Fortissax's Lightning Spear

fortissaxs lightning spear incantation elden ring wiki guide 200px
Spell Type Dragon Cult Incantations
FP Cost 45 Slots Used 1
item effects icon elden ring wiki guide 55px 18pxEffect
Stabs from above with two red lightning spears in tandem

attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires

Fortissax's Lightning Spear is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Fortissax's Lightning Spear spell stabs from above with two red lightning spears in tandem when cast.

 

Incantation that channels the power of the ancient dragon Fortissax. 

creates two spears of red lightning and stabs them into the ground from above, one after another. On impact, each spear will burst into trails of lightning covering the area.

During the War of the Anicent Dragons, these twin red lightning stakes were the hallmark of the once ancient dragon who was called the mightiest boulderstone. 

 

Where to find Fortissax's Lightning Spear

Where to find Fortissax's Lightning Spear:

 

Elden Ring Fortissax's Lightning Spear Guide

  • Stamina Cost: 52
  • Deals lightning damage
  • One of the Dragon Cult Incantations and is boosted by the Gravel Stone Seal
  • Best used very close to the target. Has substantially higher damage than charged Lightning Spear but only if both strikes hit very close to the caster.
  • Damage drops off with distance very dramatically. Not at all good for room clearing or multiple opponents.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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  ♦  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  ♦  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



Register to EDIT the Wiki!
    • Anonymous

      I like this it has nice damage and I've never had any trouble using it on multiple enemies. It can buy time and despite what it says here you don't need to be standing right next to the target to see good damage from it.

      • Anonymous

        Fun fact: this and ancient dragon's lightning spear are technically projectiles, but move horizontally rather than laterally. Helpful in some situations to huck this thing straight down off a cliff or down a hole.

        • Anonymous

          This wiki can be really poorly designed at times. Like why is there no link to Lichdragon Fortissax here? Like to get there from this page, I have to click on the remembrance link and then click to the dragon page. Like there is 8 mentions to Fortissax on this page before getting to the comments. No thought to link on any of those? I know I'm nitpicking at a good and free use wiki, but it's kind annoying at times.

          • Anonymous

            I remember when elden ring came out and i saw people use this spell and i thoughtt you do this spell by dual wielding seals and casting ancient dragon lightning spear with both at the same time.

            • Anonymous

              Endure AOW helps with getting knocked out of the start up of the attack before the extra hyper armor kicks in, helps immensely with trading

              • Anonymous

                it's pretty good as a follow-up attack if you manage to stagger someone before using it, otherwise anyone fast enough will either knock you out of it or kill you right away before you even finish casting the first bolt, because the initial cast is quite long and leaves you wide open for counter attacks.

                • Anonymous

                  no spell in the game is as fun as baiting people with this for duels, so many people are so stupid and just try to attack you while casting then it can hit for crazy health and poise damage. Helps that the duel meta is in the wettest area in the game too lmao

                  • Anonymous

                    This thing kicks ass now. Become a faith bro by using this awesome move instead of the cop-out honed bolt incantation. you will always win the trade. PRAISE THE SUN!!!

                    • Anonymous

                      Intelligence check IRL. Melee only users will basically always try to run you down and knock you out of the casting animation the instant you start it, only to get hit for 75% of their health since it has poise armor. They will then also almost always proceed to not at all learn their lesson and do the same thing over and over again until they use up all their healing and die. Absolutely amazing incantation, top few best offensive incants in the game

                      • Anonymous

                        Need a grounded, ranged, thrown ancient dragon lightning spear. Basically sunlight spear but red. Give it little hyper armor so it doesn’t occupy the niche of the close ranged ground-stabbed ones.

                        • Anonymous

                          The item description and name make it sound like it’s some special technique that makes Fortissax special, but you see dime a dozen ancient dragons using this spell at Farum Azula. Same thing with Lansseax’s Glaive. They should have just made the unnamed ones use ancient dragon lightning spear.

                          • Anonymous

                            They better not have done that intentionally, the “46” faith you need for this infant sounds similar to Fortissax

                            • Anonymous

                              While I don’t have enough stats to use this, i think it’s worth it over the regular ancient dragon lightning spear because it allows for one follow up attack, meaning you should be able to combo it like theodorixs magma

                              • Anonymous

                                The double version of Ancient Dragon Lightning Spear; per spear it does about the same damage compared to its single brethren. The difference is that this version has a lot longer cast time, deals more damage in total because of the double hit, and has two spreading aoe waves.

                                The stabs can also be free aimed somewhat, so in pvp you can turn around mid-cast and hit people trying to roll behind you, especially with the second stab.

                                Deals absurd damage if both the stab and lightning aoe hit; mediocre damage if the stab doesn't hit. On direct hits with the stab, it will knock down humanoid enemies and players, but only on the second spear. The single spear version, Ancient Dragon Lightning Spear, knocks down by itself.

                                I'd recommend having both the single spear and double spear versions on, as alternating between the two can be a decent mixup in pvp. If you land a direct hit and get a knockdown you get a pretty good okizeme situation on your opponent, as these spells are pretty scary to roll away from after you've been knocked down.

                                Highly recommended to have Radagon Icon and some decent poise on. The hyperarmor doesn't start until after the 'crest glow' animation, so you can be hit out of the startup cast and fall flat on your back.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Dex/fth build: Dragonking Cragblade AoW -> this spell. Combos fairly well due to the knockdown on AoW and the reduced recovery time / cast times.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Dex/fth build: Dragonking Cragblade AoW -> this spell. Combos fairly well due to the knockdown on AoW and the reduced recovery time / cast times.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Dex/fth build: Dragonking Cragblade AoW -> this spell. Combos fairly well due to the knockdown on AoW and the reduced recovery time / cast times.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This is amazing after the patch now, use Glaive to knock down enemies then transition into this on top of them - easily handles those duo haligtree knights near inner wall.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          People in the comment section never tried this in PvP. If someone charges at you instead of running away when you cast this they are dead.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Is it just me or would the return of poisecasting make a lot these endgame damage incantations useful.
                                            The damage is good. The windup would be reasonable if we could get a form of hyper armor.
                                            If anyone at fromsofy reads this. Please add hyperarmor to dragon lightning spells, a knockback like placidux(butchered te spelling I know) breath attack. If not hyper armor, an ash of war to add poise casting. Even if it costs 25% or even 50% more like some sorcery staves do. It would make them viable for trading or setups.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Useless spell, why they gave so many lightning spells the throw at the ground treatment is beyond me. Give some mid range/long range options.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If you find yourself at the top an elevator and your opponent is on his/her way up, through these babies right down on them. Very situational but not impossible to set up.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Visually, absolutely one of my favorite spells in the game. After beating Fortissax I immediately dupe'd his remembrance, and got Death Lightning too, hoping to use those a heavy amount. The cons of both of these spells however, are way too much of a problem to enjoy using them for very long. No hyper armor, longer casting time, very short range. If the spells even had 2/3 of these issues, I could look past and make do, but having all 3 makes them frustrating to use against nearly any enemy in PvE, and seemingly near impossible in PvP if the enemy doesn't panic. A single dagger hit is enough to knock you out of the animation 9/10 times, and then you fall flat on your back looking towards the heavens thinking "Why didn't I just cast Wrath of Gold?" Wearing the Beast Champion armor gives 60 poise, which I thought was a decent amount until that happened one too many times.


