Catch Flame

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Spell Type Fire Monk Incantation
FP Cost 10 Slots Used 1
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Momentarily sparks flame from hand

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Catch Flame is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Catch Flame deals a spark of fire to enemies within range during combat.

 

Incantation originating from a sinister prophecy.

Momentarily sparks flame from the caster's hand. 
This incantation can be cast without delay after performing another action. 

The flame of ruin is anathema to the Erdtree. But prophets sometimes glimpse it within the faith all the same. Sadly when this occurs their sole reward is banishment. 

 

Catch Flame Location in Elden Ring

Catch Flame can be found in the following locations:

 

Elden Ring Catch Flame Guide

  • Fire Monk Incantation
  • Stamina Cost: 17
  • Low-cost Incantation (10 FP per cast).
  • Uses only 1 Memory Slot.
  • Requires low Faith (8).
  • Deals Fire Damage.
  • Cast speed is very fast.
  • Can serve as an efficient melee alternative for a pure Faith build, or as an effective early game option for any player with enough FP to spend
    • Compared with Bestial Sling (the other low-cost faith damage spell), Catch Flame deals much more damage, and deals fire damage (which can be buffed via the Fire Scorpion Charm) but has a far smaller AOE and range, making it slightly unreliable against fast moving enemies.
  • Can be chain-cast as long as player has enough FP.
  • Very limited range.
  • Moves slightly forward when used.
  • Similar to the "Combustion" spell from the Souls series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Builds with Catch Flame

 

 

 

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  ♦  Black Flame Ritual  ♦  Blessing's Boon  ♦  Blessing of the Erdtree  ♦  Bloodboon  ♦  Bloodflame Blade  ♦  Bloodflame Talons  ♦  Borealis's Mist  ♦  Burn O 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

      Is this the new Meta? This thing can cast 4 times before a straight sword swing can land a hit and when combined with that flaming stike WA bullshit it’s almost damn near invincible.

      • Anonymous

        Way too good for a starter spells. It's fast, it's cheap, and it hits hard. Can't really go wrong in most situations.

        • Anonymous

          Suprisingly reliable and carried my prophet run well past stormveil. I was able to beat margit first try at level 15 by just popping him 5 times in a row then running away, rinse and repeat till dead :p

          • Anonymous

            Little lore speculation, but I throughout the souls franchise, when you're casting a spell, you're manifesting someone elses idea or power. What I find cool about these spells is that, if you start as a prophet, this spell and flame sling are actually made by yourself after having had a vision of the erdtree burning.

            • There might a mechanic I'm not understanding, but while it requires 8 faith to learn the incantation the lowest faith requirement seal is 10 faith, except a very late game one. Is there a way to cast it at 8 faith?

              • Anonymous

                I do think the stun on this should be slightly nerfed because sometimes you can land a 2 hit combo with 2 catch flames if you have fast enough cast speed.

                • Anonymous

                  Dear FROM,


                  Where is Catch Black Flame? Did you remove it? Are you holding is back for DLC? Why would you do that? How cool would’ve it been if you used Catch Flame with Godslayer’s Seal it automatically made it Black Flames? Oh well, I guess.

                  • Anonymous

                    This spell along with Beastial swing 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

                      "Parry this you filthy casual"

                      Seriously though, this thing is incredible to use along with something long and pokey. Something like a Banished Knight Halberd. It has range and poke attacks, but can't quite catch someone who rolls all around you. That's when this spell comes to rescue. Or when somebody pulls out the buckler, you unleash flame ball right into their face.

                      • Anonymous

                        As of patch 1.04.1, Fromsoft secretly buffed this spell's damage by about 10% damage. But, the charged version by a crazy 30% increase. And yes Fromsoft is trying to gaslight us!!! Make us thinking we over look some ordinary spell by slowly buffing them!!!

                        • Anonymous

                          As of patch 1.04.1, Fromsoft secretly buffed this spell's damage by about 10% damage. But, the charged version by a crazy 30% increase. And yes Fromsoft is trying to gaslight us!!! Make us thinking we over look some ordinary spell by slowly buffing them!!!

                          • Anonymous

                            I can’t tell if it’s a true combo, but casting this from the left hand flows very quickly and smoothly after 2 curved sword swings.

