Elden Ring – Where to Find & How to Get Smithing Stones

Elden Ring

Smithing Stones in Elden Ring are a vital resource for players, allowing them to enhance their weapons and shields. When you enter new regions, bosses and even low-tier enemies have a lot more health, making the Lands Between more tough. Fans will need to employ Smithing Stones to power up their gear in the early stages of the game.

You may be unsure of where to obtain these resources. Smithing Stones are not extremely difficult to come by if you follow along with this guide, which will show you the best farming spots and how to locate vendors later in the game that sell the higher rarity variations.

Where to find and farm Elden Ring Smithing Stones and Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing farming locations

Tier 1 Smithing Stones  – referred to in-game as “Smithing Stones [1]”  – can be used to upgrade your weapons from their most basic form. The number in square brackets indicates the stone’s tier, where the greater the number, the better the stone, and it is not to be confused with the number of stones you acquire. At a smithing table, you can use Runes and Smithing Stones to improve your armaments.

The map below shows where Smithing Stones and other upgrade materials can be found.

Upgrade materials location - Elden Ring
Credits to fextralife.com for this map

Smithing Stone 1

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +3.

Where to Find:

  • 2 were discovered on a corpse at Stormhill’s Saintsbridge.
  • Limgrave Tunnels has about 8 of them (mostly as yellow glowing stones on wall).
  • You can find it in Limgrave as a hidden treasure.
  • Dropped by Godrick Soldier.
  • Found among the flooded gravestones surrounding Summonwater Village.
  • Found on a corpse in Castle Morne, at the back of the main courtyard and to the left.
  • Found on a corpse in the eastern edge of the Bridge of Sacrifice, near the middle section.
  • Found on a corpse sitting by a standing pillar in the Uhl Palace Ruins.
  • Found on the corpse hanging on the cliff’s edge in a cavern in Ainsel River.
  • Found on top of a corpse that lays on the ground. Found together with 3 other dead bodies and a rounded group of chairs.
  • Looted by a Soldier alongside Lordsworn’s Straight Sword.
  • Looted by a Soldier alongside Lordsworn’s Straight Sword.
  • Mistwood: Found by looting a corpse on the battlements of Fort Haight.
  • One can be found near Merchank Kale, at the smithing table. Merchant Kale can be located at Church of Elleh in Limgrave.
  • Stormhill: Found together with a Smithing Stone [2] at an open field surrounded with Trolls. There’s a half-buried stone sculpture containing the Stones at its core. The Trolls can be manipulated into hitting and cracking the sculpture open in order to grab the Stones.

Smithing Stone 2

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +6.

Where to Find:

  • Academy Gate Town: Down a big tree, to the southwestern side of the lake.
  • Academy Gate Town: Inside a small chapel, near a statue.
  • Ainsel River: Three found on one of the corpses in an ant nest.
  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 1600 Runes.
  • Castle Morne: After taking the ladder at the back of the courtyard to the top level, you will find another ladder to the rights leading to a middle level. Follow the path towards the end where a Harpy is chopping up a corpse. The Smithing Stone can be found on this corpse.
  • Castle Morne: From the main courtyard entrance, head up the steps on the left. Found on a corpse amongst skeletal dogs.
  • Castle Morne: Inside a building known as the Rampart Gaol at the back of the castle. This is the same building where the Whip can be found and is first accessed by walking atop the western walls at the back of the castle from the “”Behind the Castle”” Site of Grace. There is a building to the left with a blue roof. Jump onto this roof and then down to the cliffs below. Follow the cliffs southeast until you return onto a section of the castle with a square opening. Descend into the opening by using the wooden beams below. The stone can be found on a corpse on one of these wooden beams.
  • Found in a corpse at the bottom of a cliff. The site is full of Wolves fighting a huge Lesser Runebear.
  • Limgrave: Can be found in the Highroad Cave.
  • Mistwood: Found in a chest in the only intact room at center of the Mistwood Ruins.
  • Nokron, Eternal City: Found on a corpse in a corner at the bottom of a ruin.
  • Siofra River: Found on a corpse dangling from the edge of the upper platform of a ruin.
  • Siofra River: Three found on a corpse laying just underneath the ledge an Ancestral Follower is standing on.
  • Siofra River: Three found on a corpse slouched at the base of a tree near the large collapsed pillars.
  • South of Waypoint Ruins: Found inside an open grave, along with three Smithing Stone [1] and a Smithing Stone [3].
  • Stormhill: Found together with a Smithing Stone [1] at an open field surrounded with Trolls. There’s a half-buried stone sculpture containing the Stones at its core. The Trolls can be manipulated into hitting and cracking the sculpture open in order to grab the Stones.
  • Stormveil Castle. Found behind some explosive barrels on the top level of the castle walls accessed from the Rampart Tower.
  • Weeping Peninsula: On the main road in the east. Found on a corpse amongst creatures scavenging the broken cart.

