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Elden Ring: Use Celestial Dew to resurrect dead NPCs


You can’t control everything that happens in Elden Ring. For example, you have no control over that vicious dog that unexpectedly mauls and kills Gowry. There are times when you decide to rage-kill the first NPC that shows up in your way only to realize you just locked yourself out of their questline.

The good news is that you can undo many of these actions and bring dead merchant NPCs back to life. Let’s see how exactly you can do that.

What does Celestial Dew do in Elden Ring?

Celestial Dew is a consumable item in Elden Ring that you can use to carry out an Absolution at the Church of Vows to reset NPC hostility and resurrect dead merchant NPCs. If you accidentally killed an NPC locking yourself out of their quests, you can use Celestial Dew to bring them back to life and re-activate their quests.

Basically, you can use Celestial Dew to repent for your sins and fix your mistakes.

Celestial Dew locations in Elden Ring

Here’s where you can find or buy Celestial Dew in Elden Ring:

  • Buy it from the Nomadic Merchant in Ainsel River for 7,500 Runes.
  • Buy it from Pidia, at Caria Manor, for 5,000 Runes.
  • Loot it off the corpse hanging off a ledge near the Uhl Palace Ruins.
  • Loot it off the corpses located in the underground areas of Nokstella and Nokran, Eternal Cities
  • You can also loot it off the corpse located by the side of the road in Night’s Sacred Ground.

Some NPCs can’t be revived

There are certain NPCs that you can’t revive using Celestial Dew. For example, you can’t use Celestial Dew to revive Patches, Varre, Diallos, Kale, and others. But you can use this item to revive Sorceress Sellen.

As a general rule of thumb, if you kill an NPC before they turn into a merchant, you can’t revive them.

What does Absolution do in Elden Ring?

Absolution forces NPCs to forgive you and make them less aggressive towards you. If you accidentally or intentionally attack an NPC in Elden Ring, they will become hostile towards you. To fix your relationship with them, go to the Church of Vows, and spend one Celestial Dew item to carry out an Absolution.

If the shrine says “You do not need absolution“, this indicates there are no issues to resolve between you and that NPC.

And now you know.

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