Deathroot

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Beast Clergyman seeks and devours these.

Deathroot is a Key Item in Elden RingGurranq Beast Clergyman seeks and devours these. Key Items in Elden Ring include a wide variety of items found in specific locations or given by a related NPC, which are used to unlock areas, quests, and to further progress the game's story.

 

A source that gives rise to Those Who Live in Death.

The beast clergyman, found at Bestial Sanctum in the distant east, collects and devours these roots.

On the night of the dire plot the stolen Rune of Death enabled the first Death of a demigod. Later, the Rune of Death spread across the Lands Between through the underground roots of the Greattree, sprouting in the form of Deathroot.

 

Where to find Deathroot in Elden Ring

  1. Can be found inside a chest behind the Black Knife Assassin in the Deathtouched Catacombs[Map link]
  2. Can be found inside a chest behind the Cemetery Shade in the Black Knife Catacombs[Map link]
  3. Obtained when defeating the Tibia Mariner at Summonwater Village[Map link]
  4. Obtained when defeating the Tibia Mariner at Wyndham Ruins[Map link]
  5. Obtained when defeating the Tibia Mariner at East Liurnia of the Lakes[Map link]
  6. Obtained when defeating the Tibia Mariner on a ledge between Castle Sol Main Gate and Snow Valley Ruins Overlook. [Map link]
  7. Can be found inside a chest behind the Red Wolf of the Champion at Gelmir Hero's Grave[Map link]
  8. Can be found inside a chest after defeating the Stray Mimic Tear in the secret catacombs underneath the Hidden Path to the Haligtree. See the dungeon page for details on how to reach the boss. [Map link]
  9. Can be found inside the chest after defeating the Ulcerated Tree Spirit boss inside the Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs[Map link]

 

Elden Ring Deathroot Use

Can be traded to Gurranq Beast Clergyman for diverse items.

 

Elden Ring Deathroot Notes & Tips

 

