Larval Tear

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Material needed by Rennala to grant rebirth

Larval Tears are Key Items in Elden Ring. A Larval Tear is a material needed by Rennala to grant rebirth. 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.

 

Core of a creature of mimicry known as a silver tear.
As much as a substance as it is a living organism.

Material required by the amber egg cradled by Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, to birth people anew.

Being born anew allows the reallocation of attributes boosted by leveling up.

 

Where to find Larval Tear in Elden Ring

Limgrave

Liurnia of the Lakes

Caelid

Altus Plateau

Mt.Gelmir

  • Dropped by a Wormface disguised as a flaming Putrid Corpse, east of the Road of Iniquity site of grace. The enemy is next to the first fire of the ruined camp. [Map link]

Consecrated Snowfield

Siofra River

Nokron, Eternal City

Nokstella, Eternal City

 

Larval Tear Use

  • Larval Tears are used to Respec your character.
  • See Builds for ideas on how to optimize your build!

 

Larval Tear Notes & Tips

  • You do not need to defeat Rennala for the enemies to change shape when you kill them in their disguise.
  • By the time you fight Rennala, you should have enough runes to buy the Larval Tears from the previously mentioned merchants.
  • You will keep all the Larval Tears in your inventory upon entering New Game Plus.
  • Cannot be dropped for Player Trade.
  • If the player gives Boc the Seamster a Larval Tear, he will visit Rennala, be reborn with a human visage, and die soon after. The player will not be able to use his services for the rest of the game.

 

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  ♦  Deathroot  ♦  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  ♦  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

      The fact you cant drop these for other players is a travesty....i was planning on making new characters, grabbing tears, then muling them to my main but i guess not

      • Anonymous

        I think 1million runes would be a nice vending price plus I could actually do something with my runes after 150. I dont even go back for them anymore unless its over 500K and just dump them into upgrade stones that ill never use

        • just add an evergaol that can be replayed forever somewhere in the eternal city that houses a mimic tear and drops a larval tear. this way you can fight the mimic tear as much as you want and also get a renewable source of larval tears.

          • Anonymous

            Oh yeah lesser runebear in consecrated fields for larval tear....lesser runebear huh.....I will have my vengeance!

            • Anonymous

              Okay I'm gonna just make every statement about glitches with larval tears I've found, including extra gained or lost. Rennala, I just used one then immediately pressed rebirth again after even though I didn't own anymore larval tears, was allowed to use another one that didn't exist. Village of the albinaurics has two glitches, one time it said I got the larval tear but checked my key items and never received it, the second one was not getting on at all, just a rune arc. A third thing is that, if you kill one of the transforming enemies while you die, and you don't get the notify of receiving the tear before you die, don't worry, there's a good chance you'll just have to kill the enemy again (tested on the larval tear bear in consecrated). And the fourth thing, not a glitch but a tip (pretty sure only works for PC and PS4 users with PSPLUS), you can make a build and then when you wanna start a new one just upload your save beforehand so you keep your larval tear when you wanna go back to another one, just by reloading your save (beware PS4 USERS, sometimes it will automatically save your data and ruin it, this is often random and can happen at any time, so make sure you arent depending purely on recovering your save)

              • Anonymous

                Another glitch I found (same dude girl about the other glitch with village). So I used a larval tear, ran out after, and immediately pressed rebirth again (on accident, was spamming to skip dialogue), and it let me rebirth again, obviously I denied that because I didn't want to do it again, but then after I couldn't, it's like I had an imaginary extra tear that disappeared because I didn't accept it's offer

                • Anonymous

                  I think there's a glitch for the one in the village of the albinaurics, because the last playthrough on journey 6, I didn't get one even though it said I did, it gave the notif of getting it but I checked key items and didn't have one, and now journey 7 I just got a rune arc instead

