Somber Smithing Stone [7]

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Reinforce special armaments to +7

Somber Smithing Stone [7] is an Upgrade Material in Elden RingSomber Smithing Stone [7] is one of the rarest forms of the somber smithing stone used to reinforce special armaments to a higher 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.

 

Polar smithing stone drained of color.

Strengthens special armaments to +7.

Special armaments with unique characteristics cannot be strengthened with colored smithing stones. Number of steps and amount strengthened differ from standard equipment.

 

Somber Smithing Stone [7] Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Somber Smithing Stone [7]:

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Somber Smithing Stone [7] Elden Ring Guide

  • Used in smithing to strengthen special armaments from +6 to +7.

Elden Ring Somber Smithing Stone [7] Notes & Tips

  • You can hold up to 999 Somber Smithing Stone [7].
  • You can store up to 999 Somber Smithing Stone [7].
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 1400.

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      "found on a ledge guarded by an Abductor Virgin across the bridge northwest of the Temple of Eiglay site of grace." lol instead of giving actual directions to the stone you use a path that involves a skip.

      • Anonymous

        I'm still trying to understand From's thought process on making this the hardest somber stone to get? Every other one is fairly easy to get to, even 8 and 9 aren't hard. It's just this one.

        • Anonymous

          I'll post it as a top level comment: The earliest +7 you can get is in volcano manor. I beat him at rune level 1, and my dodging skills are average at best. Get yourself some bleed weapons (eg 2 uchikatanas if you started as a samurai, or metoric blade/uchikatana works too) and a few sleep pots. You can craft those with the Fevor's Cookbook (1), that can be found in limgrave. Then you'll be able to kill the godskin noble (the only boss that prevents you from getting it "legit"). He's behind the fogwall just behind the big bridge. Don't forget to upgrade your weapons to +5-6/10 before the fight, it helps. Use the sleep pots until he falls alseep, be careful that throwing a sleeping pot when he's falling asleep will wake him up (yay). Then keep hitting him until he stands up, throw some again and repeat. He has a phase transition where he begins to roll (you can't stop it), just get behind a pillar, put it rather precisely between you and him, and you're good. And btw, those sleeping pots will still be very useful when you fight the Godskin duo. After that you can get a +8/+9 in Caelid, but I guess you know that.

          • Anonymous

            Malformed Star no longer drops SSS7 anymore. Either its not a guraanteed drop anymore or its patched out to be not a drop.
            Also, to the idiots who are saying down below that there is one next to Magma Wyrm in Volcano Manor are confused. Its a normal Smithing Stone 7, not the somber one - so don't bother. Only early SSS7 is the one with jump skip or the CFA warp skip one.

            • Anonymous

              Can be farmed by killing the finger creepers in the sewers under Leyndell by Dung Eater's gaol.

              Note: they will stop spawning once you talk to Dung Eater after defeating him in the outskirts of Leyndell

              • somber 7 can be claimed without any boss battles if you utilize the wrong warp skip. i just now did it on ps5 on v1.05 go to youtube and look up "Somber Smithing Stone 7 noashiya" and they made a video of how to do the skip post volcano manor jump patch.

                • Anonymous

                  For those having trouble finding the one past godskin noble: look up the location of ash of war royal Knight's resolve. The doorway to reach the balcony with the +7 somber stone is right down the hall from royal Knight's resolve, next to a seedbed curse item. You will need 2 stonesword keys, beat godskin noble, find the stonesword key door on the second story of the room that has the balcony with the warp to rykard. After entering door you will drop down a series of hanging metal crates and find the balcony with the stone near where the seedbed curse is.

                  • I can confirm that the finger crawlers in front of Dung Eaters cell DO continue to drop Somber Stone 7's
                    I got 4 in the past 30 mins.
                    To get there:
                    from the underground roadside grace run out of the room through the SE door.
                    go down the hall north east, drop down the grate.
                    Run PAST the rats, turn left and run past the flowers.
                    Climb the ladder.
                    I use the grafted dragon and burn them.
                    rinse and repeat.

                    • Anonymous

                      If only the Fingercreepers near the Road to Iniquity SoG dropped Somber 7's instead of just 4's (tested under Patch 1.05) ... Looks like I'll have to get my butt to Dung Eater's cell, asap.

