Messages allow players to place messages that have a random chance (?) to be seen on the ground by other players where they are placed. The text in messages can only be selected from premade words and phrases, but the format of a message being written can be toggled by pressing a button (default is the Y button on an Xbox controller) for more complex fields. The hard formatting of messages allows them to be automatically translated and displayed in different regions around the world.

They have some unique mechanics compared to their counterparts in FromSoftware titles. 

Appraisals

A player reading a message can rate it Good or Bad as an Appraisal. When a message is rated Good, the author will receive 1 Flask of Crimson Tears' worth of health at no cost.

A player can see Good vs Bad ratings on their messages, but only the number of Appraisals will be shown on messages from other players.

Full message list

Templates

**** ahead Likely **** If only I had a ****... ****, O **** Ahh, ****...
No **** ahead First off, **** Didn't expect ****... Behold, ****! ****
**** required ahead Seek **** Visions of ****... Offer **** ****!
Be wary of **** Still no ****... Could this be a ****? Praise the **** ****?
Try **** Why is it always ****? Time for **** Let there be **** ****...

 

Words

Enemies
  • enemy
  • weak foe
  • strong foe
  • monster
  • dragon
  • boss
  • sentry
  • group
  • pack
  • decoy
  • undead
  • soldier
  • knight
  • cavalier
  • archer
  • sniper
  • mage
  • ordnance
  • monarch
  • lord
  • demi-human
  • outsider
  • giant
  • horse
  • dog
  • wolf
  • rat
  • beast
  • bird
  • raptor
  • snake
  • crab
  • prawn
  • octopus
  • bug
  • scarab
  • slug
  • wraith
  • skeleton
  • monstrosity
  • ill-omened creature
People
  • Tarnished
  • warrior
  • swordfighter
  • knight
  • samurai
  • sorcerer
  • cleric
  • sage
  • merchant
  • teacher
  • master
  • friend
  • lover
  • old dear
  • old codger
  • angel
  • fat coinpurse
  • pauper
  • good sort
  • wicked sort
  • plump sort
  • skinny sort
  • lovable sort
  • pathetic sort
  • strange sort
  • nimble sort
  • laggardly sort
  • invisible sort
  • unfathomable sort
  • giant sort
  • sinner
  • thief
  • liar
  • dastard
  • traitor
  • pair
  • trio
  • noble
  • aristocrat
  • hero
  • champion
  • monarch
  • lord
  • god
Things
  • item
  • necessary item
  • precious item
  • something
  • something incredible
  • treasure chest
  • corpse
  • coffin
  • trap
  • armament
  • shield
  • bow
  • projectile weapon
  • armor
  • talisman
  • skill
  • sorcery
  • incantation
  • map
  • material
  • flower
  • grass
  • tree
  • fruit
  • seed
  • mushroom
  • tear
  • crystal
  • butterfly
  • bug
  • dung
  • grace
  • door
  • key
  • ladder
  • lever
  • lift
  • spiritspring
  • sending gate
  • stone astrolabe
  • Birdseye Telescope
  • message
  • bloodstain
  • Erdtree
  • Elden Ring
Battle Tactics
  • close-quarters battle
  • ranged battle
  • horseback battle
  • luring out
  • defeating one-by-one
  • taking on all at once
  • rushing in
  • stealth
  • mimicry
  • confusion
  • pursuit
  • fleeing
  • summoning
  • circling around
  • jumping off
  • dashing through
  • brief respite
Actions
  • attacking
  • jump attack
  • running attack
  • critical hit
  • two-handing
  • blocking
  • parrying
  • guard counter
  • sorcery
  • incantation
  • skill
  • summoning
  • throwing
  • healing
  • running
  • rolling
  • backstepping
  • jumping
  • crouching
  • target lock
  • item crafting
  • gesturing
Situations
  • morning
  • noon
  • evening
  • night
  • clear sky
  • overcast
  • rain
  • storm
  • mist
  • snow
  • patrolling
  • procession
  • crowd
  • surprise attack
  • ambush
  • pincer attack
  • beating to a pulp
  • battle
  • reinforcements
  • ritual
  • explosion
  • high spot
  • defensible spot
  • climbable spot
  • bright spot
  • dark spot
  • open area
  • cramped area
  • hiding place
  • sniping spot
  • recon spot
  • safety
  • danger
  • gorgeous view
  • detour
  • hidden path
  • secret passage
  • shortcut
  • dead end
  • looking away
  • unnoticed
  • out of stamina
Places
  • high road
  • checkpoint
  • bridge
  • castle
  • fort
  • city
  • ruins
  • church
  • tower
  • camp site
  • house
  • cemetery
  • underground tomb
  • tunnel
  • cave
  • evergaol
  • great tree
  • cellar
  • surface
  • underground
  • forest
  • river
  • lake
  • bog
  • mountain
  • valley
  • cliff
  • waterside
  • nest
  • hole
Directions
  • east
  • west
  • south
  • north
  • ahead
  • behind
  • left
  • right
  • center
  • up
  • down
  • edge
   
Body Parts
  • head
  • stomach
  • back
  • arms
  • legs
  • rump
  • tail
  • core
  • fingers
   
