Elden Ring: Deeproot Depths Complete Walkthrough (2022)

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Deeproot Depths is one of five secret underground portions of the map in Elden Ring. These depths can be hard to access to if you don't know who to talk to or what hidden wall to punch, but once in you'll find new armor, incantations, bosses, and more. We've put together a basic guide on how to traverse the Deeproot Depths and get to the end, no dilly-dallying attached. All important boss fights and loot will be listed at the bottom.

This location is strongly tied to Fia's personal sidequest, and although you can access it without the speaking to her at Roundtable Hold to begin the quest line, it's recommended. It's an area full of large ant enemies, undead knights, and fire-breathing sentinels, although all are relatively easy to either avoid or take down. There are up to four bosses in Deeproot Depths, but the real challenge isn't the enemies — it's figuring out where to go among all the overgrown and abnormally large roots.

How To Get Into Deeproot Depths

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There are two ways to access Deeproot Depths. The main way is by finding the Siofra Aqueducts, accessible through the Ancestral Woods in Siofra River. Getting to the Ancestral Woods means finding Nokron City, a task you are given by Ranni in her sidequest. The second way is through a hidden wall after defeating a boss in the subterranean underground of Leyndell, Royal Capital.

Main Path

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From the Ancestral Woods, head towards the large group of Ancestral Followers that are singing and dancing around a deer carcass. Behind them, you can drop down a ledge and enter a cave. This will lead you to the Aqueduct-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace. At the very end of the Siofra Aqueducts will be a boss battle with two Valiant Gargoyles. After defeating them, you can walk all the way to the end of the waterfall basin, collect the Site of Grace, and interact with the lonely coffin at the very end. This will teleport you to the Deeproot Depths.

Alternative Path

After defeating Mohg, the Omen, an optional boss in the Subterranean-Shunning Grounds section of Leyndell Royal Capital, you can parkour your way into a hidden area. From the boss room Site of Grace, Cathedral of the Forsaken, head northeast through the dungeon. You'll come across a deep chasm with three diagonal planks down the way. You can carefully drop down each plank, then you'll have to drop onto stone slabs sticking out of the walls.

On the last slab, you'll be able to walk into a window. Head around to the left and then jump down. Heading left lowers the level at which you jump, so you won't die. Go directly south, where you'll find a treasure chest. The wall behind the chest can be revealed as fake, leading you to the Deeproot Depths instead.

The Ant Colony

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Starting from the Great Waterfall Crest Site of Grace, head to the right of where the Ulcerated Tree Spirit spawns. You'll have to walk across the tree roots, drop down, and continue across to reach the next area. Here there will be a couple of large ants to face. Directly behind them to the west is the next Site of Grace, Deeproot Depths, where you'll also find a Finger Reader.

In this general area between the Great Waterfall Crest and Deeproot Depths Site of Grace, you can find an Ashes of War and an Incantation. The Ash of War is retrieved by killing a Teardrop Scarab to the left of where the Erdtree Avatar spawns. This Incantation, however, is trickier to acquire, as you must enter a secret ant cave. This cave is at first noticeable due to a large opening on the east wall, where you can see an item glowing. The cave cannot be accessed this way, as that's the end of the cave. That item you see is the Elden Stars incantation.

Directly north you can continue deeper into the Deeproot Depths, and find the next Site of Grace. You must walk through a bunch of roots under a tree.

How To Enter The Ant Cave

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Go back to the beginning of the roots, before you crossed them to reach the ants. Instead of continuing forward, you can jump onto another set of roots to your right. By parkouring to your right with Torrent, you will notice roots connecting into a missable cave in the wall. There are no Sites of Grace in this cave, so you'll want to be prepared, as you're entering a den filled to the brim with large ants. You can either defeat them or run to the very end for the sake of getting the Incantation.

For each ant you kill in this cave, they drop a Numen's Rune. The Numen's Rune is one of the higher Golden Runes you can find, where consuming or selling them gives you 12,500 runes each.

Map Fragment Location

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The map fragment can be found on the way to the next Site of Grace, The Nameless Eternal City. After the Deeproot Depths Site of Grace, go right around the water and through the trees to get to the next area. Keep heading west and follow the photo above. Accessing the map allows you to have more control over where you're going and what your goals are for the current area.

How To Get To The End Of Deeproot Depths

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From The Nameless City Site of Grace, all you have to do is walk up the roots in the correct fashion to reach the boss gate. Follow the series of images above for a more accurate understanding. Facing east, jump on top of the broken houses to your right. Access the roots here.

