Alongside NPC summons, Elden Ring adds Spirit Ashes, which lends players an extra hand in its grueling overworld. You can summon these ghostly allies once you’re near Rebirth Monuments. However, deciding which one to stick to and level up is intimidating as there’s a boatload of them. To help you, this guide will list the best Spirit Ashes in Elden Ring.
However, it’s worth noting that each Spirit Ashes has a synergy with different builds, and how you deploy them depends on your playstyle. Plus, some hardcore players will call this cheating but pay no heed to them. If a game mechanic’s there for you, why not make the most of it? With that said, let’s dive right in!
- Effect: Summons Mimic Tear Spirit
- Cost: 660 HP
- Location: Night’s Sacred Ground, Nokron
Behind an imp statue door in Night’s Sacred Ground is the Mimic Tear – the best Spirit Ashes in Elden Ring. Despite being a victim of several nerfs, its ability to trivialize almost any boss fight has made it the go-to summon. Plus, the fact that it only asks for some of your HP and not FP makes it all the more accessible.
However, its effectiveness relies on how you play the game, as the summon is your exact clone. Therefore, if your character is on the tanky side, then there’s no reason for a second tank, as you’ll need consistent damage. Such scenarios bring us to Black Knife Tiche, which leads us to our next point.
Black Knife Tiche
- Effect: Summons Spirit of Black Knife Tiche
- Cost: 132 FP
- Location: Ringleader’s Evergaol
So, you don’t want to use the Mimic Tear because your tanky. Would you be so interested in knowing more about Black Knife Tiche? Then dive into the Ringleader’s Evergaol in southwestern Liurnia and best Tiche’s father – Alecto – to get her summoning Ashes.
The only downside to using her is the fact that she struggles against groups of enemies. However, send her against challenging bosses and you’re in for an awe-inspiring spectacle of acrobatics. Plus, she’ll occasionally spam Blade of Death using the Black Knife at her disposal to chip away at enemy health bars.
- Effect: Summons Spirit of Omenkiller Rollo
- Cost: 113 FP
- Location: The Forbidden Lands
The Omenkiller Rollo doesn’t get enough praise and is often overlooked. He’s a beefy guy wielding two massive cleavers that can stagger and stack bleed, making it the worst nightmare for bosses like Malenia. What’s more, he’s quick for his size and comes with a flame-breathing move that he uses as a screen to gain some distance from the enemy attacks.
With the range of attacks Omenkiller Rollo has, he’ll always keep the enemy’s aggro to himself. This leaves ample time to heal or send devastating spells as a caster. You’ll have to defeat the Fell Twins bosses to get your hands on his Spirit Ashes.
Dung Eater Puppet
- Effect: Summons Spirit of the Dung Eater
- Cost: 118 FP
- Location: Sold by Seluvis
As much as we all hate the Dung Eater, let’s cut his Puppet some slack. Preceptor Seluvis hands his Potion, which he asks us to give to Nepheli Loux. Instead, you can hold on to Seluvis’s Potion, progress in the Dung Eater’s questline, and feed him the Potion. With this, you can buy the Dung Eater Puppet from Seluvis.
While there’s nothing flashy, he’s tanky and deals massive damage. It’s as if another, stronger player has joined in to give you a hand. However, it’s overwhelming deciding whether to go for his Spirit Ashes or not, as his quest is tied to one of Elden Ring’s endings.
Banished Knight Oleg
- Effect: Summons Spirit of Banished Knight Oleg
- Cost: 100 FP
- Location: Fringefolk Hero’s Grave
Next up is the Banished Knight Oleg, which is another beefy lad. In you’re playthrough, you’ve surely come across a dozen Banished Knights, which you might’ve avoided since they’re sturdy and are a pain to deal with. Well, Banished Knight Oleg is no less of a pain for enemies as he’s clad in heavy armor and dual-wields the Banished Knight Greatswords.
Players will add this ally to their roster from the get-go if they’re brave enough to venture to the ends of the Fringefolk Hero’s Grave.
Latenna the Albinauric
- Effect: Summons Spirit of Latenna
- Cost: 74 FP
- Location: Slumbering Wolf’s Shack, Liurnia
Elden Ring’s lore suggests that Albinauric loses their ability to walk after a while, and that’s precisely what’s going on for Latenna the Albinauric. You’ll find her at the Slumbering Wolf’s Shack in Liurnia, and she’ll agree to help you if you show her the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right).
However, outside Latenna’s scrawny pair of legs is a powerful bow. This makes her more of a turret which you can safely place in the corner to rain down pain from great distances with pinpoint accuracy. Plus, she mostly shines when placed in an exceptionally huge boss room, especially for Field Bosses.
