The Elden Ring Meteorite Staff can be found in the Swamp of Aeonia almost as soon as you start playing. It’s a great weapon to seek out early as it’s one of the best magic weapons you can get in Elden Ring initially, and remains a powerful option quite a way into the game. That’s because you only need 18 intelligence to start using it and it has an S scaling for damage. For an Intelligence or magic focused build that’s an incredibly powerful weapon you can just find and pick up in the first few hours.
It’s not complely easy though, because this is a FromSoftware game after all. The Swamp of Aeonia where it’s located is a poison swamp that inflicts Scarlet Rot whenever you touch it, and if that maxes out you’ll die in seconds. So, while you can technically just go to its location and pick it up, you still need to be careful. Stocking up on plenty of Scarlet Rot cures is essential, for example. The enemies in this area can also be a tough – they favor poison attacks and can be hard to take on if you’re a lower level.
However, while there are risks, it’s more than possible to get Elden Ring Meteorite Staff as a priority for all your magicking needs. It’ll be worth using these Elden Ring Rune farming locations to get a few levels under your belt to make things easier, though before you set off.
Where to find the Elden Ring Meteorite Staff
You’ll find the Meteorite Staff location in a ruined tower marked on the map, in the Swamp of Aeonia. The easiest way to get there is either via the Sellia Crystal Tunnel Site of Grace, which you’ll probably have been teleported to at some point early on thanks to booby trap. If that hasn’t happened yet then you’ll can try and ride out there from Limgrave (or find the basement area in the Dragon-Burnt Ruins in Limgrave and open the chest for a surprise). The actual closest Site of Grace is Aeonia Swamp Shore to the South, but it doesn’t make too much of a difference.
However you reach it, make sure you stock up on Preserving and Neutralizing Boluses to deal with Scarlett Rot and poison respectively. The Swamp is full of red water that will inflict Scarlett Rot on you – when the status bar fills you’ll take constant damage until you cure it, rest at a Site of Grace, or die. A lot of enemies in this area will use poison based attacks as well, hence preparing for both.
There are plenty of islands and small land masses however, and you can use these to prevent Rot build up. Plus you can ride Torrent across the water as well, although it will take damage and eventually die if it experience too much rot. Worst case, you can run between land on foot, waiting for the build up to subside before carrying on.
You’ll need to get into the dark recessed area on the map and hug the cliff face until you see this building:
There will be a body hanging out one of the windows with an item visible on it. That, when you get there, will be the Meteorite Staff. Be careful when you approach as there are fungus priests and flowers that all throw poison attacks at you. If you have any ranged options, now’s the time to use them.
Once inside the small tower’s base (which is full of poison flowers so beware) you’ll find a Golden Rune 4 on a body just inside the door, and the meteorite staff on the body in the window.
Elden Ring Meteorite Staff scaling, abilities and requirements
The key thing about the meteorite staff is it has an S scaling with Intelligence, and only needs an 18 Int requirement, which most sorcery users should reach fairly soon. It also boosts any gravity sorceries you might be using.
The downside is that this staff can’t use Ashes of War, or be upgraded in anyway. It’s as good as it’s ever going to get. So, while it’s a great early game get, you’ll want to replace it with something else later that you can level up and improve.
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