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Elden Ring Golden Seed locations: where to find Golden Seeds in Elden Ring

Learn where to find Golden Seeds in Elden Ring

Looking for Golden Seeds in Elden Ring? Golden Seeds are vital in Elden Ring, as you can use them to increase the charges shared by your Sacred Flasks. These Sacred Flasks, split into the Flask of Crimson Tears and Flask of Cerulean Tears, allow you to restore health and FP, ensuring your survival in difficult dungeons and brutal boss fights.

Below, we’ll cover every Golden Seed location in Elden Ring that we’ve found so far, providing steps that you can follow to find them and handy images that mark the exact location.

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Elden Ring Golden Seed locations

Golden Seeds are found throughout the Lands Between, in main and optional areas. Some are also given as quest rewards, so you won't be able to just grab them all as you travel along the main path. With this guide, you’ll find any Golden Seeds that we've found so far. We still have some to uncover, but this guide should cover the first few main areas.

Elden Ring Golden Rune item description in the inventory menu

Golden Seed #0: Keepsake Item

As a preface to any actual exploration in the Lands Between, you can obtain your first Golden Seed while making your character. When selecting your Keepsake Item, you can take a Golden Seed and instantly gain another charge for your flask, which might make the early stages of the game much easier. An extra health potion goes a long way in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring Golden Rune Stormgate map location

Golden Seed #1: Stormgate

The first Golden Seed you’ll find while exploring is just past Stormgate. Stormgate is the soldier encampment within the passage that leads from the Gatefront Ruins towards Stormhill. It is instantly recognisable, as you’ll get attacked by crossbow soldiers and see a giant troll leap down when you start walking towards them.

To find the Golden Seed, you’ll need to survive the Stormgate encounter and make it through to the other side. When you reach the top of the path, you’ll see a golden ethereal sapling, which you can interact with to loot your first Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Rune Castle Stormveil map location

Golden Seed #2: Castle Stormveil

The next Golden Seed is hidden deep within Castle Stormveil. Before reaching it, you’ll need to infiltrate the castle using the side entrance, as the main gate is locked. When you get inside, use the Rampart Tower Site of Grace and make your way through the castle until you reach the central courtyard, where there is a large soldier encampment.

As soon as you step towards this encampment, the soldiers will fire and unleash a barrage of attacks in your direction. Get past the troops, rest at the Liftside Chamber, and then leave the door to head back outside. Continue straight ahead, ignoring the troops that are now on your right and facing away from you.

As you move up the stairs, defeat the hawk and other humanoid enemy, and then continue to follow the path around as it bends to the left. Look along the side of this path to find another golden ethereal sapling, which you can loot for a Golden Seed.

Elden Ring player standing by a large table near a roaring fire in the Roundtable Hold

Golden Seed #3: Stormhill Shack quest

To get the third Golden Seed, you need to find a Chrysalids’ Memento and give it to the girl at Stormhill Shack. The Chrysalids’ Memento is found near the Spider, which is a Grafted Scion in Castle Stormveil.

From Rampart Tower, head out of the door into Castle Stormveil and deal with the hawks. Continue along the path until you reach the rooftop where you spot two patrolling soldiers just below. Kill the soldiers and drop down to the path they were on, following it to the right. This will take you to a balcony that overlooks a great hall, where the Grafted Scion patrols. In the Southern corner of this chamber, there is a door that leads outside to a pile of corpses and some wolves. The Chrysalids' Memento is on the pile of bodies.

Take this back to the girl at Stormhill Shack to prompt her to travel to the Roundtable Hold. Meet her there to get your reward, which is another Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Rune Academy Gate Town map location

Golden Seed #4: Academy Gate Town

After defeating Godrick the Grafted at Castle Stormveil and proceeding with the main storyline, you’ll come to Raya Lucaria Academy. This is in the North-East section of the Liurnia Lake area, which is found north of Limgrave.

When you reach the South Raya Lucaria Gate, you’ll find that it’s locked, requiring a Glintstone Key to continue. From here, activate the Site of Grace nearby and then turn South and head down the stairs into an enemy encampment. You’ll need to get into the centre of this encampment and then turn East and head down some stairs to get out, but don’t worry if you die as you should get the option to respawn at a Statue of Marika, which is located to the East, past the encampment.

