Blood lightning was a bizarre wizard spell.[1][2]


This spell could be used on the caster or anyone they touched. Once cast, blood lightning was undetectable until the target of the spell bled. A remove curse spell could negate the spell if cast before blood lightning was activated.[1][2]

Once they began to bleed from an injury, the target of this spell had ten minutes where they could either heal themselves a bit or lash out with the spell's energy. If released as an attack blood lightning appeared as a web of red lightning shooting from each of the caster's bleeding wounds. Any creature within a 40 ft (12 m) radius of the caster would suffer intense harm from the lightning attack. The caster was unable to protect anyone within striking distance from harm.[1][2]


In addition to verbal and somatic components, this spell required the caster or the spell's target to bleed for its material component.[1][2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood (1995). The Seven Sisters. (TSR, Inc), pp. 76–77. ISBN 0-7869-0118-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Mark Middleton et al (November 1996). Wizard's Spell Compendium Volume One. (TSR, Inc), p. 98. ISBN 978-0786904365.
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