Elden Ring is just like all the other FromSoftware games: cryptic, obtuse, and full of dread. One second, you’ll be minding your own business, while the next you’ll be getting squished by a big ol’ warrior on a horse. What a nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be. You can make the best starting gifts and Keepsake selection at the start of the game to make things easier.
When you first create your character at the very beginning of the game, you then get to select starting gifts and Keepsakes. These items give you an edge against the already tough world of The Lands Between and help you defeat the starting enemies and Elden Ring bosses in Limgrave.
If you’re looking for an Elden Ring best starting gifts and Keepsakes guide, then you’ve come to the right place. All of them have been revealed on the Fextralife wiki and we think it is pretty obvious what the best ones are.
Elden Ring best starting gifts and Keepsakes
The best starting gifts and Keepsakes in Elden Ring are the Crimson Amber Medallion and the Golden Seed.
The Crimson Amber Medallion is an equippable Talisman that boosts your character’s maximum health. This is vital at the start of Elden Ring, because more health means more survivability. Pick the Crimson Amber Medallion if you need help in fights, so that you can take on opponents knowing you have extra health to back you up.
The Golden Seed is a very powerful starting item, and in general is considered the best starting Keepsake. It can be used at a Site of Grace to increase the number of Flask charges you have to restore HP and FP. This is the starting item for you if you value the long game and aren’t expecting to struggle in specific fights.
That’s it for our suggestions on the best starting gifts and Keepsakes in Elden Ring, but you can look at a list of all Elden Ring gifts and Keepsakes to see what else you can choose from. Or, you can have a look at our guides for the best Elden Ring class and a list of all Elden Ring classes to see if you can make the perfect combination of starting gift and class.