8 things you can easily miss at the beginning of Elden Ring
The ancient ring is a big mystery game in which players have to carve their own path.
This, of course, can cause some players to miss out on some important elements – even the tutorial. Whether you’re an experienced player or someone trying out their first FromSoft game. There are several important items and events in the game. An ancient ring which, unfortunately, is easy to miss. We’ve rounded up eight specific tasks you’ll want to check off your list in the first 10 or so hours. The ancient ring both big and small. The good news is that even if you somehow missed any of these items or events. There is nothing stopping you from returning to the ancient restarting area, Limgrave, to dig deeper.
Buy a set for creativity
If you haven’t already explored Elleh Church north of where you started ancient ring. You missed a merchant named Calais. It is very noticeable once you get to this area. He is dressed as Santa. Kale mentions a crafting kit upon first meeting, but he doesn’t force it on you. Perhaps he should, because this item is required: this is the only way you can create items in an ancient ring. The set costs only 50 runes. Kale also sells cookbooks, which are collections of recipes for crafting items. He has a few and there are others you can find around. ancient ringworld, whether from other merchants or on enemy bodies.
Get a torch
While you are visiting Elle Church, also buy a torch from Kale. There are some Indeed dark caves and areas to explore ancient ring and they’ll be a pain in the ass if you don’t have a flashlight. Of course, you will be able to play the game without a flashlight, but do you want to? Probably no! In addition, your torch can be used as a weapon. Later in the game, players can find a lantern that attaches to the body, which is nice and has the same function as a torch. This is nice because you can use it without having to hold it in one hand that could otherwise hold a weapon or shield.
Talk to Melina
Melina is a character that you will meet by visiting and relaxing in three different places of grace in the ancient ring.
If for some reason you’ve only visited two of them over and over again, find a third one! Grace Spots are useful because they are checkpoints and fast travel spots, but also meeting Melina turns them into places where you can level up. The third place of grace of most players is in the ruins at the gate, but Melina will appear where your third place is. ancient ringopen world. Once you meet Melina, you can give her runes on these sites to become stronger.
When you first meet her,
Melina will also give you a special whistle that can be used to summon a ghost horse. A horse named Torrent makes travel easier, allows for fast-mounted battles, and opens up new areas that only Torrent can jump high enough to reach. You’ll also want to just keep Melina around and keep talking to her – she’s needed to reach the Round Table Keep, where merchants and NPCs can help you.
Take a sharpening knife
While you are near the place of grace in the ruins at the gate, be sure to take a sharpening knife. In front of this place, there is a camp full of guards and wolves; you will need to clear it so you can explore it and find a small dark staircase leading to an underground tunnel with a chest inside. There is a sharpening knife, as well as a special item that can only be used with this knife called Ash of War. (Also, note: these guards can be quite strong, and there is one big guy with a big spear who is especially strong. We advise attacking these guys one at a time using stealth. If a guard sees you, they will notify the others and you will definitely not want a pack of these guys – and wolves – to fight you at the same time.)
The Sharpening Knife allows players
To attach the Ashes of War to their weapons, granting them special additional abilities. The one you get with the whetstone is called the Storm Stomp. You can use it on a melee weapon to “raise an instant storm” according to its description. You will find more Ashes of War around the world ancient ring, and now that you have a sharpening knife, you can attach it to your weapon and find out which special attacks and power-ups you like the most. The Ashes of War menu becomes available in Sites of Grace after players find a sharpening knife.
Raise the Bell of the Spirit of Renna.
After you meet Melina, return to Elleh Church (the place where you spoke to Kale, also known as Santa) and meet Renna, a ghostly blue woman in a huge witch hat. She will give you an item called the Spirit Bell. This is indeed useful. With it, you can summon spirits, such as the spirit jellyfish, to help you in combat. Renna will give you the Spirit of the Lone Wolf to get you started. To use the summon, you only need to equip the spirit of the Lone Wolf (you cannot equip the bell itself). When you find yourself in very difficult areas of the game, you will get the ability to summon these ghostly helpers.
As the game progresses, you will find more spirits to summon. They are everywhere, including in the dungeons.
Find a Vial of Miraculous Medicine
You will find this special item in the Church of Marika, in the upper eastern part of Limgrave. He will be on the ground near the statue. So what does this thing do? It becomes an item that you can consume, and you can choose its effects by adding various crystal tears to it.
However, it can only be used once per rest, and be aware that Crystal Tears can be earned by killing Erdtree’s avatars, which is quite tricky! Luckily, this is just one way to earn them; they are also available in the world. The effects vary depending on the Crystal Tears you use in your personal recipe, and they can be quite powerful, with options like various stat boosts and increased health points.
Meet and stock up Patches the Untethered
When you meet Patch in the Murkwater Cave (along the Murkwater River), he will attack you for opening one of his chests. However, don’t kill him. Deal some damage, but don’t deal the finishing blow. Once his health is low enough, he will surrender – at which point you can either kill him or leave him alive. If you leave him alive, he will open a shop in the cave and become a merchant. In particular, he has an item (Margit’s Shackles) that can help in your fight against Margit, Fallen Omen. If you kill him, you will receive an item from him which will later lead to you gaining access to his shop. There is also an option to follow the Patches questline here, triggered by the opening of another chest that takes you to another area.
Roderick is in the Storm Hills hut and she needs to deliver something. One is the Side Sitting Pose and the other is the infamous Jellyfish Spirit. She later moves into the hold of the Round Table. After a short quest chain that has several variations, you’ll introduce her to a blacksmith in the area and she’ll be able to upgrade your spirit summoning. Stronger allies!