One thing that’s never missing from FromSoftware games is an item or two with such a comically low drop rate that it becomes a meme.
Think of the symbol of greed in Dark Souls or the infamous Pure Razor Stone in Demon’s Souls.
Elden Ring offers a lot more items than the average Soulsborne title – several of which are locked after hours of farming oddly specific enemies.
Items like the Silver-Pickled Prowl Foot and the Silver Scarab can help increase your drop rate significantly – but even then, some items are reserved for the extremely lucky or the dedicated.
Let’s take a look at some of the rarest drops in the game.
10 octopus head
One thing Soulsborne fans love is wearing bizarre stuff on their heads for nice stat boosts. Elden Ring features everything from an inverted pot to an octopus head.
This odd-looking item protects your character’s head from impact damage with the squishy flesh of an octopus, but when you get it you might want to bang your head against the wall.
This helmet only drops from the small variety Land Octopus. You can find them in many areas in the Lands Between, but the head only falls 1% of the time.
On average you have to kill 100 of them before you get the prize.
9. Cleanrot Spear
Not many players are chasing the Octopus Head, but the Cleanrot Spear is highly sought after.
This lance scales with STR, DEX, and FAI, making it ideal for any character using a hybrid melee/summon build.
Interest in the Cleanrot Spear has also revealed something else: its abysmal drop rate.
Like the Octopus Head, this one only falls off about 1% of the time – but the enemy you’re tasked with killing knows how to fight back and can deliver a whopping punch if you get distracted.
Farming this is just hell.
8th. Brass shield
The Brass Shield is funny in that you could get it in your first 20 minutes of Elden Ring, or not get one in your entire playthrough despite actively looking for it.
The Brass Shield drops from fairly common enemies: Godrick Soldiers and Raya Lucaria Soldiers – but only those who wield the shield itself.
That already limits your Brass Shield hunt a bit, but here’s the awful part:
Its drop rate is between 0.5% and 1%which means you might have to kill over 100 enemies for it to fall.
Give the Blue-Gold Kite Shield a try before you waste your life looking for it.
7. magma blade
One of the most common drop rate complaints I’ve heard from my friends and online is about the Magma Blade – or rather, Magma Blades.
Anyone hunting this fiery scimitar would want not one, but two of them to look like one great villain and instill fear in anyone foolish enough to oppose them.
By deploying these weapons powerfully, you can spray magma around you while pounding on your enemies. It’s powerful and awesome in equal measure.
If you also want to become a dual-wielding version of Azor Ahai, you’ll need to kill around 200 Man Serpent enemies – but only those wielding the bright orange Magma Blade.
6. Blue Silver Set
The Blue Silver Set is some of the best looking armor for both male and female characters.
Unfortunately, farming feels like a dumb errand.
This attractive set is worn by the Albinaur Wolfback Archers – like Latna, the Albinaur Woman who gives you half a medallion in the Slumbering Wolf’s Hut.
She drops this set if you kill her there and there, but if you play a decent person you have to kill almost 100 Albinauric Wolfback Archers in Consecrated Snowfield.
5. Imp Head (Cat), (Long Tongue), (fangs)
Goblins are one of the most common enemies in the Lands Between.
These little fellows infest catacombs across the territory. You can also find them in dark, damp places like the Subterranean Avoidance Grounds.
Although very annoying, the Imps have a saving grace: they drop giant stone heads that can boost stats like DEX or INT if you can carry the gear load.
However, while you’ll definitely get an Imp Head or two in your playthrough, it’s up to the RNG gods to get the one you need.
Each of them only has a base drop rate of 0.5%. I’ll let you do the math.
4. Black dumpling
On the surface, Elden Ring is a much less dark game than either Dark Souls or Bloodborne.
Then you read item descriptions like Black Dumpling and remember that this is a joint venture between FromSoftware and George RR Martin.
This black leather back was put on torture victims to increase their fears and make them even more aware of the various forms of torture used by their captors.
On the other hand, it increases ATK when suffering from Insanity.
In a cruel twist of fate, farming one of these animals is nothing short of torture. They fall at a horrifying 0.5% rate from first generation Albinaurik in Volcano Manor or the lower levels of Leyndell.
3. Aristocrat Headband
The Aristocrat Headband isn’t anything special in terms of stats or special effects – but damn it has drips.
This gold band is perfect to complete almost any outfit. It is valuable for those who like to keep our character’s face uncovered.
It seems easy at first. It’s dropped by Noble Sorcerers – the weakest type of magic user in the game – so it shouldn’t be that hard… right?
Well, it wouldn’t be if there wasn’t a one in two hundred chance of it falling.
I hope you like Rowa Fruit and Herba…
2. Noble Estoc & Slender Sword
You’ll have a similar experience if you try to get the Noble’s Estoc or the Noble’s Slender Sword – two pretty powerful weapons with a nice golden color.
These blades fall from Wandering Nobles, who wield them in self-defense—although it doesn’t do them much good against the next Elden Lord.
However, dropping from a weak enemy does not guarantee that a weapon will be easy to obtain. Like the Aristocrat’s Headband, these only drop 0.5% of the time – and only from certain types of Wandering Nobles.
You can find a large convoy of nobles near the Waypoint Ruins mercy site, which should make things a little easier.
1. Celebrant’s Sickle, Rib Rake & Cleaver
Windmill Village is one of the spookiest and most mysterious regions in the Lands Between.
Lost in perpetual celebration, Dominula’s residents cackle and dance as if the world isn’t falling apart, ceremonial weapons in hand.
These ceremonial tools are useful for Tarnished as they can generate runes on each hit, so many fools choose to farm them.
After killing over 200 of these enemies, you might be able to drop one – and surprisingly, it’s not the one you wanted. Time to kill another 200 dancing old ladies!
https://www.fandomspot.com/elden-ring-rarest-drops/ Top 10 Rarest Drops in Elden Ring – FandomSpot