Dragon Communion Incantations are a group of Incantations in Elden Ring that share a specific type of buff criteria. Dragon Communion Incantations revolve around draconic powers, mostly breath attacks and are one of the two available Dragon Incantations options for players, alongside Dragon Cult Incantations. They require Faith and Arcane in order to be casted.

There are a total of 14 Dragon Communion Incantations, including Placidusax's Ruin, available for players. Dragon Communion Incantations can be purchased in certain altars in the game and use dragon heart key items elden ring wiki guide 75px Dragon Heart as currency, instead of  runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes. Defeating Dragons throughout the Land Betweens is the most common way of obtaining them.

Note: Placidusax's Ruin is not a Dragon Communion incantation. It has no Arcane requirement, and receives no buff from the Dragon Communion Seal.  It can be acquired by trading the Remembrance of the Dragonlord with Enia at Roundtable Hold.

 

 

Dragon Communion Incantations info

Obtaining Dragon Communion Incantations

  • Church of Dragon Communion, located in Limgrave. You have to pass through the Coastal Cave to reach this area. Map Link
  • Cathedral of Dragon Communion, can be located in Caelid. Map Link.
  • Many Dragon Communion Incantations, specially Breath attacks, are "tied" to a Dragon Boss. This means that you need to defeat the Dragon that is related to that Incantation, to unlock it for purchase. For example, defeating Flying Dragon Agheel, unlocks Agheel's Flame for purchase.
  • The named Dragon breath attacks (such as Agheel's Flame) deal about 17% more damage than the basic version (such as Dragonfire), except for Theodorix's Magma, which deals 41% more. They can also be cast in mid air.
  • As you obtain more Incantations your eyes will change to resemble a dragon's. It is unknown as of now exactly how many are required. The whites of your eyes turn black and your irises gold. Your pupils also become slits. 

Dragon Communion Incantations Requirements

  • As is the case with all Incantations, you must have a Sacred Seal equipped in order to be able to cast Dragon Communion Incantations.
  • Dragon Communion Incantations require Faith and Arcane to use.
  • Dragon Communion Incantations cost a varying amount of Dragon Hearts. (From 1 to 3) They are dropped by Dragons.

Boosting Dragon Communion Incantations

All Dragon Communion Incantations

 

 

 

 

Builds that use Dragon Communion Incantations

Blood Dragon Build

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dragon Priest Build

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 




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    • Anonymous

      damage probably needs to be tweaked. at 50 arc with two +10 dragon seals i can consistently oneshot entire coop groups

      • Anonymous

        Please add, named breaths do more damage, less range horizontal range, used midair and longer vertical range (activated after a jump) do no ask how this works out but my main is dragon based incantations, and this is how it’s been each and every time

        • Anonymous

          It appears that holding the sacred seal on the offhand only allows one cast of the named breath attacks when casting while jumping.

          • Anonymous

            There's something I'm missing about the damage done by the dragon communion incantations and I'm hoping someone here will be able to clarify.
            I got caught out by a revenant I wasn't aware of in some ruins, exzykes's decay shredded it but that's what got me thinking because it didn't die slowly as the scarlet rot ate away at its HP but from being hit by the rot breath, it was dead before the first cast had finished and didn't need to be hit with a second.
            I use borealis's mist to speed up the rune farm around blood-filled lake, a day or two ago I tried smarag's glintstone just to see and I think smarag's is killing the red albinaurics faster than borealis's had been.
            So is this because the albinaurics have a higher resistance to cold than magic? If that is the case I still don't understand because just like the revenant I used ekzykes's on, the albinaurics hit by borealis's were not dying from DoT they were dying from being hit by the breath. Can anyone explain this please?

