Although the data dumps and trailers for Elden Ring have been showing a bit more of this title than some people expected, the game still has many secrets to uncover. Many of the bosses and locations are already well known to those who have been following the news of the game. However, these items don’t seem to be getting much coverage. Here’s everything you need to know about what Stonesword keys are for in Elden Ring.
What are Stonesword keys for in Elden Ring
Scattered throughout the Midlands you will find the curious statuettes. If you’ve been through certain dungeons, you’ll probably try to avoid them.
Although they look like enemies posing as statues, they are actually inanimate objects. If you get close to them you can interact by pressing Triangle/Y.
This is where Stonesword Keys comes into play. If you interact with one of those statues and choose to use a Stone Keyblade, it will cause a nearby mist barrier to dissipate.
In the image below, you can see the fog barrier blocking multiple entrances to an area. The places locked behind these walls are not an integral part of the story’s continuation, but they are worth a look.
You will find the location shown on the top right at the start of the game. Don’t be fooled by its early location. Using a stone sword key will take you to one of the most difficult dungeons in the Elden Ring, Fringefolk Hero’s Grave.
The rewards there are fantastic, but you should first try to level up a bit before trying it. You can always place a marker there on the map so you don’t forget to come back to it.
On the other hand, sometimes there’s just one chest saved with a useful item like a talisman that increases stamina regeneration.
Other times, it will take you to a dungeon that might be well above your current level. Either way, it’s still worth using a Stonesword key when you get the chance just for the rewards found within.
Getting stone sword keys
Stonesword keys can be found hidden in The Lands Between, but the earliest you can get one is actually during character creator, where you can choose one as your keepsake. Although, if you ask us, there are better options to choose from here.
Finally, you will be able to purchase Stonesword Keys from the Roundtable Hold vendor for 5,000 Runes after getting your first Great Rune from a Divine Tower.
That’s all there is to know what Stonesword keys are for in Elden Ring. For more helpful guides on Elden Ring this game, check out our guide wiki.