Taunter's Tongue

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status effect 61 elden ring wiki guide 44px Lures in invaders

Taunter's Tongue is a Multiplayer Item in Elden Ring. Multiplayer Items allow players to interact with each other in various ways, including leaving messages for other players to read, co-operative gameplay and competitive gameplay like PVP.

 

Item for online play.
(Can also be used from the Multiplayer menu.)

Lures in invaders. This allows your world to be invaded without any Furled Finger cooperators present, and it also shortens the interval between windows of opportunity for invasion.

Additionally, enables the arrival of a second invader to join when a cooperator is present. (With two invaders, the maximum number of cooperators becomes one.)

 

Taunter's Tongue Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Taunter's Tongue:

  • Dropped by an invading spirit, Mad Tongue Alberich, within the Roundtable Hold.
  • Upon arriving or teleporting in via Table of Lost Grace, run around the left of the table and go through the second opening you see. This will bring you to an area with a raised balcony and a lower floor below. Jump down to the lower floor to get invaded by Mad Tongue Alberich.
  • Available by default during the Network Test.

 

Elden Ring Taunter's Tongue Guide

  • Beckons Bloody Fingers to come invade your world.
  • This allows you to be invaded even without a Furled Finger cooperator present, and reduces the amount of time before re-invasion is possible. However, you still need to use a Furlcalling Finger Remedy.
  • It also allows for a second invader to join multiplayer. (With two invaders, the maximum number of cooperators becomes one.)
  • Both invaders can be summoned via duelist signs, enabling free-for-alls or "fight clubs" (where the invaders duel each other instead).

 




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    • Anonymous

      I really wish they would have left solo invasions as they were before. Now the choice for me, someone who likes getting invaded, is either to be invaded non-stop or not to be invaded at all. Much of the suspense and unpredictability that came with being invaded in previous games is gone. Now I know that I'll likely be invaded within a minute of using this item and I won't stop being invaded until I disable it.

      If this didn't completely disable the invasion cooldown timer that would be a step in the right direction. At least the invasions wouldn't be non-stop then. If you want to reset the timer you should just have to use it again or they should add the Dried Finger item from Dark Souls.

      • Anonymous

        If I invade at the boilprawn shack i'll just immediately finger sever>recent players>block. I don't invade to bonfire duel, I invade to spank ganks. summon randoms or blues at least ffs.

        • Anonymous

          Beware anybody with the name "TaunterRun" or anything to that effect. It's almost always some toxic trash bonfire dueling or ganking to make it seem like they're not bonfire dueling or ganking.

          • Anonymous

            FYI all "duelists" that use this to fight invaders are either naive or griefing. They have every advantage imaginable. They will almost always be higher level, have more flasks, have access to rune arcs, and if they want they can turn the tongue back on for hunters, in which case hunters always have priority over other reds.

            • Anonymous

              I was summoned to a gankers world with another finger, we didn't help them with invaders and watched, they ended up dying on the 3rd invader, we cheered for the invader who killed them

              • Anonymous

                It would be nice if they gave some kinda of bonus, like extra rune gain and/or item discovery, but couldn't be turned off until death. Incentivizing solo players to use it would also give hunters a renewed purpose, as currently they are kinda just worthless except for ganking.

                • Anonymous

                  there are two types of taunter tongue players: the wholesome gankers and the rune arced 14 estus ""honor"" duelists

                  • Anonymous

                    So much better now with the 1.06 patch to invade anywhere. Now I'm not getting the same invader over and over like before. I've been doing a playthrough with this always on and it's been great.

                    • Anonymous

                      DO I need this thing to invade another World? I'm merely trying to complete Varre's quest at Rose Church and I have to invade someone else's World three times. Been trying to invade for days and nothing. Put my strongest weapons in the chest. I'm lvl 58. Tried at the Academy main gate, First steps, and outside the church of Elleh. My internet commection is NAT 3 but I've never had issues playing online in other games. Any suggestions? Thank you

                      • Anonymous

                        No point to this since 90% of the invaders you get are twinks now using the most broken things out there. This game has the worst balance of any soulslike.

                        • Anonymous

                          if you’re decent at pvp this is good for racking up some extra souls, preferably around mid-level since builds are less sweaty around there

                          • Anonymous

                            This thing turns people into gankers because invaders are usually min maxing everything with their builds. In a 1v1 they get stomped.

