Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula [Bosses, Dragons, Talismans]

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula is quite an interesting location. It is one of those areas that you reach in the endgame and is one of the Legacy Dungeons. To get to the Crumbling Farum Azula, you need first to reach the Mountaintops of the Giants and must beat the Fire Giant. Once you have done that, reach the Forge of the Giants. According to the Elden Ring Ending that you are going for, you will then either talk to Melina or listen to the flame. This will lead you to the Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula.

The region may seem smaller as compared to the regions like Caelid map or Limgrave, but it actually has a lot to offer. Therefore, our Elden Ring Crumbling Azula Guide will show you all the major items, bosses, and some of the best weapons that you can get, so you do not miss out on anything! Before proceeding, make sure you’ve collected the map fragments, as it will help you greatly in navigating the Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula.

Crumbling Farum Azula Weapons

Elden Ring’s Crumbling Farum Azula does not have too many weapons, but the few weapons that it does have are worth having! Here’s what to expect:

  • Maliketh’s Black Blade
  • Dragon King’s Cragblade
  • Devourer’s Scepter
  • Dragon Towershield

Maliketh’s Black Blade

You can get the Maliketh’s Blackblade after defeating Beast Clergyman / Maliketh the Black Blade. Once you do that, you will get the Remembrance of the Black Blade that you can take to the Finger Reader Enia at the Roundtable. Beast Clergyman is a boss found at the Crumbling Farum Azula, which we discuss in the Bosses section of the guide.

Maliketh’s Black Blade is a colossal blade great for Strength builds or Faith Builds as it scales with both (D scale). It also scales with Dex but has a lower scale, E. If you’re looking for better dex weapons, consider reading: Elden Ring Best Dex Weapons guide.

The weapon has a great design and does 127 base physical damage, which can go as high as 311. You will need various stats to wield the weapon, though. 34 Strength, 12 Dex, and 20 Faith are needed.

Dragon King’s Cragblade

Dragon King’s Cragblade is yet another weapon that you can get after killing a boss. You will need to kill Dragonlord Placidusax, which we discuss in the bosses section. After that, you will get the Remembrance of the Dragonlord. You can trade it for the Dragon King’s Cragblade at the Roundtable. On the subject of remembrance weapons, why not read our seven best Elden Ring Remembrance Weapons guide.

Due to its D scale (can go as high as B) in Dex and 37 Dex requirement, the Dragon King’s Cragblade is great for Dex builds. The sword also scales with Strength but has an E scale. It is a Heavy Thrusting Sword with 92 base damage that can go as high as 225.

Devourer’s Scepter

The Devourer’s Scepter is dropped by Knight/Recusant Bernahl’s invasion near the Dragon Temple Rooftop. It is a Great Hammer capable of dealing 107 Physical Damage and 69 Fire Damage. It has quite the requirement with 24 Strength, 20 Dex, and 25 Faith. As the weapon is in the near endgame area, you likely will have these stats. Devourer’s Scepter also scales with a D scale in the mentioned stats. In case you don’t, consider reading our Elden Ring Runes Farming guide and learn how to level up faster.

Dragon Towershield

For all those Shield lovers, there’s something for you as well in Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula. You can find Dragon Towershield in a chest in a building southeast of Dragon Temple Rooftop site of grace. When you’re at the site, drop down and take the ladder down south. Continue on the path until you reach an area with the Lightning dragon. You will find a small gazebo to the southeast; north of it is an area to which you need to drop down to. You will find a building that you can go through and find a ladder outside. Go up it to find the chest protected by a Banished Knight.

The shield has a 30-strength requirement and scales with a D scale in Strength. It has a great skill, Shield Bash, which works nicely in ramming foes while maintaining a guarding stance. It works nicely in staggering weaker enemies. If you are looking for better shields, consider reading our shield guide: Top 21 Best Shields in Elden Ring guide.

Crumbling Farum Azula Armors

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula offers plenty of armor sets for those who are willing to wander around. Here is a list of what you can expect to find:

  • Drake Knight Set
  • Beast Champion Set
  • Malformed Dragon Set

Drake Knight Set

Worn by the unmet Drake Knights, you can find the Drake Knight set, composed of 4 parts, in Crumbling Farum Azula. You need to start off from the Dragon Temple Rooftop Site of Grace. From there, climb down the ladder near the Warhawk at the elevator shaft (it’ll be to your left from the site). Turn left and drop onto the floating rock and then onto the platform. You will find an elevator shaft but do not go inside; just circle around to its other side. You will find a chest inside which you will find the Drake Knight Set.

