Aspects of the Crucible: Horns

aspect crucible horns
Spell Type Erdtree Incantations
FP Cost 20 Slots Used 1
item effects icon elden ring wiki guide 55px 18pxEffect
creates shoulder horn to gore foes from a low stance.

attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires

Aspects of the Crucible: Horns is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Aspects of the Crucible: Horns Creates a mighty horn on the caster's shoulder to gore foes from a low stance.

 

One of the ancient Erdtree incantations.

Creates a mighty horn on the caster's shoulder to gore foes from a low stance.
Charging allows the caster to barrel into foes before delivering the final attack.

This is a manifestation of the Erdtree's primal vital energies - an aspect of the primordial crucible, where all life was once blended together.

 

Where to find Aspects of the Crucible: Horns

Where to find Aspects of the Crucible: Horns:

  • Dropped by Crucible Knight found in Stormveil Castle directly below the Ramparts. Once you reach the walkway where the three Bladed Talon Eagles are located, head to the first left turn you see. It should be a dead end. Once you reach this dead end jump down, and keep heading down until you find a collapsible cliff. The Crucible Knight should be waiting for you by a ruined archway. [Elden Ring Map Link] Video Location
  • For players having difficulty defeating the Crucible Knight, there is a way to cheese him by using the elevator in the building behind the archway he comes from. Wait for the knight to pass by and sneak behind him towards the elevator. Step on the pressure plate and then quickly hop off. Go back to the knight and lure him towards the elevator. Walk around the shaft opening until he falls in.

 

Elden Ring Aspects of the Crucible: Horns Guide

  • Charging increases damage and range. Will also send smaller enemies flying instead of staggering them.
  • An excellent option for close range focused Faith builds (or Faith/Str builds), allowing you to quickly close the distance with foes and knocking them down, allowing an easy follow up
  • Deals Physical damage.
  • Stance Damage: 17 (uncharged), 30 (charged)
  • Recieves a 3.5% damage bonus for each worn piece of the Crucible Axe Set and Crucible Tree Set.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Elden Ring Incantations
Agheel's Flame  ♦  Ancient Dragons' Lightning Spear  ♦  Ancient Dragons' Lightning Strike  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Breath  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Tail  ♦  Barrier of Gold  ♦  Beast Claw  ♦  Bestial Constitution  ♦  Bestial Sling  ♦  Bestial Vitality  ♦  Black Blade  ♦  Black Flame  ♦  Black Flame's Protection  ♦  Black Flame Blade  ♦  Black Flame Ritual  ♦  Blessing's Boon  ♦  Blessing of the Erdtree  ♦  Bloodboon  ♦  Bloodflame Blade  ♦  Bloodflame Talons  ♦  Borealis's Mist  ♦  Burn O Flame!  ♦  Catch Flame  ♦  Cure Poison  ♦  Darkness  ♦  Death Lightning  ♦  Discus of Light  ♦  Divine Fortification  ♦  Dragonbolt Blessing  ♦  Dragonclaw  ♦  Dragonfire  ♦  Dragonice  ♦  Dragonmaw  ♦  Ekzyke's Decay  ♦  Ekzykes's Decay  ♦  Elden Stars  ♦  Electrify Armament  ♦  Erdtree Heal  ♦  Ezykes's Decay  ♦  Fire's Deadly Sin  ♦  Flame Fall Upon Them  ♦  Flame Fortification  ♦  Flame of the Fell God  ♦  Flame Protect Me  ♦  Fortissax's Lightning Spear  ♦  Frenzied Burst  ♦  Frozen Lightning Spear  ♦  Giantsflame Take Thee  ♦  Glintstone Breath  ♦  Golden Lightning Fortification  ♦  Golden Vow (Spell)  ♦  Great Heal  ♦  Greyoll's Roar  ♦  Heal  ♦  Honed Bolt  ♦  Howl of Shabriri  ♦  Immutable Shield  ♦  Inescapable Frenzy  ♦  Lansseax's Glaive  ♦  Law of Causality  ♦  Law of Regression  ♦  Lightning Fortification  ♦  Lightning Spear  ♦  Lightning Strike  ♦  Litany of Proper Death  ♦  Lord's Aid  ♦  Lord's Divine Fortification  ♦  Lord's Heal  ♦  Magic Fortification  ♦  Magma Breath  ♦  Noble Presence  ♦  O Flame!  ♦  Order's Blade  ♦  Order Healing  ♦  Pest Threads  ♦  Placidusax's Ruin  ♦  Poison Armament  ♦  Poison Mist  ♦  Protection of the Erdtree  ♦  Radagon's Rings of Light  ♦  Rejection  ♦  Rotten Breath  ♦  Scarlet Aeonia  ♦  Scouring Black Flame  ♦  Shadow Bait  ♦  Smarag's Glintstone Breath  ♦  Stone of Gurranq  ♦  Surge O Flame!  ♦  Swarm of Flies  ♦  The Flame of Frenzy  ♦  Theodorix's Magma  ♦  Triple Rings of Light  ♦  Unendurable Frenzy  ♦  Urgent Heal  ♦  Vyke's Dragonbolt  ♦  Whirl O Flame!  ♦  Wrath of Gold

 




Register to EDIT the Wiki!
    • Anonymous

      Love everything about this incantation, but I really wish I could cast while mounted to use torrent like a battering ram, pretty plz fromsoft

      • Anonymous

        Cruicible inacntations have always been some of the coolest looking, and coolest feeling spells to use and this one really is no exception! loads of fun all around.

