Lords of the Fallen is a mysterious game, following the steps of Dark Souls and Blood Bourne, aiming to make things most competitive for players. Many factors can make your game literal hell, the inventory, item weight, and stat requirements are some of the most frustrating.
When you get an item in the game, it goes into your inventory. The more weight there is in your inventory, the slower you start to move, and then it is a point where you can’t even dodge attacks. Furthermore, a specific weapon also has a stat requirement, which you have to meet through your attributes to wield efficiently.
While that all might sound like a burden on your shoulders, some specific items and runes can lower the weapon weight, or remove the stat requirements.
Here in this guide, I am going to share with you all the elements of How to Get Crafter’s Essence in Lords of the Fallen by following the Sparky-Gerlinde Quest. Crafter’s Essence will Lower the Item Weight, and Remove the Stat Requirement to 0.
Finding Gerlinde Blacksmith
First of all, you need to find Gerlinde, who is a Blacksmith and later on helps us get the Gerlinde Quest, further pointing towards the Rune Smithing.
She is trapped in the lower mine cell area of the Pilgrim’s Perch. You can find the key, just below the Vestige of Blind Agatha, taking the elevator underground. Fight the enemies and one of them will drop off the Key to Gerlinde’s Cell.
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Going to Gerlinde and Sparky Merchant Shop
When you free Gerlinde, she is going to put shackles around Sparky’s hands in the Skyrest Bridge area, trapping him.
After you talk to Gerlinde, she is going to give you the Gerlinde Rune Tablet Quest, where you have to find 3 Rune Tablets in Lords of the Fallen.
Finding Rune Tablets Location
Just as we mentioned, there are three tablets you need to find.
First Cracked Rune Tablet Location
You can find the first Gerlinde’s Cracked Rune Tablet in Fitzroy’s Gorge. As a reward, you will be able to add ruins to your weapons.
- Enter and proceed through the cave
- There is a wooden base floor
- Walk over it
- Find Drustan on the left, under the cave
- Proceed from the NPC onwards to get the Tablet
Second Chipped Rune Tablet Location
The second Chipped Rune Tablet is found in the Upper Crath House leading to the Sunless Skein. As before, this Gerlinde’s Tablet will expand Rune Slotting Options.
- Defeat the Sperm Prigyny
- Unlock the Vestige of Done
- Simply follow the path into the city
- Come across a house
- The second ruin is inside the fireplace
Third Rune Tablet Location
The last rune for the Gerlinde and Sparky Quest (Travels Resumed) can be found in the Tower of Penance.
- Head to the bottom of the tower
- Land on Metal Grates
- On the roundabout, there is a Chest
- Open the Chest to get the Third Rune Tablet
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Giving Rune Tablet to Gerlinde to Unlock Crafter’s Essence
After you find all three rune tablets, you can come back to Gerlinde and Sparky. There are two choices here, either give the Rune Tablets to Gerlinde or give them to Sparky.
To Get Crafter’s Essence Rune in Lords of the Fallen, which removes the stat requirement to 0, and lowers the item weight, you will have to give the Rune Tablets to Gerlinde instead of Sparky.
If you give the Rune Tablets to Sparky, it will unlock Rune Smithing for you.