Elden Ring: Limgrave Complete Walkthrough

All Tarnished begin their journey in Limgrave, Elden Ring's starting region. Whether you're a newcomer or a Soulsborne veteran, this region is packed with secrets to uncover, dungeons to clear, and bosses to slay. Today, we'll be walking you through the most important areas of this region.

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This walkthrough will act as a sort of mini-hub for all of our Limgrave guides, containing all of our in-depth dungeon, boss, and collectible guides to help you start off on the right foot. An in-depth breakdown of how to navigate this zone can also be found below. Use the table of contents above to jump to any section that interests you.

Map Overview

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Limgrave Walkthrough

Grabbing The Essentials (Minor Spoilers)

You'll start your adventure at The First Step. Speak to the NPC there, activate the Shrine of Grace, then make your way to the Church of Elleh north of your location. A Tree Sentinel will be patrolling the road, so sneak around him if you don't wish to fight a boss this early.

At the Church of Elleh, you'll find a wandering merchant who will sell you a Crafting Kit, a core item needed to access Elden Ring's crafting system. Grab the Golden Runes just outside the church's entrance, break them, and purchase the kit.

Continue up the road until you find a massive enemy encampment. Hang left of the camp to find a Shrine of Grace just outside a gate. Rest at the shrine to speak with Melina. Accept her request to unlock the ability to level up. She'll also give you an item to summon a mount, Torrent. Hop on your mount, walk towards the stone slab inside the camp to find a map of west Limgrave, then leave. Fast travel back to the Church of Elleh (don't walk there) to spawn Renna the Witch. She'll give you a bell needed to summon spirits alongside the Lone Wolf Ashes, one of the best early-game summons.

Should you miss Renna at the Church of Elleh, you can purchase the bell and spirits she gives you from the Twin Maiden NPC at Roundtable Hold.

Now, fast travel back to the Gatefront. We recommend clearing out the Gatefront Ruins at this point, utilizing your new spirits and horse to turn the tide. Use stealth to kill the enemies patrolling the perimeter, then sneak towards the main road. Backstab the soldier with a horn on its hip to avoid alerting the camp of your presence. Once he's dead, summon your spirits and clear the encampment out.

With the base cleared, open the chests in the parked wagons to get yourself some new gear (a greatsword and flail). The center of the base will have a staircase that will lead to your first Ash of War and a whetblade, allowing you to alter your weapon arts and infusions. Head back to the Church of Elleh and purchase a Torch from the merchant; you'll need one for most dungeons in this area. Cracked Pots are also worth purchasing, as you'll need them to craft Fire Pots. Any leftover runes should be spent on character levels.

Make your way back to Gatefront, due west of the camp. Get on your horse, then run through the gate, hugging the left wall when going through the path. At the end of the narrow passage will be a golden tree with a Golden Seed. Be sure to take it; it will increase your flask charges by one. Continue following the road until you see a shack and Site of Grace on your right. Speak to the NPC inside the shack to get another Spirit Ash.

You now have the essentials to start your journey. If you wish to explore at your pace, we highly encourage you to do so. However, if you'd rather have some guidance as you where you should go, consult the section below. Whenever you're ready, follow the golden trail emitting from the Shrine of Grace to find the first major boss of this region: Margit, the Fell Omen. Defeat him to unlock the Stormveil Castle legacy dungeon that leads to Godrick.

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Gearing Up (Progression Spoilers)

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Boss Guides

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There's an underground portion of Limgrave called the Siofra River Well Depths. You can access it near the Minor Erdtree in eastern Limgrave. We'll have a guide for this area in the near future.

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Notable Loot

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