                                                  Damage is definitely higher end of the Incantations, but considering I could do the same with two Lightning Spears from a much further range, and much quicker cast, leaves me wanting on these spells. Love them visually, and great damage, but the initial 'WOW' factor drops off significantly when you realize it can be very difficult to use them.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Very underrated incantation. Does high damage and if cast in midrange, forces opponent to flee, opening them up to long range attacks.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It doesn't make any noise (PVE wise) until you actually attack, so it can be used as a replacement for backstabs.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I don't know what all these noobs are complaining about. Probably one of the best and most stylish spells to get yourself killed.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Its annoys me how people in this page are trying to justify using it instead of just calling it garbage. If I put the same amount of effort into lightning spear is get almost similar damage with a charged lightning spear with a whole lot more safety. Stop pretending this is good so incantations can actually get buffed they are no where near as good or as viable as sorcery.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            does the gravel stone seal increase its power, despite not being labelled directly as a dragon cult incantation in the item description?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              This may be one of the most slept on spells in the game. After some testing, I can confirm that this spell is immune to all grabs, which seems to be a unique effect to it. This makes it extremely good against grab-spamming enemies, since they'll still try to grab you when you cast it. Obviously, this just shreds through abductor virgins, which are weak to lightning already, but it also is extremely good against black knife assassins, as they don't do sufficient poise damage to knock you out of it even if they don't go for the grab, and ulcerated tree spirits to avoid their grab.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Not worth your FP. Leave it out of your spell slots. Maybe on a couple niche fights like Maliketh phase one you can get some value but it’s really just too expensive for not all that much damage

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Everyone: "With massive poise, the right talisman set, and using ashes of war, you can actually pull this incant off with moderate damage!"

                                                                  Me: Golden Slam does nearly the same damage with a slightly smaller AoE, without the need of stats, without needing a boss soul, using less FP, and the cherry on top? Golden Slam has super armor during the entire attack.

                                                                  How is it that Ashes of war that I didn't build for, beat out my Faith build, using every armor/weapon/talisman for the slightest gain, every time?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This on a propper build and u one-two shots some big mobs or even lidl bosses. All u need to do is to find some poise source. I use Endure ash of war. It lasts like 3 seconds, and the cast time of the spell is like 4. So its not a 100% cover, but for big enemys that not spam with attacks it works. For example I kill an ogre under the capital with 2 casts of it. First one with endure, second without, while he standing up after a knockback. So its like: kill/knockback/poise break the annoying big monster in a cost of all fp points and with style. Ill take it.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Cool spell and it does impressive damage, but its timing is tricky to land in PvP, best to use this with the leaded crystal tear so you cant be interrupted. Overall stick with PvE with this spell.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Other PvPer: Casts Lightning Spear, an ancient incantation told to have been the hallmark of ancient dragons
                                                                        Me: Throws a dagger
                                                                        >

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Other PvPer: Casts Lightning Spear, an ancient incantation told to have been the hallmark of ancient dragons
                                                                          Me: Throws a dagger
                                                                          >

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Imagine turning around on your patrol because you heard something behind you and there's just this guy floating in the air with two lightning spears in their hands. And then you just explode. Spell/incantation testing from a mook's perspective.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Very hard to actually land, but if cast on an enemy that's distracted, especially a big one, it does decent damage. Sadly though if poorly timed or if the enemy is in the least bit intelligent you're gonna be on your backside real fast

                                                                              • People are disappointed by this spell, I am personally loving it in addition to my dex build.

                                                                                The dex for cast speed helps a lot, you can group up the enemies and have them chase you, then use the spell and turn around while casting and decimate whole packs of mobs.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Extremely bizarre discovery: You cannot be grabbed while casting this. Tried it in the Dual Virgin boss, they could not grab me while the cast was going on. Really wild.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Disappointed with either incantation you get from Fortissax. Both sound and look amazing, but don't have the damage or reliability to be useful. With this high of a faith requirement, you'd think it would be better..

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      has niche use as a backstab followup, or if someone else has the mob's aggro. does pretty decent damage but impossible to use if anything's trying to attack you.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This does 2k+ if both spears hit with 60 faith and +25 gravel stone seal against non lightning resist enemies

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          It does look impressive. Sadly the range is quite short (basically only around you), the cast time is long and the FP cost is high. A breath deals similar damage from a much greater distance. No idea when I would use this skill. When I'm this close, monsters are going to interrupt me.

                                                                                        Load more
                                                                                        ⇈ ⇈