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Elden Ring: Best Talismans for Mage Builds

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If you’re planning on using a mage build in Elden Ringyou’ll need to know which talismans to equip. These items will make you more effective and powerful against other players online and the game’s hardest bosses.

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    Talismans For Any Mage Builds

    There are a handful of talismans in the game that benefits any mage builds, regardless of whether they lean more towards sorceries or incantations, or both.

    Cerulean Amber Medallion +2

    Cerulean Amber Medallion +2 from Elden Ring.

    The Cerulean Amber Medallion +2 increases your FP by 11%.

    This should just be a talisman as you’re still building up your Mind stat. As soon as you level that stat up, you can change this for another talisman that increases your damage output.

    You can find this talisman in the underground room in Lunar Estate Ruins in Liurnia. Prepare one Stonesword Key as you’ll need it to clear the fog gate at the entrance to the underground. The entrance to the underground is also an illusory wall. Simply hit the ground to the right of the Imp Statue and the path will clear for you.

    The location of the Cerulean Amber Medallion +2 shown on the map.

    Magic Scorpion Charm

    Magic Scorpion Talisman from Elden Ring.

    The Magic Scorpion Charm talisman raises your magic damage. However, it also lowers your damage negation. This is something you’ll need to consider. If you believe you can avoid attacks enough to make the damage bonus warranted, feel free to equip this charm.

    You can obtain this talisman from Seluvis after you give him the Amber Starlight.

    Seluvis from Elden Ring.

    Moon of Nokstella

    Moon of Nokstella from Elden Ring.

    The Moon of Nokstella gives you two more memory slots. If you deem it necessary to equip more spells, this talisman can give you the slots you need.

    You can find this talisman in a chest in the highest building in Nokstella, Eternal City. It’s guarded by a Nox Swordstress and two Silver Tears.

    The location of the Moon of Nokstella.

    Cerulean Seed Talisman

    Cerulean Seed Talisman from Elden Ring.

    The Cerulean Seed Talisman increases the amount of FP restored by the Flask of Cerulean Tears. A Flask of Cerulean Tears +12, its maximum level, restores 220 FP. With this talisman equipped, you can raise that to 264 FP.

    This is found in the highest section of the Carian Study Hall, on a corpse that’s laying on a wooden beam. Be mindful of the rats that are roaming around here. The tower needs to be in its original state for you to reach this area.

    The Tarnished picking up the Cerulean Seed Talisman.

    Primal Glintstone Blade

    The Primal Glintstone Blade from Elden Ring.

    The Primal Glintstone Blade talisman reduces the FP cost of spells by 25%. Its downside is that it also lowers your maximum HP by 15%. Whether this trade-off is worthwhile or not fully depends on how well you can avoid getting hit by enemies in the game.

    You can find this talisman in a chest in the underground area of the Stargazer’s Ruins. You’ll need to summon the Spirit Jellyfish here to unlock the seal to the underground.

    The location of the Primal Glintstone Blade.

    Old Lord’s Talisman

    The Old Lord's Talisman from Elden Ring.

    The Old Lord’s Talisman is great for those who cast spell buffs as this extends their duration by 30%. This includes buffs that provide continuous healing.

    You can find this talisman in Crumbling Farum Azula, in a chest located inside a small structure. You’ll also find a couple of Azula Beastmen here, guarding and circling the chest.

    The location of the Old Lord's Talisman.

    Marika’s Soreseal

    Marika's Soreseal from Elden Ring.

    Marika’s Soreseal is great for mage builds who dabble in both sorceries and incantations. This legendary talisman increases your Mind, Intelligence, Faith, and Arcane stats by 5. However, it also increases the damage you take by 15%.

    You can find this in a room found on the ground level beyond the Prayer Room in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. You’ll need a Stonesword Key to enter the room.

    The location of Marika's Soreseal marked on the map.

    Ancestral Spirit’s Horn

    The Ancestral Spirit's Horn from Elden Ring.

    This is a handy talisman that allows you to restore 3 FP every time you defeat an enemy. You can get this by defeating the Regal Ancestor and giving its Remembrance to Enia at the Roundtable Hold.

    The Regal Ancestor Spirit from Elden Ring.

    Talismans For Intelligence Builds

    Intelligence mage builds mainly use sorceries. Some of the game’s most powerful spells belong to this magic type, which makes intelligence builds very dangerous.

    These are the talismans you should use if you’re going for an Intelligence build character. Equip four of any of these and you’ll be making the most out of your build.

    Stargazer Heirloom

    The Stargazer Heirloom from Elden Ring.

    The Stargazer Heirloom increases your Intelligence stat by 5. You can find this at the top of the Divine Tower of Liurnia.

    You’ll first need the Carian Inverted Statue to invert the Carian Study Hall to get to the tower. To obtain the Carian Inverted Statue, follow Ranni’s questline until you give her the Fingerslayer Blade. She’ll give you this key item in return.

    The Divine Tower of Liurnia shown on the map.

    Graven-School Talisman

    Graven-School Talisman from Elden Ring.

    The Graven-School Talisman raises the damage of your sorceries by 4%. You can find this in Raya Lucaria Academy.

