Elden Ring Progression Route Guide

To help you out with beating Elden Ring quickly and going to the right regions at the right time, we’ve prepared a guide where we’ll walk you through the most effective Progression Route in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Progression Route

Elden Ring’s biggest selling is the open-world freedom it grants players. There’s no set order to explore places and the bosses you should fight.

But having this much freedom, progressing properly through the game can become tricky. If you want to have a consistently challenging and efficient playthrough of the game, you’ll need to plan out your Elden Ring progression route before you start exploring the in-game world.

To help you out with that, below, we’ll walk you through the most efficient Elden Ring progression route, step by step.

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West Limgrave

Recommended Level: 1-10

The first area you need to explore in Elden Ring is the western side of Limgrave. Limgrave is a very large region with loads of explore-able areas, but only a few of these areas are necessary to explore.

Start by buying the essential gear from Merchant Kale in the Church of Elleh. Make sure to buy the Crafting Kit, Torch and Telescope from him. Outside the church, you’ll find a boss named the Tree Sentinel. This boss is practically unbeatable for you at this point, so don’t bother engaging with it.

Once you’re geared up, head into the Gatefront Ruins to get the Limgrave West map fragment. This will help you explore the area more easily. While there, make sure to obtain the Whetstone Knife and Ash of War: Storm Stomp.

After that, you should unlock Torrent and the Spirit Casting Bell. Unlocking Torrent will require you to visit 3 Sites of Grace. First, make sure to visit the Site of Grave at Gatefront, as you will meet Melina there.

At Melina’s, you’ll be able to use Runes to level up your character and strengthen their attributes. She will also give you the Spectral Steed Whistle for your mount. Finally, you can start your first questline after unlocking Torrent and the Spirit Casting Bell.

The questline you should start with is the one you get from Boc the Seamster, which is located southeast of the Gatefront Ruins. We’re choosing this quest because it’ll allow you to unlock the Church of Dragon Communion.

For your next quest, talk to Roderika in Stormhill. During her quest, you’ll travel to a place called the Warmaster’s Shack. While there, make sure to buy the Ashes of War from Knight Bernahl.

After that, you need to find a guy named Alexander (Potboy). Head east from the shack and take a right turn once you reach the bridge. Follow the path up the cliff and talk to Alexander to begin his quest.

After that, travel to the barricades to the west and then follow the road to the bridge (hug the left side of the road). When you’re close to the bridge, go down the path adjacent to the cliff and it’ll lead you to the Deathtouched Catacombs. You’ll find loads of valuable loot inside this dungeon, including a Deathroot and the Uchigatana weapon.

Then, travel past the bridge and talk to D, Hunter of the Dead, to do his quest. Once you’ve finished that, travel to Agheel Lake and go inside the Murkwater Catacombs.

This will lead you into the Murkwater Cave. You’ll be able to get some good loot from here, but you will have to defeat an invader named “Bloody Finger Hunter Yura”. Once you’ve looted the cave, you’ll be done with West Limgrave. You can now move on to the next area.

East Limgrave

Recommended Level: 10-20

The next area you’ll want to explore is the eastern side of Limgrave. Before you do anything, do not fight the Rune Bears that are present all around East Limgrave. They are way too powerful for you at the moment, so there’s no point fighting them yet.

Start by talking to Kenneth Haight in the northern part of the area. Agree to serve him, and he’ll ask you to help emancipate his keep to the south.

But before you head towards the south, you need to first head towards the east until you find the Third Church of Manika. From this church, you’ll be able to loot a Crimson Crystal Tear and a Flask of Wondrous Physick. These items will help you out a lot.

Now, you can start heading towards the south. If you follow the road leading south, you’ll be able to obtain the East Limgrave map fragment. This map fragment will help you find the Greenspill Crystal Tear and Spiked Crack Tear at an altar. You can also loot the Ash of War: Ground Slam from the Teardrop Scarab in this area.

While at the altar, go inside and go down to the bottom, towards Siofra River. Here, you’ll want to activate the Site of Grace. This will come in really handy later on.

Now, head into the Mistwood Ruins and keep an ear out for a howling wolf. Once you hear it, talk to Merchant Kale in the Church of Elleh to start a quest.

As you’re heading south to complete the quest’s objectives, make sure to grab the Golden Seed from Fort Haight. Also, make sure to grab the Dectus Medallion (Left), Ash of War: Bloody Slash, and Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook (6) from there. You’ll find these items inside the tower to the right of the entrance.

To loot this fort, you’ll also have to kill all the enemies inside it. After you’ve done that, talk to Kenneth in the northern area to obtain an Erdsteel Dagger.

Now, make your way over to Summonwater and fight the Tibia Mariner to get your very first Deathroot.

After getting the Deathroot, go to the Roundtable Hold and talk to D, Hunter of the Dead. This will open up a gateway to take you to the Bestial Sanctum in eastern Caelid.

Once that’s done, head over to the southern part of Limgrave and talk to the NPC named Bloody Finger Hunter Yura. He’ll challenge you to fight the Flying Dragon Agheel in Lake Agheel.

Defeating this dragon is very important as the Dragon Heart you’ll obtain from it can be traded for Incantations at the Church of Dragon Communion. After defeating the dragon, you can proceed to the next area in your playthrough.

Weeping Peninsula

Recommended Level: 20-30

The area you’ll want to explore next is Weeping Peninsula, south of Limgrave. While on your way there, make sure to talk to Inna.

When you reach the Site of Grace in this area, take the jump spring next to it to unlock a mage tower called Oridy’s Rise. This tower will contain some valuable items.

After that, head over to the Demi-Human Forest Ruins and defeat the leader to get the Demi-Human Queen’s Staff. This is a great weapon to use if you’re playing as a mage.

Head towards the north from there and you’ll find a Faith-knot Crystal Tear. After getting that, go to the church to the west and grab the Sacred Tear sitting inside.

Now, you need to go to Minor Erdtree, which is towards the southwest. From there, you can obtain a Crimsonburst Crystal Tear and Opaline Bubbletear. These will help you upgrade your flask.

From there, head towards the plains up and you’ll find a church. Go inside the church to obtain another Sacred Tear for your flask.

Your final destination in this area is Castle Morne, which is located to the south from the Night’s Cavalry. This is a dungeon that you can beat to obtain some decent rewards.

As you’re going up the path that takes you to the castle, make sure to grab the Golden Seed from the right side of the path. While in the dungeon, make sure to find Irina’s Father.

After completing the dungeon, talk to Irina’s Father once again and then talk to Irina to complete her quest.

Roundtable Hold

Recommended Level: 20-30

Roundtable Hold is an area that serves as an interlude before you go to the next area, which will be very challenging.

Travel to Stormveil and takedown Margit, the Fell Omen. Doing so will allow you to access the Roundtable Hold.

While in this area, you have to use all the items you’ve collected up till this point to upgrade your armor and weapons.

It’s also a good idea to interact with as many NPCs as possible while you’re at the Roundtable Hold. For starters, you should talk to Roderika and she’ll give you a Golden Seed, but only if she was given the Chrysalids’ Memento by you before at Stormhill Shack.

After that, talk to Roderika and Smithing Mater Hewg. Your goal should be to get Mater Hewg to take Roderika as his apprentice. If you manage to do that successfully, go back to the area where you obtained the Chrysalids’ Memento and you’ll now get the Crimson Hood from there.

Talk to D, Hunter of the Dead, and he’ll give you the location of a merchant named Gurranq, the Beast Clergyman. However, don’t travel to the location yet as the enemies there will be too powerful for you.

Talk to Brother Corhyn and purchase a few incantations from him. You can then talk to Fia and Diallos, respectively, to start their questlines.

Stormveil Castle

Recommended Level: 30-40

Now that you’re all geared up, your next destination is the Stormveil Castle. But before that, travel towards the north-east from the Stormhill Shack and defeat the giant to get a Strength-knot Crystal.

Now, walk up to the gates of the Stormveil Castle, but instead of going inside through the main gate, talk to Gatekeeper Gostoc.

He’ll tell you about an alternate entrance. Before entering the castle through this entrance, make sure to interact with the Site of Grace.

There will be loads of lootable corpses in and outside the castle, so keep an eye out for them as you’re exploring the castle.

As you’re moving through this castle, you’ll need to take on a bunch of Castle Guards, so be prepared.

After you go past the wine cellar, make sure to loot the bodies in your path. To get Throwing Daggers, St. Trina’s Arrows, and a Smoldering Butterfly. These items will help you beat this dungeon.

You’ll eventually encounter a Banished Knight in the castle. After defeating him, grab the Rusty from the room to your right and loot the chest to get a Curved Sword Talisman.

You can use this key to unlock a door that’s on the second level. It’ll be adjacent to the hole in the wall of the floor.

Go through the door and climb the ladder to reach the top of the cellar. Defeat the enemies up there and loot their bodies for valuable items. Then, go up the stairs on your left to fight another Banished Knight.

After defeating him, rest at the Site of Grace and then keep heading up. When you’re up on the rooftop, make sure to go down the hole to loot the body. This body will have a Stonesword Key on it. This key will allow you to progress further in the castle.

From here on, keep going through the castle and defeat all the enemies that you encounter. Make sure to grab whatever loot you can, whether it’s from corpses or barrels.

The final boss of this castle will be Godrick. Defeating Godrick the Grafted will grant you Godrick’s Great Rune, a Remembrance of the Grafted, and 15,000 Runes.

After defeating the boss, head into the throne room and go down the stairs to the left. Climb down the ladder in the basement to find a praying spirit.

Before interacting with the spirit, grab the Shabriri Grape from next to it. You can then interact with the spirit. Doing so will teleport you to the next location, Liurnia of the Lakes.

Before exploring the next location, head to the Limgrave Tower Bridge site back at Stormveil Castle and go through the waygate. Use the lift to go up, and you’ll find a new Site of Grace.

You can use the glowing sigil here to restore the power of Godrick’s Great Rune. This rune will boost every single one of your attributes.

