Should I keep my remembrances Elden Ring?

When players take down their first major boss in Elden Ring, they will be rewarded with a Remembrance in the wake of victory. Typically, these massive boons are saved for demi-god bosses who have a major stake in the plot, and they aren't so different from the boss souls of old.

The first boss to drop a Remembrance is Godrick, and like his own namesake, the item is labeled as the Grafted. This specific item is completely tailored to Godrick, and players have a couple of options.

With Remembrance duplication in the game, there is also no need to worry about choosing the wrong option.

Throughout your time in Elden Ring, you’ll stumble upon a large variety of items that you’ll have no idea what to do with. Rune Arcs, Golden Runes and Remembrances are some of the chief offenders of this, as Elden Ring doesn’t explain what they’re used for in specific terms. Honing in on Remembrances, players are often more confused with these since they’re actually worth a tremendous amount of Runes if sold. Veterans of RPGs might have guessed that you shouldn’t sell this item, though.

Instead, the game wants you to wait until you’ve progressed a little further in the story. When you have, you can exchange your Remembrance for an item of a higher value that can change your current playthrough of Elden Ring.

The only way for you to acquire a Remembrance is by defeating a demigod. So if you’ve defeated Margit, The Fell Omen but not Godrick the Grafted, you won’t have any Remembrance in your inventory. The Remembrance you earn will reflect the demigod who gave it to you. So when you defeat Godrick, you’ll see that the new Remembrance in your inventory is named after him.

Once you defeat Godrick, keep going north into Liurnia and explore the region. It seems that at some point during this exploration, a door at the Roundtable Hold will open. This door is located directly behind you when you spawn into the hub area.

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The Finger Reader at the Roundtable Hold. | Provided by FromSoftware

Through this door, you’ll see a Finger Reader and the Two Fingers. Talk to the Finger Reader and she will notice your Remembrance. This NPC can turn your Remembrances into items of power specific to the boss you defeated to get it. If you talk to her long enough, you’ll be presented with the Power of Remembrance menu to select the item you want in exchange.

So for Godrick’s Remembrance, the Finger Reader offers you the Axe of Godrick and a Faith-based dragon head armament that Godrick uses in the boss battle. The Axe is free but the dragon head costs 2,000 Runes. Taking either of the weapons will cost you the Remembrance in return.

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The Axe of Godrick is a reward for the Remembrance you earn after defeating him. | Provided by FromSoftware

You can repeat this process each time you defeat a demigod in Elden Ring. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon has a high-level staff and Sorcery spell to offer once you defeat her.

If you’ve just defeated your first major boss in FromSoftware’s latest title and received your first Remembrance, you’re probably wondering how to use Remembrance in Elden Ring. 

Don’t rush into selling it for Runes just yet – you can receive far greater benefits from a Remembrance by trading it for rewards. 

Here’s everything you need to know.

What Are Remembrances in Elden Ring?

Elden Ring Remembrances are consumable items, similar to boss souls found in previous FromSoftware titles, that you obtain in-game after defeating some of the major bosses.

Most of them are dropped by demi-god bosses that are significant to the plot, but some can only be found in optional areas.

What Do Remembrances Do in Elden Ring?

Remembrances grant you the power of their namesake bosses. This can include anything from weapons and spells to certain reusable items and Ashes of War.

What makes these items so valuable in the game is that you can choose how to use the power of Remembrance in Elden Ring.

Every Remembrance in the game comes with two trade-in choices: You can either trade your Remembrance for the boss’s unique spell or their weapon. Some Remembrances offer two weapons and some have two abilities.

What Can You Do With a Remembrance in Elden Ring?

In Elden Ring, you can sell a Remembrance for a large amount of Runes or trade it for a weapon or a spell at Roundtable Hold, a place where you can get a moment of respite in the game.

Remembrances in Elden Ring can also be duplicated, which allows you to use the same Remembrance twice and get both the spell and the weapons from the boss you defeated.

Rune Bounty

Every Remembrance in the game can be converted into Runes. You can either sell a Remembrance to a merchant or consume it yourself. 

Remembrances are worth a lot, anywhere between 20,000 and 50,000 Runes. 

But, selling your Remembrances isn’t the smartest option in most situations. Elden Ring offers plenty of rune-farming methods to earn Runes, which can’t be said for Remembrances.

Remembrances are unique items that can only be obtained once per New Game cycle. If you sell it, you won’t get a second chance until you start a New Game+.

Acquire Boss Items

The best way to make the most out of your Elden Ring boss Remembrance item is to trade it for a unique weapon or spell.

