Vyke's Dragonbolt

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Spell Type Dragon Cult Incantations
FP Cost 35 Slots Used 1
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Enchants right-hand armament with lightning damage
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Vyke's Dragonbolt is an Incantation in Elden Ring. Vyke's Dragonbolt reinforces the right hand weapon and body with red lightning. 

 

Incantation of Vyke, knight of the Roundtable Hold.

Summons red lightning to bolster both the caster's body and their armament held in the right hand. Enchants armaments with lightning-affinity attacks and increases maximum equipment load. However, lightning damage negation will be reduced.

Of all the knights, Vyke the Dragonspear was the one Lansseax loved the most.

 

Where to find Vyke's Dragonbolt

Where to find Vyke's Dragonbolt:

Elden Ring Vyke's Dragonbolt Guide

  • Stamina Cost: 20
  • Buffs weapon with Lightning attack power
  • Lightning: 0.75 * Incant Scaling (Faith portion)
  • Grants 15% increased Equip Load
  • Reduces Lightning Damage negation by 35%
  • Duration: 70 seconds
  • This is one-part Weapon Buff, one-part Body Buff. Each buff will not stack with other buffs of the same type.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Elden Ring Incantations
Agheel's Flame  ♦  Ancient Dragons' Lightning Spear  ♦  Ancient Dragons' Lightning Strike  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Breath  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Horns  ♦  Aspects of the Crucible: Tail  ♦  Barrier of Gold  ♦  Beast Claw  ♦  Bestial Constitution  ♦  Bestial Sling  ♦  Bestial Vitality  ♦  Black Blade  ♦  Black Flame  ♦  Black Flame's Protection  ♦  Black Flame Blade  ♦  Black Flame Ritual  ♦  Blessing's Boon  ♦  Blessing of the Erdtree  ♦  Bloodboon  ♦  Bloodflame Blade  ♦  Bloodflame Talons  ♦  Borealis's Mist  ♦  Burn O Flame!  ♦  Catch Flame  ♦  Cure Poison  ♦  Darkness  ♦  Death Lightning  ♦  Discus of Light  ♦  Divine Fortification  ♦  Dragonbolt Blessing  ♦  Dragonclaw  ♦  Dragonfire  ♦  Dragonice  ♦  Dragonmaw  ♦  Ekzyke's Decay  ♦  Ekzykes's Decay  ♦  Elden Stars  ♦  Electrify Armament  ♦  Erdtree Heal  ♦  Ezykes's Decay  ♦  Fire's Deadly Sin  ♦  Flame Fall Upon Them  ♦  Flame Fortification  ♦  Flame of the Fell God  ♦  Flame Protect Me  ♦  Fortissax's Lightning Spear  ♦  Frenzied Burst  ♦  Frozen Lightning Spear  ♦  Giantsflame Take Thee  ♦  Glintstone Breath  ♦  Golden Lightning Fortification  ♦  Golden Vow (Spell)  ♦  Great Heal  ♦  Greyoll's Roar  ♦  Heal  ♦  Honed Bolt  ♦  Howl of Shabriri  ♦  Immutable Shield  ♦  Inescapable Frenzy  ♦  Lansseax's Glaive  ♦  Law of Causality  ♦  Law of Regression  ♦  Lightning Fortification  ♦  Lightning Spear  ♦  Lightning Strike  ♦  Litany of Proper Death  ♦  Lord's Aid  ♦  Lord's Divine Fortification  ♦  Lord's Heal  ♦  Magic Fortification  ♦  Magma Breath  ♦  Noble Presence  ♦  O Flame!  ♦  Order's Blade  ♦  Order Healing  ♦  Pest Threads  ♦  Placidusax's Ruin  ♦  Poison Armament  ♦  Poison Mist  ♦  Protection of the Erdtree  ♦  Radagon's Rings of Light  ♦  Rejection  ♦  Rotten Breath  ♦  Scarlet Aeonia  ♦  Scouring Black Flame  ♦  Shadow Bait  ♦  Smarag's Glintstone Breath  ♦  Stone of Gurranq  ♦  Surge O Flame!  ♦  Swarm of Flies  ♦  The Flame of Frenzy  ♦  Theodorix's Magma  ♦  Triple Rings of Light  ♦  Unendurable Frenzy  ♦  Urgent Heal  ♦  Whirl O Flame!  ♦  Wrath of Gold



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    • Anonymous

      This spell is so disappointing. Despite being red lightning it doesn't do any more damage than Electrify Armament and it has a shorter duration. The body aura is more of a debuff than a buff, 15% increase to equip load for 70 seconds is useless unless you base you equipment around it whish isn't at all worth it over adjusting your build to mid/light roll without buffing. So far more often than not you'd just be using an inferior version of Electrify Armament at the cost of more FP and -35% lightning negation.

