Lightning bug was an alteration/evocation spell that created a small mote of electricity that could shock an individual.[1]


This spell was created as an amalgamation of the spells magic missile and shocking grasp. When a lightning bug struck a person, or a similarly conductive material, it generated an electrical charge that increased depending on the skill and experience of the caster.[1]


This spell only required verbal and somatic components in order to be cast.[1]


Lightning bug was developed by Gemidan, who served as apprentice to the original Blackstaff Khelben Arunsun during the 14th century DR. By the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR, it was known by several of Gemidan's close friends and comrades and was made readily available to members of Waterdeep's City Guard and City Watch.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 85. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
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