11 Tips to Get the Best of Rune Farming Elden Ring

Rune farming Elden ring: Generally increasing your Runes as you play is always good to do, as they’re the lifeblood of everything. Even if you’re not farming, there’s a lot you can do to generally increase your Runic income and generally keep in mind.

Rune farming Elden ring

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1. Find the Golden Scarab!

This talisman grants a permanent boost to all the Runes you earn for as long as you wear it. It’s an essential piece of equipment, but don’t worry – we can show you how to get the Elden Ring Golden Scarab at our dedicated page, as well as how to beat the boss fight protecting it.

2. Shatter the glowing white skulls you see around the landscape.

These have little consumable Golden Rune items inside, and while they’re only 200 each, eventually you’ll have an inventory of dozens.

3. Keep an eye out for Gold Leaves!

A rare, random weather occurrence will sometimes have Gold Leaves falling from the sky like rain (and as far as we know, it only occurs at night). While this is happening, you’ll get a minor boost to all the Runes you earn, about 5% or so. That’s one of many Elden Ring secrets you might not know about, but can check out here.

4. The Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot

The Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot is a fairly rare consumable that you can find around the game, one that boosts your Rune income for a short time when used. Save these for big fights you think you have a good chance of winning.

5. Like at the Impassable Greatbridge,

You’ll occasionally come across areas where enemies are fighting with each other. This is always your chance to sit back and effectively let them do the work for you.

6. If you want a big batch of Runes fast:

Try looking for early-game bosses you forgot about and are now overlevelled for. Drop a summon sign and wait for people to call you in. The rewards won’t be quite as big as when you defeated them yourself but’s still a good payout.

7. Head to a merchant and sell anything you don’t need.

We don’t recommend getting rid of unique items, but the equipment dropped by foot soldiers or the excess consumables earned from crafting are a safe bet if you’re not using them.

  • If you see an enemy with glowing gold eyes, they’re a special kind of foe who won’t be any tougher, but will nonetheless drop more Runes when killed. Take them down as a priority!

The best places to farm in Elden Ring will vary according to where you are – as you level up, the amount of Runes required to reach the next level increases, a wider gap every time. But fortunately as you move through the game, enemies become tougher and drop more Runes to use – for that reason, we’ve broken down the game into four really good farming locations for players at different points in the game, shown on the map above and gone into in more detail below.

8. Trolls on the Stormgate (early-game farming): 

This one’s fairly simple, though a little risky for new players. The huge, hairy trolls on the cliffs North of the Stormgate each drop about 1000 Runes when killed, and while they hit hard, they’re also very slow. If you can space them out and kill them one at a time, you can pretty effectively build up a good pool of Runes to spend in preparation for bosses like Margit and Godrick.

9. War for Castle Redmane (early/mid-game farming): 

The easiest farming spot on this list, in Southern Caelid there’s a huge fortress named Castle Redmane. You don’t actually need to go inside though – there’s fire-wielding knights and monstrous dogs fighting it out in front of the castle, and you can just watch them kill each other while you get Runes automatically. Head to the Impassable Greatbridge Site of Grace, then just ride up the hill and watch them fight. Then you can always ride through and cut down the weaker survivors, earning you roughly 2000-3000 Runes for very little effort.

10. Party crashing Windmill Village (mid/late-game farming): 

This is a good one: head to the North coastline of the Altus Plateau and you’ll find a surreal, Midsommar-esque village named Dominula, Windmill Village. It’s full of dancing locals who only attack once you get too close and drop a lot of Runes. There’s a boss at the top called Godskin Apostle, but even before dealing with him, clearing out the locals will get you about 7000 Runes in just a few minutes. Then quickly respawn them and do it over!

11. Backstabbing at the Haligtree (late-game farming): 

OK, we’ve yet to update our map model, but the area is still correct and the principle is still very sound. If you’ve unlocked the optional Haligtree area, you’ll know it’s mostly pretty tough. But if you head to the Prayer Room Site of Grace halfway down, then take the door North, you can run down the parapets, backstabbing a lot of enemies who are looking out to sea or just cutting through the rather easy knights and footsoldiers, each of whom drop 2000-3000 Runes each. Some of them even blow themselves up in their attempt to stop you, meaning that a few minutes can earn you 40000 Runes or even more. Just fight your way down and fast travel back to the Prayer Room when you feel your Runes are at risk (we recommend before you have to fight either the two Cleanrot Knights or the Erdtree Avatar, depending on the path you take).

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