Elden Ring Item Tier List: Best & Worst Items

Elden Ring offers its users the most intense combative duel they might have ever seen with the massive horde of weapons and exciting collection of bosses on the leash. The thrill doesn’t end here as the Elden Ring holds yet another essential set of equipment to heat the intensity–called items. How could we resist either? Similar to our Elden Ring Weapons tier list and bosses tier list, here’s a complete Elden Ring Item Tier List to help you make the most of this utility too! 

The tier list below ranks each Elden Ring item according to its importance in the game so you can access the right one at the right time without missing any. We previously curated the Elden Ring Spells tier list based on usability, and we have done something similar with Elden Ring item tier list as well.

FromSoftware’s first open-world launching, the Elden Ring, is full of features and thrill. Behind each hidden item, Elden Ring locks some exciting features that users will ultimately need to propel through the storyline. Many of them will be a user’s first key to unleash a whole new game stage. So let’s not delay it further and get right into it!   

S-Tier Elden Ring Items S-Tier

S-Tier Elden Ring ItemsThe S-Tier includes items you must possess to further your adventure in the realm of Elden Ring. Though many of these will not be a direct key for opening the next challenge along the Elden Ring pathway, they will still prove significantly crucial.  

For instance, some Remembrances or Consumables of this tier may seem useless to you as not every offering suits everyone. Still, you may require it against a necessary-to-defeat boss at some point in the game. Therefore every Elden Ring Item mentioned below is worth your attention. 

Nevertheless, items ranked in this tier don’t necessarily imply that players initiate a blind quest of finding them. You will come past most of the S-Tier items along the way, and you just need to prioritize picking them.

