Stonesword Key Locations - Elden Ring Guide - IGN (2023)

Stonesword Keys are an item that you'll need to unlock Imp Statue Seals and uncover secrets across the Lands Between in Elden Ring. On this page, you'll find the locations of all of the Stonesword Keys that have been discovered so far, as well as information on the rewards you can expect to find.

Don't forget to check out our page on Imp Statue Seal Locations, so you can decide how to use your Stonesword Keys wisely.


Find the location of every Stonesword Key, Golden Seed, Sacred Tear, and more, with our detailed Interactive Map of the Lands Between.

Stonesword Key Locations

For ease, the locations of the Stonesword Keys are sorted by region. Those that can be purchased are listed separately.

There is also the option to have 2 Stonesword Keys as an initial keepsake item to give you a head start!

Click on the links below to jump to each location to see where the Stonesword Keys are:

  • Limgrave
  • Weeping Peninsula
  • Stormveil Castle
  • Siofra River Well
  • Liurnia
  • Academy of Raya Lucaria
  • Caelid
  • Dragonbarrow
  • Mt. Gelmir
  • Altus Plateau

Stonesword Keys That Can be Purchased

You'll find multiple merchants across the Lands Between that sell these invaluable items. These are listed below:


  • 1 can be purchased from Patches shop (or the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold with Patches' Bell Bearing) in Murkwater Cave for 5,000 Runes.
  • 1 can be purchased from the Nomadic Merchant at Castle Morne Rampart in the Weeping Peninsula for 2,000 Runes.
  • 3 can be purchased from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 4,000 Runes each.
  • 3 can be purchased from the Isolated Merchant Shack at the western edge of the Weeping Peninsula, for 2,000 Runes each.
  • 3 can be purchased from the Isolated Merchant at the entrance to the Academy of Raya Lucaria, south of the main academy gate past the seal along the overgrown road back down, for 3,000 Runes each.
  • 3 can be purchased from the Abandoned Merchant in the Siofra River Well, hiding in a ruined alcove up some scaffolding in the middle of the underground region behind a waterfall, for 2,000 Runes each.
  • 3 can be purchased from the Nomadic Merchant in the Altus Plateau, right beside the Forest-Spanning Greatbridge Site of Grace in the north, for 4,000 Runes each.


  • 5 can be purchased from the Imprisoned Merchant in the Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum for 5,000 Runes each.

Limgrave Stonesword Key Locations

In a ruined tower near the center of the ruins in West Limgrave.

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On the corpse to the right of the Site of Grace at Stormhill Shack in West Limgrave.


From a corpse on the end of the Bridge of Sacrifice towards the Weeping Peninsula

Weeping Peninsula Stonesword Key Locations

At the northern end of the cliff from Beside the Crater-Pocked Glade/Oridys's Rise on the east side of the Weeping Peninsula


Below and behind Castle Morne on the corpse. Use the Behind the Castle Site of Grace, then drop down to the south side.

Stormveil Castle Stonesword Key Locations

Can be collected from the corpse by jumping over to the building across from the top of the Rampart Tower in Stormveil Castle.

Stormveil Castle main hall with the Grafted Scion on the corpse sitting on the edge of the ledge (use the rooftops from the tower to land on the balconies leading to the ledge).


In the very bottom of the Stormveil Castle Depths (accessed via the pit outside the Liftside Chamber near the end of the dungeon), defeat the Ulcerated Tree Spirit in the pit below to find a body with a Stonesword Key.

Siofra River Well Stonesword Key Locations

Among the ruins jutting out east in a long line over the abyss, use the Spiritspring to jump to the top of the long broken pathway, and you can find a corpse at the very edge with a Stonesword Key.


On the northern side of the region, head to the underside of the large structure built out of the rock over the waterfalls and run down one of the long buttresses next to a Golden Seed, and use Torrent to double jump up to the platform, and check the side that faces the nearby obelisk to find a body stashed away.

Liurnia Stonesword Key Locations

Just past the Eastern Tableland Site of Grace in East Liurnia.

Inside the Academy Crystal Cave Dungeon below the Academy of Raya Lucaria in North Liurnia.

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Located at the Academy Gate Town ruins inside a chest atop a sunken tower on the far north ruins in North Liurnia.

Under the South Raya Lucaria Gate's bridge, north of the gate and under the academy itself in North Liurnia.

At the top of the Four Belfries mountain in far north of West Liurnia, the fourth belfry has a chest containing an Imbued Sword Key used to activate one of the three Sending Gates in this area.


