Daily Punch 1-15-15 Ball Lightning Cantrip for DnD5e

Had a new player love Shocking Grasp, but hate to have to get close.  How about something similar, but not overpowered?


Ball Lightning

Evocation Cantrip

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: 100 feet

Components: V,S

Duration: Instantaneous

You lob a ball of pure electricity at a target.  Make a ranged spell attack against the target.  On a hit, the target takes 1d6 electric damage and can not take reactions for the next turn.

The spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 5th level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6)


4 thoughts on “Daily Punch 1-15-15 Ball Lightning Cantrip for DnD5e

  1. No reason why you could not go this route. I Might Instead suggest that you have your player go this route. Find Familiar 1st-level conjuration (ritual). From this spell they can then cast Shocking grasp through it.
    When you cast a spell with a range of touch,
    your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the
    spell. Your familiar must be within 100 feet of you, and
    it must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast
    it. If the spell requires an attack roll, you use your attack
    modifier for the roll.

  2. It’s not electric, it is lightning. Why not just make it a lightning strike? After all, most lightning occurs from the ground up and not the clouds down. 😉

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