Did you know? Elden Ring won the 2022’s Game of the year awards and it surprisingly still remains one of the best stories so far. R.R Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki’s writing, The Elden Ring has won over 320 game of the year awards. You can explore the map via the character’s seed torrent.
You would get many dungeons and places to explore while you are traveling, and there are a lot of save points too. Outside combat, you can even fast-travel in the game. You would discover many NPCs in the game, some even awards you quests and rewards. One such quest would be the Beast Clergyman quest for which you will need to head to the Gurranq.
(Important = This quest will require you to travel to certain locations in search of rare collectibles, also known as Deathroot. This will also require you to fight some powerful bosses in the game, start the quest only if you are ready to take on some difficult boss fights.)
How to Complete the Beast Clergyman quest?
You can find Gurranq in Caelid, and remember to level up before attempting, as the area is a difficult one. You can do the quest of D, Hunter of the Dead which later requires you to travel through a portal that leads you to Gurranq.
Or you can just explore the Ceilid area until you find the Beastial Sanctum on the Map. Either way, you can get to the Gurranq.
Going through the quest, once you reach the Sanctum you will see the Black Blade Kindred which is the big massive creature guarding the entrance. You should be well prepared as the creature is a difficult one to defeat. But, if you’ve leveled up enough, then it won’t be a problem for you.
You can also just skip the fight if you want, you will just need to dodge the creature and open the door to the sanctum. Post entering the Sanctum you will see Gurranq in front of you, also there’s a site of grace to your right. You can activate the site, so you can travel easily.
Once you are done, you can come and interact with Gurranq. Once you start the interaction, he will ask you to bring him deathroot. Deathroot is a rare collectible item that you would find across the map. Once you find deathroot, be very careful with it, as it is a rare item.
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Below are some of the locations where you can easily find Deathroot
You can find Deathroot in the chest after defeating the Ulcerated Tree Spirit boss inside the Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs (Mountaintops of the Giants).
You can find it inside a chest behind the Red Wolf of the Champion at Gelmir Hero’s Grave (Mt. Gelmir).
You can find Deathroot inside a chest after defeating the Stray Mimic Tear in the secret catacombs underneath the Hidden Path to the Haligtree (Mountaintops of the Giants).
Get Deathroot, post defeating the Tibia Mariner on a ledge between Castle Sol Main Gate and Snow Valley Ruins Overlook (Mountaintops of the Giants).
Get Deathroot in a chest behind the Black Knife Assassin in the Deathtouched Catacombs (Limgrave).
Get Deathroot inside a chest behind the Cemetery Shade in the Black Knife Catacombs (Liurnia).
You can find Deathroot defeating the Tibia Mariner at Summonwater Village (Limgrave).
Get Deathroot after defeating the Tibia Mariner at Wyndham Ruins (Mt. Gelmir).
You will find Deathroot after defeating the Tibia Mariner at East Liurnia of the Lakes (Liurnia).
How to deal with Gurranq?
Usually, the Gurranq seems very passive but when you give him the deathroots, only give him 4 and not more than that. After giving him the fourth deathroot, you can rest at the site of the grace and wait for Gurranq. While you are in the site of grace, be prepared as Gurranq will try to attack you followed by a deadly loud scream.
Most importantly, be calm and keep dodging his attacks as you would not want severe damage being caused. Once you see a chance to attack, take it and hit for 1000 damage. This would make him passive again. Be careful while dodging Gurranq’s attacks, or they can really land on unexpected. The fight is not a difficult one to win tho! Once you’ve defeated Gurranq, he would serve you with additional rewards. Continue feeding the remaining Deathroots to Gurranq, you will need a total number of 9 deathroots for the quest.
All 9 of them have to be acquired from the places mentioned above.
After you give Gurranq the last deathroot, he will say that his hunger has still not been satisfied, but he will anyway reward you with the Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone, which is a pretty cool stone as it can strengthen up armaments up to +25. And here’s the list of rewards for each deathroot.
6 Deathroot – Stone of Gurranq (Incantation)
7 Deathroot – Beastclaw Greathammer
8 Deathroot – Gurranq’s Beastclaw (Incantation)
9 Deathroot – Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone
5 Deathroot – Beast Claw (Incantation)
4 Deathroot – Ash of War: Beast’s Roar
3 Deathroot – Bestial Vitality (Incantation)
2 Deathroot – Bestial Sling (Incantation)
1 Deathroot – Clawmark Seal