Ranni The Witch Questline - Elden Ring Wiki Guide - IGN (2023)

Ranni the Witch is one of the many Elden Ring NPCs you'll encounter that has a main quest that results in a unique ending to the game. In this walkthrough for Ranni's questline, you'll learn where to find her, whether to serve Ranni, and the outcomes of the various choices you may make along the way. This questline is also a great way to collect more Larval Tears, as it will take you to two areas that are full of them.


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  • Where to Find Ranni the Witch
  • Redmane Castle
  • Nokron, Eternal City
  • Return to Ranni's Rise
  • Nokstella, Eternal City

Where to Find Ranni the Witch

To speak to Ranni, you'll have to complete Caria Manor in northern Liurnia. Upon defeating Royal Knight Loretta, you will gain access to the Three Sisters area containing three distinct towers. Head towards the westernmost one to reveal that it is called Ranni's Rise. Here is where you'll find her.

NOTE: This is not the first time you speak to Ranni, however.

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At Ranni's Rise

When you reach Ranni's Rise, head all the way up to the top to begin your conversation with Ranni. Continue through her dialogue options until she offers you the chance to serve her.

Should You Serve Ranni the Witch?

Ranni will ask you to serve her once you reach her. There are no negative consequences to saying yes - only boons, such as more story questlines and unique rewards. You must complete Ranni's questline to continue Fia's Questline, which unlocks yet another unique ending as well.

Upon accepting, she will task you with finding the lost treasure of Nokron. This will involve you in the sidequests of several other NPC's, most notably the following:

  • Alexander the Iron Fist Questline
  • Blaidd Questline
  • Seluvis Questline

After you've exhausted the conversation with Ranni, she'll ask you to speak to three people in her service: Blaidd, Iji and Seluvis. To speak to them, simply make your way back down Ranni's Rise and you'll encounter apparitions of all three along the way. Once you've exhausted each NPC's dialogue, Blaidd will tell you that you can next see him in Siofra River and that the Seluvis's Rise will be unlocked, which allows you to begin the Seluvis Questline.

Head to Siofra River and find Blaidd just north of the Hallowhorn Grounds Site of Grace. Exhaust the dialogue options with him and he'll tell you that he thinks Seluvis knows more about accessing Nokron than he's pretending. Head back to Seluvis's Rise to speak with him

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NOTE: If you haven't spoken with his corporeal form yet, this conversation will initiate the Seluvis Questline.

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Seluvis will tell you that Sorceress Sellen may have some information, and will give you Seluvis's Introduction to take to Sellen and learn more. Sellen will tell you that Starscourge Radahn is the key to unlocking Nokron, but as he holds the stars, you'll need to defeat him to gain access to it.

If you've been looking for the festival that Alexander the Iron Fist mentioned in his questline, the conversation with Seluvis is the only way to trigger it. Once you learn this information about Radahn, you'll be able to return to Blaidd. He says he'll meet you at Redmane Castle to fight alongside you against Radahn, so this is where you should head next.

Fighting Starscourge Radahn

When you reach the courtyard, you'll see numerous NPCs gathered including Blaidd and Alexander the Iron Fist. Head up the stairs, and there is an announcer who you can speak to and initiate the festival. He'll ask you if you're ready and give you a backstory to Radahn. The doors to enter Radahn's boss battle won't open unless you speak to him.

Proceed through the doors up the stairs, taking the one directly behind the chair, then going to the right to take a lift down to a teleporter that will take you over to the boss battle with Radahn. Here you'll be able to summon a number of NPCs to help in the fight against him.

Want to know how to beat Radahn? Take a look at our Elden Ring boss guide for Starscourge Radahn to get hints and tips on how to approach the fight.

After Defeating Starscourge Radahn

When you've beaten Radahn, talk to Blaidd. He'll tell you that you should meet "where the falling star bit the earth".

