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Elden Ring Nepheli Loux guide – Location, questline and summons

Nepheli Loux is an NCP whose questline can be challenging to decipher, but it's worth completing to obtain her summon sign in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Nepheli Loux guide – Location, questline and summons

Elden Ring has various quests for players to complete on their journey through The Lands Between. Some are more difficult than others, and Nepheli Loux's quest is one of the more difficult ones to complete.

Because parts of her quest overlap with other NPCs in the game, it makes this quest one that many players struggle to get through. Luckily, you don't need to be one of them, as we have put together a guide on Nepheli Loux, including her location, questline and summon locations. 

Where to find Nepheli Loux in Elden Ring?

You can find Nephi Loux initially at Stormveil Castle inside a room before reaching the Secluded Cell Site of Grace. The room is down a linear path guarded by two grafted birds that lead to Godrick the Grafted.

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Nepheli Loux can first be found in Stormveil Castle near the boss arena for Godrick the Grafted. (Picture: Fextralife)

After you find and speak to her, you can head on to challenge Godrick the Grafted. You will also be able to use her golden summon outside the fog door to have her help you take down the ruler of Stormveil Castle. 

Once you have defeated Godrick, you can move on to find Nepheli in the hallway outside the Twin Husk Maidens room at the Roundtable Hold. Once done, she will give you the Arsenal Charm talisman that increases equipment load, and you can now begin your quest for her.

How to complete the Nepheli Loux questline in Elden Ring?

After speaking with Nepheli and exhausting her dialogue, she will move to the Village of the Albinaurics. The quest becomes slightly more complex; the outcome depends on your choices.

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Players can find Seluvis inside his tower after progressing with Ranni the Witch's questline. (Picture: YouYube / TrolledMorso)

Once arriving at the Village of the Albinaurics, speak to Nepheli until you have exhausted her dialogue. After this, defeat the Omenkiller boss nearby; you can summon her to help you with this fight. Doing so will cause her to return to Stormveil Castle later when you need to make your decision that decides her fate.  

If you have completed the Ranni the Witch questline, you will have unlocked access to Seluvis, an NPC from Ranni's questline. Speaking to him at his tower will begin his quest where he will task you with giving poison to Nepheli. 

Now you can head back to the Roundtable Hold and find Nepheli downstairs. Speaking to her won't allow you to give her the potion yet, and you will need to talk to Gideon. Speaking to him will provide you with the option to decide Nepheli's fate.

Should you give Nepheli the poison or have Gideon dispose of it?

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After giving Nepheli the poison, she will become a puppet to Selevus; thus, her puppet ashes become available to players. (Picture: YouTube / Games from Mars)

When you speak to Gideon, he will tell you about Nepheli's plight and give you a choice to either give her the poison or give it to him to dispose of. If you decide to provide Nepheli with the poison, she will become unresponsive, and your dialogue with her ends.

After this, if you return to Seluvis, you will be able to purchase Nepheli's spirit summons from him as she is now a puppet without any will of her own, thanks to the poison you gave her. This is the only real benefit to completing Seluvis' quest as you receive Nepheli's spirit summon, but Nepheli's quest is cut off. 

If you choose to give Gideon the poison and he disposes of it, you can return to Seluvis and lie about giving it to her. While you can continue Nepheli's questline, this ends his questline, but you have access to incantations from him.

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If you choose not to poison Nepheli, you must find the Stormhawk Kin to progress further in her questline. (Picture: YouTube / TrolledMorso)

After this, travel to the Chapel of Anticipation and have you battle the Grafted Scion to unlock the area. At the top of the Chapel, you'll find the Stormhawk King that you'll need to give to Nepheli later on.

It is necessary moving forward that you have progressed the Kenneth Haight questline to the point where he has also returned to Stormveil Castle, located at the Throne Room. Only once this is done will Nepheli also move from the Roundtable Hold to the Throne Room, located near the Godrick the Grafted Site of Grace.

Finally, speak to Nepheli, and she will thank you for all your help and inform you that she has left Gideon's side. After exhausting her dialogue, she will give you the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone, and that if you were to become Elden Lord, she would lighten the burden, meaning she becomes summonable, ending her questline. 

What is Nepheli Loux summon opportunities in Elden Ring?

Nepheli will be available to summon for the Godfrey, First Elden Lord boss battle, and the Omenkiller boss located in the Village of the Albinaurics fights. This summons will be available regardless of your choice in her questline. 

And that's everything on how to complete the Nepheli Loux questline, including her summons and locations. We like to thank the YouTube channel TrolledMorso for the complete walkthrough on completing Nepheli Loux's questline in Elden Ring.

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Featured image courtesy of YouTube / TrolledMorso.