Light burst weapons produced a blinding flash of light on a severe hit to the target.[1]


A spellcaster who wished to enchant a weapon with the light burst property had to have the daylight spell available.[1]


When a light burst weapon scored a severe hit, it unleashed a dazzling burst of light, leaving the unfortunate subject partially blind and dazed for approximately a minute. Those with particular sensitivity to light, such as drow or kobolds, also suffered the effects of a daylight spell for about six seconds, then had to endure being dazzled.

The wielder of the weapon did not suffer the effects.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ari Marmell, Anthony Pryor, Robert J. Schwalb, Greg A. Vaughan (May 2007). Drow of the Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 978-0-7869-4151-3.