How do you complete Stormveil Castle in Elden Ring? In this first part of our Elden Ring walkthrough, we're going to guide you through the outer and inner walls of Stormveil Castle. While you've been free to explore Limgrave before this, the castle has a concrete objective and only a few routes to get there. There will be optional extras and items to find along the way that this walkthrough doesn't cover, so feel free to explore if you notice something not mentioned in the guide. This is the most straightforward route to completing the task at hand.

Detailed below, as part of our Elden Ring guide, is how to complete Stormveil Castle. We've broken the guide down into a series of objectives to make it as easy to follow as possible. If you have already done a few things here but have gotten stuck, use the headers to work out what you should be doing next.

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On this page, we're going to explain how to complete Stormveil Castle and reach the boss battle against Godrick the Grafted.

Find a Way Inside Stormveil Castle

Once you've beaten Margit, the Fell Omen, Stormveil Castle will be open to you. Begin by approaching the main gate and interacting with the Site of Grace next to it. There's no way to open it, so head through the doorway on the left to find an NPC. Talking to them reveals there's a passageway along the side of the castle you can use to get inside, so let's take that. Exit and jump up onto the ruined wall to your right, taking it over to the other side.

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You'll drop down into an area full of rocks and trees, with another Site of Grace at the end of the middle path. Interact with it, but be careful of the birds flying about. They have blades attached to their claws and can be tough to kill. To the right of the Site of Grace are rocks you can climb up and stairways leading higher up the castle's outer wall. Follow them up and you'll encounter a group of enemies. Kill them, but be careful of your surroundings. It can be easy for them to push you off the side.

Now you can head inside Stormveil Castle using the only route open to you. Kill the two enemies in front of you, and then head up the wooden staircase. Be careful at the top because another group of enemies will throw Fire Pots at the gunpowder in front of you and try and blow you up. Bait them into throwing one and then retreat so the path is cleared for you.

Find the Rusty Key for the Locked Door

Sprint towards them and kill them quickly, and then head in the direction the enemy on the upper ledge was standing on. You'll notice you've just passed a locked door, and it's that we need to open. Yet another explosive trap awaits you, so once again bait the enemy in front to blow the gunpowder up. Once they've been dealt with, roll through the debris on the left and head up the staircase. To your right will be an incredibly dark room, and unfortunately, a strong enemy awaits in there as well as the key we need.

We told you it's dark in there!

As you enter, we recommend crouching and hugging the left wall. Get behind the tall knight and you'll have an easy backstab opportunity to start the fight. Once defeated, you'll be able to pick up the Rusty Key. Exit the room and drop down to the level below and interact with the locked door. It's now open to us so we can progress.

Push Towards the Castle's Main Square

Climb the ladder inside up to the top, then head left and eventually outside again. You'll spot some buildings perched on top of large rocks off in the distance, but turn to your left and there'll be another staircase to climb. Inside is another strong knight, this time with a spear. Kill it and take the wooden staircase up. You need only go up to the next floor you come across; there's nothing of note on the very top floor. Head left and you'll find the next Site of Grace.

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Once you've got your health back and replenished your Sacred Flask, exit via the other door. You'll be walking along one of the outer castle walls, and waiting for you are big birds that'll throw gunpowder at you. These barrels explode on impact, so be sure to dodge them. Run along the path ahead of you, take the stairs down and traverse the rooftops, passing through a tower with a hole in the middle. You'll eventually come to a ladder.

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Below you will be a patrolling knight and a weaker enemy holding a lit torch. We recommend waiting for them to pass by and get as close to the tower you've just come through. With their backs turned, slide down the ladder and sprint in the direction you've been heading. Pass through the room with the lit fireplace and take a right around the balcony with the large room that has a portrait on its back wall.

In the room ahead, there's another knight patrolling: You now have a choice: take them on and try and kill them in exchange for Runes or scale the outside using the wooden staircase over the wall to your right. Whichever you choose, you will want to head outside onto the wooden platform to climb the ladder at the end.

Run to the other side and drop down onto the platform on the opposite of where you just were — with the hanging giant now on your right. Head to the right to find a Treasure Chest, and then push on to the left to continue along the main path. You'll now be in the large dining hall with the painting in the middle. In this area will be an enemy with many, many limbs. We suggest avoiding it for now.

From the entrance you came from, take a left so the big painting on the wall is at your back and enter the room ahead. There's an elevator here you can choose to create a shortcut back to the previous Site of Grace. With your health regenerated and Sacred Flask full, head back down to where just were and now enter the doorway in the back left corner of the room. Ahead of you is the main square of Stormveil Castle, which is absolutely packed with enemies.

Where to Find Godrick the Grafted's Fog Door

Now you've made it to the main square of Stormveil Castle, the Fog Door for Godrick the Grafted isn't too far away. We've got to deal with all these enemies ahead of us first, however. When you're ready, take an immediate left to get around the first line of defences. Try and bait them into following you one by one so you're not overwhelmed.

Once they're dead, head up towards the castle. You'll know you're going the right way if you spot a larger enemy sitting on the ground with a dog next to it. Go up the stone steps and take a left to find a Site of Grace in the room ahead of you. Rest up if you need to and take the elevator in the other room upwards. Follow the path you come across around — there'll be some dangerous pots on your left — and you'll spot yet another Site of Grace just ahead.

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Once rested, exit the room and look to your right to find the Fog Door with Godrick the Grafted behind. To learn how to beat him, click the following link: How to Beat Godrick the Grafted.

How did you complete Stormveil Castle in Elden Ring? Let us know in the comments below and check out our Elden Ring guide for much more help and information.