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Elemental, Lightning

About

A lightning elemental appears as a bluish globe of electrical energy. Lightning plays off and around its body.

Lightning elementals are native to the Plane of Air, the Positive Energy Plane, and a rumored elemental plane situated in between (the Plane of Lightning). They are sometimes summoned to the Material Plane by wizards or clerics, but more often than not slip through a rift between the Material Plane and elemental plane during a lightning storm.

A lightning elemental can release small globes of electricity that hover around its body. An opponent that moves within 5 feet of a globe causes it to arc and discharge.

Elemental Sizes

No two lightning elementals are alike, but the different strengths of these elementals depend on their sizes. Use the following information to modify the above statistics to create lesser or greater lightning elementals.

Lesser Lightning Elemental

The lesser lightning elemental has the following changes:

  • The lesser lightning elemental’s Challenge Rating is 3 (700 XP), its Armor Class is 14, and it has 45 (6d8 + 18) hit points.
  • Its Dexterity is 18 (+4)
  • The DC for its abilities is 14.
  • Its Slam has a +6 to hit, and deals 8 (1d8 + 4) lightning damage on a hit.
  • Its Lightning Bolt has a +6 to hit, and deals 22 (4d8 + 4) lightning damage on a hit.
  • The Globe Lighting ability can only be used once per long rest and deals 7 (1d6 + 4) lightning damage per discharge.

Greater Lightning Elemental

The greater lightning elemental has the following changes:

  • The greater lightning elemental’s Challenge Rating is 9 (5,000 XP), its Armor Class is 17, and it has 90 (12d8 + 36) hit points.
  • Its Dexterity is 25 (+7)
  • The DC for its abilities is 19.
  • Its Slam has a +11 to hit, and deals 20 (3d8 + 7) lightning damage on a hit.
  • Its Lightning Bolt has a +11 to hit, and deals 47 (9d8 + 7) lightning damage on a hit.
  • The Globe Lightning ability recharges on a 5 or 6, and deals 16 (2d8 + 7) lightning damage per discharge.
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