Affinities
  • physical
  • standard
  • striking
  • slashing
  • piercing
  • fire
  • lightning
  • magic
  • holy
  • poison
  • toxic
  • scarlet rot
  • blood loss
  • frost
  • sleep
  • madness
  • death
Concepts
  • life
  • Death
  • light
  • dark
  • stars
  • fire
  • Order
  • chaos
  • joy
  • wrath
  • suffering
  • sadness
  • comfort
  • bliss
  • misfortune
  • good fortune
  • bad luck
  • hope
  • despair
  • victory
  • defeat
  • research
  • faith
  • abundance
  • rot
  • loyalty
  • injustice
  • secret
  • opportunity
  • pickle
  • clue
  • friendship
  • love
  • bravery
  • vigor
  • fortitude
  • confidence
  • distracted
  • unguarded
  • introspection
  • regret
  • resignation
  • futility
  • on the brink
  • betrayal
  • revenge
  • destruction
  • recklessness
  • calmness
  • vigilance
  • tranquility
  • sound
  • tears
  • sleep
  • depths
  • dregs
  • fear
  • sacrifice
  • ruin
Phrases
  • good luck
  • look carefully
  • listen carefully
  • think carefully
  • well done
  • I did it!
  • I've failed...
  • here!
  • not here!
  • don't you dare!
  • do it!
  • I can't take this...
  • don't think
  • so lonely...
  • here again...
  • just getting started
  • stay calm
  • keep moving
  • turn back
  • give up
  • don't give up
  • help me...
  • I don't believe it...
  • too high up
  • I want to go home...
  • it's like a dream...
  • seems familiar...
  • beautiful...
  • you don't have the right
  • are you ready?

 

Conjunctions

  • and then
  • or
  • but
  • therefore
  • in short
  • except
  • by the way
  • so to speak
  • all the more
  • ,



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    • Anonymous

      They should take the animation off putting messages down, or at least let you roll out of it. Shouldn't end up getting punished for attempting to be helpful, that's just seriously toxic

      • Anonymous

        you don't have the right, o, you don't have the right, therefore you don't have the right, o, you don't have the right

        • Anonymous

          I personally think that when someone rates a message as bad, it should disappear from their world. Not from everybody's world, but only from the world of the one who disparaged it. Nor should a bad rating punish the one who left the message in any way. That's too easy for trolls to abuse. That would make it much more engaging and satisfying to engage with the message system.

          • Anonymous

            messages still not showing up for all group password users, message appraisals still only updating when first logging on, just in general the message system is ******* broken

            • Anonymous

              several questions here, A. is there a limit to how many messages a single character can have written? B. is there a limit to how many written messages i can have protected? C. if a written message is not protected, will it go away after a while? if so what are the qualifications for it disappearing? thanks

              • Anonymous

                several questions here, A. is there a limit to how many messages a single character can have written? B. is there a limit to how many written messages i can have protected? C. if a written message is not protected, will it go away after a while? if so what are the qualifications for it disappearing? thanks

                • Anonymous

                  Quick question, if I summon someone to my game and lay a message down, are they able to read it? Wondering if theres a quick way to communicate with players outside of gestures and the Prattling Pates

                  • Anonymous

                    O you don't have the right, o you don't have the right, by the way you don't have the right, o you don't have the right.

                    • Anonymous

                      It would really be awesome if you could collect extra phrases and/or templates out in the world somewhere. You already collect gestures and recipe books... why not optional words?

                      • Anonymous

                        bro i had the best message in mind at the uhh evergaol in the snow region (sentry, torch required ahead) and then there's no torch in the message list but sentry is there like WHAT i'm so sad

                        • Downvoting a message does NOT heal them! It doesn't even give a notification. Here's my test result: https://old.reddit.com/r/Eldenring/comments/tvz2jv/may_this_short_clip_settle_the_debate_once_and/

                          • Anonymous

                            Give the option of manually closing messages so I can take screenshots without messages ruining the aesthetic

                            • Anonymous

                              I feel like the Yik Yak solution of removing messages that have a surplus of downvotes could work well in this game. Maybe a two to one ratio of Poor to Good with a minimum amount of votes could make a message disappear

                              • Anonymous

                                I feel like the Yik Yak solution of removing messages that have a surplus of downvotes could work well in this game. Maybe a two to one ratio of Poor to Good with a minimum amount of votes could make a message disappear

                                • Anonymous

                                  Is the amount of healing from appraisals just a flat amount or does it scale with your flask upgrades or the flask-boosting talisman?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I wish every 5-10 bad ratings caused you to lose a flask's worth of health. Maybe then we wouldn't have so many fake illusory wall messages.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      can we please STOP PUTTING MESSAGES AT THE FOOT OF LADDERS!!! IT IS NOT FUNNY WHEN YOUR TRYING TO RUN TO SAFTY!!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I just witnessed the appraisal healing essentially grant godmode to a streamer because their viewers were giving a message good ratings every 2 seconds.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          For me, the Conjunctions "or," "except" and "in short" always display without a space between the the Conjunction and Templates (2nd Line). Anyone else? If it's a general problem I'm surprised they haven't patched it yet. I'm also finding that I miss some of the Conjunctions that were available in Sekiro, like "is," "the pinnacle of," "what is a...?" Hopefully From improve the Messages system with upcoming patches.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Can someone link the messages page with the one on the Tarnished Wizened Finger page so those who find that page can have some answers. Also, some more info.... the messages glow after a certain amount of votes (The precise amount and color is unknown to me but I've seen gold at 541 and I have a silverish gold at 278), the max you can have is 10 messages at once and after that it starts deleting the oldest message that isn't protected. Might wanna throw a note in there about how common troll messages are in FromSoft games as a joke to save some sanity for newer players.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This page is sorely lacking, it needs to have the catagories for a quick ctrl + F because i swear to god i forget where certain words are and this would be more constuctive than FromSoft's inability to do a reasonable system

                                              • I created this page because of the estus rating thing, but I'm not sure whether it only happens for Good ratings or both Good and Bad.
                                                Also this page would be a great place to elaborate on message construction, but I only know how to form two-phrase messages as opposed to some of the more complex stuff I've seen. This would be a great place to elaborate on that.

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