Elden Ring Smithing Stones: How to Find Every Bell Bearing (2023)

Elden Ring is hard. That won't surprise anyone who's played through a preview FromSoftware game, but even that won't prepare you properly for all the "You Died" title screens you're bound to see. If you're going to make it through this adventure, you'll need powerful weapons. And to get powerful weapons, you'll need Smithing Stones. Lots of 'em.

Smithing stones are what you use to level up your weapons, be they blades, staffs, shields or spears. To upgrade your weapons, you offer these stones (plus some runes) to Master Blacksmith Hewg at Roundtable Hold. Smithing Stones can be found out in the world and dropped from a few enemies. But to expedite the leveling up process, it's much easier to just buy them. It's embarrassing to say, but this is something I only found out I could do about 50 hours into the game. Learn from my mistakes.

To get easiest access to Smithing Stones, you'll need to collect Bell Bearings. There are nine such Bearings in the game, and this guide contains the locations of all of them.

First, the basics. There are two places you can buy smithing stones: From Smithing Master Iji, a giant in northwest Liurnia of the Lakes (pictured above), and also theTwin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold. Iji is simpler, so let's start with him.

Once you defeat Godrick the Grafted (good luck!), you'll enter the Land Between's second major area: Liurnia of the Lakes. To find Iji, you need to travel all the way to the northwest region of the lake. When you come up to shore, you'll find the Kingsgrave Ruins. There are a bunch of skeleton mages you'll have to kill (or run past). At the northern part of the ruins is a magic wall that will disappear if you strike it. Do that and you'll see a Site of Grace to your right. On your left will be Smithing Master Iji.

Iji offers you a unlimited Somber Smithing Stone [1] and [2], plus a finite number of Somber Smithing Stone [3] and [4].

Iji will get you going and prove a big help, but if you're serious about upgrading your weapons, you'll need to consult the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold. To get them to sell you Smithing Stones is going to take some work.

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To get the Twin Maiden Husks to sell you stones, you'll to give themSmithing Miner's Bell Bearings. There are four Smithing Miner's Bell Bearings, and five Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings. If you collect all nine of these, the Twin Maiden Husks will sell you all the Smithing Stones you need to get any weapon up to level nine. Let's start with the regular Smithing Miner's Bell Bearings.

Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing locations

To start, travel to the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel. It's also by Liurnia of the Lakes, but on the northeast side. By the shore, where my character is stationed in the screenshot below, you'll find a little crawlspace that takes you into the Crystal Tunnel. It's a dungeon that you'll have to get through -- there are a lot of Smithing Stones to collect in there, too. At the end is a boss, Crystalian. Once you beat her, you'll get the Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing [1].

Take that to the Twin Maiden Husks and their shop will give you the option of buying an unlimited amount of Smithing Stones [1] and [2].

The next one you'll encounter is theSmithing Miner's Bell Bearing[2], which you can access as soon as you find Leyndell, the Royal Capital. The bearing isn't in the Capital, but rather in a small dungeon to the southwest of it. As the map below shows, there's a dungeon called the Sealed Tunnel, which you can access by traveling through the blue swamp area on the Capital's outskirts.

Thankfully, you won't have to get all the way through the dungeon to get your treasure. Inside the Sealed Tunnel is an area with a Site of Grace. There's no obvious way through, but there is a hidden path you can open by striking the wall on the west of the room. Once you do that, you'll enter a large area filled with enemies. Clear them all out, and you'll find a treasure chest with theSmithing Miner's Bell Bearing[2] inside.

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Hand over this bearing to the Twin Maiden Husks and they'll sell you an unlimited quantity ofSmithing Stones [3] and [4].

While the Sealed Tunnel is a little out of the way, the Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing [3] is right on the beaten path. The only issue is that getting on that path will take dozens of hours.

To find the bearing, you need to make it to the Mountaintops of the Giants. Getting there involves some story sequences I won't spoil. But once you get there, you'll quickly stumble on the Zamor Ruins.

Like all of the Ruins in Elden Ring, there's a staircase in the Zamor Ruins that will take you to an underground area. Go down the stairs, open the door and inside you'll find a chest withSmithing Miner's Bell Bearing [3]. This bearing will allow you to buy Smithing Stone [5] and [6] of the Twin Maiden Husks.

It's the same story for Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing [4], which allows you to buy Smithing Stone [7] and [8] from the Twin Maiden Husks. You can't avoid this Bell Bearing, as you claim it after beating the Godskin Duo, a tandem boss fight that's part of the main story. You'll battle them at Crumbling Farum Azula, the area unlocked after Mountaintops of the Giants.

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Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings

Many of the weapons you acquire will require a different type of Smithing Stone to upgrade, the elusive Somber Smithing Stones. Like the normal type, these are found in the wild, but Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings make them buyable via the Twin Maiden Husks.

TheSomberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1]is something you'll have to dungeoncrawl for. You'll find it at the Sellia Crystal Tunnel in Caelid, the location for which you can see in the screencap above. At the end of the dungeon, you'll battle the Fallingstar Beast. Defeat it and you'll claim the Bell Bearing, which lets you buy Somber Smithing Stone [1] and [2].

You're not done with dungeons, unfortunately, as the next Bell Bearing requires you to go underground once again. Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [2] is gained at the conclusion of the Atlus Tunnel. The Atlus Tunnel is slightly hard to find -- the easiest way to access it is to travel to the Minor Erdtee near the Forest-Spanning Greatbridge Site of Grace and then travel south.

It's a brief dungeon that will take you under 10 minutes to complete, though the tandem boss battle at the end can be tricky if you're not levelled up enough. Beat the two Crystalian creatures, though, and you get the Bell Bearing. Give it to the Twin Maiden Husks and they'll sell you Somber Smithing Stone [3] and [4].

To gain Twin Maiden Husk access to Somber Smithing Stone [5] and [6] you'll need to offer them Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing [3]. To find it, you'll have to track down the First Church of Marika in the western part of the Mountaintops of the Giants. As you traverse through the Mountaintops you'll find a big frozen lake with a big freezing dragon, which is a sign that you're near. Travel to the southern tip of this frozen lake and you'll find the First Church of Marika. Outside is a corpse you can loot for the Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing [3].

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To get Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [4], you'll have to progress to the Crumbling Farum Azula area, which as noted follows the Mountaintops of the Giants. As you progress through this area, you'll find the Tempest-Facing Balcony Site of Grace. If you walk forward from this Site of Grace, you'll see a slumped over corpse holding an item. Pick it up to get the Bell Bearing, which gets you access to Somber Smithing Stone [7] and [8].

The last boss of bell bearings isSomberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [5], which lets you buy Somber Smithing Stone [9] from the Twin Maiden Husks. This one is also in Crumbling Farum Azula, and thankfully it's almost impossible to miss.

As you progress through Crumbling Farum Azula, you'll find the Dragon Temple Rooftop Site of Grace. It's a stressful area here: You'll be attacked by those annoying birds with swords for feet as a dragon in the distance showers red lightning onto the path. Run along the path and when you're facing off with the dragon, run to the right. This will take you up to an area filled with wolfish creatures that carry big axes. Kill them or run by, and you'll run across a fallen temple that acts as a bridge between two cliffs. Kill the archer that tries to pick you off as you're traversing the temple bridge.

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Here you'll see a little chapel, where you're given a view of one of the wolf creatures standing at the end of a hallway, as you can see in the screenshot above. This is an ambush, of course, as there are enemies on either side that you'll have to slash your way through. Once you're done doing that, you'll see a corpse by that coffin which you can loot to find the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [5].

FAQs

Where to get all the bell bearings for smithing stones? ›

You'll find it at the Sellia Crystal Tunnel in Caelid, the location for which you can see in the screencap above. At the end of the dungeon, you'll battle the Fallingstar Beast. Defeat it and you'll claim the Bell Bearing, which lets you buy Somber Smithing Stone [1] and [2].

How do you get all the bell bearings in Elden Ring? ›

Killing bosses, particularly in areas that are focused on Smithing, (like the Crystal Tunnel minidungeons in various areas) will reward Bell Bearings. These Bell Bearings will typically allow you to infinitely purchase the smithing stones that are available in those tunnels, but some unlock other things.

Where do I get the bell bearing to buy smithing stones Elden Ring? ›

Where To Find Smithing Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4] In Elden Ring. The final Miner's Bell Bearing is the most straightforward one that players will get, as it is looted from a non-optional boss in Elden Ring, the Godskin Duo. This boss can be found very late in the game, in the northern part of Crumbling Farum Azula.

Is there a bell bearing for dragon smithing stones? ›

To get the Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing [4], you simply need to progress with the story, and it'll ultimately be dropped by one of the compulsory bosses in Crumbling Farum Azula. I won't spoil who or what the boss is, but you can find them in the just past the Dragon Temple Site of Grace above.

How many bell bearing hunters are there? ›

Bell Bearing Hunters are located in Limgrave, Liurnia, Leyndell, and Caelid.
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Bell Bearing Hunter Overview
SummonsPlayers
DropsLimgrave: 2,700 Runes Bone Peddler's Bell Bearing
Liurnia: 6,000 Runes Meat Peddler's Bell Bearing
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Where is the 4th bell bearing? ›

The Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4] can be found in the following location: Crumbling Farum Azula: Dropped by the Godskin Duo inside the Dragon Temple area upon defeat.

Do bell bearings reset in NG+ Elden Ring? ›

Elden ring 2 wish list | 8 Things we would like to see! One of the biggest new additions in the update is that Bell Bearings, which unlock upgrade materials and other crucial items for purchase at the Twin Maiden Husks, now carry over into New Game Plus, meaning you only need to find them once to have them forever.

