Electrical critical table

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The electrical critical table (also referred to as lightning) lists the damage, messaging, status effects, and injury levels for lightning criticals. The damage values listed in this table are bolt AS based. CS-based attacks that produce electrical criticals will frequently have damage that differs from this table. However, the status effects and injury ranks will be consistent with the messaging for each crit rank regardless of the attack type and damage. This is the critical table for the wizard spells Minor Shock (901) and Major Shock (910).

Due to its special properties, weapons forged from Zorchar, an unusual metal often found atop high mountain peaks, can flare causing additional damage to the target in the form of lightning criticals.

Notes:

1. See the Additional Critical Messaging section for special lightning criticals from sources other than minor and major shock.

2. Rank 9 R/L leg have different stun durations (12 and 7 rounds, respectively).

LEGEND

  • A - Amputation (limb loss)
  • F - Fatal critical
  • K - Knockdown
  • R - Injury level (rank 1, 2 or 3)
  • S - Stun w/number of rounds
  • x - Unknown stun round

HEAD

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Hair stands on end. Neat effect. none none
1 5 Light shock to head. That stings! none R1
2 15 Shocking jolt to forehead. Painful. S1 R1
3 15 Nasty shock to the head. The [target] looks dazed and confused. S4 R2
4 20 Painfully bright jolt to head leaves ears glowing. S8 R2
5 25 Horrid jolt to forehead amplifies brain waves. You hear the [target] scream in your head. S10 R3
6 30 Horrifying jolt to forehead. Brain explodes in a stunning display of light! F R3
7 35 Spectacular arc of electricity enters one ear and comes out the other. Instant death. F R3
8 40 Massive electrical shock turns head into shark bait. Time to feed the fish. F R3
9 50 Horrifying electrical shock converts head into blood-stained glass. Death is a step up. F R3
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NECK

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Tiny sparks around neck. Pretty. none none
1 2 Light shock to neck. That stings! none R1
2 5 Shocking jolt to neck. Painful. S1 R1
3 10 Nasty shock to the neck. Gonna be stiff for awhile. S3 R2
4 12 Painfully bright jolt to neck explodes surrounding skin. Nasty! S4 R2
5 15 Horrid jolt to neck explodes vocal cords. The [target] gurgles in response. S8 R3
6 20 Terrible shock to neck fuses larynx shut. A painful death follows. F R3
7 25 Explosive bolt of electricity vaporized neck. Head drops to shoulders then on ground. Never knew what hit 'em. F R3
8 30 Arcing bolt of electricity snaps through neck as if it wasn't there and now it really isn't. Instant Death. F R3
9 40 Surprisingly large electrical arc destroys neck and moves up around head making a flashy halo. Rather classical death occurs. F R3
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RIGHT EYE

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Tiny sparks around right eye. The [target] blinks in surprise. none none
1 1 Light shock to right eye. Bet that stung. none R1
2 3 Heavy spark to right eye causes tears and redness. none R1
3 5 Nasty jolt to right eye causes eyelid to split. Gross! S3 R2
4 10 Heavy shock to right eye bursts a few blood vessels. Sick. S5 R2
5 20 Heavy jolt to right eye chars the optic nerve. Now that's pain! S10 R3
6 30 Great bolt of electricity pierces right eye and fries brain till dead. F R3 eye/head
7 40 Right eye socket explodes in a dazzling array of multi-colored sparks. Shocking death. F R3 eye/head
8 45 Sudden blast of electricity sends right eye flying to the ground! Death from shock results. F R3 eye/head
9 50 Immense electrical bolt finds right eye the perfect conductor to ground out in. A shocking death indeed. F R3 eye/head
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LEFT EYE

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Tiny sparks around left eye. The [target] blinks in surprise. none none
1 1 Light shock to left eye. Bet that stung. none R1
2 3 Heavy spark to left eye causes tears and redness. none R1
3 5 Nasty jolt to left eye causes eyelid to split. Gross! S3 R2
4 10 Heavy shock to left eye bursts a few blood vessels. Sick. S5 R2
5 20 Heavy jolt to left eye severs optic nerve. Now that's pain! S10 R3
6 30 Great bolt of electricity pierces left eye and fries brain till dead. F R3 eye/head
7 40 Left eye socket explodes in a dazzling array of multi-colored sparks. Shocking death. F R3 eye/head
8 45 Sudden blast of electricity sends left eye flying to the ground! Death from shock results. F R3 eye/head
9 50 Immense electrical bolt finds left eye the perfect conductor to ground out in. A shocking death indeed. F R3 eye/head
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CHEST

