Stonesword Key

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Type Key Item
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Use to break one imp statue seal

Stonesword Key is a Key Item and optional Keepsake in Elden Ring. Stonesword Key can be used to break one imp statue seal. Key Items in Elden Ring include a wide variety of items found in specific locations or are given by a related NPCs which are used to unlock areas, quests, and to further progress the game's story.

 

A sword-shaped stone key.

Breaks the seal on imp statues, but remains embedded in the statue after use, meaning it can only be used once as an item.

Think well before using one.

 

Where to find and purchase Stonesword Keys in Elden Ring

Limgrave

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Weeping Peninsula

Where to purchase

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Caelid

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Liurnia of the Lakes

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here.

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Mt. Gelmir

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Altus Plateau

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Leyndell, Royal Capital

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here

Where to find

  • Sealed Tunnel: At the bottom of the chamber with the lift, dispel two illusory walls to the south. In the next chamber, walk on the overgrown root and jump to the right onto the wooden platform below, right in front of a tunnel. Follow the tunnel to find the key on a corpse. [Elden Ring Map Link]
  • Inside a chest in a side room of a building with 5 lightning pot throwing peasants. South East of the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace.
  • Found on top of a grave guarded by two skeletons and a zombie Northeast of Avenue Balcony Site of Grace.
  • Found on a corpse on top of a gazebo south and up two levels from the Lower Capital Church Site of Grace. Elden Ring Map here.
  • Found on a corpse below West Capital Rampart Site of Grace. Drop down, jump on petrified dragon foot onto barn, then into 2nd story wooden  building. Elden Ring Map here.
  • Auriza Hero's Grave: In the first Chariot Hall, drop down the openings on either side just before the second ramp. In the room below, head west and up the steps then turn right to reach a second Chariot hall where two chariots are running side by side with a short delay between them. As you exit into this hall, turn left to find the key on a corpse between two ramps. [Elden Ring Map Link]
  • One can be found in front of a grave, there are three enemies in the vicinity . Elden Ring Map here
  • One can be found in the lower platform, open a door and find it inside the chest. Elden Ring Map here
  • One can be found on a small shack past the Fortified Manor, west of the Lower Capital Church Site of Grace. You have to jump around in order to reach it. There is a Smithing Stone (6) on that same shack. Elden Ring Map here
  • One found in the Aqueducts section of the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. From the Underground Roadside site of grace, head northeast and drop down into an opening in the ground to enter the aqueducts. From here, head northwest past the rats and look for a tunnel on the right. Follow this tunnel until you see slimes and drop into the hole in front of them. Follow the path all the way to the end to grab the key on a corpse. Elden Ring Map here
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Mountaintops of the Giants

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Roundtable Hold

Siofra River & Nokron, Eternal City

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Deeproot Depths

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here.

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Ainsel River

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Crumbling Farum Azula

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Elden Ring Stonesword Key Use

Stoneword Keys can be used to open Imp Statues which contain loot. Stonesword Keys are consumed upon use.

Here is a complete list of all Imp Statues that can be opened with Stonesword Keys:

Limgrave

  • Fringefolk Hero's Grave: To access it you need two Stonesword Keys. It can be found near the Stranded Graveyard Site of Grace.
    There is a pool full of poison. Run forward and at the end turn right to the stone platform. From there, keep going but you will see a giant mechanical monstrosity coming at you, hide behind the columns on the side to prevent being trampled. In order to get down, use the small rooms or cubbies to advance surely but slowly, notice that there are enemies there. Once you reach the bottom, there's a statue Marika to make things easier while descending, because many enemies will spawn. Once you reach the end. you will enter a boss fight with a Ulcerated Tree Spirit. Defeat it to obtain a Golden Seed and a Banished Knight Oleg. There is a hidden location if you jump down at the beginning of the bridge, there the Erdtree's Favor Talisman can be found. A Stoneword Key can also be found, effectively thus costing you only a single key to access this area.
  • Tombsward Catacombs requires a Stonesword key to access, players can find a Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [9] past the seal.
  • Used to unlock an underground cavern within Summonwater Village that houses the Green Turtle Talisman.
  • Can be used to open two locked doors at the Roundtable Hold, the first door will require one Key to open, and the second door behind the first requires two keys to open (You'll need 3 keys in total). You'll find the Assassin's Prayerbook behind the second gate.

