The Map of the Lands Between in Elden Ring is one of the game’s most essential tools, and it’s crucial to navigate this massive setting without much trouble. However, it’s fragmented into small pieces, one for each region of the game.
Once you leave the tutorial area, you will find yourself in a vast, open field, which can be overwhelming. Luckily, it’s not that complicated to find map fragments, and you should be looking for them as soon as you enter a new area.
Maps have symbols that mark points of interest and describe the local topography. You’ll want to get the Limgrave Map as quickly as possible since it will reveal the position of the local ruins, roads, and Evergaols. Additionally, you can also add markers onto the map for the things you find in the Lands Between.
If you want to know where to find Patches or where to buy sorcery spells, looking at a map will give you enough information on how to traverse Limgrave properly. Maps also make it easy to know where to go in order to reach the next area.
This guide is going to show you where to get all the map fragments in Elden Ring.
Where to Find the Map Fragments
It’s not that hard to find the place where the Limgrave West map is in Elden Ring once you know where to look. However, map pillar locations get more and more complicated as you progress throughout the game.
Here’s a quick tip, though, you can actually see where to find the map icon once you’re close enough to it. This is probably one of the most important things you should know when traveling through lands you don’t have the map for.
Every time you find a new site of grace, open your map to see where you are and see if you can find a Pillar Icon. Check on the picture above to know what it looks like.
Chances are, you didn’t even notice that the game was telling you where the map piece is. Set a waypoint and go looking for it. But if you’re still having trouble even with this tip, you will find below how to find each map piece of the game so you will have the fragments of every single area.
The map piece for Limgrave West is pretty easy to find, and it is located right at the beginning of the game, but you can still miss it if you go wandering around. Many players walk past it or go the opposite way, which can cause them to spend an unnecessary amount of time aimlessly wandering around.
When you leave the tutorial area in Elden Ring, you will see a very peculiar NPC standing near a site of grace. That is Elden Ring’s equivalent to a Dark Souls’ bonfire. Not that further from there, to the north, you will see a giant knight patrolling the area, the Tree Sentinel.
If you decide to kill it, chances are you will die a lot. That enemy can be defeated at this point of the game, but it might be a good idea to learn how to beat the Tree Sentinel later when you have better equipment and stats. First, you will need to level up, but even before that, you must find the map since it’ll make your travels much, much more manageable.
Ignore the Tree Sentinel and stay away from it. Head northeast following the beam of light mentioned by the first NPC until you find the Church of Elleh.
From there, look for a road that takes you northeast and follow it until you see an area patrolled by many soldiers. This place is in front of the castle’s gate, near the site of grace where you get the horse.
Right in the middle of it, you will see a pillar where the map fragment is. Go there after taking down all the enemies, or at least try not to be caught, and interact with it to get the Limgrave West map.
Now, on the east side of the continent, make your way to a gigantic tree in the Mistwood forest. Follow the road all the way to the south crossing the woods, and avoid the bears that are roaming around that area.
Just like before, you will see the map on a pillar. You will see it on your left side when you are going south. You will see a bear next to a tree and a corpse near it on the right side. That corpse also has a cookbook that you might want to get since you’re there already.
Now, it’s time to go southeast. You are going to find a merchant at a site of grace when heading south. Keep heading south and walk through a destroyed stone wall. Right after you go past that wall, you will see another pillar where you will get another map fragment.
To get the Calid Map, you will have to go east from the site of grace in the Rotview Balcony. You can follow the road to make it easier.
Go through the ruined caravan and keep going past the Caelem Ruins until you reach the Smoldering Wall site of grace.
From here, look for the Caleid Waypoint ruins on the right side of the read. You will see pillar after you pass the sleeping dragon.
From the Rotview Balcony, explore the unmapped area until you find the Dragonbarrow West site of grace.
You should be able to find it by traveling east from the Rotview Balcony site of grace. You are probably going to pass through big dogs and a ruined caravan before getting there. You should see the pillar near the road.
When following the mentioned path from the Dragonbarrow site of grace, the pillar will be on your right side if you follow the road east.
The East Liurnia map will be to the north of the Liurnia Lake Shore site of grace. In order to get there, head northwest by following the road from the Lake-Facing Cliffs site of grace.
The pillar will be to your right side in an area where the ground is deluged.
This one is a chore with many enemies along the way. From the Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace, head northwest until you see the sunken academy gate town on your right.
Be careful not to go too far. If you see three huge lobster creatures near a statue, it means you will have to head back northeast. You can find the pillar where this map piece is near the Academy Gate Town site of grace.
The pillar you’re looking for is really close to the Northern Liurnia Lake Shore site of grace.
To get it, just take the road that travels north through Liurnia until you reach the mentioned site of grace. Then, look around for the pillar with the West Liurnia Map.
This one is a little more complicated cause you need to have both pieces of the Dectus Medallion. You also need to have passed by the Dectus in North Liuria and activated the Grand Lift.
With that out of the way, take the road south to the Ravine-Veiled Village site of grace and travel east until you find a bifurcation. There, take a left and follow the road. You will eventually find the pillar on the left side of it.
If you tried to travel west from the Bridge of Iniquity site of grace, you will not take long to see that the structure is broken. In order to reach this pillar, you will have to travel through the mountains. You will have to find a way down the slope from the pick.
The area will be guarded by a giant hand, so be careful.
Leyndell, Royal Capital
You will have to pass the Tree Sentinels after you manage to reach the stairway into the Royal Capital.
The map pillar will be near the Outer Wall Phantom Tree site of grace. There’s also a golden sapling nearby.
West Mountaintops of the Giants
To get the map for the West Mountaintops of the Giants, follow the track from the Grand Lift of Hold until you see the pillar on the right side of the way.
East Mountaintops of the Giants
You first have to find the Whiteridge Road site of grace. From there, go south. Pass through the fort and walk the chain bridge until you find the pillar with the map fragment you’re looking for.
The map pillar will be near the Siofra River Well site of grace in the Mist Wood. Enter the well and take the lift all the way down. Then, travel north until you see an entrance with a lever that calls another lift.
Use the lift to go up, try to pass through the creatures, and keep going.
Once you find the Siofra River Bank site of grace, go east. You will see a pillar nearby, but the map won’t be there; it’ll be with a body near the temple’s steps.
Without a map, it’s extremely easy to get lost or forget where you were going, both in real life and in Elden Ring.
This might be good if you are a speedrunner looking for any edge possible. However, if you are not a speedrunner, not having a map is just not a good idea, mainly because you have no idea what lies ahead of you without one. You have little or no sense of direction and could easily get lost at some point during your playthrough.
Maps show you roads, points of interest, and the local topography. It is also helpful to set waypoints and mark places you intend to revisit.
Finding hidden treasures, discovering secret passages, and even finding out about ruins are all dependent on your ability to use maps effectively in this game.
I know that Souls games never really needed a map, but there is a difference. The original Dark Souls had an interconnected world. Dark Souls two had fast travel, and so did Dark Souls 3. The same goes for Bloodborne. Also, none of those worlds were a massive open-world like Elden Ring’s case.
If players managed to play the Limgrave area for over 20 hours during the beta and network tests, imagine how much content and things to find are scattered around the world of Elden Ring.
It is a massive setting with hundreds of hidden things for you to find and a massive area to travel on. It’s not like the absence of a map is a minor inconvenience. It’s much more than that. Trust me, you need the map fragments, and you now know where to find them.