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 1

On Elden Ring’s map, find your way to the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel:

Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel - Elden Ring

The Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [1] is a special item that can only be obtained by defeating the dungeon’s boss, Crystalian. This makes this dungeon one of the best Smithing Stone spots in the game for a wide variety of basic drops. In Roundtable Hold, you can bring the Bell Bearing to the Twin Maiden Husks and they’ll give you the Smithing Stones 1 and 2. For the rest of the game, you can simply purchase them whenever you want for a very fair amount.

A lot of the “soldier” foes that appear early in the game will drop Smithing Stones, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get your hands on them. If you keep respawning and farming some near significant Sites of Grace, you should be able to replenish your supplies quickly enough to continue your campaign.

Smithing Stone 3

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +9.

Where to Find:

  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 2400 Runes.
  • Caria Manor: Found in the cliffside graveyard.
  • Found in a room locked behind an imp statue in Night’s Sacred Ground.
  • Found on a corpse at the base of a ramp going up in Ainsel River.
  • Found on a corpse in a dead end of the Ainsel River caves.
  • Found on a corpse in a mountain of bodies in Ainsel River, guarded by giant ants.
  • Found on a corpse on a ledge overlooking the water in Nokron, Eternal City.
  • Found on a corpse sitting at the top of a stone ruin in Siofra River.
  • Liurnia of the Lakes: Found on a corpse sitting outside the gazebo in the center of the Laskyar Ruins.
  • Looted off a corpse in the rooftops section of Raya Lucaria Academy.
  • Players can gain access to this item from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold when offering them a Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [2]
  • South of Waypoint Ruins: A stone found inside an open grave, along with one Smithing Stone [2] and three Smithing Stone [1].
  • Stormvile Castle. Found on a corpse around the southwestern cliffs. Watch out for the Bladed Talon Eagles roosting in the area.
  • Three found on a corpse behind the large stone building housing the map piece for Ainsel River.
  • Two found on a corpse lying on the edge of one of the standing column structures in Ainsel River. Can be accessed by climbing up the tipped over pillar next to it.
  • At least three within the caves that go through Ruin-Strewn Precipice.
    • One held by a corpse in the second area of the caves.
    • A second one also held by a corpse, on the roof with the Giant Land Octopus.
    • Third stone is under a tent on your right when coming across the second singing winged-old-lady.

Smithing Stone 4

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +12.

Where to Find:

  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 3600 Runes.
  • Found at the altar of the chapel inside Caria Manor.
  • Found in a chest inside an enemy outpost below The Four Belfries.
  • Found on a corpse dangling from the side of the ruins in South Siofra River.
  • Found on a corpse dangling from the top of a tall archway in Ainsel River.
  • Found on a corpse in the caves of Ainsel River Main.
  • Found on a corpse sitting against a ruined wall in northern Uhl Palace Ruins.
  • Found on one of the corpses at the base of the waterfall in Siofra River by the water’s edge.
  • Found on the ground level of Siofra River, in a room with a Giant Poison Flower.
  • Leyndell Royal Capital: After defeating the first enhanced Trumpeteer, drop down to the platform below, and enter the room in the back. Beware of the assassin hidden inside.
  • Looted from a corpse on the balcony behind an illusory wall. From the Schoolhouse Classroom site of Raya Lucaria Academy, go to the hallway, turn left. The illusory wall is in front of the corpse inside the room.
  • Players can gain access to this item from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold when offering them a Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [2].
  • There are at least 9 Smithing Stones [4] within the cave that goes through Ruin-Strewn Precipice.
  • There’s one Smithing Stone [4] northeast of Artist’s Shack, held by a corpse sitting on a chair facing the precipice.

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2

Find the Sealed Tunnel region on Elden Ring’s map to unlock the ability to purchase infinite amounts of Smithing Stones 3 and 4.

