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Elden Ring The Four Belfries guide

Four belfries, three waygates, and an imbued sword key

Elden Ring player approaching the Four Belfries Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The Four Belfries is a dungeon in Elden Ring’s Liurnia of the Lakes region, where you can find an Imbued Stonesword Key (which you will need to put to use within the area to access valuable loot in remote locations). In this Elden Ring The Four Belfries guide, we’ll tell you where to find the dungeon, what loot to expect, enemies you’ll encounter, and offer some recommendations for your approach.

The Four Belfries location

The Four Belfries is located a short distance northeast from the Foot of the Four Belfries site of grace, which you’ll find on the main road leading north on the landmass west of Raya Lucaria Academy. From that site of grace, veer right and follow the road leading uphill to reach your destination. Spectral jellyfish patrol the lower portions of the trail, while giants appear as you ascend higher.

The Four Belfries loot

Elden Ring player standing in front of a chest containing an imbued stonesword key in the Four Belfries
Imbued stonesword key location.
Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

On the grounds of The Four Belfries, the only noteworthy item you will obtain is the extremely rare Imbued Sword Key (there are only a few of them available in the game). The key opens one of three portals leading to various other locations around the world, where you can also acquire the Pearldrake Talisman, Mottled Necklace, Ornamental Straight Sword, Golden Beast Crest Shield, Stormhawk King, and Stormhawk Deenh.

Three keys and four towers

When you arrive at The Four Belfries, you’ll notice a series of four belfry towers along the steep hillside. Near the first of them, a spectral giant attacks. Rather than staying to fight him, rush uphill to its high point and activate The Four Belfries site of grace. Then it’s easy to backtrack downhill and pick a fight.

Elden Ring player approaching a corpse on a broken bridge where the imbued stonesword key is located in the Four Belfries
Imbued stonesword key location.
Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

If you don’t already have any Imbued Sword Key items, you’ll find your first one at the fourth belfry tower. Just to be safe, hold off on collecting it if you already do have any other such keys in your possession. Some players have reported a glitch that prevents them from carrying more than one at a time. The lower three towers each require you to activate imp statues using one of those keys, and presently there are no known extras available.

A second Imbued Sword Key is located in Raya Lucaria Academy, along the rooftop of the Church of Cuckoo.

The third Imbued Sword Key waits in Sellia, Town of Sorcery in central Caelid. Near the Sellia Under-Stair site of grace, head up the steps and explore the streets and rooftops. Light torches in three towers around the vicinity to remove seals from doors on the lower level. Through one such doorway, near the northeastern side of town, two sorcerer enemies guard a chest not far downhill from the Sellia Backstreets site of grace. That chest contains the precious key.

The First Belfry

Activating the lowest of the belfries brings a portal to life. Pass through it to appear within the Crumbling Farum Azula. Descend to the edge and look down to find a lower ledge you can drop to, and then another ledge left from there. At this point, stop descending for a moment and look to the nearby slope. You should spot some enemies waiting between the pillars, which you can hit with projectile magic from the safety of your platform.

The two enemies are hearty, and will likely require several hits. The one on the right can also throw its axe to reach you on the high platform, so step back as necessary and resume your attack when you can. Eventually, you should manage to take down both adversaries. Drop down from the platform and head down slope, to the lower left edge of that wide, tilted platform. You should see a place where you can drop to another smaller ledge. Do so, and then check on that ledge to find the Pearldrake Talisman resting on a corpse. To exit, fast travel back to The Four Belfries site of grace.

The Second Belfry

The second belfry is located directly uphill from the first one. Upon activating the portal at its base, you can travel to a remote location within Nokron, Eternal City. From where you first appear, descend along the ledges to reach an expansive grassy platform. Head forward along it and keep to the left to find a Ghost Glovewort [2] material. Head toward the right and watch the area to your left. Along a ledge extending in that direction, check a corpse for the Mottled Necklace. Finally, head to the end of the area for a tough confrontation with an armored soldier who drops some runes when defeated. Fast travel back to The Four Belfries site of grace whenever you like.

The Third Belfry

Located only slightly higher on the slope than the second belfry, the third belfry has a portal that leads to the Chapel of Anticipation (the area where you began the game). If you turn around and notice blue butterflies, you may be tempted to collect them. Don’t. You’ll merely fall through the soil and die. Instead, head along the bridge to reach a ledge on the far side where you can pass through a mist wall to face a boss.

Elden Ring player engaging the grafted scion in the Chapel of Anticipation
Grafted Scion boss fight.
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The Grafted Scion is no longer the challenge it was when first you met it. Be careful about approaching head-on, which puts you within easy range of both its swords and its debilitating roar. Instead, roll to its sides and wail on it, and then back away and repeat. If you have powerful magic-imbued weapons or bleed effects, the fight shouldn’t last long at all and your old nemesis will fall, leaving behind the Ornamental Straight Sword and the Golden Beast Crest Shield.

Continue through the next arch and cross another bridge to reach a large building. As you arrive, head through an archway to the right and follow the steps to reach a higher platform where you can grab The Stormhawk King. Then enter the nearby doors and head right on the balcony to find a treasure chest that holds the Stormhawk Deenh. Now you are done in the area and can fast travel elsewhere to pursue your next adventure.

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