        • Anonymous

          I just wanted to do a cosplay of crucible knight because of some video I saw and I really had no clue what to play on my current playthrough. It just happen, I am now in love with this spell: not only it is good in a lot of situation but finishing an enemy by dashing through him, sending it in the air it's just too good. I think I'm in love.

          • Anonymous

            seen people say this launches malenia, but no one is saying that while she gets up you can fully charge up crucible tail and get both of those hits as well. 3 hit combo with a whole hell of a lot of posture damage

            • Anonymous

              Ironically, one of the best ways to poise break a Crucible knight. Charge it up and ram it into them to slightly interrupt them. 3 casts should poise break them entirely for a critical hit.

              • Anonymous

                I dont know if it was just me, but when I fought this crucible knight, he did not once use the horns. He used the tail plenty of times, but never once the horns. Does it do this for everyone, or was it just me?

                • Anonymous

                  I accidentally killed this guy in the castle with the elevator by sending him up while I was running away from him on my first play through. He jumped down and landed right in front of me and died.

                  • Anonymous

                    It feels like an amazing fu whenever you charge this in front of an enemy and hyperarmor through everything just to toss them in the air.

                    • Anonymous

                      I ignored that knight in one of my character's, but I'm glad I found them cause now my current character can go get it!

                      • Anonymous

                        It's impossible to not shout "I'M THE JUGGERNAUT *****!" when using this. One of the most fun Incants in the game

                        • Anonymous

                          for some inexplicable reason, whenever i use this in pvp, even the target is standing still, the charge always stops just inches away from them regardless of range. I could be 5 feet away or 25, it stops an inch from their face and I just get punished; this attack has never once landed for me in PVP

                          can someone tell me what im doing wrong here lmao

                          • Anonymous

                            FYI: Even uncharged, this incantation provides enough poise to tank a colossal sword. At least it did for me while i was wearing 58 poise set (Crucible set).

                            • Anonymous

                              Can confirm this is not increased by a crucible hornshield, which is super lame, would have loved whatever shield you were using to basically make this a shield bash incantation, with crucible hornshield getting an extra buff, even if it was just the 3.5% the armour set pieces give (or 15% for the total if feeling generous).

                              • Anonymous

                                This spell allows you to tank through the most brutal hits with a generous window, and absolutely slam people that thought they were a safe distance away.

                                This is a must have for any squishy faith user

                                • Anonymous

                                  Annihilates Malenia if you space yourself well. Running a non-optimal int/faith build with golden order seal and it’s still doing plenty of damage to her and knocks her up most times. The tail incantation is also very good and will stun her in 1-3 casts.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I discovered a glitch using this : Fully charged this incantation quickly followed up with Placidusax Ruin, will move dash you while using the latter (basically casting Placidusax Ruin while dashing as if you're using Aspects of the Crucible: Horns).

                                    • Anonymous

                                      You can change the trajectory of the charge a couple frames into the actual charge to catch a roll or side step.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        You ever use this against a group of lined-up enemies? You'll send em flying and it's the coolest thing ever.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Full armor set together with Godfrey Icon and the incant dmg talismans nets a total bonus of around 47% extra damage. Now's the question of whether Spear talisman works on this.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            In 1.0.4 fully charged horn stun enemies in two hits. I didn't test it before, did it always hit poise this hard?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This incantation is amazing! Good damage, knocks human sized opponents into the air or back, easily helps to stagger large enemies, good travel distance and has some tracking.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This incantation is excellent at dispatching many troublesome PVE mobs (e.g. Crystalians, Knights, Ogres). Since it's both a gap closer and an upward launcher, you can immediately follow up with a fully charged melee R2 when the enemy is still getting up, which will likely result in a stance break (lighter weapons may need to add a jump attack after the R2).

                                                Note that for Knights, you need to catch them with their shield down to launch them.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I love this incantation but god it’s abysmal in pvp; without fail, regardless of how close you are to the enemy, it always seems to stop just an inch too far away so you miss

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Grants immediate poise when casting, and throws PVE enemies and humanoid bosses like stuffed animals. Very satisfying. Not great PVP unfortunately, has rather poor tracking. Can ram through RoB spam though due to high poise. The crucible tail swipe is the better spell for PVP.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Tested this spell from the Prayer room site of grace. I'm doing 2,200 damage with full Crucible Set, Godfrey Icon, Sword Talisman, and Flock's Canvas Talisman equipped, and buffed with Golden Vow and FGMS. The spell also has poise while casting and the charged version has a decent dash range about 6-8 ft. Not to mention it knocks any regular sized enemies airborne if they don't gaurd against it with a shield or something. Meaning you can just juggle them over and over. Certainly my new favorite crucible spell.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        There seems to be some sort of poise bonus while casting this. Testing it against some crappy enemies (exiles), I could keep charging without any interruption, whereas all my other incantations would suffer interruptions.

