Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone

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Reinforce armaments to +25

Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone is an Upgrade Material in Elden RingAncient Dragon Smithing Stone strengthens armaments up to +25. Upgrade Materials can be acquired through exploration, looting from specific Locations, dropped by specific Enemies or Bosses, given by NPCs, or sold by Merchants.

 

Smithing stone made polishing a golden Gravel Stone. A scale of the Ancient Dragonlord, and hidden treasure of Farum Azula. 

Strengthens armaments to +25. 

The Ancient Dragonlord's seat is said to lie beyond time. This stone lightly twists time, allowing the creation of a weapon capable of slaying a god.

 

Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone Location in Elden Ring

13 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones can be found:

Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone Elden Ring Guide

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Elden Ring Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone Notes & Tips

  • A Total of 13 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones can be obtained per playtrough
  • You can hold up to 999 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
  • You can store up to 999 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 1000

 




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    • Anonymous

      Using these should change the appearance of your weapon when upgraded for a more legendary look. I mean, these are limited in quality, plus the stones themselves give glowing shiny effect. Upgrading to +25 or even +10 doesn't feel that special since it's like just another upgrade.

      • Anonymous

        Even though in the overworld, there are less no.8 smithing stones, but you can buy them from the twin maiden husks after beating the God-Skin Duo and giving them the bell bearing. But you cannot do the same for the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones.

        • Anonymous

          There are a lot more of these than I was expecting. I only need three but like another comment has already said, it's the no.8 stones that are the problem. It doesn't make sense for there to be more ancient dragon stones available than the no.8 stones.

          • Anonymous

            They could have went the route of after you beat Horah Loux or even the last boss they would become available for purchase. Or have them available for trade with Rune Arcs or starlight shards.

            • Anonymous

              There has to be 14. I started collecting all of them and stopped once I realized I had 13 in total – 10 in inventory, 1 in my Uchigatana, and 2 I locked myself out of (Jerren and Garranq, who I killed by accident when he went berserk). Imagine my surprise when I started farming the Beastman's Cleaver, only to find I hadn't collected that one in Farum Azula. So now I'm sitting on 11 in inventory, with another 3 accounted for, as explained before. Couldn't say where I got the extra one, but it *is* at least 14 in total.

              • Anonymous

                Makes no sense how it's possible to get 10 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones before Farum Azula, but even if you find every Smithing Stone (8) on the entire map you can't upgrade more than 2 weapons to +24 until you beat the Godskin Duo there

                • Anonymous

                  I found 10 before Farum Azula, and I sided with Sellen instead of Jerren. Maybe I found a 14th? (No idea where it could've come fom) Maybe Sellen also gives one in newer releases?

                  • Anonymous

                    In Farum Azula, I'm not quite sure, considering there is one found by a dragon, but I believe I had one of those dragons drop one of these. I know the dragons drop gravel stones. But it may be something to look into. I DO know a Gold Aura item was on one of those Dragons, it was one of these stones.

                    • Anonymous

                      really wish we could have a few more somber ancient dragon smithing stones in lieu of these. I mean how many weapons can you realistically get to +24 in a single playthrough without grinding? I'd guess 3 at most, considering you need 12 of each level smithing stone. Meanwhile you can easily get like 10 of each level somber smithing stone, and you only need one of each per weapon.

                      • Anonymous

                        I'm sitting at 11 and I sided with Sellen. I thought I should have 12. Have the two from Nepheli's quest. And I re-checked all of the other locations and no Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones are on the corpses. Only thing I can think of is the Night's Cavalry duo bosses didn't drop one. Or one of the pick-ups didn't register. Oh well.

                        • Anonymous

                          ''after killing Maliketh, he (Gurranq) can be attacked''
                          he can be attacked at any time and upon defeat will drop the beast eye and an ancient dragon smithing stone.
                          just did it myself while only having defeated Godrick

                          • Anonymous

                            There is an entry missing:

                            In the consecrated snowfield, there is a noble stuck waist-deep in the snow, being dug out by two of his friends.

                            Kill him and transforms into a special Rune Bear, which drops a Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone on death.