To trade a Remembrance, head over to Roundtable Hold and talk to Finger Reader Enia. She can be found behind a door near the Table of Lost Grace, which only appears after you obtain your first Remembrance.

finger reader enia at the roundtable hold in elden ring


Once you’re there, select Obtain power from Remembrance. Note that you can only pick one of the two trade-in options, so choose wisely.

To duplicate a boss remembrance in Elden Ring, you must find a Walking Mausoleum.

Walking Mausoleums are huge turtle-like structures that slowly roam the Lands Between on giant stone legs, often with a bell attached.

an elden ring character riding his mount beneath a walking mausoleum


Once you find one, attack the skull growths on its legs. This will cause it to lower down and settle, at which point you can enter it and duplicate one of your Remembrances.

Then, head back to Roundtable Hold to obtain both rewards.

Worth noting: In Elden Ring, all Remembrances can be duplicated, even the ones that you have previously used but there is a catch: You can duplicate only one Remembrance per Walking Mausoleum and in Elden Ring, there are only seven Walking Mausoleums in total– much fewer than bosses who drop Remembrances.

How Many Remembrances Are There in Elden Ring?

There are a total of 15 Remembrances in the game. 

Here’s a detailed overview of every Remembrance you can find in the game, including where it’s located, how many Runes it’s worth, and what rewards you can trade them in for.

Remembrance of the Grafted

godrick the grafted


Boss: Godrick the Grafted 

Location: Stormveil Castle 

Value (in Runes): 20,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Axe of Godrick: A weapon that scales with Strength and Dexterity and comes with I Command Thee, Kneel! skill, which unleashes two earth-shaking shockwaves on the ground.
  • Grafted Dragon: A weapon that has the Bear Witness skill, which spews flames over a wider area compared to the base flame attack and makes for a great power stance combination.

Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen

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Boss: Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon 

Location: the Academy of Raya Lucaria 

Value (in Runes): 20,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Rennala’s Full Moon: A powerful sorcery spell that creates an exploding moon projective that deals magic AoE damage and temporarily reduces their magic damage negation. It requires 70 Intelligence to cast.
  • Carian Regal Scepter: A Glintstone Staff weapon that enhances full-moon sorceries. It requires 60 Intelligence.

Remembrance of the Starscourge

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Boss: Starscourge Radahn 

Location: Redmane Castle (found via a portal north of the castle)

Value (in Runes): 40,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Starscourge Greatsword: A Colossal Sword with a special skill called Starcaller Cry that pulls foes toward you when cast and lets players follow up with a slam down. To wield it, you’ll need 38 Strength, 12 Dexterity, and 15 Intelligence.
  • Lion Greatbow: A Greatbow with a Radahn’s Rain skill that allows you to fire a barrage of arrows at once. It requires 18 Dexterity and 22 Strength to wield.

Remembrance of the Blasphemous

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Boss: Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

Location: Mount Gelmir within the Altus Plateau 

Worth: 50,000 Runes 


  • Rykard's Rancor: A Magma Sorcery that summons searing spirits that explode on impact and cause high fire damage. It requires 40 Intelligence and 18 Faith to cast.
  • Blasphemous Blade: A Greatsword that features the Taker’s Flames skill, which engulfs the sword in fire and deals damage to anyone who touches it. This weapon also comes with a health regeneration effect. It requires 21 Faith, 22 Strength, and 15 Dexterity to wield. 

Remembrance of the Omen King

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Boss: Morgott, the Omen King 

Location: Leyndell, Royal Capital 

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Morgott’s Cursed Sword: A Greatsword featuring the Cursed-Blood Slice skill, which allows players to perform a charge and deliver a downward slice that causes bleed and flame damage. It requires 35 Dexterity, 14 Strength, and 17 Arcane.
  • Regal Omen Bairn: A reusable tool that summons a cluster of ghost-like projectiles that target several enemies at once.

Remembrance of the Blood Lord

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Boss: Mohg, Lord of Blood 

Location: Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum 

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear: A Great Spear that comes with a skill called Bloodboon Ritual which creates explosions of blood after each upward thrust. To wield it, you’ll need 24 Strength, 14 Dexterity, and 27 Arcane.
  • Bloodboon: An incantation that scatters blood flames around the player, causing hemorrhage build-up. It requires 17 Arcane and 14 Faith to cast.

Remembrance of the Rot Goddess

malenia blade of miquella


Boss: Malenia, Blade of Miquella

Location: Miquella’s Haligtree 

Value (in Runes): 50,000 Runes 

Trade-in options:

  • Hand of Malenia: A katana that has the Waterfowl Dance skill. It allows the player to perform a flurry of one-footed leaps to unleash a combo of slash attacks. It requires 16 Strength and 48 Dexterity.
  • Scarlet Aeonia: An incantation that creates a huge flower which explodes with scarlet rot. It requires 35 Faith to cast.

