Elden Ring Radagon’s Soreseal & Scarseal Location & Unlock
Radagon’s Soreseal is one of the most powerful Talisman items in Elden Ring, though its power does come at a price in something of a trade-off.
Specifically, Radagon’s Soreseal boosts all of your attributes, but in exchange it also increases the amount of damage you take by a set amount. Basically, it’s a talisman built around making your Tarnished even more of a glass cannon - able to dish out extreme hurt, but not built to take a prolonged beating.
If you’re a skilled Elden Ring player, you might find this an extremely powerful Talisman, as you can parry and dodge your way out of damage while enjoying the benefits of the increase to your character stats and attributes.
Radagon’s Soreseal also has a sibling item in Elden Ring: Radagon’s Scarseal. This is basically the same item as the Soreseal, but a lower tier - so it also offers an increase in attributes, but It’s not quite as powerful. To be precise:
- Radagon’s Soreseal boosts Vigor, Strength, Endurance and Dexterity by +5 in exchange for a 15% boost to damage taken.
- Radagon’s Scarseal boosts Vigor, Strength, Endurance, and Dexterity by +3 in exchange for a 10% boost to the damage received.
Something interesting to note is that the increase in your attributes can at least partially help to offset the increase in damage taken, such as through the increase in total HP the boost to your Vigor stat will give you.
These Talismans aren’t for everyone - certainly, with the stats they boost, they might not be the best for character classes & builds that are focused on magic. But if they are for you, here’s where to get them:
Where to get Radagon’s Soreseal in Elden Ring
If you want to get your hands on Radagon’s Soreseal, you can from quite early on in Elden Ring - though it’s not necessarily easy to access. That’s because this powerful Talisman is found in Caelid, which is accessible from the start, but it’s also found in a challenging bit of that area which is home to powerful enemies.
Specifically, you’ll find the Soreseal in Fort Faroth, which is in the east of Caelid, just south of where the eastern Minor Erdtree rests in the Dragonbarrow area. You can see the fort itself marked on the map below.
The fort is easy enough to find, but not easy to approach, as it’s guarded by a large dragon. Approaching from the side enables you to circumvent the dragon, if you wish - but then you have to make your way through the fort itself, which is no easy feat.
The ground floor of the fort is home to flying bat enemies that can spit poison. You can actually run past these enemies and straight to a ladder at the back of the room.
Upstairs, the fort appears empty - but as you walk around, ghostly soldiers will appear and pursue you. It’s worth noting that this upstairs area of Fort Faroth is home to a chest containing the Dectus Medallion (Right), which is key to using one of Elden Ring’s Grand Lifts. Grab it while you’re here.
If you head to the rear of this rooftop area, you’ll be able to drop down or climb a ladder down into the rafters of the room with the bats. Be aware that, because there’s a ladder, the ghost soldiers can follow you. Also be warned: there’s rats down here. Kill them, but whatever you do don’t drop down to the ground floor.
You’ll come to the end of this upper walkway. If you turn around and look behind you, back in the direction of the ladder to the roof, you’ll see that there’s an area that’s blocked off - but if you take a running diagonal jump you can get over there.
Be warned again - there’s a huge rat here. Defeat it, then follow this path around, dropping down to the lower level when you can. This will place you in a sealed-off area of the ground floor, safe from the bats, and in this area you’ll find Radagon’s Soreseal resting on a corpse - some poor soul who couldn’t take the damage increase, it seems.
As we noted, if you equip Radagon’s Soreseal, you’ll get a +5 bonus to various key stats in exchange for a 15% increase in all damage taken.
Where to get Radagon’s Scarseal
Radagon’s Scarseal is a weaker, less effective version of the Scoreseal item - so if you find the prospect of going to Fort Faroth to get your hands on the Soreseal a little too daunting, you can instead pick up the Scarseal to get a slightly less effective version of the same effect.
To get Radagon’s Scarseal, head to the Weeping Penninsula area, south of Limgrave, in the same area where you find Castle Morne and Irina’s Sidequest. In this area you can find the Weeping Evergaol, one of the boss zones where you enter a different realm and battle a single boss for a reward.
The Weeping Evergaol is found east of the Fourth Church of Marika, just north of a wooded area, in a little clearing. In it, you’ll battle the Ancient Hero of Zamor, a sword-wielding boss that attempts to down you with Frostbite.
The reward for this Evergaol is Radagon’s Scarseal. You can use this as a weaker version of the Soreseal, or stack it with the Soreseal for a truly brutal glass cannon build.