Elden Ring: Tarnished’s Furled Finger Vs Small Golden Effigy

Not sure when to use the Tarnished furled finger or Small golden effigy. Check out this guide to learn their differences and when to use them.

In Elden Ring, you can summon your friend using a Tarnished’s Furled Finger or by using a Small Golden Effigy. But the in-game description of these items doesn’t exactly explain their uses. Hence it can be a real pain to invite or join your friends. So in this guide let us check the differences between Tarnished’s Furled Finger Vs Small Golden Effigy in Elden Ring.

Tarnished’s Furled Finger Vs Small Golden Effigy in Elden Ring

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Tarnished’s Furled Finger in Elden Ring allows you to create a summon sign while Small Golden Effigy is used to send the summon sign to a nearby summon pool. To better understand what this means let us check what the in-game description means for these items.

  • Small Golden Effigy: It is an online play item that sends a cooperative summon sign to nearby summoning pools. You need to activate the pool before using it.
  • Tarnished’s Furled Finger: This too is an online play item but instead this lets you create a summon sign for cooperative multiplayer. When using this item you don’t need a summoning pool.

The biggest difference between these two items is the summon location. In order to use the Tarnished’s Furled Finger, you need to go to the exact location where the summoner has placed the sign. But in the case of the Small Golden Effigy you simply need to be near a summon pool and can get summoned. This is ideal when you or your friend haven’t unlocked all sites of grace or are not sure where the other person is.

Do remember these items don’t work by themselves you will still have to use the Furlcalling Finger Remedy in order to see the summon signs.

Which Summon Method to use in Elden Ring?

You should use the Tarnished’s Furled Finger to summon your friend to your exact location. Use this summon method if both of you have the area unlocked/discovered. In case you or your friend haven’t explored the areas completely then you should use the Small Golden Effigy.

That covers this guide on Tarnished’s Furled Finger Vs Small Golden Effigy in Elden Ring. If you found this guide helpful then be sure to head over to our Elden Ring section for more such guides on various different topics for this game.