Somber Smithing Stone [9]

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Reinforce special armaments to +9

Somber Smithing Stone [9] is an Upgrade Material in Elden RingSomber Smithing Stone [9] a colorless smithing stone that is quite rare to acquire, it is mainly used to reinforce special equipment to increase its level and stats. 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.

 

Ancient smithing stone drained of color

Strengthens special armaments to +9.

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 [9] Location in Elden Ring

Where to find Somber Smithing Stone [9]:

 

Somber Smithing Stone [9] Elden Ring Guide

  • Used in smithing to strengthen special armaments. Specifically up to +9.

 

Elden Ring Somber Smithing Stone [9] Notes & Tips

  • You can hold up to 999 Somber Smithing Stone [9].
  • You can store up to 999 Somber Smithing Stone [9].
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px1800

 This information is very much not unreal. This item is basically impossible to get at the moment. Nothing to do about it i guess?




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    • Anonymous

      Why does it say there’s one on the marker in the Lake of Rot near a Lesser Alabaster Lord? I don’t see that anywhere

      • Anonymous

        Consecrated Snowfield: Can be looted on top of a rock formation North of the Hidden Path to the Haligtree [Elden Ring Map]

        Where is the map?

        • Anonymous

          There is one in the moghwyn palace place from the entrance go towards the lake of blood and on the left side after you turn right as if you are going to the bird farm but take a left into the cave just before the slope that leads to the site of grace on the cliff with all the frog mfs

          • Anonymous

            Someone already mentioned this, but I wanted to mention it again so someone with edit powers might update the page. There's a Somber 9 missing from this list: "Mountaintops of the Giants: On a corpse on the bridge between the Stargazer's Ruins plateau and the minor Erdtree plateau. From the Ancient Snow Valley Ruins site of grace travel North through the ravine and then take the left fork to the West. Jump up the Spiritspring onto the plateau and then take the southern bridge. It will be on a corpse in the middle of the bridge."

            • Anonymous

              Rock formation north of the hidden path to haligtree. A little more detail would've been nice. How far north, past the next grace? Just somewhere in the whole consecrated snowfield since it's all north of it? Good luck finding this one, there's hundreds of rock formations "north" of the hidden path to the haligtree to horse platform up yet none had a somber 9.

              • Anonymous

                "Found on a corpse in a circle of chairs south of Divine Tower of Caelid. From the Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace, travel east following the road until you find a spring (water) with two dragons. Once at the spring, turn north and follow the ramp down. This will lead you towards the Divine Tower of Caelid, and at the bottom you will see the circle of chairs. Somber Smithing Stone +9, is found here."

                THANK THE GODS! This early-game +9 is a blessing to know of.

                • Anonymous

                  Theres on in mohgwyn Palace too, idk why it's not on here and thought I was losing my mind until I got to it again.

                  From the approach grace just follow the wall to your right going down, it's in the same cave as the scarab with blood tax ashes of war

                  • Anonymous

                    Theres on in mohgwyn Palace too, idk why it's not on here and thought I was losing my mind until I got to it again.

                    From the approach grace just follow the wall to your right going down, it's in the same cave as the scarab with blood tax ashes of war

                    • Anonymous

                      Where you find the SS stone 8 teardrop scarab near Caelid divine tower, theres a little road going down to the tower's lower level, theres a circle from dead bodies on chairs with a lot of loot. You can find there a SS stone 9 with a lot other stuff. Basically 2 levels for your weapon in one place.

                      • Anonymous

                        I just found in Caelid while farming the vulgar militia near farum greatbridge. It dropped off a scarab next to the pillars/pile of rot. I've never seen it there before... potential rarespawn?

                        • Anonymous

                          The one in Consecrated Snowfields from the scarab is NOT a somber smithing stone 9, but 8!! Thank you for wasting my time!!

                          • Anonymous

                            it's lovely to be at a point in the game where you're finding +10 somber stones and constant +8 somber stones but there's no +9 stones to be seen

                            • Anonymous

                              For the miner’s bell bearing, I love how it says “abandoned temple”.
                              Sir, that temple has several enemies. Didn’t die, but still LOL

                              • Anonymous

                                Somber 7 drop from the hands in Mountaintops, West of Giant Gravepost grace. 8’s drop from the battle Mages before first boss in Haligtree.

                                • Anonymous

                                  The one in the consecrated snowfields atop a rock formation west of the minor Erdtree is actually invisible. The ones nearby that drop 7 and 8 stones are visible but this one is invisible.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    There is one on the bridge leading to the Minor Erdtree in the Mountaintop of the Giants, on a corpse on a chair. This is the bridge that Corhyn and Goldmask are on, if you've progressed Corhyn's quest that far.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      There is an error on the interactive map showing one of these in Darkroot Depths at a location I can confirm is NOT there.

                                      • Found 2 more not listed here, one is dropped by the boss in the Tunnels of Tears & the other is in a chest hidden away near the end of the Illestria Ruins dungeon.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          "Under the broken bridge at the southwest of Crumbling Farum Azula" - it is not under the bridge and the map description is also incorrect saying its on the cliffside. It is to the north-west of this particular bridge, under a tree on a corpse, guarded by Wormface enemies. The map coordinates are correct however, it is exactly where it was pinged.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            There is one in Mogwhyn Palace, in the small indent/alcove by the pool of blood past the skeleton summoning things, before the ramp-up to the Palace Approach Ledge-Road. (Just walk down from where most people are doing the rune farm and keep looking right. There’s also a scarab there that drops Blood Tax) You can still get two earlier in Caleid but this is another relatively early one. Add it to the wiki please.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              i now see that is actually on the wiki already... i apologize. can you move the text so the handmaiden store is the first on the list? i apologize if you didn't want it like that, but i was confused for a few days. love you all :D

                                              • Anonymous

                                                available from the handmaiden merchant in round table hold, i just don't know when lol. don't have it on my alt characters, but i can buy Somber 9's on my main for 25k. Maybe its once you beat the game or something, i really dont know. Good luck!