Remembrance of the Regal Ancestor

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Boss: Regal Ancestor Spirit 

Location: Nokron, Eternal City

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Winged Greathorn: A Great Axe weapon with a unique skill, called Soul Stifler, which summons spectral clouds that temporarily drains an enemy’s defense. It requires 20 dexterity and 30 strength to wield. 
  • Ancestral Spirit’s Horn: A Talisman that restores 3 FP every time you kill an enemy. 

Remembrance of the Fire Giant

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Boss: Fire Giant 

Location: Flame Peak, Mountaintops of the Giants

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Giant’s Red Braid: A whip made from a chunk of the Fire Giant’s hair that fires off an array of fire attacks. It requires 18 Strength, 21 Faith, and 12 Dexterity to wield. 
  • Burn, O Flame!: An incantation that summons large fire pillars around the player. It takes 27 Faith to cast.

Remembrance of the Black Blade

maliketh the black blade


Boss: Maliketh, the Black Blade 

Location: Leyndell, Capital of Ash

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Maliketh’s Black Blade: A Colossal Sword that inflicts Holy damage and features the Destined Death skill. The skill allows you to summon a large number of blades that deal both immediate and subsequent damage. It requires 34 Strength, 12 Dexterity, and 20 Faith to use.
  • Black Blade: An incantation that reduces enemies’ maximum HP by 10%, for a total of 15 seconds.

Remembrance of the Naturalborn

astel naturalborn of the void


Boss: Astel, Naturalborn of the Void 

Location: Grand Cloister at the Lake of Rot

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Waves of Darkness: An Ash of War that, when infused with one of your armaments, grants you the Waves of Darkness skill, which plunges the armament into the ground to release three waves of darkness. It costs 16 FP to be used.
  • Bastard’s Stars: A Flail with the powerful Nebula skill, which releases a dark cloud of stars that explode after lingering for a short time. To wield it, you’ll need 8 Strength, 22 Intelligence, and 22 Dexterity. 

Remembrance of the Lichdragon

lichdragon fortissax


Boss: Lichdragon Fortissax 

Location: Deeproot Depths (an underground area that can be accessed in Siofra Aqueduct) Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Fortissax’s Lightning Spear: An incantation that conjures and plunges two red lightning spears from above. It requires 46 Faith to cast.
  • Death Lightning: An incantation that strikes nearby enemies with a storm of Death lightning. 

Remembrance of the Dragonlord

dragonlord placidusax


Boss: Dragonlord Placidusax

Location: Crumbling Farum Azula

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Dragon King’s Cragblade: A Heavy Thrusting Sword that offers the unique Thundercloud Form skill, which turns the player into a red thundercloud that plunges down and inflicts lightning damage. To wield it, you will need a minimum of 18 Strength and 37 Dexterity. 
  • Placidusax’s Ruin: A powerful incantation that conjures Placidusax’s head to unleash a devastating breath that deals heavy fire damage. To cast it, you’ll need 36 Faith.

Remembrance of Hoarah Loux

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Boss: Hoarah Loux 

Location: Leyndell, Capital of Ash 

Value (in Runes): 30,000 Runes

Trade-in options:

  • Axe of Godfrey: A Colossal Weapon that requires 42 strength and 14 dexterity to wield. It comes with the Regal Roar skill, which lets out a war cry that increases attack speed and triggers a shockwave that cannot be guarded.
  • Horah Loux’s Earthshaker: An Ash of War that you can add to your weapon. It  grants you the ability to create a powerful shockwave by slamming both hands on the ground.

Elden Remembrance

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Boss: Elden Beast

Location: Elden Throne

Value (in Runes): 50,000

Trade-in options:

  • Marika's Hammer: A Hammer Weapon that features Radago’s signature attacks: the Gold Breaker skill. Requirements to wield it include 20 Strength, 19 Faith, and 12 Dexterity.
  • Sacred Relic Sword: A sword that comes with the Wave of Gold skill, a wave attack that can kill dozens of enemies with a single strike. It requires 22 Faith, 14 Strength, and 24 Dexterity to wield.

Note: The Sacred Relic Sword and Marika’s Hammer can be used in New Game+ and PvP.

If you’re a beginner in Elden Ring, you may want to know:

Bottom Line

An Elden Ring Remembrance is essentially the soul of the boss you defeat. Although they are worth a substantial amount of Runes, you are better off trading them for unique weapons or spells that you can’t obtain otherwise. A Remembrance can only be exchanged for one trade-in option, but you can always find a Walking Mausoleum to duplicate it and get your hands on both rewards.