Catacombs of the Starry Wastes in Elden Ring, this is an optional Interearth dungeon. It is located in the region Starry Wastes and contains many interesting items and ingredients for crafting. And for killing the local boss here you can get ashes to summon a unique spirit.
This guide will tell you in detail about the passage of the dungeon, as well as a moment with where to find the lever to open the door to the boss.
How to find Star Waste Catacombs in Elden Ring
The dungeon is located in the southern part of the Starry Waste, not far from the Cathedral of the Dragon Communion. You need to go down the northern road from the above location, and then turn towards the northwest. The road will soon lead to a dead end and the entrance to the Catacombs.
Inside the underground cave is “strewn” Red Rot – it would be wiser to stock up on poison pills, learn a spell to cleanse poison, or put on a special set of mushroom armor.
How to complete Star Waste Catacombs in Elden Ring
Immediately after entering place of grace – it is better to save before the start of clearing the location in order to respawn nearby in case of death.
Next is a room with grave violet and resin from the root on the left side. The floor ahead is covered Red Rot – a caustic liquid that quickly accumulates the effect of poisoning if stepped on. Even if you use spells, you won’t be able to completely avoid the poison – you will have to quickly move forward, moving between patches of pure land.
After passing through the tunnel with rot, a skeleton warrior will suddenly jump out from around the corner, attacking in close combat. After the defeat, it will fall apart into glowing bones – at this moment you need to hit them again, otherwise the skeleton will be reborn. In the corner of the room you can pick up a grave lily of the valley.
After going down the stairs to another room, take grave violet and defeat the skeleton archer.
Go up the left stairs and destroy the large poisonous flower lurking around the corner, spewing Red Rot. After killing him, take away the ghostly lilies of the valley and miranda powder — a special material for creating some items in the game.
Under the stairs at the back, where the skeleton archer stood at the top, there is a secret passage. You need to hit the illusory wall and pick up the grave lilies of the valley and ashes of miranda flowers. Three putrid flowers will appear nearby, shooting poison from a distance.
Where to find the lever and how to open the door to the boss
After killing the large flower, go forward to the large square room. Inside, again, the “lake” of Red Rot will spread – you can’t stand still for a long time.
There are several poisonous flowers, a grave lily of the valley and central column. In the distance is a room with a closed door and a pool of summoning. Go back to the pillar in the center of the last room and hit her (this part of the room is illusory) by opening a small hole with a lever.
The lever will unlock the locked door, opening the way to the local boss – Shadows of the Graveyard.
To fight him, it is worth preparing – it is better to have at least 3 flasks of life restoration and bleeding resistance with you.
How to kill Shadow of the Graveyard – the boss of the Catacombs of the Starry Wastes
Shadow of the Cemetery – a frightening black humanoid with glowing eyes and a magical weapon that imposes a bleeding effect. The same boss was in Catacombs of the Black Knife in Lake Liurnia.
The enemy is distinguished by high speed and the ability to teleport around the arena. Despite his frightening mobility, he has little health, which can be easily taken down with quick melee attacks. To use flasks, it is better to hide behind a pillar – it will take the enemy a couple of seconds to move to the Extinguished One.
The boss has several combat techniques:
- barrage attack – Rapidly attacks multiple times, dealing high damage over time. It will not be possible to fully parry them due to the too fast attack speed.
- Strike from the side – the boss is able to hit at a great distance. The attack is easy to dodge if you notice it in advance.
- Spit web – The enemy shoots a green lump of mucus that binds the character for a few seconds. This is enough time for the boss to get close and kill the Extinguished One.
- Bite – The shadow can quickly grab a gaping hero and bite into his flesh, inflicting huge instant damage. The enemy often uses this technique in case of a successful immobilization with a web.
Ranged tactics not effective due to the high mobility of the enemy, which does not allow normal aiming with a bow or spells. You should attack close, using improved weapons with increased damage.
The boss’s combo attacks can be knocked down if you have time to deal him a charged blow from the side.
It would be wise to call the spirits right away – group calls are especially effective. While the summoned creatures distract the Shadow, you can get close to the enemy from behind and deliver several powerful blows. High-level spirits, by the way, can single-handedly defeat the Graveyard Shadow, which is very vulnerable in close combat.
Drops for killing the boss Ashes of a kinsman of rot – Summons a giant insect that can immobilize enemies.