                  • I swear everyone cry and complain about this is a pc player and can easily get more with cheat engine. If you want to do 100+ builds all for pvp you can easily save your profits, do the build, go pvp enjoy it, then reload your save when you get bored to try new build. Finish the game get all items, then keep doing this all you want. You can save your Smithing stones and use them everytime you do a new build too.
                    If you want PVE then 17 more then enough to go through all the builds twice

                    • Anonymous

                      Unless they bring back Larval Tears as farmable, I'm done with Elden Ring. With all the build possibilities, the 100-300-hour playtime, as well as some of the really hard bosses, giving us only 18 respecs is a straight-up jerk move. DS3 respecs were limited, but DS3 was also much smaller and the experience so much better balanced that the limited amount wasn't much of a problem. If I didn't like a build and was at the limit, it wasn't a big deal to get to NG+. Elden Ring is huge and the balance can be pretty erratic, especially after Leyndell, and we should be able to fine tune as much times as needed (I'm fine with grinding items out, rune prices, etc.).

                      • Anonymous

                        Just drop all your tears to a friend and load the save file at the state before the trade, then have him drop them back to you.

                        • Anonymous

                          Should be farmable just like Rune Arcs, there is no logical reason to make them limited at all (and don't say NG+ because the entire NG+ system in ER needs a massive overhaul, specially with all the duplicate crafting book items and duplicate spirit ashes you get that are useless, way too much clutter for little reward, it feels very rushed like they didn't think anyone will play NG+ and notice how it feels unplanned and unorganized, hopefully gets fixed in DLC or patch).

                          Maybe make some of the super annoying enemies that drop nothing of value drop these instead at 10%-5% rate or something (stupidly annoying enemies that aren't really worth fighting at all right now like Runebears, Giant Crayfish, Royal Revenants, Abductors, etc), at least there will be a good reason to fight them instead of just avoiding them completely.

                          So people who want to experiment with builds in PVP aren't forced to keep playing into NG+++++ just to get some extra Larval Tears.

                          • Anonymous

                            people saying these things should be infinite are dumb lmao, this is a RPG, it's not some heavy cRPG like Fallout or something, but the RPG part in Action-RPG is still a thing and should be important. You made a shitty build? You have to live with it, simple as that. There should be like one or two respecs per playthrough honestly, mostly for things like adjusting your stats or something, but not infinite, not even the amount already present.

                            • Anonymous

                              I used all of my respec and don't feel like doing another playthrough just to change my build. Honestly just going to quit this game for a while

                              • Anonymous

                                I can confirm that after using all, I repeat ALL Larval Tears available in the game Rennala allows you to respecc for free

                                • Anonymous

                                  Once again the information is wrong. There's 4 lobsters around the gazebo between the church and the shack, 3 of which are directly next to the gazebo. Vet it together.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    so what happened to "If all Larval Tears available in the game are used, Rennala will allow you to be reborn infinitely without further Larval Tears. "? did someone add that to the wiki as a prank? cause its gone now

                                    • To conserve your larval tears, please research the stats individually as well as their influences on certain weapons via scaling.
                                      Learn what works on paper before throwing points into random stats
                                      STR/DEX are your core stats, with INT/FTH/ARC as your secondary stats, focus on combinations of Core/Secondary.
                                      Alot of people upset for the sole reason of "Can't figure out my build" here.

                                      • My previous message disappeared so I'm asking this again:
                                        Can someone confirm "If all Larval Tears available in the game are used, Rennala will allow you to be reborn infinitely without further Larval Tears. "?

