Carian Sorceries in Elden Ring — what they are and where to find them

Carion Sorceries, there’s too many of them.


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If there’s one thing Elden Ring has, it’s a daunting wealth of spells and sorceries. From blood magic, to lava wielding, to ice casting, there are almost too many sorceries to reasonably keep track of. And one of the best and most headache-inducing examples of this is the ten different Carian sorceries.

For the sake of simplicity, all of the Carian Sorceries do one of two things: slash a magic sword or shoot magic swords, except for Lucidity which relieves sleep and madness. All of the Carian Sorceries also only spec off of intelligence which is perfect for an intelligence sorcery build or a melee-mage style hybrid and all of the Carian Sorceries can be boosted with the Glintstone Staff.

Most of the Carian Sorceries will be bought from merchants throughout the world, and to get the best of what Carian has to offer, you’ll need two scrolls. To unlock the Glintblade Phalanx and the Carian Slicer players will have to get their hands on the Royal House Scroll which can be found off a body atop the bowl-like statue to the southeast of the Agheel Lake South Site of Grace, and then hand it off to Sorceress Sellen who’s a merchant and NPC that can be found inside of the Limgrave Waypoint Ruins to the east of the game’s starting point.

Mirel, Pastor of the Vows, aka the big turtle with the funny hat at the Church of Vows also sells several Carian sorceries including Magic Glintblade, Glintblade Phalanx, Carian Slicer, and Carain Greatsword.

Other Carian sorceries include:

  • Carian Phalanx: sold by the NPC Preceptor Seluvis after completing his quest
  • Greatblade Phalanx: dropped the Bols Carian Knight in Cuckoo’s Evergaol after defeat
  • Magic Downpour: dropped by Precptor Miriam the enemy invader in the Carian Study Hall
  • Carian Piercer: dropped by Teardrop Scarab behind the garden in Caria Manor
  • Lucidity: dropped by invader Preceptor Miriam in Carain Study Hall
  • Carian Retaliation: sold by Preceptor Seluvis