Elden Ring Key Items
Abandoned Merchant's Bell Bearing  ♦  Academy Glintstone Key  ♦  Academy Scroll  ♦  Alexander's Innards  ♦  Amber Draught  ♦  Amber Starlight  ♦  Ancestral Infant's Head  ♦  Ancient Dragon Prayerbook  ♦  Asimi's Husk  ♦  Asimi, Silver Tear  ♦  Assassin's Prayerbook  ♦  Beast Eye  ♦  Bernahl's Bell Bearing  ♦  Black Knifeprint  ♦  Black Whetblade  ♦  Blackguard's Bell Bearing  ♦  Bone Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Burial Crow's Letter  ♦  Carian Inverted Statue  ♦  Celestial Dew  ♦  Chrysalids' Memento  ♦  Conspectus Scroll  ♦  Corhyn's Bell Bearing  ♦  Cracked Pot  ♦  Crafting Kit  ♦  Cursemark of Death  ♦  D's Bell Bearing  ♦  Dancer's Castanets  ♦  Dark Moon Ring  ♦  Dectus Medallion (Left)  ♦  Dectus Medallion (Right)  ♦  Discarded Palace Key  ♦  Dragon Cult Prayerbook  ♦  Dragon Heart  ♦  Drawing-Room Key  ♦  Erdtree Codex  ♦  Faith-knot Crystal Tear  ♦  Fingerprint Grape  ♦  Fingerslayer Blade  ♦  Fire Monks' Prayerbook  ♦  Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Giant's Prayerbook  ♦  Glintstone Whetblade  ♦  Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Godrick's Great Rune  ♦  Godskin Prayerbook  ♦  Gold Sewing Needle  ♦  Golden Order Principia  ♦  Golden Tailoring Tools  ♦  Gostoc's Bell Bearing  ♦  Gowry's Bell Bearing  ♦  Gravity Stone Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Great Rune of the Unborn  ♦  Greenspill Crystal Tear  ♦  Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left)  ♦  Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right)  ♦  Hermit Merchant's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Hermit Merchant's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Hermit Merchant's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear  ♦  Host's Trick-Mirror  ♦  Iji's Bell Bearing  ♦  Iji's Confession  ♦  Imbued Sword Key  ♦  Imprisoned Merchant's Bell Bearing  ♦  Irina's Letter  ♦  Iron Whetblade  ♦  Isolated Merchant's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Isolated Merchant's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Kale's Bell Bearing  ♦  Lantern  ♦  Larval Tear  ♦  Leaden Hardtear  ♦  Lightning-Shrouding Cracked Tear  ♦  Lord of Blood's Favor  ♦  Lost Ashes of War  ♦  Lucent Baldachin's Blessing  ♦  Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear  ♦  Map (Ainsel River)  ♦  Map (Caelid)  ♦  Map (Consecrated Snowfield)  ♦  Map (Deeproot Depths)  ♦  Map (Dragonbarrow)  ♦  Map (Lake of Rot)  ♦  Map (Leyndell, Royal Capital)  ♦  Map (Limgrave, East)  ♦  Map (Limgrave, West)  ♦  Map (Liurnia, East)  ♦  Map (Liurnia, North)  ♦  Map (Liurnia, West)  ♦  Map (Mohgwyn Palace)  ♦  Map (Mountaintops of The Giants, East)  ♦  Map (Mountaintops of The Giants, West)  ♦  Map (Mt. Gelmir)  ♦  Map (Siofra River)  ♦  Map (Weeping Peninsula)  ♦  Map: Liurnia, North  ♦  Meat Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Medicine Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Meeting Place Map  ♦  Memory of Grace  ♦  Memory Stone  ♦  Mimic's Veil  ♦  Miniature Ranni  ♦  Mirage Riddle  ♦  Miriel's Bell Bearing  ♦  Mohg's Great Rune  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (10)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (11)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (4)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (5)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (6)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (7)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (8)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (9)  ♦  Note (Flask of Wondrous Physick)  ♦  Note (Land Squirts)  ♦  Note (Stonedigger Trolls)  ♦  Note (Waypoint Ruins)  ♦  Patches' Bell Bearing  ♦  Perfume Bottle  ♦  Pidia's Bell Bearing  ♦  Prattling Pate Apologies  ♦  Prattling Pate Hello  ♦  Prattling Pate Thank you  ♦  Radahn's Great Rune  ♦  Red-Hot Whetblade  ♦  Ritual Pot  ♦  Rogier's Bell Bearing  ♦  Rold Medallion  ♦  Royal House Scroll  ♦  Ruptured Crystal Tear  ♦  Rusty Key  ♦  Rya's Necklace  ♦  Sanctified Whetblade  ♦  Seedbed Curse  ♦  Sellen's Bell Bearing  ♦  Sellen's Primal Glintstone  ♦  Sellian Sealbreaker  ♦  Seluvis's Bell Bearing  ♦  Seluvis's Introduction  ♦  Seluvis's Potion  ♦  Serpent's Amnion  ♦  Sewer-Gaol Key  ♦  Sewing Needle  ♦  Shabriri Grape  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (4)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (4)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (5)  ♦  Spectral Steed Whistle  ♦  Spirit Calling Bell  ♦  Stonesword Key  ♦  Tailoring Tools  ♦  Talisman Pouch  ♦  Telescope  ♦  The Stormhawk King  ♦  Thops's Bell Bearing  ♦  Tonic of Forgetfulness  ♦  Torch  ♦  Twiggy Cracked Tear  ♦  Two Fingers' Prayerbook  ♦  Two Fingers Prayerbook  ♦  Unalloyed Gold Needle  ♦  Valkyrie's Prosthesis  ♦  Volcano Manor Invitation  ♦  Weathered Dagger  ♦  Whetstone Knife  ♦  Winged Crystal Tear



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    • Anonymous

      yo im just telling you know DO NOT USE ASH OF WAR IN THE BEASTIAL SANCTUM EVEN IF YOUR AIMING OUT THE DOOR, THAT BEST MOTHERF@#$% ATTACKED ME FROM BEHIND. DAMN THAT MADE ME JUMP HAHAHA

      • The one at Wyndham Ruins is pretty funny. I was running around the area when he appeared, and after running around trying to collect all the items around the area, I broke his AI and he just stood still...

        • Anonymous

          "Black Knife Assassin in the Deathtouched Catacombs, and Cemetery Shade in the Black Knife Catacombs." Poor assassin was lost.

