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Elden Ring best spells: The best sorceries and incantations in Elden Ring

Discover the best spells in Elden Ring and a list of every spell

Looking for the best spells in Elden Ring? Spells have dominated the Elden Ring meta, with many players relying on them to defeat the hardest bosses in Elden Ring. Despite various nerfs that have arrived since launch, Elden Ring spells remain incredibly powerful. Whether you're summoning a spectral sword to slay baddies or unleashing a destructive beam of magical energy, you'll make short work of any enemy.

In this guide, we'll break down the best spells in Elden Ring, covering both sorceries and incantations, and then provide a full list of every spell and details on where to find them. Be warned that the information below does cover where to find certain spells, so there may be brief spoilers for endgame areas and events.

If you want to find any of the areas, NPCs, or enemies that we mention, take a look at our full Elden Ring walkthrough, Elden Ring side quest guide, and all Elden Ring boss locations.

Elden Ring best sorcery spells

Sorceries are the type of spells used by the Academy of Raya Lucaria. They predominantly scale with Intelligence and require a staff to cast. Below, you can find the best sorcery spells in Elden Ring.

Adula's Moonblade

  • Attribute requirement: 32 Intelligence
  • FP cost: 26

While it isn't as cheap as Carian Slicer, making it less effective for consistent use, Adula's Moonblade is a phenomenal spell for tough enemies and bosses that you encounter in the late-game. It deals lots of damage with each melee hit and also fires out a ranged arc of magic damage to enemies that are further away. Most importantly, Adula's Moonblade also inflicts frostbite with each hit, which deals a massive chunk of damage to the enemy and makes them weaker to further strikes.

To find Adula's Moonblade, you must progress through Ranni's sidequest until you reach the southwestern cliffs in Liurnia (above the Village of the Albinaurics) known as the Moonlight Altar. Once there, go to the Cathedral of Manus Celes, where you will find Glintstone Dragon Adula, a boss that you previously fought behind Caria Manor. Kill Adula to gain the Adula's Moonblade spell.

Ranni's Dark Moon

  • Attribute requirement: 68 Intelligence
  • FP cost: 62

Ranni's questline has many rewards, but the Ranni's Dark Moon spell is one of the best. When cast, it summons a large, dark moon that has multiple effects. It deals huge amounts of magic damage to enemies, while also inflicting the frostbite effect. On top of that, it also reduces their magic damage negation, making enemies weaker to subsequent spells, and cancels any other spells in its path.

To get Ranni's Dark Moon, head to Chelona's Rise in the Moonlight Altar and complete the puzzle to unseal the entrance. This tasks you with slaying three giant spectral turtles scattered across the Moonlight Altar plateau. Once complete, you can head inside and grab the Ranni's Dark Moon spell.

Elden Ring player in cuckoo knight armor swinging the carian slicer spectral sword towards a bug-like enemy on a stone path.

Carian Slicer

  • Attribute requirement: 14 Intelligence
  • FP cost: 4

Carian Slicer is a sorcery that you get much earlier in your adventure, but it is no less valuable than the other spells mentioned so far. Carian Slicer allows you to slash forwards with a magical sword. If used in quick succession, it will strike multiple times in a melee combo. This allows you to correct one of the biggest issues with magic builds, as it makes you much more competent in close-quarters situations. If you're surrounded by enemies or can't quite land a ranged attack, Carian Slicer should make short work of most foes.

You can buy Carian Slicer from Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins after giving her the Royal House Scroll, which you’ll find South of Agheel Lake South. When you have the scroll, take it back to Sellen and hand it over to unlock the Carian Slicer spell, and then buy it for 1500 Runes.

Rock Sling

  • Attribute requirement: 18 Intelligence
  • FP cost: 18

Rock Sling is another early spell that absolutely dominates the Elden Ring meta. Rock Sling is a gravity spell that throws 3 boulders towards the targeted enemy, dealing lots of strike damage. However, the best part about Rock Sling is its ability to easily stagger enemies. Cast Rock Sling a few times and it should stagger even the most powerful bosses, giving you chance to follow up with other spells without needing to dodge attacks or avoid damage. This also makes Rock Sling a great option for melee/mage hybrid characters, as you can easily stagger enemies and then perform a visceral attack.

Rock Sling is found in the northwest of Aeonia Swamp in Caelid, near where you can find the Meteorite Staff. Within the Street of Sages Ruins, you will find a staircase that leads down to a small underground basement. Here, you will find a chest that contains Rock Sling.

Elden Ring player blasting Comet Azur from the Sword of Night and Flames

Comet Azur

  • Attribute requirement: 60 Intelligence
  • FP cost: 40

Comet Azur essentially became the stuff of legends when Elden Ring launched, as it allowed players to effortlessly breeze through most bosses. It unleashes a beam of glintstone energy that deals a massive amount of magic damage. Despite recent nerfs, it is still incredibly powerful and one of the best spells in Elden Ring. That's mainly thanks to the way it combines with the Hidden Cerulean Tear, which you can use in the Flask of Wondrous Physick to temporarily cancel any FP costs for spells. This makes Comet Azur free to cast for a short period of time, allowing you to rip through bosses without even needing to drink an FP potion.