                                                        • As others have said, no seal boosts the Primordial Crucible incantations; however, if you were to do a Crucible Knight build, you would most likely want the Clawmark Seal. The two Crucible Knight weapons, Ordovis' Greatsword and Siluria's Tree, both use STR and FTH, and the Clawmark Seal just so happens to scale its offensive incantations with the same stats. Combine this with the armor's passive bonus (I think it's ~4% per piece, not positive as I only read it here) and you should be doing good damage. Have fun!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Poison fog doesnt aggro this dude when he's facing the item hide in bushes and keep dropping fogs on him til he dies

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              At some point during charging your attack it seems like you don't rotate to follow a locked-on enemy any longer, which makes it less valuable against fast-moving enemies. Doesn't seem to stagger humanoid bosses (I'm guessing anything behind a fog gate is no good, discovered this fighting Elmer of the Briar) but everything else on two feet is fair game.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This is my favorite incantations. You only need good timing and positioning. Together with the talisman that shorten casting time for little help.
                                                                You'll get staggered if cast in melee range.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Would you look at that, actual hyper armor during the charge. Still sucks big time in PvP due to the massive recovery. People can quite literally roll away and punish you with a plunge attack before you can roll again. Also does not work against shields, making it even worse.

                                                                  Probably good in PvE though.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Would you look at that, actual hyper armor during the charge. Still sucks big time in PvP due to the massive recovery. People can quite literally roll away and punish you with a plunge attack before you can roll again. Also does not work against shields, making it even worse.

                                                                    Probably good in PvE though.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Mostly use this vs NPC invaders, throws them on their ass and you can at least get one melee shot in afterwards.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I was able to get about +16% damage while wearing the full set of Crucible Axe Armor (I have no clue what other factors were involved, this was just some mild testing I spent 3 minutes on.)

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          These and physical dragon spells... 2 words. Hyper armor.. build tanky dragon communion seal and crucible armor for respective buffs... Get some hi hp and be a real dragon knight.. I'm loving it.. you're also a nasty arc build at the same time... Invaders be getting rocked by all these also not just npcs spells and bleed procs every 1-2 L1

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            objectively one of the best incantations in the game, bar none. If your enemy is a humanoid, hit em with this - doesn't matter if they're a boss, invader, regular enemy, whatever; so long as they're on two legs and humanoid, you'll launch em up into the air, deal decent damage and have enough time to get some hits in before they can get up.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Other option to cheese is that Crucible dont go too far from the gate and yo ucan pull him in the small ledge. I killed him 30ish with mostly fire bolts at the limit of its agro. Seems the elevator is better tho but I didn't think of it at that time.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I've accidentally cheesed him. You can easily do it too; it's that simple.
                                                                                Just run to where he comes from, put him on the elevator and let it ascent. He will fall to his death a few seconds later.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This spell here is one of the gems of Elden Ring. If a thing can be staggered, this will stagger it. If a thing can be knocked up to the goddamn moon, it find itself on the moon. In a typical caster set, this move turns you into a ram that can strike from 10m away with the speed of a lightning and has destroyed so many otherwise difficult mobs, and killed so many people in PvP already.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I fought him for an hour at level 20-30 (forgot). Left him there for over 30 levels and came back at level 68 and killed him. Still took me two tries, he's that hard. I'm guessing expected level to fight this dude is between 40-60.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Crucible knight can be lured up to the elevator leading back into the castle and cheesed by baiting out his attack just after pressing the button to get the lift to ascend. He'll fall to his death.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        In Stormveil Castle, at the ramparts above the Monastary, there are 3 knife bird things standing on explosive barrels. Somewhere in the middle of the barrelage, there is a hold in the ramparts that you can use to drop down to ledges along the side of the castle. Eventually you'll drop down to a patch of shrubbery where you'll spot the knight roaming around. Be careful, where as this knight has less health than his Gaol counterpart, he has the same exact moveset.

                                                                                        • Way at the bottom where you activate the long elevator.

                                                                                          Originally you go out towards the eagles at Rampart Tower.

                                                                                          Going to the alcove where the middle eagle sits to the left, get up on the ledge and continue falling down until you get to rock cliffs.

                                                                                          Fall down again the rocks will break and you will fall really far into a grassy area.

                                                                                          Kill the scarab and continue heading south and you'll run into the Crucible Knight.

                                                                                          If you run past him you'll loop into the tower and be able to activate the big elevator for easier attempts.

                                                                                          He can be cheesed by standing on a broken piece of wall and casting magic on him.

                                                                                        Load more
                                                                                        ⇈ ⇈