Shard of Alexander

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status effect 2 elden ring wiki guide 44px Greatly boosts the attack power of  Skills by 15%

Shard of Alexander is a Talisman in Elden RingShard of Alexander greatly boosts the attack power of Skills by 15%. Players can use Talismans in Elden Ring to boost a variety of Stats.

 


Shard of the late Alexander,
a shattered warrior jar.

Greatly boosts the attack power of skills.

Scraps of stewed flesh cling to the shard,
and tatters of ornaments can be seen mingled within the slime.
Relics of a red-haired champion, it would seem.

 

Shard of Alexander Effect in Elden Ring

Shard of Alexander greatly boosts the attack power of Skills by 15% (remains 15% in PVP).

 

Where to find Shard of Alexander in Elden Ring

Where to find Shard of Alexander:

 

Elden Ring Shard of Alexander Notes & Tips

  • Sell Value: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1000
  • See also: Warrior Jar Shard, which is dropped by Alexander if you kill him without completing his questline.

 

Elden Ring Builds for Shard of Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elden Ring Talismans
Ancestral Spirit's Horn  ♦  Arrow's Reach Talisman  ♦  Arrow's Sting Talisman  ♦  Arsenal Charm  ♦  Assassin's Cerulean Dagger  ♦  Assassin's Crimson Dagger  ♦  Axe Talisman  ♦  Blessed Dew Talisman  ♦  Blue Dancer Charm  ♦  Blue-Feathered Branchsword  ♦  Boltdrake Talisman  ♦  Bull-Goat's Talisman  ♦  Carian Filigreed Crest  ♦  Cerulean Amber Medallion  ♦  Cerulean Seed Talisman  ♦  Clarifying Horn Charm  ♦  Claw Talisman  ♦  Companion Jar  ♦  Concealing Veil  ♦  Crimson Amber Medallion  ♦  Crimson Seed Talisman  ♦  Crucible Knot Talisman  ♦  Crucible Scale Talisman  ♦  Curved Sword Talisman  ♦  Daedicar's Woe  ♦  Dagger Talisman  ♦  Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman  ♦  Dragoncrest Shield Talisman  ♦  Entwining Umbilical Cord  ♦  Erdtree's Favor  ♦  Fire Scorpion Charm  ♦  Flamedrake Talisman  ♦  Flock's Canvas Talisman  ♦  Furled Finger's Trick-Mirror  ♦  Godfrey Icon  ♦  Godskin Swaddling Cloth  ♦  Golden Scarab  ♦  Graven-Mass Talisman  ♦  Graven-School Talisman  ♦  Great-Jar's Arsenal  ♦  Greatshield Talisman  ♦  Green Turtle Talisman  ♦  Haligdrake Talisman  ♦  Hammer Talisman  ♦  Hosts' Trick-Mirror  ♦  Immunizing Horn Charm  ♦  Kindred of Rot's Exultation  ♦  Lance Talisman  ♦  Lightning Scorpion Charm  ♦  Longtail Cat Talisman  ♦  Lord of Blood's Exultation  ♦  Magic Scorpion Charm  ♦  Marika's Scarseal  ♦  Marika's Soreseal  ♦  Millicent's Prosthesis  ♦  Moon of Nokstella  ♦  Mottled Necklace  ♦  Old Lord's Talisman  ♦  Pearldrake Talisman  ♦  Perfumer's Talisman  ♦  Prince of Death's Cyst  ♦  Prince of Death's Pustule  ♦  Radagon's Scarseal  ♦  Radagon's Soreseal  ♦  Radagon Icon  ♦  Red-Feathered Branchsword  ♦  Ritual Shield Talisman  ♦  Ritual Sword Talisman  ♦  Roar Medallion  ♦  Rotten Winged Sword Insignia  ♦  Sacred Scorpion Charm  ♦  Sacrificial Twig  ♦  Shabriri's Woe  ♦  Silver Scarab  ♦  Spear Talisman  ♦  Spelldrake Talisman  ♦  Stalwart Horn Charm  ♦  Starscourge Heirloom  ♦  Taker's Cameo  ♦  Twinblade Talisman  ♦  Two Fingers Heirloom  ♦  Viridian Amber Medallion  ♦  Warrior Jar Shard  ♦  Winged Sword Insignia



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    • Anonymous

      You need to speak to him multiple times to start the fight in Farum Azula to get this trinket. If you speak to him once and then attack you only get the Warrior Shard when he is defeated. I waited until the end of the game to mess it up lol.

