Best Talismans For Dexterity Builds

There are a lot of options for players to build their character in Elden Ring, and there is no doubt that one of the most popular routes to take in Elden Ring when building a character is to level dexterity. Dexterity in Elden Ring is the same attribute as it stands to be in other Soulsborne games.


Elden Ring: What Are Talismans And How To Use Them

Talismans grant players beneficial effects to aid them on their journey. Here is what you need to know about these wondrous accessory items.

Talismans are one of the most important parts of a character build, especially seeing as any beginner in Elden Ring may not be utilizing talismans as they should be. There are a lot of talismans in Elden Ring, and there is a great amount of them that can help players craft the best dexterity build in the game.

Updated January 22, 2024 by Erik Petrovich: In Elden Ring, the sheer number of Talismans that the game offers players is mind-boggling, and it can be difficult to figure out exactly which work best with a build. The best Dexterity build Talismans tend to directly increase players’ offensive capabilities without improving their defenses. These Dex Talismans can be found throughout the Lands Between, but it’s best to get them as fast as possible if you are set on going with a Dex build. As such, this guide has been updated to help players find each of these best Dex Talismans faster with more detailed location information.

10 Green Turtle Talisman

the green turtle talisman in elden ring

It’s fair to say that players who wish to wield dexterity weapons in Elden Ring will be quickly consuming stamina. This is because dexterity weapons usually rely on combos and multiple attacks to attack foes.

The Green Turtle Talisman helps players in that aspect, as the talisman will boost the recovery speed of stamina by 8 points a second. This can be great in battle, especially against a boss with small windows for attacks against them.

How To Get Green Turtle Talisman

To obtain this, players simply need to unlock the Stonesword Key area in Summonwater Village. Look for a set of stairs that lead down next to a Stonesword Key statue – it should be surrounded by friendly Turtles.

9 Radagon’s Soreseal

radagon's soreseal in elden ring

Radagon’s Soreseal is essentially the complete opposite of Marika’s Soreseal. The Radagon’s Soreseal talisman is a powerful one, for it boosts the player’s vigor, strength, dexterity, and endurance stats by 5 levels each.

With 20 levels being given to the player by a single talisman, it’s only fair that in return the player receives 15% more damage taken by enemies when wearing Radagon’s Soreseal.

How To Get Radagon’s Soreseal

Players wishing to collect Radagon’s Soreseal can do so by looting it off of a corpse in Fort Faroth. Head to the top of the tower, avoiding the bird enemies on the way, and walk past the phantom soldiers until you see a level below you can drop down to. Jump down, and turn the corner to find this Talisman.

8 Claw Talisman

the claw talisman in elden ring

The Claw Talisman is part of a series of multiple talismans that enhance different features in combat. The Claw Talisman is one of the most sought-after items in the series, as it boosts the damage from the player’s jump attacks by 15%.


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Talismans are a necessity when unleashing miracles with long cast times. The world offers many to choose from, but only a few are the best.

Many builds would utilize jump attacks in Elden Ring, but dexterity wielders may find themselves open to performing the attack more often.

How To Get Claw Talisman

Players can easily find the Claw Talisman early in the game at Stormveil Castle. Jump across the rooftops outside the Rampart Tower Side of Lost Grace, then climb up the ruins to reach a ladder surrounded by Exile Soldiers. The Talisman is found at the top of the ladder.

7 Rotten Winged Sword Insignia

the rotten winged sword talisman in elden ring

The Rotten Winged Sword Insignia is one of the best PVE and dual-wielding talismans out there in the open-world land of the Lands Between. The Rotten Winged Sword Insignia has a bit more complicated effect. Stated simply, the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia boosts the damage of successive attacks.

There are three levels to this effect, as they increase from 6% to 8%, and then 13%. In order to progress in these levels, players need to constantly attack.

How To Get Rotten Winged Sword Insignia

Players can get the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia by helping Millicent and taking on her sisters​​​​​​ at the conclusion of her questline in the Haligtree.