Redmane Knight Ohga
- Effect: Summons Spirit of Redmane Knight Ohga
- Cost: 106 FP
- Location: War-Dead Catacombs, Caelid
If you want a mix of ranged and melee attacks in your summons, Redmane Knight Ohga offers the best of both worlds. Well-versed in using greatbows, this ally can pelt down enemies with gravity-imbued arrows like Radhan. Moreover, if an enemy gets close enough, he’ll switch to his sword, dealing insane damage.
While he’s a well-rounded summon, the inconsistent accuracy of his arrows makes him a hit-or-miss summon. It’s also one of the reasons why some players prefer Latenna over him. Another irritating trait about him is that he’ll stick to patrolling his area instead of following you.
Lhutel the Headless
- Effect: Summons Spirit of Lhutel the Headless
- Cost: 104 FP
- Location: Tombsward Catacombs, Weeping Peninsula
Summoning Lhutel the Headless to your aid is akin to playing with a lousy teammate. and while she’s takes and deals incredible damage with a mix of melee and ranged attacks, she’s inconsistent. Speaking of her inconsistency, she’ll teleport around, making bosses lose aggro on her. This mean enemies will inevitably target you.
However, it mostly comes in handy when she needs to avoid AOE attacks. Plus, her ability to trade blows with enemies outweighs this tiny hiccup. You wouldn’t an elegant lady do the man’s work after all! Her Spirit Ashes is a reward after beating the Cemetery Shade in Tombsward Catacombs.
- Effect: Summons 5 Greatshield Soldiers Spirits
- Cost: 74 FP
- Location: Nokron, Eternal City
Greatshield Soldiers have fantastic synergy with caster builds that rely on Sorceries and Incantations. They are a group of soldiers carrying Greatshields, making them excellent at soaking up damage. When called upon, they’ll take up a formation akin to a wall and draw the enemy’s aggro. This leaves enough space for you to cast spells.
Their painfully slow mobility and minimal damage, however, are one of the downsides to this Spirit Ashes. But when you look at it, it’s a fair price to pay for all that incredible defense. To get it, you’ll have to go to the graveyard in Nokron, Eternal City.
- Effect: Summons Spirit of Stormhawk Deenh
- Cost: 47 FP
- Location: Chapel of Anticipation
Stormhawks are annoying aerial enemies found in most parts of Stormveil Castle. As irritating as they are, adding Stormhawk Deenh’s Spirit Ashes to your arsenal proves to be an excellent asset. That said, Deenh lacks most features of its brethren, like the flamethrower, but you can’t be picky when it provides great aerial backup at a surprisingly low FP cost.
Add in its mighty war cry, and Deenh might be the perfect ally for strength melee builds. This means that instead of watching the fight drag on from a distance, you join in, making for the ideal two-man team! After returning to the Chapel of Anticipation to settle the score with Grafted Scion, you’ll find Stormhawk Deenh’s Spirit Ashes inside a chest.
- Effect: Summons 3 Lone Wolf Spirits
- Cost: 55 FP
- Location: Given by Ranni
Once players set foot into Limgrave, they’re met with their first challenge: beating the Tree Sentinel. Well, he’s there to tell you to explore first and return once you’re stronger. After much exploration and getting the spectral steed, little do players know that returning to the Church of Elleh grants them the Spirit Calling Bell and the Lone Wolf Ashes.
With this furry pack at your side, you’ll get all the extra paws you need to vanquish the Tree Sentinel. Plus, they will come in handy from here in a handful of encounters until you find more powerful summons. They’re good at keeping aggro, but beware, they’ll struggle to hold their own against powerful AOE attacks.
- Effect: Summons 2 Skeletal Militiaman Spirits
- Cost: 44 FP
- Location: Summonwater Village, Limgrave
Skeletal Militiaman will tend to get on your nerves due to their ability to resurrect once killed. A proper burial for these bony foes means crushing their remains once they are down. You might also wonder how funny it would be to summon them against bosses. Well, you’re in luck, as beating the Tibia Mariner Field Boss in Summonwater Village grants players their Spirit Ashes.
Once summoned, the Skeletal Militiaman will last throughout an encounter. The process is pretty straightforward. Start by having them engage the boss while you attack from behind, and when they die, run around the arena till they resurrect. Once they’re revived, repeat the steps all over again. However, it’s worth noting that their damage will fall off later in the game.
That’s all for the best Ashes in Elden Ring. As you can see, various summons complements various builds. A tanky summon will do wonders for a mage setup, while summons like Latenna with her passive damage has graceful synergy with melee builds. However, feel free to experiment with them until you find the summon that suits you best.
So, which Spirit Ashes is your favorite? Do you prefer not using summons during encounters? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!