After a long wait, Elden Ring is finally available on PC and consoles. The game features a large open-world for players to explore, as well as a ton of bosses to fight. There’s also quite a bit of build variety in this game, which is great news for players who want to experiment with different play styles in a single playthrough, or prepare a different build for PvP purposes. Here’s how to respec your character in Elden Ring.
Do be warned that this guide will feature one boss spoiler. We’ll be revealing the name of the second main story boss who’s found in Liurnia of the Lakes, and we’ll also be talking about a couple of area names in that zone as well. If you’re fine with knowing these boss and area names, feel free to read on.
How to Respec in Elden Ring
- Get to the Academy of Raya Lucaria in Liurnia of the Lakes, and beat the main story boss there: Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.
You need to beat her in order to obtain the Great Rune of the Unborn. You don’t need to activate it at a Divine Tower; just having it in your possession will allow you to start respeccing.
- After defeating her, you’ll be able to rest at the Grand Library Site of Grace.
The Grand Library is where you want to come to whenever you need to respec your character. Speak with the NPC there to start the process, and you’ll be able to reallocate your stat points.
- Bring a Larval Tear to the NPC at the Grand Library to respec your character.
Larval Tears can be obtained as item pickups in the open-world, and there are some powerful enemies that drop them as well.
Whenever you respec your character, you’ll get back all the Runes you’ve invested into them thus far, and you’ll be able to reallocate them however you want.
Getting Larval Tears
Larval Tears are pretty rare in Elden Ring, and from what we’ve seen so far, it’s possible to get a couple of them fairly early on in the game. While you’re in Liurnia of the Lakes, there are two Larval Tears that you can grab in the southwest region.
The first one is southwest of the Academy Town Gate Site of Grace. Ride southwest until you hit a gazebo where you’ll find a couple of giant crayfish enemies sleeping. To the slight northeast of the gazebo, you’ll find another crayfish patrolling the area. Defeat it and it’ll turn into a Grafted Scion. Defeat that, and you’ll be rewarded with a Larval Tear.
Grafted Scions are pretty scary, though, so thankfully there’s another one that you can get that’s much easier to get to.
You’ll need to get to an area called Village of the Albinaurics, which is in the south of Liurnia of the Lakes, as indicated in the screenshot down below. Just head south towards that direction, and you’ll eventually see a path leading upwards into the village.
Keep an eye out on your right side for a purple item pickup to find your second Larval Tear.
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