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 must first reach the Mountaintops of the Giants and beat the Fire Giant. Once you have done that, reach the Forge of the Giants. According to the Elden Ring Ending you are going for, you will either talk to Melina or listen to the flame. This will lead you to the Crumbling Farum Azula.
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
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: 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
Due to its D scale (which 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.
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. You likely will have these stats as the weapon is in the near endgame area. Devourer’s Scepter also scales with a D scale in the mentioned stats.
You can find Dragon Towershield in a chest in a building southeast of the 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 pavilion to the southeast; north of it is an area to which you need to drop down. You will find a building you can go through and find a ladder outside. Go up it to find the chest protected by a Banished Knight.
Crumbling Farum Azula offers plenty of armor sets for wandering 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 strikes, 25.6 slashes, 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 armor in the 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, beat Rykard, and empty out Volcano Manor, 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.
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.
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%. Unfortunately, not all dragons in the Crumbling Farum Azula drop this item.
Regardless, here are the locations:
Ancient Dragon 1
As soon as you enter 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
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
The next 2 dragons can be found together in 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 an imp statue will block. 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 take a peaceful nap.
If you turn around and go backward to the left, you can go up on an elevated path toward a higher platform. Over there, you will see the 4th Dragon as well.
Ancient Dragon 5
The location of the 5th Dragon is a lot more 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.
Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula is one of the game’s later areas, 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
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.
Here is the list of optional bosses that you can expect:
- Crucible Knight
- Recusant Bernahl
- Draconic Tree Sentinel
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
The Boltdrake Talisman +2 can boost your lightning damage negation, making you a tank against lightning attacks. To get the Boltdrake Talisman +2, you must 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 leading 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.
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 opposite the boss arena to a building. Go through the building to take a ladder down. You will find a bridge leading to the chest with the Old Lord’s Talisman.
Pearldrake Talisman is an odd Talisman as it is part of the Crumbling Farum Azula, but it is not simultaneously. From the Four Belfries found in Liurnia, you can go through a waypoint leading you to a sub-area of the 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 necessary to survive in battles. You can find 2 Golden Seeds in Crumbling Farum Azula.
Golden Seed 1
If you start from the Dragon Temple Altar, go 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, follow 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
The second Golden Seed is near the tougher Dragon in Crumbling Farum Azula. If you start off from the Dragon Temple Rooftop, you can descend the ladder and go 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 find a golden sapling with the Golden Seed.
My Experience With Crumbling Farum Azula
The Crumbling Farum Azula reminds me of something straight out of George R.R Martin’s works; the area is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and has some worthwhile secrets to collect. The Dragon Placidusax boss fight is one of my favorites in the entire game. Having 150+ hours, as shown in the image above, you can be assured that I have listed everything you need about the area, including its items and other secrets.
With that, you will have conquered Crumbling Farum Azula. If you need guidance on any other walkthroughs, check out the plenty of guides we have written, such as the Elden Ring Fia Quest guide.
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