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Elden Ring Alexander quest: How do you complete Iron Fist Alexander's questline?

Iron Fist Alexander, better known as Potman or Potboy, needs your help.

Update: We've streamlined the information on this page and added some additional tips so that you have no trouble completing Iron Fist Alexander's quest.

The Elden Ring Alexander quest sees you follow the loveable large pot with arms and legs to the very end, and we mean that literally.

When you first meet him, he’ll most likely be stuck in the ground and in need of help. You can first encounter him in Stormhill, but as you progress with the story and defeat bosses together, Iron Fist Alexander will move around The Lands Between and even into Redmane Castle.

How to complete Iron Fist Alexander's quest in Elden Ring

Iron Fist Alexander's quest can be started in a few different locations, seeing as he moves about regularly, and the conditions for his quest to begin can vary. We'll explain how to start his quest regardless of where you are in Elden Ring's story.

How to Start Iron Fist Alexander's Quest in Stormhill

At the beginning of your journey, Iron Fist Alexander is found north of the Agheel Lake North Site of Grace, in Stormhill (shown above). Later, he can also be found in Gael Tunnel preparing for the fight, before then heading to Redmane Castle where he can be summoned to help against Starscourge Radahn.

I missed catching him in Stormhill as I fought with Radahn first, but by the looks of the above, it appears someone else must’ve helped Iron Fist Alexander out of this one.

How to start Alexander's Quest in Liurnia, after Radahn

You're free to summon Alexander during the Radahn battle as many times as you want. No matter how often Radahn defeats him - or Blaidd - they won't die permanently.

Anyway, after the fight, speak with Iron Fist Alexander in the desert before leaving Radahn's arena.

After this, he can now be found in Liurnia of the Lakes, along the road that the Artist’s Shack Site of Grace is on (shown above). If you've already adventured to Mt. Gelmir by this point, you don't need to worry about the following few steps and can skip to our section on where Alexander goes after Liurnia.

He's stuck yet again and calls out for your help. He will tell you that he is stuck in the ground, and requires you to make him ‘slippery’ so he can get up again. For this, you’ll need to craft and throw an Oil Pot at him to get him out of the ground.

You can craft an Oil Pot using the recipe from the Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 17 (which can be bought from the Nomadic Merchant in Siofra River), and 1x Melted Mushroom.

He’ll be grateful for your help, and will reward you with three pieces of Exalted Flesh, as well as the Triumphant Delight gesture.

Where does Iron Fist Alexander go after Liurnia?

The jovial pot will then make his way to Seethewater Terminus by Volcano Manor, where you can speak with him again in the lava field where the Magma Wyrm resides.

After this, he can be summoned again for your fight against the Fire Giant, and will offer you the chance to honourably duel with him afterward, in Crumbling Farum Azula.

Winning the duel is the only way to finish Alexander's quest, but it does mean he dies. Though, you will receive the Shard of Alexander talisman and Alexander's Innards as a reward. You'll use the Innards won from the fight to then move Jar Bairn's quest forward.

For more help with taking on The Lands Between and becoming Elden Lord, check out our comprehensive Elden Ring guide.

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