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How to Find and Complete the Murkwater Cave in Limgrave

Nathan Garvin

Information and walkthrough for Murkwater Cave location in Elden Ring, including details about how to defeat Bloody Finger Nerijus and Patches, how to obtain Reduvia.

How to Find Murkwater Cave

To find Murkwater Cave, follow a river running north from the eastern half of Lake Agheel - be wary of Flying Dragon Agheel as you search for this river. Head north up the river and you’ll eventually find the cave entrance to your left - a brazier marks the entrance. Be wary, however, as you’ll likely have to fight Bloody Finger Nerijus as you head up the river.

Best Loot in the Murkwater Cave

Item Location
Reduvia Defeat Bloody Finger Nerijus
Grovel for Mercy Gesture Defeat Patches

Enemies in the Murkwater Cave

Enemies Runes Drops Notes
Bloody Finger Nejirus RunesEldenRing.png316 Furcalling Finger Remedy, Reduvia -
Highwayman RunesEldenRing.png59 Bolt x5, Dagger, Highwayman Cloth Armor, Highwayman Gauntlets, Highwayman Hood, Short Sword, Smoldering Butterfly -
Patches - Leather Armor, Leather Boots, Leather Gloves, Patches’ Bell Bearing, Spear +7 -

(1 of 2) Near the entrance to Murkwater Cave you'll be invaded by Bloody Finger Nejirus,

Near the entrance to Murkwater Cave you'll be invaded by Bloody Finger Nejirus, (left), who will drop the dagger Reduvia. (right)

How to Complete the Murkwater Cave

The first challenge awaits before you even enter the Murkwater Cave in the form of Bloody Finger Nerijus, a faux invader who will spawn and attack. While Nerijus can be a pain at lower levels, you’ll automatically gain aid in the form of Bloody Finger Hunter Yura, who will spawn and assist you - if you can survive long enough for him to arrive, it’ll make the fight much easier.

Defeat the invader and you’ll obtain a Furcalling Finger Remedy and Reduvia, a dagger that inflicts blood loss buildup.

Once you’ve safely made it into the cave you’ll have already defeated this location’s greatest threat and obtained its most valuable treasure.

(1 of 2) Defeat the Highwaymen in the cave,

Defeat the Highwaymen in the cave, (left), then thrash Patches until he submits. (right)

Enter the cave and make use of the Murkwater Cave Site of Grace, then continue south and west into a relatively well-lit chamber occupied by two Highwaymen. There are some chime alarms hidden in the bushes at the mouth of this cave which you can avoid by jumping over them - if you avoid them, you’ll only have to fight two Highwaymen here, then five more as you explore a side passage to the west. It’s much easier than fighting them all at once, but the Highwaymen are pretty weak enemies, either way. If you explore down the side passage to the west you’ll find a chest with 5x Mushrooms. Not a very epic reward.

Go down another passage to the north, then east, to find a large chamber with a campfire. If you loot a chest you’ll be accosted by a man named Patches, who bears a boss bar but is hardly worthy of the fanfare. Thrash him until his life bar is halfway depleted and he’ll surrender, earning you the Grovel for Mercy gesture. Either forgive him or not and he’ll set up shop here as a merchant. You can find his wares, below:

After the fight, Patches will sell you a variety of wares.

What Items You Can Buy From Patches

Item Cost (Runes) Notes
Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot 600 -
Fan Daggers 20 -
Margit’s Shackle 5000 Can be used to briefly constrain Margit.
Grace Mimic 100 -
Glass Shard 100 -
Furlcalling Finger Remedy 1000 -
Festering Bloody Finger 1000 -
Stonesword Key 5000 -
Missionary’s Cookbook 800 -
Parrying Dagger 1600 -
Great Arrow 300 -
Ballista Bolt 300 -
Horse Crest Wooden Shield 1000 -
Sacrificial Twig 5000 -

For more information about Patches, check out the page covering his questline.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Guide Release
    24 February 2022
  • Last Updated
    9 December 2022
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