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Lightning Thorns
Lightning Thorns status icon.png
You emit Lightning Projectiles when hit.

Lightning Thorns is a monster only buff spell which deals reflected damage to any attacker who hits the buffed target. It is similar in effect to Tempest ShieldTempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (7-16) Mana
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Requires Level 16Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them. Blocking refreshes the duration of Tempest Shield.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Lightning DamageChains +0.1 Times+0.05% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
+0.05% Chance to Block Spell Damage while holding a Shield
Deals (24-284) to (36-426) Lightning Damage
+3% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
Chains +1 Times
Base duration is 12 seconds
+3% Chance to Block Spell Damage while holding a Shield
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Tempest Shield skill icon.png
in that the reflected damage is a set amount and not scaled by the damage of the attack. The attacker does not need to deal lightning damage to have damage reflected.


The following monsters use Lightning Thorns:

Monster name skill ids
Blackguard Mage MonsterLightningThorns
Blackguard Mage MonsterLightningThorns
Blackguard Arcmage MonsterLightningThorns
Elder-Blessed Arcmage MonsterLightningThorns
Blackguard Mage MonsterLightningThorns
Blackguard Tempest MapBossLightningThorns
Blackguard Tempest MapBossLightningThorns
Daemon LightningThornsLightningSpray
Daemon LightningThornsLightningSprayMapBoss
Blighted Mage MonsterLightningThorns
Blighted Arcmage MonsterLightningThorns
Eden, Blightspeaker BlightMassLightningThorns
Blighted Scout MonsterLightningThorns
Blighted Elite MonsterLightningThorns
Blighted Scout MonsterLightningThorns
Shavronne of Umbra ShavronneLightningThorns
Prodigy of Darkness ShavronneLightningThorns
Gisale, Thought Thief ShavronneLightningThorns
Gisale, Thought Thief ShavronneLightningThorns
Shavronne of Umbra ShavronneLightningThorns

See also

  • Physical Thorns
  • Elemental Thorns

Version history

Version Changes
  • The Lightning Thorns skill (used by the Blackguard Mages as well as others) no longer deals a flat amount of reflected Lightning damage to attackers. Instead, it triggers a nova of lightning projectiles with a short cooldown.
  • PromenadePromenade MapMap Level: 69
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    : The Blackguard Tempest unique monsters have a longer cast time for their Lightning Thorns skill. This is to give players an opportunity to stop attacking.
  • Reduced the damage from Lightning Thorns by 50% in Normal difficulty, 40% in Cruel difficulty and 30% in Merciless difficulty.
  • The Lightning Thorns skill, as cast by the Blackguard Mages, now does lightning damage to ranged as well as melee attackers. It does less damage than before. The casters have to be closer to use it and have a reduced chance to cast it.