Talismans are an underappreciated component of every “Elden Ring” character construct. There are dozens of Talismans to be found across the Lands Between, each of which can alter a player’s attributes in some way. Of course, this means that some builds are better suited to Talismans than others. Melee characters will require a different set of Talismans than magical or ranged characters.
Players will only have access to one Talisman slot when they first enter “Elden Ring”. Players will gain more pouches as the game develops and they defeat more demigods, allowing them to equip more Talismans. When this occurs, deciding which Talismans to equip will become a little more challenging.
To assist you, we’ve put up a list of the greatest Talismans to utilize in “Elden Ring”, as well as where players can locate them. These Talismans will also be different, allowing any build to find one that works for them.
Green Turtle Talisman
We’ll start with an underappreciated Talisman that can be used in any build. The Green Turtle Talisman increases Stamina Recovery Speed by an entire eight points, which doesn’t seem like much of a difference. Players will find it impossible to play without the Talisman once they had it equipped and started using it.
While melee characters will prefer the Green Turtle, any player who desires to recover their Stamina bar faster will benefit greatly from the Talisman. The Green Turtle Talisman may be found in an underground chest in Summonwater Village.
Radagon’s Soreseal is unquestionably one of “Elden Ring’s” greatest Talismans. It’s almost exclusively for melee characters, as it boosts four critical attributes by five points each (Endurance, Dexterity, Vigor, Strength). This is the same as instantaneously raising a player’s stats by 20 levels. Players’ damage taken will rise by 15% as a result of this Attribute enhancement.
While players may prefer the Scarseal Talisman of Radagon, which has fewer Attribute gains but just a 10% increase in damage taken, the Soreseal is the preferable alternative. When employing the Soreseal, players receive an extra eight levels in exchange for only 5% greater damage taken.
Radagon’s Soreseal can be found in the Caelian city of Fort Faroth. Players can enter the fort through the bottom, through the Harpies, up the ladder, and across the wooden roof on the right. Then they can search for the Talisman by going through a hole in the roof and down another level.
Marika’s Soreseal is similar to Radagon’s Soreseal, except it is only for magical characters. This talisman improves four Attributes by five points each: Mind, Intelligence, Arcane, and Faith. Once again, this allows gamers to earn 20 levels in a matter of seconds. In exchange, players will take 10% greater damage from foes.
The advantages of Marika’s Soreseal are indisputable. Magic characters prefer to keep in the background and avoid being attacked because they’re performing spells, so less damage negation shouldn’t be an issue. However, those that use Sorcery or Incantations will appreciate the extra 20 levels.
Players must travel all the way to the Haligtree in Consecrated Snowfields to find Marika’s Soreseal in “Elden Ring”. They must then find Elphael, the Haligtree’s Brace. The Prayer Room will be a Site of Grace where players can find the Talisman hidden behind a fogged door that takes two Stonesword Keys to open.
By listing the Radagon Icon Talisman, we’re staying true to our focus on magical figures. This Talisman reduces the time it takes to perform spells and Incantations in the middle of the game. This allows players to perform a spell or Incantation in a shorter length of time, allowing them to cast more spells in total throughout combat. While it isn’t the finest Talisman for magical characters, it will undoubtedly make a significant difference.
Radagon’s Icon may be found in Raya Lucaria’s Academy. Players must first locate the Grace Debate Parlor Site and then enter the courtyard. To find the Talisman, stay to the right of the courtyard, go over the fence, and then climb up the ladder.
Erdtree’s Favor (+1 and +2)
Erdtree’s Favor is another Talisman that boosts Attributes, but it’s geared more at melee players. Maximum Vigor, Stamina, and Equip Load is all increased by the Talisman. This Talisman is very handy for players who want to equip some heavier armor or weapons while remaining under Heavy Equip Load to avoid having to dodge slowly.
