Elden Ring: Every Evergaol Location, Bosses, and Rewards

Tarnished resting after defeating an Evergaol challenge in Elden Ring.

Every Evergaol in Elden Ring contains a challenge to your playstyle, a secret to keep, and a reward that you can’t find anywhere else. For what is an Elden Lord if not one who knows The Lands Between?

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    What is an Evergaol in Elden Ring?

    Character laying in front of an evergaol.

    An Evergaol (ever∙jail) is an eternal jail for creatures sealed away to keep the Lands Between safe or to bury a secret forever. In Elden Ring, there 11 evergaols scattered in various regions for you to find.

    Every Evergaol is challenging due to the following reasons:

    • You can not summon a Spirit Ash, an NPC, or another Tarnished to help you out. (Only the Forlorn Hound Evergaol allows you to summon Blaidd the Half-Wolf as part of his and Merchant Kale’s questline.)
    • Each boss has a different build, which puts your unique playstyle to test. You may be tempted to respecc (change build) or find a way to cheese them. It’s all up to you.
    • Not every Evergaol has a Stake of Marika nearby.
    • Some are Imp-Sealed, which requires you to use Stonesword Keys unlock it. (Stonesword Keys are limited.)

    On the bright side, all Evergaols are completely optional. When you lose your Runes, you can easily recover it from the outside. You’ll also be rewarded with an item that you could not get anywhere else. As for lore lovers, you’ll get secrets to tell.

    The Evergaol Progression Route

    Do not let the Evergaol locations fool you. There are some that contain a more challenging boss to defeat compared to the mandatory enemies found in the region.

    The following is the recommended Evergaol progression, along with the minimum level and weapon level to consider:

    EvergaolMinimum LevelStandard Weapon LevelUnique Weapon Level
    Forlorn Hound Evergaol16+1+1
    Malefactor's Evergaol20+3+2
    Weeping Evergaol25+3+2
    Cuckoo's Evergaol25+4+3
    Sellia Evergaol30+8+3
    Royal Grave Evergaol30+12+4
    Stormhill Evergaol35+14+5
    Golden Lineage Evergaol45+16+6
    Lord Contender's Evergaol95+20+8
    Ringleader's Evergaol100+24+9
    Ordina Liturgical Town Evergaol100+24+9

    To know if a weapon is standard or unique, you simply must look at the requirements for upgrading. A Regular Weapon requires Smithing Stones to upgrade. Alternatively, a Unique Weapon requires Somber Smithing Stones to upgrade.

    Forlorn Hound Evergaol

    Agheel Lake South and Forlorn Hound Evergaol Grace Site map location.

    You must be at least Level 16 with a +1 Standard or Unique weapon.

    In the east of Limgrave, from the Agheel Lake South grace site, take the uphill path towards the cliff. Soon, you’ll notice the Abnormal Stone Clusters surrounding the evergaol. Make sure there’s a Stake of Marika icon below your Stamina bar before entering it.

    Summoning Blaidd, the Half-Wolf

    Before going to the Forlorn Hound Evergaol, take the time to explore the Mistwood Ruins in East Limgrave. Afterwards, talk with Merchant Kale at the Church of Elleh to get the Finger Snap gesture.

    Use the Finger Snap gesture at the Mistwood Ruins to meet Blaidd. Talk with him until he mentions Darriwil. Now, enter the Forlorn Hound Evergaol and seek a gold summoning sign to summon Blaidd.

    Boss: Bloodhound Knight Darriwil

    Tarnished watching Blaidd the Half-Wolf fighting Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in the Evergaol.

    In the Forlorn Hound Evergaol, you’ll be fighting Bloodhound Knight Darriwil. He moves much like a hound—agile, and most of his limbs are touching the ground. With his curved sword, he can quickly inflict you with Blood Loss.

    While the reason as to why he’s imprisoned is unknown, the Half-Wolf Blaidd has spitefully accused him as a traitor.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Bloodhound Knight Darriwil, and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageInflictsWeaknessResistantImmune
    725Physical Damage:
    ‣ Slash
    ‣ Standard
    ‣ Strike
    Blood Loss
    ‣ 55 Buildup
    ‣ Lightning
    ‣ Glintblade Phalanx
    ‣ Sleep
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Frostbite
    Madness
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    Claw SwipeJogs towards you, holds his left claws out, then swipes it.Dodge inwards, parry or block, then attack.
    Slash AttackHis Slash attacks can vary:
    ‣ Regular Slash
    ‣ Downward Slash
    ‣ Counterclockwise Slash
    Dodge inwards, parry or block, then attack.
    Uppercut SlashSlashes his sword from the ground up while emitting sparks.Dodge sideways, parry or block, then attack.
    Slam AttackHis Slam attacks can vary:
    ‣ Leaps into the air, then slams his sword down.
    ‣ Slash Attack + Slams his sword down.
    ‣ Hold his sword behind him, then quickly slams it forward.
    Dodge twice or parry, then attack.
    Bloodhound FinesseBloodhound step towards you, slashes his sword up in the air, then backs away.Dodge inwards, block, or parry. Wait for his next move.
    Charge + Uppercut SwipeCharges at you while dragging his left hand claws to the ground, then swipes it upwards and frontwards.Dodge sideways twice or parry, then attack multiple times.
    Charge + Uppercut SlashCharges at you while dragging his sword to the ground, then swipes it upwards.Dodge sideways or parry, then attack multiple times.
    Attack + RetreatMakes a slash or swipe attack then moves away from you.Dodge inwards and get close to him, then attack.
    Cheese
    • Obtain Royal House Scroll, give it to Sorceress Sellen, then buy Glintblade Phalanx.
    • Spam Lightning Incantation Spells
    • Get the Finger Snap Gesture from Merchant Kale, use it at the Mistwood Ruins, then summon Blaidd the Half-Wolf inside the evergoal

    Rewards: Runes and Bloodhound’s Fang

    Bloodhounds Fang dropped by the Bloodhound Knight Darriwil in the Forlorn Evergaol.

