The Lightning Rod is said to be crafted by Geomancers in an attempt to harness the power of the sky.
Listed difficulties are considered to be the minimum difficulty the item is obtainable on unless stated otherwise.
- Obsidian Pinnacle
- Soggy Swamp (Adventure)
- Soggy Cave (Adventure)
- Frosted Fjord (DLC)
- Nether Fortress (DLC)
When used, the Lightning Rod shoots lightning on a nearby mob, damaging it and the mobs around it.
The Lightning Rod has a 2 second cooldown, +1 soul gathering, and requires 15 souls to activate. Equipment that increases Artifact Damage, such as the Souldancer Robe, Splendid Robe, and Cave Crawler affect the amount of damage dealt.
The damage range depends on the item's power.
|Power||Min. Damage||Max. Damage|
|1||60 artifact damage||60 artifact damage|
|37||372 artifact damage||372 artifact damage|
|109||19400 artifact damage||19400 artifact damage|
|111||23147 artifact damage||23147 artifact damage|
|112||24202 artifact damage||24914 artifact damage|
|113||25631 artifact damage||25980 artifact damage|
|114||26066 artifact damage||26440 artifact damage|
- +1 Soul Gathering
- Requires Souls
|Sept 29, 2018||Lightning Rod was first revealed in the Minecraft Dungeons announcement trailer.|
|June 9, 2019||Lightning Rod shown off in the Minecraft Dungeons gameplay trailer.|
|Dungeons Beta||Added the Lightning Rod.|
|184.108.40.206||Increased cost from 10 to 15.|
|Added cooldown for 2 seconds.|
|Increased radius from 300 to 350.|
|Increased damage from 30 damage per soul to 60 damage per soul.|
|Max damage also effectively increased by 50% due to damage being damage per soul.|
|Removed variable soul cost.|