Marika's Soreseal

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Marika's Soreseal is a Talisman in Elden Ring. Marika's Soreseal raises MindIntelligenceFaith, and Arcane by 5 each, but increases damage taken by 15%. Easily confused with the separate talisman: Marika's Scarseal. Players can use talismans in Elden Ring to boost a variety of Stats.

 

This legendary talisman is an eye engraved with an Elden Rune, said to be the seal of Queen Marika.

Greatly raises mind, intelligence, faith, and arcane, but also increases damage taken by a similar measure.

Solemn duty weighs upon the one beholden; not unlike a gnawing curse from which there is no deliverance.

 

Marika's Soreseal Effect in Elden Ring

Marika's Soreseal raises MindIntelligenceFaith, and Arcane by 5 each, but increases damage taken by 15%.

 

Where to find Marika's Soreseal in Elden Ring

  • Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree: Found on an altar in a sealed room in the southeast lower levels. This room requires a Stonesword Key to unlock. [Map link]
  • From the Prayer Room Site of Grace, move through the door to the north, and cross over to the walkway that has the Erdtree Avatar. Head to the southern end of the walkway, then jump down the western side, jumping down once again to reach the sealed door.
  • Alternatively, if you're feeling up for it, from the Elphael Inner Wall Site of Grace: leave the area through the eastern door and head down the ladder to the southeast. After going through the arch, turn right and follow the path, circling the city until you get to the imp statue. Be careful of enemies along the way, and inside the room as you pick up the talisman.

 

Elden Ring Marika's Soreseal Notes & Tips

  • Sell value: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 3,000
  • Incompatible with Marika's Scarseal.
  • Flat increases to attribute points are more impactful in the early-game.
  • To determine if a soreseal is worth using, consider not only the item's penalty, but also the opportunity cost of a talisman slot. A player who replaces their soreseal talisman with a mere Crimson Amber Medallion will not only cease to take 15% more damage, but also gain 8% more HP. Cumulatively, this brings them from 100/115% to 108/100% effective HP, which constitutes a 24.2% increase when dividing the newer fraction by the former. This is the difference between dying in four hits and five, so if a build's last 20 levels don't give a 25% increase to health, damage, or something of equal value (20% absorption lowers 125% damage to 100), it is better to remove those levels to strip the soreseal off. Typically, this makes the soreseal not worth using by level 80 to 100, where most builds should be nearing their first damage cap.

 

 

 

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    • This is generally worse than Radagons because at most you’re only going to benefit from 3 stats at most, not all 4, and usually 2. Mind is good for any caster, but unless you’re going Faith/Int or Faith/Arcane, you’re not going to benefit from the stats. It’s better to use Radagons and use the points you’re no longer putting into Str/Dex/Hp/Stam into your casting stat, especially where it can help you meet weapon requirements.

      • Anonymous

        Marika's Soreseal sure makes me sore. You have to go through one of the worst sections of the game, NEAR the end of the game, to get an item that gives you pseudo 20 levels...when you're already at a high level. The stats gained are nowhere worth the extra damage you take by the time you're in Haligtree, unless you're doing a run to see how quickly Malenia can kill you.

        Meanwhile you can get Radagon's Soreseal within the first 10 minutes of the game, where the bonus stats are at their highest value.

        The item placement in Elden Ring continues to confuse me.

        • Anonymous

          Because of it's location; this is the worst talisman in the game, maybe except some challange runs. Would've been a good talisman if it was in a location you could get without needing to nearly finish the game.

          • Anonymous

            ****in fromsoft man. I swear to god, what even is this ****. Why even have it in the game. Nobody gives a **** about these 4 attributes when you get oneshot a kilometer away by a goddamn bear that so much as breathes on you.

            • Anonymous

              Besides running past the revenants, I found that the easiest way to get through them is to use heal incantations. Even on my RL1 run with the base heal spell, I could 2 shot the revenants with it as they spawned in. The stun from the first cast gives you enough time for the second.

              • Anonymous

                If you're having trouble getting through the Revenant gauntlet to pick this up, just use Unseen Form sorcery (16 INT req; need to solve a tower puzzle in Altus). Start from the Inner Wall grace, make yourself all ghosty, sneak past the knights, down the ladder. Revenants will still spawn but they won't attack as long as you keep walking while invisible and keep some distance. DO NOT crouch run or they'll aggro, only walk. Make sure to reapply Unseen Form when necessary.

