There are plenty of Incantations that Tarnished players can dish out in Elden Ring, and depending on your build and how far you’ve progressed into the game, you can only use so much at a time. So with that, we’ve compiled a list of the best Elden Ring Incantations you can get in the game to help you decide which ones to try out and eventually incorporate into your build.
In this guide, we will be listing down what we think are the best Incantations in Elden Ring to obtain, how or where to get them, and their respective required stats to be able to use them. We’ll start off with the utility incantations, and then move to the offensive incantations.
Here are our Top 25 Best Incantations in Elden Ring:
Flame, Cleanse Me
Flame, Cleanse Me is one handy utility incantation to have at all times due to its ability to alleviate poison and scarlet rot buildup and cure them as well.
FP Cost: 14
INT: 0 | FTH: 12 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Flame, Cleanse Me Incantation: Head to the southeast of the Church of Vows and look for a corpse at the Fire Monk Camp.
Assassin’s Approach is very helpful for those Tarnished who want to keep it silent and stay undetected. It also reduces fall damage.
FP Cost: 12
INT: 0 | FTH: 10 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Assassin’s Approach Incantation: The Assassin’s Approach can be purchased from Brother Corhyn at the Roundtable Hold or Miriel, Pastor of Vows at the Church of Vows. You will need to give either of them the Assassin’s playbook to see the incantation as a purchasable item.
The Assassin’s Approach is also the starting incantation for the Confessor class.
The Erdtree Heal is one of the strongest healing incantations that you can chant. Due to its high FP cost and its high Faith requirement, you may opt to go for the lesser heals at first, but eventually getting the Erdtree Heal gives you the most healing per FP and per cast.
FP Cost: 65
INT: 0 | FTH: 42 | ARC: 0
Where to find the Erdtree Heal Incantation: After committing the cardinal sin of burning the Erdtree and defeating Maliketh, head back to Leyndell and make your way to the Queen’s Bedchamber to find the Erdtree Heal.
Protection of the Erdtree
The Protection of the Erdtree gives you an increased damage negation for all affinities except for physical. It lasts for 70 seconds upon casting. Holding the chant only delays the application of its effect and does not enhance nor prolong its duration.
FP Cost: 30
INT: 0 | FTH: 35 | ARC: 0
Where to find the Protection of the Erdtree Incantation: It can be found as a drop from a Teardrop Scarab on a stone platform in the north section of the Altus Plateau.
Stone of Gurranq
The Stone of Gurranq is an incantation that deals physical damage. It is quite a challenging one to master, however its high stagger rate is worth the effort.
FP Cost: 15
INT: 0 | FTH: 13 | ARC: 0
Where to find the Stone of Gurranq Incantation: Gurranq will give it to you as a reward after giving him the 6th Deathroot.
Wrath of Gold
The Wrath of Gold provides a defensive crowd control move which knocks back surrounding foes. Charging it increases its shockwave, though timing is needed not to get interrupted or knocked back yourself.
FP Cost: 40
INT: 0 | FTH: 32 | ARC: 0
Where to find the Wrath of Gold Incantation: Head to the Woodfolk Ruins and find a staircase that goes gown to a chamber. You will then find a chest that contains the incantation.
The Bloodflame Blade is a good incantation to have if you want to start getting into a Bleed or Hemorrhage build. It works best on fast weapons to quickly build up the bleed meter, and it also stacks up on weapons that already inflict the Hemorrhage effect.
FP Cost: 18
INT: 0 | FTH: 13 | ARC: 15
Where to find the Bloodflame Blade Incantation: Look for a Teardrop Scarab northwest of the Rose Church and it will drop the Bloodflame Blade once defeated.
Swarm of Flies
Swarm of Flies is also a good a good alternative to inflicting bleed to unsuspecting victims. It can be chanted at a distance and it causes a good bleed buildup. It works best in tandem with a bleed weapon as a way to initiate an attack.
FP Cost: 14
INT: 0 | FTH: 11 | ARC: 16
Where to find the Swarm of Flies Incantation: In Mohgwyn Palace, go to the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace and head north to a cave in the marsh. You will find the incantation on a corpse.
The Death Lightning brings down lightning strikes that inflict the death blight to those caught in it. If used in PvP, the death mist offers a temporary barrier from player attacks, giving you some time to recover or reposition.
FP Cost: 48 (12)
INT: 0 | FTH: 47 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Death Lightning Incantation: Defeat the Lichdragon Fortissax and trade its remembrance to Enia in Roundtable Hold to get the incantation.
