Cathedral of the Forsaken

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The concealed sanctuary of the frenzied acolytes.

Cathedral of the Forsaken is a Location in Elden Ring. The Cathedral of the Forsaken is found within the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds.

 

Cathedral of the Forsaken Map

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Subterranean site of grace. In the room where you fight Mohg, The Omen. Elden Ring Interactive Map Link.

 

All NPCs and Merchants in Cathedral of the Forsaken

 No NPCs are present in the Cathedral of the Forsaken.

All Items in Elden Ring's Cathedral of the Forsaken

Elden Ring Cathedral of the Forsaken Creatures, Enemies, and Bosses

Regular Creatures and Enemies

 

Field Bosses and Bosses

 

Cathedral of the Forsaken Walkthrough

The Cathedral of the Forsaken is the boss arena for Mohg, the Omen. Defeat him to get the Site of Grace to appear. The chest at the altar contains Erdtree's Favor +1.

The area behind the altar is an illusory wall. Breaking it leads to a labyrinth full of Frenzied Nomads and their corpses, ultimately leading you to Frenzied Flame Proscription. However reaching the proceeding area requires defeating Morgott, otherwise a golden seal appears just past the altar which reads "Sealed by Morgott the Grace-Given".

Enter the area and cross the wooden planks to descend to the lower levels. You may notice a few tents on the way - these can be broken by the wandering Nomads' Frenzy attacks. The first one you find contains the Nomadic Merchant's Set, while the next one has 5x Eye of Yelough. You'll eventually reach a point where you need to drop between two perpendicular planks before you can proceed further; the Frenzied's Cookbook (2) can be obtained in an alcove after you've dropped to the lower plank.

You'll be at the last wooden beam on the southern side of the shaft. There'll be a Nomad on the final southern platform playing a violin. Where this enemy is is exactly where you need to drop off to start dropping down the gravestones on the eastern shaft wall. Look carefully and you will see a tiny gravestone jutting out in the corner - carefully walk over without jumping or rolling to drop onto that gravestone.

From this gravestone, the next one to drop onto is further down on the eastern wall. Face your character to the southern wall and backstep. Ensure that you're positioned and angled properly to not bump the geometry on the way down.

Then, face north and backstep. You should fall onto the next gravestone without issue. Face south and backstep again, and this should land you on a gravestone with a corpse holding the Inescapable Frenzy Incantation. Walk into the hallway, turn right, and pick up the Fingerprint Stone Shield at the end of the corridor. Behind the breakable tent here is Note: Miquella's Needle. From the lowest possible level, you can safely jump to the floor - it will crumble and you will land in the Frenzied Flame Proscription. This is Hyetta's final quest location, and there is a Site of Grace nearby too.

It is possible to skip the platforming with Longtail Cat Talisman, however, you will not acquire the incantation hanging at the lowest platform before the floor. Simply have it equipped and jump down, you will fall to the floor causing you to die and break the floor. Respawn and jump again to reach the floor unharmed (the talisman is not required after breaking the floor).

 

Elden Ring Cathedral of the Forsaken Gallery and Notes

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    • Anonymous

      "There'll be a Nomad on the final southern platform playing a violin. Where this enemy is is exactly where you need to drop off to start dropping dow-" there are TWO nomads on opposite sides, and the "eastern wall" is two walls meeting in a corner.

      Assisi, ,

      • Anonymous

        I tried jumping to break the floor from the start of the fall-to-madness- and-death pit, and ALSO from several of the slabs jutting from the walls. Didn't have cat ring equipped, but did use soft cotton and/or assassin's approach (both also cushion against fall damage). NOPE, doesn't work, as others have pointed out. Thought I'd experiment some, to no avail. However, if you're the superstitious type, I had much better luck aiming/landing my jumps/falls: A. skipping the stupid backjumps explained above & just jumping or rolling forwards (imagine that); and 2. Letting the poor "violin" player live. Maybe it was just the soothing music helping me concentrate and maintain a positive attitude :P

        • Anonymous

          Just to reiterate what has most likely been said for new arrivals to this page: The information in the final paragraph about skipping the platforming is either out dated or just plain false. There is no way to skip the platforming entirely. Jumping to the bottom with the Longtail Talisman will only bring you death. Happy hopping.

          • Anonymous

            something to take note is that the gravestones have the same "weird behavior" as the ones from the firelink shrine tower from DS3 (sometimes their "hitbox" doesn't cover the entire object, or is actually bigger than the object, and they might push you in certain directions depending on the angle of your jump), so don't rush your descent and try rolling when two gravestones are right below one another

            • Anonymous

              Why is everyone crying about this section? Took me 2 tries on a blind playthrough, didn't even use a guide... I just rolled or jumped towards anything that looked like the next step. They really brought in so many bad noobs, you just gotta get good. I probably had more trouble jumping down the tower in DS3 where Patches locks you in. Or maybe the well in DS2. This was super easy.

              • Anonymous

                "From this gravestone, the next one to drop onto is further down on the eastern wall. Face your character to the southern wall and backstep."

                This is troll advice. Backstepping off the coffin will invariably kill you. Absolutely do not do this. Who the hell is writing these pages?

                • Anonymous

                  I managed to stick to a wall I shouldn't have (should have fallen to the umpteenth death) by accidentally running straight into wall while falling. This arrests your fall and you can back up a step to reach bottom. Good 3d modeling there...

                  • Anonymous

                    If you already is in possession of the Miquella's Needle before opening the secret chest that contains the Note: Miquella's Needle, you'll get a Rune Arc instead.