6 Millicent’s Prosthesis

Millicent's prosthesis talisman in elden ring

Millicent’s Prosthesis talisman has an effect comparable to the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia, but with a different additional effect. Millicent’s Prosthesis not only boosts the damage of successive attacks by the player, but the Talisman also grants a 5-level boost to their dexterity stat.


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The levels in which successive attacks are boosted are as follows: 4%, 6%, and finally 11%.

How To Get Millicent’s Prosthesis

In order to find and pocket Millicent’s Prosthesis, players will need to defeat Millicent before aiding her to receive this Talisman instead of the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia.

5 Godskin Swaddling Cloth

the godskin swaddling cloth talisman

Out of the more intriguing talismans in Elden Ring, this one may take the cake; not only for its looks but also for the powerful effect that it grants its wielder. The Godskin Swaddling Cloth talisman in Elden Ring simply states, “Successive attacks restore HP.”

But, it can get more complicated than that. Melee weapon combos are the best choice to use this talisman, and it heals 3% with an additional 30 points of health.

How To Get Godskin Swaddling Cloth

To collect this interesting item, Elden Ring players only need to defeat the Spirit-Caller Snail at the end of the Spiritcaller Cave​​​ in the Mountaintops of Giants.

4 Crucible Feather Talisman

the crucible feather talisman

The Crucible Feather Talisman is one of the most sought-after items in Elden Ring because it has an effect that works amazingly in PVE and PVP. The Crucible Feather Talisman boosts the effectiveness of the player’s rolling ability. On paper, this adds 6 “iframes” to the player’s rolls.

Light and medium rolls are boosted by 23%, while heavy rolls are boosted at an odd amount of 25%.

How To Get Crucible Feather Talisman

Collecting the Crucible Feather Talisman can be quite tricky, but players will be able to find it in Auriza Hero’s Grave lying with a corpse.​​​​​​​

3 Twinblade Talisman

the twinblade talisman

The Twinblade Talisman is a part of the same series of talismans that the Claw Talisman resides within. Twinblade Talisman is extremely beneficial when paired with a dual-wielding dexterity build, as the item will boost the final attack in a weapon combo by an incredible 20%.


Elden Ring: 10 Best Talismans For Dexterity Builds

Players who enjoy dexterity builds in Elden Ring should snag these talismans at their earliest convenience.

For instance, on the last swing of a curved greatsword, it will do 20% more damage than it would without the talisman.

How To Get Twinblade Talisman

​​​​​​​Players can find the Twinblade Talisman lying within a chest in Castle Morne near Behind the Castle Grace.​​​​​​​

2 Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom

the prosthesis-wearer heirloom talisman

So far on this list, there are two dexterity-raising talismans, but there is one more to go over: the Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom. This makes for a total of three dexterity talismans that are tied to Millicent’s quesltine.

The Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom simply raises the player’s dexterity stat by 5 levels. With all three dexterity-raising talismans, players can get an extra 15 levels in dexterity to further their damage with dexterity-scaling weapons like Bloodhound’s Fang.

How To Get Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom

The Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom that players can be earned by completing Gowry’s side quest in Caelid and then speaking to Millicent.

1 Viridian Amber Medallion

the viridian amber medallion +2 talisman

The Viridian Amber Medallion is loved by all character builds in Elden Ring that ends up using massive amounts of stamina to fight against enemies. This talisman raises the character’s maximum stamina level by a whopping 15% if the player has the Viridian Amber Medallion +2 equipped.

For players who avid dumping points into stamina, this talisman can be a great backup plan.

How To Get Viridian Amber Medallion

​​​​​​​Players can collect the Viridian Amber Medallion +2 variant by looting a chest that they can find in Miquella’s Haligtree. From the Haligtree Town Plaza Site of Grace, head across the rooftops with the Spirit-Caller Snails, drop down by jumping across to another rooftop, then turn around and jump into a building to find the chest.

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Elden Ring

February 25, 2022

M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence

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