Larval Tear in Elden Ring is the required key item used by Rennala to provide you with re-birth in Elden Ring. This key item is found in different parts of the map and can be associated with a particular NPC to grant access to areas, and quests that help you progress into the main storyline.
In this guide, we’ll be showing you the locations of all the larval tears in Elden Ring.
Where to get Larval Tears in Elden Ring
Larval Tears are one of the several key items found in different parts of the map. Being one of the rarest items to find, there are only 18 Larval Tears you’ll find throughout your expedition in Elden Ring.
Below we’ll be showing you all Larval Tear Locations in Elden Ring:
Limgrave Larval Tear Location
Start by visiting the east side of Agheel Lake South Lost Grace and fight a wave of enemies till a Lesser Runebear wielding a sword appears in the area who is disguised as a Wandering Noble.
Since it’s a dropped item, simply defeat the Runebear and acquire the first Larval Tear, making this earliest larval tear you’ll find In Elden Ring.
Liurnia Larval Tear Locations
The first Larval Tear can be found at the center of Liurnia. You’ll find it between the Rose Church and Boilprawn Shack.
However, there’s an obstacle holding the key item away from you, and it is the Giant Lobster you’ll fight in the Stormveil Castle. Defeat the Lobster to acquire the Larval Tear as a dropped item.
Visit the Village of the Albinaurics, which can be found in southwest Liurnia below the Moonlight Altar plateau. However, you must enter the village through the poison swamp up the hill.
As you enter the village, you’ll come across the Larval Tear randomly lying on the floor.
The third Larval Tear in this location is found as a part of the Resurrection Painting reward. Simply locate the area where the Resurrection Painting originated from and get rewarded with the rare Key Item.
All Larval Tears aren’t found randomly lying on the floor. As some can be purchased through a Larval Tear Merchant.
Simply visit the Caria Manor and find the Pidia, Carian Servant, a vendor that sells 1x Larval Tear for 3,000 Runes.
However, this won’t be an easy Larval Tear to find since the vendor is not directly accessible through the Tower’s lower level. The vendor can be found at the Manor Lower-Level Lost Grace.
Reach the end of the three towers to come across a blue dung beetle. Continue heading down till you’ve reached the ladder to encounter Pidia.
Caelid Larval Tear Location
Visit the west side of the Cathedral of Dragon Communion to find the Larval Tear in the southwest Caelid.
This Key item is found as a dropped item by a Troll disguised as a Wandering Noble near the stone coffins situated on the cliff at the south part of the Caelid Highway South site of grace.
Underground Larval Tear Locations
Almost one-third of all Larval Tear Locations in Elden Ring are found Underground. These locations include the likes of Siofra River, Nokron and Nokstella.
Visit the Siofra Rivers to come across a hidden merchant who can be found in the lower Siofra River area.
This Merchant sells a Larval Tear for 3,000 Runes but can’t be reached directly.
Therefore, to reach him, you must make your way through the giant crap and head up the wooden scaffolding to reach the top. Use the wooden scaffolding at the back to head down and find the merchant ahead.
This Larval Tear is found inside a building on the southwestern side of Nokron. In a gazebo, a Larval Tear is found before the Mimic Tear boss arena on the southwestern side of Nokron.
Two Larval Tear are rewarded to you as a part of the Mimic Tear boss fight.
Another one can be found in the lower city area. Head over to the Night’s Sacred Ground and find it inside a building as a part of the giant metal ball fight. The room where the key item is found is home for farming the Night Maiden’s armor set.
You will get a Larval Tear as a reward by defeating the giant metal ball rolling across the bridge directly in your way.
Defeat the Giant Metal ball along with the silver blob enemies’ litany when trapped inside the room to get rewarded with this Larval Tear. At the end of Nokstella, defeat another Giant Metal ball to get rewarded with this Larval Tear.
Altus Plateau Larval Tear Locations
Found at the Central Altus Plateau, you’ll come across this Larval Tear in an unknown place marked in the east of the Minor Erdtree.
Defeat the Lion Guardian disguised as a Wandering Noble to get rewarded with this key item.
Another larval tear can be found at Mt.Gelmir; you’ll have to defeat the Wormface disguised as a flaming Putrid Corpse on the eastern part of the Road of Iniquity site of grace near the ruined camp to get rewarded with this key item.
Mountaintops of the Giants Larval Tear Location
To acquire this Larval Tear, you must defeat the Runebear disguised as a Wandering Noble in the western region of the Mountaintops of the Giants/Haligtree side.
Larval Tear Notes & Tips
Upon reaching a phase where you must fight Rennala, you’ll already have enough Runes to buy a bunch of Larval Tears by the merchants mentioned above which will cost you 3,000 Runes per key item.
However, keep in mind that despite Larval Tears being a dropped item, they cannot be traded or swapped as a part of the Player Trade.
Lastly, if the player providing Boc the Seamster (NPC) a Larval Tear, he’ll get reincarnated as a human and die in-game, which will prevent you from using his services ever again.