Liurnia of the Lakes (South)

Recommended Level: 40-50

As soon as you reach this area, head to the first Site of Grace and talk to Boc the Seamster. After that, go inside the church houses and talk to Thops.

Thops will teach you some basic sorcery skills. After talking to Thops, head towards the graveyard to the south. In this graveyard, you’ll find the Academy Scroll. This scroll can be gifted to Sorceress Sellen to access more inventory at her Shop.

Now, go down the road to the south and grab the Glintstone Craftman’s Cookbook (1). Continue going down this path until you reach the Laskyar Ruins. From there, you can get the Glintstone Craftman’s cookbook (2) and Ritual Pot.

You can also loot the chest in the northwest corner of this area to get the Wraith Calling Bell.

Now, go to the telescope icon on your map and it’ll lead you Rya. Complete her quest and it’ll grant you access to the Volcano Manor

After that, travel to the small island you see on the map. From this island, you’ll be able to obtain a Dexterity-Knot Crystal Tear.

Head to the Rose Church to the northwest from here and talk to White-Faced Varre to get 5x Festering Bloody Fingers. Use three of them and then talk to Varre again to obtain the Lord of Blood’s Favor.

From the Scenic Isle Site of Grace, head to the southwest and go inside the Lakeside Crystal Cave. Take down the Bloodhound Knight and enter the Slumbering Wolf’s Shack. Activate the Site of Grace inside and talk to Latenna to start her quest.

Your next stop will now be the Academy Gate Town. In this area, you can find another Golden Seed for your flask.

While in this town, make sure to get its map fragment. After getting the map fragment, make your way towards the academy entrance that’s sealed using magic.

You’ll find a map at the entrance that will lead you to the key that unlocks the magic seal on the gate. A dragon will guard the key, but it’s possible to simply just grab the Academy Glintstone Key and run away.

After getting the key, open up the gate and go through to reach the next area in your playthrough.

Raya Lucaria Academy

Recommended Level: 50-60

Head to the island located to the west of the Raya Lucaria Academy and sneak behind the Glintstone Dragon Smarag to loot the key to the academy from the corpse.

Activate the Academy Gate Town Site of Grace and then grab the Golden Seed from the northwest. Go to the Giant Crab to the west and kill it to get a Crab Egg, then loot the corpse next to it to get 3x Smithing Stones.

Kill the Teardrop Scarab in the area to get the Ash of War: Charge Forth. Now, find the Church of the Cuckoo Site of Grace inside the academy and then run to the other side of the wooden bridge.

After doing that, follow the path below to your left. Loot the corpse next to the pair of Marionette Soldiers to get the Marionette Solder Ashes. Kill the Teardrop Scarab to the left of the doorway to the next area of the dungeon and you’ll get the Ash of War: Spectral Lance.

Go through the door and drop down to the right. Defeat all of the Glintstone Zombies and then grab the Carian Knight Set from the tombstone.

Use the lift to go down the bottom of the academy, where you’ll find a Pendulum Statue. Kill it and then grab the Longtail Cat Talisman from the corpse. Go back up top and then find the Schoolhouse Classroom Site.

Go down the hallway and go through the doorway to your left. Loot the chest to get the Glintstone Craftsman’s Cookbook (5) and then grab the Conspectus Scroll from the corpse.

Go down to the other end of the hallway and loot the chest to get a Ritual Pot. Now, go up to the third floor of the academy and prepare yourself to battle the Red Wolf of Radagon.

Upon defeating this boss, you’ll be rewarded with 14,000 Runes and a Memory Stone.

Activate the Debate Parlor Site of Grace and then go through the doorway. It will lead you a large courtyard.

Go up the ladder to the right and go through the window to get inside the Debate Parlor. Loot the corpse to the left to get 5x Crystal Bud, then loot the chest on the other side to get a Radagon Icon.

Leave the Debate Parlor and go to the fountain of the courtyard to find a Stonesword Key. Loot the sapling to the west to get a Golden Seed and then kill the Crystalized Crab to get a Karolos Glinststone Crown.

Return to the fountain and then kill all the enemies to get access to the room they’re guarding. Go inside the room and loot the corpse to get a Glintstone Whetblade.

After that, climb up to the roof of the academy and loot the entire area. You’ll find an Imbued Sword Key up there.

Go through the broken window to get on top of the Church of the Cuckoo. Loot the corpse on the chandelier to get an Academy Glintstone Key.

Go down to the second floor and loot the corpse located on the northwest corner to get a Shattering Crystal. Kill the Page and then go through the doorway to find the Azur’s Glintstone Staff.

Leave this building and then head to the eastern side of the courtyard and loot all of the corpses on the stairs to get valuable items.

Defeat Moongrum, Carian Knight, and then go up the lift. It will take you to the Grand Library, where you will fight the main boss of this dungeon, Rennala, Queen of the Moon.

Upon defeating Rennala, you’ll be rewarded with 40,000 Runes, Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen, and Great Rune of the Unborn.

After completing this dungeon, go back to the Church of Irith and give Thops the Academy Glintstone Key. After giving the key, fast travel to the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace in the academy and talk to Thops outside to get 1x Academy Glintstone Staff, 1x Thops’ Barrier, and 1x Thops’ Bell Bearing.

Liurnia of the Lakes (East)

Recommended Level: 50-60

From the Liurnia Highway South Site of Grace, travel towards the south-east and grab the Treespear weapon from the Caravan. Continue traveling until you reach the Cliffbottom Catacombs.

From there, you’ll be able to get the Kaiden Sellsword Ashes and some upgrade items. Go to the Highway Lookout Tower up north and grab the Carian Glintblade Staff and Glintstone Craftman’s Cookbook (3).

After that, go to the Gate Town Bridge Site of Grace and defeat the Night’s Cavalry at night to get the Ice Spear Ash of War.

Travel east from the Liurnia Highway North and defeat the Tibia Mariner to get a Deathroot. Go into the Artist’s Shack to the north and activate the Site of Grace.

Grab the Smithing Stone (4) from the corpse outside the shack and then travel south until you reach Jarburg.

Talk to Jar Bairn inside to begin his quest. After talking to him, return to the Eastern Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace.

Start traveling to the north from there. Your path will soon split into two. One of the paths will be guarded by a Golem, so it’s better to go down the other path for now.

This path will lead you to the Eastern Tableland Site of Grace. Head to the Church of Vows from there and talk to Miriel, Pastor of Vows. From this Pastor, you’ll be able to learn all kinds of Sorceries and Incantations.

You can also perform an absolution at the altar in this church, which will cleanse your sins. By doing so, NPCs will lose their agro on you. Before leaving the church, make sure to grab the Golden Tailoring Tools and Golden Sewing Needle.

Exit the church and go down the road to the east, and it will lead you to two small Walking Mausoleums. Go further down the road, and you will reach the Minor Erdtree.

At this location, defeat the Erdtree Avatar to get various Cracked Tears. Now, go down the road to the west and drop down from the cliff. Use the spirit spring to get on top of the Bell Mausoleum and smash the white skulls to access it.

Follow the red marker on your map, and it’ll take you to the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel. You will find multiple Smithing Stones inside this tunnel.

After looting the tunnel, go outside and go to the Bellum Highway up north. This highway will lead you to the Frenzy-Flaming Tower, where you will be affected by the Madness status effect.

Activate the Frenzied Flame Village Outskirts Site of Grace and then go to the Frenzied Flame Village down south. Loot the village and then go inside the Church of Inhibition.

Loot the corpse to get the Finger Maiden Set, and then go back to the Site of Grace you were at before. Now, head towards the east from there until you reach the Converted Fringe Tower.

To destroy the seal, all you need to do is put on any Glintstone Crown helmet and perform the Erudition Gesture in front of the seal.

After breaking the seal, go up to the top of the tower and grab the two sorceries: Cannon of Haima and Gavel of Haima.

Exit the tower and head to the west, towards the cliffs. Make your way down the cliff, and you’ll find the Black Knife Catacombs at the bottom.

Loot the dungeon and defeat the Black Knife Assassin to get the Black Knifeprint. Fast travel to the Roundtable Hold and give the Black Knifeprint to Rogier and talk to him until all the dialogue is exhausted.

Refresh the area and do that again, and then talk to Fia to be rewarded with a Sacrificial Twig.

Now, go to the Main Academy Gate Site of Grace and travel to the north until you find Yura.

Help Yura defeat the enemy and then talk to him in the overworld until all of the dialogue options are exhausted. Return to the seal at the Main Academy Gate Site of Grace, and you’ll be teleported to the East Raya Lucaria Gate Site of Grace.

Once you’ve rested at this Site of Grace, Boc will spawn next to you. Talk to him until all of the dialogue options are exhausted (make sure to not give him the Golden Tailoring Tools yet), and then talk to Melina.

Now, go back to the point in your journey where your path split into two. Go down the path which is guarded by the Golem and kill the Golem to get access to the next location in your playthrough.

Ainsel River (Underground)

Recommended Level: 50-60

From the starting Site of Grace, travel to the left until you reach the area with Clayman’s enemies. Kill all of the Claymen and then loot all of the upgrade items you can find in this area.

There will be a barricade blocking your path in this area. Go down the path to the right of the barricade and maneuver around until you’re behind the Malformed Star. Take it down, and then grab the Ainsel River Map.

After looting the area, follow the river downwards and grab the Immunizing Horn Charm after defeating the large insects.

Continue going along the river until you reach the room with the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella boss. Defeat the boss and grab the Frozen Lightning Spear incantation.

After defeating this boss, there isn’t much you can do in this area as of now, so go back to Liurnia of the Lakes and head to the western side of it.

Liurnia of the Lakes (West)

Recommended Level: 60-70

Activate the Folly on the Lake Site of Grace and then travel towards the south. Once you reach the wall, start heading to the north until you reach the Village of the Albinaurics.

Talk to Nepheli Loux outside the entrance and then loot the coffin to get a Larval Tear. Talk to the NPC next to the coffin, and he’ll tell you about Albus.

