Should You Accept or Refuse Melina in Elden Ring?

If you are unsure whether to accept Melina's accord in Elden Ring or refuse it, our guide below will help you out.

Melina is the very first person you will encounter in Elden Ring (apart from the Grafted Scion boss). Even though you “meet” her at the start of the game, your actual interaction with her takes some time and when you finally properly meet she offers you an accord. In this guide, we will help you decide if you should accept or refuse Melina in Elden Ring once you know where to meet her.

Elden Ring Melina Locations

You will meet Melina shortly after starting your adventure in Elden Ring. She’s a self-anointed Finger Maiden who you can find on your third visit to a Site of Grace. She will appear in a blue, ghostly dress with a tattoo over an eye.

As soon as you will meet her, she’ll say greetings and offer you an accord right after. You’ll have the liberty of accepting or rejecting the accord.

Melina also commonly appears when you rest at the Gatefront Ruins Site of Grace for the first time.

At a random point in-game when you rest at a site of grace, Melina will appear and offer to take you to Roundtable Hold. The sites of grace that commonly trigger this interaction are listed below

  • Lake-Facing Cliffs in Liurnia of the Lakes
  • Sellia Under-Stair
  • Smoldering Church in Caelid (triggered after dying a few times to Anastasia, Tarnished Eater)

If you know these locations you can access than early. Sellia Under-Stair can be found through teleportation from the transporter trap chest at Dragon-Burnt Ruins in the basement cellar. It will bring you to Sellia Crystal Tunnel from which you can easily exit to find the Sellia Under-Stair Site of Grace.

Should You Accept or Refuse Melina’s Accord in Elden Ring?

Melina wants to serve as your maiden and in return, will only ask to be escorted to the foot of the Erdtree. She will never explain the reasons for the accord, at least not at that point.

You should definitely accept her accord as you will be rewarded with two useful things. The first one is the ability to level up.

Leveling up at the start of the game is crucial and this accord is one of the earliest and best ways to do so. Leveling up will enable you to gain more strength and stealth. This means great endurance during the fights. You will only make a tough game tougher if you reject Melina.

The second thing you will get is Spectral Steed Whistle. This will be a good addition to assets. Blowing the whistle will summon a giant horse, Torrent. Torrent will be a reliable source of traveling across huge open world.

One other feature that Torrent possesses is the ability to double jump. This ability will help the players to travel through the high mountain regions. Accessing most of the important parts of the map requires Torrent. So, here is the second and important reason to accept the accord of Melina.

What if you Reject Melina?

Thankfully, the rejection of Melina is not permanent. You’ll see her again when you see the next Grace location. There, she’ll again offer you the accord.

You should think this way that there’s no option to reject the accord. So, accept the accord the first time and get the rewards and services Melina offers.

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