Elden Ring Gelmir Hero's Grave guide (2023)

Watch out for the chariots and lava!

Updated: Mar 12, 2022 9:16 am

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How to Find Gelmir Hero’s Grave

Gelmir Hero’s Grave walkthrough

Dropping in

Optional areas

The Saga continues

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The Hero’s Graves you’ll find dotted around the later half of Elden Ring can be tough to clear. They’re typically filled with powerful or annoying enemies, and even worse have giant one-hit-kill chariots riding around trying to flatten you. This Gelmir Hero’s Grave guide will show you how best to clear the dungeon that thought it was okay to combine the aforementioned death chariots with lava on top.

How to Find Gelmir Hero’s Grave

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While the path to the grave is pretty simple, actually getting there is not. Cross the Bridge of Iniquity at the northwest corner of the Altus Plateau and activate the point of grace there. Follow the mountainside around, making sure to avoid or kill all of the super-strong enemies around here. After a little while, you’ll hit an area filled with giant brass Abductor constructs and lots of blood/corpses. On the cliff face of this area, you should be able to find a ladder, which you need to climb and then activate the point of grace at the top.

Then, get on your horse and ride west until you see a siege tower. Ride around the back of it and to the left past a fair few wolves to find the lift housed inside an opulent building. Take the long ride down and then activate the point of grace to get started.

Gelmir Hero’s Grave walkthrough

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From the site of grace, run forward and activate the summoning pool if you want, then head down the stairs on the left. Follow them into the main room and immediately start running down the slope. In the distance, you should probably just about see the chariot pop into existence. As you get closer to the first alcove two skeletons will come running out at you. Take a running jump over the corner of the lava and roll into the alcove to provide some cover from the chariot. Use whatever you have to take out the two skeletons, potentially just some spells to push them back into the path of the chariot (such as the Rejection incantation).

From here, look out and down the slope and you should see another alcove with a skeleton archer inside. Wait for the chariot to go up the slope and then run down behind it. Jump across the lava into the alcove with the skeleton then take it out. Luckily, if it falls into the lava it won’t be able to regen, so use that to your advantage. Wait for the chariot to head down again then take another jump back onto the slope and safely down into the next alcove on the left. A skeleton will come spinning out at you, but dodge past it and it’ll either land in the lava or be crushed by the chariot. Now we need to get technical (and lucky.)

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Look out from your current vantage point to see a hole below you down the slope. When the chariot rotates next to you and goes down again, you’ll need to look out over the edge of the hole, get your bearings, and quickly drop down onto the beams below. This is probably going to take you a few tries to get right, but make sure you land on those beams and don’t immediately drop down once you do so as another chariot comes down from another slope. You can enter the windows at the edges of the beams to grab some loot, and find a Bloodhound Knight kneeling in the room below you.

You can easily snipe him from where you are, and he’s very susceptible to poison and Scarlet Rot buildup. Take him out to receive the Bloodhound Knight set, then pick up the Gelmir Knight Set that he was guarding. There’s a bit of loot to be found in the area behind the ladder, but not much else going on here, so climb back up and out onto the beams again. Wait for the chariot to be beneath you, then drop onto the open space on its back. You should then be able to ride the chariot down the lava-filled slope. At the bottom, jump off the chariot once it turns around and quickly make your way to the ledge on the northern side of the tunnel. Congrats, you’re at the boss room now. Below is some info on side stuff for you to do instead.

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From the rafters, wait for the chariot to leave then drop down to the floor below and into the larger of two alcoves. In the small alcove nearby, you should be able to find a cemetery shade that drops a cool bleed weapon when it does. Take it out as best you can, then wait for an opportune moment to run up the slope and into the alcove on the left. Quickly dispatch the skeletal archer, then his friend as he gets close to you. Once the chariot makes an appearance, run up the hill and into the alcove on the right.

The flaming trap won’t automatically change direction, and while it’s up, you can’t be killed by the figures in either room, so use this moment to take a breather and heal up before clearing the last few bits of the dungeon.

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In the room to the left of the entrance, you just came in is a Rune [6], but it’s guarded by two perfumers and a single normal human so it’s up to you whether the effort seems worth it. You can easily defeat pretty much all the perfumers in this area by pulling their aggro then running back into the chamber with the fire pillar trap. Smack the pillar again and jump on top as it rises. The enemies will be circling you below, constantly getting hit with fire until they die. Just be careful of their exploding darts, make sure you have your shield up and are stood as far back from the side they’re attacking you on and you should be fine.