      • I really cannot understand how they nerfed things like Roar Medallion in PVP, but then the Shard of Alexander is kept exactly the same as in PVE lmao.

        • Anonymous

          Can i get the shard of alexander if i don't kill radahn, like if i reach farum azula without killing radahn will he be there and will i be able to get the shard (prepping for dlc and i want to save radahn bc his death is required for access to the dlc and i want to see if a unique cut scene plays)

          • Anonymous

            WARNING. You cannot get this item if you kill Alexander, EVEN AT FARUM AZULA, without completing his questline. You need to talk to him and challenge him to battle proper, or you will lose the stronger shard and the Innards for the Jar Talisman. I have tested it - he has unique dialogue, and doesn't have a speech upon death if you attack before talking.

            • Anonymous

              This item is almost impossible to get. There are a million ways to play through the game but apparently there's only ONE way to play through it and get this item. I've followed guides and tried 6 times to get this item and all failed. Purr, utter bullshit.

              • Anonymous

                The red hair could be from Radahn after the festival or possibly another legendary hero like the champion who wielded the brick hammer.

                But red hair is a clear sign of Radagon's and Fire Giant's lineage. So Chadahn is probably the best option since we see him stuffing himself after the festival

                • Anonymous

                  When it says it’s red hair I don’t think it’s Radahn or fire giant. It’s not Radahn I don’t think becuase Alexander doesn’t use gravity magic and Alexander uses a fire attack that makes people think it’s the fire giants but he uses it during the fight leaving me to believe he’s neither

                  • One of my biggest criticisms of this game is that the PvP balance adjustments are so seemingly random and arbitrary sometimes. Pearldrake Talisman +2 provides a +9% Elemental Damage Negation boost, which is then cut down to +4% in PvP, whereas this offers a +15% Attack Power boost to the best, most broken move in your arsenal while still being allowed to have its full effect in PvP. Scorpion Charms go from having +12% SPECIFIC Elemental Damage boost with a justifiable -10% Physical Negation penalty to a measly +8% boost with an absolutely crippling -15% penalty, whereas some like the Graven-Mass Talisman can boost the power of all Sorceries you cast by 8% with no downsides. Something like the Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman understandably should be nerfed so that it isn't used in every PvP build ever, but a 75% reduction is completely overkill (20% to 5%) and makes running the Talisman NEVER a good idea in PvP, but the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia and Millicent's Prosthesis are allowed to operate at full effectiveness, and each provide upwards of an 13% damage boost and 11% damage boost respectively. Same applies to Crystal Tears, the Opaline Hardtear is nerfed from 15% negation to 10% negation, whereas the Thorny Cracked Tear is allowed to function at full power (20% damage boost in the same vein as the previous two talismans) and the Winged Crystal Tear is just blatantly broken with its +450% Max Equipment Boost, letting you wear the heaviest and best armor in the game while still getting to Light Roll. None of these numbers line up or are coherent with each other, it's like they were balanced by two completely different teams with vastly different opinions about how the game should be balanced.

                    • Anonymous

                      Maybe a stupid question, but does it effect the charged r2s of golden tempering? coz as far as i know, axe talisman does not boost that, so im wondering if this( and possibly godfrey icon) boosts it, counting it as a charged aow instead of a charged attack

                      • Anonymous

                        I equipped this shard while farming Albinaurics at Mohgwyn, and souls gain jumped from 2452 to 2943 when using Wave of Gold. I don't know if it's a bug or a mechanic I'm unaware of. but I haven't seen this mentioned so I thought I'd throw it out there.

