it’s huge and will take hundreds of hours to complete. That’s especially true in the game’s large open world dungeons. In the Elden Ring, players will explore many dungeons, but not all dungeons are created equal.
Scattered throughout the Midlands are catacombs, caves, tunnels, and ruins, containing a vast amount of items, materials,and, of course, enemies. Knowing what awaits you before you enter a dungeon will help you prepare for the battle ahead and know where to go if you need certain items.
These are the different types of dungeons in the Elden Ring and what you should expect.
The most important aspects of the Elden Ring story and the required bosses will come through Legacy Dungeons, which are large, custom areas filled with unique enemies and treasure. Each will have multiple grace sites as well as various bosses, some are required to progress through the game while others can be skipped.
Stormveil Keep, Raya Lucaria Academy other Leyndell, royal capital are three of the Legacy Dungeons that players will need to conquer to complete the game.
Underground tombs called catacombs are found throughout the Midlands. These smaller dungeons are usually filled with undead enemies and are loaded with crafting and upgrading materials like Glovewarts of graves and ghosts. Both serve to level up. spiritual ashes once you have unlocked that option with Roderika in the round table holder.
There is a boss for each catacomb, and the reward for clearing the dungeons can be a weapon, spell, or Spirit Ash. The first catacombs you will find in Limgrave are the Stormfoot Catacombs, Murky Water Catacombs other Catacombs touched by death.
For example, how the catacombs are the place to go to farm the materials needed to upgrade spiritual ashesthe tunnels are where you’ll find Smithing Stones and Shadow to upgrade weapons. Miners are the common enemy you’ll be facing here, and they’re especially hard to take down as their tough hide makes them strong against slashing weapons. However, they are weak to blunt weapons or magic. The same goes for tunnel bosses who will normally drop weapons when defeated.
The tunnels found near the beginning of the game are Limgrave Tunnels other Tunnels of Morne.
Unlike catacombs and tunnels, caves don’t have a major upgrade material to farm. Instead, they are filled with dangerous wildlife and demi-humans. They are also much faster to clear than previous dungeons. Try to rush and take out the boss to earn yourself a weapon, talisman, or spell.
The caves near the beginning of the game include the grove cave, coastal cave other Muddy water cave.
Some of the most dangerous dungeons to find are the many Hero Grave sites. There are only four, but a common item is a chariot adorned with spinning blades that travels along set paths. These vehicles will kill players in one hit, regardless of their health, so timing is everything here. Think of these dungeons as a sort of obstacle course. Hero Graves can also have more than one boss to fight, with the last one being incredibly difficult as it usually consists of a fight with two difficult enemies at the same time.
Cleaning a hero grave gives you a net Elite Spirit Ash, which are powerful summons that can fend off bosses. The first tomb of the hero, Tomb of the Fringefolk heroit’s actually close to where you start, but it requires two stone sword keys.
Unlike previous dungeons, the ruins are above ground rather than underground. They are easily identifiable with their crumbling structures. The number of enemies in each ruin can vary, and there may not be a boss. However, most ruins will have stairs that lead to a treasure chest or even a major character that is linked to a side quest.
The Limgrave ruins include the gate ruins, Misty Forest Ruins other Waypoint Ruins.