Elden Ring is full of all types of NPCs. By far, the most important are the Merchants. Not only do they sell you the important items you need on your journey, but they also allow you to get items for the future. One big question that most people have when they buy something from them is if they restock their items.
No, Merchants do not restock their items after you purchase them. This might be a little annoying, but if you think about it, there are a ton of Merchants in the game, and they all have an insane amount of stuff they sell.
There are many types of Merchants that all play a very important role. You are the only reason they are there. In a later patch of the game, they made it so that if you find an NPC, they will show up on the map for you. This makes finding them a million times easier. If you are having trouble locating a Merchant, you probably haven’t found them yet.
Do Merchants restock?
As we said before, Merchants don’t restock any items you buy. The only exception to this rule is the Twin Maiden Husks. It isn’t restocking, but it is close. Once you find a Bell Bearing, their shop gets updated with the items from that specific Bell Bearing. It is technically restocking, but that is the only way a shop will get updated in the game.
It can be annoying, but if you look at it in the long run, there is plenty of stuff to just find out in the world. You don’t need to be able to buy every single good item from these Merchants. It would make exploration obsolete, and we are glad that shops don’t restock.
Think about it, you might be able to buy 2-3 specific items from the shops, but you can find 5-10 items in a specific area. The Merchants are only there to help you get started in each area. They aren’t there to get you everything when you need it. Keep that in mind if you do get annoyed at the Merchants.
How many merchants are in Elden Ring?
There are over 33 different Merchants in the game. We have split up the Merchants into specific categories. The first category is the regular Merchants. These are the Merchants you can pretty much find everywhere. They generally look the same and sell some of the same items. They are going to be your main source for shops.
The second category is the special Merchants. These are the NPCs that are more well-known in the world. They sell more than the basic items. They sell Incantations, Sorceries, weapons, armor, and much more. They also have side quests that go along with each of them. These are the NPCs you will be going to to help get better build items.