You’ll uncover a secret passage at the beginning of the underground region to the left of the Site of Grace. You’ll see a carriage and some rubble obstructing an entrance as soon as you strike the wall. The Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [2] can be used to create the Twin Maiden Husks, which will allow you to acquire Smithing Stones 3 and 4.

It’s going to be difficult to find these Smithing Stones before you get to that place. If you’re in a hurry, the Sellia Crystal Tunnel and the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel both have many of each sort of stone, and Ainsel River also has plenty.

Smithing Stone 5

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +15.

Where to Find:

  • At the second hidden area of the Sealed Tunnel in Leyndell Royal Capital, midway of the elevator.
  • Can be found in Wyndham Catacombs
  • Can be found in Wyndham Ruins
  • Dropped by Leyndell soldiers in Leyndell Royal Capital.
  • Found on a corpse in a graveyard in Nokron, Eternal City.
  • Found on a corpse in the caves of Ainsel River Main.
  • Found on a corpse on the ruined supporting structures of Nokron, Eternal City. It is located a level below the phantom on the bridge ruin.
  • Found on a corpse sitting against a column ruin in Nokron, Eternal City.
  • Found on a corpse sitting by the edge of the water flowing down the Siofra Aqueduct.
  • Found on a corpse slouched over in a corner in the courtyards of Nokron, Eternal City.
  • Looted off a corpse at the end of the cut out steps of the Iron ball trap in Raya Lucaria Academy.
  • Many can be found in Altus Tunnel and Old Altus Tunnel

Smithing Stone 6

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +18.

Where to Find:

  • Can be found in Volcano Manor
    • On a body on a rooftop near Guest Hall grace.
  • Five obtained by defeating Fallingstar Beast atop Mt. Gelmir at Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite grace.
  • Found on a corpse at the bottom of the waterfall in Grand Cloister. A huge grotesque creature will ambush you when you pick up the item.
  • Found on a corpse at the side of a building in Nokstella, Eternal City.
  • Found on a corpse in the corner of the base of a building in Nokstella, Eternal City. Beware of the snail ambush after you pick the item up.
  • Leyndell Royal Capital: Can be found on a body at the little patio.

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 3

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [3], enables you to purchase Smithing Stones 5 and 6 from Roundtable Hold, may be discovered in Zamor Ruins, at the map’s summit, on Elden Ring’s map:

Zamor Ruins - Elden Ring

Look for a stairwell descending down in the ruins. In a chest at the foot of the stairs, you will discover the Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [3].

Outside of world drops, there are a few good spots to find Smithing Stone 5s if you’re hunting for them now.

We recommend starting with the Wyndham Catacombs and the Wyndham Ruins. Liurnia-of-the Lakes is to the north-west of them. You can use this marker to get a general idea of where to look for them:

Wyndham - Elden Ring

There’s a decent supply of Smithing Stone [5] in certain places, but there’s no assurance that you’ll be able to stock up. Even so, this is a fantastic location for farming with a high degree of consistency.

Farming soldiers patrolling Lyndell’s Royal Capital may be a better choice. Smithing Stone [5] are common drops from them.

Smithing Stone [6], on the other hand, are a little more elusive. The only viable farming area that players have located so far is in Lyndell Royal Capital, which appears to be your best hope for global drops.

Smithing Stone 7

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +21.

Where to Find:

  • 5 are dropped by the Fallingstar Beast boss at the end of the Sellia Crystal Tunnel upon defeat.
  • Found on a corpse at the bottom of the waterfall in Grand Cloister. A huge grotesque creature will ambush you when you pick up the item.
  • One can be looted from Guardian’s Garrison in Mountaintops of Giants. On the upper ramparts of the fort, guarded by a Flame Guardian.

Smithing Stone 8

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +24.

Where to Find:

It’s unfortunate that Smithing Stone [8] are so hard to come by. Some Smithing Stone 8’s can be found in Consecrated Ground by finding the left and right pieces of the Haligtree Secret Medallion, which will then lead you to an area called Consecrated Ground, where you’ll likely find a few more from random enemy drops (if you’re lucky).

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 4

The item needed to buy Smithing Stones 7 and 8 from Roundtable Hold is Smithing-stone Miner’s Bell Bearing [4], which can only be found in Crumbling Farum Azula, a late-game area where the feared Godskin Duo boss fight awaits. It is yours if you manage to survive the encounter and get your hands on this wonderful item.

