Stormveil Castle is a Legacy Dungeon in Elden Ring. This location is featured as part of the Closed Network Test. Players entering Stormveil Castle should beware that it's a challenging dungeon with groups of numerous enemies with traps and ballistas as well as mini-bosses. This area does not allow riding.
- Previous: Stormhill
- Next: Unknown
- Recommended Levels: Any
- Bosses: Many Armed Key Master, Lion Guardian
- Site of Grace: Stormveil Cliffside, Stormveil Castle, Stormveil Gate
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Full Stormveil Castle Walkthrough
The Castle's Entrance
You've beaten Margit the Fell Omen and have arrived at the main gate of the Stormveil Castle, you'll notice a room nearby, next to the main gate, where you'll meet Gatekeeper Gostoc, an old tall fellow that may seem a bit suspicious. Speak to him and he will advise you to avoid entering the castle using the main gate because he says it's tightly guarded. But instead, he suggests you to try the opening through the other way, (on the left) claiming that guards don't know about that entrance. You will be given the choice to accept or reject his suggestion. If you reject it, he will be fine with that and respect your decision. He will even open the gate for you. But as soon as you enter a few steps, multiple arrows will strike you from far away. However, you can make it past them. For this walkthrough, we will go through the opening that Gostoc suggests.
Go out through the opening on the left and you'll see a summoning pool on the left corner which you can activate, and on the left side of the summoning pool is a body that you can pillage to find x1 Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot. Turn around and hug the wall on the right, you'll see there's a concrete beam on the wall that you can jump on so that you can go through the opening. You'll then immediately see another body you can loot to find x5 Rainbow Stone. From there keep going straight and jump over the wall to find yourself in the west backside of the castle. As you move forward, you'll be attacked by a Bladed Talon Eagle, kill it and then continue towards the overlooking area where you'll find the Stormveil Cliffside Site of Grace, use it to save it as your checkpoint and to rest. There's also another summoning pool on the left side of it.
Head up the slope on the right and jump on the wooden path and steps that goes to the top. At the top of the steps, is the entrance to a castle tower that is guarded by two Castle Guards roaming outside and another inside. Try to backstab the first guard you see before it walks near the arch door so that you avoid catching the attention of the other guard that's inside. Once you've defeated the first three guards, go inside and look to the left, there's another arch door where you'll see a body that's sitting by the edge of the platform, loot it to find x1 Fringefolk's Rune and then go back inside and head into the next room which is the castle's wine cellar where you'll encounter two servants resting by the barrels.
The Wine Cellar
Kill both enemies and then go left and straight under the stairs where you'll see some stacked boxes and barrels, break through it but be careful since there is another Castle Guard wielding an axe, hiding behind. Kill it and then check the left side corner at the end to find a body that can be looted, it has x3 Root Resin. Now go back and tread carefully as you head up the stairs, as you head to the top of the first set of steps, you'll see more wooden barrels blocking the way, dodge through it, and be ready to sprint as soon as you recover from dodging since you'll encounter two more servants ahead, one in front, and the other above one level that will throw bombs at you. Quickly kill the first servant enemy, and then rush to the other that's at the top.
Now, if you look to the right where the second servant standing above on the wooden platform bridge was, there's a hole in the wall with roots, on the right side that you jump on where you can find x5 Throwing Dagger. Go back down on the wooden platform and then go straight towards the arch door on the right where you can find x10 Trina's Arrow. Be careful here, and be ready to doge back since there is another Servant enemy ahead that will throw a bomb at you, as soon as you try to pick up the item by the arch doorway. Sprint and dodge forward to close the gap and then kill the enemy.
Turn to the left and break the boxes and barrels to see another set of small steps that goes up. Next to the second set of steps, you'll find another Servant sitting, kill the enemy and then drop down below the platform from where the sitting Servant was, you'll find another body to loot that has x1 Pauper's Rune. If you want to challenge yourself, turn to the left, jump across the wooden platform and then go back up to the spot where the Servant was sitting where you'll find a door to the right.
Mini-Boss: The Key Master
Be extra careful here since there is a strong enemy inside, the Many Armed Key Master mini-boss. Be ready to have your strongest weapon and shield equipped before entering since you will be fighting against an agile foe. A tip here, in case you feel overwhelmed and need to retreat, you can rush through the exit since the enemy can't fit through it and try to chase you. You will need to defeat this enemy since it holds the Rusty Key used to unlock the door on the second level of the wine cellar. Upon defeating it you can acquire 965 Runes and there's a body inside as well that you can loot to find an Arsenal Charm - regardless if you grabbed the talisman and died, you'll still find it in your inventory once you've respawned at the last checkpoint you used.
Since you're done here, go back down to the second level near the hole on the wall that has vines and use the key to unlock the door. There's a narrow dead end path on the right side of the locked door where you can find another body that has x1 Smithing Stone Shard. Unlock the door by using the Rusty Key. Congratulations, you've unlocked the door and from here on, if you interact with the ladder, it prompts a message saying "More awaits you, in the official release". You can also return to Gatekeeper Gostoc and speak to him since his wares for purchasing becomes available once you reach the end of the Network Test (which is the ladder in the locked room of the wine cellar).
