Want to know what the best Elden Ring talismans are? Talismans are Elden Ring’s version of rings from previous Souls games. Each talisman bestows a passive buff, with effects ranging from general boons like faster stamina regen to increased damage for the final attack in a twinblade combo.
You can find an array of the best Elden Ring talismans in the RPG game’s vast open world; some in treasure chests in Elden Ring dungeons, some drop as loot from enemies and bosses, and others can be bought from merchants. Though their utility will vary based on your Elden Ring build and which of the best Elden Ring weapons you’re using, talismans provide a much-needed helping hand when taking on Elden Ring bosses. As you progress to more challenging areas, you will encounter upgraded versions of talismans with increased effects and be able to expand the number of equipped talismans with pouches.
Best Elden Ring talisman locations
As there are a whopping 93 talismans in Elden Ring, all of which have their own buffs, or in some cases debuffs, that apply to the user when worn, it can be tricky to know what to prioritise. So that you’re not hunting aimlessly for useless talismans, we’ve selected our favourites for you to track down.
Here are the ten best Elden Ring talismans we’ve found in our playthrough:
- Arsenal Charm
- Assassin’s Crimson Dagger
- Concealing Veil
- Curved Sword Talisman
- Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman
- Erdtree’s Favor
- Godskin Swaddling Cloth
- Gold Scarab
- Green Turtle Talisman
- Twinblade Talisman
This talisman boosts your maximum equipment load by 15%. You get this from speaking to Nephali in Roundtable Hold after you slay Godrick the Grafted.
You can find the upgraded versions of this talisman in the Altus Tunnel and by completing The Great-Jar’s challenge to defeat three duelists in Dragonbarrow. These increase your equipment load by 17% for the +1 variation and +19% for the Great-Jar’s Arsenal.
Assassin’s Crimson Dagger
Critical Hits restore roughly 20% of your total HP. It’s a reward for slaying the Black Knife Assassin in the Deathtouched Catacombs dungeon in Limgrave.
Conceals wearer while crouching away from foes. Drops from the Black Knife Assassin found in Sage’s Cave in Altus Plateau.
Curved Sword Talisman
Enhances guard counters. Found in a treasure chest in a dark room in the wine cellar of Stormveil Castle. You have to clear this area to continue into Stormveil Castle anyway, but it’s possible to miss the chest in the room as it’s so dark.
Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman
This is a great one for melee-focused players. It provides a massive boost to physical damage negation, adding +20 to all of the relevant stats.
You can find it on an elevated platform in a building in the northeast portion of Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. You can reach the access point by going to the Drainage Channel Site of Grace, but it’s guarded by Pests.
Increases maximum HP, stamina, and equip load. You can select it as a Keepsake in the character creator or find it in the Fringefolk Hero’s Cave in Limgrave.
You can also find higher-tier versions of this talisman. To get the Erdtree’s Favor +1 variant, head to the boss room in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, where you fight Mohg, the Omen. You can risk it by opening the chest mid-fight, but it’s safer to get it once Mohg’s dead.
The Erdtree’s Favor +2 variant is on a tree in the far east of Leyndell, Ashen Capital, close to the elevator near the Forbidden Lands and East Altus Diving Tower. You’ll need to backtrack from the Forbidden Lands Site of Grace to reach this talisman.
Godskin Swaddling Cloth
Successive attacks restore HP. Drops from the Godskin Apostle & Godskin Noble boss fight in Spiritcaller’s Cave, in the Mountaintops of the Giants region.
This Talisman increases the number of runes you get from enemies. This is around a 20% increase, but the effect can be stacked with other rune-boosting items. You get this as a reward for beating the two Cleanrot Knights in the Abandoned Cave in Caelid.
Green Turtle Talisman
Raises stamina recovery speed. Found in a turtle-filled area in Summonwater Village, unlocked by an Imp Statue.
Enhances the final hit ending a chain of attacks. It can be found in a chest on the battlements of Castle Morne.
All Elden Ring talismans
Here is a list of all the Elden Ring talismans, where to find them, and what they do:
|Ancestral Spirit’s Horn||Restores FP upon defeating foes.||Unlock Rememberance of Regal Ancestor’s power at Roundtable Hold.|
|Arrow’s Reach Talisman||Increases bow range.||Inside a tower above Stormgate in Stormhill, Limgrave.|
|Arrow’s Sting Talisman||Raises attack power of arrows and bolts.||Inside a chest on top of the tower above the Impassable Greatbridge Grace, in front of Redmane Castle in Caelid.|
|Arsenal Charm||Raises max equipment weight.||
Regular – Nephali in Roundtable Hold after summoning her and beating Godrick the Grafted.
