Old Altus Tunnel

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An old mining site, still active to this day. Its tunnels echo with the grunts and groans of the commoners, tirelessly slaving away, grinding at the rich reservoir of crystals deep within.

Old Altus Tunnel is a Location in Elden Ring. The Old Altus Tunnel is a mini-dungeon found in central-west Altus Plateau accessible with two Stonesword Keys.

From the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Grace, drop into the valley to the E/NE. Follow the left side of the cliff as you ride North and the white fog wall will be clearly visible from the clearing. It is just past a spectral rider enemy, and a giant concealed by a corner. Two Stonesword Keys are required for entry.

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Elden Ring Old Altus Tunnel Creatures, Enemies, and Bosses

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Old Altus Tunnel Walkthrough

These tunnels are located southwest of the Bridge of Iniquity in Altus Plateau. The location may be difficult to find due to the large amounts of similarly jagged, rocky hills in the area. The entrance is barred by an Imp Statue which requires 2 Stonesword Key to dispel the fog. The Old Altus Tunnels are a rich source of Cracked Crystals. There are countless amounts of these items found all over the walls and they respawn whenever you rest at a Site of Grace. Be sure to be on the lookout for these if you need them for crafting. Inside, you will predominantly encounter Miners and Zombie Dogs. There are also a couple of Nobles guarding the workers.

From the entrance, check behind the wall on the right for a corpse with 3 Explosive Stone Clumps. Descend the lift to find the Site of Grace. Note that this is the only Site of Grace within these tunnels, but the dungeon isn't particularly long either. When ready, head down the first corridor to find a few barrels and a storage shed on the left. Beware the red barrels marked with a white stripe. These are explosive barrels and can be set off with fire damage. However, you can also use these to your advantage if you have any fire spells. Inside the shed is a Miner and Zombie Dog waiting behind the barrels. Look outside the shed and to the right for a Smithing Stone [5].

Continuing on, you will arrive in a large cave with lots of wooden walkways. Follow the closest one to the right and head up the ladder.  This leads to a room with a second storage shed on the right and 2 miners chipping away at the crystals while a Noble guards them. Take out the Noble first and two dogs should come rushing out of the shed. After defeating them, check the shed for a Boltdrake Talisman +1, which is an upgrade to the original talisman. Check around left side of the shed to obtain Somber Smithing Stone [6].Outside the shed and to its right, you can find Stanching Boluses amongst the crates. In the small alcove right of where the miners were, there is another Smithing Stone [5] behind the barrels. Head back out to where you climbed the ladder and this time, drop down onto the storage shed below to get to the lower level.

Before jumping down, consider taking the enemies below out with ranged attacks from the roof of the storage shed you jumped on. There is a Noble and two Gold Dragon Cult Knights here who are quite powerful and tanky but should be rendered helpless with a ranged onslaught from your unreachable location. When you finally drop down, check the shed you were on top of for a Somber Smithing Stone [4]. There is another Smithing Stone [5] between in the small space between the shed and the east wall. The shed on the opposite side has a Troll's Hammer but watch out for the dogs inside. Check the alcove east of the sheds for yet another Smithing Stone [5]. You can climb up the long ladder here to get to a wooden walkway with two Miners. You will find another Smithing Stone [5] by the walls and a Golden Rune [6] on a corpse in this area. Get back down to the lower level and look for a tunnel in the west side which leads to a small room with a dog and a miner. Defeat them and check the crystals in the room for a Smithing Stone [5] and a Somber Smithing Stone [5]

Finally, go back to the long ladder and head through the tunnel behind it to reach a fog gate that leads to the dungeon's boss: The Stonedigger Troll. This boss is quite simple and is easy to punish at range if you use your Spirit Summons to distract it. Watch out for its roar which can knock you down, allowing the troll to follow up with a devastating smash with its club. Upon defeat, the boss drops the Great Club hammer weapon and 9,600 Runes.


