Gravel Stone Seal

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 25
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
Inc 60
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 25
Mag 15
Fire 15
Ligt 15
Holy 15
Boost 15

attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Fai C
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 4
Fai 18
Sacred Seal Strike
No Skill FP -
Wgt. 1.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive 
Boosts Dragon
Cult Incantations

Gravel Stone Seal is a Sacred Seal in Elden Ring. The Gravel Stone Seal scales primarily with  Faith and is a good Weapon for casting lighting related incantations. 

 

Sacred seal made from Gravel Stone thought to be an ancient dragon scale. Enhances Dragon Cult incantations of the Royal Capital.

The worship of the ancient dragons does not conflict with belief in the Erdtree. After all, this seal, and lightning itself, are both imbued with gold.

 

Where to Find Gravel Stone Seal in Elden Ring

The Gravel Stone Seal weapon can be found at the following location:

  • From the West Capital Rampart site of grace in Leyndell, walk north to the next room with the single guard inside. Jump over the balcony railing to get to the area next to the Fortified Manor with the dragon foot. It is dropped by the Leyndell Knight with the spear, who is supported by an archer Leyndell Knight.
    [Elden Ring Map here].

 

Elden Ring Gravel Stone Seal Notes & Tips

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lightning Lancer Written Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Frenzied Acolyte Written Guide

Gravel Stone Seal Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Smithing Stone [1]Smithing Stone [2]Smithing Stone [3]Smithing Stone [4]Smithing Stone [5]Smithing Stone [6]Smithing Stone [7]Smithing Stone [8], and Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables. The Incantation Scaling displayed on this table shows Minimum Requirement and Faith 80 as xx-yy.

 

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Gravel Stone Seal Phy Inc Scaling* Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 25 116 - 150 - - - - 20 E - - C - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +1 25 117 - 154 - - - - 20 E - - C - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +2 26 118 - 158 - - - - 21 E - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +3 27 120 - 162 - - - - 22 E - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +4 28 121 - 166 - - - - 23 E - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +5 28 122 - 170 - - - - 24 E - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +6 29 123 - 174 - - - - 24 E - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +7 30 125 - 178 - - - - 25 E - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +8 31 126 - 182 - - - - 26 E - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +9 31 127 - 186 - - - - 27 D - - B - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +10 32 129 - 190 - - - - 28 D - - A - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +11 33 130 - 194 - - - - 28 D - - A - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +12 34 131 - 198 - - - - 29 D - - A - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +13 34 133 - 202 - - - - 30 D - - A - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +14 35 134 - 206 - - - - 31 D - - A - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +15 36 135 - 210 - - - - 32 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +16 37 136 - 214 - - - - 32 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +17 37 138 - 218 - - - - 33 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +18 38 139 - 222 - - - - 34 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +19 39 140 - 226 - - - - 35 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +20 40 142 - 230 - - - - 36 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +21 40 143 - 234 - - - - 36 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +22 41 144 - 238 - - - - 37 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +23 42 146 - 242 - - - - 38 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +24 43 147 - 246 - - - - 39 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +25 43 148 - 250 - - - - 40 D - - S - Boosts Dragon Cult Inc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I ran a pure faith build on NG+ and I decided to use two of these for most of that playthrough. I put one in each hand, walked right up to Placidusax and nuked him into oblivion with Ancient Dragon’s Lightning Strikes. Absolutely mental!

      • Anonymous

        What people need to remember, is you don't NEED to use the seal in order to cast your spell. You can off hand it and have the Erdtree Seal in your main hand... and you'll be casting with the scaling of the Erdtree and still getting the benefit of the Gravel Stone's boost.
        I run a pure Faith Caster build, and my main hand has the Erdtree... while my off hand has un-upgraded Godslayer, Fire Giant and Gravel Stone. I just swap between what I need at the time, and use Erdtree for all my casting. You'd be shocked how effective it is to turn all your spells into nukes when pairing these four talismans with the Faith and Flock talismans and the Radagon and Godrick talismans all at the same time.

        • Anonymous

          This might be a silly question, but at high enough faith and/or intelligence levels, wouldn’t it simply be better to use either the golden order seal or the erdtree seal in your right hand and the jellyfish shield with contagious fury in your left hand? Effectively boosting your damage by 20% for any incantation rather than specific ones for just 15%? Seems kinda silly to me to carry around an extra seal (where another more useful weapon or shield could be in different instances).

          • Anonymous

            Think twice and do the maths properly before upgrading this. I didn't do that and I wasted a lot of smithing stones on upgrading it to +9 thinking the upgrades and the boost they give dragon cult incantations would be better than the golden order seal. It really wasn't though, I think the difference in scaling is forty one or forty two higher for golden order seal over this, and all incantations cast with the golden order seal, including the dragon cult's, hit significantly harder when used on the same enemies than this gravel stone seal does.

