Deathtouched Catacombs is an optional location in Limgrave in Elden Ring, and hosts the Black Knife Assassin boss fight. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to complete Deathtouched Catacombs.

Elden Ring: How to Complete Deathtouched Catacombs

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

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Deathtouched Catacombs: How to Find It

The Deathtouched Catacombs are located in the northern section of Limgrave, and east of Stormveil Castle. To get there, fast travel to the Warmaster's Shack and head north into the forest. On the other side, head east alongside the castle wall. Once you reach the two cliff edges, safely drop down into the valley below. On the side you're currently on, look for the entrance. You're looking for a set of double doors and a Ghost sat beside them.

Deathtouched Catacombs: Walkthrough

As soon as you push open the entrance doors, the Deathtouched Catacombs Site of Grace will be directly ahead of you. Beyond it and down the stairs are the doors leading to the Black Knife Assassin, but they're locked for now. Instead, continue down the stairs to your left and you'll encounter two Skeletons. Another three will then be on the floor below. Don't forget you need to attack them once more when they're dead, otherwise, they'll respawn.

If you double back on yourself and head into the little alcove on the floor below, you'll find a Grave Glovewort [1]. Along the main path, there'll be another one. Go into the room ahead of you to find more Skeletons to kill as well as yet another Grave Glovewort [1]. At the end of the hallway will be the lever that unlocks the set of doors back at the beginning of the Deathtouched Catacombs.

You could return to the entrance and take on the Black Knife Assassin, but some bonus items, return to the alcove where you first encountered the Skeletons. A new passageway will have opened up, granting you access to an Uchigatana and two lots of Grave Glovewort [1]. With those extra items in your possession, return to the entrance of Deathtouched Catacombs to take on the boss. For help killing the boss, click the link: Elden Ring: How to Beat Black Knife Assassin. Once you've beaten it, don't forget to pick up the Deathroot out of the chest in the back.

Deathtouched Catacombs: Item Drops and Loot


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