Elden Ring Godrick’s Great Rune Location and Activation

Godrick's Great Rune's location in Elden Ring is hard to miss. If you want to activate it and use its buff, here's how you can do it.

Godrick, the Grafted is considered as one of the hardest early-game bosses to beat in Elden Ring. Like all other Great Runes, you get them by defeating respective bosses. Godrick in Elden Ring can be located at the Secluded Cell Site of Grace the Stormveil Castle. Our Godrick’s Great Rune location entails how to activate the great rune of this boss after acquiring it by defeating the boss.

Key Highlights
  • You get Godrick’s Great Rune by defeating Godrick at the Secluded Cell grace in Stormveil Castle, along with other rewards.
  • Godrick has two phases. In the first phase, he’ll use movement and his ax. In the second phase, he’ll graft a dragon head on his body that spews fire.
  • If you need help, you can summon Nepheli Loux before entering the fog gate by unlocking her summon sign.
  • As written in the item description, you’re supposed to take the Great Rune to the Divine Tower in Limgrave.
  • The quickest way is to descend the lift before the Rampart Tower, proceed downhill from the courtyard, climb the stairs left of the door arch, and use the teleporter to cross the bridge.
  • After activation, equipping Godrick’s Great Rune and using a Rune Arc will raise all of your attributes as long as you don’t die.

You may continue reading the guide or watch our video for detailed information on activating Godrick’s Great Rune in Elden Ring.

How To Find Godrick’s Great Rune 

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Godrick, the Grafted boss

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Once you’ve defeated Godrick the Grafted, you’ll receive 20,000 Runes, Remembrance of the Grafted, and most importantly, Godrick’s Great Rune. You can get Roiger’s Rapier by visiting Rogier merchant after defeating Godrick, the Grafted. Confused on what build or starting class to choose to defeat Godrick the Grafted easily, check out our guide on Elden Ring best builds guide and start leveling up appropriately.

Godrick’s Great Rune Activation Tower

Now you might be wondering what use is the Great Rune to you? As mentioned in the description “Seek the Divine Tower of Limgrave, which stands beyond the great bridge from Stormveil Castle ”. You have to travel to the location of the Divine Tower of Limgrave. There, you’ll see a glowing rune to activate Godrick’s Great Rune at this location.

The description on Godrick's Great Rune in Elden Ring
Godrick’s Great Rune with a tip on how to activate it.

To get to the Divine Tower of Limgrave from the location where you defeat Godrick the Grafted is quite easy. For that, we’ll suggest that you go to Rampart Tower. That’s because it is relatively easier to get to the Divine Tower of Limgrave from there to activate Godrick’s Great Rune.

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Get to Rampart Tower Site of Grace.

Before you begin on your journey to the Divine Tower, collect Rune Arcs from wherever you can. They grant you the blessing of the Great Rune that you’ve equipped.

Rune Arc activates the Great Runes.
To activate the Great Runes, you’ll need to have Rune Arc.

Reaching Divine Tower of Limgrave

Okay so, to get to the activation location of Godrick’s Great Rune in Elden Ring, you have to travel to the Rampart Tower. Once you’re at Rampart Tower, go back and get down the lift. Next, you need to go to the room where you defeated the enemy with many arms. Take a left at the end of the room and you’ll end up in a courtyard. Now you need to go down the hill.

Here, the whole area will be filled with enemy soldiers and monsters. We recommend that you roll past them as it’s relatively easier. Once down the stairways and after you’ve passed through the door arch, you need to go to the left side and go into the castle area while avoiding the lion.

Now you’ll have to climb a few stairs. You will get to the bridge connecting the Stormveil Castle and The Divine Tower of Limgrave. Here, you need to avoid the stone giants that wake up and get to the teleporter. Use the teleporter to get to the other side.

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Stone Giants waking up.
The teleporter teleports you to the Divine Tower of Limgrave.
Teleporter to teleport to Divine Tower of Limgrave.

When you’re on the other side, open the door to get into the Divine Tower. Get on the lift to get to the top side. The route from here to the activator is straightforward. When you get to the Activator, interact with it and it will restore the Great Rune’s power. A large “Great Rune Restored” will show up on the screen. Now all you need to do is a Rune Arc to activate the currently equipped Great Rune, which is Godrick’s Great Rune.

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Interact with the Great Rune Activator to activate Godrick’s Great Rune.
At this location, Godrick's Great Rune in Elden Ring is ready to be activated.
Great Rune Restored displays show that Godrick’s Great Rune is ready to be activated.

Godrick’s Great Rune Stats

Once you’ve activated Godrick’s Great Rune at its location in Elden Ring, you can equip it. Equipping it will increase all of your attributes. For that, you will need the Rune Arc.

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When activated, Godrick’s Great Rune increases all attributes.

If your player dies on the journey, the buff that you get with Godrick’s Great Rune will end. You will have to activate again by traveling to the Divine Tower of Limgrave.

Acquiring Godrick’s Great Rune In Elden Ring

If you still haven’t defeated Godrick the Grafted to get the Godrick’s Great Rune in Elden Ring. Then you can try it now. defeating him is hard, but not impossible. Some players consider Margit the Fell Omen as the hardest boss to fight in Elden Rings. But in reality, he’s hard to beat because you don’t have enough equipment in the beginning to challenge him. When compared to Godrick the Grafted, Margit seems puny, but unlike Margit, you can’t skip Godrick the Grafted. More on that some other time.

