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

There are a total of 12 Dragon Cult Incantations available for players. Dragon Cult Incantations can be purchased from certain NPCs mostly, namely Brother Corhyn and Miriel, Pastor of Vows.

 

 

Dragon Cult Incantations info

Obtaining Dragon
Cult Incantations

There are two important books that need to be found in order to unlock Dragon Cult Incantations. These are:

Dragon Cult Incantations Requirements

  • As is the case with all Incantations, you must have a Sacred Seal equipped in order to be able to cast Dragon Cult Incantations.
  • Dragon Cult Incantations require Faith to use.

Boosting Dragon
Cult Incantations

All Dragon Cult Incantations

 

 

 

Builds that use Dragon Cult Incantations

Lightning Lancer Build

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Can anyone help me, now i have 50 dex and 50 faith, if i rescale to 40 dex and 60 faith will i cast this spell better or no?

      • Anonymous

        These fall off a huge cliff in terms of damage the further you go beyond NG. Especially compared to madness and giant/fire monk. But hey, at least the look cool lol

        • Anonymous

          I kinda miss the grounded animation of Lightning Stake from DS3. It was a good mix up with Great Lightning Spear, and personally, I think it looks like possessed more "power" than floating up into the air and throwing it down. Perhaps they could have kept Ancient Dragon Lightning Spear like Lightning Stake and left Fortissax's as the only floating one. Additionally, they could have had a ranged red lightning spear that was an upgrade that costed more FP, so as to keep the mind-games from DS3. It could've been just named "Ancient Lightning Spear", like the Skill on Bolt of Gransax, so as to not be confused with the current "Ancient Lightning Spear". And no, it wouldn't have been considered redundant or confusing with the Skill on Bolt of Gransax, as the Devs already have a bunch of Ashes and Spells that share the same name e.g. Thops Barrier, Carian Retaliation, Glintblade Phalanx, etc.

          • Anonymous

            The fact that these are all combat orientated, originate from the once-enemies of the Erdtree, the ancient dragons, and are primarily if not exclusively worshipped by only the military members of Leyndell (Source: Lansseax's Glaive) makes me think that this is an in-game allusion to the Cult of Mithras, a religion practiced within the Imperial Roman army that worshipped the Persian god, Mithras.

            • Anonymous

              Step one aquire dragon communion seal and gravel stone, level them. Step two, forego all stats save for vitality mind faith and arcane. Level those. Step three, become the Chad god: Zeus. *Applause*

              • Anonymous

                The only thing we needed was at least one dragon-themed faith-scaling weapon with lightning damage to perfectly complement any Dragon Cult builds, which would be so goddamn awesome. Why they decided instead to make all dragon-themed weapons either dex-scaling sniper rifles or a mediocre katana in a world of good and broken katanas is a mystery to me.

                • Anonymous

                  The choice to turn lightning into a weakness of the Dragons into their strength was excellent. The lore for these spells is so much cooler than DS imo. Especially when you see Fortissax, Lansseax, or the other ancient dragons use some of these spells.

                  • Anonymous

                    pretty please add the spear of gransax's ash of war as an incantation. It does incredible damage but doesnt scale with faith at all :(

                    • Since dex is main stat for lighining damage, you dont need this stuff at all:
                      1: Thunderbolt is better replacement for Honed Bolt. It's faster, it has more damage, it costs less. You can aim it without targeting and its recovery time is much shorter then same incantation
                      2. Bolt of Gransax is Lightning Spear, but better. It's more stylish, has further range and solid damage
                      3. Dragon King's Cragblade is litterally just a king weapon.

                      • Anonymous

                        I use both groups of Dragon Spells exclusively and I love it so much. I feel like Fortisseax; a dragon in human form. I melt bosses with my breath attacks or strike them down with the lightning of Ancient Dragons and Dragonkin Soldiers.

                        • Anonymous

                          In PvP most of these can be great but in PvE the more lengthy ones are a bit too situational to justify having them slotted at all time. I feel like they could've made a better job than using lightning strike as the base almost everywhere like I don't know maybe a lightning spear that does a sphere of electricity on impact or have a ball that slowly follow the target (or just goes in a straight direction if nothing is locked on or even just start following the nearest target within a certain range) and act like the lightning balls in Siofra river well and quickly shoot 3 times before disappearing. I really want to be able to use more than lightning spear and honed bolt in a blue moon on regular enemies.

                          • Anonymous

                            Many of these spells are now in a much better spot thanks to the buffs. With some decent poise, you're now able to get off most of the spells whilst tanking 1-2 regular sized hits from enemies. Giving most of these the trademark of high damage, long casting time but natural hyperarmor was a good move. I'd place them in the upper B tier, maybe low A, if I were to mark them on a tier list of incantations.

                            Not half bad in pvp either. Alot of the spells combo into each other and/or flow with each other well, allowing for good mixups. Honed Bolt and Lightning Strike can chain cast off of each other; Ancient Dragon Lightning Spear (not a fan of the double Fortissaxx version) and Lansseax Glaive are good at roll catching; and Frozen Lightning Spear is good area denial. Both the lightning storms are okay; Death Lightning has a hilarious russian roulette property where it sometimes will not hit anyone even in point blank, but if it does hit its almost always a guaranteed ohko. Finally, this is probably the best version of Lightning Spear we will ever get, considering its fp efficiency, damage, its ability to be charged into Great Lightning Spear, and the insanely quick cast speed. (no wonder it got nerfed).

                            The Dragonbolt blessings are okay, I guess. They're niche use and other far better self buffs exist in the game. Electrify Armament is nothing special. Use it if you have the memory slot, otherwise you're not missing out on a whole lot.

