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If you’re a mage, you’re probably tired of trying to find your first powerful armor piece that suits your build. However, some attainable pieces will give your character the boost you’re looking for. The nine Glintstone Crowns are ultra-powerful headpieces that, while they may not be the most pleasing on the eyes, will for sure beef up your stats.

Updated by Chad Thesen on March 22, 2024: This article has been updated for the purpose of adding additional information and new in-text links to enhance the navigation experience of readers. New information that has been added includes builds that can make use of these Glintstone Crowns.

Elden Ring
February 25, 2022

Where To Begin

In order to obtain all of the crowns, you first have to gain entry into the Academy of Raya Lucaria. To do so, travel to the South Raya Lucaria Gate Site of Grace, located on the map above. Walk towards the Glintstone door and approach the dead body on the left. Pillage the body’s remains, and you will obtain the Meeting Place Map. Once the map is in your possession, travel to Northwest To the location marked on the map above.

When you arrive at the marked location, you may be surprised to see a gigantic glint stone dragon awaiting you. From here, you have two options:

  1. Fight the dragon and take the Glintstone Key.
  2. Sprint behind the dragon and snag the Glintstone Key that he’s protecting.

Either way, once you have obtained the glint stone key, travel back to the South Raya Lucaria Gate Site of Grace and use the key to enter through the enchanted gate. After entering the magical gate, you will arrive at the Main Academy Gate.


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Olivinus Glintstone Crown


The first Glintstone crown you will be retrieving is the Olivinus Glintstone Crown. First, walk through the Main Academy Gate, and use the stone elevator that is presented to you when you enter. After you take the elevator, exit outside, and climb the stone steps that lead into the Academy, there will be two Academy mages at the top of the steps that will begin to shoot glintstone shards at you. Defeat the two enemies and proceed onwards into the room they were guarding. Once inside, a mage will be standing at an altar and a group of enemies protecting him. Either fight or avoid them, then proceed to the room on the left and rest at the Church of the Cuckoo Site of Grace.

After resting at the Site of Grace, go toward the end of the room opposite the Grace Site. Take the door to your left that leads outside and make your way through the eerie graveyard. Once you’ve reached the end of the graveyard, head South through the room and jump onto the elevator-like contraption up the stairs and to your right. As you ride the contraption, keep your attention towards the South and jump onto the platform when high enough. Enter the building and rest at the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace.

Elden ring player revealing a hidden path

After resting, head south out the door and make a left down the stairs; there will be some enemies, so make sure you are prepared. Once down the stairs, run directly East to the end of the room and hit the brown doorway to reveal a hidden path. Make a left once you’re outside and drop down to the ledge beneath you; watch your step as you travel along the ledge. Climb the rocks to the Northwest once you reach the small clearing and keep making your way until you see a dead body with an item on top of it. Retrieve the article, and you will have obtained the Olivinus Glintstone Crown.

Olivinus Glintstone Crown in an elden ring players inventory

The Olivinus Glintstone Crown has the following effects:

  • Increases Intelligence +3
  • Reduces HP by 10%

Karolos Glintstone Crown

Elden Ring player running through an arch

The Karolos Glintstone Crown isn’t too far from here. Fast travel back to the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace and make a right this time after exiting the room. Fight your way down the path or run past the enemies; there will be quite a few. Once you reach the doorway at the top of the stairs, enter, and you will be face to face with The Red Wolf of Radagon. This fight is potentially tough as he is resistant to most status effects, so physical damage will be your best bet here.

After he is felled, rest at the Debate Parlor Site of Grace. Exit through the door to the North, where you will see three large arches to the Northwest. Hang a left through the first arch and travel along the path until you see a glowing crab hiding in a corner. Finish off the crab, and you will have obtained the Karolos Glintstone Crown.

Karolos Glintstone Crown in an elden ring players inventory

The Karolos Glintstone Crown has the following effects:

  • Increases Intelligence +3
  • Reduces Stamina by 9%

The Lazuli Glintstone Crown

Elden ring player firing loretta's greatbow on a roof

Up next is the Lazuli Glintstone Crown. Fast travel back to the Debate Parlor Site of Grace and exit through the same doorway to the North. This time, upon exiting, make a sharp left and travel up the mound of mud. At the top of the mound, you will see enemies ahead of you; ignore them, hug the wall to your left, climb the stairs, and jump West off the ledge onto the stairs below. Climb those steps, make a left, and jump off the ledge to the roofs beneath you. Defeat the enemies on the roof and climb the ladder on the side of the building ahead of you.

