Elden Ring Consumables: All The Best Items You Must Have

Crazy powerful Elden Ring consumables flying under the radar.

Elden Ring Items Feature

Elden Ring Consumables are often overlooked items. After all, why use a powerful item with limited uses (like the Uplifting Aromatic) when a weaker but more sustainable option is available, like the Opaline Bubbletear in your physick flask? Well, to that, we say: ‘Why not use both?’

To help players escape that trap, we’ve made a list of the best Elden Ring consumables you should have in that quick-use bar (or at least in your inventory).

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1. Blood Grease

The bleed effect is one of the most powerful ones in Elden Ring, so it’s little wonder that one of the more popular builds for players has been a Bleed build. The idea is that the higher your bleed-inflicting abilities, the faster the Bleed meter fills up on an enemy, eventually culminating in a quite devastating explosion of bloody damage.

Elden Ring Items Blood Grease 2 1

If you’re not already packing a bleed-inflicting weapon, then Blood Grease will apply the Bleed effect to any weapon you wield. It’s one of the handiest Elden Ring items, as you can also stack it onto a weapon that already afflicts bleed buildup.

Ingredients:

  • 1x Root Resin – Usually found near roots of minor Erdtrees and after defeating catacomb bosses
  • 1x Bloodrose – Near Stormhill Shack, in the cemetery filled with jellyfish.

Effect:

  • Coats armament, inflicting blood loss.

Cookbook:

  • Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook (6), found in Fort Haight on a dead body at the top of the main stairs.
Elden Ring Best Consumable Items Blood Grease

2. Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot

If you plan on farming for runes or expect to get through an area that’s teeming with easily defeated enemies, then the Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot will become your new best friend. It provides an additional 30% more runes for three minutes, meaning more levels, more smithing stones, and more upgrades. The buff also doesn’t expire when you rest at a site of grace, so you can reset the enemies as often as possible. As Elden Ring consumables go, this one may sound gross, but it’s worth battling the gag reflex.

Elden Ring Consumables - Pickled Items

Ingredients:

  • 3x Rowa Fruit – the main road near Jarburg Site of Grace (common throughout the game)
  • 1x Four-Toed Fowl Foot – eagles that sit on clifftops
  • 1x Gold Firefly – octopus lake near Tower of Return

Effect:

  • Boosts runes gained by 30% for three minutes.

Cookbook:

  • Missionary’s Cookbook (2), sold by Patches near the Murkwater Cave Site of Grace
Elden Ring Items Pickled Location
Location of Murkwater Cave where Missionary’s Cookbook (2) is found.

3. Preserving Boluses

Preserving Boluses may not seem that helpful when you first find them, but later in your game career, you’ll find they’re one Elden Ring item invaluable to builds that aren’t running Faith.

Elden Ring Items - Preserving Boluses

Later in the game, you’re going to dive through plenty of areas where Scarlet Rot becomes a massive threat. As a result, these boluses are worth their weight in gold (or, well, Runes) since the only other way to remove Scarlet Rot is through the spell Flame Cleanse Me, which requires a Seal and 12 faith to use.

Ingredients:

  • 2x Dewkissed Herba – near Siofra Riverbank Site of Grace
  • 1x Crystal Cave Moss – Stillwater Cave, The Academy Crystal Cave
  • 1x Sacramental Bud – Writheblood Ruins near the Road of Iniquity Side Path Site of Grace.

Effect:

  • Cures Scarlet Rot and removes its buildup.

Cookbook:

  • Armorer’s Cookbook (6), found near the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace in Nokrom.
Elden Ring Consumables - Boluses Location
Location of Armorer’s Cookbook (6) near Siofra River Bank.

4. Ironjar Aromatic

Casting the Ironjar Aromatic will turn your body to metal – increases poise, damage, negation and all of your resistances. There are a few downsides like a weakness to lightning and slowed movement, but if you’re against a boss, a horde of enemies, or an aggressive invader, then there is a good chance your opponent will be running at you anyway. Once it’s on, you’ll become a walking war machine, strolling through heavy blows that would disintegrate your fellow tarnished and replying with your own unstoppable attacks.

Best Consumable Items Ironjar

Ingredients:

  • 2x Atlus Bloom – found all over the Atlus Plateau
  • 1x Budding Cave Moss – along the walls in the Stillwater Cave and Academy Crystal Cave
  • 3x Living Jar Shard – Living Jar enemies can be farmed close to the Secluded Cell Site of Grace in Stormveil Castle.

Effect:

  • Uses FP to gain a buff to poise, damage negation, and resistances for 40 seconds. However, you’ll be weaker to lightning, stuck to a slow walk speed, and your rolls are now heavy rolls.

Cookbook:

  • Perfumer’s Cookbook (3), found near the Auriza Side Tomb Site of Grace.
Elden Ring Items - Ironjar Location
Perfumer’s Cookbook (3) is found inside of the Auriza Side Tomb.

