Where to Find Smithing Stone and Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearing in Elden Ring

Wondering how to buy smithing stones and somber stones in Elden Ring? Here's where to find all the smithing Bell Bearings.

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You’ll need to search out Smithing Stone and Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearing if you want access to weapon upgrade materials from the Roundtable Hold. I highly recommend finding them as they make upgrading weapons more accessible and easier. Here’s where to find Smithing Stone and Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearings in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring: Where to Find Smithing Stone and Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearing

These are the confirmed locations for Smithing Stones and Somberstone Bell Bearings in Elden Ring. I go into much greater detail below, but this is a snapshot if you want to go looking for them yourself.  Warning: Some lore/critical path spoilers follow.

Where to Find All Smithing Stone Bell Bearings in Elden Ring

Most mundane weapons use standard Smithing Stones of levels one through nine. Boss weapons and other unique armaments use Somber Smithing Stones. Upgrading a mundane weapon takes multiple stones per level. Weapons that improve with Somber only need one stone per level. This is because standard weaponry can be improved up to +25, and unique arms go to +10.

With all four Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearings, you’ll be able to purchase up to Smithing Stone 8, which takes weapons to +24. You’ll need all five Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearing to buy up to Somber Smithing Stone 9, which takes Somber weapons to +9. If you want to upgrade unique weapons to +10 I recommend you check out our Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone guide.

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 1 Location

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The first Smithing-Stone Miner Bell Bearing I found is in the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel on the northeastern corner of Liurnia of the Lakes. At the bottom of the tunnel is the first of many Crystallian bosses in various mines throughout the world. Killing it rewards the Bell Bearing 1. You can now buy up to Smithing Stone 2, taking your weapons to up to +6

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2 Location

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The second Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing is in the Capital Outskirts outside the capital city of Leyndell, at the southern tip of a small lake outside the city’s western wall. Called the Sealed Tunnel, it’s marked on your map as a red and black splotch.

Head southeast from the grand staircase leading into Leyndell, and stick to the waterway below the cliff. You’ll find the Bell Bearing in a chest on your right as you make your way through the Tunnel. You don’t need to kill the boss for this one. These allow you to purchase up to Smithing Stone 4, taking your weapons to a max of +12.

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 3 Location

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You won’t find this Bell Bearing until much later into the game, in the Mountaintops of the Giants. In fact, following your defeat of Morgott, the Omen King at the top of Leyndell. From the Mountaintop side of the Grand Lift of Rold, head into the Zamor Ruins and look for a stairwell down. The Bell Bearing is in a chest at the stairway’s bottom, behind a lifting door. With this, you can buy up to Smithin Stone 6, which takes weapons to +18 maximum.

Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 4 Location

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The final Smithing Stone Bell Bearing is a reward for what I consider the most annoying obligatory bosses in all of Elden Ring: the Godskin Duo. No wonder they have a spot on our top 10 hardest bosses list. They’re located in Crumbling Faram Azula, reachable after setting the Erdtree aflame in the Mountaintops of the Giants. Should you manage to defeat the Godskin Duo, you’re rewarded with Smithing-Stone Miner’s Bell Bearing 4. You’ll be able to purchase up to Smithing Stone 8 with this item, taking weapons to +24.

Where to Find All Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearing in Elden Ring

All unique weapons in Elden Ring, from boss armaments like the Blasphemous Blade to specific enemy weapons, use Somberstone to upgrade. There are five total Somberstone Bell Bearings throughout the Lands Between, scattered from Caelid at first to the ends of the earth at last.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 1 Location

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Northwest of Sellia, Town of Sorcery is the Sellia Crystal Tunnel. Making your way to its bottom has you fighting the Fallingstar Beast in an arena entirely too small for the distance its attacks cover. Defeating it, however, awards the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 1, which allows you to purchase up to Somberstone 2. With it, you can upgrade your unique weapons to +2.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2 Location

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In the northwest of the Altus Plateau is the Altus Tunnel, a deep mine filled with hard-hitting enemies. At its bottom, you’ll face a pair of Crystalian’s, one with a spear and the other with a bladed ring. The spear-user has a few attacks but prefers to jump at you and stab over and over and over. The ringblade Crystalian will keep its distance, throwing smaller ringblades and doing some spinning attacks.

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I recommend taking out the spear boss first as it’s annoying enough on its own. Remember that Crystalians need to have their poise broken first so counter attacks work great with blunt-damage weapons. I focused on the ringblade version second which is drastically easier and doesn’t take much to kill. Defeating this dual boss awards Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 2, letting you buy Somberstone 4.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 3 Location

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At the far eastern edge of the Mountaintops of the Giants is a sizable lake. At that lake’s southern tip is the First Church of Marika, and the Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 3 rests on a corpse just outside the church’s front door. With it, you can buy up to Somberstone 6.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 4 Location

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Both Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 4 and 5 are located in Crumbling Faram Azula. You’ll find this first, number 4, on your way down from where you initially entered the area. It’s on a corpse on a cliff overlooking a giant sleeping dragon, with a church further to the north. With it, you can buy up to Somberstone 8.

Somberstone Miner’s Bell Bearing 5 Location

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The final Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearing is beyond the Godskin Duo boss fight. Head out the northern door and follow the path down, past the Crucible Knight, beyond the lighting dragon, and into a small chapel.

A white-furred beast rests at the altar at the opposite end of the chapel. I would take care when approaching as two of his friends lie in ambush in the alcoves to the right and left. Kill all of them and pick up the Bell Bearing, granting you access to Somberstone 9. None of these Bell Bearings will provide you with the ultimate upgrade material: Smithing Stone 9 or Somberstone 10. These you must find out in the world. You’d do well to use our map fragment guide to make finding them easier.

How to Use Bell Bearings in Elden Ring

Bell Bearings are key items you give to the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold, which allow you to purchase Smithing Stones and Somber Stones for a small number of Runes. The cost increases as the Stones provide higher and higher upgrade values.

Don’t expect to find most of the Bell Bearings you need quickly, however, as even the earliest of them is far past Godrick the Grafted or in the rotted hellhole of Caelid. One note I have is that many NPC merchants throughout Elden Ring, such as the wily Patches, Kale, or even Rogier or Bernahl, will drop their personal Bell Bearing if and when they die, giving you access to their inventory when provided to the Twin Maidens.

That’s where to find Smithing Stone and Somber Smithing Stone Bell Bearing in Elden Ring. If you want to actually use all the weapons you find on a single playthrough, you’ll need to know how to respec. Our Elden Ring guides hub always has useful tips and tricks to check out.

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John Schutt

John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.