One of the beam of cracklings, the blue energy lances out towards the creature which is within a specific range and formatting sustained arc of lightning between you and a target. You make a ranged spell attack against to that specific creature. So, any how on a hit the target have a chance to take 1d12 lightning damage and also on each of your turns for a specific duration, you can able to use your action to deal 1d12 lightning damage for the target automatically.
Normally the spell ends whenever you use your action for doing anything else. Actually, the spell also ends if the target is over outside to the spell’s range or else if it has total cover from you.
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At Higher Levels:
While you cast this Witch Bolt 5E Spell by using the spell slot of 2nd level or higher and then the initial damage will increase by 1d12 for each slot above the 1st level.
Attributes Of Witch Bolt 5E Spell
|Casting Time||1 action|
|Components||V, S, M (a twig from a tree that has been struck by lightning)|
|Duration||Concentration, up to 1 minute|
|Classes||Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard|