Elden Stars

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Spell Type Erdtree Incantations
FP Cost 47 Slots Used 2
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Creates a stream of golden shooting stars that assail the area.

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Elden Stars is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Elden Stars spell conjures a stream of projectiles that devastate the area.

 

This legendary incantation is the most ancient of those that derive from the Erdtree.

Creates a stream of golden shooting stars that assail the area.

It is said that long ago, the Greater Will sent a golden star bearing a beast into the Lands Between, which would later become the Elden Ring.

 

Where to find Elden Stars

Where to find Elden Stars:In the Deeproot Depths, head west from the Great Waterfall Crest grace until you reach some roots. From there look to the north-west to see a root going up to a cave and follow it. 

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Enter the cave and fight through the packs of Giant Ants until the end and  you'll find Elden Stars on a body facing the cave exit. [Map Link]

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Elden Ring Elden Stars Guide

  • This spell summons a slow-moving gold projectile that rapidly shoots off smaller projectiles. The caster can move with the spell and perform other actions while the projectiles are active. The small projectiles do trivial damage but inflict heavy and unceasing posture damage. If the large projectile touches an enemy, it will detonate for much higher damage.
  • Deals holy damage.
  • Stamina Cost: 48
 

 

Builds with Elden Stars 

 

 

 
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  ♦  Dragonfire  ♦  Dragonice  ♦  Dragonmaw  ♦  Ekzyke's Decay  ♦  Ekzykes's Decay  ♦  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

      Fromesoftware should really upgrade this spell, 50 faith and 2 slots for what? 0 PvP-Practicability (cast too slow, no damage)

      • Anonymous

        No attack should be unavoidable in any sense. If you can't possibly completely dodge it, it is cheap, regardless of how much or little damage it does.

        • Anonymous

          Can you cast this and another spell that tracks enemies the same way at the same time or nah? like flame of the fell god.

          • Anonymous

            been using this in conjunction with watchdog staff. the weapon art can stagger into elden stars and vice versa. top tier annoying build

            • Anonymous

              Honestly, despite the fact I know this incantation is trash, it’s still one of my most favorite to use simply because it looks like a giant sparkler. As a fireworks enthusiast, this one hits all the right notes with me while also making me have to work for my boss kills.

              • Anonymous

                Not actually terrible in my experience, even in pve. I have so much fp this late into the game that the cost isn't even an issue, and it's great for catching panic rollers. Could this incantation use a buff? Probably. But when you pair this with Golden Land, duelists literally can't dodge **** and get completely eviscerated. Plus, if you're feeling particularly incompetent and dastardly like myself, you can whip out the ol' Erdtree Greatbow and it has the same effect.

                • Anonymous

                  it could use a buff but i think people vastly undervalue this incant. i've had success with it in pve and great success in pvp. in pvp it's a great tool for pressuring and overwhelming your opponent, i love the chaos that can ensue from casting it and following up with another spell

                  • Anonymous

                    Great range, and it casts above your head. In Ordina Liturgical Town, this works very well on rooftop snipers, trivializing the rooftop portion. Much better than Loretta's Longbow in that situation. Not fp efficient, but tactically useful for PVE sometimes.

                    • Anonymous

                      Finally giving this a go in ng+ and damn the posture damage is insane! Then it's the perfect time to use the queen's black flame, which means byebye boss.

                      • Anonymous

                        Tbh I don't understand what the complaint is. It's pretty bad when we cast it. Its still pretty bad when elden beast cast it, deals negligible damage. Only the final explosion can mess you up.

                        • The use of the small projectiles only serve to break bubbles, deactivate ritual talismans, and scare players who don't know how abysmally low damage they do. The real damage comes from the big homing projectile. That being said, it's basically impossible to dodge all of the projectiles and they still do damage even if by a pitiful amount. I wonder how effective a glass cannon invasion build with this would be utilizing tons of damage buffs and branchsword talismans...

                          • Anonymous

                            I get that I'm on Fextralife and every comment section here focuses primarily on PVP, which is insanely popular and for a good reason, but ER is an Action RPG with included PvP aspects. So is every other Souls game.
                            I don't get why we are justifying something based on how good it is in PvP? If it's not good in the main game(and it's woefully bad for what it is - a legendary, late-game incantation, that uses 50 Faith) then it is simply not useful and should/could be reworked.
                            And again, it's usefulness in PvP mainly relies on the other party being ignorant and/or relatively new to PvP.

                            • Anonymous

                              I got this and wanted to make it work I was hoping it wasn't as bad as this comments section makes it out to be. I tried it on the albinaurics down the hill and I don't think it deals "heavy and unceasing posture damage" if enough of the individual projectiles hit the same target it MIGHT stagger them, occasionally. I only saw it consistently stagger enemies when the main projectile detonated but didn't do enough damage to kill outright.

                              It's an inconsistent incantation in general. I've seen the main orb detonate for over 1400 damage and kill the targeted enemy, other times it detonates but doesn't kill, it staggers them instead.

                              When you look at some of the most powerful sorcery spells, then look at this and flame of the fell god, another "legendary" incantation that needs two slots and is just as useless as this one, it's pretty obvious that FTH builds have been given the shi*ty end of the stick.

                              • Anonymous


                                For the people wondering if its bad, it's more of a pvp spell than it is a PvE spell. For pve its pretty bad, for pvp it's pretty good.

                                • Anonymous

                                  About the last two comments from 12th and 17th July saying this incantation isn't all that great. Were those comments before or after the 1.05 update? If they were after it, did this get any improvement or is it still not that great? From what I've seen it doesn't look like its worth two spell slots or the FP cost of casting it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    When I'm in a least helpful summon competition and my oppenent is the guy who keeps casting this from behind Fingerprint Shield.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just tried this out on a faith build. Pumped for those extra 3 levels of faith just to attune it. I was disappointed thoroughly. This spells has the highest faith requirement in the game, takes up 2 memory slots, and can't even kill a Raya Lucarian soldier in base game (first playthrough). For the sake of the record, I was using a fully upgraded Erdtree Seal and no damage boosting talismans. If I compare this to a spell like Catch Flame, which requires only 8 Faith and can be bought from Corhyn upon reaching the Roundtable Hold, the damage is comparable (approx. 450 from Catch Flame vs approx. 600 total from Elden Stars if it all lands on one enemy); however, Catch Flame is casted considerably more quickly, costs far less mana, isn't based on RNG, and deals high poise damage. These were under the same condtions as before - no talismans, fully upgraded Erdtree Seal, and 50 Faith. In conclusion, Elden Stars is so absurdly pathetic that it goes beyond being hilarious, and is just depressing. I was expecting damage that was remotely viable for being over level 150, particularly because of the high stat requirement and the need for 2 memory slots, but I got a spell that is laughably less viable than a broken raw ladle from Dark Souls 2. Perhaps it can prove marginally useful as instant epilepsy and flashbang in PvP, but... other than that? It's just... really sad. Personal recommendation? Varre's Bouquet is better. Barehands are better. Pebble is better - well, okay, maybe not the pebble. But the point stands: nearly anything is better in every conceivable way than Elden Stars - at least until it (maybe) gets a colossal yet much needed buff.

                                      • I recall finally getting past the Gargoyles and into Deeproot, then panic rushing my way over the roots to get the Prince of Death's staff. Along the way, I saw a yellow item and picked it up, then audibly gasped "WHAT WHY IS IT JUST SITTING THERE??" before promptly falling to my death.

                                        Strangest place to leave something like this, 100%.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Why are people complaining. I pop this at the start of duels and it is hella useful for forcing panic rolls and staggering melee builds. Damage isn’t everything dummies.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Honestly if they just buffed the poise damage and increased the range of the explosion, this incant would be useful. A shame that something that looks so cool is so underpowered.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Alright, I did not expect it to be this horrid. And this is coming from someone who cares way more about aesthetics.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                One of the coolest incantations in the game. In the top 3 for sure. Shame it's entirely useless, and baffling that it hasn't been buffed yet. 2 slots for an incant that does laughable damage and, "unceasing" but miniscule poise damage. Seriously, I've yet to break the poise of a single enemy with this garbage tier incantation. It's all for show. Please make this **** stronger.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Ok like logically I know this incant sucks, but watching people desperately run away from it as it chases them down is still EXTREMELY funny to me

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If you are searching for opinions in the comments: do not bother yourself using this spell. Heck how can a legendary spell be so dissapointing? I wish they do a rework on it

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Absolute dogwater. No damage, no stagger, huge cast time, focus cost and faith requirement.
                                                      In PVE, you can cast three separate lightning spears - an incantation you find like 15h into the game - and do more than 3x the damage in the same time and FP cost that it would take to cast this garbage.
                                                      In PVP people are literally starting to straight up ignore the minor projectiles since everyone is getting wise to fact that the minor projectiles do single digit damage at best and everyone has enough poise to not give a ****.

                                                      Dex users get rivers of blood, Int users get stars of ruin, arcane users - insane aoe dragon breaths, Str people chunk everything with double colossal jump attacks,
                                                      meanwhile faith gets this...

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        "Video location" >>> 40 min video for you to scrub through until you find the particular section that leads you to what you're actually looking for.

                                                        Ehh... I think I'll just wander around until I find it.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Great way to punish Law of Regression. While they run from bees you rebuff, regen and press your advantage

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            If you're looking at it through the lens of a source that should be doing direct huge damage, you will find it lacking. It is more useful as something you cast as an ambient source of gradual damage whilst also casting more direct damaging spells. The visual clutter that it produces on another players screen in addition to the homing large projectile makes it a good distraction tool in PvP as well. Whilst it is pitiable in comparison to what the Elden Beast's version does, it still does have it uses and isn't as horrible as many make it out out to be.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Honestly needs to be either stronger for the (slots it takes + FP) or equal to Ancient Death Rancor in cost (ADR's slot & FP cost) & casting speed. It's so weak for the asking price, I refuse to believe it's intentional.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Hold on lemme bloodhound step away then spam this. Guys, use Endure to poise cast through this cheese if you’re a mage. I don’t know what pure melee can do about it besides shield turtle and bore spammers into action.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  81 Faith

                                                                  Holy Physick Buff

                                                                  354 Incant Scaling

                                                                  Uhm. I didn't expect that little projectiles to do alot, their meant to deal chip damage but. Holy ****. The main projectile deals 800 damage too a giant in Limgrave. (NG+1) It's safe to say that the main projectile, the part of the spell that's *meant* to be threatening needs to be boosted in damage by like at least 50% - 80% to compete with spells like, well, any Spell. That's how bad this spell is. But aye, you trigger anybodies PTSD when using this spell and now *you* can use it against enemies, so there's that bonus. lol

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Yes, this isn't for PVE.

                                                                    Yes, it's damage is low.

                                                                    Yes, it's slow and expensive to cast.

                                                                    Yes, it's a let-down if you were hoping for a showpiece legendary incantation.

                                                                    However, in PVP you do not want to be the target of one of these. Especially not when youre trying to flask or have your hands full dodging more lethal incantations/skills/attacks. On occasion follow it up with a cast of Regal Omen Bairn.

                                                                    The final part of the incantation, where the main projectile speeds up and explodes knocks down a lot of time if it connects.

                                                                    In the right build the pressure, diversion, denial and set up potential of it can be huge when facing other players.

                                                                    • Anyone else having an issue that it is not showing in your inventory after picking it up? Went through and picked it up last night and looked and it wasn't in my inventory.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Amazing spell, I cast it against Malenia and it killed her instantly along with every other enemy in the game. Every single boss immediately died. Then Miyazaki came to my house and gave me ice cream and my wife came back with the kids

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Finally got to this spell on my pure faith character. 80 faith and a +9 erdtree seal. Canvas faithful talisman, sacred scorpion, cast golden vow, drink physick with holy shrouding tear. Cast Elden Stars on the runebear behind the waterfall in deeproot depths and... it did about a quarter of its HP. Needless to say I was disappointed.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Stop justifying this incant. This incant is really bad in both pve and pvp now too cause people simple run away when you cast this and some can even tank the damage. Even the main projectile barely does the same damage as your weapon R2 jump attack. I don't know what the heck were they thinking ( or smoking ) when they came up with the damage for this thing. Sure it has its uses sometimes but its not worth it for that ridiculous fp cost, you are better off saving your fp for casting multiple other spells than simply casting this once.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Elden Ring did a poor job preparing players for pvp. Actually it did a terrible job allowing players to be aggressive at all in pve and it shows in pvp. This spell exposes a lot of these problems. People run away as far from the caster as possible while slowly dying to chip damage... when they should, very obviously, charge the caster. Not an ounce of aggression in these players unless it’s a gank. They made the bosses too tanky and most never flinch when hit and they made ashes too powerful. My first day in ER it felt like ashes were the only way to do damage to banished knights. Taught playerbase to be very passive. Anyways the main blast of this spell does disappointing damage, especially in boss fights and I do expect it to get buffed. Which will suck for players who don’t understand what aggression is

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The damage of this spell is embarrassingly low, you can facetank this and sustain minor damage, all it does it an annoyance that hits for 2 or 3 dmg per small projectile.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This is actually really useful for sniping enemies if you aim it right, and it can hit enemies through walls too since the explosion radius is quite large.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Walked into a pvp fight 2v1 against single invader as I was running to help him! This thing was floating in the air and cussing so much chaos he was soloing them both! It was an endless barrage of darts that lasted for ever! He sprinted up behind then and dropped it then engaged. They never saw it coming!

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Walked into a pvp fight 2v1 against single invader as I was running to help him! This thing was floating in the air and cussing so much chaos he was soloing them both! It was an endless barrage of darts that lasted for ever! He sprinted up behind then and dropped it then engaged. They never saw it coming!

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I’m so mad there’s no covenants or a war zone area. I would be using this to cover for team healing spells. This is simply overkill for duels and bosses don’t run for cover but run at the caster instead.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          2 slots, a lot of FP use, slow cast, low damage. I see this getting a buff soon. On the other hand, this incant can really distract trolls. they get blinded by the light and put their hands up to their faces. it is good at breaking poise also. I was able to stun trolls and the big land octupus with it. still needs to be buffed to make it output more damage

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            There seems to be an issue in PVP where the mass of light firing out the smaller lights randomly disappears after about 5 seconds. I.e. no explosion to signify that it has connected with anything.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Underrated spell.

                                                                                              If you can target something above or below you, then you can repeatedly cast this from behind cover, without having to pop out and channel the spell, it also has range as far as target distance will allow.

                                                                                              This is also an amazing spell for invaders, as it provides intense chip damage with an unpredictable burst that they frequently spam dodge, meanwhile you can run in and melee them.

                                                                                              Use your heads people.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This with shadow bait is my farming tool of choice with Albinaurics. I take out at least 10-15 with the explosion.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I'm just not seeing any of that "great" posture damage people are talking about. Doesn't matter if it's against basic leyndell soldiers or giants, nothing gets staggered by the small orbs (or even the big one). Only the explosion at the very end sends stuff flying but that's different from actual stagger damage.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    The biggest insult to injury for this in PVP is it’s the biggest Erdtree Greatshield fodder in the game. The casting animation is so long anyone with even a little experience with hardswapping can pull it out and turn into a machine gun.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I've never even used it, but if what people are saying about high posture damage is right wouldn't it be a great spell for furled fingers? Just stand back, cast spell on boss and posture break it to oblivion while the host goes ham. Sounds like it'd work quite well in that situation, but then again you can practically one shot bosses for people in this with the right setup.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Damage wise, one of the worst spell choices to use. Long cast time, very minimal damage, 2 spell slots, and FP pricey. With Erdtree Seal +8 and 65 Faith, even Pest Threads was a better option. If you're going for a theme character, go for it, but if you're looking for a "legendary incantation" as the description says, you will be disappointed.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          This thing is mega weak, I really cant think of many boss arenas it would be useful in, bc it just requires that much room, and the damage is very low, even on the pop

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            glad to hear this incant isnt great because im not gonna fight through giant ants to get it. revenants? grafted scions? wormface? not so bad, but giant bugs? **** THAT

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Imagine proceeding your argument for this incantation with "WHILE MY MIMIC TEAR..."

                                                                                                              Jesus guys, it's okay to not love everything about a game.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I mean if you really want to have some massive burst just opt for swarm of flies instead. I'm not really a PvP expert myself but with a cast time this long all you have to do is to toss a kukri or some other knife to interrupt it.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  It's pretty good at posture breaking, but it's a LEGENDARY INCANTATION LITERALLY USED BY GOD. It should do more than stagger.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    This incantaions only purpos is to annoy everyone. Elden beast used on me, did chicken **** dmg but annoyed the crap out of me.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Does anyone have the Japanese version of this incant's description or some way to get it? Given how important it is lore-wise I wanna know if there are any incongruities.

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