Carian Slicer

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Spell Type Carian Sorceries
FP Cost 4 Slots Used 1
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Performs swift sweeping slash using magical sword

attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Int 14

Carian Slicer is a Sorcery in Elden Ring. Carian Slicer spell uses a magical sword to perform a sweeping slash. 

 

One of the sorceries of the Carian royal family.

Conjures a magic sword and delivers a swift sweeping slash.
This sorcery can be used without delay after performing another
action.

Even among the Carian sword sorceries, this is a notably effective technique.

 

Where to find Carian Slicer

Where to find Carian Slicer:

carian slicer

 

Elden Ring Carian Slicer Guide

  • Carian Sorcery.
  • Stamina Cost: 22
  • Deals (Sorcery Scaling x 1.8) magic damage per swing.
  • Carian Slicer can be parried like a melee attack.
  • Can be used like a melee weapon for running, jumping, rolling, and backstep attacks, where it has the same animation, but a significantly faster startup than a regular cast.
  • If properly optimized, this spell is one of the highest DPS outputs in the game, coming at the cost of poise damage and moveset variety.  These weaknesses can be easily offset by many of the other Carian Glintsword attacks.  
  • Has the highest magic damage per FP ratio out of all spells.

Note: As of Patch 1.08, the power of this sorcery has been reduced only on PVP. 

 

 

 

Builds with Carian Slicer

 

 

 

 

 
Elden Ring Sorceries
Adula's Moonblade  ♦  Ambush Shard  ♦  Briars of Punishment  ♦  Briars of Sin  ♦  Cannon of Haima  ♦  Carian Greatsword  ♦  Carian Phalanx  ♦  Carian Piercer  ♦  Carian Retaliation  ♦  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

      For anybody that is playing caster for 1st time and is not a souls vet ,from my experience this is still one of the best spells in game.
      1.you get in the starting area can be literally on level 1
      2.Very low FP / STA consumption
      3.has insane base damage - early game magic resistance is not a big issue (For Renala i used a sword as higher upgraded as i got )
      4.goes out very quick - great against slow early game boses

      • Anonymous

        I'm good at PvP. I'm totally not carried by this spell, with minor help from Piercer, Regression, Swift Pebble, Adoula's, and Comet.

        Joking aside, this spell is insanely good. With the Glintstone staff in the offhand I can out-trade anyone except fist users. Fist users are the hard counter to this.

        • Anonymous

          Do people really think Carian Slicer is bad now? Even with a 20% damage nerf is still find it pretty good for pvp, you just need one hit more to kill but that's it, slicer is as fast as a dagger and does more damage than all straight swords, even with the nerf
          I'm myself a mage btw

          • This can true combo with a Colossal Sword's crouch poke, but so can Catch Flame, which has much higher MV (225 vs the 180 of this spell) while also not having its damage reduced in PvP by 20%. While it's true that at its most optimal, this spell was too strong, as it is now it's useless to someone who isn't trying to maximize their spell damage and want to use spells as utility with <80 Int and an Azur's Glintstone Staff. Despite not having a cast-speed increasing catalyst and lower spell buff on the account of needing to put points into Dex for maximum cast speed, Catch Flame will deal more damage than this spell in 99% of situations, even in situations where your opponent isn't using Barrier of Gold, and despite that fact that it deals Fire Damage, and everyone has higher innate Fire Defense than Magic Defense. Maybe for dedicated mages it's still usable, but for hybrid casters you'd be better off respecting to use Incantations if you want to combo with a Colossal Sword.

            • Anonymous

              I feel like this should bounce off of large shields, I mean you're probably already so close to the enemy you're hitting them with the staff part so it's not that outrageous to think you can't one hand it against a big hulking shield.

              • Anonymous

                People whining about the nerf on this have no idea how much damage it does on an optimal setup. Worst case scenario is takes one more swing to kill now, but most of the time it is still going to kill in the same number of hits as it had that high of damage prior. It requiring you to stack passive poise is also a good tradeoff for using it as it can be that devastating.

                • Anonymous

                  Damage nerf, sure because it was strong in high level pvp, but the lack of any poise damage in pvp makes this spell unusable now.

                  • Anonymous

                    okay so after some testing in pvp this spell is still good. I was hiiting 600 before nerf now Inhit about 505 so not a big nerf. However if you fight someone who buffed themselves with anti magic miracle then the nerf is siganificant, went from hitting around 300 down to 210 or seomthing.

