Bestial Sling

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Spell Type Bestial Incantation
FP Cost 7 Slots Used 1
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Swiftly flings numerous sharp rock shards

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Bestial Sling is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Bestial Sling spell quickly throws a buckshot of stones in a cone before the caster. 

 

Incantation taught by Gurranq, the Beast Clergyman.

Swiftly flings a number of sharp rock shards.
This incantation can be cast without delay after performing another action.

It is said that in the time before the Erdtree, stones were the first
weapons of the beasts who had gained intelligence.

 

Bestial Sling Location in Elden Ring

Bestial Sling can be found in the following location:

 

Elden Ring Bestial Sling Guide

  • Bestial Incantation
  • Stamina Cost: 19
  • Deals physical and slightly magic damage
  • This incantation has a considerably fast cast time, allowing it to be used alongside player's main hand weapon to flinch low poise enemies at medium range.
  • Can be chain-cast with itself as long as the player has enough FP and/or Stamina, although no noticeable cast time reduction will be applied to consecutive casts. 
  • As a physical damage spell with low FP cost and Cast Time, this incantation can be paired with the Blue Dancer Charm to great effect as an alternative to standard melee weapons
  • This incantation is one of the few unusual items affected by the Arrow's Reach Talisman

 

 

 
Elden Ring Incantations
Agheel's Flame  ♦  Ancient Dragons' Lightning Spear  ♦  Ancient Dragons' Lightning Strike  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Breath  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Horns  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Tail  ♦  Barrier of Gold  ♦  Beast Claw  ♦  Bestial Constitution  ♦  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



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    • I hate this thing, the only spell that is more powerful is Carian Slicer, and that is still not nearly as annoying as this. You can easily reach nearly instant cast times at higher dex, which can be achieved for free with Azur's Staff and Radagon Icon, throw in block canceling, and the fact that this thing does 100 poise damage, and you can out prioritize and interrupt everything your opponent throws at you. The best counter is shields, which are even more annoying, and being forced to turtle up and wait for them to run out of FP, or even worse, shield poke. If this ever gets touched, it needs a serious nerf to the higher end casting speed and a massive reduction to the poise damage.

      • Anonymous

        This spell is good, when someone comes to close to me when I am using incantations it makes them go away! It is a life saver

        • Anonymous

          Im 1800 hp guy and i got hit for hals of my hp with a single cast. Was fhat a cheat or is it really possible to bust this thing so badly?

          • Anonymous

            I got curious and decided to run this by itself without a melee weapon and ran into a dude doing a samurai cosplay with two Uchigatanas. Didn't matter what he did all I had to do was spam this until he died. It's chain casts are so fast he couldn't punish me with a rolling attack. It tracked him in the air when he tried to jump over it. He couldn't even sprint strafe it. This spell definitely needs some adjustments. I only had to roll like three or four attacks, and I got hit once.

            • Anonymous

              WHY THE **** DOES IT HAVE SUCH HIGH POISE DAMAGE, IT'S ****ING SAND BUT HAS THE SAME POISE DAMAGE AS A GREATSWORD BUT 5X AS FAST.

              • Anonymous

                Man I'm glad no one uses the jumping double cast bug on me in PvP. This spell is hard enough to dodge as is. I use this bug in PvE and it feels brokenly good.

                • Anonymous

                  For balance slight nerf to poise damage would be nice, damage wise it's OK, but people forget that it's pure physical so any good medium shield blocks all the damage...

                  • Anonymous

                    One of the most annoying abilities in the game, and that's saying something all things considered. It would be way less annoying if they did two things: 1. Double the faith requirement. 2. Reduce the insane poise damage this does. If nothing else at least do number 1, this way it can't be used on literally every build making it extremely common.

                    • Anonymous

                      It's amazing for getting that last chip damage on people. Though it feels kinda cheap using it outside fighting gankers in pvp.

                      • Anonymous

                        Somehow I didn't get this even though I gave Gurranq 4 Deathroot. I have Bestial Vitality and Beasts's Roar. Dude has calmed down after getting aggro'd. Anyone know how to fix this?