                      • There’s actually a second one in volcano manor. It’s accessible as soon as you’re teleported there by the abductor in raya lucaria. It’s guarded by a wyrm. You don’t have to do crazy specific jumps to get to it either

                        • Anonymous

                          1 in Forbidden Lands: There is a Somber Smithing Stone 7 in the mouth of a large skull fossil to the right of the path just before you get to the Golden Seed tree, that is just before the Grand Lift of Rold.

                          • Anonymous

                            the finger creepers near dung eater also have a small chance of dropping these. Progressing too far into dung eaters questline will make them stop appearing.

                            • Anonymous

                              ''May drop from Malformed Star (small chance) located in Ainsel River Main.''
                              i believe this to be guaranteed as the malformed star doesn't respawn. also just got it

                              • I think I saw Distortion2 using the jump in a speedrun, but I doubt he is using current patch. The run was after 1.04, I am not sure what update he was using. I remember watching this on Youtube and people were wondering if the stone skip is still possible in chat. I love watching Dist, but I find it hard to believe he just got it on his first try.
                                To be clear, this was a very tough RL1/SL1 run. Dist2 is great, but for him to just clear it no worries on the first try is... weird.

                                • Anonymous

                                  To get to volcano manor normally :
                                  Eiglay wooden Elevator -> run through till you get to the magic head snake room -> turn around and get up to the two stonesword-key gargoyle -> drop down into the room till you get to the bottom with the enemies -> run to the seedbed curse and turn left shortly before the seedbed curse

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The earliest ones are from Nokstella and Ainsel River Malformed Star, can access via the well in East Liurna. For those who don't want to deal with Volcano Manor jumps and stuff.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I had one drop from one of those disgusting hands outside Dung Eater's cell in Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. Possibly a rare drop?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        The Volcano Manor jump is still possible in 1.04, I did it after 13 minutes of trying. With the double jump strategy you can try at least 5 times faster. I did it on PC with PS5 controller. Aim between the torch and the wooden pole and go light. If you want video to see the double jump, search in yt: epiktoni Somber Smiting Stone

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Can confirm volcano jump is still possible in 1.0.4, but took me 40 minutes. Run to the right as far as you can without your right foot landing on empty air, angle your screen up and a tiny bit to the left, and jump late with the intent to land just to the right of the brazier pedestal's square corner that's pointing at you. When you land it don't panic - Jump forward and to the right to land it. I landed it once and jumped to the left, but the brazier's hitbox pushed me back down. (even watching my cilp of how I landed it the first time, the second time took another 10 minutes on top of that)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            There's also one sitting on the floor near the Giant Crayfish in sewers, in addition to the scarab inside the pipe.

                                            • It's pretty funny how they managed to throw a 8 and 9 somber stone almost next to each other in Cealid at us, but for the 6 and 7 you really have to do some work.. Wouldn't it make more sense the other way around?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The ledge jump at volcano manor is still possible, just really really hard as of 1.04. STya on the right side of the metal wheel and jump late. Still took me alomost an hour.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Volcano manor is patched. I recomend going to deep root depths there are 3 of them . You need to beat Rhadhan , mimic tear and valiant gargoyles or just do volcano manor usual way

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    The stone at the Volcano Manor bridge is no longer accessable via jumping from below.
                                                    So we gotta go the long way around fellas.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      In Caelid, Dragonbarrow, directly west from the fort faroth sight of grace on top of the white rock there's 2 of them.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The one regarding the supposed [7] northwest of The Temple of Eiglay is wrong, that one is a [5]. I know because I just checked literally right now.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          ther is one near grand lift of rold inside skull at coordinates -99.1875 139.65625 (on the interactive map)

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            One of these can drop (or somber stone 8 I got it confused) from the crucible tree knight in siofra aqueduct

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              There’s one in the shunning grounds dropped by one of those huge hands that’s in front of the dung eaters cell, he’s guarding a lost ashes of war

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                From the foot of the forge grace at the mtn of the gods, going north/northwest there is an very small alcove with lesser fingercreeper, two more drop down. After you fast travel to grace and repeat. If its your first time there is a dead body w a rune marking the spot.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Can confirm that they drop from the hand enemies in front of the Dung Eater's cell. I don't know if they're one-time only or not.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Mountaintops of the Giants: Found inside a statue with a glowing crack at the bottom of the western side of the frozen lake. Lure one of the nearby Golems to destroy the statue and collect the item. This one has normal Smithing Stone 7 not somber

