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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

How to Find Needle Knight Leda and Complete her Quest

By
Matt Chard

Needle Knight Leda is a new NPC with her own questline in the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC in Elden Ring. She will be the first NPC you’ll meet in the new DLC with her first meeting in Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum provided you’ve done the prerequisites to access the DLC. If you haven’t, follow our Shadow of the Erdtree Unlock Guide. Leda is an avid follower of Miquella and leads a band of Needle Knights following the breadcrumbs left behind in a search to find him. Read on to find out every meeting with her, how you can complete her questline, and what you get as a reward for doing so.

Needle Knight Leda is one of the main NPCs in the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. Follow her story throughout the realms of shadow.

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If you want to jump straight to a specific meeting, or perhaps see what rewards you get from finishing this Questline, check out the following table:

First Meeting - Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum, Mohgwyn Palace

Your first meeting with Leda will be by the cocoon in Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum, where you transport yourself to reach the realms of shadow. Speak to her and exhaust her dialogue, where you’ll find out that she too has been called to this place and that Miquella now resides in the Land of Shadow. She will inform you that you can go to the realm too if you interact with the withered arm that is protruding out of the cocoon. Do as she says and touch the creepy arm, and you’ll end up inside a cave in the realm of shadow.

(1 of 2) You’ll need to have access to the DLC to meet Leda for the first time.

You’ll need to have access to the DLC to meet Leda for the first time. (left), When you do, she’ll be in Mohgwyn Dynasty Mausoleum, where you fight Mohg. (right)

Second Meeting - Belurat, Tower Settlement, Gravesite Plain

In the Gravesite Plain region, head northwest to find Belurat, Tower Settlement. This is a legacy dungeon and can be very difficult to get through, but you’ll need to get through the entirety of it and defeat the boss there before you can obtain a letter left by Leda, which is your next meeting. After you’ve defeated the boss, exit the room, and head up the elevator to the east. At the top, walk across to the end of the bridge, and open the door. In the next area, pick up the Scadutree Fragment near the broken statue to your south, and then take the stairs up to the north.

Although the path will be blocked off, there will be a letter from Leda next to the balcony to the right of the stairs. This letter reads: “The Gate of Divinity lies in the tower, sealed by shadow. That is surely where Kind Miquella is headed. We are no Empyreans, but we must locate the path that will lead us there. I will follow the crosses east.” In short, the letter is telling you that she plans to head east, and if you look at the maps that come with it, it’ll show you that you need to head over the Ellac Greatbridge, through Castle Ensis, and into the Scadu Altus Region.

(1 of 3) Once you’ve defeated the boss in Belurat, exit the room, head east, and take the elevator up.

Third Meeting - Highroad Cross, Scadu Altus

Before you can meet Leda again, you’ll need to get through Castle Ensis, which can be found across the Ellac Greatbridge to the northeast of the Gravesite Plain site of grace (first grace in this area). Once you’ve done that, exit the castle, and on the other side, you’ll find yourself in the Scadu Altus region. Follow the path north, and you’ll reach the Highroad Cross site of grace shortly after, alongside Leda and another NPC who goes by Hornsent.

Speak to Leda, exhaust her dialogue, and then ask her any questions about the various NPCs you’ve met so far. By now, you’ll only be able to ask her about Hornsent (who is next to her), and the “Silent Monk” (Dryleaf Dane) who can be found in Moorth Ruins to the southeast of your current location. This will expand that particular NPCs lore to give you a better idea of whom you’ve been dealing with.

(1 of 2) After you get through Castle Ensis, follow the path north to find a site of grace to your right.

After you get through Castle Ensis, follow the path north to find a site of grace to your right. (left), This site of grace is called Highroad Cross, where you’ll find Leda in person. (right)

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  • Publisher
    Namco Bandai Games
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action, Adventure, RPG
  • Guide Release
    17 June 2024
  • Last Updated
    12 July 2024
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