            The upgrade table has this seal's incant scaling with 80 FTH at 250 at +25 I'm nearly getting that now with the golden order seal, and its not near being fully upgraded yet.

            • Anonymous

              Tested on Hero of Zamor in NG+. With 45 Str and 60 Fth I did 693 (Erdtree Seal) and 789 (Gravel Stone Seal) max upgrade level. Seems to work as advertised, 14% more damage with Gravel Stone. Seems to be very worth it if you are running strength or quality type paladin and want to mainly use lightning for offensive incantations. Does Erdtree seal ever outpace Gravel Stone in a Paladin/Melee type of build with a bit of Str? Kinda just like the idea of that zero weight, but it's defintely not that important.

              • Anonymous

                dual gravel stone seal, ancient dragon lightning, alexander shard, godfrey icon, lightning scorpion charm, golden vow, flame grant me strength.

                ONE CAST AND KILLED ELDEN BEAST NG+3

                • Anonymous

                  Been doing a dex/faith build with a heavy focus on lightning and this thing rocks. The boost to dragon cult incants helps make up for me only having 50 faith, so I’m able to deal pretty good damage with my incants while still using high dex weapons like the bolt of gransax

                  • Anonymous

                    If I'm using the Dragon Communion seal to cast but put this seal in my off hand for the boost then I shouldn't have to upgrade this seal with stones right? Only looking to get the 15% boost for the lightning spells.

                    • Anonymous

                      Does anyone know if holding 2 gravel stone seals is better than one gravel and one other (erdtree, dragon comm, or golden order) for max lightning damage?

                      • Anonymous

                        Just a quick heads up, the Leyndell knight that drops this is different to any of the others I've seen so far, I have no trouble killing these knights, spear or sword versions. The knight that drops this seal killed me at least half a dozen times before I got him, he is more aggressive and its odd because hitting him does interrupt his attacks, until it doesn't and it will poise through an attack none of the other Leyndell knights can and can quickly kill you if you can't get out of range of his spear thrusts.

                        • Anonymous

                          Would’ve been neat if this was like the beastclaw seal scaling with strength and faith but with dex instead. Bit of a shame for lightning builds to have to focus on dex for weapons but focus on faith for spells, instead of being able to split between the two like beastial builds

                          • Anonymous

                            This does not increase Electrify Armament, however I didn't test Vyke's Dragonbolt.

                            You can see for yourself by casting both Order's Blade and Electrify with the Gravel Seal. The increase to attack power is the same.

                            • Anonymous

                              I have low faith but high arcane, so I cast with Dragon communion seal in main hand, hold this in off hand and still get the 15% bonus even though my faith is not high enough to use it.

                              • Anonymous

                                I’m honestly confused why this thing scales with Strength secondary instead of Dex. Lightning has clearly been relegated to a Dex scaling damage type...

                                • So for anyone that has tested it, does this affect ellectrify armament or not? I'm assuming it doesn't but I don't have it and can't test it myself.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    It would be nice to write somewhere that you only get one per ng somewhere. just wasted almost an hour to get a second one only to read on yt that it drops only once...

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just tested & confirmed that if you want to use two of these to get the stacking damage bonus, they BOTH need to be WIELDED when you cast the incantation (i.e. Damage bonus only applies while each seal is wielded).

                                      • Anonymous

                                        On max level with 80 faith this seal deals only 3.5% more damage with dragon cult incantations than erdtree seal

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Lightning seems to be a dex oriented element this time around. Idk how good this would be, but I’d like to see a seal that scales with dex the same way the bestial seal scales with strength. I think it would help break this strange divide where you wanna be a pure faith build for lightning spells, but all the cool lightning weapons. (Like the bolt spear, and dragon kings crag blade) are for pure dex builds.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Honestly, this seal needs some dexterity incant scaling (even slightly would be nice), but I don’t see from changing that this late into the game

                                            Clawmark seal is B/B? So this could have been D/S or D/A incant scaling maybe?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Just one part of the lightning boost set
                                              Huge Lightning spears over 4K damage on mobs with 80 Faith
                                              At 16 STR and 80 FAITH, using the erdtree seal, with gravelstone in the offhand
                                              Seal: Gravelstone
                                              Tears : Lightning and Charged Attacks
                                              Buffs : Golden Vow + Howl of Shabriri (as long as you have howl madness, you get buff and debuff)
                                              Talismans: Lightning Scorpion, Godfrey Icon (fully charged), Ritual Sword at full health, Flock's Faithful Talisman.
                                              Environment: Raining
                                              Try it.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Should update page. Gravel stone seal can be gotten as a drop. One just dropped for me from the Archer Lyndell Knight near the Fortified Manor, First Floor grace sight, on the destroyed balcony next to the dead dragon foot.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I can confirm this affects death lightning. Gravel seal at 196 scaling did 1123 damage, other seal at 199 scaling did 976 damage. Tested on giant at secluded cell and did multiple casts.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    It really does suck how there is only two viable lightning incantation and no faith based lighting weapons to fufill my lighting warrior dream.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      So despite this seal scaling with STR, the spell buff only benefits from FTH, am I correct? Would that mean that for a FTH/STR build that wants to use offensive Dragon Cult spells Clawmark Seal is still better?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Sadly lightning spear and frozen are the only practical ones.. I've tried with the others so hard... Glaive is a weaker frozen lightning spear, DMG/range/speed. Fortissaxs actually is ok in the right hands and everything else kinda sucks .. please rework from... Fingers crossed

