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Rune Farm Guide: Leveling Up Fast

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Check out this guide on rune farming for Elden Ring. This guide includes how to rune farm, level up fast, early farming spots, late game farming locations, how to use runes & more!

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Best Ways To Earn Runes

Lure Giant Crows off a cliff
Defeat the frog-like enemies using a wide range of Skills

Lure Giant Crows Off A Cliff

Approximate Runes Earned
11,000 Runes in 15 seconds
RequirementsDescription
Long-range weapons
(Bow-based or Intelligence)
Strong weapons are not required for this rune farm
・ Bows are recommended since they are easy to use
 └Arrow speed is fast and locking on enemies will ensure hits
・ Will also work with Light Bow or Crossbow as long as you can aim
Recommended EquipmentHow To Get
LongbowLongbowCan be purchased from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 1200 Runes
Initial equipment for Samurai class
ArrowArrowCan be purchased from Kale at the Church of Elleh for 20 Runes

This method is simple and straightforward. Attack the Giant Crows from the cliff directly behind the the Site of Grace with a long-range attack and return to the Site of Grace once they have been lured off the ledge. Since all you need to is to be able to attack the Crows, any bow and arrow or long-range INT spell can be used to farm Runes. Using the bow is as simple as pressing L1 or L2 to zoom in, then R1.

Defeat The Frog-Like Enemies Using A Wide Range Of Skills

Approximate Runes Earned
25,000 Runes in 30 seconds
Recommended SkillHow To Get
Hoarfrost Stomp Hoarfrost StompIcerind Hatchet
This Ashes of War can be obtained by defeating a running Teardrop Scarab in a puddle east of Caria Manor, Liurnia
When Using The Sacred Relic Sword (Hard To Get But Increases Farming Efficiency)
Approximate Runes Earned
25,000 Runes in 30 seconds
Weapon UsedHow To Get
Sacred Relic SwordSacred Relic Sword
(Hard To Get But Increases Farming Efficiency)
Obtained after defeating the "Elden Beast" in Leyndell, Ashen Capital

The method for farming the frog-like creatures is very simple: repeatedly kill the frogs in front of the Site of Grace and return to the Site of Grace in an endless loop. As long as you have skills such as Hoarfrost Stomp, which is available at the start of the game, it's stable farming. If you already defeated the last boss, you can use the Sacred Relic Sword for super fast farming.

How To Get To The Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum

Talk to the White-Faced Varre at The First Step
Defeat Godrick and examine "Two Fingers" then head to Rose Church
Talk to Varre after using the Festering Bloody Fingers 3 times
Go to the Chapel of Anticipation and dye the cloth with maiden’s blood
Receive the Pureblood Knight's Medal from Varre
Go to the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum with the Pureblood Knight's Medal

Talk To The White-Faced Varre

White-Faced Varre

After clearing the Stranded Graveyard, there is a masked person near the Site of Grace “The First Step”. Talk to him and he will ask you if you want to be a member. Accept and you will be asked to defeat Godrick The Grafted.

After Examining Two Fingers Head To Rose Church

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After defeating Godrick The Grafted, examine "Two Fingers" at the round table. You will find that Varre dissapeared but a note will be left telling you to go to the Rose Church in Liurnia. Head to the Rose Church and talk to Varre. In the conversation reply 'They didn't seem right' to receive 5 "Festering Bloody Fingers".

Use 3 Festering Bloody Fingers

Festering Bloody Fingers
LevelRecommended Location
10-40Stormveil Castle, the Guidance of Grace
50-65The slope outside the Bestial Sanctum, Auriza Hero's Grave

The next thing you need to do is to consume 3 Festering Bloody Fingers to start three invasions. It doesn't matter if you win or lose during the encounter, just invade 3 times. Once this is done, talk to Varre once again and select 'Anoint Me' to receive the Lord Of Blood's Favor.

