For other uses, see Lightning.

Requires: 20 Magic
Cost: 10 Mana (-1 per Spell Level, minimum 6)

Releases a surge of electrical energy from afar.

Damage Type: Lightning

The Lightning is a spell in Diablo I.

General InformationEdit

Lightning fires a 1-tile wide burst of lightning at high speed in a straight line. Lightning passes through all soft targets, only vanishing once it runs into a wall or other solid object. It can hit multiple targets, and hits each one multiple times, making it quite powerful. The length and duration of the stream grow with Spell Level, and Character Level boosts damage per tick.

Each bolt hits multiple times, calculating the damage every .05 seconds, for a total of ([Spell Level/2] + 6) times. This damage is not blockable, and choosing to run in the direction away from the caster (along the stream) will only worsen the damage dealt.

  • Minimum Damage: 4
  • Maximum Damage: 4 + 2 x Character Level
  • Real Damage: Random[1-Character Level]+ Random[1-2] + 2
  • Duration: ([Spell Level / 2] + 6 ) / 20 seconds
  • Speed: 32

Later, Chain Lightning might serve as an upgrade to this spell.


The caster of this spell seeks to control the discharge of electrical energy by focusing it into a single stream of Lightning. The effects of channeling this powerful force of nature onto an unprotected creature are awesome indeed. With experience, these bolts of lightning may be maintained for a longer period of time while requiring less Mana to be used.


Diablo 1 spells - Lightning (by Decimius)

Diablo 1 spells - Lightning (by Decimius)

Class SkillsIdentifyItem RepairRageSearchStaff RechargeTrap Disarm
Page 1FireboltCharged BoltHealingHeal OtherHoly BoltInferno
Page 2Fire WallFlashLightningResurrectStone CurseTelekinesisTown Portal
Page 3Chain LightningElementalFireballFlame WaveGuardianMana ShieldPhasing
Page 4ApocalypseBlood StarBone SpiritGolemTeleportNova
Page 5BerserkRing of FireImmolationLightning WallReflectSearchWarp
Scroll and Staff OnlyInfravisionIdentifyJesterMagiMana
CutBlood BoilBlood RitualDoom SerpentsEtherealizeInvisibilityMindmaceSentinel
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