Elden Ring Shard of Alexander Location [NPC & Talisman]

The following is my take on how to get the Shard of Alexander easily.

Shard of Alexander is a talisman item that boosts the attack power of all your skills. Unlike many other things in the game, the Shard of Alexander is not obtained by defeating any boss or clearing a specific area. To get this item, you must complete the quest of the warrior jar Alexander or Iron Fist Alexander, or you can just kill him.

Key Takeaways
  • You can obtain the Shard of Alexander talisman by completing Iron Fist Alexander’s questline.
  • The Shard of Alexander talisman boosts the attack power of all skills by 15%.
  • Alexander does not respawn if you kill him at any point, making it impossible to complete the quest line.
  • However, killing him gives you the Warrior Jar talisman, a weaker version of the Shard of Alexander.
  • You interact with Alexander at ten locations, some of which are optional for the quest line, such as summoning him before a boss fight.

Shard of Alexander Location In Elden Ring

The Shard of Alexander boosts skill attack power. Obtain it through the warrior quest of Alexander or Iron Fist Alexander. The quest involves dialogues at different map locations. Do not kill Alexander at the first location; he won’t respawn. Killing him yields an inferior item. 

Near Saintsbridge

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Saintsbridge location of the Alexander quest.

Like the above image, every location has a screenshot of the map where you will find Alexander. Use it as a reference to get to the respective area and begin the dialogue.

  1. Once you get to this location, you will find Alexander stuck in a giant hole in the ground.
  2. As you start the dialogue, he shall ask you to help him get out of the hole.
  3. It would be best to accept this offer.
  4. After taking this offer, you have to hit him from behind using your weapon to free him from the hole.

After you help him, there will be a few more dialogues to cover before proceeding to the following location. I would recommend just killing him if you don’t care about his quest. By doing so, you will get the talisman without doing much.

Redmane Castle

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Alexander’s Location after the Radahn boss fight.

You can also meet Alexander at the Redmane Castle. If you haven’t talked to him before, make sure to do it now. Moving on to the next Shard of Alexander Location in Elden Ring, right after you defeat General Radahn, Alexander will be in the same area.

He was one of the summons you can use during the boss fight. Make sure to interact with Alexander until he starts repeating dialogues. Before moving on to the next location, you need an item to further progress in Alexander’s questline.

Travel to River Siofra Bank and meet the merchant there. From the merchant, buy Nomadic Warriors’ Cookbook 17 and craft a few oil pots. The Melted Mushrooms required to craft the oil pots can be found in the same area near the Siofra River. 

Hole Near Artist’s Shack

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The second hole location for Alexander.

Warning: Do not hit Alexander without the oil pots, or else he will die.

Funnily enough, the next time you meet Alexander, he shall again be stuck in a Hole near the Artist’s shack, as seen in the image above. Start the dialogue and agree to help him out again.

Begin by throwing the oil pots at Alexander to ease his release. After throwing oil pots at him, hit him from the back, and he will pop out of the hole he is stuck in. Now, finish the dialogue.

Fort Laiedd

Getting to Fort Laiedd requires some in-game progress. This fort is quite literally on the western edge of the map. To get to this location, you must take the Grand Lift of Dectus. After exiting the ride, start heading north up until the Site of Grace in the image below. 

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The first site of Grace location for Fort Laiedd.

From this site, follow the nearby valley to where it leads you. Once you exit the valley, you will be at the following location with another Site of Grace.

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Second Site of Grace to get near fort Laiedd.

From here, rush through the encampment and head south to the lava area. You will have to fight a boss (Magma Wyrm) right before you can enter the lava. So be on the lookout for that. After you defeat the Magma Wyrm, head into the lava pit. You will find Alexander bathing inside the cavity, speaking from a distance.

Speak to him, and he will give you a hint about his next and final location. Also, if you are going with the questline, I would advise you to fight Fire Giant first.

Dragon Temple Altar

Now, you must have two Stonesword Keys on you If you want to get to Alexander. The Dragon Temple is on the extreme right side of the map, and there is a trick to reach it.

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shard of Alexander For of Giants Site of Grace location

To get to the dragon area in the clouds, go to the location in the below image. Visit the site of Grace in the picture. There will be Melina at the site. Use the talk option, which will teleport you to the Dragon area.

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Location for the Site of Grace at the Dragon Temple Altar.

Once you are in the Dragon area, go to the Site of Grace at the Dragon Temple Altar in the image below. Make your way through the enemies by either fighting them or just dashing through.

From here, you need to parkour your way to a fog wall located on the temple’s upper floor. You will need the two Stonesword keys to pass through when you get to the fog wall. Make sure to get the site of grace.

Dragon Tempple Lift Location
Location for the Site of Grace after the fog wall.

Once you pass the fog wall, move forward toward the floating structures while sticking to the left. When you reach the top of the floating structures, you will see Alexander waiting for you.

Fighting The True Warrior

Once you meet Alexander at the final location, he will challenge you to a duel in a true warrior’s fashion. Accept the duel and defeat the proud warrior. 

By doing so, you will complete Alexander’s quest, and you will get the following rewards:

  • Warrior Jar Shards
  • Shard of Alexander
  • Alexanders Innards

The Shard of Alexander talisman increases your character’s skills and attack power. My thorough analysis shows that the power-up is precisely 15% of the original damage—the Shard of Alexander buffs your damage by 15% for all skills.

This completes my guide on Elden Ring Shard of Alexander Location. If you have any questions regarding the quest, feel free to ask me in the comments section!

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