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Crumbling Farum Azula - Location & How To Get There

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Crumbling Farum Azula - Location & How To Get There

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Crumbling Farum Azula is an area for Elden Ring. Guide includes the map location, how to get, rewards, & boss of Crumbling Farum Azula.

Location Of Crumbling Farum Azula

Proceed To The Forge Of The Giants

Falm Azura
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Crumbling Farum Azula can be reached automatically by talking to Melina at Forge of the Giants after defeating the Fire Giant. Fast travel is not available until the 1st Site Of Grace Location is unlocked, so make sure you don't miss it.

Fast Travel Available From Then On

You can go to Crumbling Farum Azula whenever you want after you've unlocked fast travel. Due to its position, it is impossible to access on foot however you can use fast travel once available.

Crumbling Farum Azula Strategy Walkthrough

Shortest Route To The 1st Site Of Grace Location
Shortest Route To The 2nd Site Of Grace Location
Shortest Route To The Godskin Duo
Shortest Route To The 4th Site Of Grace
Shortest Route To The Boss Battle

Shortest Route To The 1st Site Of Grace Location

  1. Follow the road to the Site of Grace Crumbling Beast Grave.
    Start here
  2. Stick to the path until a lightning-clad dragon appears on the roof.
    └ You'll need to attain a higher level to defeat it. Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone can be obtained (required for Lv 24 to Lv 25)
    └ If it's too tough, you can go through with it
  3. Enter the entrance to the room at the back and rest at the Site of Grace

Shortest Route To The 2nd Site Of Grace

  1. Start with Site of Grace Crumbling Beast Grave Depths
  2. Go straight and at the end of the street, turn left and go to the next room.
  3. Go down the stairs to the center of the room and continue straight to the outside.
  4. Rest at the Site Of Grace outside

The Shortest Route To The Godskin Duo

  1. Start at Site of Grace with the Tempest-Facing Balcony
  2. Go over the broken railing and down toward the left
  3. Proceed in the direction where you see the dragon to avoid falling off using a combination of jumps.
  4. Enter a large hole and go straight and jump down.
  5. Enter the building and follow the path to the left when you reach an open area
  6. Rest at the end of the street in the Site of Grace

Shortest Route To The 4th Site Of Grace

  1. Start at the Site of Grace in the Dragon Temple Transept.
  2. Proceed to the entrance in front of you to fight the boss
    ▼Godskin Duo
  3. After defeating the enemy, proceed down the stairs and go down in the hall
  4. Go to the left and through the gap to the next room.
    └ Beware of falling when you enter too quickly
  5. Go straight ahead in the direction of the two enemies.
  6. Turn right on the way and jump to the debris to continue.
  7. Go straight to the hall with the dragon statue to fight the strong enemy
    ▼Crucible Knight
    └ It is OK to ignore.
  8. Jump to the floating debris and continue onward to rest at Site of Grace

Shortest Route To The Boss Battle

  1. Start at the Site of Grace to the Dragon Temple Rooftop.
  2. Go down to the roof and continue on
    └ The birds are attacking hard, so let’s go forward while avoiding them by rolling.
  3. Defeat the dragon in the hall ahead
    └ As in the beginning, it drops an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
    Once defeated, it will not revive, making it harder to be disturbed.
  4. Next from the right side of the hall, go straight ahead and through the narrow scaffolding
    └ Beware of enemy long-range attacks.
  5. Enter the room at the end of the path, take a right and run through.
  6. Continue a little further and take the lift to the top for a rest stop at the Site of Grace.
  7. Follow the road to the large building on the right for a strong enemy. Go battle the boss.
    └ Beating them will prevent accidents from happening just before the Boss Battle.
    ▼Tree Sentinel
  8. Moving on, go to the battle the final boss
    ▼ Maliketh The Black Blades

How To Defeat Strong Enemies And Mini Bosses

Battle With The Dragon By Its Feet

dragon
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Crumbling Farum Azula has two types: one clad in red Lightning and the other not, but the basics are the same. Stick close to its feet and avoid its attack by rolling only when you see movement. Many of its attacks won't hit you if you're by its feet.Therefore, it is easier to attack close than to keeping distance.

