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

Where to purchase

Where to find

 

Weeping Peninsula

Where to purchase

Where to find

Caelid

Where to purchase

Where to find

 

Liurnia of the Lakes

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here.

Where to find

Mt. Gelmir

Where to purchase

Where to find

 

Altus Plateau

Where to purchase

Where to find

Leyndell, Royal Capital

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here

Where to find

 

Mountaintops of the Giants

Where to purchase

Where to find

 

Roundtable Hold

Siofra River & Nokron, Eternal City

Where to purchase

Where to find

 

Deeproot Depths

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here.

Where to find

Ainsel River

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here.

Where to find

 

Crumbling Farum Azula

Where to purchase

  • Purchase locations go here.

Where to find

 

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

      There are 81 Stonesword Keys in the world/playthru, +2 if you take them as a Keepsake (not 100% sure if 2 get removed from the world, like in the case with Cracked Pot Keepsake, but I haven't found any indication that this happens with Keys), and there are 47 Imp Statues for unlocking.

      This leaves you with 34 spare Keys.

      • Anonymous

        "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." I'm pretty sure this one doesn't exist.

        • 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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