Dye The Cloth With The Blood Of The Shrine Maiden

Shrine Maiden
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Go to the Chapel of Anticipation from The Four Belfries in Liurnia. After defeating the Grafted Scion there, go to the church in the back, where you will find the corpse of a maiden, which you can examine to dye it with blood.

Killing Irina and Hyetta will also dye the cloth with blood, but then their NPC events will not occur, so it is recommended to go to the Chapel of Anticipation instead.

Use Pureblood Knight’s Medal

Pure Blood Knight's Medal
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If you talked to Varre twice after you've dyed the clothe with blood, you'll receive the Pure Blood Knight's Medal. By using it, you'll be able to get to Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum and start farming runes!

How To Get To Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum From The Snowfield

Obtain the Haligtree Secret Medallion (left / right)
Use the Secret Medallion from the Grand Lift of Rold.
Head to the location on the west side of the map (Portal Gate)
Defeat the Sanguine Noble on the way there
Go to the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum at the Portal Gate under the cliff

Obtain the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left / Right)

Haligtree secret medallion rightHaligtree Secret Medallion (Right)
Obtained in the Village of the Albinaurics Site of Grace in the swamp caves west of Liurnia of the Lakes. Hit Albus disguised as a pot and he should hand it over.
Haligtree secret medallion (Left)Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left)
Beyond Altus Plateau, there is an elevator that drops down from the Castle Sol Rooftop at the Site of Grace in the Mountaintops of the Giants

Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right) Can Be Obtained In The Village Of The Albinaurics

The Right Secret Medallion piece can be obtained in the Village Of The Albinaurics. To obtain it, follow the walls until you reach the deepest part of the area and destroy pots until you find the one Albus has turned into for him to appear. Talk to him and he will hand over half of the secret medallion.

Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left) Can Be Obtained In Castle Sol's Roof Of The Tower

The Left Secret Medallion piece can be obtained nu unlocking the Mountaintops of the Giants and clearing Castle Sol. The video shown above starts at the Blessing of Grace at Castle Sol's Roof Top.

Activate The Grand Lift Of Rold

Activate The Grand Lift Of Rold
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Use The Secret MedallionGo Down The Road
Use The Secret Medallion
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Go Down The Road
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▲You need to switch the action with either the scroll button or R Pad to use the medalion.

After collecting the two kinds of Medalion, switch to Haligtree Secret Medallion and use it. Haligtree Secret Medalion serves as a key to activate the Grand Lift Of Rold in the Forbidden Lands which would take you to the Consecrated Snowfield.

Head To Gateway Found West Of The Map

Head To Gateway Found West Of The Map
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The Gateway / Portal you need to use to get to Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum can be found at the bottom of the cliff in the west side of the Consecrated Snowfield. There's a Site of Grace and Map Fragments there so it's recommended to get there through this route.

A Nobleman Will Attack You, So Defeat Him

A Nobleman Will Attack You, So Defeat Him

If you are heading towards the Portal gate, a "Nobleman" will attack you, so defeat him first since the portal gate won't be used until he is defeated.

Transfer Gate Under The Cliff To Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum

Since the Transfer Gate under the cliff is hard to find, the video above will show you the exact location and route from the big tree on the way to it. After that, you can get to the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum by using the transfer gate.

Highly Efficient At Early Game: Fort Gale

Highly Efficient At Early Game: Fort Gale
This route will allow you to get a lot of rune at early game even with just your starter level and equipment
Get a horse at the Site Of Grace: Gatefront
Move to the north of Fort Gael and interact with the Site of Grace
Ride your horse and proceed in the direction of the fiery slope from the Site of Grace
When you see the ragged tent to the left, ride towards the flat to the left
When you get to the tip of the flat, get off your horse
From the left of the soldier, descent to the cliff and attack the machine below
Return to the Site of Grace and rest to make the enemy respawn
Repeat steps 3 to 7
Each lap will take 40 seconds and will give you around 2600 runes.
You can earn around 40,000 Runes in about 10 minutes

Possible To Run Even With Starter Level & Equipment

This route does not require high level of equipment or level as there are no regular attacks. After clearing the tutorial dungeon at the start of the game, there are no more battles required. You can then do this route to earn Runes right at the beginning of the game.