Activate the Site of Grace and face opposite to the well. Run forward and go up the slope to the left.

Run past the Perfumer and then hit the strange pot. It will reveal itself to be Albus, who will then gift you the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right). This is an extremely important item, so make sure to not skip out on it.

Now, head inside the Slumbering Wolf’s Shack and speak with Lattenna. Show her the medallion to continue her questline.

Once that’s done, go back to the Village of the Albinaurics. Go to the other side of the broken wooden bridge to get a Crystal Sword, then cross the stone bridge and kill the Omenkiller to get the Crucible Knot Talisman.

After that, go to the Roundtable Hold and talk to Nepheli until all of the dialogue options have been exhausted. You have to then talk to Gideon and then talk to her once more.

Go back to the Roundtable Hold once again and take down Ensha to get the Clinging Bone. Refresh the area and then grab the Royal Remains Set from Gideon’s room.

Talk to Gideon once again, and he’ll tell you where you can find the other half of the Haligtree Secret Medallion.

Return to the Folly on the Lake Site of Grace and head towards the northwest until you reach the Converted Tower. Activate the Site of Grace and then get yourself a Memory Stone by performing the Erudition Gesture. Then go up the road to the north until you reach the Minor Erdtree.

Kill the Erdtree Avatar and then grab the Crystal Tears. Go to the Converted Tower Site of Grace and go down the ravine to the north-east.

Run along the Erdtree cliff and you’ll find the Road’s End Catacombs. Loot everything that you can from the catacombs and then head to the Revenger’s Shack to the north.

It will be invaded by Edgar the Revenger. Kill him to get Shabriri Grape and Banished Knight’s Halberd (+8). Now, go to the Gate Town Bridge Site of Grace and give this Shabriri Grape to Hyetta.

Talk to her until all of the dialogue options are exhausted, and then meet with her again at the Bellum Church. Give the Fingerprint Grape to her and then talk to her again.

Go back to the Revenger’s Shack and head north. Defeat the Cuckoo’s Evergaol to get the Greatblade Phalanx Sorcery and then continue heading north.

Go to The Four Belfries to the east, activate the Site of Grace, and then grab the Imbued Sword Key from the top.

Follow the road to the north, which takes you the lower area, and grab the Carian Knight’s Sword from the caravan. Continue down this road until you reach the Kingsrealm Ruins.

These ruins will lead you to the road to the Manor Site of Grace. Activate it, and then speak with Smithing Master Iji to upgrade your gear.

Go to the Caria Manor dungeon up north now and activate the Site of Grace outside. This dungeon has great loot so make sure to explore it fully.

The boss of the dungeon, Royal Knight Loretta, will drop the Loretta’s Greatbow sorcery.

After exploring the Carian Manor, proceed to the next area, where you see Glintstone Dragon Adula. Leave the dragon be for now and head to the tower to the west called “Ranni’s Rise.”

Go to the top of the tower and start Ranni the Witch’s questline (The Hidden Treasure of Nokron) by speaking to her.

If you have been progressing through Rogier’s questline, make sure to talk to Ranni about his findings. Talk to her, then talk to Rogier, then talk to her again to begin your service to her, then finally talk to Rogier.

When you return to Rogier later, he will give you Rogier’s Letter, Rogier’s Bell Bearing, and the Spellblade Set.

Talk to Ranni again and agree to locate the treasure of Nokron. Go to the first floor of the tower and talk to Iji, Seluvis, and Blaidd, then talk to Ranni again.

Your main objective now is to finish Ranni’s questline. For that, you first need to head to Siofra River.

Siofra River (Underground)

Recommended Level: 60 and above

Start off by going to the Siofra River Well in Mistwood and activating the Site of Grace there. Clear out all of the Ancestral Followers in the area and then loot all of the upgrade materials from the area.

Grab the Siofra River map and Armorer’s Cookbook (6), and then head to Hallowhorn Grounds. To the northeast, from there, you’ll see some cliffs. Head over to the cliffs, and you’ll find Blaidd, who you can interact with to progress his quest.

Your next objective in this area is to defeat the boss. However, getting this boss to appear is a bit of a challenge. There are 8 pillars in the area which you need to activate in order for the boss to spawn.

  • The first pillar is located adjacent to the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace.
  • The second pillar is located west of the first one.
  • The third pillar is located on the tiny island in the middle of the flooded area.
  • The fourth pillar is located on the eastern side of the area, near a cliff.
  • The fifth pillar is located to the south of the Worshipper’s Woods Site of Grace.
  • The sixth pillar is located to the west of the Worshipper’s Woods Site of Grace.
  • The seventh pillar is located on the path leading to the Below the Well Site of Grace (on the right).
  • The eighth pillar is located on the path leading to the Below the Well Site of Grace (on the left).

After activating all 8 pillars, you’ll be able to challenge the main boss of the area, which is the Ancestor Spirit. After defeating this boss, you can also fight the Dragonkin Solder boss by going through the gateway if you’re up for the challenge.

If you defeat that boss too, you’ll get the Dragon Halberd and Marika’s Scarseal, and you’ll have fully explored this area.

Caelid (South)

Recommended Level: 60 and above

The next location you need to explore in this progress route is Caelid. To reach this area, head to the Summonwater Village Outskirts Site of Grace and then start traveling towards the northeast.

Take a quick stop at the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace and loot the buildings near it for some useful items. After that, start heading towards the northwest until you reach the Smoldering Church.

Defeat the invader named “Anastasia, Tarnished Eater” and then loot the cookbooks from the church.

Before progressing forward, make sure to activate the Shack of the Rotting Site of Grace. Now, follow the road ahead of the church until you reach the Minor Erdtree.

Take down the Erdtree Avatar and grab the two tears. Move further down the road and loot the Greatsword from the wagon.

Take a look at your map and look for the telescope icon. From that marker, travel towards the canyon to the east. Use the branches to get to the Abandoned Cave on the other side of the canyon.

Defeat the Cleanrot Knight bosses inside to get the Gold Scarab talisman and then loot the entire cave to get the Venomous Fang and Serpent Bow.

Now, go back to the Smoldering Church Wall Site of Grace and start heading west until you reach Limgrave.

Go into the Gael Tunnel below and defeat the Magma Wyrm. Upon defeating this boss, you’ll get the Moonveil Katana, which is one of the best weapons in Elden Ring.

Loot the entire tunnel and then look around until you locate the rear Gael Tunnel entry point. When you get there, you’ll come across Alexander.

Leave the tunnel and head south until you reach Fort Gael. Go inside the fort building and grab the Ash of War: Lion Claw and Katar.

Head to the northeast edge of the canyon and look for Gaol Cave. Once you find it, unlock it using a Stonesword Key and then loot the entire cave.

Defeat the Frenzied Duelist boss to get the Putrid Corpse Ashes and then go to the rear entrance of the cave to get an amazing straight sword called the “Regalia of Echoid.”

Now, go back to the road and travel towards the south until you encounter the Decaying Ekzykes boss. Instead of fighting this boss, ignore it for now and continue going down the road until you find the Southern Aonia Swampbank Site of Grace.

Grab the area’s map, interact with the merchant and then continue following the road leading to the south. When you reach the Cathedral of Dragon Communion, make sure to buy some dragon incantations as they’re extremely powerful with the right build.

Go inside the Calid Catacombs located close by and grab all the loot that you can from inside. Make sure to break the illusory wall to get the Kindred of Rot and Miranda Ashes.

After that, head towards the swamp to the north. Begin your exploration of the swamp from the Caelid Highway North Site of Grace, located to the south of the telescope marker on the map.

Kill the Teardrop Scarab close by to get the Ash of War: Lifesteal Fist and then interact with the merchant of the area before going into the swamp.

Head to the Sellia Crystal Tunnel to the north and take down the Fallenstar Beast boss to get yourself the Somberstone Miner’s Ball Bearing (1).

After exploring the Sellia Crystal Tunnel, head to Sellia, Town of Sorcery to the east. Once there, speak with Gowry in his shack and he’ll ask you to defeat Commander O’Neil.

This enemy is located in Aeonia Swamp. If you kill him, Gowry will reward you with the Unalloyed Gold Needle.

After completing Gowry’s quest, head to the Church of the Plague and talk to Millicent.

You can then return to Sellia, Town of Sorcery, and explore the whole town. Once that’s done, travel to the Church of the Plague up north and then talk to Millicent again.

Offer her the Unalloyed Gold Needle and then refresh the area and talk to her again to get the Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom. Before leaving the church, make sure to grab the Sacred Tear from inside.

Go back to Gowry’s Shack, and you’ll find Millicent in there. Talk to her until all of her dialogue options are exhausted. She will then relocate to Altus Plateau. Your next objective now is to complete the Redmane Castle.

Redmane Castle

Recommended Level: 60 and above

Travel to the Site of Grace at the Rotview Balcony, which is at the northeast corner of Limgrave.

Follow the guidance of grace from there and make sure to unlock the four Sites of Grace on your way.

Near the final Site of Grace, a portal will take you inside the Redmane Castle. Once inside the castle, climb the stairs and interact with the NPC standing above the gate to begin the festival at the plaza.

Once the cutscene is over, head towards the elevator to the north. Use the elevator to go down to the shore.

Go through the portal there and then talk to Iron Fist Alexander and Blaidd. After that, it’ll be time to face Starscourge Radahn.

After defeating the boss, you can end the festival by talking to Blaidd by the Site of Grace. Ending the festival will open up all the doors in the castle, but enemies will now spawn inside it.

A new underground region will now be unlocked, which is where you need to go next. But before you go there, talk to Iji about Blaidd and then grab a message from Blaidd in Mistwood.

Nokron, Eternal City

Recommended Level: 70 and above

To get to this new underground area, first travel to Mistwood and then head towards the south until you reach a giant crater. Carefully go down into the crater, and it’ll take you to the outskirts of a new underground location called Nokron, Eternal City.