The armor provides 24.7 physical, 19.6 strike, 25.6 slash, and 24.7 pierce damage negation in total.

Beast Champion Set

Beast Champion Set is known to be engraved with beasts on the metal, making it one of the fancier suits of armors in Elden ring. The Beast Champion Set can be acquired by following the Knight Bernahl questline. You will initially find him at the Warmaster’s Shack in Stormhill. But if you keep following his questline and beat Rykard and empty out Volcano Manor, then Knight Bernahl, later known as Recusant Bernahl, can invade you in Crumbling Farum Azula. You will run into him after passing the Beside the Great Bridge Site of Grace. You can also get the Blasphemous Claw from the Bernahl.

Besides its fancy looks, the Beast Champion Set provides quite the protection. With the full set, you can expect 38.3 physical, 35.7 strike, 41 slash, and 40.2 piercing damage negation.

Malformed Dragon Set

Malformed Dragon Set is a gold-plated armor set with a unique look found in the Crumbling Farum Azula. You can get the armor after defeating the Draconic Tree Sentinel found guarding one of the last gates of Crumbling Azula, just before the Maliketh fight. Note, there is a Draconic Tree Sentinel Boss in Capital Outskirts, but it does not drop the armor set; the one in Crumbling Farum Azula does.

You can expect to get 36.7 physical, 32.7 strike, 38.4 slash, and 36.7 piercing damage negation with the whole set. Making it part of some of the best armors in Elden Ring.

Crumbling Farum Azula Dragons

Elden Ring Crumbling Azula is known to have quite a few mini dragon bosses lurking around. You can fight them to get the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stones. These upgrade materials can be used to strengthen armaments to +25%. But unfortunately, not all of the dragons present in the Crumbling Farum Azula drop this item. Regardless, here are the locations.

Ancient Dragon 1

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 1
Crumbling Farum Azula Dragon 1

The first Dragon can actually be quite early on in the Crumbling Farum Azula. As soon as you make your way out into the open area from the first site of grace, Crumbling Beast Grave, you’ll be in an area with a curved path. As you make your way across the path, you’ll get attacked by the Dragon as it swoops in from the sky.

Ancient Dragon 2

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 2
Crumbling Farum Azula Dragon 2

The second Ancient Dragon will also fly in to fight you. If you start from the Temple Facing Balcony, head straight and out of the building towards the elevator. Take the elevator down. Once you do, make your way out of the elevator shaft and turn right. You will notice a large floating circular platform. Jump onto it, and the Dragon will soon fly in.

Ancient Dragon 3 + 4

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 3
Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 3

The next 2 dragons can be found together in Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula. Starting off from the Dragon Temple Altar, you will notice a giant dragon skull with a door that leads outside in front of it. Go outside and drop down left. Keep following the path, staying to the left most of the time.

Eventually, you’ll come across an elevator shaft with stairs that lead up. Take them up to the elevator, which will be blocked by an imp statue. You will need a stonesword key to get through. Once you make it through, go up and again make your way to the path on the left. Bypassing the ruins will eventually lead you to the first Dragon, which will be taking a peaceful nap.

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 4
Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 1

If you turn around and go backward and to the left, you can go up on an elevated path towards a higher platform. Over there, you will see the 4th Dragon as well.

Ancient Dragon 5

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 5
Crumbling Farum Azula Ancient Dragon 5

The location of the 5th Dragon is a lot straight forward than the fight itself. If you start off from the Dragon Temple Rooftop, then it’s a straight path. Simply jump down and take the ladder to the platform below. From there, it is a straightforward dash, avoiding the red Lightning. You will run into the Dragon waiting for you.

Crumbling Farum Azula Major Bosses

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula is one of the later areas of the game, which is why you can expect to face some tough bosses. The bosses that you will run into are:

  • Godskin Duo
  • Maliketh, the Black Blade
  • Dragonlord Placidusax

Godskin Duo

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Elden Ring Godskin Duo 

The first boss that you’ll come across in the Crumbling Farum Azula is the Godskin Duo. This is a boss fight dreaded by many due to its difficulty. You have to fight 2 bosses, equally strong, at the same time. If you reach the Dragon Temple Site of Grace, it is an easy path from there onwards. Just make your way through the small door right in front of the site, follow the path, and you will encounter the mist door guarding the boss fight.

The Godskin Duo is not an optional fight, and you will have to beat them to progress. Luckily for you, we have a guide on how to beat the Godskin Duo with ease; you can check it out at Elden Ring Godskin Duo cheese method guide.