Defeating Radahn not only progresses Ranni the Witch's questline, but also:

  • The Blaidd Questline
  • The Sorceress Sellen Questline

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Blaidd is difficult to find at this point, but if you go past the Folorn Hound Evergaol, you'll hear a familiar howling sound. When you approach the Evergaol, you'll have to option to talk. Blaidd will tell you that Iji has trapped Blaidd in the Evergaol, and you'll have the option to either open it or not.

If you open it, Blaidd will be released and you'll be free to talk to him. He tells you he'll be on his way to Ranni to check that she's safe. If you go to Ranni's Rise, there'll be no sign of Blaidd though.

Nokron, Eternal City

You will now have access to Nokron, which you can enter via a crater south of the Mistwood Ruins. You'll see a rock formation floating in the centre.

Drop down onto the ledges, making your way round to the doorway on the left. Continue following this path and you'll reach Nokron, Eternal City with rooftops you'll need to make your way across.

Carefully make your way across the rooftops in a generally northeast direction, until you reach a ledge on the left side that you can walk across. Enter the open window to the northwest here. Make your way northeast from here, dropping down onto the ledge below. Carry on in this direction to find a Site of Grace.

Head northeast from here, and take the stairs leading down on the right. Follow the path from here, and you'll soon reach a veiled door. Step inside and there will be a Mimic Tear for you to fight.

Once you've beaten the Mimic Tear, the path to the northeast will open up and a Site of Grace will appear. Run along the bridge and take the left, when the bridge slopes. Continue hugging this path to the left, then take the first opening to find another Site of Grace.

From here, jump onto the rooftops to the southwest. Then jump down to the smaller ledge below this, to the southwest. Go round the corner, to the northwest, and follow it around until you can jump over to the right where the corpse is hanging off the edge of the ledge.

Go forward and jump across the circular roof and down to where the two black blobs are. When you jump down, these will turn into two Silver Tear enemies. After defeating these, take the path to the left and drop down from the gap onto the ledge. Go forward then drop down onto the bridge that leads to two open windows.

Drop down and make your way to the lowest level in this area, with the giant stone ball in the middle. It will roll after you, but if you defeat the stone ball, it will drop a Larval Tear.

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Take the door, and turn to the right. There will be another SIte of Grace here on the left for you to use. Now take the path all the way to the north and into the building. There's a chest here that has the Fingerslayer Blade that Ranni is looking for.

Return to Ranni's Rise

Go back to Ranni's Rise and let her know you have the Fingerslayer Blade. Speak to her and make sure you exhaust her dialogue options to receive the Carian Inverted Statue.

Renna's Rise will now be unlocked. You can find this to the northeast of Ranni's Rise.

Inside Renna's Rise

Climb up the ladder and open the chest in the southeast to receive:

  • Snow Witch Hat
  • Snow Witch Robe
  • Snow Witch Skirt

Climb the tower and you'll find a teleporter. This will take you to Ansel River Main.

Approach the open stone blocks and you'll be able to pick up a Miniature Ranni doll. Head up to the Site of Grace, then rest at it. This will give you the option to talk to the Miniature Ranni doll.

Be sure to try and speak to it a few times to unlock the dialogue. She'll then ask you to eliminate the Baleful Shadows roaming nearby. Head up to the Uld Palace Ruins and go into the river past the stairs. Then take the first turning on the right, where a door will now be open. This will lead you to Nokstella, Eternal City.

Nokstella, Eternal City

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When you've reached the Nokstella Site of Grace in Nokstella, Eternal City, don’t take the stairs, but instead follow the path along the floor. When you reach a building in the south, this has a lift for you to take down.

Take the lift and find the Nokstella Waterfall Basin Site of Grace. If you rest here, you can talk to Ranni some more. Head forward towards the eggs, and follow the path around to the red room. You’ll be invaded by a Baleful Shadow here that bears a striking resemblance to Blaidd (though it is not him).

Fight the shadow, and Ranni will thank you, saying farewell and giving you the Discarded Palace Key. (This can be used to open Rennalla’s locked chest in the Grand Library, where you’ll receive a Dark Moon Ring). Head southeast into the building and take the lift further down to the Lake of Rot.

