Spirit ashes are a wonderful tool added to Elden Ring to help make combat easier. But out of all the ashes available in the game, there are some that stand out above the rest in terms of power and the fact that there is a trophy tied to collecting them.
There are six ashes in total to find across Elden Ring, and only two of them are tied to having completed certain quest paths.
Read on as we look at the legendary ashen remains in Elden Ring, their locations, and what makes them good.
How Many Legendary Ashen Remains Are There?
In order to get the Legendary Ashen Remains trophy/achievement, there are six specific ashen remains for you to find and collect. These are:
Lhutel the Headless
Black Knife Tiche
Redmane Knight Ogha
Mimic Tear Ashes
Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff Ashes
Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes
They are all scattered across the Lands Between and a couple are locked behind completing some NPC quest paths so be warned, if you are having trouble reaching certain locations.
All Six Legendary Ashen Remains in Elden Ring
1. Lhutel the Headless
Lhutel the Headless is the earliest and easiest of the legendary ashen remains to collect. They are in the Tombsward Catacombs on the Weeping Peninsula. To get them, you will need to clear the catacomb and defeat the boss, a Cemetery Shade.
Inside the catacomb, you can also expect to find skeletons, so if you have not fought them on your journey, be warned that you will need to hit them while they are down; otherwise, they regenerate. Once the boss is defeated, you’ll receive the legendary spirit ashes directly in your inventory.
She has a relatively high FP cost to summon (at least for the early game) at 104, but it is a very useful spirit to have at your side as she can quickly teleport around and uses both ranged and melee attacks. It is also a great summon to have in PVP, as the spear throw stacks death blight.
2. Black Knife Tiche
Arguably one of the best summons in Elden Ring, Black Knife Tiche is also one of the most cumbersome to acquire. In order to first get the chance to acquire the summon, you will need to have completed a good chunk of Ranni’s questline (past the point of fighting Astel). At this stage in the questline, you’ll get access to the Moonlight Altar and Ringleader’s Evergaol, which is where you need to unlock Tiche.
Unfortunately, within the Ringleader’s evergaol, there is a tough boss, in the form of Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader. Defeating Alecto can feel like a challenge depending on your playstyle and level, but once you do, you will get access to the legendary Ashen Remains.
However, once you have the spirit ashes, it will probably be your go to for the rest of the game. Tiche is a very agile spirit and can also use the same ability as the Black Knife, which will reduce the total HP while also reducing the HP of an enemy.
3. Redmane Knight Ogha
Redmane Knight Ogha is another legendary ashen remains tied to the participation of a particular questline. In this instance, it is Starscourge Radahn’s festival. Once Radahn is defeated it will give you access to the War Dead Catacombs in the northwest corner of his boss arena.
In the War Dead Catacombs, you’ll need to progress until the Putrid Tree Spirit boss. The Tree Spirit is like any other in the game, however, the area is very small, so it can increase the challenge of the fight. Once it is defeated, you will receive the legendary spirit ash as a reward.
Olgha is a good spirit ashes for situations where you want to have a ranged companion who can use melee if need be (unlike Latenna The Albinauric who is prone). He will also use a unique attack skill when you use the skill War Cry, in the form of a rain of arrows (but this will only happen once per summon).
4. Mimic Tear Ashes
The Mimic Tears legendary spirit ashes are in competition with Tiche for best in the game. Similarly to the Ogha remains, you’ll need to defeat Radahn to get access to these remains, as killing him will open up access to Nokron, Eternal City, the underground area that holds the remains.
Unlike some of the other legendary ashes, these aren’t dropped by a boss. Instead, you’ll find them in a chest protected by an imp statue door in Night’s Sacred Ground Ancient (the Ancestral Woods is one of the closer sites of grace).
Note: you need a stonesword key to get in.
The Mimic Tear is a very strong ashen remains to be used, but it does have a unique cost as instead of FP, summoning it will cost 660 HP. Its strength is also determined by your equipment, so if your character has poor equipment, then so does your mimic tear.
5. Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff Ashes
Ancient Dragon Knight Kristoff Ashes is another legendary ashen that is dropped by a boss. This time it is inside the Sainted Hero’s Grave dropped by the Ancient Hero of Zamor boss.
Out of all the Sprit summons on this list, Kristoff is probably the least remarkable. The only good things about him (compared to the other legendary ashes) is that he can deal lightning damage and can act as a fairly good tank.
6. Cleanrot Knight Finlay Ashes
Depending on how you are playing Elden Ring, Cleanrot Knight Finlay will more than likely be the last legendary ashen remains that you will collect, purely due to the fact that they are in the Elphael Brace of the Haligtree, a later part of Miquella’s Haligtree dungeon.
Similar to the Mimic Tear ashen remains, you will find Finlay inside a chest, guarded by both a Haligtree soldier and a Cleanrot soldier. This is close to the Prayer Room site of grace; head straight until you see a gazebo where the chest is hidden. Note: There is some light parkour to get there.
Finlay is a solid set of ashes to use, partly due to her useful ability to inflict scarlet rot and the ability to cast a short buff that heals 7 HP/s and increases your fire damage negation by 60%.
Depending on where you are in Elden Ring, it’s not too hard to find the legendary ashen remains. But just because they are legendary doesn’t mean that they are all perfect. Chances are you might find a spirit ash that you prefer that’s not on this list and obtain it far earlier in the game.
Dane started off gaming at the tender age of 3 with the first Atari console. His favorite video game genres are turn-based RPGs (can I get a shout out for Tactics Ogre?) and fighting games. Read more...