Dragonfire

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Spell Type Dragon Communion Incantations
FP Cost 28 (4) Slots Used 1
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Channels dragon to spew flame breath

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Dragonfire is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Dragonfire spell is used to conjure a dragon head that exhales offensive flames.

 

One of the incantations of Dragon Communion.

Transforms caster into a dragon to spew flaming breath. Charging extends duration.

Incantation of those who have hunted dragons and feasted upon their hearts. Theirs is a pure and overwhelming power.

 

Dragonfire Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Dragonfire:

 

Elden Ring Dragonfire Guide

  • Dragon Communion Incantation
  • Stamina Cost: 40
  • Deals Fire Damage.
  • Like other generic Breath incantations, this spell has long wind-up time of 2 seconds.
  • Covers wide area and can occasionally ricochet from walls and non-destructible objects.
  • Duration can be extended to breathe again, and you can swivel your character while casting to spew in different directions.
  • Full cast requires 96 FP, before any FP-conservating buffs.
  • It takes on average 5 seconds including initial wind-up to complete the full cast.
  • Unlike the named Breath spells, cannot be cast while jumping. 
  • Can be used while on horseback, even with the Sacred Seal being equipped in off hand.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Builds with Dragonfire 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Templar Written Guide

 

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!  ♦  Catch Flame  ♦  Cure Poison  ♦  Darkness  ♦  Death Lightning  ♦  Discus of Light  ♦  Divine Fortification  ♦  Dragonbolt Blessing  ♦  Dragonclaw  ♦  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

      When considering which 'element' of breath you want to specialize in, consider what other boosters and effects an element can work with. The Rot Breath is physical, and so ignores elemental resistances. Glintstone and Frost breath is magical, and therefore enhanced by Terra Magica. Dragonfire breath is fire, and can be enhanced by Flame, Grand Me Strength, or, uhm, a well-thrown pot of oil.

      • Anonymous

        I've been testing the AoE on the dragon breath spells and I've noticed something not commented on anywhere else that I can see: the breath attacks BOUNCE in close quarters. You can easily test this by facing into a wall while casting and watching where the "burn" marks on the ground appear - most of the flames will hit the wall but some will be channeled along the wall in the manner you would expect a gust of wind to deflect. I've tested this with actual enemies stood well outside the normal cone radius that take damage from the backdraft. This allows you to do some weird tricks, like hit an enemy behind you by spiking the dragonbreath directly into the ground, or fire the breath into a narrow stairwell to bounce the breath upwards at enemies without exposing yourself to counterfire, or even bounce a shot off a wall to kill an enemy around a corner. The damage isn't great when you do this, but it greatly enhances these spell's utility.

        • Anonymous

          15 faith - 50 arcane - +8 Dragon Seal - Flame, Grant Me Strength - Flame-Shrouded Cracked Tear - Flock's Canvas Talisman - Fire Scorpion Charm . My Dragonfire did 3593 damage on the giant at secluded cell and managed to do 4375 and staggered the Giant outside Volcano Manor with only 10 mind.

          • Anonymous

            15 faith - 50 arcane - +8 Dragon Seal - Flame, Grant Me Strength - Flame-Shrouded Cracked Tear - Flock's Canvas Talisman - Fire Scorpion Charm . My Dragonfire did 3593 damage on the giant at secluded cell and managed to do 4375 and staggered the Giant outside Volcano Manor with only 10 mind.

            • Anonymous

              I ambushed people on roadside all the time with this. Limgrave, Weeping Peninsula, Liurnia, all the way to Altus Plateau; there are always innocent passersby to fry. An early-game, all-purpose tool for me, and maybe for anyone willing to experiment with it. I have also started using this on Night Cavalries after the sixth of them or so; took off half of the horse's HP, speeding up the fight by a lot.

              The biggest downside is that it will probably burn through all of your FP. You will most likely have to spare 1-2 more flasks for FP than you otherwise would. Also, it performs considerably worse against any enemy that, for whatever reason, can interrupt you before you exhaust your FP.

