Just because Elden Ring offers so much freedom to explore doesn't mean all locations are necessarily open. When entering the second region of the game, you will come across a church in ruins, with a poor magician who is kind enough to explain the situation to you. To enter the second Dungeon, you need to find a special key, the Academy Key. Incidentally, this brave mage also asks you to find him one, or give him yours when you no longer need it.
Academy Key Location in Elden Ring
- The first thing to do is to find the local map fragment in order to see a little more clearly in the area.
- If you take one of the local teleporters, chances are you will arrive directly at the entrance to the academy, which is magically sealed. But a corpse is nearby with a document that serves as a clue and indicates the position of the key, if you prefer to search for yourself.
- Once you know where to look, the key is very easy to find and obtain, it is found on the corpse of a mage in the nest of a stone-shard dragon west of the academy, in the main lake .
The good news is that you don't need to face the beast, just crouch down and sneak up to pick up the key from the body at the bottom of the nest . This will probably wake him up, but you can just flee on horseback or teleport by being fast enough. An alternative is also to simply rush on horseback, pick up the key, then flee so as not to end up being burned alive.
All you have to do is return to the academy, by interacting with the blue seal, you will be teleported inside.
If you care about the fate of the poor mage stuck outside the academy, but are afraid to give up your key, know that a second Academy Shard Stone Key can be found inside the academy, which is quite logical. However, you will have to go around the roofs and jump through a window to pick up the key on one of the giant chandeliers.
This guide has been translated from MGG France by bxakid and was originally written by Raiden Robin.