Fortissax’s Lightning Spear
Also an incantation channeling the power of the Lichdragon, Fortissax’s Lightning Spear summons two lightning spears on top of your head and thrusts them to the ground. Upon impact, they burst and deal AoE lightning damage.
FP Cost: 64
INT: 0 | FTH: 46 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Fortissax’s Lightning Spear Incantation: Defeat the Lichdragon Fortissax and trade its remembrance to Enia in Roundtable Hold to get the incantation.
Agheel’s Flame lets you channel the flame breath of Agheel. It can be charged to extend its duration and it can also be used while jumping.
As of this writing, having your talisman equipped on your right hand allows you to chant the incantation multiple times while jumping; equipping the talisman on the left hand only allows you to chant it once. Without jumping and having the talisman on the right or left hand, you can only chant it once at a time. This may be a bug that may be patched out in a future update. It also applied to the other dragon incantations.
FP Cost: 36 (6)
INT: 0 | FTH: 23 | ARC: 15
Where to get the Agheel’s Flame Incantation: Defeat Flying Dragon Agheel first and then purchase the incantation at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for two dragon hearts.
Ekzykes’s Decay lets you belch out a thick fog of scarlet rot. It can be charged to extend its duration and can also be chanted mid jump.
FP Cost: 48 (6)
INT: 0 | FTH: 23 | ARC: 15
Where to get the Ekzykes’s Decay Incantation: Defeat Decaying Ekzykes first and then purchase the incantation at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for two dragon hearts.
Placidusax’s Ruin has two phases, the first phase is an explosion that deals lightning damage, and the second phase lets you shoot out golden breath. Chanted as it is, the bean will sweeps from side to side, but it can be controlled via directional movement. This allows to limit the beam to shoot out and aim on a specific spot.
FP Cost: 80
INT: 0 | FTH: 36 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Placidusax’s Ruin Incantation: Defeat Dragonlord Placidusax and head to the Roundtable Hold and talk to Enia to trade its remembrance for the incantation.
Theodorix’s Magma lets you spew molten lava on the ground. The lava puddles linger for a few moments, dealing damage to those who step on them. It does not charge up, but it allows an immediate follow-up attack.
FP Cost: 45
INT: 0 | FTH: 21 | ARC: 14
Where to get the Theodorix’s Magma Incantation: Defeat Great Wyrm Theodorix first and then purchase the incantation at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for two dragon hearts.
Greyoll’s Roar channels the immense roar of Elder Dragon Greyoll causing massive damage to those who are nearby. It has quite a big FP and stamina requirement, which translates to an equally large amount of damage. Enemies who get near the damage area mid-roar will still get the full damage.
FP Cost: 75
INT: 0 | FTH: 28 | ARC: 17
Where to get the Greyoll’s Roar Incantation: Defeat the Elder Dragon Greyoll in Caelid and then purchase the incantation at the Dragon Communion Altar at the Cathedral of Dragon Communion for three dragon hearts.
Lansseax’s Glaive summons a huge glaive that does a sweep attack once, followed by an AoE attack that rolls forward from the sweep. Great for clearing a bunch of enemies in a wide area.
FP Cost: 35
INT: 0 | FTH: 40 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Lansseax’s Glaive Incantation: Defeat the Ancient Dragon Lansseax at the Altus Plateau and you will get the incantation.
Aspects of the Crucible: Tail
Aspects of the Crucible: Tail give you a huge tail which you then use for a quick tail whip. Chanting the incantation will allow you to do a single quick tail whip, while charging it will add another wider tail whip.
FP Cost: 32
INT: 0 | FTH: 27 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Aspects of the Crucible: Tail Incantation: Defeat the Crucible Knight in Stormhill Evergaol to obtain this incantation.
Black Flame Ritual
The Black Flame Ritual summons a ring of black flame around you. Charging the incantation increases the ring’s size. Chanting multiple black flames can effectively stagger-lock most small enemies, and can even reliably stagger a minor or field boss.
FP Cost: 30
INT: 0 | FTH: 42 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Black Flame Ritual Incantation: Head to the Spiritcaller Cave at the Mountaintops of the Giants and defeat the Spirit-Caller Snail after defeating the Godskins that it summoned. You will then receive the incantation as a drop.
