Founding Rain of Stars

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Spell Type Primeval Sorceries
FP Cost 27 Slots Used 2
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Releases a downpour of star rain for a while

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Founding Rain of Stars is a Sorcery in Elden Ring. The Founding Rain of Stars spell casts a rain of star bolts for a short period. Updated to Patch 1.07.

 

The eldest primeval sorcery, said to have been discovered by an
ancient astrologer. A sorcery of legendary status.

Summons a dark cloud of stars overhead. Shortly after, the cloud
will release a violent deluge of star rain. This sorcery can be cast
while in motion. Charging increases potency.

Thought to be the founding glintstone sorcery. The glimpse of the
primeval current that the astrologer saw became real, and the
stars' amber rained down on this land.

 founding rain of stars

Where to find Founding Rain of Stars

Where to find Founding Rain of Stars:

  • Inside a chest within Heretical Rise, in Mountaintops of the Giants. Players have to access the location via an invisible bridge starting from the other side of the ravine, and advance following a white mist that indicates the safe path (which is significantly easier to see at night). The safe path starts straight out then you have to go left and curve back towards the tower going upwards. The left path starts a little more than halfway from where you started. [Map Link]

 

Elden Ring Founding Rain of Stars Guide

  • Primeval Sorcery
  • Stamina Cost: 31
  • Deals magic damage
  • Does not stack. New cast will dissipate previous cast.
  • Short range AOE
  • Does not stagger enemies
  • Note: In Patch 1.07, FP cost was reduced from 32 to 27, plus the time between casting and damage being dealt was reduced, while the range of the spell was increased. The stamina cost of the spell was also reduced from 37 to 31.
  • Note: In Patch 1.09, the power of the Founding Rain of Stars spell has decreased in PVP only. P.S Numerical source indicates that this change did not occur and that there was no nerfing.

 

 

Elden Ring Founding Rain of Stars Notes and Tips

  • Updated to patch 1.09. See Patch Notes for details.
  • Other notes and player tips go here. 
 
Elden Ring Sorceries
Adula's Moonblade  ♦  Ambush Shard  ♦  Briars of Punishment  ♦  Briars of Sin  ♦  Cannon of Haima  ♦  Carian Greatsword  ♦  Carian Phalanx  ♦  Carian Piercer  ♦  Carian Retaliation  ♦  Carian Slicer  ♦  Collapsing Stars  ♦  Comet  ♦  Comet Azur  ♦  Crystal Barrage  ♦  Crystal Burst  ♦  Crystal Release  ♦  Crystal Torrent  ♦  Eternal Darkness  ♦  Explosive Ghostflame  ♦  Fia's Mist  ♦  Freezing Mist  ♦  Frozen Armament  ♦  Gavel of Haima  ♦  Gelmir's Fury  ♦  Glintblade Phalanx  ♦  Glintstone Arc  ♦  Glintstone Cometshard  ♦  Glintstone Icecrag  ♦  Glintstone Pebble  ♦  Glintstone Stars  ♦  Gravity Well  ♦  Great Glintstone Shard  ♦  Great Oracular Bubble  ♦  Greatblade Phalanx  ♦  Loretta's Greatbow  ♦  Loretta's Mastery  ♦  Lucidity  ♦  Magic Downpour  ♦  Magic Glintblade  ♦  Magma Shot  ♦  Meteorite  ♦  Meteorite of Astel  ♦  Night Comet  ♦  Night Maiden's Mist  ♦  Night Shard  ♦  Oracle Bubbles  ♦  Rancorcall  ♦  Ranni's Dark Moon  ♦  Rennala's Full Moon  ♦  Rock Blaster  ♦  Rock Sling  ♦  Roiling Magma  ♦  Rykard's Rancor  ♦  Scholar's Armament  ♦  Scholar's Shield  ♦  Shard Spiral  ♦  Shatter Earth  ♦  Shattering Crystal  ♦  Star Shower  ♦  Starlight  ♦  Stars of Ruin  ♦  Swift Glintstone Shard  ♦  Terra Magica  ♦  Thop's Barrier  ♦  Thops's Barrier (Spell)  ♦  Tibia's Summons  ♦  Unseen Blade  ♦  Unseen Form  ♦  Zamor Ice Storm (Spell)