In the Frenzied Village to the northeast of Liurnia past the Frenzy Tower, located on a tall rampart on the west side of the village you can jump down to the cliffs above the town.

Academy of Raya Lucaria Stonesword Key Locations

Before the Debate Parlor in the Academy of Raya Lucaria, as you reveal a room by hitting an illusory wall. The Stonesword Key is behind the table.

In the courtyard when you exit the Debate Parlour, the corpse on the statue in the middle of the courtyard has a Stonesword Key.


Head left from the large courtyard to jump across a series of rooftops back towards the Church of the Cuckoo, and you can find another Imbued Sword Key for the Four Belfries Sending Gates.

Caelid Stonesword Key Locations

Inside the Gael Cave dungeon in Caelid, once you access the lever to open all the cells, check each one to find a Stonesword Key in a larger cell full of Putrid Undead.


In Sellia, Town of Sorcery, on the corpse near the ladder that lets you break the sealed doors in the center of town.

In Sellia, Town of Sorcery, in a chest unlocked by one of the three seals in the town (Imbued Sword Key).

Dragonbarrow Stonesword Key Locations

From the Fort Faroth Site of Grace, head West towards the big white rock. Use the jump just before it, to reach the top of it.

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Located around the outer rim of the Divine Tower of Caelid as you scale the walls toward the entrance at the top of a series of ladders

Mt. Gelmir Stonesword Key Locations

On the broken bridge northwest from First Mt. Gelmir Campsite.

In Volcano Manor, from the Prison Town Church Site of Grace. Run across the rooftops to the west, drop down at the end, then run through to the right, and take the turning to the right before the Omenkiller. Go to the wooden staircase through the door, then to what looks like the dead end. There is a broken set of stairs across from here that has a Stonesword Key. Run and jump across to land on the broken stairs safely.


Altus Plateau Stonesword Key Locations

In the East Soldier's Camp full of Misbegottens on the road toward the entrance to the capital city.

Inside the Sage's Cave Dungeon in one of the many chest rooms in the dungeon.

In Auriza Heros' Grave when you reach the ramp where there are chariots on either side, going up and down in alternating ways. The Stonesword Key is on the corpse in the middle of the ramp.


In the Sealed Tunnel, when you're in the room with the Abductor Virgin at the very bottom. On the top level, to the right, there's a corpse with a Stonesword Key.

East of the Stormcaller Church and South of Altus Tunnel (just by the sword gravestones), there is a corpse on top of a structure with a Stonesword Key.

Mountops of the Giants Stonesword Key Locations


Near the grouping of fire enemies southwest of the Whiteridge Road Site of Grace

Head north of the Yelough Anix Tunnel, to a tower filled with Frenzy Rats. At the top of this tower you will find a chest with a Stonesword Key

Head west from the Inner Consecrated Snowfield Site of Grace, past the river, until you find a seated corpse with a glowing item in its lap. This is a Stonesword Key.

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Miquella's Haligtree Stonesword Key Locations


Head due east from the Haligtree Town Plaza Site of Grace, and look down to the branches below you to see a corpse with a glowing item icon. Drop down and grab the Stonesword Key here.

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Stonesword Key Locations - Elden Ring Guide - IGN? ›

1 can be purchased from the Nomadic Merchant at Castle Morne Rampart in the Weeping Peninsula for 2,000 Runes. 3 can be purchased from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 4,000 Runes each.

Where is the best place to use your first Stonesword Key? ›

Mimic Tear Ashes Room - Night's Sacred Ground

For sure, players will want to automatically reserve a Stonesword Key for this spot. It lies in the Night's Sacred Ground area in Nokron just southeast of the Ancestral Woods Site of Grace (requires jumping onto ledges and rooftops).

How many Stonesword Keys are in Elden ring? ›

If you are ready to make an investment, you can acquire a total of 17 Stonesword Keys by purchasing them from Merchants in the following locations from The Lands Between.

Where should I use my Stonesword Key? ›

The Stonesword Key is a finite series of key items that can be obtained in secret locations, and used on Imp Statues to unlock barriers and find the secrets within. Each Imp Statue may require one or more Stonesword Key to be embedded in them, after which they cannot be removed, so you'll want to use them wisely!

How many Stonesword Keys do you need to open? ›

Can be used to open two locked doors at the Roundtable Hold, the first door will require one Key to open, and the second door behind the first requires two keys to open (You'll need 3 keys in total).