    Upon defeating Bloodhound Knight Darriwil, you’ll get 1,900 Runes (Base NG) and Bloodhound’s Fang.

    The Bloodhound’s Fang is a great curved sword that’s worth getting, especially if you’re looking to go with a Bleed Build throughout the game. Not to mention, it’s powerful enough for you to get the Radagon’s Scarseal early on.

    Malefactor’s Evergaol

    Liurnia Lake Shore Grace Site and Malefactors Evergaol map location in Elden Ring.

    You must be at least Level 20 with a +3 Standard Weapon or +2 Unique Weapon.

    In the south of Liurnia of the Lakes, from the Liurnia Lake Shore grace site, seek a Spirit Spring between yellow flowering trees to the left while going north. Jump with Torrent to quickly reach the tip of the cliff where the evergaol is. Make sure to have the Stake of Marika icon below your Stamina bar before entering.

    Boss: Adan, Thief of Fire

    Tarnished bowing before fighting Adan Thief of Fire in the Malefactors Evergaol.

    In the Malefactor’s Evergaol, you’ll be fighting Adan, Thief of Fire. He wields a Spiked Flail that inflicts Blood Loss and has the ability to cast the Legendary Incantation spell: Flame of the Fell God.

    He’s imprisoned for stealing the Flame of the Fell God from the Chief Guardian Arghanthy, defender of the Giants’ power, at the Mountaintops of the Giants.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Thief of Fire Adan and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageInflictsWeaknessResistantImmune
    1,717 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Strike
    Fire Damage
    Blood Loss‣ Madness
    ‣ Thrust Damage
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Frostbite
    Death Blight
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    StrikeRaises Spiked Flail over his right shoulder while leaning back a bit, then strikes down frontwards. Can be followed by another Strike.‣ Attack to cancel his move
    ‣ Dodge backwards
    ‣ Dodge sideways or block, attack
    Heavy StrikeQuickly holds Spiked Flail over his shoulder with both hands, then strikes it down frontwards. Can be followed by another Heavy Strike.‣ Attack to cancel his move
    ‣ Dodge sideways or block, then attack
    Sweeping AttackHolds Spiked Flail with both hands, raises it over his shoulder, then quickly sweeps it towards you counterclockwise.Dodge to the left, then attack.
    Run + Strike/SweepRuns towards you, then strikes or sweeps his Spiked Flail towards you.Get ready to dodge or block, then attack.
    Spinning Sweep AttackSwings Spiked Flail over his head, to his back with both hands, then sweeps it frontwards counterclockwise; followed by a sideroll.Wait for him to finish the move, run towards him when he siderolls, then attack.
    Catch FlameQuickly casts a Fire spell with his left hand and pushes his left palm towards you.Get ready to dodge backwards, attack once then dodge backwards.
    Wild StrikesSwings Spiked Flail side to side, then makes a jumping Strike attack.‣ Position yourself behind him, then attack.
    ‣ Wait for his Wild Strikes to end, then attack.
    ‣ Keep your distance and use the time to recover your HP or FP.
    Flame of the Fell GodTakes a few steps backward while raising left hand, stays still while casting the Flame of the Fell God Incantation, then runs towards you. He can only cast it one at a time.‣ Keep your distance and wait for the Flame of the Fell God Incantation to explode, then attack.
    ‣ Get ready to attack him if he's far from the Incantation's AOE.
    HP FlaskBelow 50% HP, he drinks from his Flask of Crimson Tears recovering some HP. He can only heal once.A small window to reposition yourself, recover your HP, or recover your FP.
    Adan, Thief of Fire Cheese
    • Spam Inescapable Frenzy Incantation Spell or Glintblade Phalanx and Carian Slicer Sorcery spells.
    • Quickly attack him whenever he attempts to casts a Fire Incantation Spell to cancel it.
    • Parry him as much as you can.
    • Keep your distance while waiting for him to finish his combo attacks, then attack once or twice only before backing away.

    Rewards: Runes and Flame of the Fell God

    Flame of the Fell God Legendary Incantation dropped by Adan Thief of Fire in the Malefactors Evergaol.

    Upon defeating Adan, Thief of Fire, you’ll get 3,800 Runes (Base NG) and Flame of the Fell God.

    The Flame of the Fell God is among the Legendary Incantations in Elden Ring. It deals Fire Damage while knocking back enemies upon explosion, though it’s mainly useful as a distraction.

    Weeping Evergaol

    Fourth Church of Marika Grace Site and Imp-Sealed Weeping Evergaol map location.

    You must at least be at Level 25 with a +3 Standard Weapon or +2 Unique Weapon. Get one Stonesword Key before going to the Imp-Sealed Weeping Evergoal to unlock it.

    In the west of the Weeping Peninsula, from the Fourth Church of Marika grace site, summon Torrent and double jump down from the northwest side of the cliff.