                        • Anonymous

                          Sometimes it double casts when cast while jumping, dont know why it does that but there doesnt seem to be any conditions for it, probably just random
                          Although seems to happen more often when jumping while NOT running

                          • Anonymous

                            Just epuip this and spam it. Nobody can do any attack. Faster than everything and stuns even the higest poise builds. People who spam this are WORSE than ROB and BHS users

                            • Anonymous

                              weird thing i have found with this incantation that for some reason, if you do a walking or running jump and are going slightly downward or do a walking jump on a flat surface, it casts it twice for some reason and just doubles the damage output of this incantation, the game is acting like you are casting two but in the downtime of one so its pretty useful for breaking poise and dealing good ranged damage on a low faith strength build

                              • Anonymous

                                So at first I thought it to be a wonderful spell that deals good damage in pvp, but later I was kinda disappointed.

                                Use a WHIP in your left hand instead. It has nearly the same range and damage, costs 0 fp and applies bleed/frost with proper infusion. It will cost you 2-3 more points in equipment load which is very low.
                                Not to mention you can squeeze whips into almost any build.

                                Unless you are doing some spell-combo cheese, whips are just overall a better choice.

                                • Anonymous

                                  So looking for sincere feedback, at 60 Faith I don’t feel like this incantation is viable or does much damage. Are y’all really out here shredding in PvE with it? I use Lightning Spear I think it’s called as my main and it shreds

                                  • Anonymous

                                    there's no reason this spell should do the amount of stagger or damage that it does. I often come across people who resort to playing passive and only using this once they start loosing. inb4 "just use a shield" not ever build in the entire pvp community should be forced to use a shield just to counter this.
                                    it's range and damage are unreasonable for how low cost it is. The games balance overall would be better if this was toned down. I'm well aware comments like this get downvoted on this wiki but ultimately it doesn't matter. I'm 100% convinced From will nerf this regardless of what apologists say.
                                    either way please everyone try to have some basic decency and not spam this in pvp. if you feel you're opponent is trolling you enough to warrant spamming this then just send them home.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      For people having trouble with dedicated spam from this spell here’s my advice and how I hard counter it. It’s a shield check on most builds so simply having a shield and regen is one counter. The real strategic counter though is to play passive just out of range. This is the hard counter to all cheese be it rivers of blood or bestial sling. Bore them to death until they make a mistake. The kind of person who uses these crutches want a fast dopamine hit from a win and have given up on refined or sophisticated strategies. If they’re low health and switch to this then let them have their space... give them just enough rope to hang themselves with. If you charge into bestial sling and get damaged you’re positively reinforcing their spam. This spell primarily used to cover for honed bolt so just don’t get roll caught by cross-school chain casting nonsense. If they switch to honed bolt spam then you’ve won. Bestial sling is now on the other side of their spell play list at least until they roll away 50 times to finally have it ready. Nobody actually chain casts this with magma breath or stone or guranq, they’re not sophisticated enough, but beware these are possible when fighting skilled players.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Huh, I guess I've been missing out. I thought this spell was garbage but everyone seems to love/hate it for being OP.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Bestial Sling needs a nerf. Everyone focuses on Rivers of Blood but at least you can parry that with enough skill. This is downright far more annoying and dare I say it just about as skillful as a rivers of blood user. This incantation is just not fun to fight against when you know someone just has this insta-win button against you at low health and don't even need skill to hit you when you're low. Don't forget this also makes spell casting time shorter for some reason. People defend this by saying it "makes faith viable" as if that makes it any better. Instead of y'know just buffing the actual cool incantations themselves and patching this people just want these insane insta-poise breaker into a sniper incantation that's extremely hard to react to. I would say at the very least increase the faith requirement a lot more so no one can just throw this into any build without sacrificing other aspects of their build and make them make some actually hard choices. The only other argument people make in favor of this is to "just avoid it" and "just learn how to counter it with a shield". Mind you these are the same people that complain about Malenia's waterfowl dance because apparently they can't learn how to just avoid that. Even if someone just spams Bestial Sling and I can reliably predict when they'll use it, its still just annoying and not fun to fight against.