If you need these stones sooner, you can defeat the Fallingstar Beast in Sellia Crystal Tunnel. A few Smithing Stone 7s are expected to be dropped by him, and you may be lucky enough to find one or two of them on your journey to the boss.

Smithing Stone 9

Effects: Boosts armaments up to +25.

Where to Find:

Smithing Stone 9 and 10 have been rumored to exist in Elden Ring, however we’ve yet to locate a definite location for either of these artifacts. When players start to find a few of them, we’ll be sure to update this guide.

Where to find and farm Elden Ring Somber Smithing Stones and SomberStone Miner’s Bell Bearing farming locations

In Elden Ring, Somber Smithing Stone is a rare, colorless smithing stone that is primarily used to strengthen specialized equipment so that it can reach higher levels and accumulate more stat points. Materials for upgrading weapons and armor can be found in certain locations, dropped by enemies or bosses, gifted to an NPC by an NPC, sold by a Merchant or obtained through exploration. Colored smithing stones cannot be used to enhance certain armaments because of their distinct features. The number of steps and the amount of strengthening is different from normal equipment.

Somber Smithing Stone 1

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +1.

Where to Find:

  • Can be purchased from Smithing Master Iji at Liurnia of the Lakes for 2000 Runes.
  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 2000 Runes.
  • As a drop when defeating a Teardrop Scarab on top of a ruined building in Limgrave.
  • In a small island west of Limgrave.
  • Limgrave: Located on the field, on a dead body sitting on a chair.
  • Players can find one at the Limgrave Tunnels. Before taking the second elevator, fall down the edge on the left, and keep falling on the surfaces against the wall. There is a Golden Rune (1) on a platform with a dead body, the next one has a Somber Smithing Stone [1].
  • The Lion Guardian of Stormveil drops one.

Somber Smithing Stone 2

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +2.

Where to Find:

  • Can be purchased from Smithing Master Iji at Liurnia of the Lakes for 3000 Runes.
  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 3000 Runes.
  • Dropped by a Teardrop Scarab at the edge of a cliff in southwest Liurnia of the Lakes.
  • Found in a chest inside the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel, in the room just past the Site of Grace.
  • Found on a corpse on a small island opposite to Hallowhorn Grounds in Siofra River.
  • Found on a corpse slouched over at the top of the ruins near the Siofra River East Waygate.
  • One can be found on a corpse at the beach southeast of Castle Morne at the Weeping Peninsula. Guarded by 4 Spirit Jellyfish.
  • The hand enemies at Caria Manor have a sky high drop rate (25-50%).
  • There are three that can be found inside a chapel, beware of the powerful guardian.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 1

On Elden Ring’s map, find your way to the Raya Sellia Crystal Tunnel:

Sellia Crystal Tunnel - Elden Ring

The Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing [1] is a special item that can only be obtained by defeating the dungeon’s beast, Fallingstar Beast. This makes this dungeon one of the best Smithing Stone spots in the game for a wide variety of basic drops.

Somber Smithing Stone 3

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +3.

Where to Find:

  • Can be purchased from Smithing Master Iji at Liurnia of the Lakes for 4000 Runes.
  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 4000 Runes.
  • Caria Manor: Found on a corpse at the end of a narrow path along the eastern walls.
  • Dropped by a Teardrop Scarab found on the woods in Liurnia of the Lakes.
  • Found on a corpse sitting at the edge of a cliff in Ainsel River next to some butterflies.
  • Found on a corpse sitting on a chair by the shore in northern Liurnia.
  • Looted off a corpse behind the altar of the Church of the Cuckoo in Raya Lucaria Academy.
  • Looted on the monolith. It can be found past the Graveyard section where you’ll see a large rotating lift. It is protected by a Monolith Guardian in Raya Lucaria Academy.
  • One found on a corpse sitting on a chair and overlooking the cliffs north of The Four Belfries.
  • Rare drop from the Miner monsters in Sellia Crystal Tunnels.

Somber Smithing Stone 4

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +4.

Where to Find:

  • Can be purchased from Smithing Master Iji at Liurnia of the Lakes for 6000 Runes.
  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 6000 Runes.
  • Found on a corpse behind a stone building in Nokron, Eternal City.
  • Looted off a corpse that can be found in a small room with some small crabs. Located at the rooftops section of Raya Lucaria Academy.
  • Rare drop from the Miner monsters in Sellia Crystal Tunnels.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2

Find the Bell Bearing in the Atlus Tunnel location, and you’ll be able to buy endless Somber Smithing Stones 3 and 4.

