Siofra River is one of the many areas you’ll traverse in Elden Ring. Aside from hostile creatures, you’ll also find Flame Pillars here that you can light. These unlock another location where you can find and fight a magnificent boss.
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Every Flame Pillar Marked on the Map
There are a total of eight Flame Pillars that you’ll need to light before you can access the Ancestor Spirit’s boss room. All of them are situated in this section of Siofra River. Here’s where you can find all of them.
First Flame Pillar
Your first pillar is located east of the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace. You’ll easily spot it if you look to the east while standing at the Site of Grace.
Second Flame Pillar
From the first pillar, look to the north and you’ll spot a Giant Crab. Run to it and past it and you’ll arrive at a passage with a bunch of tombstones. Follow the path up from here and you’ll find the second pillar, guarded by Ancestral Followers.
Third Flame Pillar
The third flame pillar is on an islet in the middle of a marshy area northeast of the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace. Ancestral Followers guard this pillar. You may also be close enough to a couple of lightning orbs here for them to shoot at you, so watch out for them.
Fourth Flame Pillar
The fourth pillar is located east of the third. Keep riding east until you spot a lit brazier and a couple of tall and thin pillars. The flame pillar is situated close to the edge of the cliff. It is also guarded by multiple Ancestral Followers.
Fifth Flame Pillar
From the fourth pillar, ride north and you’ll spot the fifth flame pillar.
Sixth Flame Pillar
Look directly to the west from the fifth flame pillar and you’ll immediately spot the sixth across the marsh.
Seventh Flame Pillar
From the sixth pillar, head across the watery area to get to where the fifth pillar is. Start riding north while sticking to this road and you’ll find the seventh pillar to your right, guarded by a couple of rats and Ancestral Followers.
Eighth Flame Pillar
The eighth and last flame pillar is located west of the seventh pillar. From the seventh pillar, ride north then head west to get to higher ground. Then, start making your way south until you spot a couple of rats and Ancestral Followers. You’ll find the eight flame pillar here.
What Happens After You Light the Flame Pillars?
After you light all the pillars around Siofra River, the deer corpse at the Hallowhorn Grounds will start to glow. Once interacted with, you’ll be teleported to the arena of the Ancestor Spirit.
This gorgeous and challenging boss, once defeated, will drop the Ancestral Follower Spirit Ashes.
Tips For Navigating Siofra River
Finding the flame pillars in Siofra River is simple enough. What makes this endeavor challenging is the fact that the Ancestral Followers here are capable of shooting you from afar and with complete accuracy.
That said, it’s much better if you deal with the Ancestral Followers as you spot them instead of simply running past them. Fighting the enemies here instead of simply ignoring them will actually give you a higher chance of navigating this section safely.
The enemy type you’ll want to completely avoid, though, is the lightning orbs. These things can damage you, but you can’t damage them. The good news is that they disappear after they fire three series of lightning strikes.