Should I use my Stonesword Key right away? ›

However, we do not advise opening it early in the game, particularly if you've chosen the Stonesword Keys as your Elden Ring Keepsake. The Fringefolk Hero's Grave is an incredibly challenging area, particularly for new players, that is blocked off by a giant pool of poison.

Is it worth to use Stonesword Key in Stormveil Castle? ›

Stonesword Keys are incredibly valuable items. Eventually, the player will be able to buy them for 2,000-5,000 runes from various merchants in the game, but they are hard to find and fairly expensive, so it is wise to save the ones you do get for something good.

Where to get unlimited Stonesword Keys? ›

Elden Ring - All Stonesword Key Locations
Stonesword KeySold by the Nomadic Merchant in Weeping Peninsula for 2000 RunesLimgrave
Stonesword KeyLocation: Auriza Hero's Grave - On the corpse by the two chariots' path.Altus Plateau
Stonesword KeyLocation: On a body at the end of the bridgeSiofra River
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Who sells unlimited Stonesword Keys? ›

Stonesword Keys That Can be Purchased

1 can be purchased from the Nomadic Merchant at Castle Morne Rampart in the Weeping Peninsula for 2,000 Runes. 3 can be purchased from the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold for 4,000 Runes each.

Is there a limited amount of Stonesword Keys? ›

Of course, there is only a finite number of Stonesword Keys in Elden Ring, so knowing where they all are so you can open as many imp statues as possible is a great way to see some of the game's best content.

Should I use Stonesword Key at weeping Evergaol? ›

Inserting a Stonesword Key unlocks the portal mechanism in the middle, allowing players to enter the dimensional jail to challenge the Ancient Hero of Zamor boss imprisoned within.

Where is the imbued sword key? ›

After lighting all three braziers in Sellia (just look for the tallest buildings), head behind one of the cliffside streets to find a sort of back alley. In a small alcove at the very end of this backroad is a chest containing the Imbued Sword Key.

Where do I use the Stonesword Key in Caelid? ›

Caelid's second key is located in Gaol Cave, a tunnel prison near Fort Gael in the southeast. Tarnished travelers can reach this location by going directly south from the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace. However, keep in mind that two Stonesword Keys are required to dispel the Imp Statue Seal of the cavern's entrance.

How many Stonesword Keys do you need in Roundtable hold? ›

The first door will require one Stonesword Key to open, and contains a chest holding Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow. The second door behind the first requires two keys to open (you'll need 3 keys in total to open both doors). You'll find the Assassin's Prayerbook behind the second gate.

Is there a Stonesword Key in Nokron? ›

A Stonesword Key can be found atop a ledge behind the carcass of the Regal Ancestor Spirit.

What is the best keepsake in Elden Ring? ›

Our recommendation for the best starting Keepsake is a Golden Seed. This will give you an extra Flask use - either to restore your HP or FP - and at the start of the game, survivability is paramount.

How many Stonesword keys do you need for mimic tear? ›

To access this place, you must first defeat the Mimic Tear boss and keep going until finding a room guarded by an imp statue. To properly enter the room with the chest you need two Stonesword Keys that help you to open that zone.

Do you need both Glintstone keys? ›

In addition to selling you spells, he'll also request you provide him with a Glintstone Key, adding that he's patient and willing to wait. You'll also need a Glintstone Key to access the Raya Lucaria Academy, meaning you'll need two Glinstone Keys in total.

What are the best talismans in Elden Ring? ›

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  • 4 Radagon's Icon.
  • 5 Green Turtle Talisman. ...
  • 6 Crimson Amber Medallion. ...
  • 7 Gold Scarab. ...
  • 8 Cerulean Amber Medallion. ...
  • 9 Rotten Winged Sword Insignia. ...
  • 10 Lord Of Blood's Exultation. ...
  • 11 Great-Jar's Arsenal. ...
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What is the best loot in Stormveil Castle? ›

There are lots of useful items in Stormveil Castle, but the three most universally valuable items are the Iron Whetblade, the Stormcaller Ash of War, and the Godslayer's Seal.

Is Iron Whetblade important? ›

The Iron Whetblade unlocks the Heavy, Keen, or Quality scaling options, specifically. The Heavy option increases the weapon's Strength scaling, Keen improves its Dexterity scaling, and Quality increases both Strength and Dexterity scaling at the cost of base damage.

