How to find Sacred Tears in Elden Ring

How to find Sacred Tears in Elden Ring
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Dave McAdam

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6th Jan 2023 16:55

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The Elden Ring Sacred Tears are vital for progressing through the game as they allow you to increase the potency of your Crimson and Cerulean Flasks, which is super important once you begin increasing your HP and mana. Elden Ring is notoriously difficult as a souls-like game, so getting as much healing as you can is important for the tougher battles. So, take a look at our rundown of the Elden Ring Sacred Tears locations. 

Where are the Sacred Tears in Limgrave?

Limgrave Sacred Tear #1: Third Church of Marika

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Limgrave 1
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The first Sacred Tear to track down is in the Third Church of Marika. From the Gatefront Ruins in Limgrave, follow the road east. Cross the bridge and when the road splits, take the northern road. Follow this until the bend by the river. You will find a church with a giant outside of it. Head into the Third Church of Marika and you will find the Sacred Tear at the foot of the statue.

Limgrave Sacred Tear #2: Church of Pilgrimage

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Limgrave 2
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For the next three Sacred Tears, we need to head to the Weeping Peninsula. At the northernmost tip of the island, you will find the Church of Sacrifice. The Sacred Tear can be found here below a large statue.

Limgrave Sacred Tear #3: Fourth Church of Marika

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Another Church of Marika means another Sacred Tear. To find this one, head south-west from the Church of Sacrifice. You will pass some ruins and an evergaol, before finding the Fourth Church of Marika on a cliff. Again, the Sacred Tear is found at the statue.

Limgrave Sacred Tear #4: Callu Baptismal Church

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Limgrave 4
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Close to the center of the Weeping Peninsula, it is best to start out from the Morne Ramparts site of grace for this one. Go up the hill to Ailing Village. Just east of the village is the Callu Baptismal Church. Deal with the infestation of rats and grab the Sacred Tear at the statue.

Where are the Sacred Tears in Liurnia?

Liurnia Sacred Tear #1: Church of Irith

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Your first steps in Liurnia could be walking right by a Sacred Tear if you’re not careful. From the Lake-Facing Cliffs site of grace, go south-west around the corner of the castle and you will quickly find the Church of Irith. Like with many churches, there is a statue and you will find the Sacred Tear there.

Liurnia Sacred Tear #2: Bellum Church

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Liurnia 2
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Bellum Church is in northern Liurnia. You will find it to the left off the road from Raya Lucaria to the Grand Lift of Dectus. After the bridge, go left through the trees just before where you get bombarded by artillery and you will find the church near the cliff.

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Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Liurnia 3
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This is a particularly difficult Tear to get to. First of all, you need to get past the previously mentioned artillery and get to the Grand Lift of Dectus. From there, head south up the hill. This will take you to the Frenzied Flame Village, which is as lovely as it sounds. This place is riddled with madness-inducing towers and enemies. Have plenty of heals ready as an unavoidable amount of madness is going to take chunks out of your health bar.

When you reach the village, head north and continue up the hill until you find the Church of Inhibition at the very peak. As if it weren't enough of a job, you will be invaded by an NPC who does even more madness damage. Fight him or run for your life. Either way, get yourself to the Church of Inhibition to find your next Sacred Tear.

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Where are the Sacred Tears in Caelid?

Caelid Sacred Tear: Church of the Plague

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Caelid
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The Church of the Plague can be found due east of Sellia, Town of Sorcery. Approach from the north, ideally starting off from the site of grace at Fort Faroth. From there head south, you can use a Spirit Spring to jump down from the cliff, then continue south to the church where you will find the Tear.

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Where are the Sacred Tears in Altus Plateau?

Altus Plateau Sacred Tear #1: Second Church of Marika

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Second Church of Marika
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To find the Second Church of Marika, head north from the Altus Highway Junction. Go left off the road and drop down the cliffs to reach the church and grab the Sacred Tear. Be wary of Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger as she will invade you when you enter the church.

Altus Plateau Sacred Tear #2: Stormcaller Church

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Stormcaller Church
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This church is on the cliff above on the left as you approach the main gate into Leyndell. The simplest way to get there is to head out of the outer wall of Leyndell through the north-west gate, then hug the wall and go south. Once you get to the Rampartside Path site of grace, head southwest to reach the Stormcaller Church.

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Where are the Sacred Tears in Mountaintops of the Giants?

Mountaintops Sacred Tear #1: First Church of Marika

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: First Church of Marika
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The First Church of Marika is located in the east of Mountaintops of the Giants. When you reach the centre of the region you will find a frozen river, follow it to the east and you will reach the frozen lake. Head to the most southern part of the lake and you will find the church, with the Sacred Tear inside.

Mountaintops Sacred Tear #2: Church of Repose

Elden Ring Sacred Tears: Church of Repose
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Further on through the region, this one is found just before the Fire Giant boss fight. Climb your way up through the mountains towards Flame Peak, and you will pass the church on the way. Find it by some large rocks west of the entrance to the Fire Giant fight.

Those are all of the Elden Ring Sacred Tears to be found in the game. To continue to upgrade your flasks with more charges, check out our guide to Elden Ring Golden Seeds.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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