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Elden Ring guide: Tombsward Cave walkthrough

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Standing at the entrance to Tombsward Cave in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Tombsward Cave dungeon in Elden Ring is a great source of loot, especially if your character needs a lot of stamina. If you defeat the relatively easy Boss, Miranda the Blighted Bloom, you get the stamina-boosting Viridian Amber Medallion as a reward. However, as the presence of poison makes things a little tricky, here’s a guide on how to deal with that.

Tombsward Cave location

Elden Ring's map, showing the location of Tombsward Cave in Weeping Peninsula Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Tombsward Cave is very easy to find. Visit the plains in the western part of the Weeping Peninsula, then look for the rocks northwest of the giant Walking Mausoleum. The entrance to the Tombsward Cave is a bit higher up on those rocks (there are some trees in front of it). Thanks to the brazier outside, it’s easily visible from a distance.

Tombsward Cave enemies and items

Before you try to conquer the Tombsward Cave, consider buying the Cure Poison incantation from Brother Corhyn at the Table of Lost Grace (directly left after spawning). It’s also handy to take a ranged weapon with you.

The Tombsward Cave Summoning Pool is right behind the site of grace. Start this dungeon by walking down the tunnel until you reach the open area (don’t forget to pick up the bright green Cave Moss), but be careful: Fhe floor is covered with poison. Walk close to the walls to avoid filling your poison meter as much as possible.

Perhaps an even bigger concern though, are the Servants of Rot. They’re easy to kill, but it’s hard to avoid their ranged poison attacks. This is where the bow comes in. As soon as you’ve sniped the Servants of Rot, be sure to grab the Golden Rune and the Furlcalling Finger Remedy from the corpses. Don’t forget to collect the pink Poisonblooms as well.

A room in Tombsward Cave, where the left exit leads to the boss, but the right exit leads to more loot Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The question is: Which way to go now?

If you’ve been affected by poison, you might want to save your remaining health flasks for the boss fight. In that case, go through the tunnel opposite of the one you came from (see the image above). As long as you keep your distance whenever they’re spewing poison, the Poisonous Flowers in this corridor are easy to defeat. Make sure you grab the five Poisonbone Darts in the little alcove on your right before entering the boss area.

In case you’d rather grab some extra rewards, go down the opening to the right instead. You’ll land in a pool of poison, so be ready to run straight ahead and then to the right. Kill the Rats, then loot the corpses for Golden Runes, Immunizing White Cured Meat, and Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook (8). Run back into the other tunnel to find additional Poisonblooms, Cave Moss, and a corpse holding an Arteria Leaf.

Tombsward Cave voss: Miranda the Blighted Bloom

Fighting the Tombsward Cave boss, Miranda the Blighted Bloom, in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Here’s something you don’t often hear while playing Elden Ring: this boss fight is quite easy. In fact, you can ignore the minions and simply start slashing Miranda until her health bar is empty (at which point the minions will disappear). Besides physical damage, this Elden Ring boss is also weak to fire.

Once this flower blooms no more, you’ll obtain the Viridian Amber Medallion.

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