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Call Lightning - DnD 5e stats

Call Lightning

  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Classes: Druid
  • Components: V S
  • Concentration: Yes
  • Damage: 3d10
  • Damage Type: Lightning
  • Duration: Up to 10 minutes
  • Higher Spell Slot Desc: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher level, the damage increases by 1d10 for each slot level above 3rd.
  • Higher Spell Slot Dice: 1
  • Higher Spell Slot Die: d10
  • Level: 3
  • Name: Call Lightning
  • Range: 120 feet
  • Save: Dexterity
  • School: Conjuration
  • Target: A point in the air where a storm cloud could appear 100 feet directly above you

A storm cloud appears in the shape of a cylinder that is 10 feet tall with a 60-foot radius, centered on a point you can see 100 feet directly above you. The spell fails if you can't see a point in the air where the storm cloud could appear (for example, if you are in a room that can't accommodate the cloud).

When you cast the spell, choose a point you can see within range. A bolt of lightning flashes down from the cloud to that point. Each creature within 5 feet of that point must make a Dexterity saving throw. A creature takes 3d10 lightning damage  on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. On each of your turns until the spell ends, you can use your action to call down lightning in this way again, targeting the same point or a different one.

If you are outdoors in stormy conditions when you cast this spell, the spell gives you control over the existing storm instead of creating a new one. Under such conditions, the spell's damage increases by 1d10.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher level, the damage increases by 1d10 for each slot level above 3rd.

The SendingStone review

Call Lightning is a druid spell that enables the caster to call forth a deadly lightning bolt from the sky. The damage dealt is significant, but the spell's effectiveness is limited by its range and concentration requirement, as well as the fact that it is vulnerable to weather conditions. The spell can be used to great effect in outdoor environments, but its potency is diminished indoors or in areas with low ceilings. Overall, Call Lightning is a powerful spell that can turn the tide of battle in the right circumstances, but its effectiveness depends on the conditions of the environment and the caster's ability to maintain concentration.

Call Lightning is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Call Lightning Pathfinder edition. Want to use Call Lightning in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!

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