BEST Elden Ring Spells: Locations & Requirements

Elden Ring comes packed with a large number of spells., from magic swords to shards. Here is our list of the best spells in Elden Ring.

The Best Spells In Elden Ring

To say Elden Ring is challenging would be the understatement of the century. As beautiful as it is, Elden Ring is no joke. Elden Ring takes the difficulty of previous FromSoftware titles and arguably ups it a notch, although some new mechanics help ease this. One of the many ways said challenge is tackled is through means of dealing damage, which can range from melee-focused close quarter combat to powerful spells by a sorcerer.

Key Takeaways

  • Elden Ring offers a wide range of spells for sorcery lovers. Spells are magic items that cause special effects when used. They require a certain level of Intelligence to get used.
  • Glintstone Shard helps avoid undesirable groups of enemies and lures them to deal with one at a time. It is brilliant in PvP scenarios. It is available after trading a scroll with sorceress Sellen while having level 12 Intelligence.
  • Carain Greatsword summons a greatsword that swings past enemies with a good range and insane damage. It requires 24 Intelligence and can be bought from Miriel in the Church of Vows.
  • Comet Azur’s spell shoots a powerful beam of energy capable of taking down giant bosses. This spell is available by talking to sorcerer Azure. Having 60 Intelligence is also a requirement.
  • Loretta’s Greatbow is a sniping spell that shoots arrows at a target from long range. It has a long casting time and requires 24 Intelligence. You can get it by defeating phantom Loretta in Caria Manor.
  • Frozen Armament boosts your weapon damage for a short period. It is effective in PvE and PvP scenarios. It is available by killing a scarab behind Caria Manor if you have 15-level Intelligence.
  • Carian Phalanx makes small blades around the character that stagger foes. They can be a part of your defensive strategy as well. Having a 22 Intelligence, you can buy it from sorceress Sellen.
  • Rennala’s Full Moon helps you deal with enemies with slow movement and large health pools. It is available by trading the Remembrance of Full Moon’s Queen, having an Intelligence of 70.
  • A Meteorite spell creates a meteorite with your character, constantly shooting enemies and also giving you a breather. Requiring a 30 Intelligence level, you can get access to it by defeating Alabaster Lord in Caria Manor.
  • Carian Piercer brings a sword to your service. It has high damage dealing and agile melee attack abilities. It is available by killing a scarab in Gardens of Caria Manor if you have an Intelligence level of 27.
  • Star Shower shoots mini stars at enemies and lowers their health. You can trade it with sorceress Sellen with a scroll. It requires a 24 Intelligence level.

Comparison table for best Spells;

No.SpellsFP CostSlotIntelligenceFaithArcane
1Glintstone Shard1211600
2Carain Greatsword1412400
3Comet Azur’s40(10)36000
4Loretta’s Greatbow2812600
5Frozen Armament2511200
6Carian Phalanx2613400
7Rennala’s Full Moon4737000
8Meteorite spell30(10)13000
9Carian Piercer1912700
10Star Shower2312400

Sorcery has always been extremely powerful in FromSoft games but is at its peak in Elden Ring. With the availability of many quests solely focused around sorcerer, a ton of spells to choose from and weapons designed specifically for sorcerers, sorcery is a popular choice amongst new and returning players alike. Today we will rank the best spells in Elden Ring, essential for every sorcerer. We hope you find this guide useful, for more Elden Ring check out our list of the best Elden Ring weapons and Elden Ring Moonveil.

Best Spells In Elden Ring

As stated earlier, spells are an essential part of Elden Ring, both for pure casters and those hoping to cast a little on the side. Elden Ring has an abundance of spells, from glintstone shards that do minimal damage to full-on magic greatswords that do tons of damage and can clear hordes of enemies at once. On top of all this, there are also support spells that do stuff like buffing your weapon. While ultimately spells in Elden Ring come down to usage and builds, there are some that stick out more so than others. Here is our list of the Best Elden Ring spells:

Glintstone Shard

Swift Glinstone Shard Spell
Swift Glinstone Shard Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

We had to start with the iconic glintstone shard. Reminiscent of soul darts from Dark Souls, this basic sorcery can be extremely viable in a number of scenarios.

With a good staff and high enough intelligence, glintstone shards will one to two-shot most drones in late-game areas without consuming a lot of FP. On top of their damage, they are also an excellent tool to avoid mobs. Whenever you see a group of enemies, you can use glintstone shards to lure a few out and pick them off one by one.

Glintstone shards can also be used as a great finisher. Often times in games like Elden Ring, you die after getting the boss down to the last shot. In such moments going back and using a glintstone shard can help you avoid a foolish death by finishing off the boss from behind. Glintstone shards are also helpful in PvP due to the ability to maintain distance and apply pressure. All in all, this simple sorcery is one of the best spells in Elden Ring.

Location and Requirements

You can purchase the Swift Glintstone shard after giving Sorceress Sellen a scroll. You will require intelligence level of at least 12.