Once at the top, travel along the path until you reach the tower ahead. But be careful; there are enemies perched on the lamp posts. Once you’re at the tower, hang a right and jump down onto the roof to your Northwest. Jump down once more and make a left to head west along the top of the buildings. Run along the roof to enter the large tower that stands East of your position; once you enter the tower, light a torch to see that the wooden floor beneath you is broken. Look down, and you will realize that it is possible to drop and land safely on the wooden floor beneath you. Once you are on the platform below, fall once more to the next platform, and there will be another glowing crab in the corner of the room. Kill the crab to obtain the Lazuli Glintstone Crown

lazuli glintstone crown in elden ring players inventory

The Lazuli Glintstone Crown has the following effects:

  • Increases Intelligence & Dexterity +3
  • Reduces HP by 18%

The Twinsage Glintstone Crown

Elden ring player scaling a roof

To obtain the Twinsage Glintstone Crown, fast travel back to the Debate Parlor Site of Grace and follow the exact path that you took last time, except this time, after hanging a right when you reach the tower, keep jumping down from roof to roof until you see two enemies. One of these enemies will be patrolling, while the other will stand against the tower to your right. Run in his direction and make another right to jump onto the ledge below.

Follow the edge north, and instead of climbing down the ladder, jump onto the roof straight ahead. Shortly after landing on the roof, walk along the right edge of the room and look below. There will be raised wooden pallets that your tarnished can jump onto. Hop onto the wood until you reach the pathway below, where there will be a glowing crab in the Southwest corner. Kill the crab, and you will obtain the Twinsage Glintstone Crown.


Twinsage Glintstone Crown Effects:

  • Increases Intelligence +6
  • Reduces HP & Stamina by 9%

Hierodas Glintstone Crown

hermit villiage on the elden ring map

As the Twinsage Glintstone Crown was the last crown in the Academy of Raya Lucaria, you will need to make your way to Hermit Village in the Altus Plateau. Suppose you don’t have the Altus Plateau unlocked yet. In that case, you will need to collect the Dectus Left Medallion (located in Fort Haight) and the Dectus Right Medallion (located in Fort Faroth) and raise the completed medallion at the Grand Lift of Dectus.

Once unlocked, travel towards Hermit Village. If you enter from the spiked wooden fence to the South, the Hierodas Glintstone Crown will be behind the first building on a dead body to your right.

Hierodas glintstone mask in an elden ring players inventory

Hierodas Glintstone Crown Effects:

  • Increases Intelligence & Endurance +2
  • Reduces FP by 10%

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Haima Glintstone Crown

Battle mage location on the elden ring map

This Haima crown will be slightly more work to obtain (but not much). Travel towards the top of the Altus Plateau to the location marked on the map above. Once you’re here, travel west along the path, and there should be a Battle Mage nearby wearing a Glintstone Mask.

Attack the Battle Mage, and once defeated, you will receive the Battle Mage Armor Set along with a Somber Smithing Stone [4], the Haima Glintstone Crown.

Haima Glintstone crown in an elden ring players inventory

Haima Glintstone Crown Effects:

  • Increases Intelligence & Strength +2
  • Reduces FP by 10%

Sellen’s Questline & The Witch’s Glintstone Crown

Waypoint Ruins on the elden ring map

Before obtaining the Witch’s Glintstone Crown, you must complete Sellen’s questline. Sellen is an NPC in Elden Ring who serves as a mentor for glintstone magic; she can be found at the Waypoint Ruins in Eastern Limgrave after defeating the boss inside. Speak with her and then find Azur, who will be located in the Altus Plateau, North of the Hermit Villiage. Speak with him, and he will give you the “Comet Azur” spell.

Return to Sellen, show her the spell, and let her know you’d like to take the journey together. She will tell you to free Master Lusat and give you Sellian Sealbreaker. From here, you will want to make your way to Caelid, more specifically, the Sellia Hideaway Site of Grace. Walk through the cave and cross the first set of crystals you see. After crossing, there will be more crystals in the ravine below. Jump down until you reach the bottom of the gorge and travel north until you’re attacked by a glintstone mage guarding a sealed door. Defeat the mage, remove the seal, and speak with Master Lusat, who will give you the “Stars of Ruin” spell.


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Defeating Radahn & Completing Sellen’s Questline

Impassible Greatbridge on the elden ring map

Once you’ve spoken with Master Lusat, you cannot proceed in Sellen’s questline until you defeat Radahn. Radahn can be found by teleporting from Redmane Castle in Caelid.