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Tiny sparks around chest. Almost tickles. none none
1 5 Light shock to chest. That stings! none R1
2 10 Heavy spark to chest. Bet that hurts. none R1
3 15 Heavy shock to chest illuminates ribcage. Cool! S1 R1
4 20 Nasty jolt to chest causes heart to skip a beat! S3 R1
5 25 Heavy jolt to chest causes solar plexus to explode. Remarkable display of spraying blood. S5 R2
6 30 Horrid jolt of electricity shatters ribs in a sickening flash of light! S6 R2
7 50 Massive electrical shock to chest tears through muscle tissue. S8 R3
8 60 Horrifying jolt of electricity fries chest to a crisp. Toasty! S10 R3
9 70 Horrifying bolt of electricity turns chest into a smoking pulp of flesh. No life left there. F R3
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ABDOMEN

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Tiny sparks dance around belly. Cool! none none
1 5 Light shock to abdomen. That stings! none R1
2 10 Heavy spark to abdomen. Bet that hurts. none R1
3 15 Heavy shock to abdomen blackens skin. Ick. S1 R1
4 20 Nasty jolt to abdomen makes a [target]'s stomach turn. Urp. S3 R2
5 25 Heavy jolt to abdomen causes skin to break open exposing liver. Yuck! S5 R2
6 30 Horrid jolt of electricity illuminates kidneys! S6 R2
7 50 Massive electrical shock to abdomen turns muscle tissue into a crispy bubbled mess. Not pretty. S8 R3
8 60 Horrifying jolt of electricity fries abdomen to a crisp. Upper torso falls to the ground. Talk about repugnant! F R3
9 70 Horrifying bolt of electricity crystalizes abdominal area. Spiffy but unfortunately also quite deadly. F R3
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BACK

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Static discharge to back. Doesn't hurt, much. none none
1 5 Light shock to back. That stings! none R1
2 10 Heavy spark to back. Bet that hurts. S1 R1
3 15 Arcing strand of electricity jolts across a [target]'s back. Pretty. S2 R1
4 20 Nasty jolt to back fuses a few vertebrae. Definitely uncomfortable. S3 R2
5 25 Heavy jolt to back shoots up spine. Sympathetic pains almost as bad. S5 R2
6 30 Horrid jolt of electricity smokes a shoulder blade! S7 R3
7 50 Massive electrical shock to back. Won't be bending over for awhile. S8 R3
8 60 Terrifying electrical arc destroys spinal column one vertebra at a time! F R3 back/nerves
9 70 Massive electrical bolt burns a hole through the back and kidneys. F R3 back/nerves
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RIGHT ARM

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Static discharge to right arm. Almost tickles. none none
1 3 Light shock to right arm. That stings! none R1
2 7 Heavy spark to right arm. Gonna hurt tomorrow. none R1
3 8 Visible wisps of electricity shoot up right arm. Youch! S1 R1
4 10 Heavy shock to right arm numbs elbow. S2 R2
5 15 Nasty shock to right arm stiffens joints. Nice and painful. S3 R2
6 20 Stunning arc of electricity fuses right arm at elbow. S5 R2
7 25 Massive electrical shock to the right arm destroys flesh. What remains is useless. S6 A R3
8 35 Arcing bolt of electricity galvanizes right arm to elbow. Won't be using it for awhile. S8 A R3
9 40 Hideously bright electrical bolt sends right arm into another universe. Happy traveling. S10 A R3
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LEFT ARM

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Static discharge to left arm. Almost tickles. none none
1 3 Light shock to left arm. That stings! none R1
2 7 Heavy spark to left arm. Gonna hurt tomorrow. none R1
3 8 Visible wisps of electricity shoot up left arm. Youch! S1 R1
4 10 Heavy shock to left arm numbs elbow. S2 R2
5 15 Nasty shock to left arm stiffens joints. Nice and painful. S3 R2
6 20 Stunning arc of electricity fuses left arm at elbow. S5 R2
7 25 Massive electrical shock to the left arm destroys flesh. What remains is useless. S6 A R3
8 35 Arcing bolt of electricity galvanizes left arm to elbow. Won't be using it for awhile. S9 A R3
9 40 Hideously bright electrical bolt sends left arm into another universe. Happy traveling. S10 A R3
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RIGHT HAND

