Lightning damage

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Lightning damage is an elemental damage type that is caused by most Air Magic skills, Channeling Magic skills, wands and staves linked to the Air Magic, Channeling Magic and Spawning Power attributes and any martial weapon with a Shocking upgrade component.

Although lightning damage has no inherent effects, many Air Magic skills have 25% armor penetration.

Generally, Lightning damage skills tend to focus on dealing large damage to single targets, and feature no damage over time effects.

In PvE, it is rare for one to be specifically requested to wield lightning damage, with most players opting for Fire damage to deal damage. In some cases, however, it is more effective to use lightning damage. Within PvP, lightning damage typically comes as a side effect from players wielding support skills such as Blinding Surge, but it is also present within some spikes, sometimes as the primary damage source.

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