How to obtain the Nightmaiden and Swordstress spirit summon in Elden Ring

Obtaining the Nightmaiden and Swordstress spirit summon in Elden Ring (Images via Elden Ring)
Obtaining the Nightmaiden and Swordstress spirit summon in Elden Ring (Images via Elden Ring)
Abhishek Mallick

Elden Ring’s Spirit Summon system is a great mechanic that can often make some of the most difficult encounters in the game significantly easier. Each Spirit Ash brings something new to the table, offering something different for every encounter in the game. However, some summons are significantly more reliable and powerful than the rest.

The tier three summons in FromSoftware's latest tile are some of the most reliable Spirit Ashes in the game. The only downside is that they require a significantly greater amount of FP to cast.

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One such summon that players have been falling in love with is the Nightmaiden, and Swordstress summon. This Noxtellian Puppet duo has made exploring some of the tougher areas in the Lands Between a breeze.

However, the summon itself is a bit difficult to come by. This guide will provide players with a step-by-step guide to obtaining it.

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Obtaining the Nightmaiden and Swordstress spirit summon in Elden Ring

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The Nightmaiden and Swordstress spirits are old puppets crafted in the Eternal City. These sisters were from a cold-blooded race who elected to become puppets of their own volition. This summon features one of the hardest-hitting duos in the game and can make quick work of some of the more difficult bosses that Elden Ring has to offer.

Unfortunately, the Elden Ring Tarnished will not be able to get their hands on the Spirit Ash in the early game as the summon is locked behind a fair bit of progression.

To be able to obtain it, they will have to wait till they have reached Nokstella, the Eternal City.

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To obtain it, the Elden Ring Tarnished will need to,

  • Discover Nokstella and activate the Nokstella Eternal City Site of Grace. From this point, they must take a flight of stairs present to the left. A lot of different enemies, like slimes of different shapes, sizes, and varieties, including Exploding and Phalanx variants, will be waiting for them here.
  • After getting through the slimes, the Tarnished will then encounter enemy Nightmaidens and Swordstresses that wield whips and daggers. These enemies can do an incredible amount of damage if players are not careful. They hit hard and can stagger lock players quite easily.
  • After going through the initial wave of mobs, the Elden Ring Tarnished will need to continue climbing till they reach the top. At the top of the stairs, they will encounter a bridge on the right. However, the Tarnished need to go left till they reach a fog wall that will be locked behind a statue golem, which will need a Stonesword key to be unlocked.
  • Inside the fog wall, there will be two Nightmaidens waiting, which can prove to be quite a challenge depending on the player's build, and the amount of Runes they have invested in their character. Moreover, two together can pose a threat, hence, the Tarnished are advised to divide and conquer here.
  • Players can bait one of them out with a throwing dagger and then defeating her. They can also employ the use of powerful summons and rush at them. When the summons distract one enemy, players will be able to take the other one out.
  • After defeating the enemies, players will find a chest right in the middle of the room. Upon interacting with it, they will be rewarded with the Nightmaiden and Swordstress spirit summon.

Nightmaiden and Swordstress Spirit Ash is one of the most powerful summons in Elden Ring. However, the summon is a bit expensive and will tax players a whopping 97 FP just to get them out on the field.

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However, its pros do outweigh the cons, and the FP cost is a small price to pay to make difficult fights significantly easier.

Edited by Danyal Arabi


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