage to them and subsequent targets and leaving a trail of shocking ground.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Deals (3-52) to (62-979) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 16 seconds
8 additional Projectiles
Base duration is 4 seconds
100% chance of Projectiles Piercing
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
Projectiles leave Shocking Ground
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Lightning Trap skill icon.png
Vaal Lightning Trap inventory icon.png
N/Ayesyes12
Vaal Lightning Warp inventory icon.pngVaal Lightning WarpVaal Lightning WarpVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Souls per use: 16 (N) / 24 (C) / 32 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 50%
Requires Level 10Acquisition
Level: 10
Casts a delayed teleport for nearby enemies to a target destination. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the enemies both before and after they teleport.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Cast Speed
Deals (1-31) to (18-586) Lightning Damage
(0-38)% reduced Duration
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Lightning Warp skill icon.png
Vaal Lightning Warp inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes10
Vaal Spark inventory icon.pngVaal SparkVaal SparkProjectile, Vaal, Spell, Duration, Lightning
Souls per use: 48 (N) / 72 (C) / 96 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 0.65 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 40%
Acquisition
Level: 1
Continuously launches unpredictable sparks in all directions that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (1-24) to (11-454) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 2 seconds
Fires Projectiles at all nearby Enemies
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Spark skill icon.png
Vaal Spark inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes1
Vaal Storm Call inventory icon.pngVaal Storm CallVaal Storm CallVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Souls per use: 16 (N) / 24 (C) / 32 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Sets a marker at a location. While the marker remains, lightning strikes random enemies near it, dealing damage to them. After a short duration, a large bolt of lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers from this skill.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (13-302) to (25-560) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 3 seconds
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Storm Call skill icon.png
Vaal Storm Call inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
Wrath inventory icon.pngWrathWrathAura, Spell, AoE, Lightning
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: 50%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Requires Level 24Acquisition
Level: 24
Casts an aura that adds lightning damage to the attacks of you and your allies, and makes your spells deal more lightning damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies deal (2-16) to (37-248) additional Lightning Damage with Attacks
You and nearby allies deal (15-21)% more Lightning Damage with Spells
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Wrath skill icon.png
Wrath inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes24
Static Strike inventory icon.pngStatic StrikeStatic StrikeAttack, Melee, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Radius: 19
Mana Cost: 6
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Strike your enemies with a melee weapon, building up static energy on you. This energy damages enemies around you when it expires.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Area of Effect
Deals (110-159.4)% of Base Attack Damage
60% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
Base duration is 0.75 seconds
Explosion deals 40% less Damage
+(0-4) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Static Strike skill icon.png
Static Strike inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes12

Monsters

Monsters which deal lightning damage include:

Bosses which deal lightning damage include:

