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The Javelin of Lightning is an intricate gold and bronze magical weapon.[1]


When the Javelin of Lightning is thrown and its command word ("Penelope") is spoken, it transforms into a five-foot-wide bolt of lightning[2] that extends in a straight line up to 120 feet.[3] Any creature hit by it must make a DC 17 Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, they take 4d6 Lightning damage; on a successful save they take half of that damage.[4]


Vox Machina discovered a javelin of lightning in the Underdark.[5] It was given to Grog, who used it for his rare ranged attacks. Grog used the Javelin of Lightning to land the killing blow on Saundor.[6] The javelin was lost when Grog threw it out of the window of the Cerulean Palace in Ank'Harel and was unable to find it afterward.[7]


  1. See "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) at 1:14:24.
  2. See "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) at 1:15:11.
  3. See "The Echo Tree" (1x63) at 3:44:52.
  4. See "The Echo Tree" (1x63) at 3:44:28.
  5. See "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) at 1:14:24.
  6. See "The Echo Tree" (1x63) from 3:44:12 through 3:46:46.
  7. See "A Traveler's Gamble" (1x66) at 35:31.


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