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.
- Author’s Note: With more than dozens of hours of experience in Elden Ring, I feel more than obliged to provide you with hands-on experience on the topic below.
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.
Here’s the optimal path I would recommend following to get to the Fort:
- 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.
- Continue straight down by following the trail and making your way past the small lake occupied by Dragons.
- Beyond the lake, stick to the road taking you uphill, and it’ll eventually lead to the massive Elder Dragon, Greyoll.
- Sprint quietly around Greyoll and the dragons surrounding her, and behind her tail lies Fort Faroth at the cliff’s edge.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- From here, you can drop down to the Fort’s lower terrace from your right.
- You’ll have to kill the Radahn Soldier Spirits that’ll spawn in groups as you wander the terrace.
- Once you’ve cleared the area, take the ladder beside the westmost rectangular opening and climb down to the wooden deck.
- Stay close to the plank wall, and you’ll notice a small gap that disconnects you from the rest of the deck.
- Jump atop the gap onto the other side and descend further down back to the ground level.
- Here, you’ll see a lying corpse that you can pillage to get the Radagon’s Soreseal talisman.
Dectus Medallion (Right Half)
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.
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.
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.
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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