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Where to Find the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings in "Elden Ring"

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A necessity if you want to use boss weapons, Somber Smithing Stones are a rarity in Elden Ring. Appearing throughout the world as either normal items or white crystals that grow out of the rock, Somber Smithing Stones are upgrades for all your 'special' weapons - and they're harder to find than normal Smithing Stones.

This is where Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings come into play. When given to the Twin Husks at Roundtable Hold, these Bell Bearings will allow the twins to sell you Somber Smithing Stones, a much easier - and plentiful - way to acquire the stones than looking for them in the wild. The five Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings are tough to find in their own right, however, and you'll need to do some heavy exploring to locate them on your own.

This guide will help you track down all five Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearings in Elden Ring. You'll need to travel to some distant, difficult lands to get them all, so don't expect to unlock your boss weapon's full potential right off the bat.

All images copyright FromSoftware.

All images copyright FromSoftware.

Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1]

The first of the four Bell Bearings is also, quite easily, the hardest to get. To acquire the Bell Bearing you'll need to make your way to the Sellia Crystal Tunnel in Caelid. You can reach this spot early by accessing the Dragon-Burnt Ruins in Limgrave, found in the south of Lake Agheel. Open the chest in the basement of the ruins and you'll instantly be transported to Sellia Crystal Tunnel.

If you're doing this at the beginning of the game you'll almost certainly not be ready for the challenges you face, though if you come back at around level 70 or beyond you should be prepared to make your way through the tunnel. It's not that long, nor that difficult...

... though at the end you'll be facing off against a Fallingstar Beast. These massive quadrupeds are among the most difficult enemies in Elden Ring, and the arena in which you face this one is pretty small. Nonetheless, you'll need to defeat the Fallingstar Beast to acquire its Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1].

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Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [2]

The second Bell Bearing is found in another mining tunnel, this one on the Altus Plateau. To reach the Altus Tunnel you'll want to head towards the Minor Erdtree in the north of the region. If you cross the Forest-Spanning Greatbridge on the south end of the Erdtree's valley you'll find a spot where you can drop down into the valley itself. Go back south towards the end of the bridge with the Site of Grace, then check along the cliff wall for the Altus Tunnel.

The tunnel is another fairly standard mining dungeon, and you shouldn't have too much trouble making it through. At the end you'll face off against a pair of Crystalians, one with a staff and one with a ringblade. Summons will make this battle much easier. Defeat the Crystalians to receive the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [2].

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Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [3]

The third Bell Bearing is the easiest to access but will take the longest to reach. To find it you'll need to reach the Mountaintops of the Giants, one of the final areas of the game. You'll need to go through the entirety of Leyndell, Royal Capital before you can open up the Mountaintops of the Giants.

Once you reach the Mountaintops you'll face a long path to the Forge of the Giants at the other end. Along the way you'll come to Freezing Lake in the northeast of the region. This area is perpetually coated in blinding snow, and is home to a dragon boss. If you travel straight south through Freezing Lake - sticking to the western cliffs will help you find your way - you can find the First Church of Marika in the south, on the edge of the boundary cliff. The Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [3] is sitting out front of the church.

Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [5]

The last of the Bell Bearings is also located in Crumbling Farum Azula, albeit much closer to the end than the first. You'll first need to proceed to the general area around the Beside the Great Bridge Site of Grace. If you're being bombarded by a four-winged dragon that fires red lightning then you know you're in the right area.

Once you reach said dragon, go straight through its courtyard and follow the uphill path. This path leads to a thin, fallen bit of architecture that you can cross to a small church. The Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [5] is sitting right in front of the altar. There are multiple Gnolls in here, so be cautious as you run in and grab the Bell Bearing.

Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [4]

The fourth of the Bell Bearings is found at Crumbling Farum Azula. You won't reach this late game area until you've defeated the Fire Giant in Mountaintops of the Giants and spoken to Melina at the Forge of the Giants. Agree to help her commit a 'cardinal sin' and she'll shoot you off to Crumbling Farum Azula.

Proceed through Crumbling Farum Azula until you reach the Tempest-Facing Balcony Site of Grace. It's along the main path, just beyond a hall full of Gnolls. Once you've activated the Site of Grace, check the cliff's edge right in front of the Site of Grace for a lonely corpse. It carries the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [4].

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