What is the best level to do Stormveil Castle? ›

Best Route & Boss Order In Elden Ring
AreaRecommended Weapon & Character Level
Stormveil CastleThe recommended level for this area is between 30 to 40. The recommended weapon level is +3 to +4.
Liurnia of the Lakes SouthThe recommended level for this area is between 40 to 50. The recommended weapon level is +3 to +4.
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Where do I get imbued Stonesword Keys? ›

The first Imbued Sword Key is very easy to find as it is found at the Four Belfries. While the first three belfries at the location have the teleporters at the base of each of them, the tower at the top of the hill has a chest at the bottom. Inside this chest is where you will find the first Imbued Stone Key.

Does anyone sell Stonesword Keys? ›

One Stonesword Key is sold by the Nomadic Merchant by the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace for 2000 runes. Three Stonesword Keys are sold by the Isolated Merchant in the Isolated Merchant's Shack for 2,000 Runes each. Halfway across the well-guarded Bridge of Sacrifice right behind the ballista is a lootable corpse.

Where is the key for the Stonesword in Farum Azula? ›

Continue down the stairs and further into the temple. When you get to the hallway, turn right, and before going down the stairs, head left to another hallway. Following this path takes you outside, where you'll find a Stonesword Key by the edge of a cliff.

Is there a max amount of runes you can have in Elden Ring? ›

Level Rune Cost Calculation in Elden Ring

The highest level possible is a grand total of 713, achievable when all eight attributes are capped at 99 points. This would require 1,692,566,842 Runes in total. The max number of runes that can be held is 999,999,999.

Is there a limit to how many items you can drop in Elden Ring? ›

Players can leave a total of 8 items, when a 9th item is dropped the 1st despawns and so on. (A notification informs the player of the despawning but not always. Although restricted to the limitation as well this notification does not apply when dropping Weapons or Armor.

How many Glintstone keys can you get? ›

Fortunately, the world contains two Glintstone Keys, allowing Tarnished to both enter the Raya Lucaria Academy location in Elden Ring and grant Thops his wish if they desire. Collectible keys are often required to explore otherwise inaccessible locations in places like Elden Ring's Lands Between.

Should you enter Evergaol? ›

While we can't say you shouldn't be afraid of entering an Evergaol because the fights waiting inside are by no means easy, you shouldn't be that afraid thanks to the Stake of Marika nearby. These are hard to spot, but act as checkpoints that automatically trigger once you get near them.

Can you summon for Forlorn Hound? ›

You can summon the NPC Blaidd to help you in this fight. Go to Mistwood Ruins and hear his howl, then travel back to Church of Elleh and speak to the merchant there ''About the howling in the woods'' He will give you a gesture to be used under the tower so that Blaidd jumps down.

What level is weeping Evergaol? ›

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Boss NameLocationMinimum Recommended Level
Cemetery ShadeTombsward Catacombs20
Ancient Hero of ZamorWeeping Evergaol25
Erdtree AvatarUnderneath the Minor Erdtree in the Center of the Peninsula30
Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Impaler's Catacombs)Impaler's Catacomb30
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What do the 4 belfries do? ›

Situated along a hill in western Liurnia, The Four Belfries serve as a hub for 3 waygates that transports users to various locations. Each waygate is located at the foot of a belfry and requires an Imbued Sword Key to activate.

Which of the 4 belfries should I open? ›

Even though all the Four Belfries portals in Elden Ring take players somewhere interesting, if approached for the first time with only one Imbued Sword Key, the Chapel of Anticipation Belfrey portal is the one players should pick.

Do you lose the Imbued Sword Key? ›

Imbued Sword Key can be used by the player to break the seal on the imp statue guarding the sending gates, but the item disappears upon use.

Where is patches after beating him? ›

He can be found in Murkwater Cave. This is an optional boss as players do not need to defeat him to advance. During combat, when Patches reaches half health, he will surrender. If the surrender is accepted, he will open up a shop in Murkwater Cave.

Where do you use iron Whetblade? ›

Iron Whetblade Location

The Iron Whetblade can be used to add the Heavy, Keen, or Quality affinity to an armament in Elden Ring. The Heavy affinity increases a weapon's Strength scaling and decreases all other scaling, while the Keen affinity increases the weapon's Dexterity and decreases its Strength and Base Damage.

Should you let fia hold you? ›

Yes, players should let Fia hold them, and they should do it often. Fia offers an item that cannot be obtained in any other way and will help throughout Elden Ring. Once allowed, Fia will hold the player for nearly a full minute while offering soft reassurances.

