This guide covers the Beast Clergyman questline in Elden Ring. He is a mandatory encounter to proceed further into the main storyline. 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 resides in the Bestial Sanctum in Caelid. There are two ways to get to him. You can go to the Bestial Sanctum directly by going through Caelid or using a teleporter.
If you choose to 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 need to find 9 Deathroots and hand them over to Gurranq to complete his quest. So, exchanging the Deathroots obtained from the following sources progress you through this questline.
Deathroot Location #1: You can find the first two Deathoots by going to Limgrave region and defeating Tibia Mariner at Summonwater Village and Black Knife Assassin at Deathtouched Catacombs.
Deathroot Location #2: The players can find two Deathroots in Liurnia of Lakes. One is situated at the Black Knife Catacombs, and the other is at Carian Study Hall’s base. The one found in Carian Study Hall requires you to defeat Tibia Manor.
Deathroot Location #3: another two Deathroots can be found in Mt Gelmir. You need to defeat Tibia Mariner at the Wyndham Ruins to get the first one and defeat Red Wolf of the Champion at Gelmir Hero’s Grave.
Deathroot Location #4: The players can find three Deathroots at Mountaintops of the Giants. First, one can be found by going to the southeast of Castle Sol and defeating Tibia Mariner, the second one at the Hidden Path to Heligtree by defeating Stray Mimic Tear, and the last one requires you to defeat Ulcerated Tree Spirit at Giant’s Mountaintop Catacombs.
Once you find all the nine Deathroots and hand them over to Gurranq, he will thank the Tarnished and reward you with Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. Talk with Gurranq further, wait for his dialogues to finish, and leave the Bestial Sanctum.
Gurranq will make his final appearance at Crumbling Farum Azula during the Maliketh the Black Blade boss fight. This is the first phase of the boss fight, and he will come at you with all of the incantations that he has in his inventory. He converts into Maliketh when he reaches half of his health.
Elden Ring Deathroot Locations
|Deathroot #1||Summonwater Village|
|Deathroot #2||Deathtouched Catacombs|
|Deathroot #3||Base of Carian Study Hall|
|Deathroot #4||Black Knife Catacombs|
|Deathroot #5||Wyndham Ruins|
|Deathroot #6||Gelmir Hero’s Grave|
|Deathroot #7||Southeast of Castle Sol|
|Deathroot #8||Hidden Path to Heligtree|
|Deathroot #9||Giant’s Mountaintop Catacombs|
How to Avoid Being Attacked by Gurranq After Exchange
After the 4th Deathroot exchange, he gets hostile and attacks the player. To calm him down and continue your deathroot exchanges, you need to 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.
Elden Ring Gurranq, Beast Clergyman Questline Rewards
Here are the rewards for completing this questline.
1st Deathroot: Clawmark Seal and Beast Eye
2nd Deathroot: Incantation: Bestial Sling
3rd Deathroot: Incantation: Bestial Vitality
4th Deathroot: Ashes of War: Beast’s Roar
5th Deathroot: Incantation: Beast Claw
6th Deathroot: Incantation: Stone of Gurranq
7th Deathroot: Beastclaw Greathammer
8th Deathroot: Incantation: Gurranq’s Beast Claw
9th Deathroot: Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone