Sacramental Bud

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Material used for crafting items
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Exceedingly rare to find

Sacramental Bud 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. 


An immature bud containing fresh blood.
Material used for crafting items.

Believed to originate long ago from a strain of buds cultivated with youthful, sacramental blood.


Where to find Sacramental Bud in Elden Ring

Sacramental Buds found in the overworld do not respawn after resting at a site of grace.

Dropped by
Enemy Drop rate Additional info
Millicent (NPC Invader version) 100% Drops 5
Rotten Stray 3.00% In Writheblood Ruins
Land Octopus 3.00% Only some


Farming locations


Sacramental Bud Guide

Sacramental Bud can be used to craft the following items:


Sacramental Bud Notes & Tips

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


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    • Anonymous

      Random dev: So, boss, I had an idea...
      Miyazaki: yeah?
      Random dev: Let's make a new status ailment that's just like toxic from DS...
      Miyazaki: okay?
      Random dev: and make sure it's present in like half of the game...
      Miyazaki: *barely containing excitement* a-and?
      Random dev: and make the only item that can cure it crafted from an ultra hard to find material that's limited to just a handful per playthrough
      Miyazaki: *weeping; places his hand on the dev's shoulder* this is why I hired you, Takeshi-kun...

      • Anonymous

        Rot is much too frequent an occurrence to make the only way to cure it be a non-renewable resource. And good lord, PVP with antspur rapiers and rotten breath is EVERYWHERE

        • Anonymous

          What the page doesn't tell you is that you do NOT want to waste these on anything at all until you reach the Lake of Rot, because you'll need ever Preserving Boluses you can get in order to both cross it, as you can't use your horse. Trying to beat the Dragonkin field boss (far back left from where the Grace is), beat the Alabastor Lord, and then finish crossing to the Cloister? Without any? Is *painful* in the extreme. To make matters worse, there's only one summoning location at the 1st grace you encounter at the Lake. The Cloister only has a grace, no summoning stake, and the hidden Astel boss beyond the Cloister? Only a Stake of Marika, no summoning pool OR grace. So if you used incantations to cross, you likely are most of the way through your FP unless you went as a hardcore mage build.

          So any earlier locations? Just use Flame, Cleanse Me. As it takes forever to farm for these at Writheblood Ruins. That or just stay on your horse if you're in Caelid.

          • Anonymous

            In the farming location it says there are seven rotten strays at Writheblood Ruins. That is incorrect. There are 9.
            -One in the Eastern most building.
            -One just outside to the west of the same building.
            -One lying in the entrance to the middle building with the stairs to the basement.
            -One lying north of that same building.
            -One is walking back and forth between the west side and the north side of the middle building.
            -One is lying down south of the east building.
            -One is running in circles south-east of the middle building.
            -One is sharing food with a skeleton slime to the south of the middle building
            -And the last one is hidden in the bushes south of the building with the big slime.

            • Anonymous

              There are 4 of these in Hermit village near the star shard location and 2 more located on a corpse near the abductor virgin.

              • Anonymous

                There are 4 of these in Hermit village near the star shard location and 2 more located on a corpse near the abductor virgin.

                • Anonymous

                  There are 4 of these in Hermit village near the star shard location and 2 more located on a corpse near the abductor virgin.

                  • Anonymous

                    I bet these are created from Miquella's blood based on the description and the fact that it's used to cure scarlet rot, probably by mohg or his servants since you find them near writheblood ruins

                    • Anonymous

                      There are 4 right outside to the East side of the Corpse-Stench Shack, 4-5 to the North from the Wyndham Catacombs entrance by the cliff wall.

                      • I'm going to guess that, if these respawn like people say they do, they probably have a respawn timer. How long? Who knows. I'll try grabbing one and note the time then come back periodically. Will report with results.

                        • Anonymous

                          A few can be found on the right side of the entrance to volcano manor (Right if you are coming from inside). Don't know if they respawn though.

                          • Anonymous

                            The little squid-billies in the area where you pick up the amber starlight drop these very rarely. Not a very useful farming spot but not the worst either.

                            • Anonymous

                              There is a small cave just north east of the Altus Highway Junction that you can reach via a break in the cliffs just before the Stormcaller Church that's up above. It's where you get the Amber Starlight item, and that little alcove has about 10 Sacramental Buds growing in it.

                              • Just to clarify, they also drop very rarely from Haligtree Knights. Got one randomly and tested it by killing them over and over, and it worked. Same as the dogs, they'll be a purple drop.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Guy who reported that the dogs don't drop the Sacramental Bud here. The guy below me that said I was wrong and me getting ratioed made me check again.

                                  Turns out I'm wrong. They DO drop.

                                  Sorry for the accidental misinformation. I was 100% convinced that I was in a "Why are you booing me? I'm right!" situation because I went through the area a good 20-30 times and didn't get a drop; just a bunch of thin beast bones and beast blood. I'm convinced 1.03 increased the drop rate.

                                  Thank you to everyone who ratioed me and especially the person below me that called me out. Thanks to you, I collected something important:



                                  Apologies though to the person below me. I reactively downvoted you because I thought you were lying since, as stated, I did 20-30 runs, and I can't undo it, which is dumb. So be sure to upvote them to crush my mistaken downvote, everyone.

                                  Here's a few tips to farm the dogs:

                                  * If a Sacramental Bud drops, it's a purple-colored drop, as seen in the pics. White-colored drops are either thin beast bones or beast blood.
                                  * There appears to be a total of eight dogs.
                                  * Watch out for the larger dog guarding the doorway right before the basement area with the slimes behind him. He's got about twice the HP as the other dogs.
                                  * If you can kill the dogs at range, do so, because currently one of their bite attacks is bugged (or at least, I THINK it's a bug) that will stack bleed instantly. If this happens, you will simply explode and die instantly.
                                  * You can do it without Silver Pickled Fowl Feet, and may want to--otherwise you'll burn through them since there's not a good nearby grace as teleporting or dying makes the buff disappear. Raise Item Discovery through different methods, like temporarily respecing into Arcane.
                                  * Do NOT try to speed up the run by respawning at the take of Marika by jumping off the nearby cliff. You may think it's a good idea because you're within the Stake's sphere of influence and have the stake buff denoting that at the time of the jump. But the stake buff disappears midway through the fall. You need some other way to suicide, and the slimes take a long time to kill you if you're higher level.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Despite the guy below me reports, the dogs at Writheblood Ruins DO drop these, though it is very rare. Tested with Silver Scarab and Silver Tear mask, I only netted 1 per 2 run-throughs of the area. 100% confirmed from a dog corpse, and not from a material pickup.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Despite previous reports, the dogs at Writheblood Ruins do NOT drop these. I am convinced the people stating this accidentally picked the buds that were growing around the area while looting the dogs. If I'm wrong, then the dogs don't drop them frequently enough to be a worthwhile farming spot, since I was testing with both the Silver Tear Mask and Silver Pickled Fowl Feet.

                                      • They do respawn like most gathering mats but I suspect the only repopulate after a boss(possible just mini boss) death.

                                        I accelerated time through multiple days went to different zones came back to the church and they still weren't respawn.

                                        About to kill

                                        • In have discovered that these may be farmed on the bleed blight dogs in the Wyndham Ruins on the Altus Plateau.

                                          I assume they can be farmed from the same enemies elsewhere.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I’ve found that the Church of the Plague (central Caelid) has quite a few. Not sure if they respawn there either though.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I found 4 of them above "Wyndham Ruins" (coordinates on the interactive map: -92.375 : 75.05469)
                                              It's a skeleton area and between the ruins around this coordinates are they.

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