Sorceress Sellen is one of the first mentors you can meet at the beginning of Elden Ring that will let you purchase sorceries. She's located within Limgrave as an outcasted witch from the infamous Raya Lucaria Academy. Following her questline will allow you to unlock more sorcery and find armor fit for a mage.
You can't complete Sorceress Sellen's questline within Limgrave, though. You can start it there but must progress through the map up until Mt. Gelmir to be able to progress any further. Check everything you need to know about this powerful sorceress and her tasks in this guide.
Before Starting The Quest
It's worth mentioning that Sellen can be found in two different areas at the same time. This isn't a bug. To speak with her and buy spells, you must interact with her at Waypoint Ruins, but Sellen can also be found at Witchbane Ruins in South Limgrave. This version of Sorceress Sellen is a later part of her questline. It's important to not bother this Sellen yet. Even jumping on her can kill her, making you unable to complete her quest.
Find Sellen At Waypoint Ruins
Sorceress Sellen is located in a cellar below Waypoint Ruins. As you can see on the map image above, Waypoint Ruins is East of Agheel Lake. You'll bump into two trolls tugging along a carriage with a small army behind them on your way there. You can completely ignore them and head up the hill. Waypoint Ruins is full of poisonous, aggressive flowers. You can go behind the ruins to find and range attack the flowers. You'd then want to walk past where the flowers were and take a very hard left. You could also storm through the flowers or climb up the broken ruin with Torrent and safely jump down. The series of images above showcase the different ways to enter Waypoint Ruins.
The entrance to the cellar is easily avoided if you're not paying attention. Once you enter the depths, you have to defeat a Mad Pumpkin Head boss before being able to speak to Sellen.
Get To Mt. Gelmir And Find Sorcerer Azur
- Use The Grand Lift Of Dectus or Ruin-Strewn Precipice Lift.
- Enter Mt Gelmir From Erdtree-Gazing Hill.
- Travel past Magma Wyrm Boss and Fort Laied.
- Find Azur Behind Hermit Village.
During your time with the sorceress at Waypoint Ruins, you have to ask Sellen to be her apprentice and exhaust her dialogue. There's nothing else you can do for now until you stumble upon Sorcerer Azur's remains.
Sorcerer Azur is located within Mt Gelmir, to the North of Liurnia Of The Lakes. You have to reach the Atlus Plateau to get to Mt Gelmir. There are two ways to access the Atlus Plateau. Use the Grand Lift of Dectus or traverse through the Ruin-Strewn Precipice dungeon.
You can get to the Grand Lift of Dectus by traveling to the Main Academy Gate Site of Grace in Liurnia of The lakes and using the East portal. The Grand Lift of Dectus can only be activated by having both the left and right side pieces of the Dectus Medallion. Once you've found them, you can interact with the lift and instantly travel to the Atlus Plateau. This is the easiest way to Mt Gelmir. The first Site of Grace you'll find is the Atlus Plateau. Head North-West to reach the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace.
The tedious way involves going through the Ruin-Strewn Precipice cave which can be accessed by going North of Liurnia Of The Lakes and following the river upward. This cave has a lot of evil bat-like enemies and a boss. You find a lift at the end of the cave which takes you to Atlus Plateau. The first Site of Grace you'll find is Abandoned Coffin. Up the road is a dragon boss fight, you can avoid it, as you'll want to reach the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace next.
The next step is to head North of the Site of Grace and walk up the hill. There will be a huge boss fight here with a Tibia Mariner who summons giant skeletons. You can defeat them or run to the left, going around them. Go behind these enemies and you'll enter Mt Gelmir.
You'll want to keep walking through the mountain ravine until you come across a new Site of Grace, Seethewater Terminus. There's a collection of enemies and a mini boss inside the fort forward. Head left, behind the fort, and you'll find a pit of magma. A Magma Wyrm boss will spawn here. Keep running forward, behind the Magma Wyrm. You'll enter a disheveled village full of demi-humans. This is Hermit Village.
There is a boss at the very end of Hermit Village. Sorcerer Azur sits hidden away behind the rocks, past the boss. You can either come back later when you're stronger or run to the Site of Grace that sits next to Sorcerer Azur. Rest at the Site of Grace quickly to undo the aggro of the village enemies. You'll be able to safely interact with Azur behind all the rocks. All you will receive from Sorcerer Azur is a few grunts and a sorcery spell, Comet Azur. Bring this spell to Sellen in Limgrave to advance her questline.
Find Lusat In Sellia Hideaway
- Traverse through Sellia, Town of Sorcery.
- Find Lusat's body in Sellia Hideaway.
- Return to Sellen in Waypoint Ruins.
- Travel to Witchbane Ruins.
