In the Elden Ring, you can find some dark areas that are hard to get through without a torch. They will clear the way and reveal the ways creatures and treasures you can find in damaged areas. This is the place to find and buy a torch in the Elden Ring.
Thankfully, you can find a torch early in the Elden Ring. Just north of The First Step, you’ll find Elleh Church. From there, you’ll see a Santa-like merchant sitting by the fire. If you are new to the game, we strongly recommend you to avoid Tree Sentinel, a warrior on horseback. Just go to the left of it and then go into Elleh Church.
Talk to the merchant at the church, and you’ll find a torch with 200 Runes on it. Once purchased, you can equip the torch by going to the “Equip” tab on the pause menu. Go to the top row of this area and select the torch to be equipped with. You can then switch to it with the right D-Pad button.
Unfortunately, the torch is not a viable physical weapon when compared to a sword or a spear. Your character simply slams it into the air, rather than swinging the flames across a wide area. We recommend using the torch to light your way forward.
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