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Unless you pick the Astrologer class to start in Elden Ring, you won’t have any Sorcery at your disposal when first beginning the game. You’ll likely have some form of melee weapon or a ranged bow if you chose a Samurai or something similar. While this will have to be your weapon of choice for a bit, you can opt to change it by learning Sorcery.

Sorcery is an acquired skill that requires the use of spells in order to deal damage in combat. If you’re a mage character, you will start out with some basic spells, but these won’t get you too far. To learn better spells or start your Sorcery learning in the first place, you’ll need to visit a particular NPC.

Learning Sorcery Elden Ring

To start, before you can wield any kind of Sorcery spell in Elden Ring, you will need some sort of staff. Staffs of all varieties can be found out in the world, or as the starting weapon for Astrologers.

If you have a staff, or simply want to learn where the heart of Sorcery is, then you’ll need to head to the southeastern part of Limgrave. Here, you’re looking to hug the edge of where the map of western Limgrave cuts off into eastern Limgrave. Along this road, you’ll eventually find a location called Waypoint Ruins, as seen below.

The location of the Sorcery master in Elden Ring
The location of the Sorcery master. | Provided by FromSoftware

This location has a giant poisonous flower, but also a hidden staircase inside of the ruins. Find this staircase and you’ll run into Pumpkin Head. This boss has a giant steel pumpkin for a head and is a fairly easy boss to deal with, as long as you dodge its slam attacks.

Elden Ring Sorcery spells
The spells available from Sorceress Sellen. | Provided by FromSoftware

Once you beat Pumpkin Head, you can discover the Lost Grace site and then open the door that was located behind the boss. In here is Sorceress Sellen, who will offer to teach you about Sorcery. After you agree to learn, she will open her shop and you can buy a number of different spells.

Now, you have a reliable source of spells that you can buy and equip to your armaments. As you continue to explore the Lands Between, you will meet more merchants who are willing to sell you spells. So keep a look out for any NPC that might be around the map.