Lightning Defense

Type Defensive Stat
Effect Shows your current defense against Lightning damage

Lightning Defense is a Defensive Stat in Elden Ring. Lightning Defense shows your defense power and damage negation against lightning attacks. Stats determine the strengths and weaknesses of your character. Defensive Stats are determined by your Attributes and Equipment

Lightning Damage is not as common as poison or fire damage, so it is recommended to only focus on Lightning Defense by using equipment at the moment you think you'll need it instead of permanently spending Runes to increase it.


Lightning Defense Elden Ring Guide

  • Your defense power and damage negation against lightning attacks.
  • The former is calculated via your level, while the latter is calculated via defensive gear and active passive effects.


Elden Ring How to increase character's Lightning Defense

  • VS Lightning Defense can only be increased by Rune Level and equipment. There is no stat that directly governs VS Lightning Defense.


Related Equipment & Items in Elden Ring for Lightning Negation

You can use the following Equipment and Items to increase your Lightning Negation:


Elden Ring VS Lightning Defense Notes & Tips

  • Defense Increase by Rune Level
  • The soft caps for Rune Level are 71, 91, and 161
  • The formulas for calculating Lightning Defense on Rune Level are as follows:
    • Level 1 - 71 --> 40 + 60*((Lvl+79 - 1) / 149)
    • Level 72 - 91 --> 100 + 20*((Lvl+79 - 150) / 20)
    • Level 92 - 161 --> 120 + 15*((Lvl+79 - 170) / 70)
    • Level 162 - 713 --> 135 + 20*((Lvl+79 - 240) / 552)
    • The resulting number is rounded down for the UI menu


Stats in Elden Ring
Arcane  ♦  Dexterity  ♦  Discovery  ♦  Endurance  ♦  Equip Load  ♦  Faith  ♦  Fire Damage Negation  ♦  Fire Defense  ♦  Focus  ♦  Focus Resistance  ♦  FP  ♦  Holy Damage Negation  ♦  Holy Defense  ♦  HP  ♦  Immunity  ♦  Immunity Resistance  ♦  Intelligence  ♦  Level  ♦  Lightning Damage Negation  ♦  Magic Damage Negation  ♦  Magic Defense  ♦  Memory Slots  ♦  Mind  ♦  Physical Defense  ♦  Poise  ♦  Robustness  ♦  Robustness Resistance  ♦  Runes Held  ♦  Stamina  ♦  Strength  ♦  Vigor  ♦  Vitality  ♦  VS Pierce Damage Negation  ♦  VS Pierce Defense  ♦  VS Slash Damage Negation  ♦  VS Slash Defense  ♦  VS Strike Damage Negation  ♦  VS Strike Defense  ♦  Weight

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    • Anonymous

      Which stat increases lighting defense it can’t be talismans like boltdrake negation isn’t enough direct hits for what I see hurt everybody by a lot they need to put a stat that affects it like Strength when you lvl it up or am I missing something?

      • Anonymous

        I don't see a stat that raises lightning def. Maybe a bug or an oversight? Also there's two types of rainy weather. The normal rain where your lightning def gets lowered by 10% and fire def gets raised by 10%, and then there's stormy rain where your lightning def gets lowered by 20% and fire upped by 20%. I might be wrong on the percentages but I'm 100% sure about the weather effects.

        • Anonymous

          When it rains your lightning dmg resistance is reduced by 20% while fire dmg resistance is increased by 20%

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