Golden Seed

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Increases Sacred Flask's number of uses
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Golden Seed is an Upgrade Material and optional Keepsake in Elden Ring. Upgrade Materials can be acquired through exploration, looting from specific areas, dropped by an Enemy or Boss, given by an NPC, or sold by a Merchant.

 

A golden seed, found at the base of an illusory tree.

Increases a Sacred Flask's number of uses.
(Can be used after resting at a site of grace.)

When the Elden Ring was shattered, these seeds flew from the Erdtree, scattering across the various lands, as if life itself knew that its end has come.

 

Elden Ring Golden Seed Guide

Golden Seeds are very special items that allow the user to upgrade the number of Crimson and Cerulean Flask charges (but not the amount of Flask of Wondrous Physick uses).

  • You need 1 Seed for upgrades increasing to 6 total Flasks.
  • You need 2 Seeds for upgrades increasing to 8 total Flasks.
  • You need 3 Seeds for upgrades increasing to 10 total Flasks.
  • You need 4 Seeds for upgrades increasing to 12 total Flasks.
  • You need 5 Seeds for upgrades increasing to 14 total Flasks.

Therefore, a total of 30 Seeds are needed to reach the maximum number of Flasks.

You can get far more than 30 Seeds in your first play-through (without going into New Game Plus) so you don't have to find all of them to upgrade your flasks to max level.

 

 

Where to find Golden Seed in Elden Ring: All Locations Guide

Golden Seed locations: Golden Seeds are found near errant golden branches of the Erdtree:

Limgrave

Stormveil Castle

  • One (1) can be found at the castle grounds of Stormveil Castle, near the room where you meet Nepheli. You'll find it on the ground by a small glowing branch tree. Nearest site of grace would be the Secluded Cell. [Map link] [Video location]
  • One (1) can be obtained by defeating a Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit in a hidden underground area, which can be accessed by a hidden path above the door of the room with some Living Jar enemies, or by making a damaging drop outside the Liftside Chamber site of grace.

Liurnia of the Lakes

Nokstella, Eternal City

  • One (1) can be found on the northwest side of Nokstella, Eternal City. After acquiring the Moon of Nokstella in the temple, there is an easy-to-miss side exit on the south side. Follow the path downward and take the elevator. 

Siofra River

Leyndell, Royal Capital

Caelid

Altus Plateau

  • One (1) can be found on the way to Mt. Gelmir, under a Phantom Tree as you exit the narrow channel north of Seethewater River. [Map link]
  • One (1) can be found underneath a Phantom Tree southeast of Windmill Village, on the road to the capital. [Map link]
  • One (1) can be found right next to the road heading north from the Altus Highway Junction site of grace. [Map link]
  • One (1) can be found northwest of the Minor Erdtree in Altus Plateau. [Map link]
  • One (1) can be found underneath a Phantom Tree at Erdtree-Gazing Hill, north of the Lux Ruins. [Map link]

Lake of Rot

  • One (1) can be found found near the Grand Cloister site of grace. All the way down, follow the blood river backward; if you get near the rotten waterfall, a giant monster will appear, kill it to get the seed.

Mountaintops of the Giants

Crumbling Farum Azula

  • One (1) can be found under a Phantom Tree by some pillars south of the fountain plaza. This is in an upper area accessed after ascending the Dragon Temple Lift northwest of the temple. [Map link] Video Location
  • One (1) can be found under a Phantom Tree amongst several sets of pillar structures up on a hill in the plaza southeast from the Dragon Temple Rooftop site of grace. [Map link]

Mt. Gelmir

Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree

  • One (1) can be obtained by defeating the Ulcerated Tree Spirit (non-boss) lurking beneath the second lake of rot, past a second set of branches within the inner walls. [Map link]

Mohgwyn Palace

  • One (1) can be found in Mohgwyn Palace, in a central island on the southern part of the blood lake. [Map link]
    • One (1) can be found near the Dynasty Mausoleum Midpoint site of grace. It can be found on a body, on the rocks behind the Sanguine Noble. However, if you pick up the above Golden Seed in the blood lake, and reload the area, this Golden Seed will be gone. Likewise, if you pick up this seed first, and reload the area, the one in the blood lake will be gone. You can obtain both by picking both up without reloading.
  • Video Location

Ainsel River

 

Elden Ring Golden Seed Notes & Tips

 




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    • Anonymous

      Do note that there are 2 Seeds in Mohgwyn Palace, but if you want both, you need to pick them up without reloading the area after picking one of them - so either rush both, or clear the area and than take both.

      • Anonymous

        Those two in Ainsel River section are actually in Lake of Rot section (hidden Ulcerated Tree) and Nokstella section (NW, after elevator).

        There are 45, 30 needed for upgrades, 44 if you don't kill Kenneth before he moves with Nepheli and Gostoc, 43 if you reload the Mohgwyn Palace after picking one of two Seeds there, 42 if you didn't take the Keepsake in the beginning. And some seem to be missable if you don't pick them up in normal Leyndell before it becomes Ashen Leyndell.

