Elden Ring includes plenty of items that players can acquire through farming, looting or defeating bosses. However, as some of these items are rare and valuable, they don't provide much information or give you any clues on what to do next.
The Deathroot is an example of a rare essential item you'll need before seeking out an NPC to begin a new questline. This Elden Ring guide details what you should know about the Deathroot, where to find it and how to use them.
What is Deathroot in Elden Ring?
The Deathroot is an item consumed by the Beast Clergyman for which its effects are rather damning. You can acquire the item during a quest after unlocking the Roundtable Hold.
First, locate the NPC, D, Hunter of the Dead, in Stormhill, who will provide you with a warning about a particular town that's infected by death. He will mark this location on your map, which upon investigating, brings you to Summonwater Village in Limgrave.
Next, defeat the Tibia Mariner boss, which drops a Deathroot, before finding D nearby. After finding D, he'll mark the location of a gateway.
You have the option to locate the other Deathroot items by finding the Tibia Mariner bosses across The Lands Between. Otherwise, travel through the gateway to Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, where you'll find a Beast Clergyman at Bestial Sanctum.
Where to find Deathroot in Elden Ring?
Deathroot is scarce since you can only obtain it in a few locations across The Lands Between. Therefore, the best way of acquiring Deathroot is by challenging the Tibia Mariner bosses, who are located in four different areas.
All Deathroot locations in Elden Ring
- Summonwater Village, north-west of the Third Church of Marika in Limgrave
- Wyndham Ruins, south-west of the Old Altus Tunnel in Mt. Gelmir
- Liurnia of the Lakes, south of the Carian Study Hall
- Stargazer's Ruins at the Mountaintops of the Giants
In addition, Deathroot is found inside of chests at two catacombs, with the first at the Deathtouched Catacombs near the Black Knife Assassins. The other chest is at the Black Knife Catacombs behind the Cemetery Shade boss.
The Deathroot is also located near the Red Wolf of the Champion and the Stray Mimic Tear bosses. The former can be found at Gelmir Hero's Grave on Mt. Gelmir and the latter near the Hidden Path to the Haligtree Site of Grace.
How to use Deathroot in Elden Ring?
As mentioned earlier, after defeating the first Tibia Mariner boss, D will refer you to a Beast Clergyman at Bestial Sanctum at Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, northeast of Caelid. Players will meet the clergyman, Gurranq, who will offer them items in exchange for the Deathroot.
The order of the items you can exchange the Deathroot for are the following:
|First Deathroot||Clawmark Seal and Beast Eye|
|Second Deathroot||Bestial Sling|
|Third Deathroot||Bestial Vitality|
|Four Deathroot||Ash of War: Beast's Roar|
|Fifth Deathroot||Beast Claw|
|Sixth Deathroot||Stone of Gurranq|
|Seventh Deathroot||Beastclaw Greathammer|
|Eighth Deathroot||Gurranq's Beast Claw|
Gurranq will become aggressive due to the effects of the Deathroot, which prompts a mini-boss battle with him. You'll need to bring his HP down to stop him from attacking you before you can speak with him again.
Lastly, you will need to reset the area before visiting Gurranq once again, from which you can exchange the fifth Deathroot for the Beast Claw.
After exchanging all the Deathroot items, it will complete his questline before returning to the Roundtable Hold to speak once more with D.
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