Law of Causality

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Spell Type Golden Order Incantations
FP Cost 22 Slots Used: 1
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Retaliates upon receiving a number of blows

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Law of Causality is an Incantation in Elden Ring. The Law of Causality spell serves as a counter-offensive after receiving multiple hits.

 

One of the incantations of the Golden Order fundamentalists.
One of the key fundamentals.

Manifests a small ring of causality within that allows the caster to
automatically retaliate upon receiving a certain number of blows.

The fundamentalists describe the Golden Order through the
powers of regression and causality. Causality is the pull between
meanings; that which links all things in a chain of relation.

 

Where to find Law of Causality

 

Law of Causality Guide

  • Golden Order Incantation
  • Stamina cost: 20.
  • Deals holy damage
  • Triggers after receiving five hits.
  • The buff lasts for 60 seconds or until the explosion is triggered.
  • Only damaging hits will trigger the explosion. Damage-over-time effects, self-inflicted damage, and completely blocked attacks don't count.
  • Retaliates with a small area-of-effect explosion that can knock enemies back.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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    • Anonymous

      The explosion always triggers after five hits. However, the charges decay over time. So this incantation works the best against fast enemies or groups of enemies. Some attacks like crystal burts can trigger the explosion immediately since there are more than five projectiles hitting you at once. This makes it nearly useless in pvp since it is rare for a player to attack fast enough to trigger the explosion yet too slow to dodge the explosion.

      • Anonymous

        I think I've figured out the issue with this spell, it's bugged. Deals the exact same damage on a +0 talisman compared to a +9. Highly doubt this is intentional.

        • Anonymous

          The number of hits here is wrong, on more powerful enemies it does proc on 5 but when testing on Gatefront soldiers it didn't even proc after 10 so this leads me to believe it is a flat damage amount instead.

          • Anonymous

            Lore should have this be 'the push of meanings" rather than "the pull of meanings." Pull is for Regression, because it is the pulling together of things into one. Push should then be for Causality, because to say that "A causes B" is to imply a billiards-like interaction where A "pushes" B through a linear temporal relationship. Probably a messed up translation.

            • Anonymous

              the "get off my ass" spell that mages don't deserve. still fun in my holy spellblade tho. put that body buff slot to use.

              • Anonymous

                I don’t think it’s an accident the “ring of causality” looks like the eclipse. The eclipse as in the eclipse related to death blight, eclipse shotel and worn by mausoleum soldiers. Perhaps an eclipse bringing death blight is an inevitability due to causal factors just like Catch Flame is a prophecy of the Erdtree burning. I’m confident DLC will feature an eclipse with a death blight swamp.

                • Anonymous

                  Im really curious what counts as a "hit" cause i was counting hits last time and i got hit 6 times with r1 and then wild strikes 4 hits until i died. The buff was still in me not triggering

                  • Anonymous

                    Definitely needs a damage buff. Tested it during duels, increasing int/faith from 30/30 to 50/50, and damage only went from around 200 to 340. Really not worth it considering how tricky it is to not die before actually triggering it...

                    • Anonymous

                      So yeah, i took 3 multiple hit lance charge combos and it did nothing, it just disappeared with no effect.

                      "This just works"

                      • Anonymous

                        'In this world... is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true that man has no control; even over his own will."

                        • Anonymous

                          Appears to proc from vow of domination ash. Used vow of domination through stars of ruin taking only one or two bits of damage but it blew up as I was jumping at the mage lol I hadn’t taken damage before this so I’m confident it workes even through those i frames

                          • Anonymous

                            Funniest spell in the game. Yeah needs a major damage buff but it comes in handy if you use shields and have the spare spell slot. The damage hits for like 2-300 on most players with 50 fth, 31 int... makes me wonder if it scales solely off intelligence like orders blade scales solely on fth even with golden order seal

                            • Anonymous

                              I noticed if I cast this, then swap off my sacred seal it will never ever proc. If I swap the sacred seal back on it will be able to proc again. I don't think it remembers hits either, so if you took 4 hits and swapped the seal off and on you would need to take 5 more hits to actually trigger this.

                              • Anonymous

                                Persists through sitting at site of grace. meaning you could talisman/physik swap to apply and swap after casting.