                            So they eventually just summon phantoms and gank.

                            • If I use this to get invaded while playing solo, can I still use spirit summons? Or is summoning prevented or they get unsummoned upon invasion?

                              • Anonymous

                                I wanted to make a hide and seek character (using the tongue and hiding somewhere). I had a lot of fun with that in ds3. But the invaders kept finding me super quickly. I didn't understand. Then i invaded someone to see what was up, and whaddaya know. Invaders have a literal marker showing the location of the host. :(

                                • Weapon upgrade matchmaking doesn't work with this game as open world. At release it was fine, people were going through everywhere getting upgrades properly. nowadays it seems if you do the same for fun you get locked out of getting invaded. I have a +9 standard weapon and even though there is iji selling up to +4 somber right next to carian manor I never get invaded there at level 55, taunter's tongue on solo/coop it doesn't matter. It's one of the best invasion spots too.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Using this a lot as a solo host, I'm never getting 2 invaders for some reason. They load in one at a time, and maybe the fights are just ending too fast, but I want to get ganked by better players than the Pve players. I'm not getting 2v1 just 1v1's back to back. I'm not good enough to beat the superganks and they normally are just spamming rivers or stars of ruin, invaders have cooler builds normally.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      No matter what I do, I can't activate this item. Even entering a new location I havent been to before (Mountaintops, Snowfield) it is still greyed out in the multiplayer menu.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Dear people who are under lvl 30 that have more than 6 heals as an invader plus endgame gear please get a better hobby than griefing low levelers of course you're gonna win with your jar cannon vs my scimitars does it really make you feel that good?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Why doesn't this work when you killed the area boss(es)? As if they needed other ways to further **** on this games PvP :(

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Apparently if you kill the area boss you can no longer be invaded in that area I tested this out with three different files in limgrave if you kill the night calvary you can no longer be invaded there i think it’s a bug but you would have to move to a different area to be invaded so don’t kill the area boss

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This is the best way to get consistent reliable GOOD PvP outside of the raya lucaria duelling location. It's like the Blue Cipher Ring, but way better.


                                              Just turn the tongue on and bam, instant battle wherever you want. No more dealing with AFK farmers, no dealing with clueless PvE players, no 3v1 ganks. Just you and another PvPer who is significantly more likely to know how to fight than a host following his summons around. You can even turn the tongue off after the first invader spawns in to ensure that it stays 1v1.


                                              IMO if you're invading normally rather than calling invaders using the tongue, you're deliberately shunning fighting players with PvP focused builds in favor of targeting randos. AKA, you're a wuss.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                so... I just can't activate it somehow. I can invade normally but the game won't let me use the tongue. what am I doing wrong?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Got tired of invading end game gear, gank squads at RL40. Decided to use this instead. Works well to get some nice 1v1

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Both Furlcalling Finger Remedy and Taunter's Tongue are active.. nothing.
                                                    What's up with this? Lvl 150 if that matters.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Does this only attract invaders in places with a living area boss that allows summoning of Co-Op players? Because if so I may need to finish this playthrough for NG+ since I've killed just about everything in the game already. I've gone to multiple locations I cleared with remedy and this active and no one has shown up

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Change the tongue to be activated from sites of grace - no more torrent, no more afk demi-humans hiding on pillars.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I've done some testing with this on a level 400 char and going by the rune drops I get from invaders, assuming it's 15% of their most recent level up cost, it seems like this allows invasions from enemies all the way up to level 713 because I sometimes get around 1.3 million and that would pretty much correspond to 15% of the highest level up costs. Also getting as little as around 130k, so it seems like 301 or 306 is the lower bound.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            How to get unlimited runes afk

                                                            1) Get this
                                                            2) Get white cipher ring
                                                            3) Go to the horse jumping area under first step cliffs.
                                                            4) Activate this.
                                                            5) Go afk.
                                                            6) Profit!