            • Anonymous

              I just met the requirements to get the dragoneyes. So, thought I may as well note what I did. I killed Greyoll and used her hearts to get Dragonclaw, Glintstone Breath, and Greyoll's Roar (I do not have the stats for Greyoll's, but I do for the others). No eyes. Killed Agheel and used his heart to get Rotten Breath. Got eyes. In other words, one of these seem to be the conditions:
              -Purchase four incantations.
              -Purchase three Cathedral incantations (Dragonclaw, Dragonmaw, and Dragonfire are available at the church, the rest require the cathedral)
              -Purchase five memory slots worth of incantations (Greyoll's requires 2)
              -Purchase six hearts worth of incantations
              -Purchase five hearts worth of Cathedral incantations

              Potentially could require multiple of the above. Also, if it does have multiple requirements, then it is also possible that one of the incantations must be named.

              • Anonymous

                I hate to say this because I want these incantations to be good but it seems like they just aren’t up to par ( outside of the scarlet rot inflicting one’s). The bite and claw come out too slow and getting used to their tracking is tough. Roar is nice but again if you’re trying to cast bite or claw or roar in a boss fight you’re most likely trading hits

                • Anonymous

                  >> As you obtain more Incantations your eyes will change to resemble a dragon's. It is unknown as of now exactly how many are required. The whites of your eyes turn black and your irises gold. Your pupils also become slits.

                  I've bought only GREYOLL'S ROAR for the achievement, and when I later used the mirror to change appearance a bit, I noticed that my eyes were red, although I didn't create them this way. But the mirror allowed to revert the change, so I'm not sure what caused it.

                  • Anonymous

                    Please note: once you have bought 4 dragon communion incantations, you CAN NO LONGER CHANGE YOUR TARNISHED'S EYE COLOR.
                    I
                    noticed while i was playing with the cosmetic editor, as mine started with one white Screla/Black Iris and one black Screla/Red Iris.

                    Now its locked into Black Screla/gold iris

                    Not sure if it Unlocks again in NG+

                    • Anonymous

                      I'm kinda shocked there was no Holy Dragon sort. We have fire, ice, magic and even rot, but no holy.. Oh well

                      • Anonymous

                        Yes we have scarlot rot breaths, but I cannot be the only one hoping for a posion/toxic breath. Poison gang knows what it felt like to be roasted alive while intoxicated by sindh.

                        • Anonymous

                          Honestly the family of Incantations with the highest DLC potential. C’mon, it’s freakin dragon powers, go all out!

                          • Anonymous

                            In Dark Souls, I was quite disappointed with the Ancient Dragon transformations.


                            In Elden Ring, however…

                            • for the eyes you need to buy at least four dragon communion incantations, I had bought 3 and looked at my eyes and they looked completely normal, bought a fourth one (agheel's flame, first named dragon incantation that I bought, don't know if this makes any difference) and eyes were completely draconic

                              • Anonymous

                                It looks like the cosmetic effect applies after acquiring all the Dragon Communion incantations.

