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What are the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring?

Ever wondered what the War-Dead Catacombs are in Elden Ring? Here’s our complete guide to this small and unique area of the game.

What are the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring?

The world of Elden Ring is comprised of several areas pieced together in chaotic harmony, crawling with nightmares and brimming with scenic locations. The Lands Between have a grave beauty much like dead trees in the pale luster of the moonlight. Some areas are more unique and well-hidden than others. One such area is The War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring.

The War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring is a small area that can be accessed after defeating Starscourge Radahn. This is an interesting little area with no Merchants and NPCs. Some enemies constantly respawn, making the War Dead Catacombs great for farming Runes. 

There are a few collectible items and probably the highlight of the area is a boss fight against the Putrid Tree Spirit, which drops a Golden Seed and Redmane Knight Ogha Ashes.

Curious to know more about this little area? Keep reading to find out all that it has in store for you. If you are someone looking to experience everything that Elden Ring has to offer, you will eventually be on your way here. Without further ado, let us take a closer look at the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring.

War-Dead Catacombs

What are the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring?

The War-Dead Catacombs are an area with not a lot to offer. The War-Dead Catacombs are found in Wailing Dunes in East Caelid. The War-Dead Catacombs can be found in the far northern corner of the area, after having defeated Starscourge Radahn. From the site of grace after defeating Radahn, travel north until you reach the uppermost corner of the area, and you’ll find a small door along the cliffside. Let us take a look at what the catacombs have to offer:

Description and Layout

What are the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring?

The official description for the War-Dead Catacombs reads: 

Catacombs for those who have died in a glorious battle death.

This indicates that the Catacombs are a haven for fallen warriors. This is further solidified by the undying enemies that seem to be battling each other to the death inside the Catacombs, only to revive moments later. The entire area is fairly spaced out and might seem like a refreshing break after a hectic couple of areas and boss fights. 

Items and Drops

What are the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring?

Here is a list of all of the items that can be farmed or obtained in the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring: 

Gather and Farm Items

  • Grave Violet
  • Trinia’s Lily

Upgrade Materials

  • Ghost Glovewort [4] x1
  • Golden Seed (Boss Drop)
  • Grave Glovewort [6] x5

Equipment and Magic

  • Collapsing Stars
  • Golden Rune [6] x 1
  • Magic Grease x3
  • Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot

Unique Items, Ashes, and Keys

  • Radahn Soldier Ashes
  • Redmane Knight Ogha Ashes (Boss Drop)
  • Golden Seed

Regular Creatures and Enemies 

What are the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring?

There are a very limited number of creatures and enemies in the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring. They are listed below:

  • Lesser Cleanrot Knight Spirit
  • Radahn Soldier Spirit
  • Redmane Knight Spirit
  • Imp


What are the War-Dead Catacombs in Elden Ring?

The relatively small area only has one boss fight. Players are faced off against the Putrid Tree Spirit. This optional boss radiates Scarlet Rot and is weak to Fire, Frostbite, and Physical damage. This fight is extremely easy to get through and players should have no difficulty getting their hands on the Golden Seed and Redmane Knight Ogha Ashes dropped by the Putrid Tree Spirit. 


This has been our guide on the War-Dead Catacombs area in Elden Ring. We made sure to include every detail that will allow you to get through the area with ease. Let us know in the comments below if you found this guide helpful and be sure to extract as much content from this beautiful game as possible. Good luck, Tarnished!

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