Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target 20-ft.-radius spread
Saving Throw Fortitude partial; Spell Resistance yes
You create a dazzling flash of electricity that fills the target area. Sheet lightning inflicts 1 point of electricity damage to all creatures within the area of effect (no save). The true power of the spell, though, lies not in the damage it inflicts but in the overwhelming pain the lightning creates. The sudden flash and jolt dazes living creatures for 1 round if they fail a saving throw. Creatures that save are instead dazzled for 1 round. Any creature wearing metal armor takes a –2 penalty to its saving throw against this spell.