          • Anonymous

            The last one is somehow by far the easiest lol. All I did was stand behind a rock right in front of the boss and spam incantations. Summons couldn't hit me and neither could the boss. Weird.

            • Anonymous

              Giving more than 1 at a time makes it not count towards the total and no extra drops recieved other than the first. Have only 2 death roots left to find and he hasn't even become hostile to me yet. I'm pretty much screwed until a patch or starting a new game

              • Anonymous

                Pulled him to the door and blasted him with the scarlet rot, after a few ticks he bowed down in submission and reset.

                • Anonymous

                  In case you're curious: Giving all Deathroots to Gurranq before starting Fia and D's 'quest' just makes it so you miss on Fia's 'cutscene' with D before she leaves the Roundtable Hold. You just find his stuff in the usual room, and everything progresses as usual.

                  • Anonymous

                    I killed one of the death root bosses south of castle sol in the mountaintops of the giants area and the death root never dropped or I didn’t pick it up, that was about a week ago and I keep getting the “beast eye quivers” message when I go through that area, is there a fix for this or am I just screwed?

                    • Anonymous

                      The listing needs organized for game progression please. The Summonwater village mariner seems the weakest and is likely the first anyone encounters, for example. The East Liurnia of the Lakes one is often the 2nd one. This would help people that actually need this as a guide.

                      • Anonymous

                        There's one more deathroot not listed here. There is a non-boss mariner in the Mountaintops of Giants. From Snow Valley Ruins Overlook Site of Grace, go north west. He's parked in a little side path just above Castle Sol.

                        • Anonymous

                          after the moment gurranq attack me, say me go away because the smell is making he hungry, i noticed that i kill this mini bosses but is not droping the deathroot, the game still very bugged. anyone had this problem and fixed on NG+? maybe i need to create another character

                          • Anonymous

                            Duo of those black knights. Darm that was a challenge for a pure melee setup. bleed works, but they are so quick to hit, so leapy, so speedy together ^^

                            • Anonymous

                              I received deathroot from a Deathbird on the way to Castle Sol. I notice this is not on the wiki, has anyone else experienced this?

                              • Anonymous

                                Anyone else just have the Clergyman just randomly start attacking? I gave him the deathroot from the black knife catacombs and he just said that he needs more and just started attacking. I ran out of there because I'm underleveled and came back to the same result.

                                • Anonymous

                                  i cant find the last one. i have given 8 to gurranq and none in my inventory. i checked all locations stated here but i looted them all already/defeated the enemy that drops them

                                  • Anonymous

                                    i cant find the last one. i have given 8 to gurranq and none in my inventory. i checked all locations stated here but i looted them all already/defeated the enemy that drops them

                                    • Anonymous

                                      In case you are struggling with damaging Gurranq: The Rotten Breath dragon incantation can be used at an angle, being deflected by the door to the sanctum, immediately applying rot to him without him being able to hit you as you don't have to stand in front of him. When hus sanity returns, the rot will be healey automatically

                                      • Anonymous

                                        So recently I was able to kill the skeletons in the catacombs and now they never die even when they try to revive you can’t kill them while they are down anymore. I keep finding false info as well. No chests for deathroot are popping up for me as well. This new update SUCKS

                                        • Anonymous

                                          The boss in the Gelmir Hero's Grave did not drop one for me... Does this mean I'm just screwed out of getting them all now?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Possibly fixed bug with 1.03. I gave him all 9 at once, he gave me first 5 rewards. Then I reloaded and he became aggresive. After he calmed down and I reloaded again, he gave me the rest of the rewards.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Always give him one deathroot at a time. He will bug out and SKIP items, or just not give you the item until the NEXT deathroot.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Do these carry over into NG+?