    No Stake of Marika is nearby, which means that if you die, you’ll respawn at the grace site. Make sure to recover your Runes before entering the evergaol again.

    Boss: Ancient Hero of Zamor

    Tarnished fighting Ancient Hero of Zamor in the Weeping Peninsula.

    In the Weeping Evergaol, you’ll be fighting Ancient Hero of Zamor, a graceful swordsman who wields a curved sword. Not only can he deal physical and magic damage, but he can also inflict you with Frostbite.

    There are speculations that he may have been imprisoned for either of the following reasons: to bury Marika’s alliance with them, to bury Radagon’s secret, or for destroying a Minor Erdtree at the Mountaintops of the Giants.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Ancient Hero of Zamor and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageInflictsWeaknessResistantImmune
    2,200 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Slash
    Magic Damage
    Frostbite‣ Fire
    ‣ Lightning
    ‣ Magic
    ‣ Glintstone Phalanx
    ‣ Carian Blade
    ‣ Heavy Attacks
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    Death Blight
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    SlashSlashes their sword from their left hip up to their right shoulder.Dodge right, attack
    Double SlashSlashes their sword from their left hip up to their right shoulder, quickly followed by another slash.Dodge right, and dodge towards their back, then attack.
    Spinning AttackMakes a 360 spin with their sword, then leaps away.Dodge right, dodge inwards, then run to attack.
    Frost RepelCasts a quick AOE frost repel whenever you get closer to them.‣ Dodge backwards, wait for next move.
    ‣ Dodge inwards, then attack.
    Frost BreathKneels down and breathes Frost on the ground in front of it.Dodge twice sideways, run towards them and attack.
    Frostbite SwordThey imbue their curved sword with Frostbite to inflict you faster with it.A short window to refill your HP and FP Bar.
    Ice StormStays still as they invoke a large AOE whirlwind around them.Keep your distance, wait for the next move.
    Frost SlashSimilar to the slash attack but leaves a trail of frost cloud in the air for short time.Dodge inwards, attack.
    Charge AttackHolds their sword behind then quickly leaps towards you for a slash, then backs away.Be ready to dodge inwards, block, or parry as they get close to you.
    Jump AttackLeaps into the air and slams their sword to the ground.Get ready to dodge sideways or block their attack.
    Triple Spinning AttackQuickly spins three times consecutively with its sword, then pauses briefly.Be ready to dodge away a few times or block their attacks, wait for them to pause before attacking.
    Ancient Hero of Zamor Cheese
    • Obtain Royal House Scroll, give it to Sorceress Sellen, then buy Glintblade Phalanx and Carian Slicer
    • Spam Fire and Lightning Pots or Spells

    Rewards: Runes and Radagon’s Scarseal

    Radagon's Scarseal Talisman dropped by the Ancient Hero of Zamor in the Weeping Evergaol.

    Upon defeating the Ancient Hero of Zamor, you’ll get 5,400 Runes  (Base NG) and Radagon’s Scarseal.

    The Radagon Scarseal is a stat-boosting Talisman that provides you with the following:

    • +3 Vigor, Endurance, Strength, and Dexterity
    • -10% Damage Negation

    Cuckoo’s Evergaol

    Foot of the Four Belfires Grace Site and Cuckoos Evergaol map location in Elden Ring.

    You must be at least Level 25 with a +4 Standard Weapon or +2 Unique Weapon.

    In the west of Liurnia of the Lakes, from the Foot of the Four Belfries grace site, summon Torrent and ride south. Soon, you’ll notice Abnormal Rock Clusters surrounding the evergaol. Go a bit south, near a split road, to activate the Stake of Marika icon below your Stamina Bar.

    Boss: Bols, Carian Knight

    Tarnished bowing before fighting Bols Carian Knight in the Cuckoos Evergaol, Liurnia of the Lakes.

    In the Cuckoo’s Evergaol, you’ll be fighting Bols, Carian Knight. He is a Stonedigger Troll with a Carian Knight Helm and Cape on, wielding a gigantic Carian Knight’s Sword.

    Although he may not have the Carian Granduer, he can cast a powerful Carian Sorcery Spell: Greatblade Phalanx. Also, you cannot parry him.

