How to Access Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

The Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, offers an expansive new area filled with challenges, secrets, and powerful bosses. To start the DLC, you must purchase and install it for your platform. Accessing it requires defeating two optional bosses: Starscourge Radahn and Mohg, Lord of Blood. Starscourge Radahn can be found in Caelid, while Mohg is located in Mohgwyn Palace, accessible through the NPC White Mask Varre’s sidequest or via a teleporter in the Consecrated Snowfields. Once both bosses are defeated, interact with the withered arm in Mohg’s arena to enter the DLC.

Before diving into the Land of Shadow, ensure your character is at level 120-150, with fully upgraded weapons. Collect enough regular and somber smithing stones by securing miner’s bell bearings to upgrade your gear. Familiarize yourself with the game’s combat and mechanics to prepare for the DLC’s increased difficulty.

Completing the Sir Ansbach Quest in Shadow of the Erdtree

The Sir Ansbach quest in the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion involves locating Miquella Crosses and interacting with various NPCs for lore and rewards. Sir Ansbach, a former servant of Mohg, is first found at the Main Gate Cross site of grace outside Belurat, Tower Settlement. He requests information on secret Miquella Cross locations.

Miquella Cross Locations

1. **Belurat, Tower Settlement**: From the Stagefront site of grace, descend the spiral staircase and find the cross in a set of rooms outside.
2. **Fort of Reprimand**: Located in Scadu Altus, accessible via a Spiritspring near bats guarding stones.
3. **Southern Shore**: Found at the southern tip of the Southern Shore region.

After locating these crosses, return to Ansbach for additional lore. Next, shatter the great rune in the Shadow Keep to dispel the charm and speak with Ansbach near the Storehouse, First Floor site of grace.

Finding the Sacred Rite Scroll

In the Specimen Storehouse, locate the Sacred Rite Scroll on the Fourth Floor. Navigate through burning boats and a fire knight to reach it. Inform Ansbach and also speak to Freyja at the Storehouse, Seventh Floor site of grace.

Aiding Ansbach

Assist Ansbach in battles against Leda by using summon signs in the Specimen Storehouse. Summon Ansbach for the final boss fight in Enir-Ilim and gather his gear after the encounter.

This comprehensive guide ensures you can navigate the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC and complete the Sir Ansbach quest effectively.