Deathroot is mostly found in dungeons and catacombs, places where Those Who Live In Death dwell. If you want to find all nine, you’ll have quite a bit of spelunking to do, but the rewards are worth it for both mage and warrior alike. To make your search easier, here’s where you can find every Deathroot in Elden Ring.
Finding Deathroot in Limgrave
The first place you should search for Deathroot is your starting region, Limgrave. There’s a total of two in this region; one tucked away in the Deathtouched Catacombs and the other held by a Tibia Mariner. Killing it will drop the Deathroot.
Deathroot in Deathtouched Catacombs
Deathtouched Catacombs in Limgrave’s north, near the Divine Tower wall. It’s an easy dungeon with skeletons and a Black Knife Assassin. Defeating the miniboss yields the Assassin’s Crimson Dagger, useful in certain builds. In the same room, a chest holds the first Deathroot. Don’t forget to claim your reward for clearing the dungeon.
Deathroot at Summonwater Village
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The second Deathroot in Limgrave is in Summonwater Village, a sunken village in the northeast. To locate it, go north to the Deathtouched Catacombs, then cross an eastward bridge to reach the village.
Inside, you’ll find a Tibia Mariner to defeat, securing your second Deathroot. The fight is relatively easy, especially when riding Torrent, and you won’t face additional enemies except for a few Dragonflies.
Finding Deathroot in Liurnia of the Lakes
With the Deathroot in Limgrave plucked, your next location will be Liurnia. This location also has two Deathroot for you to find. Again, one is a reward for clearing a dungeon, and the other a drop from another Tibia Mariner.
Deathroot in Black Knife Catacombs
The first Deathroot in Liurnia is in Black Knife Catacombs, situated in the northern part of Liurnia near the Minor Erdtree. When you approach the Minor Erdtree, you’ll encounter a fork in the road.
Take the eastern road leading downhill. At the end of the hill, you’ll find the entrance to Black Knife Catacombs. Clear the dungeon and defeat the Cemetery Shade to obtain your third Deathroot.
Deathroot held by the Tibia Mariner
Another location to find Deathroot that I recommend is Tibia Mariner. If you’ve explored Liurnia, you may already have found this Deathroot along the eastern path, near the Carian Study Hall, about halfway along the road.
The Tibia Mariner guarding it is the same as the one in Limgrave, making it an easy encounter. Once defeated, the Deathroot is automatically added to your inventory.
Finding Deathroot in Altus Plateau
The next two Deathroots are in Altus Plateau, far from Liurnia. To access them, either find the Dectus Medallion halves for the Grand Lift of Dectus or climb the Ruin-Strewn Precipice. If you choose the latter, be ready to fight the Magma Wyrm at the top. Once there, you’ll explore a dungeon and face a Tibia Mariner as before.
Deathroot in Gelmir Hero’s Grave
This Deathroot is in Mt. Gelmir. To reach it, head north from Altus Plateau through Lux Ruins, Wyndham Ruins, and Seethewater River to Hermit Village. Jump across a gap at the jagged outcrop, leading to Gelmir Hero’s Grave.
Alternatively, allow the Abductor Virgin’s attack in Raya Lucaria Academy to transport you to Volcano Manor, making the journey shorter. I highly insist on getting a Glintstone Key if you haven’t entered Raya Lucaria Academy. In Gelmir Hero’s Grave, descend to the boss chamber and defeat the Red Wolf of the Champion to claim your fifth Deathroot.
Deathroot in Wyndham Ruins
To reach the Tibia Mariner in Wyndham Ruins, head north from the Grand Lift of Dectus. You’ll encounter Ancient Dragon Lansseax partway up the hill, but you can bypass him easily. In Wyndham Ruins, defeat the Tibia Mariner to obtain your sixth Deathroot.
Finding Deathroot in Mountaintops of the Giants
Mountaintops of the Giants is the final location that holds Deathroot in Elden Ring. It has a total of three, requiring one battle in the overworld, and two forays into a dungeon.
Deathroot near Castle Sol
The seventh Deathroot in Elden Ring is located on the outskirts of Castle Sol, in the northern part of the area. To reach it, travel through the mountain pass in the region’s middle.
As you approach Castle Sol, you’ll find yourself on a hill overlooking the castle, with many giant skeletons. The Tibia Mariner is on a small ledge not far from these skeletons. Defeat it to obtain your Deathroot.
Deathroot in the Hidden Path to the Haligtree
To access this secret dungeon, collect the two halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion. Find the right half in the Village of the Albinaurics by hitting a pot near the perfumer and speaking to the man inside, and the left half at the top of Castle Sol.
With both halves, head to the Grand Lift of Rold and hoist the secret medallion to open the way to the Haligtree.
Inside the Hidden Path to the Haligtree, you’ll navigate a maze with invisible paths.
Watch out for messages and bloodstains that guide your steps. The Stray Mimic Tear guards the exit, and behind it is a chest containing the eighth Deathroot.
Deathroot held by the Ulcerated Tree Spirit
The final Deathroot is in the Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs, which you can quickly reach starting from the Grand Lift of Rold. Head through Zamor Ruins, go up the hill with white trees and take a right at a fork.
You’ll see an opening in the cliff face in front of you. Drop down, then turn right around the corner. At the end of the ledge, you’ll find the dungeon entrance.
The boss of this dungeon is an Ulcerated Tree Spirit. In the boss chamber, you’ll find a chest with the ninth and final Deathroot, and defeating the boss will reward you with a Golden Seed. This completes your quest for the nine Deathroot.
Uses of Deathroot
- Deathroot is needed for Gurranq, the Bestial Clergyman’s questline.
- Get the first Deathroot and return to D in the Roundtable Hold.
- D directs you to Gurranq’s Bestial Sanctum in Caelid.
- Easier access to the Bestial Sanctum is through a Sending Gate in a lake near the Third Church of Marika.
- Inside the Bestial Sanctum, speak to Gurranq.
- Gurranq asks for Deathroot and rewards you with items, spells, and valuables for each one.
- Providing all nine Deathroot completes Gurranq’s questline.
- As a reward, Gurranq gives you a rare Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.