                                There wasn't any change until I bought the last one, then my character sparkled gold a little bit and their pupils were slitted. No color change though.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Rotten Breath is outright broken.....so long as you're patient and not going to stupidly pull a Leeroy Jenkins. Outside of Crucible Knights and anything in the Lake of Rot, there's very few enemies in the game that won't take constant DOT (damage over time) from it. Even with just the minimum stat requirements you can be extremely overpowered against even bosses. Erdtree Guardians will melt if you can land a fully charged one, and what it does to Radahn is outright hysterically funny - three underleveled players hitting him with it (yes, this means me back then), when they're barely doing chip damage with normal attacks, dropped in him so fast he didn't even reach phase two. Theodorix's Magma, while rather situational considering it takes a good full second longer to cast, drops a lingering AOE field that does constant fire damage and if you don't target lock, you can spread it around you nearly 180 degrees side-to side, or front-pick a side-to-back. And, unlike the other breath attacks, the effects go through walls. Which can obviously work wonders when dealing with ambushers as it always seems to count as a backstab so they poise break/stand there int he lava to take more damage longer. Or, if you do target lock, and its one of the dumber AI enemies who rush in, the damage effect of each 'puddle' of lava stacks. This also works really really well in some of the dungeons or other areas with tiny corridors but fatty enemies - lure them to the door, stand just outside of range, and start burping up lava. Dragonclaw, so long as you don't spam it as the 2nd hit has a huge cooldown time, the initial hit is incredibly fast and does huge poise damage. A good but simple combo is Dragonclaw > R2 > Dragonclaw > R1 > backoff to regen stamina/chug FP > repeat. I've yet to use Dragonmaw, although I have it, so can't comment about it. The other 'standard' breath types are more situational, but work pretty much identically to how I described Rotten Breath except they don't do DOT (if Dragonice causes Frostbite, and not just ice damage, I haven't noticed it). The 'stronger' breath attacks though are really iffy as to how well you can work them. 14-15% more damage is nice, but the slow windup animation doesn't have hyper-armor/invincibility frames that I've ever spotted, and you're stuck in mid-air until it finishes, plus has a much shorter range. In the opposite, the Ekzyke's Breath version seems to stack Scarlet Rot buildup much much faster/activating it on most enemies instantly. Against fast enemies, not so good as they might dodge out faster than you can cast it. Against slow fatties, its deadly.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Someone replied to my question asking if using the dragon communion incantations were viable for doing a lot of damage and if they were worth using, saying they were if used properly. So does the reason I'm not seeing a lot of damage being done by the dragon incantations I've tried out so far have anything to do with me only putting the bare minimum into arcane to meet the requirement needed use them? Does the dragon communion incantation scaling need investments in arcane as well as faith to get their full potential?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Apart from some interesting lore and some tough boss fights, koff Ekzykes koff, is anyone actually getting any use out of the dragon communion incantations? I've had Dragonfire and the weaker version of Ekzykes's rotten breath for a good while and I find them both to be more or less useless. I've tried the rotten breath on quite a few different enemies and bosses and apart from draining my FP really quickly I've seen nothing special in it, none of the strong enemies rotten breath would be useful for seem affected by rot, and dragonfire isn't that much better, again it seems much better at draining my FP than it is dealing damage to strong enemies. Seems really pointless going to the trouble of getting the dragon hearts needed to buy them.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Absolutely love the implication that these ancient warriors befriended the dragons, used their incantations via pact and worshipped them. And then there's my guy over here, eating the hearts of their shitty, inferior descendants in the present day in order to spew turbo poison at enemies. Truly, the best school of magic in the game.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          They might seem difficult to set up but they are brutally effective at one shotting entire ganks. Use with poise since there’s tons of projectile spam in invasions. Veterans or bull goat are the way, even if you gotta sacrifice vigor,talismans or downsize weaponry. 30 mind minimum for invasions, I run 50 vigor at 125 but if you’re better than me you might go little less. Greyolls roar for close quarters. Dragon fire to finish someone off fast. Agheels flame or enzykes decay to hit the entire crew if they’re soft mages. Borealis mist to hit the whole crew if they’re tanky melee builds. Str/vigor builds will be weak to magic but strong to fire/rot/physical and opposite with mages. Most ganks are squishy mages so heavy flame or heavy rot will one shot with 28 fth/42arc that I run. Prefer occult infusions over bleed due to the passive or cowardly nature of most opponents even in duels and scoring bleed on max level bull goat ganker isn’t worth getting traded by his moonveil.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            site says there's 14 incantations, their picture references only show 13 available. I also have 13. Is there a total of 13 or 14 in game?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Okay these are very good, but why aren't we able to get the quick cast Dragonfire spell that the Banished Knights in Farum Azula use?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Four Dragon Communion Incantations gave me the eyes. Though it could also be number of hearts. Three for Greyoll's Roar and one each for Dragonice, Rotten Breath and Glintstone Breath

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Is Placidusax’s Ruin considered a Cult or Communion spell? Or is just a unique spell that fits into neither?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I have killed EVERY SINGLE dragon boss Elden Ring has to offer (including all wyrms and secret dragons) yet I can only buy 3 incantations. Could anyone explain why?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      does anyone know if the mechanic where you can only jump cast these with a seal in each hand/two handing is a bug or an intended feature? It’s not game breaking by any means, but being able to jump cast with only an off hand seal would definitely be a nice quality of life change

