Bloodflame Talons

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Spell Type Blood Incantations
FP Cost 14 Slots Used 1
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Creates bloodflame lacerations that then explode

attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Faith 13
Arcane 15

Bloodflame Talons is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Bloodflame Talons spell lacerates the air and creates bloodflame bombs that explode after a short delay.

 

A Blood Oath incantation, granted by the Lord of Blood.

Creates bloodflame lacerations before the caster, which explode in an instant.
This incantation can be cast repeatedly.

After dealing damage, bloodflame continues to build up onset of blood loss for a very short time.

 

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Elden Ring Bloodflame Talons Guide

  • Blood Incantation
  • Stamina Cost: 21
  • Deals fire damage
  • Bloodflame inflicts Hemorrhage (50/s) buildup on opponents.
  • This incantation has two parts: The initial swipe and the subsequent explosion; once the swipe animation is finished the explosion will happen, even if the caster gets staggered.
  • Similar to the way Mohg uses the attack, the actual claw sweep deals no damage, only the explosion deals damage to the target.
  • Can be chain-cast with itself as long as the player has enough FP and/or Stamina.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      Lots of people hating on the fact the initial slash doesn’t deal damage. This is certainly a downside in many situations, but this encourages a very unique playstyle. Against slower enemies, cast this 1-2 sec before the target reaches you, then backstep or roll backwards to get out of range. Works great against shielded enemies.

      Also in tight spaces, you can free aim this while hiding behind a corner/doorway, then have the enemy walk into the explosion. Niche, but very fun to use.

      • Anonymous

        Why they decided the initial slash has no sort of hit box is beyond me. Same thing with the Carian sword spells having a hit box but Black Blade incantation doesn’t.

        • Anonymous

          Haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere yet, but if you dual wield seals and alternate casting this from each seal, it can be chain cast quite a bit faster compared to continuously casting it from a single seal. However, this requires precise timing to work. Activate the next cast exactly when the full red slash is visible, right before the red slash becomes brighter and the explosion occurs.

          Once you get the rhythm down, this is a deadly combo with dual dragon communion seals on ng+. Similar concept to how dragonclaw can be chain cast by dual wielding seals.

          • Anonymous

            This is stylistically my favorite spell, but I can't figure out what situation I'd use it instead of my whips/claws.. Is the bleed buildup significantly higher than weapons?

            The startup is so long, the only hits I get are usually losing trades.

            • Anonymous

              While not particularly overwhelming in PvP, especially when catch flame exists, this spell does work well when considering mindgames. The first cast will almost certainly not hit, but players will often try to rush in after the first or second cast, allowing you to cast an additional time to hit them. In PvE it seems to work fine enough, and the bleed build up is always appreciated.

              • Anonymous

                Pretty good "get out of my face" spell, has more stagger and range than catch flame, little bit more damaging + bloodloss buildup for 4 addicional fp. It does come out slower wich can be good for roll catching at point blank range but it cannot be casted while running or performing a similar action. I would say its up to preference whether you wanna use this instead of catch flame, but I would use this if I had another weapon on the main hand + talisman on the offhand, and catch flame if playing caster only

                • Anonymous

                  Personally I think this incantation is terrible for PvP. You can easily be staggered out of it, and it doesn't even do that much damage. You're actually better off using Noble Presence since that gets some poise and can do good damage if you charge.

                  • Anonymous

                    I played around with param patcher (no worries, i don't play online at all), and added a hit to the initial swipe. And let me tell you, the spell feels so much better to use now. Not having any damage on the claw swipe just seems wrong imo

                    • Anonymous

                      Fun fact: the explosion staggers Malenia. Beat her last night with a mimic just spamming this and the flame pillar incantation you get from killing the fire giant (fire pillars knock her on the ground).

                      • Anonymous

                        Very disappointing the intial slice does nothing not even poise damage. Until that's added its worthless

                        • Anonymous

                          Im an INT/FTH caster build on my 1st playthrough.
                          Do i need arcane investment for good value on this or will my 40/40 spread, +9 golden order seal still give good damage for this?

                          • Anonymous

                            this one the best pvp spells imo, use any long range spell and bait people to roll into you. use this and if they get hit into catch flame. insta 1k+ damage combo.

                            • Anonymous

                              Hella slept on in pvp. Is fast, but can also be used as a slower, timing mix up with a fast weapon (like a curved sword or a thrusting sword), and if hit combos into an R1, maybe with a bleed weapon to quickly fill the meter, or you can combo it into fast spells like catch flame. You can also use it to trade if you cast it right before getting hit, and it hits for a solid amount of damage not to mention a potential bleed proc.

                              • Anonymous

                                If you're low dex, put Azur's staff in your other hand and have Radagon Icon equipped when casting. This spell really benefits from casting speed.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This spell is amazing for PvP.
                                  One thing I haven't seen people mention is that THIS SPELL COMBOS.
                                  You can use Catch Flame, or Rock Sling and lead either of those into this spell, and still combo this spell into a Honed Bolt, or whatever else you want to combo with.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I used this thing to tear apart the Godskin Duo after putting them to sleep. It's a terrible combo on big sleep vulnerable enemies. It also just stacks bleed fast on big things in general. Faster, though riskier than the blood flys incantation.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This is a pretty good spell but it requires a bit of foresight to be useful. It works well combined with bloodhound step to position yourself and bait your enemy properly. It won’t do crazy damage but one slash has the potential to stagger in pvp which can then be followed up into a combo with your off hand. For pve I mainly use it to maximize damage if a target rushes me then dash out since the casting time is about a second shorter than swarm of flies.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Rip. We killed each other at the same time so it didn't drop for me even after reloading the area a few times.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This is actually one of the few spells that lets you catch a bloodhound step spam that is not good. Since they will most likely step and attack the second see you use it you can unlock and aim at where they will be for a trade. This does decent stagger so you can true combo it into a catch flame or attack with a weapon like a straight sword or a thrusting sword. Rather unfortunately you will still get outdamaged by a ugs so be careful.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            can confirm flame grant me strength increases explosion dmg
                                            tested on sleeping albinaurics went from 649 to 779 with flame grant me strength

                                            • Anonymous

                                              pretty badass animation, tearing the reality open and make it bleed fire and blood. sadly not very usefull

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Feels like a slower, more costly catch flame that only does 20 more damage, but the bleed is a pretty nice tool for certain bosses.

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