Elden Ring Summons Not Working: Why Can’t You Summon Ashes in Elden Ring?

Can't bring your Summon Ashes into battle? We've got you covered with our guide on this topic for Elden Ring!

by Shaun Cichacki
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In the world of Elden Ring, you’ll find yourself facing off against massive foes that can end your life in a matter of moments. You can bring a friend into your world to help you on your quest, or you could also call upon your Spirit Ashes to elevate yourself in battle. However, it can spell certain doom if you try to bring one of these to life, and you fail to bring them forth.

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Thankfully, there are a couple of different ways that you can try to end this error and restore peace not only to the world by taking down the boss, but to yourself for finally accomplishing this mammoth task. Following along with our guide, we’ll help you eliminate this error, so you can get back to taking on the world of Elden Ring!

Elden Ring – How to fix Summon Ashes Error


As you explore the massive world within Elden Ring, you’ll find different items and weapons that you’ll be able to use to your advantage through your journey. One of these items, the Summon Ashes, brings you a competitive edge in battle, with some of these items giving you the ability to create a copy of yourself.

However, with your newfound confidence, you approach a boss and find that you cannot bring forth your new partner in battle, only to find yourself starting over after a few strong hits put you in the ground. Thankfully, there are a few different ways around this, to make sure that you can bring them into the fight with you.

The first thing that we recommend is making sure that you have the proper amount of FP or HP to summon. This may sound simple, but during a fight, you may find yourself overwhelmed and forgetting to take care of your Health or Focus, so you’ll want to make sure that you have consumable items that can help boost this back up to where it should be.

As the world of Elden Ring is online, there may be something that is causing an issue there. Trying to play the game in Offline Mode has helped more than a few players bring their summons forth, so making sure the servers are not down, or that your internet isn’t running into any issues could help you survive to see another day.

There are also a few small areas in the game that do not allow you to use your Summon Ashes, and you’ll be able to see if the ability can be activated by the small gravestone in the bottom left of your screen. If this option is not available, you will not be able to bring your Summon Ashes into battle with you. It may be disabled for some time if you were just Invaded, so if you’re worried, you could always play in Offline Mode.

These are just a few different ways to bypass this error and avoid seeing a costly mistake happen to you. As the developers of Elden Ring are busy with new patches, there may be a permanent fixture on the way, but for now, you can try any of these tips and tricks to bring yourself back into the game.

Elden Ring is out now for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and PC.

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As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. Alongside an affection towards Metal Gear Solid, you can find him jumping into anything new and exciting. As a newer writer, Shaun has been working in the Games field for just over 1 year in total and is continuing to learn and grow with experience.