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    • Anonymous

      If you're any good at free-aiming fire pots, you can kill the boss the moment you cross the fog gate. Luckily, he's just sitting right in front of a bunch of red barrels

      • Anonymous

        using this for my velstadt cosplay because i hate holy damage but still wanna smash stuff with a bigass holyish hammer

        • Anonymous

          The Stonedigger Troll is particularly vulnerable to the charged attack of the Fallingstar Beast Jaw weapon.

          • Anonymous

            there are actually 2 somberstone 6 in here, not 1 somber 6 and 1 somber 7. this should be updated on the upgrade materials list for this page

            • Anonymous

              for knights at the bottom, I dropped onto the shack with 2 dogs in it (as it turned out). I tossed a fire pot at the patrolling knight once he was near some barrels (it was after his first turn, his back to 'dog shack', two barrels on his right side), and that chunked him pretty good. He started climbing the ladder and I crept to the edge of the shack and finished him with moonveil's vertical slice. That did not aggro the other knight/friends!

              I dropped down and started stealthing toward the remaining knight, when a dog's head started bobbing up in my screen on the side. Nah, fam. I kept going and got the sneak attack. It was a scramble from there and almost died getting hemmed up on the small stones to the left/back of the remaining knight, but ultimately survived.

              The boss was a snoozefest after that.

              • Anonymous

                If you go straight to the boss and defeat it - which is pretty easy. You can use the boss room to defeat the Noble and two Gold Dragon Cult Knights because they can't get into the room (while you can)!

                • Anonymous

                  Bruh why is this dungeon two keys? Lol and yes I have more than enough keys but think of it objectively. WHY would Fromsoft think the items in here warrant two keys? One maybe, but there are free tunnels with way more value.

                  • Anonymous

                    The dragon knights are a handful and best dealt with before dropping down the wooden platforms to ground level. I used the weapon art on the lion bow to do significant damage and aggro each knight but obviously one at a time. They will run straight for the ladder and start climbing and this is the chefs kiss moment, the knights are defenceless and locked in a position that will not allow for any evasion on their part while they are climbing up that ladder.
                    They can be target locked and hit with Radahn's rain or rain of arrows and killed before they get anywhere near the top of the ladder. I don't use sorcery spells but the enchanted shot AoW and frenzied burst will do the same job.

                    • Anonymous

                      If you go to the boss, it is possible to get stuck inside the terrain while traversing the fog lol. Ill have to search a bit if someone had the same experience with stucking into terrain in here.

                      • Anonymous

                        I was on this boss a few days ago and I wasn't able to do a spirit summons, and it was't because I did't have enough FP

                        • Anonymous

                          I only found 1 somber stone [6].. I had zero before going in, I found the one near the boltdrake talisman, but there wasn't one behind the troll hammer shed.

                          • Anonymous

                            The Gold Dragon Cult Knights absolutely CAN reach you at the top of the shack, it just takes them awhile to get there by climbing the ladder and dropping down. Pull them one by one and use the delay to get their health down so that it's easier to fight them with melee.

                            • Anonymous

                              When I entered into the fog wall for the troll boss, my character instead went right into the wall and I was stuck in the rocks to the right of the fog wall, where I could see into the boss room and the tunnel I just came from.

                              • Anonymous

                                The miners occasionally drop Smithing Stone (5), I got 2 after running through the tunnel twice. Seems like they could be farmable here, my arcane is like 10 I think

                                • Anonymous

                                  There were two giants just outside the entrance wearing cloaks and wielding greatswords. Both died in one hit and neither dropped any runes/items. Anybody know what's going on with this?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    There were two giants just outside the entrance wearing cloaks and wielding greatswords. Both died in one hit and neither dropped any runes/items. Anybody know what's going on with this?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If you're here for a Somber Smithing Stone [6], go around the left side of the Boltdrake Talisman's shack. It's just chilling there, and you might not even see it but the popup will appear. Just yoink it and carry on.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        DO NOT quit your game in this tunnel. I can no longer load my save doing this - now the game just crash upon loading that save.

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