Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s newest treat and it is a gem of a game! The game received universal acclaim since its launch and one of the most praised aspects of the game is the diverse playstyles.
One of the coolest builds are Magic ones. Players have an array of Sorceries and Incantations laid out in front of them. One such set of Incantations are the Black Flame Incantations. In this guide, we will be discussing the locations of all Black Flame Incantations in Elden Ring.
The Black Flame Incantations, otherwise known as the Godslayer Incantations are spread throughout Elden Ring’s expansive open world. The Godslayer’s Seal will boost all of the Black Flame Incantations and is therefore something you do not want to miss. There are six Godslayer Incantations in total. Namely, these are:
- Black Flame
- Black Flame Blade
- Scouring Black Flame
- Noble Presence
- Black Flame Ritual
- Black Flame’s Protection
If you’re curious as to what each of the aforementioned Incantations do, we suggest you keep reading. We will be discussing each of the Godslayer Incantations and where you can find them in Elden Ring. Without further ado, let us look at the locations of all Black Flame Incantations in Elden Ring!
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Black Flame Incantations
Like we mentioned before, the Black Flame
Incantations are also known as the Godslayer Incantations. This is because they belong to the school of Godskin Apostle Incantations. These black flames deal percentage-based damage and can be seen being used by Godskin Apostle enemies in Elden Ring.
In addition to the normal fire damage, these black flames chip away 2-5% of enemy health for a short period of time. These work best with Faith builds. Here are the locations of each of these unique Incantations!
- Description: Throws a ball of raging black fire.
- Faith Requirement: 20
- FP Cost: 18
- Stamina Cost: 25
This is the most basic of the Godslayer Incantations. And you can find the Godslayer’s Seal right next to it! The Black Flame throws a ball of, well… black flame, at the enemy. On top of the fire damage, this deals a 2-5% of total HP damage to an enemy for a duration of 2 seconds.
The attack can be charged to deal more damage and explode on impact. Whilst the initial damage can be scaled with the player’s Faith, the percentage damage and duration remain unchanged.
The Black Flame can only be acquired once players have found the Godskin Prayerbook. The Prayerbook may be found in Stormveil Castle. Use a Stonesword Key to unlock a fog room and voila!
You can access the Black Flame by giving the Godskin Prayerbook to an Incantation merchant like Miriel, Pastor of Vows or Brother Corhyn. The Incantation can then be purchased.
Cost: 7500 Runes
Black Flame Blade
- Description: Enchants right-hand armament with black flame.
- Faith Requirement: 17
- FP Cost: 15
- Stamina Cost: 10
Up next on our list of Godslayer Incantations, we have the Black Flame Blade. As the description states, this coats the player’s main weapon with a black flame. The flaming weapon then deals specific damage of 2% for a total duration of 6 seconds.
While not that strong unless the player has high Faith, the quick casting time makes it worth it and the casting speed merges seamlessly with attacks and does not disrupt the player’s flow.
The Black Flame Blade can actually be acquired along with the Black Flame Incantation. Similar to the Black Flame, the Black Flame Blade can be purchased from an Incantation Merchant like Miriel, Pastor of Vows or Brother Corhyn after you have presented them with the Godskin Prayerbook that you can find in a fog room in Stormveil Castle. The Incantation can then be purchased.
Cost: 6000 Runes
Scouring Black Flame
- Description: Sweeps area before caster with black flame.
- Faith Requirement: 28
- FP Cost: 27
- Stamina Cost: 36
The Scouring Black Flame is the third of the Godslayer Incantations that we will be discussing. In essence, it is a frontal black flame attack with a cone-like shape once it has been cast. It conjures up black flame in the area in front of the caster which can then deal damage to multiple enemies.
The use of this Incantation is to deal the percentage-based damage to multiple enemies in close quarters at once. This is particularly useful in narrow corridors and for dealing with enemies that love to gang up on you. The Scouring Black Flame can be charged to increase the range of the attack, although not by much.