To get Comet Azur, you must travel to Mt. Gelmir in the northwest of the Altus Plateau. Follow Seethewater River towards Ft Laidd and then head through the nearby soldier camps. You will find a pool of lava in which you can fight a Magma Wyrm boss. After defeating this enemy, head past the lava and follow the path along until you reach another boss, named Demi-Human Queen Maggie. Kill them and then head over to the crystallised sorcerer in the boss arena. Interact with their body to get the Comet Azur spell.


Elden Ring best incantation spells

Incantations are more varied than sorceries, with some allowing you to apply buffs or debuffs instead of regular damage. Incantations usually scale with Faith and require a seal to cast. Below, we'll list the best incantation spells in Elden Ring.

Unendurable Frenzy

  • Attribute requirement: 31 Faith
  • FP cost: 42

Unendurable Frenzy is the key incantation that we mention in our Elden Ring mech build. This is a more powerful version of Flame of Frenzy, allowing you to blast fire out of your eyes as you move towards enemies. Like Comet Azur, Unendurable Frenzy becomes unquestionably overpowered when paired with the Hidden Cerulean Tear. As you stomp towards enemies and spew flames from your eyes without even spending a point of FP, you're sure to be the most powerful being in the Lands Between.

You will find Unendurable Frenzy in the Yelough Anix Ruins, located in the southwest of the Consecrated Snowfield. Head down the stairs in the ruins to find a cellar with a treasure chest that contains the Unendurable Frenzy incantation.

Golden Vow

  • Attribute requirement: 25 Faith
  • FP cost: 47

Golden Vow is the most important buff incantation, making it one of the best spells in Elden Ring. It increases the attack and defense stats of yourself and any allies, so you can team up with friends and use this to make short work of Elden Ring's most fearsome bosses. Golden Vow applies the buff immediately when cast, meaning you don't need to stand in a certain area to receive the effects of this spell.

To get Golden Vow, you must head to the Corpse-Stench Shack in the northeast of Mt. Gelmir. You will find the spell on the corpse inside, but be careful as you approach, as a hostile NPC named Anastasia, Tarnished Eater will invade your world and attack.

Elden Ring player breathes scarlet rot out of a dragon head on a snow-covered field

Ekzykes's Decay

  • Attribute requirement: 23 Faith, 15 Arcane
  • FP cost: 48

Ekzykes's Decay is one of our favourite Elden Ring spells, featuring heavily in our Elden Ring Faith build. It allows you to unleash a poisonous cloud that inflicts the scarlet rot effect on any nearby enemies, dealing lots of damage over time. Since this effect lasts for a while, you can use Ekzykes's Decay and then spend most of the fight avoiding attacks and blocking damage while enemies slowly whittle away and die.

While there are many incantations that inflict enemies with scarlet rot, we think Ekzykes's Decay is the best thanks to its range. You can use this to spew scarlet rot over a group of enemies while standing at a safe distance, which isn't possible with most other rot incantations, such as Scarlet Aeonia, which is the reward for defeating Malenia, Blade of Miquella.

Ekzykes's Decay is an incantation that you purchase from the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid, but you must defeat the Decaying Ekzykes boss first. This is a dragon that you'll encounter on the main path that leads through this region, in the area known as Caelid Highway South.

Swarm of Flies

  • Attribute requirement: 11 Faith, 16 Arcane
  • FP cost: 14

Bleed is one of the best status effects in Elden Ring and the Swarm of Flies spell allows you to easily incorporate it into any Faith build. While it might not be as strong as our Elden Ring bleed build, Swarm of Flies is an incredible spell that you should use. It sends out a flurry of bloodthirsty flies that feed on enemies, dealing plenty of damage and building up that bleed effect.

To get Swarm of Flies, you must head to Mohgwyn Palace. This is where you find Mohg, Lord of Blood, but you won't need to defeat that boss for this. Instead, simply head to the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace and head down into the swamp of blood. Look for a cave on the East side of this blood swamp and loot the corpse inside to get the Swarm of Flies spell.

Elden Ring player leaping into the air and swinging a fiery black blade around behind their back, about to slam into the ground.

Black Blade

  • Attribute requirement: 46 Faith
  • FP cost: 26

Malekith, the Black Blade is a tough late-game boss that you'll encounter in Elden Ring, but defeating him grants you a powerful reward. Take the Rememberance of the Black Blade to Enia in the Roundtable Hold to get the Black Blade incantation. When cast, your character will leap forward and slash with a blade, dealing melee damage and sending out a wave of light that will damage enemies in the distance.

Black Blade is an excellent melee option for purely Faith-based spellcasters, but its ability to drain enemy health for a short amount of time after each hit makes it exceptional. With the Black Blade incantation, you can keep pressure on the enemy and keep damaging them between hits. It also lowers the maximum health of enemies, which prevents opponents from healing back to full health.


