In the fifth part of our Elden Ring walkthrough, we're going to guide you through Leyndell, Royal Capital. We shall reveal how to find your way through the vast and sprawling capital city, as well as defeat the bosses you encounter there. Once again we will outline the most straightforward route to completing your main objectives in this area. Since the city is so big compared to other areas in the game, feel free to explore and then return to this guide once you need a pointer in the right direction.
Detailed below is how to complete Leyndell, Royal Capital. We've broken the guide down into easy to follow steps that will get you on your way to completing everything you need to do here.
Elden Ring: How to Leyndell, Royal Capital Walkthrough
Make it Back Down to Ground Level
As a reference point, this walkthrough begins at the entrance to Leyndell, Royal Capital from where you fight Draconic Tree Sentinel. With it out of the way, push onwards into the city. A Site of Grace will greet you towards the end of the bridge leading into the capital, so rest and level up after a tough fight. Take the stairs to your left upwards, and then take the elevator up.
Follow the linear path ahead of you, through the church, and then up another stone staircase. Here you'll get your first glimpse of Leyndell, Royal Capital, with another Site of Grace in the room to your right.
Follow the path around for a breathtaking shot of the city, and then look to your left to find the main path. Ahead of you will be a new enemy type: some sort of creature with a musical instrument. While there might be lots of them, they're not particularly dangerous. Pick them off one by one and head into the ruined building ahead. At the end will be a stationary enemy spitting fire in front of it. It's easy to get by if you sprint on the left-hand side and then attack from behind.
Head down to the level below you in the room full of greenery, taking extra caution around the single enemy in here. Then take another elevator down, drawing closer to ground level.
Up ahead is another new enemy type: they hit hard but equally take as much damage themselves. Follow the path around and you'll end up in a fancy looking corridor with some barrels blocking the entrance ahead of you, but an open one to your left. Whichever one you pick, you're in for a tough battle. Rolling through the barrels nets you a fight with a knight armed with a lightning charged spear. The path on the left has three of the new enemy types all bunched up together, and they're very hard to take on all at once.
If you take the lefthand path, try and bait each enemy out into the corridor you start in one by one. You also need to avoid the flaming arrows from one of the enemies at all costs. They can kill you all in one go. No matter which way you choose, though, they'll both lead to the same area on the other side. You're in the right place if you notice a large carriage in the middle of the road and a golden knight sitting in front of it. Kill it and push forward to make it back down onto ground level and the main road in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
Reach the West Capital Rampart Site of Grace
A plethora of options are now open to you: there are places to see and discover in almost every direction. However, if we're looking to make our way through Leyndell, Royal Capital as soon as possible, we need to make it to the Site of Grace named West Capital Rampart to set up a checkpoint for the events ahead.
So, after making it onto the main path, you'll want to head west towards where the road slopes upwards with huge statues on either side. As you approach, an Erdtree Avatar will spawn. This isn't classed as a boss, but you will have to beat it to make life easier for yourself. With it taken care of, head for the stone steps where the enemies are below the two huge statues along the main road.
With the enemies defeated, head through the gate and turn to your left. You'll notice some horse stables: run past them and you'll spot a gigantic tree root sprouting out of the ground. This is what we're going to climb in order to find the Site of Grace. Get on it from the base of the root, but you don't want to go too far. You'll notice a slightly smaller root coming off the main one that veers to the left, and you need to take this one down to the building it leads into. There's a statue and a Golden Seed down there (See Also: Elden Ring: All Golden Seed Locations).
Run past the enemies and up into the building ahead, avoiding the two staircases going down. As soon as you enter, look to your right and there will be the Site of Grace we're looking for.
Begin Climbing Again
Now that we have this handy checkpoint, it's time to return to the huge tree root we were just climbing. Double back and work your way up the root, killing the enemies you encounter. Wherever you see an enemy on the tree, this is where you need to go. Once you reach the top and onto solid ground again, it's time for a boss fight.
Kill Godfrey, First Elden Lord
You must now take on Godfrey, First Elden Lord. Don't worry, he's not too difficult if you know what tricks to use against him. To learn how to overcome this challenge, click the following link: Elden Ring How to Beat Godfrey, First Elden Lord.
Kill Morgott, the Omen King
With Godfrey, First Elden Lord done and dusted, it's time to take on another mainline boss: Morgott, the Omen King. This fight will be a lot harder. Rest at the Site of Grace that opens up and then leave via the open exit that looks out onto the Erdtree.
The way forward will look like a dead-end, but jump onto the tree branch to your right and take it to the top of the room where you fought Godfrey, First Elden Lord. This opens up a new path for you to take, which is basically a linear route straight to the boss encounter with a Site of Grace in between. Rest up, summon Melina, and take on Morgott, the Omen King.
For help and guidance in this fight, click the following link: Elden Ring: How to Beat Morgott, the Omen King.
Leave Reyndell, Royal Capital
Now that Morgott, the Omen King is dead, we can leave Reyndell, Royal Capital and continue our journey. In order to do this, we won't be using the pathway behind the boss arena we've just been in. We'll actually be doubling back and heading east. For starters, fast travel back to the Site of Grace marked West Capital Rampart and get back onto the main road, where we fought Erdtree Avatar.
You're now going to want to head in the opposite direction we took to reach the boss fights. So, instead of heading southwest as you look at the map, we now need to head northeast. Put your back to the two huge statues where the enemies on the staircase gather and head down the main road. You'll eventually come to a set of doors that can be opened.
Go straight ahead and up the long staircase ahead of you, killing the enemies you meet. There'll be an elevator in the building up ahead, which you need to take upwards by using the lever in the centre. Ahead of you will be a path containing a knight on horseback. You can't call upon Torrent here, so just be careful. In the next building will be another elevator to ride, this time going down. Take it and you'll end up in the Mountaintops of the Giants, which is where our quest continues.
To continue our walkthrough, click the following link: Elden Ring: How to Complete Mountaintops of the Giants.
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