                        • Anonymous

                          Currently lowers the damage of the ash of war Sorcery of the Crozier on the Watchdog's Staff. Hopefully this bug will be fixed in the next patch.

                          • Anonymous

                            Reminder that this 15% increase also applies to bow skills like Mighty Shot, Through-&-Through and Rain of Arrows, so make sure to use this if you want a big oomph to your sniping... or just really really hate dragon-like bosses.

                            • Anonymous

                              Fromsoft may not consider this worthy of legendary status but I do! A legendary talisman from a legendary friend and battle brother!

                              • Anonymous

                                I think that the red hair in the shard is from the red hair of Radahn. (Alexander ate Radahn's corpse too)

                                • Anonymous

                                  Its really funny that they made every somewhat useful talisman completely worthless in pvp but this ****ing garbage gets to keep its 15% damage bonus to l2 spam

                                  • Anonymous

                                    elden normies would have a seizure if they saw the % increase ring in demons souls and dark souls 1 gave without needing + versions, then show them dark souls 2 for a game with broken rings with + versions and watch them foam at the mouth

                                    • Anonymous

                                      A buff as high as 15% that remains 15% in PvP, with no downside, that affects some of the already most powerful (in terms of both damage, opportunity, and utility) attacks in the game is honestly insane for Fromsoft. These are the people who normally put damage boosts behind much more contrived conditions (DS1/3 Leo Ring) and/or with a horrible drawback (DS3 Flynn's Ring requiring being essentially unarmored for an even smaller bonus, clutch rings). The pvp one-shot potential this talisman enables is brutal.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This talisman not being nerfed in PvP (and carian filigree not having a downside like primal glintblade) is proof that L2den Ring was Miyazaki's true vision.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This should've just been a physical scorpion charm or simply gave 5%~ extra phys damage. Instead it is a mandatory requirement giving 30-90 levels worth of extra damage to your L2's (depending on your softcap), further enforcing the spam of L2's.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            How do you know a talisman is great?

                                            Scrolling thru 9000 fextra life builds and then forgetting why you are scrolling down..

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Does this boost the charged heavy attacks from ashes like Braggart's Roar and Godfrey's Axe or is that what the Roar Medallion is for?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Elden ring players when an item gives them the slightest advantage: NERF PLS NERF GAME BROKEN GAME UNPLAYABLE

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Ok, I was fighting Alex today for this shard, and he was immune to all my fire damage! Immune to dragonfire, immune to fire pots, I made sure to test all the fire weaponry I had, because I had never noticed this before! Am I the dumb one, or has anyone else just noticed this?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    For those crying nerf, stop. You only prove your lack of knowledge. Play streets of rage or something. People like you are why the most unique, interesting and a blast to use without other buffs. ROB rest in peace. May all those that whined about it will get theirs soon enough. Whiners make me sick.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Love how many build videos this talisman is attached to. You are straight up nerfing whatever build you are using if you don't have this equipped. Definitely the most OP item in the game.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This talisman boosts the damage output of AOW's that directly hit an enemy. Flame of Redmanes, Storm Caller, Bloody Slash, etc.. to name a few examples. To the best of my knowledge and after very minimal testing it does not increase the effectiveness of self-buffs or weapon buffs like Golden Vow or Royal Knight's Resolve.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          It states that this talisman drops when you complete Alexander's questline, which I did, but I got the Warrior Jar Shard.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This can be a godsend for a lot of the crappier weapon arts that really lack damage like rosus axe, nox flowing sword, and earthshaker

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              It is bugged for holy dmg ashes of war.

