Godslayer Incantations are a group of Incantations in Elden Ring that share a specific type of buff criteria. Godslayer Incantations revolve around drawing power from the Black Flame, and are typically seen used by Godskin enemies. Godslayer Incantations require Faith in order to be casted.

There are a total of 6 Godslayer Incantations available for players. Godslayer Incantations can be found throughout the Lands Between.



Godslayer Incantations info

Obtaining Godslayer Incantations

Godslayer Incantations Requirements

  • As is the case with all Incantations, you must have a Sacred Seal equipped in order to be able to cast Godslayer Incantations.
  • Godslayer Incantations require Faith to use.

Boosting Godslayer Incantations


All Godslayer Incantations



Builds that use Godslayer Incantations



Godslayer Incantations Notes & Tips

FAQ: How do you buff a Black Flame Elden Ring?

  • Black Flame is featured in a number of Incantations that focus on using Black Flame against players. This is not limited to the Black Flame spell. Godslayer Incantations are the collection of spells that conjure black fire and can be considered when selecting spells for your Memory slots when keeping Black Flame in mind. The Best way to make sure you are optimizing your damage output with Black Flame is to create a complementing build around it. Items like the Godslayer's Seal scales primarily with Faith and Strength and specifically adds boosts to Godslayer Incantations.
  • Those who want to specialize in these Incantations would benefit with a starting class of either ProphetConfessor or Samurai. A Blackflame Apostle Build has been pre-made for players who want to optimize their Black Flame casting. This is recommended for players 50 and above and was designed to boost Bleed and Damage by pairing the spells and the Seal with any bleed weapon. Black Flame Blade has a very short cast time but very short duration. It does extra damage, and it's damage over time is based on the Max HP of the enemy, so it's more effective against high HP targets like Bosses and tough enemies, and is fantastic in Co Op where Bosses and enemies have even more HP. It also is good against enemies that can't Bleed.Black Flame is your ranged spell that does solid damage, and a bit of damage over time as well based on the Max HP of the target, so just like Black Flame Blade is good against high HP enemies. However, you'll use this on many enemies just to clear some out before engaging in melee combat. Catch Flame is great for enemies that are physical damage resistant, and is slightly cheaper than Black Flame. Use when you need fire damage up close.

Godslayer Incantation Other Notes 

  • Offensive godslayer incantations deal percent HP damage, making it valuable against targets with high HP, such as bosses. In multiplayer, effectiveness is tripled due to enemy HP scaling based on the number of players.
  • Black flame from these spells counts as fire damage, meaning it will be buffed from effects like Fire Scorpion Charm or Flame, Grant Me Strength.
  • Godslayer's Seal provides a 10% boost in effectiveness for all godslayer incantations, including non-offensive ones.
  • Despite having a similar icon color scheme to the godslayer incantations, Noble Presence is not a godslayer incantation and will not be boosted with Godslayer's Seal. Noble Presence is, however, boosted with Godskin Noble Robe.




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    • Anonymous

      How well do these scale with strength? Since the godslayer seal has a small amount of strength scaling.

      Will these perform well in a pure strength build with the Clawmark seal?

      • Anonymous

        I would like to say that black flame slaps in later new game cycles

        Black Flame
        Is like a fireball but damage over time

        Black Flame Blade
        Really just a great buff, even though it only lasts a few seconds. I like this on thrusting weapons especially except the great spears and colossal swords.

        Black Flame Ritual
        Seriously a godsend.
        Can charge as well.
        Give you space? Yeah.
        Close off doorways? Yeah.
        Bosses stand in it? Yeah.
        One of my favorite spells in the game.

        Black Flame’s Protection
        Really good when paired with even more defense.
        Or use it to cover for when you have a lot of elemental defense.
        Watch your flasks.

        Noble Presence
        It’s alright

        Scouring Black Flame
        Really good.
        Big spread, so you can use it on groups or fast enemies.

        • Anonymous

          I was always wondering why there wasn’t a blackflame version of catch flame or O, flame. Maybe that would be too much.

          • Anonymous

            Is the black flame a weakened version of destined death, the red-black flame in the lore, or does it derive from something else?

            • Anonymous

              Favorite part is the unique hand shape your character makes when you cast these. Kinda looks like a duck. Wonder what lore significance that might have?

              • Anonymous

                So like can you really not get the big flame sword spin that the blackflame monks do??? or even the giant ass hand explosion, they look so cool.

                • Anonymous

                  Really wish the Catch Flame / O' Flame variant of these wasn't removed. It would have been so fun and useful, especially for PvP. Oh well, hopefully in DLC it will return

                  • Anonymous

                    An error to clarify, godslayer seal does not boost ALL, Noble presence isn't boosted by it for some reason, perhaps because the tubby chest peice boosts it, they didn't want you to stack it unfortunately. I've tested it and couldn't get a higher number with the seal

                    • Anonymous

                      But shouldn't Black Blade be part of this magic school?
                      I mean, it share a really similar concept with all of these spells, and function exactly in the same way.
                      With only the addition of the max hp reduction debuff.

                      • Anonymous

                        Does anyone know how much damage the lingering damage of the black flames do?
                        I feel like this would be good information to have on this page specifically.

                        • Anonymous

                          For me, magic is more optimized, cause they have many more piece of armor that boosts dmg well my opinion peace

                          • Anonymous

                            I believe these should be titled "Godslayer" incantations instead of Godskin Apostle, thats the bosses name and not even the only enemy to cast these spells. Another point is the seal says it boosts godslayer

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