Unleash Arcane Mastery: How To Obtain The Glintstone Nail & Glintstone Nails Sorceries in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Are you ready to delve into the arcane depths of Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC? This guide will walk you step-by-step through the process of unlocking the powerful Glintstone Nail and Glintstone Nails sorceries, ensuring you can cast devastating spells and triumph over your enemies. From finding the enigmatic Count Ymir to completing his tasks and earning your coveted sorceries, this guide has got you covered.

Step 1: Locating Count Ymir

Locating Count Ymir

The first step in your journey is to find Count Ymir, the NPC who will aid you in obtaining the Glintstone Nail and Glintstone Nails spells. Count Ymir is located in the Cathedral of Manus Metyr in the eastern region of the map. There are two primary routes you can take to reach him:

Clear Castle Ensis Route:

  • Progress through Castle Ensis, defeating Rellana, Twin Moon Knight.
  • Once you emerge victorious, proceed to Scadu Altus, where the Cathedral is situated.

Skip Castle Ensis Route:

  • Travel east from the Castle Front Site of Grace.
  • Utilize the Spirit Springs in this area to propel yourself up to Scadu Altus.

Whichever path you choose, make sure to discover the Moorth Ruins Site of Grace, as it marks the beginning of your journey toward the cathedral.

Step 2: Navigating To The Cathedral of Manus Metyr

Upon reaching the Moorth Ruins, head east to discover an opening in the ruins below. Here’s how to navigate this initial area:

Careful Descent:

  • Carefully descend to the bottom of the ruins.
  • Follow the tunnel that leads southeast.

Navigating To The Cathedral of Manus Metyr

Climbing To Bonny Village:

  • Ascend the ladder you find at the end of the tunnel.
  • Upon reaching the top, you will find yourself in Bonny Village.

Discovering the Cathedral:

  • Travel northwest over two bridges. This path will lead you to the Bridge Leading to the Village Site of Grace.
  • Follow the road that leads you north to finally arrive at the Cathedral of Manus Metyr.

Step 3: Accepting Count Ymir’s Task

Now that you have located Count Ymir interact with him to learn about his request. Ymir will provide you with a Ruins Map and a Hole-Laden Necklace, essential items for your journey. Here are the details of Count Ymir’s task:


  • Ymir has tasked you with sounding a bell located in the southern region of the map.

Step 4: Journey To The Cerulean Coast

Journey To The Cerulean Coast

Next, you'll need to make your way to the southern region of the map to discover the Cerulean Coast. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get there:

Starting Point:

  • From the Cerulean Coast Site of Grace, ride your trusted steed southward.
  • Navigate carefully past the formidable Ghostflame Dragon.

Collecting The Map Fragment:

  • Continue your ride until you locate the map fragment pillar.
  • Collect the map fragment and take an immediate left through the ruins.

Reaching The Shoreline:

  • Travel northeast to find a shoreline.
  • Follow this shoreline to reach another set of ruins.

Step 5: Finding The Hanging Bell

To complete Count Ymir's task, you must find and sound the Hanging Bell. Here’s the path to locate this essential item:

Navigating the Ruins:

  • Ride north from the set of ruins you reached from the shoreline.

Navigating the Ruins

Climbing To The Bell:

  • Turn northeast at the end of the ruins.
  • Parkour your way to the Finger Ruins of Rhia and discover the Site of Grace there.

Final Stretch:

  • Ride northeast, sticking to the rocky descent along the hill until you are on flat ground.
  • Continue north to find the Hanging Bell.

Sounding the Hanging Bell grants you the Crimson Seed Talisman +1, completing Ymir’s first task.

Step 6: Returning To Count Ymir

With Count Ymir’s task completed, make your way back to the Cathedral of Manus Metyr to report your success and reap your rewards.

Dialogue Options:

  • Engage in dialogue with Ymir to discuss the next steps.
  • He will provide you with a second Ruins Map and the Beloved Stardust talisman, signaling the completion of his tasks.

Step 7: Purchasing The Glintstone Nail & Glintstone Nails Sorceries

Finally, you can now purchase the coveted spells from Count Ymir. Here are the details for each sorcery:

Glintstone Nail Sorcery:

  • Cost: 12,000 Runes
  • Attribute Requirement: Intelligence Level 18
  • Description: When cast, this sorcery shoots a shattering nail at the enemy, piercing through armor and defenses.

Tips For Effective Sorcery Usage

Glintstone Nails Sorcery:

  • Cost: 12,000 Runes
  • Attribute Requirement: Intelligence Level 32
  • Description: This variant fires a set of six shattering nails at foes. If they miss the initial target, they will circle back, making them highly effective against elusive enemies.

Enjoy the immense power of these new spells, ensuring you have the upper hand in battles throughout the Realm of Shadow.

Optional: Tips For Effective Sorcery Usage

  1. Combat Strategy:
    • Use Glintstone Nails against agile enemies who rely on evasion tactics, making them difficult to hit with slower spells.
    • Utilize terrain and obstacles to maximize the effectiveness of the nails circling back to the enemy.
  2. Rune Farming:
    • Before purchasing, ensure you have accumulated enough runes. Farming high-level enemies or participating in co-op sessions can expedite this process.
  3. Stat Allocation:
    • Ensure that your intelligence level meets the requirements. Invest in intelligence attributes early to benefit fully from these powerful sorceries.

Congratulations! You have successfully unlocked the Glintstone Nail & Glintstone Nails in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. With these spells at your disposal, you’re ready to conquer new challenges and make your mark in the Lands Between. Embrace the arcane and let your enemies tremble at the sight of your newfound power!

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