ELDEN RING – Progression Guide

Not sure where to go or what to do next? This guide includes a progression route, zone level, and area checklists.

Progression Outline

I recommend exploring Elden Ring by whatever method you please, however you can use this if you feel stuck and unsure where to go. This is completely optional.

  1. West Limgrave
  2. East Limgrave & Mistwood
  3. Weeping Peninsula
  4. Roundtable Hold
  5. Stormveil Castle
  6. Liurnia of the Lakes South
  7. Raya Lucaria Academy
  8. Liurnia of the Lakes East
  9. Ainsel River (Underground)
  10. Liurnia of the Lakes West
  11. Siofra River (Underground)
  12. Caelid South
  13. Nokron, Eternal City & Siofra Aqueducts
  14. Deeprot Depths
  15. Lake of Rot, Nokstella & Liurnia West Special
  16. Altus Plateau
  17. Mt Gelmir
  18. Leyndell, Royal Capital
  19. Forbidden Lands
  20. Mountaintops of the Giants
  21. Consecrated Snowfield
  22. Mohgwyn Castle
  23. Miquella’s Halligtree
  24. Crumbling Farum Azula
  25. City of Ash
  26. Sewers

Map Areas by Level (Suggested)

These are only suggestions, not fixed rules. Use this at your discretion.

Map AreaLevelUpgrade
Limgrave West1+0-1
Limgrave East10+2
Weeping Peninsula20+3
Stormveil Castle30+3-4
Liurnaria of the Lakes40+3-4
Raya Lucaria Academy50+4-6
Ainsel River50+4-6
Siofra River60+8-12
Caelid South60+10-14
Altus Plains60+10-14
Nokron, Eternal City70+15-20
Siofra Aqueduct70+15-20
Deeproot Depths70+15-20
Mt Gelmir70+15-20
River of Rot80+15-20
Lyndell Capital City80+15-20
Forbidden Lands90+20-24
Mountaintop of the Giants90+20-24
Consecrated Grounds90+20-24
Mohgwyn Palace90+20-24
Miquella’s Haligtree90+20-24
Destroyed Farum Azula100+25
City of Ash120+25


Note: area checklists contain minor spoilers. Recommended to explore blind first, then look at the checklist if you’re lacking progress.

West Limgrave

  • Buy Essential Gear
  • Unlock Torrent & Spirit Bell
  • Obtain Whetstone Knife
  • Obtain Limgrave West Map Fragment
  • Do Boc the Seamster’s Quest
  • Find Sorceress Sellen (if you’re a mage)
  • Talk to Roderika
  • Find Ashes of War Merchant
  • Meet Potboy (Alexander)
  • Talk to D, Hunter of the Dead
  • Complete Murkwater Cave

East Limgrave

  • Talk to Kenneth Haight
  • Get the Flask of Wondrous Physik
  • Get Limgrave, East Map Fragment
  • Get Flask Materials from Minor Erdtree
  • Activate Siofra River Well
  • Listen to the howling wolf in Mistwood ruins
  • Liberate Fort Haight
  • Get Reward from Kenneth Haight
  • Complete Summonwater
  • Teleport to Bestial Sanctum

South Limgrave & Weeping Peninsula

  • Meet Yura & Take on Dragon
  • Obtain Sorcery Scroll
  • Talk to Irina
  • Defeat Night’s Cavalry
  • Obtain memory slot
  • Get Sacred Tears
  • Get Flask Materials from Erdtree
  • Complete Castle Morne

Roundtable Hold

  • Head up from Stormhill into Stormveil
  • Defeat the Boss
  • Visit Roundtable Hold
  • Talk to all NPCs
  • Upgrade your Weapons

Stormveil Castle

  • Take the alternate entrance to the Stormveil Castle
  • Ascend the Castle and clear Enemies in your path
  • Defeat the Banished Knight and retrieve the Rusty Key
  • Obtain the Stonesword Key
  • Use the Key to dispel the fog in front of the gates and enter
  • Locate Nepheli Loux and speak to her
  • Clear the Castle
  • Fight the Lion Guardian Mini-boss
  • Prepare for a Boss battle and summon Nepheli
  • Defeat Godrick the Grafted

