Elden Ring: Crumbling Farum Azula Legacy Dungeon Guide

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  • How To Reach The Legacy Dungeon
  • Crumbling Beast Grave
  • Dragon Temple
  • Godskin Duo
  • Rooftops
  • Great Bridge
  • Dragonlord Placidusax
  • Defeating Maliketh And Witnessing The Burning
  • Notable Loot

Crumbling Farum Azula is a Legacy Dungeon in Elden Ring and one of the most beautifully designed areas in the game. With eerie music playing in the background, endless floating rocks and buildings, and horrifying dragon-like creatures flying in the sky, one can do nothing but look out in wonder. Inside, though, the game will throw endless Beastmen and Skeletons your way and challenge you to jump across floating platforms.

There are several routes in this Legacy dungeon and it's easy to get confused about whether you're following the right path. Worry not, as this guide has got you covered. Here is all you need to know about Crumbling Farum Azula.

How To Reach The Legacy Dungeon

After defeating Fire Giant in Mountaintops of the Giants, head to the Forge of the Giants. After sitting at the Site of Grace, you can talk to Melina, which will start a cutscene, and you will end up in Crumbling Farum Azula.

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Crumbling Beast Grave

From the starting point, go straight and collect the Smithing Stone [8] and proceed further to acquire Golden Rune [9]. Head down the stairs, and there will be several Azula Beastmen below. Lure them one by one and kill them. Then pick up the three Old Fang from the corpse. Head west through the doorway to reach another room where you will find Lightning Dried Liver at the right corner. Proceed straight and you will reach the Crumbling Beast Grave (Site of Grace).

Head out of the area, and you will reach a curved bridge. Here you will encounter the Farum Azula Dragon. You can run past, but killing it will drop an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. Collect the Smithing Stone [8], Smithing Stone [6], and Dragonwound Grease from the several corpses in this area before going on ahead and reaching the second Site of Grace, Crumbling Beast Grave Depths.

In the room ahead are two Beastmen and a Smithing Stone [7]. Towards the southwest direction, you can see a roof that you can climb onto. Head inside the area after the roof, and you will reach the upper section of a large hall. Kill the several Beastmen here and collect three Gravel Stone from the left altar, a Smithing Stone [6] from the corpse in the middle, and Great Grave Glovewort from the altar in the end. Go back to the room outside the second grace.

Coming out of this room, you will reach a large hall. Go straight and pick the fourteen Lightning Greatbolts from the corpse in front of you and head up the stairs to the balcony. Here you can find a corpse with a Golden Rune [12]. From the large hall, turn left, and you will reach an area with an elevator. Turn right, and you can find Hero's Rune [2] behind some pots. Head down the elevator, and you will reach an area filled with Lesser Wormfaces.

Kill the Lesser Wormfaces ahead and collect the Somber Smithing Stone [9]. Go around the giant pillar where you will find another Lesser Wormface near a ladder and a dog upon a rock platform. Kill them and head up the ladder. At the end, you can see a Lesser Wormface and a corpse that has Smithing Stone [8]. Collect it and go down the ladder and up the rock platform on your right. Deal with the Lesser Wormface near the tree. Pick up the four Fulgurbloom and head straight.

You will arrive at a lake with more Lesser Wormfaces. One of the three Wormfaces is much more powerful and has more health than the others, so try to attack it from range. Make sure to have Order Healing to alleviate Death Blight buildup. After killing them, loot the corpses in the lake to acquire a Smithing Stone [8], Rejuvenating Boluses, and the Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [3] from the small stone gazebo. Head to the east of the lake to find a Lesser Wormface guarding five Gravel Stone.

Head back to the large hall outside the second grace. There are several Beastmen and Mage Beastmen in the hall. Deal with them and loot the area to find Ancient Dragon Prayerbook. Head north outside the hall to find the third Site of Grace, Temple-Facing Balcony. Near the Site of Grace, you can find Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [4].

