Written Guides

I enjoy writing about video games, technology, and other interesting things in the geek culture universe. Here, you'll find a catalog of all my works from various outlets, including The Outerhaven and Tomshardware.

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Where to Find A Sacramental Bud In Elden Ring – The Outerhaven

During your adventures in Elden Ring, you’ll eventually find yourself in Caelid, an essential part of the story and game. However, Caelid has a very nasty feature — Scarlet Rot. This is a status that will slowly affect you the longer you stand in it and once it takes hold, it will slowly steal your health. To combat this, you’ll need to craft an item that will remove the effect, Preserving Boluses. To do that, you’ll need a Sacramental Bud. The Sacramental Bud happens to grow in a number of loc

Elden Ring Guide: Where to Use Sellen’s Primal Glintstone – The Outerhaven

During Elden Ring’s Sellen the Sorceress’s chain quest, you’ll eventually be given Sellen’s Primal Glintstone. This Glintstone contains her essence, so it makes sense that you’re looking for a body, a replacement for her. So, where do you need to head off to? It turns out the answer was yet again in front of our faces. That is if you’ve already done the questline for Ranni. With her actual body being trapped under Witchbane Ruins, this isn’t where you need to go. Where to Use Sellen’s Primal G

Elden Ring Guide: When and Where You Can Summon Your Spirits

Ah, yes, those super helpful spirits in Elden Ring are excellent allies when out in the open world or in a boss fight. However, there seems to be some confusion on when and where you can summon a spirit. So I wrote this handy article that lays it all down for you. As for the confusion part, c’mon, this is a Souls game after all. It wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t require you to figure out stuff on your own. That’s typical Fromsoftware for you. Keep in mind that before you can summon any spiri

Elden Ring Guide: How to Trigger the Ensha Roundtable Hold PVP Encounter

Did you know there’s a specific PVP encounter that takes place in Roundtable Hold in Elden Ring? It just so happens that this encounter also awards you with the Clinging Bone and the Royal Remains armor set. Read on to find out how to trigger the event and claim your rewards. Or just watch this video. How to start the Ensha Roundtable Hold PVP Encounter To start the PVP encounter at the Roundtable Hold, you’ll have to fetch a medallion from the Village of the Albinaurics. If you haven’t been

Elden Ring Guide: How to Activate the Great Rune of the Unborn

What’s going on, Elden Ring fans! Welcome back to yet another The Outerhaven’s Elden Ring guide, and this one is for all of you that are confused regarding the Great Rune of the Unborn. You know, the Great Rune that you get from the Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon encounter. I think there’s some confusion regarding this, and I was there at one point myself. So let me break it down on just how to activate the Great Rune of the Unborn. How to Activate the Great Rune of the Unborn So, you’ve bea

Elden Ring Guide: Where to Find a Larval Tear in Limgrave

In Elden Ring, Larval Tears are used to reset your stats or allow you to respec once you have beaten Rennala Queen of the Full Moon. However, there’s only a handful of Larval Tears in the world, and they’re not easily found. In this guide, we’re going to tell and show you where you can acquire a Larval Tear in the starting location of Limgrave. You’ve likely already traveled all over Limgrave before you even knew you needed a Larval Tear. And you’ve probably already found the Agheel Lake South

Solving Ring Oridys’s Rise Puzzle in Elden Ring

During your travels in Elden Ring, you may encounter a tower called Oridys’s Rise. This tower has been locked by a barrier, so there’s no way to get in. However, down the steps of this tower is a book that says “Find Three Wise Beasts”. While you may be stumped at first, the words are referring to the translucent turtles that are in the area. The first two are easy enough to find. One of the turtles is to the left of the book, hidden in the foliage Another turtle will appear on the path that le

Elden Ring Guide: Where To Find Deathroot

In Elden Ring, the item called Deathroot, is useful in a specific quest. Now, while we won’t tell you which quest this is for, we will tell you how to get it. Besides, if you didn’t already need to know where it is, you wouldn’t be here. Read on to find out where you can get your hands on some Deathroot. Where do find Deathroot in Elden Ring? Part of the trouble with Deathroot is that it only comes from one specific character. Yes, from a character. Throughout your journeys, you’ll eventually

Elden Ring Guide: How to Get the Scaled Armor Set

During your adventures in Elden Ring, you come across a person who asks you to join the Volcano Manor. She disappears but tells you to meet her somewhere. You’ll meet up with this character again in Lux Ruins, assuming you can make it out there. Once there, she’ll ask you again to join, in which you say tells. She’ll teleport you to the Volcano Major, and after some dialogue, you’re invited to join the Volcano Manor fully. However, after doing some searching, you’ll find out that this particula

Infernax: How to Complete the Possessed Man In Darsov Quest

One of the main quests in Infernax has you trying to free a cursed person and to be honest, the game doesn’t do a good job of explaining where to look. It took me a while to figure this out, so I’m passing my knowledge off to you. So, how do you free this cursed person? To start the questline, find the hut that’s just over the green dropdown in Darsov. Inside you’ll find a distraught wife who asks you to help her husband. If you agree, you’ll be given the quest “Deal with possessed man in Dar