Welcome to our guide on upgrading Spirit Ashes in Elden Ring. In this guide we will talk about what Spirit Ashes are and how and what you will need to upgrade them.
What are Spirit Ashes
Spirit Ashes are summons you can use to help you defeat Bosses in Elden Ring. In some areas of the open world you can summon them to assist you.(To learn how to unlock Spirit Ashes check out our Guide to Unlocking Spirit Ashes and the Spirit Calling Bell.)
How to Unlock the ability to Upgrade Spirit Ashes
(Note – If Roderika is already at the Roundtable Hold then you do not need to get the Chrysalids’ Memento and can skip down to here)
To unlock the ability to upgrade your Spirit Ash summons, you must first go to the Heartbroken Maiden Roderika at the Stormhill Shack. To get to the Stormhill Shack you must first make your way through the Stormgate outrunning the giant. Once through, follow the road past the wolves until you come upon the Site of Grace and the Stormhill Shack.
Once you arrive at the shack you should find the Heartbroken Maiden Roderika inside.
After talking to her for her complete dialogue she will give you the Sitting Sideways Emote and the Spirit Jellyfish Ashes.
Make sure to talk to her several times and she will tell you about the Chrysalids inside Stormveil Castle. To get to the Chrysalids you must first work your way following the road from the shack to Stormveil Castle (Be careful to avoid the ballista shots).
Once you have arrived at the bridge into Stormveil castle you will encounter the first major boss fight Margit.
After beating this boss, Work your way into and through the castle until you arrive at a large dining hall with the large grafted enemy.
Once you kill him, search for a room with a pile of corpses with dogs around it. (Note – The boss mob wont come up the stairs behind you so if you need to retreat and heal its a safe spot.)
Once found, defeat the dogs and loot the Chrysalids’ Memento from the pile.
Once you have the Chrysalids’ Memento, fast travel back to Roderika at the Stormhill Shack Grace Site and give her the memento.
Make sure to exhaust all dialogue options after to make sure that she shifts to the Roundtable Hold.(Note – If Roderika is not in the shack then she has already moved to the Roundtable hold then you do not need the Memento)
Head to the Rountable hold and talk to Roderika at the Fireplace. Make sure to talk to her until all her dialogue options are done.
(Note – If you have given Roderika the Chrysalids’ Memento she will give you a Golden Seed here. If you skipped down because she was already at the hold, return to the Stormhill Shack and the Golden Seed will be left where she was sitting.)
Once finished, head to the Smithing Master Hewg and select the option About Roderika. If the option isn’t there, cycle through all his dialogue choice options until it shows.
After speaking to the Smithing Master Hewg, return to Roderika and talk to her about what the blacksmith said and make sure to exhaust all dialogue options.
Once complete, return to Smithing Master Hewg a final time to talk to him About Roderika.
After all the above steps are completed, leave and return to the Roundtable Hold and Roderika should be opposite Smithing Master Hewg and have the ability to upgrade your Spirit Ashes.
Materials Required to Upgrade Spirit Ashes
To upgrade your Spirit Ashes you will need Glovewort Plants. Standard summons will need Grave Glovewort where as Unique summons will need Ghost Glovewort. You will also need an appropriate amount of runes as payment.