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Dragon Temple

From the Site of Grace, head down the rock platforms to reach the broken bridge occupied by Skeletons. Clear the area and loot Somber Smithing Stone [7], Golden Rune [9], and fourteen Golden Arrows. Head down a couple of platforms and kill the two powerful Skeletons up ahead. Collect the three Gravel Stone and jump down the hole near where you landed. Towards the southwest is a corpse with Golden Rune [10]. Collect it and head east but be careful of the dual sword-wielding Skeleton to your left waiting to ambush you. Take the second left and deal with the Skeleton and collect Golden Rune [12]. Head through the first left now and deal with the crossbow Skeleton. Look to your south, and you will see a large platform you can jump onto and cross. You will reach a ladder that you need to climb up.

Up ahead, you can see an altar with Great Grave Glovewort. Pick it up and turn back to deal with the enemies that spawn. Head back to where you jump down the hole, and this time go straight and reach the grace you can see in the distance. From the Dragon Temple (Site of Grace), turn back and jump on the stairs you can see below. Jump down from the stairs to the area you see below you. Go left from here and kill the Banished Knight and collect the Rune Arc from the corpse. Head straight now, and you will see three Banished Knights in this area. Lure them one by one and kill them. Pick up the Azula Beastman Ashes from the altar up ahead.

To your right is a corpse with Somber Smithing Stone [9]. Go east now and jump down to reach the Dragon Temple Transept (Site of Grace). The room to your left has a boss fight that we will come to later. Travel to Dragon Temple grace and head into the temple. Turn left to find Golden Rune [11] on a corpse, then proceed towards the right path. Kill the Banished Knight and pick up Smithing Stone [6]. Go down the stairs and kill the Banished Knight patrolling here. Go right and turn left, leading to a hallway. Reach the end dealing with the Knights on the way, and pick the Stonesword Key.

Head up the stairs and collect the two Dragonwound Grease at the end. Jump down here to land on the steps, deal with the Banished Knight and collect Golden Rune [12] from up the steps. Now you can enter the main hall of the temple and fight the first main boss of this area.

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Godskin Duo

The Godskin Duo is one of the hardest duo fights in the game.

The guide Elden Ring: How To Defeat Godskin Duo goes into detail about how to memorize their attacks and learn their weaknesses.

Defeating the boss will get you Black Flame Tornado (Ash of War) and Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4] along with 170,000 Runes. After defeating the boss, you can interact with the Dragon Temple Alter grace. From here, face north and head outside the temple.

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Jump down to the lower level and deal with several Beastmen here. Kill the Rotten Stray and collect the Golden Rune [11]. Jump through the windows and defeat the enemies here. Loot the corpse to find five Old Fang. To your left is a narrow path that leads to Hero's Rune [5]. Go straight now and loot the corpse ahead to find Smithing Stone [7]. Go west now and go till the end to face two Beastmen and find five Lightning Grease.

Head up the staircase now and head straight. There is an Imp Statue here, along with several Beastmen. Use two Stonesword Keys to open it and go up the lift ahead. You will reach Dragon Temple Lift (Site of Grace). This area is an optional part of Crumbling Farum Azula. Here you will find several skeleton enemies. Pick up the Lord's Rune from the middle and head left down the stairs to pick up two Nascent Butterflies. Head up and pick up Golden Rune [12] and deal with the several Skeletons. Head up the stairs and head left to collect Smithing Stone [8], then head right towards the Golden Tree. Pick up the Golden Seed and Rune Arc.

Towards your left is an Azula Dragon, and near it is Smithing Stone [8]. Head west towards another Azula Dragon. You can ignore the Azula Dragon and collect the Golden Rune [12] underneath it and Smithing Stone [7] ahead of it. Head up the rubble ahead and cross the narrow horizontal pillars to reach a dome inside which is the Ancient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook [4]. Jump towards the northeast side and loot the corpse to find Somber Smithing Stone [7]. Travel back to the Dragon Temple Lift grace and head down the lift.

Head down the stairs and go through the doorway on your left. Jump down the platforms and loot the corpses to find Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2 and Golden Rune [12]. Head through the doorway and up the stairs on your right. There is a mage Beastmen along with some dogs. Deal with them and loot the Dappled Cured Meat. Come back down the stairs and go through the doorway towards north to find a Crucible Knight.

