There’s nothing more annoying for every self-respecting completionist than missing an item or two on your initial playthrough. For better or for worse, Elden Ring has quite a few items (but also quests and interactions) that you can get locked out of if you’re not extra careful.
In case you don’t want to try your luck with another New Game, you can use our list of the top 5 missable items to get in Elden Ring to make sure you don’t skip out on these important collectibles.
Thanks to Gelmir’s Fury, you can destroy enemies with magma, and if that is not a good enough reason to collect this spell, we don’t know what is. You can get Gelmir’s Fury from Recusant Bernahl after you complete his request given at the Volcano Manor. However, if you kill Rykard before triggering Bernahl’s quest, Bernahl won’t be at the Volcano Manor to give you the spell.
This Talisman is quite useful considering that it restores HP on every kill. Still, just like with Gelmir’s Fury, you need to be careful about not killing Rykard before you complete Tanith’s questline at the Volcano Manor. If you save Rykard for later, Tanith will give you Taker’s Cameo after the 3rd assassination.
This item allows you to take the form of surrounding objects and hide from your foes. Even though it is quite useful, many players miss it because they are not thorough enough when exploring Stormveil Castle. You can find the chest with Mimic’s Veil on the second floor in a room with two long tables and big bookcases, where you fight a Banished Knight.
Bolt of Gransax
One of the best weapons in the game, great for scaling strength and dexterity and with even 100 critical damage, can be found in Leyndell, Royal Capital. It is stuck in the side of the building in the area below Erdtree Sanctuary grace. However, if you don’t get it before encountering Maliketh and Leyndell turning into the Ashen Capital, you will lose the chance to obtain this powerful spear.
It is quite annoying walking around with a light in one hand in Elden Ring—two-handing a weapon is practically impossible. Still, if you get the lantern from the Isolated Merchant in Weeping Peninsula or the Nomadic Merchant in Liurnia of the Lakes, you will just need to tie it around your waist and free your hands. This lantern works as a reusable consumable, and you can access it quite early in the game, but a lot of players don’t bother or even forget they already got it.
Let us know if you have any suggestions for our list and try to get these items on your first playthrough. Elden Ring is undeniably challenging, so make sure to explore our other guides, including the top 5 list of best straight swords or our guide to beating the first mini-boss.