Which items have the best resale value if I want to store runes?
I don't want to be over-leveled in my 1st playthrough, so instead of leveling up I want to stock up with different items so later in NG+ I can sell them and get a bunch of lvls quickly.
For now I'm buying Smithing Stones 1 and 2 from the vendor in Roundtable hold. They cost 200 and 400 runes, and could be sold for 100 and 200 runes. Which is effectively 50% of rune value saved.
Are there any items with more than 50% resale value available from vendors? And at what point in the game they become available?
So far, the best I have found is either Arrows, or low-tier Smithing Stones. Sadly, they only grant 50% return. Additionally, they may not help with such large amounts of runes you might be gaining late game, due to your storage limits.
Smithing Stones Values (Buy/Sell):
- Level 1: 200/100
- Level 2: 400/200
- Level 3: 600/300
- Level 4: 900/400
After this they continue with a diminishing value return. https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Upgrade+Materials
As for ammunition, I would suggest only arrows (Buy for 20, sell for 10), that give a return of 50% - any other variants have a much smaller return (E.g even ordinary bolts only have a return of 25%). https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Arrows+and+Bolts
There may be other items that grant a better return, but they are finite in quantity. Additionally, you can use the https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Sacrificial+Twig Talisman, however this is less optimal as it requires a Talisman slot to be used, and does not "store" your runes, as well as having a finite amount.