Sometimes I just randomly receive this buff with a bird’s paw icon for a short time. I assume it’s a discovery buff, just like from one of the consumables. Why do I get this buff? I noticed it happens in open-world locations.

screenshot of the buff described above

Here is a GIF with this buff randomly appearing:

GIF with the buff randomly appearing

  • Golden scarab talisman? eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Golden+Scarab
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Mar 20, 2022 at 0:44
  • I get that sometimes too. I know I don't have the Golden Scarab (nor have I ever worn any of the different Scarabs I've found), and I haven't consumed a single Pickled Fowl Foot so far.
    – Nolonar
    Commented Mar 20, 2022 at 14:17

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Looks like the effect you gain from the rune weather event. I think it happens when you see golden leaves falling in an area. If you are in this area, you gain a buff that increases the amount of runes obtained. I see the gold leaves on your screenshot's background as well :)

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    This is the correct answer! I've recorded a video (see the edit in my post) and you can clearly see golden leafs are around soon after I get the buff. Thank you!
    – arghtype
    Commented Mar 20, 2022 at 20:45

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