                                          The people who defend this incantation are like that friend who thinks they listen to underground music but actually listen to the every single top band/artist.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            yo how tf anyone manage to boost the damage on this spell? my friend got invaded by a red spirit wearing full bull-goat set with veteran helmet, and he just spamming this spell with damage that is absurb prolly like 300 or 400 something and to top it all off he has Morgott Curved Greatsword and he can cast the WA without getting interrupted by any attack even a Nightrider Glaive jump attack does nothing.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Faith simply has no business having the shotgun version of glintstone pebble... and I’m a pure faith caster. Needs a poise nerf, damage nerf. Leave the spam to mages and the jaw dropping, Old Testament style destruction to faith, ok?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Y'all know not everyone does PVP, right? And changing the balance of something in an open world, high difficulty game like this just so that a side activity like PVP works better is completely ludicrous? I don't remember who said it, but they made the point that the game is designed around fighting enemies with thousands of health, not hundreds. There is literally no way to make PVE and PVP equally viable when the intended targets are so different. If you nerf something so that PVP players aren't upset by how effective it is, it will no longer be effective enough to deal with the rest of the game's challenges.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Fromsoftware needs to nerf, remove, or change the combos that come from the spell. When you cast things like magma breath or honed bolt the cast speed animation looks ridiculous and was obviously not intended as a feature.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Theres a reason most users of this use bloodhound step, its lame as hell and can abuse shortening animations

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      anyone know if these proc status effects? i had a cold claymore on my right hand and i think sling caused frostbite

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        anyone know if these proc status effects? i had a cold claymore on my right hand and i think sling caused frostbite

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          This spell along with Catch flame can glitch out (and exploit) any spell with a secondary spammable animation (like honed bolt, dragon claw, magma, lightning strike etc) because the game treats that cast as if it were the secondary animation, thus removing a good 1 second from cast times of said above skills. Wouldnt recommend doing it tho, not only will im sure it will get patched, its just a ***** move for the most part

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Stop rushing into people using this. They're not sorcery users. Strafe to your right and swing after they cast, you will trade with their next cast which will be a positive for you. This incantation's entire purpose is to murder grug's that are incapable of NOT rushing someone. You rush them if they use a dragon breathe attack. Stay at mid range and punish cooldown. I am a pure incantation user and I always point down at people who rush me because they end up being 3 hit. It is your own fault if this happens to you.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              is this thing supposed to fire twice when you jump?
                                                              seems like a nice mechanic to have but wasn't sure if it was intentional or not.
                                                              also, would claw talisman affect this or is that only for melee attacks?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                If you cancel this into the airborne dragon incants, you stay grounded and won't get knocked on the back if you get hit while channeling.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  can this used for reliable poise breaker with minimum faith? and does the poise damage buffed by cinquedea and/or clawmark seal?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    can this used for reliable poise breaker with minimum faith? and does the poise damage buffed by cinquedea and/or clawmark seal?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      it's fun to use against RoB/Moonveil spammers and just in general against meta slaves but if you duel and only spam this + bloodhound's step you're simply annoying. Yeah you can counter it with a shield but pvp is much more fun with variation and different playstyles instead of just spell/WA spamming.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I see a lot of comments about PvP, but I have being using this as my main PvE tool in my first playttough, with the Clawmark Seal and Cinquedea. And can say it is excelent, at least for my style of gameplay, you can use the Cinquedea quick dodge to reposition you self, and constant spam of this encant brakes posture consistenly, the first cast also seems to be faster than secondary casts, so casting, moving, and casting again has been an excelent tool, allowing me to keep a safe distance from enemies, reposition as necessary, and be close enough to perfom a Critical when the situation presents it self. If you jump there is a chance of performing a double cast depending of the geography, so try it out in the boss arena. Add a shield with the Golden Parry Ash of War in your second aramament slot if neccesary, and you become a fast, sneaky, fluid master of mid range combat.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Damage is fine, but we gotta do something about that poise damage. You literally can't do anything under it; it completely blunts all aggression that doesn't already have hyperarmor frames, and those moves are often too slow to properly punish Sling.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            It did like 100 dmg initially. Guess they buffed it this past month. Now it does 300 and always breaks poise. Cast time of half a milisecond, 300 dmg, triple the range of any weapon. This needs to be nerfed into the ground again I don't like getting spammed to death by bull****. Not even the damn sorcerers with max cast speed are as cancerous as this

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              this needs to get the requirement increased, its way too easy to put 1 or 2 points in faith and just spam this to get easy 600 damage per duel.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                There is currently an exploit with Bestial Sling where jump casting allows it to go off twice in one cast. A min-maxed Str/Faith build at twink invasion levels will likely kill hosts in one to two casts with this

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  From makers of double crossbow explosive bolt spam in ds3 heeere comes bestian sling spam!! Just press the button 267 times combined with lightning and run away in between for ultimate pvp experience

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Doing a malekith build..This and the stone of gurranq combo catches pvp off guard..sometimes, then i follow up with any incant/spells(mostly just the black blade) if they roll out of melee range or if they want to come and catch this hands i do the destined death aow.

