Elden Ring is a massive open-world action RPG with a big emphasis on choosing how you want to approach encounters. You can be a strong knight, a stealthy archer, an intelligent mage, and so much more. One way to make your mark in the Lands Between is through the use of incantations.
Incantations are a special type of magic that works differently from normal spells. There are several different types of incantations, and today we’ll be ranking all eight in one category. Buckle up and be sure to take some notes for our ranking of all Golden Order incantations in Elden Ring!
What Are Golden Order Incantations & How Do I Use Them?
Before we dive any deeper, we should first go into more detail about what exactly an incantation is. As previously mentioned, it’s a type of magic spell, but it’s different from regular sorceries. Most (though not all) incantations scale with Faith instead of Intelligence, and require a high Faith stat to be used.
You also don’t cast incantations with staff, but rather something called Sacred Seals. These are sort of like spell books, but for incantations. There are several different types of Sacred Seals in the game, and some of them will increase the effectiveness of their respective category of incantations. For example, the Golden Order Seal increases the Golden Order incantations by +10%.
The effects of incantations do vary greatly. Some of them have offensive uses and can be cast to deal damage. Others work more like support abilities and can buff and/or heal you and your allies in combat. There are about a dozen different themes/categories of incantations — today we’ll be focusing on each incantation from the Golden Order category.
All Golden Order Incantations, Ranked From OK to Best
And now, let’s get right into the main event! Here’s all of the Golden Order Incantations ranked from just okay to best overall!
For the first incantation on our list, we have Order Healing. This is a healing incantation specifically crafted to heal death blight. It needs a minimum of 11 Intelligence and 11 Faith, and requires exactly 15 focus points and 10 stamina for each and every cast.
This incantation is very niche and will only benefit you in certain areas. It doesn’t heal all status effects — only death blight, which is only given by a select amount of enemies. There have been a handful of times in my playthrough where this incantation would have been useful, but not many. I recommend keeping this in storage and only equipping it when you need it.
You can pick it up at the Siofra Aqueduct by killing a specific Teardrop Scarab. The exact location can be viewed by following the link here and selecting “spells” from the list on the right-hand side.
Law of Causality
Up next on our list for all Golden Order incantations in Elden Ring ranked, we have the Law of Causality incantation. This is a defensive spell that causes the caster to send out a large boom of golden light upon taking a certain amount of damage from enemies. It needs 29 Intelligence to be used and requires no Faith. You’ll also need 22 focus points and 20 stamina for every use of it.
It can be beneficial in the right circumstances, but I just can’t really recommend an incantation that requires you to get hit in order for it to work. Ideally, that wouldn’t happen to begin with. Not to mention the damage scaling on this thing isn’t that great when you level up your stats. And it isn’t as useful in high-end areas where enemies can kill you quickly before it even gets activated.
There are two ways to pick up this incantation. The first is by defeating Maliketh, the Black Blade, and purchasing it from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold (see image, bottom left). The second is by defeating Mohg, Lord of Blood, and talking to Sir Gideon Ofnir. Exhaust all his dialogue options and he should give it to you.
For our seventh best incantation on our ranking, we have Order’s Blade. This is a great spell that buffs your sword, allowing it to deal holy damage to enemies in addition to physical damage. You will need 13 Faith and Intelligence in order to cast it. It also requires you to use 22 focus points and 10 stamina for each and every use.
This is a pretty decent spell that can be very effective in the right situations. It allows you to deal extra damage to undead enemies (such as skeletons). More so, when you down a skeleton with a melee weapon buffed with holy damage, they will not get back up! Of course, there are plenty of enemies in the game that are resistant to holy damage, making this spell not as good as it could have been.
If you’re looking to pick up this spell for your build, you will first need to get your hands on a key item called D’s Bell Bearing. You can read all about it by following the link here. Once you have it, just travel to the Roundtable Hold. From there, you can talk to the Twin Maiden Husks to purchase it.
Litany of Proper Death
Up next is the Litany of Proper Death incantation. This magical spell sends out an AOE attack that can deal a decent amount of damage to groups of enemies. The spell needs a Faith and Intelligence level of 17 each. It costs 17 focus points and 28 stamina for each and every use. This is a pretty low amount compared to some of the other offensive spells on this list.
But what about the damage on it? It really isn’t all that much compared to some of the other incantations. I honestly felt pretty disappointed when I tried it out for the first time. The casting speed for this incantation isn’t that good either, meaning the overall DPS on it isn’t that great. The only enemy I would say it’s good on is undead skeletons, but aside from that, there isn’t much use for it.
