Elden Ring Haligdrake Talisman: How to Get the Cave of Knowledge Item

Tracking down that one elusive item in the beginning areas of the game.

by Weilong Mao
An in-game screenshot of Elden Ring, showing the location of the Haligdrake Talisman

The Haligdrake Talisman is an early game item that tends to elude players in Elden Ring, with the accessory hanging above a tall ledge near the tutorial area when the game kicks off. Unlike the repertoires of legendary Talismans out there, there are no achievements for collecting every trinket that the game has to offer. But the Haligdrake Talisman stands as a learning exercise in instilling the idea of finding alternative routes, the rewards obtainable from taking detours in the realms of Limgrave and succeeding regions.

How to Get the Cave of Knowledge Haligdrake Talisman in Elden Ring

The Elden Ring adornment is accessible by dropping down some ledges to the shoreline near the Seaside Ruins site of grace, traversing along the beach, and entering a cave where the talisman is located. Starting from the Seaside Ruins site of grace, travel south around the ledges while avoiding the enemies nearby. Players will know that they are at the right location to begin their journey downwards if they can identify a spirit spring alongside the beach. Depending on whether the player has acquired Torrent or not, there are two ways to the coastland.



With Torrent, players can just jump down near the vicinity of the Spirit Spring, which will cushion the player’s drop as they fall, neglecting the damage that they would have taken. If a player hasn’t gotten Torrent yet, however, then they’ll have to strafe alongside the narrow ledges of a protruding column as they drop from one ledge to another, avoiding steep falls as they make their way to the beach sands below.

After landing back on solid ground, start heading north towards the cave. You may encounter a tall humanoid wielding a gravity sword along the way near a campfire, who will drop Ash of War: Gravitas if defeated for the first time. Keep heading north and the player will eventually reach a cave leading inwards into the seaside cliffs. Continuing down the passageway will lead players to the high ledge above the Cave of Knowledge, the beginning area of the game after their encounter with the Grafted Scion. Loot the ledge-clinging corpse for the Haligdrake Talisman.


The talisman provides a damage reduction towards holy damage, making the player more resilient against holy incantations or boss attacks of a similar attribute. Though enemies of such nature and few and far between. It will prove handy in the instance where the additional defense against such elements becomes convenient.

Elden Ring is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.