Nascent Butterfly

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Material used for crafting items
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Exceedingly rare to find

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


An arcane butterfly with translucent wings.
Material used for crafting items.
Exceedingly rare to find.

This butterfly appears as if it's just emerged from its cocoon for its entire life.


Where to find Nascent Butterfly in Elden Ring

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Ancestral Follower Shaman 20.00% Only those by the cliff overlooking the water north of the Ancestral Woods Site of Grace in Siofra River.



Nascent Butterfly Guide for Elden Ring

Nascent Butterfly can be used to craft the following items:


Elden Ring Nascent Butterfly Notes & Tips

  • You can hold up to 999 Nascent Butterfly.
  • You can store up to 999 Nascent Butterfly.
  • Sell Value: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18100


Elden Ring Crafting Materials
Aeonian Butterfly  ♦  Albinauric Bloodclot  ♦  Altus Bloom  ♦  Arteria Leaf  ♦  Beast Blood  ♦  Beast Liver  ♦  Blood-Tainted Excrement  ♦  Bloodrose  ♦  Budding Cave Moss  ♦  Budding Horn  ♦  Cave Moss  ♦  Crab Eggs  ♦  Cracked Crystal  ♦  Cracked Pot  ♦  Crystal Bud  ♦  Crystal Cave Moss  ♦  Dewkissed Herba  ♦  Erdleaf Flower  ♦  Eye of Yelough  ♦  Faded Erdleaf Flower  ♦  Fire Blossom  ♦  Flight Pinion  ♦  Formic Rock  ♦  Four-Toed Fowl Foot  ♦  Fulgurbloom  ♦  Glintstone Firefly  ♦  Glintstone Scrap  ♦  Gold Firefly  ♦  Gold-Tinged Excrement  ♦  Golden Centipede  ♦  Golden Dung  ♦  Golden Rowa  ♦  Golden Sunflower  ♦  Grave Violet  ♦  Gravel Stone  ♦  Great Dragonfly Head  ♦  Hefty Beast Bone  ♦  Herba  ♦  Hidden Plumage  ♦  Human Bone Shard  ♦  Land Octopus Ovary  ♦  Living Jar Shard  ♦  Lump of Flesh  ♦  Melted Mushroom  ♦  Miquella's Lily  ♦  Miranda Powder  ♦  Mushroom  ♦  Old Fang  ♦  Poisonbloom  ♦  Rimed Crystal Bud  ♦  Rimed Rowa  ♦  Root Resin  ♦  Rowa Fruit  ♦  Ruin Fragment  ♦  Sacramental Bud  ♦  Sanctuary Stone  ♦  Silver Firefly  ♦  Silver Tear Husk  ♦  Sliver of Meat  ♦  Slumbering Egg  ♦  Stormhawk Feather  ♦  String  ♦  Strip of White Flesh  ♦  Thin Beast Bones  ♦  Toxic Mushroom  ♦  Trina's Lily  ♦  Turtle Neck Meat  ♦  Volcanic Stone  ♦  Yellow Ember

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    • Anonymous

      The people in these comments complaining about this item being useless have not discovered the value of Sleep in this game

      • Anonymous

        Like everyone else I was confused why this butterfly appears as such a rare item yet it only used in recipes for pretty pointless crafts. I mean, who uses dappled meats they find, let alone feel a need to craft more?

        I think it was to make us curious about it, and it worked. Lore time, boys.

        The butterflies all seem to have ties to the Empyreans, and Nascent correlates to Miquella. Dappled meats slightly boost all status ailment resistances. Stay with me, because this next part seems a bit too weird to just be a coincidence.

        Miquella's life goal, above all else, was to find a cure for Malenia's scarlet rot. Miquella himself is all but confirmed to be St. Trina, the source of all sleep magic. Miquella's Needle is able to expel the Frenzied Flane. He resists the advances of Mohg, the Lord of Blood, and cooperated with Radagon to develop several Golden Order Fundamentalism incantations, the ones most powerfully opposed to Death.

        Rot, sleep, frenzy, blood, and Death. If we consider poison to be companion to rot, as the poison incantations are Kindred of Rot-flavored, then that only leaves frost without an obvious connection to Miquella.

        • Anonymous

          purple color, but it only makes these cured meats that protect from status? Why not some attack boost item. Theres already exalted flesh, but it can be some attack and defense thing, or for slash dmg only. Doesnt feel like a rare.

          • Anonymous

            These are like tricks/traps. Seems like these always lead to something bad happening... the ground crumbles away... mob ambush... a precarious jump... etc. It got to the point where I'd see them and think "oh great, now what's gonna happen", or just avoid them altogether, lol.

            • Anonymous

              Can anyone confirm if these are only used for the dappled meat recipes? Because those are exceptionally bad unless you want A) Ultimate convenience (since you can make consumables for individual debuffs to counter bleed/death/poison/rot/pee-eyes with the same 100 resistance added), or B) You know you're about to fight something that does more than just poisons/bleeds/frost/death (which is good in one instance where there's rot and imps inflicting bleed in a single catacombs dungeon). I must be missing some ultimate use here for these butterflies

              • Anonymous

                this isn't "exceedingly rare" tbh, you can find a lot of it in nokron, night's sacred ground and siofra river

                • Anonymous

                  There's a handful more (4-5) in Siofra River outside of the poison flower room (by a tree, some glowing herba, in the area roamed by 3 Land Octopus)

                  • Anonymous

                    There's a handful more (4-5) in Siofra River outside of the poison flower room (by a tree, some glowing herba, in the area roamed by 3 Land Octopus)

                    • Anonymous

                      There's one on a grave post beating the tutorial boss, there's another in the same area on the breakaway ledge. Might be able to snag it if you jump for it? Has anyone gotten that second one on the ledge?

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