Elden Stars summons a golden star that homes in on a single enemy while shooting out dozens of smaller stars that also home in towards the same enemy. The smaller stars can break the enemy’s poise due to its high posture damage and sheer number of hits, while the main star explodes after a few moments of touching the enemy it locked on, causing massive damage.
FP Cost: 47
INT: 0 | FTH: 50 | ARC: 0
Where to find the Elden Stars Incantation: Head to the Great Waterfall Crest Site of Grace in the Deeproot Depths and from the grace, head west and get on top of the huge branch. Follow the branch and then jump down to a lower branch to your right as it leads towards a hole on the side of the cliff. You’ll be in side an ant nest, so be careful and avoid getting mobbed.
Follow the cave while hugging the left wall and you will eventually end up at another cave opening on the side of the cliff. On the edge of the opening is a corpse which holds the Elden Stars incantation.
Flame of the Fell God
Flame of the Fell God lets you summon a ball of fire that homes in on an enemy. Once it reaches the enemy, it explodes, dealing massive damage and setting the ground aflame for a few moments. Enemies walking through the flame will get tick damage.
The fireball will only travel a short distance before it momentarily stops and explodes. To account for this, if the enemy is too fast for the fireball, dodge towards the enemy to help the fireball catch up once it is about to explode.
FP Cost: 42
INT: 0 | FTH: 41 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Flame of the Fell God Incantation: Defeat Adan, Thief of Fire in the Malefactor’s Evergaol in Liurnia of the Lakes to get this incantation.
Frenzied Burst allows you to shoot out a concentrated blast of the flame of frenzy from your eye. It can be charged to make it stronger, enough to break the guard of most enemies. It’s a good incantation to use to snipe enemies from a distance, especially ones that wield shields.
FP Cost: 24
INT: 0 | FTH: 22 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Frenzied Burst Incantation: Head towards the south of the Church of Inhibition and look for a Teardrop Scarab near some frenzied rats. Defeat the scarab to get the incantation.
The Unendurable Frenzy makes you shoot out multiple bursts of the flame of frenzy from your eye. Using it as it is will shoot out these bursts towards and area, followed up by another burst of flames that will drop around you in random spots. Charging this allows you to use an aim it longer until your FP drains out.
Because of how potent this incantation is, it is recommended to have a high enough Focus to prevent yourself from succumbing to Madness quickly by putting at least 40 points to Mind and equipping gear that provides additional bonus to Focus.
FP Cost: 42
INT: 0 | FTH: 31 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Unendurable Frenzy Incantation: Head to the Yelough Anix Ruins in the Consecrated Snowfield. Look for a structure on the west area of the ruins that are all walls on each side. You can lure a giant to shoot their own flame of frenzy to break down these walls, or look for a fallen pillar that you can climb on to reach the top of the walls. You will need Torrent’s double jump to clear the height of the walls. Once you are at the other side of the wall, follow the path leading underground to get the incantation.
Radagon’s Ring of Light
Radagon‘s Ring of Light casts a ring of light around you the expands quickly and damages enemies that surround you. It can take a moment to chant it, but the damage it deals is quite significant, so proper timing should be observed.
FP Cost: 29
INT: 31 | FTH: 31 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Radagon’s Ring of Light Incantation: The incantation can be found be getting the book called Golden Order Principia in the Erdtree Sanctuary in Leyndell.
Triple Rings of Light
Triple Rings of Light lets you shoot out three rings of light; one directly in front of you, two on a diagonal angle on both sides. These rings will return back to you after a few moments like a boomerang. Multiple sets of rings can be cast repeatedly, provided that you have the FP.
FP Cost: 23
INT: 23 | FTH: 23 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Triple Rings of Light Incantation: Head to Elphael, Brace of The Haligtree with two Stonesword Keys. From the Prayer Room, head east and go down to a lower level where you will find a locked room. Use the keys to open it and you will find the chest that holds the incantation.
Scarlet Aeonia is Malenia’s signature move where you conjure a huge scarlet blossom that explodes and deals scarlet rot to nearby enemies. This is one of the most challenging incantations to obtain as it requires defeating Malenia. It has a high FP requirement and also requires three memory slots to keep. Recommended to pair with Ekzykes’s Decay or Rotten Breath to quickly proc the rot.
FP Cost: 56
INT: 0 | FTH: 35 | ARC: 0
Where to get the Scarlet Aeonia Incantation: Defeat Malenia in Elphael and trade her remembrance with Enia at the Roundtable Hold to get this incantation.