Players inside the game universe call it "Lightning Bolt" but it is magical energy that follows magical rules ... if magic can be said to "follow" rules anything like scientific reality.Jochi wrote:Speaking AS a physicist I have to point out that speculating based on real world physics is pointless. Electricity is an elemental damage effect with a line-shaped area of effect, and being grounded or insulated or sheathed in a Faraday Cage doesn't matter a whit.
We assume that it is pure electrical energy but no D&D lightning bolt spell ever has correctly behaved as a real science based lightning that can contain millions of volts and 100's of thousands of amps. Magical lightning is much more directable and containable. One can only assume that the best defense against magically directed electricity is to magically deflect it.
Besides, dumping a few megawatts of electrical energy into Kore's metal armor should cook him past well done ... before it vaporizes him and irradiates everyone nearby with an x-ray flash.
Don't play with ultra-high power electricity boys and girls: it ends badly.