Elden Ring – how to get to Nokron, the Eternal City

Elden Ring – how to get to Nokron, the Eternal City
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Want to know how to get to Nokron in Elden Ring? We’ve got you covered. As an area that is locked behind a boss, you might need some pointers on how to reach it.

Located above the Siofra River, another somewhat hidden subterranean area, Nokron the Eternal City will only become available after completing Caelid and plays a big role in Ranni’s questline. Technically, it is an optional area.

For more Elden Ring, read our guides covering all Incantations in the game and the best boss order to get through the game. Now, this is how to get to Nokron in Elden Ring.

How To Get To Nokron In Elden Ring

Nokron can only be accessed after beating Starscourge Radahn in Caelid. After you beat Radahn, a cutscene will play showing a new location has opened up in Limgrave. Here are the steps required to reach Nokron in Elden Ring, alongside the location for the area:

Beat Starscourage Radahn

The first step to reaching Nokron in Elden Ring is by beating Starscourge Radahn. You can reach Radahn after progressing through all of Caelid and progressing through Redmane castle. Beating Radahn triggers a cutscene where a meteor-like object crashes down towards Limgrave. This is essential to reaching Nokron since it is what causes the opening of the entrance of the underground city.

The entrance to Nokron in Limgrave (Image by VideoGamer)

Head To Nokron

Upon beating Radahn, head to the Fort Haight West site of grace. Once here, an area with rocks floating in the air will be visible. Approach the area and head down towards the opening to enter Nokron. The path is straightforward, but keep an eye on your footing since it is easy to stumble to your death here. Towards the end of the area, you will also encounter a few enemies so keep and eye out for those.

Right upon entering the city, you will encounter a boss called the mimic tear. This is among the easier encounters in the game and will reward you with the sacred tear which is among the most power ashes of war in Elden Ring. 

✓ Jack’s opinion

Mimic Tear can be cheesed

Before you enter the fog gate into the Mimic Tear boss room, take off all your equipment. Literally everything. The Mimic Tear replicates what you character has equipped and so going in with no weapons or armour means the boss will spawn with no weapons or amour. Enjoy!

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Entering Nokron in Elden Ring

Enemies In Nokron

Nokron is home to a large variety of enemies. From crucible knights to ancestral followers to night maidens, players can expect to encounter a lot of enemies and should be equipped for both ranged and close combat enemies. Alongside these, Nokron also has three bosses, all of which are relatively simple. First, there is the mimic tear, following that is the Regal Ancestral Spirit.

That’s all you need to know about how to reach Nokron in Elden Ring. Make sure you read our guides covering the latest Shadow of the Erdtree news and how to complete Milicent’s questline.

Elden Ring – Nokron, the Eternal City FAQs

Is Nokron an optional area?

Yes, Nokron is technically an optional side area since you don’t have to beat Radahn to progress the game.

What is the significance of Nokron?

Ranni wants you to go there to find the Fingerslayer Blade.