In our Elden Ring Prophet Guide, we will discuss a few important things regarding the prophet class and finally bring the best build to your attention. We’ll be going over some incantations that we can obtain at the start of the game and talk about the ones we found pretty useful to use and where to find them. We all know that you need to make extra memory slots and take a few incantations and spells for a Faith build, so you need to keep these things in mind as they help you in your battles. More spells help you switch in between them for the right situation.
For the Prophet class, your main stats are Faith and Mind, whereas every other stat is pretty low because this class is very difficult to start with. If you prefer playing the Prophet Elden Ring class, you can really benefit from this guide as it will also list the best incantations that you can use with this class.
The starting stats for the Prophet class are as follows;
Level – 7
Vigor – 10
Mind – 14
Endurance – 8
Strength – 11
Dexterity – 10
Intelligence – 7
Faith – 16
Arcane – 10
Once you progress through the game, you will struggle with your starting gear. You start with a Prophet armor with good elemental resistances but very poor physical resistance. You also get the short spear and the Rickety Shield, which does not have 100 physical negation, and it means that you will take some chip damage when you are blocking with this shield. Another piece of equipment you get is the Finger Seal, which is how you’re going to cast those incantations as well as Heal and Catch Flame. Heal is a very slow wind-up Heal, and Catch Flame is a melee-ranged flame spell that does heaps of damage.
But it does have a very high FP cost for your flasks. You want to start with mostly health. As you get better at incantations and start learning some of the better ones, you want to move some of that into the FP range because you will be able to heal the damage that comes towards you rather than using the flask. But in the early stages, you’re going to be using the shield and spear. Without wasting further time, let us start with our Elden Ring Prophet Build.
The main attribute for this class is Faith and Mind. Still, we definitely recommend putting some of those early points into Vigor because you’re going to have very low health to start with. Also, the poor armor you have will hurt when things hit you, and it’s very easy to die, so definitely put some points into Vigor. You should start leveling out with Faith in mind, and then, depending on the weapon you choose to land with, you should ditch the spear as soon as possible. But depending on what your main weapon will be, you can put some points into Strength and Dexterity so you can level that out.
The Catch Flame is the first incantation that you start with, and at first, you might not think it’s that good, but we recommend that with the Prophet class, it is very good. The major benefit of using Catch Flame is that it has a really fast cast time. You can get a couple of hits against larger enemies because you will have to be exceptionally good at dodging attacks. You will be in close contact with the enemies for this attack to hit, so we think this gives you a really good hybrid playstyle of ranged and close-range combat, depending on when you find an opening in the enemy’s attack.
It is one of the ranged incantations which makes combat way easier if all else fails and you’re getting owned. If you’re just starting with the game, you should definitely pick Flame Sling, as it helps you for ranged battles. The cast time on this spell is relatively small and you can hold the button to charge the attack and cover more AOE’s.
For every spell you have a downside, and for this spell you have the range and the speed. You have to get close to the enemy so that it hits them and deals damage.
Fireball and Blackflame are similar to each other but this one does more damage and lingering damage effects after hitting the target. When you cast the spell, it reaches the target relatively faster. If you unlock this after some time in the game, we recommend that you take this in your slot instead of Flame Sling. To obtain Blackflame, you will have to defeat Margit: the Fell Omen so that you have access to the next area. Head over to the Stormville Castle and enter the basement to the castle.
You will encounter a few rats, so make sure you defeat them before proceeding towards the end of the hallway. There is one requirement to get this is having a Stone Sword Key. If you don’t have this key, one of the vendors at the Round Table sells it for pretty cheap. Pick it up from any one of them if you don’t have it already and insert it into the left-hand side of the statue over at the basement. The doorway will be opened for you with two chests that you can loot. Make sure you loot both of them as you will find Godslayer Seal, which is a highly recommended item to use instead. The other chest you loot will have the Godskin Prayerbook to unlock those spells. Head back to Brother Corhyn and give him the Prayerbook. The Black Flame is considered to be the best in our Elden Ring Prophet Guide. So you should try to obtain this as soon as you get the chance.
This spell is a pretty decent ranged incantation that throws a spear of lightning at the direction of the enemy. The cast time is very fast and if the enemy is near to you while triggering it, the spell will deal more damage. Because of the low cast time, you can easily hit fast-moving enemies and turn the tables of the battle. However, if you want to make sure this is the right spell for you, it does not have damage infliction more than the Black Flame. So you can either choose this or the Black Flame as both are good options.
You can get all of these spells from Brother Corhyn after you give him the recommended prayer book.
We can already get Flame Sling before the prayer book is handed to him, and when you unlock the Round Table you can choose this spell.
You can obtain the Black Flame and Black Flame Blade by exchanging them with the Godskin Prayerbook.
Most of the spells we mentioned are single-target ranged attacks without the fact that the Flame Sling and Black Flame are large projectiles. Lightning Strike also has an AOE effect and it covers a larger area for you to eliminate groups of enemies.
