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Elden Ring guide: Crafting, cookbooks, and crafting materials

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In this Elden Ring crafting guide, we’ll teach you how to get started with the new crafting mechanic in Elden Ring including where to buy the crafting kit, where to pick up your first few cookbooks, what you’ll be crafting, and where to gather crafting materials.


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Elden Ring guide: Crafting, cookbooks, and crafting materials
Church of Elleh location.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Once you reach West Limgrave, one of the first places you’ll find is the Church of Elleh. Inside the ruined church, you’ll find a smithing table (where you can use smithing stones to upgrade your weapons) and a vendor named Santa merchant Kalé.

Elden Ring guide: Crafting, cookbooks, and crafting materials
Crafting Kit.
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He’ll sell you a crafting kit for 300 runes. Purchasing it unlocks the Item Crafting menu.


Elden Ring Kalé Cookbooks and recipes

As soon as you buy the crafting kit from Kalé, you’ll know a handful of recipes.

Elden Ring Crafting Kit recipes

Name Required items Description
Name Required items Description
Fire Pot 1 Mushroom, 1 Smoldering Butterfly Throw at enemies to inflict fire damage.
Roped Fire Pot 1 Mushroom, 1 Smoldering Butterfly, 1 String Throw behind to inflict fire damage.
Bone Dart x 5 2 Thin Beast Bones Throw at enemies to inflict damage.
Rowa Raisin 1 Rowa Fruit On horseback, feed to Torrent to restore HP.
Rainbow Stone 1 Ruin Fragment Shines with colored light when placed, serving as a guide.
Furlcalling Finger Remedy 2 Erdleaf Flower Reveals co-op and hostile summoning signs.

To learn more recipes, you’ll need to buy or find cookbooks. Kalé sells three of them:

Elden Ring Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook 1

Name Required items Description
Name Required items Description
Bone Arrow 3 Thin Beast Bones Arrow whittled from thin animal bone.
Bone Arrow (Fletched) 3 Thin Beast Bones, 1 Flight Pinion Thin, whittled animal bone with feather fletchings.
Bone Bolt 2 Thin Beast Bones Thin, whittled animal bone bolt

Elden Ring Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook 2

Name Required items Description
Name Required items Description
Glowstone 1 Ruin Fragment, 1 Dewkissed Herba Emits a faint light from the location it is placed.
Invigorating Cured Meat 3 Golden Rowa, 1 Sliver of Meat, 1 Crab Eggs, 1 Land Octopus Ovary Temporarily boosts robustness.
Invigorating White Cured Meat 3 Golden Rowa, 1 Strip of White Flesh, 1 Crab Eggs, 1 Land Octopus Ovary

Elden Ring Missionary’s Cookbook 1

Name Required items Description
Name Required items Description
Holy Water Pot 1 Mushroom, 1 Tarnished Golden Sunflower Uses FP. Throw at enemies to inflict holy damage.
Roped Holy Water Pot 1 Mushroom, 1 Tarnished Golden Sunflower, 1 String Uses FP. Throw behind to inflict holy damage.

Elden Ring Armorer’s Cookbook 1

To the northwest of the Church of Elleh and the Gatefront Ruins, there’s a small, unmarked bandit camp.

Elden Ring guide: Crafting, cookbooks, and crafting materials
Armorer’s Cookbook 1 location.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

It’s patrolled by a couple demi-humans on horseback, a couple more on foot, and several dogs (wolves?), so it’s well-guarded and you might have to level up a bit before heading there.

Inside the camp’s palisade, you’ll find a corpse with the Armorer’s Cookbook 1.

Armorer’s Cookbook 1

Name Required items Description
Name Required items Description
Fire Grease 1 Root Resin, 1 Smoldering Butterly Coats armament, inflicting fire damage.
Drawstring Fire Grease 1 Root Resin, 1 Smoldering Butterfly, 1 String Quickly coats armament, inflicting fire damage.
Fireproof Dried Liver 3 Rowa Fruit, 1 Beast Liver, 1 Smoldering Butterfly Temporarily boosts fire damage negation.

Elden Ring Crafting Materials

You’ll find countless crafting materials in Elden Ring. We’ve listed the ones we’ve found so far in the table below along with their in-game descriptions and hints on where to find them.

