How To Cure Poison In Elden Ring

Poison has been a mechanic in the Souls games since the first installment, and it features prominently in Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s latest action-adventure RPG. This is a nuisance to deal with, as poisoning slowly drains your health, so you should always be prepared to deal with it. But what can you do to cure the poison? Here’s what you need to know.

How to cure poison in Elden Ring

In Elden Ring, the poison effect works the same as it does in other Souls games. As soon as you come into contact with poison, an indicator will appear at the bottom of the screen, and if it is completely filled, you will be poisoned. At this point, it will continuously drain your health while the meter depletes. Once the poison counter drops to zero, it will stop draining your health. You can use healing items to stay alive, but treatment poison will be your best bet.

There are two main ways to cure poison. One of them is to use Neutralization boluses. These are consumables that can be bought, found, or crafted. To buy them visit a nomadic merchant in West Limegrave, located southeast of Coastal Cave. You can purchase them for 600 runes each. You can also find neutralization boluses all over the world when playing naturally, although depending on the route you take, you may not encounter as many as you might expect.

The poison counter increases the longer you are in contact with a poisonous substance.

Another way to get neutralization boluses is to create them. You will need one herb, one cave moss, and one large dragonfly head, as well as The gunsmith’s cookbook [2]. This item is randomly sold by the aforementioned Nomad for 600 runes. Once you have all of these items, you will be able to make 1 Neutralization Bolus.

We recommend always having them in your quick item bar so you can easily eat them if you get poisoned. Some enemies deal poison damage by firing mist at you or even hitting you with melee weapons, so it’s always a good idea to have neutralizing boluses on hand.

Another way to cure poison is with the aptly named cure, the Poison Spell. You need 10 Faith to use it, which should be easy to achieve even in the early stages of the game. You get the spell by buying it from Brother Korin in the Round Table Hold for 1000 runes. This NPC will move to the Altus Plateau around the time you encounter Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.

Once you get the spell, put it on in place of Grace and then make sure you have a catalyst, like Holy Seal, to actually drop it. In addition to healing with poison, you can equip armor and other types of equipment to slow down the accumulation of poison. This can help a lot as it saves you from having to treat yourself so often. Sometimes curing yourself of poison can hurt you while you’re fiddling with the menu, so the less you have to do it, the better. If you know you need to get through a poisonous area, make sure you equip the best poison protection gear you have to save precious materials.

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