Elden Ring Fort Faroth [Locations & Items]

Uncover the reason behind Dragonbarrow's namesake by venturing to the Fort Faroth in Elden Ring.

If you’re gearing up for Elden Ring’s challenging mid-game phase, then Fort Faroth should be one of the top locations you should visit. Although it’s considerably smaller than most other dungeons and forts in the game, it has a surprising collection of items you can collect, along with facing FromSoftware’s biggest living dragon.

Key Takeaways
  • Fort Faroth is southeast of Dragonbarrow in Elden Ring, north of Caelid.
  • Start from Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace, follow the cobblestone trail past the lake to Greyoll, the Elder Dragon.
  • Quietly navigate around the dragons to reach the Fort’s Site of Grace behind them.
  • Optionally, kill the dragons to automatically defeat Greyoll, earning 75,000 Runes and a Dragon Heart.
  • Inside the Fort, defeat Giant Bats and Chanting Winged Dames on the ground level.
  • Ascend to the upper portion using the ladder, open the chest for the Right Half of the Dectus Medallion.
  • Drop down to the lower rooftop, head to the west opening, descend using the ladder, and jump to the other side.
  • Retrieve Radagon’s Soreseal talisman next to a corpse

How To Reach Fort Faroth?

Fort Faroth is located at the southeastern corner of the Dragon-infested Greyoll’s Dragonbarrow near the edge of Elden Ring‘s map. Dragonbarrow itself is a small landmass just above Caelid, and you’ll likely find the Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace first via that route.

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The Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

Here’s the optimal path I would recommend following to get to the Fort:

  1. Once you’ve taken the Dragonbarrow West site of grace, head east by following the cobblestone road, and remember to take Dragonbarrow’s map fragment found along the path.
Map Fragment in Dragonbarrow location
Dragonbarrow’s Map Fragment along the cobblestone path (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)
  1. Continue straight down by following the trail and making your way past the small lake occupied by Dragons.
  2. Beyond the lake, stick to the road taking you uphill, and it’ll eventually lead to the massive Elder Dragon, Greyoll.
Elder Dragon Greyoll in Dragonbarrow
The Elder Dragon, Greyoll, surrounded by smaller dragons (Image Source: eXputer)
  1. Sprint quietly around Greyoll and the dragons surrounding her, and behind her tail lies Fort Faroth at the cliff’s edge.
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Fort Faroth behind Greyoll (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
Important: Greyoll is a non-respawning enemy that’ll give you 75000 Runes and the Dragon Heart once you kill her. However, she has the largest HP out of any enemy in Elden Ring, and waking her up triggers agro of all the dragons near her.

Inside The Fort

It’s worth noting that you’ll mainly have trouble against the Giant Bats and Chanting Winged Dames in Fort Faroth, at least those were my major hurdles when I went through the Fort. As such, I’d advise you to use a ranged weapon along with a shield to catch and kill these enemies easily.

  1. After taking the Site of Grace, head inside the Fort via the staircase to your right and take out all the enemies on the ground level.
  2. Once that’s done, climb the ladder at the end of the room up to the balcony, where you’ll find the Dectus Medallion’s Right Half inside the chest in front of you.
Dectus Medallion Right Half in Dragonbarrow
Dectus Medallion (Right) in a chest atop the Fort (Image Captured by eXputer)
  1. From here, you can drop down to the Fort’s lower terrace from your right.
  2. You’ll have to kill the Radahn Soldier Spirits that’ll spawn in groups as you wander the terrace.
  3. Once you’ve cleared the area, take the ladder beside the westmost rectangular opening and climb down to the wooden deck.
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Westmost Rectangular Opening on the Fort’s rooftop (Screenshot taken by eXputer)
  1. Stay close to the plank wall, and you’ll notice a small gap that disconnects you from the rest of the deck.
  2. Jump atop the gap onto the other side and descend further down back to the ground level.
  3. Here, you’ll see a lying corpse that you can pillage to get the Radagon’s Soreseal talisman.
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Radagon’s Sorseal atop the corpse at the Fort’s ground (Image by eXputer)

Dectus Medallion (Right Half)

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The Dectus Medallion’s Right Half (Image Source: eXputer)

The Dectus Medallion is one way to reach the Altus Plateau as it activates the Grand Lift of the Dectus. Getting the Medallion involves getting its two halves – the right half and the left half. After taking the right half from Fort Faroth, you can get the left half in Fort Haight, found in eastern Limgrave.

Fort Haight in Limgrave
Fort Haight near Mistwood in eastern Limgrave (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
Important: After reaching the Altus Plateau, players can head back to Redmane Castle in Caelid to fight General Radahn, one of the game’s Shardbearers, and arguably one of Elden Ring’s toughest bosses, in my opinion.

Radagon’s Soreseal

The Radagon’s Soreseal Talisman (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

Radagon’s Soreseal is easily one of the strongest talismans in the game, at least from what I’ve tested. It raises your Vigor, Endurance, Strength, and Dexterity but raises the damage taken by 15%. Despite the damage tradeoff, Radagon’s Soreseal is the ideal talisman for Strength and Dexterity builds that need to carry much heavier gear.

Important: This talisman is also incredibly versatile; since it raises multiple attributes, you can pair it up with several builds and talisman combinations.

My Thoughts On Fort Faroth

Replaying Elden Ring, I still have to reach the Altus Plateau to finish it, and usually via the Grand Lift of Dectus. Fort Faroth is placed in an amazing spot, especially for people newer to the game. It is deep into Caelid, so unless I tried to reach the Ruin-Strewn Precipice, I couldn’t reach Altus without going to the Dragonbarrow.

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My Elden Ring hours (Steam ID: WaterJuice)

This introduced me to a completely new biome, which I was forced to go one way or another and added to my overall experience of the name. The Fort itself is fun to traverse through, and the loot is enough to justify it not being bloated, regardless of the second half of the medallion being there. Of course, the main highlight here is Greyoll, the Giant Dragon, outside, who you can farm for an insane amount of Runes.

That wraps up my guide on how you can get to, explore, and kill the Elder Dragon Greyoll near Fort Faroth in Elden Ring. Despite being a small dungeon, the Fort has several attractive propositions, including a powerful talisman, a gateway to another region, and one of the easiest in-game rune farming methods.

If you want to collect other powerful talismans like Radagon’s Soreseal, start by increasing your equipment load with the Great Jar’s Arsenal. You can further explore the narrative of the Lands Between by reading our article on the Interesting Lore Facts in the game.

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