Once you mention Sorcerer Azur to Sellen, she will ask you to go find another master of hers. This time you must search for Sorcerer Lusat. He is hidden away in the Sellia Hideaway cave in Caelid. The best way to reach this cave is by fast traveling to the Fort Faroth Site of Grace, near all the sleeping dragons.
From Fort Faroth, you can find a safe area to drop off the cliff that lies to your left. Sellia Hideaway is inside this cliff. The other way to arrive at Sellia Hideaway is to traverse through the Sellia Town of Sorcery in Caelid and head up the connecting hill.
To get through the Town of Sorcery, you need to light up the three braziers on the rooftops of the town. Then, the main gateway in the town will unlock, previously sealed with magic. From there, you continue up the hill. You'll find the Church of Plague Site of Grace. Turn around and continue going up the hill until you can't anymore. Then there will be tombstones, with the cave entrance hiding behind the biggest tombstone there.
Now you have to enter the Sellia Hideaway cave.
Traversing through Sellia Hideaway is complex and difficult, especially if you're under-leveled. Luckily, you don't have to complete the cave to find Lusat.
To reach Sorcerer Lusat's remains, you must walk straight until you find large crystals acting as bridges. Go across the most accessible one. A mage will start attacking you. Drop down toward the mage and kill them. Then advance to the right and drop into the dark abyss below you. There will be only one sorcerer here who will start attacking you from afar. They are protecting Sorcerer Lusat's remains. Kill the mage to find Lusat behind them, and then interact with him.
Consider using rainbow stones or a lantern while traveling this whole area.
Now the hard part is figuring out how to exit Sellia Hideaway without dying. From Lusat's remains, you'll want to walk back to where you originally dropped from. There will be large crystals against the wall. You can actually climb up past them.
Climb up the crystals, but be careful. There will be a Grafted Scion running around. You can either defeat it or avoid it. Either way, make a sharp right once you jump off the crystal. This will take you back to the beginning, where the mage and bridges were. From here you can make your way back to the cave entrance.
Return to Sellen in Limgrave, where she will tell you to meet her real self inside Witchbane Ruins. Witchbane Ruins is in South Limgrave. The closest Sites of Grace are Isolated Merchant's Shack or Fourth Church of Marika. The ruins will spawn skeletons and a large Graven Witch ball. You can defeat them all or quickly run down the cellar before the ball spawns in the way. Exhaust Sellen's dialogue here.
Put Sellen's Body And Soul Together Again
- Travel to Ranni's Rise.
- Reveal hidden cellar.
- Reveal hidden wall.
- Interact with Sellen.
There is a hidden cellar beneath some ruins where you can find Sellen again. Travel to Ranni's Rise and exit the tower. To the left, there will be some ruins between Ranni's Rise and Renna's Rise. Smack the floors of the ruins until you find the secret entrance.
You'll enter a cellar full of lifeless dolls. There will be a hidden wall to continue inward. This is where you'll find Sorceress Sellen and be able to restore her body. She will then declare that she must go back to Raya Lucaria Academy. For this purpose, you must have completed the Raya Lucaria Academy legacy dungeon.
Speak With Witch Hunter Jerren
- Travel to Redmane Castle.
- Exhaust Jerren's dialogue.
- Travel to Witchbane Ruins.
- Exhaust Jerren's dialogue.
So you've found master Azur and Lusat for Sellen, granting you access to new sorceries and advancing Sellen's questline. The next step is to speak to a witch hunter by the name of Jerren. If you've started or completed Ranni The Witch's questline, you'll have met Jerren. He is the announcer you speak to before going off to fight Starscourge Radahn.
For this next part of Sellen's quest, you'll need to have already beaten Radahn. This is for the sake of speaking to Jerren.
After Radahn's great fight, you can find Witch Hunter Jerren sitting alone in the church, just a few feet behind where he was announcing. Nearby Sites of Grace are Chamber Outside The Plaza and Redmane Castle Plaza. Exhaust Jerren's dialogue and rest at a Site of Grace to allow him to travel elsewhere.
Jerren can now be found at Witchbane Ruins in South Limgrave. Exhaust his dialogue here.
If your quest isn't progressing at this point, try visiting Jerren before putting Sellen's body together. Remember to exhaust all dialogue at all locations.
Choose A Side At Raya Lucaria Grand Library
Now we're at the end of Sorceress Sellen's questline. Travel back to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library Site of Grace. Outside the entrance to the library will be NPC summoning signs. This is where you must choose to side with either Sellen or Jerren. Summoning one or the other will commence an NPC invasion-style boss fight inside the grand library and put an end to the questline.
By siding with Sellen, you get rewarded with Jerren's armor set. If you backtrack to Azur and Lusat's locations, you can get their armor, too. By siding with Jerren, he rewards you with an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
To get Rennala back into the grand library, exhaust Sellen's dialogue and rest at a Site of Grace. Sellen will have been turned into a Graven Witch ball to the left of Rennala. You can still purchase sorcery from her.
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