Illusory Walls are the Hidden Walls of Elden Ring that must be struck to reveal a hidden path beyond. These walls are not immediately obvious, but if you find yourself stuck in a location without a way to progress, it is very likely that you have to hit a nearby wall. This page features all hidden walls in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Illusory Walls Guide

Location Description Unlocks
Academy Crystal Cave

After entering through a wooden door, there is a room guarded by a tanky mage with a pointy hat. Before entering that room, the illusory wall is to the left.

Crystal Staff
Academy of Raya Lucaria The wall to the right just upon entering the Church of the Cuckoo. Rune Arc
Academy of Raya Lucaria Bookshelf by the corpse in the room to the left in the hallway just after the Schoolhouse Classroom site of grace.

Smithing Stone [4]Olivinus Glintstone Crown

Academy of Raya Lucaria From the Debate Parlor site of grace head back the way to the mage's the right bookshelf near the stairs, the one with no books

Graven-School Talisman

Stonesword Key

Auriza Side Tomb In the final room after using the first teleporter trap, when facing the chest in the room, there is an illusory wall on the left side Complete the Dungeon
Black Knife Catacombs Ride the knife traps up, at the end of the hall, hit the wall to access an optional boss. Optional Boss
Black Knife Assassin
Caelid Catacombs

After descending the staircase that leads onto a swamp, turn to the right, go under the platform where the Archer Skeleton was, and hit wall on the right corner.

At the end of the dungeon, there will be a locked door. Once you see it, turn 180 and then attack the wall on the column in the middle of the previous room

Miranda Sprout Ashes; Grave Glovewort [5]


Cathedral of the Forsaken From the grace, on the other side of the chest, the wall isn't illusory but will move out of the way.

Path to Frenzied Flame Proscription

Frenzied Flame Proscription In one of the arches on the wall next to Hyetta's final location, you'll find an Illusory Wall hiding a hallway leading to a chest with a Rune Arc. Another Illusory Wall can be found behind the chest and opens up to the Root-Facing Site of Grace.

Alternative way to Deeproot Depths

Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave

From the Grace, go down the stairs and turn right. The illusory wall is the stone archway on the left. Golden Rune [11]
Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs In the secret lower part of the dungeon, located by raising the lift once you've taken it down to the first level. Once you've taken the lift downward and moved past the first room you'll be faced with 2 frost breath traps down a long hallway. The hidden wall is between the two traps on the right hand side just before the second trap.

Grave Glovewort [8]

Hidden Path to the Haligtree

After falling onto the invisible floor at the broken railing, south into the open arch, right turn and at the end of the hallway Silver Scarab

Kingsrealm Ruins

This illusory wall is located north side of Kingsrealm Ruins, blocking the road, posing as a large brick wall. Hit it to see the road ahead and continue to the manor. Areas north of Kingsrealm Ruins
Kingsrealm Ruins The stairs leading down into an underground area is covered by an illusory floor. Optional Boss Royal Revenant
Leyndell Catacombs Up the stairs from the Grace, up the elevator, in the room with unkillable enemies, next to the stairs, through 2 walls, ending with a snail. Upon killing the snail the unkillable enemies disappear until you rest or die. Haligdrake Talisman +1
Mirage Rise East-Southeast of the Bower of Bounty Grace, up a little cliff, it's an illusory rock part of the Mirage Riddle Entrance to the Rise
Moonfolk Ruins This illusory floor is located in the NE part of the ruins. Somber Smithing Stone (8)
Road's End Catacomb

The first 2 are one floor below the lever, in the stone archways, both of them lead to the same area, it continues on with another illusory wall, then another one, until you find the boss room.

The second 2 are two floors below the lever, in the stone archways, both are next to each other, leading to the same area.

The last wall in the catacombs leads to a dead end area with a chest.

Ghost Glovewort (2)
Rune Arc
Root Resin
Grave Glovewort (2)
Optional Boss
Spirit-Caller Snail
Glintstone Sorcerer Ashes

Watchdog's Staff
Grave Glovewort (3)

Grave Violet
Glintstone Sorcerer Ashes

Sage's Cave

There’s an illusory wall just past the grace, with another one along the way, past the top of the waterfall.
The wall between the two braziers shortly after the above is also an illusory wall, but be wary of the skeletons that lurk right behind it.
Another illusory wall in the room with four skeletons hides a Stonesword Key.
Before jumping behind the waterfall, turn left into an alcove to find another illusory wall leading to a room with two treasure chests.
In the same room, the final illusory wall in this dungeon hides the boss fog for Necromancer Garris.

