Elden Ring: How to get Memory Slots and all 8 Memory Stone locations

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One of the major differences between Elden Ring and the Dark Souls games, FromSoftware's previous dark fantasy RPGs, comes down to how you gain more slots for extra magic spells. In Dark Souls, spell slots were tied to a stat you could upgrade called Attunement. In Elden Ring, though, spell slots — now called Memory Slots — can only be acquired by finding a specific type of rare item in the game's open world.

In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about getting more Memory Slots, including what items you need to unlock them and information about where you can find these items throughout the Lands Between.

How to get Memory Slots in Elden Ring

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To get additional Memory Slots in Elden Ring, players will need to search the game's open world for Memory Stones. Each of these incredibly rare items increase the player's Memory Slot count by one, up to a maximum of 10. This means that if you were to find nine Memory Stones throughout the Lands Between, you'd be able to cast up to 10 different incantations or sorceries in combat.

Memory Stones are typically awarded to the player after solving a tower puzzle or after they kill a boss. They're relatively easy to get as long as you know what to do. Don't worry, we're here to help with that. 

All 8 Memory Stone locations

There are eight Memory Stones in total. Five of them are hidden away in tower treasure chests and require you to solve a puzzle before unlocking. Two others are dropped by defeated bosses. Meanwhile, the last one can be purchased from a shop. 

Here's where to find them all, listed in alphabetical order: 

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Converted Tower (Liurnia of the Lakes)Go to the tower located west from the Fallen Ruins of the Lakes site of grace. While standing before the statue, use the Erudition gesture then go up the glowing ladder behind the statue and head up the stairs to the room with the Memory Stone in the treasure chest.
Lenne's Rise (Caelid)Near the tower there is a Spiritspring. Ride Torrent and jump high up onto the tower using the Spiritspring. You'll find the Memory Stone in a chest up here.
Mt. Gelmir (Demi-Human Queen Maggid drop at Hermit Village)Make your way to Hermit Village and defeat Demi-Human Queen Maggie to get this enemy to drop a Memory Stone.
Oridys's Rise (Weeping Peninusla Limgrave)There's a puzzle near a tower. Read the floating book that tells you to "see three wise beasts." You need to destroy the three ghostly turtles hidden nearby. Two will be easy to spot (one near the stairs and one on the path north of the ruins), but the third is invisible and splashing around in a small body of water. Once all three are dead, head back to the ruins and open the chest near the top of the tower to get your Memory Stone.
Raya Lucaria Academy (Red Wolf of Radagon boss)Go to the Debate Parlor in Raya Lucaria Academy and defeat the Red Wolf of Radagon boss to get it to drop a Memory Stone.
Roundtable Hold (Twin Madien Husks shop)Go into the back room at the Roundtable Hold where you'll find the Twin Maiden Husks shop and you can purchase a Memory Stone for 3,000 runes.
Seluvis's Rise (Liurnia of the Lakes)There is a tower here that is only unlocked if you talk to Ranni the Witch and accept her quest. The Memory Stone can be found in a chest after going up the ladder and up the tower.
Testu's Rise (Liurnia of the Lakes)Head to the small island northwest of the bridge and read the floating book which tells you, "see three wise beasts." You need to kill three ghost turtles nearby. The first is northwest of the tower, near some rocks. The second is north and slightly east of the tower, high up on a tree trunk. The third is to the southeast of the tower, down the cliff. When they're dead, head up the tower to get your Memory Stone.

Gather up those Memory Stones

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FromSoftware's masterpiece has provided players with hours and hours of entertainment, and part of that is due to the multitude of ways that players can improve their characters. Having more Memory Slots allows you to have more usable spells, so it's a good idea to collect these as soon as possible. 

For the most part, Elden Ring Memory Slots are relatively easy to collect, as long as you know where to go and what to do. Just follow the instructions we've listed out above, and you'll have gathered all eight in no time. 

Elden Ring is finally here, and it's available for $59.99 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC. It's one of the best Xbox games you can play right now if you're a fan of challenging RPGs, and we strongly recommend it. Plus, you can continue the challenging adventure with the new Shadow of the Erdtree expansion which has a $39.99 MSRP.

Elden Ring | $54.39 at CDKeys (Steam)

Elden Ring | $54.39 at CDKeys (Steam)

Elden Ring is FromSoftware's latest fantasy epic, featuring a focus on open-ended design in a universe created by both FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin.

Also at: Steam ($39.99, PC, Digital) | Xbox ($39.99, Digital)

Collector's Edition: Bandai Namco Store (€249.99)

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree | $37.09 at CDKeys (Steam)

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree | $37.09 at CDKeys (Steam)

Continue your journey, Tarnished, as you explore a brand new area filled with even more challenges and powerful enemies. There are plenty of new secrets to unravel as the story unfolds.

Also at: Steam ($39.99, PC, Digital) | Xbox ($39.99, Digital)

Collector's Edition: Bandai Namco Store (€249.99)

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