Try To Defeat The Red Lightning-Clad Dragons As Much As Possible

Dragons with red Lightning drop precious Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone perhaps because Lightning is added to their repertoire of attacks. It is worth trying again and again to defeat this enemy so even if you are beaten, do not give up.

Crucible Knight Is Easier If You Can Parry

Crucible Knight
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If you've made it this far in the story, you've probably met him a few times: the "Crucible Knight". The basics are exactly the same as the others, and if you can parry the enemy's attack, you can gain the upper hand. However, it doesn't mean much to defeat him because there are no drops.

If You Can't Parry, You'll Have To Slowly Build Up Damage

If you are not good at parry or if you don't have a good build yet, you have no choice but to build up damage bit by bit. Each blow can hit real hard, so be sure to strategize and prepare more than usual. Also, you need to get used to the timing of dodging because of the delay in its attacks.

Tree Sentinel Stands At A Distance

Tree Sentinel
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Normally, we recommend fighting on Horse, but this time, since the Horse is not available, you will be fighting on the ground. Since you won't be riding a Horse, your mobility is greatly limited and you are more likely to get hit, so it is recommended to keep a bit of a distance from your enemies as you fight.

How To Defeat The Boss Maliketh The Black Blade

 Maliketh The Black Blades
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DropBlack Blade Remembrance

Try To Control Beast Clergyman's Powerful Projectiles

Beast Clergyman, which is also the first form, is quieter and has a narrower range of attack (compared to later forms). Be careful of the continuous slash attack on the hand and the long-range attack that sends Claw and Stone projectiles. Since the second half of the attack is more powerful, you should keep your HP high during the first half with the Beast Clergyman.

Push Through With Firepower When It Comes To Maliketh

pillar guard
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Maliketh, the Black Blade, in its second form, is a strong boss with tremendous firepower and mobility. It's better to attack with high firepower rather than trying to slowly cut it down to build up damage. Use the remaining pillars to block enemy attacks and find an opening to strike with all your firepower.

How To Get Valuable Items From Crumbling Farum Azula

※Here are the items that the strategy team found particularly useful

Obtainable Items Available In The Route
▼ 1st RouteLightning Greatbolt, Ancient Dragon Prayerbook
▼ 2nd RouteSomber Smithing Stones [9], Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing[3]
▼ 3rd RouteSomber Smithing Stones [4], Somber Smithing Stone [9], Great Grave Glovewort
▼ 4th RouteStonesword Key
▼ 5th RouteAncient Dragon Smithing Stone
▼ 6th RouteDragoncrest Shield Talisman +2
▼ 7th RouteDrake Knight Set, Lightning Greatbolt
▼ 8th RouteDragoncrest Shield Talisman +2, Somber Smithing Stones, Somber Smithing Stones [5]
▼ 9th RouteSomber Smithing Stone [8], Old Lord's Talisman

1st Route

ItemEffect
Lightning GreatboltLightning GreatboltStrong Lightning Affinity damage.
Ancient Dragon PrayerbookAncient Dragon PrayerbookPrayerbook marked with red Lightning Incantation
(Ancient Dragons' Lightning Spear/Ancient Dragons' Lightning Strike)
  1. Start with Site of Grace Crumbling Beast Grave Depths.
    Start with Site of Grace Crumbling Beast Grave Depths
  2. Exit the room immediately after proceeding.
    Exit the room immediately after proceeding.
  3. Get a Lightning Greatbolt at the stairs just outside.
    Get a Lightning Greatbolt at the stairs just outside
  4. Get the Ancient Dragon Prayerbook in the center of the big room.
    Get the Ancient Dragon Prayerbook in the center of the big room