    Being among the mighty defenders of the Carian Royals, he has been imprisoned by the rebels of the Raya Lucaria Academy to secure the downfall of the Carian Royals and to successfully lock away Queen Rennala in the Grand Library.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Carian Knight Bols, and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageWeaknessResistantImmune
    ~ 2,000 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Standard
    Magic Damage
    Breath Attack
    ‣ Physical Damage
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Frostbite
    ‣ Sleep
    Death Blight
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    Troll's RoarStops to breathe in, then roars, releasing a shockwave in front of him.Run underneath him towards his back, attack.
    Foot StompRaises right foot and stomps down multiples times if you stay close to him.Dodge and aim for his left foot.
    Arm SweepQuickly raises left hand to his chest, then sweeps the ground counterclockwise.Dodge to the left, attack.
    Sword SweepStomps his left foot, raises his sword to hold with both hands, then sweeps it frontwards.Dodge inwards, then attack either of his foot.
    Sword SlamStomps his left foot while raising his sword with both hands over his head, then quickly slams his sword upright to the ground.Dodge inwards when his hands are about to reach the ground, then attack.
    Overhead Sword SlamStands still and holds sword with both hands pulling it behind, then slams it to the ground.‣ Dodge when his hands are about reach the ground, attack multiple times.
    ‣ Keep your distance, a small window to recover your HP and FP.
    Greatblade PhalanxTwirls sword to summon three large sentry glintblades, which shoots you when you're in range.‣ Dodge inwards or run to the side until there's no more large sentries left.
    ‣ Parry each large sentry.
    Ground StabHolds sword with both hands, quickly raises it then stabs it the ground.Dodge inwards towards his back, then attack him from behind.
    Arm Sweep + Ground StabMakes an arm sweep then slam down to his knees while his sword pierces the ground.Dodge inwards towards his back, then attack him from behind.
    StaggeredDrops to his knee, then falls down to ground for five seconds, then slowly gets back up.It's a 10-second window, so keep attacking him until he recovers from it.
    Jump AttackLeaps into the air, then slams his knees and sword upright to the ground.Dodge inwards, attack.
    Charged Uppercut SwingHolds sword down with both hands, then drags it to the ground towards you, emitting sparks, then slashes it up over his right shoulder. Can be followed by another uppercut swing.Dodge inwards, then attack.
    Carian Knight Bols Cheese
    • Inflict him with Poison using Poison Pots or Poisonbone Darts when he spawns.
    • Throw Oil + Fire or Lightning Pots throughout the fight.
    • Spam Fire, Lightning, and Holy Incantation spells.
    • Use weapons that inflict Blood Loss or Scarlet Rot.

    Rewards: Runes and Greatblade Phalanx

    Greatblade Phalanx Sorcery Spell dropped by Bols Carian Knight in the Cuckoos Evergaol.

    Upon defeating Bols, Carian Knight, you’ll get 4,600 Runes (Base NG) and Greatblade Phalanx.

    The Greatblade Phalanx is a Carian Sorcery spell that summons three large sentry glintblades. Unlike the Glintblade Phalanx, it has a higher FP cost and requires a staff to cast it.

    Sellia Evergaol

    Dragonbarrow West Grace Site and Sellia Evergaol map location in Caelid.

    You must be at least Level 30 with a +8 Standard Weapon or +3 Unique Weapon.

    In the north of Caelid, from the Dragonbarrow West grace site, summon Torrent and ride east. Make a right turn when in a lake with two dragons. Just beyond the smoldering walls, past a dragon guarding the area, is the Sellia Evergaol. Don’t worry, there’s a Stake of Marika nearby.

    Boss: Battlemage Hugues

    Tarnished bowing before fighting Battlemage Hugues in the Sellia Evergaol.

    In the Sellia Evergaol, you’ll be fighting Hugues, an aggressive Haima Battlemage who wields a Stone Club and an Academy Glintstone Staff. He uses them to cast powerful Glintstone Sorcery Spells.

    He’s likely imprisoned for using Cannon and Gavel of Haima to cause more conflict, which was meant to be used put an end to it. He broke the sacred accord of the Hamian Scholars of the Raya Lucaria Academy.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Battlemage Hugues and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageWeaknessResistantImmune
    3,872 HPMagic Damage‣ Physical Damage
    ‣ Holy Damage
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Frostbite
    ‣ Sleep
    ‣ Madness
    Death Blight
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    Club SmashRaises club with his left hand then smashes is to the ground.Dodge inwards, attack.
    Club SweepRaises club over his left shoulder, then sweeps it to the front. Can be followed by another sweep.Dodge inwards to his left, attack.
    Head SmashLeans back, then quickly smashes his head towards you.Dodge sideways, attack.
    Gavel of HaimaRaises his staff transforming it into a projectile magic hammer, them smashes it to the ground. Can be followed by two more smashes.‣ Attack him to cancel the spell.
    ‣ Dodge towards his back, backstab or attack him.
    ‣ Run away, then do a jump attack.
    Great Glintstone ShardCasts consecutive Great Glinstone Shards towards you.Dodge inwards, get closer to him. But beware of the possible Gavel of Haima move, then backstab or attack.
    Cannon of HaimaPulls away his staff to charge it up, then brings it forward to the sky releasing a magical cannon that causes a medium-range radial explosion. Run towards his back, then backstab him.
    Battlemage Hugues Cheese
    • Inflict him with Poison or Scarlet Rot using Pots or Grease as he spawns.
    • Circle around him to cancel most of his attacks and to backstab him as much as you can.
    • Use Heavy or Jump attacks to stagger him.
    • Spam Rock Sling Sorcery spell.

    Rewards: Runes and Battlemage Hugues Ashes

    Battlemage Hugues Ashes dropped by Battlemage Hugues in the Sellia Evergaol.

    Upon defeating the Battlemage Hugues, you’ll get 7,800 Runes (Base NG) and Battlemage Hugues Ashes.

    The Battlemage Hugues Ashes is a Spirit Ash that’s extremely useful when you need an aggressive Tank summon who can deal massive long-range and close-range magic damage.

    Royal Grave Evergaol

    Behind the Manor Grace Site and Royal Grave Evergaol map location, Liurnia of the Lakes.

    You must be at least Level 30 with a +12 Standard Weapon or +4 Unique Weapon.

    In the north of Liurnia of the Lakes, from the Behind Caria Manor grace site, summon Torrent and ride straight towards the edge of the cliff. You’ll soon notice the glowing seal of the evergoal along the way.

    There’s no Stake of Marika nearby, which means you’ll respawn at the grace site. Make sure to recover your Runes before entering again.

    Boss: Onyx Lord

    Tarnished bowing before fighting the Onyx Lord in the Royal Grave Evergaol.

