The Flask of Wondrous Physick can provide you with a plethora of buffs in Elden Ring. You can unlock it fairly early on during your journey and, once you do, you’ll have access to one starting buff. This allows you to refill half your health and increase strength. This is a great starting buff with the flask, but you’ll want access to as many combinations of buffs as possible. In order to do that, you need to acquire Tears in Elden Ring.
These aren’t Sacred Tears but instead named Tears that are solely used to mix different Wondrous Physick buffs. They’re exceedingly rare in Elden Ring but you can start to build up a nice collection of them, as long as you visit one key location in the Lands Between. Below, see how you can find more Tears in Elden Ring.
Finding Wondrous Physick Tears in Elden Ring
The main location in which you will acquire Tears is Minor Erdtrees. These are marked on your map with a giant tree. Once you visit one, you’ll be greeted by an Erdtree Avatar, or some variant of that. For example, one Minor Erdtree in the Caelid region has a guardian called the Putrid Avatar.
Regardless of their name, these Avatars will need to be defeated in order for you to acquire Tears. Once you defeat them, you’ll earn two specific Tears that can be used to mix a different combination in the Flask of Wondrous Physick. To defeat the Avatars, we recommend using a Spirit Ash summons, to distract the boss, and then hopping on Torrent. The Avatars all have the same moveset, for the most part. Once you learn it, ride in with Torrent, deal a couple ticks of damage and then ride back out to repeat the process. Just remember to avoid the gold stars that the Avatars fire at you.
Each region of Elden Ring has at least one Minor Erdtree, and some have up to two. As long as you’re picking up map fragments and then visiting these Minor Erdtrees, you’ll acquire over a dozen Tears before you reach the Royal Capital of Leyndell. Our favorite Tear to equip is called the Opaline Tear, which provides you with a shield that absorbs one hit. You can find this at the Weeping Peninsula Minor Erdtree.
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