While fighting him, don’t estimate Godrick. His large size might show him as clumsy, but Godrick is agile. He can jump up high and has a lower recovery time between his attacks. So defeating him can be relatively hard. that is why he is the hardest demigod-boss in our Elden Ring Boss Tier list. But to get Godrick’s Great Rune in the Elden Ring, and to unlock the next area, you must defeat him. So we’ll help you understand Godrick the Grafted and how you can defeat him.

In the first area that you have, several boons can help make the fight easier. If you don’t go through our guide, you might end up missing them. Although you can defeat Godrick the Grafted, without these boons, the fight will be quite hard. So some of the boons that you can get to fight Godrick the Grafted and get Godrick’s Great Rune are:

Godrick Boss Fight Phase One

During the first phase, Godrick will use his ax and agile movements to fight you. You have to stay away from his ax and deal damage to him. To make the fight easier, here’s what you can do.

Nepheli Loux

Nepheli Loux is a warrior that wields an ax. She offers her assistance in fighting Godrick the Grafted. But to get her, before entering the fog gate to fight Godrick the Grafted, go in the opposite direction and down the stairs. From there, you’ll face two guards with a giant troll. You can either fight them or get past them. We recommend going past them as it is easier and less time-consuming.

Now follow the cobblestone road until it bends. Now go to the doorway on your left, and down the stairs. There you’ll find Nepheli Loux standing in front of a knight’s corpse. Speak with her by using all dialogue options and she will offer her assistance in the fight against Godrick the Grafted.

To get Godrick's Great Rune, ask for Nepheli's help.
Nepheli is a great companion to defeat Godrick the Grafted.

Now, her summoning pool will appear when you’re about to enter the Fog Gates to Godrick and his Great Rune.

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Nepheli before the fog gate.

Godrick Boss Strategy

To get Godrcik’s Great Rune located at Stormveil castle in the Elden Ring, you need to be prepared and come up with a strategy. You can’t just go fight with one of the strongest Bosses of the Elden Ring and expect to win on the first try. To help you, we’ve prepared a strategy for you.

When the fight begins, summon the Ashen Remains as they will be keeping you and Nepheli Loux alive by negating damage. Because as long as Nepheli Loux is alive, she will deal massive damage with her ax.

Summoning companions makes fighting Godrick easier.
Summon the Companions to help fight Godrick the Grafted.

During the fight, you can’t stay back and expect your companion and spirits to defeat Godrick. Make sure that you’re playing aggressively and by behind Godrick and away from his ax. As he starts to swing his axe, you need to back away as he will create cyclones around him that will deal tons of damage.

He can hurl gusts of wind at you too, so you need to be prepared to dodge him. He often rolls around the ground and then attacks with his ax. This again can take up to half of your hp.

dodge wind gusts to defeat Godrick.
Wind gusts take up to half HP on one hit.

All in all, the best strategy is to level up your weapons and your character. To level up your melee weapons, staff, ranges weapons, and gear, check out our Elden Ring Blacksmith Location guide, and if you want to learn which weapon is the best, then our Elden Ring Weapons tier list will offer great help.

If your character is up to the level, the fight will be relatively easy for you. And you can get Godrick’s Great Rune at this location quickly in the Elden Ring. To get an HP boost in the early game, we recommend that you select Crimson Amber Medallion as a keepsake. This will slightly increase your overall health.

Also, if you want to level up faster in the game and become overpowered for the bosses, then consider reading our Elden Ring Rune Farming guide. Wanted to acquire some of the keepsakes provided at the beginning of the game? Read our Elden Ring best Keepsakes and find out. 

Godrick Boss Fight Phase Two

When in his second stage, Godrick picks up a dragon’s head and grafts it on his body. The dragon’s head spews away fire, and Godrick combines this with his wind gusts and cyclones to increase the damage. Here, your strategy is almost the same but you need to be cautious to defeat him and get Godrick’s Great Rune in the Elden Ring.

Godrick's stage 2.
Godrick grafts a dragon’s head and gets fire-based attacks.

Fireproof Dried Liver

We ranked Fireproof Dried Liver as one of the best items in our Elden Ring Item tier list. The Fireproof Dried Liver increases your fire damage negation temporarily. To craft this, you can find its crafting recipe in Armorer’s Cookbook 1. The cookbook is located to the north of Merkwater Cave in a soldier’s camp.

Best for fire resistance.
Fireproof Dried Liver helps negate fire damage.
Armorer's Cookbook has many recipies.
Armorer’s Cookbook [1] is easy to find.
This item will help you a lot as it will reduce the damage taken.

Godrick the Grafted’s attack pattern changes a little in stage 2. He uses the dragon’s head as a flamethrower and deals massive damage to the player. But the good thing is that this ability is easy to dodge.

Keep rolling when in front of Godrick, as he will grab you with the dragon’s head and burn you with fire. If he grabs you, you’ll most likely end up dead and will have to try again.

Godrick's dragonhead deals tons of damage.
Godrick dealing the killing blow.

Whenever Godrick is raising his dragon arm, you need to back away because he will then aim this fire at the ground. If you are near it, you’ll take massive damage. So play aggressively but be wary of his attacks. You’ll defeat him in no time.

Once you defeat Godrick the Grafted, you’ll get Godrick’s Great Rune.

Elden Ring Godrick's Great Rune accuired at its location.
Godrick’s Great Rune was received after defeating Godrick the Grafted.

Godrick’s Great Rune location in Elden Ring is easy to find. He is the first main boss that you need to defeat to progress in the game. Godrick’s Great Rune has great stats. It increases all of the players’ attributes. This is a great buff for players who are finding it hard to defeat certain enemies. It will make fights easier for a lot of players. 

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