Elden Ring: Best Spells After 600+ Hours Of Experience

We have listed best Elden Ring spells for mage casters with location of spells. We have also mentioned merchants that sell sorcery spells.

Wondering what are the Elden Ring best spells that you can incorporate into your gameplay? Well, do I have a guide for you! Elden Ring brilliantly introduces the mechanics from previous titles to give a unique and breathtaking experience. 

Key Takeaways
  • Elden Ring has a total of 101 Incantations that can be used by players.
  • I recommend the following best spells in Elden Ring.
    1. Glintblade Phalanx and Scholar’s Armament: Sold by Sorceress Sellen at Waypoint Ruins in Limgrave.
    2. Carian Slicer: Can be purchased from Sorceress Sellen after giving her the Royal House Scroll for 1500 Runes.
    3. Comet Azur: Obtained from sorcerer Azur near Hermit Village cliffs in Mt. Gelmir.
    4. Glintstone Cometshard: Learned from Sorceress Sellen after providing the Conspectus Scroll.
    5. Loretta’s Greatbow: Acquired by defeating Royal Knight Loretta in Caria Manor.
    6. The Comet spell: Can be found in a secret passage just before the Debate Parlor in the Academy of Raya Lucaria.
    7. Carian Greatsword: Available for purchase from Miriel, Pastor of Vows, at the Church of Vows northwest of the Academy of Raya Lucaria.
    8. Meteorite spell: Obtained by defeating Alabaster Lord in the Royal Grave Evergoal behind Caria Manor.
    9. Rock Blaster spell: Located in Sellia Crystal Tunnel in Caelid.

Best Sorcery Spells in Elden Ring

The following table entails the best Sorcery spells in Elden Ring:

Spell NameSpell TypeIntelligence RequirementEffectFP Cost
Glint Blade PhalanxCarian Sorceries22.0Forms a defensive arch of magic glint blades.18.0
Carian SlicerCarian Sorceries14.0Perform sweeping slashes using a magical sword4.0
Comet AzurPrimeval Sorceries60.0Fire an enormous comet within a starry current40 (10)
Glintstone CometshardGlintstone Sorceries36.0Fire a magic comet with a trailing tail17.0
Loretta's Great BowLoretta’s Sorceries26.0Fire an arrow from a magic great bow24.0
Comet SpellGlintstone Sorceries52.0Fire great magic comets24.0
Carian Great SwordCarian Sorceries24.0Perform sweeping slashes using a magic greatsword12.0
Meteorite SpellGravity Sorceries30.0Call upon meteors down from the sky30 (10)
Scholar’s ArmamentGlintstone Sorceries12.0Enchant the right-handed armament with magic damage25.0
Rock BlasterGlintstone Sorceries21.0Thrust the staff into the ground in order to create a massive shockwave22 (4)

1. Glintblade Phalanx

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Glintblade Phalanx In Elden Ring (Image Captured by Us)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Carian Sorceries 22 Intelligence This spell allows you to form a defensive arch of magic glint blades. 18

The Glintblade Phalanx spell creates a protective arch of magical glintblades. These blades hover around you and charge at enemies upon approach. It deals moderate damage and is valuable in dark crypts. 

This spell is versatile, suitable for various environments, and can be cast while moving. To maximize its effectiveness, combine it with other sorceries. It’s particularly useful in tight spaces and when dealing with hard-to-detect enemies. The spell consumes a single memory slot.

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Location

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Location Of Glintblade Phalanx (Image Captured by eXputer)

You can purchase the Glintblade Phalanx spell from Sorceress Sellen at the Waypoint Ruins in Limgrave for 2500 Runes.

2. Carian Slicer

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Carian Slicer In Elden Ring (Image by eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Carian Sorceries 14 Intelligence This spell allows you to perform sweeping slashes using a magical sword 4
The fastest crowd-control spell with in Elden Ring.

