Some weapon controls in Elden Ring are self-explanatory. For swords, you can left click to attack. For magic, you must wield a staff to attack. However, incantations are a special case, and don’t work in the same way as other weapons. Here’s how to use incantations in Elden Ring.
How do you use Incantations in Elden Ring?
How to use incantations
In order to use incantations, you must first possess a seal. A seal is a channel through which you can cast incantations, similar to how a staff channels magic. You can purchase the Finger Seal from the Twin Maiden Husks, who are in the Roundtable Hold. Equip the seal as you would a typical weapon, and then sit at a Site of Grace. Here, you can learn any incantations you have found, and equip them in your memory slots.
Once you have memorized your incantation, you can now cast it. Press left click to attack, and you will cast the incantation, as long as you have a seal equipped. Incantations cost FP to use, which can be replenished by a Flask of Cerulean Tears or a Flask of Wondrous Physick.
How do you make your incantations more powerful?
In order to increase the power of your incantations, you can level up your Faith. Most seals scale on Faith and one other stat, so the higher your Faith stat is, the more damage you inflict. Under the Attribute Scaling section of your seal, you can check how well the weapon scales. For this Clawmark seal pictured above, the weapon scales on both Strength and Faith. Both of these stats have a D-grade, however, which is not ideal.
To upgrade these seals, you can go to Smithing Master Hewg in the Roundtable Hold. He can improve your weapon’s scaling at the cost of Smithing Stones and runes. This will increase the damage of your incantations, improving your seal’s scaling efficiency from a D-rank to a C-rank, and so on. Throughout the game, you will also discover new and more powerful incantations, which can be memorized at any Site of Grace.
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