 




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    • Anonymous

      This spell is absolutely amazing when used with Marais Executioner Sword. By stacking all of the consecutive attack buffs in addition to magic buffs like Terra Magica, you can make this spell do ridiculous damage. Just cast the spell, then use your ash of war to proc all of your buffs, then all of the sudden your Founding Rain of Stars is doing over thrice the damage it usually does.

      • Anonymous

        I mean, the angry about int guy isn't completely wrong, but is just overlooking the kinda player attracted to int builds. At first glance, Faith is ridiculously more flexible. Heals, cleanses (off rip / low requirements), and access to a sampler platter of elements via dragon breath. But none of this accounts for 'fun'. I've seen people shine with int builds and they seem like they are having fun. I also sort of assume they had to farm a lot more bullshit than I did to make the build work. But I assume they had fun with that, too.

        • Anonymous

          Not only is this one of the more visually appealing spells in the game, it does high aoe damage as a pure caster. It requires 52 INT so we all knew it was pretty much for pure caster builds.

          • Anonymous

            How can people say that it is total crap ? I make ~2k damages with it on large targets. I guess most of people here just don’t know how to play as a mage…

            • Anonymous

              One of the greatest spells in the game, cast this spell then use Collapsing Stars to bring them into the rain! Massive damage!

              • Anonymous

                Why this got a nerf I’ll never understand. If anything this really needed a buff since right now it is just not worth using most of the time.

                • Anonymous

                  P.S. Tested the damage in pvp before and after both patches, and can say that the damage drop off in pvp was like 90% more useless now lol

                  • Anonymous

                    would've been good to use the GOD OF STARS faith attack that is better than Founding Rain Of Stars because Faith version is prettier and since it's faith, of course it'll be stronger and more aoe

                    • Anonymous

                      Why is there some insane guy in the comments raging about int being weak and faith being op? Has anyone else noticed this guy on other pages?

                      • Anonymous

                        Really fun spell, but completely and utterly pointless. In what situation is this supposed to shine? It deals pitiful damage, has a very long cast time and the AoE is very unimpressive. I could see this as a means to keep yourself safe while you estus? But why would anyone care at the moment. Just take the droplets that deal like 3 damage each to the face and be a man about it.

                        One thing I did find out is that it apparently breaks stance pretty fast. At least testing it on a giant they got staggered within 2 or so seconds.

                        • Anonymous

                          Haha it’s PROVEN yet again, FROMSOFT hates INT but is obsessed on Faith (everything is for Faith, E.G. Faith = God Of All The Universe & Everything & Everyone ! .. _ .. while INT = blue in comparison. ) ~ no one is surprised, DS3 sorceries weren’t even animated / it looked junky , whearas Faith look .. PERFECTION. [so to speak, praise his message if you agree, and dislike if you don’t like From when making these odd & unpolished & rushed mistakes]

                          • Anonymous

                            I was already disappointed when I found out how this spell works, but now they're nerfing it further?? Man...

                            • I'd like to know who at From looked at this very mediocre spell and thought "gee, this needs a nerf." Seems they're intent on making all of the "legendary" Primeval Sorceries useless.

