Bell Bearings are an item in Elden Ring that you don’t know you need until you need them.
They’re the only item that the two Finger Readers in the Roundtable Hold will accept as payment. When you deliver them your first Bell Bearing, their shop will open up, and you’ll gain access to some terrific pieces of gear. Of course, in order to do this, you need to first know where Bell Bearings come from and how to get your hands on one or several.
The more Bell Bearings that you offer to the Finger Readers, the wider their product selection becomes. This is extremely helpful if you’re still searching for an armor set or main weapon for your character. There are also useful items on offer, so this merchant shop is especially handy to keep coming back to.
Below, you can see exactly where to find Bell Bearings in Elden Ring.
Finding Bell Bearings in Elden Ring
Perhaps the first Bell Bearing that you can encounter is at the Warmaster’s Shack in Stormhill. This location is on the road to Stormveil Castle, so it’s hard to miss. During the daytime, this shack houses a knight who sells you particularly useful Ashes of War. If you rest at the Site of Grace and pass time until the night, though, an invasion boss appears in the shack.
This boss goes by the name Bell Bearing Hunter, so it’s obvious what you receive after you defeat him. To do that, ride around on Torrent and swipe at the hunter when he’s finished attacking or just before he’s about to. You can try to stay on the ground but the boss has some high-damage moves that are hard to avoid just by dodging.
Once you’ve defeated him, you’ll receive his Bell Bearing as an item. You can then go back to the Roundtable Hold, find the two Finger Readers and turn in the Bell Bearing to open their shop.
If you’re looking for another Bell Bearing, you’ll need to head into Liurnia. This region is north of Limgrave and only becomes accessible after defeating Godrick the Grafted or skipping his boss battle. Once in the region, head far north on the east side of the region until you reach a location called Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnel. This location is under the cliffs, so you’ll have to go around to the north side and then jump down some rocks to get there.
Once inside, you can make your way through the mine until you reach the cave’s boss, the Crystalian. Defeat him and you’ll earn another Bell Bearing. It should be noted that using a summons really helps in this fight.
There are more of these out in the world but these are two locations to get you started in Elden Ring. For more helpful content, check out Upcomer’s comprehensive Elden Ring guide hub.