Shocking burst was a powerful magical ability that could be added to a weapon. When a weapon with this ability hit a foe in a vital area, it released a blast of electricity that harmed the creature. A shocking burst weapon also had the shock ability.[1]


A spellcaster needed a call lightning or lightning bolt spell to create a weapon with this ability.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 225. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.