Death Ritual Spear

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 99
Mag 64
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 110
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 54
Mag 42
Fire 27
Ligt 27
Holy 27
Boost 36
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Dex D
Int D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 14
Dex 20
Int 18
Spear Pierce
Spearcall Ritual FP 20
Wgt. 6.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Death Ritual Spear is a Spear in Elden Ring. The Death Ritual Spear scales primarily with Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence and is a good Weapon to engage in close combat from a safe distance, piercing enemies during battle.

 

Ritual spear used by priests of old who were permitted to come among the Deathbirds.

The priests became guardians of the birds through the rite of Death, which also serves as an oath sworn to their distant resurrection.

 

Where to Find Death Ritual Spear in Elden Ring

The Death Ritual Spear weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Death Ritual Spear Notes & Tips

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Death Ritual Spear

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Death Ritual Spear Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones

This upgrade cannot be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Death Ritual Spear Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 99 64 - - - 42 E D D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 36 18
Standard +1 113 73 - - - 46 E D D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 36 18
Standard +2 127 82 - - - 50 D C D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 36 18
Standard +3 142 91 - - - 54 D C D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 37 18
Standard +4 156 101 - - - 58 D C D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 37 18
Standard +5 170 110 - - - 63 D C D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 37 18
Standard +6 185 119 - - - 67 D C D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 38 18
Standard +7 199 128 - - - 71 D C D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 38 18
Standard +8 213 138 - - - 75 D C D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 38 18
Standard +9 228 147 - - - 79 D B D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 39 18
Standard +10 242 156 - - - 84 D B D - - - 54 42 27 27 27 39 18

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      For some reason the weapon art doesn't seem to any damages to bosses sometimes. I can cast it three or four times and do no damage to a boss. When drop the bosses health some with physical damage, then the weapon art works.

      • Anonymous

        Tried this out on my hard Dex soft Int (up to 40) build, got it up to +10 and took on Commander Niall.

        It...wasn't very good. Despite scaling in three stats it only really benefits from Dex, the total AR doesn't add up to much and there's not much to say about it's moveset. It's a spear, it pokes slashes with the heavies.

        That would be fine if the Skill wasn't so inconsistent. The total AoE is huge, but against a single target many will miss. Damage ranged between 300 and 700 against Niall. Against a larger target like the dragons or Elden Beast maybe it'll be more consistent but I consider Niall to be 'large'. I'm unsure what the Skill scaling is based on: I have 50 Dex and 34 Int w/o a great rune or stat boosts at the time of typing this.

        Overall, just find it...meh. The fact it doesn't apply Cold is even more baffling, seeing how that's a theme with the Death Rite Birds. There's more effective and more interesting options. It does look neat, though!

        • Anonymous

          It's not a great melee weapon, and the weapon art is only okay compared to a lot of other uniques. But regardless of whether you kill or get killed, you'll always be more stylish than your enemy.



          And that means you're the real winner.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, mistress of sweet release. Grant those cursed to life freedom of their mortal coil, that they may finally find peace in slumber they not yet know they seek.

            • Anonymous

              it really sucks that this and the death sorceries need very different builds so you can't really use them together

              • Anonymous

                I've had great results with the AoW when you would cast it from the high ground. I'm wondering if there's something about the tracking that gets affected in that situation.
                Though it would make sense given the death rite birds do fly up when doing this move.

                • Anonymous

                  Facing away from the opponent while not locked on and the locking on during the weapon art's cast will cause the spears to fall directly in front of you.

                  • Anonymous

                    Nothing more satisfying than when you catch somebody with the weapon skill and he wobbles from every hit he gets. Very fun weapon to use, although quite low dmg for my build and I wish weapon art's free aim was better

                    • Anonymous

                      Seven-pronged sword inspired but this time it's NINE prongs! Upgrades, people, upgrades!

                      Signed, DS3FireKeeperBestWaifu.

                      • Anonymous

                        Love this weapon, the AoW is good in PvE and it could be decent in PvP for spacing but the cast animation locks you in place for way too much time. i would like to see a buff for L2 cast time, it would make this weapon slighty better for pvp, still sub-optimal, but at least the AoW would be usable. Will keep using this beauty regardless though

                        • Anonymous

                          Lots of whiners on here complaining about this being worse than META weapons. Why not try something..oh I don't know, new, and nonMETA. Takes practice to get good with a weapon.

                          • Anonymous

                            For people saying the int scaling is bad, not saying youre wrong but that is only applying to weapons main moveset. As for the ash of war, it is strictly int/magic damage and is where you would likely see the damage bonus for any points invested in int. Same principle applies to other weapons.

                            • Anonymous

                              (1.04) seems like there's a glitch with this weapons's skill. spearcall ritual does no damage with Rallying Standard buff.