                                        I don't want to start NG, I just want to change builds for PVP/invades, so I want to be sure if this info is true or not. Thanks

                                        • "If all Larval Tears available in the game are used, Rennala will allow you to be reborn infinitely without further Larval Tears. "
                                          Can someone confirm/explain this? This this cover the current game, so I don't need to start NG to get more?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Larval tears are dropped by the huge cannon ball looking enemies as well. I farmed about 10 last night. I'm pretty sure it was underground in the castle on the way to The Lake of Rot that there's a few of them close to each other.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              while I was live streaming hunting tears and getting the Haligtree Secret Medallion piece under the Village of the Albinaurics. There is a alter like structure with some demi=humans and I found a tear not listed here. Wanted to share.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The video links for Nokron should go behind the previous 4 bullet points. Now it looks like Nokron has eight Larval Tears when it only has 4.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Lol people complaining that you only get 18 respecs, that's still more than enough compared to dks3 where you only had 5(assuming you wouldn't use the infinite glitch)

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    These things have a lot more value in general. I'm only level 170 and I can't choose between faith/arc, int/arc, int/faith, faith/dex, or arc/dex.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Wish we could get these instead of silly rune arcs. Rune arcs are beneficial in PVE while the larval tear have alot more value for PVP. Makes me more sense to rewards invaders with Larval tears instead of rune arcs.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        lobster in the lake has to be killed before the scion will show. it's different than many of the others which changed when you hit them once. will try the 10 plus infinite gig out as soon as I get further in this playthrough. thanks for all the comments!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Why do we even need these? We literally unlock a rune from Rennala that has only one power... rebirth. Shouldn't we just be able to use it over and over?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            A new covenant that rewards you tears for killing the host in PVP would be nice. We had that in DS3 with Rosalia so I don’t think it’d be a problem here

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Pro tip for re specs. Divide you equip load by max equip load, anything under .69 is wasting points in endurance

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The best item for melee players. This makes it possible for you to not be a melee player anymore, because apparently **** melee players, i guess. Especially at endgame :/

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  One would assume that these will eventually be buyable/craftable with DLC. It's become the standard in these games.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I can confirm that at the very least, 12 respecs in a row do not give infinite respecs, if such a mechanic ever existed. Thank god for save files.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Should be farmable from all silver tear enemies. Even if it was an absurd low drop chance I don't care, I just don't want to have to keep a backup save to infinitely respec.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I swear I had one drop at the scions or whatever they are called with many hands in haligtree at the bottom of the city area where they spawn from the ground if you are close to them. they can either drop ghost plants for ash upgrade +9, or maybe larval tear too?
                                                                        I had a moment when I would take that route and keep failing at the tree boss just before the next grace...for hours, and in the process I got a larval tear. got one for sure 100% ! and it was not the first time I killed it so my guess they may be farmable unless it was a bug

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          After a certain amounts of larval tear are used, Rennala grant infinite respecs. Why are people getting downvoted for stating this?
                                                                          Proof: https://imgur.com/uCdt1VM

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I don't know where that came from, but do not fall for that "Once you respec 10 times she lets you do it for free" crap. I did a save scum to spend my last 3 tears (pretty damn sure it's been 10 by now) and even though she thanks me for using the rebirth again and again, she still doesn't allow me to respec infinitely.

                                                                            Also nowhere else on the internet mentions that.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Instead of this being farmable, Rennala should just offer free respec if you can beat 3 random bosses in a row, kinda like BB dungeons.
                                                                              This option should ofc only be available at end game and the bosses should be boosted.

                                                                              I can already hear the salt drying on peoples cheeks

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                They should've made a covenant like in DS3 to get larval tears for every player killed or maybe 1 tear for every 3 players.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Too bad they can't be infinitely farmed. It's fun to just make temporary co-op characters/meme builds and then swap back to the main build after.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    update, after a set amount of rebirth (around 5-6, for me at least), Rennala now rebirth you for free (not sure if it carries over in NG+)

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Respec isn't free after a couple times sadly, if you had just respecd it'll let you do it for free until a certain set amount of time.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Don't believe the comments here and try to farm these. The drop rate tables for the game have been mined and are floating around, and nothing drops a Larval Tear outside of one-off scripted (and internally flagged) events. The silver balls can always drop Silver Tear Husks at a 4% base rate, but will only drop a Larval Tear on their first kill, for example. There are 18 Larval Tears available every New Game cycle and not one more as of Patch 1.03.2.

