Elden Ring: Every Sacred Tear Location

Find every Sacred Tear throughout The Lands Between.
Tarnished getting one Sacred Tear at the Second Church of Marika

Key Takeaway

You can find a Sacred Tear in front of Marika's Statue in most churches throughout the Lands Between.

A Sacred Tear is an essential item to find and use right away. It boosts your Flask Potency, which increases your chances of surviving against demigods, and even the gods. If you’re to become Elden Lord, never sleep on it.

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    What is a Sacred Tear?

    Tarnished using Sacred Tear at a Site of grace

    It’s used to increase the potency of the Flask of Crimson Tears (HP) and Flask of Cerulean Tears (FP). It does not do anything for the Flask of Wondrous Physick.

    A Sacred Tear helps to replenish more HP or FP per Flask Charge, which is useful because you’ll only have a maximum number of 14 Flask charges per playthrough.

    How to Use Sacred Tears

    Tarnished upgrading Flask Potency at a Site of Grace.

    To use it, you need to do the following steps:

    1. Rest at any Site of Grace.
    2. Select ‘Flasks’ from the menu.
    3. Select ‘Increase amount replenished by flasks.’

    How Many Sacred Tears Are Needed?

    Currently, there are 12 Sacred Tears to find in Elden Ring and you will need all of them to reach the maximum level of Flask Potency: +12.

    Unlike the Flask Charges with its increasing Golden Seed requirement for upgrading, you only need one Sacred Tear per Flask Potency upgrade.

    Churches in Limgrave

    The Map Locations of the Four Churches in Limgrave.

    There are four churches to explore in the Limgrave region, which means you can have +4 Flask Potency here alone.

    Make sure to get all of it before fighting Margit, the Fell Omen for some extra cushion.

    The following are the churches and their location:

    ChurchLocation
    Third Church of MarikaEast Limgrave: From the Mistwood Outskirts grace site, keep following the pathway leading northeast. The Third Church of Marika is just by the curve along the path.
    Callu Baptismal ChurchEast Weeping Peninsula: From the South of Lookout Tower grace site, make your way up to the Ailing Village. The Callu Baptismal Church is located at the south. Beware of the Frenzied Giant Rats and Villagers.
    Church of PilgrimageWest Weeping Peninsula: From the South of the Lookout Tower grace site, cross the bridge and keep heading north. The Church of Pilgrimage is at the northwestern cliff of the region.
    Fourth Church of MarikaWest Weeping Peninsula: From the Church of Pilgrimage grace site, summon Torrent and head southwest from here. Soon, you'll hear the Walking Mausoleum. Stick to your left and make your way up the cliff to find the Fourth Church of Marika.

    Churches in Liurnia of the Lakes

    The Map Locations of the Three Churches in Liurnia of the Lakes.

    There are three churches to explore in Liurnia of the Lakes, which means you can increase your Flask Potency to +7.

    You will be needing such a level of Flask Potency to survive against Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.

    The following are the churches and their location:

    ChurchLocation
    Church of IrithThere are two ways to get here:

    ‣ Defeat Godrick the Grafted in Stormveil Castle.
    ‣ Make your way behind the Stormveil Castle through the broken bridge.

    South Liurnia: From the Lake-Facing Cliffs grace site, go southwest from here to find the Church of Irith.
    Bellum ChurchThere are two ways to get to the Bellum Highway:

    ‣ Through the Magic Seal towards the East Gate Bridge of Raya Lucaria Academy.
    ‣ Through a Spirit Spring below the cliffside, which is directly west of the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel.

    North Liurnia: From the East Raya Lucaria Gate grace site, follow the edge of the cliff going northwest. You'll find the Bellum Church at the western part of the woods.
    Church of InhibitionNortheast Liurnia: From the Grand Lift of Dectus, make your way to the Frenzy-Flaming Village. Find an ascending pathway at the southern part of the village. The Church of Inhibition is just up the cliff. Beware of getting invaded by Festering Fingerprint Vyke.

    Church in Caelid

    The Map Location of the Church in Caelid.

    There’s only one church in the entire Caelid region. By then, you can increase your Flask Potency to +8.

    Try to get it first before fighting Starscourge Radahn, you’ll need the extra HP to recover from his gravitational attacks.

    The following is the church and its location:

    ChurchLocation
    Church of PlagueYou will need to complete the Sellia, Town of Sorcery puzzle because it's the only way to access the church.

    From the Sellia Backstreets grace site, follow the ascending pathways until you reach the Church of Plague. Beware of the Silver Spheres and Lesser Kindred of Rot on your way there.

    Churches in Altus Plateau

    The Map Locations of the Two Churches in Altus Plateau.

    There are two churches to explore in Altus Plateau, which means you can increase your Flask Potency to +10.

    It’s enough for you to progress towards late-game, where even the regular enemies can one-hit you. Not to say, to survive against the demigods within the region.

    The following are the churches and their location:

    ChurchLocation
    Second Church of MarikaFrom the Altus Highway Junction grace site, head north towards the cliff across the Second Church of Marika's map location. Summon Torrent to safely jump down until you reach the church. Beware of the invader Bloody Finger Eleonora.
    Stormcaller ChurchThere are two ways to get here but the safest way is through the Rampartside Path to avoid an encounter with the Ancient Dragon Lansseax.

    From Rampartside Path grace site, make your way to the southwestern part of the cliff. Find a descending path way beyond a massive graveyard. Beware of the Leyndell Knight, and Commoners inflicting Lightning Damage.

    Churches in Mountaintops of the Giants

    The Map Location of the Two Churches in Mountaintops of the Giants.

    There are two churches to explore in the Mountaintops of the Giants. You’ll finally have the maximum of +14 Flask Potency.

    During late-game, it’s better to prioritize having the highest Flask Potency so you can be better prepared with your strategies against the end-game mandatory and optional bosses.

    The following are the churches and their location:

    ChurchLocation
    First Church of MarikaNortheast Mountaintops: From the Freezing Lake grace site, make your way to the southeastern part of the Freezing Lake. Beware of Borealis the Freezing Fog that guards over it. You can choose to ignore them and head straight for the church.
    Church of ReposeSouthwest Mountaintops: From the Giants' Gravepost grace site, make your way towards the cliff. Beware of the Giant Crows and Snow Trolls within the area. Before you reach the Church of Repose near the edge, you'll get invaded by Bloody Finger Okina.