Regular spell usage in Elden Ring often involves ranged spells, but having reliable melee options is essential. While you can dual-wield a sword and staff, I highly recommend the Carian Slicer spell. It summons a magical sword for sweeping slashes against nearby enemies. Importantly, it doesn’t increase your equip load, and you can chain slashes like a conventional melee weapon, enabling combos and greater damage output.

A Similar Read: Elden Ring Best Ranged Weapons

Location

The spell can be learned from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins after you bring the Royal House Scroll to her. The Scroll can be found in the southern part of Agheel Lake South. Upon giving her the scroll, the Carian Slicer spell becomes available for purchase for 1500 Runes.

3. Comet Azur

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Comet Azure In Elden Ring (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Primeval Sorceries 60 Intelligence This spell allows you to fire an enormous comet within a starry current 40 (10)
The most damaging Sorcery Spell in Elden Ring.

Comet Azur tops my list of the best mid and late-game sorceries in Elden Ring. It’s arguably the most potent spell, summoning a giant comet that inflicts massive damage. Launch it from a safe distance while keeping enemies occupied with spirit ashes for maximum effectiveness.

Exercise caution, as this powerful spell quickly depletes your focus points, making mindful use crucial for faster battle resolutions.

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Location

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Location Of Comet Azure (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

You can get this spell from the mysterious sorcerer Azur who sits near the cliffs in the Hermit village in the Mt. Gelmir region. There are a few bosses along the way to the sorcerer, so you better be prepared.

4. Glintstone Cometshard

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Glintstone Cometshard In Elden Ring (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Glintstone Sorceries 36 Intelligence This spell allows you to fire a magic comet with a trailing tail 17

The Glintstone Cometshard, though slow, delivers substantial damage to enemies. This spell launches a comet that moves forward, leaving a trail. Compared to the Swift Glintstone Shard, the Cometshard sacrifices speed for greater damage, a worthwhile trade-off. 

Related: Elden Ring Best Melee Weapons

Location

To get the Glintstone Cometshard spell, follow these steps:

  1. Visit Sellen in Waypoint Ruins after obtaining the Conspectus scroll.
  2. Locate the Conspectus scroll in the Academy of Raya Lucaria, near the Schoolhouse Classroom Sight of Grace. Look for it in a room where three sorcerers are present.
  3. Return the Conspectus scroll to Sellen, and the Glintstone Cometshard spell will become available for purchase for 12,000 Runes.

5. Loretta’s Greatbow

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Loretta’s Greatbow In Elden Ring (Image credit: eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Loretta’s Sorceries 26 Intelligence This spell allows you to fire an arrow from a magic great bow 24

Another great spell to fight against tougher enemies is Loretta’s Greatbow. Upon casting, a gigantic magical bow will appear, which you can use to deal a decent amount of damage. Furthermore, you can even charge it to increase the impact. This spell is especially useful against slow-moving larger enemies, as many of the bosses of Elden Ring.

Location

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Location Of Loretta’s Bow (Image Captured by Us)

To acquire this powerful spell, defeat the tough enemy Royal Knight Loretta, who serves as the boss in Caria Manor. You can find the Manor in the northeastern part of the Liurnia of the Lakes region.

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6. Comet Spell

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Comet In Elden Ring (Image Captured by eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Glintstone Sorceries 52 Intelligence This spell allows you to fire great magic comets 24

While some spells in Elden Ring deal moderate damage or have various effects, there’s Comet—a spell of incredible power. When charged, it can easily end many fights. Even its base damage is devastating to enemies. This spell hurls a magical comet at your foes, but careful resource management is crucial to make the most of its power.

Location

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Location Of Comet (Image by eXputer)

To obtain the Comet spell, locate a secret passage in the Academy of Raya Lucaria, just before the Debate Parlor where the Red Wolf of Radagon boss fight occurs. When you reach the hallway leading to the Debate Parlor, stop and turn towards the North-facing bookshelves. An empty bookshelf will reveal a secret pathway leading to a treasure chest containing the Comet spell.

