Where to find spells in Elden Ring


Looking for all the Elden Ring spells? The magic in Elden Ring is pretty similar to previous Souls games. You have incantations as miracles and sorceries as… well, sorceries. These healing, support, and fiery damage spells require a separate catalyst to cast called a Sacred Seal. The scaling is also pretty similar, with Sorceries relying on intelligence and incantations on faith.  

You’ll find spells throughout the game and from a variety of vendors. You can also increase your memory slots by finding memory stones, and by wearing certain magic boosting talismans. Here’s where to find Elden Ring spells, and items to help you with your build.

Best Early Game Sorceries

Rock Sling

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Location of the chest that sends you to Hell. (Image credit: Future)
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Meteorite Staff’s location on the world map (Rock Sling is a bit to the east, and the Sellia Crystal Cave is the northernmost Site of Grace of the three to the east) (Image credit: Future)
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The meteorite staff’s in-game location (Image credit: Future)
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Rock Sling’s in-game location (Image credit: Future)

Finding the Rock Sling sorcery takes a bit of legwork, but will net you not only one of the best early game sorceries, but a powerful staff as well, one of the best Elden Ring weapons to have at the start of the game. Both are feasible to acquire as soon as you have Torrent.

You’ll want to follow our guide on where to find the Meteorite Staff, most easily accessed early-on by opening up the chest that sends you to hell. From the Street of Sage Ruins, go east until you see the stairway underground pictured at the end of the gallery above.

In the chest at the end of the tunnel, you’ll find the Rock Sling sorcery, a powerful variant of the projectile spells like Glintstone Pebble. Rock Sling takes a bit longer to cast, but sends three, powerful, homing projectiles that do higher than average poise damage, all at a very reasonable FP cost. Additionally, it counts as a “Gravity Sorcery,” so it is further strengthened by the Meteorite Staff you just found.

Carian Greatsword

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Not to be confused with the “Carian Greatsword” ash of war sold by Rogier in Stormveil Castle, the sorcery also called Carian Greatsword is much more useful, and can see you through to the mid game and beyond. It is sold for the very hefty price of 10,000 runes by the merchant in the Church of Vows, located in east-central Liurnia. 

Though most players only make it to this area after beating Stormveil, it is possible to get to Liurnia early by following the main road of Limgrave north instead of west to Stormveil’s gates. 

Carian Greatsword provides a fast, wide, AOE melee attack with high damage that is also capable of interrupting enemies—very useful for a sorcerer backed into a corner.

Best Early Game Incantations

Flame Sling

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The most easily accessed of Elden Ring’s best early incantations is Flame Sling, sold by Brother Corhyn in Roundtable Hold. Most players reach the Hold after defeating Margit, but I was invited for the first time before achieving victory, so it’s not clear what the exact trigger is.

Regardless, Flame Sling is a versatile, low-cost incantation that provides reliable ranged damage for a faith build.

Black Flame

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Black Flame is an extremely powerful incantation for Elden Ring’s early to mid game. It can also be purchased from Brother Corhyn, but first you have to acquire the Godskin Prayerbook for him from Stormveil Castle. The Prayerbook can be reached from the Rampart Tower Site of Grace, or more easily from the Liftside Site of Grace. 

Either way, it is located in the central grassy courtyard filled with exile soldiers. From the entrance to the courtyard after the great hall patrolled by a Grafted Beast, exit into the courtyard, then make an immediate hard left and go down the stairs. The Prayerbook is behind an Imp mechanism-locked fog gate requiring a Stonesword Key, one of the best keepsakes in Elden Ring and a rare find in the open world.

The reward for your efforts is essentially a vastly improved Flame Sling that does more damage as well as damage over time, for a similarly low FP cost to Flame Sling.


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Have you been tantalized by that island off the southwest coast of Limgrave, but unable to reach it? You’ll want to go to the Coastal Cave, highlighted in the map above, defeat the dungeon’s boss, but instead taking the shortcut back to the dungeon’s entrance, continue deeper, and you’ll find the Coastal Cave has a second entrance on the island!

Here you can find several dragon-themed incantations for sale for one dragon heart apiece. If you haven’t yet, go kill Agheel in the marshes by Limgrave (and consult our guide to Elden Ring’s bosses if you’re having trouble.) I would recommend using this first dragon heart on the Dragonfire incantation, a powerful AOE fire attack.


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Elden Ring sorcery vendors 

If you’re looking to purchase sorceries, here’s a list of some of the characters who’ll help:

Sorcerer Rogier: You can find him in the chapel accessible through the back way into Stormveil Castle. From the Rampart Tower Site of Grace head along the wall with the barrel throwing Storm Hawks, then down the stairs to drop through the hole in the bell tower to find him in a small chapel. Exhaust his dialogue and he’ll head back to Roundtable Hold to sell you sorceries.

Selen: Found in the Waypoint Ruins in East Limgrave. Head south along the road from the Agheel Lake North Site of Grace to find them. Fight the Mad Pumpkin Head boss and you’ll be able to unlock the door behind containing her study. Say you’ll be her student and she’ll teach you sorceries.