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Static discharge to right hand. Kinda tickles. none none
1 1 Light shock to right hand. Fingers tingle. none R1
2 3 Heavy spark to right hand. Bet that hurts. none R1
3 5 Shocking jolt to right hand stiffens skin around knuckles. none R1
4 7 Heavy shock to right hand. Fingers go numb. S1 R2
5 8 Nasty shock to right hand stiffens fingers. Nice and painful. S2 R2
6 10 Stunning arc of electricity fuses right hand at wrist. S3 R2
7 15 Massive electrical shock to the right hand destroys flesh. What remains is useless. S3 A R3
8 25 Arcing bolt of electricity galvanizes right hand to elbow. Won't be using it for awhile. S5 A R3
9 30 Hideously bright electrical bolt sends right hand into another universe. Happy traveling. S6 A R3
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LEFT HAND

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Static discharge to left hand. Kinda tickles. none none
1 1 Light shock to left hand. Fingers tingle. none R1
2 3 Heavy spark to left hand. Bet that hurts. none R1
3 5 Shocking jolt to left hand stiffens skin around knuckles. none R1
4 7 Heavy shock to left hand. Fingers go numb. S1 R2
5 8 Nasty shock to left hand stiffens fingers. Nice and painful. S2 R2
6 10 Stunning arc of electricity fuses left hand at wrist. S3 R2
7 15 Massive electrical shock to the left hand destroys flesh. What remains is useless. S3 A R3
8 25 Arcing bolt of electricity galvanizes left hand to elbow. Won't be using it for awhile. S5 A R3
9 30 Hideously bright electrical bolt sends left hand into another universe. Happy traveling. S6 A R3
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RIGHT LEG

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Static discharge to right leg. Doesn't hurt, much. none none
1 5 Light shock to right leg. That stings! none R1
2 10 Heavy spark to right leg. The [target] cringes in surprise. none R1
3 15 Visible wisps of electricity shoot up right leg. Youch! S1 R1
4 17 Heavy shock to right leg. Gonna limp for awhile. S3 R2
5 20 Nasty shock to right leg stiffens joints. Nice and painful. S5 R2
6 25 Stunning arc of electricity fuses right leg at knee. S6 K R2
7 30 Massive electrical shock to the right leg destroys flesh. What remains is useless. S8 A K R3
8 40 Arcing bolt of electricity galvanizes right leg to knee joint. Won't be using it for awhile. S10 A K R3
9 45 Hideously bright electrical bolt sends right leg into another universe. Happy traveling. S12 A K R3
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LEFT LEG

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Static discharge to left leg. Doesn't hurt, much. none none
1 5 Light shock to left leg. That stings! none R1
2 10 Heavy spark to left leg. The [target] cringes in surprise. none R1
3 15 Visible wisps of electricity shoot up left leg. Youch! S1 R1
4 17 Heavy shock to left leg. Gonna limp for awhile. S3 R2
5 20 Nasty shock to left leg stiffens joints. Nice and painful. S5 R2
6 25 Stunning arc of electricity fuses left leg at knee. S6 K R2
7 30 Massive electrical shock to the left leg destroys flesh. What remains is useless. S8 A K R3
8 40 Arcing bolt of electricity galvanizes left leg to knee joint. Won't be using it for awhile. S10 A K R3
9 45 Hideously bright electrical bolt sends left leg into another universe. Happy traveling. S7 A K R3
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Additional Critical Messaging

These are some additional lightning based critical messages that result from a variety of sources, including the flares from feras weapons and special creature attacks. Lightning bolts from GMs will often result in one of the following results. Several of these result in instant death from a fatal case of uncontrollable convulsions. These criticals result when the damage from the strike targets the "nerves" instead of one of the above areas. There is a 20% chance of the strike targeting the nerves and this has the lowest tier of fatality starting at T5. The strike can only target the nerves on CS based spells and not bolt spells. Melee and ranged attack lightning flares can also target the nerves.

  • Electric blast goes right to the heart! Fibrillation can be fun. (F)(N3) 35 dmg
  • Electrical charge toasts foe! You get a sharp whiff of burning hair. (F)(N3) 50 dmg
  • Massive shock totally burns out the nervous system. Nothing works anymore. (F)(N3) 70 dmg
  • Powerful blast reduces the [target] to a smoldering pile of ash! (F)(N3) 50 dmg
  • Electric shock causes a strong enough convulsion to snap the [target]'s neck. (F)(R3)(N3) 60 dmg
  • Electric blast goes right to the heart! You'll miss that steady beat. (F)(N3) 30 dmg
  • Heavy shock sends you to the ground with convulsions! 20 dmg 7 round stun
  • Massive shock totally burns out the nervous system. Nothing works anymore. (F) 70 dmg
  • Powerful blast sends most of you up in smoke!(F) 80 dmg
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See Also

Noncorporeal critical table for messaging with lightning based attacks against Noncorporeal creatures.