Regardless of whether you manage to survive or you end up dying to these baddies, you need to get to the Statue of Marika. From there, head southeast through the ruins and you’ll see a golden ethereal sapling up ahead. As always, loot it to find a Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Rune Main Academy Gate map location

Golden Seed #5: Raya Lucaria Main Academy Gate

When you use the Glintstone Key and get into Raya Lucaria Academy, you’ll find yourself at the Main Academy Gate Site of Grace. From here, turn northeast to find a long bridge with a sigil at the entrance.

You can interact with this sigil to fast travel to another area outside of the Academy, but ride past it for now. Go along the bridge all the way to the end, where you’ll find a golden ethereal sapling that you can loot to get a Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Rune Raya Lucaria Academy courtyard map location

Golden Seed #6: Raya Lucaria Academy, after Red Wolf of Radagon

After defeating the Red Wolf of Radagon boss in the Raya Lucaria Academy Debate Parlor, head out of the exit that leads back outside into the next area. This takes you through an iron gate into a large courtyard. Head North through this courtyard while keeping to the left side.

When you see a large set of arches to the West, turn towards them and head through the central arch, remaining crouched to avoid the Iron Maiden that patrols this area. You should immediately see a golden ethereal sapling up ahead. Interact with it to gain another Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Rune Weeping Peninsula map location

Golden Seed #7: Weeping Peninsula

To find another Golden Seed in Limgrave, fast travel to the starting area near the Church of Elleh and head South-East along the embankment of Agheel Lake (the large body of water to the East of the starting area). Continue until you come to the Agheel Lake South Site of Grace, where you can rest before continuing South to the Bridge of Sacrifice.

Head South through the Bridge of Sacrifice area until you reach the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace, near a merchant. Rest here and then look South to see a broken wall that leads towards Castle Morne.

When you pass through this wall, a large ballista will start firing at you, so head to the right and take shelter on top of the large collapsed building. As you look down towards Castle Morne again, you’ll see a golden ethereal sapling on a slightly raised bit of land overlooking the field before the castle.

Elden Ring Caelid Golden Seed map location

Golden Seed #8: Caelid, South of Map Fragment

Caelid is a land scourged by rot, a barren desert of disease and death. However, you'll find plenty of goodies within that make it worth exploring. One of those goodies is a Golden Seed that you'll find just South of the Caelid Map Fragment. The map stele will appear on your map as you push further into Caelid, but you can find it easily by the Guidance of Grace towards Caelid Highway South and then continuing East.

As you push East, a dragon boss fight will start but you can simply ride past to escape this battle. Continue East until you reach the map stele at a junction in the road, and then turn South and follow the path down. You will find the Golden Seed along this road.

Elden Ring Golden Rune Ravine near Grand Lift Dectus map location

Golden Seed #9: Ravine near Grand Lift Dectus

After defeating Rennala in the Raya Lucaria Academy, you’ll need to travel to the Grand Lift Dectus, which you are told is the best way to get to the capital. Of course, this is Elden Ring and nothing could be so simple. The Grand Lift doesn’t work and requires certain parts before it will function. To bypass the lift, you need to head into the nearby Ravine, which you can access by following it along to the northwest until you reach a suitable point to drop down from the cliffside.

After dropping into the Ravine, follow it northeast until you come to a golden ethereal sapling. This isn’t particularly hidden, so you’ll spot it naturally as you travel through this area. Loot the sapling as normal to get a Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Seed Caria Manor map location

Golden Seed #10: Caria Manor

Caria Manor is a dungeon located in the northwest corner of Liurnia, on the Western side of the Ravine near Grand Lift Dectus. When you get into the manor, follow the path around until you come to the third Site of Grace within, called the Manor Upper Level. Then, head out of the doorway that leads outside to the northwest and you'll see a golden ethereal sapling that you can loot to get a Golden Seed.

Before you grab this Golden Seed, we recommend killing both of the large wolf enemies that roam this area. Try and fight them one at a time, using the large open space to entice one to attack alone so that you can make the fight a bit easier.

Elden Ring Golden Seed Erdtree Gazing Hill map location

Golden Seed #11: Erdtree-Gazing Hill

If you take the Ravine path to circumvent the broken Grand Lift Dectus, this Golden Seed should be rather easy to find. After killing the Magma Wyrm and emerging into the Altus Plateau, you will find the Abandoned Coffin Site of Grace. Activate this and rest, and then follow the Sign of Grace that points northeast until you find the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace.

