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 require 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 us win our next battle.
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Elden Ring Sacred Tear Locations
Sacred Tears are items that you can utilize to increase the potency of your flasks. To apply them, you have to be at a Site of Grace, where not only can you upgrade your flasks, but you can also assign how many uses you want of which flask according to the total uses that you have.
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Sacred tears are found throughout the game in the main areas, Limgrave, Weeping Peninsula, Caelid, Liurnia of the Lakes, Altus Plateau, and Mountain Tops of the Giants. There are 12 of them known as of yet, and they’re found in broken-down churches throughout the Lands Between. But do note that these are just the current found Tears, there could possibly more as the map is huge and new items and places are discovered by the day!
So, if you do run into a church, make sure to have a look around. However, not every single church has one. For example, the Church of Elleh doesn’t. But most churches with the statue of Marika will have the Sacred Tear at the bottom of the statue.
Although there are more churches in the game than the ones mentioned here, we only mentioned the ones that have “Sacred Tear” in them at their altars.
While we’re on the topic of items that help upgrade our flask, did you know that you can actually get an additional Golden Seed item as a Keepsake? Find out more in our Elden Ring Best Keepsakes.
Here are the churches found in the starting location, Limgrave. There is only one notable church:
Third Church of Marika
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.
Weeping Peninsula Churches
You can find three churches in this area. Although some may consider Weeping Peninsula the southernmost point of Limgrave, we decided to split this up into another category.
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Callu Baptismal Church
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, do be careful as there can be many enemies found in the surrounding. 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
If you just visited the Callu Baptismal Church then this one is straightforward. You can find the Fourth Church of Marika 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. Additionally, there is a Site of Grace next to the statue as well.
Church of Pilgrimage
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.
There is only one church in Caelid massive area. Having your trusty steed could help you traverse this rocky land.
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.
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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.
Church of Irith
You can find the Church of Irith southwest of the Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace. You will have to 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 that will lead you to the church. You can also find Thops, the sorcerer here as well who teaches you basic Glintstone spells and gives Glinstone arc for 1500 Runes.
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
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.
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
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.
Southeast from the Second Church of Marika, you can find Stormcaller Church on a raised area of land. 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 make your way over to the church to get the tear.
Mountaintops of the Giants Churches
The final place which we have on our list has a single church with Sacred Tear inside.
First Church of Marika
With the closest Site of Grace being the Whiteridge Road, you can travel east from it to find the Church of Marika. It is east of Lord Contender’s Evergoal and south of the frozen lake.
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 make your way over and grab the Sacred Tear with ease.
With that, we have all of the Elden Ring Sacred Tear locations in the game. Do bear in mind that there is confusion among many guides as to the locations of the Sacred Tears. But overall, through a thorough search, the majority have only found ten total Sacred Tears, which lines up with Dark Souls 3 as well, where there were only ten items with a similar effect. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section!
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