                                                              Unblockable Blade, Wave of Gold and many others are NOT buffed by this talisman in PvP.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Realized I could grab this JUST before Maliketh, unbelievably excellent talisman. Most others will give you +30 AR or +120 to certain spell/incants; this baby is a straight up +350 damage to my FAI/DEX(/str)AoWs.
                                                                S Tier, Must have for both PvE & PvP builds

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Wonder if this impacts skills that are weapon buffs (sacred Blade etc) or probably not the weapon buff - just the initial damage?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    FS fixed the interaction with watchdog staff. This, jar shard, and spellblade set can actually boost the skill damage now.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      So the dragoncrest talismans get completely shunted in pvp but this crap gets to keep its entire 15% boost?
                                                                      Sounds balanced.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        So the page says it's a 15% increase to the physical damage of your weapon skill, does this mean it won't effect ancient lightning spear from Bolt of gransax which does 100% lightning damage?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          From need to turn down its numbers in pvp. Maybe do it like what they did with the shield talismans/ ring of iron protection. Like 15% increase in pve and 5% increase in pvp.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Needs a negative attribute. Pvp oneshots should not be that easy to achieve withought ridiculous min/maxing.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Its just a huge damage upgrade for no downside... sacred scorpion charms makes you take more damage, dancer charm makes you go light weight, and this is just free damage. Pls buff the other charms from

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Damage buffs historically come at such a premium in From games that they're very often not worth it. The Spear Talisman (Leo Ring) enhances only one physical damage type and only in extremely specific and not very well-explained contexts. The Scorpion charms (Clutch Rings) enhance a specific elemental type by a teeny tiny amount while also destroying your own defenses by a much, much more substantial amount. The Dusk Crown and Blindfold Mask also offered only tiny boosts to magic/dark damage at the cost of 30% absorption and being very poor armor defensively besides.

                                                                                So this talisman being a no-strings-attached 15% boost to any and all damaging L2 buttons which are already absurdly powerful is, well, ridiculous. From a gameplay perspective, easily one of the best talismans, if not the absolute best. From a balance standpoint... it could stand to have a downside.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  At least Fromsoft have the compassion to give as a great talisman to make up for having to kill one of the best npcs in the game. (RIP Iron Fist Alexander, i will never forget you)

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I am glad this item is so late game. I shutter at the thought this being in the inventory of a lvl 75 invader...

                                                                                    • **** you and your nerf bullshit. Nerf yourself. Every ****ing cool thing in this game has been nerfed. How about you go take a nerf up the *******.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        should be nerfed to 8% in pvp, and 6% for the normal jar shard. it would still be broken, but stop things like gransax and glintstone pebble from oneshotting most of the time

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          this thing is the biggest crutch ever.
                                                                                          it provides a FREE 15% boost across the board, in PVP and PVE, to skills that already very powerful, whereas the scorpion charms provide a measly 8% damage boost for ONE elemental damage type in pvp with a WHOPPING 15% damage penalty, and 12%/10% in PVE.
                                                                                          why are rings and talismans in these games always so unbalanced? when there is only a small handful of talismans that are featured in every single build no matter the build, that ignore the plethora of other ones, you know you did not balance the game properly. seriously what is the point of even having them in the game at all when most of them are far outclassed?
                                                                                          there should be a talisman tier system in the game, where you get 2, or maybe more, talisman slots reserved for specific tiers. idk how the best way to balance this would be, but its a good idea bc it would force players to make sacrifices and real builds.
                                                                                          say for example we have the traditional 4 talisman slots, but one of them is reserved for only high tier talismans, so you can only have 1, and in that tier you would have things like crimson+2, shard of alexander, erdtree+2, powerful talismans like that, and the other 3 slots reserved for whatever else.
                                                                                          also balance the scorpion charms to give +15% elemental damage for +15% physical damage taken, or maybe 10% or 12% seeing how Elden Ring has much higher damage numbers from previous titles.
                                                                                          this item i think perfectly encapsulates why this game ****ing sucks.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Can I get Alexander to Farum without fighting the giant? Trying to not lose Lyndell on my lvl 75 invasion character.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              He lived without fear... and died without fear. Let us raise our swords and poles in memory of the true Warrior: Alexander, the Mighty Vase.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I hope someone can help: For some reason, this quest is bugged for me. I beat Radahn, but the NPC doesn't appear. I tried backtracking and checking forward in the questline, and nothing. What can I do?

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