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Creates a blinding bolt of necrotic lightning

AD&D 2e[]

Darkening Bolt
Spell Level: 4 Rarity: Uncommon (shadow

mages) or Very Rare

Schools: Evocation, Shadow
Components: V, S, M (an onyx and a bit of black fur)
Range: Personal Casting Time: 4
Duration: Instant Saving Throw: Halves
Effect: A bolt 60 ft. long and 5 ft. wide

Creates a bolt of "negative lightning," with black sparks and tendrils of darkness. Creatures in the area of the spell take 1d6 points of damage per caster level (10d6 max) and can make a saving throw vs. spell to halve the damage they take. If the bolt strikes a solid surface, it will rebound toward the caster and it will not stop until it has travelled its full length.

The darkness is so consuming that creatures who can see the spell's effect have a 10% chance of going blind for 1d4 turns.