Elden Ring ItemsTypeShort Description
Sewer-Goal KeyKey ItemOpens the Sewer-Goal gate beneath Leyndell.
Drawing-room Key Key ItemUnseals Volcano Manor drawing room.
Academy Glintstone KeyKey ItemOpens two sealed Academy gates.
Rusty KeyKey ItemUnlocks a door in Stormveil Castle. 
Godrick‘s Great RuneGreat RuneOffers a buff to every players’ attribute/stat. 
Discarded Palace Key Key ItemKey to the treasure chest possessed by the Carian Princesses.
Imbued Sword KeyKey ItemUnlocks sending gates throughout the Elden Ring world
Stonesword Key Key ItemIt is used to access imp statues throughout the world of Elden Ring.
Dectus Medallion (Left and Right PartsKey ItemJoin both parts to initiate the Grand Lift of Dectus. 
Rold MedallionKey ItemUnseals the Grand Lift of Rold, which is later to be activated via Haligtree Secret Medallion.
Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left and Right Parts)Key ItemWave the medallion with both parts joined together to activate the Grand Lift of Rold. The Grand Lift of Rod will grant you access to a hidden path that connects Leyndell to the Mountaintops of the Giants.
Carian Inverted StatueKey ItemKey revealing the secret region of the Carian Study Hall.
Radahn Great RuneGreat RuneIncreases your maximum Stamina, FP, and HP significantly (almost 15%).
Remembrance of the DragonlordRemembranceIt can be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes and traded to get Placidusax’s Ruin or the Dragon King’s Cragblade heavy thrusting sword.
Rune ArcConsumableGrants Great Rune blessing upon use.
Remembrance of the GraftedRemembranceIt can be consumed or sold for 20,000 Runes and traded to get Grafted Dragon weapons or the Axe of Godrick.
Morgott Great RuneGreat RuneSignificantly increases HP only.
Flask of Cerulean TearsConsumableRestores FP.
Malenia Great RuneGreat RuneRecovers HP with each attack made.
Rykard Great RuneGreat RuneRestores a portion of HP upon successfully defeating enemies.
Spirit Calling BellKey ItemIt helps in summoning spirits that facilitate in combating bosses who are accompanied by lethal spirits of their own. It also helps engage enemies while you think of an effective strategy without getting sprayed with attacks.  
Remembrance of the BlasphemousRemembranceIt can be consumed or sold for 50,000 Runes. Exchange it in the roundtable Hold to unlock the Blasphemous Blade weapon and Rykard’s Rancor sorcery.
Iron WhetbladeKey ItemGrants additional Quality, Keen, or Heavy affinity to upgrade weapons.
Elden RemembranceRemembranceIt can be consumed or sold for 50,000 Runes and traded to get Sacred Relic Sword or Marika’s Hammer. 
Larval Tear Key ItemGrants Rebirth.
Remembrance of Horah LouxRemembranceIt can be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes and traded to get Horah Loux’s Earthshaker Ash of War or Axe of Godfrey weapon.
Glintstone WhetbladeKey ItemGrants additional Magic or Cold affinity to upgrade weapons. Especially useful for Glintstone Staves. 
Remembrance of the StarscourgeRemembranceIt can be consumed or sold for 40,000 Runes and traded to get Lion Greatbow or the mighty Starscourge Greatsword.
Whetstone KnifeKey ItemGrants additional battlearts and affinities to upgrade weapons.
Crafting KitKey ItemAllows crafting of valuable items, including HP improving consumables and Ammo, from the main menu. The item can be bought from Merchant Kalé, who’s found in Limegrave at the Church of Elleh. 
Tailoring Tools Key ItemAllows adjustment of weapons. 
Two Fingers PlayerbookKey ItemUnlocks Lord’s Heal and Lord’s Aid– two excellent HP boasting spells
Fire Monks’ PlayerbookKey ItemHelps acquire new fire incantations including ‘Surge, O Flame!’ and ‘O Flame!’ to aid in beefing more than a few Mini-bosses who lack against fire. 
Spectral Steed Whistle Key ItemSummons Spectral Steed that’s extremely necessary to adopt a torrent strategy for outclassing bosses. 
Memory StoneKey ItemAdds new memory slots. 
Mohg Great RuneGreat RuneGrants a Blessing of Blood Phantoms and passes on a Phantom Great Rune upon successful invasion.
Lost Ashes of War Key ItemIt helps in duplicating Ashes of War.
Holy Water PotConsumableDeals Holy damage.
Wraith Calling BellKey ItemConsumes FP to summon prowling wraiths.
Roped Fire PotConsumableDeals explosive fire damage when thrown from behind.
Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone Upgrade MaterialReinforce special armaments to +10.
Somber Smithing Stone [9]Upgrade MaterialReinforce special armaments to +9.
Somber Smithing Stone [8]Upgrade MaterialReinforce special armaments to +8.
Great Ghost Glovewort Upgrade MaterialReinforce renowned ashes to +10.
Ghost Glovewort [9]Upgrade MaterialReinforce renowned ashes to +9.
Great Crave Glovewort Upgrade MaterialReinforce ashes to +10.
Crave Glovewort [9]Upgrade MaterialReinforce ashes to +9.
Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +25.
Smithing Stone [8] Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +24.
Small Golden EffigyMultiplayer MaterialAllows you to send a sign to the Summoning Pool.
Small Red EffigyMultiplayer MaterialAllows you to send a PvP sign to a Summoning Pool.
Duelist’s Furled FingerMultiplayer MaterialCreates a red summoning sign.
Tarnished Wizened Finger Multiplayer MaterialUsed to send messages to others.
“Please Help” Prattling Pate Key ItemProduces a voice that says, “Please help.”
Limgrave East MapKey Item Map of Limgrave’s eastern section.
Limgrave West MapKey Item Map of Limgrave’s western section.
Weeping Peninsula MapKey Item Map of Weeping Peninsula and adjoining areas.
Leyndell Capital MapKey Item Map of Leyndell Capital and adjoining areas.
Siofra River MapKey Item Map of Siofra River and adjoining areas.
Caelid MapKey Item Map of Caelid and adjoining areas.

A-Tier

Elden Ring Items A-Tier
A-Tier Elden Ring Items

This tier holds all Elden Ring items that aren’t an absolute must-have for players if they aspire to reach the end of the game; however, these choices will surely help along. 

