Elden Ring offers challenges few other games offer, but you don’t have to be a masochist to enjoy the game to the fullest. There are several ways to level up quickly with minimal effort, and you’ll have an advantage over many enemies with fixed levels.
With a little travel, you can quickly amass thousands or even millions of runes without fear of dying in the process. Of course, some rune farms are easier than others. Regardless of your skill level, there are some great options available to you depending on your progress.
Updated by Andrew Scariati on 15 April 2023: The lands in between have dozens of locations where Tarnished provides ample opportunity to defeat enemies and earn runes. To level up quickly, you can easily farm runes by repeatedly defeating enemies or having them fight each other instead. Whether you get your hands dirty or have NPCs do it for you, these key farming locations will speed up your progress and give you an advantage against the Elden Ring’s fearsome foes. Level up and upgrade your weapons as The Shadow Of The Erdtree awaits.
10 Dishonored: Console Commands
First off, let’s admit that PC players don’t even have to play the game to level up quickly in Elden Ring. That’s what console command mode is for. Obviously this is cheating and takes away the satisfaction of going normally, but it’s optional.
If you’re short on time, bored after hundreds of hours, bored of the game, or just use a cheat mod to bring up console commands. With cheats, you can set the level of each attribute to your liking.
Downloading cheat mods is at your own risk and you should not attempt to use them online unless you have a quick run through ‘How to Get Banned from the Elden Ring’.
9 Equipped Golden Scarab Talisman
Before starting anything, I recommend finding the Golden Scarab Talisman, which increases runes earned by 20%. The Golden Scarab is one of the best talismans in the Elden Ring and will save you a significant amount of time no matter which route you take to obtain runes.
To get this talisman, you need to go to Caelid, one of the more difficult areas late in the game.. Avoid the enemies and head to the Smoldering Wall Site of Grace, then head east to reach the Abandoned Cave.
Defeat the boss there and you will receive a Golden Scarab Talisman. There’s so much more to discover in Caelid, so this isn’t the only reason to go trekking.
8 Stormvale Site of Grace
Stormveil Castle offers one of the best early game locations to respawn enemies while attempting to level up. You can go to the Riftside Chamber or Grace’s Containment Cell Site to rest and take out nearby enemies before reviving.
Right next to a remote cell on the opposite side of the Mist Gate to Godrick, The Grafted is a troll and a few other enemies. This place is a great place to fight Godric using a specific weapon or level up to boost your vitality if you’re having trouble surviving.
7 easy side boss hunt
There could be many reasons to start playing Elden Ring, but many of you are probably in the game for epic boss fights. If standing around is too boring for you, wander around the map looking for easy-to-beat bosses to get big chunks of runes.
There are many difficult field bosses you’ll want to avoid, but there are a few easier field bosses that offer less challenging challenges. The Night’s Cavalry variants are all pretty straightforward, and there’s one just north of Castle Redmane that you can defeat without lifting a finger.
In the evening, you can see the night cavalry patrolling the bridge. Tip the railing on the outside of the bridge to lure a jump attack and the night cavalry will miss you and jump over the railing for an easy rune.
6 Watch your enemies fight
If you want to do a bit of multitasking and aren’t interested in fighting for runes, you can always find a spot where your enemies are fighting. As they’re busy slaughtering each other, you’ll feel the satisfying sound of the runes absorbing into your body along with misty bits.
Since you’re probably already in Caelid, Castle Redmane in the southeast of the region provides a ripe opportunity to put down the controller and enjoy free runes as all-out warfare erupts.
Fortunately, it goes unnoticed if you keep your distance. When all enemies are dead, return to a nearby Place of Grace to rest to reset your spawn and start the process over again..
5 Fields of the vulgar militia
In the area northeast of Caelid you will find the vast fields of Dragonbarrow, southwest of Minor Erdtree. in this field, There will be around 10 vulgar militias that each have to drop over 1,000 runes.. Deal with them one by one to avoid dying as they are very easy to overwhelm.
Using a weapon with ranged attacks is ideal here. Because if you sneak behind them, the attacker won’t notice you. If you have decent weapons, you might be better off using them here, so you can split the militia quicker to optimize your time.
4 let the sleeping dragon die
Further north through the field of vulgar militia, you can see a great gray dragon sleeping in the distance. Move to the back without warning. Otherwise you will have to deal with many mobile dragons trying to kill you..
Once you’re behind, start swinging your weapon from the dragon’s hind legs and get ready for 15 minutes of nothing to do. That’s because it’s likely going to take this long, if not longer, to deplete a dragon’s large health bar.
Your reward will be a chunky chunk of runes (75,000 to be exact). This is worth taking the time to acquire considering that you are not in any real danger as the dragon cannot harm you unless you approach it head-on. .
three co-op some bosses
If rune farming isn’t your thing, or if you’re looking for something a little more engaging after sifting through the HPs of sleeping dragons, a little jolly collaboration might be your best bet. When starting the quest, make sure you have Tarnished’s Furled Finger from The Chapel of Anticipation. Required to summon..
Can be summoned by a Tarnished ally by holding the item in hand and placing a summoning marker outside the boss arena. Helping them defeat the boss will reward you with approximately 25% of the total runes the boss will drop if you defeat them alone.
However, this amount adds up quickly as you can repeatedly help others complete their bosses to their liking.
2 Backstab Fishing at Farum Azula
If Maliketh can cause problems and cross the line using a bit more damage, there are a few spots where Crumbling Farum Azula can level up quickly. Assuming that you beat the god skin duo and came to Malikes, You can start farming by going back to the Godskin boss room Site of Grace..
Next to the doorway facing outward is a knight standing dangerously close to the edge. Crouch and slowly hide behind a knight before executing a backstab with your weapon of choice.
Weapons don’t matter. Because the knight is pushed off the edge and dies. When it falls, you can return to the Place of Grace and sit as if receiving the rune. Once in the groove, repeat the process for over 100,000 runes within minutes.
One Find the Albinauric Cliffs
The Albinauric farming area has earned an incredible reputation in the Elden Ring community as the most efficient way to maximize your level., provided you enter the time. In addition to the numerous sleeping albinolics, a handful of others are patrolling the area, so keep an eye out for them as they approach. Their rolling attacks can be lethal.
Just above the cliffs are also huge birds that can be targeted for safer farming options.
To access this farm, you must reach the Mohgwyn Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace. You will need to progress through the story of White Mask Varre to find this area.
It’s very easy to miss this quest, so exhaust his dialogue to make sure you progress and you’ll eventually receive a Pureblood Knight’s Medal that will teleport you to Mohgwyn. This is the easiest way to get to that area and will get you to the selected level quickly.
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