Head right towards the floating platforms and loot the corpse for Smithing Stone [8]. Head straight, and you will reach the Dragon Temple Rooftop (Site of Grace). Head down from the grace and go towards the Eagles. Deal with them and loot Smithing Stone [6]. Go down the ladder up ahead and turn left immediately. Jump to the platform and down towards the ground. Circle around this area to reach a chest with the Drake Knight set.

You can take the lift up and deal with a few Beastmen and loot Lightning Greatbolt. From the same ladder, go straight this time and sprint towards the Azula Dragon you can see at the far end casting Lightning Strikes. The dragon is already at low health for some reason. Finish it quickly to receive the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone and loot the gazebo ahead to find Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. There is also a Golden Rune [12] on a corpse here. Towards the left of the gazebo is an area where you can drop down to platforms. You will soon reach a balcony with a doorway on your left.

Go through the area and kill the Banished Knights. Pick up the Golden Rune [12] and go up the ladder. There is a chest on the left side, open it to find Dragon Towershield. Go up the lift ahead of the ladder to reach an area where a Crucible Knight and Beastmen are fighting. Kill them and take the ladder on your right to reach the Boltdrake Talisman +2.

Go back to the location where you killed the Azula Dragon and go straight. Deal with all of the Beastmen on your right and go across the narrow pillars to reach the area below the Great Bridge. Go inside the building and kill the three Beastman and loot the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [5]. Go up the stairs to reach a lift that takes you to the Beside the Great Bridge (Site of Grace).

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Great Bridge

From the Site of Grace, you can head up the staircase and reach the bridge. Towards your left is an area where you can find Somber Smithing Stone [8], and to your right, you can see a Draconic Tree Sentinel roaming. Defeat it to get the Malformed Dragon Set. After this, go back to the Site of Grace. It will not spawn again once you have killed it. Head back down the lift from the grace and exit the building. When you reach the end of the path, look down to see platforms. Jump down carefully and keep going south. At the end of the path lie down when prompted, and a cutscene will start playing.

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Dragonlord Placidusax

Dragonlord Placidusax is an optional boss located in Crumbling Farum Azula. The fight is challenging because of his high damaging attacks.

The guide Elden Ring: How To Defeat Dragonlord Placidusax goes into detail about how to memorize his attacks and learn his weaknesses.

Defeating the boss will get you the Remembrance of the Dragonlord and 280,000 Runes.

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Defeating Maliketh And Witnessing The Burning

From the Great Bridge, after defeating the Tree Sentinel go through the boss gate to fight the final boss of the area. There are two phases in this fight. You will face Beast Clergyman in the first phase, and in the second phase, you will face Maliketh, the Black Blade.

The guide Elden Ring: How To Defeat Maliketh, The Black Blade, goes into detail about how to memorize his attacks and learn his weaknesses.

Defeating the boss will get you Remembrance of the Black Blade and 220,000 Runes. After the boss dies, you will see a cutscene and be teleported to Leyndell, Ashen Capital.

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Notable Loot

Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [3]Located inside the gazebo near the lake filled with Lesser Wormfaces.
Ancient Dragon PrayerbookInside the main hall before Temple-Facing Balcony Site of Grace.
Ash of War: Black Flame TornadoAcquired after defeating Godskin Duo in Dragon Temple.
Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4]Acquired after defeating Godskin Duo in Dragon Temple.
Ancient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook [4]Located inside a broken building near two Axe-wielding Beastmen after passing the Farum Azula Dragon and climbing ruins.
Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2Sitting on a rock platform located right before the Crucible Knight that appears near Dragon Temple Rooftop Site of Grace.
Boltdrake Talisman +2Acquired after going through the area left of the gazebo and facing the several Banished Knights and Crucible Knight.
Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing StoneLocated inside the gazebo near the Farum Azula Dragon located after the Dragon Temple Rooftop Site of Grace.
Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [5]Located inside the building on top of an altar beneath the Great Bridge.

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