Lightning Bolt

3rd level Evocation
Casting Time
1 Action
Sel F (100-Foot Line
Materials Required
A bit of fur and a rod of amber, crystal, or glass

Spell Description

A stroke of lightning forming a line 100 feet long and 5 feet wide blasts out from you in a direction you choose. Each creature in the line must make a Dexterity saving throw. A creature takes 8d6 lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
The lightning ignites flammable objects in the area that aren’t being worn or carried.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, the damage increases by 1d6 for each slot level above 3rd.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Damage Dice 8d6 9d6 10d6 11d6 12d6 13d6 14d6
Min Damage 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Average Damage 28 31.5 35 38.5 42 45.5 49
Max Damage 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
Lvl Dice Min Avg Max
3rd 8d6 8 28 48
4th 9d6 9 31.5 54
5th 10d6 10 35 60
6th 11d6 11 38.5 66
7th 12d6 12 42 72
8th 13d6 13 45.5 78
9th 14d6 14 49 84

Is Lightning Bolt Good?

Overall Rating: Blue. This means that lightning bolt is a great spell and you should strongly consider this spell for your character.

Overall Notes: Does as much damage as fireball but has a less effective AoE because it’s a line rather than a circle.