                            • Anonymous

                              I was thinking that catch flame and surge o, flame should be one incantation. Like the flame vent from Sekiro, specifically okinaga’s flame vent. “Surging catch flame” has a nice tone

                              • Anonymous

                                Found a glitch comboing this spell and Dragonclaw, it performs the same animation as comboing Magma Breath and deals full Dragonclaw damage but there's no visuals or sound to go with it

                                • Anonymous

                                  Where tf is the Godslayer version of this spell and O Flame in this game? Given the sheer volume of even the game's most obscure contents already being discovered either From straight up neglected to add it for no reason or it's so absurdly well-hidden somewhere in the game nobody will probably find it. Sorta dumb to think it's in upcoming dlc considering everything else that's already available and there's enemies that already use it

                                  • Anonymous

                                    this can be used to exploit not having to cast as quickly for a few spells, my favorite are the magma spew and blackflame blade (it skips the first vertical animation and does the horizontal swing instead which is so much more useful to me.) That combined with having so much damage in the long run for bosses is really nice

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The only downside is that I have to French kiss every enemy I wish to ignite due to it's range. Apart from that, good spell, very potent, just make sure to brush your teeth after each use. Also best to avoid using this on animals, it's very hard to explain should someone see you.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Unfortunately the best incantation in the game right here. This, lightning spear, and Ekzyke's Decay are all you need for 100% of situations. They really screwed faith in this game. I'm still trying to piece together a pvp bishop but it's very difficult. I hope they buff incantation speed. They buffed sorcories for basically no reason.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Using flaming strikes full combi following into this is a very powerful combo I've come to find out. I wonder how efficient it would be with pvp

                                          • Anonymous

                                            It's pretty clear this is a subtle wink and a nod to Super Mario on the NES where you could also shoot fireballs.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              For a pure faith build, this is gonna be your best boss dps for anything that isn't resistant to fire. Unless you want to abuse rot breath, which also works on most things.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I don’t know if it’s I tended or not, but at the moment catch flame instantly kills any mounted enemy, if you kill their mount with this incantation.

                                                Happened to find that out after I killed the horse of a night cavalry at 50% HP with this incantation and they just instantly died.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Can cast this and immediately chain cast into that shotgun rock throw beast spell, which usually has a wind up time. I am assuming it works with other spells that can repeat cast, but haven't tested it.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Can cast this and immediately chain cast into that shotgun rock throw beast spell, which usually has a wind up time. I am assuming it works with other spells that can repeat cast, but haven't tested it.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      i have 85 faith with godrick's rune popped, and it has turned out to be an AMAZING spell late game. currently, im using the Erdtree seal which gives an S scaling in faith and around 350 spell power boost and in about 5 seconds with golden vow. upon testing on the trolls up in the mountaintops, im able to get 7000+ damage out. insane burst potential with the only caveat being that you need to be in melee for it, which is fine for me because for pure faith, it's worth having a dedicated melee spell - catch flame being the one.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This spell is amazing, I'm glad they made the regular Combustion spell good again like it was in DS1, and not just completely useless compared to its greater counterparts.

                                                        I'm using this on my STR character with just 10 faith and a slightly underleveled Clawmark seal and it's stupidly good, it's amazing for chasing low hp targets down since you can cast it while sprinting and it has a lingering hitbox, it's stupidly easy to rollcatch with if your enemy is spamming rolls, give it a try you won't regret it. Definitely the best chasing tool in the whole game for just 10 faith.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          i bought the catch flame, currently in my memory slot but doesnt allow me to use? It looks faded in my memory slot and never comes to a clear piocture

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Carian slicer does about the same dps and costs %60 less fp than catch flame. carian greatsword also costs the same as O, flame but is better in every metric besides speed. some of the fp costs in this game confuse me.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              People saying it ain't good but you can spam this spell in rapid succession. I've done 3/4 of a bosses health near instantly with this, so if you're going prophet just spam the ever living crap out of it.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Catch Flame has disgusting DPS potential with even a bit of Faith investment. Amazing spell on horseback as well so long as you can rub your face into your target. My go-to offensive spell for any enemy that isn't either super mobile/hard to hit or resistant to fire. Decidedly superior to O, Flame! due to its rapid chain-cast potential and the mobility that comes with it (as O, Flame! forces you to plant to cast it.) Plus, you get to channel your inner Mustang with the rapid snaps so it's just fun to use. Synergizes very well with summoned spirits that make for good distractions, like the wolves, as moving in while the enemy is staggering or turned away lets you burn your entire FP bar on this spell with ease.

                                                                Should go without saying that it's not as useful against smaller targets or hordes. It's particularly effective against the bosses of the Forlorn Hound and Weeping Evergaols, whom it's capable of shredding rapidly while they're emerging from the ground due to their lack of fire resistance.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Does about 200 damage (less on armor) per cast as your starting incantation on Prophet and casts extremely quickly.

                                                                  Nice to have a spell that hits so hard early in the game

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