Tombsward Catacombs is an optional Elden Ring minor dungeon found in Limgrave on the Weeping Peninsula. In this Elden Ring guide, we’ll show you where to find and how to complete Tombsward Catacombs in FromSoftware’s game.
Before starting, here is a list of all Elden Ring’s Tombsward Catacombs items you should look for at this location:
- Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook 
- Lhutel the Headless
- Prattling Pate “Thank you”
- Grave Glovewort 
- Grave Glovewort 
- Ghost Glovewort 
- Grave Violet
- Human Bone Shard
Where To Find the Tombsward Catacombs
Moving directly south from the Church of Pilgrimage (located at the northernmost point of the Weeping Peninsula) towards the Minor Erdtree, you will get to the Tombsward Catacombs entrance. If you need help uncovering the map, check out this Limgrave Map Fragment locations guide.
Look for a set of doors hidden behind a stone pillar leading into the mountain. These doors will get you inside the Tombsward Catacombs dungeon.
Open the doors, step inside the Catacombs, and rest at the Site of Grace. As you head into the Tombsward Catacombs, you will see a room sealed by an imp statue.
You can use a Stonesword Key to break the seal and loot the corpse for Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook . Be aware, though, because the room is guarded by two skeleton warriors that will come back to life over and over if you don’t give them a final blow as they are trying to revive themselves. This is the case with all the skeletons you encounter through the dungeon.
Heading left and down the stairs brings you to the first room, where you will find a set of ornate doors flanked by large stone sculptures holding lights. Some mechanism is used to lock the doors.
Head into the next room and kill the skeleton, throwing fire pots and the skeleton warrior. Don’t forget to loot the Grave Glovewort  on the right side of the room and Grave Glovewort  near the skeleton warrior’s spawn location.
Further down the catacombs, you’ll come across two skeleton archers standing among the pillars. As you enter the room, turn right to avoid the archers and face the single skeleton warrior located in this corner, where there is also a Grave Glovewort (1) to gather.
To make the fight easier, use the pillars to arrange the archers to face them one at a time and gather the Ghost Glovewort  behind one of these skeleton archers. Heading out of this room, you will encounter a skeleton warrior holding a big sword and 1 x Ghost Glovewort  to gather.
How To Disable the Fire Traps
You will see fire coming in pulses at the end of the tunnel. There is a statue breathing fire at the end of the next tunnel.
The fire causes a lot of damage and can even kill you. Position yourself like in the image above, and as soon as the fire stops, make a run into the pocket on the right side of the tunnel. There is also a single skeleton warrior lying in this pocket, so be wary.
Make a run into the statue room after the fire stops and hit the fire-breathing statue to make it descend entirely into the ground and turn off.
This will also enable you to progress to the last room in this section of the catacombs. Gather the Grave Violet, kill the skeleton warrior lying near it, and proceed to the last room, where four skeleton warriors await you.
In each corner of the room, you will find skeleton remains. Turn right and trigger the first skeleton to take him out without getting swarmed as you enter the room.
Then go for the one in the left corner and then proceed to the last two, and also collect the Grave Glovewort  and Prattling Pate “Thank you.”
Returning to the room with the statue, a skeleton that throws fire pots will appear above. To get up there, jump on the fire-breathing statue. The statue will then start ascending, bringing you to the second floor to quickly kill the skeleton.
Follow the path to find a room with a Grave Violet next to a stone sculpture holding light and a lever in front of it. On your way to this room, you will face a skeleton archer and a skeleton warrior. Pull the lever to open the doors at the beginning of the Tombsward Catacombs.
How To Defeat the Cemetery Shade Boss
The Elden Ring Cemetery Shade is a humanoid-shaped enemy that teleports short distances during the boss battle for Tombsward Catacombs.
This boss will teleport a short distance before attacking you with the bleed-inducing weapon. The boss will also prepare and throw a green orb of poison at you, which can be blocked by the pillars in the room.
The Cemetery Shade is relatively weak, with only around 800 health, making him an easy kill. Upon defeating the boss, you will receive 2200 Runes and Lhutel the Headless summoning ashes.