All Elden Ring spells: a full list of every spell in Elden Ring

There are lots of other spells available in Elden Ring that you might want to try. Below, we'll list every Elden Ring spell, their requirements and FP cost, and brief details on where to get them.

Spell Name Spell Type Spell Effect FP Cost Spell Requirements Spell Location
Adula's Moonblade Sorcery Slash with a greatsword and unleash an arc of frost magic. 26 32 Intelligence Kill Glintstone Dragon Adula at the Cathedral of Manus Celes.
Ambush Shard Sorcery A shard strikes the enemy from behind. 16 23 Intelligence Found in a cellar in the Witchbane Ruins, Weeping Peninsula.
Ancient Death Rancor Sorcery Summons spirits that chase enemies. 24 34 Intelligence, 24 Faith Kill the Death Rite Bird in Liurnia of the Lakes.
Briars of Punishment Sorcery Wounds enemies and impales them on a trail of bloodthorns. 13 21 Faith Northeast of the Zamor Ruins in the Mountaintops of the Giants, at the foot of a dead tree.
Briars of Sin Sorcery Summons large thorns from a whorl of blood. 9 24 Faith Kill an enemy southwest of the Eastern Tableland Site of Grace, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Cannon of Haima Sorcery Throws a magical cannonball in an arc. 45 25 Intelligence At the top of Converted Fringe Tower, located on the ridge above Black Knife Catacombs in the northeast of Liurnia of the Lakes.
Carian Greatsword Sorcery Slash with a magical greatsword. 14 24 Intelligence Purchase from Miriel, Pastor of Vows at the Church of Vows, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Carian Phalanx Sorcery Summons protective glintblades that seek enemies that approach. 26 34 Intelligence Purchase from Preceptor Seluvis in Seluvis' Rise, behind Caria Manor.
Carian Piercer Sorcery Conjures a magic greatsword to impale foes. 19 27 Intelligence Kill the Teardrop Scarab in the eastern courtyard of Caria Manor.
Carian Retaliation Sorcery Dispels incoming sorceries and incantations and sends out glintblades to strike back. 8 17 Intelligence Purchase from Preceptor Seluvis in Seluvis' Rise, behind Caria Manor.
Carian Slicer Sorcery Slash with a magical sword. 4 14 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave.
Collapsing Stars Sorcery Fires numerous gravitational projectiles. Any foes struck will be pulled toward the caster. 18 36 Intelligence In a chest in the War-Dead Catacombs, located along the northern edge of Starscourge Radahn's boss arena, Caelid.
Comet Sorcery Fire out a glintstone comet. 26 52 Intelligence Found through an illusory wall just before the Red Wolf of Radagon boss in the Academy of Raya Lucaria.
Comet Azur Sorcery Fire out a torrent of glintstone energy. 40 60 Intelligence Interact with Primeval Sorcerer Azur on the cliffs past the Mt. Gelmir Magma Wyrm.
Crystal Barrage Sorcery Fires a burst of glintstone shards. 14 23 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave.
Crystal Burst Sorcery Fires some glintstone shards. 14 18 Intelligence Kill the Demi-Human Queen in the ruins southeast of the Church of Pilgrimage, Weeping Peninsula.
Crystal Release Sorcery Fires a violent burst of crystal shards. 38 41 Intelligence Kill the Crystalians in the Academy Crystal Cave, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Crystal Torrent Sorcery Rapidly fires a torrent of crystal shards. 24 47 Intelligence Kill the rotten Crystalians in Sellia Hideaway, Caelid.
Eternal Darkness Sorcery Pulls in other sorceries and incantations. 25 35 Intelligence On a corpse in a tower located South of Sellia, Caelid.
Explosive Ghostflame Sorcery Triggers a ghostflame explosion that burns the nearby area. 36 42 Intelligence, 30 Faith Kill Death Rite Bird in the river northwest of Ordina, Liturgical Town, in the Consecrated Snowfield.
Fia's Mist Sorcery Releases a cloud of mist that inflicts Death on enemies. 25 23 Intelligence, 18 Faith Kill Fia's Champions in the Deeproot Depths.
Founding Rain of Stars Sorcery Bring stars crashing to the ground. 32 52 Intelligence In Heretical Rise, a tower in the Mountaintops of the Giants, accessed by following the cliffs North of the Freezing Lake and using an invisible bridge.
Freezing Mist Sorcery Unleash a mist of frost into the air. 20 21 Intelligence Purchase from Preceptor Seluvis in Seluvis' Rise, behind Caria Manor.
Frozen Armament Sorcery Enchants armament held in the right hand with frost. 20 15 Intelligence Kill the Teardrop Scarab behind Caria Manor.
Gavel of Haima Sorcery Slam with a glintstone hammer. 25 25 Intelligence At the top of Converted Fringe Tower, located on the ridge above Black Knife Catacombs in the northeast of Liurnia of the Lakes.
Gelmir's Fury Sorcery Magma explodes from the ground towards enemies. 27 28 Intelligence, 15 Faith Reward for completing Recusant Bernahl's quest in Volcano Manor, Mt. Gelmir.
Glintblade Phalanx Sorcery Glintblades appear and seek any enemies that approach. 20 22 Intelligence Purchase from either Sellen or Miriel after giving them the Royal House Scroll.
Glintstone Arc Sorcery Fires an arc of glintstone energy towards enemies. 10 13 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave.
Glintstone Cometshard Sorcery Unleash a huge shard of glintstone. 19 36 Intelligence Purchase from either Sellen or Miriel after giving them the Conspectus Scroll.
Glintstone Icecrag Sorcery Fires a frozen glintstone towards the enemy. 12 15 Intelligence Purchase from Preceptor Seluvis in Seluvis' Rise, behind Caria Manor.
