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How to Avoid Madness in Elden Ring

How to Avoid Madness in Elden Ring

Eldin Ring is full of all sorts of new poisons and blights, and it can be extremely confusing to know exactly what to do if you start to get near each one. One second, you are good, but then a beast jumps out of nowhere and you just die from some weird substance in the air. It doesn’t matter what it is, there are ways to avoid getting killed by these blights.

You can avoid Madness in Elden Ring by wearing the Clarifying Horn Charm, Mottled Necklace, the Immunizing Horn Charm, and putting attribute points into Mind. All of these will help you have better immunity to Madness, but it doesn’t completely make you completely immune to it.

Keep in mind that Poison and Blights will kill you no matter what, it is just up to you to try and find ways to avoid that at all costs. Everything on this list will help boost your immunity to Madness and pretty much all other Poisons and Blights that you might come across in the game.

How to avoid Madness in Elden Ring

There aren’t really any ways to avoid Madness other than not going near the areas that have it. There is an area called the Flame Frenzied Village that if you get near, a giant eye will look at you and if you aren’t ready, you will die of Madness. If you do go near this area, keep in mind that you can hide from the tower with the eye.

This is really the only area with Madness, but there are enemies later on that give it as well. You can eliminate the eye if you climb the tower, but it is difficult to get there without some immunity to it. If you are wondering, there are a few ways you can immunize yourself to Madness and other really annoying Blights.

Here are the main ways to avoid Madness in Elden Ring:

Equip the Clarifying Horn Charm

Location: Found on a corpse lying on the stairs leading to the lift going up to the Deep Siofra Well. The upgraded version (+1) is found on a corpse in the middle and at the lowest floor of ruin in Nokron, Eternal City.

It can be used by the player to raise their focus to help in resisting Sleep and Madness. Honestly, this is a good Talisman, but it only gives you immunity to 2 things. If it is the only thing you can find, then definitely use it. The Mottled Necklace is better at an all-around immunity, but this is better for Sleep and Madness. It is up to you to figure out what you want to use.

Equip the Mottled Necklace

Location: Found at the very edge of the ruined bridge leading to Nokron, Eternal City. This area is accessible via Waygate at The Four Belfries. The +1 Version can be found on a corpse on top of some ruined arches overlooking Hallowhorn Grounds in Nokron, Eternal City.

It can be used by the player to raise their Robustness, Immunity, and Focus. This is probably the best possible immunity Talisman you can get because of everything it does for you. It covers pretty much every single Poison and Blight and it is better than any other Charm on this list. If you want something that is all-around good, then go try and find this thing. It is absolutely amazing.

Equip the Immunizing Horn Charm

Location: Found on one of the corpses in an ant nest in Ainsel River. The +1 variant is found in the Lake of Rot by killing the Ancestral follower South East of the Lake of Rot Shore Grace.

It can be used by the player to raise their Immunity to show resistance to various poisons and blights, like Madness and Scarlet Rot. We would definitely recommend trying to find the +1 version because it gives you even more immunity to everything. It is relatively easy to find so why not try to get the better version. Yes, the Lake of Rot is annoying, but it helps to have more immunity.

Increase your Mind Attributes

Mind is the main attribute that primarily influences FP which is identical to MP or Mana in other titles. The more points in Mind a character has, the larger their focus pool and the more spells they can cast before requiring a recharge. It also influences the Focus Body Stat, which in turn improves a player’s resistance to Sleep and Madness effects.

If your Mind attribute is very low, you will have very low immunity to pretty much everything. If you have the Talismans that we mentioned before, it will help you, but having Mind and the Talismans will just make your life so much better. You should upgrade Mind if you are using a lot of FP also.

If you are a Magic-user, then you will already have this leveled up a bit and will have better immunity to most things. If you have a very low Mind level, then you will have a very hard time getting through Poison areas, or the Frenzied Village that constantly makes Madness buildup in you.