2nd Route

ItemEffect
Somber Smithing Stone [9]+9 for special weapons
Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [3]Give it to Twin Maiden Husks at Roundtable Hold to buy Grave Glovewort [7-9]
  1. Start with Site of Grace Crumbling Beast Grave Depths.
    Start with Site of Grace Crumbling Beast Grave Depths
  2. Exit the room right away.
    Exit the room immediately after proceeding
  3. Go down the stairs, turn left and take the lift down.
    Go down the stairs, turn left and take the lift down.
  4. Follow the road to the fork and turn right.
  5. Follow the road To The fork and turn right
  6. Collect items and proceed to the back.
    Collect items and proceed to the back
  7. Go up by the ladder behind the pillar on the left hand side.
    Go up by the ladder behind the pillar on the left hand side
  8. Jump on the rock floating from the front left of the enemy and proceed.
    Jump on the rock floating from the front left of the enemy and proceed
  9. Go left around the water feature to the structure at the back.
    Go left around the water feature To The structure at the back
  10. Obtain items.
    Glovewort Picker

3rd Route

ItemEffect
Somber Smithing Stones [4]Give it to Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold. Somber Smithing Stone [7〜8] will be available for purchase
Somber Smithing Stone [9]+9 for special weapons
Great Grave Glovewort+10 for Spirit Ashes
  1. Proceed towards the Site of Grace Tempest-Facing Balcony to the cliff.
    Proceed towards the Site of Grace Tempest-Facing Balcony to the cliff.
  2. Go down over the rubble and follow the path.
    Go down over the rubble and follow the path
  3. Proceed in the direction of the dragon.
    Proceed in the direction of the dragon
  4. Down through the debris.
    Down through the debris
  5. Collect item and proceed to the far right.
    Collect Item and proceed To The far right.
  6. Jump before the Site of Grace and take the stairs.
    Fall before the blessing and take the stairs
  7. Go straight ahead and proceed to where the enemy jumps out at you.
    Go straight ahead and proceed to where the enemy jumps out at you.
  8. Exit and proceed up the fallen pillar on the left.
    Exit and proceed up the fallen pillar on the left.
  9. Climb the ladder and retrieve the item on the altar.
  10. Climb the ladder and retrieve the Item on the altar

4th Route

ItemEffect
The Stonesword KeyThe Stonesword KeyCan unlock certain areas to further progress the game's story
  1. Enter the main entrance from the Site of Grace Dragon Temple.
    Enter the main entrance from the Site of Grace Dragon Temple
  2. Go right at the bottom of the stairs.
    Go right at the bottom of the stairs.
  3. Turn left at the next fork and follow the road.
    Turn left at the next fork and follow the road.
  4. Pick up the Stonesword Key on the right side of the two Katana Style Knights.
  5. Pick up the Stonesword Key on the right side of the two Katana Style Knights.

5th Route

ItemEffect
Ancient Dragon Smithing StoneAncient Dragon Smithing Stone +25 on weapons

Start At The Site Of Grace's Dragon Temple Altar

Walkthrough to Arrival
  1. Enter the path to the left of the dragon's head from the blessing Dragon Temple Altar
  2. Follow the road and climb the stairs on the right at the end of the road.
  3. Go up the stairs, turn left and follow the pillar
  4. Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone to the left of the enemy who appears in front of you.

6th Route

Item Effect
Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2Greatly reduces physical damage taken

Start With The Site Of Grace Dragon Temple Altar

Walkthrough to Arrival
  1. Enter the path to the left of the dragon's head from the Site of Grace Dragon Temple Altar.
  2. Follow the road and enter the opening on the right side.
  3. Go straight ahead and follow the scaffolding under the cliff.
  4. When you get to the bottom, turn around and jump onto the small scaffold.

7th Route

ItemEffect
Drake Knight SetDrake Knight SetDrake Knight Helmet, Armor, Hand and Wrist Cover, Foot
Lightning GreatboltLightning GreatboltStrong Lightning Affinity damage

Start At The Site Of Grace Dragon Temple Rooftop

Walkthrough to Arrival
  1. From Site of Grace Dragon Temple Rooftop, follow the location.
  2. At the end of the area with the first enemy, jump down and land on the scaffold below.
  3. Go around to the other end and open the treasure chest.
  4. Lift up and obtain the Lightning Greatbolt from the corpse.

