Gatekeeper Gostoc Quest Guide For Elden Ring. See walkthrough, bell bearing, Gostoc not selling items, stealing runes, should you kill or spare?, how to revive, gone & missing!
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Gostoc Location & Quest Reward
|Initial Location||Main gate of Stormveil Castle in Limgrave|
|Drops Upon Death||Item: Gostoc's Bell Bearing|
Item: Glass Shard
Item: Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot
(Cannot be killed after moving to Godrick's throne)
|Main Quest Reward||Item: Grace Mimic|
Event Added In March 17 Update
The March 17th update added a continuation of the Gostoc event. If you find anything other than the event chart below, please let us know in the comments section.
Gostoc Questline Walkthrough
- ▼ Talk with Gostoc in the building next to the Main Gate of Stormveil Castle
- ▼ When you enter the castle, the full amount of the runes upon death is not returned
- ▼ Defeat the boss in the Dark Room in the castle
- ▼ Talk to Gostoc in Stormveil Cliffside
└ ※ Can be skipped
- ▼ Gostoc becomes a merchant
- ▼ Head to the lift in the hall of the Castle tower
└ ※ Can be skipped
- ▼ Talk to Gostoc on the roof of the church
└ ※ Can be skipped
- ▼ Talk with Gostoc near the lift of the Castle tower
└ ※ Can be skipped
- ▼ Talk to Gostoc who reappeared after defeating Godrick
- ▼ Nepheli Loux & Kenneth Haight Questline proceeds
└ ※ Only Kenneth Haight's Questline can be skipped
- ▼ Defeat Morgott the Omen King by advancing the story
- ▼ Appears at Stormveil Castle's Godrick's Throne
Gostoc Event Strategy Chart
( Side Opening)
- Talk With Gostoc In The Building Next To The Main Gate Of Stormveil Castle
- When You Enter The Castle, The Full Amount Of The Runes Upon Death Is Not Returned
- Defeat The Boss In The Dark Room In The Castle
- Talk To Gostoc In Stormveil Cliffside
- Gostoc Becomes A Merchant
- Head To The Lift In The Hall Of The Castle Tower
- Talk To Gostoc On The Roof Of The Church
- Talk With Gostoc Near The Lift Of The Castle Tower
- Talk To Gostoc Who Reappeared After Defeating Godrick
- Nepheli Loux Proceeds Kenneth Haight Questline
- Defeat Morgott The Omen King By Advancing The Story
- Appears At Stormveil Castle's Godrick's Throne
|Gostoc Location||Gostoc Dialogue|
Talk to Gostoc located in the building next to the main gate of Stormveil Castle. If you select "I want to use the main gate" as a dialogue option, it will open the main gate. Even if you choose the " Leave (secret side opening route)" first, you can choose the main gate later by talking to him again.
Recommended To Use The Side Path!
If you head toward the castle on the main gate, a large number of enemies are waiting, ready to shoot you at range and you will be in an instant death state in a blink of an eye, so there is little merit to pass it by force. If you can get through the main gate by dodging the range shoot, this route is a shortcut to a short distance before the boss.
|Number Of Runes After Death||Number Of Runes Before Death|
Note that in the case of a secret side path opening route, you can only recover 70% of the runes dropped at Instant Deaths between entering Stormveil Castle and destroying Godrick. Normal drop of runes resumes outside of Stormveil Castle.
Returned When Gostoc Is Killed (Gostoc Stash)
Killing Gostoc will return the runes that have been dropped so far. This means that every time you die, Gostoc actually steals a portion of your runes. However, take note that even if you kill Gostoc after defeating Godrick, the stolen dropped runes will not be returned.
If you go through the secret side path, even if you have not selected " Leave (Side Opening)" in the dialogue options with Gostoc, Gostoc's sneaky pickpocketing will still take place.
If You Equipped Gold Scarab When You Kill Gostoc...?
Take note that if if you equip Gold Scarab, a talisman which increases the amount of runes you can obtain by 1.2 times, when you proceed to defeat Gostoc to get your runes back, only 1000 runes originally dropped will be doubled by 1.2 times to 1200 runes. Unfortunately, the amount of runes gained did not increase upon his Instant Death.
If you follow the route from the secret side opening, there is a Dark Room you will need to enter. Once inside, the door closes, trapping you in the dark. At this time, Gostoc's menacing laughter is heard. The door will open when the middle boss battle is over.
From The Side Path To The Dark RoomShorcut To The Dark Room
Start at the Site of Grace from the Stormveil Cliff and go up along the road
└ Be careful as enemies on the top call their allies with a whistle
After climbing the stairs, go inside the entrance in front of you and head up the stairs
Be careful as the enemy hidden in the barrels area will throw a bomb and detonate it
Climb to the point where you can climb the stairs
└ Use the locked door on the way later
Head straight, but make sure to pay attention to the enemies throwing bombs in the back of the aisle
Break the stacked boxes and head to the top
└ Enter the door on the top floor to get to the boss battle
When you enter the Dark Room, it transforms into a boss encounter.
