Does dexterity increase weapon art speed in Elden Ring?
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Question says it all really. Does increasing dexterity in Elden Ring improve the cast speed of weapon arts?
No, it doesn't
Dexterity's effect information indicates that it "reduces the cast time of Spells" and it really is limited only to that. Of importance is that "Spells" encompasses both sorceries and incantations. Weapon arts are not considered spells, and thus are not affected by Dexterity's cast speed increase.
It's quite easy to get confused about this, though, especially when you consider the https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Sword+of+Night+and+Flame 's https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Night-and-Flame+Stance skill, which can be perceived as a sorcery. It scales with Intelligence and appears to cast as a spell, but it's still considered a "skill", so its cast speed is unaffected by Dexterity.