In the other room, you’ll find a whole bunch of perfumers waiting for you. There might be one on the upper landing that you enter through, but most of the time he does to the fire because he aggros on you from quite a distance. From up on this ledge, you can shoot an arrow to aggro the perfumer resting against the far wall. Don’t drop down until you’ve dealt with the perfumer, because there’s another one hiding underneath the ledge you’re standing on. Clear the room of loot, then you can choose to

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How do you get through Gelmir hero's grave? ›

From that Site of Grace, follow the path to the west, and around a bend to the south where the Gelmir Hero's Grave structure sits at the dead end. There are a few wolves in the area to be mindful of, but it's otherwise a straight shot to the grave, through the doors, and down the lift.

What's at the end of Gelmir hero's grave? ›

The corpse that the Knight was resting in front of will give you another full set of armor; the Gelmir Knight Helm, Gelmir Knight Armor, Gelmir Knight Gauntlets, and Gelmir Knight Greaves.

Is there a boss at Gelmir hero's grave? ›

This will take you to the last fog gate where you can fight the boss, Red Wolf of the Champion. Defeating this boss will reward you with Bloodhound Knight Floh Ashes. Loot the remaining chest in the boss chamber to obtain Deathroot.

How do you get past the hero's grave Elden Ring? ›

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The best method to evade it is to hide in one of the small corners on the left side of the wall, wait for the Chariot to go up, then run down and stand between the two columns.

Can you destroy the Chariots in Gelmir hero grave? ›

Destroying these Chariots requires you to also die. If you're stocking Runes, spend them beforehand, or equip a Sacrificial Twig talisman. There are three Chariots to demolish this time around.

Where do I get Gelmir Knight armor? ›

The Gelmir Knight Set is a complete set of Attire that's found in Gelmir Hero's Grave on Mt. Gelmir.

Is there a boss in Auriza hero grave? ›

The Grave Warden Duelist is the boss of the Auriza Hero's Grave, located in far northeast section of the Capital Outskirts, just north of the entrance to Leyndell, Royal Capital along the bottom of a cliffside.

What happens in the flame of frenzy ending? ›

At the end of Hyetta's questline, she finds her way to the Three Fingers in the Frenzied Flame Proscription. Talking to her after inheriting the Flame of Frenzy, and exhausting her dialogue, rewards players with this powerful Incantation-boosting Seal and completes her questline.

What is the strongest spirit ashes in Elden Ring? ›

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  • 8 Lone Wolf.
  • 7 Nepheli Loux.
  • 6 Aurelia (Jellyfish)
  • 5 Dung Eater.
  • 4 Stormhawk Deenh.
  • 3 Banished Knight Oleg.
  • 2 Black Knife Tiche.
  • 1 Mimic Tear Ashes.
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Is Radhan an optional boss? ›

The challenging Starscourge Radahn is thankfully optional - but is a route to the end of the game if you like.

What are the hardest graves in Elden Ring? ›

Hero Graves are the toughest types of dungeons in Elden Ring. They are usually riddled with giant chariots that can instantly kill you and block your path forward. Each corner has a deadly challenge that you're sure to die to.

What do you get for beating Ancient Hero of Zamor? ›

The fight with the Ancient Hero of Zamor is not mandatory, so you can progress in the story without fighting him. However, defeating him can earn you Runes and a unique Talisman. His attacks do not do much damage, but he can apply Frostbite to them, making you more careful of your dodges and blocks.

What is the fastest Elden Ring speed? ›

The time comes in at a mere 4 minutes and 59 seconds. It's worth keeping in mind that the speedrun includes the infamous “zip glitch”, an exploit that allows players to travel quickly across the map skipping various key moments.

What is the fastest completion of Elden Ring? ›

Before LilAggy could bask in the glory of their victory, speedrunner Distortion2 managed beat their record by more than ten minutes, completing Elden Ring in an unbelievable 49 minutes and 29 seconds. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on Esports, Gaming and more.

What do you get from the hero's grave? ›

Upon defeating the Ancient Hero of Zamor, you'll earn the Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff Ashes.

What do you get from the Fringefolk hero's grave? ›

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Spectral SoldiersUlcerated Tree SpiritPoisonbone Dart, Golden Rune (5), Dragonwound Grease, Golden Seed, Banished Knight Oleg Ashes
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What do you get from Auriza hero's grave? ›

Auriza Hero's Grave is a location in Leyndell, Royal Capital in Elden Ring and the home of dual Crucible Knights. This grave is a smorgasbord that contains a unique armour set, a new weapon, a Stonesword Key, a Talisman, some Spirit Ashes, and weapon upgrade materials.

What happens after killing baleful shadow? ›

Once you defeat the Baleful Shadow, you'll get a Discarded Palace Key, which can be used to open the treasure chest in Raya Lucaria's Grand Library to get the Dark Moon Ring. Move on from where you fought the Baleful Shadow and you'll find a lift, which will let you descend to the Lake of Rot.


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