Elden Ring: Bird Farm [Location & How To Use]

The Bird farm can grant the players basically free runes in Elden Ring however, one must know how to actually reach Mohgwyns Palace first.

Unable to progress further and think your character is too under-leveled? The Elden Ring bird farm from the Mohgwyn’s palace comes to the rescue. Killing Albinauric and the bird monster near the cliff has become to go-to place for the majority of the players who want to farm runes quickly.

Important: If players have killed Varre in their playthrough, then they can not access this farm until they reach the Mountaintop of the Giants area.
Key Takeaways
  • Elden Ring bird for rune farm is found in Mohgwyn Palace.
  • In order to access Mohgwyn Palace:
    1. Complete Varre’s quest by meeting him in Rose Church after defeating Godrick.
    2. Invade other players’ worlds using the three Bloody Fingers from Varre.
    3. Soak the white napkin in a maiden’s blood and return to Varre for the Pureblood Knight’s Medal.
    4. Use the medal to teleport to Mohgwyn Palace.
    5. Alternatively, use the teleporter in Southwest Consecrated Snowfield.
  • In Mohgwyn Palace, reach the area with resting Albinaurics.
  • Equip a bow and shoot the bird near the cliff end.
  • The bird falls into the abyss, granting easy runes.
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The summarized look at the Bird Farming method in Elden Ring:

LocationAccess RequirementsRune Farming MethodRune Yield
Mohgwyn's PalaceComplete Varre's QuestShoot a giant bird with a bow near cliffsideApprox. 11,000-12,000 Runes per kill

Bird Farm Location

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The Bird Farm in Elden Ring [Image Captured by eXputer]
As I have already stated, the location of the bird farm is in Mohgwyn’s palace. Players can access this area by one of the two methods.

  • One will allow the player to reach this area well early in Elden Ring.
  • The other will only make this area accessible once players have reached the Mountaintop of the Giants, which is somewhat of an endgame area.

How To Access Mohgwyn Palace In The Early Game

If you wish to reach this area well early in Elden Ring, then no matter what, you must not kill Varre. 

I have summarized the entire roadmap on how to complete Varre’s quest in points for better understanding.

  1. The first thing players need to do is kill Godrick, The Grafted, and move on to the Liurna Of The Lakes area, but in case you didn’t know, Godrick resides in Godrick’s castle.
  2. The castle whose entrance is guarded by Margit, The Fell Omen.
  3. Once players have reached the Liurna Of the Lakes area, they will need to travel to the Rose Church, southwest of the Raya Lucaria Academy area, as you can see in the image below.
  4. This is where Varre hangs around after you have killed Godrick.
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Rose Church Location on the map [Image Credit: eXputer]
  1. After conversing with Varre, he will give you three Bloody Fingers, which you’ll need to use to invade other people.
  2. It is irrelevant to the quest whether you succeed in killing other players or not.
  3. Once you have used all three Bloody Fingers, talk again to Varre.
  4. After some dialogue, he will give you another task to perform, as you will be given a white napkin and will be tasked to soak it in the blood of a maiden.
  5. Here, you can either decide to visit the Four Belfries to access the area from where the game started, or if you are feeling evil, then you can kill one of the maidens in the world of Elden Ring and soak it in their blood (I don’t recommend the latter method).
  6. If you decide to visit the Four Belfries (location shown in the image below), then you’ll need to head to the top, where you will spot a chest.
  7. Open it, pick up the Imbued Sword Key, and then head to the shrine with the message “Precipice Of Anticipation.”
  8. It is the shrine nearest to the chest where you picked up the stone key.
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Four Belfries Location [Image Taken by eXputer]
  1. Activate the portal and take the plunge; you will spawn at the location where Elden Ring first started.
  2. Kill the boss that initially killed you and head to the room where you first woke up when Elden Ring started.
  3. There, you will see a dead maiden.
  4. Soak the napkin in her blood and return to Varre.
  5. Converse with Varre for a while, and he will give you the Pureblood Knight’s Medal.
  6. Use the medal to be teleported to the Mohgwyn palace area.

How To Access Mohgwyn Palace In The Late Game

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Accessing Mohgwyn Palace in Consecrated Snowfields [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you had already killed Varre before you learned about the bird farm or don’t wish to spend the extra time completing Varre’s quest, then this second method is still available. However, it is no walk in the park.

For this, you’ll first need to locate the Haligtree Medallion and access the secret/optional part of the Mountaintop of the Giants area. Once there, you must head to the location shown in the image below.

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Location of the teleporter in Consecrated Snowfields [Image Captured by eXputer]
  • At this exact location, you will find a teleporter, interact with it, and find yourself in an area near Mohgwyn Palace.

How To Perform The Bird Farm

Either you decided to complete Varre’s quest and reach Mohgwyn palace with the help of Pureblood Knight’s Medal, or you reached this location directly from the teleporter in the Consecrated Snowfield area. Whichever the case, once you reach Mohgwyn Palace, you’ll need to start heading toward the location highlighted in the image below.

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Location of the bird farm [Image Taken by eXputer]
From here, you only need to equip a bow and shoot the bird you see wandering on the cliffside. Once your arrow hits that demonic bird, thanks to its AI, it will run straight toward you and will unknowingly fall to its death, granting you some free runes.

From my testing, players can gain anywhere between 11,000 and 12,000 runes whenever the bird falls to its death. Keep resting at the Site Of Grace and repeating this farm. You’ll be rich with runes in no time.

With that, my article on Elden Ring bird farm ends. I hope my guide helped you level up more easily and make your character strong enough to meet your expectations.

Aside from being under-leveled, choosing the wrong weapon can also degrade your experience and make your game harder than it needs to be. Consider reading the BEST weapons in the Elden Ring guide, as these armaments are bound to help you throughout your journey in the Lands Between. Or, if you are still new to Elden Ring, then the Morning Star is one of the best early-game weapons to choose from.

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