Night Maiden's Mist

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Spell Type Night Sorceries
FP Cost 20 Slots Used 1
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Releases life-sapping silver mist before caster

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Night Maiden's Mist is a Sorcery in Elden Ring. The Night Maiden's Mist spell creates a dense mist before the caster, which deals damage to everything within it.

 

One of the night sorceries of Sellia, Town of Sorcery.

Releases a life-sapping silver mist before the caster, dealing
damage to all caught within, including the caster.
This sorcery can be cast while in motion.

Below Sellia, the Eternal City of Nokron sleeps. This sorcery
originates from the maiden of that place.

 

Where to find Night Maiden's Mist

Where to find Night Maiden's Mist:

  • Can be purchased from Gowry for 5,000 Runes after completing his quest line.

 

Elden Ring Night Maiden's Mist Guide

  • Night Sorcery
  • Stamina Cost: 0
  • Duration: 17 seconds
  • Does about 1,500 damage overall.
  • From the time the spell strikes to the time the mist clears is 15 seconds. It may continue to damage briefly after the spell ends. 
  • Can be charged, increasing the radius of the cloud but neither damage nor duration.
    • It appears to double the radius. It may be slightly less. 
  • Can be cast at level 1 (Wretch) with enough intelligence boosting gear and low requirement staves:
  • The mist can attack enemies through walls and objects. It can be used to kill hosts glitched under terrain or inside walls during invasions.
  • Continues dealing damage for a few more ticks after the target has left the radius. 
  • Casting the spell will initially shoot a ball of mist, which will generate the mist area if it comes into contact with a wall, floor, enemy, or object. It will also generate the mist after it travels a few seconds in the air without touching anything.
  • The mist lingers for its full duration even after death (until the loading screen), so if a boss has low health but you think you might not make it, you can cast it at your feet, or run into an existing mist and hopefully it will bring down the boss with you. The boss has to actually be defeated and give you its rewards though, otherwise this is pointless.
  • This spell is very effective for guarding ladders. The direct impact area (about the size of an uncharged spell radius or smaller) will knock enemies down, but the mist will also slowly sap their HP.
  • This sorcery deals damage to all targets, including yourself. The sole exception appears to be friendly players in co-op. Use with caution!
    • However it doesn't destroy physical objects, nor can it destroy skull-like deposits on Walking Mausoleums.
  • Multiple clouds do not stack, the second cancels the first.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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  ♦  Magic Glintblade  ♦  Magma Shot  ♦  Meteorite  ♦  Meteorite of Astel  ♦  Night Comet  ♦  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

      Can collide with black fire fireball in midair, destroying it. Discovered it on a Godskin Noble in that snakes castle and only tried there.

      • Anonymous

        Not sure of this has been pointed out but this can hit Rennala in her bubble in phase 1. You just have to pop the bubble once to deliver the final blow. Very useful for caster builds that struggle with her because of her magic resistance. It's also good in phase 2, just cast it at her and focus on dodging.

        • Anonymous

          This REALLY helped against the trio crystalian bosses until I finally had enough. Summoned Pumpkin Head in the middle, dropped a warming stone for him, and tossed the mist in the middle of the chaos while keeping my distance with BHS. Worked wonders.

          • Anonymous

            I've found a niche use for this in my taunters tongue playthrough. it is absolutely fantastic for zoning off chokepoints, like ladders or tunnels, giving yourself time to get to a grace or for a hunter to help

            • Anonymous

              So it does 1500 damage overall regardless of INT level? because I tried it on one of the so called lesser rune bears in deeproot depths, they seem to have a massive health pool because this hardly made a dent in it. That wasn't because I only have 17 INT then?

              • Anonymous

                the damage it does can not be increased, so its very strong when you get it and the further you progress the less useful it will be. thats not to say it becomes useless though. once it stops being able to evaporate bosses you can still use it to great effect when you get swarmed by lesser enemies. cast at your feet and run to the edge of the cloud

                • Anonymous

                  This spell deals a deceptively high amount of damage. If you're having trouble with a threatening foe, try putting down one or two of these and doing your best to bait them into it for as long as you can.
                  — Courh the Explorer

                  • Anonymous

                    So this spell basically deals 1500 damage over its duration that doesn't scale with anything? Neither with intelligence nor with the staff's sorcery scaling? That sounds like THE strategy for RL1 no upgrades, right?

                    • Anonymous

                      This spell wrecks rahdan first tried him with this they had a spell similar in Ds3 glad they added it to this game one of my favorites

                      • Anonymous

                        I use this on my monsoon (mgr) cosplay build, just pop it off and then use bloodhound step inside it to negate most of the damage while popping out to deal dual dagger attacks, don't worry yall I don't pvp it's just a fun thing for me to mess with in pve

                        • Anonymous

                          Don't really know what is in that room/tunnel ahead of you? Want to find out? Drop one of these and back up. If it doesn't die, you better get ready...