                    • Anonymous

                      It's telling of how from approached magic in this game that the best spell in the game is the fast melee one.

                      • Anonymous

                        They should probably reduce damage but increase poise damage instead to compensate. This way it will fulfill the role of offensive melee weapon while reducing it's stupid high AR. For magesstaggering opponent will be better use than outdamaging him, since mages usually sport low vigor and suck at trading blows.

                        • Anonymous

                          to the anon who posted 3rd NOV saying "mages have it easy" i did not believe the exaggeration until i tried it myself. I was pure melee only built (str/dex), yknow all that cool katanas and straight swords. I've used everything, halberds, axes, great curved swords to great spears to colossal weapons. Now come to the carian slicer, oh my god almost instant attack, and with Carian Regal Sceptor now i have spinning weapon, which acts like a "heavy attack" (ALSO A VERY STRONG ONE TOO, I MUST ADD) and carian slicer and thats all i need... and if i meet any annoying mages i too have far range spells now!

                          • Anonymous

                            Why does this hit faster and for more damage than my 900 AR UGS, and for almost no cost? Crutch spell that needs nerfed asap.

                            • Anonymous

                              This, Gavel of Haima and Carian Phalanx is about as close to you can get to cosplaying Margit. I know, different element but reasonably similar animations and weapons.

                              • Anonymous

                                Probably the strongest spell in a mage's arsenal - this spell allows you to invest literally nothing into DEX/STR and use this as your melee weapon

                                • Anonymous

                                  Never really understood why people try to use this against me in pvp. I mean im sure it does great damage but im not gonna just stand there and let you cast it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This is always in my 1st slot. Efficient in pve, stunlocks many enemies. Excellent in low lvl PvP against anyone that can't poise through it. Great at chasing down with running attack. Low stamina cost, high dmg, fast as hell. No real downside but can be parried.

                                    • This is far and above the most overpowered magic in this game, second being bestial sling. Why bother with Comet Azur when you can do half the setup for the same dps, lots of mobility, and sustainability? The hitbox is also way bigger than it looks like, having by far the most phantom range out of everything in the game. Even more powerful in PvP, taking advantage of latency for even more phantom range, having a very fast moveset, lots of burst damage, very fast rolling attacks, and next to no recovery. Not the most broken thing in the game to be certain, but definitely the most powerful magic.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Wait how can you use it for critcal strikes whenever I tried to use for backstabs or when I parry it just does a reguler attack

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Went from STR/FTH build in DS3 thinking to be a magical ranged fighter this time around. Ended up turning bosses into a mush with this thing here. 10/10 would recommend

                                          • Anonymous

                                            no point using straight swords when you can just use this. Honestly sword enjoyers should just respec to int

                                            • Really useful spell, low fp cost and decent damage. In the right hands it is deadly. I wish you could dual staves and power stance this spell lol

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It needs nerf, to much dmg and cast speed with no fp cost, it can be countered, but considering latency and conection problems in souls games it can be realy braindead shredering cancer.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Disgustingly op in PvE, at high int/dex with the right staves/talismans it puts a single hit will put out the same damage as a buffed charged MLGS R2

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    if you equip this spell in your left hand, you still have the full moveset of the spell, which is unlike melee weapons, they only get the regular light attack chain, unable to do dodge/crouch and other similar attacks.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Having PVP fun using this and Swift Glintstone Shard on a pure Faith build using Staff of Loss. The Vagabond has exactly enough Int to use Carian Slicer if you put on the Stargazer Heirloom. Synergizes well since the lower level sorceries are still very good.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        It's very disappointing this does absolutely zippo poise damage I mean even dagger level is sufficient but nothing. Makes it very difficult to be a viable melee spell outside of using a heavy weapon to "dual wield" but at that point you might as well use a rapier to get better damage and actually poise lock a low poise set build. Not bad but not the best melee spell

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          You know it barely does any poise damage right? Just trade hits. Range is short and its rather predictable, man up.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            "Quick short range slash does 1/5 of my health, nerf it aggghhh!" - the dual bleed build guys, halberd+estoc flaming strike guys, crouching poke spammers and dual wielding jumping spam guys.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "So mages are generally supposed to be long range fighters that suffer in close ranges?"
                                                              "Yeah."
                                                              "So why do they have an attack that's both faster and stronger than my R1s?"

