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How to Cure Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring

How to Cure Scarlet Rot in Elden Ring

Scarlet Rot is a Status Effect in Elden Ring that gradually damages the player’s health over time.

Unlike poison, Scarlet Rot inflicts damage at a faster rate but has a shorter duration, which can be annoying.

The Lake of Rot is a great example where Scarlet Rot is frequently encountered, making it crucial to understand how to cure this affliction.

You can even create a Scarlet Rot build which can be satisfying, but it becomes infuriating when you’re afflicted by it yourself.

How to Treat Scarlet Rot

You can cure Scarlet Rot in two main ways: by using consumables or through Incantations.


The two primary consumable items used to cure Scarlet Rot are Preserving Boluses and Speckled Hardtear.

Preserving Boluses

Preserving Boluses help alleviate the buildup of Scarlet Rot and effectively cure the affliction.

These can be found, bought, or crafted, and we have a detailed article on where to buy preserving boluses in Elden Ring.

Speckled Hardtear

Speckled Hardtear description

Speckled Hardtear is a Crystal Tear that you can mix with the Flask of Wondrous Physick to enhance its effect.

This tear is an effective alternative as it cures any ongoing status build-up, including Scarlet Rot.

Speckled Hardtear location

In order to find Speckled Hardtear, you must defeat the Wormface boss located at the Altus Plateau Minor Erdtree.


The two primary incantations used to cure Scarlet Rot are Flame Cleanse Me and Law of Regression.

Flame, Cleanse Me

Flame Cleanse Me description

Flame Cleanse Me is an effective Incantation that provides easy alleviation and cures for both poison and Scarlet Rot.

With a requirement of just 12 Faith and a cost of 14 FP to cast, this specific Incantation proves immensely useful when traversing the Lake of Rot.

Flame Cleanse Me location

In order to find Flame Cleanse Me, one should visit the Fire Monk Camp located southeast of the Church of Vows.

Law of Regression

Law of Regression description

Law of Regression is another Incantation that effectively counters Scarlet Rot by curing the ailment.

With a requirement of 37 Intelligence and 55 FP to cast, Law of Regression surpasses Flame Cleanse Me in both cost and versatility.

Golden Order Principia Prayerbook location

In order to obtain the Law of Regression, you must first find the Golden Order Principia Prayerbook on the second level of the Erdtree Sanctuary in Leyndell, Royal Capital.

Once obtained, simply give the book to either Brother Corhyn or Miriel, Pastor of Vows.

Now you have gained access to purchasing the Law of Regression.