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Elden Ring

How to Find and Complete the Forest Lookout Tower in the Weeping Peninsula

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Nathan Garvin

Information and walkthrough for the Forest Lookout Tower location in Elden Ring, including details about how to obtain the Hand Ballista.

The Forest Lookout Tower, seen from the south.

How to Find Forest Lookout Tower

The Forest Lookout Tower can be found southwest of the Bridge of Sacrifice. To reach this location, you’ll need to follow the road near the Bridge of Sacrifice Site of Grace south, past a sacked caravan, beyond which you’ll reach a fork in the road. If you turn south you’ll be on your way to Castle Morne (you can find the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace to the south, along with a Nomadic Merchant), but to reach the Forest Lookout Tower you’ll need to turn north at a fork until you find the South of the Lookout Tower Site of Grace. This Site of Grace can be found on a rock past a pond. To reach the Forest Lookout Tower from here you’ll need to make your way northeast up a hill, then turn northwest.

Best Loot in Forest Lookout Tower

Item Location
Hand Ballista Loot a chest at the top of the Forest Lookout Watchtower.

Enemies in Forest Lookout Tower

Ascend to the top of the Forest Lookout Tower to obtain the Hand Ballista.

How to Complete Forest Lookout Tower

As you head uphill through the forest near the Forest Lookout Tower, be wary of pink Poison Flowers littering the forest floor. This particularly lethargic breed of Poison Flower prefers to remain stationary, releasing poisonous spores anticipatorily when enemies approach. Think of them as landmines and simply avoid them - they’re not worth the effort to clear.

Approach the base of the tower and you’ll find a campsite where two Zombie Dogs and an Undead Soldier can be found. Kill them and climb the wall to the northwest, get past another Undead Soldier fond of throwing Fire Pots, then enter the tower and climb up some ladders.

Ascend to the top of the tower and dispatch a third Undead Soldier, this one manning a ballista in the hope of preying on Demi-Humans to the south. Loot the chest nearby to obtain the Hand Ballista, a potent crossbow with a hefty Strength requirement. Other than a scenic view, this location has little else to offer.

You can find a Nomadic Merchant near the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace, south of the Forest Lookout Tower.

What Items You Can Buy From the Nomadic Merchant

Follow the road south from the Bridge of Sacrifice and when you reach a fork, turn south. You’ll find a campfire east of the road, near which is a Nomadic Merchant. He’ll sell you a variety of wares, as follows:

Item Cost (Souls) Notes
Kukri 60 -
Smithing Stone (1) 200 -
Smithing Stone (2) 400 -
Cracked Pot 600 -
Stonesword Key 2000 -
Bastard Sword 3000 -
Light Crossbow 1500 -
Arrow 20 -
Great Arrow 300 -
Bolt 40 -
Ballista Bolt 300 -
Red Thorn Roundshield 600 -
Round Shield 1000 -
Iron Helmet 1500 -
Scale Armor 2400 -
Iron Gauntlets 1500 -
Leather Trousers 1500 -
Crimson Amber Medallion 1500 -
Note: Demi-human Mobs 500 -

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