              • Anonymous

                I never used this at first. Used glintstone & Ekzyke's decay exclusively. Sometimes Dragon's Maw. But after playing a bit I realize just how valuable the low FP cost of this spell is. In PVE it's excellent for clearing rooms. You 1 hit most enemies. Helps dumb hosts out a lot when you can flash this on and clear an entire screen. In PVP this keeps the opponents modest so they don't try to gank you head on together. Because if they keep charging you, you will burn them to a crisp. The low FP cost means you won't have to chug immediately after unlike Decay. The only downside is in the Volcano manor where a lot of the enemies are fire resistant. There I use glintstone.

                Lowkey very underrated incantation and valuable to your settup in all situations.

                • Anonymous

                  Dragonfire and glintstone breath cost the same amount of FP, is one better than the other or do they both do the same thing just with different damage types?

                  • Anonymous

                    Don't let people convince you that this is a bad spell; you just have to use it properly. The AoE cone is great for taking out incoming hordes as long as you have the time to cast it. Some bosses and invaders also find the cone difficult to evade, making it an effective counter to some enemies who might be difficult to take out with more efficient spells. Channeling will drain your FP quickly, but will also dish out very rapid damage, in a long range, and a bit wider than you might expect.

                    I don't have the Dragon Communion Seal, but I do use the Roar Medallion to boost its damage.

                    • Anonymous

                      For everyone that says this is ****, hold down the key/button while casting until the head disappears and move the camera left/right.

                      • Anonymous

                        this incantation is complete dogshit takes 10 mins to cast barely ever hits anything and does less damage than the basic fireball spell. useless

                        • Anonymous

                          Unusable at Faith 15 and Arcane 12. And i mean it as does like 300 damage for 70 FP(?), just trash incarnation compared to The Flame of Frenzy

                          • Anonymous

                            Does the damage of these dragon incantations scale with the faith and arcane stats? Or just the incant scaling on the sacred seal? Tryna figure out if it's worth it.

                            • Anonymous

                              Something that's not clear in Elden Ring is how to cast Incantations and Sorceries.

                              For Incantations, you need a Sacred Seal weapon equipped in your main-hand or off-hand and cast the spell using Attack or Block based on which hand. If you didn't start with one, an easy one to get is at the Roundtable Hold at the 2-headed lady's shop.

                              For Sorceries, you need a Glintstone Staff weapon equipped in your main-hand or off-hand and cast the spell using Attack or Block based on which hand.

                              Also you need to Memorize your spells at any Site of Grace on the map. Basically acts as a way to choose which spells you want actively equipped since you do have a limit. Can be freely changed though at Site of Grace.

                              • Anonymous

                                *To the person running the wiki*
                                All of the dragonbreath incantations that aren't named after a dragon can be cast while riding on Torrent. Maybe make note of this one their respective pages?

                                • Anonymous

                                  I like how powerful these spells are butI dislike their lack of poise. I'm turning part of my body into a dragon. Poking me with a dagger shouldn't be able to knock me out of it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I went to the church of Dragon Communion in Limgrave, but it only has the bite and claw spell. This does not show in the menu to trade. Also, some items are missing from the game (lightning drake talisman and Highlander axe) as in their is no body with an item sprite in the location that they should. Plus, some of the spells are still named from the network test (feast upon flame and oh, flame). I also get papers runes and fringefolk runes instead of the golden runes that everyone else seems to get upon breaking the little white skulls throughout the map. I’m on PS4 slim and I preordered the game from Best Buy. I played the game as soon as I got it because I was pretty excited. Does anybody have any advice on how I can get the “normal” version everyone else is playing?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      does this just suck or what? i put 4 points into arcane and turned into a str fth build just for this spell but(at 22fth) does just as much damage as flame of frenzy and has about the same range, but takes longer to cast and uses all your fp. what's the point? are any of the dragon spells good?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I can not cast dragon fire even though my faith and arcane is enough to cast the spell. Do you guys any help to solve this problem

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I can not cast dragon fire even though my faith and arcane is enough to cast the spell. Do you guys any help to solve this problem

                                          • Anonymous

                                            "Hey guys we should add a dragon form"
                                            *Flashbacks to DS3 anorexic goat demon*
                                            "Yeah let's just make them spells"

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