Great Glintstone Shard

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Spell Type Glintstone Sorceries
FP Cost 12 Slots Used 1
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Fires larger magic projectiles from glintstone

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Great Glintstone Shard is a Sorcery in Elden Ring. Great Glintstone Shard spell fires a magic projectile

One of the glintstone sorceries of the Academy of Raya Lucaria.

The glintstone serves as a conduit, launching large magical projectiles at foes.
This sorcery can be cast repeatedly and while in motion.

Those unworthy of the stone crown typically end their brief journey into sorcery here.

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Where to find Great Glintstone Shard

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Elden Ring Great Glintstone Shard Guide

  • Glintstone Sorcery
  • Stamina Cost: 26
  • Deals magic damage
  • Useful for fighting big enemies in mid-range combat, or defeating smaller foes in a single hit.
  • Compared to Glintstone Pebble, Great Glintstone Shard costs about 63% more FP, travels a small amount farther (5-10%), moves at the same speed, and deals about 40-45% more damage. 
    • Prior to patch 1.03, Great Glintstone Shard travelled a shorter distance (~75% of Glintstone Pebble's range) and moved significantly slower.


Builds with Great Glintstone Shard 





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  ♦  Founding Rain of Stars  ♦  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 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

      When using regular Glintstone shard on smaller enemies, do you often find yourself ALMOST killing them with one, but needing a second to finish the job?

      Great Glintstone might be for you

      • Anonymous

        possibly the best early game goto skill for mage, low fp good range good damage everything u want until u get 2 x staff of loss and night comet in later game.

        • Anonymous

          Testing on the spear guy at gatefront w/ meteorite staff at 32 int.

          Pebble: 235 for 7 FP: 33.5 per FP

          Great shard: 337 for 12 FP: 28 per FP, but slightly longer range.

          • Anonymous

            To my surprise, the dmg per FP ratio is very close to pebble and seems to travel about the same distance but it travel a slightly slower than pebble so maybe the tracking on fast enemies could be a little less effective but I haven't come around to doing that yet. Basically it's a worthy upgrade for pebble if you want more damage per cast.

            • Anonymous

              More range and damage than the glinstone pebble. Moves about the same speed i guess? Its replacing the Pebble for me now

              • Anonymous

                Was viable before patch, exceptional after. This is a straight up upgrade to Pebble in almost every way, and easily deserves to be the workhorse sorcery for any and all combat situations. High INT and Lusat or Azur Staff +9/10 makes the DPS surprisingly high. I guess it comes down to preference on whether you prefer faster casts or more damage per cast, and then use Talismans like Graven-Mass for 8% more damage or the shortened cast time one I can't remember the name of as well, and GGS becomes among the best spammable damage dealing sources in the game. I can't think of an equivalent incantation or ranged weapon that can do what this beast does.

                • Anonymous

                  Range is now about 1.5 steps (when walking at full speed, not sprinting) shorter than swift glintstone shard, which is about half the range difference between swift glintstone shad and glintstone pebble.

                  I'll try it out as a DPS spell and see how it goes.

                  • Anonymous

                    Just did a quick test vs pebble after 1.03 and can happily confirm that great shard now has longer range than pebble. Definitely viable now.

                    • Anonymous

                      The damage and range buff is huge. Definitely a straight upgrade to pebble now with Cometshard being a slight breakpoint depending if people want glinstone cometshard for more damage but can afford the cost

                      • Anonymous

                        Range and target tracking is awful and needs changed. This spell should be the high-caliber sniper round of the mage arsenal. You more-or-less need to be point blank to hit anything with it.

                        • Anonymous

                          Nice burst damage.
                          I thought all glintstone spells had the same range? Does the pebble/swift-pebble shoot further?

                          • Anonymous

                            From my testing compared to Glintstone Pebble, this has the same cast speed and mobility, but ~40% higher damage at ~20% less FP efficiency (i.e. FP per damage). So use Glintstone Pebble if you want to maximize damage per FP, and Great Glintstone Shard if you want to maximize damage per second.

                            • Anonymous

                              you can get it from the scroll for the spell after the boss fioght with "Godrick the Grafted" in the cemetary next to two skeletons

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