In our Elden Ring Smithing Stone Locations and Farming guide, we’re going to cover several crucial gameplay elements. First off, we’ll show you where to find and how to farm Smithing Stones. Next, we’ll explain how to actually use them, which you can’t really do right from the start. Both of these points are really important if you want to have any real success, so let’s dive right in.
Elden Ring Smithing Stone Locations Map
To find and Elden Ring Smithing Stone locations, you’re going to have to explore the game thoroughly. You can get these items by slaying enemies as a random drop, but it’s usually the most basic type of stone, and it’s not a very reliable source. You can also find them on various corpses strewn around the map, and these vary from Smithing Stone 1-5. In the map below, you’ll see where you can find the stones in West Limgrave. Keep in mind that this part of the guide is under construction; we’ll add more locations as we discover them.
How to Farm Smithing Stones in Elden Ring?
There is no way to farm smithing stones in Elden Ring, because they disappear once picked up, but there’s several places where you can find a bunch. Two really good locations where you can find many Smithing Stones (mainly quality 1) are Limgrave Tunnels and Morne Tunnels (the latter being on the Weeping Peninsula). These are in, or close, to the starting area. Other, higher level, zones have caves like these. Liurnia has caves that go through Ruin-Strewn Precipice. Later in the game you can unlock purchasing infinite Smithing Stones 1-4 from Twin Maiden Husks at Roundtable Hold.
How to Use Smithing Stones – How to Upgrade Weapons
To use Smithing Stones in Elden Ring, now that you know where to find their locations and how to farm them, play through the game until you unlock access to Blacksmith Hewg, or Smithing Master Hewg, in Roundtable Hold. Melina will take you there after you activate the site of grace north of the road to Stormveil Castle. You give him the Smithing Stones and pay him in runes (the equivalent of souls and blood echoes) to upgrade your weapons. Getting your weapon to level 1 requires 2x Smithing Stone (1), level 2 is 4x Smithing Stone (1), level 3 is 6x Smithing Stone (1), level 4 is 2x Smithing Stone (2), and so on.
Now for a quick explanation of what those numbers in parentheses mean. They indicate the “quality” of the Smithing Stone in question, 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest. They do not denote the amount of stones you’ve gotten. So, if you obtain Smithing Stone (3), that doesn’t mean you got three of them. You probably got one, and its quality is 3.
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.