How To Get To Crumbling Farum Azula In Elden Ring

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This post was last updated on January 1, 2023

Crumbling Farum Azula is one of the endgame areas of Elden Ring. It’s home to two major bosses as well as a lot of really nice loot. However, because it is a key location in The One Ring’s main story, it is not the easiest to reach.

The most important thing you need to do to get to Crumbling Farum Azula is kill the fire giant on the Mountain Top of Giants. To get this far, you will need to have killed at least two demigods and defeated Margot in the capital.

Read on to find out how to reach Crumbling Farum Azula in Elden Ring and what you need to have accomplished in the game to get there.

Prerequisites

As noted in the introduction, there are a couple of things that you will need to do before you unlock how to get to Crumbling Farum Azula in Elden Ring.

Get Two Great Runes

The first thing you’ll need to do to get to Crumbling Farum Azula in Elden Ring is acquire two excellent runes. These are gained by killing major bosses in the game. The quickest two would be Godrick The Grafted, in Stormveil Castle, and Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, in the Academy of Raya Lucaria.

There are other choices, though, including:

  • Starscourge Radahn
  • Rykard, Lord Of Blasphemy
  • Mohg, Lord Of Blood

Although these will take longer to get to and, in most cases, involve jumping into several unrelated questlines, not to mention the fact that they are more difficult to fight under level 70.

Clearing Leyndell, The Royal Capital

Once you have the two great runes, you will be able to enter Leyndell (after killing the Draconic Tree Sentinel, which guards the gate). Once inside the capital, all you need to do is head through the city and up the Erd Tree roots.

On the way to the Erd tree, you’ll need to fight a Golden Shade of Godfrey, First Elden Lord. Using a spirit summon to distract him is the easiest way to win the fight. Otherwise, watch out for his big attacks. Lightning strikes are most effective against this boss.

Past Godfrey, First Elden Lord the next boss, Morgott, The Omen King. This fight is a bit tougher than Godfrey but you can summon Melina to help out. Once he is defeated, it unlocks the way to the Grand Lift of Rold which you can take up to the Mountain Top of Giants.

The Mountain Top of Giants

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While the Mountain Top of Giants isn’t the largest region in Elden Ring, it can feel that way due to the circuitous route you need to take to get to the Fire Giant and then to Crumbling Farum Azula. You must head straight ahead from the lift, following the cliff tops and crossing a large chain bridge.

On the other side of the bridge, you’ll enter a canyon with several golems, where you’ll need to travel west towards the frozen lake. Once you hit the lake, you travel south, past the first church of Marika, and follow the path up the hill to the south. You will pass several giant corpses until you get to a fissure in the mountain with two large chains. The Fire Giant is past this.

Fire Giant Fight

From the nearest site of grace to the fire giant boss, the Foot of the forge, you enter the boss arena by crossing over the chain bridge and through the fog door. The Fire Giant is one of the toughest compulsory bosses in the Elden Ring due to his huge size and his AOE during his second stage. It is recommended that you fight with Torrent to increase your maneuverability.

How To Get To Crumbling Farum Azula

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Once the fire giant is dead, it will open the area behind it, revealing a large cauldron. You need to climb onto the rim of it (don’t jump in) and follow it around the left hand side until the site of grace called Forge of Giants.

To get to Crumbling Farum Azula, you need to rest at the site of grace and talk to Melina. She will ask if you are ready to commit a great sin, which you do, and there will be a cut scene where the Erd Tree burns down and your character passes out to wake up in Crumbling Farum Azula.

Alternatively, if you’ve sided with the Three Fingers, while resting at the Forge of the Giants Site of Grace, select the option ‘Listen to the sound of the flames’ resulting in a different cut scene but ultimately lets you reach Crumbling Farum Azula.

The Four Belfries

There is one way to get to Crumbling Farum Azula before you reach the capital. This is via the portal in the Four Belfries in Liurnia of the Lakes, where the first waygate marked Crumbling Lands will take you to Crumbling Farum Azula once you use an Imbued Sword Key. You cannot access anywhere else in the region this way, but it will still show on your map as having visited the area.

Final Thoughts

Crumbling Farum Azula is an important area in Elden Ring. It’s where you fight Maliketh the Black Blade (as the Beast Clergyman) and unlock access to the game’s final two boss fights.