    In the Royal Grave Evergaol, you’ll be fighting an Onyx Lord. He’s a humanoid who wields a Curved Greatsword with a powerful Gravity Repulsion Sorcery spell. With his mastery in Gravity Sorcery and zero-gravity agility, he can keep you on your toes.

    He’s likely imprisoned because he may be among the Onyx Lords who trained Starscourge Radahn with Gravity Sorcery during his younger years in Sellia, Town of Sorcery. And with Starscourge Radahn’s power, he has become a hindrance to Ranni the Witch’s plan.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Onyx Lord and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageWeaknessResistantImmune
    ~ 2,000 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Standard
    ‣ Slash
    Magic Damage
    ‣ Physical Damage
    ‣ Poise Damage
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Sleep
    ‣ Madness
    ‣ Frostbite
    ‣ Death Blight
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    Slice and DiceBrings sword to the ground, then dashes while slashing it up to his left, then dashes back towards you slashing his sword back down.‣ Block both slashes, then attack.
    ‣ Dodge inwards, then dodge again, then attack.
    Onyx Lord's RepulsionRaises sword and holds it with both hands before planting it to the ground, releasing a magnetic force to repel you away.Attack, then dodge inwards, then attack.
    Twirling SweepSlowly twirls, then quickly sweeps sword counterclockwise. Dodge to the right, then quickly attack from behind.
    SweepSteps right foot forward, then sweeps his sword in front of him.Dodge to the right, then quickly attack his back.
    Magnetic SwipeRaises left hand to his right shoulder, summoning a charged up orb and swipes it at you.‣ Dodge inwards to his right, attack.
    ‣ If you block it, you'll be slightly pushed away.
    Sword SlamQuickly raises sword above his right shoulder, then crouches as he slams it to the groundWalk to the right, then attack.
    Sword SwingSwings his sword behind him, then swings towards his left shoulder.‣ Block or parry, then attack.
    ‣ Dodge inwards to his right, then attack.
    PunchPulls left arm behind, then goes for a punch. It can also be followed by consecutive Sweep attacks.Dodge inwards to his right, then attack.
    MeteoriteHis sword gets charged up, then holds it over his head with both hands. He plants it to the ground forcing it down as a void opens up releasing Meteorites.Run to the side to avoid the Meteorites.
    Gravity WellQuickly raises his left hand summoning a charged up magnetic orb to shoot at you.Dodge sideways.
    Onyx Lord Cheese
    • Parry most of his attacks.
    • Take advantage of Guard Counters. Block his move then follow it up with an attack.
    • Spam Jump and Heavy attacks.

    Rewards: Runes and Meteorite

    Meteorite Sorcery Spell dropped by the Onyx Lord in the Royal Grave Evergaol.

    Upon defeating the Onyx Lord, you’ll get 3,600 Runes (Base NG) and Meteorite.

    The Meteorite is a Gravity Sorcery spell that summons three meteorites to attack an enemy from the sky. Use the Meteorite Staff, Magic Scorpion Charm, and Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear to boost its damage.

    Stormhill Evergaol

    Stormhill Shack Grace Site and Stormhill Evergaol map location in Elden Ring.

    You must be at least Level 35 with a +12 Standard Weapon or +5 Unique Weapon.

    In the west of Limgrave, from the Stormhill Shack grace site, summon Torrent and ride southwest towards the cliff near the Stormgate left tower. Make sure there’s a Stake of Marika icon below your Stamina bar before entering it.

    Boss: Crucible Knight

    Tarnished fighting the Crucible Knight Greatsword and Shield in Stormhill Evergaol.

    In the Stormhill Evergoal, you’ll be fighting a Crucible Knight wielding an Ordovis’ Greatsword and a Crucible Hornshield. He has a highly resistant Crucible Axe Armor Set along with their Crucible Incantation Spells. Be warned, Crucible Knights are among the toughest enemies in Elden Ring.

    The reason he’s imprisoned is yet to be known.

    Here is more of what you need know about the Crucible Knight, and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageWeaknessResistantImmune
    1,391 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Standard
    ‣ Strike
    ‣ Pierce
    Holy Damage
    ‣ Fire
    ‣ Lightning
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Frostbite
    ‣ Sleep
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Madness
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    Downward SlashRaises his greatsword up then slashes it down.‣ Dodge sideways, attack.
    ‣ Block or parry, attack.
    SweepSwings his greatsword from the left shoulder to his right.‣ Dodge backwards, get behind him, then attack
    ‣ Dodge inwards, attack twice
    ‣ Parry or block, attack
    Sword UppercutDrags his greatsword to the ground on his left emitting sparks, then slashes up above his right shoulder.‣ Dodge inwards, attack his back.
    ‣ Block
    Shield BashQuickly crouches placing the Crucible Hornshield in front the charges at you, followed by a shield uppercut.‣ Get ready to dodge backwards as soon as you see him crouch.
    ‣ Dodge towards his back, then attack.
    Charge + Thrust AttackHe runs towards you holding the shield in front and moves his greatsword to his back then thrusts it frontwards.As soon as he pulls his sword to his back ready to dodge inwards, then attack.
    Charge + SweepHe runs towards you holding the shield in front, then quickly raises his sword to his left then swings it to the right.‣ Dodge backwards
    ‣ Dodge to the right or block, then attack
    AOE Stomp + Greatsword SlamHolds the greatsword with both hands to the right while raising his left foot up, then slams it to the ground causing multiple rocks to emerge in front of him. Quickly followed by a downward slash.‣ Jump, dodge sideways, then attack twice.
    ‣ Jump, dodge backwards, attack twice.
    Greatsword DiveSummons a pair of holy wings, then leaps into the air, then dives greatsword first towards you.‣ Dodge inwards as gets closer to you, attack or wait for next move.
    ‣ Small window for you to recover HP or FP.
    Crucible Tail SweepA long Crucible Tail emerges behind him then quickly spins it clockwise.Dodge inwards or backwards, then attack.
    Double Crucible Tail SweepA long Crucible Tail emerges behind him then quickly spins it counterclockwise, followed by yet another much longer spin.‣ Dodge backwards, then inwards and attack.
    ‣ Dodge twice, then spam long-ranged attacks.
    Spinning SlashHolds greatsword with both hands then he spins clockwise,Get ready to dodge backwards, block or parry.
    Crucible Knight Semi-Cheese
    • Seek the rock between the trees before he spawns. Position yourself on the rock where you can dodge most of his attacks. Physical Heavy Attacks are recommended.  Get off the rock and reposition as needed.
    • Parry his greatsword attacks as often as you can, but beware of the Shield Bash and Stomp.