The spell is very similar to the Honed Bolt as it also strikes down the enemies with thunderbolts. However, the number of thunderbolts in both these spells are different. You will have some trouble hitting the enemies with these thunderbolts as they are released in an unorganized way. It means the pattern is not always the same. The spell has some blind spots which you need to be aware of, and the cast time of the spell is longer. But, once it’s released, it does huge damage with a lot of area to cover as well.
To obtain the Lightning Strike, You have to go to Castle Morne Rampart, close to the Weeping Peninsula. You’ll find a cliff, and as you go down that cliff, you will see some bugs rolling some balls. The bug will drop the incantation once you kill it. However, killing it will be a problem for you because you will be distracted by other smaller enemies in that area and they will damage you. Obtaining it will be a problem due to the environment, but it’ll get easier for you.
The range on this incantation will be beneficial to you and you can charge it as long as you want to deal more damage. If you have enough FP to spare, which by the way it requires 28 FP, you can choose to charge the attack. The AOE of the spell is also unique and it lets you change the direction of your attack towards the enemies if they choose to move away from you. Changing the direction of the attack will consume more FP
To obtain the Dragonfire, you need to travel to the Church of Dragon Communion, and you have to exchange it for Dragon Heart. You will need to enter the church, interact with the NPC, and exchange the Dragon Heart for the Dragonfire.
We have covered the ranged spells and now can head over to the armaments. These armaments can be attached to the hand of the player and you can choose to go with Faith buffs if you prefer hitting from a meleerange. Our Elden Ring Prophet Guide will also help you choose the right armament. It gives lightning damage to your weapon, and we’d say it is decent.
Still, we would not recommend it because the other armaments are slightly better than this. For a better option, you can choose to take Blackflame Blade which also has the same lingering damage effect after you hit the enemy. However, the only problem you will face with this, is the short active duration. You can still choose to go with this spell regardless of its short duration. Still, our recommendations suggest you go with another armament called Bloodflame Blade.
It is an armament that quickly builds up the bleeding effect, and it works effectively if you use daggers or other fast weapons. The weapon is a pretty good choice as it staggers the enemy continuously and also gives you a damage buff.
Also, it builds up the bleed meter significantly, and you can tell when there’s a big burst of damage, and the enemy explodes with blood. This does almost the same damage as the visceral, depending on your stats.
You can obtain the Bloodflame Blade at the Liurnia of the Lakes. There are two scarabs in that place northwest of Rose Church, and a Teardrop Scarab drops the armament, and you will only get a dropped item from one of these Scarabs.
Aspects of the Crucible: Horns
It is one of those incantations that becomes overpowering. Basically, you could continually stun-lock enemies; if you have enough FP again, you can get this at the Stormville Castle instead of jumping off to the roof to the right. You’re going to go to the left, and you’ll see birds or maybe vultures dropping some bombs on you. Locate the Bronze Knight at the bottom of the platform and kill him. Once you destroy the Knight, he will drop the Aspects of the Crucible: Horns.
The range of the spell is notably potent and can stun the enemies. However, it does not work against larger enemies because, obviously you cannot stagger them with a little spell. You should avoid using the spell on larger enemies mainly because they don’t get stunned and you will give them a window of opportunity to attack you. You can also use it to attack the enemy whilst getting attacked and taking damage as well.
Also, the spell is supposed to be used on various situations where you can stun any small enemy without a shield. Because it is most effective against them. You don’t want to waste this on lower-level groups of enemies. It is an overall good incantation to keep when you need it.
Elden Ring Prophet Class Tips
As we said before, the more memory slots you have the more options you have to switch between incantations and spells. In this case, you can switch to the right incantation for the right situation. To get these memory slots easily, you have buy one from the Round Table Vendor to get the first slot. Head to the back to the Twin Maiden Husks, and you can purchase another memory stone which increases your slot by one.
Another memory slot can be found at the top of the Converted Tower. You only need to climb to the top and open a chest that has a Memory Stone inside it. If you mount to a horse, you can get to the top very easily.
A third memory slot can be obtained at the Oridys’s Rise. Once you reach the place, you have to find and attack three of the beasts and then climb all the way up to the top of the tower. Open the chest located at the top, and you will find another Memory Stone.
If you’re building a Faith build, then the items mentioned in this guide will be a great choice for you. The Prophet class is the only class which offers you minimal gears and armors and honestly these do not help significantly. Therefore, you may find it difficult to play with this class. Also, the Prophet’s armor is not very good. Confessor, on the other hand, has a little bit better armor.
Therefore, you should be on the lookout for something that’s tankier. Although, with the breakdown of all the useful spells and incantations in our Elden Ring Prophet Guide, you will be able to get a strong grip on your class, and your journey will get easy later on in the game. On another note, you can also look at our Best Faith Weapons guide to choose between the top-ranking weapons for your Prophet class! While we are talking about the Faith weapons, you can add Uchigatana in your build as well.