      Here's a far better way to justify the increased FP cost and late game location. It should do more damage than Electrify Armament, I'm thinking between +25% and +50%, and the aura should be reworked. Forget the equip load bonus and give it the defection bonus of Dragon's Bolt Blessing just without the status resistance. Giving it the same duration a Electrify Armament would also be nice.

      If that's too much than the FP cost could be higher or something. But I'd say it would be way better than it's current state of all but useless given Electrify Armament and Dragon's Bolt Blessing exist while being better, having less drawbacks and are found far earlier in the game.

      • Anonymous

        I can't figure out why changing your equipload temporarily instead of putting more points in vit or changing gear would be useful at all. And weakness to electricity with it. FROM wth... Even just the combo of Electrify Armament and Dragonbolt Blessing in one slot and cast would be nice. It's like most spells and weapons are either very good or very bad with little overlap. Some are good given specific situation but crappy otherwise. After making these games for so long you'd think they'd get better at balancing stuff.

        • Anonymous

          Only slighty more useful now with the recent BHS nerf. Can help you get the maximum distance/i-frames and fast roll if you don't want to spend the physick slot for the winged crystal tear.

          • Anonymous

            I always prefered the Red Lightning Buff for my weapon , to Off-set this Horrible Incantation firstly you need a Considerable Combo of Settings. ( Use Vyke's Dragonbolt , then immediately use Dragonbolt Blessing afterwards , this'll Override the Body Aura giving you the Dragonbolt Blessing's better Body Aura while still Maintaining the Red Lightning Buff towards your Armament ). This along with the Lord's Talisman will make the Yellow Lightning Body buff and the Red Lightning weapon buff be just like Electrify Armament's buff.... This Combo also saves you a Slot from Electrify Armament slot even tho both are Body Buffs altho Vyke's Dragonbolt blessing works as both Body & Weapon Buff , which is why this is the only Outuse i see for it while your weapon looks pretty cool and better with Red Lightning. ( You can also Golden Vow to negate and restore most of your Lost Lightning Resist , definitely equip Golden Vow as it also buffs the overall Damage of your weapon ontop of the Red Lightning Armament ). Now because you Buffed yourself with Dragonbolt Blessing after Vyke's Blessing , you should have the New better Body Buff of this Incantation and with extra cool animations equipping the Lightning Crystal Tear Physique mixture will surge up your Body with more Yellow Lightning animation combined with the Dragonbolt Blessing yet retaining the beautiful Red Lightning on your prefered Weapon.... Now i only figured this later when i wanted to Test out but sadly you can't put Flame , Grant me Strength with it. But Golden Vow is still accessible and worth the 3rd Slot. Not to even mention this Combo will make all of your Red Lightning Incantations look waay cooler aswell like Lansseax & Frotissax red lightning incantations. ;)

            • Anonymous

              will get you to fastroll if your regular equipload is 34.3 without it, but at that point, just put the points in endurance, don't even bother.

              • Anonymous

                To be fair there might be some usage for this spell now with 1.06 out. The equip load bonus is only useless because as long as you hit Medium Roll it doesn't really make much difference. However, 1.06 gives enhanced roll distance and iirc slight i-frame increase when at low equip load. So for example, against Malenia, you can use this to stay just barely in Low Equip Load to dodge her waterfowl dance easier via the long rolls (You can dodge it with 1-2 rolls vs 2-3 mid rolls) and you can wear more armor than you would otherwise have to hit low equip load, so can tank more hits.

                • Anonymous

                  This spell is essentialy ****. The max weight bonus is useless, also applies electrify armament and the extra lightning damage received is just... Ugh. You better off just cast electrify armament and dragonbolt. I wish this spell as buffed so it could apply both DB and EA while still looking cool with the red lightning.