                                                I accidentally killed the beastman by not realizing his aggro was gone and striking first when I respawned

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Gurranq will suddenly be hostile after the 5th or 6th Deathroot. Beat him down and after a ¼ of his health is depleted, he'll return to sanity. Reload the area and he will accept Deathroots again.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I killed all 4 Tibia Mariners but haven't got a fourth Deathroot, and Gurranq won't speak to me.
                                                    D is dead BTW, perhaps that's the cause.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If he becomes hostile just run out and wait till he loses aggro and returns to his spot. He will be friendly again.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Just to put it out there since i had trouble “The secret path to the Haligtree” is a dungeon by the grand lift. When going through it youll come to an octagon landing with a broken railing. The first drop will lead to a room with a hidden wall containing a relic. If you turn around it will lead to a room with enemies and a bud. From there you can make a right out of the room (there should be blood and messages to guide) to another room. From that room you can make a right and drop down to grab another item. Jump through the window (theres a big octobird)

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Moves NE just outside of the building after giving 6 deathroots. The 7th turnin gives an Ancient Stone and he vanishes

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            "Can be found inside a chest behind the Cemetery Shade in the Black Knife Catacombs. Map Link"
                                                            This is wrong there's only one behind the black knife assassin

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Gave the Beast Clergyman 6 Deathroots, attacked the Gargoyle outside and not the Beast guy is hostile towards me. I used the Grace next to him and my game just crashed.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                >Obtained when defeating the Tibia Mariner on a ledge north of Stargazer's Ruins. Map Link

                                                                This is wrong. It's more accurate to say that he's northwest of the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook's Site of Grace. He'll be on a ledge that oversees the nearby walking mausoleum and castle.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs is before the long, thin bridge leading to the Ancient Snow Valley Ruins to the right of the gathering of fire worshippers. It has an Ulcerated Tree Spirit boss that gives a Golden Seed and Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [2] and a chest after beating it with a Deathroot.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs is before the long, thin bridge leading to the Ancient Snow Valley Ruins to the right of the gathering of fire worshippers. It has an Ulcerated Tree Spirit boss that gives a Golden Seed and Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [2] and a chest after beating it with a Deathroot.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      The Tibia Mariner from Stargazer Ruins is located at https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Interactive+Map?id=3405&lat=-63.66257&lng=156.73199&zoom=8&code=mapA
                                                                      -63.66257:156.73199

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        There is a deathroot inside hidden path to the haligtreee. You will have to drop down a broken ledge onto an invisible bridge. And after some roaming you will find the boss which is a mimic tear, and behind it is the deathroot

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          8 Deathroots are from dungeons and 3x Mariner Boss, the 9th is actually Mariner as well, but without the boss health bar(at between Castle Sol and the Stargazer Ruin, where you notice there are tons of Giant Skeletons area), look around and you should find that sneaky skeleton.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Don't give the beast clergyman more than one at a time otherwise it won't count but will take it out of your inventory

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              if you give 6 and then kill him you can get all rewards because when he died he will drop the dragon smithing stone

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                You can gain a desthroot from one of those dire bears. East of agheel lake south near the cliffs there's a guy that if you kill he turns into one of those giant bears that when killed gives you death root

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  There are 9 deathroots, the other one is in giant's mountaintop catacomb, after defeating the boss of the dungeon it can be looted in a chest after defeating him.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Theres another in the hidden path to the haligtree dunno where though haven't explored enough yet. The name is spookychico btw

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      There is another one in the secret way to the Holy Tree, you need to jump off the balcony through a broken ledge, just down, and walk along an invisible road forward (there is a chest) and back (there are just mobs and something else), but before reaching 2 rooms turn left like this. to look straight at the window with the mob, kill it and jump down to the left. If I knew how, I would upload the video here

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Confirmed the Tibia Mariner near Snow Valley Ruins Overlook. Drops a deathroot and Helphen's Steeple greatsword

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Hey I found another deathroot location. Its almost directly to the east of the snow valley ruins overlook. The name is spookychico btw.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            For the Hidden Path to the Haligtree site of grace Deathroot (this one too me forever to figure out):

