Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel

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One of the vast networks of tunnels used prominently for the academy's crystal mining operation.

Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel is a Location in Elden Ring. The Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel is found in northeastern Liurnia of the Lakes. This location is easily accessed on foot or on horseback by following the waters to the northeastern shore. The entrance is found deep within the cliff face, directly east of a Walking Mausoleum.


Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel Map

To locate Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel, follow the eastern lake shores towards the north. [Elden Ring Map Link]

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Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel Walkthrough

Two things to note right off the bat:
1) I explored the first floor of this place when I first found it so I might be missing a few items. I'll make a note when I'm missing an item.
2) This area took me about an hour to get through because I wasn't using a magic imbued weapon. I highly recommend using one. Throughout most of this mine the only enemies attacking you are the Digger guards watching over the Diggers and the Marionette soldiers. The Diggers will not attack unless either you hit them or steal the material they are mining.

The Crystalized enemies in this dungeon have a rare chance to drop Somber Smithing Stone (2)

With that out of the way let's begin. When first entering the mine you'll find an elevator. Going down it will put you in front of the Site of Grace for this area. On the way down the elevator you might notice two doorways on the left side of the wall. If you want to reach these, go back up the elevator and destroy the boxes on the left right before you get on the elevator then jump down. Be careful because if you fall you will die. In the first doorway you will find x1 Cracked Crystal. Following the ledge left drop down and enter the next doorway. You'll get 3 Cracked Crystals. Continue following the ledges down. There are lamps to guide you. At the bottom of the elevator, before you head through the doorway, look behind you and grab the x2 Cracked Crystal that are in the corners.

Heading through the tunnel in front of the elevator will lead you to a fork in the path. Going right will bring you to a chest guarded by two Diggers. One of which will patrol the area. Inside the chest you'll find Somber Smithing Stone (2) 1x, and a Somber Smithing Stone (3) behind the raised icon. You can grab 4 Cracked Crystals from this room. Going to the left will lead you to an open area with one Digger on the left and three on the right. One of the Diggers on the right is patrolling the area while the other two are mining. You'll notice a support beam in the area. If you cross it you can jump on the wooden ledges that are jutting out. Near the top grab the Smithing Stone [3]. At the top you'll find a corpse with one Somber Smithing Stone [3]. This room holds six Cracked Crystals.

In the next room, looking to the right you'll notice another Digger sitting down. Down the first set of stairs are two more Diggers who are also sitting down. They will attack you when you near them, just like the previous one who was sitting. After killing them look to your right. You should see a Digger and a path that leads to a small room. Be careful when attacking the Digger outside of it because one from beneath the stairs will attack you. The small room holds 2 Smithing Stone [3]. One on a wall to the left and one on a corpse to the right. Going behind the stairs you'll find a corpse with 1 Golden Rune [3]. This room contains a total of sixteen Cracked Crystals and a further Smithing Stone [3]. Exiting this room leads you to an elevator with more ledges. Just like last time, stick to the left. You'll find a tunnel that leads to a ledge with  Somber Smithing Stone [2] and x2 Cracked Crystal. Either return to the elevator shaft or carefully drop below to access a corpse with a Somber Smithing Stone (3).

Either path connects you to a cavern with another support beam and another elevator. Before crossing the beam, kill the Digger on your left and grab the Smithing Stone [2]. After crossing the beam, kill the patrolling Digger but don't go up the stairs. Instead go to the right of them and grab the Smithing Stone [3]. Go up the stairs and kill the other Digger that is patrolling, then take the elevator up so you have a shortcut if you die. This level holds eight Cracked Crystals, one Smithing Stone [3], and one Smithing Stone [2] in total.

