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How to Stop Madness in Elden Ring

How to Stop Madness in Elden Ring

There are few things more infuriating in Elden Ring than Madness.

The Madness status effect isn’t as common as the others, yet it’s among the most lethal and deadliest.

As a result, it becomes vital to cure it as soon as it takes affect.


How Do You Cure Madness?

The best way to cure Madness in Elden Ring is with the Lucidity spell. Alternatively, you can use the consumable item Clarification Boluses.

Another way is by investing in the Mind attribute. This will increase your Focus which reduces the Madness effect.

Lucidity Spell

The Lucidity spell removes the effects of Sleep and Madness.

For 10 FP, it quickly clears any Madness accumulation, no matter how prevalent it is.

Elsewhere, the Shield of the Guilty and the Clarifying Horn Charm items boost the Focus attribute by +40 and +90, respectively.

Consequently, it is worth bringing them along in places where Madness is prevalent.

The Lucidity Spell is obtained in Ranni’s questline. You get the spell from Preceptor Miriam in eastern Liurnia of the Lakes’ Carian Study Hall.

Clarification Boluses

If you’re yet to obtain the Lucidity Spell then you’ll need to rely on Clarifying Boluses.

However, they can be hard to find. Instead, you’re better off crafting them.

The ingredients are far easier to get than the item itself. You’ll need Frenzied’s cookbook 1, which you may find on a burned body inside the Frenzied Flame Village’s middle home.

To craft Clarifying Boluses you’ll need:

  • 2 Dewkissed Herba
  • 1 Crystal Cave Moss
  • 1 Eye of Yelough
Clarifying Boluses item crafting Elden Ring
Items required to craft Clarifying Boluses

What is Madness?

Madness is a status effect that grows stronger over time. It can be inflicted in various ways such as imbued weapons, skills, spells, and incantations.

When the Madness meter reaches 100%, the effect is activated. Once it’s activated, you will start to lose Focus Points (FP), making it impossible for you to cast spells.

However, depending on your attributes, players (and enemies) may have different levels of resistance to the Madness effect.

Once the Madness fully takes hold, it causes an explosion and drains a significant portion of both HP and FP.

Read More: What Happens When You Die in Elden Ring?

Players afflicted with Madness receive damage equal to 100+15% of the target’s max HP and cause FP loss of 30+10% of their max FP.

You can counteract this somewhat by increasing your FP.

Madness taking effect in Elden Ring

How to Avoid Madness?

The only way to avoid Madness entirely is to avoid areas that are affected by it.

One example where it is prevalent is the Frenzied Flame Village.

Avoiding all areas that can give you Madness isn’t really possible in Elden Ring, though.

Therefore, the best way to mitigate it is to increase your Focus stat.

As mentioned above, the best way to increase your Focus stat is by adding points to the Mind attribute. This is the stat that has the most impact on FP.

The more points a character has in Mind, the greater their focus bar and the number of spells they can perform before needing to refill.

As a result, you will have a little resistance to almost everything if your Mind attribute is really low.

Having Mind and the appropriate Talismans will result in good resistance to not just Madness but to other status effects as well.