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How to respec in Elden Ring: how to unlock the respec ability, and where to find Larval Tears

Here's how to unlock the ability to respec in Elden Ring

Looking to respec in Elden Ring? As you level up in Elden Ring, you invest points into various attributes. These attributes determine your efficiency with different weapons, so they have a massive impact on your character. If you're worried that you've focused on the wrong stats, or you just want to test out one of our best builds in Elden Ring, then you'll want to respec.

In this guide, we'll explain how to respec in Elden Ring, so that you can rework your character and grow ever stronger.

How to respec in Elden Ring

To unlock the ability to respec in Elden Ring, you need to venture to the Academy of Raya Lucaria and defeat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon. You should naturally encounter this boss during your adventure, as Rennala is the second major boss in our Elden Ring walkthrough and holds one of Elden Ring's Great Runes.

To enter the Academy, you'll need to defeat Godrick the Grafted in Castle Stormveil and enter Liurnia, Elden Ring's second region. Then, find the Academy Glintstone Keys so that you can get into the Academy, where you'll encounter Rennala.

After defeating Rennala, you can speak with her as an NPC. Chat with Rennala until she brings up a menu, which allows you to select the respec option. This lets you redistribute your stats in exchange for one Larval Tear. It's worth noting that you can't take any of your stats below what you got from your starting class, so if you chose Astrologer, you'll have a minimum intelligence of 16, for example.


Larval Tear locations

Getting your hands on a Larval Tear in order to respec is not an easy task. Larval Tears are rare items, and often well-guarded by enemies. Below are the locations of all the Larval tears we've found so far:

Elden Ring Larval Tear South Agheel Lake map location

Larval Tear #1: South Agheel Lake

East of the South Agheel Lake Site of Grace, you'll find a standard zombie enemy on a low cliff edge. Kill this enemy to reveal its true form - a large bear. Kill the bear to get a Larval Tear.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Village of the Albinaurics

Larval Tear #2: Village of the Albinaurics

You can find the Village of the Albinaurics in the southwest of Liurnia of the Lakes, through the poisonous ravine. From the Site of Grace, head northeast until you come to some graves. You'll find a Larval Tear on the ground by these coffins.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Liurnia Lake map location

Larval Tear #3: Fallen Ruins of the Lake

South of the Fallen Ruins of the Lake Site of Grace, you'll find a Giant Crayfish enemy. While this may seem like a standard enemy of the region, the Crayfish marked on the map above hides a secret. When you defeat this Crayfish, it will transform into a Grafted Scion miniboss. Defeat this enemy to gain a Larval Tear.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Pidia, Caria Servant , map location

Larval Tear #4: Pidia, Carian Servant

After defeating Royal Knight Loretta, head through the gate into a new area just behind Caria Manor. Follow the cliff edge southwest back towards the Manor Lower Level Site of Grace and hop down onto the nearby rooftops. Use the wooden rafters at the edge to continue dropping down until you find some ladders that lead back inside. You'll meet Pidia, Carian Servant, here. They sell one Larval Tear for 3000 Runes.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Behind Caria Manor map location

Larval Tear #5: Behind Caria Manor

Go back to the gate just after Royal Knight Loretta and instead follow the path East until you find the Behind Caria Manor Site of Grace. From there, head South towards the location marked above to find a ghost sat in a chair. Interact with this spirit to get a Larval Tear.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Caelid Highway South map location

Larval Tear #6: Caelid Highway South

South of the Caelid Highway South Site of Grace, you'll find some regular zombie enemies by some graves. One of these enemies will transform into a troll upon death. Defeat the troll to get a Larval Tear.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Altus Plateau ruins map location

Larval Tear #7: Altus Plateau ruins

Northeast of the Rampartside Path Site of Grace in the Altus Plateau, you can find some ruined buildings. Within, you'll find a regular low-level enemy cowering in the corner. Kill this enemy to reveal their true form, which is a much tougher miniboss. Defeat this enemy to get a Larval Tear.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Siofra River Merchant map location

Larval Tear #8: Siofra River merchant

In the Mistwoods to the East of Limgrave, you can find a lift that takes you underground into an area named Siofra River. Activate the Site of Grace by the lift when you reach the bottom and then follow the path southwest into the Worshipper's Woods. Climb the structure in the centre and traverse the scaffolding to find a cave. As you navigate this cave, you'll find the Abandoned Merchant. They sell one Larval Tear for 3000 Runes.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Nokron Mimic Tear boss map location

Larval Tear #9: Nokron, Eternal City, Mimic Tear

As you explore Nokron, Eternal City, you will find the Mimic Tear boss (the boss version of my beloved Mimic Tear Ash that was nerfed shortly after launch). Defeat the Mimic Tear boss to get a Larval Tear as your reward.

Elden Ring Larval Tear Consecrated Snowfields map location

Larval Tear #10: Consecrated Snowfields

To get into the Consecrated Snowfields, you need to use the Haligtree Medallion at the Grand Lift of Rold. We detail how to do that in our guide on how to find Malenia, Blade of Miquella. After getting into the Consecrated Snowfields, make your way outside and head North until you find the Inner Consecrated Snowfield Site of Grace.

Rest here and then head southeast until you find a group of three zombies in the snow, one of which is half-buried. Kill this enemy to reveal its true form, a much more powerful bear miniboss. Defeat this enemy to get a Larval Tear.

If you know of any more Larval Tear locations, be sure to let us know in the comments below!


That covers everything you need to know about how to respec in Elden Ring and where to find Larval Tears. If you do change your build, check out our guides on the best weapons and best armor in Elden Ring so that you can get appropriate gear for your refreshed character. When you're ready to test out your new build, take a look at our Elden Ring boss locations guide to find a challenge nearby.

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