Ainsel River Main is a Location in Elden Ring. The Ainsel River Main sub-region is defined as the northern section of Ainsel River. As with the southern section, you'll find cave systems that open up to caverns filled with ruins and waterfalls. This northern section of the Ainsel River can be accessed by using a Waygate at the top of Renna's Rise. You have to have given Ranni the Fingerslayer Blade to gain access to this waygate. Another way to reach here without progressing Ranni's quest is from a coffin in the northwestern section of Deeproot Depths (see it on the Elden Ring Map here).
The main, northern body of the Ainsel River.
Two great rivers flow beneath the Lands between, the Siofra and the Ainsel. This vast region is said to be the grave of civilizations that flourished before the Erdtree.
- No Map Fragment: Ainsel River Main is revealed with Map (Ainsel River)
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- Ainsel River Main. Elden Ring Map Link
- Nokstella, Eternal City. Elden Ring Map Link
- Nokstella Waterfall Basin. Elden Ring Map Link
- No NPCs in this area
- No Merchants in this area
Gather & Farm Items
Equipment and Magic
- No Equipment or Magic at this location
Field Bosses and Bosses
- No Bosses in this area
Ainsel River Main Walkthrough
Upon entering through the Waygate, pick up the Miniature Ranni from a coffin, then proceed to the Site of Grace. Go ahead and hide behind the partial walls to approach the Malformed Star. Take it out for a Somber Smithing Stone (7), then turn around and loot 2x Grave Gloveworts (6), 2x Ghost Gloveworts (6), a Ghost Glovewort (7), 2x Golden Runes (7), 3x Human Bone Shards, and a Smithing Stone (4). Beware of the Clayman. Behind the Giant Miranda Sprout (which emits clouds of pollen that inflict Madness) near the waterfall are the Clayman Ashes and a Stonesword Key. Make your way back to where the Malformed Star was to pick up another Ghost Glovewort (7). Head down the tunnel where some Giant Ants are waiting for you, as well as Stimulating Boluses. There are two flying Giant Ants ahead, as well as a Doorhead Giant Ant. Pick up 2x Shield Greases and 8x Golden Runes (10), then head to the left. Go ahead to fight some Starcallers, then turn right until see a corpse above you. Drop down and climb onto the ruins to loot the Wing of Astel from a chest. Then go back to get a Somber Smithing Stone (6) from the aforementioned corpse. Go back to where the ants were and take the other way, pick up another Ghost Glovewort (6) in front of the wall, then go up to enter Nokstella, Eternal City.
Elden Ring Ainsel River Main Maps and Notes
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