- The Lightning Spell is the first spell unlocked the Spell Factory, and is automatically unlocked once the Spell Factory has finished construction.
- When this spell is used a number of lightning bolts drop from the ‘sky’, damaging all Buildings and enemy Troops randomly (but within a circle of 3.5 tiles in radius). The most damage is done to the area where the spell is dropped.
- Some people use Lightning Spells only on the Dark Elixir Storage to steal the Dark Elixir from them.
- It is very useful to take out an enemy’s defenses such as Cannons or Archer Towers.
- It is also very useful to take out enemy Clan Castle Troops.
- It can be used to destroy Mortars, or at least damage them significantly due to their relatively low hitpoints.
- It can be very useful if you need to just destroy a building to get a star.
- A good Trophy-hunting strategy is to use Lightning Spells to take out an Air Defense then deploy Dragons, although it takes 3 fully upgraded Lightning Spells to take out a lvl 2 Air Defense. Jorge Yao stated in his interview that he used that tactic to help him reach number one on the top players’ list.
- Lightning Spells are usually used to take out or damage Defenses with relatively low hit-points.
- 5 level 6 lightning spells can take out a level 4 town hall (and lower) however this isn’t a recommended method.
|Radius||Random Radius||Number of Strikes||Time Between Strikes||Time to Create||Spell Factory Level Required|
|2 tiles||3.5 tiles||6||0.4s||30 minutes||1|
|Level||Total Damage||Damage per Strike||Cost||Upgrade Cost||Upgrade Time||Laboratory Level Required|
|Tier 1||Barbarian • Archer • Goblin|
|Tier 2||Giant • Wall Breaker • Balloon • Wizard|
|Tier 3||Healer • Dragon • P.E.K.K.A|
|Dark Elixir Troops||Minion • Hog Rider • Valkyrie • Golem • Golemite • Witch • Skeleton|
|Heroes||Barbarian King • Archer Queen|
|Spells||Lightning Spell • Healing Spell • Rage Spell • Jump Spell • Freeze Spell|