So you want to play a mage in Elder Ring. Lately, players have been having a hard time deciding whether or not mage is good. So far they’ve been saying that it sucks because of the scaling of spells as you get one-shotted all the time. Also, it’s basically just spamming Glintstone Pebble all game long, which is your starter ability and by the way, that does not sound fun right? Anyways, this guide will help you select the Best Keepsake for Astrologer Elden Ring.
However, being a mage in Elden Ring is powerful and it is a lot more fun than spamming Cobblestone the best thing about this is that you can become very powerful early on with the Keepsake and build that we are going to tell you for Astrologer class. For every class, you are given the option to choose any of the 9 keepsakes. Although, there are 10 options in which the first one is “None.” Maybe the developers of the game left that option for players to increase the game’s difficulty level by a slight margin.
Here are the ten, actually nine keepsakes out of which only one can be chosen by any player for each class; You can also read our Best Elden Ring Keepsake to get more idea.
Crimson Amber Medallion
Fanged Imp Ashes
Lands Between Rune
Best Keepsake for Astrologer Elden Ring
Choosing the best Keepsake for an astrologer is the key to creating a robust Elden Ring build with this class. You can become quite powerful early on in the game. First of all, when you make a character, you want to pick up the astrologer class as it is the most fitted class for a pure mage and has the highest Intelligence of any class in the game. Also, it gets two pretty great starting abilities as well. For the Keepsake, you should choose the Crimson Amber Medallion.
Crimson Amber Medallion
Why? because this Keepsake grants the user with extra hp which is a huge boost for you at the start of the game. It’ll also prevent your character from getting one-shot by some of the enemies early in the game and as for stats on a mage, you really want to pump as many points into Intelligence as much as possible. Ultimately, you want to get it all the way till 60 at least, so you can cast all the sorceries in the game. For the secondary stats, you want to spend it on Mind and Vigor. By doing that, you will have more fp and hp, meaning more sorceries you can cast before running out of fp and survivability.
With a boost of hp right from the start of the game through the Crimson Amber Medallion, you can also level your stats and get an additional increase in your hp later on in the game. We believe, that the number one on our list of Best Elden Ring Keepsake for Astrologer guide is this particular Keepsake.
So you start your game with the Fanged Imp Ash and the question you might think of asking is, “How will I benefit from this particular Keepsake and not Golden Seed or Crimson Amber Medallion?” Well, we just covered the point that each of these mentioned keepsakes can be purchased from merchants and or the open world as you explore it. So, why go with Golden Seed or Crimson Amber Medallion, when you can actually buy or find them later on in the game?
Anyways, let’s go back to the point. The Fanged Imp Ash allows the player to summon two Fanged Imps/spirits and after acquiring the Spirit Calling Bell, it can be used in areas with many enemies to summon a pair of well-fanged imps. Though they are not the strongest of allies, they are more than strong enough to help out in early fights and even in later fights. They can draw attention and allow a tactical heal and they cost 50 fp to summon. Like all spirits, they can be summoned once per encounter other than taking them as a keepsake.
Thus, we have learned that for the Astrologer, the Fanged Imp Ashes can be very helpful in fending off enemies, they can preoccupy the enemies with their attacks while you cast spells and inflict damage on the enemies while they are distracted. Anywho, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you should take this Keepsake at the beginning of the game.
When you’re creating a build using the Astrologer class, you can choose to go with Golden Seed which is recommended for players in our Best Elden Ring Keepsake for Astrologer article. The Golden Seed gives you an extra flask at the start and can be very useful as it means you get more fp to cast sorceries. You’ll find that at the beginning of the game, you will run out of fp quite easily thus, having an extra flask will make things a lot easier in that regard. Along with fp, Astrologer will also be able to heal itself using the flasks.
In contrast to the benefits of each Keepsake, you can choose whatever you prefer between the five mentioned keepsakes in this guide. It doesn’t really matter that much as you get plenty of Golden Seeds in the open world and you can also buy a Crimson Amber Medallion from a merchant at some point. For instance, the Carrion Slicer is a very decent and useful spell that only costs 4 fp and it does insane damage in return for it so the Golden Seed can also help you in that particular moment.
The Bewitching Branch is a bit cool because it charms enemies, but you only get five, and obviously, it doesn’t work on bosses. If you are dealing with a group of enemies and you have a mage build, you can use this Keepsake and charm your enemies to fight not against, but with you. It will give you a slight opening to either heal yourself or take a decisive moment to think about your next move.
Bewitching Branch uses fp and costs 14 fp and turns your enemies into temporary allies. Not enough information has been gathered for this particular Keepsake because the game has only been released just a few days ago. But, you can wait for some time until any useful information pops up for the Bewitching Branch. Or you can choose to run the game with it and test it out yourself. Either way, charming enemies seems like a good idea to throw your enemies off their game and give you the upper hand in grouped fights or to escape from tight spots.
Unlike the Crimson Amber Medallion, this particular Keepsake is a consumable item that replenishes your hp after consuming it. The Boiled Prawn can only be used once so it is not that robust or useful in consecutive or large battles. When using Astrologer; Mage build, we think that the Boiled Prawn might only come in-handy at boss fights when you are drained to the core and require an item or two, to refill your health bar by a significant number.
The Keepsake might also help you early or later in the game with small battles so that you can easily level your stats or grow your build. Whatever makes it easier for you, but we wouldn’t give it a 10 out of 10 for you to select it. Although, as we said earlier, it is up to you to decide what Keepsake you should take early on in the game. However, you can take Boiled Prawn for your secondary character and run some tests on it to see how it works out for your mage build. Let us know in the comments below if you were satisfied with the above experiment or not!
Well, we have covered almost every detail regarding the Top five Keepsakes for our guide of Best Keepsakes for Astrologer Elden Ring. You may test them out and decide for yourself which Keepsake is best for your Astrologer. If we were to further select the best from these five keepsakes, we would definitely go for either Crimson Amber Medallion or the Golden Seed. If you enjoyed or benefited from going through this guide, you may want to check out our Elden Ring guides on various matters.