Summoning in Elden Ring makes the game a million times easier. If you are struggling with a boss or you just want to get through an annoying area with all the enemies going after you, then just summon some spirits to help you. There are some people who are having trouble with summoning, especially when it is an area that they don’t like.
You can’t summon wolves or any other spirits because the area does not allow you to do so. The only way you can summon spirits is if you are near a Rebirth Monument. Rebirth Monuments are stone obelisks founded at many Points of Interest and almost every boss arena as well. You can tell you are close to one by the blue Monument Icon above your equipped items on the bottom left-hand side of your screen.
Keep in mind that you will need the Wolf spirit ashes, which we will tell you how to get in this article. If you can’t summon any spirits, you will need to get the Spirit Calling Bell first before you can actively summon anything.
How to summon wolves in Elden Ring?
First, you are going to need a Spirit Calling Bell. Once you get Torrent from Melina, you are going to want to head back to the Church of Ellah in Limgrave. Once there, Renna will give you the bell and you will be able to summon any spirit as long as you meet the requirements for them.
Second, you are going to want to equip the Lone Wolf Spirit Ashes into any equipment slot you want. You do get Spirit Ashes from Renna along with the bell so don’t worry about having to find one. All you have to do now is go near a Rebirth Monument and activate the ashes. The wolves will spawn and help you fight the nearest enemy.
Why is summoning important?
Summoning is one of the newest additions to the FromSoft formula and it is actually extremely important. It allows inexperienced players new to this type of game to have some sort of help fighting against enemies in the game. It helps take some of the weight off of you and puts it onto the ashes. If you are having trouble with a boss, throw some spirits at them and it will make the fight easier.
Summoning does use up your FP so make sure to put some attribute points into Mind so that you can use higher leveled spirits later on. There are also some legendary spirits besides wolves that do some insane damage to certain bosses. If you use Miracles, there are ones that can boost your damage with spirits as well.
If you need to get past enemies without defeating them, throw some spirits at them and distract them. It is an extremely useful tool for both new players and veterans. You can get a Mimic Tear later on that duplicates yourself and it makes the game a million times easier. If you need help and you don’t want to summon a real person, just use some spirits and you will be all good.