All 9 Deathroot Locations in Elden Ring

We’ve got you covered with this guide where we’ll be showing you exactly Where to Find Deathroot in Elden Ring.

In Elden Ring, there’s a rare key item called the “Deathroot.” This key item can be given to Gurranq, Beast Clergyman, in exchange for various incantations and Ashes of War. This NPC is found in the Bestial Sanctum in Caelid and will always reward you if you bring him the Deathroot.

There are several ways to obtain the Deathroots, including fighting enemies, interacting with NPCs, and exploring the areas for the Chests. So let us dive into all the locations for Elden Ring Deathroots.

Where can you find all Deathroots in Elden Ring?

There are a total of 9 Deathroots to find in Elden Ring. They are scattered across the map. However, take note that you must always trade with the same NPC each time.

#1 Chest in Deathtouched Catacombs

Deathroot location in Deathtouched Catacombs

The first Deathroot location is a chest you have to loot inside the Deathtouched Catacombs in Elden Ring.

You will, however, need to first defeat the Black Knife Assassin because the chest is just behind him. Consider this a great opportunity to get the Deathroot and the Black Knife armor set.

When you enter the Deathtouched Catacombs by taking the stairs down, turn left to spot another staircase in the corner. Go down this staircase, avoiding the enemies in your way, and run to the other side of the room.

Pull the lever in this room and then return to the way you came from. This will unlock the previously closed door in the first room you entered.

Go through this door, and you’ll encounter the Black Knife Assassin. Defeat this boss and loot the chest to obtain a Deathroot.

Take the Deathroot back to the Bastial Sanctum and trade it with the NPC to get the Clawmark Seal and the Beast Eye.

Both these items are powerful. Beast Eye notifies you whenever you get close to any boss location and provides you the information in dungeons that contain more Deathroots.

#2 Kill Tibia Mariner in Summonwater Village

Deathroot location in Summonwater Village

The next Deathroot can be obtained from the Summonwater Village, located in the northeast part of Limgrave.

To get the Deathroot from Summonwater Village, you’ll need to defeat a boss named the Tibia Mariner Field Boss. Defeat the boss to obtain the Deathroot and take it back to the Beastmen in the Sanctum. He will reward you with Bestial Sling Incantation in exchange for the item.

#3 Kill Tibia Mariner in East Liurnia of the Lakes

The next Deathroot can be obtained from the Liurnia of the Lakes, a huge region located on the north-western side of Limgrave in Elden Ring.

You’ll also need to defeat a Tibia Mariner at this location to get your Deathroot. Give this boss a quick death and trade the item with the priest in the Sanctum to get another powerful Incantation, Bestial Vitality.

#4 Chest in Black Knife Catacombs

Elden Ring Deathroot location in Black Knife Catacombs

This Deathroot can be obtained after defeating the Cemetery Shade in the northeast of Liurnia. The Deathroot is found in a chest near the return gate.

You can trade this item with the Priest for an Ashes of War named Beast’s Roar.

#5 Kill Tibia Mariner in Wyndham Ruins

The next Deathroot can be obtained from the Wyndham Ruins, located on Mt. Gelmir.

Like the previous Deathroot, you’ll need to defeat the Tibia Mariner to obtain this Deathroot. Make a quick end of the fight and trade the item for Beast Claw Incantation.

#6 Chest in Gelmir Hero’s Grave

This Deathroot can be obtained from a dungeon named Gelmir Hero’s Grave, located at the northwestern corner of the map.

Go inside this dungeon and immediately go down the staircase to your left. This will take you to an area with a long path that takes you downward, that has lava on either side. There will be several enemies and traps on the staircase to make things even more fun.

Carefully go down this path until you reach its end, where it becomes completely submerged in the lava.

Unfortunately, you’ll have no choice but to roll down this lava. Keep rolling down and use a regeneration potion when you’re at critical HP to keep yourself alive.

Once you’ve reached the wall at the end where the path turns to the left, roll into the crevice that’s in the wall to your right.

Now, drop all the way down from there and go through the door. Then, go down the staircase and select the “Traverse the mist” option when it pops up.

This will take you into a large room where you’ll encounter a boss named the Red Wolf of the Champion.

But luckily for you, you don’t need to fight the boss at all if you want the Deathroot. Instead, simply run past the boss and loot the chest to obtain the Deathroot. You can then escape from this room.

Now trade this item with the Beast Priest to obtain the powerful Stone of Gurranq spell.

#7 Chest in Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs

This Death Root can be obtained after defeating the Ulcerated Tree Spirit in Elden Ring. The Deathroot is found in a chest near the return gate after the fight.

Grab the Deathroot and trade it for the Beastclaw Greathammer by visiting the Sanctum.

#8 Kill Tibia Mariner in Mountaintops of the Giants

This Deathroot can be found between Castle Sol Main Gate Grace and Snow Valley Ruins Overlook on a cliffside. Defeat Tibia Mariner in the area to claim the Deathroot. 

With the defeat of your enemy, return back to the Clergymen and trade the item to get the Gurranq’s Beast Claw spell.

#9 Chest in the secret catacombs under the Hidden Path to the Haligtree

The next Deathroot can be found in a chest after slaying the Mimic Tear in the hidden catacomb area of the Hidden Path to Haligtree. Find the invisible bridge area there and continue on it to find the Deathroot.

Trade of this Deathroot will bag you the much-needed Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone in Elden Ring.

How to stop Gurranq from attacking in Elden Ring

Something important to know beforehand is that Gurranq, Beast Clergyman, will attack you when you return to trade for the fifth Deathroot.

He can deal a ton of damage. He also has insane mobility. You will have to dodge all of his attacks or else die. You will also have to drain 20 percent of his total health to calm him down.

Only then will you be able to start trading with Gurranq again for the remaining Deathroots.