Skyrim:Lightning Bolt

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SR-icon-spell-Shock.png Lightning Bolt
School Destruction Difficulty Apprentice
Type Offensive Casting Fire and Forget
Delivery Aimed Equip Either Hand
Spell ID 0002dd29 Editor ID LightningBolt
Base Cost 51 Charge Time 0.5
Duration 0 Range 141 feet
Magnitude 25 Area 0
Tome ID 000a26ff Tome Value 95
Appears in random loot at level 10+
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A bolt of lightning that does 25 points of shock damage to Health and half that to Magicka.

Lightning Bolt is an apprentice level Destruction spell that deals shock damage to Health and Magicka.



  • Augmented Shock, raises damage to 31.25 at first rank or 37.5 at second rank


  • Like most Lightning spells, it can be used to set off Lightning Runes from a safe distance.
  • Has much shorter range than the equivalent Firebolt and Ice Spike spells, but the fact that it is cast instantly instead of as a projectile makes it much easier to hit moving targets so long as they're within range.
  • The bolt seems to weave through its trajectory, so sometimes it misses the point of aim especially at a distance.