Elden Ring ItemsTypeShort Description
Remembrance of the Full Moon QueenRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 20,000 Runes. Gives access to Rennala’s Full Moon sorcery or the Carian Regal Scepter stave.
Throwing DaggerConsumableThrow at an enemy to inflict damage.
Black WhetbladeKey Item Grants additional Poison, Blood, or Occult affinity to upgrade weapons.
Bone KnifeConsumableCraftable. Inflicts damage when thrown. 
Red Hot WhetbladeKey ItemGrants additional Fire and Fire Art affinity to upgrade weapons.
KukriConsumableInflicts damage when thrown towards enemies and escalates blood loss. 
Flask of Crimson TearsConsumableRestores HP.
Remembrance of the Regal AncestorRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes and traded to get the Ancestral Spirit’s Horn artifact or Winged Greathorn weapon.
Heavy Meteorite FragmentConsumableEmits gravitational shockwaves when thrown on the ground.
Host’s Trick Mirror Key ItemHelps to take on the appearance of your ally.
Furled Finger’s Trick Mirror Key ItemHelps to take on the appearance of Host of Fingers.
Royal House ScrollKey ItemOffers a lot to enhance a player’s sorcery approach, including Carian Slicer and Glintblade Phalanx. 
Gravity Stone FanConsumableActs as a wave emitting fan that creates gravitational shockwaves without being thrown on the ground.
Remembrance of the Blood LordRemembranceGet 30,000 runes by selling it or avail the Remembrance to access Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear or the Bloodboon incantation.
Ruin FragmentConsumableCan be thrown on enemies for inflicting damage or used for crafting.
Conspectus ScrollKey ItemUnlocks Star Shower and Glintstone Cometshard.
Dragon Heart ConsumableGrants dragon powers at the Dragon Communion altar.
Gravity Stone ChunkConsumableCauses gravitational explosions.
Ancient Dragon PlayerbookKey ItemUnlocks Ancient Dragons’ Lightning Spear.
Baldachin’s BlessingConsumableBoosts poise temporarily.
Remembrance of the Fire GiantRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes and traded to get Burn, O Flame! Incantation or the Giant’s Red Braid whip weapon.
Starlight ShardsConsumableRecover FP but slowly.
Great Rune of The UnbornGreat RuneUsed to Perfect Rebirth.
Fire GreaseConsumableInflicts fire damage by coating weapons.
Neutralizing BolusesConsumableHelps get rid of poison buildup.
Academy ScrollKey ItemAids in learning new sorceries if offered to a sorcerer. 
Blood GreaseConsumableInflicts bleed by coating weapons.
Remembrance of the NaturalbornRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes and traded to get Waves of Darkness Ashes of War or the *******’s Stars weapon.
Dragonwound GreaseConsumableInflicts harm on dragons by coating weapons.
Assassin‘s PlayerbookKey ItemHelps acquire new incantations like Assassin’s Approach.
Staunching BolusesConsumableMends impending hemorrhage
Dragoncult PlayerbookKey ItemHelps acquire new incantations that may prove viable against Knight bosses. 
Rowa RaisinConsumableRestores HP when fed to spectral steed on horseback. It is craftable.
Remembrance of the Rot GoddessRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 50,000 Runes and traded to get Hand of Malenia weapon or the mighty Scarlet Aeonia incantation.
Talisman PouchKey ItemIncreases Talisman slots 
Remembrance of the Omen KingRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes. Exchange it in the roundtable Hold to unlock the Regal Omen Bairn and Morgott’s Cursed Sword weapon.
Sleep PotConsumablePuts enemies to sleep by emitting a soporific purple haze.
Preserving BolusesConsumableCures rot and reduce scarlet rot buildup.
Remembrance of the Black BladeRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes and traded to get Black Blade incantation or the Maliketh’s Black Blade as a weapon.
Stimulating BolusesConsumableReduces sleep buildup.
Sancrified WhetbladeKey ItemGrants additional Lightning or Sacred affinity to upgrade weapons.
Rot GreaseConsumableInflicts  Scarlet Rot by coating weapons.
Exalted FleshConsumableBoosts attack temporarily (craftable).
White Cipher RingMultiplayer MaterialUsed to request a hunter when your world has been invaded.
