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Elden Ring – How To Alter Garments?

Read this guide to learn how to alter garments in Elden Ring.

The ability to alter garments in Elden Ring can be rather helpful. While not the most necessary skill to have in the game, it can make a fair difference if aesthetics matter to you. Also, switching up your gear can help add a fresh feel and look to your gameplay, with a minor update to stats too. If altering gear is your kind of thing, we have got just the guide for you. Here, we will show you all you need to do to alter garments in Elden Ring.

How to Alter Garments in Elden Ring?



In order to alter garments in Elden Ring, you first need Tailoring Tools and a Sewing Needle. Let us check out how to find them.

Tailoring Tools & Sewing Needle Location in Elden Ring


In order to get your hands on tailoring tools and the sewing needle, you first need to beat the Demi-Human chief bosses.

We recommend you begin at the Church of Elleh. From here, go to merchant Kale and acquire a torch, an item you will find quite helpful when exploring the Coastland Cave. Now, move towards the Stormfoot Catacombs. Pass through these catacombs and make your way to the shore.

On this shore, you will find little golden footprints. These are from an invisible creature that you need to strike in order to earn an Ashes of War. After you do so, move towards the south. As you make your way south, you will come across Demi-Humans who will launch an attack on you.


Since these enemies are relatively small, defeating them should not be difficult. However, since they appear in groups, you will need to be slightly wary of attacks arriving from different directions.

Once you get rid of the pesky Demi-Humans, keep moving south, looking for a cave mouth in the process. Upon making it to the Coastal Cave, you need to use your torch to light up the way inside.

Beating the Demi-Human Chiefs at Coastal Caves


In the Coastal Cave, you will come across the terrifying Demi-Human chiefs. The first of these chiefs will be sleeping near the entrance. To capture their attention, you can use a bow or any other throwable.

Once you do so, you will gain the attention of the chieftain, as well as the smaller demi-humans. Get rid of them with light spam attacks that stun them, before moving on to the chieftains.

There are two of these chiefs, and to defeat them, you need to rain quick blows. Begin proceedings with a charged heavy attack. Doing so will help you establish some form of dominance. You can even use summons to assist you.

Also, when battling these enemies, try to stick close to the door. Take advantage of their dagger dash attacks by counterattacking before the chiefs hit you with the third dagger attack.

Another useful cue in this fight is the roar of the Demi-Human chief. The roar indicates its intention to come at you with multiple slashes of the sword. We recommend you stick to defense by rolling away from these attacks.

Use moments between rapid attacks to counter the first Demi-Human chief’s moves, and you will find yourself tasting some success in this boss fight. With a few charged attacks, you should eventually see off the first Demi-Human chief, allowing you to focus on the next chief.

For the second Demi-Human chief, you need to pay close attention to its accompanying Demi-Human group. If you have any ranged damage on you, now would be a great time to use it. With its help, you will be able to get the group to come out towards you.

Additionally, we also recommend you use the Glintstone Arc spell to deal with the horde of Demi-Humans coming your way.

Since the second Demi-Human uses moves that are similar to that of the first, you need not try anything new. Use the same attacks that worked on the first chieftain, and you should be good to go.

Once you kill both the chieftains, you should be able to loot the Tailoring Tools and Sewing Needle.

Altering Garments in Elden Ring

Head over to the Site of Grace of your choice to use the tools you just looted. Head over to the menu, and click on Alter Garments.

Once you do so, you will find the option to pick from a bevy of different customization options for your armor. Quite obviously, you will need to spend Runes to alter your gear. To reverse your changes, you will need to spend the same amount of Runes too.

So there you have it. This is all you need to do in order to alter garments in Elden Ring. While doing so is not really everyone’s choice, simply having the ability to change how your gear looks are probably quite cool!

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