Elden Ring Hidden Locations Only Experts Found

It's no doubt that Elden Ring has won the hearts of both new and old players, most of which have enjoyed exploring Lands Between, while others have raged quit after having to face a boss multiple times. But, in reality, Elden Ring is made for players that want to advance the storyline at their own pace, not having to be forced to do anything until they feel they're ready.

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And because of that freedom that Elden Ring has brought into the gaming world, seasoned players have uncovered hidden locations and quests that are can only be found if they know where to look. But, some of these locations are far more hidden than others, so if a player wants to find them, they'll need to pay close attention to their surroundings.

10 Subterranean Shunning-Grounds

Players may already have explored most of Leyndell Royal Capital, but most players aren't aware that there's a whole maze underneath their feet. And that's because this area is hidden within a well that players can find near the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace.

Players will find a fellow Tarnished soul called Dung-Eater within the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, but they'll need to have the Sewer-Gaol Key to break him free. But, as mentioned before, the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds is a sewer-maze that's filled with Rats, Ogres, and the dreaded Revenant. With the help of FP Good Game's walkthrough, players can safely traverse these sewers.

9 Bestial Sanctum

Players can easily miss this secret location since they need to find a mysterious portal near the Third Church of Marika Site of Grace that'll teleport them to Greyoll's Dragonbarrow. Fortunately, players can locate the portal by going towards the back of the Third Church of Marika and then heading left, where they'll see a blue light and tiny portal.

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As players can expect, looking for it will be a lot easier during the nighttime as the blue light is easily seen. Once they use the portal, they'll arrive at Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, where they'll see a colossal black door that they can open. Players will then arrive at Bestial Sanctum, where they can obtain one of the most powerful Incantations in Elden Ring: Beast Claw.

8 Inverted Carian Study Hall

FromSoftware has always been known to create the wildest map designs, and Elden Ring brings plenty of craziness to the table. However, one area that will surprise even the most experienced player is the Inverted Carian Study Hall, which is essentially Carian Study Hall but upside down.

But, before players can access this hidden area, they'll need to complete Ranni's questline since she'll give them the Carian Inverted Statue, which they can place on a desk that's near a globe at the entrance of Carian Study Hall. Once placed, the entire area will flip, which unlocks a new hidden location.

7 Church of Dragon Communion

Without any doubt, Incantation and Sorcery are among the most powerful skills in Elden Ring, and discovering this hidden location is a must for players wanting to maximize their damage output as magic wielders. And that's because Church of Dragon Communion is the only place in Elden Ring where players can purchase the incantations Dragonmaw, Dragonfire, and Dragonclaw.

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Players can only unlock this hidden area by going through the Coastal Cave and taking a special exit that leads to the small island area just Southwest of the Coastal Cave Site of Grace.

6 Siofra River Well

Siofra River Well area is arguably one of the most jaw-dropping hidden locations in Elden Ring since the sky within the area is gleaming with stars with a beautiful blue-tinted background.TThe area surrounding this location is guarded by several Lesser Runebears, which are one of the most annoying (and powerful) enemies to fight in Elden Ring.

Players brave enough to venture into the forests of Mistwood can find the entrance of Siofra River Well behind Minor Erdtree. Moreover, players can obtain the powerful Ancestral Follower Ashes by defeating the optional boss Ancestor Spirit.

5 Hidden Path to the Haligtree

As the name implies, this area is hidden to most players, especially since they'll need to have two items, Haligtree Secret Medallion Right and Left, in order to unlock the path (players can see the complete walkthrough of obtaining these items by watching the detailed video created by Its Shatter).

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Once players acquire these items, they can visit the Grand Lift of Rold Site of Grace and activate the medallion. Players should come prepared since this area is crawling Giant Land Octopuses and Vulgar Militants. Fighting these ill-omened creatures is well worth the risk since players can find the Silver Scarab, which increases Discovery by 75.

4 Frenzied Flame Village

Most likely, players have come across the Frenzied Flame Village Outskirts Site of Grace near the Black Knife Catacombs, but players may have missed the Frenzied Flame Village since it's a bit further away from that Site of Grace. This village is infested with Frenzied Villagers that will cause Madness by only looking at the player, which means players will need to utilize cover to avoid their gaze.

Once the player defeats the Infested Villagers, they can safely explore the area. Here are some items players can find in the Frenzied Flame Village:

But, players should be careful using Shabriri's Woe Talisman since it constantly attracts enemies' aggression.

3 Lake Of Rot

Undoubtedly, the most annoying status effect in Elden Ring is Scarlet Rot since it will eat away a player's HP. And because of that, most players avoid any area with rivers or lakes of Scarlet Rot, which is why Lake of Rot is particularly under the radar for most players.

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Fortunately, there are several ways to cure or mitigate the Scarlet Rot status effect, like using Preserving Boluses or Flame, Cleanse Me. Players can locate this hidden area by heading southwest from the Nokstella Waterfall Basin Site of Grace. Those brave enough to enter this hidden area will acquire the stylish Dragonscale Blade by defeating the Dragonkin Soldier.

2 Abandoned Cave in Dragonbarrow

Another hidden area filled with Scarlet Rot is the Abandoned Cave near Smoldering Wall Site of Grace. This area is quite difficult to locate (which is why it's on the list) since players need to cross a tree that is high on a chasm. And as players can expect, one wrong step means they'll fall to their doom.

Once inside, players can activate a Site of Grace for a brief pause. Exploring the Abandoned Cave is no easy task and will require many tries, but players will gain the Golden Scarab once the optional boss is defeated, which increases Rune acquisition.

1 Jarburg

It's rare to find an area of Elden Ring as peaceful as Jarburg since the creatures (Living Jars) that inhabit this tiny town are mostly peaceful and will not attack the player even if they are near them. This hidden location is not easy to find since the Carian Study Hall shadows it, which is why many players have missed it while traversing through the area.

Jarburg is one of the best areas to farm Cracked Pots, Ritual Pots, and plants since the town is abundant with them. Moreover, the smaller Living Jars can be seen dancing around the town, which can be quite adorable.

Elden Ring is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Series X|S.

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