After making it through Stormveil Castle and Godrick the Grafted, then tackling Liurnia of the Lakes and Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon - you might find yourself in a conundrum. Do you take on Caelid and Starscrouge Radahn? Do you head up into the Altus Plateau and attempt Leyndell, the Royal Capital? Or do you yolo your way into Mt. Gelmir? Dave Klein of DaveControl is here to help with a handy route guide to help you tackle the Elden Ring challenges ahead. Here is an Elden Ring guide on the best path to take after Liurnia of the Lakes.
First things: Did you go into Siofra River and Ainsel River? Before anything else, I highly recommend taking on these 2 areas. Siofra River can be found at the well located here on a map within Mistwood. It’s by far one of the coolest areas of the game, so do yourself a favor and head there. Next up, Ainsel River is located at the well here on map within Liurnia East.
And - if you haven’t already, I would honestly recommend taking on Caria Manor, a mini-legacy dungeon located here on the map - and the Academy of Raya Lucaria before moving on - as everything beyond this point is going to be a major step up in terms of challenge and difficulty.
The next area we’re going to go to are certain parts of Caelid. Caelid is an extremely rough area, and honestly, much of it I’m going to recommend heading to later. But, there are a couple easier spots to tackle, and ones that will progress important NPC questlines that I want you to hit up here.