Smithing Stone [8]

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Reinforce armaments up to +24

Smithing Stone [8] is an Upgrade Material in Elden RingSmithing Stone [8] is a unique and yet rare composition of the common smithing stone that is mainly used to forge and strengthen greater equipment level. Upgrade Materials can be acquired through exploration, looting it from specified areas of a Location, dropped by a specific Enemy or Boss, given by an NPC, or sold by a Merchant.

 

Stone used to smith a variety of armaments. Found in a polar region, it is semi-vitrified

Strenghtens armaments up to +24.

Thought to have been used to hone the weapons of the champions of the War against the Giants at the birth of the Erdtree

 

Smithing Stone [8] Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Smithing Stone [8]:

  • Caelid:
    • Using the Spirit Spring located to the north of the Church of Plague will allow players to leap onto a rock formation with several corpses lying around and propped up on chairs. One of them holds a Smithing Stone [8].
  • Consecrated Snowfield:
  • Yelough Anix Tunnel:
    • At least 8 can be found in here.
    • Chance of being dropped by the Miners (1.00%).
  • Lunar Estate Ruins:
    • 3x Found in a chest under an illusory floor on the eastern side. Attack the floor to reveal the path.    [Elden Ring Map Link]
  • Moonlight Altar:
  • Subterranean Shunning-Grounds:
    • 1x Found at a dead-end tunnel that slopes downwards, inside the central Aqueduct section beneath the Royal Capital. 
    • [Elden Ring Map Link]
  • Miquella's Haligtree
    • Found on a corpse laying at the tip of a branch southeast of the Haligtree Canopy site of grace. 
    • [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse inside a building in Miquella's Haligtree. Be careful of the Misbegotten just around the corner.
    • [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse laying inside a gazebo connecting 3 bridges in Miquella's Haligtree. This area is guarded by two Battlemages. 
    • [Elden Ring Map Link]
  • Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree:
    • Found on a corpse on a balcony along the eastern walkway. You can reach this balcony by heading inside the building on the left and going up the stairs. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse under a tree at the bottom level in the north of the city. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse in between two ballistae in the northern section of the city. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Rare chance of being dropped by the Haligtree Soldiers (0.50%).
  • Crumbling Farum Azula:
    • Found on a corpse sitting at the end of the walkway that you begin on when first visiting the region. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse along the curved bridge/platform in the southwest. Before reaching it, a Farum Azula Dragon will swoop in and attack. [Elden ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse under a roofed section on the left as you reach the end of the curved platform in the southwest. Directly opposite the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths site of grace. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse sitting at the edge of the broken bridge atop the arch ruins in the southern cliffs, guarded by a Lesser Wormface. This area can be reached by taking the lift in the terrace southwest of the large building next to the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths site of grace and then navigating the slopes and pathways by the cliffs. There is a ladder that you can climb on the back side of the arch to get on top. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • From the previous stone, continue on east towards a shallow pond infested by Lesser Wormfaces. The stone is found on a corpse on the eastern edge of this pond. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse at the edge of the large stone platform behind the large building next to the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths site of grace. To reach this platform, head into the terrace southwest of the building and take the lift to the cliffs below. Navigate the floating debris north of the lift. Beware as a Farum Azula Dragon will swoop in and ambush you from behind as you pick up the item.
    • [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse in front of a sleeping dragon, far south of the fountain plaza. This area is on the upper level after ascending the Dragon Temple Lift. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse at the edge of the cliffs southeast of the fountain plaza, past a gazebo and a tree. This is in an upper area accessed after ascending the Dragon Temple Lift northwest of the temple. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse hanging off a ledge in the upper crumbled segment west of the Dragon Temple. To get up here, you will first need to ascend the Dragon Temple Lift northwest of the temple and then head south from the fountain plaza until you reach the Phantom Tree surrounded by pillars. From here, head west and use the top of another group of pillars to make your way to the start of the upper crumbled section. You will need to traverse the massive floating chunks of debris, heading further west. Once you get to the second large chunk, look in the northwest section of it for a series of makeshift stone bridges that will lead you to a gazebo-like structure. Head slightly north from the gazebo to find a corpse holding a Somber Smithing Stone [8] and then drop off the edge onto a small floating platform below to pick up the Smithing Stone [8]. [Elden Ring Map Link]
    • Found on a corpse on a floating section of the plaza with the fallen dragon statue, near the Dragon Temple Rooftop site of grace. [Elden Ring Map Link]
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Smithing Stone [8] Elden Ring Guide

 

Elden Ring Smithing Stone [8] Notes & Tips

  • You can hold up to 999 Smithing Stone [8].
  • You can store up to 999 Smithing Stone [8].
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 800
  • Other Note and player tips go here.

