Chances are, the Elden Ring Fringefolk Hero’s Grave dungeon will be the first dungeon you encounter, but you may not necessarily be able to visit it right away. However, if you choose the Stonesword Key from your selection of Elden Ring memorabilia at the start of the game, you’ll be able to try this early challenge right away. If you don’t, don’t worry, here are the key Elden Ring Stonesword locations we’ve found so far.
Even though you can gain access as soon as you reach the first Grace site in the Stranded Graveyard, the final boss (and nasty stone chariot) in this Elden Ring dungeon makes this one of the toughest challenges in Limgrave. one. There’s a Marika’s bet that will bring you back to life outside the boss’s door, but think carefully before you risk an interesting death loop.
But if you will, the rewards are worth your masochistic tendencies. Here’s how to complete the dungeon, whether you get the Elden Ring Fringefolk Hero’s Grave key.
Elden Ring Fringefolk Hero’s Grave Walkthrough: How to Pass the Chariot
Once you’ve unlocked the dungeon with the stone sword key, jump from the windowsill into the poison pool below, then quickly run right through it to avoid poisoning. Once you’ve done that, get ready for the trickiest part of this dungeon.
Around the corner, you’ll see a huge stone chariot running up and down the slope. Wait for it to leave, then sprint between the alcoves on the left. A ghostly crossbowman appeared in the second alcove, but was easily stunned and shrugged. A swordsman appears in the third alcove, and in the fourth, another swordsman challenges you from the left, and a crossbowman behind you is on the right. You should have time to quickly kill the swordsman before turning to his crossbow-wielding chum. If these ghosts leave their alcoves, each of them may also be killed by the movement of the chariot.
Once you run into the corner, the tank will change direction to chase you, so get as far away from it as possible before that. If you arrive at the slender causeway, please do not cross it. Instead, wait for the chariot to pass. Drop one side onto the ledge below and sneak up on the imps on the nearby wall. Directly ahead is another imp’s passage leading to a rather special Elden Ring amulet. Scroll down to learn more. Now, we have a boss to fight.
Descend again behind you and you’ll find an alcove leading to another slope. The two Oni Samurai need to be given swords here, but remember they can disappear and reappear with you. Run down the causeway, avoiding the three Onimusha who appear in the middle. If you turn right, you’ll find Marika’s stake and the boss door, if the chariot doesn’t catch you.
Elden Ring Fringefolk Hero’s Grave boss: How to Defeat the Canker Dryad
If you enter this dungeon right away, the Canker Dryad might be a bit too much for you considering the relatively low damage you’ll be doing. Anyway, this Elden Ring boss is a giant wooden snake with twisting fleshy legs. Watch out for its tail attacks – they have long coils, but make sure you duck into them and stay far enough away to avoid being carried away by its hideous appendages.
When it roars and launches into the air, make sure you dodge: it’s a snatch attack that will likely kill you in one hit. Usually it will breathe fire after this, which is your main window to deal damage. Stick to its left side as much as possible and do some shrewd sliding from there, while avoiding the occasional paw swipe.
If you deal damage on its right side, watch out for stomping with the downward claws. With enough damage, you can stagger it and strike back at its glowing eyes. When it reaches its second stage at about two-thirds health, it glows white and releases an explosive AoE that shoots columns of fire from the floor. When you see this happening, cancel the target and run as fast as possible to avoid it.
Elden Ring Fringefolk Hero’s Grave Rewards: Rewards for defeating Bosses
After slaying the Wood Serpent, you’ll get the Elden Ring Golden Seed, which increases your flask charges, and the Exiled Knight Oleg Summon, a knight with two swords that you can use after getting the Spirit Summoning Bell.
How to Get Erdtree’s Amulet of Favor
Remember the second imp’s trail near the Thin Causeway? This optional section of the dungeon leads to a powerful Elden Ring amulet that’s well worth the diversion.
Once you’ve killed the second imp, you go down the stairs and you’ll find a flame turret. Once the flames subside, run down and out of an alcove, but keep an eye out for a third imp waiting. Avoid the second flame turret and go to the next room, which has a bridge.
Halfway across the bridge, grafted scions fell from the roofs on both sides. Sure, you can fight them, but you can also just dash straight past them and pick up the amulet on the other side. It’s Erdtree’s boon that increases your max HP, stamina, and gear load. I did say it was worth the detour.