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Top 5 Best Sacred Seals in Elden Ring

To master Incantations in Elden Ring, you need the best Sacred Seal to compliment your playstyle!

Elden Ring offers a great variety of Incantations. Each of them provides a healing property, buff, or offensive mean.

Getting the best out of these Incantations is not a simple task. Each of them demands specific requirements that can be hard to meet, especially for the most advanced ones.

However, even if you meet their requirements, finding these Incantations is just the starting point.

You need a Sacred Seal to cast Incantations, and each seal has individual benefits to take your casting to the next level!

These are the top 5 best Sacred Seals you can find in Elden Ring!

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Top 5 Sacred Seals in Elden Ring – Requirements, Locations & Maps

These are the best five Sacred Seals in Elden Ring:

  • Erdtree Seal – Best for Faith-Based Builds
  • Dragon Communion Seal – Best for Dragon Communion Incantations
  • Golden Order Seal – Best for Intelligence-Based Builds
  • Finger Seal – Best All-Around Seal
  • Godslayer’s Seal – Best for Godskin Apostle Incantations

Sacred Seals have unique benefits that usually buff a particular line of Incantations. Due to this, even if these are the top 5 best Sacred Seals in the game, some might not boost the Incantations you prefer.

Additionally, Sacred Seals differ in the type of Attribute Scaling they offer. When choosing one of the Sacred Seals from this list, keep this in mind!

5. Erdtree Seal – Best Seal for Faith-Based Build

This Sacred Seal is one of the best ones you can find mid-game. It offers excellent Faith scaling. However, you will require 40 FAI to wield it.

Requirements

  • Faith – 40

Scalings

  • S FAI at +5 upgrade with Somber Smithing Stones
  • Incantation Scaling – 273 at +10 with 60 Faith, 353 at +10 with 80 Faith, 367 at +10 with 99 Faith

Buffs

  • Even though the name indicates this is the seal related to the Erdtree, it does not buff the Erdtree Incantations

How to Find the Erdtree Seal in Elden Ring

You can find this Sacred Seal on a corpse in a cell near where the Omenkiller enemy is located in the Volcano Manor. The nearest Site of Grace to this area is the Prison Town Church.

Erdtree Seal Elden Ring Map

4. Dragon Communion Seal – Best for Dragon Communion Incantations

This is an accessible Sacred Seal that you can get early in the game. Its requirements are quite low, and it grants a great buff for Dragon Communion Incantations.

Requirements

  • Faith – 10
  • Arcane – 10

Scalings

  • B Faith and S Arcane Scaling at +10 upgrade with Somber Smithing Stones
  • Incantation Scaling – 318 at +10 with 30 Faith and 45 Arcane, 392 at +10 with 45 Faith and 99 Arcane, 358 at +10 with 99 Faith and 45 Arcane, 415 at +10 with 99 Faith and 99 Arcane

Buffs

  • 15% more damage for Dragon Communion Incantations
  • Increases build up effects of spells, like Madness
  • After update 1.03, healing and weapon buff spells only receive Faith scaling

How to Find the Dragon Communion Seal in Elden Ring

You can find this seal on the Fringefolk Hero’s Grave in Limgrave. The entrance to this grave is right next to the Stranded Graveyard Site of Grace.

  • To enter this location, you will need two Stonesword Keys.
  • After unlocking this area, follow the main path with the mechanized chariots until the route splits up and down.
  • Take the path heading up and defeat the Banished Knight inside the room to one of the best Sacred Seals in Elden Ring.
Dragon Communion Seal Elden Ring Map

3. Golden Order Seal – Best for INT-Based Builds

This is one of the best Sacred Seal options for those with a decent Intelligence attribute. If you are a sorcerer who wants to delve into Incantations, this is the perfect seal!

Requirements

  • Faith – 17
  • Intelligence – 17

Scalings

  • A Faith and A Intelligence Scaling at +9 and +10 upgrades with Somber Smithing Stones
  • Incantation Scaling – 317 at +10 with 40 Faith and 40 Intelligence, 345 at +10 with 50 Faith and 50 INT, 360 at +10 with 60 Faith and 60 INT, 375 at +10 with 70 Faith and 70 INT, 390 at +10 with 80 Faith and 80 INT

Buffs

  • Buffs Golden Order Incantations by 10%
  • After update 1.03, healing and weapon buff spells only receive Faith scaling

How to Find the Golden Order Seal in Elden Ring

You can locate this Sacred Seal on a dead body next to the Minor Erdtree Church Site of Grace in Leyndell Royal Capital.

