Chain Lightning

6th level Evocation
Casting Time
1 Action
Range
150 Feet
Duration
Instantaneous
Components
V
S
M
Materials Required
A bit of fur; a p iece of amber, glass, or a crystal rod; and three silver pins
Class
Sorcerer
Wizard

Spell Description

You create a bolt of lightning that arcs toward a target of your choice that you can see within range. Three bolts then leap from that target to as many as three other targets, each of which must be within 30 feet of the first target. A target can be a creature or an object and can be targeted by only one of the bolts.

A target must make a Dexterity saving throw. The target takes 10d8 lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 7th level or higher, one additional bolt leaps from the first target to another target for each slot level above 6th.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Damage Dice 10d8
Min Damage 10
Average Damage 45
Max Damage 80
Lvl Dice Min Avg Max
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th 10d8 10 45 80
7th
8th
9th

Is Chain Lightning Good?

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

Overall Notes: Great damage and solid control over targets. If you need to do damage to multiple enemies but have friendlies in your fireball radius, this is a good option.