                              • Anonymous

                                why does this have such a small AOE for such a long casting speed + such a long delay until can hit the ground ?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Eh, I’ve found this thing can shred, granted you’re very high leveled. If you build for it properly, it can certainly melt a boss that’s large and stands still like Placidusax.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    So Glad I Deleted My INT BUILD (completely, didn't bother "respecing", then made an ARC build, but that too got shadowed pretty badly from its formal self, so Deleted Arc build too, now made a faith, and I have to say faith is EXTREMELY OVERPOWERED AND WAY TOO VERSATILE (e.g. FAITH = only ones able to use blood magic, only stat good when making a necromancer, only stat used to use lightning, scarlet rot, poison, dragon (every element, but for faith only or Arc too... unfortunately not INT), ect.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Absolute dogwater. No damage, no stagger, huge cast time, focus cost.
                                      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 ****.

                                      Lastly, this has no aoe, it's literally clouds or rain, yet it has no aoe... worst design.

                                      Please buff the aoe by a lot,
                                      Hopefully.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Fromesoftware should really upgrade this spell, 52 INT ! ! !
                                        ! ! ! and 2 slots for what? 0 PvP-Practicability (cast too slow, no damage, no aoe)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Honestly if they just buffed the poise damage and increased the range by an enormousamoint, it would be useful. A shame that something that looks so cool is so underpowered.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            so is this the primeval sorcery of sellen? she uses it in the invasion portion of her quest, and the other two belong to azur and lusat.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              "Is it possible to run to this at low level before doing any story?"

                                              No, you need to get two great runes to enter leyndell, royal capital and that area leads into the mountaintops where this is located

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Its great for large enemies that don't move around too much. For pvp, pair with the spell Collapsing Star to pull opponents into the rain by force

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Is it possible to speed run to this at low level before doing any of the story? Want it to get a weather mage build up and running as soon as possible

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    after patch its pretty good for poise damage and crowd control. the clouds form very quickly now and charging it is worth it now

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Damage is too low for how slow and immobile it is. Spamming Carian Slicer or Comet deals more damage. Also, don’t really see the point of making this kind of spell chargeable.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Pretty insane in PvE when combo'd with the deathbird spear WA. It doubles down and lets you bomb your enemies back to the stone age.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          But why was it nerfed so much, in the trailer Founding Rain of Stars had a much, much wider AOE?
                                                          Opinion from a med student: This Game is Amazing XO

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Tip 2, use rainbow stone arrows to mark your way as the stones have no distance, practically land on your feet. Hardly usefull if you are looking for solid ground ahead of you, lol.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Beautiful spell, but hard to land against more mobile enemies. It's extremely satisfying when you land it, though.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I use this spell for a knarly build in pvp, cast it and stand under the clouds as they don't do damage to you. Cast eternal darkness to eat other spells, and cast stars of ruin to hunt them down, followed by moonveil if they get to close, rinse and repeat the founding rain spell every so often before it runs out and you should be able to keep people away while you cast.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  You'd be surprised at how many people just straight up avoid getting near you when this is cast. For PvP it basically gives you space to get off a charged spell or chug jug.

                                                                  For PvE it's actually a devastating spell. Enemies tend to just stand in the AoE once it's cast so unless you're up against like Juno Hoslow who spams Bloodhound step, you can just stack damage.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Seeing as it's an invisible bridge that crosses a canyon I hoped the directions would have been a little less vague than that.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This spell is amazing against Morgott and Mohg, cast this right before using a shackle and just shred them to pieces.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Kind of wished this spell traveled forwards, like actual rain clouds. It would've had a cool niche of area denial if it did as well as crowd control.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I cast this spell and then dodge around in the aoe for faster targets. It’s really only useful to me on big enemies but so far this has given me the best damage besides the moon spells and rykards rancor with sorceries

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            For some fights this is amazing, for example Placidusax' 1st form or Elden Beast. I beat Elden Beast by running in, casting Rain of Stars and when it swim far away i shot it with lorettas mastery

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              It has a slight homing effect on targets albeit from a very high places. Pushes whole AoE forward towards the latter end of it.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Wait, is the lore implication here that the advent of Glintstone is what called the Outer Gods and Greater Will to the Lands Between in the first place?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This is really nice for zoning gank squads in pvp, especially when fighting in hallways. Bonus points if you get them separated