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        When casting dragon claw and maw there is about half or 1 second of time during the cast where you take 30% more pierce physical damage so dragon uses beware of thrusters

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Could not make a pure Dragon Communion build work, the spells simply cost too much FP and leave you too vulnerable while casting. But found some good situational uses for my arcane (primarily hemorrhage) PvE build: the high damage of these incantations are a good alternative against hardened enemies and enemies immune to bleeding. They are also decent for breaking the stance of high poise enemies for some easy crits. I still use blood build-up weapons 90% of the time though.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            It seems that nobody is talking about the negative side effects of the dragon communion. After getting the yellow eyes, my base damage negation against lighting seems to be -20%. This is bad, specially if one does not in fact use these incantations. Are there any other plus/minus side effects? How do i revert this? I am just a humble tarnished, was not planning to become a dragon :)

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              It seems that nobody is talking about the negative side effects of the dragon communion. After getting the yellow eyes, my base damage negation against lighting seems to be -20%. This is bad, specially if one does not in fact use these incantations. Are there any other plus/minus side effects? How do i revert this? I am just a humble tarnished, was not planning to become a dragon :)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                A fun tech if you're running pure dragon like me is that magma breath will cancel the recovery of dragon claw making it come out way faster and if you're using the claw you can pop into greyoll roar insanely fast meaning if you hit the stun can catch them getting up, have fun

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I tryed to make dragon communion incantations build only. I really tryed to make it work. Double dragon seals, flock and canvas talismans, magic scorpion talisman, primal glintstone blade talisman but the damage just wasn't there compared to sorceries or bleed builds. The most frustrating thing is the slow cast time of these incantations that lock you in place and leave u open for a boss to hit you. I tryed raising dex to increase cast speed but its hopeless. The build is good for certain things but overall underperforms and frustrates to a point where im never gonna play it again. Goodbye dragon communion :(

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Despite killing all great enemy dragons I still only have three ritual spells available to me here... does anybody know why? I'm lvl 155... I only see dragonfire, dragonmaw and dragonclaw despite having over 20 dragon hearts

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Most can be cheesed just like Radhan: mount up, hit them with Rotten Breath until their health jumps down - that's the indication you triggered Rot, and kite. You can cheese nearly anything in the open world like this, but it's boring.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Now, on to figuring out how to kill dragons besides Wyrms. Once they shoot fire, I'm done, especially if they fly.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          None of these show up when I go to the communion alter. I've killed multiple dragons and it even says there are new powers but none show up. Anyone know a fix for this?

                                                                          • This page says there are 14 incantations, while the page itself has 13 listed, and I could not find a way to unlock a 14th in the game, so please fix this simple typo before someone else gets confused please !

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              for anyone interested in the dragon eyes from participating in communion, they seem to be overwritten by most other eye alterations. After consuming 5+ dragon hearts on a character who already had the bloody eyes alteration there was no chance, while on a fresh character five hearts seems to be enough to give you them. This seems to imply that internally eye alterations are based off some kind of priority rather than going with the most recently acquired. From what I've seen so far the order goes Dragon eyes < Bloody Eyes < Frenzy Flame Eyes

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                If you dont like the dragon eyes, you can change them at the mirror in the Round Table hold or with Rennala

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Spellcasting speed DOES affect all the spells, you can see the difference if you have no dex with the staff and talisman letting you see the minimum vs. the maximum cast speed. The difference is very minor though, since it only affects the windup animation and not the actual cast even for the bite and claw spells. It's not likely worth investing in. Worth noting you're slightly less likely to get knocked out of the animation if it's faster but only slightly.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    These wouldn't be all that bad if spells like Dragonclaw, Dragonmaw, and Dragonfire had much lower FP cost. Feels like this whole branch has way to high of FP costs, plus with that odd scaling, I don't even know of any good weapons to pair along with them that would alleviate that fp cost since the Faith and Arcane scaling makes weapon choices hard. :(

