chain lightning


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chain lightning

n
(Physical Geography) another name for forked lightning
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Noun1.chain lightning - a form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)chain lightning - a form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)
lightning - abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
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The weapon gives arc projectiles a chance to hit multiple enemies using chain lightning. Additional perks include reduced recoil and increased accuracy with longer usage. 
Richard Hannon could run Cai Shen and Chain Lightning and both would merit respect.
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