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|name=Chain Lightning
 
|name=Chain Lightning
 
|image=Spell_Nature_ChainLightning.png
 
|image=Spell_Nature_ChainLightning.png
|description=Hurls a lightning bolt at the enemy, dealing X Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Each jump reduces the damage by 30%. Affects 3 total targets.
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|description=Hurls a lightning bolt at the enemy, dealing x Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Affects 3 total targets.<br><br>{{text|white|Enhanced Chain Lightning (Level 92+)}}<br>When your Chain Lightning or Lava Beam strikes 3 or more targets, the your next Earthquake is instant and its damage is increased by 300%.
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
 
|school=[[Nature]]
 
|school=[[Nature]]
|cost=30.5% of [[base mana]]
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|cost=1% of [[base mana]]
 
|range=30 yd
 
|range=30 yd
 
|cast_time=2 sec
 
|cast_time=2 sec
|cooldown=3 sec
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|cooldown=
 
|gcd=1.5 sec
 
|gcd=1.5 sec
 
|level=28
 
|level=28
 
|tcg=ChainLightningTCG.jpg
 
|tcg=ChainLightningTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
:''The air crackled with electricity as the bolt leapt from body to body, leaving the scent of charred flesh in its wake.'' ([[TCG]])
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{{Quotation|[[TCG]]|The air crackled with electricity as the bolt leapt from body to body, leaving the scent of charred flesh in its wake.}}
'''Chain Lightning''' is a core [[shaman]] ability learned at level 28. It deals [[direct damage]] to up to three targets, with each successive hit dealing 30% less damage.
 
   
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'''Chain Lightning''' is a core [[shaman]] ability learned at level 28. It deals [[direct damage]] to up to three targets.
*{{ability|Ancestral Guidance}} (talent)
 
*{{ability|Ancestral Swiftness}} (talent)
 
*{{ability|Echo of the Elements}} (talent)
 
*{{ability|Ascendance}} (core ability, elemental spec effect)
 
*{{ability|Flametongue Weapon}} (core ability)
 
*{{ability|Elemental Focus}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
 
*{{ability|Elemental Fury}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
 
*{{ability|Elemental Reach}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
 
*{{ability|Shamanism (ability)|Shamanism}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
 
*{{ability|Mastery: Elemental Overload}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
 
*{{ability|Maelstrom Weapon}} ({{SpecIcon|Enhancement}} enhancement spec ability)
 
*{{ability|Mastery: Enhanced Elements}} ({{SpecIcon|Enhancement}} enhancement spec ability)
 
*{{ability|Stormstrike}} ({{SpecIcon|Enhancement}} enhancement spec ability)
 
{{:Glyph of Chain Lightning}}
 
{{clrl}}
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
*Chain Lightning's initial hit deals 100% of the damage, its second hit 70% and its third hit 40%. In total, Chain Lightning can do up to 210% of its damage.
 
 
*Chain Lightning's initial hit receives 51.8% of your spell damage. It is not affected by any [[AoE]] reduction.
 
 
 
*All three hits are calculated individually. As such, it is possible (and fairly common) that only one or two hits critically hit.
 
*All three hits are calculated individually. As such, it is possible (and fairly common) that only one or two hits critically hit.
   
== Tips ==
 
 
*Chain Lightning has a fairly high chance of triggering {{ability|Elemental Focus}} (elemental spec) due to hitting multiple targets.
 
*Chain Lightning has a fairly high chance of triggering {{ability|Elemental Focus}} (elemental spec) due to hitting multiple targets.
   
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== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
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* {{Patch 6.0.2|note=Chain Lightning’s damage has been increased by 50%.}}
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* {{Patch 5.2.0|note=Chain Lightning will now deal the same damage to subsequent targets as it does to the first.}}
 
* {{Patch 2.3.0|note=Cast time was reduced to 2.0 (from 2.5), mana costs reduced, benefit from spell damage reduced appropriately.}}
 
* {{Patch 2.3.0|note=Cast time was reduced to 2.0 (from 2.5), mana costs reduced, benefit from spell damage reduced appropriately.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.6.0|note=Chain spells cast on PvP targets by an unflagged Shaman will now properly bounce to other PvP targets.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.6.0|note=Chain spells cast on PvP targets by an unflagged Shaman will now properly bounce to other PvP targets.}}

Latest revision as of 22:21, April 16, 2015

Chain Lightning
Spell nature chainlightning
  • Chain Lightning
  • 30 yd  range
  • 1% of base mana
  • 2 sec cast
  • Hurls a lightning bolt at the enemy, dealing x Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Affects 3 total targets.

    Enhanced Chain Lightning (Level 92+)
    When your Chain Lightning or Lava Beam strikes 3 or more targets, the your next Earthquake is instant and its damage is increased by 300%.
Usable by
ClassShaman
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolNature
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required28
TCG image
ChainLightningTCG
The air crackled with electricity as the bolt leapt from body to body, leaving the scent of charred flesh in its wake.
- TCG

Chain Lightning is a core shaman ability learned at level 28. It deals direct damage to up to three targets.

Notes Edit

  • All three hits are calculated individually. As such, it is possible (and fairly common) that only one or two hits critically hit.
  • Chain Lightning has a fairly high chance of triggering [Elemental Focus] (elemental spec) due to hitting multiple targets.
  • Be careful when using this spell if more mobs are nearby that aren't meant to be aggroed. While Chain Lightning may be more tempting to use for its lower cast time and higher damage output, it can easily cause adds.

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Chain Lightning’s damage has been increased by 50%.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Chain Lightning will now deal the same damage to subsequent targets as it does to the first.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Cast time was reduced to 2.0 (from 2.5), mana costs reduced, benefit from spell damage reduced appropriately.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Chain spells cast on PvP targets by an unflagged Shaman will now properly bounce to other PvP targets.

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