Stonebarb Cracked Tear

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Type Crystal Tear
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Make attacks more likely to break enemy stances in a mixed physick

Stonebarb Cracked Tear is a Crystal Tear in Elden Ring. Crystal Tears can be mixed in the Flask of Wondrous Physick to enhance its effect.


A crystal tear formed slowly over the ages where the Erdtree's bounty falls to the ground.

Can be mixed in the Flask of Wondrous Physick.
The resulting concoction make one's attacks more likely to break an enemy's stance. However, the effect lasts only for a short time.


Where to find Stonebarb Cracked Tear

Obtained by defeating the Putrid Avatar near the second Minor Erdtree in Caelid. [Map Link]


Elden Ring Stonebarb Cracked Tear Notes & Tips

  • Duration: 30 seconds
  • Stance damage +30%
  • Stamina damage to blocking enemies +30%


  • You can find Crystal Tears at the bases of Minor Erdtrees and elsewhere throughout the Lands Between
  • At sites of grace, you can mix two crystal tears in the Flask of Wondrous Physick (This will allow you to create elixirs with various custom effects)



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    • Anonymous

      Can anyone confirm if the stance damage bonus affects arrows and bolts? the golem great arrows would likely pair pretty well with this

      • A Shamshir held in two hands will do 97 Poise damage in PvP with this. If Flame, Grant Me Strength is a good buff, then this is even better because the only weakness of the Shamshir is that people can reach 75 Poise rather easily, but with this buff your opponent will either need to be wear full Bull-Goat to Poise through this, or they need to be wearing the Bull-Goat Talisman with the Tree Sentinel set. The only downside to this buff is that you can't reapply it after it expires, but if the fight ends in less than 30 seconds then that doesn't matter. The key this this Crystal Tear is being hyper aggressive.

        • Anonymous

          I'm too slow to make use of 30 second duration stuff, but it seems like the shorter the duration the stronger the effect, and that's kinda annoying ngl

          • Anonymous

            Does this only break posture faster, or does it increase poise damage of each hit? As in, a dagger attack that wouldn’t stagger a heavy armor character now would?

            • Anonymous

              Step 1: Grab a dagger with Flame of the Redmanes.

              Step 2: Grab a fire Miséricorde with royal knights resolve.

              Step 3: Equip the Blue Dancer Charm, Fire Scorpion Charm, either Red-Feathered Branchsword or Ritual sword talisman and the Dagger Talisman.

              Step 4: Level nothing but strength, dex and a little mind.

              Step 5: Get naked. Seriously.

              Step 6: Equip and drink this tear, plus the Flame shrouding cracked tear, and have either full health or low health depending on the talisman you chose earlier when in a boss fight.

              Step 7: Spam FOTR until the boss's stance is broken.

              Step 8: Grab your Fire Miséricorde, use Royal Knights resolve, and riposte.

              Step 9: Repeat until boss is dead. (It won't take long).

              • Anonymous

                I Used this against Maliketh and had a critical hit with only 2 bloody helice weapon art and immediately got to phase 2 without using any flask

                • Anonymous

                  if you use this with the great club you can break godfrey's stance in 2 charged R2. Use with dagger and axe talisman along with spiked cracked tear and you will get a lot of free damage off before this wears off.

                  • Anonymous

                    If you play aggressive while on this cocaine, you'll be breaking postures around 5~6 times per boss battle. Very good for bosses and Elite Enemies, literally useless for everything else.

                    • Anonymous

                      I stun locked the dragonbarrow bell bearing hunter with this and lightning slash claymore+16. Took away around 60% before the physick ran out. Pretty great

                      • Anonymous

                        Frankly I'd rather half for the buff for twice the time (Or somewhere in between)
                        Yeah, I know, this tear essentially gives you one free critical if you can play aggressively enough, but that duration just puts me off a lot.

                        • Anonymous

                          You had me up till you said 30 seconds. 30 seconds of anything is a waste of a physics slot Even 10 percent over 3 minutes would be more useful

                          • Anonymous

                            This DOES seem to work on ashes of war and spells btw
                            Takes one less Gltinblade Phalanx to break enemies that normally take 3

                            • Anonymous

                              The description in here says it lasts for 30 seconds but on the page showing all crystal tears it says 3 minutes.

                              • It seems to work on weapon arts. I tested with Darkmoon Greatsword and it seems like the charged beams stagger faster. I'll have to do some more testing to confirm for sure. Has anyone had luck using this Cracked Tear with Ashes of War?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Map link is incorrect. This is actually from the eastern Minor Erdtree between Fort Faroth and Farum Greatbridge.

                                  • tested this with rock sling on a troll. normally the 3rd rock sling breaks a troll's stance and with the tear it was also the 3rd rock sling. would probably have to do more testing with other spells and enemies but as for the trolls and rock sling, it didnt work.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      People will probably undervalue greatly this tear. It am power stancing two great hammers and using this tear on every boss. They literally have no poise and constantly get staggered. This allowed me to put Mohg, Lord of Blood to 15% health AFTER he was finished spamming "NIHIL". This is because I staggered him to critical state at 50% and abused the riposte and jump attacks to murder him. I was also able to completely destroy Astel, Stars of Darkness with this. Astel got staggered twice and could never enter his phase 2. He died miserably. Absolutely S tier item.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Not sure exactly how this works. Is effective in pvp? Like do your attacks go through other player's poise easier?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Lasts for 30 seconds. I don't have any hard stats but in some examples I tried, one enemy would take 5 hits to stance break without this tear but would stance break in 3 hits with the buff. It only lasting 30 seconds is the biggest downside as that only gives you enough time to stance break enemies once or twice before the buff wears off.

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