Lightning Bolt D&D 5th Edition 3rd Level Spell Guide

Lightning Bolt

  • Level: 3
  • Casting time: 1 Action
  • Range: Self (100-foot line)
  • Components: V, S, M
  • Duration: Instantaneous
  • Ritual: NO
  • Concentration: No
  • Save: Dexterity
  • Damage: Lightning
  • Spells: Sorcerer, Wizard
  • Source: Players Handbook , Page 255


A stroke of lightning forming a line of 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 level

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.

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