Enshrouded lets you duke it out against vicious foes by blasting them from afar with magic. There are, however, a few prerequisites to consider before you consider yourself a full-fledged wizard. Here’s our guide on how to cast spells in Enshrouded.

How to cast spells in Enshrouded

You can cast spells once you’ve obtained a staff or cane weapon, as well as spell charges. This sounds fairly simple, but since there are a few ways to do this, we’ve walked through each of them below.

How to get a magic staff or cane

Magic staves and canes can either be looted or crafted. These weapons tend to be found inside treasure chests, so be on the lookout for these goodies while you’re exploring. Likewise, you can craft them via the Alchemist NPC once you’ve rescued him. You can refer to our Alchemist location guide if you need help with this objective.

You'll sometimes find staves inside treasure chests.
You’ll sometimes find staves inside treasure chests.

How to get spell charges

Similar to magical weapons, spell charges can also appear as loot inside chests and containers. Moreover, you can craft these via the Alchemist. Here are a couple of early-game examples:

  • Fireball I – Requires 10x Resin, 1x Tar, and 2x Bonemeal.
  • Ice Bolt – Requires 2x Water and 5x Shroud Liquid.
The Alchemist NPC has craftable spell charges.
The Alchemist NPC has craftable spell charges.

How to use magic spells

Once you have a magical weapon and a spell charge, it’s time to cast spells in Enshrouded. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Assign the magical weapon (i.e. staff or cane) to an action hotkey and make sure your character is holding the item in their hand.
  • Place spell charges in your backpack inventory. If you lack space, you can upgrade your backpack inventory size, too.
  • With the staff/cane selected, press and hold the right mouse button, “Q” key (keyboard), or left trigger/LT (gamepad).
  • Your character will do an aim pose, and you should be able to select from the different kinds of spell charges that you have in your inventory.
  • Press the left mouse button or right trigger/RT button to cast the selected spell. Note that “channeling” spells (i.e. Heal Channel) require you to keep the button held down for a short time.
  • Spells deplete your mana, too–this is denoted by the blue bar below the green HP bar. The good thing is that mana is restored over time, and there are also potions that grant regenerative boosts.
Casting spells in the game is similar to shooting a bow. The difference is that magical powers are your ammunition.
Casting spells in the game is similar to shooting a bow. The difference is that magical powers are your ammunition.

Bear in mind that spell charges are consumed per cast, so you’ll need to amass more of these if you like using certain elemental projectiles or healing buffs. Moreover, the Alchemist has additional side quests for you, which would eventually unlock more crafting options.

Enshrouded is an open-world survival game where you explore cursed lands that are covered in deadly mists. For more tips, you can check out our guides hub.

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