Stormveil Castle

Liurnia of the Lakes

Underground

Leyndell, Royal Capital

Mt. Gelmir

Consecrated Snowfield

Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree

Crumbling Farum Azula

  • Two used to access the lift going up to the Dragon Temple Lift Site of Grace and the area past it. Elden Ring Map here

 

Elden Ring Stonesword Key Notes & Tips

  • You can hold up to 99 Stonesword Key.
  • You can store up to 600 Stonesword Key.
  • You can select a pair of Stonesword Keys as Keepsake during Character Creation.
  • Cannot be dropped for Player Trade.
  • Notes & Tips go here.

 

Elden Ring Key Items
Abandoned Merchant's Bell Bearing  ♦  Academy Glintstone Key  ♦  Academy Scroll  ♦  Alexander's Innards  ♦  Amber Draught  ♦  Amber Starlight  ♦  Ancestral Infant's Head  ♦  Ancient Dragon Prayerbook  ♦  Asimi's Husk  ♦  Asimi, Silver Tear  ♦  Assassin's Prayerbook  ♦  Beast Eye  ♦  Bernahl's Bell Bearing  ♦  Black Knifeprint  ♦  Black Whetblade  ♦  Blackguard's Bell Bearing  ♦  Bone Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Burial Crow's Letter  ♦  Carian Inverted Statue  ♦  Celestial Dew  ♦  Chrysalids' Memento  ♦  Conspectus Scroll  ♦  Corhyn's Bell Bearing  ♦  Cracked Pot  ♦  Crafting Kit  ♦  Cursemark of Death  ♦  D's Bell Bearing  ♦  Dancer's Castanets  ♦  Dark Moon Ring  ♦  Deathroot  ♦  Dectus Medallion (Left)  ♦  Dectus Medallion (Right)  ♦  Discarded Palace Key  ♦  Dragon Cult Prayerbook  ♦  Dragon Heart  ♦  Drawing-Room Key  ♦  Erdtree Codex  ♦  Faith-knot Crystal Tear  ♦  Fingerprint Grape  ♦  Fingerslayer Blade  ♦  Fire Monks' Prayerbook  ♦  Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Giant's Prayerbook  ♦  Glintstone Whetblade  ♦  Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Godrick's Great Rune  ♦  Godskin Prayerbook  ♦  Gold Sewing Needle  ♦  Golden Order Principia  ♦  Golden Tailoring Tools  ♦  Gostoc's Bell Bearing  ♦  Gowry's Bell Bearing  ♦  Gravity Stone Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Great Rune of the Unborn  ♦  Greenspill Crystal Tear  ♦  Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left)  ♦  Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right)  ♦  Hermit Merchant's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Hermit Merchant's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Hermit Merchant's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear  ♦  Host's Trick-Mirror  ♦  Iji's Bell Bearing  ♦  Iji's Confession  ♦  Imbued Sword Key  ♦  Imprisoned Merchant's Bell Bearing  ♦  Irina's Letter  ♦  Iron Whetblade  ♦  Isolated Merchant's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Isolated Merchant's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Kale's Bell Bearing  ♦  Lantern  ♦  Larval Tear  ♦  Leaden Hardtear  ♦  Lightning-Shrouding Cracked Tear  ♦  Lord of Blood's Favor  ♦  Lost Ashes of War  ♦  Lucent Baldachin's Blessing  ♦  Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear  ♦  Map (Ainsel River)  ♦  Map (Caelid)  ♦  Map (Consecrated Snowfield)  ♦  Map (Deeproot Depths)  ♦  Map (Dragonbarrow)  ♦  Map (Lake of Rot)  ♦  Map (Leyndell, Royal Capital)  ♦  Map (Limgrave, East)  ♦  Map (Limgrave, West)  ♦  Map (Liurnia, East)  ♦  Map (Liurnia, North)  ♦  Map (Liurnia, West)  ♦  Map (Mohgwyn Palace)  ♦  Map (Mountaintops of The Giants, East)  ♦  Map (Mountaintops of The Giants, West)  ♦  Map (Mt. Gelmir)  ♦  Map (Siofra River)  ♦  Map (Weeping Peninsula)  ♦  Map: Liurnia, North  ♦  Meat Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Medicine Peddler's Bell Bearing  ♦  Meeting Place Map  ♦  Memory of Grace  ♦  Memory Stone  ♦  Mimic's Veil  ♦  Miniature Ranni  ♦  Mirage Riddle  ♦  Miriel's Bell Bearing  ♦  Mohg's Great Rune  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (10)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (11)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (4)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (5)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (6)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (7)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (8)  ♦  Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing (9)  ♦  Note (Flask of Wondrous Physick)  ♦  Note (Land Squirts)  ♦  Note (Stonedigger Trolls)  ♦  Note (Waypoint Ruins)  ♦  Patches' Bell Bearing  ♦  Perfume Bottle  ♦  Pidia's Bell Bearing  ♦  Prattling Pate Apologies  ♦  Prattling Pate Hello  ♦  Prattling Pate Thank you  ♦  Radahn's Great Rune  ♦  Red-Hot Whetblade  ♦  Ritual Pot  ♦  Rogier's Bell Bearing  ♦  Rold Medallion  ♦  Royal House Scroll  ♦  Ruptured Crystal Tear  ♦  Rusty Key  ♦  Rya's Necklace  ♦  Sanctified Whetblade  ♦  Seedbed Curse  ♦  Sellen's Bell Bearing  ♦  Sellen's Primal Glintstone  ♦  Sellian Sealbreaker  ♦  Seluvis's Bell Bearing  ♦  Seluvis's Introduction  ♦  Seluvis's Potion  ♦  Serpent's Amnion  ♦  Sewer-Gaol Key  ♦  Sewing Needle  ♦  Shabriri Grape  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing (4)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (1)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (2)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (3)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (4)  ♦  Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing (5)  ♦  Spectral Steed Whistle  ♦  Spirit Calling Bell  ♦  Tailoring Tools  ♦  Talisman Pouch  ♦  Telescope  ♦  The Stormhawk King  ♦  Thops's Bell Bearing  ♦  Tonic of Forgetfulness  ♦  Torch  ♦  Twiggy Cracked Tear  ♦  Two Fingers' Prayerbook  ♦  Two Fingers Prayerbook  ♦  Unalloyed Gold Needle  ♦  Valkyrie's Prosthesis  ♦  Volcano Manor Invitation  ♦  Weathered Dagger  ♦  Whetstone Knife  ♦  Winged Crystal Tear



