Skill details
Ride the Lightning
Ride the Lightning
Campaign: Factions Elementalist-icon
Profession: Elementalist
Attribute: Air Magic
Type: Elite Spell
Exhaustion   10 Energy 1 Activation 5 Recharge

Full: You ride the lightning to target foe. That foe is struck for 10...82 lightning damage. This spell has 25% armor penetration and causes Exhaustion.

Concise: Deals 10...82 lightning damage. 25% armor penetration. You instantly move to this foe. You are Exhausted.

Air Magic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Lightning Damage 101622283440465258647076 828894100106112118124130136


Signet of Capture:


  • "Riding the lightning" is a shadow step, meaning you will drop any bundle you are carrying and must have an unobstructed path to your target. If there is no clear path to the target, the spell will still activate and deal damage, but you will not shadow step.
  • This and Ebon Escape are the only non-assassin skills that allow a character to shadow step.
  • This is the only shadow step to deal damage and is the fastest recharging shadow step.


  • The name of this skill is a reference to the Metallica album "Ride the Lightning".
  • A slang term for being executed by electric chair is "riding the lightning."

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