How To Get Golden Scarab Talisman In Elden Ring

It is ideally recommended to get the Golden Scarab as early as possible to allow you to farm bonus runes throughout your Elden Ring journey.

If you are looking to farm runes in Elden Ring, you need to first get the Golden Scarab Talisman. This is because the talisman increases the number of runes you get from enemies.

It is ideally recommended to get the Golden Scarab as early as possible to allow you to farm bonus runes throughout your journey. Since runes are the main currency used in the game, you need as many runes as possible, especially in the late game.

Take note that the rune-gathering ability of the Golden Scarab Talisman can further be enhanced with the help of Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot. This effect will increase the efficiency of the Golden Beetle by more than 50 percent.

Here is how you can get the Golden Scarab talisman in Elden Ring.

Where to find the Golden Scarab talisman in Elden Ring

The Golden Scarab talisman is located in the Abandoned Cave in Elden Ring. You have to make your way to the region of Caelid to get to the location marked on the map below.

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To reach there, you need to travel to Grace’s Smoldering Wall site of grace. From there, you need to head southeast which will take you to the Abandoned Cave entrance where Golden Beetle is located.

You will find the mountain and a cliff beside you when you reach the location. Reach the end of the cliff, and you will find a platform down below that you can jump on. Go to the platform, and you will see the entrance to the cave.

Before going any further, make sure you have armor equipped that provides high immunity. The cave is filled with the Scarlet Rot, which takes away your health over time.

You can also buy Preserving Boluses from the merchant just to the east of Astray from the Caelid Highway North location on the map. The Preserving Boluses remove the Scarlet Rot poison effect.

Head inside the Abandoned Cave

Go inside and rest at the Site of Grace. Go further, and you will see an area down below. The area will be filled with the Scarlet Rot poison and damaging geysers with explosions.

Within the cave, enemies like Miranda Flowers and Servant of Rot will wait for your arrival. You need to get through all the dangers of the caves to get to the Golden Beetle.

Abandoned Cave has this river of goo that has scarlet rot running inside of it. Standing in close proximity to this river will max out your Rot Meter and at the same time, your health will also be depleted.

When the poison is about to explode, run and jump to the path on the left and go straight towards the statue.

Then, wait for the Scarlet Rot meter to deplete and make your way towards the path to the statue’s left.

Within the cave, bubbling geysers will also cause damage to your health if you stand inside. Meanwhile, if the geyser explodes, the damage done can even be fatal.

Go towards the end of the path, and you will find another area below. Wait for the explosions to happen and go toward where the enemy is. Then, go past the enemies and keep going straight. You don’t need to fight any enemy.

Once in the open area, you will find two fungus mages at the top. Go towards them from the right and get past them. Follow the path and at the end of it is where the boss fight takes place.

Defeat the Cleanrot Knights for the Golden Scarab

You will find the Cleanrot Knight bosses at the end of the Abandoned Cave. As soon as the encounter with the Cleanrot knight happens, you will learn that there are two versions of the same boss.

Aside from a sword and a spear that each of the two Cleanrot Knights uses as their primary weapons, there are virtually no differences in how they fight. 

Once you have defeated the bosses, you will get the Golden Scarab Talisman. Aside from Golden Scarab Mask, you will also get 7000 runes for defeating the bosses. 

As soon as you get your hands on Elden Ring Gold Beetle, you will increase your rune acquisition by 20%.