5. Bloodboil Aromatic

One of the best buff items in Elden Ring, the Bloodboil Aromatic is an easy way to gain a sizable increase to your attack. It comes with the downside of taking more damage, but if you’re comfortable with dodging or if you’re using spells that deal physical damage from a distance like Rock Sling, then the downside is negligible.

Best Elden Ring Consumables - Bloodboil Item

Despite how amazing this aromatic is, its biggest problem is finding a way to farm its ingredients. Arteria Leaves are hard to come by in the early game and a small amount of it can be found before you reach the Mountaintops of the Giants.

Ingredients:

  • 2x Atlus Bloom – found all over the Atlus Plateau
  • 1x Budding Cave Moss – along the walls in the Stillwater Cave and Academy Crystal Cave.
  • 1x Land Octopus Ovary – dropped from the Land Octopus enemies. Can be farmed at the lake near The Temple Quarter Site of Grace.
  • 1x Arteria Leaf – found in limited quantities around the map, can only be farmed by slaying the Fuzzy Trolls near the Giant’s Gravepost Site of Grace.

Effect:

  • Increases your physical damage by 30%, but you take more damage. Lasts for a minute.

Cookbook:

  • Perfumer’s Cookbook (2), found near the Shaded Castle Inner Gate Site of Grace.
Elden Ring Items Bloodboil Location
Location of Perfumer’s Cookbook (2).

6. Uplifting Aromatic

Out of all the consumables in Elden Ring, this one is the most flexible. It’s incredible for PvE – it buffs your damage, and your allies’ damage, provides protection against massive attacks, and if you have a Mimic Tear, your mimic will buff and protect you for free.

In PvP, it has the benefit of protecting mobs if you’re invading or protecting your cooperators if you’re cooperating. The only downside is if you use it too close to an enemy, then they’ll get the benefits too, so use it far away from them.

Elden Ring - Uplifting Items

While Opaline Bubbletear does a similar effect, the biggest difference is how many you can hold and how long the effect is. There’s only one physick flask, and its effect lasts a whopping three minutes. Uplifting Aromatics only last 30 seconds, but you hold 10 of them. In effect, keeping these in your inventory can protect you from more lethal hits than the physick’s.

Ingredients:

  • 1x Atlus Bloom – found all over the Atlus Plateau
  • 1x Budding Cave Moss – along the walls in the Stillwater Cave and Academy Crystal Cave.
  • 1x Silver Tear Husk – Night’s Sacred Ground Site of Grace in Nokrom.
  • 1x Arteria Leaf – found in limited quantities around the map, can only be farmed by slaying the Fuzzy Trolls near the Giant’s Gravepost Site of Grace.

Effect:

  • Increases physical damage by 10% and 90% damage reduction for the next hit.

Cookbook:

  • Perfumer’s Cookbook (1), in the Perfumer’s Ruins near the Unsightly Catacombs Site of Grace inside of a wooden chest.
Elden Ring Items - Uplifting Location
Location of Perfumer’s Cookbook (1).

7. Bewitching Branch

The bewitching branch is a handy item to have at your disposal. A craftable consumable, this tree branch has been blessed with unalloyed gold due to an incantation and is handy in a fight.

As with most Elden Ring consumables, the Bewitching Branch has its limitations. It won’t be effective on all your enemies and can’t be used in PvP (player vs player). You can only charm one enemy with each Bewitching Branch, and the charm will end if they die.

For those enemies the branch affects, however, it has the power to (briefly) transform them into allies, fighting on your side. As you can imagine, this is a decisive advantage.

Bewitching Brand Elden Ring

The tricky part is finding a Bewitching Branch. There are a few places you can obtain them, beginning with a spot just outside the Church of the Pilgrimage. Venture towards the bats, and you should find two or three Bewitching Branches. Failing that (or in addition to that), you’ll find five by Bellum Church, which is at Liurnia of the Lakes.

Once you’ve exhausted the findable branches, you can get your hands on a copy of Fevor’s Cookbook #3, by travelling to the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum and visiting Gideon Ofnir. You may also find it possible to buy branches from the Twin Maiden husk, found at the round table hold. Just be aware that you might need to defeat Maliketh’s Blackblade first.

Ingredients:

  • 1x Sacramental Bud – find this at Liurnia of the lakes
  • 1x Miquella’s Lilly – farm it from the Haligtree Knight enemies

Effect:

  • Used to pierce foes and, using FP, temporarily transform them into allies.

Cookbook:

  • Fevor’s Cookbook #3

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Chris Ng
Chris Ng

Chris is a roguelite addict. His favorites right now are Hades, Slay the Spire, Monster Train, and Vampire Survivors. When he's not trying to speedrun Hades, he usually listens to horror podcasts.