  • Kuduku, the False God (Spark inventory icon.pngSparkSparkProjectile, Spell, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (5 to 23)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Projectile Speed: 560
    Acquisition
    Level: 1
    Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (1-44) to (20-832) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    (4-6) additional Projectiles
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spark skill icon.png
    Spark inventory icon.png
    , Shock Nova inventory icon.pngShock NovaShock NovaSpell, AoE, Lightning
    Radius: 26 / 14
    Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
    Cast Time: 0.75 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 28Acquisition
    Level: 28
    Casts a ring of Lightning around you, followed by a larger Lightning nova. Each effect hits enemies caught in their area with Lightning Damage.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Shock Duration on enemies
    Deals (26-275) to (79-825) Lightning Damage
    Ring deals 80% less Damage
    20% chance to Shock enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shock Nova skill icon.png
    Shock Nova inventory icon.png
    )
  • Ungulath‎ (cast Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    +(0-6) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    Storm Call inventory icon.png
    )
  • Amarissa, Daughter of Merveil (Spark inventory icon.pngSparkSparkProjectile, Spell, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (5 to 23)
    Cast Time: 0.65 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Projectile Speed: 560
    Acquisition
    Level: 1
    Launches unpredictable sparks that move randomly until they hit an enemy or expire.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Projectile Speed
    Deals (1-44) to (20-832) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    (4-6) additional Projectiles
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Spark skill icon.png
    Spark inventory icon.png
    , Lightning Strike inventory icon.pngLightning StrikeLightning StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out behind your target to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hit its target.Per 1% Quality:
    2% chance of Projectiles Piercing
    Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    (4-7) additional Projectiles
    25% less Projectile Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Strike skill icon.png
    Lightning Strike inventory icon.png
    )
  • Fidelitis, the Mourning (Lightning Strike inventory icon.pngLightning StrikeLightning StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out behind your target to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hit its target.Per 1% Quality:
    2% chance of Projectiles Piercing
    Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    (4-7) additional Projectiles
    25% less Projectile Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Strike skill icon.png
    Lightning Strike inventory icon.png
    )
  • Targa, Beast Poacher (Uses Lightning Arrow inventory icon.pngLightning ArrowLightning ArrowAttack, AoE, Lightning, Bow
    Mana Cost: (7 to 11)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Projectile Speed: 3260
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Fires a charged arrow at the target, causing them to be struck by a bolt of lightning which damages nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% chance to Shock enemies
    Deals (100-119)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    Hits up to 3 additional enemies near the target
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Arrow skill icon.png
    Lightning Arrow inventory icon.png
    , casts Lightning Warp inventory icon.pngLightning WarpLightning WarpSpell, AoE, Duration, Movement, Lightning
    Radius: 16
    Mana Cost: (15 to 33)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 10Acquisition
    Level: 10
    Casts a delayed teleport to a target destination. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Deals (1-37) to (19-707) Lightning Damage
    (0-38)% reduced Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Warp skill icon.png
    Lightning Warp inventory icon.png
    )
  • Vaal Oversoul (Lightning Beam)
  • Marceus the Defaced (Lightning Strike inventory icon.pngLightning StrikeLightning StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out behind your target to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hit its target.Per 1% Quality:
    2% chance of Projectiles Piercing
    Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    (4-7) additional Projectiles
    25% less Projectile Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Strike skill icon.png
    Lightning Strike inventory icon.png
    , Tempest Shield inventory icon.pngTempest ShieldTempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
    Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 16Acquisition
    Level: 16
    Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them. Blocking refreshes the duration of Tempest Shield.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Lightning Damage
    Deals (24-284) to (36-426) Lightning Damage
    Additional 3% Shield Block Chance
    Chain +1 Times
    Base duration is 12 seconds
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Tempest Shield skill icon.png
    Tempest Shield inventory icon.png
    )
  • The Voltaic Seal (Shock Nova inventory icon.pngShock NovaShock NovaSpell, AoE, Lightning
    Radius: 26 / 14
    Mana Cost: (13 to 26)
    Cast Time: 0.75 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 28Acquisition
    Level: 28
    Casts a ring of Lightning around you, followed by a larger Lightning nova. Each effect hits enemies caught in their area with Lightning Damage.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Shock Duration on enemies
    Deals (26-275) to (79-825) Lightning Damage
    Ring deals 80% less Damage
    20% chance to Shock enemies
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shock Nova skill icon.png
    Shock Nova inventory icon.png
    )
  • Banner of Action (Wrath inventory icon.pngWrathWrathAura, Spell, AoE, Lightning
    Radius: 36
    Mana Reserved: 50%
    Can store 1 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Cast Time: 1.20 sec
    Requires Level 24Acquisition
    Level: 24
    Casts an aura that adds lightning damage to the attacks of you and your allies, and makes your spells deal more lightning damage.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Area of Effect
    You and nearby allies deal (2-16) to (37-248) additional Lightning Damage with Attacks
    You and nearby allies deal (15-21)% more Lightning Damage with Spells
    (0-40)% increased Area of Effect
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Wrath skill icon.png
    Wrath inventory icon.png
    aura)
  • Spinecrack (Lightning Strike inventory icon.pngLightning StrikeLightning StrikeProjectile, Attack, Melee, Lightning
    Mana Cost: 6
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out behind your target to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hit its target.Per 1% Quality:
    2% chance of Projectiles Piercing
    Deals (130-175.6)% of Base Attack Damage
    50% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage
    (4-7) additional Projectiles
    25% less Projectile Damage
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Strike skill icon.png
    Lightning Strike inventory icon.png
    )
  • Piety of Theopolis (Lightning Ball, Lightning Storm, Lightning Warp inventory icon.pngLightning WarpLightning WarpSpell, AoE, Duration, Movement, Lightning
    Radius: 16
    Mana Cost: (15 to 33)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 10Acquisition
    Level: 10
    Casts a delayed teleport to a target destination. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Deals (1-37) to (19-707) Lightning Damage
    (0-38)% reduced Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Warp skill icon.png
    Lightning Warp inventory icon.png
    , Arc inventory icon.pngArcArcSpell, Chaining, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (9 to 26)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 70%
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    An arc of lightning stretches from the caster to a targeted nearby enemy and chains on to additional targets.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% chance to Shock enemies
    Deals (2-47) to (35-886) Lightning Damage
    10% chance to Shock enemies
    Chain +(2-7) Times
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Arc skill icon.png
    Arc inventory icon.png
    )
  • Caliga, Imperatrix (Lightning Trap inventory icon.pngLightning TrapLightning TrapProjectile, Trap, Spell, Duration, Lightning
    Mana Cost: (8 to 24)
    Can store 3 use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 90%
    Projectile Speed: 960
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Throws a trap that launches a ring of projectiles through the enemy that set it off, dealing lightning damage to them and subsequent targets.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
    Deals (3-52) to (62-979) Lightning Damage
    Trap lasts 16 seconds
    8 additional Projectiles
    Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Trap skill icon.png
    Lightning Trap inventory icon.png
    )
  • Compulsor Octavia Sparkfist (Spark Spell Totem, Lightning Warp inventory icon.pngLightning WarpLightning WarpSpell, AoE, Duration, Movement, Lightning
    Radius: 16
    Mana Cost: (15 to 33)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 10Acquisition
    Level: 10
    Casts a delayed teleport to a target destination. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Deals (1-37) to (19-707) Lightning Damage
    (0-38)% reduced Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Warp skill icon.png
    Lightning Warp inventory icon.png
    )
  • Dominus, High Templar (Lightning Stream, Lightning Fist)
  • Shavronne of Umbra (Lightning Tendrils inventory icon.pngLightning TendrilsLightning TendrilsSpell, AoE, Lightning
    Radius: 22
    Mana Cost: (6 to 26)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 35%
    Acquisition
    Level: 1
    Lightning is released from your hands four times in quick succession, damaging all enemies in an arc in front of you.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Lightning Damage
    Deals (1-24) to (3-461) Lightning Damage
    +(0-6) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Tendrils skill icon.png
    Lightning Tendrils inventory icon.png
    , Storm Call inventory icon.pngStorm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (6 to 19)
    Cast Time: 0.50 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 80%
    Requires Level 12Acquisition
    Level: 12
    Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it. When this happens, it will also set off the lightning at any other markers you've cast.Per 1% Quality:
    0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Deals (13-341) to (24-633) Lightning Damage
    Base duration is 1.5 seconds
    +(0-6) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Storm Call skill icon.png
    Storm Call inventory icon.png
    (Alt Art), Ball Lightning inventory icon.pngBall LightningBall LightningProjectile, Spell, AoE, Lightning
    Radius: 20
    Mana Cost: (14 to 27)
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 20%
    Projectile Speed: 400
    Requires Level 28Acquisition
    Level: 28
    Fires a slow-moving projectile that periodically damages enemies in an area around it with bolts of lightning.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Lightning Damage
    Deals (2-14) to (32-260) Lightning DamagePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Ball Lightning skill icon.png
    Ball Lightning inventory icon.png
    (Alt Art), Lightning Warp inventory icon.pngLightning WarpLightning WarpSpell, AoE, Duration, Movement, Lightning
    Radius: 16
    Mana Cost: (15 to 33)
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
    Damage Effectiveness: 60%
    Requires Level 10Acquisition
    Level: 10
    Casts a delayed teleport to a target destination. When the teleport occurs, lightning damage is dealt to the area around both where the player was and where they teleported to.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Cast Speed
    Deals (1-37) to (19-707) Lightning Damage
    (0-38)% reduced Duration
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Lightning Warp skill icon.png
    Lightning Warp inventory icon.png
    (Alt Art), Lightning Thorns Aura)

