Smithing Stones are essential items needed to upgrade one’s equipment in Elden Ring. While these stones can be found in many locations across the Lands Between, the most reliable source of the material would be the NPC merchant, Twin Maiden Husks. Tarnished can meet with Twin Maiden Husks once they’ve defeated Margit, the Fell Omen, at Stormveil. At the next Site of Grace, Melina will invite the player to the Roundtable Hold, where they can encounter the Husks. However, Tarnished cannot buy Smithing Stones from the Elden Ring NPC from the start, for players must retrieve two Bells for the items to become available in the Twin Maidens’ stock.
Where to Buy Smithing Stones in Elden Ring
To buy Smithing Stones 1, 2, 3, and 4 from Twin Maiden Husks in Elden Ring, Tarnished must obtain Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearings 1 and 2. The first is acquired from a Crystalian boss, and the second is obtained from a treasure chest in the Atlus Plateau.
Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 1 is received as a guaranteed drop from the Crystalian found within the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel. This dungeon is located within the northwestern region of the map, directly north of the Church of Vows. Tarnished can offer the Bell Bearing reward to Twin Maiden Husks to receive the option of buying Smithing Stones 1 and 2 in Elden Ring.
Smithing Stones 3 and 4 become available for sale with Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2, acquired from a chest near the Sealed Tunnel, west of Leyndell, Royal Capital. To reach this location, players must first collect the two halves of the Dectus Medallion. One side can be found in Fort Faroth of Caelid, and the other half is located within Fort Haight West of Limgrave. Take the Medallion to the Grand Lift of Dectus to gain access to the Atlus Plateau.
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