+1 – In the second cave of the Altus Tunnel, head through the tunnel to the south until you find a wooden balcony next to a pit. Drop to the left side and land on the roots below. Climb up the roots to reach a ledge above you, where a corpse clutches onto the Arsenal +1 talisman.
|Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger||Critical hits restore FP.||Dropped by Black Knife Assassin in Black Knife Catacombs dungeon.|
|Assassin’s Crimson Dagger||Critical hits restore health.||Beating Black Knife Assassin in Deathtouched Catacombs dungeon.|
|Axe Talisman||Enhances charged attacks.||In a cellar underneath Mistwood Ruins.|
|Blessed Dew Talisman||Slowly restores health.||West of the Divine Bridge Grace in Leyndell. A Golem guards it.|
|Blue Dancer Charm||Raises attack power with lower equipment load.||Dropped by Guardian Golem in Highroad Cave.|
|Blue-Feathered Branchsword||Raises defence when health is low.||Dropped by Deathbird east of Warmaster’s Shack.|
|Boltdrake Talisman||Boosts lightning damage negation.||
Regular – Defeat Bloodhound Knight in Lakeside Crystal Cave.
+1 – on a corpse hanging on a wooden ledge above the southern walls of Castle Sol.
+2 – inside a chest in the underground room northwest of the ruins in Lunar Estate Ruins.
|Cerulean Seed Talisman||Boosts FP restoration from Flask of Cerulean Tears.||Carian Study Hall.|
|Clarifying Horn Charm||Raises Focus.||
Regular – on stairs leading to the lift that goes up to the Deep Siofra Well.
+1 – on a corpse on the lowest floor of the ruins in Nokron, Eternal City.
|Claw Talisman||Enhances jump attacks.||On a corpse on a watchtower in Stormveil Castle.|
|Companion Jar||Raises potency of throwing pots.||Complete Jar Bairn’s sidequest at Jarburg, then return to their previous location.|
|Concealing Veil||Conceals wearer while crouching.||Drops from the Black Knife Assassin found in Sage’s Cave.|
|Crepus’s Vial||Eliminates all sounds made by the wearer while moving.||Kill the second target during the assassination tasks from the Volcano Manor quest.|
|Crimson Amber Medallion||Raises maximum health.||
Regular – sold by Nomadic Merchant in Weeping Peninsular.
+1 – through a fog gate that requires a Stonesword Key in Volcano Manor.
+2 – south of the Leyndell, Capital of Ash Grace, down the open sewer grate and on a beam.
|Crimson Seed Talisman||Boosts HP healed from Flask of Crimson Tears.||Defeat the Black Knife Assassin outside the Sainted Hero’s Grave imp’s room. The door unlocks after they die.|
|Crucible Feather Talisman||It improves dodge rolling but also increases damage taken.||Auriza Hero’s Grave.|
|Crucible Knot Talisman||Reduces damage and impact of headshots taken.||Dropped by Omenkiller in Village of the Albinaurics.|
|Crucible Scale Talisman||Reduces damage taken from critical hits.||Leyndell Catacombs.|
|Curved Sword Talisman||Enhances guard counters.||Inside a chest in the wine cellar with the Banished Knight in Stormveil Castle.|
|Daedicar’s Woe||Increases damage taken.||Don’t give Rya the Tonic of Forgetfulness during her questline or find it upon returning to the drawing room after you exhaust her dialogue options.|
|Dagger Talisman||Enhances critical hits.||Close to the Temple of Elglay on a corpse. Requires two Stonesword Keys.|
|Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman||Greatly boosts physical damage negation.||North of the Drainage Channel Grace, on an elevated platform in a building in the northeast portion of Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree.|
|Erdtree’s Favor||Changes the demeanour of the wearer.||
Regular – Keepsake in the character creator or find it in the Fringefolk Hero’s Cave in Limgrave.
+1 – inside the boss room in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, where you fight Mohg, the Omen.
+2 – on a tree in the far east of Leyndell, Ashen Capital.
|Faithful’s Canvas Talisman||Raises potency of Incantation spells.||On a corpse near Prawn Miner in Sellia Crystal Tunnel.|
|Fire Scorpion Charm||Raises Fire damage but lowers damage negations.||On a wooden platform to the west of Fort Laiedd.|
|Flamedrake Talisman||Boosts Fire damage negation.||
Regular – dropped by Beastman of Farum Azula in Groveside Cave.
