How to respec in Elden Ring

You can respec your stats and attributes in Elden Ring with an item called Larval Tears. But you’ll have to find (and defeat) an NPC to before you can respec your character, and Larval Tears are a pretty rare item.

Our Elden Ring guide will tell you where to find Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, and how to respec your stats and attributes with Larval Tears.


Where to respec in Elden Ring

Elden Ring player approaching Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

The first step of resetting your character’s stats is to play until you reach the Academy of Raya Lucaria. The Academy is in the center of the Liurnia of the Lakes region that you’ll explore after finishing Stormveil Castle.

Raya Lucaria’s boss, Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, will drop a remembrance and a Great Rune, but doesn’t actually die when you defeat her. Instead, she becomes an NPC who hangs out there at the Raya Lucaria Library site of grace.


How to respec stats in Elden Ring

Inventory description of Larval Tears, an item used to respec in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

With the Great Rune of the Unborn in hand, return to Rennala and speak with her. Choose the Rebirth option from her menu. You’re required to use a Larval Tear to be reborn. Doing so means all of your stats are reset to the baseline of your class and you get to reassign them as you see fit. This is a great way to experiment with builds if you find a fun new weapon or a powerful incantation. You can do this as often as you like, so long as you have Larval Tears to spend.

If you need help finding those Larval Tears, we’ve got a guide for all Larval Tear locations.