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Top 10 Best Spells to Use in Elden Ring

If you’re a mage in Elden Ring, you’ll definitely want to be using these top 10 spells to blast your way through the Lands Between!

Many players have decided to go for sorcery builds in for Elden Ring and for good reason – there are so many great spells to choose from!

Once you know the basics of sorcery in Elden Ring, you’ll want to set off and find the best spells in the game. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 spells you can get in the game.

This is by no means a definitive list, as everyone has their favorite spells. However, we think that everyone should at least try out these powerful sorceries!

But first, a sorcerer is nothing without a good staff. Here is the best staff in Elden Ring and where to find it!

Top 10 Best Spells & Sorcery in Elden Ring + Where to Find Them

10. Glintstone Pebble – INT: 10, FP: 7

Elden Ring Glintstone Pebble
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First on our list is a spell that is essential for any mage. Glintstone Pebble might not be the flashiest or most powerful spell, but it is one of the most dependable at taking down smaller enemies.

It costs just 7 Focus Points and can be cast very quickly, so it can still be effective even later into the game.

Glintstone Pebble comes as the Astrologer class’ starting equipment or you can purchase it either from Sorceress Sellen or Thops at the Church of Irith.

9. Carian Greatsword – INT: 24, FP: 14

Elden Ring Carian Greatsword
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One of the best melee spells in Elden Ring is Carian Greatsword. This sorcery conjures a magic greatsword with a pretty long reach to deal some significant melee damage to your enemies.

You can purchase this sorcery from Miriel, the beloved ‘turtle pope’ at the Church of Vows in Eastern Liurnia.

8. Rykard’s Rancor – INT: 40, FAI: 18, FP: 35

Elden Ring Rykard's Rancor
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Rykard’s Rancor is a powerful magma spell that summons searing spirits that explode. It’s a bit chaotic but can deal some huge damage!

To get Rykard’s Rancor, you first need to know how to get to Volcano Manor. Then you need to defeat the boss Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy, and trade his Remembrance with Enia for Rykard’s Rancor.

Also, check out how to duplicate Remembrances in Elden Ring. This will let you get both rewards for defeating a major boss!

7. Rock Sling – INT: 18, FP: 18

Elden Ring Rock Sling
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Rock Sling is a very simple but effective spell that is powerful all the way from early on to the late game in Elden Ring. It pulls rocks from the earth and shoots them at enemies for some pretty impressive damage.

It only costs 18 FP to cast and has an INT requirement of 18. Plus, you can boost its damage if you use the Meteorite Staff too!

You can find Rock Sling in a chest in Caelid’s the Street of the Sages Ruins.

Elden Ring Streets of the Sages Ruins
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6. Meteorite of Astel – INT: 55, FP: 60

Elden Ring Meteorite of Astel
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Meteorite of Astel is a very powerful spell that lets you rain meteorites on your enemies until you run out of Focus Points. It isn’t very accurate but it can deal a load of damage, especially to bigger enemies and bosses!

To get this spell, you first need to know how to get to the Consecrated Snowfield secret area. Then, you need to first beat one of the hardest bosses in the game, Astel, Stars of Darkness.

Also, check out our full guide on how to get Meteorite of Astel in Elden Ring.

5. Loretta’s Greatbow – INT: 26, FP: 28

Elden Ring Loretta's Greatbow
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If you want to snipe enemies from far away using magic, there’s no better spell to use than Loretta’s Greatbow. Its damage is just as good as its range and it can be charged up to hit even harder.

You can get Loretta’s Greatbw by defeating the Royal Knight Loretta boss in Caria Manor.

Also, make sure to find out how to get the Sword of Night and Flame in Elden Ring while you’re in Caria Manor!

Elden Ring Royal Knight Loretta Location
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4. Carian Phalanx: INT: 34, FP: 26

Elden Ring Carian Phalanx
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The Carian Phalanx is one of the best defensive spells in Elden Ring. Casting it for 26 FP makes a number of magic glintblades arch over your head – these automatically attack enemies when they come into your line of sight.

To get this powerful spell, you need to progress Preceptor Seluvis’ questline and then purchase it from him.

3. Terra Magicus – INT: 20, FP: 20

Elden Ring Terra Magicus
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You won’t be dealing any damage with Terra Magicus itself, however, this spell will increase the damage of your other spells by a whopping 35%! All you need to do is cast it and stand on the sigil on the ground.

Getting this spell is a bit complicated though. First, you need to complete the Academy Crystal Cave and go through the elevator behind the Crystalians bosses. Then, climb to the top of the tower and get the spell from the chest.

Read More: Elden Ring: Best Talismans & Where to Find Them

Elden Ring Academy Crystal Cave Site of Grace
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2. Ranni’s Dark Moon – INT: 68, FP: 62

Elden Ring Ranni's Dark Moon
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Now were are getting into the extremely powerful spells. Ranni’s Dark Moon literally shoots a moon at enemies that builds Frostbite and reduces their magic damage negation.

However, it requires 68 Intelligence to use and costs 62 FP to cast, so this spell isn’t for everyone. Although, you can re-spec your stats in Elden Ring if you don’t meet the requirements.

Ranni’s Dark Moon is located at the top of Chelona’s Rise in Liurnia. Find out how to complete the Chelona’s Rise puzzle to get your hands on it!

1. Comet Azur – INT: 60, FP: 40

Elden Ring Comet Azur
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Finally, the best spell in all of Elden Ring is Comet Azur, even if it is only particularly useful in boss fights.

It requires 3 memory slots and 60 Intelligence to cast, but you can melt through the health bar of any boss in the game using it!

Read More: How to Easily Kill Any Boss in Elden Ring

Comet Azur’s FP cost is hefty at 40 but not too high. Therefore, you can cast it multiple times in one boss fight without replenishing your FP as well!

What’s more, it is totally free and pretty easy to get – all you need to do is find Primeval Sorcerer Azur after climbing Mt. Gelmir and speak to him!

Find out how and where to get Comet Azur in Elden Ring for more information.

And those are our top 10 best spells in Elden Ring. Give them a go and see if you like them!

Also, if you prefer to use a sacred seal rather than a staff then make sure to check out our list of best Incantations in Elden Ring too!

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