Carian Phalanx

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Spell Type Carian Sorceries
FP Cost 26 Slots Used 1
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Forms a defensive arch of numerous magic glintblades

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Carian Phalanx is a Sorcery in Elden Ring. Carian Phalanx spell creates numerous swords over your head which attack enemies when they get close enough


One of the sorceries of the Carian royal family.

Creates a defensive arch of numerous magic glintblades overhead, which automatically attack nearby foes.
This sorcery can be used cast while in motion.

An enhanced version of the glintblade sorcery used by enchanted knights.


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Elden Ring Carian Phalanx Guide

  • Carian Sorcery
    • Can be boosted by the Carian Gintblade Staff.
  • Stamina Cost: 16
  • Deals magic damage
    • Each individual gintblade deals (Sorcery Scaling x 0.48) magic damage.
    • Fires 9 gintblades for a total of (Sorcery Scaling x 4.32) magic damage.
  • Features an additional four blades over the base Glintblade Phalanx spell, offering more damage, as well as damage to an enemy's stance.
  • Phalanx spells are a good way for mages to whittle down an enemy's stance.
  • The blades will break upon coming into contact with any geometry, including enemies. This unfortunately means one cannot prep themselves with phalanx before passing through a boss fog gate, and must take care after casting to not accidentally break the blades on any surfaces to not waste any damage.


Elden Ring Sorceries
Adula's Moonblade  ♦  Ambush Shard  ♦  Briars of Punishment  ♦  Briars of Sin  ♦  Cannon of Haima  ♦  Carian Greatsword  ♦  Carian Piercer  ♦  Carian Retaliation  ♦  Carian Slicer  ♦  Collapsing Stars  ♦  Comet  ♦  Comet Azur  ♦  Crystal Barrage  ♦  Crystal Burst  ♦  Crystal Release  ♦  Crystal Torrent  ♦  Eternal Darkness  ♦  Explosive Ghostflame  ♦  Fia's Mist  ♦  Founding Rain of Stars  ♦  Freezing Mist  ♦  Frozen Armament  ♦  Gavel of Haima  ♦  Gelmir's Fury  ♦  Glintblade Phalanx  ♦  Glintstone Arc  ♦  Glintstone Cometshard  ♦  Glintstone Icecrag  ♦  Glintstone Pebble  ♦  Glintstone Stars  ♦  Gravity Well  ♦  Great Glintstone Shard  ♦  Great Oracular Bubble  ♦  Greatblade Phalanx  ♦  Loretta's Greatbow  ♦  Loretta's Mastery  ♦  Lucidity  ♦  Magic Downpour  ♦  Magic Glintblade  ♦  Magma Shot  ♦  Meteorite  ♦  Meteorite of Astel  ♦  Night Comet  ♦  Night Maiden's Mist  ♦  Night Shard  ♦  Oracle Bubbles  ♦  Rancorcall  ♦  Ranni's Dark Moon  ♦  Rennala's Full Moon  ♦  Rock Blaster  ♦  Rock Sling  ♦  Roiling Magma  ♦  Rykard's Rancor  ♦  Scholar's Armament  ♦  Scholar's Shield  ♦  Shard Spiral  ♦  Shatter Earth  ♦  Shattering Crystal  ♦  Star Shower  ♦  Starlight  ♦  Stars of Ruin  ♦  Swift Glintstone Shard  ♦  Terra Magica  ♦  Thop's Barrier  ♦  Thops's Barrier (Spell)  ♦  Tibia's Summons  ♦  Unseen Blade  ♦  Unseen Form  ♦  Zamor Ice Storm (Spell)


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    • Anonymous

      quite easily one of the best anti-caster tools, mostly useful in PvP against those who rely too much on spamming magic attacks and/or skills, simply because they usually get damage while being locked in casting animation for at least 1/3 of their hp.

      • Anonymous

        Ridiculous that this spell does less damage than Glintblade Phalanx. It's supposed to be an upgrade, and yet the only thing that's higher is the FP cost.

        • Anonymous

          I used this spell at 226 sorc scaling and it does less than glintstone phalanx... yet costs more. Please buff From

          • Anonymous

            You can use these to auto-target the invisible bugs. They will fire when you get close, just line it up appropriately.

            • Anonymous

              Only fires at targets in front of you. For an unpredictable attack, back up into your target and 180 towards them to release.

              • Anonymous

                What's supposed to be a direct upgrade to glintblade phalanx is instead the objectively worse option. It uses more mana, summons more blades, but deals less stance damage. Where i can break a giants poise in 2 uses of the glintblade phalanx, i could not break the giants poise using carian phalanx no matter how many times i summoned it.

                • Anonymous

                  People say these suck but they've saved my ass from so many ambushes in dungeons. Sure the damage isn't great, but they will auto target and attack hidden enemies around corners and on ceilings. A total lifesaver.

                  • Anonymous

                    Dogshit damage and dogshit stance damage. Amazing against enemies with low poise that get staggered easy although since it gives you a free hit cause they flinched from the spell, but if you are encountering an enemy with high poise like 90% of all bosses. Using this is useless.

                    • Anonymous

                      For whatever reason, you don't need to return to him. If you grab his bell bearing and turn it into the Roundtable vendor, you'll be able to buy the spells

                      • Anonymous

                        Carian Phalanx can be bought by Preceptor Seluvis for 12000 runes and the only way to grab the spell is if you accepted Renna's quest and completed his quest to give Nepheli drink a potion (giving to her or not), he's located in three sisters in Seluvis's Rise.

                        • Anonymous

                          Tested Greatblade Phalanx 678 damage, Carian Phalanx 774 against the assassin dude right before before Royal knight Loretta at 67 int with Lusat's staff +5.
                          Considering Carian is only 26 PF and Greatblade Is 43 FP, definitely Swap for Carian Phalanx if you are wondering which one Is better.

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