Black Flame Ritual

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Spell Type Godskin Apostle Incantations
FP Cost 30 Slots Used 1
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Summons circle of black flame pillars around caster.

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Black Flame Ritual is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Black Flame Ritual spell is a ritual that can summon a circle of black flame pillars around caster.

 

Superior black flame incantation of the Godskin Apostles. 

Summons a circle of black flame pillars around the caster. Charging increases the size of the circle.

The Gloam-Eyed Queen led the apostles. It is said that she was an Empyrean chosen by the Fingers.

 

Black Flame Ritual Location in Elden Ring

The Black Flame Ritual incantation can be found in the following location:

 

Elden Ring Black Flame Ritual Guide

 

 

 

 

 
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 Sling  ♦  Bestial Vitality  ♦  Black Blade  ♦  Black Flame  ♦  Black Flame's Protection  ♦  Black Flame Blade  ♦  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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    • Anonymous

      Not really a true combo I think but for some foes you can do the Aspect of the Crucible: Horns (charged) and then spam BFR over and over until they ge back up.

      Most useful for bosses like Malenia but you can also use BFR to disguise your next move and even do another crucible spell such as breath or tail.

      • Anonymous

        Has anyone considered that the Abductor Virgins are made to resemble the Gloam-Eyed Queen? They have that black eye goop, and they cradle babies like she swaddles the Godskins. Also the serpent motif is common between the Abductors and the Godskins.

        • Anonymous

          After bouncing between different fire skills and incants, this is the one I settled on for Radagon. He walks so slowly, it easily racks up 3k damage per cast. Black Flame Tornado is the only thing that tops that, but it leaves you much too vulnerable.

          • Anonymous

            Good for pvp, if you need some breathing space. Just cast this fire wall, and your enemies will be backing up in no time. Feel free to chug some mana potions while your at it.

            • Anonymous

              IF ONLY that incantation would last a little longer than 3 seconds... It's excellent way of blocking passage in narrow corridors, but it lasts too little to be of actual use.

              • Anonymous

                If only simpleton’s spice from Ds2 existed in this game. I need 20 more levels to use this cool spell fml

                • Anonymous

                  Melina is absolutely the Gloam-Eyed Queen

                  1) Her body is "burned and lifeless" and only her spirit remains; evidence of her defeat by Maliketh
                  2) In the Frenzied Flame ending, her hair turns black and her sealed eye (sealed with the half-centipede mark, which is a symbol of death) is now opened -- after Maliketh is dead
                  3) Her sealed eye matches the "Gloam" color - Gloam being a poetic, archaic word for "Dusk"
                  4) Ranni makes dolls in the form of her master, the Snow Witch. If Malina is the Gloam-Eyed Queen, she and her children used Blackflame as a weapon because it has the power to kill gods and was a form of "indiscriminate Death." So if Death is sealed, what does Blackflame become? I submit it becomes Ghostflame, as it looks very similar but the godslaying power has departed, it's only a ghost of it's former self. And what does Ghostflame do? It afflicts the targets with Frostbite. Thus the "Snow Witch."
                  5) Melina herself says she "lost her purpose long ago" at the same time as her mentioning she is only a spirit and that her body is dead.
                  6) When Melina sacrifices herself as kindling to burn the Erdtree, she says "The one who walks alongside flame, Shall one day meet the road of Destined Death.
                  Good-bye." What flame? The Blackflame. The godslaying flame. The ghostflame. And now the giant's flame. All her life she's used some form of flame or another.
                  7) Her weapon, the Blade of Calling, says: "Dagger given to one who set out on a journey to fulfill her duty long ago. The power of its former owner, the kindling maiden, is still apparent. The one who walks alongside flame, Shall one day meet the road of Destined Death."
                  8) Funny how I said she has been using or interacting with some type of flame all her life, and her other name is "the kindling maiden."

                  So yeah, Melina is the Gloam-Eyed Queen. Come at me.


                  • Anonymous

                    The queen is dead at the hands of Malekieth, Melina is not THE gloam eyed queen but is possibly a reincarnation.

                    • Anonymous

                      I just wanna point out that the lore text doesn't specifically say that the Gloam-Eyed Queen was chosen by the TWO Fingers. The lore text simply says 'chosen by the Fingers'. So she could've been chosen by some older precursor to the two fingers/three fingers. I guess it could also be a typo, or an oversight. I'm pretty sure in all other cases the full title of 'Two Fingers' is used in lore text. I could be wrong. Would be interesting to know if just 'Fingers' is mentioned anywhere else.

                      • Anonymous

                        This is insanely underrated, both PVE and PVP. So cool to summon a firewall and its very useful, it has stun locked bosses for me like a certain rot goddess...

                        • Anonymous

                          This spell destroys dogs. You can aggro packs of 4-5 dogs and you will be fine with this spell, it's insanely good for situations with multiple enemies, the pillars damage lingers AND it can be charged. Dont sleep on this one

                          • Anonymous

                            Great counter for the black knives assassin enemies or anything that is super aggressive and lacking poise.