└ Take a distance, and then another if you hit it.
└ If you force yourself to attack, you will be killed quickly by the enemy’s continuous attacks.
If you can defeat it, you can get a Rusty Key from the corpse in the room and a Curved Sword Talisman from the treasure chest.
|Near The Tower||Talk To Gostac|
When you win the battle against the boss when you are trapped in the Dark Room, Gostoc appears in the tower near the Stormveil Cliff at the Site of Grace. When you engage in dialogue, you will receive a Grace Mimic. It will disappear if you change location even once, such as resting on the Site of Grace. You can safely skip this step.
Gostoc will start selling you items once you have returned to the Main Gate after being trapped in the Dark Room. Note that if you defeat Godrick, you will not be able to access Gostoc’s Shop. There is a remedy: if you kill Gostoc after Godrick’s defeat and obtain Gostoc’s Bell Bearing, you can purchase the items that Gostoc was selling.
From the Dark Room, go further inside the castle to the hall in the walled tower. There is a boss in the hall, which you can either defeat or go through to go up the lift at the end of the hall.
From The Dark Room To The Lift In The Wall Tower Hall
|Castle Roof||Talk To Gostoc|
After going up the lift in the hall of the walled tower, Gostoc will appear on the roof of the church with Rogier. If you have not talked to him in step 4, you will receive a Grace Mimic, which will disappear once you have stopped to load, for example, to rest at the Site of Grace. You can skip this step.
May Not Appear If You Did Not Proceed With Step 4
In some instances, Gostoc only appears on the roof of the church when you weren't able to proceed in Step 4. Because the dialogue is the same, there is a good chance that it will not occur again if the dialogue is held at the Step 4.
If you go up the Lift in the hall of the walled tower when you are talking in step 4, you will find Gostoc checking corpse not on the roof of the church, but near the Lift on the wall, etc. Talk to him. You can skip this step.
|Event End Flag|
|※ Note that even if you kill Gostoc after defeating Godrick, the runes that were exploited at the time of death will not be returned|
|Defeat Godrick||Talk To Gostoc|
Head to the Stormveil Castle and defeat Godrick at the back before taking a rest at the Site of Grace to talk to Gostoc who stomps on Godrick.
|Event End Flag|
|※ The quest can't proceed if Nepheli Loux is already dead|
|Nepheli Loux Questline Strategy Chart|
|①||Talk to him at at Stormveil Castle (* Skippable)|
|②||Talk to Nepheli Loux at the Roundtable Hold|
|③||Talk to Nepheli Loux in Village of the Albinaurics|
|④||Defeat the boss of Village of the Albinaurics, Omenkiller|
|⑤||Talk to Nepheli Loux under the stairs of the Roundtable Hold|
|⑥||Talk to Gideon in the study|
|⑦||Hand over the Old King of Storm Hawk to Nepheli Loux at the Roundtable Hold|
Kenneth Height Event Strategy Chart
※ Kenneth Haight Questline is not required.
|①||Talk to him on the rubble north of Limgrave's Mistwood Outskirts|
|②||Defeat Chief Knight at Fort Haight|
|③||Return to Kenneth Haight and report back.|
|④||Visit Fort Haight again|
You need to progress through the Questline in Nepheli Loux by the strategy chart. There is no issue if you have previously completed the event progress. Kenneth Height is not required, but if you finish the event, you will move to the throne.
Sdvance the story and defeat the boss, Morgott the Omen King, in Leyndell, Royal Capital. This is a boss that you will definitely need to fight to progress on the story, so if you haven't done so yet, just continue with the story.
If you have already advanced the story and defeated it, go to the next chart .
|The Throne||Throne Location|
After completing all the above conditions and spending some time with Godrick the Grafted at Site of Grace following Godrick's defeat, you will move to Godrick's throne, where Nepheli Loux also appears. Get the Dragon Smithing Stone by talking with Nepheli Loux.
You Can Purchase Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone At Gostoc's Shop
Gostoc, who is now located at the throne, opens a shop which you can purchase Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone for 20,000 Runes.
The Difference Between The Main Gate And The Side Path - Gostoc Questline
Shops Cannot Be Opened From The Main Gate
|Enter The Dark Room||Shop Does Not Open|
The condition for the store to be accessible is to be locked in the Dark Room by Gostoc. Therefore, if you take the Main Entrance route straight to Godrick, the store will not be accesible. However, even if you choose the Main Gate route, the store will open as long as you enter the Dark Room.
On The Main Gate Side, The Amount Of Runes Collected At The Time Of Death Does Not Decrease
Gostoc's exploitation occurs when you enter the castle by the secret side path route, so if you take the main gate route, Gostoc will not exploit the runes dropped at Instant Death. Note that even if the main gate is opened, the exploitation will still take place was long as you enter the castle from the secret side path route.