Amber StarlightKey ItemCreates peculiar draught.
Mending Rune of Perfect OrderGreat RuneUsed to mend the fractured Elden Ring when disowned by the Lord. It offers an alternative ending after the last boss falls. 
Cured Immunizing MeatConsumableBoosts immunity temporarily.
Mending Rune of the Fell CurseGreat Rune Used to mend the fractured Elden Ring when disowned by the Lord. It offers an alternative ending after the last boss falls. 
Fire PotConsumableExplodes to inflict small-scale fire damage.
Gold-Pickled Fowl FootConsumableExtends rune acquisition temporarily (craftable).
Mending Rune of the Death PrinceGreat RuneUsed to mend the fractured Elden Ring when disowned by the Lord. It offers an alternative ending after the last boss falls. 
Fireproof Dried LiverConsumableIncreases fire damage negation temporarily.
Remembrance of the LichdragonRemembranceCan be consumed or sold for 30,000 Runes and traded to get Death Lightning incantations or Fortisax’s Lightning Spear.
Pickled Turtle NeckConsumableFastens stamina recovery temporarily. It is craftable.
Somber Smithing Stone [1 to 7] Upgrade MaterialReinforce special armaments from up to +1 to +7.
Ghost Glovewort [1 to 8]Upgrade MaterialReinforce renowned ashes from up to +1 to +8.
Crave Glovewort [1 to 8]Upgrade MaterialReinforce ashes from up to +1 to +8.
Smithing Stone [7] Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +21.
Smithing Stone [6] Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +18.
Smithing Stone [5] Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +15.
Smithing Stone [4] Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +12.
Smithing Stone [3] Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +9.
Smithing Stone [2]Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +6.
Smithing Stone [1]Upgrade MaterialReinforce armaments to +5.
Furlcalling Finger RemedyMultiplayer MaterialMakes summon signs of other players visible for you. 
Rainbow StoneConsumableThough a Consumable, this item works as a Multiplayer material. It emits a colored light to serve as a guide.
GlowstoneConsumableThough a Consumable, this item works as a Multiplayer material. It emits a faint light when placed on the ground.
Blue Cipher Ring Multiplayer MaterialAllows you to answer calls for help.
ScriptstoneConsumableThough a Consumable, this item works as a Multiplayer material. It reveals messages from other worlds.
Taunter’s TongueMultiplayer MaterialLure’s invaders to your game world.
Bloody FingerMultiplayer MaterialAllows invading another player’s world.
Festering Bloody Finger Multiplayer MaterialAllows invading another player’s world.
Finger SevererMultiplayer MaterialIt enables you to go back home (to your world).
Mimic’s VeildKey ItemDrains FP to mimic nearby objects.
“Apologies” Prattling Pate Key ItemProduces a voice that says, “Apologies.”
“Hello” Prattling Pate Key ItemProduces a voice that says “Hello”.
“Thank you” Prattling Pate Key ItemProduces a voice that says, “Thank you.”
TorchKey ItemIlluminates dark spaces to help in looking out for potential enemies. It can also be used to inflict small-scale fire damage to enemies. There are multiple magic charms and items that serve the same purpose, though. 
TelescopeKey ItemAllows players to view distant things—for instance, a demigod lurking in a faraway castle. 
Ainsel River MapKey Item Map of Ainsel River and adjoining areas.
Dragonbarrow MapKey Item Map of Dragonbarrow and adjoining areas.
Mohgwyn Palace  MapKey ItemMap of Mohgwyn Palace and adjoining areas. 
Liurnia East MapKey ItemMap of Liurnia’s eastern section.
Liurnia West MapKey ItemMap of Liurnia’s western section.
Liurnia North MapKey ItemMap of Liurnia’s Northern section
Western Mountaintops MapKey ItemMap of Mountaintops (West).
Eastern Mountaintops MapKey ItemMap of Mountaintops (East).
Consecrated Snowfield MapKey ItemMap of Consecrated Snowfield and adjoining areas. 
Deeproot Depths Map Key ItemMap of Deeproot Depths and adjoining areas. 
Lake of Rot MapKey ItemMap of Lake of Rot and adjoining areas. 
Lantern Key ItemAn attached-to-waist version of a torch that can illuminate regions enabling players to see through the dark. Smaller visibility range than a handheld torch. 

