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Elden Ring: How to Cure & Avoid Poison

Elden Ring is a challenging game with challenging foes and dangerous landscapes. Poison is one of the most deadly occurrences due to its ability to tick away at your health continuously. Thankfully, this guide will teach you how to cure poison and avoid it altogether.

When poisoned, players will slowly start to lose HP. If left unattended, it could very well mean death for a player. This can be troublesome when exploring some of the more difficult areas.

So the best way to counter poison in Elden Ring is to completely avoid it altogether. But there are ways to cure it.

If you know you’re fighting a poisonous enemy, then there are even ways to increase your immunity to it.

Update (September 1st, 2022)
- Added a clear section for Talismans and Consumables that boost Poison Immunity
- Clearer instructions on how to cure poison
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How Does Poison Work

When a player is in contact with poison, a green status bar will start filling; if the bar fills up, the player will be inflicted with the poison status effect until the bar depletes or a healing item is consumed.

So it’s fairly easy to see when the player is being hurt by poison or in the process of being poisoned. But there are ways to cure poison before being inflicted with the poisoned status effect.

The easiest way to avoid poison altogether is to build up immunity.

How to Build Up Poison Immunity

Players can build up poison immunity by raising up their Immunity defensive stat by adding points to their Vigor stat, or by using certain Talismans and Consumables.

Check out our complete breakdown of the Vigor stat to see how exactly it affects immunity and even other stats.

Which Talismans and Consumables Boost Poison Immunity

Immunity can be raised with the following Talismans and Consumables:

  • Talismans
    • Immunizing Horn Charm Boosts Immunity +90/140
      • Found in an Ant Nest in the Ainsel River.
      • +1 Immunizing Horn Charm found in the southeast of the Lake of Rot Site of Grace by defeating an Ancestral Follower.
    • Mottled Necklace – Boosts Immunity, Focus, and Robustness +40
      • Found at the edge of the bridge accessed by using the Four Belfries waygate labeled as “night sky unceasing.”
  • Consumables
    • Immunizing Cured White Meat – Boost Immunity +75 for 120 Seconds
      • To Craft: Armorer’s Cookbook 5
        • 3- Rowa Fruit
        • 1- Strip of White Flesh
        • 1- Great Dragonfly Head
        • 1- Smoldering Butterfly
    • Dappled Cured Meat – Boosts Focus, Immunity, and Robustness +100
      • To Craft: Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook 18
        • 5- Golden Rowa
        • 1- Sliver of Meat
        • 1- Budding Horn
        • 1- Nascent Butterfly
    • Dappled White Cured Meat
      • To Craft: Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook 18
        • 5- Golden Rowa
        • 1- Strip of White Flesh
        • 1- Budding Horn
        • 1- Nascent Butterfly

Using these methods, you will be able to raise your Immunity temporarily or even permanently. This can be incredibly helpful when traversing through the Malenia, Blade of Miquella boss fight.

How to Cure Poison in Elden Ring

You can get rid of your Poison status by consuming Neutralizing Boluses, mixing and using the Speckled Hardtear in your Wondrous Physick, using certain Incantations, or resting at a Site of Grace.

  1. Players can buy Neutralizing Boluses from the Nomadic Merchant for 600 runes located in southeast Limgrave, near the shoreline, south of the Coastal Cave Site of Grace.
  2. Purchase Armorer’s Cookbook [2] from the Nomadic Merchant near the Coastal Cave and learn how to craft Neutralizing Boluses on your own with:
    • 1- Herba
    • 1- Cave Moss
    • 1- Great Dragonfly Head.
  3. Mix the Speckled Hardtear into your Wondrous Physick
  4. Use an Incantation
    • Cure Poison
      • Players can buy it from Brother Cohyrn in the Roundtable Hold for 1000 Runes.
    • Flame Cleanse Me
      • Found southeast of the Church of Vows. Can be looted from a corpse in a camp.
    • Lord’s Aid
    • Law of Regression
  5. Players can also buy Neutralizing Boluses from the Twin Maiden Husks for 600 Runes, after obtaining the Medicine Peddler’s Bell Bearing at the Hermit’s Merchant Shack in Altus Plateau.
  6. Rest at the State of Grace, but all your enemies will respawn, so make sure it is worth it.
Neutralizing Boluses Location Elden Ring

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