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                My gerd... This needs a nerf to balance it out. Give it same speed of straight swords or lower the damage. Looks wise it's dope tho

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  With this spell, you get to recreate both the two hit combo and straight sword -> ultra moveswap glitch(without the range) from ds3.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This thing doesn't have the right to deal SO MUCH damage for it's speed... I mean, I got 60 vig with Crimson Amber +2, and this legit did about 30% of my HP bar in 1 slice. Just to clarify - host wasn't buffed, only thing he did is drink flask. Only had colossal pokes do similar damage, and they are usually slower and can be seen, well, because your opponent wields a huge sword in his hand... But you never know what magical thing will fly out of mage's staff. Kinda same thing with sacred seals, but I can't think of any incantation that was this fast and deal so much damage. Closest thing is catch flame, but it's damage is NOWHERE near to that. And hitbox is way shorter.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      How they should nerf this is just make it like the Farron Flashsword from DS3 give it the straight swrod moveset.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        This is technically the only "weapon" that attack faster when you increase Dexterity as it will increase casting speed.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Giving scrolls to Sellen is a bad choice as she moves. It should be given to Miriel at the church of vows.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Genuinely insane spell. Deals insane damage, costs hardly any FP, incredibly fast when done running, can be comboed into Carian Piercer to obliterate new players, this spell is better than my main weapon (Loretta's War Sickle).

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This thing does as much damage as a 2H greatsword heavy attack on a 66 strength build, but it's also an amazing roll catch, comes out lightning fast, is incredibly spammable, and can be boosted by a dozen different damage sources. Nerf it, thanks. Farron Flashsword was fine in DS3, we don't need to give Sorcerers even more broken tools.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                People downvote comments that complain that this spell is to op because they don't want their precious crutch to be nerfed.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Deals way to much damage for how quick fast and also the fact it casts little to no fp. It needs a damage nerf.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The best feature of this spell is how it doesnt have cast time if you use it after a roll, which is extremely useful on bosses in particular since you can take advantage of every punish window. Highly reccomend this especially if youre using a slow weapon in your main haind

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      The talismans that give you attack power off of consecutive hits works with this and carian greatsword. (Winged Talisman etc)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Slot this after moonblade. Most people usually roll into you while they dodge moonblade, slicing them to pieces even heavy poise will die before they can react. finished a lot of people this way just 2-3 swing, it's too fast for them to try to trade with.
                                                                                        if they got away can even follow with Piercer to finished. Melee mage never be stronger in any soul game.

                                                                                        • the DPS on this thing is insane, even bleed builds can't match what this can do, and the stamina and fp cost on this is so laughably low you can reduce most boss's health bar by half in just one punish window.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Kinda don't get why there are so many int scaling weapons in this game. This spell is like a better version of any weapon when you are completely focusing on intelligence, at least for PVE. Deals in one hit about the same as any normal weapon, is faster than most weapons, requires almost no FP.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              "Behold! I have spent decades learning magic so that I may create a blade out of pure magic to fight you with!"
                                                                                              "Wouldn't it have been less time consuming to just get a real sword and learn how to use that?"
                                                                                              "SILENCE!"

                                                                                              • Dual-Staff Test
                                                                                                Carian Slicer while Godrick Soldier blocking with Lordsworn's Shield (51 Guarded Damage Negation)

                                                                                                Damage Numbers:
                                                                                                123 - Attack with Carian Glintstone / Meteorite
                                                                                                123 - Attack with Carian Glintstone / empty
                                                                                                159 - Attack with Meteorite / empty
                                                                                                183 - Attack with Meteorite / Carian Glintstone

                                                                                                15% damage increase

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  It seems like the carian glintbladestaff does not increase the dmg on this spell if it is in Offhand while using regal scepter/lusats. Maybe a bug

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    The damage on this spell should be nerfed it should not be able take a third of someone's health in a few hits.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Give this spell to your Mimic Tear so they can use sorceries with a shield while having a quick means of retaliation.

                                                                                                      Since Mimic Tear's FP essentially regenerates, they can use this as much as possible. They don't need to stack up in Mind points or load up with Cerulean Tears.

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