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Elden Ring

How to Find Gurranq and Complete His Quest

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Ben Chard

In Elden Ring, you’ll find a wide range of characters that will share their plight with you, most of these will have Quests that span multiple locations. This page will detail where you can find Gurranq and complete his Questline.

Gurranq can be found in the Bestial Sanctum in Dragonbarrow.

First Meeting - Bestial Sanctum

To meet and begin Gurranq’s Quest, you’ll first need to progress through D, Hunter of the Dead’s Quest. Doing so will lead you to a teleporter that will send you to the Bestial Sanctuary in Dragonbarrow, found to the northeast of Caelid. Once you reach the Sanctum, head to the end of the hall and speak with Gurranq to learn a little more about him.

The Bestial Sanctum is best accessed via a teleport in Limgrave due to it being located in a high level area.

You’ll learn that he’s seeking Deathroots and remarks that should you feed them to him, he’ll reward you in kind. For the first step of this Quest, you’ll need to feed him four Deathroots, after which point something different will happen.

How to stop Gurranq from attacking you

Once you give him the fourth Deathroot, Gurranq will give in to the frenzy and attack on site. At this point, you’ll need to deal enough damage to stop Gurranq’s assault, but without killing him. As such, consider using a Spirit Ash to help divert attention away from yourself, you’ll need to deal over 1000 damage to him and his attacks are devastating. To make life easier for yourself, you can retreat outside of the Sanctum and Gurranq can’t follow you. From here, you can use spells or bows to deal damage from range.

Alternatively, if you’re still struggling, you can lure Gurranq to the doors, then engage in battle with the Black Blade Kindred on the stairs and have him attack you at the door. You’ll die from this, but the damage from the Black Blade Kindred should push Gurranq over the 1000 damage threshold and cause him to relent, ending the battle with him. Regardless of how you calm him, Gurranq won’t talk to you again until your return with the next Deathroot.

The gif below shows how to calm Gurranq using this method:

Handing over 9 Deathroots

Once you’ve handed over all 9 of the Deathroots to Gurranq, he’ll have some more dialogue, at which point he bids you farewell and brings his Quest to an end. You will meet Gurranq later in your journey, under a different guise.

All Deathroot Locations

You’ll need to seek out and hand over all 9 Deathroots to complete Gurranq’s Quest, these can be found in set places around the Lands Between and you’ll know when you’re near one when you’re greeted by a message stating “The Beast Eye quivers.”

Region Location
Limgrave Defeat Tibia Mariner at Summonwater Village
Limgrave In a Chest after you defeat Black Knife Assassin at the Deathtouched Catacombs
Liurnia Defeat Tibia Mariner south of the Artist’s Shack Site of Grace
Liurnia In a Chest after you defeat Cemetery Shade at the Black Knife Catacombs
Mt. Gelmir Defeat Tibia Mariner at the Wyndham Ruins
Mt. Gelmir Defeat Red Wolf of the Champion at Gelmir Hero’s Grave
Mountaintops of the Giants Defeat Tibia Mariner to the southwest of Castle Sol
Mountaintops of the Giants In a Chest after defeating Stray Mimic Tear before the Hidden Path to the Haligtree Site of Grace.
Mountaintops of the Giants In a Chest after you defeat the Ulcerated Tree Spirit at the Giant’s Peak Catacombs

What are Gurranq’s rewards?

Gurranq will offer Bestial Incantations among his rewards.

Gurannq will offer a host of useful items in return for every Deathroot you give him. If you give him more than one at a time, you may need to rest at the nearby Site of Grace to ensure you get all your rewards.

Deathroots Given Reward
1 Clawmark Seal
2 Bestial Sling (Incantation)
3 Bestial Vitality (Incantation)
4 Ash of War: Beast’s Roar
5 Beast Claw (Incantation)
6 Stone of Gurranq (Incantation)
7 Beastclaw Greathammer
8 Gurranq’s Beastclaw (Incantation)
9 Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone

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