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Friday, February 23, 2024

Elden Ring: Which Keepsake Should You Choose?

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FromSoftware understands that beginning a journey in their games is an arduous affair. This is why, as tradition, the player is offered a Keepsake to choose from during the start. In this Elden Ring guide, we have detailed all there is to know about which Keepsakes are the best.

Elden Ring Keepsake

Keepsakes in the game are like Burial Gifts from previous Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro games that give the player an advantage during the early game. Mostly, these items are one-time use only and do not provide a massive advantage which is why it is entirely possible to begin the game without choosing one. Below, we have provided a complete list of all the Keepsakes in Elden Ring:

Crimson Amber MedallionIt is a Talisman that increases your maximum HP. It is a solid choice for beginners, offering extra survivability. This benefit is particularly useful in early-game when you are still adapting to the mechanics.
Lands between RuneIt provides 3,000 Runes upon use, which can be spent on leveling or purchasing items. Its utility, however, is debated as players can accumulate Runes through normal gameplay.
Golden SeedThis upgrades your Sacred Flask by adding an additional charge, directly improving healing capabilities.
Fanged Imp AshesIt allows you to summon 2x Fanged Imps for assistance in combat. These summons can aid in crowd-control and add to your damage output, especially useful in challenging encounters.
Cracked PotThis is used for crafting throwable items, the Cracked Pot’s utility grows as players collect more recipes and materials. This item becomes more valuable as players progress and engage in complex crafting.
Stonesword KeyIt provides access to areas sealed by imp statues. These keys are valuable for early exploration and can lead to finding hidden treasures, resources, and bosses.
Bewitching BranchYou can use this to turn enemies into temporary allies. Its effectiveness varies depending on the enemy type and the situation, making it a less predictable choice.
Boiled PrawnIt temporarily boosts physical damage negation. Given its short-term effect and limited quantity, it is often overlooked in favor of Keepsakes with more lasting benefits.
Shabriri’s WoeIt can be used to attract enemy attention, useful in co-op play for players focusing on a tank role. When combined with a high defense build, it can effectively divert enemy aggression. You can also give it to Mimic Tear to let tank.

Lastly, do note that choosing a Keepsake is not required. Players can simply progress through the game without a Keepsake should they do choose to do so.

This is all we have got in our Elden Ring Keepsake guide. For more help on the game, be sure to check out our detailed Elden Ring wiki page.

Ian Shaw
Ian Shaw
Ian is usually working on putting out game guides or playing them ... it's an endless cycle. Close to 2000 articles published by this Pokemon and Zelda fanatic.

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