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I wish it had a hat that buffed it. Maybe DLC? I hope so, such a cool spell; that extra damage would make it even cooler to use. Plus, I bet the hat would look awesome too.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Can build up over 2k damage for relatively low FP cost, but the cast range is very limited. The area of effect is nice tho.
                                                                                      Good spell for various situations. Can be used offensively, but not in every situation. Duration is ok, but way too short for any target that's moving frequently or fast.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Decent stun and with a good build it's something not to complain about from its usefulness. Complaints apply to people with very low knowledge of the game or how to build a tactical loadout to bring the best out of each spell.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          This spell in the current 1.03 can proc the broken Carian Retaliation skill for shields. Also works with Magic Downpour.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Everyone complaining needs to realize this is a defensive not an offensive spell. If you want to run a proper mage with both enough FP and spell damage then this thing is a must-have since it protects you from any and all melee attacks. Also great in Co-op and PvP since your biggest weakness is getting rushed down which would make you unable to cast anything without trading which as a squishy mage is a terrible idea.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This spell is pretty good for mage builds who either A: Want to support other players while fighting big bosses without using something like comet Azur or B: Don't have enough room to cast or drink their flasks while in PvP. If you don't like using this than there are plenty of other spells, this one is just for support purposes. Mages don't always need to support their summoner/summons purely through damage.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Works well against huge enemies (like fire giant) - lay it down and double up with melee for some big ole damage

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Not sure why people are dissing this spell, it's not meant to be something like Stars of Ruin, it's meant to be area denial. You use this to create an area that adds risk for someone trying to attack you inside while you do something like heal or prepare another attack.

                                                                                                  It can also be used when predicting a PvE enemy's approach and they'll get shredded, especially bigger bosses.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Not sure why people are dissing this spell, it's not meant to be something like Stars of Ruin, it's meant to be area denial. You use this to create an area that adds risk for someone trying to attack you inside while you do something like heal or prepare another attack.

                                                                                                    It can also be used when predicting a PvE enemy's approach and they'll get shredded, especially bigger bosses.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Not sure why people are dissing this spell, it's not meant to be something like Stars of Ruin, it's meant to be area denial. You use this to create an area that adds risk for someone trying to attack you inside while you do something like heal or prepare another attack.

                                                                                                      It can also be used when predicting a PvE enemy's approach and they'll get shredded, especially bigger bosses.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        After the patch this is really good for area denial in PvP, it ensures safe blue flasking against opponents without ranged damage.

                                                                                                        • Some of these legendary spells and how some spells function in general are really bad and really uninspired.

                                                                                                          This spell IMO is next to useless. The range is short and the cast time is long. No staggering and no point of casting when the target of interest is already in your face.

                                                                                                          I hate the fact it's just a click and cast spell. It could have been so much more.

                                                                                                          Additionally I'd like to mention that in the ER gameplay reveal, this spell covered a MASSIVE area.
                                                                                                          Its since been reduced.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I actually found this spell to be quite powerful in PVP as it will either deny the area entirely to an opponent or they'll take a few 100 damage trying to attack you in it. PVE it's very strong vs huge enemies as the majority of the "rain" will land on them. Otherwise it's *almost* a top tier spell but since it takes up 2 slots it just isn't worth it unless you're planning on PVP and even then you may be better off using 2 different spells for more versatility.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              really saddens me that so many of these cool looking spells have absolutely no utility whatsoever because they take so fking long to cast or don't have tracking

                                                                                                              • If it's anything like Soul Shower from the other Souls game... I highly doubt a "Founding Star Rain" will be anything more than a pretty speckling of Glintstones which an Invader with a 10 foot catch pole in an open field or a dagger wielder in a tight dungeon will ever blink an eye to

                                                                                                                • The cloud spawns at where you at instead of above you're targeting which makes it virtually useless because you simply don't have the time for this spell if the enemy is already right in front of you.

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