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Got killed by the archer before I could grab it off the enemy's corpse but it still ended up in my inventory.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Rather surprised this does not scale with Dexterity considering the Bolt of Gransax and the Cragblade have Dex scaling as well as the Lightning infusion path is a Dex scaling path too.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              There's not much reason to mention its scaling at 99 strength/99 faith when strength doesn't affect the incantation scaling

                                                              • At +25 with 99 strength and 99 faith, you get 343 incant scaling. With two incantation talisman, I casted fully charged Lightning Spear at the backs of Banished Knights near dragon communion cathedral, and inflicted 1826 damage on a clear day.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Could somebody give me one? I would trade it for an ancient smithing stone. my city is ash.... Steam: xomnair

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Does Placidusax's Ruin get boosted by this seal? It's been confirmed that the Dragon Communion Seal doesn't and I'm liking to know if this seal does so I know if my lightning-based build would benefit from the investment.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Just some numbers from testing my Lvl 100 40 Faith build.

                                                                      I like using a mixed selection of spells leaning slightly towards the lightning school.

                                                                      I recently leveled my Gravel Stone and Godslayers to +15 which is where they both achieve S scaling.

                                                                      Testing done on Mistwood Outskirts trash mobs who were aware of me (no surprise damage) and with clear weather (no rain)

                                                                      Gravel Stone +15:

                                                                      Lightning Spear 489
                                                                      Honed Bolt 413
                                                                      Catch Flame 363
                                                                      Frenzied Burst 416
                                                                      Wog 578

                                                                      Godslayers +15:

                                                                      Lightning Spear 437
                                                                      Honed Bolt 370
                                                                      Catch Flame 375
                                                                      Frenzied Burst 428
                                                                      Wog 593

                                                                      Godslayers gives me around 3% boost to all my non-lightning spells, while Gravel Stone gives a 12% boost to my Lightning Spear and Honed Bolt.

                                                                      At the end of the day it is down to your personal preference if you prefer a nice boost to your lightning spells but lose around 3% damage on all your others, or if you are happy with all your spells doing an extra 3% across the board but losing out on the 12% boost your lightning spells can get.

                                                                      Personally, I am currently sticking with my Gravel Stone as hitting enemies standing in water or in the rain really hits them that much harder with that 12% damage boost (which turns into a 22% damage boost with wet conditions) and I don’t mind my other spells doing only 3% less. If I come across mobs with lightning resist then I can just switch out to the Godslayers.

                                                                      • Kind of annoying that the seal that boosts the most fun incantations is basically at the end of the game

                                                                        I mean I guess that makes a certain sense but still

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          i really wonder if its possible to obtain this early from the divine bridge tower side as you can SEE these 2 knights down there in the distance. maybe you can kill the knight haveing it with a greatbow from the tower without access to the city. but i dont remember if the seal is dropped into the inventory or on the floor. the later would make this useless.
                                                                          also not sure if a greatbow can reach them. anything else is definitly out of range and i cannot wield greatbows with this character build.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            *Spoiler*

                                                                            Grab this before you burn the Erdtree / defeat Maliketh.
                                                                            once Leyndell is full of Ash it is no longer obtainable. (I've searched the place the map link showed and I haven't seen it anywhere)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Gravel Stone Seal Incant Scaling at Faith level 99

                                                                              +0: 181
                                                                              +1: 187
                                                                              +2: 193
                                                                              +3: 200
                                                                              +4: 206
                                                                              +5: 213
                                                                              +6: 219
                                                                              +7: 226
                                                                              +8: 232
                                                                              +9: 239
                                                                              +10: 245
                                                                              +11: 252
                                                                              +12: 258
                                                                              +13: 265
                                                                              +14: 271
                                                                              +15: 278

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I tested this and it does not work on some of the spells stated in the description. When unupgraded compared to an unupgraded Finger seal at 50 faith this weapon boosts damage by 13.9% to the folling spells: Lightning spear, Honed bolt, Lansseax glaive and Death Lightning. It DID NOT work on Ancient Dragons' Lightnings spear, Ancient dragons' lightning spear or Fortissax's lightnings spear