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    • Anonymous

      FFS just make these far more purchaseable at vendors. How many times I didn't want to explore every square inch of a place just to not fall behind in keys. If anything limits me in this game it's not difficulty, it's finding these stupid keys.

      • Anonymous

        In my playthrough I obtained an extra 34 Stonesword Keys, a total of 46 Stonesword Keys are used to access locked areas in the game (correct me if I'm wrong) Some areas aren't listed on the wiki, and the two rooms in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree require only 1 Stonesword Key each to access. In total there are 80 Stonesword Keys in the game, +2 if you've chosen them as your keepsake.

        • Anonymous

          Here is the complete list of locations (I think?) that require a Stonesword Key. In my first playthrough I also ended up with an extra 34 keys.

          LIMGRAVE:
          Fringefolk Hero's Grave requires 2 keys
          Tombsward Catacombs requires 1 key
          Summonwater Village requires 1 key

          ROUNDTABLE HOLD:
          Roundtable Hold requires 3 keys

          STORMVEIL CASTLE:
          Stormveil Castle requires 2 keys

          LIURNIA OF THE LAKES:
          Academy Crystal Cave requires 2 keys
          Black Knife Catacombs requires 1 key
          Cliffbottom Catacombs requires 1 key
          Lunar Estate Ruin requires 1 key

          CAELID:
          Gaol Cave requires 2 keys
          Forsaken Ruins require 1 key

          UNDERGROUND:
          Nokron (Mimic Tear Ashes) requires 1 key
          Nokstella (Nightmaiden & Swordstress Puppets) requires 1 key
          Deep Siofra River Well Elevator requires 2 keys

          MT. GELMIR:
          Volcano Manor requires 3 keys
          Wyndham Ruins require 1 key
          Wyndham Catacombs require 1 key
          Seethewater Cave requires 2 keys
          Unsightly Catacombs requires 2 keys

          LEYNDELL, ROYAL CAPITAL:
          Old Altus Tunnel requires 2 keys

          MOUNTAINTOP OF THE GIANTS:
          Spiritcaller Cave requires 2 keys

          CONSECRATED SNOWFIELD:
          Cave of the Forlorn requires 2 keys

          ELPHAEL, BRACE OF THE HALIGTREE:
          The room that houses the incantation Triple Rings of Light only requires 1 key
          The room that houses the talisman Marika’s Soreseal only requires 1 key

          CRUMBLING FARUM AZULA:
          Dragon Temple Lift requires 2 keys

          HERO’S GRAVE:
          Auriza Hero’s Grave requires 1 key
          Sainted Hero’s Grave requires 2 keys
          Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave requires 1

          EVERGAOLS:
          Weeping Evergaol requires 1 key
          Golden Lineage Evergaol requires 1 key

          A total of 46 Stonesword Keys are used to access areas locked in the game. With the 34 extra keys I obtained, that amounts to a total of 80 Stonesword Keys. +2 if you've chosen the Stonesword Keys as your keepsake. If there's anything missing or incorrect, please correct me!

