'Elden Ring' Flask of Wondrous Physick Explained: What It Does and How To Customize

Once you get past its unwieldy name, the Flask of Wondrous Physick turns out to be one of the most useful items at your disposal in Elden Ring.

Although it is not quite as punishing as its FromSoftware stablemates (like Dark Souls or especially Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice), Elden Ring's learning curve can still be quite steep for newbies.

The game doesn't hold your hand in terms of explaining any of its convoluted mechanics and it is never immediately clear where you are meant to go or what you are even supposed to be doing. Not to mention, there are unpredictable traps at every turn, many of the bosses are capable of defeating you in a single hit, and don't get us started on those Ancestral Follower archers!

In short, it's a very hostile world and you need to be smart about how you navigate it. Preparedness is key in Elden Ring, whether you're grinding to level up your character, harvesting smithing stones to reinforce weapons, respeccing your entire build so that your stats are better balanced, or finding a co-op partner to assist with the game's more insurmountable challenges.

The Flask of Wondrous Physick is another valuable tool that you should familiarize yourself with as soon as possible because it can make combat a whole lot easier.

What Is The Flask of Wondrous Physick?

The Flask of Wondrous Physick is essentially a consumable potion that you brew yourself at Sites of Grace.

Although it is a permanent addition to your inventory, it can only be used once per life (it recharges either when you die or when you rest at a checkpoint) and there's no way of increasing that limited storage.

In terms of its effects, you can customize the Flask of Wondrous Physick so that it's imbued with various properties. Depending on how you mix the ingredients, taking a swig of this poultice could grant you increased intelligence, a stamina buff, some HP, or even the ability to retain your Runes upon death. You can combine these attributes in different ways to create a power-up that best suits you.

In order to increase the range of benefits offered by your flask, you'll need to track down "Crystal Tears" in the open world. The more of these you find, the more options you'll have for customizing your potion.

Where To Find the Flask of Wondrous Physick

The Flask of Wondrous Physick can only be found in one specific building, which is located on the eastern outskirts of Limgrave. If you've already visited the Mistwood region (the place with all those giant bears) then it's just to the north of there.

We have highlighted its precise location for you on the map below. When you get to the Third Church of Marika, you will find the flask waiting for you in a stone cauldron.

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How To Customize the Flask of Wondrous Physick

Once you are in possession of the flask, you can then customize its properties at any given Site of Grace.

All you need to do is rest at a checkpoint and then scroll down to the menu option that is labeled "Mix Wondrous Physick." You will then be able to select a pair of Crystal Tears and place them into the attribute slots.

You can mix and match these to your heart's content to devise the perfect combo. Once you leave the menu, your Flask mix will be updated. Make sure to actually equip it in your inventory though, otherwise you will be able to drink.

The entire process is illustrated in the image slideshow below.

Elden Ring is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5 and PC.

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