Glintstone Pebble Sorcery Fires a glintstone pebble towards the enemy. 7 10 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave.
Glintstone Stars Sorcery Summon three stars that chase down foes. 14 12 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave.
Gravity Well Sorcery Summon a gravity orb that pulls enemies towards you. 12 17 Intelligence Kill the enemy that spawns just past the waterwheel in the Academy of Raya Lucaria.
Great Glintstone Shard Sorcery Fires a large glintstone shard towards the enemy. 12 16 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave, after giving her the Academy Scroll.
Great Oracular Bubble Sorcery Summon a magical bubble that explodes near enemies. 16 25 Intelligence, 18 Arcane Kill the Teardrop Scarab in the ruins above Worshipper's Woods, Siofra River.
Greatblade Phalanx Sorcery Creates a defensive arch of larger magic glintblades overhead. 35 29 Intelligence Kill Bols, Carian Knight in the Cuckoo's Evergaol on the western shore of Liurnia Lake.
Loretta's Greatbow Sorcery Summon a bow and unleash a magical arrow. 28 26 Intelligence Kill Royal Knight Loretta in Caria Manor, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Loretta's Mastery Sorcery Summon a bow and unleash four magical arrows. 43 46 Intelligence Kill Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree, as you travel down the Haligtree.
Lucidity Sorcery Alleviates buildup of sleep and madness. 10 17 Intelligence Kill Preceptor Miriam in Carian Study Hall after using the Carian Inverted Statue in Ranni's questline.
Magic Downpour Sorcery Make magic shards rain down on enemies. 20 15 Intelligence Kill Preceptor Miriam in the Carian Study Hall.
Magic Glintblade Sorcery Fires a magical glintblade towards an enemy. 12 14 Intelligence Purchase from Miriel, Pastor of Vows at the Church of Vows, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Magma Shot Sorcery Lob magma towards enemies. 24 19 Intelligence, 10 Faith Speak to Tanith in Volcano Manor after completing her first contract killing.
Meteorite Sorcery Small meteorites rain down from above. 30 30 Intelligence Kill the Alabaster Lord in the Royal Grave Evergaol, behind Caria Manor.
Meteorite of Astel Sorcery Meteorites rain down from above. 60 55 Intelligence Kill Astel, Stars of Darkness, in Yelough Anix Tunnel, Consecrated Snowfield.
Night Comet Sorcery Fires a magic comet. 24 38 Intelligence In a chest hidden behind a magical barrier in Sellia, Caelid.
Night Maiden's Mist Sorcery Unleash mist that drains enemy health. 20 14 Intelligence Purchase from Gowry in Caelid after progressing his quest in the Millicent questline.
Night Shard Sorcery First a magic shard. 7 18 Intelligence Purchase from Gowry in Caelid after progressing his quest in the Millicent questline.
Oracle Bubbles Sorcery Create small bubbles that seek enemies and cause damage. 12 19 Intelligence, 15 Arcane Kill a Teardrop Scarab in the ruins just before the Mimic Tear boss fight, Siofra River.
Rancorcall Sorcery Make ghostly figures chase enemies. 14 16 Intelligence, 14 Arcane Kill the Teardrop Scarab found after dropping into the underground section of Stormveil Castle.
Ranni's Dark Moon Sorcery Sends a cold, dark moon towards enemies that dispels sorceries. It lowers their magic damage negation upon impact and inflicts frostbite. 62 68 Intelligence Found in Chelona's Rise, a tower in the Moonlight Altar, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Rennala's Full Moon Sorcery Sends a moon towards enemies that dispels sorceries. It lowers their magic damage negation upon impact. 55 70 Intelligence Kill Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, and take the Remembrance of the Full Moon to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Rock Blaster Sorcery Create a massive magical shockwave. 25 21 Intelligence In a chest in Sellia Crystal Tunnel, Caelid.
Rock Sling Sorcery Hurl three rocks towards enemies. 18 18 Intelligence Found in the Street of Sages Ruins in Aeonia Swamp, Caelid.
Roiling Magma Sorcery Fires explosive magma at enemies. 32 21 Intelligence, 12 Faith Found on a corpse in Hermit's Shack, just past the Magma Wyrm pool in Mt. Gelmir.
Rykard's Rancor Sorcery Sends out spirits that trail explosions behind them. 35 40 Intelligence, 18 Faith Kill Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy in Volcano Manor and take the Remembrance of the Blasphemous to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Scholar's Armament Sorcery Enchants armaments held in the right hand with magic-affinity attacks. 25 12 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave.
Scholar's Shield Sorcery Enchants shield held in the left hand with additional damage negation. 30 12 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave.
Shard Spiral Sorcery Fires a spiral of glintstone energy. 14 27 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen after completing her questline.
Shatter Earth Sorcery Create a magical shockwave. 12 15 Intelligence On a corpse in the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Shattering Crystal Sorcery Sends a burst of crystals out towards enemies. 32 38 Intelligence On a corpse on the top floor of the Church of the Cuckoo, near where you find the second Glintstone Key.
Star Shower Sorcery Send six shooting stars after nearby enemies. 23 24 Intelligence Purchase from either Sellen or Miriel after giving them the Conspectus Scroll.
