Minor Shock (901)
Minor Shock is an elemental bolt spell that enables the caster to send an electrical charge from the palm of the hand toward a designated target. The Attack Strength for this spell is primarily a function of the caster's Spell Aiming skill and dexterity bonus, although other spells, such as Elemental Focus (513) and Elemental Targeting (425), can add significantly to its effectiveness. Successful attacks will cause the target to sustain hitpoint damage and possibly lightning based critical injuries.
Although not very powerful, this spell is used extensively by young wizards, because it is an easy spell to learn and cast, and the mana requirements are low. This spell can also typically be found in silver and iron wands dropped as treasure items from creatures or available for purchase from certain shops within each town. It can be imbedded into appropriate items by skilled wizards who have knowledge of the Magic Item Creation (420) spell. Iron wands containing minor shock can also be created by properly trained alchemists.
Lores and Increased Damage
Training in either Elemental Lore, Water and/or Elemental Lore, Air will increase the spell's damage factors. The increase is .001 per two ranks for the first 50 ranks (confirmed), .001 per four ranks for ranks 51 - 100 (not yet confirmed) and .001 per eight ranks (not yet confirmed) for ranks greater than 100. There is no requirement to train in both lores (as previously thought) to increase the damage factors for this spell. What is different with Minor Shock (901), Major Shock (910) and Cone of Lightning (518) compared to other spells that have DF increases from lore training is that these lightning base spells require twice as many ranks for the same benefit.
Damage Factor Table