Elden Ring: All Sacred Tear Churches Locations

Sacred Tears help increase the potency of your flask, helping you heal more. Read my guide to find all the Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations!

Understanding healing in Elden Ring is not that complex. There are two flasks: one restores focus power, and the other restores health power. But, upgrading these requires two items, “Golden Seed” and “Sacred Tear”. Golden seeds increase the number of times you can use the flasks, whereas the sacred tears increase the potency of the amount of HP or FP restored. In this guide, we will look at Elden Ring Sacred Tear locations to help players win their next battle. 

Key Takeaways
  • Sacred Tear enhances flask potency at any grace site, allowing upgrades and dedications.
  • Spread throughout the map, Sacred Tears are mainly found in broken churches, with at least 12 known locations.
  • Limegrave Churches:
    • Third Church of Marika: Southeast of Summonwater village, next to a Site of Grace.
    • Callu Baptismal Church: South of Lookout Tower Grace Site, requires defeating rats to enter.
    • Fourth Church of Marika: West of Callu Baptismal Church.
    • Church of Pilgrimage: Northmost top of the Weeping Peninsula.
  • Caelid Churches:
    • Church of the Plague: On a cliff in the center of Caelid.
  • Liurnia of the Lakes Churches:
    • Church of Irith: Southwest of Lake Facing Cliffs Site of Grace, defeat Godrick the Grafted.
    • Bellum Church: Northwest of the Church of Vows.
    • Church of Inhibition: Challenging location with frenzied enemies.
  • Altus Plateau Churches:
    • Second Church of Marika: North of Altus Junction Highway Site of Grace.
    • Stormcaller Church: Southeast of the Second Church of Marika.
  • Mountaintops of the Giants Churches:
    • First Church of Marika: East of Whiteridge Road Site of Grace.
    • Church of Repose: Peaceful area along the southwestern edge of Mountaintops of the Giants.

Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations

RegionChurchLocation
LimgraveThird Church of MarikaWest side of Caelid,
north of Siofra River Well
Weeping PeninsulaCallu Baptismal ChurchSouthwest of South
of the Lookout Tower Grace Site
Weeping PeninsulaFourth Church of MarikaAlmost directly west
of Callu Baptismal Church
Weeping PeninsulaChurch of PilgrimageNorthmost top
of Weeping Peninsula
CaelidChurch of the PlagueCenter of Caelid,
southeast from Sellia, Town of Sorcery
Liurnia of the LakesChurch of IrithSouthwest of the
Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace
Liurnia of the LakesBellum ChurchNorthwest of
the Church of Vows
Liurnia of the LakesChurch of InhibitionTricky location,
attacked by frenzied enemies
Altus PlateauSecond Church of MarikaNorthwest from Altus
Highway Junction Site of Grace
Altus PlateauStormcaller ChurchSoutheast from
Second Church of Marika
Mountaintops of the GiantsFirst Church of MarikaEast of Lord
Contender’s Evergoal
Mountaintops of the GiantsChurch of ReposeSouthwestern edge of the
Mountaintops of the Giants

Sacred Tears are items you can utilize to increase the potency of your flasks. To apply them, you have to be at a Site of Grace, where you can upgrade your flasks and assign how many uses you want of which flask according to your total uses.

Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations
Statue in the Third Church of Marika

In Elden Ring, Sacred Tears can be found in various main areas of the game, including Limgrave, Weeping Peninsula, Caelid, Liurnia of the Lakes, Altus Plateau, and Mountain Tops of the Giants. At the time of writing my guide, there are 12 known Sacred Tears scattered throughout the Lands Between.

They are typically located in broken-down churches in these areas. While not every church contains a Sacred Tear, most churches with a statue of Marika at their altars are likely to have one at the bottom of the statue. I suggest remembering that as the game’s world is expansive, there may be more Sacred Tears to discover in unexplored locations.

1. Limgrave Churches

Here are the churches you can find in Limgrave. According to my research, there is only one notable church:

Third Church of Marika

ER - Third church of Marika Location
Elden Ring – Third church of Marika Location

The third Church of Marika can be found on the west side of Caelid, north of the Siofra River Well, and southeast of Summonwater Village, as shown in the image. But perhaps the easiest way to remember this is that it is just north of the Site of Grace right next to it.

To reach the Third Church of Marika, you can fast travel to the Gatefront Ruins in Limgrave and travel East to the Mistwoods. You will be able to pick up the Limgrave East map fragment, if you have not already, which will reveal the map. There onwards, it is a journey up north to the church.

2. Weeping Peninsula Churches

You can find three churches in this area. Although some may consider Weeping Peninsula the southernmost point of Limgrave, I decided to split this up into another category.