                  • Anonymous

                    This spell is essentialy ****. The max weight bonus is useless, also applies electrify armament and the extra lightning damage received is just... Ugh. You better off just cast electrify armament and dragonbolt. I wish this spell as buffed so it could apply both DB and EA while still looking cool with the red lightning.

                    • Anonymous

                      has anyone tested if red lightning does more damage to dragons than standard lightning? since the dragon blades work that way, seems like it could be possible?

                      • Anonymous

                        So is the dragonbolt blessing worth giving a spell slot then? I know one handed attacks bounce off, but I'm at mountaintop of the giants and I can't remember the last time I saw an enemy's combo interrupted by it.

                        • Anonymous

                          Really wish it lasted longer and gave some resistance to other damage types but it could be way more expensive, it's not a very good buff compared to others

                          • Anonymous

                            ive tried shuffling my build and loadout around to make use of the extra equip load and its virtually never worth it and you're better off optimizing a light load entirely in the first place if that's what you want to do. it needs to be 20% to even be in the ballpark of usable or have a different buff entirely lmao

                            • Anonymous

                              Best used for looking cool/cosplay otherwise there are much better options for both the effects this provides that doesn't include the debuff.

                              • Anonymous

                                Oh geeze more equip load just what I wanted definitely not a powerful weapon buff in exchange for shorter duration and lightning weakness

                                • Anonymous

                                  just my opinion but If i got an idea to buff this incantation. I would increase the dmg of every other lightning incantations.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    too bad there are so many restrictions on what weapons can be buffed, makes a lot of these cool glowy weapon spells and all the grease kind of low value

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I don't get this at all.

                                      How does conducting lightning through your body make you WEAKER to lightning?

                                      Why is the actual buff on this spell so... Useless? You get to equip a free Arsenal Talisman +0...

                                      You'd think something like +20% Lightning damage or something, basically a longer lasting but more specific Flames, Grant Me Strength. Something that makes sense when you're super charging your entire body with lightning.

                                      "Of all the knights, Vyke the Dragonspear was the one Lansseax loved the most." Shame Lansseax didn't love Vyke enough to give him a not garbage spell...

                                      • Anonymous

                                        If you want the lightning damage buff, just get electrify armament. It does the same lightning damage buff, it lasts longer, and even if the equip load gets boosted a bit the lightning damage decrease is bad. Even if your not fighting someone who does lightning damage, electrify armament lasts longer so just use that.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Maybe if used when you are already medium rolling with the Blue Dancer talisman as a stronger buff? (so when used you can have a damage buff from the talisman + the buff itself)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I can't figure out the equip load portion of this. Are you intended to be a heavy-roller who buffs to be able to medium-roll, or a medium-roller who buffs to be able to light roll? One fat rolls whenever this expires, the other just has no poise all the time.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Incant could use a buff. Theres a Physick Tear (winged?) that allows you to light roll in heavy armor, but it lasts for 3 minutes. Vyke is also to buff his spear War Spear with it, however the player cannot.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                so it's exactly the same as Electrify Armament, only you take 35% more lightning damage.
                                                oooh, more equip load for 70 seconds, then it's back to fat rolling

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Idk they could replace the quip load buff with something like "when the buff is active all charged attacks send a lightning projectile"
                                                  And obviously make it last longer

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    i wonder if casting another body buff after this removes the negative effect on lightning negation, while mantaining the other effects on weapon + equip load.
                                                    there's a strange behaviour with the Uplifting Aromatic's damage negation shield, since it persists even after using another Aura Buff.
                                                    maybe Vyke's buff works in the same manner? has anyone tested this before? if it works, it could be an interesting find.
                                                    otherwise, it's probably better to go for Electrify armament + Dragonbolt Blessing for thunder-based melee builds.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Lightningproof Dried Liver can remove the jank body buff while maintaining the weapon incantation. It can be a cool option for fashion but still seriously needs a buff to something like + .9x spell buff for ar.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Pro: In niche builds you can maintain have a med roll with heavy armor that grants poise. High poise allows you to trade blows with someone letting you get a combo off which could mean a win in pvp. And of course, with practice, Med rolling dodges any and all damage in the game.

