Elden Ring Guide – All Illusory Walls and Where to Find Them

Tired of hitting every single wall to find a secret area? Here are all of the illusory walls discovered in The Lands Between thus far.

Posted By | On 31st, May. 2022

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Anyone who’s played a Dark Souls title will know about Illusory Walls. Walk up to a conspicuous wall – or really, any wall – and give it a smack to reveal a hidden area. This results in players walking around and pretty much hitting every single wall in search of secrets. Given the immense scale of Elden Ring though, it’s probably best to know their exact locations.

Let’s take a look at all of the different Illusory Walls and what they contain:

  • Academy Crystal Cave – When you’ve entered through the wooden door, look for a tankier mage guarding a room. To the left of the room is an Illusory Wall. Smack it and enter inside to find a Crystal Staff.
  • Hidden Path to the Haligtree – At the broken railing, fall through the invisible floor. Then go south from the open arch and take a right turn. At the hallway’s end is the illusory wall. Hit it to access a Silver Scarab.
  • Kingsrealm Ruins – On the north side of the Ruins is the illusory wall. It’s actually blocking the road so you can’t miss it. Upon hitting it, you can continue down the road, leading to areas further north.
  • Academy of Raya Lucaria – Go down the hallway past the Schoolhouse Classroom’s Site of Grace. Take a left and look for a corpse in a room. The bookshelf next to is hiding an Illusory Wall. Inside, you’ll find a Smithing Stone [4] and Olivinus Glintstone Crown
  • Academy of Raya Lucaria – Travel from the Debate Parlor’s Site of Grace to the bookshelf (which has no books) on the right near the stairs. Smack it to reveal a hidden area with the Comet Sorcery, Graven-School Talisman and Stonesword Key.
  • Black Knife Catacombs – Use the knife traps to travel upwards. At the end of the hall, there’s an illusory wall that provides access to a Black Knight Assassin and optional boss (the Cemetery Shade) to fight.
  • Giants’ Mountaintop Catacombs – First, take the lift down to the first level. Raise the lift up and go down that space to access the secret part. Go past the first room and you’ll see two frost traps in a hallway. Between these two is the illusory wall, on the right hand side. You’ll find a Grave Glovewort [8] here.
  • Sainted Hero’s Grave – When going past the Site of Grace, go left and down the stairs. Keep going until you reach a room with two Wraith Callers. Go past them up the stairs for the illusory wall.
  • Kingsrealm Ruins – There’s an underground area that can be accessed but first you need to dispel the illusory floor. Upon traveling down, you’ll face an optional boss, Royal Revenant.
  • Leyndell Catacombs – When going upstairs from the Grace, travel up the elevator. Once you’re in the room with the immortal enemies, look to the stairs near the two walls leading to the snail. Remove the illusory wall and you’ll find a Haligdrake Talisman +1.
  • Mirage Rise – When traveling Southeast of the Bower of Bounty’s Site of Grace, look for a small cliff. Traverse and you’ll find a rock that’s actually illusory. It’s part of the Mirage Riddle but upon hitting it, you’ll gain entrance to the Rise.
  • Academy of Raya Lucaria – Upon entering the Church of the Cuckoo, check the wall to the right. There’s a Rune Arc inside.
  • Moonfolk Ruins – In the Northeast part of the ruins, hit the floor. Upon dispelling the illusory part, you’ll find a Somber Smithing Stone (8) inside.
  • Auriza Side Tomb – Once you’ve used the first teleporter trap and arrived in the final room, face the present chest. Then check the left – this is an illusory wall. This unfortunately doesn’t provide any hidden goodies, instead being necessary to complete the dungeon.
  • Three Sisters – In the Ruined area to the west, there’s an illusory floor. Hit in and venture down to another illusory wall that leads to Sorceress Sellen. You’ll need Sellen’s Primal Glintstone to revive her.
  • Sage’s Cave – Close to the path near the campfire, there’s an illusory wall. You’ll find another between the two bazaars and two more in the middle of the waterfall with two chests.
  • Sealed Tunnel – The first illusory wall is in Leyndell Royal Capital near the lake by the West entrance. If you hit one of the walls, a path opens up. The next is behind a chest that has a Bell Bearing. The third can be found after riding the elevator down and going straight, which leads to another. Finally, when dropping into the room with exploding enemies, look for all of the crates and barrels just opposite the staircase. There will be an illusory wall there.
  • Volcano Manor – Once Tanith has given you the Drawing-Room Key, go to the hallway next to her and unlock the first door on the right. The wall in the right corner is illusory with another hall. Take the left path and at the end, there will be an illusory wall on the left where you’ll find the Depraved Perfumer Carmaan Ashes.
  • Sellia Hideaway – Just northeast of the Church of the Plague, there’s an illusory wall behind a rock. Two more can be found in the sloped area that leads to the boss. Once past the Stake of Marika, keep to the right wall until you reach a body with Preserving Boluses on it. To the left of it is an illusory wall. You’ll find the Crystal Spear here.
  • Caelid Catacombs – Upon traveling down the staircase and arriving in the swamp, go right. Next go under the platform and to the right corner. Hit the wall. Next, when you’re at the dungeon’s end, turn 180 degrees from the locked door. Hit the column on the wall that connects to the previous room. This grants you Miranda Sprout Ashes and Grave Glovewort [5] along with access to a Lever.
  • Frenzied Flame Proscription – Next to Hyetta’s final location, look for an arch on the wall. This is an illusory wall leading to a hallway with a chest. Inside is a Rune Arc but you’re not done yet. Behind the chest is another illusory wall which provides access to the Root-Facing Site of Grace, which is an alternative path to the Deeproot Depths.
  • Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave – Travel from the Site of Grace down the hallway until it opens. Then go right and look for a panel on the left. Hit this and you’ll find an area with Golden Rune [11] inside.
  • Road’s End Catacomb – There are actually multiple illusory walls in this area. To start with, go one floor down from the level. The first set will be in the stone archways within the same area and both lead to another illusory wall. This leads to another which then leads to the boss, the Spirit-Caller Snail. The next set of illusory walls is two floors below the lever, again in the stone archways and leading to the same area. Finally, in the catacombs, the final wall takes you to a chest. All in all, you can net a Ghost Glovewort (2), Rune Arc, Root Resin, Grave Grovewort (2), Glintstone Sorcerer Ashes, the Watchdog’s Staff, a Grave Glovewort (3), and a Grave Violet.

For more details on Elden Ring, check out our review here. You can also check out our guide for all of the side quests here.


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