Callu Baptismal Church

Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations
Elden Ring – Callu Baptismal Church Location

Callu Baptismal Church can be found southwest of the South of the Lookout Tower Grace Site and west of the Castle Morne Rampart Grace Site, as shown. However, be careful as many enemies can be found in the surroundings. I recommend exercising caution; a giant rat surrounded by other rats will attack you, forcing you to deal with them to get into the church safely.

Fourth Church of Marika

ER - Fourth Church of Marika Location
Elden Ring – Fourth Church of Marika Location

If you have just visited the Callu Baptismal Church, this one is straightforward. The Fourth Church of Marika is almost directly west of the Callu Baptismal Church. Specifically southwest of Weeping Evergoal and northwest of Tombsward Cave. There are guards outside the Callu Baptismal Church, which you can avoid or fight. There is also a Site of Grace next to the statue.

Church of Pilgrimage

Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations
Elden Ring – Church of Pilgrimage Location

Between and north of both the Callu Baptismal Church and Fourth Church of Marika, the Church of Pilgrimage is in the northmost top of Weeping Peninsula. Specifically, it is west of the Bridge of Sacrifice, north of the Erdtree symbol on the map, and northwest of the Demi-Human Forest Ruins. Yet again, there is also a Site of Grace next to it.

3. Caelid Churches

There is only one church in Caelid’s massive area. Having your trusty steed, Torrent, could help you traverse this rocky land easily, in my opinion.

Church of the Plague

ER - Church of the Plague
Elden Ring – Church of the Plague

Almost right in the center of Caelid, you will find the Church of the Plague. Above the cliff, southeast from Sellia, Town of Sorcery, and northeast from Gowry’s Shack.

By now, you should be halfway through Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations, and there are only five more left after this.

4. Liurnia of the Lakes Churches

As huge as Limgrave, this area can be accessed through the Stormveil Castle. Here are the churches in Liurnia of the Lakes Churches that I’ve written below.

Church of Irith

Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations
Elden Ring – Church of Irith

You can find the Church of Irith southwest of the Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace. You must beat the Godrick the Grafted before getting to the church. Once you beat that monstrous boss, you can enter the area and turn left, following the path leading you to the church. You can also find Thops, the sorcerer who teaches you basic Glintstone spells and gives Glinstone arc for 1500 Runes.

Bellum Church

ER - Church of Bellum Location
Elden Ring – Church of Bellum Location

Bellum Church is northwest of the Church of Vows, the eastern side of the ravine, and north of the Academy of Raya Lucaria. You can also spot this while traveling to the Grand Lift of Dectus. Simply go inside and fetch the sacred tear from the bottom of the statue.

To make your way into the church, you will encounter a long bridge that beaks off. Luckily, there is a sigil that you can use to teleport to the other side. From there onwards, it is a path up north to the Church of Bellum.

Church of Inhibition

Elden Ring sacred tear church locations
Elden Ring – Church of Inhibition

The Church of Inhibition Location is a tricky one. As you approach it you will be attacked by frenzied enemies. Take care of them before entering the church to claim your Sacred Tear.

5. Altus Plateau Churches

Altus Plateau is where the Erdtree’s base can be found and contains the Royal Capital of Lyndell to the east. There are two churches in this location. 

Second Church of Marika

Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations
Elden Ring – Second Church of Marika Location

If you begin your journey from the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace and take the path up north, you will spot the Second Church of Marika in the northwest.

Inside the church, you encounter a dying man lying on the floor. Speaking to him allows you to hear his final words as well as initiates a battle with a mini-boss, Eleonora. You can choose to run away or fight, but the Sacred Tear will remain in the church, which you can grab anytime.

Stormcaller Church

ER - Stormcaller Church Location
Elden Ring – Stormcaller Church Location

Southeast of the Second Church of Marika, Stormcaller Church is on a raised land area. Living up to its name, lightning bolts will rain down from the sky as you make your way over. There are also a few boss fights in this area, and you can encounter Ancient Dragon Lansseax and the Black Knife Assassin. However, simply avoid them and go to the church to get the tears.

6. Mountaintops of the Giants Churches

The final place I have on my list is a single church with Sacred Tear inside.

First Church of Marika

Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations
Elden Ring – First Church of Marika Location

With the closest Site of Grace being the Whiteridge Road, you can travel east to find the Church of Marika. It is east of Lord Contender’s Evergoal and south of the frozen lake.

Church of Repose

Elden Ring All Sacred Tears in the game
Elden Ring – Church of Repose

Located along the southwestern edge of the Mountaintops of the Giants, you will find the Church of Repose. You do not have to worry about encountering enemies here as it’s a relatively peaceful area. So you can easily make your way over and grab the Sacred Tear.

So this was my quick guide on all Elden Ring Sacred Tear locations in the game. Remember that there is confusion among many guides regarding the locations of the Sacred Tears. But overall, through my thorough search, the majority have only found ten total Sacred Tears, which also lines up with Dark Souls 3, where there were only ten items with a similar effect. If you have any questions, let me know in the comment section!

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