How To Alter Armor In Elden Ring?

Customizing your armor in Elden Ring not only allows you to change your appearance but also slightly alter your stats.

In Elden Ring, players can alter the appearance of their armor, granting them a bit more control over their character’s look. This alteration not only changes aesthetics but also slightly impacts your character’s stats. However, this ability isn’t available from the start.

To unlock armor customization, you’ll need to find specific items: the Tailoring Tools and the Sewing Needle. Acquiring these will be the first step on your journey to a stylishly optimized character.

You should know that this alteration doesn’t drastically affect gameplay. The stat changes are minor. However, the ability to look exactly how you want while exploring the Lands Between can be a big draw for fashion-conscious players. This guide will help you find necessary items, alter your armor, and even unlock the ability to do so for free.

Where to find the Tailoring Tools and Sewing Needle?

To get the tailoring tool and sewing needle you need to get to the Coastal Cave. This location is accessible from Limgrave if you travel west from the Church of Elleh Site of Grace. The image below shows the route that you should take to get there.

Keep a lantern or torch with you, as this cave is dark. On the eastern side of the cave, you will find a Site of Grace. Move in the opposite direction from there, and from the second parting way. You need to continue moving in the west direction for two consecutive turns. For the final turn, you need to head south, which will take you Demi-Human Chief boss fights.

When you defeat both bosses, you will get the Tailoring Tool and Sewing Needle.

How to customize armor?

After acquiring the Tailoring Tools and Sewing Needle, head to any Site of Grace, open the menu screen, and scroll down to a new option, Alter Garments, to customize your armor.

Remember that altering each armor piece will cost you 500 Runes.

How to alter armor for free in Elden Ring

If you don’t want to spend any runes, there is a simple yet longer way to customize your armor for free. To do so, you need to head to the Agheel Lake North Site of Grace and travel southeast toward the stone bridge.

Now, before you get to the stone bridge, take a left and rescue a demi-human asking for help. This will require you to complete Boc the Seamster’s Questline. Head back to the Coastal Cave after freeing Boc, and tell him that you have already retrieved the Sewing Needle, but he won’t be able to help you right away.

Now, for the final party, you need to get to the Stormveil Castle Site of Grace and make your way to the bridge led by a bushy area backed by a cliffside.

Cross the bridge to make your way to Liurnia of the Lakes Site of Grace, and you will find Boc for the second time here waiting for you. He will now give you free alterations of your armor. All you need to do is talk to him with any armor you want to change and have it altered without spending runes.

How to alter Demigod Armor in Elden Ring

If you want to Demigod armor altered, continue with Boc’s questline and get the Golden Needle.

To get this, you need to go to the Church of Vows Site of Grace on the eastern side of Liurnia of the Lakes. You’ll find an altar here, and as you search the area, you’ll find a chest containing a Golden Needle and Golden Tailoring Tools. If you want to alter demigod armor in the Elden Ring, these items are essential.

Next, you must obtain some Demigod Armor that is customizable to Alter it. Head to the Roundtable Hold to do so, where you can purchase it from Finger Reader Enia.

Finally, head toward Leyndell, Royal Capital, to find Boc again. As you interact with him, you’ll give him the Golden Needle you have just obtained. With these items in his procession, Boc can alter your Demigod Armor pieces for you.

The demigod armor you can customize in Elden Ring is Maliketh’s Armor, Malenia’s Armor, Radahn’s Lion Armor, and Lord of Blood’s Robe.

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