How to Find the Stormgate
Best Loot in the Stormgate
|Arrow’s Reach Talisman||Atop the Stormgate, in a chest. You must circle around to the cliffs south of the Stormgate to find an entrance.|
|Golden Seed||Follow the road northwest past the Stormgate and keep an eye out for a glowing tree to the right. The Gold Seed is at the base of the tree.|
Enemies in the Stormgate
|Alpha Wolf||Lump of Flesh, Thin Animal Bones||-|
|Godrick Soldiers||Bolt x5, Brass Shield, Godrik Soldier Gauntlets, Godrik Soldier Greaves, Godrik Soldier Helm, Lordsworn’s Bolt x5, Lordsworn’s Straightsword, Smithing Stone (1), Tree-and-Beast Surcoat, Warpick||Drops Vary by Enemy Armament|
|Kaiden Sellsword||Dismounter, Frozen Raisin, Kaiden Armor, Kaiden Gauntlets, Kaiden Helm, Kaiden Trousers||-|
|Troll||Smithing Stone Shard (1)||-|
|Undead Soldiers||Bolt x5, Chain-Draped Tabard, Dagger, Food Soldier Cap, Foot Soldier Gauntlets, Foot Soldier Greaves, Mushroom, Smoldering Butterfly||Drops Vary by Enemy Armament|
|Wolf||Lump of Flesh, Thin Animal Bones||Wolves hunt in packs!|
How to Complete the Stormgate
Just beyond the actual Stormgate you’ll find opposition in the form of several Godrick Soldiers and a few attendant Undead Soldiers, many of which are content to pelt you with bolts from behind their barricades. If you’re just trying to pass through (say, to reach the Castleward Tunnel Site of Grace just outside of Stormveil Castle) you’ll have to run this gauntlet. Torrent is more than capable of this, just be wary of the massive Troll on the ruins far above the road. This beast will jump down to join the fray, and while this probably won’t make much of a difference if you’re mounted and galloping through, if you dismount to fight it could be a nasty surprise.
The opposition thins out further up the road, but you still need to be wary of a Godrick Soldier with a horn, who will summon allies if he’s allowed to sound the signal.
Once you’ve breached the defenses, continue riding uphill to the northwest and you’ll spot a glowing golden tree off the side of the road. At the base of this tree you’ll find a Golden Seed, as is the norm.
Past the barricades, if you turn south you can then follow the edge of the cliffs alongside the Stormgate road southeast. This will eventually lead to the Stormhill Evergaol, where you can confront the Crucible Knight, an optional boss. You can also jump onto some ruins to the northeast to find the Troll’s ambush perch, or perhaps the Troll itself, if you managed to avoid provoking it. Be wary of Wolves near the edges of these cliffs.
Northeast of the Stormhill Evergaol you’ll find one of the Stormgate’s elevated towers, which you can enter from this approach. Patrolling the entrance is a Kaiden Sellsword, and beyond him are some stairs leading to a walkway atop the gate. Kill two more Godrick Soldiers, then loot a chest to obtain the Arrow’s Reach Talisman.