Passive skills

There are passive skills that grant lightning damage bonuses.

Lightning damage

These passive skills grant increased lightning damage.

Name Bonuses
Lightning Damage
    • 10% increased Lightning Damage
    • 12% increased Lightning Damage
Breath of Lightning
  • 10% increased Lightning Damage
  • 20% increased Shock Duration on Enemies
  • 5% chance to Shock
Crackling Speed
  • 16% increased Lightning Damage
  • 4% increased Cast Speed
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Heart of Thunder
  • 25% increased Lightning Damage
  • Damage Penetrates 3% Lightning Resistance
Lightning Walker
  • 18% increased Lightning Damage
  • +15% to Lightning Resistance
Shock
  • 12% increased Lightning Damage
  • 5% chance to Shock
Storm Weaver
  • 25% increased Cold Damage
  • 25% increased Lightning Damage
  • 20% increased Mana Regeneration Rate

Lightning damage with weapons

These passive skills grant increased lightning damage with weapons.

Name Bonuses
Weapon Lightning Damage
  • 12% increased Lightning Damage with Weapons
Arcing Blows
  • 30% increased Lightning Damage with Weapons
  • Damage with Weapons Penetrates 8% Lightning Resistance

Added lightning damage with wands

These passive skills add a percentage of physical damage as lightning damage to attacks with wands.

Name Bonuses
Tempest Blast
  • 30% of Wand Physical Damage Added as Lightning Damage

Miscellany

These passive skills are related to lightning damage, but do not fit into any other category.

Name Bonuses
Avatar of Fire
  • 50% of Physical, Cold and Lightning Damage Converted to Fire Damage
  • Deal no Non-Fire Damage

See also