                            • Anonymous

                              This spell is a great counter to those black knife assassin type enemies who would otherwise be quite difficult to face as an incantation caster.

                              • Anonymous

                                Ranni is possibly the Gloam-eyed queen, but this is actually due to the fact that she is not a biological child of Marika/Radagon and Rennalla. It is due to her status as an adopted offspring, and a chosen empyrean, that she is the gloam eyed queen, as she is likely far older than Rennalla, and might even be older than Marika, as she remembers a time before the erdtree and the golden order ever existed.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Do not sleep on this spell, it trivializes dragons and other huge monsters and will save your ass if you get ganked, this spell got me through farum Azula

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Pretty sure Ranni is the Gloam eyed queen. At first, I thought it was Melina, but then I remembered there's a Godskin Noble guarding the tower you find Ranni's body in, and I can't think of any other explanation for that.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      My theory is that Melina is split off from Ranni during the cursemark ritual that killed Godwyn's soul and Rannis body. If you look at the thrones at Morgotts final battle Melinas throne is never mentioned, so she's either part of Ranni trying to accomplish the same goal, or Melina was born from the Erdtree to restore the damage that Marika did by shattering the Elden Ring.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        did this get shadownerfed? The fp cost is 36 on my game. Also is the initial rise of the flame meant to do damage? I’ve had it hit someone as it come out of the ground and did 200 damage which seems ridiculous for a spell requiring 42 faith. It seems that each individual pillar does very little damage and people can just roll through one of them as long as they’re not panic rolling. It seems to have light weapon stagger which doesn’t justify the requirements or fp cost I think.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          The casting speed is very quick, maybe on the order of something like Catch Flame. Shame about the FP cost, though.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            does charging the incantation increase in damage? wondering if it’s better off spamming the uncharged version

                                            • Anonymous

                                              My favorite of the incantations "Get off me spells". The uncharged cast comes out quick and creates a 360 wall that staggers most small fry. While it holds you can then charge up a full power cast which will usually end up appearing underneath those being held back by the quick cast, shredding them.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                In my testing(using a one-handed Clawmark Seal+22, 20 strength and 50 faith) with all ticks hitting this did almost 1000 damage to one of the trolls by the warmaster's shack. For comparison, that was less than a point-blank flame of frenzy, and about equal to two uncharged black flames. There was only a difference of about 100 damage between the charged ritual and uncharged. If you can cast it multiple times in succession then it might make for a good boss melter.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  In PVE, this is really strong against omens, especially the ones in the subterranean shunning grounds. They get staggered easily, and are so big they'll get hit multiple times. You can beat them by just walking backward and casting this spell repeatedly.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This spell is useful in PvP. You can bait aggressive players into rolling into this. Cast black flame a few times to condition them to roll into you and then cast this and catch them. I’ve caught people with this and used waterfowl dance on them while they were caught in the flames. Very useful if you’re creative

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Unless there is a fourth Empyrean anywhere or in a DLC this pretty much confirm Ranni is the Gloam-Eyed Queen.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Unless there is a fourth Empyrean anywhere or in a DLC this pretty much confirm Ranni is the Gloam-Eyed Queen.

                                                        • No one is mentioning it here, but apparently this spell could be used to safely cast slow spells when fighting melee only players. Just cast this spell then cast something else like elden stars without risking being rundown by melee users. I never tried it myself though, so I'm not sure if it would actually work out that way.

                                                          • Does the description of this imply that Ranni may have been the Gloam Eyed Queen? The only female Emperyeans were Malenia and Ranni, and since Ranni's whole thing is killing the Two Fingers, leading the Black Knife assassin's, orchestrating the night of black knives, and destroying the Erdtree to stop the Greater Will - would it not also make sense that she was the Gloam Eyed Queen leading a cult of Godskin Apostles to further her goals? Add together all the flavor texts from items that mention the Gloam Eyed Queen and it paints and interesting picture.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              i expect this would be terrible for pvp, but in pve it is extremely useful if you accidentally aggro many enemies at once. they are not programmed to react to the flames and will just walk into them. i think the casting speed is a little slow, though.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                this skill is relatively quick to cast , looks very cool. As long as the flames burn mobs continously get damaged by the flames. i have 60 faith and a +25 gravel stone seal and each tick on no defense mobs ( deer ) deals like 480dmg but in reality its more like 200-300. In a fight i have never gotten more than 2 ticks off so dmg wise might aswell just throw a lighntning spear on a single mob for more dmg. For kiting more mobs it could be quite good but thats about it. havent tried on bosses

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Pretty useful for PVE, all things considered. Decent damage given it's high faith requirement, great to go on the defensive and make space, and can even stagger some bosses. Stacking it multiple times (including with mimic tear) can really build up a lot of damage, especially on large enemies.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Drops from the boss of the 'Spiritcaller's Cave' dungeon in Mountaintops of the Giants. Next to the big ice lake where the frost dragon is.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Where can this be found? Why is it listed as existing if there’s no location for it? Someone has to have found it to know the stats to have put it here.

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