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              As a duelist who appreciates invaders with manners, I absolutely love this thing, and I think invaders love me when they see that instead of a gank squad, its a polite person. Duels have never been more fun when you have the power to control when you're open for them, and the setting.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                For some reason it stopped working for me in limgrave but works everywhere else. The game thinks I’m being invaded but nothing happens and nobody shows up. I guess some kind of bug ?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Odd question, but has anyone tried to see if this works on pulling NPC invaders you may have missed by accident and locked yourself out of?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    It seems like this might pull invaders from anywhere regardless of where you are. I used this and was constantly being invaded one after the other. I lost most of them but if you set up camp near a grace then respawning is no big deal you just pick up and try again. 1v1s are a lot of fun!

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This sh*it won't work anymore.

                                                                      I'm tired of invading and being fuc*ed by 3 trolls who spam **** and think they're any good I want 1v1 but I simply can't summon. And duelists are rare.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I'm not getting invaded anymore. I used to host endlessly fighting clubs but now and don't get invaded! I think it could be my level (251) but who knows. Just don't work anymore

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Invade some one and then get slammed by 3 co op players because no one uses this.

                                                                          Put down a duel sign and then realise it’s still a 1v3 game.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The most useless tool in the game and the reason why pvp is so onesided why whould I every uses this when there’s no incentive whatsoever for the host.

                                                                            DS3 has a item simmiler but it let you bring in a third co op This dosnt do anything for the host so pretty much no one uses it.

                                                                            So yeah that’s why invaders are always running sole against 3 players. It just feels too okesided Ian all?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              If you're a dumbass like me that couldn't figure out why it wasn't working, you need to use a furled finger first.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Quick question,
                                                                                Does this remove the ability to summon two phantoms? If not then surely you could just summon the two and the then gank the single invaders with no chance of a second.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Quick question,
                                                                                  Does this remove the ability to summon two phantoms? If not then surely you could just summon the two and the then gank the single invaders with no chance of a second.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Why can't I use this item? I want to be invaded. I dont wanna waste my finger calling or whatever they are called. I don't call othera for coop. I just want people to invade me. The item is greyed out and I cannot use it

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Simple fix is that, using the tongue once without any cooperator present enables the classic solo invasions with CD. Using the taunter's tongue again or using it with a cooperator present enables double invasions with no CD. Simple opt-in opt-out option for players while also retains the original function

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I wish there was a middle ground item where I could still get invaded but it did not remove the CD between re-invasions. Because honestly I like getting invaded now and then but now when I use this item and people start invading me it's non stop till I die to somebody. As soon as I beat somebody (if I manage to do so since I'm not optimized and worse than many invaders at pvp) then another one pops up in less then 20 seconds. Simply put, I can never move forward in the map.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I’m level 180 on my main and using this at Chruch of Elleh gets me invaded within 10 seconds. Just in case someone is like me and just wanted to know the best places to duel

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I think the invasion system is fine, the problem (IMO) is that the open-world areas are poorly suited for invasions. I actually like that the host has a phantom the majority of the time, it incentivizes the host to journey through a level in spite of an invader's presence, only to walk into an ambush.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              im 153, using this on the first step grace gives me pvp non stop, thats where most people are pvping now, the very first grace outside after u get out of prologue

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Does this remove the level cap for players? When my friend uses this at level 30, people with end game gear always invade and its not fair.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  So basically if you think you’re hot shyt then come invade me? Instead of me coming to gang up on you? So it’s like a reversal for griefers lol

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Honestly I am having a great time with this item. I farmed about 10 levels worth of souls with this thing. Just use it near a grace spot, preferably with no or weak enemies nearby. That way when you eventually dies, your runes are dropped in a safe place.

                                                                                                    Also if you combine this with the Mimic's Veil with the item that calls in hunters and find a nice hiding spot, you can watch the invaders run around confused while hunters come to kill them for you. Sometimes the invaders even kill each other. And each time an invader dies by any means or they use the severing finger, you get runes and the item to enable the tongue.

                                                                                                    Although that probably won't work in the future once the player base gets smaller and the people that are left wise up about what is happening. Still I had a blast with this item XD

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      So... first of all i want to clear something: an "invasion" is when you force yourself on others who don't want you to be there. "Invasion" doesn't exist anymore for no reason, which made the whole Souls-like genre. That's NOT an achievement, that's a shame.

