- This article is about the elemental skill. For the spell called "Lightning" in earlier localizations, see Kazap.
Lightning is an ability in the Dragon Quest series. Unless otherwise stated, it pulls down bolts from the sky for 50~70 damage for no MP cost, and is typically learned by bruiser types rather than casters.
Lightning is an enemy-only skill that is used by the Demon thunderer in the remakes of IV, dealing 35~45 blast damage to the entire party.
Lightning is learned by several monster companions such as the Old man of the sea and Bomboulder. In the Super Famicom version, the skill dealt Zap damage, but in all other versions is uses the Bang element.
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Lightning is learned by advancing to rank 3 of the Luminary vocation. Despite all appearances, the skill belongs to the Bang family of spells much like the Lightning Slash. In the Super Famicom version, Lightning can also be learned by the Lesser demon at level 15.
Lightning was nerfed in the 3DS version, with a new range of 30~50. In the original PlayStation version, Lightning is a hybrid skill that can be learned by advancing to rank 5 as a Mage or Sailor immediately after completing the other. It can also be learned by mastering the Serial quiller vocation. In the 3DS version, hybrid skills no longer exist and Lightning is learned normally by mastering the Sailor vocation.
Lightning can be learned by Druids by allocating 80 skill points into their Summon skill and costs 18 MP to use. In this game, it actually inflicts lightning damage, dealing around 135~165 damage to enemies around the user and having a chance to inflict paralysis. Once the user's magical might surpasses 350, it increases in potency, reaching to a maximum of 835~865 at 1,350 magical might.
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- Boss version
Lightning requires the monster to reach level 10 with 65 HP, 90 attack and 52 agility. It is naturally learned by the Balzak, Darkdrium, MetalKing, Mirudraas, NiteWhip, RotRaven, SlimeBorg, Tortragon, WhiteKing and ZapBird. If a monster knows both Lightning and Thordain, they can learn HellBlast.
Lightning can be learned with 60 points in Wulfspade.
Lightning is a monster companion skill that can be learned by the Great sabrecat, Ethereal serpent, and Saber at level 30. It costs 28 MP to use and inflicts Zap-element physical damage to all enemies.
Lightning can be learned naturally by Man o' war at level 20, Wyrtle at level 26, Cyber slime at level 28, and King slime at level 44 and costs 26 MP to use. It inflicts moderate Zap-type martial damage to all enemies in a radius of 1 around the user.
Frightening Lightning appears as a skill that can be learned by Jade at 6★ rarity or higher. It deals lightning physical damage to one enemy and adds lightning damage to her physical attacks for 5 turns.