Maliketh, The Black Blade

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Beast Clergyman- Maliketh’s first phase

Yet another mandatory fight in the Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula is the Maliketh, The Black Blade. It is actually the final boss that you’d fight in this location, so it is preferred that you leave it for last. If you start off from the Beside the Great Bridge site of grace, you can take the stairs upwards and go along the giant bridge leading to the arena.

The boss has two phases; when you begin the fight, you will be fighting against the Beast Clergyman. When you deplete half of his health, the beast will become Maliketh, the Black Blade. Make sure you sharpen your reflexes for the fight, as you will be expected to dodge a lot of his attacks from his massive sword.

Dragonlord Placidusax

Dragonlord Placidusax
Dragonlord Placidusax

Although Dragonlord Placidusax is an optional boss in Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula, it is still one of the major bosses of the game. Dragonlord Placidusax has its own arena that you need to get to for the fight. Starting from the Beside the Great Bridge site of grace, turn around and take the elevator to the church. Make your way out of the church and drop down the cliff right in front of the church exit. Then follow the floating stone path to a platform. On the platform, you will get a prompt to lay down. Once you do, you will be led to the boss arena.

The Dragonlord Placidusax is a tough boss, and like many dragons, the weakness is the head(s). If you are struggling with the fight, make sure to check out our guide on how to beat Dragonlord Placidusax: Elden Ring Dragonlord Placidusax guide.

Crumbling Farum Azula Optional Bosses

Crumbling Farum Azula does not have too many optional bosses that you can face, but the ones that are there are quite interesting. We did mention one of the optional bosses, Dragonlord Placidusax, as one of the major bosses. That is because it is significantly known in the Elden Ring community and worth the fight. But the bosses in this list are those that you can skip and not miss out on much. Here is the list of bosses that you can expect:

  • Wormface
  • Crucible Knight
  • Recusant Bernahl
  • Draconic Tree Sentinel


Starting from the Tempest Facing Balcony, head forward and take the elevator down. Then stick to the path on the left until you come across Wormface in a small pond. The Wormface that you will face here is the Lesser Wormface. But you should still expect a decent fight as it has a decent ranged attack moveset.

Crucible Knight

Crucible Knight can be found across many areas in Elden Ring. The fight that you will have in Crumbling Farum Azula is with the Lesser Crucible Knight. Unfortunately, the boss is immune to blood effect, making it tougher for the blood builds.

You can find the Crucible Knight from the Dragon Temple Rooftop. Head down the ladder and towards the Dragon on the path. But instead of dropping straight towards the dragon fight, you can actually drop backwards into an enclosed area where you will find the Crucible Knight.

Recusant Bernahl

Bernahl is an invader NPC that you can find through on the path opposite to the arena leading Maliketh. Keep going on the bridge, and eventually, you’ll be led through to an open area where you can jump down to a smaller bridge section. Over there, you can fight Recusant Bernahl. You will be awarded with the Beast Champion Set upon defeating him.

Draconic Tree Sentinel

Tree Sentinel can be found right before the Maliketh fight. It will be guarding the arena. You can pretty much run past him. But if you do wish to fight him, make sure you have your own horse as Draconic Tree Sentinel roams around on his horse as well.

Crumbling Farum Azula Talisman

Talisman are great in helping you strengthen your builds. Crumbling Farum Azula is great in the matter of offering you Talisman as you can find 4 great Talisman in that location. Here are some of the best Talisman that you can expect to find:

  • Boltdrake Talisman +2
  • Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2
  • Old Lord’s Talisman
  • Pearldrake Talisman

Boltdrake Talisman +2

It is a great Talisman to have if you have trouble dealing with Lightning, especially in PvP situations. The Boltdrake Talisman +2 is capable of boosting your lightning damage negation, making you a tank against lightning attacks.

To get the Boltdrake Talisman +2, you will need to start from the Dragon Temple Rooftop. Make your way down the ladder and straight forward to where you can find one of the Farum Azula Dragons. From there, drop down to a series of cliffs that will lead to a large building. Follow the path to a balcony with a ladder leading to a terrace. From there, you can find a lift building; take the lift leading to a hallway. Make your way across the hallway with a ladder at the end. Climb the ladder where you will find a corpse holding the Talisman.

Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2

Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2 is yet another Talisman that boosts damage negation. Specifically, it negates physical damage. You can find the Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2 on a floating chunk of debris in the northern section of Crumbling Farum Azula. Just look between the Dragon Temple Lift and the Dragon Temple Rooftop. When you find the debris, head over to it, and you will find a corpse with the Talisman. The Talisman is a must-have for the Dragon Build in Elden Ring.