                            (It might be a Somber one, I'm not 100% sure. If someone could check and confirm that would be much appreciated)

                            • Anonymous

                              I'm fond of this weapon for a couple of reasons. It sucks that it doesn't have thrusting attacks like the claymore but it has:

                              1. Intrinsic bleed, so Occult is bae
                              2. For some reason you can mix and match certain weapon arts that aren't possible on most greatswords. You can do thrusting weapon arts like repeating thrust, or you can do katana weapon arts like doubleslash. It gives it an edge in pvp by being unique with what you can add to it.

                              Great dueling greatsword.

                              • Anonymous

                                Here is the location in the map
                                https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Interactive+Map?id=6398&lat=-69.28&lng=151.13&zoom=8&code=mapA

                                • Anonymous

                                  Some [Map Link] don't work, take me to a page that says: "Page not Found! Double check the URL you accessed or use the search function to find the page you need."

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Bruh, i gave all my deathroots to the beast bro and he gave me nuthin.
                                    i gave him 3, then 6, should i have given it to him 1 by 1?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The dragon that flees in crumbling faram azula can be killed for one. I returned from the great bridge grace and it was quarter health. Killed it for a stone.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Im very sure I found at least 3 of those bad boys in Crumbling Darum Azula so far. Two of those dropped after defeating a dragon, the other two was found at the described location.

                                        • There's another one that's not listed here. After you finish the Storm Wybern Merdith fight, jump down the platform to the overhanging branch, east onto the pillar and jump down from there onto a floating platform. Follow the path and take your first left. It's just behind the chest which gives you a Pustulent Bolus.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I got one from an NPC invader in the consecrated snowfield near the frozen river at night if I'm not mistaken.

                                            • Maybe I'm mistaken, but between these and the somber ones you can max level up to 20 different weapons. I feel that previous souls games were way less generous with those. I remember only having like 1 or 2 slabs each playthrough for Holy or lightning infusions in ds1. And then you had to farm shards for hours.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Can confirm there is one right behind Great Wyrm Theodorix, just above his resting spot. You don't have to beat the boss, you can run past it to the right and then up the parts of the cave jutting out to get to the corpse holding the stone.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  You can cheese Guranq with rotten breath incantation to get it, but be careful because some of his attacks can clip through walls and will most likely one shot you

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This list is missing one, the first dragon you encounter in crumbling farum azula drops one, it's very easy to find, just continue along the intended path after the first grace site and said dragon will ambush you

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The Guranq one is a lie, i gave him all the deahtroots on my first playthrough + all on NG+ and haven't gotten a single Smithing stone.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        "You can store up to 600 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone."

                                                        yeah let me get right on that one m8, just have to get to NG+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ first.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Completing Nepheli Loux's questline in 1.03 now rewards you with one too. And leaving Gostoc alive has him sell another in his store. (Unknown if killing him before completing the questline puts it in the Twin Sister Husks's shop)

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Found on a corpse guarded by a Beastman of Farum Azula in Crumbling Farum Azula, above the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths grace.
                                                            I'm stuck with this one, any helps?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Nepheli gives you one when you finish her quest on the Throne behind the Godrick the Grafted boss arena (with the new patch), and the Gatekeeper Gostoc sells one too.( Behind the throne)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Am I missing something? Searching for the one "above the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths grace" and all I only found a material to upgrade spirit summons.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  You get one for killing the dragon just outside of the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths as well. Pretty tough fight but was worth it lol

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Wanna be OP early? Pick a weapon or catalyst of your choice that upgrades with somber stones, and go:

                                                                    (1): Plenty to be found in Limgrave; take your pick.
                                                                    (2): Raya Lucaria crystal tunnels or Gael Tunnel
                                                                    (3), (4), (5): Get teleported to Sellia Crystal Tunnels. Run around like a headless chicken and pick everything up. You can get a (4) and a (5) there. If you're not lucky enough to farm a (3) from the miners, you can pick an easy one up by the Four Belfries. And, if you're baller enough to kill the boss right away, you also got a (6), but Fallingstar Beast sucks early on.
                                                                    (6), (7), (8) and (9): Lake of Rot. Go down the Ainsel River Well and keep going downstream, dodging everything. Unfortunately there's one boss you have to fight; the Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella. Easiest I found to do it is to bleed the hell out of him. All four of these stones can be found around the Lake of Rot before entering the Grand Cloister, with one of them on the elevated section you can raise out of the lake with the buttons.
                                                                    Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone: Do Varre's quest until you get the Pureblood Knight's Medal. Use it to go to Mohgwyn Palace. The somber ancient dragon smithing stone is in a chest in front of a bunch of albinaurics right before the bossfight. And there's an (8) and (9) in the area as well.