Starlight Sorcery Creates a small, floating star light that illuminates surroundings. 12 15 Intelligence Purchase from Thops in the Church of Irith, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Stars of Ruin Sorcery Send twelve dark shooting stars after nearby enemies. 38 43 Intelligence Follow Sorceress Sellen's questline and speak to Master Lusat in Sellia Hideaway, Caelid.
Swift Glintstone Shard Sorcery Fires a small glintstone shard towards enemies. 5 12 Intelligence Purchase from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins, Limgrave, after giving her the Academy Scroll.
Terra Magica Sorcery Create a rune that makes anyone within it stronger. 20 20 Intelligence Kill the Crystalians in the Academy Crystal Cave and follow the path out of the boss room.
Thops' Barrier Sorcery Creates a magic shield that deflects other sorceries and incantations. 7 18 Intelligence On Thops' body near the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace after giving him the Glintstone Key.
Tibia's Summons Sorcery Summons a group of Those Lost in Death. 20 28 Intelligence, 20 Faith Kill the Tibia Mariner in Wyndham Ruins, Altus Plateau.
Unseen Blade Sorcery Enchants armament held in right hand, making it completely invisible. 18 12 Intelligence In a chest at the top of Mirage Rise, Altus Plateau.
Unseen Form Sorcery Makes the caster semi-invisible. 20 16 Intelligence In a chest at the top of Mirage Rise, Altus Plateau.
Zamor Ice Storm Sorcery Summon an ice tornado. 22 36 Intelligence On a corpse in the Zamor Ruins, Mountaintops of the Giants.
Agheel's Flame Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew flaming breath from above. 36 23 Faith, 15 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion after killing Flying Dragon Agheel.
Ancient Dragons' Lightning Spear Incantation Creates a spear of red lightning and stabs it into the ground from above. 42 32 Faith Unlock by giving the Ancient Dragon Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Ancient Dragons' Lightning Strike Incantation Summons a red bolt of lightning that scatters and spreads around the surrounding area. 36 26 Faith Unlock by giving the Ancient Dragon Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Aspect of the Crucible: Breath Incantation Creates a throat pouch on the caster's neck, allowing them to spew fiery breath while walking. 28 27 Faith Return to Rykard's boss arena after defeating the Lord of Blasphemy. Kill Tanith and her guardian to get this spell.
Aspect of the Crucible: Horns Incantation Creates a mighty horn on the caster's shoulder to gore foes from a low stance. 30 27 Faith In Stormveil Castle, leave the Rampart Tower Site of Grace and hop off the cliff to the left of the hawks. Kill the Crucible Knight at the bottom of this cliffside.
Aspects of the Crucible: Tail Incantation Creates a supple tail that sweeps through foes before the caster. 32 27 Faith Kill the Crucible Knight boss in Stormhill Evergaol, Limgrave.
Assassin's Approach Incantation Completely silences the footsteps of the caster, as well as reducing fall damage. 15 10 Faith Unlock by giving the Assassin's Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Barrier of Gold Incantation Greatly increases magic damage negation for the caster and nearby allies. 30 24 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab found just after killing the spectral version of Godfrey, First Elden Lord, in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
Beast Claw Incantation Creates beast claws that rend the land with shockwaves. 10 8 Faith Unlock by giving Gurranq, Beast Clergyman, 5 Deathroot in the Bestial Sanctum, Caelid.
Bestial Constitution Incantation Fills the body with bestial vigor, alleviating buildup of frost and blood loss. 10 9 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab at the end of the bridge leading out of the Bestial Sanctum, Caelid.
Bestial Sling Incantation Swiftly flings a number of sharp rock shards. 7 10 Faith Unlock by giving Gurranq, Beast Clergyman, 2 Deathroot in the Bestial Sanctum, Caelid.
Bestial Vitality Incantation Restores HP over a period of time. 18 12 Faith Unlock by giving Gurranq, Beast Clergyman, 3 Deathroot in the Bestial Sanctum, Caelid.
Black Blade Incantation Leap forward to deliver a spinning slash with a black blade that emits a wave of light. 26 46 Faith Kill Malekith, the Black Blade, and take the Remembrance of the Black Blade to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Black Flame Incantation Throws a ball of raging black fire. 18 20 Faith Unlock by giving the Godskin Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Black Flame Blade Incantation Engulfs armament held in the right hand with black flame. 15 17 Faith Unlock by giving the Godskin Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Black Flame Ritual Incantation Summons a circle of black flame pillars around the caster. 36 42 Faith Kill the Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble in Spiritcaller Cave, Mountaintops of the Giants.
Black Flame's Protection Incantation Summons black fire within, increasing physical damage negation. 30 30 Faith Speak to Gideon Ofnir after getting both pieces of the Haligtree Medallion.
Blessing of the Erdtree Incantation Gradually restores a large amount of HP to yourself and allies. 60 38 Faith Located at the Queen's Bedchamber Site of Grace in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
Blessing's Boon Incantation Gradually restores some HP to yourself and allies. 30 24 Faith Purchase from Miriel, Pastor of Vows at the Church of Vows, Liurnia of the Lakes.
