Unlocking the Secrets to Larval Tears in Elden Ring

Larval Tears are invaluable items in Elden Ring that allow players to respec their character. With only 18 Larval Tears available in the game, finding them is critical to optimizing your build. This guide will reveal all the secret locations to uncover these precious items across the Lands Between.

What Are Larval Tears

Larval Tears are rare crafting resources that allow you to reset your character’s attributes and skills. Using a Larval Tear at Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon in Raya Lucaria Academy, lets you reassign all your attribute points from Vigor, Mind, Endurance, Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, Faith, and Arcane. It allows you to respec your build.

With the challenging enemies and bosses in Elden Ring, you may realize your current build needs to be fixed. Larval Tears allows you to pivot your character build to adjust to new challenges. They are invaluable for experimenting with different playstyles as well.

Locations in Limgrave

Limgrave is the starting area for Tarnished in Elden Ring and home to several early-game Larval Tear locations:

Lenne’s Rise

This minor Erdtree found along the northern cliffs of Limgrave hides a Larval Tear on a corpse near the Site of Grace.

Church of Marika

After defeating the Grafted Scion boss at the Church of Marika, a chest containing a Larval Tear becomes available.

Limgrave Tunnels

Deep underground the Mistwood in Limgrave lies the Limgrave Tunnels. At the very end, behind an illusionary wall, lies another Larval Tear.

Hidden Path to the Haligtree

One last secret location in Limgrave lies along a cliff face along the coast. Here, you can find a hidden path leading to a Site of Grace. A corpse lies nearby with a Larval Tear.

Larval Tears in Elden Ring

Additional Early Game Locations

While Limgrave houses several Larval Tears, a few other locations accessible early game contain valuable resources:

Academy Gate Town

On the main road heading to Raya Lucaria Academy, you’ll come across the Academy Gate Town Site of Grace. From there, a chest sits along the street containing a Larval Tear.

Ainsel River Well

Deep underground in the Ainsel River in Limgrave, an underground scarab guards a chest containing a Larval Tear.

Siofra River Well

Another underground location in Limgrave also hides a Larval Tear. You can find a merchant selling one at the bottom of the Siofra River section.

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Mid and Late Game Locations

Once you progress beyond Limgrave, additional Larval Tears become available in these mid and late-game areas:

Nokron, Eternal City

After unlocking access to Nokron, City of Eternal Waters, you can find a Larval Tear chest early on across a root after using the first Site of Grace.

Moonlight Altar

At the Moonlight Altar in western Liurnia of the Lakes, a Mimic Tear boss guards another Larval Tear. Defeating it will grant you the precious item.

Three Sisters Location

Along the Three Sisters region in western Liurnia, a scarab guards a cliffside containing a chest with a Larval Tear inside.

Ordina, Liturgical Town

Inside Ordina town at the centre of Mountaintops of the Giants, you’ll find a Larval Tear chest near the Site of Grace.

Maximizing Your Larval Tears

With only 18 total Larval Tears available per playthrough, explore every location possible to collect them all. Remember that usage is one-time only, so utilize them sparingly.

Follow questlines from NPCs like Ranni the Witch to unlock access to hidden areas like Nokstella, which houses Larval Tears. Defeating field bosses can grant access to new Larval Tear chests as well.

Check your maps frequently for icons indicating chests, and use the Guidance of Grace to help uncover their locations.


Larval Tears are the ultimate creative tool in Elden Ring. Be bold, respond often, and try wild character builds. Whether you want to pivot from a spellcaster to a heavy strength wiel, ding colossal weapons, or vice versa, Larval Tears lets you replay the game uniquely.

The world of Elden Ring is gorgeous yet unforgiving. Larval Tears undo your mistakes and allow your Tarnished to adapt and survive against fierce demigods and their armies. Now, you can uncover their locations across the Lands Between and customize your legend.

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