                                                        Con: It is extremely high-risk, however, since we're all naturally already weakest to lightning, someone running some thunder incants or affinity would brutalize our hp bar from a missed roll. Better to just run Electrify Armament with equip load talisman imo

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          What is the sense of getting an additional 15% equip load? So you can turn fat roll into mid roll or what?
                                                          Seriously this buff should be the combined effect of Dragonbolt Blessing + Electrify Armament. Otherwise this is just garbage.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            If this was a boss ability, it would have rendered that boss neigh immune to lightning, physical damage resistance and maybe you take damage from hitting them with a conductive, or just a melee weapon because of cognitive dissonance. you'd think since you can handle being surrounded by lightning, you would be resistant in some unironic magical way to its effects. i'll still use this cause it's ****ing cool and i don't give a damn about taking extra damage until i notice the guy i'm fighting has a lightning weapon to which i will run away forever until i can change the body buff. :)

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              is this a mix between electrify armament and dragon bolt blessing incantations with some extra equip load?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This incantation is so cool, it's a shame it's so bad, it could be buffed to at least increase the weapon's damage to be stronger than the Electrify Armament , or just increase the duration for us to use even if it's only for the look

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Maybe with the right equip load using this could get you into the "light" category which might be useful. If you'e not expecting to get hit with any lightning attacks.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Electrify armament costs less FP, lasts 20 seconds longer, and doesn't reduce my lightning absorption. Why the **** would I use this instead.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      man the dragon lightning and mostly frost lightning are such missed oppourtunities. i hope they buff them and add more cool stuff. ice magic in general seems pretty limited compared to fire. With fire you could go either int or faith but with ice the only attack you got for faith is ice dragon spear. lightning is so weird cause it scales to faith but has its own damage unlike magic and ice which are just magic damaage

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        they should have made this buff both your weapons if you are dual weilding. that would pretty much offset the debuff.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          It doesn't make any sense to me that an element buff that you apply on your weapon decreases your damage negation to this element.

                                                                          How does that make any sense that by using lightning to be stronger you are more vulnerable to lightning ?

                                                                          I'm just imagining Toph from Avatar using the Earthbending and suddenly being more sensitive to attacks from her own element lol

                                                                          Anyway that's just my opinion.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I would suggest using the Electrify armament instead of Vyke's Dragonbolt just because of the amount of lightning defence it takes away I was testing out had 13.312 negation on lightning and then when I used Vykes took it all the way down to -17 but with Electrify armament it has no draw backs.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Honestly, really odd how you can't use this on Vyke's Spear, despite the fact he can use it in his boss fight. It's not a great incantation by any means, but it would've a cool detail that only this incant and Vyke's Spear were the only things that could be combined, compared to other unbuffable unique weapons.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Aside from cool red lightning, I think it might be fun to develop a build that can leverage the 15% equip weight buff to give you fast rolls for 70 seconds on top of the lightning buff. Maybe something in tandem with Great-Jar's Arsenal talisman could help get you there without dumping too much into Endurance. It's a shame you have to compete with the weird lightning debuff element too, you'd think the extra FP you're paying and lower buff clock would be enough without having to also eat a debuff.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I swear for some reason, the first dragon mini boss you encounter on crumbling Farum dropped me this incant and I haven't fought Vyke at that time

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    If you run a pure incantation build, this is a nice buff to have. It’s not the greatest (especially against some of the dragon bosses), but if you’re just running around, this with old lords talisman will be very helpful for getting through areas, or even pvp.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This feels like a direct downgrade when compared to Electrify Armament... I mean, come on. It lasts 20 seconds LESS than EA and REDUCES your lightning negation by a lot. Sure it also increases your equip load but it erases any body buff that you have. It could probably be used in niche builds where you are fat-rolling, but other than that- you are better off sticking with Electrify Armament.