When you activate the Site of Grace, stare directly East and you will spot the golden ethereal sapling nearby, which you can loot to gain another Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Seed Atlus Plateau Map Fragment map location

Golden Seed #12: Altus Plateau Map Fragment

From the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace, follow the main objective that points East on your map until you find the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace, where the main path coming from the Grand Lift Dectus forks off. Follow the path North from this Site of Grace until you find a golden ethereal sapling alongside the road, just South from the Stele where you can find the Altus Plateau Map Fragment. Loot it to gain another Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Golden Seed Atlus Plateau Minor Erdtree map location

Golden Seed #13: Altus Plateau Minor Erdtree

From the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace, take the same road North past where you foud the Map Fragment and Golden Seed and continue along this road until you find a broken bridge with a merchant. There's another Site of Grace here, so rest up and then use the teleporter to get to the other side. When you spawn, take teh path that bends around to the southeast and follow it towards the minor erdtree on your map.

The minor erdtree is surrounded by a gorgeous autumnal forest, within which hides a golden ethereal sapling. Search in the forest on the West side of the minor erdtree to find it hidden amongst the trees, in the location marked on the map above. As always, you can loot this golden ethereal sapling to get a Golden Seed.

Golden Seed Outer Wall Phantom Tree map location

Golden Seed #14 - 15: Outer Wall Phantom Tree, Capital

From the Altus Highway Junction, ride East following the Sign of Grace that leads up the massive set of stairs towards the capital. This stairway is covered with enemy soldiers, so we recommend using Torrent to quickly ride to the top, unless you want a fight. Either way, when you reach the top you will enter a boss fight against two Tree Sentinels - the horseriding knight that you would've seen when you first entered Limgrave at the start of the game. This is a tough boss fight, but you can skip it by continuing to ride ahead using Torrent.

Whether you run or fight, the Tree Sentinels guard a large set of doors that lead into the capital. When you pass through these doors, you'll see a golden ethereal sapling by a Site of Grace. Rest at the Outer Wall Phantom Tree Site of Grace and then loot the sapling to get two Golden Seeds.

Elden Ring Golden Seed top of capital outskirts steps map location

Golden Seed #16 - 17: Top of steps, Capital

From the Outer Wall Phantom Tree Site of Grace, look northeast to find another large set of stairs. Once again, call Torrent and ride it to the top of these stairs, where you will find another golden ethereal sapling. A tough enemy will attack about halfway up, but you can keep riding past to get to the golden ethereal sapling if you don't want to fight.

When you reach the top of the stairs, simply head over to the sapling and loot it to get another two Golden Seeds. There's no Site of Grace here, but you'll find another further North if you need a rest.

Elden Ring Golden Seed Fringefolk Hero's Grave map location

Golden Seed #18: Fringefolk Hero’s Grave

Way back at the very first Site of Grace, the Stranded Graveyard, there is a wall of fog that is guarded by an imp seal. If you use a Stonesword Key on the seal, you can disperse the wall of fog and enter the Fringefolk Hero's Grave dungeon. As you traverse this dungeon, you will find a boss called the Ulcerated Tree Spirit.

This is a very difficult boss that uses a variety of attacks, including close-range claw swipes, a long-range tail swipe, draconic flame breath, a fiery area of effect attack that consumes most of the boss chamber in flames, and a lunging attack in which it grabs you in its mouth and carries you around the room while inflicting damage. If you can defeat this boss, you will get a Golden Seed as a reward.

Elden Ring Golden Seed Fort Haight map location

Golden Seed #19: Fort Haight

Fort Haight is found in East Limgrave, in the Southern section of the Mistwood. To get here, we recommend first finding the Limgrave East map fragment, and then travel South to the location marked on the map above.

As you approach Fort Haight, follow the path to the entrance, where you will find some soldiers and a Pumpkin Head fighting with some Demi-Humans. Kill all of the enemies and then look around to find a golden ethereal sapling. As usual, loot it to gain another Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Nokron, the Eternal City, Golden Seed map location

Golden Seed #20: Nokron, the Eternal City

After defeating Starscourge Redahn in Caelid, you will unlock a new area to explore South of the Mistwood, known as Nokron, the Eternal City. Within, you can find a Golden Seed.

