Elden Ring Mirage Rise, Touch Three Phantom Crests Puzzle

You need to solve the Touch Three Phantom Crests Elden Ring Mirage Rise puzzle in order to make the tower appear. You can’t loot what you don’t see, after all. All you need to do is find and interact with the three blue-glowing crests. You even get a map. Seems easy, right? Not at all. The game throws you several inventive curveballs to make things difficult. So, let’s see where these things are.

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Elden Ring Mirage Rise, Touch Three Phantom Crests Puzzle

Mirage Rise Puzzle Elden Ring Three Phantom Crests Locations

The locations of the three Phantom Crests you need to touch to reveal the Elden Ring Mirage Rise tower are given to you on a map. You got this map from the gargoyle holding the book. The first crest is extremely easy to find, of course; it’s right next to the gargoyle. Touch it, then open the map. You’ll see an X right at the door of the tower; that’s the one you’ve just collected. The other two locations are also on the map, but there’s a catch – the drawing is sideways. What’s north on the piece of paper is actually west on the world map.

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So, to get to the second Crest, you actually have to go south and slightly to the west of the tower. You’ll be able to see its blue glow from a fair distance away, even in the misty gloom of the general area. Another thing that happens as you approach the three Phantom Crest locations to touch them and solve the Elden Ring Mirage Rise puzzle is that ghostly goblins start spawning. That’ll clue you in that you’re on the right path. Interact with the second crest, and double back to the gargoyle statue.

The third and final symbol is really tricky. First off, you have to go into the woods southeast of Mirage Rise. We’ll mark the exact location for you below. You won’t see it shine, though. What you’re actually looking for is a large rock near the cliff’s edge, which has no real noticeable characteristics. Break the rock, and boom, there’s the crest. Touch it and go back to the tower, which you can now loot.


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.


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