Elden Ring: How to Get to the Church of Inhibition and Avoid Madness

Many people are having trouble reaching it.

by Diego Perez

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The Church of Communion is a location that many Elden Ring players are seeking out for a variety of reasons, but many people are having trouble reaching the place. Most Elden Ring players are seeking the Church of Inhibition to acquire maiden’s blood for Varre’s questline, while others are just looking for the Finger Maiden armor set that can be found there. The problem is, there’s a tower that inflicts Madness upon anyone who attempts to approach the church, eventually killing them. Here’s how to get past the Madness tower and reach the Church of Inhibition in Elden Ring.

How to Reach the Church of Inhibition in Elden Ring

There’s an easy route to help you reach the church without dying from Madness, but you have to follow the path exactly or you may end up taking too much damage. To start, head to the location shown on the map below. It’s north of the church itself and a bit south of the Grand Lift of Dectus.

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The strategy here is to slowly approach the tower while using the rock pillars as cover. When your Madness meter fills up about halfway, take cover and wait for it to empty before moving on so you don’t take too much damage. When you make it about halfway to the tower (you’ll know when you see the giant yellow tree on the right side of the road), ride east and drop down to the lower area.

Once you’ve dropped down, continue along the narrow path to the east. You’ll find a Sprit Spring (one of those tornado things that lets you jump really high) at the end of the path. Use Torrent to jump in the Spirit Spring and reach the top of the cliff, making sure to hug the wall along the way so the tower can’t see you. This will put you right next to the Madness tower.

At the top of the cliff, immediately take cover behind a rock pillar and wait until the Madness spell isn’t being cast. Then, rush the bottom floor of the tower and take out the big rat.  Next, climb the ladder to reach the top of the tower and find the clerics that are casting the Madness spell. Be careful when you go up there, because you won’t have the roof to protect you from the spell’s effects.

Once they’re all dead, the tower will be deactivated and you can safely approach the Church of Inhibition nearby. If you’re having trouble following the instructions above, you can see the full route in the video below.

Festering Fingerprint Vyke Invader

You’ll be invaded by Festering Fingerprint Vyke when you reach the church, but just make a break for the Site of Grace so you can unlock this fast travel point and heal. If Vyke kills you after you’ve unlocked the Site of Grace, you’ll respawn there and Vyke will be gone.

Maiden’s Blood Location

Next to the Site of Grace is a dead maiden that you can use for Varre’s questline. This maiden’s corpse also contains the Finger Maiden armor set, which has very little defense but is super lightweight. Now that you have the Site of Grace unlocked, you can come and go from the Church of Inhibition as you please.

Elden Ring is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

- This article was updated on March 8th, 2022

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