                • Anonymous

                  It's worth noting as long as you have Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +1 or better, it practically fully negates the physical damage increase. So if you really want to keep your soreseal on (and a scarseal of the other if you are feeling daring), equip the dragoncrest shield talisman +1/+2 or dragoncrest greatshield talisman with it.

                  • Does this potentially have a use for very low vigor glass cannon builds?
                    If you pump enough points into vigor during the sweetspot levels it will it add enough HP to negate the damage?

                    • I was just writing up about how this could be useful late game for a death sorcerer... It's not as appealing after doing the math. My build is getting around a 15% increase in FP, a 6% spell buff boost, a 1% weapon damage boost, and probably around 5% increase to the consumables I use (I'm not interested in doing the math there.) It's not useless and has more merit than it gets credit for, but probably a good idea to swap it out post level 100.

                      • Anonymous

                        radagon's soreseal: accessible less than an hour into the game if you know where to go
                        marika's soreseal: accessible like 5 bosses before the end of the entire game

                        • Anonymous

                          radagon's soreseal: accessible less than an hour into the game if you know where to go
                          marika's soreseal: accessible like 5 bosses before the end of the entire game

                          • Anonymous

                            radagon's soreseal: accessible less than an hour into the game if you know where to go
                            marika's soreseal: accessible like 5 bosses before the end of the entire game

                            • Anonymous

                              radagon's soreseal: accessible less than an hour into the game if you know where to go
                              marika's soreseal: accessible like 5 bosses before the end of the game

                              • Anonymous

                                Aside from a pure melee character with very low faith/int in a build needing this in rare PvE only cases to access various spells for adapting to a situation this is useless and meant purely for trading onto other early game characters as it is simply gotten far too late and is too weak at that point.

                                • Anonymous

                                  What taking 15% damage really means: you have 15% less HP, your flasks heal 15% less, and you need to heal 15% more often. Unless you need the stats for requirements, don't use these things.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    tbh Soreseals making you take 15% more dmg makes them more suited towards the earlygame. with me always getting Radagon's Soreseal as my first talisman on every run I do, there's little reason to use them beyond level ~75-80. Since by which time you'd have reached the thresholds for baseline requirements already, All I have to do is sacrifice a little elden bling until I get more endurance.(along with the psychological effect of having a smaller health bar but more effective HP) besides that the endgame bosses do so much damage that making them do any more than they already do is just setting yourself up for a slip-up oneshot.

                                    When this talisman is only accessible at the fking haligtree, why not just use the normal +5 heirlooms for the stat you actually want? especially in terms of INT, since graven mass+stargazer gives you the optimal setup compared to something like the soreseal and magic/holy/lightning scorpion charm, which also contend for a talisman spot while nuking your dmg resist.

                                    If this talisman wasn't locked behind 80% of the whole game there's probably be a use case for it.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The "Why am I getting two-shot?" starter pack

                                      *has less Vigor than 60*
                                      *wearing Radagon's/Marika's Soreseal*
                                      *two-handing colossal weapon*
                                      "Armor doesn't matter in Elden Ring"

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Excuse my noobness, but as someone who spends a significant amount of time trying not to die, and goes around looking for talismans to increase defense...
                                        Why would anyone equip one of these that reduce defense? Want more attributes? Level up.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          When I was inside the room and tried to fight the grafted scion outside, the revenant teleported inside the room. Don’t trust those instructions telling you that you are safe to fight the grafted scion once you are inside the room. It’s Elden Ring.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I don’t get why it’s saying it’s not worth it late game? The whole reason to use this talisman is to make the game a bit harder while also getting a nice bonus, like the scorpion charms, and 5 levels is really valuable late game to three stats, if I need just a little bit extra faith or arcane I need a **** ton of runes I have to farm to get that, same with radagon, it doesn’t make it not worth it because you take more damage, seems like a biased opinion in wiki tbh

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Just go to the Prayer Room, step outside, hop down onto to the roof on your right, then hop down from your left right to gargoyle door.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                "A player who replaces their soreseal with a mere crimson amber medallion will not only have 8% more hp, but also deal 15% more damage" ... Uh, what? How does the crimson amber medallion make you deal 15% more damage?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Feel like this should have a slightly lower hp penalty than radagon's, since it doesn't mitigate some of the hp loss with increased vigor for health or endurance for armour.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    On top of Silver Scarab + Silver Tear Mask for farming this, don't forget to use Godrick rune and Marika Soreseal for an extra 10+ Arcane.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Would be cool lore wise if equipping both radagon’s and marikia’s gave you the penalty for one instead of both, maybe you only unlock this via goldmask’s quest line or something or it becomes a flat 20% damage penalty

