Gelmir Hero's Grave is a location at Mt. Gelmir in Elden Ring and the dwelling place of Red Wolf of the Champion. This grave also contains crafting items, spirit upgrade materials, a Stonesword Key, and two entire armour sets. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to complete Gelmir Hero's Grave.

How Do You Complete Gelmir Hero's Grave in Elden Ring?

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

Gelmir Hero's Grave Location: How to Find It

The structure housing the lift down to Gelmir Hero’s Grave isn’t too far southwest of the First Mt. Gelmir Campsite. From that Site of Grace, follow the path to the west, and around a bend to the south where the Gelmir Hero’s Grave structure sits at the dead end. There are a few wolves in the area to be mindful of, but it’s otherwise a straight shot to the grave, through the doors, and down the lift.

Gelmir Hero's Grave: Walkthrough

Before trying to tackle Gelmir Hero’s Grave, you’ll want to have a respectable amount of points into your Vitality stat or a Flamedrake Talisman in tow because we’re going to be rolling through some lava. When you’re feeling adequately prepared, head down the stairs along the southern wall from the Site of Grace, follow the path down another stairwell, and emerge into a lava-filled chamber.

As if the lava here wasn’t enough, a chariot patrols this pathway too. Once you begin descending downward, you’ll be able to see the chariot spawn in a good distance away. Take advantage of this distance to sprint downward toward the furthest set of alcoves you can make it to. The second alcove on the right-hand side should easily be reachable, but it’s across some lava and also houses a bow-and-arrow skeleton. Don’t be too afraid of touching the lava – it only does a manageable amount of damage over time.

Take out any skeletons that are accosting you and grab the Grave Violet that grows in this alcove across the lava and study the chariot’s path to gauge the best time to continue heading downward. It should stop and turn around right across from you here, so wait until it begins a descent before running to the next alcove. Zig zag across to another couple of safe spots, one of which is across some lava and holds a Grave Glovewort [7].

The alcove with the Glovewort also happens to contain some stairs up into a new chamber, but refrain from entering it just yet. We’ll be traversing the lava further downwards instead, so equip your best fire resistant armour and Flamedrake Talisman now if you haven’t yet and wait for the chariot to pass you heading upwards. Once it does, begin making a run for it into the lava below and out to one of the alcoves on either side of the path.

Once here, wait for the chariot to pass you by one more time before heading further into the lava. Once you’ve surpassed the clearing with the alcoves, there’s no need to concern yourself with the chariot as it won’t follow you down here. Head into an alcove in the northwest corner to find another Grave Glovewort [7] but take care not to fall down the gap here just yet. Instead, run straight across to find a room with a treasure chest containing the Ringed Finger.

With the shiny new weapon in your possession, you can now head back to the stairs that lead up into another chamber, back in the chariot’s path. Don’t forget about that gap by the previous Glovewort though, you’ll be able to make use of it later if you so choose. Head up the stairs and into the next chamber where you’ll face a few undead and Page enemies. Once this first floor is clear, scour the area for a couple Grave Gloveworts [6] and [7]. Next, head up the stairs but be mindful of the fire spewing out of the next passageway.

Run to the other side of the fire passageway between flamethrower salvos for a Ghost Glovewort [7] before sprinting into the room with the flamethrower pillar as soon as its flames cease. Once you’re in its room, give it a thwack to put a stop to those awfully annoying flame bouts. With the flames ceased, head west into a new room that houses an undead and two Page enemies along each back corner. Eliminate them all for the Golden Rune [6] in this room. Now turn back and head to the doorway that leads out to another chariot enemy.

This is a different chariot and passageway than the one we came across earlier. There’s a Grave Glovewort [6] directly across from the doorway which you can grab once the chariot has left the premises, but there’s another item up the slope to the south that’s a bit more difficult to snag. You’ll need to begin running as soon as the chariot passes your position. Once you reach the top, press yourself against the wall here. There’s just barely enough clearance here to stay outside the chariot’s path. Wait for it to descend back down and grab the Stonesword Key that’s up here before getting back to safety.

With that Stonesword Key taken care of, it’s time to head back down. Wait for safe opportunities to run back down the slope and into the doorway where we first entered this chariot passage – you might even have to jump over top of the chariot if it's about to cross paths with you. Head down the slope and into the alcoves on either side before heading further down to another alcove in the corner that holds a shade enemy and another Grave Glovewort [7]. Instead of putting yourself in harm’s way further down the path where the path becomes covered in lava, head back toward the thin path where you’ll see a ledge down along its side we can drop down to.

Once you drop down, you can find a corpse hanging off the edge holding some Smoldering Butterflies along with a pathway beneath the chariot that’s still patrolling overhead. Follow the path along to a room with a Bloodhound Knight overlooking a hunched over corpse. Do battle with the knight and emerge victorious to receive the Bloodhound Knight Set and to clear the way to the corpse which holds the Gelmir Knight Set. With the two new armour sets added to your collection, turn around and ascend the ladder immediately in front of you.

Once reaching the top, break the pots along the side to snag some Root Resin, and carefully jump into one of the windows up here and onto one of the wooden beams. You’ll find yourself atop the pathway of the chariot we were avoiding – not far from the spot where we dropped down just a bit earlier. Now all that remains in this grave is to descend the lava flows below to reach the boss room door, but there are two ways of doing so.

The easier but longer way down would be to head all the way back up toward the beginning of the cave and drop down the gap next to the Grave Glovewort [7] in the corner by the opening lava section. Dropping there will plop you straight down to the end of the lava path. The other way down is atop the chariot that patrols this pathway. If you’ve got a keen eye, you might’ve noticed how the chariot here lacks a soldier statue and instead just has a flat backside we can drop down onto from the wooden beams above. It’s a bit trickier and riskier to drop onto the chariot, but we have to admit it’s the cooler way down.

Regardless of the path you take, you’ll end up on some stone platforms alongside the chariot and the lava. There’s a small alcove next to a ladder on the ground level which has some Beast Blood you can grab if you’d like. Otherwise, pick the Grave Glovewort [7] by the set of doors, open the doors up, and descend the path down to the mist gate which conceals the Red Wolf of the Champion.

Gelmir Hero's Grave: Item Drops and Loot

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