Nokstella, Eternal City

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The ruins of a once grand city, now infested with enemies.

Nokstella, Eternal City is a Location in Elden Ring. The Nokstella, Eternal City is located in Ainsel River Main and encompasses most of its western areas. You can reach this area by taking the river west from northern Uhl Palace Ruins

The northern section of the Ainsel River - Ainsel River Main and Nokstella - can be accessed by using a waygate at the top of Renna's Rise. You have to have given Ranni the Fingerslayer Blade to gain access to this waygate. You can also access it without her quest by taking the coffin in Deeproot Depths [Elden Ring Map].

 

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All NPCs and Merchants in Nokstella, Eternal City

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  • No merchants in this location

 

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Elden Ring Nokstella, Eternal City Creatures, Enemies, and Bosses

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Nokstella, Eternal City Walkthrough

From the Site of Grace, there is Magic Grease x3 in the ruins directly to the left. On the right, you will find a Nox Swordstress riding a Giant Ant, and Ghost Glovewort (7). In the ruin ahead there are two Nox Monks, a Smithing Stone (6), and Drawstring Holy Grease x2. You can go to the right around the larger building ahead to pick up Silver Tear Husk x3. Going straight ahead, there are 3 Serpent Snails guarding a Celestial Dew in an alcove to the right. Further down the path, more Serpent Snails await you, four of them drop down onto you when you loot the Smithing Stone (6). To your left are many Silver Tears, some of them will explode into lightning upon death, along with another Giant Ant-riding Nox Swordstress. There are also some tears up on a ledge to the right which will shoot at you. Try taking one of the tears out from range to trigger a chain reaction. There is a Golden Rune (10) on the right side of the river, a Ghost Glovewort (8) on either side. Consider fighting the remaining tears before picking these up, however. Some of them have shields.

Continuing on the right you will find 3 Giant Ants and a Stonesword Key. Take out the remaining Nox Swordstress riders and tears, then pick up another Ghost Glovewort (8). In the far right corner, there are two plated ants which you can simply ignore. The ruin on the left contains a Celestial Dew. Quickly go down the elevator to activate the Nokstella Waterfall Basin Site of Grace, then go back up. The remainder of this walkthrough is dedicated to picking up items, including a Golden Seed at the end. To start, go to a ruin on the left side earlier which contains a Somber Smithing Stone (7) and many tears. There is a single Golden Centipede in another room. Go further back and up the stairs to fight a Nox Swordstress guarding a chest with Ghost Glovewort (9). At this point, you can go back to the first site of grace, or spend some of the upgrade materials.

Next, head up the main stairs where a Night Maiden awaits you, along with Fan Daggers on a corpse. Turn left to fight yet another Nox Swordstress who guards a chest containing the Ant's Skull Plate. Note that the chest is not in the center but off to the right. After fighting the tears further up the stairs, head around the building on the left to find the Archer Ashes. Inside the building, more tears await you, a chest contains the Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (2). Now heading right, pick up two Golden Rune (10). Go around the building on the left again and use a Stonesword Key to find two Nox Monks and a chest with the Nightmaiden & Swordstress Puppets Ashes inside.

Now, upon crossing the bridge, a giant Silver Sphere will roll at you. Try sprinting to the right next to the building ahead, the Silver Sphere will get stuck. You will see particle effects once it attacks, then you have a short window to attack for yourself. In the building, there is another Silver Sphere on the ceiling, so try to take it out with ranged attacks from outside. Each Silver Sphere drops a Larval Tear, the chest inside contains a Great Ghost Glovewort. There is a Golden Rune (10) on the bridge and another one on the stairs. Turn right past the stairs and pick up a Smithing Stone (6).

The building on the left contains another Silver Sphere that drips many different types of Silver Tears before dropping itself, and a chest with a Somber Smithing Stone (7). The Silver Sphere drops a Larval Tear upon defeat. On the stairs to the left from here is a Teardrop Scarab carrying a Somber Smithing Stone (6). The building is occupied by two Silver Tears that transform into humans, and a Nox Swordstress. It also contains a chest with the Moon of Nokstella. Leaving the chest alcove, exit to the right of the room, drop down some ledges and take the elevator down to pick up a Golden Seed. You are done now and can warp to the Nokstella Waterfall Basin Site of Grace. Select the option "Talk to Ranni" while resting there, if you want to follow her questline.