Bloodboon Incantation Thrust arm into the body of the Formless Mother, then scatter the bloodflame to set the area ablaze. 15 14 Faith, 17 Arcane Kill Mohg, Lord of Blood, and take the Remembrance of the Blood Lord to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Bloodflame Blade Incantation Engulfs armament held in the right hand with bloodflame. 20 12 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab found near Rose Church in Liurnia of the Lakes.
Bloodflame Talons Incantation Creates bloodflame lacerations before the caster, which explode in an instant. 18 13 Faith, 15 Arcane Kill Mohg, the Omen, in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds beneath Leyndell, Royal Capital.
Borealis's Mist Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew icy breath from above. 48 23 Faith, 15 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion after killing Borealis, the Freezing Fog.
Burn, O Flame! Incantation Raises a series of flame pillars around the caster. 30 27 Faith Kill the Fire Giant and take the Remembrance of the Fire Giant to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Catch Flame Incantation Momentarily sparks flame from the caster's hand. 10 8 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Cure Poison Incantation Alleviates poison buildup and cures poison. 7 10 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Darkness Incantation Creates a veil of darkness that conceals the caster. 34 18 Faith Unlock by giving the Assassin's Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Death Lightning Incantation Strikes surroundings with a storm of Death lightning. 46 47 Faith Kill Lichdragon Fortissax in Fia's quest and take the Remembrance of the Lichdragon to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Discus of Light Incantation Produces a ring of light and fires it forwards. 11 13 Intelligence, 13 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn when he leaves the Roundtable Hold and moves to the Altus Plateau.
Divine Fortification Incantation Increases holy damage negation. 20 10 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab found East of the Weeping Evergaol.
Dragonbolt Blessing Incantation Summons lightning to bolster the caster's body. Attacks become easier to deflect and resistance to all ailments is increased. 20 21 Faith In a chest in Stormcaller Church, Altus Plateau.
Dragonclaw Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to tear through foes with dragon claws. 42 17 Faith, 13 Arcane Purchase from the Church of Dragon Communion after traversing the Coastal Cave in Limgrave.
Dragonfire Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew flaming breath. 28 15 Faith, 12 Arcane Purchase from the Church of Dragon Communion after traversing the Coastal Cave in Limgrave.
Dragonice Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew icy breath. 36 15 Faith, 12 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.
Dragonmaw Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to bite enemies before them. 62 24 Faith, 16 Arcane Purchase from the Church of Dragon Communion after traversing the Coastal Cave in Limgrave.
Ekzykes' Decay Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew scarlet rot breath from above. 48 23 Faith, 15 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion after killing Decaying Ekzykes.
Elden Stars Incantation Creates a stream of golden shooting stars that assail the area. 47 50 Faith In an ant-filled cave in the Deeproot Depths.
Electrify Armament Incantation Enchants armament held in the right hand with lightning-affinity attacks. 27 15 Faith Unlock by giving the Dragon Cult Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Erdtree Heal Incantation Heals a vast amount of HP for the caster and nearby allies. 65 42 Faith Located at the Queen's Bedchamber in Leyndell, Capital of Ash.
Fire's Deadly Sin Incantation Sets both the caster and the surrounding area ablaze with raging flames. 26 19 Faith Follow the Flightless Bird Painting to the Windmill Village in the Altus Plateau.
Flame Fortification Incantation Increases fire damage negation. 20 10 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Flame Sling Incantation Produces and throws a ball of raging fire. 11 10 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Flame of the Fell God Incantation Releases a ball of raging fire said to be inhabited by a fell god. 50 41 Faith Kill Adan, Thief of Fire, in the Malefactor's Evergaol in Liurnia of the Lakes.
Flame, Cleanse Me Incantation Alleviates poison and scarlet rot buildup and cures these ailments. 14 12 Faith Found in an enemy camp near the Church of Vows in Liurnia of the Lakes.
Flame, Fall Upon Them Incantation Hurls several balls of fire at once. 24 28 Faith Unlock by giving the Giant's Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Flame, Grant Me Strength Incantation Creates an invigorating fire within that enhances physical and fire-affinity attack power. 28 15 Faith Found near Fort Gael, in the southwest corner of Caelid.
Flame, Protect Me Incantation Creates a fire within that greatly increases fire damage negation. 30 24 Faith Through a Stonesword Key doorway in the Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave, located in the Mountaintops of the Giants.