To get to the center of the city, mount your house and follow the path downwards until you reach a tunnel. Go through the tunnel and then get on top of the pillar on the other side.

From this pillar, you need to jump on top of the rooftop to the right. But that thing is, it’s impossible for you to make the jump yourself. To perform this jump, you’ll need to perform a special attack using the Winged Scythe, and the animation will take you over to the roof.

Once there, grab the Ghostflame Torch and then drop it down. Grab the Rune Arc from the dead body and then start heading towards the north.

Once you’re at the window on the side of the vertical building which leads to a cavern, grab the Smithing Stone (5) and Furlcalling Finger Remedy from the dead bodies on the ledge of the window.

After that, go through the window and take down all of the Fallen Hawks Soldiers down below. Once they’re dealt with, make your way over to the doorway up north and go through.

This doorway will take you to the center of the Nokron, Eternal City. Activate the Site of Grace and then loot all of the corpses in the area to get various stones.

After looting the corpses, head to the stairs to the east and start doing down. This staircase will lead you to a mist wall.

Go through the mist wall and run to the center of the arena. A Mimic Tear will spawn, which will mimic your build. Take it down to get 2x Larval Tears and the Silver Tear Mask.

Run across the bridge and then head to the Ancestral Woods Site of Grace to the left. Drop down onto the roof of the building to the southwest, drop down again, and then finally drop down to the right.

You will now enter the Night’s Sacred Ground. Run along the edge of the building you’re on and then drop down to the building where you see a pair of Silver Tears.

Take them down and then travel towards the east until you reach a temple. Grab the Black Whetblade from the dead body against the altar and then go to the east until you reach the hallway.

Go through this hallway and unlock the imp statue to find a Smithing Stone (3), Mimic Tear Ashes, and a Swordstress.

Grab the loot and exit the hallway and proceed to the bottom of the temple. Kill the Silver Tear to get a Larval Tear and then leave the temple using the entrance.

Go down the stairs outside and rest at the Site of Grace. Travel up the road to the northeast until you reach the stairs.

Go up the stairs and loot the chest to get the Hidden Treasure of Nokron, the Fingerslayer Blade, and the Great Ghost Glovewort.

Before going through the waypoint, make sure to fully loot this area as there’s some valuable loot here, such as the Clarifying Horn Charm (+1) and Ash of War: Enchanted Shot.

You’ll also find another Hallowhorn in this area. You’ll need to activate six pillars for it. After activating them, defeat the Regal Ancestor Spirit to get the Remembrance of the Regal Ancestor.

After that, make your way over to the cliff behind the Hallowhorn Grounds and drop down onto the ledge below. Loot the Stonesword Key from the corpse to the right and then activate the Aqueduct-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace to the left.

Go down to the end of the cave and then drop down to the area below, called Siofra Aqueduct.

Grab the loot from the platforms along the walls of the area and talk to the NPC to get the Inner Order Gesture.

Go down to the bottom of Siofra Aqueduct and leave through the exit. You will then end up in a caver with a waterfall above. In this cavern, you will be ambushed by the Valiant Gargoyle and subsequently the Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade).

Defeat these bosses to get the Gargoyle’s Greatsword and Gargoyle’s Twinblade. Activate the Great Waterfall Basin Site of Grace. You can then move onto the next area in this progress route.

Liurnia of the Lakes (West)

Recommended Level: 70 and above

Your next objective is to go back to Liurnia of the Lakes and explore the underground areas.

Before you head underground, go back to Ranni’s Rise and give her the Fingerslayer Blade. As a reward, she’ll give you the Carian Inverted Statue.

Now, go to the Carian Study Hall and interact with the pedestal by the entrance. Once you do that, a cutscene will play where you’ll place the Carian Inverted Statue on it.

After that, go to the elevator shaft and go through the tiny window next to it to reach a hidden area. You’ll get ambushed by some enemies, so be prepared.

Grab the Mask of Confidence from the corpse on the left corner of the room and then use the platforms in the room to start heading downwards. Press the button on the platform in the middle of the room, and it’ll transport you to a bridge.

Run past the enemy on the bridge and go inside the Divine Tower of Liurnia on the other side. Go up the ladders and stairs all the way up to the top, where you’ll find a body holding a Stargazer Heirloom and a Cursemark of Death.

Now, head to Seluvis’ Rise to get a new armor set called the “Perceptor’s Set.” You can also get the Snow Witch Set (Ranni’s armor set) from the chest up the ladder in Renni’s Rise.

Make your over to Caria Manor after and get the Pidia’s Bell Bearing and Dolores the Sleeping Arrow Puppet from Pidia.

Before we leave Liurnia, head to the Carian Study Hall to the east and then travel south until you encounter Iron Fist Alexander. Free him using an Oil Pot. This area will then be fully explored, and you’ll be free to move onto the next area in this progression route.

Deeproot Depths

Recommended Level: 70 and above

The next step in your journey is a hidden area called Deeproot Depths. To reach this area, return to the Great Waterfall Basin Site of Grace in Siofra Aqueduct. Head north from there until you find a coffin.

If you rest in this coffin, you’ll be teleported to Deeproot Depths. You will start at the Great Waterfall Crest.

Kill the Erdtree Avatar next to you to get the Ash of War: Golden Land and Staff of the Avatar. After getting the loot, run along the roots to get across the ravine and head into the cave to the northwest.

Kill all of the ants inside the cave and then grab the Elden Stars incantation. Exit the cave and then cross the ravine. You’ll find a Site of Grace next to a Palm Reader.

After resting at the Site of Grace, go towards the flooded ruins to the north. You’ll find a gazebo near the Basilisks. Go inside and loot the corpse to get the Map of Deeproot Depths.

Grab the Ash of War: Vacuum Slice from inside the building next to you, and then make your way towards the northwest until you find the Nameless Eternal City Site of Grace.

When you arrive at this Site of Grace, you’ll find a Walking Mausoleum accompanied by Mausoleum Soldiers and Knights.

Instead of defeating all of these enemies individually, all you need to do here is deactivate the Walking Mausoleum. To do so, first travel north from the Site of Grace until you reach the lower area.

Once there, start heading towards the west until you find a spirit spring. Use it to get to the area above and defeat the Crucible Knight Siluria. Make your way over to the branches to the east and use them to get on top of the Walking Mausoleum.

After landing on top of the mausoleum, simply just strike at the white skulls until the mausoleum deactivates. When it does, all mausoleum enemies with disappear, leaving the area completely open for exploration.

After you’re done looting, head to the Across the Roots Site of Grace by going up the branches and then go through the doorway next to it.

In this area, you’ll fight Fia’s Champions. This is a five-part boss fight where you’ll have to defeat five random invaders one after another. When you beat the challenge, you’ll be rewarded with the Fia’s Mist sorcery.

After completing the challenge, talk to Fia and hand over the Cursemark of Death to her. Talk to her until all of her dialogue options are exhausted, and then refresh the area and do it once again.

Refresh the area once more after that, and then go to Godwyn’s room. Fia will be fast asleep next to Godwyn. If you inspect her, you will be transported into Godwyn’s dream, where you will have to battle the Lichdragon Fortissax.

This boss fight will reward you with the Remembrance of the Lichdragon consumable. After beating the boss, talk to Fia, and she’ll give you the Mending Rune of Death-Prince. Refresh the area once again after that, and you’ll be able to get Fia’s Set.

Nokstella, Eternal City

Recommended Level: 80 and above

Go up to the top of Renna’s Rise and use the waygate to teleport to Ainsel River Main. Grab the Miniature Ranni from the coffin and then go down the path through the river to reach the Uhl Palace Ruins.

From here, grab the loot and then travel up the path on the west to get to Nokstella, Eternal City.

This city has loads of valuable loot inside its buildings, so it’s a good idea first to explore the city and collect loot before you start completing quests and fighting bosses.

Travel to the western end of Nokstella and look for a lift. This lift will take to a Site of Grace. If you rest at this Site of Grace, you’ll get the option to speak with the Miniature Ranni doll you collected earlier.

The doll will ask you to defeat a Baleful Shadow, which you will find up ahead. Defeat the shadow to get a Discarded Palace Key.

Now, head towards the building to the south and use the lift to go down to Lake Rot. Get the map fragment from the corpse at the shore.

If you choose to serve Ranni, you could take some time here to do her quest before continuing with this area. Go to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library and walk to the bookshelf located to the northwest from Rennala.

Unlock the chest adjacent to it using the Discarded Palace key and grab the Dark Moon Ring (Ranni’s ring) from inside.

After getting the ring, return back to the Lake of Rot. The water in this lake is very dangerous, as they will constantly apply the Scarlet Rot effect on you. To counteract this, you’ll need to use Talismans and armor pieces that negates Scarlet Rot. You’ll also need to have loads of Preserving Boluses to survive.

In this lake, four islands have pillars on them. On these islands, there are buttons that you need to press to lift the land mass up in the river, giving you something to stand on.

After raising the landmass, it’s time for you to fight the boss, which is the Dragonkin Soldier. This boss will be sitting right in the middle of the lake.

After defeating the boss, loot all of the corpses in the lake to get Somber Smithing Stones and the Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook (22). Now, head towards the waterfall to the south.

Go down the staircase adjacent to the waterfall to enter the Grand Cloister. Head towards the west and once you encounter a bunch of mobs, go south to find a coffin.

If you interact with the coffin, a cutscene will be triggered. Once the cutscene is over, open up your map, and you’ll see that you’re now in an area to the south of the lake.

Go through the door and fight Astel, Naturalborn of the Void. After defeating him, use the lift to go back up to the surface at Deep Ainsel Well.

The Glintstone Dragon Adula will show up in front of the Moonlight Altar entrance, but only if you battled him before at Ranni’s Rise. After defeating the dragon, go to the Cathedral of Manus Celes to the north-east.

After completing the cathedral, return to Ranni’s Rise and talk to Miniature Ranni. Leave the rise and then defeat the invader outside to obtain he Royal Greatsword and Blaidd’s Set.