 

 




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    • Despite what some comments say, the 1% drop rate for Yelough Anix Tunnel is totally accurate. With 194 item discovery I had to kill about 520 miners to get 10 Smithing Stone[8]. Pretty much exactly what you'd expect for a 1% drop almost doubled by the discovery stat. (also on the way I got about 20 [7] stones, about 35 [6] stones, 60 or 70 Gravel Stones, and 20 pickaxes. and a million runes.)

      • Anonymous

        It seems that with latest patch u actually can upgrade ur tool before Snow Area. IF u picked it in Caelid/Moonlight Altar/Subterranean Shunning Grounds and Four More in Moghwyn Dynasty Mausaleum. I have perfectly x6 stones(8) for +24 and Legendary Stone after Nepheli quest

        • Anonymous

          Whoever said that you can get +25 before Morgott is blatantly incorrect. I've just scoured the entirety of Moghwyn Palace + swamp, every nook and cranny multiple times and there's only the 3 smithing stones 8 in the cave. Please don't spread misinformation on the wiki.

          • Anonymous

            Even if you perfectly explored every area in the entire game you're stuck to getting two +24s. And that's a big if, since for a casual player even getting one +24 before Farum might be considered good. By contrast you can get 13 regular slabs, and almost all are available before Farum. This severely hampers player experimentation whereas if you're running Somber weapons you might easily have 5 or more weapons you're keeping up to date. There should be more regular smithing stones prior to the vendor for sure. Idk if any From game has been more stingy about upgrade drops, which is a real shame in their game with the longest first NG cycle and an early available respec.

            • Anonymous

              I have some annoying thoughts about smithing stones in Elden Ring, and about a player’s ability to upgrade their weapons in the early-midgame. Running through my map, I count ten mines in the Lands between: Limgrave Tunnels, Morne Tunnel, Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel, Gael Tunnel, Ruin-Strewn Precipice, Sellia Crystal Tunnel, Altus Tunnel, Old Altus Tunnel, Sealed Tunnel, and Yelough Anix Tunnel. Of these ten, the vast majority — the first nine — are in the early to mid game. This makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is the distribution of regular smithing stones. (Somber stones are their own problem in this game.) The distribution looks like this, in order: two mines have smithing stone 1’s, one has smithing stone 3’s, two have smithing stone 4’s, four have smithing stone 5’s, and one has smithing stone 8’s. I hope I don’t need to point out how lopsided this is. For one, no mines contain a reasonable quantity of smithing stones 2, 6, or 7. Smithing stone 5’s are very over-represented, especially in Altus Plateau where all the mines there are filled with 5’s. And to top that off, once you make it to the Mountaintops and the Consecrated Snowfield, there are practically no more mines left to search for upgrade materials. I think anyone can testify that finding all the smithing stone 6’s they need to upgrade multiple weapons before Morgott is a huge pain in the ass. And forget about upgrading more than one weapon to +21 before Godskin Duo. There is absolutely no reason for there to be so few mines in the late game, nor for the mines in the early game to over-represent 5’s at the expense of 2’s and 3’s. This could be easily fixed by literally just changing what kinds of smithing stones appear in which mines. Fill Morne Tunnel with 2’s, Sealed Tunnel/Altus Tunnel with 6’s, and slap a mine with 7’s into Mountaintops and now you have a mine for each stone! Problem solved.

              • Anonymous

                One of the Consecrated Snowfields locations is plain wrong!! The breakable statue near Forlorn Cave does NOT contain 3x Smithing Stone 8, but 3x Smithing Stone 7!! Is it that hard to get the facts straight on this bloody site for gods sake???

                • Anonymous

                  Idk why they did this system like this, I feel like I could upgrade nearly every somber smithing stone weapon to +10 with ease, but anything requiring regular smithing stone just takes way too long.

                  • Anonymous

                    theres 3 of these in mohgs dynasty mausleum, in the dark cave area with the bloody helice guys
                    past the merchant and on the left of the lords rune

                    • Anonymous

                      Can be farmed with very low chance (even with Silver Scarab) from Haligtree Soldiers. From Prayer Room site of grace run forward and farm 9 soldiers, then teleport back. Roughly from 30 soldiers you will get 1 Smithing Stone (8).

