Elden Ring Rune Farm: Get 80K Runes For Killing A Defenseless Dragon, You Monsters
Elden Ring rune farming is the key to leveling your character from lowly Tarnished to boss-slaying champion, and there are several suitable places to farm runes even once you get to the Lands in between. We’ve already covered some great early rune growing spots in Elden Ring, but perhaps the best one is so good that we’re worried it might be fixed soon. With that in mind, grab your best sword, staff, or ax and head to Faroth Fort to slay a very generous dragon. Here’s how to get 80,000 runes with one morally dubious trick.
Rune Farm Elden Ring – Dragon Fort Faroth
Generally, in From Software games, everyone wants you dead. Sure, some human NPCs can be friendly (or at least they appear to be), but if they look like beasts, they’re probably ready to kill you. However, this does not apply to Fort Faroth’s dragon. This apparent mother dragon is surrounded by her cubs and, oddly enough, doesn’t fight back when you’re about to kill her.
No matter how you get there, The Grace site is right outside the fort, which makes the reset nice and easy if you choose to spare the mother and constantly target the offspring instead.
In the end, you will kill the dragon and get 80,000 runes. Her sheer disinterest in self-defense means that getting there is the only difficult part, though also note that if you choose to target the lesser dragons, it will be an uphill battle for a low-level player.
There are a lot of things to consider when embarking on this dragon-slaying quest. Will you spare the dragon in case it permanently changes the quest chain later? Are you only targeting small dragons – assuming you can reliably defeat them on replay? Are you in a hurry to get your 80,000 runes before this possibly buggy encounter is permanently removed from the game? While very few players may be affected by the moral consequences, they are likely to have more tangible, but as yet invisible, consequences. The choice is yours, rune farmer!
For more rune farming options – without breaking families – check out our Elden Ring rune farming guide.
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