8th Route

ItemEffect
Ancient Dragon Smithing StoneAncient Dragon Smithing StoneA material that can upgrade weapons by +25
Somber Smithing Stones+9 for special weapons
Somber Smithing Stones [5]Give it to Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold. Somber Smithing Stone [9]will be available for purchase
  1. From Site of Grace Dragon Temple Rooftop, follow the road.
    From Site of Grace Dragon Temple Rooftop, follow the road.
  2. Slay the dragon and obtain the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
    Slay the dragon and obtain the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone
  3. Obtain items up the hill.
    Obtain Items up the hill
  4. Proceed along the road.
    proceed along the road
  5. Get Item from the corpse in the building.
    Get item from the corpse in the building

9th Route

ItemEffect
Somber Smithing Stone [8]Somber Smithing Stone [8]+8 for special weapons
Old LordOld Lord's TalismanExtend the time the effects last for Intelligence and Incantation.
  1. From Site of Grace Beside the Great Bridge, go up the stairs and turn left.
    From Site of Grace Beside the Great Bridge, go up the stairs and turn left.
  2. Go to the back and enter the room
    Go to the back and enter the room
  3. Obtain items from the corpse on the left after leaving the room.
    Obtain items from the corpse on the left after leaving the room
  4. Go down the ladder and open the treasure chest in the back room.
    Go down the ladder and open the treasure chest in the back room

Stonesword Key Location And Its Obtainable Items

Route To The Location Where The Stonesword Key Is Used

How To Get Valuable Items

Available Items
▼ 1st RouteLord's Rune, Golden Seed, Glintstone Arc, Golden Lightning Fortification
▼ 2nd RouteAncient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook [4], Somber Smithing Stone [8]

1st Route

ItemEffect
LordLord's RuneUse to gain Great Runes
Golden SeedIncrease the number of times Flask is used
Glintstone ArcGlintstone ArcUse brings the benefits of Great Rune equipped
Glintstone ArcGlintstone ArcBrings useful benefits when equipped with Great Rune
Golden Lightning Fortification IncantationGolden Lightning Fortification IncantationGreatly increases lightning damage negation of the user and nearby allies
  1. Start at Site of Grace beside the Great Bridge
    Start at Site of Grace beside the Great Bridge
  2. Get Item on a large plate-like object.
    Get Item on a large plate-like object
  3. Go to the far right and climb up to the high point from the stairs on either side.
    Go to the far right and climb up to the high point from the stairs on either side
  4. Get Golden Seed and nearby Glintstone Arc.
    Get Golden Seed and nearby Glintstone Arc
  5. Go straight ahead, drop down into the valley and go left.
    Continue straight ahead and drop down the valley.
  6. Defeat Teardrop Scarab in front of the sleeping dragon.
    Defeat Teardrop Scarab in front of the sleeping dragon

2nd Route

ItemEffect
Ancient Dragon ApostleAncient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook [4]Enables you to craft more items
(Ancient Dragonbolt Pot, Lightningproof Dried Liver)
Somber Smithing Stone[8]Somber Smithing Stone [8]+8 for special weapons

Start At The Site Of Grace Beside The Great Bridge

Walkthrough to Arrival
  1. Follow the road from the Site of Grace beside the Great Bridge.
  2. Keep right at all forks and go over the top of the valley to the other side of the river.
  3. Go past the Dragon and continue on the pillar at the back.
  4. Obtain items from the corpses in the building.
  5. Exit the building and jump to the scaffold on the right to obtain items from the corpse.

Crumbling Farum Azula Point Of No Return

This section contains spoilers

Royal Capital Becomes Ashen Capital After Defeating Maliketh The Black Blade

ruins
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Unavailable ItemsBolt of Gransax
(Legendary Weapons)

When the boss Maliketh The Black Blade of Crumbling Farum Azula is defeated, the Royal Capital automatically switches to Ashen Capital. In other words, some items in Leyndell, Royal Capital are no longer recoverable. So, if you haven't finished your search yet, make sure to explore Royal Capital before defeating Maliketh, the Black Blade.

▶Click Here For Information On Leyndell, Royal Capital

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