Spiked Cracked Tear

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Type Crystal Tear
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Enhances charged attacks for a time in mixed physick

Spiked Cracked Tear is a Crystal Tear in Elden Ring. Crystal Tears can be mixed in the Flask of Wondrous Physick to enhance its effect.

 

A crystal tear formed slowly over the ages where the Erdtree's bounty falls to the ground.

Can be mixed in the Flask of Wondrous Physick.
The resulting concoction increases the power of charged attacks for a certain duration.

 

Where to find Spiked Cracked Tear

 

Spiked Cracked Tear Builds

 

 

 

Elden Ring Spiked Cracked Tear Notes & Tips

  • Duration : 3 minutes
  • Charged attacks +15%
  • Does NOT affect Sorceries or Incantations
  • Has been observed to stack with the Roar Medallion when using Charged Heavy Attacks after executing a War Cry.
  • Stacks with the Axe Talisman (charged attacks +10%)
  • About +26% when paired with Axe Talisman (See below)
    • Data acquired by testing on a giant, always hitting the same leg part and repeated the test multiple times.
    • Vanilla charged attack : 329.
    • Charged attack with talisman : 362 ⇒ 10.03% increase.
    • Charged attack with Spiked Cracked Tear : 378 ⇒ 14.89% increase (we can assume this is due to some rounding of the displayed damage numbers, it's most likely 15%).
    • Charged attack with both talisman and tear buff : 414 ⇒ 25.84% increase (again we can assume this is due to some rounding of the displayed damage numbers, it's most likely 26%).
    • Notes and player tips go here

 

  • You can find Crystal Tears at the bases of Minor Erdtrees and elsewhere throughout the Lands Between
  • At sites of grace, you can mix two crystal tears in the Flask of Wondrous Physick (This will allow you to create elixirs with various custom effects)

 




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    • Anonymous

      So funny using this + Axe talisman and still doing about 30 less AR than a Lion's Claw. Weapon arts are so broken in this game.

      • Anonymous

        People really ask for this a lot: Charged attack means FULLY charged R2 (heavy) attack. You have to fully charge the heavy attack for it to trigger. Simply pressing heavy attack does NOT grant you the bonus. It does NOT grant the buff to ANY ashes of war that can be charged, not even the ones that have charge in its name, nor does it boost charged spells.
        It is SOLELY for fully charged heavy attacks!
        So no, it does not stack with godfrey icon, it does not boost eochaid's dancing blade, nor stars of ruins.

        • Anonymous

          For people curious about how this tear actually works: This will only affect physically damaging charged R2s of weapons. No "charged" weapon arts/ashes of war, nor the projectiles of some unique weapons charged R2s. Namely, the beam of energy shot by the Darkmoon Greatsword or Wing of Astel. It will affect the physical portion of those weapons R2, such as the damage the weapon does when it connects directly with an enemy. But the magic/energy portion is unaffected. So anyone wondering if this'll make those, or "hold down to charge or maintain" weapons like Mirais Executioner or Moonveil Katana, you're out of luck. Think of it as a flask version of the Axe Talisman.

          • Anonymous

            Works with the Bolt of Granax AoW. Tested on the Oracle Envoys outside the Eastern Capital Ramparts in Leyndell with Bolt of Gransax +7, 20 strength, 48 dex. The Lightning Scorpion Charm, Godfrey's Icon, and Ritual Sword Talisman talismans were equipped. Does 1366 before the flask and 1639 after. This is a 20% boost.

            • Anonymous

              this is actually sick with the poise strike dmg tear...the attacks are buffed AND speed is significantly faster on the charges for heavies

              • Anonymous

                Testing with Bloodhound's Fang there was no damage buff to weapon art (L2). The damage buff only applied to Heavy Attack (R2) which was ~15%.

                Considering how slow and dangerous it can be to heavy attacks, I'd choose STRENGTH-KNOT CRYSTAL TEAR instead which gives a ~6-7% damage buff to all attacks.

                • Anonymous

                  Testing with Bloodhound's Fang there was no damage buff to weapon art (L2). The damage buff only applied to Heavy Attack (R2) which was ~15%.

                  Considering how slow and dangerous it can be to heavy attacks, I'd choose STRENGTH-KNOT CRYSTAL TEAR instead which gives a ~6-7% damage buff to all attacks.

                  • Something to note with things considered as charged attacks is that rapiers and curved swords that have the old backstep attack that was moved to the R2+dodge input also get affected by the bonus of Spiked Cracked Tear. I'm assuming it works for other forms of charge bonus'. I'm early into a new character, so I'll come back to this to update.

                    • Anonymous

                      Works on charged incantations like Frenzied Burst
                      814 (No Spiked cracked tear)
                      904 (With Spiked cracked tear)
                      Both were sneak attacks and fully charged, tested on the torso of a giant

                      • Anonymous

                        Did some testing on the mobs by the Gatefront bonfire, using the Darkmoon Greatsword.

                        It seems that just the beam from the charged attack while using DMGS does NOT get increased damage from this, only the physical part of the attack. However, if you're looking for a way to boost that beam's damage, the Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear does increase it's damage.

                        Using both of those Tears together and making sure both the physical and magical attacks land boosts the damage massively.

                        • Anonymous

                          According to my test it's a +15% damage buff.
                          Does not apply to guard counter, since you can't charge them.

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