You can then talk to Iji again. After all of his dialogue options are exhausted, refresh the area, and you’ll get Iji’s Bell Bearing and Iji’s Mirrorhelm.

Altus Plateau

Recommended Level: 60 and above

There are two ways to reach Altus Plateau. The easy way is to use the Dectus Medallion at the Grand Lift of Dectus, but you’ll have to go into the Ruin-Strewn Precipice if you don’t have the medallion dungeon and go all the way through it to get to Altus Plateau.

Once you’re in Altus Plateau, activate the Site of Grace and then immediately return to the Roundtable Hold. Talk to Brother Corhyn to start his quest.

Head back to Altus Plateau and look for the Abandoned Coffin Site of Grace. From there, kill the Teardrop Scarab to the west to get the Ash of War: Sacred Order.

Continue heading west after that until you reach the Perfumer’s Ruins. Loot this area and then head inside the Unsightly Catacombs and continue looting.

After exploring the catacombs, you can also head into Sage’s Cave, which is located in the lake area up north. This dungeon has great loot inside.

Once you’re done looting, go back to the Abandoned Coffin and travel towards the north until you reach Lux Ruins. Activate the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace and then speak to Millicent.

Now, continue heading towards the north until you reach the Wyndham Catacombs. Takedown the Tibia Mariner and then defeat the boss of the catacombs to get the Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (1).

After that, return to the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace and then travel towards the east until you reach an encampment. Head to the back end of the encampment and look for a black carriage. This carriage will have the Troll’s Golden Sword inside.

Make your way towards the north now until you reach the Shaded Castle. This castle has loads of loot, but item you’re looking for is Valkyrie’s Prosthesis and the Perfumer’s Cookbook (2). These items are needed to progress Millicent’s quest.

After getting these items, return to the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace and speak with Millicent until all of her dialogue options are exhausted. Head to the Grand Lift of Dectus and then go down the slopes down the east.

Defeat Godefroy the Grafted at the Golden Lineage Evergaol to get yourself the Godfrey Icon talisman, and then start following the road towards the north.

Stop at the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace and talk to Boc the Seamster. Head towards the north after that until you find Brother Corhyn.

After speaking to Brother Corhyn, return to the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace and head east from there.

When the road splits into two, follow the path to the north until you reach the cave. Go inside the cave and grab the Amber Starlight (needed for Seluvis’ quest), then continue traveling toward the east.

Go inside the Perfumer’s Grotto cave and kill the boss to get the Great Omenkiller Cleaver. Travel to the Second Church of Marika after that and grab the Sacred Tear.

You will then be invaded by Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger. Take her down to get Eleonora’s Poleblade and the Purifying Crystal Tear.

Exit the church and then head towards the north until you find the Forest-Spanning Greatbridge Site of Grace. Use the teleporter next to the Site of Grace to be teleported up north.

Get across the bridge using your horse and then go to the Bower of Bounty Site of Grace to the southwest. Activate the Site of Grace and then go to Minor Erdtree to the north-east.

Defeat the Wormface boss to get the Crimsonspill Crystal Tear and the Speckled Hardtear, then head to the Woodfolk Ruins to the north-east.

Head to the western side of the ruins to find Mirage Rise. To unlock this tower, you will need to locates three symbols in the valley.

The first symbol is right in front of the Imp Statue, the second is in a recess to the southwest, and the third is located under and illusory rock by the bridge to the east.

When you find all of the symbols, the tower will be unlocked, and you will receive the Unseen Form and Unseen Blade spells.

After getting the spells, head towards the Altus Tunnel to the south. Loot the tunnel and then go inside the ruins adjacent to it and locate a room protected by Wormfaces.

The room has a chest containing Wrath of Gold. After looting the chest, exit the ruins and start going down the road to the north.

When you reach the windmill, make your way over to the city gates to the east. Instead of going directly to the city capital, head towards the Dominula, Windmill Village up north.

Kill the Godskin Apostle to get the Scouring Black Flame incantation and then activate the Site of Grace. Refresh the area and talk to Millicent until all of her dialogue is exhausted.

Now, follow the road to the south-east until you find mysterious ruins. Kill the Lion Guardian inside to obtain a Larval Tear and then continue heading down this road.

Defeat the Ancient Dragon Lansseax if he appears. If not, head towards the Sainted Hero’s Grave to the west and take down the Black Knife Assassin to get the Black Knife. Loot the grave and then head to the Stormcaller Church to the south and loot it as well.

Return to Dominula, Windmill Village after that and start traveling towards the west until you reach a wrecked bridge. Talk to Goldmask on the bridge and then grab the Radiant Gold Mask helm.

Then, activate the Road of Iniquity Site Path Site of Grace at the beginning of the bridge. After that, go back to the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace and talk to Brother Corhyn

Return to Goldmask, and you’ll find Brother Corhyn next to him. Buy some new incantations form Corhyn and then talk to him until all of his dialogue options are exhausted.

Travel to the Windmill Pastures (to the north) after that and grab the Battlemage Set, Noble’s Set, and Giant Rat Ashes. After looting the Windmill Pastures, head west towards to your next destination, Mt. Gelmir.

Mt. Gelmir

Recommended Level: 80 and above

From the start point of the area, go down the canyon to the west and activate the Seethewater River Site of Grace. Head north from there and loot the Ash of War: Barrage (from the Teardrop Scarab), Golden Seed, and Smithing Stone (5) along your way.

When you encounter an Imp Gate, open it up and go inside to enter the Seethewater Cave. Grab the Kindred of Rot’s Exultation talisman and Mushroom Set from inside before exiting the cave.

Continue north after that until you reach Fort Laiedd. Rest at the Seethewater Terminus Site of Grace before going inside the fort. Grab the Fire Scorpion Charm, Armorer’s Cookbook (7), and Stonesword Key from exiting the fort.

Head towards the south after that until you reach the Magma Pool. Kill the Magma Wyrm to obtain the Dragon Heart and Magma Breath spell and then talk to Iron Fist Alexander until all of his dialogue options are exhausted.

Continue south after that until you reach the Hermit’s Shack. Grab the Rolling Magma and then smash the statue to obtain Smithing Stones.

Go to the Craftman’s Shack after that and grab the Pulley Crossbow from there. Activate the Site of Grace and then go into the Hermit Village up ahead.

Kill the enemies in the village and then head to the southern edge of the village. Loot the dead body to get the Hierodas Glintstone Crown and then grab the Prattling Pate “You’re Beautiful.”

Kill the Demi-Human Queen Maggie boss in the northern side of the village and rest at the Site of Grace. Go across the canyon using the beam and then drop down to the lift below.

Use the lift to get to Gelmir’s Hero Grave. Loot the grave and then leave through the entrance. Travel towards the north until you reach an encampment.

Loot the encampment and then go to the other side of the canyon. Kill the Grafted Scion and then go up the ladder.

Kill the Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast and then leap across to the area to the west and activate the Road of Iniquity Site of Grace. Kill the Teardrop Scarab to get the Ash of War: Through and Through and then grab the Golden Seed.

Go towards the pillar and then rest at Road of Iniquity before grabbing the Mt. Gelmir Map.

Your next destination now is Volcano Manor. As of right now, you won’t be able to complete the last quest of Volcano Manor, as it requires you to have Mountaintops of the Giants unlocked, but you can do all of the other quests.

An important thing to keep in mind is that you need to complete the questlines of all Volcano Manor NPCs before you defeat Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. If you don’t complete their questlines, you won’t be able to get rewards until NG+.

The most notable questlines you’ll want to complete in the Volcano Manor are that of Tanith, Patches, Rya, Bernahl and Diallos. The questlines of the latter three will all intertwine with Tanith’s quest, which will be in the form of three requests.

After each request, speak to Rya, Bernahl and Diallos. Patches will show up at the entrance of the Volcano Manor when you complete the first request. Complete his quest to get the Bull-Goat Set and Magma Whip Candlestick and then start progress Rya’s questline.

When you complete the second request, talk to Bernhal to get Gelmir’s Fury and the Raging Wolf Set. Continue Rya’s questline and then kill the Godskin Noble to get the Serpent’s Amnion.

Hand it over to Rya and then get the Tonic of Forgetfulness from Tanith. Talk to Rya once again and then go kill Rykard.

After that, go back to Rya and speak with her until all of her dialogue options are exhausted. Refresh the area and you’ll receive Zoraya’s Letter and Daedicar’s Woe.

When you complete the third request, talk to Diallos until all of his dialogue options are exhausted and then refresh the area.

Now, return to the Shaded Castle and talk to Patches to get the Dancer’s Castanets. Give them to Tanith and then travel to Jarburg.

Talk to Jar Barin and then look for Diallos. Talk to him and then refresh and area until he leaves. Talk to both Diallos and Jar Bairn again until no dialogue options are left. After that, refresh the area once more and talk to them one final time.

If you wish to, you can now complete the questlines off Sorceress Sellen. Near the end of the questline, you’ll have to decide whether you want to help Sellen or Jerren.

If you help Jerren, he will give you a nice reward. And if you help Sellen, she will become a permanent merchant at the Raya Lucaria Academy.

Leyndell, Royal Capital

Recommended Level: 90 and above

Start your exploration of Leyndell, Royal Capital from the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace. From there, head to the gates up ahead by crossing the bridge.

Activate the Outer Wall Phantom Tree Site of Grace and then grab the two Golden Seeds. After that, travel to the military encampment to the south and defeat the Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit.

Go to the Minor Erdtree Church (to the east) after that and grab the Golden Order Seal and Missionary’s Cookbook (4) before heading to the flooded area to the north.

In this area, you’ll find a hidden tunnel at the southern edge which is covered by an illusory wall. This tunnel has all kinds of valuable loot inside, so make sure to explore it before progressing in the area.

After exploring the tunnel, go back to the Outer Wall Phantom Tree Site of Grace and then start traveling towards the north. Once you encounter a teardrop scarab on this road, start heading towards the northwest.

