Want to know how you can reach Deeproot Depths in Elden Ring?
Elden Ring features a massive open world that is full of secret locations, puzzles, and powerful enemies. Players who are new to FromSoftware games will likely be overwhelmed by the amount of content and area to explore and unlock.
Overall, FromSoftware did an excellent job in crafting an expansive open world that feels truly alive even if The Lands Between is heavily inspired by Dark Souls.
Even after 50+ hours of gameplay, you’ll still realize that there are still tons of places to explore in the game.
One of the biggest reasons for this is that developers did a fantastic job of placing hidden areas and puzzles into the already huge open world. Some of these areas are easier to find than others, but most of them will require some exploring.
The Deeproot Depths is one of the most complex areas that you can find in The Lands Between.
In this guide, we will show you how to reach the Deeproot Depths in Elden Ring.
Let’s get right into it!
Unlocking Nokron, Eternal City
Players who want to reach Deeproot Depths early on will have to go through a lot. The zone can only be accessed by progressing deep into Nokron, Eternal City, the area that is locked behind an incredibly powerful boss.
Those who are willing to take a long trek through Nokron will first have to tangle with Starscourge Radahn, one of the main bosses in the game.
While it is possible to finish the main story of Elden Ring without having to face Radahn, those that are planning to make it into Nokron will have to defeat the Demi-God first. However, this is a tough fight and is definitely not for early-game players.
Once you have defeated Radahn, you’ll notice a new area in the South-Eastern portion of Limgrave, just south of the Mistwood Ruins.
This new area was struck by a massive star and has opened into a swirling vortex of rock and debris. By climbing down the cliffside and making their way into a nearby cave, Elden Ring players will find themselves descending into Nokron.
However, it takes a bit of platforming to make it successfully through the opening area of Nokron, but players will know they are heading to the right path once they reach a Site of Grace that opens up into an expansive area of the city.
Heading Through Nokron to the Soifra Aqueduct
After traversing a narrow ramp between two large buildings, players will find themselves in an open area with a far-off bridge and a large open building that has an imposing mist wall.
The boss inside is the Mimic Tear, a creature that will copy the player, taking their weapons, armor, abilities, and even equipped items. This can be quite difficult since you are essentially going up against yourself.
However, you can simply unequip your gear before walking into the fight to spawn a Mimic Tear with no weapons or armor.
Once the Mimic Tear spawns, re-equip your gear to effortlessly beat the boss.
After killing the Mimic Tear, players can take the nearby staircase and make their way across a massive bridge.
Near the end of the bridge, you’ll see a section of the wall missing and players will notice a path downward where two huge enemies are patrolling. If you hug the left side as you head down and follow the small hill to the left, you’ll be able to unlock another Site of Grace for the Ancestral Woods.
Hidden Path to the Woods
Heading east of the new Site of Grace will put you towards a hidden path in the woods to the left of the large columned area. You’ll know you are following the right path if you start noticing jellyfish.
Following these jellyfish in the area and veering slightly to the right through the trees will take you to a small hill with more jellyfish.
Once there, you can look over the edge of the cliff and spot a path jutting out from the rock wall on the left-hand side of the cliff edge. Jumping down this path will eventually lead you to another Site of Grace, the Aqueduct-Facing Cliffs.
After reaching this Site of Grace, you can hug the wall to the left and run to the end of the path to find a large tower.
Players should now jump carefully onto the small thin roof beam and down into the tower itself. From there, players must head to the door on the left and through the next room. It is important to note that two Crucible Knights patrol this area and can be quite difficult to face.
Once you have made it to the long hallway with water on the floor, you should continue to the left and make a right at the waterfall, past some arches. Now, head left and you’ll find a staircase that leads up into a massive cave with a huge waterfall at the end of it.
That ends our guide on how to reach Deeproot Depths in Elden Ring. If you have questions, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them.