Still interested in getting this incantation, despite all of its drawbacks? You can pick it up by traveling to the Roundtable Hold (see image, bottom left corner) and speaking to the NPC D, Hunter of the Dead. He will sell you this incantation for exactly 2,500 runes, which is actually fairly cheap once you get to the mid-game.
This next spell on our ranking list is a defensive-type incantation. I am referring to the Immutable Shield incantation. Using it will buff the effectiveness of your shield, reducing the effect of both status build-up and elemental damage caused by enemies. It needs an Intelligence and Faith level of 19. The spell can be cast onto your shield for a total of 15 focus points and 10 stamina.
This is a nice little buff to have for shield-using characters. It gives you the needed defenses to hold off certain types of enemies, especially the ones that cause status effects. I wouldn’t call it a must-have, but it is very useful against the right enemies and bosses. While the stat cost could be better, casting it is pretty cheap and makes it viable to be used alongside other spells in the game.
To get a hold of this unique spell, you will first want to accept and work through the quest given to you by Brother Corhyn. Eventually, you will find the Erdtree Sanctuary inside of the capital city. He will be sitting on a cliff very close to the large colosseum. Talk to him and you will have the option to buy the spell.
Discus of Light
This next incantation is great for dealing fast damage to enemies. It’s called Discuss of Light and upon being used, it sends out a small “frisbee” of golden energy towards your foes, dealing a decent amount of damage. It needs Level 13 in both Faith and Intelligence in order to be used. For each and every cast, it will cost you 9 focus points and 20 stamina.
Due to the speed at which you can repeatedly cast out this incantation, it makes a decent offensive spell for both bosses and smaller enemies. While there are incantations that do more damage, the low cost and stat investment this spell requires it makes a great incantation to use. The spell also has an okay amount of range, making it a fairly safe spell to cast.
You can acquire this magical ability by first going to the Atlus Plateau. It can be purchased for 11,000 runes, which is fairly spendy but well worth the price. The spell is sold by the NPC Brother Corhyn.
Radagon’s Rings of Light
For spot number 5 on our list of all Golden Order incantations in Elden Ring ranked, we have Radagon’s Rings of Light. This is an offensive spell that does damage over an area of effect. When cast, it sends out a golden ring of light in all directions, dealing damage and knocking back opponents. It requires players to have 31 Intelligence and Faith to use, and uses 25 focus points and 37 stamina per cast.
This thing does really good damage, and it’s very effective for taking out large groups of enemies fast. You can charge up the spell in order to get increased range and hit more enemies at once. It also has the ability to knock people off their feet, leaving them vulnerable to any follow-up attacks. I would consider this incantation a must-have for attacking groups of enemies and for PVP encounters.
To acquire this special spell, you’ll first need to get the Golden Order Principia prayerbook. It can be found by traveling to the royal capital of Leyndell. You can find the exact location of it by using the Elden Ring interactive map found here. Then just give the book to a cleric NPC and they can sell you the spell.
Law of Regression
This next incantation is a special one, and one of my personal favorites. This is a debuff spell, so to speak, that has the ability to remove status effects, buffs caused by consumables, and other magical effects. It is used on both you and your enemies. It needs a grand total of 37 Intelligence in order for it to be used. When cast, it costs 55 focus points and 50 stamina for each and every use.
This spell is just so incredibly useful for PVP due to the fact it can remove all buff effects used by your enemies. After your opponent is done using consumables and casting spells (such as golden vow) to buff themselves, you can cast this spell and completely wash it all away! The only downside is that you can’t use any buffs yourself, but it is still worth it to counter certain effects in PVP.
To get this incantation, just like with the last spell, you’ll need the Golden Order Principia prayerbook. See the third paragraph of the previous entry for more information on where to find it and what to do with it.
Triple Rings of Light
Taking spot number 1 on our list is the offensive incantation spell, Triple Rings of Light. This incredibly strong spell allows you to cast three rings of golden energy spiraling towards your opponents to deal high damage. After it reaches a certain distance, it will boomerang back towards you! It needs 23 Faith and Intelligence to cast, and each use of it requires 23 focus points and 28 stamina points.
This is a really great spell to use for all kinds of situations! Bosses, regular enemies, PVP, you name it. It’s very effective at taking down enemies from a medium distance, and the damage is great. Since it returns to you after reaching its max distance, it can hit enemies on the way back, which is difficult for players to dodge. If you do use it in PVP, just promise me you won’t spam it, okay?
The Triple Rings of Light incantation is a very late-game spell, and you will need to travel to the Haligtree at the end of the game in order to get it. It can be found close to the Prayer Room Site of Grace.
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