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7. Carian Greatsword

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Carian Greatsword In Elden Ring (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Carian Sorceries 24 Intelligence This spell allows you to perform sweeping slashes using a magic greatsword 12

In the list of Elden Ring’s best spells, the Carian Greatsword is a noteworthy mention. For mage casters who desire a formidable greatsword, the Carian Greatsword is an excellent choice. It offers strength and the ability to hold off enemies when needed.

While lacking in speed, it compensates with immense stopping power, particularly effective against basic enemies. It can knock foes to the ground, allowing you time to assess and prepare. 

Related: Elden Ring Greatsword Build

Location

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Locations Of Carian Greatsword (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

The spell can be purchased from Miriel, Pastor of Vows at the Church of Vows, which lies to the northwest side of Raya Lucaria academy.        

8. Meteorite Spell

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Meteorite In Elden Ring (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Gravity Sorceries 30 Intelligence This spell allows you to call upon meteors down from the sky 30 (10)

Consider using the Meteorite spell for significant damage to multiple enemies. This spell summons three offensive meteors from the sky with a wide area of effect, causing massive damage to hit enemies. Timing is crucial for accuracy. Afterward, follow up with other ranged spells to further weaken your enemies.

Location

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Location Of Meteorite (Image credit: eXputer)

You can obtain the Meteorite spell near Caria Manor by defeating the Alabaster Lord boss in the Royal Grave Evergaol behind the manor.

Related Guide: Elden Ring Best Incantations

9. Scholar’s Armament

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Scholar’s Armament In Elden Ring (Image Captured by Us)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Glintstone Sorceries 12 Intelligence This spell allows you to enchant the right-handed armament with magic damage 25

The Scholar’s Armament spell creates an enchantment on the right-hand weapon, allowing it to do magical damage. The spell increases the damage done by your weapon through sorcery. You cannot cast this spell on weapons having a secondary damage type. 

Scholar’s Armament is a potent spell that enhances melee combat for approximately 1.5-2 minutes. To cast it, equip a staff in your left hand and use it on the weapon in your right hand.

Location

You can buy the Scholar’s Armament spell from Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins for 3000 Runes.

10. Rock Blaster

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Rock Blaster In Elden Ring (Image Captured by eXputer)
Spell Type Requirement Effect FP Cost
Glintstone Sorceries 21 Intelligence This spell allows you to thrust the staff into the ground in order to create a massive shockwave 22 (4)

In my Elden Ring best spells guide, I recommend the Rock Blaster spell for its excellent AoE attacks. This melee spell concentrates magic onto the caster’s staff, which can be thrust into the ground to create a powerful magical shockwave.

It allows you to move while holding the spell, continuously pushing the staff’s magical end into your enemies, making it effective against multiple foes at once.

Location

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Location Of Rock Blaster (Image by eXputer)

To find the Rock Blaster spell in Elden Ring, head to the Sellia Crystal Tunnel in the Caelid Region. It’s inside a chest located within a storage shed in the upper regions of the main cavern.

Merchants That Sell Spells In Elden Ring

 Some NPCs that you can buy spells from are:

  • Sorcerer Rogier in the chapel behind Stormveil Castle.
  • Sorceress Sellen in the Waypoint Ruins
  • Seluvis located at Seluvis’s rise behind Caria Manor, in the Northwestern part of Liurnia.

My Opinions On The Best Spells

Spells in Elden Ring are overpowered, and as I’ve experienced, they can make your game much easier. So, if you want to finish your run quickly, then you can go for them, but if you want to experience and fight bosses to know how hard they are, then go for a melee build. If you are going for a Mage Build, then I think you must try spells like Carian Slicer, Comet Azur, and Loretta’s spells.

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Carian Slicer is a great spell that you can use quickly. While the damage isn’t that high, the DPS potential is high due to its breakneck speed. Comet Azur is a beam that shreds most of the bosses. So, if you have proper equipment and buffs, you can one-cycle a boss. In my opinion, there are some Faith Spells that are great in Elden Ring, so make sure to try spells that scale with Faith.

With this, my guide comes to an end. I’ve covered almost everything you need to know about the Elden Ring best spells. Which spells have you used the most? Let me know in the comments below.

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