The bread and butter ranged damage dealing spell is Lightning Bolt. The best skill to use to get a single target to attack you, usually allowing for 2-3 uses before the monster actually closes range. In PVE, this skill should be used at the beginning of the fight and only at the very end if the monster runs away. Because of its cast time it is more mana efficient than the instant cast shocks. The damage output from this spell rivals that of the shocks, but it does have a greater range with which to attack. At range this skill comes to use especially when your shocks are on recast timers (or cooldown). In PVP this skill should be used at the maximum range of 30 yards. Warriors will subvert it's effectiveness by Charging but after gaining distance between the Warrior through any means this skill may come into play mid-battle.
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