You can find the Minor Erdtree Church, following the southeast road from the Outer Wall Phantom Tree Site of Grace. This grace is located right after crossing the great bridge that connects Altus Plateau with Leyndell Royal Capital.

Elden Ring Golden Order Seal Map

2. Finger Seal – Best All-Around & Beginners Option

This is the best starting Sacred Seal, more so for those with Faith-based builds in Elden Ring.

For this reason, this seal is easy to obtain in the game, and it is even a starting weapon for the Confessor and Prophet classes.

Requirements

  • Strength – 4
  • Faith – 10

Scalings

  • A Faith Scaling at +9 through +25 upgrades with Smithing Stones
  • D Strength Scaling at +9 through +25 upgrades with Smithing Stones
  • Incantation Scaling – 286 at +25 with 60 Faith, 324 at +25 with 80 Faith

Buffs

  • No buffs; despite its name, it does not boost Two Fingers Incantations

How to Find the Finger Seal in Elden Ring

This Sacred Seal is a starting weapon for the Confessor and Prophet class. Additionally, you can purchase it from the Twin Maiden Husks for 800 runes at the Roundtable Hold.

Elden Ring Twin Husk Maiden Finger Seal

1. Godslayer’s Seal – Best for Godskin Apostle Incantations

If you plan to do a Black Flame Mage build in Elden Ring, this Sacred Seal is the best option! This seal boosts the Godskin Apostle Incantations, including Black Flame and Black Flame Blade.

Requirements

  • Strength – 4
  • Faith – 27

Scalings

  • S Faith Scaling at +14 through +25 upgrades with Smithing Stones
  • D Strength Scaling at +9 through +25 upgrades with Smithing Stones
  • Incantation Scaling – 291 at +25 with 60 Faith, 329 at +25 with 80 Faith

Buffs

  • Buffs all Godslayer (Godskin Apostle) Incantations by 10%

How to Find the Godslayer’s Seal in Elden Ring

You can find this Sacred Seal at Stormveil Castle in Limgrave. To reach this item, a Stonesword Key is required.

Follow these steps to get the Godslayer’s Seal in Stormveil Castle:

  • Fast Travel to the Rampart Tower Site of Grace
  • From this location, take the elevator down to the feasting hall and exit to the courtyard that is crowded with archers
  • As soon as you step into the courtyard, turn to the left and take the stairway down
  • Be careful as the room that follows is guarded by rats; defeat them and use the Stonesword Key to dispel the fog protecting the entrance to the next room
  • The next room has a chest that contains the Godslayer’s Seal
Godslayers Seal Elden Ring Map Location

Clawmark Seal – Best for STR Builds (Honorific Mention)

This seal is perfect for those who have Strength-based builds and want to complement their playstyle with some Incantations.

Even though we already ran out of spots in this top 5 best Sacred Seals in Elden Ring, we could not close the list without adding the Clawmark Seal!

Requirements

  • Strength – 4
  • Faith – 10

Scalings

  • B Faith Scaling at +16 through +25 upgrades with Smithing Stones
  • B Strength Scaling at +16 through +25 upgrades with Smithing Stones
  • Incantation Scaling – Softcaps at 280 at +25 with 60 Faith and 45 Strenght, increasing Faith and Strength to 99 grants just a mere 30 additional scaling points per attribute
  • Two handing this seal grants additional Incantation Scaling due to the 50% effective Strength bonus; however, this added scaling does not show up in the inventory
  • Reaching the softcap Incantation Scaling for this seal is possible with just 30 Strength if used two-handed

Buffs

  • Buffs all Bestial Incantations by 10%, also stacks with the Cinquedea Dagger (additional 10% buff) in case you want to boost your Bestial Incantations even further

How to Find the Clawmark Seal in Elden Ring

You can acquire this Sacred Seal in Elden Ring by feeding a Deathroot to Gurranq Beast Clergyman. You can also acquire the Beast Claw Incantation here.

Elden Ring Bestial Sanctum Map

These are the top 5 best Sacred Seals you can add to your arsenal in Elden Ring!

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Comments 1

Daniel Prior

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

This is terrible. Maybe give some actual reasons instead of telling us what build the item tells you it's for. You obviously did minimal to no research on this topic. Did you even use incantations? Did you even play the game?

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