Auriza Side Tomb is a location in the Leyndell, Royal Capital in Elden Ring and the location of a Grave Warden Duelist. This cave also contains materials for weapon upgrades, items required for spirit upgrades, and a cookbook necessary for some crafting items. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to complete Auriza Side Tomb.

How Do You Complete Auriza Side Tomb in Elden Ring?

On this page, we're going to reveal how to complete Auriza Side Tomb. We'll include the location, a walkthrough, and any additional information, like item drops.

Auriza Side Tomb Location: How to Find It

Auriza Side Tomb’s entrance is just northeast of Capital Rampart, but it’s at the bottom of a cliff. To get down there, your best bet is to approach from the northwest – the Hermit Merchant’s Shack is a good starting point – and take the southeast path beneath the capital bridge.

Auriza Side Tomb: Walkthrough

Start the Auriza Side Tomb by descending the first set of stairs to find the boss doors directly in front of you – our ultimate goal is to open them. Descend the next set of steps at the northeast to begin your journey. This first room contains five little jar enemies, a couple of which will explode. You’ll know they’re the exploding kind if they begin making a run for you while sparking. Bait out their jump attack and back up to let them explode from a safe distance. Once they’re handled, head back in and grab the Grave Glovewort [6] and Grave Violet in the room the pots inhabited.

Head down the next set of stairs to the northeast to eventually reach a room with a suspiciously unguarded chest. Open it up to find it’s a trap that transports you to another room. Continue through this new room, down another set of stairs, and out into a chamber. You’ll catch a glimpse of the boss door lever we need to pull up on an elevated ledge, but it’s not quite accessible yet. Head down the stairs and take care of a couple of Jade Goblins that swing down to accost you.

Before continuing, head back around behind the stairway where you’ll find another Grave Glovewort [6]. Now you can move onward into the narrow chamber with the Grave Glovewort [5] next to it. You’ll emerge into an area with water that’s not very notable outside of a Jade Goblin on a ledge above, waiting to chuck down some Lightning Pots. Skirt around the water to avoid the increased reach of the pots, and enter the next room while looking out for a Jade Goblin near the entrance.

Don’t open the chest in this room right away. Instead, head to the out-of-place alcove along the left where you’ll find an Illusory Wall. While this reveals a path down to a Grave Glovewort [5] and another teleporting chest, two exploding pots also call it home. Bait out their exploding jumps as you did with the pots before, and interact with the chest to be transported to the ledge overlooking a room extremely similar to the one we were just in, but don’t be fooled – this is not the same area.

Get revenge on the two Jade Goblins up here, and grab the Golden Rune [7] from the corpse you’ll immediately come across. There isn’t anything useful up the stairs except for a couple of Jade Goblins, so turn back around, drop into the room that looks so similar to the one we found the Illusory Wall in, and head down to the chest in the same chamber as the chest that took you up to the ledge. Interact with it to be transported to a ledge that looks the same, but again it isn’t.

Your first indication that this isn’t the same ledge you were just on are the two new Jade Goblins up here ready to be taken out. After you do so, continue up a small set of steps and a ladder to the northeast. Interact with the chest you find here to be transported to an area that looks strikingly similar to the tomb’s opening area. Continue along the sole path forward before getting to a room defended by a large pot enemy. Defeat it to find a Smithing Stone [5] and a Ritual Pot in the same room. With that done, head back to the room you teleported into when reaching this area, and use the chest to teleport and further backtrack.

Descend the ladder we just climbed a bit ago, and drop down into the chamber below. You can take the main transporter trap chest between the torches here if you’d like – it largely serves as a trap that’ll just take you to a cage with two large pot enemies, but it does also contain the Perfumer’s Cookbook [3] for your troubles. The path forward is back through the chest behind the Illusory Wall we dissipated, you’ll know it’s the right one as it’s preceded by the green leaves of the Grave Glovewort [5] we picked up earlier.

After taking the transport trap through, drop down the ledge and head through the passage and up the stairs northwest of the watery chamber as though we were backtracking toward the area with the lever. This isn’t the area with the lever though, as you’ll find by heading behind the stairs and finding another Grave Glovewort [6] defended by a Jade Goblin. Ascend the stairs now to find a room occupied by giant pot and exploding pot enemies. Dispatch them both and grab some Root Resin from the corpse.

Backtrack all the way back to the chamber where we dropped down the ledge. Interact with the main chest between the torches in this room. Instead of leading to a fruitless trap, this one takes you to a caged off area with two small exploding pot enemies, a Ghost Glovewort [6], and a ladder up. Ascend the long ladder to finally reach the boss door lever and a sprig of Grave Glovewort [6]. Give that lever a yank, drop off the ledge, head up both sets of stairs to the southeast, and interact with the transporter chest – the last one we’ll have to worry about in this tomb.

After being transported back, run around the bend and up the stairs where you’ll find yourself in the first room of small jar enemies we encountered. Head through this room to the southwest, up the stairs, and finally find yourself back at those boss room doors which should now be open. Now all that’s standing between you and the boss of this tomb, a Grave Warden Duelist, is some stairs down and a mist gate.

Auriza Side Tomb: Boss Fight Strategy

Auriza Side Tomb: Item Drops and Loot

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