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Elden Ring: How to Cure & Avoid Scarlet Rot

Elden Ring is a game full of unpleasant effects that are thrown onto the player to make the game even harder. One of the most common ones is Scarlet Rot. Here is everything you need to know on how to cure and avoid Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring.

In Elden Ring, there can be plenty of status effects, either positive or negative. Scarlet Rot falls under the latter category, and it’s one of the deadliest conditions in the game.

In your playtime, you will definitely stumble upon whole lakes full of Scarlet Rot. Going through it is necessary if you want to get certain items or defeat a specific boss.

And speaking of negative effects, the other one that is also very common is poison, so you can see how to handle this second powerful ailment.

Update 9/02/22
- Revised and edited various sections for accuracy
- Added additional information on how to cure Scarlet Rot

How Does Scarlet Rot Work in Elden Ring?

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

Huge Scarlet Rot areas tend to be red and do not look appealing at all. The most common places are:

  • Aeonia in Caelid
  • Huge Scarlet Rot Lake in Ainsel River
  • Abandoned Cave in Caelid
Elden Ring Aeonia Scarlet Rot
Aeonia Location in Caelid

How to Avoid Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring?

You can avoid Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring using the following tips:

  • Make sure to use Torrent whenever possible to avoid standing in pools of Rot.
  • If using Torrent is now an option, move from a safe platform without rot to the next one and wait out for the Scarlet Rot buildup to go down.
  • Rolling might not be the best option, as it will get you covered in Scarlet Rot, and it will still build up even after you leave the rot area.
  • You can improve your Scarlet Rot immunity by increasing your Vigor stat. This stat helps raise the Immunity defensive stat, which gives you better resistance against rot and poison.

How to Cure Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring?

Scarlet Rot can be cured by consuming Preserving Boluses, using the Speckled Hardtear in the Flask of Wondrous Physick, or using the Flame Cleanse Me or Law of Regression Incantations.

To craft Preserving Boluses, you will need:

  • Dewkissed Herbs x 2 – you can find it everywhere in Siofra River location
  • Crystal Cave Moss x 1– you can find it in the Stillwater Cave and Academy Crystal Cave
  • Sacramental Bud x 1 – you can find it around Church of the Plague and Writheblood Ruins

You will also need Armorer’s Cookbook [6]. You can gather this crafting book from a corpse near the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace in the Siofra River.

Armorer Cookbook 6 Elden Ring Siofra River
Armorer’s Cookbook [6] location

If you are struggling with the game, I would recommend farming runes with this amazing Elden Ring Rune Farm that gives you millions of runes.

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