You will encounter Margit on this road. Take her down to get the Viridian Amber Medallion +1 and then continue traveling on this road until you reach the Outer Wall Battleground Site of Grace.

From this grace site, head towards the east until you find the Hermit Merchant’s Shack. Follow the road east and north from the shack until you reach the Minor Erdtree.

Grab the Crimson Crystal Tear and Twiggy Cracked Tear and then head towards the south until you encounter Moat. He will be accompanied by Blackguard Big Boggart, who will sell you Boiled Crab.

After talking to him, head towards the east until the road splits into two. The road north will take you to the Auriza Side Tomb and the road south will take you to Auriza Hero’s Grave.

After exploring the dungeon(s), return to the Minor Erdtree and go up to the main road above. Now, go down the road to the east until you reach a boss fight arena.

In this arena, you will fight the Draconic Tree Sentinel. Take it down to get the Dragonclaw Shield and Dragon Greatclaw. After this bossfight, you will be granted access to Leyndell, Capital City, which is the Legacy Dungeon of this location.

There are two bosses in this dungeon that you have to defeat: Godfrey, First Elden Lord and Morgott, the Omen King. After you’ve defeated the two bosses, there are some additional quests you can do in this Legacy Dungeon.

Return to the East Capital Rampart Site of Grace. Grab the Golden Order Principia and then talk to Boc after that and give him the Golden Tailoring Tools and Golden Sewing Needle.

Now, speak to him until he says “Have you ever thought so?”. You will now have the option to give him a Larval Tear. If you do so, he will be reborn and will subsequently relocate to the Raya Lucaria Academy. If you don’t give him the Larval Tear, he will stay in this dungeon.

After that, go up to the cliff adjacent to the coliseum and hand over the Golden Order Principia to Brother Corhyn. He will then teach you the Law of Regression incantation.

Return to the grace site and now go to the lift to the west. Use the lift to go down to the stairs below and then go down the stairs. Look for a white message on the floor (adjacent to a Radagon statue).

After finding it, stand on it and cast the Law of Regression incantation. This will spawn a new message. Inspect the message and then go to Goldmask and Corhyn and tell them about it.

Once you’ve taken down Morgott, go back to Brother Corhyn and speak to him again. Go to the Godrick the Grafted Site of Grace after that and talk to Gostoc, Nepheli and Kenneth to get an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

After you’ve completed this dungeon, if you go back to the Roundtable Hold, it will be invaded by a friendly invader named the Dung Eater. If you found the Seedbed Curse in the dungeon, put it in your inventory and talk to the Dung Eater to get the Sewer-Gaol Key.

Forbidden Lands

Recommended Level: 90 and above

After exploring Leyndell, Capital City, your next destination is the Forbidden Lands. This area basically serves as an interlude before you reach the next major location.

It is a very small location, so there aren’t many quests, NPCs or bosses present here. The only thing you can do here is fighting the Night’s Cavalry and Black Blade Kindred.

From these bosses, you will obtain the Ash of War: Phantom Slash, Gargoyle’s Black Axe and Gargoyle’s Black Blades.

After defeating the two bosses, go into the lift and it will take you to the next location in this progression route, the Mountaintops of the Giants.

Mountaintops of the Giants

Recommended Level: 90 and above

After reaching this area, you will immediately find a map fragment of the western part of the area. Once you have it, head towards the Zamor Ruins and go down the stairs inside.

Loot the chest to get Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing (3) and the Zamor Ice Storm spell. Exit the ruins and start travelling down the road to the east until you reach an area with a bunch of Fire Monks.

Go to the bridge in this area and go inside the entrance to the right to enter the Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs. After looting it, head to the Ancient Snow Valley Ruins to the north.

Go down to the canyon floor and head towards the frozen river to the north. Head to the Shack of the Lofty to the west from there.

Grab the Traveling Maiden Set and takedown Juno Hoslow before leaving the shack. Start heading south from here and go to the area above using the spirit spring. Once up there, you will find the entrance to the Stargazer’s Ruins.

After completing these ruins, speak with Brother Corhyn and then head towards the south-east. Run across the bridge and go to the Minor Erdtree of this area.

Takedown the Erdtree Avatar and loot the area. After that, go down the bridge to the north and you will find the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook Site of Grace.

Now, head to the Freezing Lake Site of Grace to the east and activate it. From this grace site, head towards the south-east until you find a wrecked bridge guarded by archers.

Right behind this bridge, there is a hidden path that will take you to the Heretical Rise. Go inside the rise and grab the Founding Rain of Stars before exiting it.

After that, head to Frozen Lake to the south-east. Takedown Borealis, the Freezing Fog and look for a grace site at the south-east edge of the lake.

Go inside the First Church of Marika next to it and grab the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing (3) and Sacred Tear.

Now, go to the center of the lake and go inside the Spiritcaller Cave to the west. Take down the Godskin Noble and Godskin Apostle to obtain the Black Flame Ritual incantation.

Leave the Frozen Lake and travel towards the south until you find the Whiteridge Road Site of Grace. Continue south from there until you reach the Guardian’s Garrison. Beat this dungeon to get the Giant’s Prayerbook.

After exiting the dungeon, get the map fragment of the eastern part of the area by crossing the frozen chain to the south-east.

Once you’ve obtained the map fragment, start running along the cliff edge to the west until you’re above the Zamor Ruins entrance. Here, you will find the Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave.

Loot everything in the grave and then kill the Ancient Hero of Zamor to get the Zamor Curved Sword and Zamor Set.

Once you’re done with the Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave, teleport to the Giant’s Gravepost. Head to the Church of Repose to the south and loot it to get a Sacred Tear.

After looting the church, run along the eastern cliffs and look for the Foot of the Forge Site of Grace. Loot the Golden Seed and Crimsonwhorl Bubbletear and then cross the chain to fight the Fire Giant boss.

Once you’ve defeated the boss, go back to the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook. Stay there until the night arrives and then start raveling towards the west until there is a Death Rite Bird invasion.

Once that happens, travel towards the north-east until you find the Walking Mausoleum. The entrance to Castle Sol will be near the Walking Mauselum. Before you go inside, make sure to activate the Site of Grace outside.

Your main goal inside the castle is to defeat Commander Niall to get the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left).

After completing Castle Sol, you can proceed to the next area in this progression route, which is the Consecrated Snowfield.

Consecrated Snowfield

Recommended Level: 90 and above

This location requires you to have both halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion, which you should have by now if you’ve been following this progression route.

Put the two halves of the medallion in your inventory and stand in front of the Grand Lift of Rold. To switch from the normal medallion to your secret one, select the “switch” prompt when it pops up.

When you do so, you will be teleported to a location named the Hidden Path to the Haligtree. Before you progress from this area, make sure to grab whatever loot you can find here.

After looting the area, continue towards the area ahead. After Latenna tells you where you need to go, first head towards the Site of Grace to the north and activate it.

Continue north from the grace site, while hugging the wall to the right, until you exit the hidden path catacombs. Now, keep moving down this path and you will reach the Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs.

There is a ton of useful loot inside these catacombs, so make sure to not skip this one. After completing the catacombs, start heading into the storm to the west.

After passing the second caravan, continue west and get the Stalwart Horn Charm +1 before going into the Yelough Anix Ruins.

Inside these ruins, you will find the Unendurable Frenzy incantation. After getting this incantation, exit the ruins and head inside the Yelough Anix Tunnel to the south. This tunnel contains many Smithing Stones, so it’s worth exploring.

After looting the tunnel, travel towards the area to the north which has Rune Bears. Here, you will be invaded by the Sanguine Noble. Defeat him to get the Sanguine Armor Set.

Now, travel north-east until you find a gateway that takes you to the Mohgwyn Palace. You don’t need to use it right now, but it’ll come in handy later.

Travel back to the Inner Consecrated Snowfield Site of Grace and start heading towards the east. You’ll find the Glintstone Craftsman’s Cookbook (8) on the cliff adjacent to the frozen river. You can also go inside the Albinauric Rise there and get the Graven-Mass Talismans by summoning Fanged Imp Ashes.

After that, continue east until you reach the gateway to the Minor Erdtree of this location. Teleport there and take down the Putrid Avatar to obtain the Ruptured Crystal Tear.

Then, go down the road to the west until you reach the Ordina Liturgical Town. Activate the Site of Grace, but don’t go into this location right now.

Instead, head to the frozen lake and grab the Consecrated Snowfield map. You can then go into the Cave of the Forlorn, which is present to the east of the waterfall at the lake, and explore it.

Now, return to the Site of Grace outside the Ordina, Liturgical Town and run around the outskirts of the town until you’re at the northern outskirts. Once there, look for an archway, and you’ll find the Black Knife Set beneath it.

After that, head towards the base of the river and then travel along with it, towards the north. Once you’re at the point where the river ends, go down the tiny path to the north and west.

This path will take you to Apostate Derelict. Grab the Silver Mirrorshield from inside before summoning Latenna. Once she appears, talk to her until all of her dialogue options are exhausted to complete her quest.

You can then exit the Apostate Derelict. The only thing left to do in this area is explore Ordina, Liturgical Town. Go inside the town and activate the evergaol system. You will then have to complete a puzzle where you have to light 4 candles hidden around the town.

Once the puzzle is completed, the wall at the top of the staircase to the north will disappear, revealing a gateway. This gateway will take you to the Legacy Dungeon of the area, named “Miquella’s Haligtree”.

This dungeon is extremely difficult, so it’s a good idea to leave it be for now and come back a bit later.

Mohgwyn Palace

Recommended Level: 100 and above

Before you attempt the Miquella’s Haligtree dungeon, you should first explore Mohgwyn Palace. To get to this location, use the gateway you discovered early on in the Consecrated Snowfield.

This gateway will transport you to a cave system present to the south-east of the Mohgwyn Palace. The cave system is very simple; so you’ll be able to easily exit the caves and reach the Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace.

