Here’s how Elden Ring spirit ashes (NPC summons) work – Destructoid

It’s easily one of the most fun solo mechanics in the Software Software in years

Elden Ring spirit ashes are like solo co-op AI partners: it’s as simple as that. But there are a few nuances as to how they actually work.

Getting Elden Ring spirit ashes:

So at the start, you can get them in one of two ways.

  • From Renna the WitchGeneral Chat Chat Lounge After you get the horse near one of the first rites (bonfires), Go back to the Church of Elleh (the rite / checkpoint is very close to the start of the game, as soon as you exit the tutorial crypt). Renna should be there and will give you the Spirit Calling Bellitem required to summon NPCs.
  • If you don’t find Renna (this happened to me on my first playthrough!), progress through the game and speak to the maiden at rites Unless you are granted access to the Roundtable Hold hub zoneGeneral Chat Chat Lounge From there, if you’re facing the balcony, go left, then right down the hallway. Speak to the inanimate statue And get NPC summoning that way.
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Elden Ring Witch Renna Spirit Calling Bell screenshot

How Elden Ring spirit ashes work:

So you can only summon spirit as companions in specific areas. Generally, these are around the world bosses or in boss arenas (with exceptions, especially world boss arenas like gaols).

The rule is that if you have an area with a named enemy to fight with, your spirit will be the same item (which you have to equip a quick slot or a d-pad slot).light up. ” This indicates that you can use it. Diving deeper, you can use them when in the proximity of a rebirth monument (a statue in the open world).

Once you do use them and they successfully summoned, You can’t re-summon them Unless you are at a site of grace (bonfire). So you can’t spam NPC ally summons, even if you have the FP (MP) to do it. This is important, because some spirit ashes cost so much to FP that they’ll actually gate you using them if you don’t have enough FP to support the actual use of them.

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You can buff or heal themthough, so remember that if you have a build that can cast AOE buffs.

Roderika, the Spirit Tuner

How to upgrade Elden Ring spirit ashes:

You need to pick up Glovewort itemswhich are usually found in cryptsGeneral Chat Chat Lounge

If you find yourself using heavy NPC spirit as summon builds, or relying on them a lot, Make a point to visit cryptsand pick up everything in them, including the flowers on the ground (they usually light up).

With these crafting materials in hand, you’ll be able to upgrade your summons with Roderika, the Spirit Tuner, back at the Roundtable Hold hub. She’ll set up shop next to the blacksmith, Smithing Master Hewg, but first, you need to talk to her and Hewg several times. Look for a unique dialogue option, and keep running back and forth.

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Upgrading spirit ashes in Elden Ring

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