                              • Anonymous

                                Why does this not have int+faith scaling like the prince of death's staff? This could have been such a cool weapon for postgame/NG+ int+faith builds but instead you only get the sword of night and flame for melee and nothing else. With only int scaling, this is just yet another almost good int-based melee that ends up getting completely overshadowed by the meta weapons (moonveil, dark moon greatsword, and wing of astel)

                                • Anonymous

                                  I feel like this thing just need to have a D in faith addon on, Or they could make it like 4 Cs just across the board and say it just requires to have 14 in all thoes stats. so you could use this not just on death mage builds but also golden order aswell. even lore wise it would makes sense cause its talking about being used by priests. so all and all just adding a faith scale and or just giving it Cs all round makes this more lore friendly and a better but not overpowered weapon. cause from what iv understood that deathbird faith is and old practice long forgotten and more or less heretical. PS i just want this to be good cause the weapon art reminds me of how Rachet and Clank bosses shoot missiles and im a big Rachet and Clank fan.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    this weapon at +9 rapped Commander of Castle sole on NG6 destroyed his minnions and 2 cast and tore him down very quickly with my mimic keeping his attention and i am only lvl371 in ng6 so i was under leveled forn the fight to start

                                    • Anonymous

                                      How does this compare to the clean rot spear?
                                      Both have a “volley of attacks” weapon art, this scales of int and the cleanrot spear scales off faith. Is one better than the other?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Tested INT influence on WA: First build had 14-40-60 STR-DEX-INT for an AR of 615. Testing on Limgrave soldier on NG+ did 341 with the first falling spear, and 270 for each follow-up strike. The next build was with low INT but matching AR of 615, 16-55-18. Same target took 264 from the first falling spear, with 209 damage for each follow-up strike.

                                        TLDR: The high INT build took three falling spears to reach 881 damage, while the low INT build took four falling spears to reach 891 damage. So a whopping 42 points of INT does only about 30% more damage.

                                        Whatever though. I still love this weapon.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Underrated. Weapon art has good tracking, partizan moveset, you can either pump dex and get decent weapon damage (it is split though) or pump int for pocket artillery (WA is all magic damage), or mix it up for a bit of both. Top it off with a sneaky 110 crit. Great in pvp and pve.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Since no one has mentioned it this weapon has a very similar likeliness with the branch like style of the weapons blade to the divine dragon of sekiro’s “moonlight” blade

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Ah they keeps doing it, add int requirements make it look like an int weapon, and people start complaining why sorcerer got so many fun weapons, not fair.No we don't, its int scailing is ****. It's more of dex weapon.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I don't like spears much in these games but I'm actually kind of a fan of this one, it does pretty decent damage at +9 compared to a +24 partisan, AOE WA with alright range and damage, and the same R2 sweep as the partisan. my only real issues are the low poise/stance damage (but i think most spears have that so it could just be me) and the lack of frost buildup but still pretty nice.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I’ve found raining down the weapon soil on an enemy and quickly following up with death rancor or a bloodhound step cold weapon puts the fear of god in most players. Pairing with Deaths Poker weapon skill is great for some wide aoe, high dps, and ranged support in boss battles

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    if i had a nickel for every time something is logically missing int or faith, i would be able to bribe fromsoft to apply the damn stat scaling.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Fun weapon but like most faith/int spells/weapons it just lacks something. Plus all these death bird weapons/spells are very inconsistent. Some apply frostbite (from ghostflame) but most do not and thats going to hold most of them back.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        running a int/faith grim reaper build with this. combo it with ancient death rancor and it usually catches anyone that panic dodges. having a lot of fun with this!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Shouldn't this weapon scale with int+fth? Death magic does and you'd think they would be in the same category.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            It's has such a weird scaling. The weapon scales with int like ass, only getting 80 additional magic damage at 80 int. It's primarily dex scaling, reaching up to 223 additional physical ar at 80 dex. On the other hand, its weapon skill doesn't seem to scale with dex, only int and weapon upgrade level and (at least partially) counts as magic damage. The int scaling on the skill seems fairly low, so a pure dex+some int build might be the best stat spread for it, but a weapon skill test with a max upgraded spear for the difference between 18 and 50 int would be good to know. At the very least, its weapon skill looks really cool.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Why did they make this an int scaling weapon when the flavor text of the weapon art literally says you're praying.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Man I thought this is going to be like Morion Blade, with the whole style and lore of deathbirds especially since the talisman that increases attack near death drops from death bird

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  dont listen to the scaling, if you're a chad, you dont care about whats meta, just use what you want and be better than everyone

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This is just Aku as a spear, don't think I'll be fooled that easily. (Even though I am a foolish samurai warrior)

                                                                    • I really wanted this to work because I liked the weapon art, which shoots awesome looking spears from the sky on your target, but after investing +9 I sadly state that this weapon is not very good.
                                                                      It has B scaling in DEX so i will call it a DEX weapon but even with a good amount of DEX It's weapon art will only do 1200-1600 damage per cast (which is a pretty long cast) even against very big bosses.
                                                                      Adding to the lists of cons slow spear moveset and below average damage from normal attacks I suggest to stay away from this. Big sadge

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        This drops from the Death Rite Bird in the Mountaintop of the Giants. Basically due west from the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook Grace

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          says it drops from death rite bird. There's a death rite bird that spawns near Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank at nightfall. It's a little between 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock from the grace.

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