You'll notice a fire-breathing gargoyle sitting at the end of the root. If you're not directly in front of these enemies, you will not be harmed. You can easily farm them from behind this way, as they are sentinels and do not move.

Head up the roots. You'll want to turn right and keep going up. Gargoyles will attempt to throw fire at you, but these attacks are easy to avoid as they are released slowly. You can either sprint past before the fire lands in front of you, or you can stand out of range until the gargoyle is done and then run past.

After the second gargoyle, continue going forward, up the roots. You'll meet the third gargoyle. Take a sharp left past him, where you'll have to jump onto roots going higher. Here is where the fourth gargoyle will be, which may cause you trouble as you try to make the jump. Remember, once you're in their peripheral vision, they can't harm you.

Behind gargoyle three and four is where you'll have to drop down to the next Site of Grace, Across The Roots. The boss room will be right next to it.

Notable Bosses

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Bosses Location
Erdtree Avatar Forward in front of a large tree, after accessing the first Site of Grace, Great Waterfall Crest.
Crucible Knight Sirulia West of Nameless Eternal City Site of Grace, outside a large hollow tree.
Fia's Champions At the end of Deeproot Depths, once you traverse through the tree trunk pathing and find Across The Roots Site of Grace.
Lichdragon Fortissax In the Prince of Death's Throne arena, from interacting with Fia after defeating Fia's Champions.
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Notable Loot in Deeproot Depths

Loot Location
Staff of The Avatar Weapon drop from defeating the Ulcerated Tree Spirit at the beginning.
Ashes of War: Golden Land Dropped from a scarab beetle to the left of where the Ulcerated Tree Spirit spawns, up a hill.
Elden Stars An incantation found at the end of a secret ant cave at the beginning of Deeproot Depths. Entrance to the cave is through traversing across the tree roots.
Prince of Death Cyst Talisman dropped by a Runebear hidden behind a waterfall. This is found by accessing the top of the eastern waterfall, through climbing the tree roots in the main city area.
Ashes of War: Vacuum Slice Found inside a crumbling temple surrounded by roots, east of Nameless Eternal City Site of Grace.
Prince of Death Staff Weapon found on top of a tower surrounded by roots, northeast of Nameless Eternal City Site of Grace.
Crucible Tree Armor Set Armor set found northwest of Nameless Eternal City Site of Grace, inside a hollow tree, accessible after defeating Crucible Knight Sirulia outside.
Mausoleum Soldier Ashes Northeast of the Crucible Knight tree, behind a broken tower.
Fia's Mist Rewarded after defeating Fia's Champions.
Fia's Armor Set Loot from Fia after completing her sidequest.
Twinned Set Looted from D's brother.
Inseparable Sword Reward for giving D's brother the Twinned Set.

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FAQs

What level should I be for Deeproot Depths? ›

Elden Ring Level Progression: Recommended Level by Location
AreaLevelUpgrade (Somber)
Altus Plateau60-70+10-14 (+4-5)
Nokron, Eternal City70-80+15-20 (+6-8)
Siofra Aqueduct70-80+15-20 (+6-8)
Deeproot Depths80-90+15-20 (+6-8)
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How do you get above Deeproot Depths? ›

So if you unlocked. This frenzied flame prescription or cathedral the forsaken it'd be much much

Is Deeproot Depths optional? ›

The Deeproot Depths is an optional underground area in Elden Ring, that can be reached after fully progressing north through Nokron, Eternal City and the Ancestral Woods. After fighting the Valiant Gargoyle twin boss, players can go through a waterfall that leads to the Deeproot Depths.

How do you stop Deeproot Depths mausoleum? ›

To lower the Mausoleum, you'll want to platform up the tree branches to the southwest and then clear the skull clusters around the rim of the Mausoleums building. To the extreme north, next to a decayed tree stump are the Mausoleum Soldiers Ashes.

Is there a boss in Deeproot Depths? ›

There are four bosses you can fight in Deeproot Depths. The first one is Erdtree Avatar. It is located in front of a large tree after accessing the Great Waterfall Crest Site of Grace. There is the Crucible Knight Sirulia that you can find on the West of the nameless Eternal City Site of Grace.

What level should I be to fight Malenia? ›

To beat the Malenia boss fight in Elden Ring, you'll need to prepare in advance. This isn't a fight you should go into without the right items, armor, or build. We don't recommend facing her until you're at least level 120. Ideally, you'll want to be closer to level 150.

