Magic Glintblade

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Spell Type Carian Sorceries
FP Cost 12 Slots Used 1
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Creates sigil that forms a projectile glintblade after delay

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Magic Glintblade is a Sorcery in Elden Ring. Magic Glintblade spell creates a sigil that will create a glintblade that targets nearby enemies. Updated to Patch 1.07.

 

An old sorcery of the Carian Royal Family.

Creates a sigil overhead, from which an enemy-seeking glintblade appears after a brief delay. This sorcery can be used while in motion. Charging increases the delay. 

Said to be the prototype of the sword-phalanx soerceries wielded by royal enchanted knights

 

Where to find Magic Glintblade

 

Elden Ring Magic Glintblade Guide

  • Boosted by Carian Glintblade Staff.
  • Stamina Cost: 22.
  • Deals magic damage
  • Holding the input to cast Magic Glintblade will increase the damage. However, this both increases the initial casting time, as well as the time it takes for the spell to fire. 
  • A full charged cast can be followed up by a cast without a charge and they will hit at roughly the same time.
  • Magic Glintblade can be very useful to cheese many types of ranged enemies. Most enemies will fire their projectiles for center mass. This sorcery, however, fires from above the caster. This allows you to cast over barriers that can block enemy projectiles while not impeding your own, such as guard rails, barricades, and walls. 
    • This is particularly useful against difficult range targets, such as Preceptor Miriam.
  • The stamina cost for casting Magic Glintblade is applied at the time of the initial cast, but it won't begin costing stamina if you cast it several times in a row before entering combat. You can take advantage of this to rapidly queue up several without issue. 
  • This spell is a suitable alternative to Ambush Shard for dealing with shielded enemies, particularly those that move slowly. Queuing up one or more of the spells and then rotating positions around the target will cause them to turn and expose their back. 
  • Back-pedaling is also effective for some speedier enemies, as they will generally move beyond the sigil that will release the glintblade and be hit in the back.
  • Magic Glintblade is excellent for killing NPC Invaders and other enemies that dodge, because they dodge when the spell finishes casting and not when the blade fires, and usually get hit by the spell.
  • Note: As of Patch 1.07, Poise damage, Attack power, and Stamina Attack Power against guarded enemies when charged has been Increased.
 

 

Builds with Magic Glintblade

 

 

Elden Ring Magic Glintblade Note and Tips

  • Updated to patch 1.07. See Patch Notes for details.
  • Other notes and player tips go here. 
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 Glintstone Shard  ♦  Great Oracular Bubble  ♦  Greatblade Phalanx  ♦  Loretta's Greatbow  ♦  Loretta's Mastery  ♦  Lucidity  ♦  Magic Downpour  ♦  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

      Best spell lmao. I can't ****ing believe I roll-catch(more like evade-catch) Malenia every single time. Thank god someone actually either intentionally or not make a spell that goes through Miyazaki's absolute input reading AI.

      • Anonymous

        An interesting interaction I noticed, if you are on horseback and fire a chain of (at least) 2 Magic Glintblades followed by a Glintstone Comet, 2 Comets will be cast simultaneously (i.e. double FP cost, double stamina cost, double damage). This is probably an unintended interaction, but it definitely made the rotting crow enemies much easier to deal with.

        • Anonymous

          > Cast spell

          > Boss dodges immediately

          > 5 seconds later, the glintblade actually starts

          > Boss walks right into it

          10/10 input reading. Thank you, Miyazaki, very cool.

          • Anonymous

            A very welcome cornerstone of any budding sorcerer's toolkit.
            The many foes that lurk in the Lands Between are all very small-minded, and react to seeing you cast Magic Glintblade instead of when the blade actually flies out.
            Your fellow Tarnished are not so dull, but this spell can still be useful to put pressure on them while you attack with the rest of your arsenal.
            — Courh the Explorer

            • Anonymous

              One of the best cheap fp sorceries out there. Due to so many enemies and bosses dodging spells when they are cast, as long as the enemy doesnt move ridiculously fast, casting this spell will cause the boss to dodge, then get hit when the spell actually moves. One of the most reliably hitting sorceries.

              • Anonymous

                Not a general purpose workhorse spell, since Great Glintstone Shard does more damage for the same cost, but there are a lot of situations where it's useful. You can hide behind walls and fire it over them. It's great against enemies with shields since it hits them above or even behind if you cast it right. It's super effective against flying enemies, since it still does damage if they run into it before it fires. Fantastic against NPC invaders and input readers, since they react to the spell cast, and not the actual firing. Set them up as a trap when you know an enemy is about to come around a corner. So much utility.

                • Casting one and then switching targets before it has resolved seems to make it change targets. Potentially useful if true, but kind of annoying.

                  • Anonymous

                    Tip: This spell is great for protecting you from anything that is floating/flying like birds for example. The second you've casted this, the blade will already spawn in place, which means that anything that touches it will be damaged by it instead of needing to bait the target out for a few seconds before the glintblade launches. This has saved me from those birds in Stormveil countless times when they do their lunge attack in the air into the stationary glintblade.

                    • Anonymous

                      Proper usage of this spell will make ambush shard redundant. Casting this at an enemy that uses shields or has frontal armor and maneuver around them so that they have their back to the glintblade (as enemies like to track the player) and watch as it smacks them in the back.

                      • Anonymous

                        Proper use is not to throw up 3 of these at once and hope for the best. You throw up one then use another sorcery or incantation while also having flint blade phalanx up to protect you. Then cast the flint blade again. Then cast another different spell or take your blue flask while protected by 3 layers of spells. You must layer your spells. Different timings and even better if they’re golden order incantations layered in. This sorcery carries my fth cleric. Imagine what it could do for you 70 int wizards

                        • Well this be boosted by Godfrey's Talisman when fully Charged?
                          Godfrey technically boosts any spell that has Charging in it's description regardless of whether charging makes the spell deal more damage or just alter the properties. Anybody tested this with Godfrey Talisman? Please let me know.

