Where Do You Get Death Knight’s Longhaft Axe In Elden Ring? - Locations & How To Get?

Some catacombs in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree are tricky to find, and each has its own gimmick, and some are purposely hidden, making them easy to miss if you don’t know where to look.

One of these is the Scorpion River Catacombs, an optional dungeon you can find after clearing Castle Ensis and entering Scadu Atlas Region. As you explore this dungeon, you’ll be constantly affected by Death Blight, which can hinder your exploration.

However, there’s a lot of loot in Scorpion River Catacombs Dungeon, including the very important Death Knight’s Longhaft Axe and many Elden Ring Runes, especially if you’re using Faith build.

This guide will show you how to find Scorpion River Catacombs Dungeon and how to explore it very easily, eventually obtaining the Death Knight’s Longhaft Axe.

Where Do You Get Death Knight’s Longhaft Axe In Elden Ring? - Locations & How to Get?

How To Find Scorpion River Catacombs Dungeon?

Scorpion River Catacombs Dungeon is located at the end of a river in Scadu Atlas Region. If you haven’t unlocked Rauh Ruins base area yet, you need to go to Moorth Ruins Site of Grace in Scadu Atlas to complete the quest to unlock that area.

In the north of Scadu Atlas Region, there is a glowing area where you will find a lake with fireflies. Next to the lake, you will find a cave with a statue of Marika in front of the entrance. Then you need to go inside and you will find two perfumers surrounding a golden tree.

Approach them and you will get the Heal From Afar Incantation, and they will point you to the cave exit leading to the poisonous swamp. After you break out of the poisonous swamp, you will reach Ancient Ruin Base Site of Grace. You need to go southwest and you will encounter two giants that you do not need to defeat until you reach Temple Town Ruins in the river.

Now you need to continue moving along the river bank, but be careful of Pests and other potent enemies. After crossing the river, you will see the entrance to Scorpion River Catacombs Dungeon.

Scorpion River Catacombs’ First Layer

When you enter Site of Grace to rest, you will see a small room directly in front of you. This will be the first enemy you encounter, the bigmouth imp, so you need to equip yourself first. It will fall from the wall as you enter the room. After you kill it, continue to the left.

After going downstairs, you will see a large room with a bridge leading forward. There will be an imp using a great sword at one end of the bridge. You can kill it, but remember not to walk onto the bridge. You need to go into the room on the left, but be careful of another imp in the room. After killing it, you can find Rejuvenating Boluses on its corpse.

Rejuvenating Boluses is very important for exploring the Scorpion River Catacombs, so make sure to craft and equip enough Rejuvenating Boluses in your quick item slot.

When you start walking on the bridge, you will see a Basilisk statue just above the entrance to the room in front of you. As you get closer to him, two black eyes will appear on the statue, slowly applying Deathblight to anything in sight.

Therefore, you should try to walk in its blind spot, or you can use Mimic’s Veil item to turn yourself into a random item. But be careful not to get too close to him, otherwise the trap will lose its effect.

When you rush under the bridge and go downstairs, you will find that there will be many imps waiting for you. They will be distributed in different rooms, especially the room you need to enter. Eventually, you will find Grave Glovewort 3 on the body of an imp as your reward.

Continue walking deeper into the dungeon. You will encounter a larger room, and there will be a Bigmouth imp waiting to shoot explosives at you on the opening on the left side of the room. After killing it, you will see a Redflesh Mushroom on a body in the room.

Elden Ring Redflesh Mushroom

Continue walking down, and you will see two paths, one leading to a narrow path in front of you, and the other leading to your right. Here we choose the first path, which will take you to the room where you can get Ghost Glovewort 5. Then remember to go downstairs.

Be careful of the spike trap in the room downstairs. You can also get Head (Lion) equipment and Knight’s Lightning Spear Incantation by jumping over the spike trap directly. However, if you want to pass this dungeon, you need to take the elevator to the second layer.

Scorpion River Catacombs’ Second Layer

When you take the elevator up here, you’ll see a Death blighting eye walking around the hallway. If you stand directly in front of the eye, it will cause a Death blight buildup. The best way to avoid it is to follow it when it moves to the side.

Also, there is a blind spot in the hallway that can be used to avoid the eye. Downstairs you’ll see an imp, kill it as usual, then jump over the rubble. At the end of the hallway, you’ll find a path leading to the left.

Following this path, you’ll enter a large hallway with three imps waiting for your challenge. After you successfully defeat them, you’ll find Grave Glovewort 4 behind them.

From there, look to the right and you’ll find a ladder leading down. Go down and you’ll find a large Ghost Acacia. Turn around and you’ll see three Basilisks. You can choose to kill them, or go back up the ladder and continue into the dungeon.

After that, look to the right and you’ll find a staircase leading back into the hallway. This corridor is the same as the previous one, with a Death blighting eye that moves back and forth. The technique for getting through this corridor is exactly the same as the previous one.

The only difference is that you no longer have a staircase to walk down safely, so you can only jump off the bridge. After landing, you need to kill the imp guarding the ladder. After climbing the ladder, you will reach a room with a treasure chest. If nothing goes wrong, you will need to fight the bigmouth imp here to take the treasure chest.

In the treasure chest will be Ancient Dragon Knight’s Cookbook 2. At this time, follow the path and you will encounter a Deathblight sorcerer and an imp who gave you a lot of trouble before. After defeating these two, remember to return to the main corridor with the Deathblight eyes.

Elden Ring Ancient Dragon Knight’s Cookbook 2

This time, don’t jump off the bridge, but walk directly behind the eyes and go to the end of the corridor. You will see an elevator that can take you to the boss’ arena.

How To Defeat Death Knight Boss?

Compared to other bosses in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree, Death Knight is relatively simple. Just be careful with your self-healing grab attack, which will only attack you once in the entire battle.

After you successfully defeat Death Knight, you can obtain Death Knight’s Longhaft Axe. This is a Greataxe weapon that can be adjusted in real time according to your Dexterity, Strength, and Faith, which can cause physical and lightning damage to enemies. In addition, you will also receive a Cerulean Amber Medallion +3 Talisman to increase your FP.

After understanding the entire exploration process of Scorpion River Catacombs Dungeon, are you more confident to take your own Death Knight’s Longhaft Axe? I wish you a happy exploration in the game!

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