Unfortunately, this Incantation is pretty weak unless a player is focusing on Godslayer Incantations booster items like the Seal and Armor.
To get your hands on the Scouring Black Flame, you will need to defeat a Godskin Apostle boss. This one in particular is situated in the Windmill Village located in the northeast Altus Plateau region.
Once defeated, the Incantation is dropped by the boss and now yours for the keeping!
- Description: Thrust out belly with gusto to unleash repelling shockwave.
- Faith Requirement: 26
- FP Cost: 20
- Stamina Cost: 35
The Noble Presence Incantation gets extra points for levity. This peculiar Incantation releases a powerful shockwave as your character expands his stomach in pure majestic fashion and sends foes flying backwards. One could argue that it is the sheer swag rather than the repellant black flames pushing back your enemies.
This is particularly effective against smaller enemies. The Incantation may be charged up to deal more damage covering a greater radius. The range still remains unimpressive and the damage dealt is decent, but nothing remarkable.
Moreover, the charging time is excruciatingly slow. However, donning the Godskin Noble Robe chestpiece grants you an extra 20% damage output with this move, in addition to your character looking extremely chunky.
Again, you will have to take on and defeat a Godskin Apostle boss to get your hands on the Noble Presence Incantation.
The boss can be encountered by making your way to the end of the Temple of Eiglay in Volcano Manor. Show him who’s boss and enjoy watching your enemies fly with Noble Presence!
Black Flame Ritual
- Description: Summons circle of black flame pillars around caster.
- Faith Requirement: 42
- FP Cost: 36
- Stamina Cost: 39
One of the cooler-looking Black Flame Incantations in Elden Ring is the Black Flame Ritual. This Incantation conjures up pillars of black flames which surround the caster. The black flames deal damage to any foe that dare step on them. The Incantation may be charged to increase its area of effect.
This Incantation can prove to be quite useful when you want to deal damage to a horde of enemies around you. Additionally, a tactical use of Black Flame Ritual would be punishing intimidating enemies by casting it and luring them towards the flames to be burned and damaged. The downside to this is the small duration that Black Flame Ritual is cast for.
You need to defeat 2 consecutive Godskin bosses – The Godskin Apostle and the Godskin Noble – to attain Black Flame Ritual. They can be found at the end of Spiritcaller Cave which can be found along the western wall of the Frozen Lake in the Land of The Giants.
Defeating them will grant you this Incantation. While the Faith required is very high, the Black Flame Ritual is very much worth it!
Black Flame’s Protection
- Description: Increases physical damage negation.
- Faith Requirement: 30
- FP Cost: 30
- Stamina Cost: 13
The last Incantation on our list of Black Flame Incantations is a personal buff rather than an offensive spell. Black Flame’s Protection offers the caster an increased physical damage negation of 35% for a whopping 70 seconds!
The downside is that all healing items’ effectiveness decreases by 20% while the Incantation is cast. In all fairness, the trade-off is not at all bad and can prove to be quite useful. Players who do not rely on healing are bound to love this Incantation!
Acquiring the Black Flame’s Protection is probably the most tedious from all of the other Black Flame Incantations. Players need to find both halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left and Right) in order to get their hands on this Godslayer Incantation.
The Incantation itself is received from Gideon after inquiring about the secret medallion. This dialogue prompt only shows up once you have obtained the two halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion.
One half can be found in the Village of The Albinaurics. Speak to a man in a pot just east of the Site of Grace and he will hand it over.
The other half of the medallion is at the top of Castle Sol and can be accessed after defeating the boss of the castle.
Note: If, due to story progression, you cannot converse with Gideon, the Incantation may be purchased from the Twin Maiden Husk near the Round Table Hold where Gideon was seated.
This was our guide on all the Black Flame Incantations and their locations in Elden Ring. Visually striking and quite useful in certain situation, players with a Faith build do not want to skip out on these cool Incantation! Found this guide helpful?
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