Make your way across the Lake of Rot to the Grand Cloister. You can run to various platforms around the Lake of Rot, pressing the buttons on the floor to raise structures and make your crossing easier.

When you reach the Grand Cloister, run down this path, dropping down from the ledge onto ledges below. Do this until you safely reach the bottom. Take the path up and to the left, until you reach a coffin.

Press Rest at Coffin and a cutscene will begin, tipping you over the edge of the waterfall.

Down below, you’ll see a veiled door and have to fight Astel, Naturalborn of the Void.

After defeating this boss, you'll find a sealed gate at the other end of the boss arena - which can only be opened by one who has the Dark Moon Ring from the locked chest in the Raya Lucaria Grand Library.

Opening this seal will reveal an elevator taking you out of the Ainsel River Well and up onto the Moonlight Altar - the large mountaintop above Liurnia on its far west side. This area is incredibly high level, and features multiple dragons - as well as the return of Glintstone Dragon Adula who is much tougher than when fought back at the Three Sisters.

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Fight or bypass the dragon and enter the large cathedral, and you'll find a hole in the ground you can drop into. Here, you will find that Ranni has completed her deed, taking back her destiny and eliminating her adversary. Interact with Ranni, and you'll place the Dark Moon Ring on her finger, swearing your allegiance as her consort.

At this point, Ranni will bid you to continue your journey to become and Elden Lord, and when the time comes, the two of you will rule together. After she disappears, return to the hole to find her final parting gift - the Darkmoon Greatsword weapon.

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FAQs

Is it worth doing Ranni Questline? ›

Ranni's quest is worth doing for three reasons. First, you'll glean some valuable lore. Second, you'll get some even more valuable loot. And finally, it'll have an impact on what endings are available to you.

How do you complete the Ranni Questline Elden Ring? ›

Elden Ring Ranni quest walkthrough
  1. Talk to "Renna" (Ranni) at the Church of Elleh.
  2. Progress Sorcerer Rogier's quest until he mentions Ranni.
  3. Conquer Caria Manor in north Liurnia.
  4. Meet with Ranni in her tower behind Caria Manor.
  5. Speak to Rogier again about Ranni.
  6. Return to Ranni and agree to serve her.
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Is it OK to serve ranni the witch? ›

Should You Serve Ranni the Witch? Ranni will ask you to serve her once you reach her. There are no negative consequences to saying yes - only boons, such as more story questlines and unique rewards. You must complete Ranni's questline to continue Fia's Questline, which unlocks yet another unique ending as well.

What happens if you complete Ranni Questline? ›

After completing the quest for Ranni, players will need to return to Ranni's rise in order to meet with Blaidd one final time. Unfortunately for them, this time, Blaidd is out for blood and players will have to fight him. There is no other way to reason with him, and fighting is the only option.

Can you fail Ranni quest line? ›

What can fail Ranni quest? You will need to immediately return to Rogier and speak to him again, and he will give you an excuse to give Ranni that can continue her questline. If he goes to sleep or dies, you will have no way to get this info, and the quest will fail.

What should I complete before Ranni quest? ›

Starting Ranni's quest at Ranni's Rise skips the first few stages of Blaidd's quest, so start early if you want to get the full experience.
  • Visit the Mistwood in East Limgrave to hear a wolf howl. ...
  • Find Blaidd in Mistwood Ruins. ...
  • Summon Blaidd at the Forlorn Hound Evergaol in south Limgrave and defeat the boss there.
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What race is ranni the witch? ›

Ranni the Witch is a mysterious ghostly woman seemingly inhabiting a body of a doll with four arms. She is in fact one of the demigods, and is one of the main characters in Elden Ring.

Is ranni the witch Rennalas daughter? ›

Ranni is the daughter of Radagon and Rennala.

She took almost entirely after her mother, becoming the most powerful sorceress in the Lands Between.

Is ranni the witch a doll? ›

Everyone's favorite four-armed blue witch lady, Ranni, takes the form of a doll in Elden Ring's story, and it all comes back to the Shattering.