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Mountaintops of the Giants: Found inside a statue with a glowing crack at the bottom of the western side of the frozen lake. Lure one of the nearby Golems to destroy the statue and collect the item. [Elden Ring Map Link]

                                                                      This one is a regular smithing stone

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        these drop pretty often from the big finger enemies in mountaintop of giants, near the giants gravepost grace

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The one listed as being at Mountaintops of the Giants where you lure the golem to hit the statue and break it open, it gives Smithing Stone 7, not Somber Smithing Stone 7.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            There is another one in Deeproot Depths in a small cave by a waterfall in the northern most part of the map. It is being guarded by a Runebear.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              West Consecrated Snowfield: There's a breakable statue with Somber Smithing Stone [7] and Somber Smithing Stone [8] inside. There's a bear uphill to the east that can be used to break it.

                                                                              These are regular Smithing Stones

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Hot take: I think they should nerf somber smithing stones to require 3-4 per level to make it on par with regular smithing stones and previous Fromsoft games. It stifles creativity when a quarter of the weapons are significantly easier to upgrade. Additionally, you cannot buy +7 and +8 regular stones until the doorstep of the final boss; meanwhile, somber scan be maxed before Goodrick (I know this because I’ve done it via Verré quest line). I should not be able to upgrade 15 different somber weapons to +8 for the same amount of exploration as 2 regular smithing weapons.

                                                                                • These are a pretty common drop in Mountain Tops of Giants, by killing both the small and large hand enemies. Kind of crazy how many you can get.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    To everyone looking for the earliest somber 7 it’s in volcano manor. Just watch some of the speedruns going on. They jump a wheel at the drawbridge and it’s up by the Iron Lady.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      To everyone looking for the earliest somber 7 it’s in volcano manor. Just watch some of the speedruns going on. They jump a wheel at the drawbridge and it’s up by the Iron Lady.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        There is a Somber 7 dropped by a beetle in a tube near the 2 giant prawn in the subterrain shunning grounds

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Is this even passible to get (7) stone without going to Altus Plato and ruining whole bunch of questlines? It's just so dumb to making easy (8) and (9) with only running trough some Caelid places, but to get (7) you have to do so much stuff or it's super rare to farm

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I have an 8 and 9 but can't find the 7.
                                                                                            Funny the wiki has locations for 7 I haven't even found yet. But I still got 8 and 9s

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I just had one of the little hands (next to the giant hands) in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds drop one

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Giant's Gravepost site of grace: if you turn right and go a bit, you'll find 2 giant hands that drop these 100% of the time

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  why are somber 7s the rarest, i can farm literally half the others but 7s are almost as rare as the ancients hahaha

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Is it possible that some of the field drops are random or bugged? I have two guys going, one is much farther, but the other has multiple 7,8, and 9 tier after just Limgrave and Weeping, and forking around Liurnia and Caelid

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Farmable Somber Smithing Stone [7] :
                                                                                                      !!Need further confirmation!!
                                                                                                      Somber Smithing Stone [7] drops from the "small hands" enemies INFRONT of Dung Eater Jail, which is located at underground of Leyndell (nearest spawn location : Underground Roadside Grace site).
                                                                                                      It drop for me when I defeated the "small Hands" on my way to open the jail for Dung Eater, after I obtained his Jail cell from Dung Eater at roundtable hold.
                                                                                                      Going on the path there is a big hassle though (rats, giant flowers)/

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        For someone who hasn't discovered these locations yet, which one of these would be the easiest to get? I need a somber stone 7 cause I already have an 8 and a 9.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          One in Uhl Palace Ruins by Ainsel River Main checkpoint by killing the hanging moth that shoots rocks at you.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Really high chance to drop off the giant hands that are on the path to the Giant-conquering heros grave from the Giants' Gravepost site of grace, in the Mountain tops of the Giants.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              One behind the magma wyrm in the bottom of volcano manor. go down in the same area as the elevator to the boss.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Found 2 near the Elder Dragon Greyol on top of a white hill. Corpses sitting on chairs there. Somber Smithing Stone [8] can be found there as well.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  The Somber Smithing stone 7 ate deeproot Depth that says on the roof only acesible through a Spiritspring is Wrong, It is inside the Chuch not on the roof

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