Talk:Lightning Strike

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Javelin recharges faster,does same damage,same cost,same penetration and interrupts youre foe if hes attacking.So the use of this is ? 13:27, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

This isn't a projectile spell though, meaning it doesn't require a line of sight and it can't be dodged where as Javelin is, oh and it will hit for damage as soon as you finish casting. Javelin takes time to fly through the air... maybe not much time but its still time --The Great Tomato The Great Tomato 13:33, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
Toggle this between Javelin and you've got yourself your air flare. 03:56, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
At the cost of two skill slots? For minimum Spell damage? No thank you. Air usually goes well with Water, so you might as well just use Ice Spear for spamming. Zyph Skerry 03:27, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

He edin't say it was a GOOD thing to use it as an air flare. He just said you COULD.

Considering the weak damage output, I don't see why this spell has a recast time at all. It might as well be the fourth spammable elementalist spell with the trade off being there is no projectile so no travel time. Ice Spear has the highest damage and least travel time (but shortest range), Flare and Stone Daggers have nearly no difference damage-wise. I can't comment on the latter ever having one projectile miss and the other land, I've never seen it happen and I don't use Earth Magic much. 03:21, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Strictly inferior to Arc Lightning[edit]

Arc Lightning has the same basic effect with a bonus conditional and only 1 second longer cooldown. Rarely will that 1 second matter unless it's the ONLY spell you're casting. Give this spell a 2 second cooldown or something. -- 21:47, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Broken Skill Since Ele Rework[edit]

Obviously this post is too far gone, but lightning eles have easy access to both cracked armor and the exhaustion component that powers the second function of this skill. Lightning strike routinely hits for 140+ on targets with or without additional armor in pvp (cause of the easy access to cracked armor + native 25% penetration, making even 80 AL targets squishy). Way, way too broken for a 5 energy, 5 second cooldown skill. 00:57, 26 January 2019 (UTC)