How many merchant bell bearings are there? ›

In this Elden Ring bell bearing locations guide, we'll explain how to use these items, and show you map locations for each of the 53 bell bearing items in the game along with the merchant items (like Smithing Stones) they are associated with.

Is there no bell bearing for smithing stone 9? ›

You'll need all five Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings to buy up to Somber Smithing Stone 9, which takes Somber weapons to +9.

How many smithing stones does it take to max a weapon? ›

From the chart, you can see that for any given upgrade tier, you will need 12 stones of each type to reach the next upgrade tier (excluding the final tier for a +25 weapon). Once you have located all the Bell Bearings to buy Smithing Stones 1 through 8, it will cost 129,000 Runes to upgrade a weapon to +24.

Is there a limited amount of smithing stones? ›

The Smithing Stones found on the walls of these caves will not respawn, but those dropped by the enemies within are unlimited. This means you can farm Smithing Stones in Elden Ring.

Is there a bell bearing for Smithing Stone 1? ›

The first Bell Bearing for Somber Smithing Stones can be found in the Caelid region of the map. It's located in the Sellia Crystal Tunnel, which also has a Site of Grace as you go in. We've marked the cave's location both on the map and via an in-game image as well.

Where is the last smithing stone bell bearing? ›

Somber Smithing Stones [1] can be purchased from Smithing Master Iji and the Twin Maiden Husks for 2000 runes. The Twin Maiden Husks will sell them after giving them the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1], which is a drop from the Fallingstar Beast, located in the Sellia Crystal Tunnel.

Can you farm Smithing Stone 7? ›

Smithing Stone 7

Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell [4] is obtained after defeating the Godskin Duo twin bosses in the Crumbling Farum Azula, which is accessible by speaking to Melina after defeating the Fire Giant in the Mountaintops of the Giants.

Who sells smithing stone 1? ›

Only Smithing Master Iji will sell you somber smithing stones. He's got infinite supplies of [1] and [2], but limited supplies of the others. For large numbers of them you'll need to find the Somberstone Miner's bell bearings [1], [2], [3], [4], and [5].

Is there a bell bearing 4? ›

Nomadic Merchant's Bell Bearing [4]

Found at the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace.

Is there only one Bell Bearing Hunter? ›

You will find the second Bell Bearing Hunter in the Church of Vows on the Eastern side of Liurnia of the Lakes. In this case, the NPC will be Miriel, Pastor of Vows. Follow the steps above to make the hunter appear. Once you defeat the Bell Bearing Hunter, he will drop the Meat Peddler's Bell Bearing.

Where can I get a 5 and 6 smithing stone bell bearing? ›

Unlocking the ability to purchase Smithing Stones 5 and 6 requires players to obtain the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing 3. This key item can be found inside a chest under the Zamor Ruins, a location found early in the Mountaintops of the Giants.

What bell bearing do I need for smithing stone 7? ›

Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing 4 will enable you to buy smithing stone 7 and smithing stone 8, and you'll receive it by defeating the Godskin Duo boss fight at Crumbling Farum Azula (which you won't be able to reach until quite late in the game).

Where is the smithing stone 7 and 8 bell bearing? ›

Fans that are interested in purchasing Smithing Stones 7 and 8 should set their sights on obtaining the Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4]. This item is earned upon defeating bosses in a late-game area, which players can travel to from the Mountaintops of the Giants region in Elden Ring.

Where to farm level 7 smithing stones? ›

Smithing Stone 7
  • Sellia Crystal Tunnel.
  • Volcano Manor.
  • Castle Sol.
  • First Church of Marika.
  • Guardian's Garrison.
  • Subterranean Shunning-Grounds.
  • Sold by Twin Maiden Husks in Roundtable Hold after acquiring Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell 4.
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Who drops smithing stone 5? ›

Fanged Imps, Subterranean Shunning-Grounds - Smithing Stone 5. Fallingstar Beast, Caelid (one time) - Smithing Stone 7, Somber Smithing Stone 6.

Does smithing stones respawn? ›

Smithing Stone farming locations

The Smithing Stones found on the walls of these caves will not respawn, but those dropped by the enemies within are unlimited.

Is there a bell bearing for smithing stone 1? ›

The first-level Smithing Stone Miner's Bell Bearing is located at the end of the Raya Lucar Crystal Tunnel dungeon.

Where is the smithing bell bearing 4? ›

The Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4] can be found in the following location: Crumbling Farum Azula: Dropped by the Godskin Duo inside the Dragon Temple area upon defeat.

Who drops smithing stone 7? ›

To unlock Smithing Stones [7] for purchase from the Twin Maiden Husks, you must give them the Smithing Miner's Bell [4]. This is a reward for defeating the Godskin Duo boss fight found in the Dragon Temple at Crumbling Farum Azula. Once they have it, the Twin Maidens Husk will sell Smithing Stones [7] for 2400 runes.

How many smithing stones is 25? ›

From the chart, you can see that for any given upgrade tier, you will need 12 stones of each type to reach the next upgrade tier (excluding the final tier for a +25 weapon).

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