Does Ranni quest lock other endings? ›

The third ending is the culmination of Ranni's narrative throughline. If you want to see Ranni's ending — and be aware that this will lock you out of the other two choices — look for Ranni's summon sign after you defeat the final boss.

How do you get the secret Ranni ending? ›

To get the secret "Age of the Stars" ending, summon Ranni from the summoning sign at the area where you defeat the final boss in the game.

Can you fight Blaidd after Ranni quest? ›

After completing the quest for Ranni, players will need to return to Ranni's rise in order to meet with Blaidd one final time. Unfortunately for them, this time, Blaidd is out for blood and players will have to fight him. There is no other way to reason with him, and fighting is the only option.

Can you still do Ranni Questline after killing Rennala? ›

After working through the manor, players should continue west, enter Ranni's Rise, and initiate Ranni's questline in Elden Ring. Fans should also stop by Seluvis's Rise, which is just southeast of Ranni's, to start another questline.

Can you do Ranni quest after killing Radahn? ›

If you beat Starscourge Radahn before doing Ranni's quest, an important character will end up not being available to you. You can free this important character from captivity, but then he seems to completely disappear, even if you go talk to his captor. Because of this, you can't complete Ranni's quest.

Can you do both Ranni and dung eater quest? ›

Remember, it's possible to complete Fia, Goldmask, Dung Eater, and Ranni's quests in one playthrough, then pick who to side with at the end.

Do you have to do Blaidd quest before Ranni? ›

Notes on Blaidd's and Ranni's quests

If you begin the Radahn Festival, you'll automatically skip the first part of both Ranni's and Blaidd's quests. Ranni's can only be progressed or begun after you defeat Radahn. Blaidd's will skip to the point of his imprisonment.

Does Ranni affect ending? ›

I'll refrain from revealing anything significant, but be warned that Ranni's quest can affect Elden Ring's ending. Simply completing the quest won't lock you into anything, though. Without getting into too much detail, there are three possible major endings in Elden Ring.

Can I do Rogiers quest after Ranni? ›

The quest's next phase involves a difficult fight against an Ulcerated Tree Spirit. The quest has no timer, so you're free to postpone the battle until you've leveled up and obtained different equipment. Again, just don't speak to Ranni yet if you want to finish this quest.

What is the longest quest in Elden Ring? ›

Ranni's side quest is the longest and one of the most challenging in the game. It's fitting that you'd have to go through so much to unlock what is almost certainly the game's darkest ending.

Is Ranni good or evil? ›

The Fingers and Ranni are in direct opposition, but neither one is “good” or “evil”; the former seeks to maintain the status quo (quite like keeping the Flame alight in Dark Souls' ending), while the latter wants something brand new for everyone who's suffering as a result of said status quo.

Why does Rani have 4 arms? ›

An inspection of the Snow Witch Set armor that this doll wears explains that the doll was modeled after the Snow Witch herself, a powerful magic user and Ranni's secret mentor. The answer, then, could be that the Snow Witch herself had four arms.

Is Ranni a god? ›

Ranni the Witch, also known as Renna, is a supporting character in the 2022 video game, Elden Ring. She also serves as the deuteragonist of her own quest line. She is a four-armed witch that happens to be the demigod daughter of Radagon and Rennala, making her the sister of Radahn and Rykard.

Why is Rennala holding an egg? ›

Rennala is the queen of the Carian Royals and leads the Academy of Raya Lucaria. She also holds a Great Rune, a fragment of the Elden Ring, which she carries in an amber egg. Rennala uses this egg to grant rebirth, perhaps driven to do so after the bodily death of her daughter Ranni.

Are Melina and Ranni siblings? ›

Elden Ring's Queen Marika, mother of demi-gods, is Melina's mother, making Melina a demi-god and, therefore, Ranni's sister.

Why did Ranni turn into a doll? ›

Ranni looks like a doll because her body is dead and her soul settled on the doll. The reason why Ranni's body is dead is because Ranni killed her own body.