                                                                                                      Secondly... To get this item, which is undoubtedly a choice of the player and not necessary at all, you need to kill an NPC invader(ironic that NPC's can invade you, when you are alone... zero logic, but whatever)... and not even the easiest NPC invader. Then you need to use Furlcalling Finger Remedy, which is a consumable, therefore you need to keep crafting it... and after all that you need to use this item, to allow yourself to get invaded, BUT not just invaded, but ganged by 2 players. There is no 1v1 Invasion in the whole game, there is no invasion at all.

                                                                                                      Who the hell is going to choose to be invaded by multiple ppl, when its a choice? How is the choice of the host is an "invasion"? Is this supposed to be a joke? Because i'm not laughing... This game is going to be dead in months... No one is going to invade to keep getting ganged by 2 players no matter what they do. In both cases if you invade, you go against 2 players and if you use this item 2 ppl can invade you alone... Why there is no middle ground 1v1? Who asked for this?

                                                                                                      Btw what other restrictions are there besides this enormously pointless one? Are there PvP brackets like in the old games? Is there going to be PvP on 125 like in the other games in the Arena? Or a level 999 can just fight with a level 1? That would be nonsense... Can you get invaded if Bosses are dead in the zone you are in? By what players compared to your level?

                                                                                                      This looks like no fun at all.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Only thing that's dumb about it is that you need to use a Furlcalling Finger Remedy for whatever asinine reason (same gripe with co-op...the materials needed are so abundant that it becomes redundant). You can turn the tongue on/off though, so if you keep getting invaded by the same guy or just want a break from being invaded you have that option without having to die. Plus both cipher rings stay active permanently until manually turned off, so blues aren't uncommon to see in case things turn into a 2v1...though blue spawns are pretty garbage in some areas.

                                                                                                        All in all, not a perfect system, but not terrible either. We'll see if it holds up as people finish the game and move on.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Well, pvp is dead for me... In order to get invaded I have to use a limited consumable item before allowing invasions? This is stupid and contrary to the game's spirit :(

                                                                                                          I am so disappointed.

                                                                                                          • It’s not even “opt in”, solo invasions literally don’t exist in Elden Ring. With this item you’re opening yourself up to multiple invaders at once for a PVP-brawl situation. Past that there’s not a single moment in the game where anyone has to worry about being invaded by a non-NPC unless you already have coop summons. Invading as we knew it in past Souls games is completely dead.

                                                                                                            No wonder I haven’t been getting invaded. Speaking as a player and not even as someone who enjoys invading- that’s really lame.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Revert the changes made to the PVP and Elden Ring becomes a significantly better game: Players shouldn't be forced to hunt down an item to enable solo invasions Players also shouldn't be forced into coop to be invaded. Invaders should not be punished because the host decided to disconnect after his phantoms die by take away the invasion item because you decided not to add a reusable alternative. You already knew this fromsoft how can you just suddenly forget? Invaders are players too.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Look at this salty kid crying about invasions, thinking that spamming his rubbish is going to change anything. I reckon he’ll be feeling pretty stupid when he realises there actually is a reusable one

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  This guide doesn't tell you how to find it in the main game, so I will tell you. After you arrive to roundtable hold, explore till you find a hall, there will be a mad phantom and after you killed him it will drop this item!

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    So THIS is it ...
                                                                                                                    A cheap and disappointing Opt-In that gives ABSOLUTELY no incentive to even be used ...
                                                                                                                    In DS3 actually being embered was a REWARDING THING to do!
                                                                                                                    You got, MOST importantly, more health but also other rewards like a bunch of bonus content and that awesome glowing effect!
                                                                                                                    WHAT will be the incentive to use this tongue ?!? ... I bet nothing ...
                                                                                                                    The lack of PvP-gameplay in the trailers was already a red flag ... as it was seemingly never the focus of Elden Ring to begin with.
                                                                                                                    ... and should I actually win my bet ... then ER will most likely NOT be the worthy spiritual successor of DS3 we were hoping for ...
                                                                                                                    ... everything goes to hell ...

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      So only way to opt-in to being invaded while playing solo is to use this item which will make it so that you are spammed with invaders with reduced downtime. So playing through the game solo while being invaded occasionally is just not a thing anymore. That's so stupid.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Is this something that just stays turned on? Like turns your game into old dark souls or is this a consumable with a timer.

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