There is a Ghost Glovewort (9) to to the left of the elevator you came down with, then go through the tunnel. There are three Basilisks here, as well as a Smithing Stone (4) and (5). Defeating the Baleful Shadow here grants you the Discarded Palace Key to be used in the Raya Lucaria Grand Library. Go inside, take the elevator down and touch the Lake of Rot Shoreside Site of Grace. You are now done with Nokstella, see Lake of Rot for details on how to get through there.

 

Elden Ring Nokstella, Eternal City Gallery and Notes

  • The electrified Silver Tears will explode shortly after they die, which will kill other Silver Tears nearby, and can cause a chain reaction in large groups.

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    • Anonymous

      No bosses? after host gets moon of nokstella and golden seed we kinda just get invaded til we die or leave, seems like a ganker's paradise but regular cooperaters will not get any rune arcs and cheese dip :(

      • Anonymous

        There is a smithing stone (6 or 7) in a chest in a building in a window to the left on your way to the ashes

        • Anonymous

          In the pit with an ant-riding swordstress and a bunch of lightning tears, killing the swordstress rider causes the lone ant to agro the tears for some reason, so you can then watch him get absolutely bodied by a moshpit of lightning tears.

          • Anonymous

            To the writer of this guide.
            Importantly, thank you for your time and effort. I deeply appreciate it.

            Could you provide a note saying your route is an outer, counterclockwise one? It would help a lot with clarity. Many of the guides on the wiki are branching and your guide is a sweeping clear. Not criticism just an observation. Take it as you will.

            Again thanks for all the info dude!

            • Anonymous

              More silver tears, Jason! More I say! I can still see the ground in some areas, this just will not do! Jason, the players are able to walk more than 20ft without encountering a silver tear, care to explain yourself?

              • Anonymous

                More silver tears, Jason! More I say! I can still see the ground in some areas, this just will not do! Jason, the players are able to walk more than 20ft without encountering a silver tear, care to explain yourself?

                • Anonymous

                  Is there any lore for the statues of the multiple spindly creatures that look like upscaled Bloodborne messengers in the underground areas?

                  • Anonymous

                    Is there any lore for the statues of the multiple spindly creatures that look like upscaled Bloodborne messengers in the underground areas?

                    • Anonymous

                      I loved how in the one church full of silver tears they basically replicated the phalanx boss from demons souls. It took me back.

                      • Anonymous

                        Easy way to defeat the iron balls melee+damageless: Found this out by accident when I got hit by the big iron ball. One of them knocked me into a corner, standard 90° building corner. If you stand in one as close to the wall as possible the ball will try to attack you and get so close that he visually disappears, while never actually being able to hit you but you still being bale to hit it. Since you are squeezed in you can go to town on hitting them as you wont be able to move out of the corner by accident. So far worked on every encounter I had.

                        • Anonymous

                          If you kill the swordstress riding the giant ant, the ant, in addition to reverting to its normal behavior, will start attacking the silver tears. I thought this was a cool little hidden detail that From added. The tears don't seem to fight back though.

                          • Anonymous

                            Ambush Shard and Night Comet are useful spells here - Ambush Shard for the shielded silver tears and night comet (or shard) for the maidens, as they won't dodge it like they do pebble.

                            • Anonymous

                              There is a nascent butterfly on the opposite side of the ledge the golden seed is on. Its on the far left side after exiting the elevator

                              • Anonymous

                                The location stating where the map is just a straight up lie and incredibly unhelpful under the notes section. I can't find it at all and I looked both on the surface and underground in and around the well. It aint ****ing there.