Elden Ring Crafting Materials

Name Description Lore
Name Description Lore
Sliver of Meat A slice of thinly carved beast flesh. Found by hunting herbivorous Beasts. The dried meat toughens the constitution.
Strip of White Flesh Thin strips of flesh taken from a bloodless creature. The dried meat toughens the constitution, boosting resistance. It's known for its long-lasting effect.
Beast Liver The fresh liver of a beast; a luscious fruit of life. Found by hunting herbivorous beasts. Dried liver boosts damage negation.
Lump of Flesh A lump of beast flesh filled with rich juices. Found by hunting carnivorous beasts. Meat suitable for a rustic feast.
Turtle Neck Meat A splendid, lengthy cut of turtle neck meat. Considered an especially nutritious ingredient in the south of the Lands Between.
Budding Horn A rarely-seen specimen of a young, budding horn. Found by hunting herbivorous beasts. This horn began to sprout on a beast that typically bears no horn. Perhaps it's a vestige of the primordial crucible.
Flight Pinion Flight feather of birds. Commonly used for arrow fletchings.
Stormhawk Feather A feather from a hawk that lived as one with the storms. These feathers, enveloped in swirling winds, are often used for arrow fletching.
Four-Toed Fowl Foot A four-toed fowl's foot. In the Lands Between, having three digits is seen as a bad omen. As such, the four-toed fowl's foot is a gift of great luck indeed.
Slumbering Egg Owl eggs that will never hatch. Prized as a symbol of the most sublime slumber.
Crab Eggs Eggs of large crabs which dwell in the shallows. A nutritious foodstuff that warms from within. The flavor is exquisite. Only those of comfort and means know the truth; a crab's eggs are more delectable than its meat.
Hefty Beast Bone Thick, solid beast bones. Found by hunting particularly large beasts. Commonly used to make disposable weapons.
Great Dragonfly Head Head of a large dragonfly. Long believed to have the ability to neutralize poisons.
Silver Firefly Firefly that gives off a silvery light. Found near bodies of coId water untouched by sunlight. The light of fireflies is believed to have an alluring magic. Silver light is considered to invite riches.
Smoldering Butterfly An eternally burning butterfly found near wildfires and elsewhere. [Also campfires.] Serves as the kindling for a number of items.
Gold-Tinged Excrement Someone's excrement. It has a golden tinge. Often hidden in woods and thickets. Gold-tinged excrement is a highly stable substance; it doesn't dry out, nor does it lose its customary warmth or scent. For better or for worse, it remains as it is.
Rowa Fruit Berry-like red fruits that grow in shrubs. Easily found everywhere in the Lands Between, it has a wide variety of uses.
Herba Evergreen leaves that give off a faint light. This very common medicinal plant can be found in thickets and elsewhere.
Mushroom A tungal growth that thrives in damp thickets and elsewhere. Its thick, spongy flesh makes it a key component in throwing pots.
Erdleaf Flower A dusky yellow flower that has started to fade to brown, found throughout the Lands Between. Said to be fed by leaves that fell from the Erdtree in days of antiquity.
Poisonbloom Flower that grows in toxic terram. Dripping with a deep-green poisonous liquid.
Tarnished Golden Sunflower A large flower that blooms facing the Erdtree. Found near Minor Erdtrees. Though wilted and faded, it still retains holy essence.
Trina's Lily A light-purple water lily that is on the verge of wilting. Exceedingly rare to find. A symbol of faith in St. Trina. Dulls the senses, preventing agitation.
Miranda Powder Pollen from a man-eating miranda flower. Throughout history, pertumers have prized this extremely fragrant form of miranda pollen, not yet scattered into the air.
Root Resin Resin secreted from the roots of the Greattree. Can also be found near trees on the surface. The roots of the Greattree were once linked to those of the Erdtree, or so they say, and it is for this reason catacombs are built around Greattree roots.
Cave Moss Faintly luminescent moss that grows in dark caves. A fundamental ingredient tor medicinal boluses.
Sanctuary Stone A rare piece of stone tragment found near places where ruins have fallen from the sky. It feeds and strengthens the light as it shines.

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