In Elden Ring, you are given the option to summon NPCs or Spirit Ashes that aid you in your battles. These Spirits come in many forms, including a pack of wolves, a bear, and even a jellyfish. You can upgrade these spirits using Roderika’s Spirit Tuning in Elden Ring.
This guide gives you a complete overview of how you can do so, including the quests you need to complete the materials that are needed.
Acquire the Spirit Calling Bell
Spirit Ashes are summoned with the help of the Spirit Calling Bell, which you need to get from Renna found in the Church of Elleh Site of Grace. You need to head there at night and talk to her.
She will tell you to meet with Melina to get Torrent, your summonable horse. Completing the quest will give you the Lone Wolf Ashes as your first summoning spirit.
The Church of Elleh is the second site of grace from the starting point. It is found just northwest of The First Step Site of Grace
Meet Roderika at Stormhill Shack
Once you have the Spirit Calling Bell, you can now meet with Roderika to unlock Spirit Tuning. She is located at the Stormhill Shack before you enter the Stormveil Castle. The map image above gives the exact location of Roderika.
Talk to her to get the Spirit Jellyfish Ashes and a quest. She will tell you to defeat Margit the Fell Omen and Godrick the Grafted bosses. Once you have defeated them, go back to her.
Meet Roderika at Roundtable Hold
Once you go back, you will find out that she’s no longer there, and you will have to meet her at Roundtable Hold to unlock Spirit Tuning in Elden Ring.
Keep talking to her until the dialogues are exhausted, and go talk to Smithing Master Hewg. After going back and forth, you will now have to find the Chrysalids’ Memento located in Stormveil Castle.
Get the Chrysalids’ Memento
Enter Stormveil Castle and head to the second floor of the Audience Hall. From here, make your way to the Library. As you are about to enter the Library, there will be a ledge on your left that leads to a bunch of corpses.
Here you will face Stray Dogs, and you will have to defeat them to get the Chrysalids’ Memento from the pile of corpses.
After acquiring the Chrysalids’ Memento, return to Roderika and keep talking to her to convince her to upgrade Spirit Ashes. This will unlock Spirit Tuning in Elden Ring, and you can use it to upgrade your Spirit Ashes.
How to Upgrade Spirit Ash Summons
For Spirit Tuning, you are required to get Grave Glovewort and Ghost Glovewort. You need to get either one of the two to upgrade Spirit Ashes according to their types.
Regular Ashes such as Warhawk, Lone Wolf, and Marionette Soldier require Grave Glovewort and Special Ashes like Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff and Banished Knight Oleg require Ghost Glovewort.
Both plants are found in dungeons at night-time, which are flooded with enemies. If you ever come across a statue pointing in a seemingly random direction, they are markers for nearby dungeons.
Leyndell Catacombs, Goal Cave, Auriza Side Tomb, Murkwater Dungeons, and Stormfoot Catacombs are excellent places to farm both resources.
Once you have enough of these herbs, take them to Roderika to upgrade your Spirit Ashes. Each Spirit Ash has different requirements to reach the maximum level.
How to get Grave Glovewort and Ghost Glovewort Bell Bearings
If you wish not to farm for the materials required to tune Spirit Ashes, you can instead find their Bell Bearings. Offering these Bell Bearings to the Twin Maiden Husks allows you to purchase unlimited amounts of these resources.
|Ghost-Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (1)
|Found on a corpse in Nokron in the Eternal City.
|Ghost-Glovewort (1) Ghost-Glovewort (2) Ghost-Glovewort (3)
|Ghost-Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (2)
|Inside a chest guarded by Silver Tears in the Eternal City.
|Ghost-Glovewort (4) Ghost-Glovewort (5) Ghost-Glovewort (6)
|Ghost-Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (3)
|Found in a graveyears in the Elphael, Base of the Haligtree Dungeon.
|Ghost-Glovewort (7) Ghost-Glovewort (8) Ghost-Glovewort (9)
|Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (1)
|Found in the Wyndham Catacombs, dropped by the Erdtree Watchdog boss.
|Grave Glovewort (1) Grave Glovewort (2) Grave Glovewort (3)
|Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (2)
|Found in the Giants’ Mountaintop Catacomb, dropped by Ulcerated Tree Spirit.
|Grave Glovewort (4) Grave Glovewort (5) Grave Glovewort (6)
|Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (3)
|Found near a lake in Crumbling Farum Azula region.
|Grave Glovewort (7) Grave Glovewort (8) Grave Glovewort (9)
Can you access Spirit Tuning after burning the Erdtree?
Burning the Erdtree marks a significant milestone in Elden Ring’s story. Doing so may cause Roderika to move from her default location or disappear from the Roundtable hold temporarily.
If she disappears make sure to check near the Fireplace in the main table room, if she isn’t there simply travel back and forth from the Hold until she comes back.
Burning the Erdtree does not eliminate the ability to tune your spirit ashes.