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Magick Bolt is a skill available in Dragon's Dogma.


"Launches a magick bolt from your staff."

Press 'Light Attack' to launch a magick bolt from the staff. Press Light Attack repeatedly for additional bolts.

Can add elemental effects and damage via enchantments - the effect varies depending on whether a permanently or temporarily enchanted weapon is used.

The power of a magick bolt is quite weak, scaling poorly with core and weapon magick; at longer range the contribution of the magick from the staff is reduced further to low levels.

Climbing Magick Bolt[]

When climbing magick bolts can be fired singly whilst still staying attached to the foe. The power of these attacks is increased from the ground based version.

Aerial Magick Bolt[]

Curiously the damage from Magick Bolt is minutely affected by firing a bolt when jumping.

  • The physical strength boosting augment eminence does not increase power or damage when jumping.
  • The stagger power of the bolts is doubled when fired when jumping.

Elemental Variants[]

Using Magick Bolt with a temporarily elementally enchanted weapon may result in changed behavior of the bolts that are released:

  • Fire - Straight-flying fireballs that zig-zag slightly on their flight-path.
  • Ice - Spheres of ice that pause for a moment and then fire off.
  • Thunder - Straight-flying bolts of electricity that bounce off of enemies.
  • Holy - Spheres of light that move somewhat slowly when released, but then home in and fly into enemies at a very fast speed. Can home in on enemies that aren't actually being targeted, making them useful for fighting enemies from a long range or for finding enemies in darkness.
  • Dark - Slow-moving projectiles of darkness that track enemies. The projectiles move in an odd, winding manner and lift smaller enemies on impact.

Permanently enchanted weapons produce bolts alike to the standard magick bolt attack, that carry the elemental properties.


  • Unenchanted bolts are Neutral Magick
  • An advanced light attack, Focused Bolt, that fires multiple bolts can be learnt.
  • Generally the skill can only aim at a single enemy (the sigil shows up as soon as the wind up animation starts) but may be redirected to other nearby enemies mid use with movement controls.