Sainted Hero's Grave Past the site of grace take the left passage down the stairs, follow the corridor until the end into the room with the two Wraith Callers up the stairs past them the wall behind them is illusory.  
Sealed Tunnel

[1]In Leyndell Royal Capital, there's a tunnel down at the lake outside the west entrance, the tunnel is apparently sealed with nothing in it but hitting a cavity in one of the walls will open a path to a new area; [2]the next is behind a chest containing a Bell Bearing; [3]After riding the elevator down there's one straight ahead [4]followed immediately by another; [5] after Dropping into a room filled with the exploding ball enemies a hidden wall can be found behind a bunch of crates and barrels opposite a stair case

Sellia Hideaway

Entrance found behind an illusionary wall of rock, northeast of Church of the Plague.
2 illusory walls in the sloped area early-on leading down to the boss room.
After the stake of Marika go forward and hug the right wall, it'll go down slightly then around the corner go up, next to the body with Preserving Boluses, just to the left of it in the clearing without crystals.

Crystal Spear
Three Sisters

The wall is located on the ground in the Ruined area at the west end. Hit or roll onto it to reveal it.
Just below, there is another Illusory Wall that reveals a doll that appears to be Sorceress Sellen, though it will only animate once her Sellen's Primal Glintstone has been put into its chest.

Volcano Manor After receiving the Drawing-Room Key from Tanith, open the first door on the right in the hallway next to Tanith. The back wall, right corner is illusory. Follow the hallway, when it opens up go to the path to the left, not the stairs, and all the way at the end of this hallway is an illusory wall on your left.

Depraved Perfumer Carmaan Ashes


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    • Anonymous

      Far in the eastern section, there is a cellar hidden behind an illusory wall in the dilapidated building. Look for the usual rectangular shape on the ground, then roll onto it to dispel the illusion.

      • Random Fun Fact: If you get behind an illusory wall without destroying it, it's completely see-through from the back, and just looks like empty space. The only one that I know of right now that you can do this with is the one in the Academy Crystal Cave. With a fairly easy jump in the room with the Rune Arc chest, you can get up on the ledge that you're supposed to access through the illusory wall.

        • Anonymous

          The one where you get the uchigatana is missing. On deaththouched catacombs, the first big open room that you find, use margit's shackles to make the wall dissapear easilyl.

          Also there are like 5 skeletons on that big open room.

          • Anonymous

            Illusory walls are mostly just bad game design, some of them are good as they stand out in one way or another. But sometimes they just have the same texture and look as the surrounding area. The hinting is simply to poor and it makes a player paranoid and you start hitting every darn wall...

            • Anonymous

              Note Hidden Cave: North of Church of the Plague site of grace, behind the sorcerer at the tombstones. Entrance is a illusory wall and there are many in it

              • Anonymous

                Sages Cave actually has like 10 or so illusory walls. If you know it`s "that" kind of dungeon, they are easy to spot tho.

                • Anonymous

                  Found an Illusory Wall in the Secret Path to the haligtree. Behind it is a chest for the silver scarab

                  • Anonymous

                    MISSING illusory wall:
                    In the Caelid catacombs, under the stairs in the room with the large plant. Behind the wall is a small rot plan and Miranda’s sprout ashes.

                    • Anonymous

                      Can you change Road's End Catacomb last wall to "The last wall in the catacombs leads to a dead end area with a chest." please

                      • Anonymous

                        There's a second illusion wall in volcano manner that takes like 50 hits it doesn't appear to have anything inside the room though.

                        • Anonymous

                          The "50 times hit" in vulcano manor is not an illusory wall because it respawn after reload the map. So it's clearly an oversight.

                          • Anonymous

                            SUPPOSEDLY (I still have to test it) Margit's Shackle can trigger invisible walls in a surprising range. Saw this on Twitter, don't blame on me if it isn't that useful or it gets patched.

                            • Anonymous

                              i saw a video of a wall in volcano manor that apparently takes 50 or more hits and it breaks away instead of dissapearing not sure if its true but i feel like they would do some like that

                              • Anonymous

                                Some illusory walls take multiple hits to reveal. Check iron pineapples twitter for an example. One of them being the wall behind the guy in volcano manor who sells multiple weapon arts in his chair. Afaik it's legit but it took a lot of hits to reveal.

                                • Anonymous

                                  In the Giant-Conquering Hero's Grave, there is a hidden wall. At the site of grace, go down the stairs and turn right. Hit the wall on the left and it'll show a hidden pathway

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Caelid catacombs - in the room with big flower and skeleton archer - you need to go under the platform where the archer stands and hit a wall on left. There are two grave flowers and ashes of Miranda sprout - beware 4 flowers will spawn on you.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      elden ring frenzied flame proscription also contains a illusionary wall leading to a chest (roll agains the walls). Behind the chest is another wall which you can hit with your weapon (or roll). Following the path will lead you to deeproot depths.. alternative to the gargoyle entrance I guess?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        sainted hero's tunnel - after the 2 Swamp magicians and the swamp Swamp monstrosity up the stairs in the middle

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Caelid dungeon has an illusionary wall. Gives some art of war I don’t remember what it said.