From the grace site, travel northwest and get the Smithing Stone (6) before going down to the bottom of the slope and landing into a red lake of Mohgwyn Palace.

To avoid getting lost, travel northwest until you encounter a trio of Albinaurics which can spawn spectral skeletons. Take them down and then go to the ruins to the west. Loot the corpse in the middle of the ruins to get the Map of Mohgwyn Palace.

After that, go up the stairs and activate the Dynasty Mausoleum Entrance Site of Grace. The first area you should explore in the Mohgwyn Palace is the large red lake on the eastern side of the area.

In this lake, there will be an invasion by three Nameless White Masks. Take them down to get the War Surgeon Set and then loot the southern part of the lake to get Haligdrake Talisman (+2), Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook (24) and a Golden Seed. You can then move to the northern part of the lake to get even more loot.

After looting the lake, return to the Dynasty Mausoleum Site of Grace and travel southwest, towards the staircase. Go to the area above where you see multiple Putrid Corpses.

Run down the straight path until you reach a dark gateway with Putrid Corpses praying outside. Go through the doorway and explore the cave it leads you to.

Inside the cave, your path will eventually fork into two. Go down the path to the south, and it’ll take you to the Imprisoned Merchant.

After interacting with the merchant, head towards the northeast until you reach a ledge. Drop down and grab the Great Ghost Glovewort before traveling west.

When you reach the Dynasty Mausoleum Midpoint Site of Grace, you’ll see multiple Albinaurics and a Sanguine Noble standing near a statue. Take out the enemies and then grab the Somber Ancient Smithing Stone from the statue and the Stonesword Key from behind it.

Now, go up the lift to the northwest to access a ruined temple. In this temple, you’ll face a boss named Mohg, Lord of Blood. Once you’ve defeated this boss, you’ll obtain Mohg’s Great Rune and Remembrance of the Blood Lord. The Cocoon of the Empyrean Site of Grace will then show up in front of you.

Miquella’s Haligtree

Recommended Level: 90 and above

After exploring the Mohgwyn Palace, retrace your steps back to the Miquella’s Haligtree gateway in the Consecrated Snowfield and go through it.

You will be teleported to the tree canopy area in this Legacy Dungeon, which serves as one-half of the dungeon. The other half is Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, but you’ll go there later.

After arriving in the dungeon, head towards the north-east and explore the various paths to get as much loot as you can. You will eventually encounter Oracle Envoys, which are extremely annoying to deal with.

Instead of fighting them, simply run past them and look for a ladder on a tree branch behind them. Go down this ladder to find the Haligtree Town Site of Grace.

Now, go down the staircase until you’re at the penultimate set of stairs. You’ll see a ladder to your left here.

Go up the ladder and grab the Pearldrake Talisman (+2) before running past the two Misbegotten enemies. Keep running until you reach the Haligtree Town Plaza Site of Grace.

After that, make your way towards the south until you’re on top of a rooftop, accompanied by Lesser Spirit-Caller Snails. From there, drop down to the roof to your right which is on fire.

Go down the eastern path and loot the chest to get the Viridian Amber Medallion (+2). From there, travel towards the south until you see a platform below you. Drop down onto this platform and then go down the ladder attached to it.

Go through the eastern building and then head towards the gazebo surrounded by a bunch of Battlemages. Take them down and loot the corpses to get two Smithing Stones (7) and (8).

Walk across the bridge that leads to the promenade. Once you’re there, Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree will appear. Take her down to obtain Loretta’s War Sickle and Loretta’s Mastery.

You can then activate the Haligtree Promenade Site of Grace and then travel north. You will eventually reach a set of stairs. These stairs will take you down to a room with an elevator, which will take you to the next section of the dungeon, Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree.

After going down the elevator, run across the bridge, which has the Cleanrot Knight on it, and you’ll find the first grace site, the Prayer Room Site of Grace. If you talked to Millicent in the Windmill Village, she’ll show up here. Talk to her before progressing forward.

There will be a bunch of different paths ahead of you, and there isn’t any specific one you should explore first. Ideally, you should try to explore all of these paths to get as much loot as you can.

Each path will eventually take you to the same location where you’ll find an Erdtree Avatar. Take it down and then activate the Elphael Inner Site of Grace.

Go through the doorway behind the grace site and then go down the stairs. Grab the Rotten Crystal Sword from the chest to your left and then go down the path to the right.

This path will lead you to a tree root which you can climb up to reach a hole in the wall. Go through the hole and you’ll end up on a cliff, adjacent to a waterfall.

Run to the cliff opposite to you and then go through the doorway to your right to find the Drainage Channel Site of Grace.

Go back out the doorway and head up the hill until you’re at a big concealed lake. Go to the center of the lake and grab the Great Ghost Glovewort. Take down the Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit that pops out after to get a Golden Seed.

Interact with the summon sign, and you’ll be given the choice to either kill Millicent’s invaders or invade Millicent yourself. After you make your choice, Millicent’s questline will be concluded and you’ll receive your reward accordingly.

Return to the Drainage Channel Site of Grace and use the tree roots and support beams to get on top of the roof. Drop down into the building through the hole and grab the Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman from the balcony to the west.

After that, go down to the ground floor and then go through the door to the southwest to find a lift.

The lift will bring you down to an underground room where you can activate the shortcut at the bell tower. After doing that, grab Melina’s Set and then exit the room.

Activate the Haligtree Roots Site of Grace and then go through the fog door to enter the boss fight arena where you’ll face Malenia, Blade of Miquella. Upon defeating her, you’ll obtain Malenia’s Great Rune and the Remembrance of the Rot Goddess.

Activate the Malenia, Goddess of Rot Site of Grace to mark the end of your exploration of Miquella’s Haligtree.

You can now complete Dung Eater’s questline by giving him 5x Seedbed Curses at the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. When you do so, you’ll get the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse, which will unlock a new ending.

Crumbling Farum Azula

Recommended Level: 120 and above

To get to Crumbling Farum Azula, you’ll need to get the Remembrance of the Fire Giant. It can be obtained by defeating the Fire Giant. You can find this boss by travelling to the Foot of the Forge Site of Grace.

Once you have the item, interact with Melina and she will transport you to Crumbling Farum Azula.

After activating the Site of Grace, run across the bridge and go down the path to your right and go into the building up ahead. Once inside, go through the doorway to your left and activate the Crumbling Beast Grace Site of Grace.

Exit the grace site room and leave the building through the hallway. Go down the bridge up ahead and make a run for the Crumbling Beast Grace Depths Site of Grace at the end of the bridge.

Proceed to the next area, where you see a bunch of altars, guarded by a couple of Azula Beastmen. Go to the hallway to the northwest and follow it until your path gets split into three.

Go down the path straight ahead until you reach a doorway. Go through and loot the corpse on the balcony to get a Golden Rune (12). After that, jump down to the rooftops to your right and go to the upper floor from there.

Grab the Great Grave Glovewort and Smithing Stone (6) before returning to the balcony. Go down the stairs in the room and grab the Ancient Dragon Prayerbook before going to the door to the northeast.

Go through this door to find the Temple-Facing Balcony Site of Grace. After that, go to the ruins to the west and get the Somber Smithing Stone (7) from next to the skeletons.

Face towards the north and dropdown. Look for a hole in the ground to your right and jump into it. Start traveling northeast now and go through the doorway to your left.

Go up the ladder ahead and grab the Great Ghost Glovewort from the altar before exiting the room. Go down the path to your left (below you), and you’ll return to the area where you dropped down the hole.

Now, head towards the north until you find the Dragon Temple Site of Grace. Once you find it, turn around and go down the stairs below. Go inside the building behind you and get the Azula Beastman Ashes before returning to the Dragon Temple Site of Grace.

You can now make your way over to the Dragon Temple up ahead. Go inside and go down the path to the right. Then, go down the stairs to your left and go to the hallway.

Turn right from there and go down the stairs. You’ll enter a room where you’ll face the Godskin Duo. Once you’ve defeated them, you’ll receive the Ash of War: Black Flame Tornado and the Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing (4). Before leaving this room, make sure to activate the Dragon Temple Altar Site of Grace.

Leave the room through the door to the northeast and then drop down to the area below you, where you see a few Azula Beastmen. Once there, go down the stairs to the left and then go through the window.

Face towards the north and drop down before progressing forward. Once you’re outside, go up the stairs to the right and travel west until you find an imp statue. This statue will reveal a secret area where you’ll find a lift.

The lift will take you to the Dragon Temple Lift Site of Grace. From this grace site, go through the doorway and go into the courtyard to the left. Hug the right wall of the courtyard and move forward until you’re on the upper platform.

Loot the corpse on the platform and then make your way towards the southwest until you reach a slope. Go down the slope and kill the Teardrop Scarab for loot before coming back up and then going down the path to the left.

This path will take you to the Farum Azula Dragon, who’ll be accompanied by Iron Fist Alexander. You can interact with him, and you’ll get the option to finish his quest. You will get Alexander’s Innards and Shard of Alexander by doing so.

After that, return to the Dragon Temple Lift Site of Grace and retrace your steps to where you went through the window and dropped down facing north. Once there, go through the doorway to the right (at the end of the hallway) and then drop down to the ruins.

Go into the open area ahead and kill the Crucible Knight. Make your way towards the southwest after that and leap over the balcony’s banister to reach the Dragon Temple Rooftop Site of Grace up ahead.

Head down the ladder and hop onto the floating platform to the left. Grab the Drake-Knight Set before returning to the Dragon Temple Rooftop Site of Grace.

Go down the ladder and then travel to the Farum Azula Dragon to the south. Takedown the dragon as quickly as you can; otherwise, it will fly away. Loot the area after that and then travel towards the southwest until you reach a slope.

Head up the slope and then cross the ruins to your right. Go inside the temple up ahead and go to the elevator in the southern section of the temple. It will bring you to the Beside the Great Bridge Site of Grace.