                      • Anonymous

                        Miners in Yelough Anix tunnel DO NOT drop Smithing Stone (8), or the chance is so low, that it's not worth wasting time farming. Miners only dropped Smithing Stone (6), (7) and Pickaxes with Silver Scarab and chicken feet.

                        • Anonymous

                          They should decrease the regular smithing stone prices again if you want get another weapon to + 25 you need to farm enemies for runes or stones which is just tedious . You need 43,200 to buy just 12 of these since you probably will need to buy lower versions as well it would easily take over to 100 k . At least rune farming spot in Moghwyn palace is good

                          • Anonymous

                            If u want you can have a +25 weapon before Morgott:
                            1 found in caelid
                            1 found in the shunnig grounds
                            4 in the mohgwyn area (1 in the swamp + 3 in the family cave)
                            6 in the lunar altar area (3+3 from the chests)
                            And for the ancient dragon stone, ypu can get it from Guldranqq if you kill him
                            Or just wait afrer Morgot if u done nepheli's quest

                            • Anonymous

                              If you reach endgame and haven't gotten the bearing from farum azula, explore the yelough anix mine and the mountaintops of the giants. They scatter 7 and 8s in these areas, which I assume is to encourage exploration. I do find it dumb you can get +9 somber (+24 equivalent) before the capital I believe. At least that only hurts you if you want to do coop/invasions.

                              • Anonymous

                                Absolutely moronic that you can get deep into endgame and still not find enough of these to upgrade a second weapon. Got dozens of weapons I'd love to try but can't. Thanks, FromSoft.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Can confirm, 3x Smithing stone 8 in Moghwyn Dynasty Mausoleum. Just past the Lord rune, at the end of the tunnel where the Second Blood dude appears

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Rare drop from Haligtree Knights. Start from Prayer Room Grace and kill everything up until Elphael Inner Wall Grace and you may see Smithing Stone 6, 7, and 8 drop. Probably just as rare as from miners but a lot more fun to do. Decent runes too for the effort.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      wish you could get good stones early by fighting powerful field enemies. take a secret shortcut, do whatever. something special for casual runs after you've cleared the game struggling the first time.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Are there any other farm locations for these? I have 3 and I've never been to the mountaintop of giants/snowfield, or farum azula. I know I got the caelid and subterranian-shunning grounds ones, but trying to figure out where my 3rd one came from.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          So, technically the one "west of Ordina" is west of Ordina, but it's pretty misleading as it sounds as if it's near Ordina. It would be better to say it's in the westernmost section of the map which happens to be at the same north/south level as Ordina.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            A little Northeast of the Consecrated Snowfield site of Grace, there's a scarab hanging off the tree that drops a Smithing Stone 8.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I found the Smithing Stone [8] in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. This place is a mess and a maze, but I can try to give directions: Across from the chamber where the Underground Roadside grace is there is a door, which cannot be opened from this side. You should be able to find a video on how to open this door, but it would take too long to explain in this comment. Once you've opened the door, go through it and cross the wooden 'bridge' (don't go down the ladder), there will be a pipe on the right side that you can jump onto. Jump onto the pipe and follow it all the way to the top (there will be imps). Once at the top, jump off on the left side onto a platform. Once you land you will see another platform (with an imp on it), slightly higher than the one you just landed on, jump onto that platform and hug the right wall and enter the hallway on the right side. You will see a ladder on your left that you can kick, ignore it, look down and you will notice a pipe with an opening/hole in it. Jump onto the pipe and into the opening. Once inside the pipe, immediately go southwest, through a (broken) metal gate and immediately turn right, (there will be an FP beetle), then ignore the first left, the road will now turn left and then right, go through the gate and down the slope. On the bottom of the slope there will be a weak enemy around the right corner and the item you're looking for a Smithing Stone [8] will be on the left side, on the bottom of another (dead-end) slope. If you managed to follow this, congratulations you can upgrade your weapon to +24 before the Consecrated Snowfield / Farum Azula!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Kinda sad how you can get 3 weapons using somber stones to +9 before you get to Leyndell but you can't even get 1 to +24 unless maybe if you wrong warp to Farum Azula. I know you don't really need a weapon upgraded that high at that point but if we include everything except Farum Azula, you can only upgrade 2 weapons to +24 compared to 11 somber weapons at +9.

