There are a great many hidden and unique locations in Elden Ring. As you find hidden dungeons like the Stormfoot Catacombs you’ll unlock many different items and powers. These hidden areas get much more complex as time goes on, so keep an eye out for hidden dungeons. One such location is highly sought after. There’s one location that’s vital to a quest you’re going to want to complete. The Deeproot Depths play a key role in Fia’s quest, and also host Fia’s Champions and the Lichdragon Fortissax if you follow the right steps.
Being a hybrid game with both online and offline play, there’s a lot of attention paid to item balance. The devs have also put a lot of time into making sure the game makes sense in terms of signposting and flow. There’s an intended sequence to play through the game with, and you’re meant to follow it. But as patches get released, things change. Elden Ring Patch 1.04 has changed a lot about the game in terms of item stats and the like. But it’s not just that, as some unique areas of the game have been messed with as well.
How to find the Deeproot Depths in Elden Ring
You will need to get fairly deep into the game to find this location. The path used to involve hunting your way through the Great Waterfall Basin and then resting inside a coffin, but there’s a hidden path to the zone you can use.
You can find your way to the Deeproot Depths after killing Mohg, the Omen, a boss in the Subterranean-Shunning Grounds section of Leyndell Royal Capital. This is a later part of the game, and a pretty tough boss fight, but you can do it if you try. Finding the actual location of the Deeproot Depths can be kind of annoying.
You need to reach the Site of Grace, Cathedral of the Forsaken. Once you’re there, head northeast. You’re looking for a great chasm that has some wooden planks thrown across some protruding stones in the wall. Make your way across the gap, and then down. On the last section of stonework, there’s a small window you can go through. If you turn to the left and look down, there’s a small section you can jump down to. Be careful to not mess up your jump and fall to your doom, or you have to repeat this all over again.
Get into the small area and head south, there’s a small treasure chest here. The wall behind the chest is the hidden passage that will lead you to the Deeproot Depths.
Once you’ve made it here, you can take on four different bosses, including fighting your way past Crucible Knight Siluria and claiming a pretty unique prize. You will also be able to continue Fia’s quests from here.