8 things you can easily miss at the beginning of Elden Ring

Elden Ring is a big, mysterious game that trusts players to make their own way. But you can miss many things

Whether you’re an experienced player or someone trying out their first FromSoft game, there are some crucial items and events in Elden Ring’s opening area that are unfortunately easy to miss.

We’ve rounded up eight specific tasks you’ll want to check off your list in the first 10 or so hours of Elden Ring, both big and small.

1: Purchase a crafting kit

If you haven’t explored the Church of Elleh north of where you started Elden Ring, you will have missed a merchant named Kalé.

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2: Find a torch

While you’re visiting the Church of Elleh, buy a torch from Kalé as well. There are some really dark caves and areas to explore in Elden Ring

3: Talk to Melina

Melina is a character you’ll meet after visiting and resting at three different sites of grace in Elden Ring.

4: Pick up the Whetstone Knife

While you’re near the site of grace at the Gatefront Ruins, make sure to pick up the Whetstone Knife.

5: Renna’s Spirit Calling Bell

Renna, a ghostly blue woman in a huge witchy hat, has an item called the Spirit Calling Bell to give you.

6: Flask of Wondrous Physick

You’ll find this special item at the Church of Marika, in the upper, eastern side of Limgrave. It’ll be on the ground near a statue

7: Spare Patches the Untethered

When you meet Patches, he’ll attack you for opening one of his chests. You shouldn’t kill him, though. If you let him live, he’ll become a merchant. In particular, Margit’s Shackle that could help in your fight against Margit, The Fell Omen.

8: Seek out Rodericka

Rodericka is located in the Stormhill Shack, and she’s got a few things. One is a pose called Sitting Sideways, and the other is the infamous jellyfish spirit.

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