This spell inflicts damage on the victim. Damage spell power is determined by level unless otherwise specified. All basic attack and area spells are more powerful for in-class users who do not have to fear a counterattack thanks to a group-mate tanking the target.
This single-target damage spell is fifth of ten that mages may learn between level 1 and level 50. Mages may find it useful until they learn Acid Blast or when they are low on mana. Characters of many other classes may learn it at hero tier but will find it fairly useless to them.
See also Lightning Bolt Gear.