                                                                                        Commenters are getting confused because you could pick them up from co-op in another player's world (it disappears as soon as you return to yours), because some players don't know the difference between respeccing and the free cosmetic change available from both Rennala and Roundtable Hold, and because some players don't know the difference between Larval Tear and Silver Tear Husk.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          All these people arguing in the comments who don't even know that Rennala will give you infinite respecs after 10 larval tears just goes to show how impulsive folks really are.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The ghost that is holding the juvenile set and larval tear in caria manor graveyard did not spawn in NG+ for me. Idk if this is a big or intended. Anyone else experience this?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Yo I don't know if it's supposed to be like this but Rennala respecs for free if you respec a certain number of times. I used...i think 10 tears. Now I'm out of tears but she still respecs me. She says thou art now a sweeting full fine and fair. Something like that. Confirm?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                POV: You’re here because you regret your build and you’re looking for someone in the comments who feels the same.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Honestly people need to stop *****ing about the amount given of these things, there's 18 of them why would you even need to respec more than once to begin with?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    At the anon from a couple of days ago who suggested being summoned into someone else's world to kill the disguised Runebear for the Larval Tear: it doesn't work. Only the host gets the Larval Tear, and it's same for pick ups too, like the one in the Village of the Albinaurics. Only the host sees the Larval Tear.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Has anyone found and actually used every single tear in the game? Does anything special happen with the amber egg?

                                                                                                      • I have 18, but found only the same 17 the wiki lists. (I record these in a text file, along with end-tier smithing stones & ghost flowers.) My guess is one of them is a 2x drop, as this is a source of known confusion on Great Grave Glovewort.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          It is baffeling that you can not just copy saves as an option or have an infinite purchasable amount of them at thetwin maiden husk after beating the game ... it is SO damn weird :/

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            You have to save scum to get unlimited of these. Make sure you save 2 for Malenia as she is near impossible without rivers of blood + mimic cheese or Magic + glitch cheese.

                                                                                                            • I think they added some more locations in the latest patch. I've found 3 more that are not listed here so far:

                                                                                                              -Drops from the troll under the rotting bridge, in east Whambley Ruins.

                                                                                                              -Church of Squalor, just behind the main altar

                                                                                                              -Travel to the "At the gates" Grace at Fort Nyxis. Go immediately east (without passing through the gate) and follow the path until you reach some stairs going down. It's hidden behind some crates underneath the stairs.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                these should be craftable through some rare, but farmable, materials - make them use arteria leaves and prolly that silver tear husk.... maybe a crystal bud/Rimed crystal bud too

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  are they shitting me? Is it not fun to mess around with builds and try a variety of playstyles? Guess not lets just artfifically limit those...

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Hmm honestly speaking they should make this droppable even if it's very very rare drop. since in the game they added quests that requires you to use a certain skills that is league above your current stat or build... and might mess your run up so yeah.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      after the inanimate ball on the bridge in nokstella, theres a room to the right before you go up which has another inanimate ball with a larval tear in it and if you follow up the bridge and go inside the room with the multiple (slimes?) that spawn, theres another inanimate ball you can shoot on the roof for another larval tear

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Guys, if you REALLY need another larval tear because you run out of them and a balance patch messed your builds, ask a friend to create a new character and summon you in Limgrave, so you can kill the runebear and get the tear.

                                                                                                                        If you have no friends who can help you with that, don't worry about your build nor the larval tear. Worry about yourself and your life choice. Having zero people to rely on is not normal. Go get some help lmao.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I have collected every larval tear in the game currently known to the community, this is my 4th playthrough because I ran out on 3 previous playthroughs. Needs to be farm able, need more larval tears for pvp testing and other testing and it's annoying playing the whole game over and over

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            I ran out of larval tears cause I like to mix it up in pvp where is a vendor to purchase these or can I just craft them? If not how am I suppose to respec?

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