Be careful going through the tunnel leading out because a Marionette soldier will run out of the room to your right and attack you with four daggers. Kill him quickly if possible. Before going into the room they came out of look at the other doorway and look up. You'll notice two more Marionette soldiers hanging waiting to attack you. Getting close will make them fall. Both have two bows each and can be annoying if not dealt with quickly. The room the first Marionette soldier came out of holds three Smithing Stone (1) and one Smithing Stone [2]. Going through the other doorway where the two Marionette soldiers dropped down from leads you to another section with two doors. As soon as you pass the doorway on the right look up and you'll see another Marionette soldier wielding bows. They won't drop down until you attack them or the other two Marionette soldiers in the room. The two on the ground both wield daggers and are guarding a chest. Kill them then the archer if you haven't yet. The chest holds a Crystal Knife.

Go through the doorway that has a tunnel in view. The first level has no enemies on it. Go down the first set of stairs and kill the Digger. After you killed him look to the left. You should see three Diggers in a circle and two Crystal Sorcerers. Take out the sorcerers first. They have more health than the Diggers and the Diggers here won't attack you unless you attack them first. After dealing with the sorcerers, kill the three Diggers in a circle and collect the three Smithing Stone [3] and the Somber Smithing Stone [1]. There are two more Diggers in this area. After killing them all (if you want to) you can collect the eight Cracked Crystals, the Smithing Stone [2], and the Smithing Stone [3]. The last two smithing stones can be found in the collapsed tunnel in the back of the room. On your way out (looking left from the second platform leading down) there is a tunnel leading to a room with a corpse holding the spell.

The tunnel in front of the stairs leads you to an elevator. To the left of it, after you break the items there, jumping down will lead you to a small tunnel with a Somber Smithing Stone [3]. Once at the bottom of the elevator you'll sell the golden boss fog, but pick up the Somber Smithing Stone [1] to your left first. If you want to go back to the Site of Grace to rest and take the elevators you found along the way down.


This boss is the Crystalian. It's moves are easy to predict and you can summon spirits to help you. You won't be doing much damage in the beginning until their armor breaks at half health.  Strike weapons like maces and clubs will do a lot more damage in that first phase.  After their armor breaks at half health all weapons will do full damage again. Getting hit with one of her throwing blades seemed to cause one resembling it to show around my wrist allowing me to do full damage.

Spirit Ashes like Banished Knight Engvall Ashes can help keep the boss stunlocked.

Elden Ring Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel Gallery and Notes

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    • Anonymous

      I think that this cave is intentionally easy to give you the feeling that you're just rocking up to someone's workplace and robbing everyone. Great job tarnished, killed some miners did you? Was this on the Path of Grace or did you just swing by for some petty theft and gratuitous violance?

      • Anonymous

        Their armor for the boss is broken after the first stance break. Jump attacks help a lot, especially with bigger weapons, but this is far from a hard fight. I had it stance broken in about ten seconds.

        • Anonymous

          The crystalians including the boss variations were much easier to manage after I got the godslayer's greatsword then later on the blasphemous blade. The flame of frenzy incantation staggers them very nicely and helps crack their armour and is very effective in combination with either of these swords and their respective weapon arts. Taker's flames on the blasphemous blade is especially effective against crystalians it knocks them down then a charged cast of the flame of frenzy starts to hit and stagger them before they are back on their feet. They can easily be trapped in this loop of weapon art and incantation to their deaths without them landing a single hit themselves and it works very well even on the powerful late game crystalians at brace of the haligtree as long as the FP to make it work on enemies with a larger health pool is available.

          • Anonymous

            I owe finally going from +8 to +14 on my Cold Grave Scythe to this place. I had plenty of [4] Smithing Stones and some [5] from clearing out Nokron, but the route I took through the game just left me too low on [3] ones to upgrade both of my hands until I backtracked here. An absolute treasure trove of Smithing Stones.

            • Anonymous

              Mace (lvl 1) and heater shield (any 100% reduction shield will do, heater is just lighter than most) for set up. Avoid the spinning attack, wait for a vertical blow to counter then follow up with Heavy Strike. Easiest boss fight so far IMO. Side note, Godrick Soldiers can help keep the boss stun-locked.
              Bleed has no effect, but if you add a magic or holy ash to your weapon, EZ street.

              • Anonymous

                Strike damage penetrates the armor. Just use a club or a mace on both the mobs and the Crystallian boss. They go down easy. My unupgraded mace did more damage than a +6 axe. Strike damage all the way.

