Lakeside Crystal Cave is an Elden Ring side dungeon and an important location in the video game developed by FromSoftware because it contains a secret area known as the Slumbering Wolf Shack at the end of it.
It’s also worth a look because there’s a side quest waiting for you at Slumbering Wolf Shack, but you need to find the cave first. This guide will walk you through the steps needed to reach and complete the Lakeside Crystal Cave in Elden Ring.
Where To Find the Lakeside Crystal Cave
The Lakeside Crystal Cave is located in Liurnia of the Lakes’ southern region, directly south of the Scenic Isle Site of Grace.
Once you reach Liurnia of the Lakes and rest at the Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace, go down the road until you get to the Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace with a Nomadic Merchant nearby. Head to the west side of the rock cliffs and follow it until you see a hidden opening carved among the cliffs by the shore.
Once inside, touch the site of grace and open the chest right next to it to obtain 1 x Arteria Leaf. I recommend you have a torch on you because it’s pitch black inside.
After entering the cave, you will be in a large open area. A Demi-Human will ambush you from the bush next to the fireplace as you climb down the hill.
Clear out all the Demi-Humans around the hill and collect the 3 x Hefty Beast Bone on the right side of the hill. Proceeding into the next room through the tunnel, you will encounter more Demi-Human enemies and a Demi-Human Chieftain.
Clear the room and collect the 1 x Spear Talisman from the chest. Afterward, return to the large open area near the cliff’s center to find an appropriate drop-off point.
When you reach the bottom, you will enter a room with three Crystal Snails. Clear out the Crystal Snails and loot the corpse to receive 5 x Throwing Daggers.
Going into the next room, you will find even more Crystal Snails guarding a corpse holding 1 x Golden Rune . Drop down once again and collect 2 x Soft Cotton off the body on the ledge.
Drop down one more time and loot the three corpses to collect 1 x Smithing Stone , 1 x Smithing Stone , and 1 x Lump of Flesh. You will encounter three more Crystal Snails before you enter the boss chamber. Bloodhound Knight is exactly the same as the boss in Limgrave that you have to defeat in Blaidd, the Half-Wolf Quest.
Upon defeating him, you will receive 3600 Runes and 1 x Cerulean Amber Medallion. After that, continue through the arena to find the Slumbering Wolf’s Shack, where you will meet Latenna next to her big wolf. You can also loot 1 x Rune Arc from a corpse behind the shack.