Leveling efficiently is important in Elden Ring to gain strength in the Lands Between. This guide covers multiple effective methods to level up fast and maximize your character’s growth potential throughout your adventure. From dedicated Runes farming to utilizing buff items and spells strategically, these tips can help speed up gaining experience points dramatically.
What Are Runes and Leveling?
Runes function as Elden Ring’s experience points (XP). By defeating enemies and bosses, you gain Elden Ring Runes that accumulate in your inventory up to your maximum carry limit. When you have Runes stored, visiting Sites of Grace allows spending them to raise your character’s base Attributes.
Attributes like Vigor, Mind, Endurance, Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, Faith, and Arcane directly influence your character’s stats and capabilities. Leveling them up makes you stronger, able to wield better weapons/spells, and survive tougher challenges. So efficient Runes accumulation speeds progression tremendously.
Early Game Leveling
During the opening hours in areas like Limgrave, focus on:
- – Stormhill Evergaol (1,000 Runes)
- – Murkwater Cave (2,000 Runes from bell bearing hunters)
- – Celestial Dew (500 Runes)
- – Soldier of Godrick (300 Runes)
Equip the Ritual Sword Talisman for +5% Runes earned. Pop Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot before each cycle for +20% Runes. Stack this combo all first zone for maximum earned Runes.
Mid-Game Leveling Spots
As you conquer Stormveil Castle and reach Liurnia, these farms yield mega Runes:
- – Moghwyn Palace Ledge (4,000 Runes)
- – Shardbearer Godrick (15,000 Runes)
- – Stormhill Evergaol (1,000 Runes, scaled to your level)
- – Lake-Facing Cliffs (500-1,000 Runes each)
Equip Silver Tear Helm for +10% Runes as well as Fowl Foot/Ritual Sword Talisman. This area contains some of the highest Runes/minute rates.
When reaching the Mountaintops of the Giants and Consecrated Snowfields, these deliver monstrous Runes:
- – Elden Beast (600,000 Runes)
- – Melania, Blade of Miquella (100,000 Runes)
- – Fire Giant (80,000 Runes)
Keep legendary talismans/consumables equipped for max Runes. Defeating late bosses easily brings 2-3 attribute points per kill with 300-400K stored each time. You’ll maximize available power ups extremely fast.
- Save Scumming – Store Runes in your inventory by resting at Sites of Grace. Reload areas if you die to avoid dropping them.
- Runes Arcs – These items multiply all Runes earned by 1.5x while active, found plentiful later but useful anywhere.
- Golden Scarab – Increases Runes gained from defeated enemies by 20%, ideal for dedicated farming.
- Sacred Relic Sword – Its ability picks up Runes from afar, perfect for dangerous transactions.
- Boss Gate Warping – Quit and reload areas to keepers bosses alive for repeat farming.
- Hero’s Runes – Massive Runes consumables like Hero Runes  stack fast level ups. Farm/collect judiciously.
- Rune level Multipliers – Boosts apply to all Runes earned, so activate Fowl Foot before claiming Site of Grace handouts too.
Mastering leveling multipliers, efficient farming routes, and temporary boost items will have you maxed out in no time. Every new Attribute point enhances survivability and damage for even speedier progression. Level advantage means easier encounters requiring less practice too. Apply these strategies consistently for rapid Elden Ring character growth.