Elden Ring: How to Find and Craft the Bewitching Branch

Turn enemies against their friends with this guide to the Bewitching Branch in Elden Ring.

One of the rarest items in Elden Ring is the Bewitching Branch. Its use is as niche as it can be powerful: it turns affected enemies against their allies. The activation animation is on the longer side, but if you connect with a strong enemy amongst a group of trash mobs, you’ll have a pile of dead trash very quickly.

An additional perk is that these items also turn certain bosses from horrid slogs into something manageable. This Elden Ring guide tells you where to find and how to craft Bewitching Branches

How to Find and Craft the Bewitching Branch in Elden Ring

There is a single Bewitching Branch out in the overworld of Elden Ring. It can be found on a corpse surrounded by bats in the Weeping Peninsula. You won’t find another in a dungeon, cavern, mine, or anywhere else.

Head to the Third Church of Marika, then make your way to the small platforms overlooking the canyon. Fall down the cliff face to reach the more manufactured section of the area’s edge. A small group of bats guards two shiny items almost directly north of the Church. The shiner of the two items is the only Bewitching Branch you don’t need to craft.

To craft Bewitching Branches, you need the Fevor’s Cookbook [3], which you get from Gideon Ofnir in the Roundtable hold following a trip to the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum. You don’t have to defeat Mohg, the Lord of Blood himself, only visit the final part of the Mohgwyn Palace area.

How to Get Fevor's Cookbook [3]

There are two ways to reach Mohg’s palace. The first is to complete enough of Varre’s questline to receive the Bloody Finger invasion item, then talk to him one more time. He’ll grant you the Pureblood Knight’s Medal, which you can use to get to the Mausoleum Midway Point Site of Grace.

You can also go to the Consecrated Snowfield and take the portal in the area’s far west, guarded by a Sanguine Noble. The portal takes you to the Palace Approach Ledge Road Site of Grace, and you’ll need to make your way through the lake of blood to reach the Mausoleum.

Once you’ve visited Mohg’s area, return to the Roundtable Hold and speak to Gideon. Select the Mohgwyn Palace option in his dialog menu, and he’ll have a little bit to say on the matter. When he’s done talking, he’ll hand over the Fevor’s Cookbook [3].

Other Items Needed to Craft Bewitching Branches

To craft Betwitching Branches, you'll also need Trina’s Lily and Miquella’s Lily, both difficult to find. You’ll find both scattered about the world, with more Trina’s Lily in and around Liurnia.

Miquella’s Lily is primarily found in the Consecrated Snowfield. The easiest way to farm them, if not the fastest, is to go to Jarburg, where a single flower of each can be found. You’ll get two of the crafting materials per flower and some Arteria Leaf besides.

After getting what you need to craft Bewitching Branches, Speak to Jar-Bairn while you’re wandering around Jarburg, as they have a fun if depressing questline. You’ll complete Diallos’ and Alexander’s questlines to reach the end of Jar-Bairn’s quest, all of which are sad. Head over to our Elden Ring guides hub so you can find strategies that will make your playthrough easier.

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John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.

Published Apr. 28th 2022

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