                          • Anonymous

                            The best “basic attack” for pure casters. Fast cast, decent damage, fp efficient. The fp efficiency can further be improved by charging (with lower dps). The fire delay screws with the AI response typically to your benefit.

                            • Anonymous

                              Really useful against crucible knights as a sorcerer. Because they're either blocking or beating the crap out of you, you can cue up these glintblades with long charge times and then backpedal so that the blades hit them in the back or while they're attacking.

                              • Anonymous

                                fun fact - if you chain cast after the second animation of comet, your glintblade will be cast like the third animation, although it will not fire and leave a residual glowing spark. good for decorating areas

                                • Anonymous

                                  "Holding the input to cast Magic Glintblade will increase the damage. However, this both increases the initial casting time, as well as the time it takes for the spell to fire."
                                  This is worth it? I mean damage boost / time to cast ratio.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Fun note, When using staffs NPC enemies only acknowledge and dodge the initial cast of the weapon, And not the delayed projectile, With the right upgrades i've been using this spell to fight npc invaders and bosses. This is mentioned below by other members as well.
                                    Absolutely saved me frok millicent early on and completely wrecked the lady in the roundtable. Works well on bosses that try to dodge if you don't mind the delay.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Honestly insanely good for 1v1 PVP duels, they tend to have a hard time dodging it. Pair it with Bloodhound Step and just keep running away and setting these up.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Something to note is that this is a great spell from horseback. Normally your arc of fire is limited but since the blade fires from the glyph, not you, you can be doing damage as you’re fleeing.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          A very Cheesey spell, during combat cast it multiple times while enemy is not in range and by the time the blades activate the enemy will more or less be within range to take the full blunt.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            it seems to be unblockable. i was able to completely block a barrage of stars of ruin, but a second later this spell went right through my shield and ate 2/3s of my health. might be lag. i had a perfect connection to the host, so it might just be legit unblockable. note: i deliberately unlocked to manually face this spell.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The spell definitely costs stamina on-use, not when the blade fires. I think what people are seeing is that you often aren't considered "in combat" until the first blade hits an enemy, so you can queue up 5 or 6 for no stamina cost at all.

                                              • This spell has a bug when used in sequence casting (this spell used in a follow up cast)

                                                If Glintblade is the third spell cast in a sequence (from a glintstone spell such as pebble) its animation will display and then the sword will not fire, creating a visual bug in the air.

                                                This will ALWAYS bug if it is cast using the characters left to right staff animation.

                                                To replicate this, simply cast glintstone pebble x2 and then magic glintblade.
                                                It can consistently bug if cast in this order.
                                                Pebble x2, glint, pebble, glint, pebble as each time glint is cast, it is during the left to right staff animation.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Strong contender for best spell in the game, IMO, potentially a lot of damage for its FP cost if you take the right talismans, and enemies dodge when the spell is first cast, rather than dodging the actual projectile.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Strong contender for best spell in the game, IMO, potentially a lot of damage for its FP cost if you take the right talismans, and enemies dodge when the spell is first cast, rather than dodging the actual projectile.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      A lovely spell. Enemies are coded to dodge spells when right you cast them. Cast this and they will dodge when you finish casting and then ignore the delayed blade that hits them straight in the face. It has better range than pebbles, and because it will almost always hit the target it's a great spammable spell for any situation

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Finally a reason to ditch the Pebble lol. FP efficiency is slightly worse (73% not charged, 84% charged) but it's quite managable. And in return you get a bread and butter spell that is way safer to cast, screws with enemy AI (they tend to dodge too early), is more accurate and just has quite a bit higher DPS. Don't be discouraged by the delayed cast, once you have enough blueberry juice and 15 - 20 points in Mind this spell is better than Glintstone Pebble in just about every single way.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Love this spell, reminds me of the Lady Butterfly fight in Sekiro but this time im the one with the seeking projectiles

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            One of the two premier and worthwhile spells all the way until the mid-late game. The Glintblade has a few quirks that make it a viable alternative to the Pebble. While the Pebble is slightly more FP efficient relative to the damage it deals, the Glintblade has more per cast damage and more range. Also if you can one shot an enemy with a Glintblade vs using 2 Pebbles, the former becomes more FP efficient.

                                                            Of note is the fact that charging the Glintblade also increases the damage it does by a decent amount. Furthemore unlike the Pebble, you can cast this while retreating on horseback, making it the superior mounted spell. The slow start up also makes it the weapon of choice for spell blades or hybrid builds, because a hybrid caster/melee build can charge in while the blades are flying to take advantage of the brief stagger.

                                                            For a pure caster the instant cast of the pebble may be preferable, but the Glintblade is a well balanced alternative.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Excellent sorcery. Cast it while an enemy is blocking or running around, and then reap the rewards when they're standing still to attack and you're dodging.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Learning to time your first charge with a short second cast to land two shots at the same. Adding in melee creates some really impressive burst you can setup while you're positioned out of range with no investment.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Damage comparable to Glintstone Pebble. AoE cleaves everything in the casting direction as long as the middle does not hit walls, etc.. Very solid AoE that is much needed.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Superior damage compared to Glintstone pebble; ~20% more dmg . Tracks during both the charge-up portion and the flying portion of the spell making it surprisingly easy to hit. Also acts as an air mine vs big enemies during charging.

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