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Lightning Elemental, Medium

Family: Elemental - Lightning

Medium elemental, neutral

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 67 (9d8 + 27)
Speed 0 ft., fly 50 ft.

14 (+2) 20 (+5) 16 (+3) 4 (-3) 11 (+0) 11 (+0)

Damage Resistances acid, fire; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities lightning, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Auran
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Lightning. A creature that touches the lightning elemental or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 7 (2d6) lightning damage.
  • Water Susceptibility. For every 5 feet that the lightning elemental moves in water, or for every gallon of water splashed on it, it takes 1 cold damage.


  • Multiattack. The lightning elemental makes two slam attacks.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) lightning damage.
  • Lightning Bolt. Ranged Spell Attack: +8 to hit, range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 36 (7d8 + 5) lightning damage.
  • Globe Lightning (1/Short or Long Rest). The lightning elemental discharges 3 globes of electricity that hover in its space for 1 minute. Whenever a creature enters or starts its turn within 5 feet of the elemental, one of the globes discharges. The target must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 9 (1d8 + 5) lightning damage on a failed saving throw, or half as much damage on a successful one. As each globe discharges, it disappears.
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