Rogier’s questline walkthrough and steps in Elden Ring

The sorcerer Rogier is a Tarnished in Elden Ring dedicated to looking for pieces of information regarding an important event in the past. By helping him, you not only get some sweet rewards but also learn more about key figures who played an important role before you arrived at the Lands Between.

As a prerequisite to starting this quest, you must have not talked to Ranni the Witch before completing the first steps.

In this Elden Ring guide, we’ll show you every step of Rogier’s quest.


Rogier questline steps in Elden Ring

Here’s a list of all the steps you need to go through in order to complete Rogier’s quest. Besides showing the inner parts of the Stormveil Castle dungeon, progressing this quest takes you as far as Liurna of the Lakes.

  1. Meet Rogier in Stormveil Castle.
  2. Defeat Grodick the Grafted.
  3. Talk to Rogier in Roundtable Hold.
  4. Explore beneath Stormveil Castle
  5. Return to Rogier
  6. Defeat the Black Knife Assassin
  7. Return to Rogier
  8. Go to Caria Manor and talk to Ranni
  9. Return to Rogier
  10. Return to Ranni
  11. Return to Rogier

Where to start Rogier’s quest in Elden Ring

A Tarnished walks on a castle roof looking for Rogier in Elden Ring. Images: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Inside Stormveil Castle, from the Rampart Tower Site of Grace, go north and down the stairs to access the roof of the church. Be careful with the Warhawks in your path. You can enter using one of the windows or use a ladder on the southeast side to access the church. If you choose the latter, you’ll have to defeat the patrolling units. Otherwise, they can follow you inside the church and attack Rogier.

A Tarnished talks to Rogier in a castle in Elden Ring. Images: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Once you’re inside the church, talk to Sorcerer Rogier near the central table, as shown above.


Defeat Godrick the Grafted

Godrick the Grafted holds a sword during the Elden Ring Rogier quest. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Your next objective is to fight and defeat the final boss in Stormveil Castle, Godrick the Grafted. This is the second major boss you’ll have contact with, and the encounter is significantly tougher than Margit, the Fell Omen. If you need help with the fight, be sure to check our guide on how to beat Godrick.


Talk to Rogier in Roundtable Hold

Rogier gives an Elden Ring player Rogier’s Rapier in Roundtable Hold. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

With Godrick defeated, it’s time to go to Roundtable Hold. Teleport there if Melina has already taken you there, or visit a site of grace for her to appear and invite you. You can find Rogier sitting on the balcony east of the central room. Talk to him and choose the “I’ve defeated Godrick” dialogue option once it’s available. Rogier rewards you with the Rogier’s Rapier +8 and ends the conversation.


Explore beneath Stormveil Castle

To progress Rogier’s questline, you need to visit an underground section of Stormveil Castle, where you can learn about what happened to Rogier.

Teleport to the Liftside Chamber Site of Grace, take the lift on the left, and, in the next area, use the ledge to access a window on the right side. From there, turn right and follow the only available path.

A Tarnished navigates Stormveil Castle during Rogier’s quest in Elden Ring. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Eventually, you got to an outside area with a giant hole in the ground — you’re above the jars. Go to your left and take the door beside two corpses with a Smithing Stone [1] and a Golden Rune [2]. In this next room, make your way down paying attention to the enemies spread all around you. Leave the room, turn left, and platform your way to a balcony.

A Tarnished jumps on a balcony during Rogier’s quest in Elden Ring. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

On the balcony, enter the door to access an inner part of the castle. Be sure to go left first and open a shortcut to the Liftside Chamber Site of Grace. Now, you can return and go right. Use the beams to reach the lower levels until you’re on the ground.

A Tarnished crosses beams during Rogier’s quest in Elden Ring. Images: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Be careful with the rats and go ahead to find a Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirit. Defeat it, move on, and interact with the bloodstain next to the large face.


Return to Rogier and talk to Fia

A Tarnished talks to Fia during Rogier’s quest in Elden Ring. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Go back to talk to Rogier and ask him about the corpse under Stormveil. Then, still in the Roundtable Hold, go talk to Fia in the room beside the blacksmith. Let her hold you and interact with her until you can choose the “Talk in Secret,” “Do you know…?,” and “About the Black Knifeprint” dialogue options.

At the end of the conversation, she will give you the Knifeprint Clue, a map indicating where you need to go next


Defeat the Black Knife Assassin

A map shows the location of the Black Knife Catacombs in Elden Ring on the way to Rogier’s quest. Images: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

To complete this step, you need to visit the Black Knife Catacombs on the northeast side of Liurna of the Lakes. Inside this dungeon, there is a hidden boss. To find him, go west from the bonfire, turn left from the door, and right and the end of the corridor.

You will get to a room with three giant guillotines. Use the one in the middle to lift you up to a door. Go ahead and turn right. You can find the boss room at the end of this path behind an illusory wall.

An Elden Ring player fights the Black Knife Assassin during Rogier’s questline. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

There you face the Black Knife Assassin, a fast and deadly enemy. Defeating them rewards you with the Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger and the Black Knifeprint.


Return to Rogier

An Elden Ring player gives Rogier the Black Knifeprint. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Once you’re in possession of the Black Knifeprint, talk to Rogier and give him the Black Knifeprint. After exhausting the dialogue, reload the game and talk to him again. This time he will tell you to look for Ranni. Ask Rogier about Ranni’s whereabouts for him to tell you that she must be hiding in a manor to the north of the Academy of Raya Lucaria.


Go to Caria Manor and talk to Ranni

An Elden Ring player tals to Ranni at Caria Manor during Rogier’s questline. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

This step takes you to Caria Manor. At the entrance, follow the path to the left and keep going northwest, following the road to reach the Manor Lower Level Site of Grace. From there, go southeast, climb the stairs northeast, and take the lift to find the Manor Upper Level Site of Grace. Leave the room and go northeast until you find the stairs.

Pass through some minor soldiers and a giant to fight Royal Knight Loretta. After defeating her, head to the north and reach the Three Sisters towers. You can find Ranni at the tower in the southwest part of the map. Talk to her at the top of the tower until she tells you to be gone.


Return to Rogier at Roundtable Hold

An Elden Ring player talks to Rogier at Roundtable Hold. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Teleport back to the Roundtable Hold and talk to Rogier. After telling him that Ranni cast off her cursemark, he suggests that you become her vassal. Exhaust the dialogue to proceed to the next step. You can take the opportunity to talk to him about D, which gives you an item involving D’s questline.


Return to Ranni at Caria Manor

An Elden Ring player talks to Ranni during Rogier’s questline. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Now, by talking to Ranni again, you can accept becoming her vassal. Know that doing so starts Ranni’s questline. When the conversation ends, talk to the spirits of the other three NPCs in the tower. Before you go, talk to Ranni again and she will mention that she is going to enter a long slumber.


Return to Rogier one last time

An Elden Ring player stares at loot from Rogier earned at the end of the questline. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

In the last segment of the quest, you need to visit Rogier one last time, and he should have a new dialogue explaining how worried he is about his state. (In case his dialogue hasn’t changed, reload the game and try talking to him again.)

After this conversation, rest at the site of grace and, when you talk to him again, Rogier won’t answer you back. Repeat the process of resting at the site of grace and talking to him a few times. Eventually, Rogier dies, leaving behind his Spellblade set and his bell bearing. As Rogier’s final act before dying, he writes a letter to you talking about D’s brother.