What happens if you hold fia? ›

If you agree to let Fia hold you, you'll receive the Baldachin's Blessing item, a consumable that temporarily boosts Poise. The trade-off is that Fia gives you a minor HP debuff until you use the item. You can return to her for more Baldachin's Blessings whenever you need.

What to do with the red guy in Roundtable Hold? ›

Dung Eater can be found at Roundtable Hold. If you approach him with any Seedbed Curse in your inventory, he will give you the Sewer-Gaol Key and ask you to find his real body beneath Leyndell. If killed in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, he will drop the following: Omen Helm.

What is the best use for the Stonesword Key in Elden Ring? ›

There are two notable uses for Stonesword Keys in Volcano Manor. One is for unlocking the area leading to the Dagger Talisman and the other is for the Crimson Amber Medallion +1. Both are considerable talismans in the game, and here's how to get to the Gargoyle locks to obtain these items.

What is the hidden treasure of Nokron? ›

During Ranni the Witch's quest in Elden Ring, she tasks players with finding something known as the "Hidden Treasure of Nokron." This obscurely named object refers to Elden Ring's Fingerslayer Blade, but despite the name this is classified as a Key Item, not a weapon.

Where is ranni after radahn? ›

This is because Blaidd is required to continue her quest line and he will not leave the Radahn Festival until Starscourge Radahn has been defeated. Once Starscourge Radahn has been defeated, Ranni will reappear at Ranni's Rise and her quest line can be continued from then on.

What is the strongest build in Elden Ring? ›

These are the best Elden Ring builds:
  • Colossal Knight strength build.
  • Glass Cannon Mage build.
  • Samurai Bleed Dex build.
  • Fire's Deadly Sin Faith build.
  • Spinning Reaper Bleed build.
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Is The Land Between Runes good? ›

Lands Between Rune is a great way to level up without doing anything. Golden Seeds are rare, so starting the game with an extra charge in your Sacred Flask is a huge help. Stonesword Keys are rare items that open up rare locks.

How much HP does the Crimson Amber Medallion give? ›

Crimson Amber Medallion is a talisman in Elden Ring. It gives +6% Maximum HP.

Where do you go first on Elden Ring? ›

Here is what you should do first in Elden Ring: Visit the Church of Elleh just north of where you begin (be sure to avoid the powerful Tree Sentinel on the way!) to find a merchant, Kale, who can sell you a Crafting Kit and Cookbooks, and if you want to explore some nearby cave dungeons, a torch.

What level should you leave Limgrave? ›

Best Route & Boss Order In Elden Ring
AreaRecommended Weapon & Character Level
West LimgraveThe recommended level for this area is between 1 to 10. The recommended weapon level is 0 to +1.
East Limgrave & MistwoodThe recommended level for this area is between 5 to 10. The recommended weapon level is 1 to +2.
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What to do in Limgrave before moving on? ›

The first things you should do when you enter the Limgrave open world are visit the bonfire The First Step site of grace, talk to the weirdo nearby, and then follow the light. This is how Elden Ring teaches you things. The light is the obvious thing.

Where can I farm Stonesword keys? ›

Stonesword Key Locations
  1. Limgrave.
  2. Weeping Peninsula.
  3. Stormveil Castle.
  4. Siofra River Well.
  5. Liurnia.
  6. Academy of Raya Lucaria.
  7. Caelid.
  8. Dragonbarrow.

Which belfry to unlock first? ›

Even though all the Four Belfries portals in Elden Ring take players somewhere interesting, if approached for the first time with only one Imbued Sword Key, the Chapel of Anticipation Belfrey portal is the one players should pick.

Can you fight Fortissax if D kills FIA? ›

This boss is missable if the player kills Fia before the end of her quest.

What happens if D kills FIA? ›

If you choose to hand over the Twinned armor set, D's brother will kill Fia. This doesn't happen until much later, so it doesn't appear to affect whether you get her ending or not. You'll get the armor back eventually, too, as well as a new Elden Ring weapon. If you don't hand over the armor, nothing will change.

Can you stop fia from killing d? ›

You can prevent this scene by killing D in his first location, getting his armor, and giving it to his brother early.

How many cracked pots are in Elden Ring? ›

You can obtain up to 20 Cracked Pots. Cracked Pots already obtained cannot be re-obtained in New Game Plus. If throwing pots are put into storage at a site of grace, their cracked pots will be available for crafting new items.


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