Aeonian Butterfly

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Found in the swamp of Aeonia

Aeonian Butterfly is a Crafting Material in Elden Ring. Crafting Materials are resources that can be obtained throughout the Lands Between, and are used to create a wide variety of items. 

 

A butterfly with withered, scarlet wings found in the swamp of Aeonia.
Material used for crafting items.

According to myth, these butterflies were once the wings of the Goddess of Rot herself.

 

Where to find Aeonian Butterfly in Elden Ring

Aeonian Butterfly found in the overworld do not respawn after resting at a site of grace.

In the world
Purchase From
Dropped by
Enemy Drop rate Additional info
Basilisk 8.00% In Lake of Rot
Lesser Kindred of Rot 1.50% -

 

Farming locations
  • Grand Cloister: From the site of grace, run along the south side of the Lake of Rot to find four Basilisks, then towards the ruins for eight more. Roll around in the rot and then go back on land before it fully builds up to trigger a less damaging form of Scarlet Rot.

 Aeonian Butterfly Guide for Elden Ring

Aeonian Butterfly can be used to craft the following items:

 

Elden Ring Aeonian Butterfly Notes & Tips

  • You can hold up to 999 Aeonian Butterfly.
  • You can store up to 999 Aeonian Butterfly.
  • Sell value: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 100 Runes

 

Elden Ring Crafting Materials
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    • Anonymous

      not sure if they were just one time drops, but i have gotten these as drops from the respawning baby rot kindreds in the haligtree

      • Anonymous

        "Rot weapons shouldn't be in infinite supply" makes sense until you get rot breath or rotten stray ashes and proceed to trivialize bosses anyway. These really didn't need to be finite

        • Anonymous

          Real talk, I need these, I can’t farm these. Do I sleep on rot pots for my pots only jar head co-op build? No. I go to Reddit, ask nicely and someone drops me 999 Aeonian Butterflies. So Fromsoft, what was the point of making these not respawn in the world?

          • Anonymous

            FS when people are Spamming Rivers of blood skill 888 times in a row: i sleep

            FS when there is a reliable "crafting" source for bow only users: REAL ****!

            • So aeonian butterflies don't respawn probably so you can't have a reliable source of scarlet rot EXCEPT rotten breath can be acquired from bleeding mama dragon to death and cashing in the heart at the cathedral of dragon communion (both of which are also in Caelid) and you only need to level a wretch 7 times to cast it so I don't know why I have to farm death frogs to make my archer build reliable.

              • Anonymous

                Honestly I just wish they hadn't bothered at all with crafting. They did such an incredible job at turning the Souls formula into an open world game, but crafting is one of the very few areas that I don't think works. That's more because I just hate crafting systems in games period unless something unique is done with it. But this is just a standard as it gets crafting system. It's not that big of a deal for me since I rarely craft anyways. But when I do, it can be a pain in the ass, and for players who do regularly craft, it must be terrible.

                • Anonymous

                  and of course they dont respawn lmao i wish i could hack the **** out of this game on ps5, these devs are annoying

                  • Anonymous

                    crafting in this game is so stupid, just give merchants crafting materials to buy depending where they are located in the game

                    • I did some testing for drop rates for 2 different enemies, pests and basilisks. I wanted to know if the "stronger" versions mattered at all so I killed pests in 2 different locations. All kills were done with 274 item discovery, 99 arcane and the talisman on a magic casting build with 15 vigor, lvl 160, all were easily done.

                      Church of the plague: 500 kills, 23 butterflies, 4.6% drop rate
                      Cloister: 539 kills, 27 butterflies, 5.01% drop rate

                      Both are comparable, both not great, ok rune farm in cloister but better exist. Next are the basilisks in the Lake of Rot.
                      504 kills, 106 butterflies, 21.03% drop rate

                      So much better. Run from the cloister grace back through the lake of rot, hug the right side there are 4, then go towards the ruin and there are 8 more. Roll around in the rot then go back on land and let it tick over and you'll get a less damaging rot making it better to do the run. This is by no means definitive I just hope it helps, duplicating a save for crafting materials seems like the path of least resistance at every turn sadly.