+1 – against a column in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
+2 – dropped by Beastman of Farum Azula in Dragonbarrow Cave.
|Flock’s Canvas Talisman||Greatly increases the potency of Incantation spells.||Drops from Gowry after completing Millicent quest and killing him.|
|Furled Finger’s Trick-Mirror||Take on the appearance of a Host of Fingers.||Sold by Twin Maiden Husks at Roundtable Hold.|
|Godfrey Icon||Enhances charge spells and skills.||Drops from Godefrey the Grafted in Golden Lineage Evergaol.|
|Godskin Swaddling Cloth||Successive attacks restore health.||Dropped by Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble in Spiritcaller’s Cave.|
|Gold Scarab||Increases the number of Runes you get for defeating enemies.||Dropped by Cleanrot Knights in Abandoned Cave in Caelid.|
|Graven-Mass Talisman||Greatly increases the potency of sorcery spells.||In Albinauric Rise in Consecrated Snowfield.|
|Graven-School Talisman||Increases the potency of sorcery spells.||In a room with Living Jars close to the Debate Hall Grace in Raya Lucaria.|
|Great-Jar’s Arsenal||Greatly raises maximum equipment weight.||Complete The Great-Jar’s challenge to defeat three duelists in Dragonbarrow. You can access this area by returning to the surface from the Siofra Deep River well.|
|Greatshield Talisman||Boosts guard ability.||Complete three dualist NPC invasions in Dragonbarrow for the giant living jar.|
|Green Turtle Talisman||Raises stamina recovery.||On the outskirts of Summonwater Village, inside an underground area.|
|Haligdrake Talisman||Boosts Holy damage negation.||
Regular – on a body in Stranded Graveyard.
+1 – near the Lundell Catacombs Grace, behind two hidden walls.
+2 – on a body in Mohgwyn Palace near some graves watched over by a giant crow.
|Hammer Talisman||Enhances stamina-reducing attacks against blocking enemies.||Dropped by Recusant Henricus northeast of Stormhill Shack.|
|Host’s Trick-Mirror||Take on the appearance of a cooperator.||Sold by Twin Maiden Husks at Roundtable Hold.|
|Immunizing Horn Charm||Raises immunity to poison and Scarlet Rot.||
Regular – on a corpse in the ant nest in Ainsel River.
+1 – kill a Wandering Shaman in the Lake of Rot.
|Kindred of Rot’s Exultation||Poisoning or rot in the vicinity increases attack power.||Dropped by Kindred of Rot in Seethewater Cave.|
|Lance Talisman||Enhances horseback attacks.||Northeast of Stormhill.|
|Lightning Scorpion Charm||Raises lightning damage but lowers damage negation.||Inside a sealed room in Wyndham Catacombs. Requires Stonesword Key.|
|Longtail Cat Talisman||The wearer is immune to fall damage.||Ride the lift down from the graveyard section of Raya Lucaria Academy. Guarded by a Pendulum Statue.|
|Lord of Blood’s Exultation||Blood loss in the vicinity increases attack power.||Dropped by Esgar, Priest of Blood in Leyndell Catacombs.|
|Magic Scorpion Charm||Raises magic damage at the cost of damage negation.||Either talk to Preceptor Seluvis after obtaining the Fingerslayer Blade before giving it to Ranni the Witch, or give the Amber Starlight to Preceptor Seluvis after he confides in you about his plans.|
|Marika’s Scarseal||Raises attributes but also damage taken.||At the base of the waterfall found at the highest point of Siofra River.|
|Marika’s Soreseal||Greatly raises attributes but also damage taken.||In the altar of a room that requires the Stonesword Key near the Elphael Inner Wall Site of Grace.|
|Millicent’s Prosthesis||Boosts dexterity and raises attack power with successive attacks.||At the end of Millicent’s quest, choose to challenge and kill her. Alternatively, you can kill her after assisting her instead, but you lose the chance to get Miquella’s Needle.|
|Moon of Nokstella||Increases memory slots available.||Under the throne in Nokstella, Eternal City.|
|Mottled Necklace||Raises Focus, Immunity, and Robustness.||
Regular – edge of the ruined bridge leading to Nokron, Eternal City via the Waygate at the Four Belfries.
+1 – on a corpse at the top of some ruined arches in Nokron, Eternal City.
|Old Lord’s Talisman||Extends spell effect duration.||Inside a chest in Crumbling Farum Azula.|
|Pearldrake Talisman||Boosts non-physical damage negation.||
Regular – behind one of the waygates of The Four Belfries.
+1 – inside a chest in Wyndham Ruins. Requires a Stonesword Key.
