Elden Ring: How To Summon Spirits [Complete Guide]

Become a ghost whisper and learn to communicate with Spirits.

One of the most valuable abilities in the game is to summon spirits to assist you in taking down these monsters and bosses. Knowing how to summon spirits in Elden Ring can make a massive difference in fights and help you progress through the game.

Key Takeaways
  • You can summon spirits by equipping Spirit Ashes into your Quick Slot and clicking them when available.
  • You must obtain Torrent for Melina in order to acquire the Spirit Summon Bell.
  • Go to the Church of Elleh and receive the Bell and Wolf Ashes from the Witch. 
  • Spirits can only be summoned when the symbol appears on the left side of your screen. 
  • They can not be summoned or used in multiplayer or co-op.
  • They require some amounts of Fp or Hp to be used.
  • You have to recharge at a site of grace after summoning a Spirit in order to call it again.

How To Summon Spirits 

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Summoning Spirits in Elden Ring is going to be quite simple. However, from my perspective, there are a few things that you need to acquire and set up beforehand. The first thing you will require is a spirit-calling bell. Now a spirit-calling bell will be essential to summoning these ghostly helpers.

  1. Obtain a spirit-calling bell. Find spirit ashes in the open world.
  2. Spirits can only be summoned using the bell. Know where you can call spirits. Use the spirit summoning button.
  3. You can’t summon multiple spirits simultaneously.
  4. Spirits are not available in multiplayer or Co-Op. Re-summon spirits at a site of grace.
  5. Requires some FP or HP. Dismiss spirits by using the bell again.

Acquire The Spirit Calling Bell

Acquiring The Spirit Calling Bell
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Once you have acquired Torrent, you can make your way over to the church and approach the witch. After a few dialogues, the witch, Renna, asks if you can ride torrent. Once confirmed, she will hand you the Spirit Calling Bell and Wolf Ashes allowing you to Summon Wolves in Elden Ring. If you ask me, both of these are amazing early-game items and will help you in fighting enemies and bosses considerably.

You can also purchase the Spirit Calling Belling from a Vendor if you have missed it at the start of the game. If you wander too far away, Renna does despawn. So another way to get the bell is to buy it from a vendor at the Roundtable Hold.

Equipping The Spirits Ashes

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Once you have your Bell and Wolves ready, all you have to do is place them in the quick items slots. For that, you can simply open your inventory and head to the quick slot menu. You can select whichever summon you want if you have multiple, or just select the wolves.

Areas Where You Can Call Spirits

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The last thing you need to know about Summoning Ghosts in Elden Ring is where to call them. Spirits are not available for free use and can not be used when farming easy-to-kill enemies. However, in my opinion, they are best used in areas with main bosses or tough high-level enemies in general. 

Whenever you enter an area where there is a tough boss, a symbol will pop up on the left side of your screen. The Symbol indicates that you can summon spirits in the area; it can also make you aware of a threat in the area. 

Uses of Spirits

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Spirits are quite useful and will help you out in a fight a lot

  • They can protect you by taking incoming damage. 
  • They also distract the enemy and take the heat off you.
  • Allow you to heal while they fight for you.  

Final Words

Once you have learned how to summon ash spirits in the Elden Ring, you progress easily in your adventures. If you want to change the stats of a character, you can check out our how-to respec Guide. You can also learn how to unlock and do gestures in Elden Ring to have fun in Multiplayer. Also, check out what are the best classes and Best shields for you in Elden Ring. 

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