Liurnia of the Lakes South

  • Talk to Boc the Seamster
  • Meet Sorcerer Thops
  • Obtain Academy Scroll
  • Obtain Fire Monk’s Prayerbook
  • Get Map Fragments
  • Get Cookbooks & Ritual Pot
  • Meet Patches and Get Flask Upgrades
  • Visit Rose Church
  • Complete Malefactor’s Evergaol
  • Loot Sacrificial Twig
  • Obtain Raya Lucaria Academy Key

Raya Lucaria Academy

  • Acquire the Academy Glintstone Key
  • Pick up Several Ashes
  • Obtain Gravity Well Sorcery
  • Get Carian Knight Set
  • Get Conspectus Scroll
  • Get Olivinus Glintstone Crown and Ritual Pot
  • Defeat Red Wolf of Radagon
  • Access Secret Radagon Upstairs Area
  • Get Stonesword Key, Golden Seed and Karolos Glintstone Crown
  • Explore Upper Rooftops
  • Get Imbued Sword Key
  • Loot Academy Glintstone Key
  • Defeat Moongrum, Carian Knight
  • Deal with Iron Ball Trap
  • Defeat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

Liurnia of the Lakes East

  • Get Kaiden Sellsword Ashes
  • Get Shabriri Grape and Talk to Hyetta
  • Get Cookbook & Staff
  • Defeat Night’s Cavalry
  • Defeat Tibia Mariner
  • Obtain Dragon Cult Prayerbook
  • Visit Church of Vows
  • Obtain Flask Upgrades from Minor Erdtree
  • Unlock Walking Mausoleum
  • Get upgrades from Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel
  • Visit Frenzied Flame Village
  • Obtain powerful spells from Converted Fringe Tower
  • Unlock Ainsel River Well

Ansel River (Underground)

  • Collect Upgrade Materials
  • Find Nomadic Merchant
  • Collect Immunizing Horn Charm
  • Defeat Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella
  • Loot Boss Room

Liurnia of the Lakes West

  • Begin Exploration from South to North
  • Find Village of the Aulbinaurics
  • Loot Secret Medallion Key
  • Complete Optional Objectives
  • Loot Flask Upgrades
  • Visit The Four Belfries
  • Obtain Map Fragment
  • Talk to Smithing Master Iji
  • Complete Caria Mannor
  • Meet Renna and her allies

Siofra River (Underground)

  • Obtain Map Fragment
  • Light the Fire Pillars
  • Collect Spells & Talismans
  • Collect Key Items
  • Defeat Dragonkin Soldier
  • Obtain Golden Seed
  • Unlock Deep Siofra Well
  • Defeat Ancestor Spirit

Caelid (South)

  • Complete Smoldering Church
  • Obtain Map Fragments
  • Unlock Zone Merchants
  • Defeat Dragon & Night’s Cavalry
  • Loot Sellia Tunnels and Sellia City
  • Clear Fort Gael
  • Complete Redmane Castle
  • Defeat General Radhan

Nokron, Eternal City & Siofra Aqueduct

  • Access Nokron from Mistwood
  • Loot Ghost-Glovewort Picker’s Bell Bearing (1)
  • Obtain Larval Tears
  • Defat Mimic Tear
  • Get to Night’s Sacred Ground
  • Loot Black Whetblade, Celestial Dew
  • Obtain Fingerslayer Blade
  • Collect Ancestral Infant’s Head
  • Defeat Regal Ancestor Spirit
  • Enter Siofra Aqueduct
  • Collect Missionary’s Cookbook (5)
  • Trade Twinned Set for Gesture
  • Defeat Valiant Gargoyle & Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade)

Liurnia Of The Lakes West

  • Get Reward from Ranni
  • Access Carian Study Hall Hidden Area
  • Obtain the Cursemark of Death

Nokstella, Eternal City & Lake of Rot

  • Enter Ainsel River Main
  • Collect Miniature Ranni
  • Enter Nokstella, Eternal City
  • Collect Key Items & Spirit Ashes
  • Talk to Miniature Ranni
  • Enter Lake of Rot
  • Obtain Map Fragment
  • Use the Discarded Palace Key
  • Defeat Dragonkin Soldier
  • Enter Grand Cloister
  • Defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void


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