Elden Ring: How to Treat and Prevent Scarlet Rot

  Elden Ring: How to Treat and Prevent Scarlet Rot

Elden Ring: How to Treat and Prevent Scarlet Rot

Elden Ring is a game full of unpleasant effects thrown on the player to make the game more difficult. One of the most common is Scarlet Rot. Here's everything you need to know about how to cure and prevent Scarlet Rot at Elden Ring.

There can be many positive or negative situational effects on Elden Ring. Scarlet Rot falls into the latter category and is one of the deadliest conditions in the game.

You'll definitely come across entire lakes filled with Scarlet Rot during your playtime. Passing is necessary if you want to get certain items or defeat a certain boss.

And speaking of negative effects, the other is poison, which is very common, so you can see how to deal with this second powerful element.

How Does Scarlet Rot Work in Elden Ring?

Scarlet Rot is applied to you in many ways. Some enemies have attacks that cause you to be affected by this condition. But the most common source is lakes and the great Scarlet Rot rivers.

Large poisonous areas tend to be red and look unattractive. The most common places are:
  • Aeonia in Caelid
  • The Great Scarlet Rot Lake in the Ainsel River
  • Abandoned Cave in Caelid
If you're exposed to Scarlet Rot's effects for too long, you'll start to lose HP (Health Points) until the effect wears off.

Elden Ring: How to Treat and Prevent Scarlet Rot

How to Prevent Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring?

Ideally, you don't want to be affected by Scarlet Rot in the first place. Make sure to Torrent whenever possible to avoid stalling in rot pools.

However, in all cases you will not have access to your friend.

If torrenting isn't always available, be sure to run the jump right before you get into a place full of Scarlet Rot. You can go from island to island and wait for the puddle, or go through it and then heal it.

Sometimes rolling is the best option, but keep in mind that this will get you Scarlet Rot and will continue to pile up after you leave the source.

Did you know that the Vigor feature also helps to increase Scarlet Rot resistance? If you don't know, be sure to check out all the hidden effects supported by the features in Elden Ring.

How to Treat Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring?

If you have been affected by it and have not been able to avoid it, here are some items that can help you treat it.

The most common method to cure Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring is to consume a Preserving Bolus. To make this item you will need:
  • Raw Herbs x 2 – can be found anywhere in the Siofra River location
  • Crystal Cave Moss x 1– you can find it in Still Water Cave and Academy Crystal Cave.
  • Sacramental Bud x 1 - can be found around Plague Church and Writheblood Ruins
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