                                                                                            From the site of grace, turn around and go back down into the catacombs. After you kill the octobus that falls from the ceiling, go forward til you get to that center area, you'll notice there's a broken ledge. Drop from it onto an invisible platform.There's two doorways on either side that the platform connects to whoch have some loot. When you get close to the doorway furthest from the ledge you fell from, look to your left and you'll notice a doorway a bit further below. There is *not* platform directly across; use glowstones to find a gently sloping path away from the horizontal platform that eventually joins the invisible one to that furthest doorway. After dropping down, go through the window. The rest is up to you.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              There is another deathroot by killing a tibia mariner in mountaintop of giants, located at the graveyard of Snow Valley Ruins Overlook grace. Specifically, northwest.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                The Tibia Mariner in the graveyard of giants is behind a drop down to the left, half way into the graveyard, with the orientation of when you enter the graveyard from the bridge. I'm not certain if you need to kill any giant skeletons for it but I killed the ones with beam eyes.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  After giving the 9th deathroot there will be unique dialogue. After that he will award you with ancient dragon smithing stone and leaves.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    there is a deathroot in the giant's mountain top catacombs, east of Zamor Ruins grace, right before you take the long narrow path. From chest after defeating the ulcerating tree spirit.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Can confirm the one in the Giant's Mountaintop Catacombs. Also I finished this questline (Can't remember if there was a 10th one I got somewhere...I dont think so). Endreward is an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone, the one you need to get the maxlvl for regular weapons.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        There is one in a chest in the boss room at the end of the Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs in the Mountaintops of the Giants.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          There’s a death root at the hidden path to the haligtree lost grace. Go down the stairs until you reach the center platform and jump off the where the railing is missing. Follow the invisible pathway until you can jump off onto a smaller platform with 2 windows. in that room there is a lever with a snake ball above it pull the lever and the deathroot is in the boss room in a chest.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Giant's Mountaintop Catacombs, in a chest after the boss fight should be number 8.The catacombs are on the right side before the long narrow walkway between Zamor Ruins & Ancient Snow Valley Ruins sites.

                                                                                                            How the hell can i get to the Snow Valley ruins though, I couldn't figuer out. Might have something to do with the eye stirring when in the Hidden Path to the Haligtree.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              You can find another Deathroot in the Black Knife Catacombs, at the end of the ravine near the minor Erdtree in Liurnia

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I just found a sixth one from a place called Gelmir Hero's grave from Mt. Gelmir. Its in a chest after the boss. Good luck though, the place is absolutely diabolical.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  5th one gives you claw, 6th gives you hurl bolder. 3 were found from the tibia miners listed above, 1 from deathtouched and 1 from black knife catacombs, and the 6th one is gelmir hero's grave like that one guy said

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Snow Valley Ruins Overlook has a Tiba, that gives you a root. Also Stone Of Gurranq is a spell he gives you

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      7th deathroot at snow valley ruins overlook grave, just to the west in the graveyard. obtained from mariner

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        6th Deathroot, Gelmer Hero Grave.
                                                                                                                        Spoiler:


                                                                                                                        You need to cross the lava where the first chariot is, the second one is a meme and seems to be a deathtrap that will cost you your runes. Boss is a big wolf with a sword.

                                                                                                                        Additional Spoiler:
                                                                                                                        Black Knife Catacombs has 2 bosses if you didn't know, there's a hidden wall leading to an assassin before the drop where you pull the lever after ascending the trap.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          The 6th Deathroot can be found north of Stargazers' Ruins in the snow biome, across the bridge. Once you cross the bridge a skeleton shooting a beam out of its eyes will attack you - once the skeleton is dead a Tibia Mariner will spawn and it will drop a Deathroot and the Helphens Steeple sword.

                                                                                                                          • And another Tibia Mariner off a ledge Northwest over the bridge from the Giants' Mountaintop Erdtree. Gonna try to collect some more of the other ones listed here and see what unlocks.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Beast Eye gets more triggers in the North. Death Rite Bird in the west of the Snow Valley Ruins triggers the beast eye but either my game glitched or the trigger is a false positive and it gives no Deathroot

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                I can confirm there is a Deathroot in Gelmir Hero's Grave. You will meet a dead-end where all the descent path is lava. In order to continue you must fall from the nearby ledge (dead body loot), kill the NPC inside the hidden room, climb the ladder, and then jump to the wooden beams through the small windows. Once you're in the wooden beams, you must wait for the carriot thing to come to you and jump down to it so it carries you through the lava, and nearly at the end you gotta jump to the right to get inside a gap (another dead body with loot). Continue and you'll fight the mini-boss which drops the root.

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