+2 – on a body above the Haligtree Town Site of Grace in Miquella’s Haligtree.
|Perfumer’s Talisman||Raises potency of perfumes.||Inside a chest underground in Perfumer’s Ruins.|
|Primal Glintstone Blade||Spells consume less FP, but it also reduces maximum health.||In a chest in the underground area of the Stargazer Ruins.|
|Prince of Death’s Cyst||Greatly raises vitality.||Dropped by the large Runebear inside the cave behind a waterfall in Deeproot Depths.|
|Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom||Raises dexterity.||Finish Gowry’s sidequest in Caelid. Return to Millicent for reward.|
|Radagon Icon||Shortens spell cast time.||Inside a chest on the second floor of the Debate Parlor in Raya Lucaria Academy.|
|Radagon’s Scarseal||Raises vigor, endurance, strength, and dexterity, but also increases damage taken.||Dropped by Ancient Hero of Zamor in the Weeping Evergaol.|
|Radagon’s Soreseal||Greatly raises vigor, endurance, strength, and dexterity, but also greatly increases damage taken.||On a corpse found on wooden walkways after dropping into the roof of Fort Faroth.|
|Red-Feathered Branchsword||Raises attack power when health is low.||Drops from Deathbird northeast of Scenic Isle Site of Grace in Liurnia of the Lakes.|
|Ritual Shield Talisman||Raises defence when health is at maximum.||At the front door of the Colosseum in Leyndell, Royal Capital.|
|Ritual Sword Talisman||Raises attack power when health is at maximum.||In a chest down some stairs after you slay Demi-Human Queen Gilika in Lux Ruins.|
|Roar Medallion||Enhances roar and breath attacks.||Dropped by Stonedigger Troll in Limgrave Tunnels.|
|Rotten Winged Sword Insignia||Greatly increases attack power with each successive hit.||Choose to assist Millicent in her questline and defeat her sisters.|
|Sacred Scorpion Charm||Raises Holy damage, but lowers damage negation.||Kill Anastasia, Tarnished-Eater on the border between Limgrave and Caelid.|
|Sacrificial Twig||Lost on death in place of Runes.||Sold by Patches in Murkwater Cave, given by Edgar at Castle Morne, and three of each are sold by the Isolated Merchants in Weeping Peninsula and Dragonbarrow.|
|Shabrirri’s Woe||Constantly attacks enemy aggression.||On a corpse at the edge of Frenzied Flame Village.|
|Shard of Alexander||Greatly boosts skills attack power.||Obtained from Alexander after completing his questline.|
|Silver Scarab||Raises item discovery.||Inside a chest on the Hidden Path to the Haligtree behind an illusory wall.|
|Spear Talisman||Enhances counterattacks of thrusting weapons.||Inside a chest near the Demi-Human campfire in Lakeside Crystal Cave.|
|Spelldrake Talisman||Boosts magic damage negation.||
Regular – defeat Runebear in Earthbore Cave.
+1 – northwest corner of Selia Town of Sorcery.
+2 – inside the secret catacombs of the Hidden Path to the Haligtree, just before the Stray Mimic Tear boss door.
|Stalwart Horn Charm||Raises robustness.||
Regular – in the eastern part of Liurnia of the Lakes, close to the Mausoleum Compound. Head up the incline before turning to the southwest. It’s inside a cliff formation you can find a hole in by going anticlockwise around it.
+1 – on the path to Yelough Anix Tunnel, southwest of Consecrated Snowfield.
|Stargazer Heirloom||Raises inteligence.||On a corpse at the top of Divine Tower of Liurnia.|
|Starscourge Heirloom||Raises strength.||Inside Fort Gael.|
|Taker’s Cameo||Restores health upon defeating enemies.||Given to you by Tanith at Volcano Manor after finishing the third letter quest to invade and defeat Juno Hoslow, Knight of Blood.|
|Twinblade Talisman||Enhances the final hit of a chain of attacks.||Inside a chest on the battlements of Castle Morne.|
|Two Fingers Heirloom||Raises faith.||On the lower level of Purified Ruins.|
|Viridian Amber Medallion||Raises maximum stamina.||
Regular – dropped by Miranda the Blighted Bloom in Tombsward Cave.
+1 – defeat Margit at the Outer Wall Battleground in Altus Plauteau.
+2 – Close to the Summoning Snail in Haligtree Town Plaza.
|Warrior Jar Shard||Boosts skills attack power.||Drops from Alexander if you kill him before completing his quest.|
|Winged Sword Insignia||Raises attack power of successive attacks.||Dropped by Cleanrot Knight in Stillwater Cave.|
How to get Elden Ring Talisman Pouches
Talisman pouches allow you to equip more talismans at once. There are only a handful of these in the game, so here is where you get additional Elden Ring talisman slots:
- Talisman Pouch #1 – this drops after you beat Margit the Fell Omen.
- Talisman Pouch #2 – this can be acquired from Finger Reader Enia, the old person you find by Two Fingers in Roundtable Hold. You can only get this after acquiring two Elden Ring Great Runes.
- Talisman Pouch #3 – you get this for defeating Godfrey in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
These are some great Elden Ring talismans we’ve found. To become even more powerful in battle, look at our Elden Ring weapon arts guide, the Elden Ring ashes of war locations, and Elden Ring crystal tear locations. We also have a guide about how to get all the best Elden Ring endings, that is, if you’re curious about the unlock conditions.
Additional contributions by Jen Rothery and Joe Robinson.