                                • Anonymous


                                  Your offerings have been consecrated by the laws of Causality
                                  Falcon of Darkness
                                  Send us into an age of abyss
                                  Blinded by beauty
                                  With stacks of bodies as high as the eye can see
                                  The one chosen by the hand of God
                                  The master of the sinful black sheep
                                  And the king of the blind white sheep

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The best use I've found for this is with a Colossal weapon with a good physical block. I've been using it with the Royal Greatsword which justifies the INT investment, but there are possibly better choices. Since the sword doesn't block all the damage, Causality ticks from blocking, so if you're dealing with something too quick to easily hit you just block, let Causality go off and flatten them, and follow up with the weapon whilst the target's down.
                                    Possibly even better would be using the Icon Shield and a Great Stars with Prayerful Strike. Block with the 95% GS, let Causality proc, then Prayerful Strike to get all the HP back.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      After defeating Maliketh, this and Lord's divine fortification were available in the twin maiden husk's shop. I have not yet defeated Gideon as a boss at the time of writing this comment.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Does this deal damage based on your spell incant scaling? Karmic Justice has some REALLY weird rules when it came to dealing damage.

                                        Quoted from the Dark Souls wiki -
                                        "Spell strength is based off of the Magic Adjust stat of the weapon in your right hand at the time of detonation (not time of casting).""

                                        Can anybody test this to see if it makes a difference?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Why the hell does this require intelligence and why the hell do other incantations require intelligence?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Good news everyone, you DONT need the faith 10 FTH with a seal to cast this. the dmg is the same whether you can wield the seal or not (and you can cast it)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              It is a shame that if it triggers as a result of something like a grab attack like the big hands or the iron maidens it will simply fail to trigger and you lose the buff

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So the damage on this is TERRIBLE. But it’s so satisfying it’s worth it. Stars of ruin will procc it and leave a mage wondering why he’s on the ground

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Is the fact that this is awarded after telling Gideon about the theft of Miquella by Mohg a hint that that theft is precisely what caused Marika to rebel against the Golden Order and conspire against the Greater Will or is it just awarded random? Gideon talks about how the information given to him is the final piece in the puzzle...

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    You can use this with Night Maiden's Mist to pop off. Idk what kind of situation you'd want to use that information in, but you can.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Okay from personal testing on a variety of tougher enemies using the golden order talisman with a spell buff of 335, Flock's Canvas talisman, and sacred scorpion charm, the damage this will do is bad.
                                                      Against the knight outside Cathedral of Dragon Communion it did around 450-500 damage. Against the cleanrot knight outside Prayer Room at Haligtree it did about 250 as they are rather resistant to holy damage. Against the Aulbinaurics at Mohg's place it did once again around 500.
                                                      In short the damage on this is really bad, and the range isn't great either.
                                                      It also doesn't immediately trigger upon being hit 5 times, there is a delay. Which for faster weapons is enough for a sixth hit or to dodge.
                                                      The only benefit it does have is that it does a rather good amount of poise damage. I'm not sure how much, I haven't yet tested it on bosses, but enough to at least constantly break the guard of most enemies.
                                                      I've tested other sacred seals to see if it was perhaps a weird interaction, and found no actual difference, only dealing less damage in line with the lesser spell buff and no inherent buff from Golden Order seal.
                                                      So yeah, either something is fundamently broken with the spell, or they really balanced it weirdly. I mean it still doesn't explain how Gideon can oneshot with it. Sure he's a boss, but he's doing regular player damage with the rest of his spells. At any rate it isn't really worth using.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Ahem, it isn't Journey 5, it is called "the first run somewhere between outskilling Gideon Ofnir in the Ringed City and finishing the game" - that's how I got it anyway

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Use this in pvp with a shield that isnt 100% block. as long as you take damage at all 5 times itll go off. blocking with a 100% block shield will NOT work tho. You have to take at least 1 damage. (This does mean if someone is using weapons with elemental damage and you try blocking with 100% shield it will work, as your shield probably doesnt have 100% of any elemental resist so youll block the physical but not the elemental)

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            You can self proc this with Night Maiden's Mist spell. Each pulse will count as 1 hit but the dot damage doesnt.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Takes 5 hits no matter the attack type. The only way this’ll trigger in pvp is if you get shredded by twinblades, malenia’s sword skill, or (maybe) getting hit by swarm of flies. Gotta test if partial blocks will trigger it ( <100% physical defense shields). If they do trigger, then this spell might have some use.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I have this spell, but Gideon had already left Roundtable Hold when I beat Mohg and I don't remember how I picked it up.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  "In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true that man has no control, even over his own will. Man takes up the sword in order to shield the small wound in his heart sustained in a far-off time beyond remembrance. Man wields the sword so that he may die smiling in some far-off time beyond perception."