Elden Ring Item Tier List Explained

Tier List of Elden Ring Items
Elden Ring Item Tier List Explained!

Items in Elden Ring are obtained as drops from Bosses, looted in special quests, hunted in specific locations, or are given by NPCs. There are many different items that the Elden Ring map has, out of which many are necessary while others can be ignored for a time. This is exactly why we have divided our Elden Ring tier list into two main ranking groups: S and A tier. 

The S-Tier houses all items that, if you don’t find in time, specific tasks and bosses could be nearly impossible to manage. Whereas the A-Tier accommodates those that aren’t mandatory to finish the game like the S-item are but might sometimes prove to be very useful as you proceed through the Lands Between. 

Before diving into the tiers, it’s also crucial for you to understand that Elden Ring has divided its extensive array of items into categories. We have also adopted the same in our tiers. Those categories  go as: 

Key Items: These are the most significant set of equipment as some of them are means for a player to propel forward through the Elden Ring storyline. This is exactly why you will see most Key Items ranked in the first tier. Most Key Items lets players gain access to locked areas or functions of the game. For instance, you can not avail the various Cookbooks and Consumables’ crafting options unless unlocked by the Key Item— Crafting Kit. 

Great Runes: Great Runes are the ultimate drops by the Demigods, which conceal absolute powers within them. These powers usually correspond to the theme and fame of that Demigod and can be unlocked upon scaling associated Grand Divine Towers.

To conclude the storyline of the Elden Ring, players must win and restore the power of at least two of the seven primary Great Runes. If players fail to keep up with the criteria, they will most probably be restricted from experiencing some critical places later on in the plot.

Remembrances: Remembrances are the only other items left with Great Runes as a memorial of your triumph of defeating a boss. Meaning you will be showered with these items whenever you manage to outclass a boss. 

Remembrances can aid your character growth and progression in two ways. One, they can be traded for a “great bounty of runes”, giving users a lot of currency which can later be used to level up with. Two, Remembrances can be taken to Finger Reader Eina in the Roundtable Hold’s Two Fingers room. 

She will give you a special weapon associated with the enemy you fought. These weapons are indeed one-of-a-kind and might even flip your play style in a good way. 

Consumables: The Consumables category of Elden Ring items consists of special effect-rendering equipment that are best available in battle and exploration. This includes giving a boost to your HP stats, expanding your collection of runes, and much more.

If using a consumable against bosses, we recommend not wielding it until the boss’s health bar chips off at least to the 50% mark. Meaning, use them once you get used to the enemy’s moveset. Though these pieces of equipment can be acquired through quests, as a drop of a boss, or given by an NPC, they can also be bought from a Merchant.

Upgrade Materials: These items help players revamp their existing equipment, including weapons and consumables. 

Multiplayer Items: This collection of Elden Ring items prove one heck of a helpful bunch when players need more partners to outclass a super stubborn boss. Multiplayer items will allow you to interact with fellow PvP or Cooperative Play players.

Tier List Criteria 

We put a substantial amount of time and effort into curating game tier lists after thoroughly experiencing the play ourselves. The Elden Ring item tier list is no different either. The items ranked above are not only placed into respective tiers merely on stats but also on how viable their effects can prove for individual players. 

Our team has tried to induce every necessary, most up-to-date information as possible so our readers couldn’t miss any. However, because Elden Ring is a new release and we as gamers are still experiencing its vast fields filled with intense, new challenges, this tier list may lack some speck of information. 

With that being said, our overall Elden Ring items ranking and guide are open for further discussions in the comments below.

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A rookie writer passionate about gaming. Rarely spotted in the streets, She is either cooped up gaming or watching Japanese cartoons. Striving to be a competitive Gaming Guides and Tier List writer, Rabiya is using her writing skills working for Exputer.