Because the +2 form is found so late in “Elden Ring”, we’re listing both variants of the Erdtree’s Favor. The +1 variation will serve players well for the majority of the game, but it should be updated once Malekith is defeated. After beating Mohg, The Omen, Erdtree’s Favor +1 can be found in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. The +2 variation can be discovered near the Forbidden Lands Site of Grace in Leyndell, Ashen Capital. To get to this Talisman, players must defeat or flee past three Lesser Ulcerated Spirits.
The first form of Erdtree’s Favor can also be found in Fringefolk Hero’s Cave, which is located behind the fogged door barred by a Stonesword Key in “Elden Ring’s” beginning area. To obtain the Talisman, players must first navigate a maze of trolls and then pass through two Grafted Scions in a room at the cave’s conclusion.
Graven-Mass is a Talisman that increases the potency of sorceries and is exclusively available to magical characters. This Talisman is a must-have for any player using the many types of magic in “Elden Ring”. With this equipped, magic characters will see an immediate effect, as their spells will do significantly greater damage.
The Graven-Mass Talisman may be found in the Albinuriac Rise tower in Consecrated Snowfields’ eastern section. Players can use a Bewitching Branch on one of the imps on the stairwell to cause it to attack the other, allowing them to enter the tower. This will allow players to enter the tower by breaking the seal.
The Gold Scarab Talisman is one of “Elden Ring’s” most prized items, but not for the reasons that the others are. When players kill an adversary, this Talisman enhances the number of Runes they earn by 20%. Basically, if players aren’t planning on engaging in any high-level fighting or farming Runes, they should equip this Talisman. It will drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to advance through the levels or purchase new equipment.
This golden Talisman can be found in Caelid’s Abandoned Cave. This cave is located on the west side of the region, just southeast of the Minor Erdtree. To find two Cleanrot Knight bosses at the end of the cave, go inside and through the Scarlet Rot. To obtain the Talisman, defeat both of them.
Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman
This is certainly one of the best defensive Talismans in “Elden Ring”, if not the best. The Dragoncrest Greatshield enhances physical damage negation by 20%, making it an excellent choice for anyone trying to outlast a boss for longer. This Talisman can be used by both magic and melee characters if they believe they are under-leveled for a boss or are being hit a little harder than they’d like.
At Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, players can locate Dragoncrest Greatshield near the end of Elden Ring. It’s hidden inside a chest in the enormous northeast-side building. Players should come prepared because this building is defended by multiple enemies.
We’ve grouped multiple Talismans together in this category because they all do the same purpose. The Cerulean, Viridian, and Crimson Amber Medallions each improve maximum FP, Stamina, and HP. Each of these Medallions has three variations, allowing players to increase their maximum FP and HP. If “Elden Ring” is chosen as the Starting Keepsake, players can begin with the base form of the Crimson Amber Medallion.
Players must travel to Lakeside Crystal Cave in Liurnia of the Lakes to obtain the first version of the Cerulean Amber Medallion. After defeating the main boss inside Tombsward Cave in Weeping Peninsula, the first variant of the Viridian Amber Medallion is looted.
Claw and Curved Sword Talismans
These two Talismans are essentially identical in that they’re both ideal for melee builds. The Curved Sword Talisman improves the power of guard counters, while the Claw Talisman increases the power of leap attacks. Both of these combat styles are incredibly dangerous in Elden Ring if used appropriately. One of the most efficient ways to completely shut down a melee-oriented boss, such as the Crucible Knight, is to use a guard counter. When a guard counter is activated, players can use a power jump attack to deal free and enormous damage.
Players can find the Claw Talisman at Stormveil Castle’s Rampart Tower Site of Grace. Players can jump to the roof from here and continue on until they reach a tower with a ladder leading up. This ladder leads to the Talisman, which is at the top.
The Curved Sword Talisman may be found on the lowest levels of Stormveil Castle. In the gloomy area at the start of the castle, players can face the Banished Knight. The Knight can be found through a door on the wine cellar’s right side. After defeating Margit, players must use the secret back gate to get entry to this region. After defeating the Knight, players can loot the back chest for the Talisman.