Seluvis: Found in Seluvis’s Rise behind the Caria Manor in the north of West Liurnia. You’ll have to fight the Loretta boss to gain access in the manor itself. This will also unlock the Elden Ring Ranni quest.

Thops: Located in the Church of Irith, just west of where you enter Liurnia after beating Godrick. He only sells basic sorceries but will give you the hint about getting the Elden Ring Glintstone Key for the Raya Lucaria Academy. 

Elden Ring incantation vendors 

Here are the incantation vendors we’ve found so far:

Brother Corhyn: Accessible when you first enter the Roundtable Hold, giving you a variety of prayerbooks to increase his spell range. After he leaves in search of the Noble Goldmask, you can find him on the road leading northwards in the Altus Plateau, very close to the map pillar. He’ll have even more incantations if you visit him there.

D: This hunter of the undead sells a couple of incantations. To unlock him, head to Summonwater Village in East Limgrave, talk to him just to the west, then defeat the Tibia Mariner boss. Talk to him after and he’ll give you the location of the portal that leads to the bestial sanctum. After this, he’ll appear in the Roundtable Hold

Gurranq – In the Bestial Sanctum, you’ll find the beast cleric, Gurranq. He doesn’t sell you sorceries, but will give you beast sorceries in exchange for the Deathroot you get from defeating undead Elden Ring bosses like Tibia Mariner, or Black Knife Assassin in the Deathtouched Catacombs of West Limgrave. 

Church of Dragon Communion – When you defeat a dragon in Elden Ring, you’ll receive its heart, which you can trade for an incantation at the Church of Dragon Communion, on the island to the southwest of where the game begins. As you defeat more dragons, the selection will increase. You can get to this island through the Coastal Cave dungeon just to the west of the Stranded Graveyard, on the beach.

Aspects of the Crucible – You can learn some very powerful incantations by defeating Crucible Knights and bosses throughout the world. If you get to the Deeproot Depths, you can also get an armour set that boosts these. The first can be found in Stormhill Evergaol in West Limgrave, north of the Church of Elleh on the hill.

Scrolls and Prayer Books

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Sorcery Scrolls increase the selection of spells provided by a sorcery vendor, while Prayer Books do the same for incantations. Here are some of the ones we’ve found so far:

  • Assassin’s Prayerbook: Behind the second Stonesword Key door in the basement of the Roundtable Hold
  • Godskin Prayerbook: In Stormveil Castle. Near the start of the flamethrower courtyard, head down the steps through the cellar door into the room with the rats to find an Imp statue. Unlock it with a Stonesword Key to gain the Godslayer Seal, and the Godskin Prayerbook, which you can give to Corhyn.
  • Academy Scroll: Find this to the northwest of the Church of Irith where you find Thops. It’s located beneath the main grave at the end of the graveyard. Watch out for the scythe-wielding skeletons. Give it to Selen to learn more sorceries.

Memory stones

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Where to find Memory Stones 

Memory Stones increase your magical memory. Here are places we’ve found them so far: 

  • Dropped by the Red Wolf of Radagon boss in the Raya Lucaria Academy.
  • One is located at the top of Seluvis’ Rise.
  • The Moon of Nokstella talisman increases memory slots and can be found in the underground city of the same name.

Magical items

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Here are some strong magical items for a spell build 

Here we’ll go through some strong magical items that you might want to get if you find yourself playing a spell build.:

  • Moon of Nokstella: A talisman that increases memory slots. Gain access to it and the city by pursuing Ranni’s quest.
  • Darkmoon Greatsword: If you want to be more of a battlemage, or want a great intelligence-scaling weapon, the Darkmoon Greatsword is a good pick. You can get it by completing Ranni’s quest.
  • Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen: By beating Rennala, you can exchange her remembrance for some powerful sorcery-related items including a very good staff and a strong spell. Heading to Raya Lucaria, in general, is a good idea if you’re interested in sorceries.
  • Marika’s Scarseal: You can find this talisman under the waterfall behind the Dragonkin Soldier boss in Siofra River. Head to the Worshippers’ Woods grace in the northeast, and look for the fallen down pillar by the ancestral archers. Climb it to find a portal and gain access to the boss. This talisman raises mind, intelligence, faith, and arcane.
  • Cerulean Hidden Tear: If you mix this Elden Ring Crystal Tear into your Flask of Wondrous Physick, you can eliminate FP consumption entirely for a short period, which is crazy strong, especially if you are summoning with the Spirit Calling Bell. You can find the tear by defeating the Ulcerated Tree Spirit near the map pillar in Mt. Gelmir.
  • Ancestral Spirit’s Horn: By defeating the Regal Ancestor Spirit boss, you gain its remembrance, which can be exchanged for this talisman. It’s strong since it restores FP when you defeat enemies. That should take a load off your flasks.

You can also gain sorceries from bosses, as with Loretta’s Greatarrow, and just scattered throughout the world, so it’s worth keeping an eye out. 

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