Glintstone Shard Magic 12 1 16 0 0
Glintstone Shard

Carian Greatsword

Carian Great Sword Details
Carian Great Sword Details | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Carian greatsword is one of the coolest spells in Elden Ring. You basically summon a colossal greatsword that does damage equivalent to that of a real greatsword and has a lot more reach than the real greatsword. Carian Greatsword, due to its high length, can kill multiple enemies in a single combo.

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Despite its power, the Carian Greatsword falls short due to the amount of time it takes to cast it. We recommend using radagon’s icon which significantly reduces the cast time.

Carian Greatsword also does tons of damage if your intelligence is high which means you get to pick at bosses from afar and do tons of damage. We recommend using a carian staff to maximise the output of this and other carian Spells in Elden Ring. Overall, this is one of the best combat spells in Elden Ring.

Carian-Great-Sword-Spell Elden Ring
Carian Great Sword Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Location and Requirements

You can purchase the Carian Greatsword from Miriel in the church of vows. It requires an intelligence level of at least 24.

Carian Greatsword Magic 14 1 24 0 0
Carian Greatsword

Comet Azure

Comet Azur Spell Details Elden Ring
Comet Azur Details | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Those of you who love sorcery saw this coming. Comet azure might just be the most overpowered attack in all of Elden Ring, not just the most powerful Elden Ring spell. Comet Azure is essentially Elden Ring’s Kamehameha spell. It shoots an ongoing beam of massive size that is powerful enough to take down bosses in a single hit.

Many have hailed commit Azure as Elden Ring’s easy mode due to how much damage it deals. The one caveat is that comet Azure requires 60 intelligence, but the wait is definitely worth it. Comet Azure is a no-brainer for pure casters and high intelligence builds in Elden Ring. It is so powerful that it almost breaks the game. Due to its telegraphed moveset, however, comet Azure is not much use in Elden Ring’s PvP. When it comes to PvE, Comet Azure is easily the best PVE spell in Elden Ring.

Comet Azure Spell
Comet Azure Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Location and Requirements

You can acquire this Elden Ring spell by talking to sorcerer Azure near the Hermit village’s bonfire in Mt Gelmir. Comet Azure requires an intelligence level of at least 60.

Comet Azure Magic 40(10) 3 60 0 0
Comet Azure Stats Box

Loretta’s Greatbow

Lorettas Great Bow
Carian Great Bow / Loretta’s Great Bow Details | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Loretta’s greatbow is basically the sniper of Elden Ring. It is a magic bowshot that deals considerable damage and has the most range among every ranged attack in the game. All this comes at the rise of a very high casting time but that is where Radagon’s Icon shines.

Due to its high range and damage, this Elden Ring spell is best used for clearing out long range archers/annoying enemies for its high damage can clear enemies very quickly. It can also be charged up indefinitely for higher damage.

All in all, Lorreta’s greatbow is one of the best Elden Ring spells for PvE. For the same reasons as Comet Azure, Loretta’s greatbow lacks in PvP. Also, if you progress far enough into the game, you get to fight Lorretta before Melania and you get an even more beefed-up version of this Elden Ring spell that shoots multiple magic great arrows at once.

Carian Great Bow Spell
Loretta’s Great Bow / Carian Great Bow Gameplay | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Location and Requirements

You can acquire Loretta’s greatbow by beating phantom Loretta in Caria Manor whereas you can acquire Loretta’s mastery by beating the real Loretta in Miquela’s haligtree. Loretta’s greatbow requires an intelligence level of 26 whereas Loretta’s mastery requires an intelligence of 46.

Loretta’s greatbow Magic 28 1 26 0 0
Loretta’s greatbow Stats Box

Frozen Armament/Scholar’s Armament

Frozen Arnament Spell Details
Frozen Armament Spell Details | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Unlike incantations, spells in Elden Ring are not support heavy. However, the few support spells that Elden Ring does have can be very useful. A fine example are the buffing spells in Elden Ring. Frozen and Scholar armaments buff your weapon with freeze or magic damage. This scales with intelligence which basically means you will get a massive boost in damage for a short period of time.

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While there are not many specific uses to this Elden Ring spell, the increase in damage is welcome no matter the scenario. From bosses to hordes of ads, the added damage can help kill anything quicker. On top of this, these buffs save you tons of crafting and searching looking for a freeze or magic grease.

Due to its passive aid over time, buffing spells in Elden Ring are viable for both PvP and PvE. We recommend using one whenever you feel overwhelmed or are facing a boss or PvP foe. All in all, buffing spells are some of the best Elden Ring Spells due to the huge boost in damage in exchange for a minuscule amount of FP.

Frozen Armament Spell Gameplay Picture
Using Frozen Armament | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Location and Requirements

You can find Frozen Armament after killing a scarab behind Caria Manor in the 3 sisters region. It requires an intelligence level of at least 15.

Scholar’s Armament Magic 25 1 12 0 0
Scholar’s Armament Stats Box

Carian Phalanx/Greatblade Phalanx

Carian Phalanx Description
Carian Phalanx Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Phalanx spells, much like buffing spells are very viable in Elden Ring. What these spells do is that they leave mini magic blades surrounding you that can be launched and do some damage but stagger almost every human-sized foe. They also provide an added layer of comfort for they can be used as a trick to stagger enemies mid-combo and avoid potentially lethal damage.