    Rewards: Runes and Aspects of the Crucible Tail

    Aspects of the Crucible Tail Incantation Spell dropped by the Crucible Knight in the Stormhill Evergaol.

    Upon defeating the Crucible Knight in Stormhill Evergaol, you’ll get 2,100 Runes (Base NG) and Aspects of the Crucible: Tail.

    The Aspects of the Crucible Tail is an Incantation spell that deals Strike damage. It can be charged to deal more damage, although it requires more time and proper positioning. Wearing any Crucible Armor Set boosts every Crucible Incantation Spells’ damage by 3.5%.

    Golden Lineage Evergaol

    Altus Plateau Grace Site and Imp-Spealed Golden Lineage Evergaol map location in Elden Ring.

    You must be at least Level 45 with a +16 Standard Weapon or +6 Unique Weapon. Get two Stonesword Keys to unlock the Imp-Sealed evergaol.

    In the west of the Altus Plateau, from the Altus Plateau grace site, summon Torrent and ride to the east, towards the cliff across. Jump down to the rocks below. There’s an underpass to the left. Make sure to have the Stake of Marika icon below your Stamina Bar before entering the evergaol.

    Boss: Godefroy the Grafted

    Tarnished bowing before fighting Godefroy the Grafted in the Golden Lineage Evergaol.

    In the Golden Lineage Evergaol, you’ll be fighting Godefroy the Grafted. Being related Godrick the Grafted, they closely resemble each other in appearance and fighting style. Like Godrick, he also has multiples limbs across his arms. He wields the Axe of Godrick and a secondary axe.

    Dragon Knight Kristoff captured and imprisoned Godefroy for attempting a siege on Leyndell, Royal Capital.

    The following is more of what you need to know about Godefroy the Grafted and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageWeaknessResistantImmune
    12,563 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Standard
    ‣ Physical Damage
    ‣ Long-Range Attacks
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Frostbite
    Death Blight
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    I Command Thee, Kneel!Holds greataxe downwards with both hands while raising his right foot, then smashes it down the ground causing a small shockwave. He pushes it to the ground once more causing a larger shockwave.‣ Dodge backwards, dodge inwards, run towards him then attack.
    ‣ Block each shockwave, then run towards him to attack.
    Stormcaller + Storm AssultSpins greataxe over his head surrounding himself with a whirlwind, then stomps his left foot before rolling and leaping into the air for a jump attack.Dodge backwards, dodge inwards as he jumps downs, then attack multiples times as he stands up.
    Rolling + Arm Punch and SweepRolls, then punches the ground with his left hand before sweeping away. Can be followed by a ground punch.Dodge towards the direction he's going, dodge inwards, attack. Quickly dodge towards his back, the attack him from behind.
    Axe SwingsSlightly raises his right arms, then swings the axes on the ground front of him, back and forth.Dodge inwards to his right, dodge towards his back, attack.
    Wild StrikesHolds greataxe with both hands, leans to his right shoulder before swinging sideways aggressively five times in various directions.Dodge inwards, towards his back, wait for him to finish the combo, attack.
    Axe Sweep + Arm Sweeps + Punch Raises greataxe above his left shoulder, then sweeps it to the right, followed by two Arm Sweeps and a ground punch.Dodge inwards to his left, get behind him, then attack.
    Jump AttackLeaps into the air, then smashes in axe sideways on the ground, then rolls.Dodge inwards, attack him until he rolls away.
    Overreach SlamRaises greataxe above his right shoulder while putting his left hand on the ground, then stretches his right arm out to slam the greataxe on the ground in front of him.Dodge sideways, attack while he stands up, then immediately dodge away.
    Triple Axe PlungeSlightly raises greataxe with his right hand only, then plunges it to the ground creating a small shockwave. He quickly follows it with another. He raises the greataxe again, holds it for three seconds before plunging it causing a large shockwave.Run away from the first two shockwaves to recover your HP and FP. Beware of the third large shockwave, then run towards him, attack as he recovers from it.
    Godefroy the Grafted Cheese
    • Inflict him with Poison or Scarlet Rot using Pots and Grease as he spawns.
    • Spam long-ranged attacks such as the following: Arrows, Sorceries, and Incantations.

