Elden Ring | How To Get Somber Smithing Stone

In this guide, you will get to know how to obtain the Somber Smithing Stone [2] in the early game in Elden Ring. This is a guide on how to get Somber Smithing Stone [2] without leaving Limgrave or a walk through the Bloodhound questline. Check out the full guide to clear all doubts.

How To Get Somber Smithing Stone In Elden Ring


Recently I’ve found a unique weapon and struggled to upgrade it to +2 because there are no Somber Smithing Stones [2] before Stormveil Castle. You might face the same problem too.

Blaidd The Half-Wolf

We’re on the “hunt” for a specific NPC, which you might have seen on one of the loading screen arts. His name is Blaidd the Half-Wolf. To start Blaidd’s quest, head down to Mistwood Ruins, which are located directly to the east from a starting zone at Church of Elleh. 

There will be a giant bear sleeping, which you don’t want to wake, trust me. Near it, there is a staircase that goes downwards, and that grants you the Axe Talisman. But it is not what we are after.

Upon approaching the ruins, you will hear a distant howl. Now, whether you have looted the place or not, return to the Church of Elleh and ask Kale about the howl. He’ll proceed to explain who it was.

  • In the end, he will give the Finger Snap gesture and tell you to perform it next time you hear this howl.
  • Return to Mistwood Ruins and perform the gesture right when you hear the howl.
  • This will summon Blaidd at the ruins. Exhaust his dialog. From it, you will learn of his search for a man named Darriwil, who is our next target in this quest.

Bloodhound Knight Darriwil

Head straight to the north of Limgrave, to find Forlorn Hound Evergaol, which happens to be Darriwil’s cage and boss arena. Enter the evergaol, and in front of you will be Blaidd’s summon sign. 

Now, Bloodhound Knight Darriwil has a very persistent attack pattern, with little room to counterattack. Does a lot of damage as well. However, Blaidd is incredibly strong (as a proper Berserk) and will probably carry you through the entire fight.

My recommended weapon would be a slow heavy-hitter to capitalize on those small attack windows. Also, utilize jumping heavy attacks for those juicy staggers.

When Darriwil is defeated, Blaidd will give you the reward as promised, which happens to be a Somber Smithing Stone [2]. 

Note: if you have already defeated Darriwil before the questline, Blaidd will just wait for you at the evergaol after those howls and still award the Smithing Stone. You’ll get a high-quality curved greatsword as a drop from the boss as well.


Now go take screenshots with your boy the Half-Wolf and upgrade that unique weapon to +2. If this guide helped, please give it a like to spread the information. 

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Last Updated on May 24, 2022

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