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Lightning Lure 5e D&D Guide



Hey there, fellow adventurers! I’m Alex Hawthorne, a dedicated D&D enthusiast, and today, I’m thrilled to unravel the electrifying mysteries of the spell known as Lightning Lure.

Picture this: crackling bolts of lightning dancing between your fingertips, ready to snare your enemies and pull them into the heart of the storm.

Lightning Lure is a spell that combines the power of lightning with tactical finesse, allowing you to control the battlefield and leave your foes shocked and awed.

Let’s dive into the electrifying world of Lightning Lure and explore its potential.

What is Lightning Lure in D&D 5e?

Lightning Lure is a conjuration cantrip in D&D 5th Edition that channels the elemental force of lightning.

With a snap of your fingers and a command, you create a lash of lightning energy that ensnares a creature within 15 feet of you.

This electrifying tether pulls the target closer, allowing you to manipulate their position on the battlefield and set them up for devastating attacks.

How to Master the Power of Lightning Lure:

Mastering Lightning Lure requires precision, timing, and a keen understanding of your enemies.

Here’s how you can wield this spell with finesse:

  1. Target Selection: Use Lightning Lure to pull enemies out of position, separating them from their allies or dragging them into traps. Focus on foes who rely on ranged attacks or spellcasting, disrupting their actions and rendering them vulnerable.
  2. Combination with Area Spells: Pair Lightning Lure with area-effect spells to corral enemies into a specific area. Create zones of control or overlap your spells to force enemies into concentrated clusters, maximizing the impact of your area spells.
  3. Interrupting Actions: Use Lightning Lure to interrupt enemies in the midst of casting spells or performing other actions. Pulling them away can disrupt their concentration, causing their spells to fizzle and their plans to unravel.
  4. Creative Terrain Use: Leverage the environment to your advantage. Pull enemies off ledges, into hazardous terrain, or closer to your melee-focused allies, allowing your party members to capitalize on their newfound proximity.
  5. Retreat and Escape: On the defensive, Lightning Lure can help you create distance between yourself and enemies closing in. Use it to pull pursuers away momentarily, giving you a chance to reposition or make a hasty escape.

Rules for Using Lightning Lure:

  1. Spell Level: Lightning Lure is a cantrip, meaning it is a spell that you can cast at will without expending a spell slot. Cantrips are basic spells that every spellcaster can use without depleting their magical reserves.
  2. Casting Time: Lightning Lure has a casting time of 1 action. This means it takes your character one full action to cast the spell.
  3. Range: The spell has a range of 15 feet. You can target a creature within 15 feet of you when casting Lightning Lure.
  4. Saving Throw: The target must succeed on a Strength saving throw or be pulled up to 10 feet in a straight line toward you. The DC for the saving throw is calculated based on your spellcasting ability, such as Intelligence for wizards or Charisma for sorcerers.
  5. Damage: If the pulled creature ends up within 5 feet of you after being pulled, it takes 1d8 lightning damage. The damage increases as you reach higher levels: at 5th level (2d8), 11th level (3d8), and 17th level (4d8).
  6. Clear Path Requirement: Lightning Lure requires a clear path to the target. This means there should not be any solid obstacles or barriers between you and the target, though it can be used around corners or other obstacles within its range.
  7. No Opportunity Attacks: Using Lightning Lure does not provoke opportunity attacks. You can pull an enemy without giving them the opportunity to strike back.
  8. No Damage Without Proximity: The spell only deals damage if the pulled creature ends up within 5 feet of you after being pulled. If the creature ends its movement more than 5 feet away from you, it doesn’t take any damage from the spell.
  9. Multiple Uses: Since Lightning Lure is a cantrip, you can cast it repeatedly, making it a versatile and frequently usable spell in various combat situations.

Examples of Lightning Lure Usage:

Imagine you’re facing a group of goblins in a dense forest. One of the goblins, armed with a dangerous bow, is perched high up in a tree.

Using Lightning Lure, you yank the goblin from its vantage point, pulling it down to the ground.

The fall disorients the goblin, making it an easy target for your archer ally who swiftly dispatches it.

In another scenario, you find yourself outnumbered in a narrow corridor. As the enemies approach, you cast Lightning Lure, dragging the lead opponent into the middle of your party.

The sudden disruption causes confusion among the enemies, breaking their formation and allowing your party to take advantage of the disarray, turning the tide of battle in your favor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lightning Lure in D&D 5e:

Q: Can Lightning Lure be used to pull creatures through obstacles or barriers?

A: No, Lightning Lure requires a clear path to the target. It cannot pull creatures through solid objects, barriers, or obstacles, but it can pull them around corners or obstacles within its range.

Q: Does Lightning Lure deal damage immediately upon pulling the target?

No, Lightning Lure deals damage only if the target starts its turn within 5 feet of you. The spell’s primary effect is pulling the target, and it deals damage if the creature remains within range at the beginning of its turn.

Q: Can Lightning Lure pull multiple creatures at once if they are within range?

A: No, Lightning Lure targets only one creature within its range. It does not affect multiple creatures, even if they are within 15 feet of you.

Q: Does Lightning Lure provoke opportunity attacks when used against an enemy engaged in melee combat?

A: No, Lightning Lure does not provoke opportunity attacks. It’s a controlled effect that allows you to pull the target without triggering attacks of opportunity.

Q: Can Lightning Lure be used to pull creatures out of reach, such as flying creatures or those on elevated platforms?

A: No, Lightning Lure has a range of 15 feet and requires a clear path to the target. It cannot pull creatures that are out of its range or behind total cover, such as flying creatures at a higher altitude.

Armed with the crackling might of Lightning Lure, you can control the battlefield, manipulate enemy positions, and leave your foes shocked and disoriented.

May your pulls be precise, your enemies bewildered, and your adventures be filled with electrifying triumphs!

Safe travels, and may your spells always spark with brilliance!

Hey, I'm Alex Hawthorne, a D&D enthusiast for two incredible decades. From battling beholders to deciphering ancient runes, I've lived it all. Now, I'm here to share my adventures, wisdom, and a few critical hits. Let's roll!

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