Elden Ring hosts a lot of challenges and the further you progress, the more challenging it will become. Therefore, farming for runes to level yourself up can be a key step towards victory in the end.
There are a handful of places to farm runes, but there is one place in particular that will load you right up with tons of runes. Infact, you can scrape up a few million runes in under an hour in this location.
I’m talking about The Palace Approach Ledge Road site of grace. Here you can easily squeeze out 30,000 runes in about 1-2 minutes and the grace site being right there, you can reset over and over again.
There are two ways to reach The Palace Approach Ledge Road site of grace. There’s a fairly simple way that’ll get you there earlier than the second way, but how you choose to get there is up to you. Personally, I recommend the hard way, that way you can experience the bulk of the game the way it was intended. If you’re just about farming and getting through with ease, here’s the first way to reach the site of grace you need.
The easiest way to reach The Palace Approach Ledge Road is by completing Varre’s questline. This is an NPC you meet very early on in the game. He is first located at The First Step Site of Grace. There is no way to miss him unless you do it on purpose. Go ahead and speak to Varre and exhaust his dialogue. Now you’ll need to make your way to Godrick, the first real boss fight you’ll face in Elden Ring. Once you have defeated Godrick, go back to The First Step Site of Grace and speak Varre again.
Varre is going to tell you to hold an audience with the Two Fingers at the Roundtable Hold. Once you have completed this step in the questline, you will find that Varre is no longer standing at The First Step Site of Grace. Instead, he has left you a message to find him at the Rose Church. The Rose Church isn’t too difficult to find. It is located West of the Academy Gate Town Site of Grace. Once you reach this grace, you can travel directly west to reach the church.
Once you reach the church, you will Varre standing outside the entry. Be aware that if you step inside the church an NPC will invade you at the church and you’ll need to kill him. Otherwise, just speak Varre and tell him Something Seemed Off about the two fingers. He will carry on dialogue with you and give festering bloody fingers. USe the fingers to invade another player’s world 3 times. You don’t have to win the fight nor stay to fight if you’d not bother other players to complete this quest.
After the three invasions, speak to Varre again. Make sure you select to be anointed as a knight of Mohg. Varre will hand you a piece of white fabric titled the Lord of Bloods favor. It needs to be soaked in the blood of a maiden and there are several places you can do this at, but the easiest by far is located in Northern Liurnia at the Church of Inhibition. As you approach the church, you will be invaded by an NPC and you’re going to have to kill them. After the NPC is slain, just walk up to the dead maiden that rests in the chair and soak the cloth in her blood.
You should now return to Varre at The Rose Church and speak with him again. He will make you an official knight of Mohg. Offer Varre your finger and he will slice it off. Exhaust Varre’s dialogue and he will give you the Pureblood Knights Medal. This is the item you’ve been waiting for.
Use the medal and you will be transported to Mohgwyn Palace. Things get a little tricky here, but summon Torrent and head East. Follow the path and go right past the enemies until you’ve reached The Palace Approach Ledge Road Site of Grace. This is the sweet spot. Now that you’ve rested here, you’ll see a big dumb bird across the river if you look over the ledge. You can shoot it with an arrow and it will run toward your direction and fall off the cliff. The bird is worth a ton of runes and if you’re willing to gain more, you kill all the sleeping enemies and gain double what you would have gotten with just the bird. If not, triple the runes, really. Just keep resting at the grace to reset all of the enemies and you’ll be farming a gold mine.
The second and most difficult way to The Palace Approach Ledge Road Site of Grace is a challenge for sure. Basically, you’ll need to play the game until almost the end and make your way to the Mountaintops of the Giants. Once in the area, you need to make your way to the West side of the mountains and you will need to use the Secret Medallion at the Grand Lift of Rold. You’ll need to keep moving west and you’ll eventually get invaded by another NPC. Kill the NPC and keep moving west. You’ll come across a teleporting gate that will send you to The Palace Approach Ledge Road Site of Grace. Once there, just farm away as explained above. You’ll be leveling up in no time!
Thanks for reading up on my rune farming guide and keep checking back. I have a ton of walkthrough guides I’m preparing to publish this month and next. If you have any tips and tricks for Elden Ring, be sure to drop us a line in the comments!