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The SSS placement is really bad.
                                                  The [6] was already kinda hard to get, but the [7] is even more gated, whereas the [8] and [9] you can get super easily and I got BOTH before I even got the [6] one.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    From my girlfriends game, it appears that "Dragonbarrow, Caelid: Dropped by a Teardrop Scarab found to the west of Farum Greatbridge." is night-time only. Was not there during the day, switched to night and it spawned. Both after slaying the dragon.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      for the calid tower one just go to the tower and there is a circle of chairs idk why that was so hard to say

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        "Found on a corpse in a circle of chairs south of Divine Tower of Caelid. From the Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace, hug the left side of the spring with two dragons and turn around to follow a ramp leading down to the chairs."

                                                        Let me provide a better description since this doesn't appear on the interactive map. Start at Dragonbarrow West, go towards pond with 2 dragons, loop around the rock wall to the LEFT and you'll find a hill leading DOWN to the base of the Divine Tower with some roots arcing above you. Coordinates are -164.84375 : 145.71875 roughly.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Found on a corpse in a circle of chairs south of Divine Tower of Caelid. From the Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace, hug the left side of the spring with two dragons and turn around to follow a ramp leading down to the chairs.

                                                          The interactive map is showing +8 not +9
                                                          What happened?

                                                          • There's a Somber Smithing Stone [9] on one of the 4 corpses at 9 chairs that are all facing inward this is a little bit north down a hill just past 2 dragons in a lake which are both east of where you get the Dragonbarrow map the other 3 didnt have any type of smithing stone

                                                            • There is one in Mogwhyn Palace, in the cave by the pool of blood past the skeleton summoning things, before the ramp-up to the Palace Approach Ledge-Road. This is the earliest way to get a Somber Smithing Stone (9)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This one is quite badly described:
                                                                "Found on a corpse in a circle of chairs south of Divine Tower of Caelid. From the Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace, hug the left side of the spring with two dragons and turn around to follow a ramp leading down to the chairs."

                                                                Here is how yo find it more easily:
                                                                It's below the ramp that leads to the Divine Tower of Caelid. The access point is on the right side of the ramp (that leads to the Divine Tower).
                                                                Exakt coordinates are:
                                                                -164, -145

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  there is one in the circle of corpses in chairs right in front of the divine tower of caelid below the roots that you can walk on

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Theres another in Elphael, right behind the rotted eldtree guardian. You can also find a somber ancient dragon smithing stone on the other side of the bridge.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I've found one at the foot of the Caleid Divine Tower. Going from Dragonborrow grace jump down the roots to the bottom or on the way towards Erd Tree there's a path going to the bottom of the tower.
                                                                      There will be a circle of chairs with corpses, you find a bunch of runes and the Somber Stone 9.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I finally found Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (5) before Dragon temple rooftop's site of grace (Azula Temple)

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          just found a second incredibly easy one to get in north Caelid, thanks to a video. it doesn't seem to be here yet so here you go:

                                                                          travel to the Farum Greatbridge grace, and immediately go west to the tiny ruins you can see close by. you'll hear a scarab very near you, inside the ruins to the south. you get a +9 somber smithing stone as a drop from this scarab (for a total of two in this region, which is amazing).

                                                                          when attacking the scarab, be careful of the enemies here, they hit hard and might give the scarab enough time to vanish. you might need to clear them out beforehand, but i just rushed the scarab and took the damage.

                                                                          credit to this video: https://youtu.be/MXzP5So6Vkk?t=847

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            there is one tucked in the corner of the room before the boss doors with the onyx lord in the yelough anix tunnel, plenty of somber 8s there too

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              There's one in Caelid region, super easy to get. Just go east from Isolated Merchant's Shack to the tower nearby, one of the corpses in front of it gives this to you. Allows for early pickup since there are no requirements to go there.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                There is a bell bearing that offers these in Crubling Farum Azula south of the Dragon Temple Rooftop grace past the dragon in a room that’s floor is covered in water

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  There is a bell bearing that offers these in Crubling Farum Azula south of the Dragon Temple Rooftop grace past the dragon in a room that’s floor is covered in water

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Found 2 of them in Ruined City of Farum Azula, one is near a "bonfire" called Dragon Temple or something like that and the other is in a zone full on ugly enemies spitting at you, you have to take an elevator down to enter the zone.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      If you've raised the platforms on Lake of Rot your first time through but can't get up on the platforms themselves just head to Grand Cloister grace; go up the stairs, turn right on the corner and if you look directly NORTH-EAST you will see a pillar with the button that you can step on that will rise a platform for you to obtain your somber smithing stone 9 or defeat the lesser alabaster lord. If you fall down or die, there is a ladder up a new path south-east that you can climb connected to the wall south of where you stepped on the button previously.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        From the "Farum Greatbridge" grace, go directly West across the road and you'll come across a scarab that should drop this.

                                                                                        A lot easier to obtain than some of the other alternatives.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Does anyone know how to get onto the platforms in Lake of Rot? I've raised them, but not sure how to access them

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Found 1 in the middle of a circular "meeting" near the Caelid divine tower. You need to approach Caelid divine tower from Dragonbarrow Fork.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              there's one under the divine tower of caelid. not insdie the tower but at the bottom where the tree root leads getting onto the tower.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Found this one very close to somber stone 8. on the map you can see this shape with a circle inside of it next to where you would find somber stone 8 and there is a slope you can walk downwards near it and there will be a circle of chairs with loot which includes somber stone 9.

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