        • Anonymous

          I really hope we are getting a vendor that seeks Golden Seeds, Sacred Tears and Starlight Shards in exchange for unique weapons, armor, Ashes Of War, spells and novelty items only avalaible from this vendor. Maybe also the ancient level smithing and somber stones for 20 Golden Seeds each for example so we will always have a reason to collect these items and keep playing NG+!

          • Anonymous

            Someone please correct my count, but it would seem there are, then, 45 Golden Seeds available during a single playthrough if the player chooses one at the beginning of the game, yes?

            • Anonymous

              I would love it if you can plant your own erdtrees, feeding them runes to get bigger and they give you some kind of hidden tips or mechanics when they get big enough.
              similar to Tree of wisdom in plants vs zombies.

              • Anonymous

                I think they need to make a housing system for the extra seeds, where you can plant a forest of little erdtrees to decorate your plot of land and allow for dueling there to show off your little miniature map design while killing people, as Elden lords do.

                • Anonymous

                  Right now I have 5 of the healing flasks and it will not let me upgrade to 6 with only one golden seed - it says it needs 2. What am I missing?

                  • Anonymous

                    I kind of hope FS adds something to use the extra seeds for later in a future DLC. Cause right now I got a bunch just sitting there taking up space. Perhaps give us a shiny weapon if we collect them all?

                    • Anonymous

                      You should be able to use a golden seed as an item to restore health like a life gem from DS2, or even better make a new health item like the warming stone except you can throw it like a ruin fragment / firebomb. Since they're a key item maybe make a shop like the dragon communion alter that will trade gold seeds for these health items, but they have a cap of 3 on your character like the raw meat dumplings or even just 1 so people cant really dupe them.

                      • Anonymous

                        I don't mind the flask cap (it's really more than you need if allocate them based on the situation). That said, really do wish I could do something with the extra seeds. I feel like maybe golden runes could have been slightly less abundant in return for allowing you to trade the seeds in at the round table for runes once you've reached max flasks.

                        • Anonymous

                          There is a Golden Seed not listed that is directly south of Seethewater Cave in Mt. Gelmir. It is in the same crevice that Patches pushes you into.

                          • Anonymous

                            Really should have been 20 flasks especially since in late game everything is 2 shotting you with 40 vig.

                            • Anonymous

                              Missing two golden seeds in Liurnia: one by Yura's summon sign (to invade a bloody finger) and one at the ravine-veiled village.

                              • Anonymous

                                Found one at Mogwhyn Palace that i do not see listed here.
                                at the location where you obtain the somber ancient dragon smithing stone, go behind this structure and youll see a drop off point
                                you will also find a golden rune 13 here (i dont remember which) on a dead body.
                                peak slightly over the edge and youll see another body with an item, that is a Golden Seed

                                • Anonymous

                                  Too many Golden Seeds and Sacred Tears to mess with...should give an NPC the ability to trade any extra for Rune Arcs/Dragon Smithing Stones/Great Gloveworts/ and an option to change Torrent's appearance or even better, upgrade the damn goat's poise level.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    You can max out your flasks by only killing 2 of the worm tree spirits probably less, all the other ones can be found in the world.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      there is also 1 at the base of the ravine-veiled village in liurnia, right near the grace. i don't see it included anywhere on here.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I have 10 extra seeds with max flasks and I'm not even finished with the snow area, this feels like a punishment on deep exploration just to favor some arbitrary PVP flask number in a 99.9% PVE game in which I already have 200 hours on a single solo playthrough, I'm starting to think PVP was a mistake in these games, especially after seeing all the nerfs on player ability and no nerfs on 20K HP enemies that can 2 hit KO you while you do chip damage, like what would be the problem if I could have 15 or even 16 flasks?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Does anyone know what the last one in the Caelid section is even referring to? There's no chest even marked near there on the map.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            They really should give some way to make surplus useful , once you have 14 flasks, let them be sellable/useable for a chunk of runes or let an npc trade you rune arcs for them.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I have 10 extra seeds with max flasks and I'm not even finished with the snow area, this feels like a punishment on deep exploration just to favor some arbitrary PVP flask number in a 99.9% PVE game in which I already have 200 hours on a single solo playthrough, I'm starting to think PVP was a mistake in these games, especially after seeing all the nerfs on player ability and no nerfs on 20K HP enemies that can 2 hit KO you while you do chip damage, like what would be the problem if I could have 15 or even 16 flasks?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I don't know how many seeds there are in one playthrough, but I have 13 extra seeds at 14 flasks and I didn't use the keepsake, so there must be at least a few missing from this list.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I don't know how many seeds there are in one playthrough, but I have 13 extra seeds at 14 flasks and I didn't use the keepsake, so there must be at least a few missing from this list.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I have 10 extra seeds with max flasks and I'm not even finished with the snow area, this feels like a punishment on deep exploration just to favor some arbitrary PVP flask number in a 99.9% PVE game in which I already have 200 hours on a single solo playthrough, I'm starting to think PVP was a mistake in these games, especially after seeing all the nerfs on player ability and no nerfs on 20K HP enemies that can 2 hit KO you while you do chip damage, like what would be the problem if I could have 15 or even 16 flasks?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I have 10 extra seeds with max flasks and I'm not even finished with the snow area, this feels like a punishment on deep exploration just to favor some arbitrary PVP flask number in a 99.9% PVE game in which I already have 200 hours on a single solo playthrough, I'm starting to think PVP was a mistake in these games, especially after seeing all the nerfs on player ability and no nerfs on 20K HP enemies that can 2 hit KO you while you do chip damage, like what would be the problem if I could have 15 or even 16 flasks?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The fact that you don't have to mandatorily kill a single Ulcerated Tree Spirit to get max flasks is just great. Extremely useful on repeat playthroughs if you don't want to bother with them.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I’m one of those OCD levelers that always focuses on leveling stats to end with either a 0 or a 5, so this whole 14 flasks (with a +12 max upgrade) is so painfully random to me.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I think you forgot the one in Liurnia south of the Ravine-Veiled Village, its surrounded by Giant Land Squirts

