The Elden Ring Meteorite Staff is one of the best magic weapons you can get early in the game, and found in the Swamp of Aeonia almost as soon as you start. It stays a good option for a while as well thanks to its low 18 intelligence requirement and S scaling for damage. It's an incredibly powerful weapon for an Intelligence or magic focused build that you can just pick up in the first few hours of Elden Ring.
There is a little risk involved though because it's located in the Swamp of Aeonia, an area with lakes of Scarlet Rot ready to poison you whenever you so much as put a toe in it - if you max out the affliction you can die in seconds. The enemies here can also be tough if you're a low level, favoring ranged poison attacks. So, technically, yes: you can simply go to where the Meteorite Staff is and take it, but you will still need to be very careful. Stocking up on plenty of Scarlet Rot cures is essential, for example.
However, while there are risks, it's more than possible to make getting the Elden Ring Meteorite Staff a priority. It'll be worth using these Elden Ring Rune farming locations to get a few levels under your belt to make things easier, though before you set off, but we've got everything you need below.
Where to find the Elden Ring Meteorite Staff
You'll find the Meteorite Staff location in the Swamp of Aeonia, in a ruined tower we've marked on the map above. The easiest way to get there is either via the Sellia Crystal Tunnel Site of Grace, which you'll probably have been teleported to at some point earlier by a booby trap. If that hasn't happened yet then you'll can try and ride out there from Limgrave (or find the basement area in the Dragon-Burnt Ruins in Limgrave and open the chest for a surprise). The actual closest Site of Grace is Aeonia Swamp Shore to the South, but it doesn't make too much of a difference.
However you get there, make sure you stock up on Preserving and Neutralizing Boluses to deal with Scarlett Rot and poison respectively. The Swamp is full of red water that will inflict Scarlett Rot on you and when the status bar fills you'll take constant damage until you cure it, rest at a Site of Grace, or die. A lot of enemies in this area will use poison based attacks as well, hence preparing for both.
There are plenty of islands and small land masses however, and you can use these to prevent Rot build up. Plus you can ride Torrent across the water as well, although it will take damage and eventually die if it experience too much rot. Worst case, you can run between land on foot, waiting for the build up to subside before carrying on.
You'll need to get into the dark recessed area on the map and hug the cliff face until you see this building:
There will be a body hanging out one of the windows with an item visible on it. That, when you get there, will be the Meteorite Staff. Be careful when you approach as there are fungus priests and flowers that all throw poison attacks at you. If you have any ranged options, now's the time to use them.
Once inside the small tower's base (which is full of poison flowers so beware) you'll find a Golden Rune 4 on a body just inside the door, and the meteorite staff on the body in the window.
Elden Ring Meteorite Staff scaling, abilities and requirements
The key thing about the meteorite staff is it has an S scaling with Intelligence, and only needs an 18 Int requirement, which most sorcery users should reach fairly soon. It also boosts any gravity sorceries you might be using.
The downside is that this staff can't use Ashes of War, or be upgraded in anyway. It's as good as it's ever going to get. So, while it's a great early game get, you'll want to replace it with something else later that you can level up and improve.
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