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Where to Buy Preserving Boluses in Elden Ring

Where to Buy Preserving Boluses in Elden Ring

Preserving Boluses are consumable items in Elden Ring that can cure Scarlet Rot and prevent it in the first place.

Scarlet Rot needs to be cured quickly and why Preserving Boluses are essential.

There are numerous ways to obtain Preserving Boluses. They will come in most handy if you fight Malenia or explore the Lake of Rot.


Elden Ring Preserving Boluses description
Preserving Boluses description

How To Get Preserving Boluses

You can get your hands on Preserving Boluses in three ways:

  • Buy them
  • Find them
  • Craft them

Buy Preserving Boluses

The easiest way to get a few Preserving Boluses is to buy them from the Normadic Merchant in Caelid.

This Nomadic Merchant is east of the Astray from Caelid Highway North Site of Grace and near the Aeonia Swamp Shore.

This merchant only sells three Preserving Boluses, and each one costs 2,500 Runes.

This isn’t many but fortunately, there are different ways to get more Preserving Boluses.

Find Preserving Boluses

If you happen and use all three Preserving Boluses from the merchant, you can still find many of them throughout the Lands Between.

The Preserving Boluses can be found in the following locations below:

  • Shack of the Rotting
  • Sellia Hideaway
  • Siofra River Well
  • Leyndell Royal Capital
  • Lake of Rot
  • Subterranean Shunning-Grounds
  • Miquella’s Haligtree

Shack of the Rotting

Shack of the Rotting Elden Ring
Shack of the Rotting location

The Shack of the Rotting is located in north-western Caelid, near Limgrave borders.

Inside the shack, you will find a corpse that has five Preserving Boluses.

Sellia Hideaway

Sellia Hideaway Elden Ring
Sellia Hideaway location

The Sellia Hideaway is located in northeast Caelid, close to Sellia Town.

Inside the dungeon, and precisely near the illusionary wall where you find the Crystal Spear, you’ll find a corpse that contains three Preserving Boluses.

Siofra River Well

Siofra River Well Elden Ring
Siofra River Well location

Starting from the Siofra River Well Depths Site of Grace, follow the main road of the area and take the elevator up next to the waterfall.

After that, head west until the end and you’ll find a small room on your left. There you can loot the corpse for one Preserving Boluses.

Leyndell Royal Capital

Leyndell Royal Capital Elden Ring
Leyndell Royal Capital location

Starting from the East Capital Rampart Site of Grace, follow the main road until you come across a lift that takes you down.

Once down, progress to the next building and you’ll find a corpse on your right with a Preserving Boluses.

Lake of Rot

Lake of Rot Elden Ring
Lake of Rot location

The Lake of Rot can be reached by following Ranni’s questline, and here you can find one Preserving Boluses.

To find it, make your way to the entrance of the Grand Cloister. There, you will find a corpse hanging off the edge on your right.

Subterranean Shunning-Grounds

Subterranean Shunning-Grounds Elden Ring
Subterranean Shunning-Grounds location

From the Underground Roadside Site of Grace, take the left and follow the way until you find a hole in the ground.

After you drop down, take the right to the end of the path where you will find two rats and a corpse that contains one Preserving Boluses.

Miquella’s Haligtree

Miquella's Haligtree Elden Ring
Miquella’s Haligtree location

The last Preserving Boluses can be located in Miquella’s Haligtree.

To access this location, you need to complete the evergoal candle puzzle in Ordina, Liturgical Town.

From the Haligtree Canopy Site of Grace, make your way until you come across the Rotten Giant Miranda Sprouts.

On the same branch south of the enemy, you can loot a corpse to get your last Preserving Boluses.

Craft Preserving Boluses

The final and most efficient way to get Preserving Boluses is by crafting them.

Before you can craft them, you need to locate Armorer’s Cookbook [6].

From the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace, use your horse to climb up the cliffs behind you. Next, proceed to the west until you come across a corpse with purple loot on your right.

Make sure to loot the corpse to get Armorer’s Cookbook [6].

Preserving Boluses Recipe (Armorer’s Cookbook [6) Location
Armorer’s Cookbook [6] is needed for the Preserving Boluses recipe

Now that you have Armorer’s Cookbook [6], you will be able to craft Preserving Boluses.

The ingredients to craft the Preserving Boluses are:

  • Dewkissed Herba x2: can be found in Siofra River Bank specifically, and across the map.
  • Crystal Cave Moss x1: can be found at the Academy Crystal Cave.
  • Sacramental Bud x1: can be found in the Church of Plague.
Preserving Boluses Ingredients
Preserving Boluses ingredients needed to craft them

Once you have gathered all the ingredients, open the crafting menu and you’ll be able to craft as many Preserving Boluses as you want.