    Rewards: Runes and Godfrey Icon

    Legendary Godfrey Icon Talisman dropped by Godefroy the Grafted in the Golden Lineage Evergaol.

    Upon defeating Godefroy the Grafted, you’ll get 26,000 Runes (Base NG) and Godfrey Icon.

    The Godfrey Icon is among the Legendary Talismans to collect in Elden Ring. It adds 15% damage of every Charged Skills and Spells you make. However, it does not affect Bow attacks. It can be a great alternative to the Shard of Alexander Talisman, which you can only get later in the game.

    Lord Contender’s Evergaol

    Whiteridge Road Grace Site and Lord Contenders Evergaol Map Location in the Mountaintops of the Giants, Elden Ring.

    You must be at least Level 95 with a +20 Standard Weapon or +8 Unique Weapon.

    In the east of the Mountaintops of the Giants, from the Whiteridge Road grace site, go up on the cliff and turn right until you notice Abnormal Stone Clusters surrounding the evergaol. Make sure to have the Stake of Marika icon below your Stamina bar before examining the seal.

    Boss: Roundtable Knight Vyke

    Tarnished bowing before fighting Rountable Knight Vyke who casts Lightning Spears in the Lord Contenders Evergaol.

    In the Lord Contender’s Evergaol, you’ll be fighting Roundtable Knight Vyke. He wields his very own War Greatspear, but without the Frenzyflame Thrust, and wears a Knight Armor Set that has been marked by the Flame of Frenzy of the Three Fingers.

    He was close to being the Elden Lord. However, he ended up submitting to the madness of the Three Fingers deep below Leyndell, Royal Capital, to save his Maiden from being sacrificed. This was a deed that’s looked down upon.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Roundtable Knight Vyke and how to counter or cheese him:

    HealthDamageWeaknessResistantImmune
    9,617 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Pierce
    Lightning Damage
    ‣ Long-Range Attacks
    ‣ Poise Damage
    ‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Frostbite
    ‣ Sleep
    Moveset and Counters
    MoveDescriptionCounter
    Vyke's DragonboltRaises spear towards the sky, as red lightning buffs his weapon and body.Immediately attack him. Delay his buff for as long as you can.
    Spear SweepSweeps spear from left to right in front of him.Dodge inwards to his right, attack.
    Jump AttackLeaps into the air, then plunges spear to the ground creating a small whirlwind.Dodge inwards, attack.
    Spear ThrustPulls back spear, then thrusts it forwards.Dodge sideways, attack.
    Double Fortissax's Lightning SpearLeaps into the air catching two lightning spears in each hand, then thrusts it the ground one by one creating a travelling lightning waves for each.Run away, then dodge each wave coming your way.
    HP Flask Below 50% HP, he drinks from his Flask of Crimson Tears recovering some HP. He can only heal once.A small window to reposition yourself, recover your HP, or recover your FP.
    Lightning StrikesStops to raise left hand to his chest, emitting a lightning spark, then raises towards the sky causing a two-second-delay lightning striking the ground in front of him. Run to the side, get closer to him.
    Roundtable Knight Vyke Cheese
    • Use Night Comet Sorcery spell with the Staff of Loss throughout the fight, as he won’t see it coming until it’s too late.
    • Spam Weapons, Sorcery, or Incantation Spells with high Poise Damage.
    • Use Heavy or Jump Attacks as often as you can to cancel out most of his moves.

    Rewards: Runes, Fingerprint Set, and Vyke’s Dragonbolt

    Vykes Dragonbolt and Fingerprint Armor Set dropped by Rountable Knight Vyke in the Lord Contenders Evergaol.

    Upon defeating Roundtable Knight Vyke, you’ll get 78,750 Runes (Base NG), Fingerprint Armor Set and Vyke’s Dragonbolt.

    The Fingerprint Armor Set is a ragged version of the Knight Armor Set that has been touched by the Three Fingers and burned by the Flame of Frenzy. It’s a Medium Load Armor with a low Focus (Madness and Sleep Resistance).

    Vyke’s Dragonbolt is an Incantation Spell that buffs your weapon with Lightning Damage and buffs your body with 35% Lightning Damage Negation.  It also increases your Equip Load by 15% and lasts for 70 seconds.

    Ringleader’s Evergaol

    Moonlight Altar Grace Site and Ringleaders Evergaol map location in Liurnia of the Lakes.

    You must be at least Level 100 with a +24 Standard Weapon or +9 Unique Weapon.

    In the south of Liurnia of the Lakes, The Moonlight Altar sub-region is only accessible by obtaining the Dark Moon Ring and defeating Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in the Lake of Rot.

    From the Moonlight Altar grace site, summon and ride towards the northwest tip of the sub-region. Beware of the Glinstone Dragons on your way there. Make sure to have the Stake of Marika Icon below your Stamina bar before entering the evergaol.

    Boss: Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader

    Tarnished bowing before fighting Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader in the Ringleaders Evergaol.

    In the Ringleader’s evergaol, you’ll be fighting Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader. She wears the Black Knife Armor set, which boosts her stealth, and wields a Black Knife imbued with Destined Death that can one-shot you.

    She’s imprisoned either for penance or to bury Ranni the Witch’s secret. By order, she led a team of elite Black Knife assassins to steal a fragment of the Rune of Death and to murder Godwyn the Golden, which sparked the Shattering.

