How To Get Axe Talisman In Elden Ring

The Axe Talisman is designed for pure offense in Elden Ring. It improves your charged strikes to do more damage.

The Axe Talisman is designed for pure offense in Elden Ring. It improves your charged strikes to do more damage and despite its name, you can use the talisman with any weapon, not just axes. However, charged spell attacks from magical weaponry are excluded from this effect.

This is also one of the talismans that you can find early on in the game. If you are still interested in boosting your charged strikes, keep reading to know where to find the Axe Talisman in Elden Ring.

Axe Talisman location in Elden Ring

You can find the Axe Talisman in East Limgrave’s Mistwood Ruins. To reach this talisman’s location, first head east from the Agheel Lake North Site of Grace at the Gatefront Ruins. Then, follow the road to the Third Church of Marika after crossing a tiny footbridge.

After that, make your way south towards the Mistwood forest. You’ll find the Mistwood Ruins after traveling through the area’s Map Fragment.

Axe Talisman map location in Elden Ring

Take the stairs leading down into the cellar where a Lesser Runebear guards the entrance to this cave, which is encircled by many Trina Lilies.

The effective method for fighting with this mob is to stay near its side and hind legs, as it mostly employs frontal strikes. However, avoid becoming trapped in a corner, since its huge body has the capacity to trap players in a limited space.

The Axe Talisman is kept in a chest in the basement, and it will awaken the bear if you approach it. Instead of heading directly into the basement, first, divert the enemy’s attention away from the entrance and then head towards the basement to obtain the talisman.

Once you are inside the cellar, move through the passageway and open the door, then grab the Axe Talisman from the treasure chest right at the center of it.

Take note that the bear will not be able to follow you inside the cave due to its large size. If you’re visiting the Mistwood Ruins at a low level, you should avoid fighting the Runebear since it is not worth the time or effort.

Axe Talisman effects

The Axe Talisman enhances your charge attacks to deal 10 percent more damage. These charge attacks aren’t necessarily ones where Tarnished lunges forward but are ones that need to be charged by holding the strong attack input key until release.

Something important to understand about the Axe Talisman is that it only works with weapons or skills that need to be charged. Ashes of War like Prelate’s Charge is an unchargeable skill, so it won’t work with the talisman.

Since the Axe Talisman isn’t limited to Axes only, it can still prove to be a good Talisman to use generally to improve your overall damage output.

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