Updated · Mar 20, 2023
Which of the Four Belfries Should You Choose to Go to First in Elden Ring?
Updated · Feb 22, 2023
Elden Ring is a fun, mysterious, and rather challenging game that rewards persistent and curious players! That said, one location worth exploring is The Four Belfries, as it hosts three waygates that transport players to various locations.
But which of the four belfries should you choose to go to first in Elden Ring?
While all three portals lead to certain rewards, the Chapel of Anticipation one lets you defeat a boss, get his loot, and find additional items too!
Keep on reading to find out what all three portals hide!
Where to Find the Four Belfries in Elden Ring?
You can find The Four Belfries in the Liurnia of the Lakes continent, which is located northwest of the starting Limgrave region.
After accessing this huge area, follow the westernmost road northward until you reach a Site of Grace (save your progress here), and a fork in the path.
Then, veer off to the east and start climbing the hill until you reach the belfry towers. To avoid making the climb again, unlock The Four Belfries Site of Grace, which is located at the peak of the hill, just behind the last tower.
Where Do the Four Belfries Take You in Elden Ring?
The Four Belfries serves as a hub for three portals, each of which is found at the foot of a tower and requires one Imbued Sword Key to be activated. These waygates lead players to the following three in-game areas:
1. The First Belfry: Crumbling Farum Azula
Identified by the message “Crumbling Lands”, the lowermost belfry transports players to a sub-area of the Crumbling Farum Azula—Elden Ring’s end-game zone. However, you cannot access the entire site since you are transported in a closed-off area.
After marveling at all the sunk ruins, floating rocks, and swirling tornadoes, simply keep on jumping down until you reach a ledge overlooking two enemies.
You can cheese-kill them with projectiles or magic before dropping onto their platform to get the Pearldrake Talisman, which reduces Elemental Damage by up to 9%.
2. The Second Belfry: Chapel of Anticipation
The second and most important waygate is denoted by the message “Precipice of Anticipation”, and you’ve guessed it: it takes you back to the Chapel of Anticipation—the ruined chapel where you started your Elden Ring adventure.
Remember the extremely hard-to-kill Grafted Scion that probably eliminated you once or twice? Well, now you can easily dispatch him and collect his Golden Beast Crest Shield and Ornamental Straight Sword.
Should you carry on further, you’ll also be able to loot The Stormhawk King and the Stormhawk Deenh—the former a quest item and the latter a spirit summon.
3. The Third Belfry: Nokron, Eternal City
The last portal (the one in the middle) is designated as “Night Sky Unceasing”, and it grants you access to an otherwise inaccessible area in Nokron, Eternal City.
In this closed-off area, adventurers will be able to fight a Lesser Crucible Knight, which only drops runes and the crucible horn shield, and loot the Mottled Necklace—a talisman that increases your Immunity, Robustness, and Focus by 40/60.
All Imbued Sword Key Locations in Elden Ring
To open each waygate at The Four Belfries, you must use an Imbued Sword Key on the imp statue found next to each portal, after which the waygate will begin to swirl, shimmer, and become clickable. So, where do you find these keys?
1. Imbued Sword Key No.1
No need to go anywhere to find the first Imbued Sword Key, as it is hidden in a chest that is located underneath the fourth belfry on top of the hill.
Once you get it, you can use it to break the seal on the imp statue guarding each waygate. However, note that the key disappears when used.
Locating the other two Imbued Sword Keys is a more complicated task since you need to travel to certain locations and fight several enemies.
2. Imbued Sword Key No.2
To get your hands on another Imbued Sword Key, you need to enter the Raya Lucania Academy by unlocking it with the Academy Glintstone Key.
Once inside, get to the Debate Parlor, which houses the Red Wolf of Randagon. After defeating it, exit the boss arena, take the stairs from the courtyard, defeat any enemies in your way, and jump down from the railing at the top of the staircase.
After climbing further, you’ll get to another railing that lets you jump onto the roofs. Continue trekking onto the roofs, defeating enemies, and climbing down until you reach a gazebo that houses a slain enemy who keeps the sword key.
3. Imbued Sword Key No.3
The last Imbued Sword Key can be found in Sellia, Town of Sorcery, which is located in the eastern part of the Caelid, and you can get to it by following the zone’s highway.
However, to access the key, which hides in the northeast section of the town in a small building, you have to remove the light blue barrier that prevents access to the key.
You must climb the town’s three towers and light their braziers to do that. The key is then found in a tiny alcove in one of the town’s back alleys.
Found in Liurnia of the Lakes, the Four Belfries is an important Elden Ring location as it harbors three important waygates. However, you’ll need three Imbued Sword Keys to open and enter all three portals. While you get the first one straight away on top of the Four Belfries hill, you need to travel a bit more for the other two. But, once you find them, you’ll discover all the mysteries and loot they hide away.
Can you get to Crumbling Farum Azula from the Four Belfries?
Yes, the First Belfry portal nearest the foot of the hill leads to the Cumbling Farum Azula, as denoted by the “Crumbling Lands” message.
Is it worth beating the Grafted Scion?
If you manage to beat him quickly when starting out, the loot you get from the Grafted Scion will be helpful in your journey. However, by the time you can reaccess this enemy via the Four Belfries, you won’t need the loot it drops any longer.
What level should I be to fight the Grafted Scion?
The Grafted Scion is the first Field Boss you encounter in the game and proves a rather challenging encounter if you are not at least Level 40 when you face him.
Can you cheese the Grafted Scion?
Yes, you can beat him early in the game if you pick a ranged class. You just need to run past him until you see a tree at the back of the area you need to climb. Once you are on top of the right-most branch, take out your bow and shoot at him until he is dead.
Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.
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