          • Anonymous

            FYI I've bought every key ive come across thinking it couldnt hurt to have extra, and I played 120 hours literally doing everything and I still have like 20 keys on me

            • Anonymous

              I think "Found on a corpse located on a camp east from the Grand Lift of Dectus." is more correct than "Found on a corpse located on a camp northeast from the Grand Lift of Dectus.". Directly northeast is a Leydnell soldier camp, while the camp it is referring to is almost directly east of the lift and is occupied by misbegotten.

              • Anonymous

                Ok, what is the point of this? To reward people who explored enough to find stonekey around? Collected enough runes to buy the keys?

                Whats the possible lore behind this? It protect anything from a chest to a whole dungeon.

                • Anonymous

                  I am not sure if it is just me, but there needs to be some way that the "Stonesword Key was lost with use" doesnt sit there for what seems like a minute. I use a stonesword key Nokstella, Eternal City that had enemies in it and they were able to attack me and the pop-up was still there and I could not target or even attack them. It takes way too long for this message to go away.

                  • Anonymous

                    Just a word of caution that the "complete" list of statues is not complete. No mention of imp statue in Volcano Manor for Crimson Amber Medallion +1 (1 key), no mention of Weeping Evergaol (1 key). I'm certain there'll be other entries missing. Wouldn't blow your hoard based on this list alone.

                    • Anonymous

                      If I'm reading this page right, there's a total of about 23 Keys needed to get everything per run, but a total of 80 can be found. So clearly not an intended to be an issue in finding and collecting them. I could be off by a few, but even if I am, it seems to be a ratio of about 3:1 for keys and locks.

                      • Anonymous

                        Would be nice if the double key doors were marked as such. I quickly realised how tell if a seal requires two keys, but for new players it would be nice to have some warning. The game only says "key was used to break seal" etc and doesn't reflect two keys being consumed.

                        • Anonymous

                          Maybe just me but there seems to be way more Stonesword keys laying around versus how many Imp Statues are out there. I so many of these but barely find any statues, probably because they want more keys vs statues but I think there should be more utility.

                          • Anonymous

                            Maybe just me but there seems to be way more Stonesword keys laying around versus how many Imp Statues are out there. I so many of these but barely find any statues, probably because they want more keys vs statues but I think there should be more utility.

                            • Anonymous

                              There's a door in Volcano Manor, down the road from the Prison Town Church. Has an Abductor Virgin in it and some zombies - loot is the Crimson Amber Medallion +1.

                              • Anonymous

                                I think they put way more than needed for a single run in case people aren't super thorough. I'm about to hit NG+ and I have about 20 left with me opening every door I've seen. I think the ones you can buy from Vendors are overflow.

                                • Anonymous

                                  By the Deep Siofra Well Grace, there is one that requires 2 keys as someone mentioned. Using it, it unlocks the elevator and takes you to the Dragonbarrow West Grace site. Haven't seen an item yet but will keep exploring.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    "Can be found in a same hidden underground room with a mini-boss that drop Golden Seed, this hidden area can be access by an open window right above Imp Statue fog door that give Iron Whetblade, which can be access from rooftop area near a bomb eagle"

                                    for the life of me cannot find that window .

                                    • Anonymous

                                      3 keys for 3000 each from a vendor on the overgrown path from the main academy gate site of grace. Lots of wolves lurking in the bushes.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This wiki needs a page on all the loot unlocked by each imp statue, would be beneficial to speedrun routers

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I used two Stonesword Keys to unlock an elevator at the northeasternmost point of the Siofra River area. It's a shortcut to the Deep Siofra Well grace in Caelid.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            There's an imp statue just NE of the "Below the Well" grace at the far NE point of the map that unlocks an elevator. It Takes 2 keys, so I've been unable to unlock it so far, but didn't see it included on the list here.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              will there be more keys than locks or will i have to start with the stonesword keepsake to unlock them all

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