Smithing Stones are Upgrade Materials in Elden RingSmithing Stones are used to upgrade regular Weapons and Shields. This page covers a full list of all the Smithing Stones in Elden Ring which includes information regarding description, location, and usage.

You can visit the Upgrades page to learn more about the Upgrade Mechanics of Elden Ring.

How to use Smithing Stones

Smithing Stones can be used to upgrade regular equipment up to +25 (For unique equipment please visit Somber Smithing Stones). You'll need to visit a Blacksmith and have the correct level of Smithing Stone in correlation to the current level of your weapon.

Total upgrade costs

For normal upgrades 2, 4 and 6 amounts of Smithing Stones are required. This gives a total of 12 Smithing Stones of each level. As of Patch 1.03, upgrade prices have been reduced to roughly 1/4 across the board. (e.g Smithing Stone (1) costs 200 runes instead of 800, Smithing Stone (2) costs 400 runes instead of 1,600, etc.)

Total Number Needed

There are 182 Weapons and 58 Shields that require Smithing Stones to upgrade. You would need 2,880 of each numbered stone and 240 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones to upgrade everything. Due to the limited number of Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones, this would require you to reach NG+ 18 (19 playthroughs).

Where can I find Smithing Stones?

Smithing Stones can be acquired through exploration, you can visit our Interactive Map and filter by "Upgrade Material" for a complete list. You can also visit the individual Smithing Stone pages listed in the table below for a complete list of locations.

Early Game Smithing Stone Farming

You can purchase Smithing Stone (1) and Smithing Stone (2) from Nomadic Merchants in Limgrave and Weeping Peninsula, and the Isolated Merchant in Weeping Peninsula. You can also defeat Troll enemies to get them as drops.

How to get a max level weapon as early as possible in Elden Ring

The best place to find regular Smithing Stones in bulk are in tunnels around the world. Once you’ve opened a map to a new place, you can find new tunnels by looking for a small black semi-circles surrounded by a faint orange outline on the map. It isn't possible to get a +24 weapon without clearing some dungeons (namely Leyndell), but you can get at least up to a +15 right at the beginning of the game just through exploration and avoiding enemies.

Starting from Limgrave, head up north to Stormhill and go to the cliffside southeast of the Warmaster’s Shack where a bunch of Trolls are hanging out. Make one destroy the stone statue in the area to get 5 Smithing Stone (1) and a Smithing Stone (2). Next head south to the Limgrave Tunnels to find 8 more Smithing Stone (1). In tunnels, Smithing Stones can be found on the walls or floors where enemy miners are currently mining, as yellow crystals on the ground, or on corpses lying around.

Exit the tunnel and follow the road going up north to Stormhill. When you get to the end of the collapsed bridge, jump down to the cliffside on the left and follow the path up to Liurnia of the Lakes. Head northwest to find 3 Smithing Stone (2) in a gazebo southwest of the Temple Quarter. In the southwestern part of the Academy Gate Town, you’ll find another 3 Smithing Stone (2) on a corpse near a Giant Crab. Head southeast to find a gazebo with 3 Smithing Stone (3) in it and slightly further north is a corpse on a chair with another 3 Smithing Stone (3). Make your way up north to the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel to collect the rest of your Smithing Stone (2) and (3). You can find 5 Smithing Stone (2) and 8 Smithing Stone (8) there. You can also obtain the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (1) by defeating the boss here to buy unlimited Smithing Stone (1) and (2) at the Twin Maiden Husk if you wish.

Head up north to the Ruin-Strewn Precipice to find 9 Smithing Stone (4) and 2 Smithing Stone (5). Teleport back to Limgrave and take the teleporter chest at the Dragon-Burnt Ruins to get to the Sellia Crystal Tunnel. There, you will find 8 Smithing Stone (5). Head west and enter the Gael Tunnel to find 8 more Smithing Stone (4). You’ll have to interact with the Site of Grace near the end to leave. You can find the last 2 Smithing Stone (5) at Redmane Castle.

Upgrading your weapon past +15 will require you to progress in the game. Finding higher level Smithing Stones in tunnels is harder and you may have to rely on the unlimited stock you get from finding their respective Bell Bearing. You can obtain the two halves of the medallion for the Grand Lift of Dectus without fighting to take you to Altus Plateau. The Sealed Tunnel houses 3 Smithing Stone (6) and the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (2) for an unlimited stock of Smithing Stone (3) & (4). You'll find the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (3) at Zamor Ruins in the Mountaintops of the Giants for unlimited Smithing Stone (5) & (6). The Yelough Anix Tunnel in Consecrated Snowfield has 8 Smithing Stone (8) and you can obtain the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (4) for unlimited Smithing Stone (7) & (8) by defeating the Godskin Duo at Crumbling Farum Azula.

