How to respec in Elden Ring

Here’s everything you need to know about how to respec in Elden Ring, including what to do about Queen Rennala during and after the Sellen quest.

queen rennela, who enables elden ring respec for characters

Want to know how to respec in Elden Ring? Tinkering with your stat distribution is crucial if you’re eager to switch from a dual-wielding melee maestro to a spell-slinging wizard on the fly, but accessing it isn’t as simple as opening a menu. Aside from a full walkthrough to respec, we’ve also included how to respec during the Sellen quest when the person you need to meet suddenly disappears. Don’t panic, things aren’t as bad as you think.

One of the great things about FromSoftware’s soulslike game is that it doesn’t lock you into your chosen Elden Ring build. Changing your stats to effectively experiment with different Elden Ring classes is perfectly possible, provided you have some Larval Tears. One strategy could be to respec your character depending on what Elden Ring bosses you’re stuck on, if you fancy getting real meta in one of the best PC games in recent years.

How to respec in Elden Ring

Before you can respec in Elden Ring, you’ll need a specific Elden Ring Great Rune: the Great Rune of the Unborn. Unlike other Great Runes, this one doesn’t need a Divine Tower to unlock its power, and you don’t need to equip it. You get this particular rune from defeating Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.

After you’ve defeated her, Rennala will be available in Raya Lucaria Grand Library where you can give her a Larval Tear to access the ‘Rebirth’ function. There are only a finite number of Larval Tears in the open-world game , so be sure to use The Loadout’s Larval Tear locations guide to maximise your respec chances.

Elden Ring respec Sellen quest

If you decide to side with Sellen during the final part of this Elden Ring quest line, she will occupy the space that Rennala typically resides in. We understand that this may seem alarming, because without Rennala there is no respec option, but never fear. Simply ensure you complete the Sellen quest in full, and then reload the area in the Grand Library where Rennala is found. Regardless of what was going on during the Sellen quest and how you resolved it, Rennala will be back in place once it’s all over.

Sellen herself may or may not have been transformed into a giant boulder at this point – she’ll still be in the room and you can still purchase spells from her, even in her new rock form.

That’s everything you need to know about the Elden Ring respec process. For more Elden Ring tips, check out the best Elden Ring weapon arts, everything you need to know about Elden Ring mods, or Elden Ring Ashes of War locations, and how to get the best Elden Ring ending in the game.