    The following is more of what you need to know about the Black Knife Ringleader Alecto and how to counter or cheese her:

    HealthDamageWeaknessResistantImmune
    8,741 HPPhysical Damage:
    ‣ Standard
    ‣ Slash
    ‣ Pierce
    Holy Damage
    ‣ Physical Damage
    ‣ Poise Damage
    ‣ Guard Counters
    ‣ Glintstone Phalanx
    Frostbite‣ Poison
    ‣ Scarlet Rot
    ‣ Blood Loss
    ‣ Sleep
    ‣ Madness
    Moveset and Counters
    Move DescriptionCounter
    Blade of DeathBrings charged-up dagger to her left shoulder, then quickly releases a projectile that debuffs you and deals a continuous fire damage for a short time.Dodge sideways.
    SlashBrings dagger to her left shoulder, then slashes it towards you.Attack twice before she can slash and retreat.
    Twirling Uppercut SlashPlants dagger to the ground, makes a crouching twirl emitting sparks, then makes an uppercut slash.Attack as she twirls, then dodge towards her back, then attack her from behind.
    Jump AttackLeaps into the air, makes a quick spin as she holds the dagger with both hands, then slams it down to the ground.Dodge inwards as she slams her dagger, then backstab her. Attack her again as she stands up.
    Destined DeathRaises her charged up dagger to her left shoulder, quickly leaps into the air, twirls and releases rapid atomic waves in a medium radius.Dodge backwards twice or run away, then run towards her to land an attack or two.
    Leaping Spinning SweepSpins clockwise, sweeps dagger towards you then leaps away.Parry, block or dodge backwards.
    Charged PierceShe leaps in front of you dagger first in a second.Dodge sideways twice.
    Grab and StabDodges to the left then raises her left hand, leaps to grab your neck, then stabs you in the chest.Dodge inwards as soon as she dodges to the left and raises her left hand.
    Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Cheese
    • Jump on the rock on the left side of where she spawns. Cast the Night Maiden’s Mist and recast until she dies. Heal and reposition yourself on the rock as needed.
    • Position and reposition yourself on the same rock, and spam your Heavy attacks throughout the fight.

    Rewards:  Runes and Black Knife Tiche

    Black Knife Tiche Spirit Ash dropped by Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader in the Ringleaders Evergaol.

    Upon defeating Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader, you’ll get 80,000 Runes (Base NG) and Black Knife Tiche.

    Black Knife Tiche is among the Legendary Spirit Ashes powerful enough to defeat some Bosses alone, provided it’s not a duo boss fight.

    If you’re having a difficult time defeating Malenia, Blade of Miquella, summon Black Knife Tiche to help counter her HP regain.

    Ordina, Liturgical Town Evergaol

    Inner Consecrated Snowfield and Ordina Liturgical Town Grace Site in the Consecrated Snowfield for the Puzzle Evergaol.

    The Ordina Evergaol is different to the other 10 evergaols. You’re only required to solve a puzzle, similar to that of the Sella, Town of Sorcery in Caelid. But you cannot summon Torrent or a Spirit Ash within.

    Since the town is located in the Consecrated Snowfield, you must be at least Level 100 with a +20 Standard weapon or +8 Unique weapon.

    From the Inner Consecrated Snowfield grace site, summon Torrent and ride northwest. Beyond the freezing river is the Ordina, Liturgical Town.

    Although it seems empty on the outside, the town becomes alive as you enter its evergaol. But before doing so, make sure to have a Sentry Torch at hand, and watch out for the enemies lurking around.

    Enemy: Lesser Black Knife Assassin

    There are four invisible Lesser Black Knife Assassins guarding the town. Beware of their Grab and Stab Attack that can one-shot you. Use a Sentry Torch to reveal their presence, which can be bought from the Hermit Merchant in the Capital Outskirts.

    You don’t have to defeat them, although if you do, they don’t respawn. This makes the evergaol easier to explore. They can also drop the Ghost Glovewort (9), which can be rare to find and expensive to buy.

    If you choose not to get the Sentry Torch, all you must do is keep on sprinting around and climbing up to the rooftops.

    Enemy: Albinauric Wolfback Archer

    While the Lesser Black Knife Assassins guard the grounds of the town, the Albinauric Wolfback Archers got the rooftops covered. These aggressive archers wield a magic version of the Albinauric Bow.

    When within range, they’ll spam Triple Enchanted Shots towards you, dealing massive magic damage. They’re tanky archers with weak legs that are immune to Poison.

    It is not necessary to defeat these Archers. But if you do, they can drop the following items:

    • Around 4,500 Runes (Base NG)
    • Blue Silver Armor Set (2% base drop rate per piece):
    • Albinauric Bow (4% base drop rate)
      • St. Trina’s Arrows of 5 (2.50% base drop rate)
      • Standard Arrows of 5 (10% base drop rate)
    • Albinauric Bloodclot (15% base drop rate)
    Albinauric Wolfback Archer Cheese
    • Cast Night Maiden’s Mist for the unalerted archers.
    • Spam Rock Sling or use Greatbow to knock them off the roof.

    Reward: Waygate to Miquella’s Haligtree

    Tarnished teleporting to Miquella's Haligtree using a Waygate unlocked from the Ordina Liturgical Town Evergaol.

    Upon solving the Ordina, Liturgical Town Evergaol, you’ll activate a Waygate that teleports you to Miquella’s Haligtree. It’s the only way you can get there. The Waygate is located in a room with a long staircase, northeast of the evergaol.