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Why Can’t I Summon Spirits Elden Ring?

Why Can’t I Summon Spirits Elden Ring?

Spirit Summoning is where you can summon the spirits of strong allies.

These allies serve different roles, either inflicting damage or distracting enemies and bosses.

Before you can summon them though, you’ll need to acquire the Spirit Calling Bell. This can obtained from Ranni at the Church of Elleh.

As useful as these spirits are, you will not always be able to summon them. This can happen due to a variety of reasons.

Spirit Ashes Not Working

There are several reasons why you can’t summon Spirit Ashes in Elden Ring, even if you have the Spirit Bell:

  • Your Spirit Ashes isn’t equipped.
  • Not enough FP.
  • No Rebirth Monument in your area.
  • Already have a summoned cooperator.
  • Already have a summoned Spirit of Ash.

So, it may appear your Spirit Ashes aren’t working but there’s a logical explanation for it.

Let’s look at each of these reasons in greater detail.

Your Spirit Ashes Isn’t Equipped

Equip Spirit of Ash Elden Ring
Spirit of Ash must be equipped in your inventory to summon spirits…

This is the most obvious one out of all the reasons why you can’t summon Spirit of Ashes.

Once you acquire the Spirit Calling Bell from Ranni, you will have the ability to summon Spirit of Ashes. However, you need it equipped to summon it.

There are many ways to acquire Spirit of Ashes in the Lands Between.

Keep in mind that once you obtain a new Spirit of Ash, make sure to equip it from your inventory in order to summon it in a fight.

Not Enough FP

Elden Ring Low FP
Each Spirit Ash requires a certain amount of FP…

In order to summon the Spirit of Ashes, you need FP (Focus Points).

Each Spirit Ash needs a specific amount of FP in order to be summoned. The only exception to this is the Mimic Tear.

If you already have the Spirit Ash equipped and you still can’t be able to summon it, it’s possible that the Spirit Ash requires more FP than you have.

Keep in mind that some of the strongest Spirit Ashes require more FP than others.

That’s why you should consider putting some points in the Mind attribute to take advantage of the Spirit summoning.

No Rebirth Monument in Your Area

Elden Ring Rebirth Monument Icon
The Rebirth Monument icon shows that you are close enough to one to summon a spirit…

Now, you’ll have a Spirit of Ash equipped and enough FP, but maybe you still can’t summon them.

That’s because Spirit Ashes are tied to Rebirth Monuments.

Rebirth Monuments are little stone obelisks that can be found all around the Lands Between. They can be found near boss fights, forts, areas with a lot of enemies, and other points of interest.

If you are in the vicinity of a Rebirth Monument, a gravestone icon will appear on the left side of your screen.

When your icon shows on the screen and you have enough FP, you can summon Spirit Ashes to help you in battle.

Already Have a Summoned Cooperator

Elden Ring Furlcalling Finger Remedy
If the Furlcalling Finger Remedy is active you won’t be able to summon spirits…

If you’re playing online and you have summoned Furled Fingers cooperators, your option to summon spirits is disabled.

After the cooperator gets back to their world, make sure to deactivate your Furlcalling Finger Remedy. After that, you’ll be capable of using Summoning spirits again.

As long as the Furlcalling Finger Remedy is active, you won’t be able to summon Spirit Ashes.

Already Have a Summoned Spirit of Ash

Summoned Spirit of Ash Elden Ring
More than one Spirit of Ash can’t be summoned in one area…

If you have already summoned a Spirit of Ash in combat and it eventually died, you won’t be able to summon another one in that area. That’s because you can only summon once in each area.

However, if you rest at a Site of Grace, die, or even reach a different location with a Rebirth Monument, then you will have the ability to summon Spirit Ashes again.