Get Horse And Head North To Fort Gael

Get Horse And Head North To Fort Gael
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*Blue - Horse Location
*Green - Start Location
*Rune Farming Location

However, you do need your Horse to be able to get to the Site of Grace in front of the barrier gate on the way to Fort Gael. After obtaining the Horse, follow the route shown in the image above to get to the destination. If you already interacted with the Site of Grace north of Fort Gael, you can also just warp there.

Earn Money By Defeating The Weapon After Activating The Site Of Grace

From the Site of Grace, climb up the slope that is on fire in the southeast side of the map. When you get to the flat land with the ragged tent to the left, move towards the top. At the top of the hill, there is a soldier, so go down the steps to the left of the enemy and press the attack button in mid-air to hit the weapon and defeat it with a single blow.

Leave Quickly After Attacking

After attacking the machine and defeating it, it will be dangerous to stay there so move away from the area to not get caught in an explosion or attacks by other enemies. It's better to roll forward three times, get to your horse, return to the Site Of Grace, and rest to make the enemy respawn..

Defeat Dragons To Earn Runes

Prepare weapons with a Hemorrhage passive
Head to Fort Faroth in Caelid
Stick to the back of the dragon, at its tail and keep attacking it until it falls over
Unfortunately, this is a one-time only farm, but you will get 74,000 runes for it

Prepare A Weapon With Hemorrhage Passive

Prepare A Weapon With Hemorrhage Passive

The Dragon's HP is high and it will not budge with just normal attacks. it's better to prepare a weapon with Hemorrage, such as Reduvia or Uchigitana to bring down its health consistently.

Head to Fort Faroth in Caelid

Head to Fort Faroth in Caelid
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There are two ways to get to Fort Faroth. You can either go around the north side from Summonwater Village or use the Gateway at the Third Church of Marika to get to Caelid.

Continuously Attack The Dragon's Tail

Continuously Attack The Dragon

*Attack the dragon in the location marked in the photo

The dragon will not move even if you attack it, so keep attacking it until you shave off all of its HP. However, the tip of the tail does not take damage, so it's best to attack the part of its tail that's near its body.

Items That Can Increase Runes You Get

Golden Scarab Gives 1.2x More Runes

Golden Scarab Gives 1.2x More Runes

Equipping the Golden Scarab will increase the amount of Runes you get by 1.2 times. It's the best Talisman to have when you're farming for Runes.

Defeat The Boss In The Abandoned Cave To Get The Golden Scarab

The Gold Scarab Talisman increases the amount of Runes earned by 1.2 times when equipped, making it an essenial equipment for efficient Rune farming.\

Map Location

Map Location
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The Golden Scarab can be obtained upon defeating the boss in the Abandoned Cave. The cave itself is filled with corruption, so it's best to prepare Preserving Boluses for it.

Video Of The Gold Scarab Location Entrance

Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot Gives 1.3x More Runes

Gold-Pickled Fowl FootGold-Pickled Fowl Foot

The Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot item increases the amount of Runes earned by 1.3 times for a certain duration. Although it is only for a certain period of time, you can earn Runes efficiently with it so if you have the item, use it when doing Rune farms.

Runes - Uses

Used To Level Characters

Used To Level Characters

The main use of Runes is to level up your character by increasing their stats. Runes can be used at any Site of Grace. If you are not sure how to use them, you can just use them to raise your character's level.

Used To Upgrade Weapons

Used To Upgrade Weapons

Runes are also used to upgrade your weapons. Make sure to have enough Runes and the required reinforcement materials whenever you want to upgrade your weapons.

Used To Purchase Items At The Shop

Used To Purchase Items At The Shop

Runes are also used as a currency when buying items and equipment at the shop. Since you can buy useful items such as Cookbook, it is recommended to use leftover runes on materials.

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