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Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list Elden Ring guide, walkthrough

This Elden Ring guide page lists the best incantations that are very helpful in both PvE and PvP modes.

Last update: Thursday, May 26, 2022

On this page of the Elden Ring guide, you can find a list of best Incantations available in the game. If you prefer ranged combat, and use buffs, consider obtaining all Incantations appearing on this list. They will help both during combat against ordinary opponents and bosses, as well as during PvP fights.

Lightning Spear

This one is a good choice both when it comes to PvE and PvP - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This one is a good choice both when it comes to PvE and PvP. Works well on longer distances, the projectile quickly reaches its target, deals a lot of damage and the mana cost of the spell is not that high. Lightning Spear is viable at every phase of the game.

Interestingly enough, if you use this spell on an opponent standing in the water or being rained on, you'll deal more damage than normal.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 17 Faith points, and one memory slot.

Catch Flame

Underrated, but strong Incantation - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

Underrated, but strong Incantation. It creates a flame cast from your fingers which deals fire damage. The more Faith, the more damage it does.

Unfortunately, the range is low, but the casting animation is very fast. The perfect choice for PvP as well as PvE when you are facing more agile enemies.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 8 Faith, and one memory slot.

Giantsflame Take Thee

This one is characteristic for its immense fire damage - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This one is characteristic for its immense fire damage. Viable at medium range, and suitable for both PvE and PvP. Charging this incantation increases the blast power and thus damage. The blast radius may catch more opponents aside from the direct target.

To use this incantation effectively, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 30 Faith and one memory slot.

Flame, Grant me Strength

This incantation is a useful buff that allows you to increase physical and fire damage by 20% (15% for PvP) - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This incantation is a useful buff that allows you to increase physical and fire damage by 20% (15% for PvP). Has a duration of 30 seconds.

In addition to increasing the physical damage of your weapons, beast incantation damage is also increased. A useful buff for both PvP and PvE, especially before a boss fight. Perfect incantation if you fight with fire or bestial incantations and also have a weapon that deals fire damage.

To use this incantation effectively, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 15 Faith points, and one memory slot.

Black Flame

This incantation creates a black flame cast from your fingers that flies toward the opponent - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This incantation creates a black flame cast from your fingers that flies toward the opponent. The spell takes a lot of time to reach the opponent, so it is better suited to PvE rather than PvP. However, it deals a lot of damage, especially when charged.

Moreover, when this projectile hits an enemy, the opponent takes further damage for a short time, from 2 to 5% of maximum health. Charging makes the blast bigger and can apply a black flame effect to all enemies affected by the blast. Black flame is best against enemies with a lot of health points.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 20 Faith points, and one memory slot.

Beast Claw

The Beast's Claw is a beastly incantation that creates a few claws on the ground and then releases them straight ahead - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

The Beast's Claw is a beastly incantation that creates a few claws on the ground and then releases them straight ahead. Claws pass through enemies, which is why it is a great choice when fighting a large number of enemies.

Using an incantation, weapon, or talisman that enhances physical damage will also increase the strength of the Beast's Claw. To cumulate this effect even more, you can charge the spell.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 8 Faith, and one memory slot.

Swarm of Flies

Once this incantation strucks the opponent, it creates a cloud that imposes a bleeding status - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

Once this incantation strucks the opponent, it creates a cloud that imposes a bleeding status. If the opponent doesn't avoid it, the status can stack, dealing a lot of damage.

Swarm of Flies is good for both PvE and PvP. It homes toward the opponent, has good range, you can create several of such swarms, making it very difficult for the enemy to successfully avoid it.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, have at least 11 Faith and 16 Arcane points, and one memory slot.

Bloodflame Talons

This incantation works similar to Catch Flame - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This incantation works similar to Catch Flame. You also create a flame in front of you, however Blood Flame Claws are a bit slower. Nevertheless, they deal more damage and also cause bleeding on the opponent.

It comes in handy in many situations, both in PvE and PvP. You can perform several strikes to maximize damage and induce bleeding. Blood Flame Claws seems to be a better choice for bleeding builds rather than fire builds.

To use this Incantation effectively, you need to have a Seal equipped, have at least 13 Faith and 15 Arcane points, and one memory slot

Black Blade

What makes this incantation a very good choice is the absurdly long range of the projectile it fires, and the damage both from the projectile and the damage over time - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

What makes this incantation a very good choice is the absurdly long range of the projectile it fires, and the damage both from the projectile and the damage over time.

Hitting an enemy with this incantation will cause a black flame to be applied to it, which deals a percentage of damage based on the opponent's max health. Black Blade is more viable as the enemy max health increases. Perfect for boss battles, but also useful for killing other players, especially those who are trying to retreat to heal themselves.

To use this incantation effectively, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 46 Faith points, and two memory slots.

Lansseax's Glaive

This incantation has many uses, but it is best utilized when attempting to kill a large number of enemies that are at close or medium distance from you - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This incantation has many uses, but it is best utilized when attempting to kill a large number of enemies that are at close or medium distance from you. You deal damage from both slash and lightning, which appear at medium range.

Also, when using this incantation, you rise slightly into the air, thanks to which you can avoid some attacks.

To use this incantation effectively, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 40 Faith points and one memory slot.

Pest Threads

Pest threads are mainly oriented towards PvP, as the incantation does not deal that much damage as to rival other available spells in PvE mode - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

Pest threads are mainly oriented towards PvP, as the incantation does not deal that much damage as to rival other available spells in PvE mode. However, it homes perfectly well. Most of the projectiles will hit the enemy anyway, no matter how good the opponent is at dodging.

Therefore, it is a very good choice for PvP fights, especially when we want to deal damage or strike a final blow when the enemy is low on health.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 11 Faith points and one memory slot.

Frenzied Burst

This is a unique incantation that produces a ray of rage that hits enemies in a straight line - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This is a unique incantation that produces a ray of rage that hits enemies in a straight line. Moreover, it also imposes a rage status on enemies. When this bar is full, you will deal much more damage and stun your opponent for a moment.

What you need to be careful about is that using this incantation puts you in an rage status as well. However, this is one of the better choices for the madman build.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 22 Faith points, and one memory slot.

Rotten Breath

This incantation is a very good choice for both PvE and invasions, especially in narrow corridors - Elden Ring: Best Incantations - list - Basics - Elden Ring Guide

This incantation is a very good choice for both PvE and invasions, especially in narrow corridors. When casting, your hero will stand still for a moment. After a while, a dragon's head will appear, from which a cloud of rot will be released, dealing a lot of damage and imposing the scarlet rot status.

Using it, however, takes a lot of mana, so you should have a potion that eliminates its consumption for 10 seconds.

To use this incantation successfully, you need to have a Seal equipped, at least 36 Faith points and one memory slot.

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