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Use “Rock Heart” In Elden Ring DLC To Transform Into Ancient Dragon

Once a dragon, forever a dragon!


  • Rock Heart is one of the consumable items in Elden Ring DLC found in the Jagged Peak Mountainside Site of Grace.
  • Players must solve the Domain of Dragons Painting¬†puzzle to get this item in Shadow of the Erdtree.
  • The Rock Heart can also be used to transform your human form into an ancient dragon, but it cannot be undone once the transformation is finished.

The 2022 action RPG Elden Ring has finally brought its first DLC, with new gameplay mechanics, on June 21, 2024.

Following its release, players can find new consumable items, bosses, and locations to explore.

Rock Heart, Great Runes, and Crystal Tears are some of the essential consumable items in the Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree.

Solve Dragon Painting Puzzle To Obtain The Rock Heart In Shadow Of The Erdtree

In Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, Rock Heart is an essential item that can be used to transform yourself into the ancient dragons.

Additionally, this item cannot be obtained easily during the DLC gameplay. You must solve the Domain of Dragons Painting Puzzle to get the Rock Heart.

Find The Painting

The painting puzzle you need to solve is found at the lower level of the Shadow Keep in Scadu Altus.

Enter the keep through the main gate and continue the path until you reach the area with burning boats.

Burning boats in Elden Ring DLC
Pass through the burning boats to get the painting. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

Around the area, you will discover the ladder leading you downwards. Take the ladder to get down and walk towards the room, passing through the waterfall.

Moreover, the room behind the waterfall is where you will find Domain of Dragons Painting.

Dragon painting in DLC
Make your way toward the Jagged Peak after discovering the painting. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

Once you get the painting from the Shadow Keep, you need to complete certain activities to solve the Puzzle and get the Rock Heart.

Head Towards The Jagged Peak Mountainside Site of Grace

After you get the painting, you should go to the Jagged Peak Mountainside Site of Grace to find the painter.

The location is found in the large mountain in the southeastern section of the map, which can be reached by crossing the Dragon Pit.

Once you reach the Jagged Peak, head upwards, following the Rocky path that you will see in the area.

Jagged Peak Shadow of the erdtree
Travel to the top of the Jagged Peak to find the painter. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

Moreover, you may encounter some of the dragon enemies on your way. Thus, you must be prepared for the fight as well.

After you reach the Mountainside Site of Grace, you will find the first Spiritspring, avoid the immediate jump, and use the spring to reach the rocky ground.

Once you are in the area, you will see a Glowing chair from afar. Head towards the chair and interact with it.

Elden ring Rock Heart
Interact with the chair to get the Rock Heart. (Source: Screen Plays Mag)

After interacting with the chair, the painter will appear and drop the Rock Heart, which you can collect.

The Rock Heart you obtain from the painter can used to transform yourself into the ancient dragon. You must remove your armor and use the Rock from the menu to do this.

Furthermore, players should remember that they cannot return to their human form once they are transformed into the dragon.

Nishan Dahal
Nishan Dahal
Nishan Dahal is a passionate gamer who infuses his strategic insights and gaming skills into every piece he writes, providing helpful tips and guidance to his readers. From RPGs to action-packed adventures, Nishan's articles showcase his love for gaming and invite others to share in the excitement of virtual worlds.


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