                      • Anonymous

                        The little bug enemies actually drop them (not the big ones), from the haligtree roots site of grace, take the elevator behind you up into the temple, there a few there and to the left outside there are more

                        The ones in caelid dont drop them

                        • Anonymous

                          Imagine removing the respawn of these because people "abuse" rot in pvp.... But they still have Rot Breath in the game.

                          It's almost as if FromSoft wants everyone to respecc to use dragon incantation when fighting a boss that's weak to rot instead of just letting non-Dragon Breath users have access to rot crafting materials.

                          • Anonymous

                            None of the Aeonian Butterflies respawn, the only way to farm them is killing enemies, but they very rarely drop even with item discovery buffs.

                            • Anonymous

                              "They can be farmed indefinitely in the Abandoned Cave in Dragonbarrow."
                              This is just, completely false.
                              Aeolian Butterflies don't respawn from any gatherable source.

                              • Anonymous

                                These are no longer respawning in Abandoned Cave as of patch 1.03.2 Which is ridiculously unfair. Why bother putting in a robust crafting system if every player is shitscared of ever using any items because of scarcity ?

                                • Anonymous

                                  "They can be farmed from the two pest just outside the church of the plague site of grace in caelid. "

                                  I tried like 40 runs and got 0 butterflies but 5 cleavers, i kinda doubt the drop them at all

                                  • Anonymous

                                    "They can be farmed from the two pest just outside the church of the plague site of grace in caelid. "

                                    I tried like 40 runs and got 0 butterflies but 5 cleavers, i kinda doubt the drop them at all

                                    • Anonymous

                                      they respawn infinitely next to malenia, in the room with the scarlet bloom. if sittinf at the grace doesnt reset them, dying or otherwise passing time will.

                                      not very useful until very late game, but grbbing 999 before ng+ is real nice.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Found the easiest way to farm these, go to the church of the plague and leave through the front door, turn left and go down the road for a bit. You'll run into a group of enemies and there's 6-ish butterflies that respawn there.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          i've been trying to farm from both the kindred of rot and scarlet lake basilisks and even with the silver foot, they have not dropped a single aeonian butterfly.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            So dam annoying to farm, prawns have a pathetic drop rate, and them not respawning is just irritating, not like scarlet rot is broken or anything and the dragon breath spell is super easy to get, but if you wanted to use a bow or crossbow it becomes pure suffering to use scarlet rot.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              "They can be farmed indefinitely: travel to Smoldering Wall (Caelid) Site of Grace. Follow the road south and kill the insect-like enemies. They drop it and respawn every time you rest."

                                              Baloney, I've tried 3 loops and got not a single butterfly

                                              • Anonymous

                                                They drop form the basilisks in the Lake of Rot with good regularity. I just did 10 runs killing the 3 basilisks right tot he right of the Lake of Rot Shoreside and got 9 Butterflies. Im only using the scarab talisman, no silver foot because I'm lazy

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  they dropped for me from the basilisk in lake of rot, not sure how good is the drop rate especially since I have 50 arcane but it may be worth looking into

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If you're truly desperate to give every boss super-aids and used up all of these already just use the spirit ash Rotten Stray. It's a cheap summon that is one of the psychotically aggressive dogs and afflicts scarlet rot, found easily right outside of Sellia Town in Caelid.

                                                    Alternatively you can get a scarlet-rot inflicting thrusting sword whenever you make it to the Altus Plateau by heading north(to the west of the capital that is) until you hit the Shrouded Castle and go past it to kill a human-type NPC wielding it.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If you're truly desperate to give every boss super-aids and used up all of these already just use the spirit ash Rotten Stray. It's a cheap summon that is one of the psychotically aggressive dogs and afflicts scarlet rot, found easily right outside of Sellia Town in Caelid.

                                                      Alternatively you can get a scarlet-rot inflicting thrusting sword whenever you make it to the Altus Plateau by heading north(to the west of the capital that is) until you hit the Shrouded Castle and go past it to kill a human-type NPC wielding it.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Abandoned cave in Dragonbarrow (requires going from Smoldering Wall grace right next to telescope in Caelid then running East across some branches to the cave) has a room with 12-15 Aeonian Butterflies. Be warned though the majority of the cave is filled with scarlet rot.. huge piece of advice would be to run and grab the "Flame, Cleanse Me" spell from eastern Liurnia. It only costs 14 FP and requires 12 Faith. Super useful if you're looking for a better alternative to crafting boluses and don't like collecting/grinding materials

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          So there's no farming spot for these butterflies? Like they don't respawn?