Altus Tunnel - Elden Ring

You’ll eventually battle against two formidable Crystalin bosses in that location. Magicians and those with blunt weapons should be able to handle them, but everyone else is likely to have a difficult time dealing with them. Come prepared to die if you enter this place.

The Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing [2] can be obtained by defeating these bosses. Somber Smithing Stones 3 and 4 can be purchased from Roundtable Hold. Smithing Master Iji will also sell you a few of each, if you’re interested.

Somber Smithing Stone 5

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +5.

Where to Find:

  • Can be found in Altus Tunnel.
  • Can be found in the Prison Cave at the South-Western edge of the Swamp of Aeonia (not on the map yet). Two Stonesword Keys are required to enter.
  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold after giving them the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing (3) key item.
  • Dropped by a Teardrop Beetle on the bridge in Nokron, Eternal City.
  • Dropped by Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast.
  • Found by looting a corpse inside the large stone ruin at the highest level of the Siofra River.
  • Found on a corpse near the cliffs in Nokron, Eternal City.
  • Found standing in a corner of the tunnels in the Sealed Tunnel.
  • One found on corpse in ruined building east of Woodfolk Ruins.

Somber Smithing Stone 6

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +6.

Where to Find:

  • Can be purchased from Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold after giving them the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing (3) key item.
  • Dropped by a Teardrop Scarab at the base of some stairs in Nokstella, Eternal City.
  • Dropped by a Teardrop Scarab chilling in the water in the Lake of Rot.
  • Dropped by the spear-wielding Lesser Crucible Knight in Siofra Aqueduct.
  • Found in Mt. Gelmir south of the First Mt. Gelmir Campsite, on a body sat on a chair overlooking the edge with a wolf sat next to them.
  • Found on a corpse hanging off a ledge in southern Uhl Palace Ruins.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 3

There is a corpse outside the First Church of Marika where you can find the Somberstone Miners’ Bell Bearing [3]. The church may be found at the following location:

First Church of Marika - Elden Ring

It is possible to purchase all the Somber Smithing Stones 5 and 6 you desire, but because you are likely to encounter this region later in your Elden Ring journey, you may want to stock up on some spare stones.

Somber Smithing Stone 7

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +7.

Where to Find:

  • Found in a chest at the back of a room Nokstella, Eternal City protected by Silver Tears.
  • Found on a corpse at the edge of a tiny landmass in north-western Lake of Rot.
  • Found on a corpse laying on a ledge in Nokstella, Eternal City overlooking Ainsel River.
  • Found on a corpse lying in a ruin in the Lake of Rot.

Somber Smithing Stone 8

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +8.

Where to Find:

  • Found on a corpse dangling off of a small island in the Lake of Rot.
  • Found on a corpse laying on top of a tipped over ruin in the Lake of Rot.
  • One can be found in Consecrated Snowfield as a reward from a Teardrop Scarab.
  • One found in Dragonbarrow: Dropped by a Teardrop Scarab sitting on a fallen tree near the center of the region.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 4

Somber Smithing Stones 7 and 8 can be purchased with a Bell Bearing at any time.. Then again, don’t expect it for a long time to come at this point.

While exploring Crumbling Farum Azula, you may come across a body bearing the Somberstone Miners’ Bell Bearing [4]. This section will be accessible as part of the main tale, but it won’t be for a long time. If you’re planning to build an insanely powerful weapon before then, this is bad news for you.

Somber Smithing Stone 9

Effects: Boosts Special armaments up to +9.

Where to Find:

  • Found near the Divine Tower of Caelid. Slightly south of the tower is a small path running along the cliffside. Follow that path, on a corpse on the raised platform in Lake of Rot where there’s a Lesser Alabaster Lord.

Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone

The Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone will be a little more difficult to grab.

In Crumbling Farum Azula, the Dragon Temple Altar Site of Grace is where you’ll locate this stone. From there, you’ll have to face soldiers on patrol, birds, and even a dragon on your way to the outdoors. It’s possible to reach this location without engaging in combat, but it’s far from simple. 

Dragon Temple Altar - Elden Ring

A valuable item can be yours if you manage to get past the dragon and to the item drop placed just past the dragon.


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