Alexander is one of the many NPCs you will encounter in Elden Ring that has a quest for you to complete. This guide will tell you all the details like where to find Alexander the Iron Fist and how to complete Alexander’s questline and get Shard of Alexander in Elden Ring.
Where to Find Alexander the Iron Fist in Elden Ring
Before starting his questline to get the Shard of Alexander talisman, you have to find Alexander the Iron Fist. There are many locations where you can find Alexander the Iron Fist in Elden Ring as his story progresses.
Free Alexander from the Hole
Initially, you’ll find Alexander at Limgrave (Stormhill); you must interact with him and free him from the hole. This can be done by performing a strong attack from the back.
Once you’ve performed a strong attack, Alexander pops out of the hole and rewards you with the Triumphant Delight Gesture and a piece of Exalted Flesh.
How to Complete Alexander’s Questline in Elden Ring
Once you have found him at the Northern Stormhill location, he will introduce himself to you. After freeing Alexander from the hole, you are ready to meet him in other locations and progress through his quest. Keep in mind that his quest also intersects with Seluvis, Raani and Blaidd’s questlines.
Alexander will also tell you about his next destination, Redmane Castle in Caelid. Finally, he will tell you that he will attend the Combat Festival that is taking place in Redmane Castle.
Visit Gael Tunnel, Caelid
Proceed to visit Gael Tunnel, Caelid, where you’ll find arguably the best weapon to wield in Elden Ring, i.e., the Moonveil Katana.
Enter through the main entrance of the dungeon in Caelid and make your way towards the end while clearing the dungeon during the process to unlock the door at the end, where you’ll find Alexander to interact with.
Go to Redmane Castle
Now you should head towards the Redmane Castle, and you will find out that there is no festival taking place there.
You will find a significant number of enemies in the Redmane Castle but not the Festival since the festival can only be triggered during Ranni the Witch Questline.
Now you can access Seluvis in his rise, and Blaidd will move to the Siofra River in Elden Ring. Your task is to speak to the Blaidd in Siofra River and, after that, talk to Seluvis according to the instructions given to you by the Bladid.
Doing that will give you access to the Seluvis Questline. After that, when you get back to the Blaidd again, he will tell you that you can find him again in the Redmane Castle in the fight against Starscourge Radahn. During that fight, you can again summon Alexander the Iron Fist.
Defeat Starscourge Radahn at Redmane Castle
Once that’s out of the way, unlock the Radahn Festival and head straight to the courtyard of Redmane Castle. However, before you can unlock the Radahn Festival, you must either participate in the Ranni’s quest or enter Altus Plateau.
You’ll find Alexander in the courtyard before the Starscourge Radahn boss battle. If he’s not available on the spot, you can continue with the boss fight and then rest at his site of grace, where you’ll find Alexander nearby.
Find an Oil Pot
Your next task is to find an Oil Pot for Alexander if he gets stuck in a hole again. You can craft the Oil Pot from the Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook . Additionally, it can be purchased from Nomadic Merchant at the Siofra River underground area.
You’ll find the Merchant inside the tall tower with walkways attached to it so you can head up the ladder, make your way through some guards and drop down from the far end side to find the Merchant sitting next to some pots.
You’ll purchase the cookbook for 1,000 runes. You can then craft the pots with 1x Cracked Pot and 1x Melted Mushroom.
Once you’ve acquired the Oil Pot from the Nomadic Merchant, it’s time to use it. Visit Liurnia, south of the Artist’s Shack site of grace and the Caria Study Hall, and find Alexander trapped in a hole again while exploring his hometown of Jarburg.
This time he can’t be freed just by using a strong attack; thus, he requires the Oil Pot you previously purchased, followed by a strong attack from the back.
Once he’s successfully taken out of the hole, you can go around in the town and talk to Jar Bairn.
Acquire a Jar Helmet from Alexander in Mt. Gelmir
From being freed in Liurnia to settling down at Mt. Gelmir to strengthen himself, Alexander won’t stop traveling to different parts of the map.
To find him, you must head southwest to the Seethewater Terminus Site of Grace in the west part of the Altus Plateau, as this area can’t be accessed through the Volcano Manor.
However, before you can find Alexander, a beast known as Magma Wyrm is waiting for your arrival. Once you’ve taken care of him, meet Alexander near an Island surrounded by lava.
Although you can walk on the lava, it’s recommended to use your horse as it will gradually drain parts of your health. Once you’ve found him, talk to him and receive the Jar Helmet as a gift for finding him.
Moreover, you can fight a Demi-Human Queen on the north side to achieve the Comet Azur sorcery from Sorcerer Azur (Sellen’s Questline). You can also get rewarded with a Prattling Pate “You’re beautiful!” (Boc the Seamster’s questline).
Fight Alexander in Crumbling Farum Azula
To fight Alexander, you must first unlock a Stonesword Key imp statue. Once unlocked, you can now head to the Crumbling Farum Azula to find Alexander, who requests you to a duel to end the chapter once and for all.
Once you’ve defeated him, he’ll have a word with you and reward you with a Warrior Jar Shard, a potent talisman, Alexander’s Innards, and Shards of Alexander, which are required to complete Jar Bairn’s questline.