Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree: Should You Choose Imbibe Nectar with St Trina?

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree became one of the most loved DLC that many people love because it has a big world with lots of exciting things to do. In the DLC, you meet a mysterious person called St. Trina. She offers you a special liquid, but you must think carefully about what to do, as this choice affects the endgame in essential ways. But before doing this, you must learn who Thiollier is and why we need him for this critical decision in the game. Find out if you should Imbibe Nectar in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree with St. Trina while Thiollier is present.

Should You Choose Imbibe Nectar with St Trina while Thiollier is Present in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree?

Yes, you should choose Imbibe Nectar in the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree with St. Trina while Thiollier is present to progress ahead in the quest line. You must choose Imbibe Nectar to complete Thiollier’s and St. Trina’s questlines. Although consuming the Nectar will lead to your character’s death, this is a required sacrifice and won’t result in any loss if you use ‘Sacrificial Twig’ or spend runes beforehand.

Upon successively imbibing the Nectar four times, St. Trina will communicate with you during your death screen, revealing essential information about Miquella, a central figure in the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. Your character will respawn at a nearby Site of Grace, with your lost runes recoverable before you.

Some have suggested Imbibe Nectar six times in a row in subreddits. Four times is enough, as you can advance in the quest now.

How Should You Choose Imbibe Nectar with St Trina while Thiollier is Present in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
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How to Imbibe Nectar in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree with St Trina

You must have already started Thiollier’s questline since it is linked to St. Trina’s. Because to open the path to St. Trina in Stone Coffin Fissure, you must first free Thiollier from Miquella. However, if you have not started both quests and are only researching now, we will help you complete both quests quickly. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Start Thiollier’s quest first, as it connects to St. Trina’s. Talking to him will ensure he appears in the right places when you reach the Stone Coffin Fissure.
  2. Find Thiollier near a place called Pillar Path Cross. Talk to him until you unlock his shop. His quest continues after breaking a magic seal.
  3. Go to a place named Shadow Keep, north of a castle. You can only go there after beating a boss called Rellana. When you arrive, you’ll see a message about a broken item. This frees him from a spell.
  4. Meet St. Trina in a cave in the Garden of Deep Purple to start her quest. Go to the bottom area called Stone Coffin Fissure and defeat a boss to find her.
  5. Choose the Imbibe Nectar option with St. Trin. Do this four times until she talks to you while you’re dead.
  6. Use an item called Sacrificial Twigs so you don’t lose your collected runes when you die.
  7. Tell Thiollier what St. Trina said. He will attack you the next time you visit the garden.
  8. Drink St. Trina’s liquid again until she talks. Tell Thiollier her message so you can continue his quest.
  9. Find Thiollier sitting near a spot called Pillar Path Cross. He will attack you in the Garden of Deep Purple. Beat him to get an item called St. Trina’s Smile and progress in both quests.

So we start by first starting Thiollier’s questline. To find Thiollier, go southeast from Castle Ensis’s Castle Front Site of Grace. You’ll find him near the Pillar Path Cross Site of Grace. Talk to him until his shop unlocks.

Go to the Shadow Keep to free Thiollier from Miquella’s charm. When you get close to the Shadow Keep, you’ll hear glass breaking, and a message says, “Somewhere a Great Rune has broken… and so too has a powerful charm”. This is part of the DLC main story.

Before this, most characters, like Thiollier, will follow Miquella faithfully. After the charm breaks, they change their opinions. This changes how characters talk and progress in the game, leading to new interactions and conflicts. Some will stay loyal to Miquella, and others will turn away. Talk to them again to learn more about their stories. Thiollier becomes sad and is haunted by memories of St. Trina.

To begin St. Trina’s quest in the game, find her in a cave at the Garden of Deep Purple. You must first get to the bottom of the Stone Coffin Fissure and beat a strong enemy called the Putrescent Knight. After you do this, you can find St. Trina.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Imbibe Nectar with St Trina Putrescent Knight
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Now, you must choose Imbibe Nectar with St Trina in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree. You need to choose to drink it many times, even if it makes your character die. Keep drinking until St. Trina talks to you after your character dies 4th time.

Next, tell Thiollier what St. Trina said. He doesn’t trust you, so he will try to fight you the next time you visit the Garden of Deep Purple. If you did a different quest with a character named Moore, Thiollier would move and leave a note for you to go south.

Drink the nectar again to keep going in St. Trina and Thiollier’s quests. When your character wakes up, Thiollier will try to fight you. You must beat him to keep going in both quests. Drink the nectar again until St. Trina talks to you, and then tell Thiollier what she said.

Thiollier sits close to a special place called Pillar Path Cross in the Gravesite Plain. You can go there by walking southeast from another spot called Castle Front. If you beat Thiollier when he tries to fight you at the Garden of Deep Purple, you’ll get an item called St. Trina’s Smile.

Later in the game, you can ask Thiollier for help when you fight a strong enemy called Needle Knight Leda. You need to ask Thiollier and another character named Sir Ansbach for help to keep going in the quest. Doing this will make Thiollier help you fight the game’s final boss, and if you beat the boss, Thiollier will give you his armor.

Here’s a video from LunarGaming (YouTube) showing how to do all of this in the game:

That’s everything you need to know about how you should Imbibe Nectar in the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree with St. Trina while Thiollier is present. If this guide helped you, please check our Elden Ring Guides page for more tips and tricks. For example, should you tell Roderika what the blacksmith said and how to use a save editor to regain your lost progress on PC and PS5?