Elden Ring: How to use Incantations – Windows Central

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Elden Ring Incantations GuideSource: Windows Central
Elden Ring is a masterpiece, and quite certainly one of the best Xbox games of all time. However, some of its systems are less than obvious in their functionality. One such system is the magic and sorcery feature, which allows players to cast spells and use unique abilities. For Souls veterans, the system may seem obvious, but for newcomers, it’s not so simple.
If you’re someone who wants to give Incantations a try in Elden Ring, here’s exactly what you need to know.
Incantations are separate from Sorcery spells, and are more often Faith- and Arcane-based, rather than Intellect-based. Incantations generally refer to magic abilities that call upon a deity or some sort of primordial force in order to cast, as opposed to sorceries, which are often powered by studious learnings of Glintstone.
All classes and all players can get and use Incantations, providing you tailor your stats to meet their minimum requirements. However, only two classes start with the ability to use Incantations, which I think is where some of the confusion is coming from. Prophets and Confessors start with Incantations (often shortened to Incants), and start with the correct item needed to use them. If you’re playing something like a Wretch, or a Vagabond to start with, you need to buy an item to use Incants, and we’ll go over where to get that further below.
To use an Incantation, you must have a Seal equipped, as shown below.
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Equip Incantations by memorizing spells at any Site of Grace. You can find Incantations out in the world as loot, rewards for boss kills, or even purchases from vendors.
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Note: Many Incantations have stat requirements. You can find the stat requirements in your inventory menu, where your collected Incantations are listed. Typically, faith and arcane investments are required to use many Incants.
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If you’re starting as a Confessor or a Prophet, you start with a Seal already equipped. If you’re playing another starting class and want to pick up Incantations a bit later, it’s quite easy to get access to one for purchase.
Once you have Torrent, head to Stormveil castle, via the Castleward Tunnel. It’s in the top northwest corner of Limgrave, the starting area.
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When you spawn in, head down the left corridor and past the bookshelves. You’ll find a small room with two mummified witches who can sell you a Seal for 800 runes.
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There are other types of Seals to find in Elden Ring, including the Clawmark Seal and Godslayer’s Seal, which let your spells scale on Strength, ideal for warriors who want to use spells on the side.
Elden Ring will go down in history as one of the greatest games of all time, and it can be yours to own right now. Be wary of its complexity and difficulty, though.
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Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!