Where does the coffin in Deeproot Depths go? ›

Head to the western edge of the waterfall and you'll find another coffin you can rest in. This coffin takes you to Ainsel River Main.

How do you activate the teleporter in Deeproot Depths? ›

After defeating Valiant Gargoyle & Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade), you'll be able to head to the Great Waterfall Basin site of grace and find the coffin nearby. Interact with the coffin to climb into it and it'll act like a teleporter and take you to Deeproot Depths.

Where does FIA go after D dies? ›

Where does Fia go after killing D in Elden Ring? Fia is located in the Deeproot Depths, which is accessed by traveling to Nokron, Eternal City. It can only be accessed after defeating General Radahn, and players who have completed Ranni's questline will be familiar with the location.

How many times can you duplicate remembrance Elden Ring? ›

You can only duplicate one Remembrance per Mausoleum. Duplicating Remembrances means you can grab both rewards from a specific Remembrance in a single run if you want. But remember that there are more Remembrances than Walking Mausoleums, so you should choose your rewards wisely.

How many Walking Mausoleums are there? ›

There are a total of seven Walking Mausoleums in Elden Ring. Follow this guide to learn all their locations and duplicate Boss Remembrances. Walking Mausoleums are one of the more unusual creatures you'll come across in Elden Ring.

How do I stop walking through a Mausoleum? ›

To stop and enter the Walking Mausoleums in Elden Ring, you need to hit the grey material that is growing on their body. This material appears around them, either on their feet or their many bodies.

How do I get to Deeproot Depths through shunning grounds? ›

You'll need to make your way to the Subterranean-Shunning Grounds from Leyndell. You'll find a well outside the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace, to the left of the walkway that's guarded by three knights. Continue descending from the Subterranean-Shunning Grounds and you'll arrive at the Forsaken Depths.

What do you do with a FIA? ›

Fia, Deathbed Companion. Fia is an NPC in Elden Ring. Fia is a deathbed companion that you will find inside a small bedroom at the Roundtable Hold. Her embrace will give you a special consumable that can increase poise called the Baldachin's Blessing, at the cost of a debuff that slightly decreases your maximum HP.

How many graces are in Deeproot Depths? ›

As you explore the Deeproot Depths, you will encounter 6 Sites of Grace. In Deeproot Depths, you'll encounter many ant-like opponents. Sites of Grace are located both on lower and upper levels of the location, which you'll access by climbing the tree.

Is there a golden seed in Deeproot Depths? ›

Sacred Tears increase the potency of your Flasks, while Golden Seeds increase your Flask's number of uses. These are two very useful bolstering items that will help keep you alive longer. There are no Sacred Tears and Golden Seeds in this area.

How do you fight Fortissax? ›

Lichdragon Fortissax can be fought by giving Fia the Cursemark of Death after she moves to the Prince of Death's Throne, talking to her three times, and choosing to "Enter the Deathbed Dream".

Why is Malenia so hard? ›

What makes Malenia so difficult, even for her fellow boss characters, is the fact that she heals with every attack she lands, making her incredibly durable. Plus, bosses, just like players, have to beat both of her phases, which sees her regain a large portion of her health.

Can you save Melina Elden Ring? ›

Can You & How to Save Melina in Elden Ring? Yes, you can save Meline in Elden Ring, and to do this you need to get the “Frenzied Flame” from 'Three Fingers' for the Forge of the Giants. This is where Melina sacrifices herself to ignite the Erdtree entrance.

What is the hardest boss in Elden Ring? ›

1/15 Malenia, Blade Of Miquella

Malenia may not be the gigantic beast that Starscourge Radahn is, but she's still generally considered to be the hardest boss in Elden Ring.

Can you reach Nokstella without ranni? ›

There is a way to access Nokstella without Ranni's quest. In Deeproot Depths, west to The Nameless Eternal City grace, lies the coffin that leads to Ainsel River Main, and you can pass through there to Nokstella.

Where does FIA go after giving D the dagger? ›

Once you have the Cursemark, take it back to Fia, who now permanently hangs out at the Deeproot Depths. Give it to her and you'll get the Radiant Baldachin's Blessing - then reload the area and Fia will be asleep. Prepare yourself for a big fight, then interact with her to enter the Deathbed Dream.

Do you have to do Rannis Questline to get to Nokstella? ›

TIL you don't need to follow ranni's questline to get to Nokstella : r/Eldenring.

How do you get past the door at frenzied flame proscription? ›

To open the flaming door remove all of your armor. Approach the door after removing your armor and you are prompted to open it. Push the prompted button and you will trigger a cutscene. After this cutscene you can leave the area.