Is Ranni Queen Marika? ›

During her reign, Queen Marika the Eternal bore at least eight children. One of these was Ranni. Even among Marika's other demigod children, Ranni was special. She was an Empyrean—a person chosen by the greater will that had the potential to replace Marika as God-Queen of The Lands Between.

Are Renna and Ranni the same? ›

Ranni the Witch is an NPC in Elden Ring. Ranni the Witch is a mysterious figure who first introduces herself as Renna. Upon meeting her again at Three Sisters, she reveals her true name and eventually will recruit you into her servitude, sending you off in search of a hidden treasure.

What does Ranni the Witch want? ›

Ranni wants you to find the treasure of Nokron, Eternal City and bring it back to her. Here, she will tell you to meet up with another of her associates and explore the underground Siofra Well.

What is the hardest ending to get Elden Ring? ›

The Frenzied Flame ending is probably the strangest one that Elden Ring has to offer. It's also the most difficult to trigger. Your maiden, Melina, will actually abandon you if you pursue the Frenzied Flame ending, just to give you an idea of how far off the beaten path you'll have to go.

Can I join Volcano Manor and Ranni? ›

Completing rannis questline will lock you out of other questlines, but not thw volcano manor. You can do the manor. Although fighting the boss at the end of the legicy dungeon will lock you out of finishing the volcano manor side quest. Also rannies ql unlocks 2 endings.

Can you meet Ranni again? ›

Once you've made it to that left-most point of interest, a tower called Ranni's Rise, head inside and make your way up to the top of the building. Here you'll meet Ranni again, and she'll tell you all about the mysterious city of Nokron – this is the quest you're looking for!

What happens if I touch fractured Marika? ›

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Once you've defeated the Elden Beast, walk over and touch Fractured Marika, choosing the option to mend the ring. The Tarnished will become Elden Lord and sit upon the throne.

How do you save Melina? ›

At the end of the day, to save Melina, you have to take her place as the sacrificial offering to the Erdtree by making her leave you before the conclusion of her arc.

Why does Blaidd become hostile after Ranni? ›

But the Two Fingers had placed a curse on Blaidd - if Ranni ever abandoned her destiny, Blaidd would lose himself, becoming bloodthirsty with an uncontrollable urge to kill. He would go feral. In defiance of the fate he was born to, Blaidd swore to serve no master but Ranni.

Can you keep Blaidd alive? ›

After beating Blaidd outside of Ranni's Rise, his questline reaches its end. Of course, players can leave him alive so that he "never dies" in their world, but the only way to receive his gear is to kill him during this final event.

How do I get the Blaidd armor after Ranni quest? ›

Instead, after completing Ranni's quest, return to Ranni's Rise and you will find Blaidd sitting outside the steps to the tower, mumbling to himself. At this point, Blaidd is hostile regardless of what you do, so go ahead and defeat him. Blaidd will drop his armor, gauntlets, greaves, and his Royal Greatsword.

Does Ranni have the best ending? ›

Elden Ring has six endings, and Ranni's Age of Stars is the only true “good” ending, as it leaves The Lands Between better than it was found. Elden Ring has six endings, and Ranni's Age of Stars is the only true “good” ending, morally speaking.

What is the rarest Elden Ring ending? ›

The Frenzied Flame ending is probably the strangest one that Elden Ring has to offer. It's also the most difficult to trigger. Your maiden, Melina, will actually abandon you if you pursue the Frenzied Flame ending, just to give you an idea of how far off the beaten path you'll have to go.

What should I pick for Ranni ending? ›

Complete Ranni's quest in full and after defeating the final boss of Elden Ring you'll now have access to a unique blue summon sign. Instead of touching the item that leads to the Elden Lord ending, use that sign to summon Ranni - and that gives you the Age of the Stars ending.

Why is Blaidd the half wolf hostile? ›

But the Two Fingers had placed a curse on Blaidd - if Ranni ever abandoned her destiny, Blaidd would lose himself, becoming bloodthirsty with an uncontrollable urge to kill. He would go feral. In defiance of the fate he was born to, Blaidd swore to serve no master but Ranni.

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