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Man I don't know if this is just me, but something about these attracts the absolute worst kinds of players in PVP. Stacking 1000 buffs before summoning you for a dual then immediately tries to attack you after spawning in, abuses animation cancels, chugs and finger severs when they run out. I've run into my fair share of toxic players and don't normally care, but whenever I see someone with the silver mask + dragon communion seals there's a 99% chance they're a complete jackass. I don't even know why they're attracted to these, they're not even good in PVP in comparison to the all of the other broken builds in this game if all you care about is winning without any regard for etiquette or skill.

                                                                                      • These do not have to be in the right hand to be cast in the air, or double cast. Just finished testing with both Dragon Claw and Ekzykes Decay. In both hands, erased the incorrect information from the wiki.

                                                                                        Only certain ones will allow you to cast midair, or double cast and will state whether it is possible to do so in the description of each incantation.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Sorceries outclass these. Damage per FP is atrocious (barely double figures). Rot breath and dragonice are the only useful ones.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The rot breath is useful, but damn with the super long cast time animation and the big fp cost of the other ones they kinda rediculous

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              If we assume that dragonclaw and dragonmaw don't cost any FP, are they worth? I personally mostly use the frostbite and rot breathes, and I use the mimic tear for the other incantations (or breathes as well) since I know he has infinite FP.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                is there a reason to use named dragon spells? So far rotten breath and dragonice carried me through all the game, they cost less FP, don't have a weird animation and dish out as much damage as the named ones

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Could u use like the dragon breath spells in a mage/blade hybrid build? I will put arcane to 12 for the basic. For the rest no need for arcane

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Flock's Canvas Talisman, Magic/Fire Scorpion Charm (depending on the element of the breath you want to use), Roar Medallion and Godfrey's Icon all work to boost dragon incantations, regardless of what this wiki or comments say. I've tested Dragonfire extensively on the omens (with a Fire Scorpion Charm, 'cuz I don't have the magic one yet) at the Underground Roadside. I one shot them with a fully charged Dragonfire, with Flame, Grant Me Strength, and a mixed physick with Flame-Shrouded Cracked Tear and Cerulean Hidden Tear allocated. Spiked Cracked Tear either didn't increase the damage or it didn't display any further damage once the Omen died. I might have to test on something tankier.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Talisman for dragon com incantations:
                                                                                                      - 2 incantation talisman
                                                                                                      - magic scorpion for ice/glintstone. DOES NOT EFFECT DECAY
                                                                                                      -Godfrey icon DOESN'T EFFECT even for latter damage tick of channeling.
                                                                                                      -fire scorpion for fire breath
                                                                                                      Didn't have suitable method for testing cast time.
                                                                                                      dragon claw and maw give hyper armor if you are in the air up to t-rex dog attack.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I’m enjoy long the incantations. Even the non-breath ones like dragon claw have saved my life a couple times.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          All instances of "casted" should be just "cast". The -ed suffix does not apply to any tense of the root word.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Placidusax's Ruin is indeed a Dragon Communion Incantation because it's damage was boosted when I dual wielded the dragon communion seal when someone mentioned passive boosts can stack.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              its worth mentioning that placidusax's ruin shows up with the rest of the communion spells in your inventory, as well as being very similar to all the other communion spells. To me, it honestly seems like not getting the extra damage from the seal was just an oversight.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Kind of really wish that these didn't summon a giant goofy ds3 dragon head above you and you just breathed them out directly.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  The jump cast of the named Dragon Breaths won't allow you to hold it down when holding a seal in your left hand. However, holding a seal in your right hand fixes this for some reason.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    You legit say in placidusaxx ruin page that its not classed as dragon communion yet its listed here someone dun ****ed up there

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Breath weapons that go horizontally (the ones without named dragons) can be cast on horseback. The named ones cannot, but can be cast while falling/jumping.

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