Fortissax's Lightning Spear Incantation Stabs two spears of red lightning into the ground. 64 46 Faith Kill Lichdragon Fortissax and take the Remembrance of the Lichdragon to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Frenzied Burst Incantation Releases concentrated blasts of the yellow flame of frenzy from the caster's eyes. 24 22 Arcane Kill the Teardrop Scarab near the Church of Inhibition in Liurnia of the Lakes.
Frozen Lightning Spear Incantation Creates a spear of ice lightning and stabs it into the ground from above. 36 34 Faith Kill the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella in Ainsel River.
Giantsflame Take Thee Incantation Hurls a massive ball of raging fire. 32 30 Faith Unlock by giving the Giant's Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Glintstone Breath Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew magic breath. 28 15 Faith, 12 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.
Golden Lightning Fortification Incantation Greatly increases lightning damage negation for the caster and nearby allies. 30 24 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab at the top of Crumbling Farum Azula.
Golden Vow Incantation Increases attack power and defense for the caster and nearby allies. 47 25 Faith Found in the Corpse-Stench Shack in the northeast of Mt. Gelmir.
Great Heal Incantation Greatly heals HP for the caster and nearby allies. 45 15 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn when he leaves the Roundtable Hold and moves to the Altus Plateau.
Greyoll's Roar Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to emit a terrible roar, reducing the attack power and defense of nearby enemies. 75 28 Faith, 17 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion after killing Elder Dragon Greyoll.
Gurranq's Beast Claw Incantation Creates beast claws that rend surroundings with shockwaves. 21 15 Faith Unlock by giving Gurranq, Beast Clergyman, 8 Deathroot in the Bestial Sanctum, Caelid.
Heal Incantation Heals HP for the caster and nearby allies. 32 12 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Honed Bolt Incantation Summons a bolt of lightning to strike foes from above. 12 24 Faith Unlock by giving the Dragon Cult Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Howl of Shabriri Incantation Releases a maddening shriek that causes madness buildup in foes nearby. 21 33 Faith In a chest in a tower located North of the Frenzied Flame Village Site of Grace in Liurnia of the Lakes.
Immutable Shield Incantation Enchants shield held in the left hand with the light of regression, increasing all forms of non-physical damage negation and ailment resistance. 15 19 Intelligence, 19 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn when he reaches the colosseum.
Inescapable Frenzy Incantation Causes the yellow flame of frenzy to blaze from the caster's eyes. 32 21 Faith Near the bottom of the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, to the side of the pit found behind the altar in Mohg's boss room.
Lansseax's Glaive Incantation Creates a red-lightning glaive and sweeps the area from above. 35 40 Faith Kill Ancient Dragon Lansseax in the Altus Plateau.
Law of Causality Incantation Manifests a small ring of causality within that allows the caster to automatically retaliate upon receiving a certain number of blows. 22 29 Intelligence Speak to Gideon Ofnir after killing Mohg, Lord of Blood at Mohgwyn Palace.
Law of Regression Incantation Heals all negative statuses, dispels special effects, and reveals mimicry in all its forms. 55 37 Intelligence Unlock by giving the Golden Order Principia to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Lightning Fortification Incantation Increases lightning damage negation. 20 10 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn when he leaves the Roundtable Hold and moves to the Altus Plateau.
Lightning Spear Incantation Summons a lightning spear and hurls it before the caster. 18 17 Faith Unlock by giving the Dragon Cult Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Lightning Strike Incantation Summons a bolt of lightning that scatters and spreads around the surrounding area. 21 28 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab in the small ravine to the East of the Minor Erdtree in the Weeping Peninsula, Limgrave.
Litany of Proper Death Incantation Creates an image of Order, dealing holy damage to nearby foes. 17 17 Intelligence, 17 Faith Purchase from D, Hunter of the Dead, in the Roundtable Hold.
Lord's Aid Incantation Alleviates buildup of poison, blood loss, and sleep for the caster and nearby allies. Additionally, cures poison. 12 12 Faith Unlock by giving the Two Fingers' Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Lord's Divine Fortification Incantation Greatly increases holy damage negation for the caster and nearby allies. 30 27 Faith Speak to Gideon Ofnir after killing Malenia, Blade of Miquella.
Lord's Heal Incantation Heals a massive amount of HP for the caster and nearby allies. 55 20 Faith Unlock by giving the Two Fingers' Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Magic Fortification Incantation Increases magic damage negation. 20 10 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Magma Breath Incantation Transforms caster into a wyrm to spew magma breath. 30 14 Faith Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion after killing the Mt. Gelmir Magma Wyrm.
Noble Presence Incantation Thrust out belly with gusto to produce a shockwave that knocks back nearby foes. 20 26 Faith Kill the Godskin Noble boss in Volcano Manor, Mt. Gelmir.