                                                                                      Vyke got screwed over pretty bad by Shabriri.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For some reason Vyke can use this on his spear inside his Evergaol encounter, despite his actual spear drop is unbuffable

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Reading many responses comparing it with Dragonbolt Blessing, which is wrong imo. This incantation should be compared to Electrify Armament instead, and is a replacement if you have the higher Faith requirement and can afford the extra 8 FP. With the right set up you can turn a fat rolling build into medium roll, or medium roll to light roll with Vyke's Dragonbolt.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            This should have just been a more potent version of dragonbolt blessing, imo. As it stands it's really not great.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This will be worth it when an easy mod just turns this into a stronger electrify armament. If you want to be creative you can keep the shorter duration, but make it buff lightning def. This entire game was made by braindead developers, i'm sorry.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Wish this gave +Lightning damage for casts (in addition to adding lightning to weapon) similar to Fire Grant Me Strength. Lightning needs a solid buff.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This is actually a useless spell. Basically shorter electrify armament with useless carry load increase and a debuff. If anything this should increase electric / physical resistance lol.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Such a good looking incant but so disappointing giving it such a stupid buff, why would we ever need lower equip-load and the same amount of damage compared to dragon bolt blessing but for 20 sec shorter and for more Fp??? come on FromSoftware

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      What a terrible incant. Its not worth wasting a spell slot for it. I might just discard the whole thing... Thats how good it is.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        What's the point of temporary equip load bonus. Nobody is gonna want to fat roll ever, and all the testing shows that the only benefit of fastroll is ~10% more distance with zero other changes - no extra iframes. Of course you lose the good stuff that the normal dragonbolt blessing provides, too.
                                                                                                        Pointless. Fromsoft really hates faith, man.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Disappointing that such a cool incant is so terrible. The massive lightning defense debuff is totally unnecessary

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I think from soft literally doesn’t care about faith players. They create rivers of blood but decide to nerf anything lightning related? Why nerf something that already no one uses? Also there are like 5 viable faith weapons lol, spells like this I guess are supposed to open doors for faith players, but this one is less viable than electrify armament in almost every way

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Vyke's Dragonbolt does NOT provide the same knockback effect on attacks against you that ordinary Dragonbolt Blessing does - it's purely a weapon buff, and a lightning resistance debuff.

                                                                                                              Vyke's Dragonbolt overrides Dragonbolt Blessing personal buff/debuff, but Dragonbolt Blessing does not overwrite the weapon buff, only the personal debuff. You can use the benefits of both if you use them in order Vyke -> Dragonbolt.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Not understanding why people think this is a bad incant. Awesome for invasions using a heavy GS. I use this to stack poise with the higher equip load and it allows me to eat pretty blue beams of energy and flimsy katanas with 100+ poise. Oh and it stacks with golden vow as well

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I've been looking forward to getting this for ages, not realizing it's literally garbage. There's no reason to use this over electrify arnament. Like the wiki said, it's more expensive and has shorter duration. The whole equip load thing is completely useless. I'm very disappointed.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    damage nerfed and fp cost increased 27 > 35 with the shadow nerfs of 1.03 patch

                                                                                                                    this is ridiculous. it seems like almost all of the dragon cult incantations were nerfed wtf

                                                                                                                    • it effectively is the imbue lightning weapon spell and dragonbolt blessing from what ive tested, plus a bit of carry weight (unsure off hand rn if dragonbolt gets the carry weight) so saves a bit of time in terms of switching and casting multiple spells.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I don't understand why this incarnation cannot be used with vyke spear . I made a full build about Vyke and i can't even use his iconic incarnation . So i just wasted 40 hours of my life

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          If im building faith to use this incantation, then a Faith scaling weapon would have better damage anyways, right? Does this have any real use?

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            so does it posses the effects of DRAGONBOLT BLESSING or is this completly separate skill ? and if so can i have both active at the same time ?

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              As cool looking as this incantation is I'm sad to say it's worse than electrify armament. After a few tests with it, it does the same damage buff but it's 20 seconds shorter at 70 seconds (I double checked), it costs more FP (35 as opposed to 27 for electrify armament), it significantly debuffs your lightning resist, and the only added benefit is the very niche increase to equipment load.

                                                                                                                              I haven't tested it if adds the effects of Dragonbolt Blessing or buffs lightning incantations, so if it does either of those then that would be a reason to use it, but otherwise the only two cases to use this over electrify armament would be to go from medium to light equip load (if your build is set up for that), or to look cool, which is probably the best reason to use it unless it gets buffed in later patch.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                "Where to find Lord's Heal:

                                                                                                                                Received after defeating Vyke, Knight o..."

                                                                                                                                Where is the edit button on this site???? this is straight up WRONG

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