Elden Ring: Blacksmith Location [Complete Walkthrough]

Here is how to find both of blacksmiths in-game, along with my tips.

Most titles by From Software give players access to a blacksmith or an NPC that performs the task of upgrading gear fairly early on in the adventure because these are difficult games. I personally like to access the methods of strengthening your weapons and armor as soon as possible. 

Key Takeaways
  • The First Blacksmith
    1. Find it in the Round Table Hold area.
    2. Accessible by defeating Margit and accepting an invitation from Melina to the Site of Grace.
    3. Smithing Master Hewg can be found in this friendly settlement.
    4. Can upgrade weapons to max.
  • The Second Blacksmith
    1. You must beat Storm Veil Castle and the first Legacy boss.
    2. Travel to the Raya Lucaria Academy and follow the path to the Caria Manor.
    3. Find the Kingsrealm Ruins and break through the illusory wall.
    4. The blacksmith, Smithing Master Iji, is located in the Kingsrealm Ruins.
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Elden Ring Blacksmith Location Guide

Players can locate a Smithing Table out in the world, and then Runes and Smithing Stones can be used to reinforce Armaments up to a maximum of +3. After that point, they’ll have to locate the blacksmith to be able to upgrade further.

Early on in the game, +3 weapons are fairly effective against regular enemies and bosses alike, and the Smithing Stone resource is easy to come across. But the difficulty spikes in this game are frequent and punishing, so finding Elden Ring’s Blacksmith is key to surviving. 

The First Blacksmith

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First Moments In Elden Ring Open World

When you first emerge into the open world at the start of the game, you will find yourself in the region of Limgrave. If you head north from where you are facing and follow the rays of guiding light, you will eventually come across the abandoned Church of Elleh

Head further north from the Church and through a small grove of trees until you come across an enemy encampment called Gatefront Ruins. There, you can acquire the Spectral Horse named Torrent.

Elden Ring Blacksmith Location
Stormveil Castle Entrance.

Make your way through the stone gate and continue following the rays of guiding light all the way up the winding path. There are a lot of new distractions on the route, but your end goal is the heavily guarded castle entrance at the end. Take your time getting there, but be prepared for the game’s first major boss fight when you do.

Approach The Stormveil Castle 

Margit, the Fell Omen.

As soon as you arrive at the gates of Stormveil Castle, your path will be blocked by Margit, the Fell Omen. Defeat it, and then rest at the Site of Grace that appears in the middle of the boss arena. You will now be able to automatically engage in some dialogue with the maiden Melina at this site, during which she will offer to teleport you to the Roundtable Hold.

Do keep in mind that the Melina spawn can be random. Accept her invitation, and after a small loading screen, you will arrive at the Roundtable Hold.

Elden Ring Blacksmith Location
Smithing Master Hewg In The Roundtable Hold.

There, you will find the Smithing Master Hewg, who is the first Elden Ring Blacksmith. If you bring him the relevant resources and Runes, Hewg will upgrade your weapons to +4 and beyond. And trust me, you will desperately require his help in the coming hours. In my experience, getting to Hewg isn’t difficult as you will automatically reach him.

The Second Blacksmith

Elden Ring Blacksmith Location
The Map Open Up.

In order to reach the second Elden Ring Blacksmith Location, you’ll actually have to play through a fair bit of the game and beat Stormveil Castle. This involves beating the first Legacy boss of the game, Godrick the Grafted, which is no easy task. 

After this point, the northern region of the world map will really open up, allowing you to travel to locations like the Raya Lucaria Academy, where the second Legacy dungeon is located.

Kingsrealm Ruins

Elden Ring Blacksmith Location
Kingsrealm Ruins.

To the west of the academy is a long winding path that leads to the extremely creepy Caria Manor. As you make your way up this path, you will reach Kingsrealm Ruins. Now, simply head north, and you will see an illusionary wall.

Elden Ring Blacksmith Location
This Path Is Blocked By An Illusory Wall.

This is actually an illusory wall, and striking it with your weapon or simply rolling through it will cause it to disappear. Now, continue through this new open path and look left immediately to find a giant sitting on a large boulder. Don’t attack this NPC because he is the second Elden Ring Blacksmith.

Elden Ring Blacksmith Location
Smithing Master Iji.

His name is Smithing Master Iji, and he can sell you upgrade materials as well as upgrade your weapons to greater than +3 if you are using a weapon that is upgraded via Somber Smithing Stones, then I would advise you to visit Iji as soon as possible as he has some stones that you can buy.

And that’s about it for my Elden Ring Blacksmith guide. Both NPCs can be found eventually; at least, that was the case with me. While you’re here, why not also check out our Elden Ring Review? 

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