In Elden Ring, the Gold Scarab Talisman is a unique talisman that increases the amount of runes players receive from killing enemies. In addition, the rings offered players unique buffs, many of which were incredibly useful in the right situation, which encouraged players to change them to suit their needs. Talismans work in much the same way in Elden Ring, providing high value for any build and flexibility for players to stockpile them as much as possible.
What are talismans in Elden Ring?
Talismans in Elden Ring are unique accessories that, when used, provide various offensive, defensive, or useful effects, such as strengthening powerful attacks or increasing load on equipment. There are many such items in the game, and they can be obtained as drops from various enemies and bosses in Elden Ring, bought from merchants, or looted from chests. In addition, the number of talismans that players can equip at the same time can be increased by obtaining talisman pouches.
Talisman of the Golden Scarab gives the wearer 20% more runes from killing enemies, including bosses, and is the best tool in the game to help players mine runes. Also, since the Talisman of the Golden Scarab procs on kill hits, players don’t need to equip it at the start of combat. This allows players to more easily use it in boss fights when they are low on health, and then equip the talisman before landing the final blow.
How to get the golden scarab talisman
To get the Golden Scarab Talisman, you first need to find the Abandoned Cave in the Starry Waste, the area east of the starting area of the Graveyard. Starting at the Sea of Grace at the Smoldering Wall, players should head straight east until they see a dead tree by the cliff. On the cliff wall in front of them will be the entrance to the Ancient Cave, which can be accessed by double jumping or by following the branches around it.
Players should beware when they go inside, as the cave is filled with Red Rot, a dangerous substance that quickly depletes players’ health. Therefore, players are advised to bring along a few Preservation Boluses, as well as a torch or flashlight, as it can get quite dark in some areas. Passing through the cave will lead to a misty gate where players will have to fight an optional boss in Elden Ring against two Knights of Pure Rot.
Defeat the boss and collect the reward
Although boss fights with multiple opponents are usually a grueling ordeal, there are many ways to deal effectively with the Knights of Cleanroth. If you are fighting from a distance, try to keep both of them in sight to avoid a surprise attack, and keep your distance by attacking and dodging the ranged attacks of the Knights. If the fight is in close combat, players can look for opportunities to riposte or backstab, as well as exploit their lack of composure by performing charge attacks. Once players defeat both knights, they will be rewarded with 7,000 runes and a Golden Scarab Talisman that can be equipped to get the best rune mining buff in Elden Ring.