                                          Location: when you see the skeleton archer and a stairs leading to a pool of scarlet rot, under the archer you see those plant enemies. To the right side of the mass of… jars? Leading under the stairs is the wall

                                          • Anonymous

                                            woodfolk ruins, in the southern ruin full of guys that can inflict death, there is an illusionary floor, in it is wrath of gold (basically wrath of god)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              woodfolk ruins, in the southern ruin full of guys that can inflict death, there is an illusionary floor, in it is wrath of gold (basically wrath of god)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Caelid Catacombs - Caelid. 2x illusory walls. One under the stairs leading down to the Boss door. and the switch for the boss door is hidden behind a illusory wall in the central pillar of the room leading to the door itself.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  For the one near the debate parlor, you have to climb the ladder and drop down the little hole at the back to get the talisman.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    61 hours and I never saw a single ilusory wall. I see a bunch of well apraised messages indicating an ilusory wall but when I hit, nothing happens. It's possible that my game is bugged (pc) or the way to trigger those walls are different from dark souls? I'm saying that because until some days ago it was impossible to see those red ghosts from blood stains then the server went in maintenance and when came back the ghosts appeared.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      One in the Academy Crystal Cave. Left of where the sorcerer with the pointy hat stands, leads to the upper area of that room with the chest.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        There's a second illusory wall in the academy. Head left immediately after the site of grace before the wolf boss

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          There are two Illusory Walls in Caelid Catacombs. One is beneath the stairs down to where the Giant Poison Flower is, and contains an Ashes of War. The second is behind the pillar in the following room, right before the locked boss room door. It's on the far side, closest to the boss room and is required to reveal in order to pull the lever that opens the door.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Academy crystal cave has an illusory walls before the boss, an enemy is behind it shooting at you if you enter the room next to the illusory wall.
                                                            It contains a 48 int staff

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              This Page is a perfect example of why fextralife is garbage.
                                                              I've easily found 20 illusory Walls, most of them in caves, while this site that claims to be a wiki lists 5.

                                                              Guys better use any other site then this garbage.
                                                              Since ds3 this site just gets worse and worse.
                                                              First you started to sell theories as facts in other games, then you startet to bother us with your failed-neckbeard-twitchstreamers always popping up so they got ANY views and now you guys don't even update the wiki any longer, it's a shame.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                There is also another one in Church of Cuckoo, how you enter first wall on the right side. I manged to go around hit it with arrow and used marker to navigate around, idk how i misssed it the first time i was in there i hit every single wall there. I guess game bugged.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Illusionary wall near the Church of the Plague. From the Grace, go up the hill to the graves with the Sorcerer standing in the middle. (The guy that has a hammer sorcery and some big explosive sorcery) Behind the large headstone he stands infront of, hit the wall. There is a merchant note that hints at a secret cave above Sellia, this is it.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    There is another in Academy, left tunnel when you kill that mob right upstrairs from Schoolhouse Classroom, left down stairs wall in front. leads to that item above Thop after key was given.

                                                                    • A few invisible walls in sages cave north of the large pond on the platue above the 'ruin-strewn precipce', 1 along the path past the campire, another along the way, the next inivible wall is located on the left wall between two bazaars (beware skeleton suprise/4 chests), following the original path a hidden wall hides a chest with a stonesword key in the wall with cracks on a side/corner wall, another two located in the middle of the waterfall with two chest in the middle (one hidden necromancer boss futher).

                                                                      • 1 in sages cave north of the large pond on the plateau above the 'ruin-strewn precipice, 1 along the path past the campire, another along the way, the next inivible wall is located on the left wall between two bazaars (beware skeleton suprise/4 chests), following the original path a hidden wall hides a chest with a stonesword key in the wall with cracks on a side/corner wall, another two located in the middle of the waterfall with two chests in the middle (one hidden necromancer boss futher).

                                                                        • There's two Illusory wall before the Three Finger rooms leading to Deeproot Depths.
                                                                          There's an Illusory wall in the Volcano Manor to access Rykard Dungeon.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Road's End Catacombs (East of Rose Church) have 5-7 invisible walls, 1 of them leads to the fake-boss room at the end of the catacombs. 2 of them are on the floor beneath the lever in the stone archways, leaving the rest of the invisible doorways, from the 2 in the lever room leading into the hidden boss room with a Spirit caller snail

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