Somber Smithing Stone 4 is a special upgrade material in Elden Ring that allows you to upgrade special weapons, armor, and shields up to +4. It’ll come into play once you’ve upgraded your special equipment to +3.
Somber Smithing Stone 4 is found in several places within the Lands Between, and in this guide, we’ll explore where you can pick them up, in addition to the best farming spots.
Elden Ring Somber Smithing Stone 4 Location
Except for one piece in the Siofra River, you can find all the other Somber Smithing Stone 4 pieces scattered around the Liurnia of the Lakes and Caelid regions in Elden Ring.
Liurnia of the Lakes
The Liurnia of the Lakes location is the best area to acquire Somber Smithing 4 Stone early on. This area is relatively easier to traverse than others we’ve listed below.
1) In Liurnia of the Lakes, enter the Miners’ caves till you reach the Ruin-Strewn Precipice Site of Grace. Defeat the Teardrop Scarab found here that will give off a Somber Smithing Stone 4.
2) Go to The Ravine Site of Grace near its northern entrance. The Somber Smithing Stone 4 will be present on a corpse here.
Raya Lucaria Academy
Go to the Academy Rooftops in Raya Lucaria Academy and drop drown through the broken wooden floors to reach a room with a Crystallized Crab.
Keep going further to find a smaller room with even more crabs. This is where you find your next Somber Smithing Stone 4 in Elden Ring.
1) Keep your eyes on the ceiling while exploring the Gael Tunnels. This is because you will eventually enter a cavern where a Giant Land Octopus is hanging from above.
Once you defeat this creature, check the nearby walls for a Somber Smithing Stone 4. You will also find a corpse with the Cross-Naginata spear here as well.
2) The Gael Tunnel is one of the best locations to farm Somber Somber Smithing Stones 4 in Elden Ring. This is because you find a lot of Glintstone Miners in the tunnels who have a chance of dropping Somber Smithing Stone 4 and Somber Smithing Stone 2 upon death.
3) You will come across a hunched tree near Gael Tunnel at the location marked on the map above. A Teardrop Scarab will be stuck in the tree root here, giving off the Somber Smithing Stone 4.
Near the Minor Erdtree
In the northwest of the Caelid region, cross the cliffs east of the Minor Erdtree. You will find a corpse in a chair that can be looted for a Somber Smithing Stone 4 piece in Elden Ring.
1) Go to the Sellia Hideaway northeast of Caelid, where you will encounter a corpse. Loot the Somber Smithing Stone 4 from this corpse.
2) Go to the Swamp of Aeonia and move south till you reach the point marked on the map. Here, you will find a dead body that possesses this stone.
3) Move to the south of Caelid till the point shown on the map. A Teardrop Scarab will drop the required Somber Smithing Stone 4 piece here.
4) In the west of Caelid, a Teardrop Scarab will drop the Somber Smithing Stone 4.
Dropped by Lion Guardians
1) In the southern part of Caelid, you will encounter an aggressive beast, the Lion Guardian, who drops a Somber Smithing Stone 4 upon defeat.
2) You will reach the Redmane Castle in Caelid after passing the Impassable Greatbridge Site of Grace, where two Lion Guardians will be patrolling. Defeat them to acquire the Somber Smithing Stone 4.
In the Nokron Eternal City of Siofra River, you will find a corpse in the building marked on the map. You can loot the stone from this corpse.
Where to buy Somber Smithing Stone 4 in Elden Ring
Besides exploring The Lands Between for Somber Smithing Stones 4, you can purchase them from the following NPCs
Smithing Master Iji
You will come across Smithing Master Iji in the west of Liurnia of the Lakes at the location marked on the map above, and he will sell you three Somber Smithing Stones 4 for 6000 Runes each.
Twin Maiden Husks
Somber Smithing Stone 4 can also be acquired from the Twin Maiden Husks. This merchant is found in the Roundtable Hold. They will sell you Somber Smithing Stones 4 for 6000 Runes.
To do so, you’ll need to bring the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2, which will give you an unlimited amount of this material to purchase.
How to find Somber Smithing Stone 4 Bell Bearing in Elden Ring?
To get the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2 to acquire unlimited amounts of Somber Smithing Stonr 4, you must go to the Sealed Tunnel on the outskirts of Lyendell. The easiest way to reach the tunnel is to locate the Minor Erdtree in the Altus Plateau. Right below it, you’ll be able to spot a river. Following the river to the south will eventually bring you to the Sealed Tunnels entrance.
Once at the entrance, follow the path inside and keep heading straight until you locate the area’s Site of Grace. From there, keep to your left and strike the walls as one of them is illusionary. Beyond the illusionary wall lies a room full of enemies. Killing them will allow you to open the chest which contains the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2.