Information and walkthrough for the location in Elden Ring, including details about how to defeat the and obtain its , how to obtain a Swordtone Key, how to obtain the , and a warning about the transporter trap in the ruins…
How to Find the Dragon-Burnt Ruins
Best Loot in the Dragon-Burnt Ruins
|Found on a corpse inside a tower east of the cellar with a Transporter trap inside.|
|Jump over a wall to reach the interior of some enclosed ruins and loot a chest in a cellar.|
Enemies in the Dragon-Burnt Ruins
|Aristocrat||-||Drops Vary by Enemy Armament|
|Golden Rune (1), Pauper’s Rune,||-|
How to Complete the Dragon-Burnt Ruins
While the Dragon-Burn Ruins are located along the southwestern edge of Lake Agheel, they’re a small part of wider region, and your experience may vary depending on how much you explore, or sheer dumb luck.
The most dangerous wildcard in this area is, of course, , who is normally content to roost along the eastern half of the lake. Traveling too far astray could lead to an unwanted encounter, and the dragon isn’t shy about roaming, so be wary. If you bring it down, you’ll obtain a , which has uses at the , to the west. can be a surprisingly manageable foe once you learn his tells - he’s most easily bested on horseback, especially if you have magic at your disposal. In that case, you can just keep a moderate distance, lock-on to the dragon’s head, and pelt it with spells (even the lowly will suffice). Having to engage in melee will, as usual, make things much more difficult.
Consisting of some stone walls and broken stone foundations, the are hard to miss. In one of the relatively more intact ruins (relative being the operative word here) you’ll find several undead Aristocrats and their encamped near a cellar. All of the undead are of the weakest variety, with only a handful wielding any sort of weapon, and even then, only bearing mere torches. They’re easily routed, and if you explore the cellar they guard (which in turn is occupied by ) you’ll find a chest.
Do not open this chest! It contains a Transporter trap which will whisk you to the dungeon, far to the east. The inhabitants in this dungeon are far stronger than most of the things prowling around , and while with some trial and error you’ll probably be able to escape, you can avoid the hassle outright by just leaving the chest alone.
From the cellar stairs look southeast and you’ll see another enclosed stone building. Summon Torrent and jump over the walls to find a different set of stairs leading underground, ending at another chest. No , no tricks, just open the check to obtain the , a double-bladed sword.