Temporarily reduces fall damage and sound
Soft Cotton is a Consumable Item in Elden Ring. Most Consumables grant various effects such as restorative properties for recovering HP, removing certain negative status effects or applying temporary buffs and debuffs, while others can be thrown at enemies to deal damage.
A soft but sturdy cotton formed from splitting open Rowa fruit in a particular manner. Craftable item.
Attaching this cotton to the bottom of one's feet allows for a temporary reduction in fall damage and sound.
If you must court danger, at the very least, tread lightly.
Where to find Soft Cotton in Elden Ring
- It can be found against a body at Woodfolk Ruins. [Map Link]
- One found on a corpse sitting on a chair in the Mountaintops of the Giants. [Map Link]
- One can be looted off a corpse in Morne Tunnel. [Map Link]
- Two can be found while dropping down to the area with the Crystal Snails in Lakeside Crystal Cave.
- Can be found on the broken part of the bridge, past the teleporter. [Map Link]
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Soft Cotton use in Elden Ring
Soft Cotton can be used to temporarily reduce Fall Damage and sound.
Assassin's Approach, the Longtail Cat Talisman, and Soft Cotton are three items that prevent Fall Damage from being taken. However they do not change the height at which falls become lethal, which remains fixed at 20 meters. Using one of these means that the fall damage that is normally incurred from 16 m to ~19.9 m isn't taken at all.
Elden Ring Soft Cotton Crafting Guide
To craft Soft Cotton you need the Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook  as well as the following Crafting Materials:
Elden Ring Soft Cotton Notes & Tips
- The effect lasts 20 seconds.
- You can hold up to 99 Soft Cotton.
- You can store up to 600 Soft Cotton.
- Sell Value: 10 Runes
- Notes and tips go here.
Soft cotton is literally rowan cotton. I see what you did there.
The messages surrounding this item from other players are wild lol
"Time for South
The silent footsteps effect is entirely replaceable by Crepus's Vial.
This item is worth is exactly the 10 runes that shopkeeps will take it off your hands for.
— Courh the Explorer
This has a solid use for stealth when invading. Using Assassin's gambit causes your HP bar to become visible to the host and phantoms (As far as I know, have not personally confirmed).
Use with concealing veil to get around the host and go for a backstab or a true combo
The reduction to sound is enough that you can sneak past the glintstone dragon in Liurnia to rob the nest without it targeting you, but still alerting it to get up and go for a little stroll (possibly an event trigger unaffected by stealth). It's the earliest access to stealth for non-casters until volcano manor, if you fulfill Bernahl's first contract to get the Assassin's Gambit ash of war from his shop. Off the top of my head, I can't think of many encounters where stealth is necessary versus running through, but maybe it's great against bats in bat-hell cave, approaching distant archers, or some weird boss interactions where a boss might just not detect you immediately so you can cast freezing mist (which doesn't agro enemies usually).
I'm surprised nobody else mentioned this, but this can be used while on horseback! It's kind of cute seeing his little hooves get the cotton on them, and becoming an assassin mount that doesnt die to fall damage for a bit.
Extremely good for stealth
wow i thought dex wouldve allowed more distance or something. such a shame
Saves FP compared to Assassin's Approach. Hard to tell if they stack in terms of stealth however.
The distance between a fall doing zero damage and a fall OHKO-ing you is practically microscopic anyway, so what's even the point if this doesn't raise the latter's threshold (which it doesn't)?
This is useful if you need to sneak up behind an enemy you have to jump to reach, since it masks the sound of your footsteps. You can't stealth a landing from a jump without this or Assassin's Approach.
Use your rainbow stones to judge a fall. If they break on the ground when they hit its unsafe. If they dont break and light up, you are safe to jump… within reason sole heights still take fall damage but dont break the stone.
This item seems to be a joke - never rely on it as if it is silver cat ring in DS. Also, the game definitely needs improvement on logic of fall damage/death
This seems to not affect the instant-death threshold, making it essentially pointless as you rarely take fall damage anyways.