                • Anonymous

                  This tunnel literally is half duplicated from itself. Surprised no one noticed (or at least, didn't comment on it here).

                  For anyone struggling here, you can backstab almost all of the miners and follow up with a fully charged attack for easy kills. Boss has two phases - armor intact, armor broken. Just bash it while it pauses after attacking until the armor breaks, even pierce weapon works just fine, but strike is better. After that, even an Epee can stunlock his ass. Even mages may want to go with melee for this one since it's so easy, though supposedly the sword magic can break its armor as well.

                  • Anonymous

                    If you’re trying to run the path back to the boss you will die because you have to hit the levers for the elevators

                    • Anonymous

                      Unsurprisingly blunt/strike weapons do well against these enemies (cause rocks can be broken with impact)

                      Used Battle Hammer and chunked the boss quickly

                      • If you're having trouble jumping the platforms after crossing the beam, try clearing the room, then unequip everything until you get to a light load, then attempt jumping. Be sure to reequip after.

                        • Anonymous

                          Crystalians are honestly really easy with strike weapons, I remember doing this fight with a +0 warpick and doing about 150 damage per swing, give or take about 50. That being said, after the boss becomes cracked, any weapon works, but strike weapons are still the best, even without being upgraded.

                          • Anonymous

                            Did this at level 14 with a +0 Spiked Caestus. Mind you, I had 8 charges of Estus at +4.

                            Can be done at low levels, and even easier if you upgraded weapon. This weapon was great as it stunlocked him and backstabs did great damage. Use a spirit summon if you're struggling. Skeletal Millitia takes like 5 min to grab and will last throughout the full fight.

                            4/10 difficulty.

                            • Anonymous

                              in most games, janky controls are just bad programming. In souls, they made it a feature and exploit it to punish you

                              • Anonymous

                                If you Stagger it Using R2's and preform a Critical hit to the front she becomes susceptible to normal attacks with any weapon(at least the Moonviel). The model becomes visibly cracked and my weapon dealt more damage to her.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Not listed here i think is if you stand on the Opened Chest near the beginning and hop onto the Statue there a smithing stone or somber stone 3, i dont remember which but its behind it

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This guide is awful. I took the 2nd elevator jump off mid way to get the somber stone and now im stuck halfway down

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Crystallians have very little health themselves so even if you can't hurt them with your default weapon, switch to any unupgraded blunt weapon and you'll kill them just fine

                                      • Anonymous

                                        As a sorcerer the boss was taking little to no damage from my crystal sword and spells. Was only doing like 10 per hit to it. Switched to the whip mid combat and it made this boss super easy. Whip always staggers the boss with every hit and out ranges its best attacks. Can't critical with the whip but when its down just keep whipping and you'll make short work of it

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you managed to pick up the Crystal Dagger before the boss encounter, use it. You'll end the fight in minutes.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Used a rapier with Glintstone Phalanx on boss. The Glintstones shot and staggered with one hit, then finished him off with Rapier quick attacks. Poor guy didn't even get a chance to take a swing at me.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Using the default Flail from the starting enemy camp they die in 2 strong hits on 20/20 str/dex so just use that

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Boss is definitely a pushover. Attacks are mad telegraphed, and spamming two-handed heavy attacks will break her poise really fast for full damage critical attacks.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Just killed the boss with an unupgraded Mace. No need to dodge, just keep attacking the boss. Wait between attacks just long enough to recover stamina. The boss will get staggered each time you attack. Dude has 0 poise. You do little damage, but there's little risk of dying if you time it right.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Got an easy fight out of this one. Just used a spiked caestus +4 and jump R1'd. Kept it stun locked all the way through the fight.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      That first chest with the missing info has a somber smithing stone [2] in it. There is a statue behind the chest and if you jump up behind the statue there is a somber smithing stone [3].

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        As with all of these "Rock" dudes, you absolutely do NOT need magic Equip a weapon that does Strike damage and carry on like nothing is different.

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