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In PvE, Phalanx spells have their use, especially when facing tough foes of your size. In PvP, however, Phalanx spells are among the best spells in Elden Ring. They are an essential PvP spell in Elden Ring for they help deal damage and keep your opponent guessing when they are gonna be unleashed. They are also a great means of creating distance in PvP.

Carian Phalanx Activated
Carian Phalanx Activated | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Location and Requirements

You can purchase Glintblade Phalanx from sorceress Sellen for 2500 ruins. They require an intelligence level of at least 22.

Carian Phalanx Magic 26 1 34 0 0
Carian Phalanx Stats Box

Rennala’s Fullmoon

Rennala'a Full Moon Spell
Rennala’a Full Moon Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

While tricky to use, Renalla’s Fullmoon is one of the strongest sorceries in Elden Ring. Its strength is apparent when you first encounter it fighting Renalla. While easy to avoid, if hit with it, this Elden Ring spell has the ability to one-shot you. Renallas fullmoon has the ability to stagger most foes while dealing massive amounts of damage.

Rennala’s fullmoon works best against enemies that are slow and tanky, with massive health pools. This is so because smaller enemies that are nimble can often avoid it while those with smaller health pools basically lead to a wastage of this Elden Ring spell’s potential unless you kill multiple in one go. For these same reasons we find it hard to recommend Rennala’s fullmoon for PvP, most enemies will just dodge and avoid it. 

Location and Requirements

You can acquire this spell by trading in the remembrance of the Full Moon’s queen in at the roundtable hold. Rennala’s fullmoon requires intelligence of at least 70.

Name Magic FP Slot INT FAITH ARC
Rennala’s Fullmoon Type 47 3 70 0 0
Rennala’s Fullmoon Stats Box


Meteorite Spell Details
Meteorite Spell Details | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Meteorite is a very unique spell in Elden RIng for it has both defensive and offensive capabilities. What meteorite does is it spawns a meteor next to you that continuously rains magic on enemies, which can both stagger enemies and cause a ton of damage. This is one of the most versatile spells in Elden Ring.

Meteorite can be very offensive when used accordingly. Using it before rushing into a group of enemies means constant stagger and damage to said enemies while you go ham and kill them one by one. In other scenarios like a duel or a bossfight meteorite can be used to create constant damage that chips away at a healthbar or to intimidate a duellist so he maintains his distance.

Defensively, meteorite can help give you a breather when overwhelmed by ads and it can keep PvP foes away letting you chug a flask of crimson tears. All in all, Meteorite is a very good spell for both PvP and PvE in Elden Ring and one of the best Elden Ring spells overall.

Using Meteorite Spell
Using Meteorite Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Location and Requirements

You get Meteorite as a reward for beating Alabaster Lord in Caria Manor’s evergoal. You will require an intelligence level of at least 30.

Meteorite Magic 30(10) 1 30 0 0
Meteorite Stats Box

Carian Piercer

Carian Piercer Spell
Carian Piercer Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Carian Piercer is basically the straight sword equivalent of Carian Greatsword. It is an exceptional Elden Ring spell due to how quick it is and how it can do tons of damage in mere seconds, making it PvP viable too. Overall the functioning is similar to the Carian Greatsword except for the reduced damage and increased speed.

Carian Piercer is viable in both PvP and PvE and has many uses. It can be used as a sword, doing a quick combo and killing off enemies, it can be used as a quicker sword if you main melee weapon is a greatsword or similar, it can be used to cause tons of damage as a surprise in PvP and it can be used to stagger human-sized enemies with relative ease. While there isn’t much to say due to its basic nature, Carian Piercer is easily an essential Elden Ring spell.

Carian Piercer Spell Activated
Carian Piercer Spell Activated | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Location and Requirements

You get this spell from a scarab in the gardens of Carian Manor. You will require an intelligence level of at least 27 to use it.

Carian Piercer Magic 19 1 27 0 0
Carian Piercer Stats Box

Star Shower

Star Shower Spell
Star Shower Spell | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Similar to Phalanx spells in many ways, star shower is another Best Elden Ring spell according to us. Star Shower shoots mini balls of magic that chase enemies and deal a significant amount of damage. While easy to dodge, they can be used at a time when your opponent will not be suspecting them which will result in all balls hitting your opponent.

Star shower has many use scenarios. It can be used randomly to kill off an enemy, it can be used on anything from bosses to ads, especially because it chases enemies. On human-sized enemies and more nimble enemies, you will have to carefully use Star Shower to ensure it hits. Due to its high damage, relative quickness, and ability to track, Star Shower is a great spell for both PvE and PvP and is one of the best Elden Ring spells in our opinion.

Location and Requirements

You can purchase star shower from sorceress sellen after giving her a scroll. You require an Intelligence level of 24 to use it.

Star Shower Magic 23 1 24 0 0
Star Shower Stats Box

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