                          It's like Drano, clears $&!+ fast.

                          12 scarlet rot zombies? (yes that's in Haligtree Town) Takes out 9 of them and severely damages the rest. Pipes in Subterranean Shunning Gourds? Clears slimes by the dozen. Crystalians? Let's start the damage NOW! Bush wacker Imps? Drop this in the room and see what dies.

                          Seriously, Get this ASAP and use it often. Talk to Gowry and O'Neill is a cakewalk if you stand on the branch to the SW and Rock Sling him (which BTW Rock Sling and the Meteor Staff are not far away). If you're dedicated you can get this spell by level 4-5. It's that worth it.

                          There is nothing that matches this for slow moving mobs. Squirts, flowers, Erdtree Watchdogs, skeletons, slimes, Broken Statues, Runebears if caught properly, snails, octopi, low level bosses, even golems and dragons if they don't move around. 1500-1700 damage -doesn't appear to scale so it's impressive for low levels.

                          Just don't get yourself caught in the cloud. That's a red 'YOU DIED.'

                          • Anonymous

                            Must-have spell for any low-level invaders. Hosts and their phantoms are so thirsty for your blood they'll run right into this oblivious to the damage it's doing and they're dead before they know it.

                            • Anonymous

                              is this spell really that good? i never used it, kinda overlooked it because i found all the mist stuff to be underwhelming.

                              • Anonymous

                                This is the gank killer. Killed off the trio Crystallians and duo Crucible Knights with this. Highly recommend trying it out.

                                • Anonymous

                                  does it still do % based damage? if so this spell can be really useful for taking out late game bosses with their gargantuan health pools lol

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The info on this page is wrong… it does destroy physical objects that do damage… flamethrowers, catapults, etc, and is very effective from a lower or higher ground. It doesn’t destroy random ambient objects but it doesn’t need to

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I just found out about this spell and wanted to do some testing. The scaling..... makes 0 sense.
                                      I had 50 int, no armor/talismans and tested against the Giants pulling the cart outside of Sellen's shop:
                                      +20 Staff of Loss: 1687
                                      Base Astrologer's staff: 1627...

                                      Also there was 0 change in damage while wearing the Magic Scorpion Charm or the Godfrey Icon (Since charging just makes the cloud bigger but I figured Id test it anyway). However, as expected, the damage went up to 1716 with the Stargazer-Heirloom with the +20 Staff of Loss...... BUUUUUUTTTTTT Unexpectedly the Astrologer's Staff damage stayed the exact same at 1627.... This spell confuses me

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This spell has been carrying my magic using *** even late game lol. It's fun to use tho seriously, over time you start to learn subtle tricks & ways it can assist in defeating ridiculous enemies / bosses, don't forget it can also be charged for a wider AoE.

                                        For a little while I used it in the War-dead catacombs to farm, the enemies who fight each other will eventually gather down below in the rot water and continue fighting, at this point you cast mist into the crowd and giggle.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Can anyone confirm.
                                          I was fighting an evergoal boss ( Ancient Hero of Zamor ).
                                          If I cast THROUGH the mist, he couldn't dodge, else he dodges all my spells.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Does not let you damage pve enemies as an invader. The all knowing scepter also doesn’t debuff pve enemies as an invader either.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              At first i was like "Why do people say sorcery is easy mode?"

                                              THIS
                                              THIS SPELL IS WHY

                                              crucible knights in melee? pretty hard died a few times
                                              crucible knights vs this spell, cake walk, literally no damage taken

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Took me 243 kills with 197 discovery. Hey, at least I have 9 full sets of armor and 17 swords to go with my spear.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  easily one the best spells in the game, this thing clears mobs and destroys big bosses from day 1. and the best part you can cheese so many open world bosses with it. stack it with rotten breath and watch health bars melt before your eyes.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This with poisoning or rot is a melting move. Have destroyed bosses in seconds with this combo. Then throw on the flies and get extra bleed damage while everything else hurts it......so much to melt

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Just because I haven't seen it mentioned here yet — this spell is the absolute best when you encounter enemies who are behind bars. The closed prison cells in the Gaol Cave can have most of the exploding skeletal enemies cleared out before you open up the cell doors. Additionally, on top of this being insanely efficient against slugs in the sewers of the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, it also lets you take out a number of the Wraith Callers you can see at dead ends, making those paths worth going down even before you can turn them into shortcuts.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Everyone's talking about how good for pve this spell is, but this really shines in pvp. Catches bloodhound step, denies area, goes around shields, and deals decent damage. Free aiming the projectile is a must.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Not as good as DS3's Pestilent Mist, as it isn't HP% based and does aggro enemies

                                                          Still alot of fun though

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This + the bow AI break for mohg now seems like the new easiest way to get Mohg's Rune on invasion builds. Praise the cheese.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              You know those big sorcerer-stone-faces spheres that cast meteor-like magic or big poisonous/maddening flower/plants that don't move? Cast this on them while you cowardly hide on some corner and watch them die a suffocating death. Lob them to stationary targets it's what I'm saying ;P

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This spell makes hitting the invisible dung beetle style enemies trivially easy, just cast it in their path and wait for them to move through it

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I normally like to fight things "normally", but then I came across the crystallian trio and turned to this.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I have used it to cheat every bell bearer that appears at nights on some shacks, just get them to spawn, hop in torrent, jump on top of the tallest shack and shoot the spell down from the ceiling's rim (not at your feet directly since it damages you)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Absolutely BEAST in Nokron against all the Silver Tears and rolling spheres. Since you fire a little projectile that carries the mist. You can lob it further away by manually pointing your camera upwards. Melts some bosses, especially those Crystalians

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        after fighting the Godskin Noble a hundred times trying to use this spell I have come to the conclusion that this thing does not actually "lifesteal" or "life sap", because that would imply that it heals the caster, which it doesnt. am I doing something wrong or am I the only one who was confused by this description?

                                                                        • The meditating rotten crystalians in elphael won't get up if you use this, its slow but i used it to get the rotten staff. It makes me very curious how exactly this spell works though

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I never used Cloud/Mist spells until i got stuck on Midir (DS3 DLC Secret Boss) : a Giant Dragon.
                                                                            When i found this in Elden Ring, I knew this was going to be a must have.
                                                                            Great for :
                                                                            - ennemies that stay still (like Giant Flowers or cheesed ennemies)
                                                                            - groups of ennemies, just shoot it in the middle of a pack, and focus on the bigger guy around.
                                                                            - huge ennemies, like dragons (rip Midir)

                                                                            The FP Cost is amazing as soon as you are hiting more than 3 ennemies or the ones that don't / can't move. Nothing compares.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I don't know if it's a big but this is how I kill the skeleton warrior guys that pop up in graveyards. They normally comeback after you kill them but they don't if you use this. I guess they mist their chance to revive ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Marvelously useful spell if you're willing to use that thinkmeat between your ears. Shoot into ceilings to kill people above you, drop it into tight rooms to wipe out ambushes, easily farm dragonflies and catch invisible scarabs. The game likes to throw masses of slow-moving but tough mobs at you in many areas and this can easily wipe entire hordes out for a paltry cost.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Huge area denial and great tick damage, this spell is so much fun to use and very effective. Total mega-cheese in a lot of situations. I keep it slotted at all times. Added bonus is being able to kill yourself to really psych out invaders lol

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Not sure if it’s a bug or not but this spells seems to be able to damage Rennala boss in her first stage even when she’s floating in the bubble… Also makes her 2nd stage so so so easy

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This damages Rennala through her shield. It's a bit tricky to hit her with it though. Still you only need around 4 or 5. Still need to hunt down the generators to get her to the second phase though.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Ok, but how do you buy it? I have met gowry. He doesn’t sell anything. Kinda seems like an important detail to leave off of this page….

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          After testing damage does not appear to affect by the magic scorpion talisman, this spell might be dealing physical damage. Since this spell sometimes deals way less damage to some particular foe, that might be due to higher physical defense and hinting this spell isn't dealing true damage.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Slight correction: This does not damage 'all' targets. Spirit Ash summons and jolly co-operators in multiplayer are safe from this.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Too weak compared to Scarlet Rot from Rotten Breath. Lv50 60 Int with Meteorite Staff and 1 cast only deal 500dmg to Greyll

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This is spell is really useful for killing the invisible scarabs. Just plop this in path and they die the moment they touch the gas.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  wow don't underestimate this spell. the FP to total damage ratio is too good. only problem is keeping them in the mist

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Is it possible to acquire this spell after doing millicent's quest? or have I just locked myself out of getting it at this point

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Not only does this not hurt your ashes but it doesnt hurt any other co op players either. A good strategy is to put it down and have the other player keep the boss in the mist.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        if you're a sorc build and wonder how you can kill crystaleans:
                                                                                                        Here you go.
                                                                                                        Cast, kite, kill
                                                                                                        It also cheeses most dragons and bosses if you can hide behind terrain.

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