The earliest Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone you can acquire is from helping Jerren at the end of Sellen's questline. You'll have to progress far enough to defeat Rennala at the Academy of Raya Lucaria and Radahn during the festival at Redmane Castle to be able to finish this quest and obtain the stone.

SMITHING STONES TABLE FOR ELDEN RING

Quick Search of All Smithing Stones

 Normal Upgrade material Bell Bearing Unit costs in runes
Total costs in runes
Cumulative costs in runes
To +3

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Smithing Stone (1)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (1) 200 2,400  2,400
To +6

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Smithing Stone (2)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (1) 400 4,800 7,200
To +9

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Smithing Stone (3)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (2) 600 7,200 14,400
To +12

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Smithing Stone (4)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (2) 900 10,800 25,200
To +15

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Smithing Stone (5)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (3) 1,200 14,400 39,600
To +18

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Smithing Stone (6)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (3) 1,500 18,000 57,600
To +21

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Smithing Stone (7)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (4) 2,400 28,800 86,400
To +24

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Smithing Stone (8)

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (4) 3,600 43,200 129,600
To +25

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Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone

N/A  -  - 129,600

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Don't try to branch out and upgrade more than two or three weapons with these, if you're starting out. You will be punished later on as higher tier stones are less and less accessible, and found more behind gauntlets of tough enemies or in obscure and well hidden areas.

      • Anonymous

        While the earliest you can get an ancient dragon smithing stone is from Jerren, I would agrue that it is easier to get one via nepheli loux's questline as morgott is easierthan radahn imo

        • Anonymous

          Which of these (and the somber ones) that can be bought infinitely?

          Haven't found the optimal weapon yet, so I want to know how the upgrade level that I can reach in the one I'm using right now, without f***** up the playthrough.

          • Anonymous

            These seriously need to get balanced. 1+2+3 would be perfect. I feel like normal weapons are completely unviable for this exact reason. You need to actively look where to find them enough to level up one weapon, while somber are gained enough for several naturally through progression only. By the time, you get the bell bearings, you are essentially in NG+. Shame, cuz ashes of war make them more fun for different playstyles.

            • Anonymous

              if you want buy like 999 for each smithing stone from twin sister you need 40 159 800 rune you can correct me if i'm wrong and for all guy who's like it's useless to get so much smithing stone well you right but i like to switch build so much time so you never gonna be annoying because you don't have smithing stone to upgrade if you buy 999 of all NORMAL smithing stone .

              • Anonymous

                I don't understand the point of the patch to reduce purchase price to 1/4 from original release, cost of purchasing from merchants was never the problem, the problem is there literally isn't enough stones on the map to get even a single maxed weapon until almost NG+, they should have reduced the amount of stones required from 2+4+6 to 1+2+3 or even 1+1+1 instead

                • Anonymous

                  It feels there's as many of these as the are somber smithing stones. Only problem is you need 11 more of each per weapon!!!

                  • 8 level (8) stones in Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel is possibly incorrect. Might be 8 leve (3), because the locations for listed for level (8) stones never mention the Lakes

                    • Anonymous

                      Fix the links on the page, please. Clicking the individual stones goes to https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Smithing+Stone+[5] and that's 404

                      • Anonymous

                        Would be great, if the chart also included the number of smithing stones required for each upgrade. That way you can shop them easier by amount, if you want to upgrade more than one weapon for testing and stuff :)

                        • Added section for total number needed based on number of listed weapons and shields on wiki as of April 2, 2022. Somber Smithing Stone weapons were directly counted, and the weapon amount for this page was deduced based on 309 total listed on weapons page. Shields were directly counted.

                          • Anonymous

                            I tried to upgrade my greatsword to +2 but it said I needed 4 "smithing stones (1)". There are currently smithing two types of "stone (1)". One that upgrades to "+3" and one that upgrades to "+1". I have both types. I also have smithing stone (2) but it won't let me upgrade. Anyone know why?

                            • Anonymous

                              I think they should reduce how many stones you need and make it just like it was in DS2.
                              Needing only 6 stones to reach +3, it would make upgrading weapons less time consuming, and a better experience overall, even more so in a game like this where there are so many weapons that you might want to try out,

                              • Anonymous

                                "You can purchase smithing stone 1 and 2 from nomadic merchants in Limgrave and Weeping Peninsula."

