The Tarnished performing the Ring Gesture in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring: How to Gesture

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The Gesture mechanic in Elden Ring is similar to Emotes in other games. Although seemingly non-consequential, it is a massive aspect of the Souls series, especially where the community is concerned. Here’s everything you need to know about Gestures.

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    Everything You Need to Know About Gestures

    A lot of Souls veterans adore the Gestures mechanic. Although it is not really necessary for combat, players use it to greet each other during PvP or Co-op. There are even certain places in the game that are unlocked by gesturing.

    To Gesture in Elden Ring, you can simply select a Gesture from the Gestures section. You can find this on the right side of your screen when opening up the menu.

    Gestures are also tied to controller motion controls. However, it is recommended that you toggle this option off from the Systems menu. This is to avoid you from accidentally triggering a Gesture while fighting enemies.

    You can select six Gestures to place on the Gestures menu. You can change this at any time.

    Gestures in Elden Ring

    A list of Gestures from Elden Ring.

    There are 46 Gestures in Elden Ring for you to choose from. Now that you know how to do it, find out where to get every single one of them below. The list below won’t include gestures you already have at the beginning of the game, including Warm Welcome, Dejection, Bow, Point Upwards, and more.

    My LordThis is given to you by Boc The Seamster after you give him the Gold Sewing Needle.
    Nod in ThoughtYou receive this after meeting Sorceress Sellen for the first time.
    Finger SnapMerchant Kale gives this to you when you talk to him about the howling in Mistwood.
    RaptureYou receive this after interacting with the Two Fingers in the Roundtable Hold.
    Extreme RepentanceYou receive this by fighting Patches. After he surrenders, attack him once more. Allow him to drop your health close to zero.
    EruditionYou receive this from Thops after you give him an Academy Glinstone Key.
    Grovel for MercyYou receive this after defeating Patches.
    Outer OrderHead to the Minor Erdtree Church in Altus Plateau. It is located west of Leyndell. Once there, sit at the Site of Grace and speak to Melina to receive this Gesture.
    Casual GreetingYou receive this after summoning Great Horned Tragoth either before the Magma Wyrm Makar fight or during the battle with Starscourge Radahn.
    Crossed LegsYou can obtain this gesture by interacting with a sitting corpse atop a ravaged structure south of Stormhill Shack.
    Inner OrderYou receive this after interacting with D's brother in Siofra Aqueduct.
    StrengthYou can pick up this gesture in the Stranded Graveyard, at the edge of a cliff past the Soldier of Godrick boss room.
    Heartening CrySpeak to Witch-Hunter Jerren at Redmane Castle during the Radahn Festival. You'll receive this gesture then.
    Golden Order TotalityYou can receive this gesture by informing Goldmask of Radagon's secret. This is something you'll learn after using the Law of Regression spell on Marika's Statue in Leyndell.
    As You WishProgress Hyetta's questline until you she's at the Church of Irith. You'll receive this gesture after giving her a Shabriri Grape in this area.
    By My SwordYou can find this gesture on the second floor of the Fortified Manor in Leyndell. This manor is the one that's structurally identical to the Roundtable Hold.
    Sitting SidewaysYou receive this after interacting with Roderika in Stormshack Hill.
    The RingPlayers who pre-ordered the game receive this gesture for free. However, if you haven't pre-ordered the game, you can still receive this after being summoned by someone who has this Gesture and killing the area boss.
    Hoslow's OathYou receive this gesture after invading Juno Hoslow. You can do this by following along the Volcano Manor questline.
    Dozing Cross-LeggedYou receive this by interacting with a corpse who's performing this gesture on a roof in Stormveil Castle.
    Fire Spur MeYou can find this Gesture in a camp inhabited by Fire Monks south of the Church of Vows.
    Spread OutPurchase a prawn from Boggart the Blackguard to receive this Gesture.
    Polite BowYou receive this after interacting with Finger Maiden Thorelina in Redmane Castle during the Radahn Festival.
    Bravo!After defeating Godrick the Grafted, return to The First Steps Site of Grace. You'll find then that Varre won't be in his usual position anymore. Interact with the message on the ground where Varre used to be to acquire this Gesture.
    Balled UpYou receive this after rebirthing with Renalla for the first time.
    My ThanksReturn to the Volcano Manor after defeating Rykard. You'll find this Gesture at the end of the hallway outside the rooms where most of the NPCs were.
    What Do You Want?Interact with Ensha at the Roundtable Hold to receive this Gesture.
    CurtsyYou receive this from Roderika after she becomes a certified Spirit Tuner. This happens after you level one spirit up to +4.
    Reverential BowJump over the balcony at the Roundtable Hold and you'll be invaded by Alberich. Let him finish performing this Gesture. After which, you'll receive it too.
    PrayerYou receive this after interacting with Brother Cohryn at the Roundtable Hold.
    Calm Down!After befriending Patches, open the chest beside him and you'll be transported to Mistwood Ruins. When you return to the Murkwater Cave to confront Patches, he'll apologize once more and you'll receive this Gesture.
    Fancy SpinSummon the Jellyfish Spirit in the Stargazer's Ruins to receive this Gesture.
    Desperate PrayerPurchase the Pest Threads from Gowry, then exhaust his dialogue to receive this Gesture.
    Triumphant DelightHelp Iron Fist Alexander for the first time in Limgrave to receive this Gesture.