Founding Rain of Stars

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Spell Type Primeval Sorceries
FP Cost 32 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 1.03

 

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.

 

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. 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. See Elden Ring Map Location Here.

 

Elden Ring Founding Rain of Stars Guide

  • Primeval Sorcery
  • Stamina Cost: 37
  • Deals magic damage
  • Does not stack. New cast will dissipate previous cast.
  • Short range AOE
  • Does not stagger enemies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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

      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.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Ive found it pretty useful to cast as a bit of suppressing fire so to speak, cast it as an enemy approaches you and then cast your other spells. Works wonders

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      The legendary version of the “shoot a bunch unguided projectiles” spells. It’s probably exactly as good as you think it is

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Really want to justify slotting this, but having a hard time. It seems to require a large, immobile enemy that doesn't heavily punish you for casting in melee range, since it deals no stagger. Every situation like this seems more easily handled with other spells that take less slots and are useful in more situations. If it had some sort of range so that the cloud would appear above your target instead of melee range, I'd think it'd be much more usable. But since even in a crowded room with an invader, the stars just hit the ceiling, it just seems like something to take if you have extra slots, which isn't going to be most people who have the int requirement. Maybe I'm missing something?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This spell is the prettiest trash spell in the game. If you use it on human size enemy it deals laughable damage, and zero stagger. Even if you use it on Massive and immobile enemies. It is not worth the FP to cast it, since Night Maiden's Mist deal same kind of damage on any size enemy that within the mist, ignore magic resistance, cost only 1 memory slot, faster cast animation and only cost 20 FP.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This magic is amazing.

                                                                            I have 75 Intelligence and my staff is Lusat's Glintstone Staff +6.

                                                                            It did 2000 damage to the big flower enemy next to where SORCERESS SELLEN was in the first area.
                                                                            Yes, that means you can do more damage.
                                                                            However, if you are in a low ceiling area, the magic will hit the ceiling.


                                                                            One more thing, in the SORCERESS SELLEN event, I found a spell that is a higher version of STAR SHOWER.
                                                                            I'm not very good at English. And I can't edit the wiki.
                                                                            I couldn't find this magic in this wiki, so let me report it here.

                                                                            Its name is in Japanese "滅びの流星".
                                                                            When I translated this name with translation software.
                                                                            It was "Meteor of Doom." ←This translation is probably wrong.
                                                                            This spell is very strong, If you want to play this game in EASY mode, use it in conjunction with MIMIC TEAR ASHES by Spirit Ashes.
                                                                            And it's probably hard to avoid this magic in PVP.

                                                                            Long live the Elden Ring.

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