Elden Ring: How To Get To Hermit Village [Quickest Way]

Learn the fastest way to get to Hermit Village and obtain all loot with our guide.

In Elden Ring, the Hermit Village is one of the optional locations in the Altus Plateau. It is found near the Volcano Manor and has many valuable items that players can obtain from going there.

Key Highlights

  • From the Erdtree Gazing Hill site of grace in Altus Plateau, head left.
  • Head northeast from the lake in Wyndham Ruins and drop down to the grace.
  • Head straight forward and take a left. Now keeping riding on this path until you reach an enemy camp.
  • Ignore the camp and turn left. Now, keep riding until you arrive at a lake of lava.
  • Ignore the Magma Dragon or kill it, then cross the lake of lava and turn left.
  • Keep heading forward until you reach a village reinforced by wooden barricades.
  • Now, you have arrived at the Hermit Village.

How To Get To Hermit Village 

If you want to get to the Hermit Village, go to Altus Plateau and head to the Erdtree Gazing Hill site of grace. You can get to the Altus Plateau in two ways.

Path To Altus Plateau

  • Activate the Grand Lift of Dectus in Liurna by attaining both halves of the Dectus Medallion. These halves can be acquired from Fort Haight and Fort Faroth.
  • Alternatively, you can get to Altus Plateau through the Ruin Strewn Precipice in Liurnia if you do not wish to collect the medallions. It is a decently lengthy climb with many enemies that can poison you, so be ready.

Path To Hermit’s Village

Once you’re all set at the Erdtree Gazing Hill site of grace, follow these steps.

  • Head west from the site of grace and up the cliff. You will arrive at a big lake in the Wyndham Ruins with a boss called Tibia Mariner. 
  • You can skip this fight and head northwest until you see a path extending deep into Mt Gelmir. There will be the Seethewater River site of grace right at the start of this path.
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The Seethewater River | Image By Us
  • From the Seethewater River site of grace, head straight and then left. Keep in mind to avoid or jump over the firey eruptions on the ground. You are on the correct path if undead enemies fall from the sky.
  • You will arrive at the Seethewater Terminus site of grace by following this path. From the grace, head straight ahead to an enemy camp and turn left.
  • You will see a giant lake of lava after turning left. A magma dragon will spawn here. You can run past it as it is an optional boss; however, killing it will reward you with a dragon heart.
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The Lake Of Lava | Image By eXputer
  • Cross the lake of lava and turn left. Now, keep heading on forward from the graveyard.
  • While heading forward, you will encounter a rune bear. Simply run past it and look for a site of grace in a shack.
  • You will find the Craftsman’s Shack site of grace here.
  • From the Craftsman’s Shack site of grace, head towards a village reinforced by wooden barricades. 
  • This is the Hermit Village.

Enemies In Hermit’s Village

A gigantic swarm of aggressive monkeys will overwhelm you as soon as you enter the Hermit’s Village. We recommend using Spirit Ashes or a weapon with a strong AoE (Area of Effect) attack, such as Godfrey’s Axe. 

After killing these mobs, head forward, and you will find a boss called Demi-Human Queen Maggie. She will be accompanied by the Academy’s Sorcerers. 

  • We recommend killing the sorcerers first to ensure you are not overwhelmed by magic spam.
  • The Demi-Human Queen Maggie in Hermit’s Village is a relatively easy boss. To avoid her magic attacks, simply stick behind her and hack away. 
  • She is especially weak to bleed, so we recommend bringing a weapon infused with bleed for this encounter.

Loot In Hermit’s Village

There are 3 items you can find in Hermit’s Village that are very useful. These are

Prattling Pate “You’re Beautiful”

From the entrance of the Hermit’s Village, head forward and then turn right. You will find the Prattling Pate “You’re Beautiful” on a short flight of stairs. This item is purely for fun; you can comment on the beauty, or lack thereof, of the players you encounter on your journey.

Hierodas Glintstone Crown

From the Prattling Pate, turn right. You will see a unique item on a corpse. Loot it to obtain the Hierodas Glintstone Crown headpiece. This headpiece will increase your Endurance and Intelligence stats by 2, while reducing your FP by 11 points.

With this FP reduction and lackluster stat boosts, it is not very useful, and neither is it very good-looking for fashion. However, it is worth getting if you are a completionist.

Comet Azure

After killing the Demi-Human Queen Maggie mentioned above, you can find a crystallized sage nearby. He will be silent after interacting with him, and after a few seconds, he will give you the Comet Azure spell.

Comet Azure is one of, if not the best spell in Elden Ring for PvE (Player versus Enemy). You can completely eviscerate bosses with the “Kamehameha” type blast this spell fires. It is a must-have for all magic builds.


Elden Ring is the latest masterpiece released by Fromsoftware in February 2022. It compiles all of the brilliant aspects of every soulsborne game, adds a breathtaking and gorgeous open world similar to Shadow of the Colossus, and refines the boss design to its peak; it is no wonder it won the game of the year in 2022.

There you have it; with our guide on how to get to Hermit Village in Elden Ring, you can easily make your way to this tricky location and obtain all important loot.

If you want to learn how to get rune arcs, check out our guide. If you are unsatisfied with your build and wish to learn how to respec, you can take a look at our guide. Learning how to gesture in Elden Ring can increase your fun with the game by quite a bit.


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