Shard Spiral

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Spell Type Glintstone Sorceries
FP Cost 14 Slots Used 1
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Fire twin spiraling projectiles

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Shard Spiral is a Sorcery in Elden Ring. Shard Spiral spell is a ranged projectile magic spell that is used in combat.

 

Updated to patch 1.03

 

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

Fires twin projectiles that form a spiral as they travel. This sorcery can be cast repeatedly and while in motion.
Charging enhances potency.

A sorcery of the Karolos Conspectus, the most venerable of the academy. This was the product of a failed attempt to create a new comet.

 

Where to find Shard Spiral

Where to find Shard Spiral :

  • Available for purchase from the Sorcery Instruction of Sorceress Sellen for 8000er runes 13 after progressing through her questline and choosing to side with her.

 

Elden Ring Shard Spiral Guide

  • Glintstone Sorcery
  • Stamina Cost: 28
  • Deals magic damage
  • The primary draw of this sorcery is its use against larger targets. When cast, the spiraling pair of magic bolts will slowly fly toward their target and then continue to fly through them instead of exploding on contact. The magic bolts will continue to deal damage as they fly through the target until they reach their maximum range, at which point the bolts expire. As such, this sorcery can do considerably more damage than many other sorceries, provided the magic bolts are allowed to travel through their target as long as possible.
  • Faster cast time (especially when uncharged) and lower FP cost than other high damage sorceries, more equivalent to Great Glintstone Shard in terms of speed and cost
    • The drawback is its slow travel time and moderate damage against smaller enemies

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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 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  ♦  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

      why does this spell just sometimes not track even when locked on, and just pierce through the enemy without turning at all, costing a large loss in potential dps?

      • Anonymous

        Melted Dragonlord Placidusax with only this. Makes me feel like I cheated myself a boss fight with Comet Azur with how easy Spiral Shard made it.

        • Anonymous

          Very good against Malenia! I sent 3 spirals after her while a friend was staggering and basically dashed into them and would keep eating hits since her poise was so low.

          • Anonymous

            This supposedly "failed" version of the Comet ended up as one of my most favourite spells in the game.

            - Better tracking (even if you miss the initial shot, it can still come back around and hit)
            - Decent range (though I still use Loretta's Greatbow for all of my sniping purposes)
            - Slow AF (but, that way you can stack a bunch of them. The enemy's AI will dodge prematurely as well, just like Magic Glintblade)
            - Hit multiple times (great against large-hitbox enemies, such as dragons and gargoyles or groups of small enemies)
            - Decent FP efficiency
            - And yeah, it's annoying in PvP, too

            • Anonymous

              I was getting absolutely wrecked by Elden Beast. Nothing was working: Azur, Comet, Oracle Bubble. Yeah, I don't really know what I'm doing. Figured, what the heck, I'll just die for the 90th time. I would cast over and over, run away, pray, attempt to heal. His health bar dropped like you wouldn't believe. I thought I'd be fighting this dude forever. What a feeling.

              • Anonymous

                No one is going to stop you for using any spell, but my personal recommendation is to reserve spells like this and comet azur for when you're really just exasperated with a boss and want to get it over with. I found satisfaction from defeating a boss by learning his moves and timings, and depending on how you like to play you may or may not get that kind of experience from spells that can shred HP bars in seconds. No one should judge anyone for using anything (in PVE at least, since that's what the game is balanced around), I just don't want anyone to miss out on these valuable experiences.

                • Anonymous

                  So, got hyped for this after reading some of the comments, but it ended up being meh for me. Just doesn't do enough damage. Rather use ancient death rancor, which also tracks, but hits harder and stuns enemies.

