Where to go after Castle Esnis in Elden Ring
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Where to go after Castle Ensis in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

In the forsaken place, blood must spill.

After defeating Rellana, Twin Moon Knight in Castle Ensis, you may be curious where to go next to progress the main story of the DLC. This guide has answers for you as it will explain where to go next so you can progress further in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree.

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Knowing where to go in the base game of Elden Ring was confusing, and Shadow of the Erdtree is no different. Once you succeed in the brutal boss fight against Rellana in Castle Ensis, your next objective is to go to the Scadu Altus region. From the Ensis Moongazing Grounds Site of Grace (in the same room you fought Rellana), go directly ahead through the open door. This will lead you to Scadu Altus.

Activate the Highroad Cross Site of Grace immediately upon entering Scadu Altus to give yourself a checkpoint for the region. To continue the main story of Shadow of the Erdtree, you need to head to the north of Scadu Altus and reach Shadowkeep. The image below shows where the Shadowkeep legacy dungeon is located.

Where to go after beating Castle Esnis in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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Be prepared to fight a handful of enemies as you journey to Shadowkeep. Also be prepared to encounter a Furnace Golem along the way, that loves to rain fireball rocks toward you. I would run past the Furnace Golem if I were you.

While Shadowkeep is the next main location after Castle Ensis, it may be smart to hold off and do side activities. I recommend exploring Scadu Altus as much as you can before attempting Shadowkeep to allow yourself to grow stronger, improve your stats, and optimize your build further. I also recommend searching for more Scadutree Fragments and Revered Ash to improve your chances of success against the challenges that lie ahead.

That’s all you need to know about where to go next after completing Castle Ensis. We have tons of guides to help you on your journey through Shadow of the Erdtree, so make sure you check them out.

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Christian is a contributing writer for PC Invasion and has been writing about the game industry for almost two years. He has found joy in a never-ending list of games, with some of his favorites being Elden Ring, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil. While he has a bachelor's degree in business, he decided to follow his dream and write about what he loves most. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially True Crime.