Elden Ring is a game that tests your might against some fierce foes, so knowing how to upgrade your items is essential. Thankfully, we have everything you need to know right here.

If you’re not adequately equipped, Elden Ring might prove incredibly challenging. Therefore, we recommend getting a feel for the different armor sets and understanding how each of the stats works.

Once you’re sorted and ready to enter the Lands Between, you’ll need to know how to upgrade your armor and items. Or you might find yourself struggling through some bosses.

Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading your items in Elden Ring.

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Elden Ring Boss Fight

How to Upgrade Your Items in Elden Ring

To upgrade your items in Elden Ring, players will need to farm various materials like Smithing Stones, Golden Seeds, Glovewort, and Sacred Tears!

It depends on the item that you want to upgrade. But there are various upgrade materials that you should be aware of.

Here are all the materials you will need and the items that they upgrade.

Smithing Stones

The Smithing Stone and Somber Smithing Stone are available at various levels. Players will use the Smithing Stone to upgrade the more standard equipment. In contrast, the Somber Smithing Stone will be used to upgrade special equipment.

As your progress through Elden Ring, you will find stronger versions of these items that will allow you to upgrade your weapons further.

  • Smithing Stone: Strengthens armaments up to +25.
  • Somber Smithing Stone: Strenghtens special armaments to +10.
Elden Ring Smithing Stones

Once you’ve obtained these items, you will need to make your way to one of two locations.

Early in your game, you can make your way to the Church of Elle and use the Smithing Table. Here, you will see all the available upgrades of your loadout and how much smithing stones and runes they will cost.

Additionally, more advanced players who have unlocked access to the Roundtable Hold can meet with Smithing Master Hewg. Here you will be able to bestow even more substantial upgrades to your items.


Players can upgrade their ashes in Elden Ring using the Glovewort material. They will use Grave Glovewort to upgrade the more standard ashes and Ghost Glovewort to upgrade renowned ashes.

Like the Smithing Stones, there will be various levels of Glovewort material that you will come across during your time with Elden Ring.

  • Grave Glovewort: Upgrades ashes ranging up to +5.
  • Ghost Glovewort: Upgrades renowned ashes up to +6.
  • Great Ghost Glovewort: Upgrades renowned ashes +10.
Elden Ring Glovewort

Once you’ve obtained these items in Elden Ring, you will be able to upgrade your ashes with Smithing Master Hewg in the Roundtable Hold for some Gloveworts and runes.

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Sacred Flask Upgrade Materials

Depending on the attribute you want to upgrade for the different Flasks, you’ll need to obtain different rare items. It’s worth noting that the only flask you can’t upgrade with materials is the Flask of Wonderous Physick.

However, there are plenty of other things players can do with the Flask of Wonderous Physick.

Here’s everything you need to upgrade your Sacred Flasks:

  • Golden Seed: Used to upgrade the number of uses of your Sacred Flasks.
  • Sacred Tear: Used to upgrade the potency of your Sacred Flasks.
Elden Ring Flask Upgrades

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And that’s all of the materials you need to upgrade your items in Elden Ring. Good luck improving your gear – you’ll need it on your dangerous journey in the Lands Between!

Although, some items might need crafting. Here’s how to craft in Elden Ring so you can make any item you need – as long as you have the recipe!