Storm the Castle's Main Gate
Open your map and fast travel to the Stormveil Gate site. Head straight to the main gate and be ready to sprint and dodge since there are Castle Guard enemies on high ground that will shoot you with a ballista. Sprint and dodge to the left side and you'll see some stairs that lead to the high ground where the ballista are. Kill the roaming Castle Guard and then kill the other two that are operating the ballista. There's another one as well that's using the ballista, above the first two that you killed, you won't be able to reach the enemy even if you try to jump so use any ranged attacks to kill it.
Since you've killed all three of the enemies using the contraption, you can go back down to the main path and clear the rest of the Castle Guards. You might want to summon a spirit companion here to help you fight the multiple guards since it is heavily guarded with crossbow-wielders, dual-blades, and axe-wielding ones. If you look at the main gate, from the inside, there's a room on the right side where you can find another Site of Grace.
Before you go east towards the runway that has statues on the sides, head straight towards the arch gateway that is guarded by three more Castle Guards. Kill the enemies, go through the gate and be ready again to sprint and dodge, as you try to avoid the guards shooting the ballista and reach the top of the concrete steps. At the end of the steps, there are three more Castle Guards again that are guarding the area, and by the spiked-barricaded gateway (which is a dead-end), there is a body resting on the wall, on the right. Loot it to find x1 Ash of War: Storm Stomp. You can fight the enemies if you want, but it will be a challenge for you since you need to watch out for the ones shooting the ballista. You can just sprint to the top, avoid fighting, and if you are fast enough, loot the body to grab the item and run back down.
Mini-Boss: Lion Guardian
Now, go east of the castle grounds where you'll see the statues on both sides of the runway. Before you move any further, it is best that you clear out all of the Castle Guards first. Tread carefully since the Lion Guardian will jump in and start to attack you, this is another mini-boss, similar to the Many Armed Key Master mini-boss you fought in the wine cellar. The Lion Guardian is another agile boss that will constantly leap and jump around you as it attacks.Two of its attacks are when it swings its paws three times, and the other is where it tries to bite you three times as well, and finishing off with a slow overhead attack, slamming its paw on the ground.A good tactic to fight this beast is to use the Lone Wolf Ashes to summon three wolves, this way, the Lion Guardian is distracted and will attack the wolves first. While it is distracted, you can attack it with ranged attacks if you have any Sorcery Spells that you can use and keep spamming it to quickly reduce its health.
If you want to gain a bit of advantage to deal large damage before you even aggro the mini-boss, you can crouch and sneak around the runaway, move from the left side and go around to the right, you'll see the Lion Guardian just waiting and hiding on the right side of the runway. Make sure that you are crouching and if you are able to sneak behind it, you can use a strong attack while it is unaware of your presence. Successfully defeating the Lion Guardian yields 1138 Runes. The room that is ahead of the runway is a dead-end, you've fully cleared the Stormveil Castle and you are free to roam and explore the region of Limgrave or Stormhill. Also, around the area where the Lion Guardian was, you can find a bush that has x1 Trina's Lily.
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As soon as you reach the main gate, go in the room next to it and speak to Gatekeeper Gostoc, take the opening path on the left and work your way through the cliffside. Next to the opening, on the left of the summoning pool is a Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot looted from the body, and another is when you jump up the platform from the concrete beam, there is x5 Rainbow Stone from the body by the edge. Work your way through the cliffside until you reach the tower leading to the caste's wine cellar. By the tower's entrance that is guarded by three Castle Guard enemies, there is another body outside, by the arch doorway on the left, where you can find x1 Fringefolk's Rune.
Head inside the wine cellar and go straight, pass the stairs, defeat the Castle Guard wielding an axe and check the end of the room, on the left side to find another body holding x3 Root Resin. Go up the second level, kill the Servants throwing the bombs and walk towards the hole on the wall that's surrounded with roots. Jump on it to find x5 Throwing Dagger, and then continue through the narrow path where you'll encounter more Servants. On the third level, next to the top of the steps, there's another servant enemy sitting by the edge, kill it, and then drop down onto the platform below from where the sitting servant was to find another body holding x1 Pauper's Rune.
Retrace your steps and head back to the third level and open the door on the right side, on the other side is a mini-boss, the Many Armed Key Master. You will need to kill it to acquire the Rusty Key that opens the locked door that's on the second level. Inside the same room where the Many Armed Key Master was, there's a body that you can pillage to find an Arsenal Charm. After that's done, go back down to the second floor to unlock the door, but before doing so, check the right side of the door, there's a path leading to another dead-end where you'll find another body holding x1 Smithing Stone Shard. Open the locked door and interact with the ladder, showing a message stating that it is end point of the Network Test.
Fast travel to the Stormveil Gate site of grace and rush forward through the main gate as you try to avoid the guards using the ballista, as well as killing the rest of the guards blocking the path ahead. Keep going north until you reach a set of tall concrete steps, head to the top which is again, guarded by more guards and another one using the ballista. At the top is a dead-end where you can find another dead body that you can pillage to find x1 Ash of War: Storm Stomp. There is also a bush around the castle's grounds where you can pick x1 Trina's Lily. It's near the east side of the castle grounds, the runway with the statues on each side, where the Lion Guardian mini-boss is.