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Shadow Keep “Back Gate” In Elden Ring To Locate Commander Gaius

An opportunity to discover plenty of Site of Grace.


  • The Closest site of grace to Back Gate is located at the Loft in the Storehouse.
  • You must navigate some areas including Bonny Village, Storehouse and Church District to reach the Back Gate.
  • You will find an elevator on the edge of the Storehouse Loft, that leads to the Shadow Keep Back Gate.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC has added numerous locations in the new map: Land of Shadows.

The Land of Shadows has various hidden locations, hubs, and even legacy dungeons occupied by ferocious enemies.

Shadow Keep is one of the legacy dungeons occupied by Messmer of the Impaler with multiple gates.

Elden Ring Shadow Keep Back Gate Location

Shadow Keep Back gate can be the key to locating the Commander Gaius in Elden ring.

The fastest and easiest way to get to the location is to head to the Bonny Village in Scadu Altus.

Get To Bonny Village

To reach Bonny Village, you should first get to the Site of Grace in the Moorth Ruins and head Southeast.

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Head to the Site of Grace that’s close to Bonny Village. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

While navigating, you will encounter many underground caves; use platforms, tunnels, and ladders to reach the Village quickly.

If you follow the southeast path, you will also discover Bonny Village’s Site of Grace right after coming out of the underground Tunnel.

Head Towards Bridge And Reach Church District

From the Rest Zone, head east and cross the two bridges. You will also find another Site of Grace after crossing the second bridge.

Further, you should head northeast of the bridge until a Pack arrives and get to Church District Highroad just by following the narrow path in the north direction.

Reach Church District Highroad. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

From the Highroad, you should search for Church District Entrance, which is located straight from the Tunnel.

Enter the Tunnel to find the entrance. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

After finding the Grace of the Site, you must Locate the Specimen Storehouse by heading north.

You should use the house’s roof and search for a semi-circular (*-shaped) landing platform.

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Land in the platform. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

A bit ahead of the platform, you will find a broken roof; drop down the area, walk by the corridor, and take a left to reach the watery area.

Discover Storehouse Loft

If you cross the tiny bridge, you get to the elevator room. You should just stand in the middle circular platform to reach the upper platform.

In the left room, you will find the Site of Grace (Back Side, Storehouse) right in front of the Book Shelves.

You should use the Ladder by taking a few steps from the Fast-travel tool and head towards the stairs located on your right.

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Use the ladder to find the next Site of Grace. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

You will encounter a few enemies in the corridor; just on the right side of the enemy’s location, you will find a broken wall.

The Wall path will lead you to a huge hall with the Site of Grace in the Storehouse’s Loft.

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Site of Grace in Storehouse Loft.

You should use the elevator across the Site of Grace to reach the upper platform and head Northwest until you find a ladder.

From the Area, head northeast and search for another Ladder, which will lead to an open hall, but be wary of the flying foes.

Find The Back Gate Of Shadow Keep

Outside the hall’s right, you will find an elevator; use the tool to reach the wooden platform area and head downwards using the stairs. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

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Use the elevator to get downwards. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

Yet again, you will find another elevator located on the edge; use it to reach the Back Gate of the Shadow Keep.

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Use the elevator to reach the back gate of Shadow Keep. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

You will also find Commander Gauis, a legendary Boss in Elden Ring if you explore the Back Gate of Shadow Keep.

Anish Koirala
Anish Koirala
Anish is a gaming writer and tech expert, specializing in the intersection of gaming culture and cutting-edge technology. With a degree in Information Management, Anish offer insightful analysis and reviews on gaming hardware, software, and industry trends.


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