How To Get The Rotten Breath Incantation In Elden Ring

Rotten Breath is highly effective against bosses and can prove most useful in situations where players are being overwhelmed in Elden Ring.

Rotten Breath is an incantation for players looking to spill toxic fumes on the Lands Between in Elden Ring. This offensive incantation can be used to bring down even the toughest of enemies.

Something else that makes it all the more important for you to get the incantation is that some bosses are weak against Rotten Breath in Elden Ring. To exploit their weaknesses to do the most damage, you need to know where to get the incantation.

Where to find Rotten Breath in Elden Ring?

Rotten Breath is highly effective against bosses and can prove most useful in situations where players are being overwhelmed by enemies. It’s specifically deadly against Radahn. Use it against him and run away until he gets melted.

Rotten Breath is a purchasable incantation in Elden Ring but requires a Dragon Heart instead of Runes. Hence, requiring the killing of a dragon.

The location where you can purchase Rotten Breath in Elden Ring is the Cathedral of Dragon Communion. This is a church located southwest of Caelid and contains not only Rotten Breath but also a handful of other useful Incantations.

The Cathedral of Dragon Communion should not be confused with the Church of Dragon Communion which is the lower-level version containing mediocre-level incantations.

How to get a Dragon Heart in Elden Ring

There’s a giant dragon resting in Caelid who will not fight back no matter how much damage you do to him. Head to the Fort Faroth Site of Grace and then travel west from the site of Grace unless you see a huge feather-covered tail on the ground.

Begin with the tail of the dragon. You will see its health bar the moment you start attacking. This is also when you will realize that it is going to take you a lot of time to kill the dragon because its health pool is massive.

However, since the dragon does not fight back, you can take your time. You will get a Dragon Heart and 80,000 Runes once it is dead.

This is easily the best location to get a Dragon Heart.

How to use Rotten Breath in Elden Ring

Rotten Breath will cost a single Dragon Heart. Though you still need 15 Faith and 12 Arcane points to cast it. Additionally, the spell uses one memory slot along with 48 stamina and 36 FP.

You can deal substantial physical damage using the Rotten Breath and around 65 damage per tick in Elden Ring. However, you require around 5 seconds to cast a Rotten Breath spell on your opponents completely, so plan your moves accordingly. You can even use this spell while riding your mount in Elden Ring.

If you want to make Rotten Breath stronger in Elden Ring, you need to have the Dragon Communion Seal. This is the best seal in the game for all kinds of dragon incantations.

The Dragon Communion Seal scales off Arcane and increases your damage as well as other stats related to the incantation.

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