Elden Ring doesn’t go easy on you
That’s a lot of choices, and some talismans are incredibly useful. To help you decide, we’re going to share our 5 favorite talismans and where to find them all on the map. These are pretty focused on the later portion of the game, but some can be found incredibly early — like we’re talking first few hours of the game early.
Put on your walking boots, because we’re going to track down 10 favorite talismans. There’s a lot we didn’t put on this list, and most of these talismans are suited for melee damage-dealers instead of magical Tarnished, so we may have to revisit this list in the future with even more talisman locations. There’s just too much to talk about in Elden Ring for one little list.
Erdtree’s Favor +2: Raises maximum HP, Stamina and Equip Load.
One of the best all-purpose talismans in Elden Ring. Found in Leyndell, Ashen Capitol in the end-game. From the Forbidden Lands Site of Grace, return to the capitol area to enter a massive courtyard filled with ash and patrolled by an Ulcerated Tree Spirit. There are two more hidden in the sand. Find the talisman on a tree branch in the center of the area.
You can also find the standard version right at the start of the game. The regular Erdtree’s Favor is found at the bottom of the Fringefolk Hero’s Grave in the tutorial dungeon area. Use a Stronesword Key to gain access.
Dragoncrest Greatshield: Enormously boost physical damage negation.
Incredibly useful for boss fights if you’re using a shield build, as it lowers physical damage negation. Find this shield in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. Starting at the Drainage Channel, go through the east exit and walk across the plant walkways — you’ll need to follow the winding root path to reach a rooftop and drop through the window onto the beams below. From the beams you can reach a ledge guarded by pests.
Great Jar’s Arsenal: Vastly raises maximum equip load.
Wear even more armor and move freely. Earn it by travelling to the giant Great Jar arena in Dragonbarrow, Caelid. He’s a giant jar sitting outside a colosseum building. Defeat the three invaders he summons to complete his trial and collect his talisman reward.
Green Turtle Talisman: Raises stamina recovery speed.
Absolutely useful for early game players or anyone that’s low on stamina. Located in Summonwater Village, on the northeast path from Limgrave to Caelid. Find the underground entrance blocked by a Stonesword Key door.
Lord of Blood’s Exultation: Blood loss in vicinity increases attack power.
For Bleed builds only. One of the best weapons in the game, Rivers of Blood, is a bleed weapon — so it goes on the list. Dropped by the boss Esgar, Priest of Blood in the Leyndell Catacombs dungeon. This is one of the trippiest dungeons in the game with a bizarre repeating layout. You’ll find it in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds sewers of Leyndell.