With a playtime of 120+ hours, Elden Ring has certainly checked that box. In the game, there are always new weapons to try and new quests to complete. Every questline you complete gives you valuable items that can make the process of progressing in the game child’s play. Here is a step-by-step guide to finding the Elden Ring Rileigh the Idle Location, which is a key part of completing the Volcano Manor Quest.
Locating Rileigh The Idle In Elden Ring
Rileigh the Idle is an enemy that can be found at Altus Plateau in Elden Ring. It is one of the assassination targets given in the Volcano Manor questline. To locate and fight Rileigh, you must travel to another dimension through a summoning point.
Prerequisites To Locating Rileigh The Idle
Finding Rileigh the Idle in Elden Ring is an extremely fruitful endeavor. The rewards obtained by killing this enemy make it worth the effort. It is also an essential element of the Volcano Manor questline, and you cannot progress without encountering Rileigh. But before encountering this enemy, you must complete a series of prerequisites.
Journey to the Volcano Manor
To locate the Volcano Manor, you will start your journey at Erdtree Gazing Hill. Speaking of Erdtree, here is our guide on how to find the Erdtree Greatshield Location in Elden Ring that can make your journey easier.
Once you are there, you will make your way through an open field until you get to an area surrounded by large rock structures. This can be a long journey so I recommend that you use the horse to cut it down by half. After making your way to these structures, you will encounter a small tornado that will carry you up the cliff.
Once you make your way to this cliff you will see another tornado that will take you to the Erdtree bridge.
Running across this bridge will take you to Mt.Gelmir.
Here you will encounter a series of different enemies. You can fight these enemies but it can be a massive waste of time and valuable resources. I would suggest that you ignore these enemies and get to the ladder that is right next to a mountain.
When you are done climbing the ladder, you will come across a passageway that will be crawling with enemies. You can avoid these enemies and keep running straight to reach a stone bridge.
Making your way up the bridge will take you to a series of four long ladders.
Finding Entrance To Volcano Manor
Climbing these ladders will take you one step closer to Locating Rileigh the Idle in Elden Ring. Here you will find another tornado that will carry you to the Mt. Gelmir summit.
From here, you will make your way down the mountain to locate the Volcano Manor entrance.
Defeating Old Knight Istvan
After making your way to the Volcano Manor, you will have to talk to a series of NPCs starting with Tanith. She will give you a drawing-room key that will grant you access to that room.
Once you get there, you will talk to the NPC sitting on the chair.
He will give you the letter containing the assassination order for Old Knight Istvan.
Old Man Istvan can be summoned at Stormhill to start the battle.
This battle will be long and extremely challenging so I recommend coming prepared. Once you have defeated Intvan, you can start the part of the quest that tells you the Location of Rileigh the Idle in Elden Ring.
Returning Volcano Manor For Second Target
Once you have defeated Istvan, make your way back to the Volcano Manor. Here, you will be given a Magma Shot by Tanith as a reward for assassinating the first target.
After receiving this reward, you will head to the corridor on the right to talk to another NPC.
This NPC will give you the second Letter from Volcano Manor. This letter will give you the quest to locate Rileigh the Idle in Elden Ring and assassinate him. After that conversation concludes, you will reach the summoning point of Rileigh the Idle.
Fighting Rileigh the Idle
After arriving at the destination specified by the map, you will see blood splattered on the ground. Interacting with this will teleport you to Altus Plateau, where you will engage in a battle with Rileigh the Idle.
The fight itself can be relatively straightforward if you know the correct way to approach it. Rileigh deals a significant amount of damage so rushing at him is not the best call. If you don’t have good weapons, I would advise using the hit-and-roll approach. However, if you have a high-tier weapon, you can kill him without breaking a sweat. Find out which weapons you can use through our Elden Ring Weapon Tier List.
Rewards Obtained by Defeating Rileigh
- Furlcalling Finger Remedy
- a Crepus’s Vial
- 20 Black-Key-Bolt arrows. Returning to Volcano Manor after defeating Rileigh and speaking to Tanith will reward you with the Serpentbone Blade.
It will also take you one step closer to completing the Volcano Manor and encountering Rykard. You can learn more about him in our Elden Ring Boss Tier List.
This concludes my step-by-step guide on how you can find the location of Rileigh the Idle in Elden Ring. If you liked this walkthrough, feel free to view our guide on the Fingerslayer Blade location in Elden Ring. Let us know what you thought about this guide in the comments below!
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