Gestures in Elden Ring are a useful tool to express yourself to other players, some including a vocal performance or making sound. Up to six can be bound to a shortcut menu just below the pouch.
Certain Gestures are involved in unlocking secret areas or equipment. These Secrets often come with prompts which allude to, or directly reference, specific gestures.
Elden Ring Gestures
Has a vocal performance: "Hey!"
Jump for Joy
Nod In Thought
Given by Sorceress Sellen if you agree to become her apprentice
Given by Roderika after becoming a spirit tuner, leveling a spirit to at least +4 and talking to her after
Pre-ordering bonus for official release or after killing a boss with someone who received the gesture via pre-order (but not with someone who received the gesture from someone else)
Obtained from Gowry after purchasing Pest Threads and exhausting dialogue
Obtained by interacting with the two fingers besides Enia
Given to the player when talking to Melina in the Minor Erdtree Church
Golden Order Totality
Given by Goldmask after telling him the solution to the riddle.
Obtained by befriending Patches, then fighting him once more and letting him take you to low health
Obtained from Renalla after rebirthing for the first time