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              They should have given golden seeds a use as a consumable so when you are full they still have a purpose.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                where is the 3rd golden seed in stormveil castle? got the one from the ulcered tree at the bottom got the one next to the errrd tree next to the giant. but the interactive map shows a 3rd... so how to get?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  There is another in Caelid for defeating the Putrid Tree Spirit Boss at the War-Dead Catacombs, which becomes accessible after defeating Radahn

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Great that the game does not tell you that you need multiple seeds from a certain point on... I thought I encountered a game breaking bug...

                                                                    • There are at least 11 more Seeds than you need to fully upgrade your flask. There may be more (and Im not counting the starting gift and killing Kenneth Haight).

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I really hate how they changed the flask count upgrade system... now i miss 1 seed and i can`t find it any where i must start from the bottom up just to find my last one...

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Roderika can either Drop a Seed inside the Shack after she relocates to the Roundtable, or if you actually talk to her for her dialogue she will give it to you herself as a thank you in exchange for REDACTED FOR SPOILERS.

                                                                          • There are more than this list says there are. Unfortunately I never wrote them down. I am still on my first playthrough with a max upgraded flask and I have 9 extra seeds in my inventory. (I still have the entire Haligtree tree area to explore as well as a little bit of Crumbling Farum. (and the tree itself whatever is in there). So I imagine I can get a couple more.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              RE: South of Callu Baptismal Church, on the other side of the giant wall.

                                                                              Why would you say that, when there's a visible, large wall on the map, that is closer than the actual wall referred to? There's even a nearer PoG, as well as a road passing near, and other landmarks visible on the map that could be used.

                                                                              A less stupid way to explain the location of this seed is "Southwest of Castle Morne Rampart, Northwest of the poison bog visible as a green pond on the map, slightly west of the road, next to a very large piece of rubble, at the bottom of a glowing tree."

                                                                              Or just "Slightly west of the road southwest from Castle Morne Rampart PoG," if brevity's your thing.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                there's also the seed on the bridge leading to the main entrance of the academy. it might only be accessible after helping yura, not sure though

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I got 5 extra (incl. starting gift) and I haven’t even finished everything in my playthrough. Really wish the max was 15 flasks.

                                                                                  • One at the end of Nosktella, from the chamber where you get the Moon Of Nosktella tallisman go to through the entrance on the south wall, down some rocks and take the elevator down to a little section overseeing the river. Tree with a golden seed is there.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      At caelid, after you defeated radahn, head to the extreme north of the vast desert, you will found a hidden cave. Inside there is a putried tree spirit boss, it will drop a golden seed.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        One found in Liurnia of the Lakes. Follow the road from the Main Academy Gate site of grace northeast until you come to a golden tree. Map Link (no icon yet)
                                                                                        Spent 10 minutes looking EVERYWHERE, this note is false.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          30 seeds needed to max out flasks for a total of 14 and there are extra seeds that can be found (although not useable after max reached)

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            30 seeds needed to max out flasks for a total of 14 and there are extra seeds that can be found (although not useable after max reached)

                                                                                            • One in the Lake of Rot, Grand Cloister Waypoint, go all the way down, once you are there, follow the rotten river backward, it will lead you to a red waterfall, with 2 corpses with items, when you pick them up, a giant rotten monster will spawn (careful, he doesn't joke around), kill him and you get the seed automatically.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                There's one of those corrupted erdtree avatars that give golden seeds behind the Grand Cloister lost grace next to a the rot river fall.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Best Keepsake to start with... I immediately picked it as the first upgrade is just 1 Golden Seed , having that extra Flask specialy for a Sorcerer Mage Build like me early on is quite helpful specialy against Bosses and how Squishy Astrologers are at the beginning.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    One Goldseed you can find at Stormhill Shac when you return at a later date. Not sure what exactly triggered it though - Might be the spirit girl quest completion.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      One Goldseed you can find at Stormhill Shac when you return at a later date. Not sure what exactly triggered it though - Might be the spirit girl quest completion.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        There is a Golden Seed on the road to Castle Morne. Look to the right to find a golden tree on a cliff, it will be there. On the Interactive map, it is Cord: -219, 112.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          There’s a seed under a tiny tree on the run directly down to castle Morne, it will be on your right if you’re looking at the castle, while also on the main road.

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