Elden Ring Erudition Gesture: The Definitive Guide

This guide will showcase the location and uses of Erudition Gesture in Elden Ring.

Gestures are something very important in FromSoftware games. They are not only used to greet people you meet in multiplayer but are also used by many to express how they feel after defeating a tough boss. In Elden, Ring gestures are used as gameplay mechanics as well. In today’s guide, I will cover everything there is to know about the Erudition Gesture and how it’s a crucial gesture you need to unlock some of Elden Ring’s locked towers.

Key Takeaways
  • Activate Sorcerer Thops Quest Line by interacting with Thops near Stormveil’s Castle.
  • Obtain the First Glintstone Key from Glintstone Dragon Smarag in Liurnia Of The Lakes.
  • Explore Raya Lucaria Academy, defeat the Red Wolf Of Radagon boss, and reach the Rooftops.
  • Find the Second Glintstone Key on the first chandelier.
  • Visit the Church Of Irith and interact with Thops to receive the Erudition Gesture.
  • Use the Erudition Gesture to unlock puzzles in Converted Fringe Tower and Converted Tower for rewards.

Erudition Gesture In Elden Ring

Performing Erudition
Tarnished doing the Erudition Gesture Loretta’s Arena

Unlike other gestures in Elden Ring, the Erudition gesture is used not only for making poses in PvP or at any other moment but also for solving some tower puzzles. The towers in question are the Converted Fringe Tower and Converted Tower.

Thops Questline

You need to activate Sorcerer Thops Questline. Thops can be located from the Lake Facing Cliffside Site of Grace just outside Stormveil’s castle. Once there, head towards the Church of Irith, where you will find Thops sitting on a bench beside the giant Statue of Marika.

Thops location
Location of Thops

Standing infront of Thops
Thops sitting on a bench

Exhaust his dialogue, and he will tell you that he needs to go back to Raya Lucaria Academy. For that, he needs the Academy Glintstone Key.

First Glintstone Key

Upon entering Liurnia of Lakes, one of the first things you’ll see is the giant castle in the middle of the region. To get inside the academy, you’ll need a Glintstone key as well.

Go to the West Academy until you reach Temple Quarters. Go north from the Temple Quarter site of grace until you see a giant dragon sleeping, and behind this dragon is a corpse holding the glintstone key.

Temple Quarter on the map
Map location of temple Quarter site of grace
Magic dragon
Tarnished standing infront of Glintstone Dragon Smarag
Dead sorcerer
First Glintstone Key will be located on this corpse

Glintstone Dragon Smarag isn’t a mandatory boss fight to get to the corpse. You can choose to fight this dragon or just rush towards the corpse and get the key. The choice is yours. In my experience, the dragon itself isn’t particularly hard to beat. It has the same moveset as Flying Dragon Agheel with a few additional magic attacks.

Raya Lucaria Academy

Academy of Raya Lucaria
Raya Lucaria Academy is covered in magic.

Exploring Raya Lucaria in Elden Ring is relatively straightforward. Follow a linear path until you encounter a giant moving wheel or lift. Jump on the lift as it ascends, then leap off towards the rocky terrain before it descends. Alternatively, use the lift to explore the optional underground section of Raya Lucaria.

Returning to the starting point, jump off the lift after ascending, and follow the path to the School Classroom Site of Grace. Proceed through a hallway with academy sorcerers until you reach a set of stairs. Ascend to encounter Raya Lucaria’s first fog wall, where the academy’s first boss awaits.

School Classroom site of grace
Map location of school classroom site of grace
School classroom
Hallway after School Classroom Site of Grace.

Red Wolf of Radagon

Radagon's Wold
Red Wolf of Radagon walking around

If you are an avid fan of the Dark Souls games, you’ll notice how much this wolf is reminiscent of the Great Grey Wolf Sif from Dark Souls (2011). For the most part, the way it moves and some of its moveset is inspired by Sif as well.

From what I’ve observed, Red Wolf of Radagon isn’t particularly hard to beat. It has low health, no delays in its attacks, and gives plenty of room for punishment after it’s done with the attack.

Radagon's wolf holding the ethereal blade
Red Wolf of Radagon holding the ethereal blade

After you are done with the boss, light the Debate Parlor site of grace, and let’s get to the second Glintstone Key

Rooftops of Raya Lucaria Academy

From Debate Parlor’s site of grace, head straight through the left-hand door, and you’ll enter a huge courtyard.

Academy courtyard
Raya Lucaria Academy’s courtyard

As soon as you enter the courtyard, turn left and head up to the rubble pile shown in the image below.

Rubble in Courtyad
Tarnished climbing the Broken stairway

After you head up the rubble, there’ll be two mages and a couple of enemies that will attack you. You can easily run past them and jump over the balcony on your left after climbing the stairs with two mages.