                                                Idk, maybe they should reduce the number needed per upgrade level by a bit or increase the amount we get in the later areas.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The 3 smithing stone 8 between ringleader gaol and chelonis rise is wrong. It's 1 smithing stone 8. The rest by it are 7's

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    They mention the 3 gazebos between Chelona's Rise and Ringleader's Gaol, but not the Red Wolf of Radagon lmao

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I think received a few of these as drops from the mausoleum soldiers in Deeproot Depths. Going to try farming them later to confirm.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        These are dropped by soldiers in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, it's a much easier farm than the Anix Tunnel

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          is Yelough Anix Tunnel miners the only place to farm these then? 195 Discovery drop rate doesn't seem great. 1 in probably 35 kills.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The one in Consecrated Snowfield behind the big tree has not been added to the map yet but the coordinates are -68.34845 : 141.16875

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Anyone else think it’s sorta crap that you basically can’t upgrade a normal weapon to +25 until the very late game? With somber smithing stones, you can find 1 - 10 as soon as you defeat Godrick, but with the regular stones, you gotta wait till you beat Morgott. That’s sorta wack.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Anyone else think it’s sorta crap that you basically can’t upgrade a normal weapon to +25 until the very late game? With somber smithing stones, you can find 1 - 10 as soon as you defeat Godrick, but with the regular stones, you gotta wait till you beat Morgott. That’s sorta wack.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The group of stones listed above as "Moonlight Altar" is the exact same group of stones listed as "Liurnia: Upper Southwest Plateau". One of these two should be removed.

                                                                  • One found directly west of Ordina as far as you can go, in the Consecrated Snowfields. This is in a breakable statue that can be busted by the big bear sleeping nearby. 3x +7 Smithing Stones can be found with this.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      can be farmed by miners (both types) in Yelough Anix Tunnel, pretty rare like the most of all random Upgrade and Equipment drops in Elden Ring, highly recommended to use silver scarab which can be found in the Dungeon before to reach the area from Yelough Anix Tunnel plus/or a arcane build.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        If you can lure the Giant Crabs or Land Ocotpi over to the statue just outside of Forlorn Cave in Consecrated Snowfield, there's 3 inside it.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I have a glitch in Yelough Anix Tunnels, I literally can't farm any stones....every time I enter the cave there are no stones or items to be found. It's an empty cave, anybody else experiencing this?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The Caelid smithing stone (8) location is listed twice: once in the first bullet point, and again in the eighth bullet point.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              There are 3 of these stuck in a stone (similar to earlier ones in liurnia and limgrave) where you have to bait an enemy to hit it. Its in the ravine in consecrated snowfields between the minor erdtree and albinauric rise. Also I found at least 4 all around the secret haligtree place, but no idea where they were.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                There is 1 in the north-east of consecrated snowfields stuck in a stone along with 3x lvl 7 ones. There is a bear nearby that can break it

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  There is one in subterranean shunning grounds. It's at one of the dead ends after you jump into the pipe, there were also a bunch of lvl 7 stones.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    There is 1 in Lunar Estate Ruin, east from Moonlight Altar grace site. The entrance is hidden by illusory wall

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      There are 3 of these in the 3 small shrines at the west of the Moonligth Altar, along with 6 tier 7. They are guarded by a magical red fox semi-boss.

                                                                                      • 3x are found west of the Cathedral of Manus Celes, South of Ringleader's Evergaol, in one of 3 gazebos. The pickups are guarded by a big red fox. You get there at the end of Ranni's quest.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          6(or 7) found in Yelough Anix Tunnel in Consecrated Snowfield(Mountaintops of the Giants). (The red hole on the Map)

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Can be bought infinitely from Twin Maiden Husks after handing in the Smithing Stone Miners Bell Bearing 4 which is recieved from defeating Godskin Apostles in Crumbling Farum Azula.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              There's one on a little altar on the western side of the Cathedral a Manus Celes plateau, behind a Red Wolf.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                multiple can be found in Crumbling Farum Azula, the flying crumbling city with the giant tornado in the middle.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  One is located in Caelid, just past Sellia, Town of Sorcery. Once you clear the three seals and can get past the town, continue up the path past the Sellia Backstreets & Church of the Plague sites of Grace. You’ll eventually reach a Spiritstream jump that’ll let you jump onto a white colored cliff. There are three or four Smithing Stone (7) and one Smithing Stone (8) up there.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    travelling through Sellia in Caeldia and past the church on top of the hill is a massive skull beside a massive dragon that you reach the top of via spirit spring. There is 1 on the top along with a fewl Smithing stone (7).

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Please can ANYONE find one of these and update the wiki already, I need to know where I can get these I'm stuck at +21 weapons

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