Elden Ring Roderika: Should You Tell Her What the Blacksmith Said?

Spreading rumors is bad, or is it?

by J.T. Isenhour
Roderika in the Roundtable Hold

Roderika is one of the NPCs that you will come across in Elden Ring that doesn’t attack you on sight. You will first find her on your way to Stormveil Castle, she is taking refuge in a shack along the road. She doesn’t seem to be of much importance after you talk to her and she gives you an item. All she talks about is being scared of getting grafted onto a spider monster. Later on, you can find what remains of her comrades in Stormveil Castle and return that to her. This begins her quest in Elden Ring and will force you to make a decision about her.

Should you Tell Roderika About What the Blacksmith Said in Elden Ring

If you try to return to the shack you found her at and give her the item, you will notice that she is missing. This is because she has taken up residence in the Roundtable Hold and should be your first clue that there is more to this NPC than meets the eye. After you give her the item, you may notice a new option appears when talking to the Blacksmith to talk about Roderkia. Asking him about it will make him tell you that she has great power from his perspective.


He says she has the ability to become a Spirit-Tuner, something that has not been talked about by any other NPC at this point. From here you have two options, You can either tell Roderika about what the Blacksmith said and have her start down the path to become a Spirit-Tuner, or let her keep standing around the Roundtable hold doing nothing. Obviously, you will want to tell her about what the Blacksmith said and get her started down the Spirit-Tuner path.

There is no real downside to telling her about this, it is the only way to upgrade your Spirit Ashes and it begins a quest later in the game concerning the Blacksmith. A lot of things in Elden Ring can seem really confusing about what you should do, just like the Final Fantasy XIV subscription model. But when it comes to this choice, there really is no choice. You should always tell Roderika about what the Blacksmith says.


This does not mean that you should always do everything an NPC says in Elden Ring, especially if you want them to stay alive. But in this one situation, nothing bad can happen. If you need any more help with Elden Ring make sure to check out our other guides.

Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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There isn't a Shooter or MMO game that JT hasn't played and He doesn't plan on missing out now. The only issue is that he can't pick just one to stick with and end up getting behind in everything. But after being around the writing world for three years, He's learned a few tricks to balancing everything in every game.