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Tested damage on some limgrave hollows.

                                                                    62int/54fai
                                                                    +9 golden order seal 340 inc scaling

                                                                    After proc it triggers small explosion from self, dealing 404 damage.

                                                                    In conclusion, SUCKS.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      **** it's PVP use, i want to know it's lore use. I bet this does something similar to Law of Regression, just need to find where.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        To summarize testings for now :
                                                                        - It's still a build-up like Karmic Justice in Dark Souls 1. It's filled in 5 consecutive blows.
                                                                        - Partially blocked hits work toward it (fully blocked / parrying don't work).
                                                                        - Spells like Poison Mists also work and fills it really fast.
                                                                        - Self-damaging spells/skills don't work.
                                                                        - Unlike DS1, being hit during i-frames (rolls, Bloodhound's Step, Raptor of the Mists...) doesn't work.

                                                                        Idea that still need to be tested :
                                                                        - What about a more "neutral" spell like Night Maiden's Mist? Does it build-up Law of Causality?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I lost the chance to talk with Gideon for the last reward before he become Boss, so I thought I lost the chance to get this incantation. But I was going to buy some stuff and the incantation was in the shop in Table of the Lost Grace.

                                                                          Dunno if I did something special for it, but I guess not.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            From my testing it takes 5 hits to activate. Fully blocked hits and i-frame hits don't count as far as I can tell. I didn't try a partially blocked hit but I'm doubtful it will work.

                                                                            The damage is pretty bad. I'm having a hard time figuring out what the spell is useful for and it seems like a defense against being swarmed or comboed. My character is pretty squishy so it's unlikely I'll take 5 hits in a row without dying.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Around 5 hits against a gs, might vary with weapon type hit. 308 damage against opponent with radahn’s set (i think) and knockback. Has a delay before activation. I had a golden order seal maxed out and 324 incant scaling and flock canvas talisman. I could see this being useful if you were against a really good opponent who keeps roll catching with a dagger or if you were fighting a squad next to a cliff. Then again with all the one shots in this game this becomes very situational, simply put there are spells that are better and if you get hit 5 times you’re most likely dead anyways. Think it expires if it hasn’t been proc’d for about a minute. does not seem to work with self inflicted damage (fire’s deadly sin/blood blade)

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Is there a way to obtain it if you killed Mohg after Maliketh (Gideon goes to its boss arena so you can't talk to him)

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This Incantation looks very similar to Karmic Justice from Dark Souls 1. In that game, the build-up worked if you blocked attacks with a shield that didn't have 100% damage reduction, but also if you got hit during roll i-frames. First question : is it still the case here?

                                                                                  Then, Elden Ring introduced some skills that in my opinion are worth testing.
                                                                                  Does it work if you get hit during Raptor of the Mists?
                                                                                  What about Bloodhound's Step i-frames, or during Vow of the Indomitable ones?
                                                                                  Can you self-proc it with blood spells like Briars of Sin?

                                                                                  I still don't have the spell so I can't test it myself, but I'm really interested in the answers because it was my favorite spell in Dark Souls 1. Thanks to those willing to help researching!

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law?

                                                                                    I gotta get my hands on this game...

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      You get this after completing Gideons questline in the roundtable hold. You have to give him all the information on the shardbearers that he asks for

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Talk to Sir Gideon in round table hold after killing the lord of blood. Exhaust his new dialogue options and he gives you this as a reward

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          You get this after giving all the info to gideon, so basically hunt down all the optional great runes and use all the dialogue for him. Just did it myself

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Not 100% sure how you acquire it, but from my experience it seems like you get it after discovering specific optional areas, these are tied to: Ranni's quest, Haligtree and The Lord of Blood.
                                                                                            I got this by discovering most of the areas and beating one of the bosses. Just gotta keep exploring and beating the optional areas then reporting your findings to Gideon.
                                                                                            Hope this helps

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              You get it by completing lord of blood fight with (If I remember correctly) then give intel to roundtable guy about it. He will reward you with this spell.

                                                                                              • In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true that man has no control; even over his own will.

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