The best Elden Ring talismans and their locations

We’ve picked out a score of great Elden Ring talismans and where you can find them, as well as how to get more slots via talisman pouches

Walking through a dark, flooded ruin with torch held aloft in Elden Ring

Want to know about Elden Ring talismans? 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.

An array of different Elden Ring talismans can be found in the fantasy game’s vast open world; you can find some in treasure chests in Elden Ring dungeons, some drop as loot from enemies and bosses, and others can be bought from merchants. As you progress to more challenging areas, you will encounter upgraded versions of talismans with increased effects. You can expand the number of talismans you can equip at the same time using Talisman Pouches.

Though their utility will vary based on your Elden Ring build and playstyle, talismans provide a much needed helping hand when it comes to taking on Elden Ring bosses. To help you formulate your strategy, we’ve put together a list of some of the best talismans available in the game, as well as information on where you find them and how to get more pouches.

How to get Elden Ring Talisman Pouches

This is where you get additional 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 you’ve acquired any two Elden Ring Great Runes
  • Talisman Pouch #3 – you get this for defeating Godfrey, in Leyndell, Royal Capital

Receiving a Elden Ring talisman pouch

The Best Elden Ring Talismans

The best Elden Ring talismans we’ve found so far are:

Arsenal Charm

Boosts maximum equipment load. You get this from speaking to Nephali in Roundtable Hold after summoning her and beating Godrick the Grafted.

The Elden Ring Arsenal Charm location is in Roundtable Hold

Assassin’s Crimson Dagger

Critical Hits restore roughly 20% of your total HP. Reward for beating Black Knife Assassin in Deathtouched Catacombs dungeon in Limgrave.

Map view location of the assassin's crimson dagger talisman in Elden Ring

Concealing Veil

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.

Map location for the Curved Sword talisman in Elden Ring

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.

It is found 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.

The location of the dragoncrest greatshield talisman in Elden ring, map view

Erdtree’s Favor

Increases maximum HP, stamina, and equip load. Can be selected as a Keepsake in the character creator or found in the Fringefolk Hero’s Cave in Limgrave. Higher tier versions of this talisman can also be found later in the game.

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.

The map view location of the godskin swaddling cloth talisman in elden ring

Gold Scarab

This Talisman increases the amount of runes you get from enemies. At the moment it’s believed to be 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.

Map view location of the gold scarab talisman in elden ring

Green Turtle Talisman

Raises stamina recovery speed. Found in a turtle-filled area in Summonwater Village unlocked by an Imp Statue.

Map location for the Green Turtle talisman in Elden Ring

Twinblade Talisman

Enhances the final hit ending a chain of attacks. It can be found in a chest on the battlements of Castle Morne.

Map location for the Twinblade talisman in Elden Ring

These are some great Elden Ring talismans we’ve found so far – to become even more powerful in battle, take a look at our Elden Ring weapon arts guide, the Elden Ring ashes of war locations, and Elden Ring crystal tear locations.

Additonal contributions by Joe Robinson.

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