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8 crucial Elden Ring talismans to grab early

The Lands Between are rough. Give yourself a break.

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The right gear can make all the difference in Elden Ring. And while great weapons and armor are the core of your build, talismans add less flashy but crucial buffs.

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Many of Elden Ring’s talismans are extremely situational, but some are great for any build and you can find many of them early in the game.

Here are the 8 best talismans you can find early in Elden Ring.

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8. Blessed Dew

The Blessed Dew Talisman grants you slow, constant HP regeneration. It won’t save you in a tough boss fight, but it can help you can save your flasks for when you need them while exploring. The Blessed Dew Talisman is found in a late-game area, but there’s a trick to getting it early on.

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Head to the Weeping Penninsula and fight your way to the Tower of Return southwest of the Minor Erdtree.

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A sending gate at the top will teleport you to the Divine Bridge, where you can dash past a stone giant to find the talisman in a chest.

7. Radagon’s Icon

Radagon’s Icon is a must-have talisman for spell casters. It shortens cast time for Sorceries and Incantations, which can help you pull off slow, massively damaging spells with less risk.

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You can pick up Radagon’s Icon about halfway through Raya Lucaria. Once you unlock the Debate Parlor Site of Grace, simply head outside, hang a right around the building, and climb the ladder you see. You’ll find the talisman through a broken window.

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6. Radagon’s Scarseal

This talisman and the next raise certain attributes but increase the damage you take by 10 percent. Radagon’s Scarseal raises Vigor, Endurance, Strength, and Dexterity by three, essentially giving you 12 free levels.

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You’ll earn Radagon’s Scarseal by defeating the Ancient Hero of Zamor locked in the Weeping Evergaol. The Evergaol is easy to find by heading east of the Fourth Church of Marika in the Weeping Penninsula.

5. Marika’s Scarseal

The companion to Radagon’s Scarseal raises Intelligence, Faith, Mind, and Arcane by three while increasing damage taken. The boost to FP and spell power is more than worth the trade for casters, but Marika’s Scarseal will take a while to reach.

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Head south from the Worshipper’s Woods Site of Grace in Siofra River until you find a sending gate above a broken pillar.

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Head north through the gate and you’ll see a waterfall with a Dragonkin Soldier boss in front of it. Beat or sprint past the boss to find the talisman on a corpse under the waterfall.

4. Erdtree’s Favor

Claiming the Erdtree’s Favor Talisman is tough but worth it. It raises HP, stamina, and equip load, making it excellent for melee characters and a good way of covering stat weaknesses for casters.

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The Erdtree’s Favor Talisman lies past the Stonesword lock beside the Stranded Grave at the very beginning of the game. Run until you reach a narrow bridge, then drop off the side to find a secret area with imps, traps, and two Grafted Scions. Dodge them all to find the talisman on an altar.

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3. Arsenal Charm

The Arsenal Charm increases maximum equip load, letting you use heavier weapons and armor without spending runes on stats. It’s a great talisman you can use for the entire game or just throw on when you need an extra defense boost.

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Getting the Arsenal Charm is simple. Just exhaust the NPC Nepheli Loux’s dialogue in the courtyard before fighting Godrick in Stormveil Castle.

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Once you beat Godrick, Nepheli will appear in the Roundtable Hold and give you the talisman.

2. Green Turtle

The Green Turtle Talisman increases stamina recovery speed, making it useful for the entire game no matter what build you’re using. Even better, you can pick it up easily from the very beginning of Elden Ring.

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You’ll find the Green Turtle Talisman behind a Stonesword lock in Limgrave’s Summonwater Village, just east of where you fight the Tibia Mariner.

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There’s also a room full of turtles you can kill for their delicious neck meat, if you can live with yourself afterward.

1. Gold Scarab

The Gold Scarab Talisman increases runes dropped by enemies by 20 percent, letting you level up and buy new equipment much quicker in Elden Ring. However, you’ll need to face a tough boss to earn it.

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The Gold Scarab is rewarded for completing the Abandoned Cave just north of the Swamp of Aeonia in Caelid.

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The boss of this dungeon, two Cleanrot Knights, drops the talisman. Summoning help is highly recommended.