Every Larval Tear Location in Elden Ring

This guide tells you how to get Larval Tear to respec in Elden Ring. We will also explain the mechanics of Leveling and Respecing as well.

Larval Tear is perhaps one of the most important key items to get in Elden Ring. This is used by Rennala to give you the ability to respec your character in the game.

Larval Tears are scattered all across the map. They are a droppable (or lootable) item, and cannot be traded with other players. Hence, there is no way for you to get an unlimited number of Larval Tears in Elden Ring.

Where to find all Larval Tears in Elden Ring

There are a total of 18 Larval Tears that you can find across the map in Elden Ring, meaning that you can respec up to 18 times in a single playthrough.

Some of them will be obtained in the shape of rewards for defeating bosses and unique enemies while others can be looted from particular locations.


1) 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.


Larval Tear locations in Liurnia

1) 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.

2) The second 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.

3) This 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.

4) 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.


Elden Ring Larval Tear locations in Caelid

1) 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.

Mountaintops of the Giants

1) 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.


1) You will get a Larval Tear as a reward for defeating the giant metal ball rolling across the bridge directly in your way.

2) Defeat the Giant Metal ball along with the silver blob enemies’ litany when trapped inside the room to get rewarded with this Larval Tear.

3) At the end of Nokstella, defeat another Giant Metal ball to get rewarded with this Larval Tear.

Siofra River

Larval Tear map locations in Siofra River

1) Visit the Siofra River 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.

2) Two Larval Tears are rewarded to you as a part of the Mimic Tear boss fight.

3) 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 to farming the Night Maiden’s armor set.

4) 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.

5) You can find the fifth Larval Tear in the Siofra River by moving toward the Site of Grace of Nokron City. You will find a corpse inside a room next to the Site of Grace, and you can loot it for the prize.

Altus Plateau

1) 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.

2) 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.

How To Use Larval Tears to Respec in Elden Ring

Larval Tears in Elden Ring serve as a valuable resource enabling players to respec their characters and reset their stats.

However, acquiring and utilizing these tears requires significant progression in the game. Players must reach Raya Lucaria and successfully defeat the ultimate boss, Renalla, Queen of the Full moon, within the Legacy Dungeon.

Then you can proceed to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library and engage in a conversation with Renalla herself to access the desired feature. This ensures that players must endure any mistakes made along the way until reaching this pivotal moment in their gameplay experience.

She will present you with the opportunity for Rebirth, a feature that allows you to completely reallocate your character’s attributes.

It’s important to understand that rebirth does not revert your character level to zero; instead, it restores your character to their initial level and attributes when you first began the game.

From there, you have freedom to distribute all your points according to your preferences.

What Happens when We Run Out of Larval Tears?

There are a total of 18 Larval Tears spread throughout the lands, which means you can respec up to 18 times per playthrough.

Since Larval Tears cannot be purchased, apart from only two available purchases in the game, the limited amount of Larval Tears makes the gameplay interesting and more challenging for the players.

If you somehow ran out Larval tears in the game, you will not be able to respec again in the playthrough. So if you want to try out more builds, you will have to primarily rely on New Game Plus in Elden Ring. You can also upload/copy your game file before the respec and copy it back once you have tested the new build. This can also save you some hassle if you are low on Larval Tears.

Just backup your current save or upload it to the cloud and use the Larval Tear and try out the new build. Once you are done with the experiment, you can revert to your old save with Larval Tear restored.

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