Ordovis's Vortex

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Channel the power of the crucible to spin the entire sword in
midair, building momentum before slamming the blade down
onto the ground.
This skill can be charged to increase its power.

Ordovis's Vortex is a Skill in Elden Ring. Ordovis's Vortex allows the user to spin the blade before slamming it down, it can be charged to increase its power. Updated to Patch 1.07.


How to get Ordovis's Vortex in Elden Ring


Elden Ring Ordovis's Vortex Guide

  • This is a Unique Skill
  • FP Cost: 15
  • This Skill is Chargeable
  • This Skill cannot be Parried
    • This Skill can be Parried if performed with no Focus
  • Damage type is Physical Damage and Holy Damage
  • Deals 30 stance damage.
  • Damage scales with weapon upgrade level, Strength and Faith (and Dexterity to a lesser extent)


Note: This Skill was changed with Patch 1.07 as follows:

  • Attack power, motion speed and poise damage have been increased.
  • Poise during casting has been increased.
  • Delay between the end of various actions (like using items or attack animations) and being able to perform the skill has been reduced.



Elden Ring Ordovis's Vortex Notes & Tips

  • Updated to patch 1.07. See Patch Notes for details.
  • Other notes and player tips go here. 
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    • Anonymous

      Just got really annoyed that my usual Executioner's Greataxe with Prayerful Strike and the R2 kept missing Malenia because she dodged to the side, so I switched to Ordovis' Greatsword and the weapon Art hurts a lot. Used the Rotten Sword Insignia, Godfrey Icon, Shard of Alexander and Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman.
      You can wait for Malenia to slowly approach you and charge up the weapon art and by the time it's fully charged, she'll either get hit by all the individual strikes or she'll try to dodge and still get hit by a couple of them.,
      During Phase 2, I opened up with a frost potion (to increase her damage taken) and had enough time to charge up a full weapon art before she finished her transition.

      • Anonymous

        I found this to be a great punishment in the second phase of the Malenia fight, when she just won't stop chasing after you.

        • Anonymous

          the stagger on this fully charged is actually absurd, usually stun a boss in 1 or 2 hits. i love this weapon art

          • Anonymous

            Charging doesn't just increase the power, it adds shockwaves; uncharged only has one, but fully charged has 3 in very rapid succession. It's very effective and stance breaking.

            • Anonymous

              Bruh this buff was VERY generous for this Greatsword. It’s one of my new favorite weapons/AoWs. This with the shard of Alexander can take chunks out of the side bosses health bar

              • Anonymous

                I've found that using this during critical hit windows deals more damage than a crit would. Especially useful on large enemies. Better for style points than anything else though!

                • Anonymous

                  Upsettlingly terrible. The wind up alone will clue anyone in to just casually stand a good 2 feet back. Nice way to get stabbed to death.

                  • Anonymous

                    looks super flashy but with my faith build normal swinging and using crucible incantations does more damage

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