For other uses, see Lightning.

Class: Sorceress
Required Level: 12
Skill Tree: Lightning Spells
Requires: Charged Bolt
Cost: 8 Mana

Casts a bolt of lightning.

Damage Type: Lightning
Synergies: Charged Bolt, Nova, Chain Lightning

Lightning is a Sorceress Skill in Diablo II.


This spell allows a Sorceress to summon the very power of the heavens and emit a tremendous surge of electrical energy. Creating a channel of lightning directed at her target, she cuts a swath through her opponents with pinpoint accuracy.

General InformationEdit


  • Gives synergy to:
Charged Bolt: +6% Lightning damage per level
Chain Lightning: +4% Lightning damage per level
  • Receives synergy from :
Charged Bolt: +8% Lightning damage per level
Nova: +8% Lightning damage per level
Chain Lightning: +8% Lightning damage per level

With synergies in account, Lightning is the most powerful of the Sorceress' Lightning Spells, even more so than Thunder Storm. However, its maximum and minimum damage varies wildly.

Lightning is the spell of choice for most enemies skilled in lightning-type spells, such as Mephisto and Ghosts. The spell shoots a piercing lightning bolt in a straight line, and thus is less accurate than Chain Lightning. However, this is compensated for with its greater destructive potential.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Mana Cost 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12 13
Damage 1–43 1–51 1–60 1–69 1–77 1–86 1–95 1–103 1–116 1–129 1–142
Level 12131415161718192025
Mana Cost 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 20
Damage 1–155 1–168 1–181 1–194 1–207 1–228 1–250 1–272 1–293 1–322
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