Old Lord’s Talisman

Old Lord’s Talisman is a great Talisman for the Astrologer Build as it helps increase the duration of the spell’s effects. You can find it in a chest in Crumbling Farum Azula. From the Beside the Great Bridge Site of Grace, go the opposite way of the boss arena to a building. Go through the building to take a ladder down. You will find a bridge that will lead to the chest, which has the Old Lord’s Talisman.

Pearldrake Talisman

Pearldrake Talisman is an odd Talisman as it is part of the Crumbling Farum Azula, but it is not at the same time. From the Four Belfries found in Liurnia, you can go through a waypoint that will lead you to a sub-area of the Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula. That sub-region will have the Pearldrake Talisman. Unfortunately, you cannot access the rest of the area from this sub-area.

Crumbling Farum Azula Golden Seeds

Golden Seeds are used to upgrade your Flask’s uses, making it must have to survive in battles. You can find 2 Golden Seeds in Crumbling Farum Azula. If you are looking for more Golden Seeds throughout the map, consider reading our guide: Elden Ring Golden Seeds Locations guide.

Golden Seed 1

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Golden seed 1
Crumbling Farum Azula Golden Seed 1

If you start from the Dragon Temple Altar, make your way outside and follow the path to the left. Keep on the path till you come across an elevator shaft. Go up the stairs and open up the Imp Statue seal to go up the elevator. Again, keep following the path on the left until you come across ruins and a golden sapling. Near the golden sapling, you will find the Golden Seed.

Golden Seed 2

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Crumbling Farum Azula Golden seed 1

The second Golden Seed can be found near the tougher Dragon found in Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula. If you start off from the Dragon Temple Rooftop, you can make your way down the ladder and straight towards the Farum Azula Dragon. After you beat it or choose to run past it, turn left from where the Dragon is towards a narrow path. Follow it to reach a tiny roof. Jump to the left, and you will find a golden sapling with the Golden Seed.

Another upgrade material for the Flasks is Sacred Tears. Unfortunately, there are none in Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula. But you can find locations for Sacred Tears in our guide here: Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations guide.

Crumbling Farum Azula Walkthrough

Players do get confused while navigating the Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula. But don’t worry; this section will guide you through the essentials needed to get through the Crumbling Farum Azula to progress with the story as quickly as possible.

When you spawn in, go forward and right. Drop down and go through the door and stick to the left. You should eventually be led to a hallway where you can find a site of grace to the left in a room.

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Gameplay
Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Gameplay – 1

Then make your way out and continue onwards with the hallway, stepping out into an open curved path. Make your way through, sticking to the left. You will get attacked by a dragon here which you can avoid if you keep running. But if you do choose to fight the Dragon, you can expect to get a Dragon Smithing Stone. Regardless, continuing onwards will lead you to your next site of grace.

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula Gameplay Footage
Crumbling Farum Azula Gameplay

From the second site of grace, you want to continue onwards and take the left exit and then take a sharp right turn. Going forward will lead you to the next site of grace outside.

From this site of grace, go forward and jump to the left onto the floating platforms. Keep jumping down while sticking to the path provided by the floating ruins. One good tip is that if you notice the path has enemies, then you’re going in the right direction. Eventually, you will be led to the next site of grace. The site of grace entails the Godskin Duo fight, which is a mandatory boss to commence with the Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula.

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula
Gameplay Footage

After beating the Godskin Duo, there will be a site of grace at the center of the arena. Take the left from there and head out. From there, jump to your left or make it across the ledge. But the main purpose is to navigate the pathway to your left.

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Gameplay Screenshot

You’ll eventually be led to a hallway with 4 dragon statues. After the statues, take a right towards a short hallway which will lead to more floating ruins that you can jump down to. Follow the path through another hallway, leading to an open area. Take a sharp right turn from the open area and jump down to the next site of grace.

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Two large pillars

From here, jump down again and make your way below the ladder. Going straight forward on the path will lead you to a dragon that will be throwing red lightning bolts at you. After beating the Dragon, continue through the large pillars.

Final Boss area
Path to the final boss of Crumbling Farum Azula

Follow the path, and you will eventually be led to the church. Inside the church, you will find an elevator that will lead you to the path right before the final boss arena. Simply follow the large bridge into the giant dome-like arena where you will get to face Maliketh the Black Blade. 

With that, you will have conquered Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula. If you need guidance on any other walkthroughs, check out the plenty of guides that we have written such as Elden Ring Fia Quest guide.

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