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How to Unlock Spirit Tuning in Elden Ring

How to Unlock Spirit Tuning in Elden Ring

In Elden Ring, Spirit Ash are companions that can be summoned using the Spirit Calling Bell to aid you in combat.

They offer valuable assistance during intense battles, especially with boss fights.

That’s why upgrading the potency of your Spirit Ash is important to maximize their combat capabilities.

However, you need to unlock this feature before you can take advantage of it.

If you’re interested in learning more about why summoning spirits is not possible, we recommend checking out our previous article on the topic.

Now, let’s guide you through the process of unlocking Spirit Tuning in Elden Ring.

Unlock Spirit Ash Summon Upgrade

Roderika Roundtable Hold

In order to unlock the Spirit Ash Summon upgrade feature, you have to follow Roderika’s questline.

To complete Roderika’s questline in the game, follow these steps:

  1. Before entering Stormveil Castle, locate Roderika at the Stormhill Shack.
  2. Speak to Roderika there, and she will give you the Spirit Jellyfish Ashes.
  3. The next step is to obtain the Chrysalids’ Memento.
  4. To get the Chrysalids’ Memento, enter Stormveil Castle and make your way to the second floor of the Audience Hall.
  5. Proceed to the Library, but before entering, look to your left. There will be a ledge leading to a group of corpses.
  6. Defeat the stray dogs in that area to acquire the Chrysalids’ Memento from the pile of corpses.
  7. After that, return to Roderika and give her the Chrysalids’ Memento.
  8. Roderika will then move to the Roundtable Hold.
  9. Interact with Roderika at the Roundtable Hold and exhaust all available dialogue options. Then, go and speak with the Smithing Master, Hewg.
  10. Continue the dialogue exchange between Roderika and Hewg until Roderika becomes convinced of her talent for Spirit Tuning.
  11. Once both conversations are complete, reload the area, and you will find Roderika as your new Spirit Tuner in the same room as Smithing Master Hewg.

Note that If you missed encountering Roderika at the Stormhill Shack, don’t worry, she will appear at the Roundtable Hold anyways.

Once she does, just choose the “About Roderika” option from Smithing Master Hewg’s dialogue options and continue the quest normally.

How to Upgrade Summons

Spirit Tuning Menu Roderika

After unlocking the Spirit Tuning feature, you can upgrade your Spirit Ash summons.

To do so, all you need to do is speak to Roderika in the Roundtable Hold, then choose the option “Spirit Tuning” from her menu.

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For Spirit Tuning, you need to obtain Grave Glovewort for regular Ashes or Ghost Glovewort for Special Ashes.

During the upgrading process, it’s important to note that there are multiple tiers of Glovewort available for every stage of upgrading your Spirit Ash summons.