                                                                    And there you have it.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      "Found on a corpse in a big skull south-east of Church of Repose. Once you spawn in, turn to the south-east and you will see a large skull. In its mouth is one found on a corpse."
                                                                      "Found in a skull of a dead giant in Mountaintops of the Giants."


                                                                      These are the same?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Another one found in Consacrated Snowfield, under the frozen waterfall a short walk east of the Great Wyrm Theodorix fight.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          "Found on a corpse in the lower section of Yelough Anix Tunnel"
                                                                          "Consecrated Snowfield: Looted from within Yelough Anix Tunnel. [Elden Ring Map here]"
                                                                          Unless someone can tell me about where to look I think those are the same one.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Very confused about this one:

                                                                            Found on a corpse guarded by a Beastman of Farum Azula in Crumbling Farum Azula, above the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths grace.

                                                                            I jumped on a roof and went to a crumbling upper level where I thought it was going to be but it was a Great Grave Glovewort. Maybe I already got it, I just can't find it, or they meant this glovewort?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              After 4 hours of searching, i can tell you that the 4rth one doesnt exist:
                                                                              "Found on a corpse guarded by a Beastman of Farum Azula in Crumbling Farum Azula, above the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths grace."

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                If you side with Witch-Hunter Jerren during Sellens questline, he will reward you with another Ancient Draon Smithing Stone. So there are at least 11.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  these two are the same:

                                                                                  "Found in a chest on top of the tower before the Prayer Room site of Grace in Miquella's Haligtree."
                                                                                  "One can be found in a chest found by advancing in Miquella's Haligtree after defeating Loretta"

                                                                                  also the Yelough Anix Tunnel stone is listed twice. one of those should be replaced by the one by the magma wyrm boss at the consecrated snowfield frozen lake.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    "Found in a chest on top of the tower before the Prayer Room site of Grace in Miquella's Haligtree."
                                                                                    "One can be found in a chest found by advancing in Miquella's Haligtree after defeating Loretta"

                                                                                    These are the same one, aren't they?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Someone who isn't lazy like me, add another way to get one is by killing Gurranq. I just killed him because I don't really care for incantations

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Are these somehow obtainable in unlimited quantity like in DS1/2 and BB or are they limited per ng cycle like in DS3?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          10 per playthrough and most seem somewhat accessible and hard to miss. I appreciate it's not so scarce as in ds3 where upgrading wep to max felt like commitment until you find more at the end of ng+

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The dragon behind Crumbling Beast Grave Depths drop 1. The dying dragon that guards Somber Ancient Dragon Stone near Dragon Temple Rooftop also drops 1.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I think I recall finding one in the mouth of the dead huge giant, south-east of Church of Repose in the Mountaintops of the Giants.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                There is a bug! The damage goes down with the Keen Enchantment (from +24 to +25)! Here is a video showing it: www.reddit.com/r/Eldenring/comments/t9jsr7/weapon_upgrade_bug_lower_damage_with_keen/

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  For some reason why I try to upgrade my brick hammer using this item it lowers my overall damage. Not sure if this is a bug or what?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    If you kill Gurranq at the Bestial Sanctum instead of giving him all of the Deathroots he will drop the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. He’s a tough cookie though so be careful

                                                                                                    • The Dragons in Crumbling Farum Azula each drop one as well. The second one (the one who spams red lightning all over the way to him) also guards a Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone just laying behing him.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        You can get one of these from completing Sellen questline and siding with Jahren at the end, if you side with Sellen, you get a shitty spell and a dagger, but if you side with this guy, you get best shard so..choice is simple :)

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          So there's a bug with this. I upgraded my jawbone axe from +24 to +25 and my damage stat actually went down.

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