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  So I think it might also buff electrify weapon. At +13 with 30 faith 30 Str this seal had a incant Scaling of 159. Claw mark seal had a higher incant scaling of 168 at +7. AR difference of about 18 despite the incant scaling being much lower. I noticed a difference in favor of the grave seal when they were both at +7 as well but don’t have the numbers saved.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    having a second one equipped in your left hand gives you a 32~% bonus to lightning damage (tldr it stacks). I was lucky enough to have my friend trade me my second one, so my lightning spear is hitting like a truck now

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      The bonus damage applies whenever you have the seal out, regardless of whether it's the seal you're using to cast. If you do what I just did and equip an equal-level Godslayer in your right hand while it's in your left hand, the Godslayer will do more damage thanks to its narrow spellbuff advantage. If you actually put the Gravel Stone away (such as if both seals are in your right hand), at least at 40faith and +13 for each, the bonus damage overwhelms the 4-point incant scaling difference and the Gravel Stone becomes the clear winner for lightning spells.

                                                                                      If you're running str/faith or arc/faith or int/faith, you might be better off dual-wielding talismans using the clawmark/dragon/Golden Order, though I haven't actually tested those, I'm just extrapolating. This has the additional advantage of removing the need to spend a bunch of upgrade materials on an alternate talisman.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        If you progress the story to a certain event the area where its found and the graces there get removed. Will I still be able to get it? I see a item below when I go the wall there I THINK the grace was but I do not know how to get down.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          It says that it boosts dragon cult incantations, does that apply to the Dragon Crucible Incantations or do they require a different seal?

                                                                                          • Why does this scale with strength? It only buffs lightning incantations and every lightning weapon and every lightning ash of war scales with dex. Wouldn't it make more sense if this added dex scaling instead? Would make for a cool dex/faith lightning build. I guess the strength could be for just melee and I'm just being silly

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Gravel Stone Seal scales lightning-specific incantantions roughly 10% better than other Seals at similar investment levels.

                                                                                              Lightning spells include:
                                                                                              Ancient Dragons' Lightning Spear
                                                                                              Ancient Dragons' Lightning Strike
                                                                                              Death Lightning
                                                                                              Fortissax's Lightning Spear
                                                                                              Honed Bolt
                                                                                              Lansseax's Glaive
                                                                                              Lightning Spear
                                                                                              Lightning Strike

                                                                                              Other abilities, such as Vyke's Dragonbolt and Electrify Armament are not affected by Gravel Stone Seal, as they provide flat percentage increases to melee-based lightning damage.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Do Fortissax's Lightning Spear, and Death Lightning count as a Dragon Cult Incantations? (They are obtained from Lichdragon Fortissax's Rememberance)

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  It.. doesn't seem to be worth it over the Godslayer's Seal.

                                                                                                  Either the passive bonus doesn't work on Lightning Spear (My test), or it's too little to outweigh being about -7 incantation scaling behind.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Be careful. This is no longer obtainable once you reach a certain part of the game, least I don’t think it is.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Since I havent seen this question answered anywhere else, all you have to do is climb up the giant stone dragon wing to get into the fortified manor area in the southwest oart of the city. From there you can make your way down the wall and fight the knight in the courtyard for the seal.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Can confirm it's a drop from one of the golden spear knights. You need to get to the fortified manor in Leyndell and immediately on the left from where you can drop down from is two golden knights. The seal drops from the spear wielding one and you can skip killing the archer knight

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Soo are Dragon Cult incantations based from the dragon cult tomes/books (lightning)? Becaus I first thought it was the dragon incantations.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Someone said spells like Lightning Spear etc. are also counted as dragon cult incantations. Is this true? Has anyone tested this?

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              This is looted from the golden knight at the front door of the fortified manor according to a user on reddit

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                It's found outside of the Fortified Manor in Leyndell, to the right if you're looking at the building (Left if you're exiting from the grace inside) Two Leyndell knights, it drops from the one with the spear and shield.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  From fortified manor grace, go northeast out the door and turn left. The lighting sentry will drop this. Lenders royal capital

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    just had the seal drop from one of the golden knights in the capital city. Specifically the one on the ground in front of the fortified manor.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Can confirm it's at the Fortified Manor in Leyndell. The inside looks like the Roundtable Hold and has a giant dragon outside. The knight holding it is outside the front door where you would fight the NPC in roundtable to the left as you exit, at the feet of the giant dragon with a greatbow knight with him.

                                                                                                                      • Someone said it's at the Fortified Manor in Leyndell, but I'm not that far progressed yet. Near the First Floor Grace, it's dropped by a Leyndell Knight to the left of the building.

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