                                                          So you're telling me we can only craft a certain amount of scarlet rot stuff per playthrough?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            My favorite attack is when he teleports above me and clones himself like 16 times then grabs me and I die because I couldn't react fast enough.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Drops rarely from the Prawn type enemies west of the Swamp of Aeonia.
                                                              They can be farmed indefinitely: travel to Smoldering Wall (Caelid) Site of Grace. Follow the road south and kill the insect-like enemies. They drop it and respawn every time you rest.

                                                              guys, thats 2 tipps about the same set of enemies
                                                              there happen to be around 6 of these in the ruins near the trader thats mentioned, but there is also a lot more other stuff

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I farmed the Lesser of Kindred of Rot at the Church of the Plague so I thought I would leave my data here. I just wanted some Aeonian Butterflies but I haven't reached the Lake of Rot or whatever it's called where I hear the drop rate is better. Anyways, there's 2 Lesser Kindred of Rot outside the Church of the Plague where you meet Millicent. I farmed them for 108 loops, or 216 kills. Received 6 Aeonian Butterflies, 16 Pest's Glaives and a lot of Faded Erdleaf Flowers. Hovering around a 3% drop rate on Aeonian Butterflies. For reference, my Discovery stat is 125. Given how strong they are, they're not very pleasant to farm. Hopefully this amount of butterflies will last me until I reach the Lake of Rot. I like to apply Scarlet Rot to bosses but it's very expensive in terms of butterflies.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I need these in large quantities to fight radhan...
                                                                  I failed 8 times so far & wasted around 200 rot arrows...

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    There's a huge cluster of them in the Abandoned Cave mini-dungeon, which is due east of the Smoldering Wall point of grace. It's a cave in the side of a cliff.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      At the end of the game, you can farm them at Elphael. From the roots of sacred tree site of grace (just before Malenia), back to the lift and up to the church. Inside church and outside on the left, you'll find insect-like ennemies (litte and big) which can drop aeonian butterfly. In addition, you can get a lot of runes.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Planned to invade with pulley crossbow on the off hand with explosive bolt and fletched rot bone bolt but it seems like it would take hundred of hours to farm. Guess I'll stick to poison instead :/

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I farmed the prawn enemies till I got one to drop.... I got seven of their weapon drops before I finally got one butterfly. Pretty unreasonable in my opinion if that's really the only renewable source.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Feel like investing heavily into Arcane is going to be the secret to getting things like these and the Trina's Lillie's from Cleanrot Knights to drop in any sustainable amount. Besides Arcane and the tasty silver Bird Feet, are there even any ways to increase item discovery?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              2 Prawn Enemies spawn right out front of the Church of the Plague where you initially meet Millicent. I still haven't seen a Butterfly drop from them but it's a faster farm for killing Prawns only and it's still close enough to the Aeonian Swamp that maybe they can still drop th butterflies if it's only certain Prawns can drop them?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Two spawn as entities in the world in the swamp west of the Astray from Caelid Highway North site of grace. One of them is in the cluster of plant enemies in the middle and the other is behind a tree in the extreme northern end. They also drop from the bug soldiers in this zone, though I only ever saw it when I had a silver-pickled fowl foot popped.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Aoenian Butterfly can be farmed infinitely in Lake of Rot by killing the basilisks that spawn in there. Good luck with the scarlet rot tho

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Dropped from both Basilisk and Aeonian Soldier (the one look like centipede/xenomorph wearing glaive) on Lake of Rot at INCREDIBLY small rate
                                                                                    It felt like from soft doesn't want anyone to craft anything related to rot at this point

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Has anyone found a respawning source for these?
                                                                                      I've only found a few in the swamp and they don't seem to respawn.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I noticed these things don't seem to respawn is that a me problem or are these things a one and done resource?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Is there any pattern that they spawn in, or a refresh time? They don't seem to respawn upon rest like other materials do.

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