                            • Anonymous

                              the virgin "lightning is weak and other incants do more damage!"

                              vs

                              the Chad "It looks cool and I feel like ****ing Zeus. This is awesome."

                              • Anonymous

                                AoE Ancient Dragon incantations are especially useless. No poise buff on cast, cast time measured in minutes, and short range is a recipe for disaster. Vyke's Dragonbolt buffs your weapon, equip load (?????? lmao) and applies a decent lightning damage negation debuff.

                                Depressing incant set for being locked in a late-game area.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Once I got the platinum in Bloodborne, I decided that it is more fun to fight and win on my own terms than to purely optimize just like any tryhard.

                                  This stuff is dope as hell, and it's got so much cool lore and aesthetic.

                                  I'm definitely using this stuff, and nobody can tell me otherwise, lol.

                                  You can beat this game with stick. That means you can definitely beat anything with a spell or incant. It just takes a desire.

                                  May the Grace guide thee, ye Tarnished

                                  • Anonymous

                                    with equal investment in int, i could do far more dps with just pebble compared to a lot of these spells. really disappointing.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      As you see, the dragon cult worships the dragons, the actual, ancient dragons. Their powers require a **** ton of faith for humans to wield. For dragon communions however, you are transforming to a dragon to use their power, so faith isnt needed that much and you need arcane for the transformation shenanigans

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Don't listen to the haters, electrocute everything. These incantations kick ass and look f***ing awesome, you just have to be smart and time your casts. Sorry, no peanut-brain spell spamming with faith, only galaxy-bain plays. If you wanted to just press R1 and fire the same attack 100 times like a dumbass, you should have made a sorcerer.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I don’t know why people are hating on the dragon cult incantations. I’m literally destroying bosses with the erd tree seal that’s at level 9 right now then I combine my wondrous flask with the tear that boosts lightning damage and I also use the faith tear, run up to a boss and use ancient dragon lightning and I’m hitting for 2,000 damage a go if not more and my faith is only at 34 before using the flask

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Feels like lightning skills were the least thought out of. Every one of these spells should either be a chargeable spell or have chain casting. That would have helped a somewhat subpar incantation family. They also lack some consistency/terrible hit boxes.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              So most of the spells are unfortunately weaker in terms of usability. Lightning spear is solid in terms of range and cost, while Lightning Strike allows for some good dps when you continuously cast it. Other than that, the Ancient Dragon Cult spells suck, while some of the higher damage and flashier dragon cult spells come from later dragon bosses.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                They're very slow, maybe they're affected heavily by cast speed though? Lightning affinities scale with Dex, so maybe that's a hint from From that lightning needs dexterity to wield effectively?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Anyone looking to trade for one of these? Missed it on my first playthrough just started new game plus. Can drop Id on PS if anyone is interested

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Been going full dragon cult for most of the game, and to anyone considering it, I say this. Don't.

                                                    The dragon cult incantations absolutely suck ass, with one exception: Lightning Spear.
                                                    Ignoring the general problems with being pure faith for the moment (can't use a sacred weapon and buff it with incantations, faith is the only stat with no secondary benefit, heals spells are insanely slow, incantations are slow in general given lack of dex, high need for talisman slots just to make incantations passable, etc etc...), the spells in this category are just plain bad.
                                                    Honed Bolt is okay if you expect that your target isn't going to just walk up and hit you while chain-casting it. They will, though. Might as well just throw Lspears instead.
                                                    Lightning Strike is a sort of combined LSpear + HBolt, and worse than both. It's slow, hard to aim to get multihits, and enemies that are fast enough can walk through it.
                                                    Glaive looks wicked cool but has a hilarious 4s casting time even with the casting speed talisman. Any hit will not just stagger you, but FLOOR you as you're in the air. It deals about a spear and a half if you hit up close, or about half that if you hit with just the sparks. It'd be a really good and fun crowd clearing spell if it casting with reasonable speed or you could tank a hit while casting. As such you're just gonna get hit out of the animation basically every time you want to use it. Fun fact: invader-type enemies can jump over the glaive and hit you with a jumping attack. They will.
                                                    Frozen lightning is similar. Stupid long cast time, get floored if you take a hit. The nice thing is that it at least deals strong damage against big targets, possibly doing 3~6 lightning spears worth if the target is huge and you land it just right. You won't, though, since enemies aren't stationary and the cast time is so long. Also enemies can sometimes just run through it and take no damage.
                                                    Dragonbolt's main benefit is more of a PvP one; if you want resists you generally use other incantations.
                                                    Vyke Dragonbolt is a crappier electrify armament + vanilla dragonbolt, but trades enemy-hit-rebound for equip load bonus. Who the **** wants limited duration equip load bonus.
                                                    The other spells come so late in game that they're basically nonexistent.

                                                    Skip this whole incantation category. Fromsoft hates Faith and hates these spells especially.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      In Dark Souls, this was the magic that destroyed the dragons. In this game it is now the magic used by the dragons. Case in point….





                                                      YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! YOU WERE SAID TO DESTROY THE DRAGONS NOT JOIN THEM!

                                                      • I wonder if the damage from these spells, with a +20 Gravel Stone Seal is really crappy, or if I'm doing something wrong. I am level 105, I have 50 Faith +5 from talisman (and using the talisman that boosts Incantations), I hit enemies with the Lansseax's Glaive for like, 400 damage. There is something wrong, I don't know. Lightning Spear hits for about 700. Is this is? Or am I messing something here?

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