                                                                                    • Doing a malekith build...This and stone of gurranq catches pvp off guard...sometimes, then i follow up with any incant/spells(mostly just the black blade) if they go out of melee range or if they want to come and catch this hands i do the destined death aow.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For those of you who are complaining about this being "free damage" and "unpunishable," just stop. The game includes shields for a reason, and this does pure physical damage and near-0 stamina on block. All SIX of the different heater shields in the game have 100% physical block and only require 10 STR, and if you picked bandit or astrologer and never leveled STR just go get the large leather shield and slap on a Barricade AoW. The game literally gives every player the ability to completely counter the pocket sand. When someone starts spamming this, stop running around, powerstancing, spamming spells, or being super aggressive and just back away so you can open up your inventory and EQUIP A GODDAMN SHIELD. If you don't, then die. It's that simple. Also, before you people complain about not having any way to fight back: ESTOC SHIELD POKE. Every single person playing PvP should have at least 1 of those in their inventory, and if you don't or you don't have the stats for it: there's only 1 class (hero) without the stats to wield either the rapier or the noble's estoc with their base stats, but if you're rocking a RL120-150 PvP character and you have killed Mohg you have access to the Serpent-hunter which has NO STAT REQUIREMENTS, A STR scaling at +10, and at 12 weight probably weighs less than your main weapon+shield in a pure STR character.

                                                                                        TLDR: Stop complaining about Bestial Sling, go get a good shield and a pokey stick.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Excellent PVP finisher. Great for people with just like 1 point of HP about to chug. I no longer need Patch's fan daggers since I have this spell.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Using this to animation cancel is a bit OP. I do this into lightning bolt since lightning bolt literally takes longer to cast uncharged than ancient dragon lightning strike, try it yourself. But idk if FS will patch that since its baked into the spell cast animation

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              20% health per hit on some builds I've seen and tested it shouldn't be able to get that much damage. It shouldn't be someone's main source of damage which is a non punishable infinite poise break spell. People literally just run away and spam this spell and you can't do anything about it. It's the incantation version of stars of ruin.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                of all bestial incantations this one is alright. It's poise damage is really good and it's fast but it's damage is low and range is bad. I use it with my other bestial incantations with the clawmark seal and Cinquedea and while it's fun to throw around and use to break poise I usually just find it faster to simply attack them with the Cinquedea for way way more damage.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The only thing that needs to be fixed about this incantation is the spellswap bug that allows people to instantly cast normally slow incantations.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I just love how comments pointing out the balance problems with this spell in pvp are flooded with dislikes. We get it, you feel insecure and personally attacked because you crutch on bestial sling's long range, low cost, solid damage, and heavy combo potential.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I think if they nerfed the poise damage this would be fine. Seems kinda busted that at 50 poise I can't walk through this AND its way too fast to punish.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        My first Build in Elden ring was Str/Fai simply because I wanted to use the new beast stuff (Loved being an actual beast in BloodBorne) But I was a little dissapointed that this spell seemed to do **** damage and I couldn't combo it into or out of anything (of course it combos on Enemies, they can't roll, I mean they started attacking again right before my Broadsword hit them) However everyone is saying it's busted and I haven't looked at it again since about a week after the games release. I feel like I'm missing something.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I hope they fix the offhand double cast bug. It is super busted and feel bad when I use it on people simply because I offhand my seal + use it during a jump. Other than that, this incant is perfect.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Needs to have it's damage cut in half. Spammable, works into attack combo's- this thing is going to be blatantly nerfed.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              By far the best incantation in the game. It improves the cast time on most faith spells by like 50%. You can combo it into something like honed bolt or even Malikeths incantation

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I don't see it mentioned, not only can this chain into everything, this incantation also have aerial attack and running attack.

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