There are eight things that are easy to overlook at the beginning of Elden Ring from Maxwell Dick's blog

Elden Ring is a large, mysterious game in which players are expected to find their own way. This, of course, can result in some players missing out on important aspects of the game, including the tutorial. You'll want to pay attention to some important items and events in Elden Ring's opening area if you want to get the most out of the game, whether you're an experienced player or someone who is trying out their first FromSoft title. The following are eight specific tasks that you'll want to complete in the first 10 or so hours of Elden Ring, both large and small in scope.

If you happen to have missed any of these items or events, cheap Elden Ring runes the good news is XBOX Elden Ring Runes there's nothing stopping you from returning to Elden Ring's starting area, Limgrave, and taking a look around.


In the Church of Elleh, which is located north of where you started Elden Ring, there is a merchant named Kalé, who you will have missed if you have not explored it. Once you've arrived in that area, he'll be easy to spot because he's dressed like Santa. You'll notice that Kalé mentions the Crafting Kit when you first meet him, but he doesn't push you into purchasing it. Though it's possible that he should because this item is critical: it's the only way to craft items in Elden Ring. A total of 50 runes is required to purchase the kit.

Cookbooks, which are collections of recipes for creating various items, are also available from Kalé. He has a few, and you can find more throughout the Elden Ringworld, whether they come from other merchants or are found on the bodies of enemies.


While you're at the Church of Elleh, you should also stop by Kalé's shop to purchase a torch. There are some extremely dark caves and areas to explore in Elden Ring, and they'll be a pain in the rear if you don't have a torch to illuminate your way. There is no requirement to play the game without a torch, but do you really want to go that route? Most likely not! In addition, your torch can be used as a weapon if necessary.

In later stages of the game, players may come across a lantern PC Elden Ring Runes attaches to the body and performs the same function as the torch: illumination. A benefit of this item is buy Elden Ring gold you can use it without holding the item in one of your hands, which could otherwise be used to hold a weapon or shield.


In Elden Ring, you'll meet Melina, a character whom you'll meet after visiting and resting at three different places of grace. If you've been visiting only two of them on a regular basis for some reason, go find a third one! Not only are sites of grace useful because they serve as checkpoints and fast travel destinations, but meeting Melina transforms them into places where you can level up your character. The Gatefront Ruins appear to be the most popular third site of grace for most players, but Melina will appear wherever your third site of grace happens to be in Elden Ring's open world. Following your meeting with Melina, you'll be able to give her runes at these locations in order to increase your power.

Melina will also give you a special whistle when you first meet her, which you can use to summon your ghost horse when you need it. The horse, named Torrent, makes traveling more convenient, allows for high-speed horseback battles, and opens up access to new areas that can only be reached by jumping high enough. You'll also want to simply hang out with Melina and keep chatting with her because she'll be essential in getting you to Roundtable Hold, where merchants and NPCs will be able to assist you.


Make sure to pick up the Whetstone Knife while you're in the vicinity of the Gatefront Ruins, which is a site of grace. Before buy Elden Ring runes location is a camp full of guards and wolves, which you must clear out in order to be able to explore it and discover a small, dark staircase leading to an underground tunnel with a treasure chest hidden inside. A copy of the Whetstone Knife is included, as well as an Ash of War, which is a special item that can only be used in conjunction with the Whetstone Knife.

A word of caution: these guards can be quite tough, and there's one particularly tough guy who wields a large spear who is particularly difficult to deal with. Our recommendation is to take on these individuals one by one, using stealth. If a guard spots you, they'll alert the others, and you don't want a whole pack of these guys — as well as wolves — attacking you at the same time.)

The Whetstone Knife allows players to attach Ashes of War to their weapons, which imbues them with special extra powers and enhances their overall effectiveness. Storm Stomp is the name of the item Elden Ring runes comes packaged with the Whetstone Knife. According to the item's description, it can be used on melee weapons to "create a brief storm of destruction."

In the world of Elden Ring, you'll come across more Ashes of War, and now that you've obtained the Whetstone Knife, you can attach them to weapons and experiment with different special attacks and power-ups to see which ones you like the best. After obtaining the Whetstone Knife, players will be able to access the Ashes of War menu in the Sites of Grace.


Travel back to the Church of Elleh (the location where you spoke with Kalé, also known as Santa) after meeting Melina, and you'll come face to face with Renna, a ghostly blue woman wearing a huge witchy hat. She'll be able to provide you with an item known as the Spirit Calling Bell. This is extremely beneficial. Using it, you can summon spirits — such as a spirit jellyfish — to your side to aid you in combat.

Renna will provide you with the Lone Wolf spirit to get you started. It is only necessary to equip the Lone Wolf spirit in order to use the summon; the bell itself cannot be equipped. Whenever you're in a particularly difficult section of the game, you'll be able to summon these ghostly aids to assist you.

Over the course of the game, you'll discover more spirits to summon and use in your quest. These can be found everywhere, including dungeons.


This unique item can be found at the Church of Marika, which is located on the upper, eastern side of Limgrave. It'll be on the ground near a statue, so look for it. So, what exactly does this device do? It is transformed into an item that you can consume, and you have the ability to customize its effects by mixing in different crystal tears.

Remember that crystal tears can only be used once per rest period, and that they are earned by defeating Erdtree Avatars, which are extremely difficult to defeat! Fortunately, this is only one method of obtaining them; they are also available elsewhere in the world. The effects of crystal tears vary depending on which crystal tears you use in your custom recipe, and they can be quite potent, with options such as different stat boosts and health point increases available to you.


In Murkwater Cave (along the Murkwater River), you'll come face to face with Patches, who will attack you for breaking into one of his chests. You shouldn't kill him, on the other hand. Get some damage in, but don't go for the kill with the final blow. Once his health has deteriorated to a critical level, he will surrender, at which point you can choose whether to kill him or let him live. If you allow him to live, he will set up shop in the cave and establish himself as a merchant. His possessions, in particular, include an item known as Margit's Shackle, which may prove useful in your battle against Margit, The Fell Omen. If you kill him, you'll receive an item from him that will allow you to gain access to his shop later on in the game. The opportunity to participate in Patches quest lines is also available here, which is triggered by opening a different chest cheap Elden Ring Runes PS transports you to a different location.


Rodericka can be found in the Stormhill Shack, where she has a few items to hand over to the party. Sitting Sideways is a pose that is popular among yoga practitioners, and Jellyfish Spirit is a spirit Elden Ring Runes XBOX for sale is well-known. She later relocates to Roundtable Hold, where she continues to work. A short quest line, with a few variations, will lead you to introducing her to the local blacksmith, who will then be able to assist you in upgrading your spirit summoning abilities. More powerful allies are needed!

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