Lightning Arrow

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Lvl 3 Transmutation

6~48 Damage

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After the arrow hits, smaller bolts snake out from the target toward nearby creatures.

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Lightning Arrow is a Spell in Baldur's Gate 3. Lightning Arrow is a Lvl 3 Spell from the Transmutation school. Spells can be used for dealing damage to Enemies, inflict Status Ailments, buff Characters or interact with the environment.

Lightning Arrow Information

  • Description: After the arrow hits, smaller bolts snake out from the target toward nearby creatures.
  • Level: Lvl 3 spell
  • School: Transmutation School
  • Casting Time: bonus action icon baldursgate3 wiki guide 25pxBonus Action +spell slot icon baldursgate3 wiki guide 25pxLevel 3 Spell Slot
  • Range: icon weapon type bg3 wiki guide Melee
  • Requires Concentration: Yes
  • Saving Throw: 
  • Damage: 2d8 lightning dice baldurs gate3 guide 40px4d8+2d8 damage lightning icon bg3 wiki guide Lightning  

 How to Acquire Lightning Arrow

  • Lightning Arrow can be acquired by the following classes:
  • Lightning Arrow can be cast by using the following Items:
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Lightning Arrow Tips & Notes

  • Does not add regular weapon damage nor allow Extra Attacks.
  • A target with the wet iconWet status is Vulnerable to Cold/Lightning damage and will sustain double damage from this spell.


Lvl 3 Spells
Animate Dead  ♦  Beacon of Hope  ♦  Bestow curse  ♦  Blinding Smite  ♦  Blink  ♦  Call Lightning  ♦  Conjure Barrage  ♦  Counterspell  ♦  Crusader's Mantle  ♦  Daylight  ♦  Elemental Weapon  ♦  Fear  ♦  Feign Death  ♦  Fireball  ♦  Fly  ♦  Gaseous Form  ♦  Glyph of Warding  ♦  Grant Flight  ♦  Haste  ♦  Hunger of Hadar  ♦  Hypnotic Pattern  ♦  Lightning Bolt  ♦  Mass Healing Word  ♦  Plant Growth  ♦  Protection from Energy  ♦  Remove Curse  ♦  Revivify  ♦  Sleet Storm  ♦  Slow  ♦  Speak with Dead  ♦  Spirit Guardians  ♦  Stinking Cloud  ♦  Vampiric Touch

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    • Anonymous

      The damage is mediocre comparing to just using an explosive arrow (item). Could work well on some lightning build, but the range is limited comparing to things like arrow of multi targets (item). Very small spreading radius, same as the 'Arrow of Lightning' item variant. I'm a bit sad that high level Ranger doesn't really provide any valuable skill or perks. It's good but miles away from classes like Paladin, Fighters, Barb, Sorc. etc.

      The 6 - 48 damage range is a bit too vary to be reliable on top of Ranger limited spell slots.

      • Anonymous

        In my limited testing this spell appears to not enable multiattack or add weapon damage. It also uses your spell attack. Even against a vulnerable target like steel watchers its barely viable also considering they resist piercing (lightning arrow consumes can help as well). I suppose it's also an aoe at lvl 9 before you can volley at 11 if you're a hunter. Disappointed but not useless.

        • Anonymous

          How does this spell work exactly?
          Will Attack bonuses still apply?

          Will it basically transform my 1d6 shotbow+extra stuff, to a 4d8+extra stuff - with potential to deal double damage against wet targets and guaranteed to crit if you go tempest or assassin (for example)?

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