How to Find Imbued Sword Keys in Elden Ring


Imbued Sword Keys are one of the rarest items in Elden Ring. Although extremely rare, keys are only used for a specific purpose in the Lands Between. This goal is to open different Waygates at the Four Belfries location northwest of Liurnia. This location has three portals that each require a key to access. Portals take you to different places on the map, some of which are otherwise inaccessible.

Since there are only three Waygates, there are only three Imbued Sword Keys to find on the map. One of these keys is fairly easy to find, but the other two are incredibly hard to find randomly, like many other different items in Elden Ring. Below, you can see exactly where to find the three Imbued Sword Keys so you can access each portal in the four Belfries.

Find Imbued Sword Keys in Elden Ring

To find your first Imbued Sword Key, all you need to do is travel to the four belfries. Once there, you need to go to the upper tower on the hill. There, the Imbued Sword Key will be waiting inside a treasure chest. With it you can open one of the three portals below. One of them leads to Nokron, the Eternal City. But if you haven’t defeated Radahn, then all there will be is a small Crucible Knight that drops a Dark Forge Stone (6).

Opening the other two portals is a little trickier. The other two keys are in places that are more difficult to access, but not impossible. Their locations can be seen below:

  • On the roof of the Raya Lucaria Academy
  • Behind a fence in Sellia, city of witchcraft
The Academy’s imbued sword key. | Provided by FromSoftware

The Sword Key imbued at the Academy requires you to navigate tricky obstacles and enemies. For a full overview of where the key is, see this wiki’s explanation. The third and final key is discovered in Sellia, City of Witchcraft behind a barrier that you cannot cross until you light a brazier on top of one of the city’s towers. Once you do, the barrier will open and you can go through to find the third Imbued Sword Key in Elden Ring.

With the three keys, you can now access all portals in the Four Belfries. In addition to Nokron, one portal takes you to the Chapel of Anticipation to face the tutorial boss while the other takes you to the Crumbling Farum Azula. All three places are worth visiting.

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