First balcony
The first balcony you have to jump through

I advise looking out for the mage who will be standing right behind you after you jump over the balcony. After you take out the mage, continue running up the stairs, where you will encounter another mage. Dodge his attacks, take him out, and jump over the balcony to the left of the mage you just killed.

Second balcony
The second balcony you have to jump through to get to the Glintstone key

Now, you’ll find yourself on the rooftops of Raya Lucaria. Just keep heading straight until you see a ladder on a platform to your right.

Academy ladder
Ladder located in the rooftop section of Raya Lucaria

After climbing up the ladder, you’ll find yourself on a narrow bridge. Watch out for the mages and the small gargoyles here, since they won’t let you get past the bridge very easily. Ranged attacks are what I’ll recommend here.

Raya Lucaria bridge
Tarnished gazing at the bridge

After taking out the enemies on the bridge, turn right at the end of the bridge to go around the building until you see another rooftop you can jump down to. Keep jumping down the rooftops until you start seeing enemies again.

Narrow path
Getting around the building after the bridge
First platform
Tarnished about traverse through a series of rooftop platform
Second rooftop platform
Traversing a series of platform

Elden Ring Second Glintstone Key

Once you take out the enemies on the rooftops, turn right at the first turn of the bridge and jump down on the platform below. Once you are here, keep running straight and make a running jump on the rounded platform in front of you. Take out the enemies on the rounded platform.

Third platform
Hidden platform you have to jump down to
Round platform
Tarnished about to jump on a rounded building

Once you take out the enemies, you are pretty much done. Head around to the left of the building and carefully jump on the first window sill. Now, you have to be very cautious here since you’ll be walking on very narrow beams from here on out.

Open window
Tarnished about to go inside the window sill to grab the Second Glintstone Key

Maneuver very carefully and jump onto the second beam shown in the image below.

Standing on a ledge
Tarnished standing on a ledge with second Glintstone key almost in reach

The second Glintstone key is just located on the first chandelier you see. Jump onto the chandelier and grab the second Glintstone key.

Glintstone stone key 2
Glintstone key 2 obtained

Receiving The Erudition Gesture

Now all you need to do is fast travel to the Church of Irith and give the key to Thops. Interact with Thops and exhaust his dialogue. Once you are done with that, you’ll receive the Erudition Gesture.

Handing over the glintstone key
Giving the second Glintstone key to Thops to progress his questline

Converted Tower & Converted Fringe Tower

Now that you have the Erudition Gesture, you can obtain the rewards hidden in the Converted Towers.

Converted Tower

Converted Tower is located in the Liurnia of the Lakes. The location of the tower is marked on the map below:

Converted Tower location
Location of Converted Tower

Once there, use the Erudition Gesture to emote in front of the Statue of Marika. This will reveal the hidden ladder inside the tower. Climb the ladder and claim the “Memory Stone”.

Hidden ladder
Performing Erudition Gesture to reveal the hidden ladder in the Converted Tower
Converted Tower Chest

Location of Glintstone Crown

Before you head towards the Converted Fringe Tower and obtain its rewards, you’ll need another crucial item. This item is necessary to find; otherwise Erudition gesture will not work, and the Sealed magical doors inside the Converted Fringe Tower won’t go away.

The item you require is the Glintstone Crown. There are multiple Glintstone crowns you can find in Elden Ring. To find a Glintstone, fast-travel to Debate Parlor and head towards the courtyard. Keep heading straight and turn left, where you can spot the three giant pillars. Head towards those pillars and turn left again.

Way to Glintstone crown
After Crossing the piller
About to turn around the building to get the Glintstone crown

Once there, you will see an enemy resting at the edge of the cliff. After you take him out, kill the crystal lizard, which is hiding in the bushes on your right.

Enemy sitting on the edge of a cliff
Crystal lizard hiding in the bushes

After you kill the crystal lizard, it will drop the Glintstone Crown. Now, you can head to the Converted Fringe Towers and get its rewards.

Glintstone Crown
Glintstone Crown obtained after killing the crystal lizard

Converted Fringe Tower

The Converted Fringe Tower is located in the Liurnia of the Lakes as well. Travel to the location marked on the map below.

Second Converted Tower
The second Converted tower which requires Erudition Gesture to unlock

Once there, select the Glintstone crown from your “Equipments” and put it on your head. Now perform the Erudition gesture in front of the blue seal. Wait for the crown on your head to glow and once it starts glowing the seal will vanish.

Erudition Gesture
Performing Erudition Gesture

Now head to the top of the tower, and you will find a chest with two Elden Ring’s Sorceries: Cannon of Haima and Gavel of Haima.

This wraps up my guide on the Erudition gesture and its uses. Let us know about your discoveries in the comments below.

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