Minor Erdtree Catacombs is an optional location in Caelid in Elden Ring, and hosts the boss fight against two Erdtree Burial Watchdogs. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to complete Minor Erdtree Catacombs.

Elden Ring: How to Complete Minor Erdtree Catacombs

Elden Ring: How to Complete Minor Erdtree Catacombs Guide 1

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

Minor Erdtree Catacombs: How to Find It

The Minor Erdtree Catacombs are in the northwestern area of Caelid, close to the border that separates the region from Limgrave. To get there, fast travel to the Smoldering Church and head east towards the Minor Erdtree. Once you get there, you'll encounter the Putrid Avatar. You're free to fight it or keep on moving, with the entrance to the Minor Erdtree Catacombs on the righthand side of the trunk.

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Minor Erdtree Catacombs: Walkthrough

Once the entrance doors have been pushed open, rest at the Site of Grace right in front of you. Go down the steps, kill the single Imp that drops from the ceiling, and take the elevator down. A further three Imps will greet you on the linear path ahead, with a Grave Glovewort [3] available for pickup. In the next room is two more Imps as well as the Lever that opens up the door to the boss fight.

Return to the room with the elevator and head through the other passageway, picking up the Grave Glovewort [4] as you go. Around the corner will be a room with a pool of Scarlet Rot at its centre. Multiple Slugs will drop from the ceiling as you approach, so deal with them first. In the middle of the room is an Aeonian Butterfly, with a Grave Glovewort [3] and a Grave Glovewort [5] around the sides.

With those items collected, activate the elevator to go up but then immediately get off it. The rest of the Minor Erdtree Catacombs are below it. Drop down into the new hole created, and kill the single Imp waiting for you. Ahead of you will be another corridor covered in Scarlet Rot and Slugs, so tread carefully as you pass. On a corpse in the back left corner will be a Grave Violet.

The other side of the Scarlet Rot covered pool leads to the boss, but if you take a right halfway down, you'll notice a narrow passageway heading upwards. Take it to find a Ghost Glovewort [4] and a Grave Glovewort [4]. On the corpse will be a Golden Rune [4]. Turn around and look to your left to find a ladder leading up to a corridor. Deal with the Imps and pick up the Grave Glovewort [3] and the Imp Head (Wolf). To your right are yet more Imps and a Sacramental Bud and a Grave Glovewort [5] to pick up.

From here, you can drop down into the Scarlet Rot infested pool below and then race back to the door containing the boss by dropping down the elevator shaft again and simply heading forwards. You'll be up against two Erdtree Burial Watchdogs. For information on overcoming the fight, click the link: Elden Ring: How to Beat Erdtree Burial Watchdog. Should you beat them both, you'll be rewarded with Runes and the Mad Pumpkin Head Ashes.

Minor Erdtree Catacombs: Item Drops and Loot


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