    Start from the Debate Parlor Site of Grace and take the western exit. Look to your right and you’ll spot an empty bookshelf. Hit it to reveal a secret path.

    The Tarnished facing an empty bookshelf in Raya Lucaria.

    Follow the path from here and you’ll eventually find yourself in a room that houses a few Living Jars. You’ll find the talisman in this room, sitting on a crystal formation.

    The Tarnished picking up the Graven-School Talisman.

    Graven-Mass Talisman

    Graven-Mass Talisman from Elden Ring.

    The Graven-Mass Talisman increases the potency of your sorceries by 8%. Equip this and the Graven-School Talisman and you’ll gain a total of 12% sorcery damage bonus.

    You can obtain this talisman by looting a chest on the top area of Albinauric Rise in Consecrated Snowfield. You can unlock the seal on the entrance of the tower by making the two imps around the tower fight each other. Alternatively, you can also summon the Fanged Imp Ashes and use it to defeat an imp.

    The location of Albinauric Rise from Elden Ring.

    Talismans For Faith Builds

    Faith mage builds use incantations instead of sorceries. Incantations have more variations compared to sorceries. Whereas the latter is restricted to Glintstone spells, Gravity spells, and a few Ice and Fire sorceries, incantation builds have Dragon Communion, Aspects of Crucible, Bestial, Fire, Blood, and more.

    These talismans are perfect for faith builds, regardless of the incantation type they prefer.

    Two Fingers Heirloom

    The Two Fingers Heirloom from Elden Ring.

    The Two Fingers Heirloom talisman raises your Faith stat by 5. You can find this in the underground room of the Purified Ruins in Liurnia. The entrance to the underground is blocked by a wooden platform. Simply strike it to enter the underground.

    The location of the Two Fingers Heirloom shown on the map.

    Lightning Scorpion Charm

    The Lightning Scorpion Charm from Elden Ring.

    The Lightning Scorpion Charm raises by 12%, but also increases the physical damage you receive by 10%.

    This talisman is great for lightning incantations such as Ancient Dragons’ Lightning Spear, Lansseax’s Glaive, Vyke’s Dragonbolt, and more.

    You can pick this up in the Wyndham Catacombs in Altus Plateau. It is in the room that’s blocked by a fog gate.

    Wyndham Catacombs from Elden Ring.

    Fire Scorpion Charm

    Fire Scorpion Charm from Elden Ring.

    The Fire Scorpion Charm talisman has the same effects as the talisman above, but for fire incantations. You can find this on a wooden platform on the western ramparts of Fort Laiedd in Mt. Gelmir.

    Fort Laiedd shown on the map.

    Sacred Scorpion Charm

    Sacred Scorpion Charm from Elden Ring.

    The Sacred Scorpion Charm works similarly to the two previous talismans, but its effects benefit incantations that deal holy damage. This includes spells such as Elden Stars, Discus of Light, Triple Rings of Light, and Radagon’s Rings of Light.

    You can obtain this talisman after defeating Anastasia, Tarnished-Eater at the Smoldering Church in Caelid.

    Smoldering Church shown on the map.

    Faithful’s Canvas Talisman

    Faithful's Canvas Talisman from Elden Ring.

    The Faithful’s Canvas Talisman raises the potency of your incantations by 4%. You’ll find this in Sellia Crystal Tunnel, on a corpse that’s leaning against the rock wall on a raised wooden platform. The corpse is guarded by two Lesser Kindred of Rot enemies.

    Sellia Crystal Tunnel shown on the map.

    Flock’s Canvas Talisman

    Flock's Canvas Talisman from Elden Ring.

    The Flock’s Canvas Talisman raises the damage your incantations deal by 8%. You can get this by killing Gowry, but only when he is crying about Millicent’s fate.

    You can make this happen by completing Millicent’s questline, regardless if you choose to fight alongside her or against her. After this is done, return to Gowry’s Shack and you should find him here mourning Millicent’s death.

    Gowry mourning Millicent's death.

    Lord of Blood’s Exultation

    Lord of Blood's Exultation from Elden Ring.

    Equip this talisman if you constantly use Blood incantations such as Bloodboon, Bloodflame Talons, and Swarm of Flies — which all build up blood loss. Once equipped, this talisman will give you a 20% boost in attack power for 20 seconds when an enemy gets inflicted with blood loss.

    You can obtain this talisman after defeating Esgar, Priest of Blood, the boss at the end of Leyndell Catacombs.

    You must first pass through the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds to get to Leyndell Catacombs. In the area where you walk on top of water pipes, make your way to the ground level where the giant lobsters are. To the right of the second lobster is an opening that leads to Leyndell Catacombs.

    Leyndell Catacombs shown on the map.

    Kindred of Rot’s Exultation

    Kindred of Rot's Exultation from Elden Ring.

    The Kindred of Rot’s Exultation talisman has the same effects as the talisman above, but for poison and scarlet rot buffs. This talisman is suitable for Faith builds that use Poison Mist and Scarlet Aeonia. These two are Servents of Rot incantations that deal poison and scarlet rot, respectively.

    You obtain this talisman after defeating the Kindred of Rot boss at the end of the Seethewater Cave in Mt. Gelmir.

    Seethewater Cave shown on the map.