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A monster who serves the Abyss Order and commands lightning while singing the praises of the darkness.
These are the evangelists and the scholars of the Abyss. Their violent lightning strikes the hearts of unbelievers with dark wisdom, warped by the shadowy depths of an eternal night, its violet glow proclaiming the existence of a great power that corrodes human intellect.

Abyss Lector: Violet Lightnings are Elite Enemies that are part of the Abyss Lectors enemy group and the The Abyss family.

For specific locations, see the HoYoLAB Teyvat Interactive Map.


Item Mora.png ≤600 Mora
Item Berserker.png3-4★ Set Berserker
Item Instructor.png3-4★ Set Instructor
Item The Exile.png3-4★ Set The Exile


Physical Pyro Hydro Electro Cryo Anemo Geo
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Level Scaling
1 583 76 505
5 1,313 127 525
10 2,293 203 550
15 4,085 321 575
20 7,082 502 600
25 9,161 686 625
30 11,782 820 650
35 16,709 987 675
40 21,559 1,225 700
45 28,745 1,525 725
50 39,972 1,889 750
55 49,175 2,239 775
60 67,050 2,661 800
65 79,863 3,142 825
70 104,416 3,673 850
75 119,367 4,188 875
80 148,526 4,726 900
85 163,395 5,140 925
90 194,833 5,709 950
95 221,991 6,549 975
100 294,121 7,387 1,000

Note that HP and ATK values may change in Co-Op, some Quests, and certain Domains. The change usually involves multiplying some of the values by a constant scale factor.

Abilities and Attacks

A creature of the Abyss Order that calls upon thunder and lightning in praise of the darkness. It possesses some ability to disrupt elemental powers, and some of its attacks will drain characters' Elemental Energy when dealing DMG to them.

Abyss Lector that incants the power of Electro. Some of their attacks are capable of draining Energy, similar to the Engulfing Storm Ley Line Disorder.

Attcack names are unofficial. (Abyssal Light is taken from its voice-over. The Violet Lightning is named after its title.)

  • Thunderbolt: Summons a falling bolt of Electro energy to strike its foe dealing 100% ATK as AoE Electro DMG. When below 60% HP it will summon 2 bolts consecutively. When its shield is active it will summon 3 bolts consecutively.
  • Thunder Wave: Conjures a wave of lightning bolts striking down in a line towards you, dealing 80% ATK, 40% ATK, or 20% ATK as Electro DMG. When its shield is active, it will unleash two waves of lightning at once, usually from different directions but sometimes in a straight line.
  • Thunderous Declaration: When a character strays near to the Abyss Lector, it will implode itself with a powerful electromagnetic blast dealing 150% ATK as AoE Electro DMG.
  • Storming Sanctum: After its HP reaches 20%, the Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning will imbue itself with a powerful Electro shield, providing it immunity to all DMG until its shield is broken. Upon the shield's activation, deals 200% ATK as AoE Electro DMG in a large area around itself and causing heavy knockback. The Abyss Lector also gains new/upgraded attacks when it is equipped with an Electro shield.
    • The Lector will immediately be defeated after its shield has been destroyed, even though it still has HP remaining.
  • Abyssal Light: Conjures 3 Electro orbs that launch towards the player's current position, each dealing 50% ATK, 25% ATK, 12.5% ATK respectively as Electro DMG and draining 20 energy on the first hit.
  • The Violet Lightning: Summons many Electro orbs around it, after a short pause the orbs will be sent out in all directions and then stop for a second before exploding, dealing 50% ATK as Electro DMG and draining 20 energy on hit. This attack is only used when in the Storming Sanctum state.


Ability Logic

  • An ability will only be used if they meet all of the following conditions:
    • The ability is not on cooldown
    • The target is within the range required by the ability
    • The ability has the highest priority out of all that meet the previous 2 conditions
      • A lower priority number indicates a higher priority.
      • If multiple abilities share the highest priority, one will be chosen at random.
  • Certain abilities with extra trigger conditions may defy regular ability logic.
  • Global Cooldown is shared with nearby Abyss Herald: Wicked Torrents.
Ability Range Req. (m) Priority CD (s) Initial CD (s) Shared CD (s) Global CD Action Interval (s) Triggers Act. Int. State Req.
Group CD (s)
Thunderbolt 0–20 5 2–3 1 3
Thunder Wave 0–20 4 8–12 5 Ranged 5
Thunderous Declaration 0–7.5 3 10–15 5
Abyssal Light 0–15 2 10–20 20 Special 10
The Violet Lightning 0–15 1 20–30 Special 10 Shielded


Like the Abyss Heralds, Lectors are fairly weak when unshielded. Care should still be taken to avoid their attacks to prevent unnecessary energy drain.