                                When?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Weird, the price of the stone 1 and 2 on the twin maiden husk are still the same for me. I give the bell bearing before 1.03

                                  Does anybody experience the same thing or is it just me?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    For anyone who has encountered the bug where your smithing stone spawns or your flower spawns are not showing up in your caves and dungeons, I believe the reason is that you clicked the guidance statue to that cave/dungeon as a summon in another player's world. I've tested it once after and so far it is correct. So don't click the guidance statues, especially not in coop!!!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Before anyone gets mad at me, I'm still playing pre update, I have a unfortunately slow internet. I was curious why Gold and Somber Gold Smithing Stones are here but they are listed as Somber Smithing Stones (5) and (6). We're the names changed to just Somber Smithing Stones after the update?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Posting numbers for people who’ve unlocked the ability to buy stones:
                                        [1] 800 x12 is 9600 runes
                                        [2] 1600 x12 is 19,200 runes
                                        [3] 2400 x12 is 28,800 runes
                                        [4] 3600 x12 is 43,200 runes
                                        [5] 4800 x12 is 57,600 runes
                                        [6] 6000 x12 is 72,000 runes
                                        [7] 9000 x12 is 108,000 runes
                                        [8] 12000 x12 is 144,000 runes

                                        Altogether, it will cost 482,400 times to buy all the smithing stones you’d need to boost a regular weapon up to +24

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Quick note: If buying all stones from twin husks, the total runes to get to a +12 normal smithing stone weapon is 100,800 runes!

                                          (1-3) 12 [1] x 800 = 9600
                                          (4-6) 12 [2] x 1600 = 19200
                                          (7-9) 12 [3] x 2400 = 28800
                                          (10-12) 12 [4] x 3600 = 43200

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Smithing Stone cheat sheet:
                                            - Limgrave Tunnels: Smithing Stones (1)
                                            - Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel: Smithing Stones (2) and Smithing Stones (3)
                                            - Ravine-Veiled Village: Smithing Stones (3) and Smithing Stones (4)
                                            - Wyndham Catacombs: Smithing Stones (5)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Smithing Stone cheat sheet:

                                              Limgrave Tunnels: Smithing Stones (1)

                                              Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel: Smithing Stones (2) and Smithing Stones (3)

                                              Ravine-Veiled Village: Smithing Stones (3) and Smithing Stones (4)

                                              Wyndham Catacombs: Smithing Stones (5)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Prominent Farming Areas with consistent drop rates:
                                                1. Limgrave Tunnels: Smithing Stones (1)
                                                2. Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel: Smithing Stones (2)
                                                3. Ravine-Veiled Village: Smithing Stones (3) and Smithing Stones (4)
                                                4. Wyndham Catacombs: Smithing Stones (5)

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Prominent Farming Areas with consistent drop rates:
                                                  1. Limgrave Tunnels: Smithing Stones (1)
                                                  2. Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel: Smithing Stones (2)
                                                  3. Ravine-Veiled Village: Smithing Stones (3) and Smithing Stones (4)
                                                  4. Wyndham Catacombs: Smithing Stones (5)

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Personally I'd have probably gone for something like:

                                                    Splinter
                                                    Fragment
                                                    Shard
                                                    Large Shard
                                                    Chunk
                                                    Large Chunk
                                                    Ingot
                                                    Slab
                                                    Ancient Slab

                                                    Though I imagine doing that for multiple languages would likely be quite a challenge... if not impossible...

                                                    So numbers make sense really...

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Sell your dragon stones at endgame if a patch for the game doesn't come out by then +25 is bugged, it actually decreases damage.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        There's a bug that makes +25 weapons weaker, if it isn't patched before you reach endgame just sell your dragon stones instead.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Best place to farm the early stones? I wasted some on my starter weapon. Just keep farming the limegrave mine? Doesn't seem to be dropping much more now. Âfter 3 farms.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Looking at this I see they did a numerical suffix to denote rank instead of varying name. Works i suppose.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Having them just be called Smithing Stone (number denoting level) was really lazy. Early on I just assumed that it meant I picked up more than one in a gather and so excitedly went to upgrade my weapons only to find that I had none and that the number meant the level. Same with the Golden Runes pickups. They were good with the unique naming conventions in previous Souls games, why did they drop the ball with these placeholder names here?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                if there was a universal amount of stones needed for each tier that be nice to know so people could buy the amount they need

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  We're gonna need a farming method for these, especially the higher level ones. Hopefully we aren't stuck with only being able to max out one weapon in this game.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    25 hours in and haven't even started upgrading lol. I worry there will be a limit on how many weapons we can max out like in DS3 so I've been hesitant to put anything into my early weapons. Though both the Greatsword and the Lordsworn Sword and Greatsword are pretty darn nice.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      So many upgrade levels. So now, more than ever, it's more about levels and not about what you can do with the weapon. Nice. Might as well play an MMO.

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