Usually, no matter how well a game is designed, attentive players will still find ways to “break” it. This isn’t the same as using cheat codes, but more along the lines of figuring out how to easily obtain excellent loot right at the beginning of the game, or how to quickly get a lot of money. In Elden Ring, one such method involves finding and slaying the Fort Faroth Dragon. If you know what you are doing, you can easily get a whopping 90k Runes out of this. Our Elden Ring Fort Faroth Dragon Location & 90k Runes guide will not only tell you where to find this Dragon, but also how to slay it and what you can do to maximize the amount of Runes you will get from it.
Elden Ring Fort Faroth Location
Fort Faroth is a location in Dragonbarrow. We have marked this location in the screenshot below. You can go here at any point in the game, and you will probably visit it to get the Right Dectus Medallion piece, which is needed to get the Grand Lift of Dectus operational again. The dragon itself it can be found north of the fort. It’s fairly difficult to miss.
How to Defeat Elden Ring Fort Faroth Dragon & Get 90k Runes
This Giant White Dragon has massive amounts of HP and is surrounded by its babies. A word of advice before you engage it – you should obtain and consume the Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot beforehand. This is because this consumable increases the amount of Runes you get. Ordinarily, you would get “only” about 70k Runes from slaying this dragon, but with Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot, this number is raised to well over 90k.
Here’s how to defeat it. There is a hitbox on the Dragon’s tail, and you should concentrate your damage-dealing there. Next, make sure that all of your damage has the Hemorrhage status effect. This bleeding effect stacks and does a lot of damage, equal to the percentage of the enemy’s max HP, so the Dragon’s huge HP pool actually works against it in this case. The Dragon is crippled, and once it is down, its children around it will also die, and you will be rewarded with an absolutely massive amount of Runes for your effort, as well as several Dragon Hearts.
Very early in your exploration of Elden Ring world you will find out that you need to prepare your character for different tasks. You'll need to learn how to use Ashes of War, how to two-hand weapons, or use magic spells during the course of your adventures. Many secrets are also waiting for you, such as, a hostile NPC Sellen that doesn't let you see her shop, an invisible man in a bush, or a huge turtle with a bell that lets you duplicate some very important items.