Elden Ring
Elden Ring

In this article, we’ll look at another Status Effect called Madness. This effect builds up over time, and once the metre is full, the target will lose both FP and health. This is terrible if you intend to cast spells against an adversary or just live. You’ll need various things and spells to be better prepared in such scenarios.

To cure Madness accumulation in Elden Ring, players can use the Lucidity spell and the Clarifying Boluses consumable item. Clarifying Boluses can be found on the map below. To make it, you’ll need the Frenzied’s Cookbook as well as the resources Dewkissed Herba x2, Crystal Cave Moss x1, and Eye of Yelough x1. Lucidity may be found in Carian Study Hall and is dropped by Preceptor Miriam for sorcery users. Players will need to use the Carian Inverted Statue to unlock the secret section in this location.

clarifying boluses location on map
image source: Fextralife interactive map
lucidity location elden ring on map
image source: Fextralife interactive map

How to Reduce Madness in Elden Ring

To mitigate Madness in Elden Ring, players need to find and equip equipment, spells, items and skills which provide resistance to this effect. Focus on increasing your Focus stat which can be done by adding points to Mind attribute.

Here are the Items that increase your Focus:

  • Clarifying Horn Charm
  • Shield of the Guilty
  • Rift Shield
  • Mottled Necklace

Armor with High Focus:

  • Mushroom Set (214)
  • Azur’s Glintstone (165)
  • Corhyn’s Robe (107)
  • Pumpkin Helm (44)

How to Stop the Madness at Frenzy Flaming Tower

Frenzy Flaming Tower madness effect

Your degree of insanity will rise if the Frenzy Flaming tower appears on screen. Use the horse to flee behind a tall rock until the craziness metre runs out. When it’s gone, keep pushing on and you’ll come across a Spirit Spring that you may use to jump to a tremendous height. You will land near the Frenzy Flaming Tower if your angle and direction are correct.

When you look inside, you’ll notice a few Rats that you may either kill or avoid in order to climb the ladder. Then proceed to the next two ladders and defeat the enemies who await you at the top. Don’t forget to investigate this tower to get access to the Howl of Shabriri Incantation. This causes a maddening screech to be released, causing opponents around to become insane. Keep in mind that it also leads the caster to go insane, making opponents more inclined to target them.