After he has been felled, return to Sellen and ask her about the request, in return, she will tell you that your player is only speaking to her projection and that her body is elsewhere. In addition, let her know you found Lusat, and she will give you some Starlight Shards. From here, travel to Witchbane Ruins on the eastern end of the Weeping Peninsula, and you will find a steep staircase where Sellen can be discovered. Speak with her and accept her Primal Glintstone.

Travel back to Caelid and find Jerren; he will tell you he has “unfinished business.” Return to the Witchbane Ruins, and you will discover Jerren over her dead body, gloating. After speaking with him again, travel to Ranni’s Rise and make your way to Seluvis’s Secret Chambers. They will be Northeast, where you will find a set of ruins. You must roll around the ruins to reveal the hidden staircase. Travel down the stairs, make your way to the wall at the end of the room, and slash the false wall to reveal a room with Sellen’s body. Return her Primal Glintstone to the body, and she will thank you.

elden ring player looking at a ball of glintstone crowns

Lastly, travel to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library after defeating Rennala. Before entering the room, there will be two options in the form of glowing stone on the floor. You can either be summoned to help Jerren defeat Sellen or summoned to help Sellen defeat Jerren. If you defeat Sellen, you will receive the Witch’s Glintstone Crown and Sellen’s Bell Bearing immediately after but miss out on other items. If you defeat Jerren, you will receive the Eccentric’s armor set, and Sellen will reward you with the Glintstone Kris, a formidable weapon. To retrieve the Witch’s Glintstone Crown, reload the area, and you will find the mask lying in the back of the room near a ball of Glintstone Masks.

witches glintstone crown in elden ring players inventory

Witch’s Glintstone Crown Effects:

  • Increases Intelligence & Arcane +3
  • Reduces Stamina by 18%

Lusat and Azur’s Glintstone Crown

Elden Ring player retrieving azurs armor set

After completing Sellen’s questline, you can now collect the final two Glintstone Crowns. They will be located where you first spoke to each master. Therefore, you will find Lusat’s Glintstone Crown and armor set in the Sellian Hideaway Cave and Azur’s Glintstone Crown and armor set in the Altus Plateau above Hermit Village.

Lusat's Glintstone Crown in elden ring players inventory

Lusat’s Glintstone Crown Effects:

  • Increases Damage of “Stars of Ruin” by 15%
  • Increases Damage of “Star Shower” and “Glintstone Stars” by 10%
  • Increases FP Cost of all sorcery by 15%
Azur's Glintstone Crown in an elden ring players inventory

Azur’s Glintstone Crown Effects:

  • ​​​​Increases Damage of “Comet Azur” by 15%
  • Increases Damage of “Glintstone Cometshard” and “Comet” by 10%
  • Increases FP Cost of all sorcery by 15%

Glintstone Crown Builds

Player Casting Stars Of Ruin

There are many different Stats in Elden Ring, each of which can dramatically change how a player will need to play the game in order to be effective. Different builds will be able to make more effective use of these different Glintstone Crowns.

The best Intelligence & Strength Build can benefit from the Haima Glintstone Crown’s +2 to both of these stats, at the cost of a 10% FP reduction. This build can also make use of heavy armor in some incarnations, so a crown like the Hierodas Glintstone Crown can help you reach your armor requirements and still have enough FP to spare when it comes to finishing off foes.

While the opposite can be said by using a Glintstone Crown such as the Olivinus Glintstone Crown which will reduce your HP for a build that will be getting into melee range from time to time — the same can be said for the Karolos Glintstone Crown’s reduction to its Stamina stat. This makes these two crowns, as well as Lazili’s Glintstone Crown and Twinsage Glintstone Crown, better suited for a ranged build.

An Intelligence & Arcane build is not something that is tossed around too much, but there are 2 Sorceriers in particular that have a rather high requirement of both these Stats. These are Oracle Bubbles and Great Oracular Bubble.

Sorcery Name

Intelligence Requirement

Arcane Requirement

Oracle Bubbles



Great Oracular Bubble



The best Glintstone Crown to have for both of these is the Witch’s Glintstone Crown thanks to its +3 increase to both these stats. This damage output can make it worth the 18% reduction in FP to help finish off foes earlier.

Finally, when it comes to both Azur’s Glintstone Crown and Lusat’s Glintstone crown, both of these are best suited for builds that revolve solely around casting the spells they boost. This is due to these spells being the only ones receiving a decent damage boost to justify the 15% FP cost increase to all sorceries.


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