                  • Anonymous

                    Maybe THE most slept on pvp spell. The tracking is insane and the long projectiles combined with the slow speed really messed with people. This is pretty much my go-to spam during the opening and whenever I ever get a lot of distance from the enemy. I'll throw out 4 or 5 and unless they turn around and run or have Blood Hound Step, its guaranteed to land a couple hits on roll catches alone. But thats not even the best part about it. If they happen to dodge straight into it, IT WILL LOOP AROUND AND HIT THEM IN THE BACK. I mostly like to duel and I can't tell you how great it is watching white mask ROB scrubs get drilled in the back, usually leaving them with little to no hp, right when they thought it was safe to start spamming L2. TLDR its insane for pvp

                    • Anonymous

                      This is an absolutely fantastic spell. One of the glaringly flaws in playing a caster is that it's often very easy to just strafe most of your spells; the slow projectile speed, incredible tracking, and potential to drill your opponent for multiple frames of damage make it tricky to strafe and hard to ignore, helping you set up other spells or a chance to be aggressive while they're distracted.

                      • Anonymous

                        When I did this quest, I thought ancient dragon stones were super valuable and rare, and also didn't plan on doing an int build so I sided with Jerren. I regret that so hard now after respeccing to int and learning I missed out on the best spell in the game.

                        • Wasn’t paying attention when summoning either Sellen or Jerren and only saw one summon sign… I thought me and Sellen we’re going to have a fun duel. Little did I know I’d forever kill my love with Jerren… and now I don’t get apparently one of the best spells in the game

                          • Anonymous

                            Id recommend that you show some restraint using such magic on your first playthrough, because it will just trivialize whatever you fire it at, just like a spirit summon, a well timed shot once per fight would likely suffice. If you really want to delete bosses and not bother to actually fight them the old fashioned satisfying way, youll refrain from using this kind of magic ona very first base NG playthrough.

                            Funny enough, as someone that doesnt rely on/enjoy spamming EZPZ projectile spells from a relatively safe distance that can kill things so quickly and easily with little effort, learning how strong this spell was, made me opt for Jerren, outside of my initial thought process of how i thought the quest was going with the characters. Obviously Jerren was aware of how determined Sellen was in obtaining super powerful magic, which is literally an alien concept, and Radahn sought to destroy the alien threat by using their own flesh and bone against them, and go even as far as to take the fight to them IN HECKIN SPACE, i couldnt go against a follower and friend of Radahn. But on a second playthrough, this spell will just demolish everything, its practically Soul Stream from DS2.

                            • Anonymous

                              Aside from hitting big hitbox enemies multiple times, thus dealing potentially more damage the bigger the enemy is, this spell uses NO STAMINA to cast!
                              I think it's a big deal spamming this and still having stamina in hard fights.

                              • Anonymous

                                Aside from hitting big hitbox enemies multiple times, thus dealing potentially more damage the bigger the enemy is, this spell uses NO STAMINA to cast!
                                I think it's a big deal spamming this and still having stamina in hard fights.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Will stun dragons in like 2 charged casts if locked on the head. Very useful for chonkers, could see up to 900 damage from a single cast if done close.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This spell excels in killing large bosses. The projectile doesn't disappear and does continuous damage as it passes through enemy hitboxes. Enemies like the ulcers and dragons have large bodies that allows the spell to curve around to deal maximum damage. It is in fact stronger than Comet Azur without the FP-0 flask effect.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Finally a spell that doesnt suck worse than glintstone pebble

                                      soo few and far between. and i wanted to cast this since the first time i saw it casted at me in Sellia the town of sorcery

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Absolute boss killer. Hands down the most powerful sorcery that I've used so far. Helped me burn down the twin gargoyles and the godskin duo. This thing is a beast. I wish that there was an improved one like most of the other sorceries seem to have. But I guess that could be gamebreaking...

                                        • Anonymous

                                          is this any use in pvp or just look cool for pve ? is the damage to magic cost scaling even good or is it another crystal barrage ASS teir spell

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Obtained by purchase from sellen after completing her questline. You must side with Sellen at the end in order to complete quest with the ending to get this.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Obtained from purchasing from sorceress sellen at the end of her questline if choosing to side with her.

                                              The projectiles spin and have decent homing, hitting repeatedly for pretty significant damage the larger the boss

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Purchased from Sellena after her quest chain is finished.
                                                8000 runes
                                                Has decent tracking and will peirce enemies, dealing multiple hits. Against a large opponent like a dragon one cast of this, all hits did about as much damage as 2-3 Glintstone Pebbles. Because of the tracking its hard to gauge range but it seems to be about he same as the Glintstone Pebble, maybe a little less.

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