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How To Use Incantations In Elden Ring

Thanks to multiple patch updates, Incantations have become more viable as we've detailed how you can get and use Incantations in Elden Ring.
How To Use Incantations In Elden Ring

It’s widely known within the Elden Ring community that Magic is exceptionally potent and viable immediately when starting your adventures in The Lands Between. While Sorcery is often the more popular type of Magic wielded by players in-game, Incantations, which are as powerful as Sorceries, often get overlooked.

Many Incantations are available and divided into various groups, but all require a Faith scaling, but how can you utilize Incantations in-game? We’ve provided detailed context into how to use Incantations in Elden Ring.

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The Prophet starting class is one of two classes with high Faith stats and the equipment to help you master Incantations. (Picture: FromSoftware)

How To Get Incantations In Elden Ring

As mentioned, Incantations is a type of Magic you can wield or cast for offensive or defensive purposes. However, they call for you to spend points in Faith, the main requirement for casting Incantations, much like Intelligence is for Sorceries.

While you will acquire and cast Incantations through your playthrough with the minimal Faith Attribute, only two classes have the highest Faith stats if you want to cast Incantations or play a Faith-based build. You can choose between the Confessor and Prophet; however, the latter has the highest Faith of all classes, and both classes have the best starting equipment to help you use Incantations properly.

One of these pieces of equipment is a Sacred Seal which helps you cast Incantations much like Sorcerers need Glintstone Staves to cast Sorceries. These Sacred Seals can improve the Incantations’ power when equipped, so knowing which Seal to use with an Incantation type can aid in maximizing its power and damage output.

Nine different Sacred Seals can be found throughout The Lands Between, and each has different scaling requirements to equip it to your character. But if you’re looking for a Seal that works with all Incantation types, the Erdtree Sacred Seal is the best overall Sacred Seal and is located at Volcano Manor on a corpse near the Omenkiller boss battle.

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Defeat Radahn to obtain his Great Rune before using it, which increases your FP, HP, and Stamina. (Picture: FromSoftware)

How To Use Incantations In Elden Ring 

Casting Incantations will consume Focus Points (FP) and Stamina, so you’ll need items that assist in replenishing your FP and Stamina, like killing Teardrop Scarabs and acquiring various weapons and Talismans. The best FP-boosting items are the Sacrificial Axe, Radahn’s Great Rune, Godrick’s Great Rune, Marika’s Scarseal and Soreseal, and the Carian Filigreed Crest Talisman

You can increase your Dexterity or equip Radagon Icon Talisman to mitigate the casting time for Sorceries and Incantations. Additionally, you’ll want to increase the number of Memory Slots, which can help you learn more Incantations and is achieved by acquiring the Memory Stone item or the Moon of Nokstella Talisman.

Having organized your equipment and allocating the various items to decrease casting time and increase damage output and Memory Slots, we can look at how to get Incantations. These spells can be purchased using Runes from select NPCs you’ll meet upon unlocking the Roundtable Hold, like Brother Corhyn and D, Hunter of the Dead, and other vendors throughout your journey, including Gurranq, Gowry, and Miriel.

Another way of obtaining Incantations is by locating Prayerbooks, which are tied to a specific group of Incantations, and certain questlines can reward you with Incantations upon their completion. There are eight Prayerbooks to find throughout The Lands Between, and once you’ve collected them, you can trade them for Incantations when given to Brother Corhyn or Miriel.