How do you get rid of a FIA debuff? ›

The method to remove Fia's Hug debuff is pretty simple. All you need to do is use the blessing she provides you, Baldachin's Blessing, when she embraces you in a hug.

Can you save Rogier? ›

Can you save Rogier? Rogier is a pretty swell guy, which makes him dying a real bummer. Unfortunately, progressing through Renna's questline seems to lead to an inevitable death for him. He'll get affected by the thorns that are a hallmark of the Death status effect and eventually pass into sleep and die.

What happens if I let FIA hold me? ›

If you let Fia embrace you in Roundtable Hold, a status icon with a red square and an arrow pointing down appears below your health and FP bars. This indicates a reduction in your HP.

Why does Godwyn look like that? ›

If players delve deep enough into the lands below the Lands Between, they'll find Godwyn's "corpse" intertwined with the roots of the Erdree, a tumor injecting poison into the earth. Godwyn is no longer his handsome self, either, instead transformed into a monstrous shape.

How do I get to Deeproot Depths early? ›

The main way to access Deeproot Depths is by entering the coffin just beyond the Great Waterfall Basin, shortly after the boss fight with the Valiant Gargoyle. This will take you to a new area where you can touch a Site of Grace, and begin your journey into the Deeproot Depths.

What level should I be to fight Lichdragon Fortissax? ›

Since Lichdragon Fortissax is an end-game boss, the recommended level for this boss fight is at least Level 70. The main weakness of Lichdragon Fortissax is Pierce Damage. And the weakest point of its body is its head, where it takes 2x damage.

What level should you be in Altus plateau? ›

Elden Ring Altus Plateau is a region, and we recommend you be around level 60 ~ 70.

How do you get Deeproot Depths on a map? ›

The Deeproot Depths Map can only be accessed by defeating the Valiant Gargoyles at the end of Siofra Aqueduct past Nokron, Eternal City in the far north, and taking a coffin ride to this new region. It's a Key Item in Elden Ring.

How do I get to Deeproot Depths through the subterranean shunning grounds? ›

You'll need to make your way to the Subterranean-Shunning Grounds from Leyndell. You'll find a well outside the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace, to the left of the walkway that's guarded by three knights. Continue descending from the Subterranean-Shunning Grounds and you'll arrive at the Forsaken Depths.

How do you get to Deeproot Depths from Nokron? ›

Deeproot Depths is an area accessible only once players have entered Nokron, Eternal City. You must enter the Siofra Aqueduct and clear the dungeon by heading to the point shown on the map, then drop down the cliff and continue northward. The dungeon ends at the Valiant Gargoyle boss fight.

Do you have to do Rannis Questline to get to Nokstella? ›

TIL you don't need to follow ranni's questline to get to Nokstella : r/Eldenring.

What is the hardest boss in Elden Ring? ›

1/15 Malenia, Blade Of Miquella

Malenia may not be the gigantic beast that Starscourge Radahn is, but she's still generally considered to be the hardest boss in Elden Ring.

Can you fight Lichdragon if you beat the game? ›

If you have already completed Fia's quest, you can jump directly to "Beat the Lichdragon Fortissax".

Can you fight Fortissax if you beat the game? ›

Fortunately, this boss fight is optional, but the reward of defeating it is tempting. Along with usual bonuses like Runes, defeating the Lichdragon Fortissax will also unlock the unique ending of The Age of Duskborn.

Is Caelid the hardest area Elden Ring? ›

Elden Ring - Deeproot Depths Is Harder Than Caelid

Of course, as hard as Elden Ring's aboveground areas are, its underground ones are even more difficult. One such location is very difficult to stumble into by accident by way of Dragon-Burnt Ruins.

What level is godrick? ›

Godrick the Grafted: Overview
NameRecommended LevelRunes
Godrick the Grafted3015,000 Runes
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How many graces are in Deeproot Depths? ›

As you explore the Deeproot Depths, you will encounter 6 Sites of Grace. In Deeproot Depths, you'll encounter many ant-like opponents. Sites of Grace are located both on lower and upper levels of the location, which you'll access by climbing the tree.

Where is Dragon in Deeproot Depths? ›

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Where does the teleporter in Deeproot Depths take you? ›

All Sites of Grace in Deeproot Depths

If you come from the coffin teleporter in Siofra Aqueduct this will be the first site of grace you find in Deeproot. This site of grace is found in the southeast region of Deeproot Depths.

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