Elden Ring Gurranq the Beast Clergyman Quest Guide

Who is Gurranq the Beast Clergyman and how can you complete his quest?

This guide covers the Beast Clergyman questline in Elden Ring. Whether you choose to complete his quest or not, he is a mandatory encounter to proceed further into the main storyline. Known as “Death of the Demigods,” Gurranq needs to Deathroots to satiate his hunger, and that’s the main part of his questline as well. He will reward you for collecting these Deathroots, so all the trouble you will go through in finding those Deathroots will be worthwhile, especially if you want Bestial Incantations.

The following guide will explain where to find the Gurranq Beast Clergyman, how to complete his quest, and what rewards he offers at the end.

Elden Ring Gurranq Beast Clergyman Location

Gurranq can be found in the Bestial Sanctum in Caelid. There are two ways to get to him. You can go to the Bestial Sanctum directly through Caelid or a teleporter.

If you journey there on torrent, you’ll have to go through the harsh Caelid area, but you’ll also have to face the Black Blade Kindred boss before entering the Sanctum.

As for the teleporter, you’ll have to first speak with D, Hunter of the Dead, at Summonwater Village. After defeating the Tibia Mariner for him, he’ll give you directions to the teleporter that will take you directly to the Sanctum, bypassing the Black Blade Kindred. The teleporter is hidden in the bushes behind the Third Church of Marika.

How to Complete Gurranq Questline

Players must find 9 Deathroots and hand them to Gurranq to complete his quest. So, exchanging the Deathroots from the following sources progresses you through this questline.

Deathroot Locations

Deathroot #1Summonwater Village
Deathroot #2 Deathtouched Catacombs
Deathroot #3Base of Carian Study Hall
Deathroot #4Black Knife Catacombs
Deathroot #5 Wyndham Ruins
Deathroot #6Gelmir Hero’s Grave
Deathroot #7Southeast of Castle Sol
Deathroot #8Hidden Path to Heligtree
Deathroot #9Giant’s Mountaintop Catacombs

Is Gurranq meant to attack you after the 4th Deathroot?

After the 4th Deathroot exchange, he gets hostile and attacks the player, which you can’t avoid. To calm him down and continue your Deathroot exchanges, you must drop his health down to a certain level.

To cheese Gurranq down, you need to summon tanky Spirit Summon to make him lose the attention. Now, use Poisonbone Darts to inflict poison on him and wait outside the Sanctum to let his HP drop.

Players can use Crafting Kit to craft Poisonbone Darts or purchase them from the Nomadic Merchant in the northern region of Caelid by trading 120 Runes.

Gurranq, Beast Clergyman Questline Rewards

Here are the rewards for completing this questline for each Deathroot you give him:

  1. Clawmark Seal and Beast Eye
  2. Incantation: Bestial Sling
  3. Incantation: Bestial Vitality
  4. Ashes of War: Beast’s Roar
  5. Incantation: Beast Claw
  6. Incantation: Stone of Gurranq
  7. Beastclaw Greathammer
  8. Incantation: Gurranq’s Beast Claw
  9. Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone
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