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Why you can get the radagon's soreseal which is geared towards melee immediately at the start of the game but this one which is geared towards casters on literal end game? Stat wise radagons has a much better distribution too. I would rather have this increase vigor instead of useless arcane. Feels so unfair

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Why you can get the radagon's soreseal which is geared towards melee immediately at the start of the game but this one which is geared towards casters on literal end game? Stat wise radagons has a much better distribution too. I would rather have this increase vigor instead of useless arcane. Feels so unfair

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            People keep saying that it's fair that this is only available way late in the game, because there's all sorts of amazing early game sorcery items out there. But you mustn't forget, us incant builds exist too.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Basic damage with talisman equipped.
                                                              22 damage simple foot soldier no yalisman, 24 with ragadon equipped , 27 with both ragadon and marika equipped.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This is not only found in the location listed above, one can be found earlier in Nokron City via Sofria River Bank, a teleporter and then little hidden boss I guess lol

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  1. This room only requires 1 Stonesword Key to open
                                                                  2. It's a fslightly urther but MUCH safer run to start at the Prayer Room site of grace, rather than fight 4 frickin Revenants and some Haligtree Knights....

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Just go from the Prayer Room grace to the southern end of the bridge that has the Erdtree Avatar. You can jump down on top of the room with the talisman, and then down to the imp statue. Only one grafted guy spawns but he didnt even see me.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      i mean, technically this doesnt reduce damage negation by a true 10%, as you get negation increases from upping your stats, right?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Geez it is really annoying how gear for casters is placed in the most higher level or bizarre locations.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Highly recommend taking a Heal incantation with you if you can. It’ll instantly stagger the freaky arm guys, whatever they’re called.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            "Be careful of enemies" Yeah ****ing right. Two tanky-ass haligtree knights that have flasks and blessings (don't get the ballista operator's attention or they'll constantly interrupt your attacks with the haligtree knights) while watching out for the other ballistas posted on the left side, TWO of those freakish teleporting amalgams with several arms that won't let you get a single hit in and deal a ton of damage, and THREE Crystalian summons that take forever to break their stances (not to mention if you get hit by one of their heavy attacks you get procced with rot).

                                                                            Probably more frustrating than any boss fight ever.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              There's also the scarseal in the other part of Sofria river, the part high up, where you go underneath the bridge rather than over it when you first enter the area where you would begin to light the fires. It's next to a giant Soldier, underneath a water fall, next to where the Great Oracular Bubble is located.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                If you'd rather fight 1 revenant than 12, you can get here from the Prayer Room grace. Jump onto the railing on the right, then onto the large supporting brace leading to the outer wall. Drop down onto the pillar, try not to aggro the Avatar, drop down onto the wall and head right (grab the smithing stone if you haven't yet) and drop down onto the roof of the imp-sealed room. One revenant will still spawn as soon as you drop to street level, but you can just summon a spirit to tank while you open the door and nab the seal.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Since the path from the bonfire is tough, i recommend going from the prayers room grace and rolling down to the left right outside the room, then a bit ahead jumping on the pillar and then on the bridge with the Erdtree omen. From there jump on the lower ledge of the pillar and you can safely get to the imp statue

                                                                                  • I believe it still very much worth using but not a must have like Radagon's Seals. Radagon's Seals can cancel their debuff because they offer health increase too but Marika's counterpart offers only weapon scaling and bonus FP.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Marika's and Radagon's Soreseal = 40 additional stats = 40 additional levels.
                                                                                      You can also make use of the Dragoncrest Shield Talisman to get ~17% of your physical defense back.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Considering the bosses you need to beat just to be in the same zone as the item, you are simply not getting this item for your low level twinks lol

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          damage across radagon's soreseal and marika's soreseal appears basically negligible. It's like a 12% at maximum boss-tier damage increase. You're likely to die in the exact same amount of hits, regardless of the damage intake debuff. Wouldn't be sure exactly how damage increase scales once you put both talismans on but my wager is that it doesn't matter. So, free stats.

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