Elden Ring Homing Instinct Painting Location & Reward

Exploring the Elden Ring Homing Instinct Painting Location. Also traveling to the painting site and collecting the final reward.

The Homing Instinct Painting is an Elden Ring puzzle that is hidden at a secret location. You are required to find the image and decipher the puzzle that is painted on it. The puzzle requires you to go to the location where the painting was created. It can be difficult to find this location if you don’t properly solve the puzzle. Once you find the location, you will receive a secret reward that can help you on your journey.

To locate the painting, you will have to travel to the Artist’s Shack in Limgrave.

Key Takeaways

To find the Homing Instinct Painting puzzle in Elden Ring, follow these steps:

  1. Travel to the Artist’s Shack in Limgrave. Look for the wooden shack that contains the Homing Instinct Painting.
  2. Study the painting to reveal a scene and a puzzle. Head south from the Artist’s Shack to reach the Seaside Ruins.
  3. Proceed west along the ledge until you find the graves depicted in the painting.
  4. Interact with the spirit of the painting’s creator, who will disappear and drop the Incantation Scarab.
  5. The Incantation Scarab allows you to cast powerful spells in the game while reducing FP usage by 15%.

How To Find Homing Instinct Painting In Elden Ring

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Homing Instinct Painting Reward

The Homing Instinct Painting is an Elden Ring puzzle that is hidden at a secret location. You are required to find the image and decipher the puzzle that is painted on it. The puzzle requires you to go to the location where the painting was created.

Based on my gameplay experience, it can be difficult to find this location if you don’t properly solve the puzzle. Once you find the location, you will receive a secret reward that can help you on your journey.

To locate the painting, you will have to travel to the Artist’s Shack in Limgrave.

Site of the homing instict painting
Artist’s Shack

Once you get there, you will see a few abandoned wooden shacks. One of them is the Elden Ring Homing Instinct Painting Location.

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Homing Instinct Painting

Upon approaching and interacting with it, you will be given the option to collect it. The riddle that leads to the location of the reward is given in the painting’s description. If you open the painting in your inventory and examine it, you will be able to see this riddle.

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Homing Instinct Painting Riddle

Location of Site Mentioned in Painting

you will have to head south from the Artist’s Shack. You will keep heading south until you reach the Seaside Ruins.

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Seaside Ruins

After making your way there, you will have to make your way west across the ledge.

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Ledge Leading to the Painting Site

You will also encounter a few enemies while you are traveling along this path. Who, in my experience, are easy to kill. Keep moving along this ledge until you encounter a large structure. After crossing this structure, you will see the graves that were drawn on the homing instinct painting.

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Scene Painted on the Homing Instinct Painting

Collecting the Reward

Once you are at this location, you will see the spirit of the person who created the painting. It is important to note that this spirit will only be visible if you collect the painting.

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Homing Instinct Painting Spirit

After you get close to the spirit, it will disappear and leave behind the Incantation Scarab as a reward.

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The Incantation Scarab

I would advise equipping this item right away as it will grant you the ability to cast some of the best spells while using 15% less FP. However, you will take more damage if you are attacked.

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Incantation Scarab Stats

This item can be good if you are going for a ranged intelligence build as it allows you to cast more spells.

This concludes my guide on how you can find the Elden Ring Homing Instinct Painting Location. If you liked this guide, you could also see our guide on how you can find the Sellia Crystal Tunnel Location. Let us know what you think about this step-by-step guide in the comments below!

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