After entering Nokron, make your way along the main path until you fight the Mimic Tear boss. When you've defeated the Mimic Tear, follow the bridge leading away from the arena and stay on the left side until you spot a grassy path below. Some beasts will wander to the northwest on this path, but you should immediately hop down and head in the opposite direction, going under the bridge to find a ghost NPC.

When facing in the same direction as this ghost, turn left and follow the path that leads under the bridge you were just on, hopping down to the ledges below at the end. Follow the underside of the bridge to the northeast past all of the pillars and jump down into the ruins. Keep dropping down until you reach a large grassy field below and then head to the northeast edge, where you will spot a golden etheral sapling up ahead. Loot this sapling to get another Golden Seed.

Golden Seed Mt Gelmir River map location

Golden Seed #21: Mt Gelmir River

In the northwest corner of the Altus Plateau, there is an area called Mt Gelmir. This volcanic site is now little more than destroyed encampments and burned land, but there is plenty to find amidst the ruins. From the Altus Highway Junction, head North up the hill towards the Second Church of Marika. From there, continue North until you reach a path that leads West into Mt Gelmir. Activate the Bridge of Iniquity Site of Grace and then follow the Sign of Grace on your map to the First Mt Gelmir Campsite Site of Grace.

From there, continue West until you come to a bridge with a message on your side. The message tells you to follow the Rainbow Stones, which you will see scattered around to the left of the bridge. Follow the Rainbow Stones until a cutscene activates, in which you are kicked off the cliff into the river below. When you regain control, head South through the river to find a golden ethereal sapling up ahead. Loot it as usual to get a Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Volcano Manor Golden Seed map location

Golden Seed #22: Volcano Manor, Mt Gelmir

To reach Volcano Manor, you'll need to either beat the Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast boss, accessed by using the spiritspring near the Ninth Mt Gelmir Campsite Site of Grace, or follow the river mentioned above until you reach the Road of Iniquity. Either way, when you reach the entrance to Volcano Manor, don't enter right away. Instead, face northwest and follow the path up until you find a golden ethereal sapling, which you can loot to get a Golden Seed.

Elden Ring West Capital Rampart Leyndell Golden Seed map location

Golden Seed #23: Leyndell, West Capital Rampart

To enter Leyndell, the Capital City, you'll want to fight the Draconic Tree Sentinel found southeast of the Outer Wall Battleground Site of Grace. Once inside, follow the path to the East Capital Rampart and then make your way outside. Follow the path South and run past the enemies that look like snowmen until you spot more on the level below. Hop down and then jump down again onto the rooftops. Continue hopping along the rooftops and head down West until you reach a carriage that you can use to drop onto the main street.

When you reach the main street, run southwest. An Erdtree Avatar will spawn, but just keep running and look on the right side until you spot an open gate. Run through and go down the first flight of steps, and then turn right to activate the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace. From there, continue down the next steps and through the door. When you get outside, immediately turn right and run along this side path, rolling when necessary to avoid the guard. At the end, turn left and jump onto the stone dragon structure. Climb this and head southwest up a stone ramp. At the top of the ramp, turn left and hop down onto the ledge below. Climb the ladder and then follow this path along past the guards until you reach the West Capital Rampart Site of Grace. Head South to find some snowmen praying at a golden ethereal sapling, which you can loot to get a Golden Seed.

Elden Ring Forbidden Lands Golden Seed map location

Golden Seed #24: Forbidden Lands

After defeating Morgott, the Omen King at the foot of the Great Erdtree, Melina will send you to the Mountaintops of the Giants. To get there, you will have to pass through the Forbidden Lands. As you follow the main path through the Forbidden Lands, you will find a golden ethereal sapling that you can loot to get a Golden Seed.

That covers all of the Golden Seeds that we've found so far in Elden Ring. As we uncover more, we'll make sure to update this guide with map locations and step-by-step instructions on how to find them. If you want to make your Sacred Flasks even better, check out our guide on how to find Sacred Tears in Elden Ring so that you can regain more HP and FP from your Flasks. Spellcasters should also take a look at our Memory Stone locations guide so that you can gain more spell slots. If you're just starting out on your journey to become Elden Lord, make sure to also check out our guides to the best class and best weapons in Elden Ring.

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