                    • Anonymous

                      Doesn't help that the geometry doesn't line up with the images. I've stood in mid air and taken one step to get on where the coffin looks like it is only to fall.

                      • Anonymous

                        I don't know why people find the platforming here hard, I made it on my third try.
                        You just have to mix dropping, jumping and dodging depending on how far the platform is.

                        • Anonymous

                          If you quit out at the same time you hit the bottom of the well and die (before the floor breaks) the game freezes lmao

                          • Anonymous

                            Whoever wrote in the guide that wearing the cat talisman will break the floor and let you skip the whole thing is a liar. You just die, and the floor is still intact.

                            • Anonymous

                              Honestly it’s sections like this that make me realize FromSoft isn’t the brilliant game developers their fans try to pretend they are.

                              • Anonymous

                                Peak gamedesign: "let's design an utterly dimwitted camera and control system and then implement scenarios that require precision control and make the camera go bonkers".

                                • Anonymous

                                  Best way to traverse gravestones down to Inescapable Frenzy incatation is not by jumping, but by rolling. I tested all 3 possible rolls (light, mid, heavy) and all 3 work consistently for me. After gently dropping down on a first gravestone position yourself so that you're NOT flush against the wall (otherwise there's a chance to collide with the wall collision during the roll and be bumped away from gravestones) and roll in a direction of a gravestone below. Light rolls are the hardest - you gotta be as far back as possible because they're long and you have a good chance of overshooting. Heavy rolls are good if you roll somewhat from the edge of the gravestone. Mid roils are basically the best - if you position yourself about the middle of first gravestone all rolls can be chained without correcting your position. Just roll - turn around - roll - turn around - etc. Hope that helps fellow Tarnished o7

                                  • Anonymous

                                    If you stand next to the tents and quit out and reload your character will destroy them as they spawn in. That's the only way I could figure out to destroy the last tent.

                                    • Run straight into the tents that you need the frenzy guys to break for at least 10 seconds. Save and quit to the main menu. Load back in and the tent will explode. Saw this tip in a comment somewhere and it surprisingly works.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        When you get down to the last coffin, it is not worth it to aggro the enemy to destroy the tent (use a torch if you wish). It is just a lame note about Miquella’s Needle. I died like 10 times just to get this stupid note that doesn’t do anything.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Does anyone know how to get to the purple item towards the bottom? It's inside a small tent that you can't break or jump on top of and there isn't any secret walls near it..

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The worse part of the coffins is the fact that FromSoft doesn't have devs with enough skills to make proper collision of the walls and coffin. 9 out of 10 death are due to the lack of persistence in the behavior of the collision when moving close to a wall or a coffin's edge. Even a new grads from most "real" 3D school could do it in their spare time.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Important: near Hyett one of the walls is an illusion. There is a chest behind it. And behind the chest is another illusion, then site of grace.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Something hidden in one of the tents before you start descening can't get it, any ideas? Look on left while killing thr frenzied.

                                                • I get it. The coffin platfalling and the rebab playing is a 4th wall thing. Prepares you for the Flame. By the time you reach the 3 Fingers, You're more than ready to go on a Frenzy.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I say, nothing says "art" more than descending a shaft jumping on coffins sticking out of walls to an undead fiddler's tune. 10/10!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The enemy that should break the tent that hides Miquella's Needle's Note never aggros you, but, I found a way to get it, just walk into the tent for 10 seconds, then quit out and come back into your save file. Your "standing up" animation that plays when you load your save file has infinite object damage, and if you're close enough to the tent, you'll be able to break it yourself.

                                                      This is a staple of the series, you can do this in Dark Souls 1 in Sen's Fortress (way more finicky though)

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Hand of Malenia WA makes the platforming a lot easier! You can change directions in mid air which helped me a ton. Good luck!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Hand of Malenia WA makes the platforming a lot easier! You can change directions in mid air which helped me a ton. Good luck!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            If you equip the cat ring, you can drop from the second bar from the top and survive. No need to bother with the stupid jumping, actually might be the only spot in the game where that ring is useful.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Anybody know if the enemies that cast frenzy down there drop their armor, looks like the prisoner set with a different colour. Would be cool to have it.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                If you haven't killed Margot yet the passage behind the chest is locked off by a seal. 'Sealed by Morgot the Grace-Given'

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Inescapable madness incantation, note on miquella's needle, multiple eye of yelough, and a couple articles of nomadic merchant garb are available items in this area. The latter three are hidden in tents that can be broken by madness attacks from enemies in the area that you may or may not have to aggro.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    there is a BUG that if you attack in air after the floor is broken (script trigger), you will die
                                                                    and at this particular area, it never resets the floor so you got hardlocked (as far as i know) to get the ending

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      If you decide to take the secret path to Deeproot, be careful on the bottom floor falling out and dieing, after the floor falls out it never resets making this area completly unreachable this way.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        went down into the sewer, then the crypts, found Mohg, the omen, killed him. Never saw any of the Three-Fingers.
                                                                        Where did I go wrong?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I found a shortcut down.
                                                                          Get on the lowest (third beam).
                                                                          Drop down here: https://imgur.com/NIdcj3E
                                                                          You should hit a few stones on your way down, but you'll hit the ground with zero damage taken and well alive.

                                                                          I was able to replicate this 3+ times.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The crypt behind this location has a jumping/falling puzzle which is really maddening (ironic given the flame of frenzy gives people madness), but the NPC who plays the violin in the crypt is so nice, the music he plays is so calming

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