O, Flame! Incantation Momentarily sparks roaring flame from the caster's hand. 16 16 Faith Unlock by giving the Fire Monks' Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Order Healing Incantation Alleviates death blight buildup. 15 11 Intelligence, 11 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab in the Siofra Aqueduct.
Order's Blade Incantation Enchants armament held in the right hand with holy-affinity attacks. 22 13 Intelligence, 13 Faith Purchase from D, Hunter of the Dead, in the Roundtable Hold.
Pest Threads Incantation Secretes countless sticky threads, launching them forwards. 19 11 Faith Purchase from Gowry in Caelid after progressing his quest in the Millicent questline.
Placidusax's Ruin Incantation Transforms caster into the Dragonlord to spew golden breath from above. 80 36 Faith Kill Dragonlord Placidusax and take the Remembrance of the Dragonlord to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Poison Armament Incantation Enchants armament held in the right hand with poison. 15 10 Faith Kill the invisible Teardrop Scarab in Caelid's Aeonia Swamp.
Poison Mist Incantation Releases a poisonous mist before the caster. 18 12 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab found to the northeast of Castle Morne.
Protection of the Erdtree Incantation Increase damage negation for all affinities except physical, for both the caster and nearby allies. 30 35 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab found North of the Altus Plateau Minor Erdtree.
Radagon's Rings of Light Incantation Produces a golden ring of light and fires it across a wide area. 29 31 Intelligence, 31 Faith Unlock by giving the Golden Order Principia to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Rejection Incantation Produces a shockwave that knocks back nearby foes. 9 12 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Rotten Breath Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew scarlet rot breath. 36 15 Faith, 12 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Caelid.
Scarlet Aeonia Incantation Creates a gigantic flower that blooms into an explosion of scarlet rot. 56 35 Faith Kill Malenia, Blade of Miqeulla and take the Remembrance of the Rot Goddess to Enia in the Roundtable Hold.
Scouring Black Flame Incantation Sweeps a wide area before the caster with black flame. 27 28 Faith Kill the Godskin Apostle in the Windmill Village, Altus Plateau.
Shadow Bait Incantation Creates a pale gold shadow before the caster, luring foes of human build and attracting their aggression. 15 13 Faith Found on a corpse within the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds.
Smarag's Glintstone Breath Incantation Transforms caster into a dragon to spew magic breath from above. 36 23 Faith, 15 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion after killing Glintstone Dragon Smarag.
Stone of Gurranq Incantation Hurls a boulder before the caster. 15 13 Faith Unlock by giving Gurranq, Beast Clergyman, 6 Deathroot in the Bestial Sanctum, Caelid.
Surge, O Flame! Incantation Creates a stream of fire to burn the area before the caster. 1 9 Faith Unlock by giving the Fire Monks' Prayerbook to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.
Swarm of Flies Incantation Releases a swarm of bloodflies before the caster to assault foes. The vile swarm deals damage and builds up onset of blood loss. 14 11 Faith, 16 Arcane On a corpse in the blood swamps of Mohgwyn Palace.
The Flame of Frenzy Incantation Causes the yellow flame of frenzy to burst forth from the caster's eyes. 16 16 Faith On a corpse in Callu Baptismal Church in the Weeping Peninsula, Limgrave.
Theodorix's Magma Incantation Transforms caster into a great wyrm to spew a large volume of magma breath. 45 21 Faith, 14 Arcane Purchase at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion after killing Great Wyrm Theodorix.
Triple Rings of Light Incantation Produces three rings of light and fires them forwards. 23 23 Intelligence, 23 Faith Through a Stonesword Key doorway in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, beneath the Prayer Room Site of Grace.
Unendurable Frenzy Incantation Causes the yellow flame of frenzy to violently burst forth from the caster's eyes. 42 31 Faith Found in the cellar of Yelough Anix Ruins, in the Mountaintops of the Giants.
Urgent Heal Incantation Heals a small amount of HP. 16 8 Faith Purchase from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold.
Vyke's Dragonbolt Incantation Enchants armaments with lightning-affinity attacks and increases maximum equipment load. 35 23 Faith Kill Roundtable Knight Vyke in the Lord Contender's Evergaol, found in the Mountaintops of the Giants.
Whirl, O Flame! Incantation Creates a spiraling stream of fire that burns the area before the caster. 21 13 Faith Kill the Teardrop Scarab on the road South of the Minor Erdtree in Caelid.
Wrath of Gold Incantation Produces a golden shockwave that knocks back nearby foes. 40 32 Faith Found in the cellar of some ruins to the South of the Minor Erdtree in the centre of the Altus Plateau.

That covers the best spells in Elden Ring and every spell that you can get in the game. If you want to use these spells, we recommend using our Elden Ring memory stone locations guide to unlock more spell splots. To upgrade your character further, take a look at our Elden Ring Sacred Tears and Golden Seeds guides. If you want to try out other Elden Ring builds, make sure you know how to respec in Elden Ring.

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