Earthbore Cave is a location in the Weeping Peninsula in Elden Ring, dwelling spot of the Runebear, and location of some materials necessary to craft items. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to complete Earthbore Cave.

Elden Ring: How to Complete Earthbore Cave

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

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Earthbore Cave Location: How to Find It

Earthbore Cave is along the northern edge of the Weeping Peninsula, west of the Bridge of Sacrifice. Head to the cliffside to find a path that descends downward to the cave’s entrance.

Earthbore Cave: Walkthrough

The first thing your attention will undoubtedly be drawn towards is a very suspicious-looking chest. You’d be right to be distrustful of it, as the rocks in front of it will collapse when you step on them. The patch of collapsing rocks is discolored and easily distinguished though, so you can safely skirt around on the right side to safely open the treasure chest and get some lackluster Pickled Turtle Neck and some Cave Moss.

Slip back around the fragile patch of rocks and continue down the passageway forward to find a corpse holding a Golden Rune [1] defended by a couple rats. Next up is a far more open chamber that houses even more rats – one of which is a giant rat. Had you fallen in front of the chest, you would’ve been dropped smack dab in the middle of these guys. If you followed our path thus far, they won’t yet be aware of you, leaving them open to be snuck up on. We’d recommend picking off a smaller rat or two so you can focus most of your attention on the more powerful giant rat.

After wiping out all four rats, you can enter the next chamber which contains another pair of rats and a couple glowing items. Slice the duo up and claim your prizes – a Glowstone and some Kukri. With that taken care of, drop down onto the ledge of the following chasm and drop down the rest of the way – there aren’t any enemies waiting to ambush you here. Grab a few Silver Fireflies and some more Cave Moss, but pause here before venturing onward into the darkness.

The cavern at the end of the following passageway houses this optional area’s boss, and there isn’t any mist gate to warn you this time. Make sure you’re healed up and adequately prepared before venturing out into the illuminated chamber where you’ll find the cave’s boss – Runebear – asleep.

Earthbore Cave: Item Drops and Loot

Do you have any tips and tricks for how to complete Earthbore Cave in Elden Ring? Let us know in the comments section below, and check out our Elden Ring guide for more information.