The Grafted Scion is the first boss in Elden Ring, and most players will get completely annihilated by this beast at the start of the game. Thankfully, you can find the Grafted Scion again later in Elden Ring and give it a taste of its own medicine. You won’t get your Grafted Scion rematch until you’ve put at least a handful of hours into Elden Ring, though, but once you do reach the right area, you can have your sweet revenge. Here’s where to find and rematch the Grafted Scion in Elden Ring.
How to Rematch the Grafted Scion in Elden Ring
The Grafted Scion is located in the Chapel of Anticipation, which is the area from the beginning of Elden Ring before the tutorial. This area is seemingly inaccessible after you start the main game, but there’s actually a way back. To find your way back to the Chapel of Anticipation, you need to visit The Four Belfries located in the western half of Liurnia. It’s a short distance northwest of the Raya Lucaria Academy. You can see its exact location on the map below.
Once you arrive at The Four Belfries, you will find multiple portals that require an Imbued Sword Key to activate. You can get one from the treasure chest at the very top of the hill at The Four Belfries, but you will only be able to activate one portal. The one you need to activate is the one with the message that reads “Precipice of Anticipation.” Use the Imbued Sword Key to activate the portal and you’ll be whisked away to the Chapel of Anticipation where you’ll find a familiar foe waiting for you.
There isn’t anything else to do in the Chapel of Anticipation other than fight the Grafted Scion, so you can get straight down to business once you arrive. Its moveset is the same as it was at the beginning of the game, although you likely didn’t survive long enough to see everything it can do. Thankfully, it’s still a relatively easy boss, especially with the stronger gear that you have by this point in the game.
Once you take it down, you’ll receive the Ornamental Straight Sword and the Golden Beast Crest Shield as a result. This isn’t the best sword and shield combo in Elden Ring, but it’s a solid set at this point in the game. With the beast slain, you can now fast travel back to the main portion of The Lands Between and continue your Elden Ring journey.
Elden Ring is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.