In this Elden Ring guide we will explain which we believe are the best talismans in the game and how to get them during your adventures in the Interregnum.
Talismans are accessories that your Lightless can equip and offer various offensive, defensive and other effects. They can be obtained in a variety of ways, such as inside chests or by defeating certain optional bosses. By advancing in Elden Ring you will be able to equip up to a maximum of four talismans in total and consequently by combining the effects of different accessories you can obtain unique builds suitable for the style of play you prefer.
Green Turtle Talisman
The Green Turtle talisman increases the speed of recovery of stamina by about 17%, thus offering a considerable advantage for those who fight hand-to-hand. Especially useful in the early stages of Elden Ring, but in some cases also for advanced builds.
The Green Turtle Talisman can be obtained in Summonwater Village in northeast Limgrave. This ruined area is located on the main path to Caelid and can be easily accessed early in the game. The entrance is not difficult to locate but you will need to use a stone sword key to remove the barrier.
This talisman can be obtained in Fringefolk Hero’s Grave: to get there, use 2 Stonesword Keys on the double Imp Keystone next to the Stranded Graveyard Site of Grace. It increases hit points by 3%, stamina by 6.75%, and max load by 5%. It is therefore not a bad accessory if you prefer clashes with melee weapons and that, if you are a little daring, you can recover already in the initial stages of Elden Ring.
To remove it, you need two keys of the stone sword, which among other things you can receive as an initial souvenir. The monsters and dangers of this dungeon are certainly not designed for a novice Lightless, but if you want you can still get the amulet, since to do so you will not have to defeat any boss.
Once inside, drop into the poisonous area and run to avoid suffering the poison status. Now pay particular attention to a wagon-shaped mechanical trap that will swing up and down a corridor and use the indentations on the sides to cover yourself while keeping an eye out for pesky crossbow-wielding enemies. Continue down this deadly corridor until you come to a narrow stone bridge, drop to the left of it to go down to the lower level. Advance paying attention to the enemies and the flamethrower trap just ahead. Proceed towards the corridor behind the trap and get ready to run like mad: the talisman is at the end of a stone bridge, but along the way two rather strong abominations will appear and very difficult to take down if you are at the beginning of the game.
The Golden Scarab talisman increases the amount of runes received by defeated enemies by 20%. It goes without saying how useful this effect is.
You can get the Golden Scarab by winning the boss fight of the optional Stranded Cave mini-dungeon , located in the Caelid region. At the point you will find a canyon, to enter the cave you will need to jump to a ledge located in the rock face on the east side.
Filigree Carian Crest
If you frequently use special weapon abilities then the Filigree Carian Crest is for you. This talisman in fact reduces the amount of AP consumed when activating the moves by 25%.
You can purchase this accessory for 5,000 runes from Iji, NPC located near the place of grace “Road to the Manor” north of the Liurnia region, at the point indicated in the map above.
Ritual Sword Talisman
The Ritual Sword Talisman increases the damage of your attacks by 10% while your Lightless is at full health. At first it may seem a powerful but inconstant effect as it is difficult to keep active, but in Elden Ring there are various abilities and equipment with “vampiric” or regenerative effects that allow you to keep your health points at maximum without too much effort.
You will get the Ritual Sword Talisman by opening a chest near the Ruins of Lux , in the Altus Plateau, accessible after defeating the boss of this mini-dungeon.
Blessed Dew Talisman
Blessed Dew is a talisman that gradually restores your Lightless’s health once equipped. We’re talking about 2 life per second, which might not seem like much, but in reality considering the “downtime” between one fight and the next, it’s often enough to fully restore health (especially in the early stages of Elden Ring when your HP are still low) and limit the use of healing ampoules, which is a significant advantage when exploring particularly long dungeons.
You will be able to get the Blessed Dew in the first hours of the game. Go to the Weeping Peninsula, and reach the ruined tower to the southwest. Kill the soldiers on guard and go up the stairs to find a chest. It is actually a trap that will teleport you to a completely different area. A few meters further on you will find a place of grace, while as you advance further you will come across a stone giant. It is not necessary to face it, you can very well ignore it and run like mad to open the chest to his right, which contains the talisman, and then run away.
The Talisman of Stone Mass is a must-have for Intelligence-based wizard builds, as it boosts the damage of all sorceries by 8%.
You can get this accessory by opening the chest at the top of the Albinauric Rise.
Alexander’s Shard increases the attack power of special abilities by as much as 15%, a truly irresistible bonus if you use them frequently.
You will get this talisman as the final reward of Alexander‘s quest, and here is how to find him.
This talisman increases Mind, Intelligence, Faith and Arcane attributes by 5, as well as 15% damage taken. Also in this case, in our opinion, the bonus to the offensive statistics amply compensates for the reduced defense.
You will find it in Elphael , a secret Legacy Dungeon of Elden Ring which is located in the far north of the map. Here you can unlock a portal that leads to Elphael by solving a puzzle that requires you to light four candles in the “eternal jail” located in the area. Once you get to Elphael advance until you unlock the “Prayer Room” place of grace.
From here exit north and jump to the second stone beam on the right. Cross it and drop onto the ledge below. Go around the ledge and jump to the bridge below. From here again drop onto the ledge below and again to reach the ground. From here, head south (watch out for the abominations that appear) until you come to a sealed room that will require a stone sword key to open.
The Radagon Icon is a must have for wizards. In fact, he reduces the casting time of sorceries and spells. According to some calculations it’s like having 30 points more in Dexterity exclusively when casting spells. Not a bad bonus, but keep in mind that after crossing the threshold of 70 Dexterity points you will not get any further advantages.
To find the talisman Icon of Radagon you will have to go to the Academy of Raya Lucaria, the Legacy Dungeon located in the center of the Liurnia region. It’s a gigantic building, so it’s hard to miss. Starting from the place of grace “debate room” (the one that is unlocked after defeating the first boss of the dungeon), exit north and once you pass the gate turn right, jump over the stone balcony and advance a few meters to find a ladder.
Once at the top continue until you see on the right of the broken windows, enter the building from here and proceed to the right to find a chest with the talisman Icon of Radagon inside.
The Icon of Godfrey increases the damage of attacks charged with sorceries, spells and special abilities of weapons, except for bows, by 15%. A bonus really not bad, so if you use loaded moves this accessory is definitely for you.
You will get the Icon of Godfrey talisman by defeating the optional boss located in Godefroy the Grafted found in Golden Lineage Evergaol.