                                • Needs to be noted that the silver tear ball that you can see inside a doorway, can indeed be killed at range but it will "drop" it's larval tear high up in the air. Quitting out doesn't drop it on the ground, the ball does not respond and the tear will be lost. so I suggest getting it to very low health and then triggering it so you can collect the tear.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The giant tracking boulders can be very easily kept at bay by knocking them back with a charged attack over and over again. Worked very well with a spear's range and thrusting attack.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      You can find the "Ants Skull Plate" Greatshield in a chest that the 2nd Nox Swordstress is guarding, left from the Grace at the beginning.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I noticed the ball on the ceiling in the room with the great ghost glovewort and killed it with bolts.
                                        It didn't move and its drop is now floating out of reach. Is there any way to get it, maybe after reloading the area, or am I screwed?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          so annoying how few graces and shortcuts there are, compounded with not being able to ride horseback fnfr =_=

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Anyone know if you can kill the mimic tears from a distance before they transform into humanoids? I would assume you could if not for how their hp bar resets when they transform.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              When I killed the giant iron ball hanging from the ceiling, the larval tear dropped there and now its uncreachable on the ceiling for me. I suggest you bait the ball to drop before killing it. I dont mind it that much as I doubt I will run out of them on my character.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Assumption of the meaning of the name "Nokstella"
                                                "Nok" maybe meaning nocturne, - nocturne being a night-scenery in art - as its reffering to Nokstella, the city of the lost black moon, the city that seems to have an eternal night
                                                "stella" maybe stellar, like in stars or starshaped - lot of stars being seen in Nokstella, stella could also be referring to the black moon

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Nokstella map can be found by going right from the Ainsel River Main grace, and then left before Nokstella, you'll reach some ruins that have an insect-like creature that throws rocks using gravity magic above them. In those ruins there's a merchant and the map piece.
                                                  https://imgur.com/a/67jRoEI - Map location is where the player marker is.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    There is a way to access Nokstella without Ranni's quest. In Deeproot Depths, west to The Nameless Eternal City grace, lies the coffin that leads to Ainsel River Main, and you can pass through there to Nokstella. Into Deeproot Depths you can get by another coffin northwest of Great Waterfall Basin grace, in Siofra Aqueduct after killing Two Gargoyles boss. Then head to the west, jump through giant branches and pass the ruins for The Nameless Eternal City grace.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      There is an elevator that takes you down to ainsel river, past a load of ants and then a giant boss blocking the entrance to Nokatella. You don't need to do Ranni's quest or use a portal to get there.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Anyone doing the nokstella farm? I havent seen any videos or anything on it so I dont know if its just me or not but Im getting 40 thousand runes pretty much every minute. Start at nokstella eternal city grcae (the one by the water with people riding on ants) and go up the stairs to the north that has one of the ladies dressed in white with a dagger kill her walk up a little further and you'll get mimic tears to spawn in (im using ice rind which makes this part much easier) kill them with AoW and they explode on death which can cause them to train explode. When theyre dead continue north run across the bridge kill the boulder (easy) Run up the stairs and go to the doors on the left (there will be several rounds of mimic tears dropping from ceiling with another boulder) walk in cause tears to drop and (with ice rind ice stomp) kill them you may even get lucky enouch to only have to kill one and all the mimics/tears can drop and chain explode killing the next round that drops then boulder will drop kill boulder and then fast travel back to the grace. Repeat as needed.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          One of the best rune grinding spots for me as a melee build, i can easily get around 20000 runes by abusing the electric mimic tears.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            You can go to Nokstella through Leyndell Subterranean Shunning Grounds, then Deeproot Depths, without doing Ranni's questline.

                                                            • The is another weapon found here called the Wing of Astel. Its a dex int curved sword with the ability nebula.

                                                              Can be found at the top of the Ainsel River Downstream area but is only accessible by following the cave next to the Nokstella, Eternal City bonfire

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Nokstella is unlocked once you have opened the 3rd of the Sister's towers by advancing Ranni's questline. Teleporter in the 3rd tower.(Renna's Rise) There is a separate lower area accessible from Ainsel River Well, but you won't be able to reach the high-rise portion needed to head to Nokstella.

                                                                • Anyone know how to reach Nokstella? Honestly I've been searching Ainsel for 3 hours now and I'm completely clueless, I can see a ledge about the giant monster that was shooting douzens of crystal arrows...but it's way too high.

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