Upon reaching critical health, the Lector will activate an Electro shield that permanently applies said status onto them, opening them up to more consistent elemental reactions but also enhances their attacks. Due to the nature of Electro, it is highly recommended to use Pyro or Cryo attacks to inflict Overloaded and Superconduct, both of which deal high damage compared to Electro-Charged or Swirl.

Once the Lector's shield breaks, they are automatically defeated.

To break the Electro shield quickly, there is a strategy of using Bennett with a four-piece set effect of Thundering Fury while in the radius created by Fantastic Voyage. The four-piece effect decreases the cooldown of the user's Elemental Skill by 1 second. Inside the radius and with the four-piece set, Bennett can repeatedly use Passion Overload, which has very fast cooldown and high Gauge application, dealing massive damage in the process. His sixth constellation, Fire Ventures With Me, can also inflict additional damage from Pyro-imbued auto-attacks and further reduce Passion Overload's cooldown.[3]

Alternatively Jean's Dandelion Breeze (or Anemo Traveler's Palm Vortex) can repeatedly Swirl the character's Pyro imbuement from Bennett's Fantastic Voyage without the sixth constellation being necessary.

Chongyun's Spirit Blade: Chonghua's Layered Frost is a Cryo alternative if players do not have or are not using Bennett.


During the unshielded phase:


Condition Line
Spotting the Player Behold! The Abyss has come!
Thunderbolt Peace be with you!
Peace and hope find you! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Thunder Wave The gift of grace!
Grace be upon you! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Thunderous Declaration Hear the truth!
The truth shall set you free! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Abyssal Light Abyssal light, shine!
Hear ye, the words of joy! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
The Violet Lightning The power of revelation! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Generating Shield By holy proclamation! (Transitioning)
In the name of the truth! (Transitioning)
Defeated The truth... shall endure...
The door... is... opened unto you...

Condition Line
Spotting the Player 自——深渊而来!
Thunderbolt 拥抱圣眷!
博爱的圣眷! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Thunder Wave 感受恩典!
至圣的恩典!(Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Thunderous Declaration 聆听真理!
至伟的真理!(Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Abyssal Light 深渊之光!
敕教众生! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
The Violet Lightning 高贵的升华!(Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Generating Shield 高洁的真理!(Transitioning)
伟大的圣谕! (Transitioning)
Defeated 真理——永不磨灭……

Condition Line
Spotting the Player 심연에서 왔도다.
Thunderbolt 총애를 받들어라!
넘치는 자비! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Thunder Wave 신성한 은혜!
은혜를 느끼거라! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Thunderous Declaration 진리를 듣거라!
위대한 진리! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Abyssal Light 심연의 빛!
고귀한 승화! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
The Violet Lightning 중생에게 전하리라! (Only when Elemental Shield is activated)
Generating Shield 위대한 말씀! (Transitioning)
고결한 진리! (Transitioning)
Defeated 진리는... 결코 사라지지 않아...
문은... 그대를 위해 존재한다...

Notable Electro-Aligned Abyss Lectors


Appears as a boss, alongside Egill, after dispersing the dark fog during the Perils in the Dark World Quest.


Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishAbyss Lector: Violet Lightning
Shēnyuān Yǒngzhě - Zǐdiàn
Abyss Lector - Purple Lightning
Shēnyuān Yǒngzhě - Zǐdiàn
Japaneseアビスの えいしょうしゃ でん
Abisu no Eishousha - Shiden
Korean심연 봉독자・자색 뇌전
Simyeon Bongdokja - Jasaenk Noejeon
Abyss Lector: Purple Thunderbolts
SpanishBardo del Abismo - Trueno púrpuraAbyss Bard - Purple Thunder
FrenchChantre de l'Abîme - Foudre pourpreAbyss Cantor - Purple Thunder
RussianЧтец Бездны: Пурпурная молния
Chtets Bezdny: Purpurnaya molniya
Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning
ThaiAbyss Lector - Violet Lightning
VietnameseHọc Sĩ Vực Sâu - Tử ĐiệnAbyss Scholar - Purple Lightning
GermanAbgrundsänger - Lila BlitzeAbyss Bard - Purple Lightning
IndonesianAbyss Lector: Violet Lightning
PortugueseBardo do Abismo - Trovão VioletaAbyss Bard - Violet Thunder

Change History

Released in Version 1.5
Version 2.6

Version 2.4

Version 1.5

  • Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning was released.