Now, leave the temple and go to the cliffs up ahead. Stand on the cliffs and drop down to the floating platforms below. They will lead you to an empty room where you’ll get the option to lie down.

When you do so, you’ll be teleported to a boss fight area where you’ll face Dragonlord Placidusax. Upon defeating this boss, you’ll get the Remembrance of the Dragonlord.

Return to the Beside the Great Bridge Site of Grace and go up the stairs. Once you’re at the bridge and travel towards the south until you find a Draconic Tree Sentinel, kill this enemy to get the Malformed Dragon Set, then continue heading south until you find a fog door.

This fog door will take you to a boss fight arena where you’ll face the Beast Clergyman. Do note killing this boss will have a significant impact on your Elden Ring world, so remember to finish all active quests and find all the collectibles that you can before you fight the boss.

When you get this boss’ HP down to 50%, he will mutate into Maliketh, the Black Blade. When you defeat this boss, you’ll get the Remembrance of the Black Blade. You will then subsequently be transported to Leyndell.

Before you travel to your next destination in this progression route, make sure to go back to the Maliketh boss fight arena and activate the Maliketh, the Black Blade Site of Grace.

Leyndell, Ashen Capital

Recommended Level: 150 and above

Activate the Leyndell, Capital of Ash Site of Grace before heading over to the Roundtable Hold. Hewg and Roderika will have new dialogue options available. After speaking with them, make your way over to Jarburg and give Alexander’s Innards to Jar Bairn.

Talk to him until all of his dialogue options are exhausted, then refresh the area to get the Companion Jar. You can then also get Diallos’ Mask and Hoslow’s Petal Whip from Diallos’ location.

Once you’re done with that, return to the Leyndell, Capital of Ash Site of Grace, and follow the rickety road to the southwest. It will lead you to a hole which is entrance of a sewer. Go through the hole to enter the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. You need to explore this area first before you return to Leyndell, Ashen Capital.

Subterranean Shunning-Grounds

Recommended Level: 150 and above

You’ll start this area in a large hallway which serves as the hub of the area. This area is basically a labyrinth, but each path will eventually lead you back to this hub.

Start off by heading down the path to the northeast. Go through the first door you see on your left and activate the Underground Roadside Site of Grace before leaving the room.

Continue down this path and loot the corpses on your way. When you come across a ladder, go down it, and it’ll take you to a room with a bunch of pipes. Run along the pipes to the southwest until you reach the corner.

Get on top of the platform to the left and then follow the pipes to the northwest until your path forks into two. First, go down the path to the right to get a Somber Smithing Stone (6), and then return to the fork and go down the path to the left to get a Smithing Stone (7).

Go through the doorway and then go up the stairs to the right. Grab the Shadow Bait Incantation before heading to the door to the northeast. Pull the lever next to it to open it up and go through.

Now, travel towards the south until you reach the ladder you previously encountered. Go up the ladder to return to the room with the pipes. Head to the ledge to the southwest and drop down onto the pipe under you; and then drop down to the ground below.

Go down the path to your left and kill the Teardrop Scarab to get a Somber Smithing Stone (7). Grab Mohg’s Shackle from the dead body next to the wall before going through the hole in the wall to the southwest.

Activate the Leyndell Catacombs Site of Grace to the right and then go up the stairs. Go into the lift to the right to access the room above. You’ll find a bunch of illusory walls next to the stairs inside this room.

Break the walls to reveal the Haligdrake Talisman (+1) and a Spirit-Caller Snail. After killing the snail, go up the stairs. Go to the end of the hallway and flip the lever to reveal a path back to the hub.

Return to the Leyndell Catacombs Site of Grace and go down the stairs. Go down the southwestern hallway and go inside the room at the end. Get on top of the round lift, and you’ll be taken to the room above.

Grab the Crucible Scale Talisman from the altar and then use the round lift to go back down. Go down the hallway to the left and go up the stairs at the end.

Grab the Grave Glovewort (9) from this room and then go inside the room adjacent to it. Grab the Grave Glovewort (8) from the altar in the center and then go up the staircase to the southeast.

Go into the hallway to the right and take the lift to access the area above. Turn right and go down the hallway. Head down the stairs and look for a ladder in the area below.

Go down the ladder and then run along a straight path. It will take you to a room where you’ll find a statue. Flip the lever by the statue to unlock a new area.

Drop down to the area below and then go down the north-western hallway. At the end of the hallway, take a left to find a fog door. This fog door leads to a boss fight arena where you’ll fight Esgar, Priest of Blood. Upon defeating this boss, you’ll be rewarded with Lord of Blood’s Exultation.

Return to the Underground Roadside Site of Grace and go back to the hub. Now, go down the path to the north-east. Drop down the drain opening to the left and start travelling down the path to the northwest.

At the end of the path, go into the tunnel to the left and go up the ladder at the end. Go into the room to the right to find Dung Eater. Speak to him to progress his questline. You can now travel to the Roundtable Hold if you want to continue his questline.

Return to the area where you dropped down from the drain opening and go through the hole in the wall to your right. Go down this path without taking any turns.

After going up the slope, leap over the hole in the floor and then go through the door to the right. Go into the room at the end of this path and go up the ladder. Face towards the southwest and you’ll find another shortcut that leads to the hub.

In this area, open up the gates at the wall to the south and then grab the Smithing Stone (7) from next to the Ogres resting at the eastern side of the room. Once the Ogres start attacking you, run through these gates to avoid them.

Now, go up the stairs to the left and drop down. Follow this next staircase downward and go through the doorway to the right at the end.

Go down the path ahead until you reach the corner. Take left and go down the tunnel before heading down the stairs to the left. Once you’re at the bottom, turn around and go inside the room in front of you.

Go down the tunnels in this room until you reach a doorway. Go through and loot the dead body to get the Preserving Boluses, then turn left.

Follow the upward slope to the right and go down to the end of this tunnel. Once you’re at the end, turn right and go up the slope to enter a big room.

Grab all the loot from this room before going up the ladder. Head through the north-western gateway and run across the bridge. If you open the door at the end of this bridge, you’ll unlock access to the last hub shortcut.

After opening the door, turn around and jump onto the pipe to the southwest. Run along this pipe until you’re at the top. Once there, face towards the north-east and drop down to the platform underneath you.

Go through the gateway and then drop down onto the pipe below. Go through the hole in the pipe. Follow this tunnel until the path splits. Turn left from there and follow the tunnel downward.

At the next split, turn right and drop down through the hole. Continue heading forward until you reach the end of this path, then turn left. Go down the ladder at the end to enter a new room.

Take the lift down at the north-east and activate the Forsaken Depths Site of Grace. After that, go to the fog door up ahead and defeat Mohg, the Omen using the Mohg’s Shackle item that you obtained earlier in this area.

Upon defeating this boss, you’ll be rewarded with the Bloodflame Talons Incantation and the Cathedral of the Forsaken Site of Grace will be unlocked.

Loot the chest to get the Erdtree’s Favor (+1) before striking the altar to unlock a hidden path. Go down this path and drop down to the wooden platforms below. From there, drop down onto the floor below to break it open.

Go through the opening and run to the end of the hallway to find a gate. If you unequip all of your items and then interact with the gate, a cutscene will play, which will unlock a new ending. This will mark the end of the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds.

Leyndell, Ashen Capital

Recommended Level: 150 and above

After exploring the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, return to the Leyndell, Capital of Ash Site of Grace, and travel towards the south until you find a dead body. Grab the Rune Arc from the dead body and then head towards the staircase to the southwest.

Go up the stairs and then head to the illusory tree to the west. Grab the Golden Seed and then go towards the stairs to the north.

Next to the stairs, you’ll see a slope going downwards. Follow the slope down and then grab the Smithing Stone (6) from the tree branch. Now, go towards the cliff to the east and you’ll come across Goldmask.

Talk to him to get a Mending Rune of Perfect Order and then refresh the area to get the Goldmask’s Set. After that, return to the Ashen Capital and head to the south-western section.

Once there, you’ll find the corpse of a large dragon with a staircase next to it. Go down the spiral and you’ll find Brother Corhyn. Talk to him until all of his dialogue options are exhausted, then refresh the area to get two rewards: Corhyn’s Bell Bearing and Corhyn’s Robe.

Go back up the staircase and then use the lift to go to the area above. Once there, look for the boss of the area, Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing. Upon defeating this boss, you’ll obtain the Scepter of All-Knowing and the All-Knowing Set.

Once the boss is defeated, a new grace site will spawn in the area. Activate it and then go to the balcony to the east. Go up the tree root to your left and then head towards the Queen’s Bedchambers to the north.

Grab the Erdtree Heal incantation from this building and then exit through the eastern door. Head up the stairs in front of you and you’ll find a fog door. This door leads to the second boss of the Ashen Capital, which is Godfrey, First Elden Lord.

Upon defeating this boss, you’ll be rewarded with the Remembrance of Hoarah Loux. Activate the grace site after defeating the boss then go towards the south-east until you find a staircase.

At the top of the stairs, you’ll find a golden light. If you interact with it, you will be transported to a boss fight arena where you’ll fight the last two bosses of Elden Ring.

These two bosses are Radagon of the Golden Order and the Elden Beast, respectively. Upon defeating both bosses, you’ll be rewarded with the Elden Remembrance.

You will now be able to finish your playthrough of Elden Ring by interacting with the Fractured Marika.

Elden Ring Endings

When you interact with the Fractured Marika at the end of the game, you’ll get the option to select which Mending Rune you want to mend the Elden Ring with. In this way, you’ll be able to choose what ending you want your playthrough of Elden Ring to finish with.

There are six different endings in Elden Ring. The ending you get depends on which NPC questline you completed.

If you didn’t complete any of the NPC questlines, you will get the game’s default ending, which is known as the “Age of Fracture” Ending. The remaining five endings correspond with the questline of the following NPCs: Fia, Ranni, Brother Corhyn, Dung Eater, and the Three Fingers.

For a more detailed explanation of these endings, visit our Elden Ring Endings Guide