Royal Knight Loretta is a mandatory encounter and one of the main bosses of Elden Ring. The following Elden Ring Royal Knight Loretta Boss guide will help players with tips to defeat Royal Knight Loretta with ease.
Elden Ring Royal Knight Loretta Location
Royal Knight Loretta needs to be defeated in order to access the northern part of Liurinia. She wields a giant polearm as a weapon and uses glintstone sorceries to punish anyone who dares cross her threshold.
Royal Knight Loretta is located in Caria Manor which is north of Liurnia of the Lakes. Caria Manor is protected with spells and traps.
To access this place safely, use Spirit Horse Torrent. It will help avoid all the spells and traps set up by the bosses that reside in this manor.
To find Royal Knight Loretta, enter the castle and you will see her chamber protected by a Giant Troll and Raya Lucarian sorcerers and soldiers.
Royal Knight Loretta Recommended Level and Weaknesses
The recommended level for fighting the Royal Knight Loretta is 40. Royal Knight Loretta has slight resistance to physical attacks but they’re negligible enough. However, she notably resists magic so sorcerers may need to change up their game plan here.
Royal Knight Loretta Attacks and Counters
Attacks of Royal Knight Loretta are Parriable. Below we have mentioned all the attacks the Royal Knight Loretta will employ against you and how you can counter each one to defeat the boss.
Glintstone Pebble is an attack in which Royal Knight Loretta uses her polearm to cast a pebble at you. You can counter this attack by dodging sideways if you are at distance from her. But if you are close to her, you can counter this attack and by dodging and rolling sideways.
Polearm Slash is an attack in which Royal Knight Loretta slashes her polearm diagonally that tend to combo into an overhead slash or other moves. You can counter this attack by dodging under the polearm’s starting position.
Glintstone Phalanx is a Royal Knight Loretta attack in which she swings her polearm around and summons 5 glintblades that fly towards you with moderate tracking after a little delay. If her health is below 50%, she can shoot 8 glintblades. You can counter this attack by moving away from her and dodging sideways as the projectiles approach you.
Loretta’s Greatbow is an attack in which Royal Knight Loretta shoots an arrow at you after charging it up for a few seconds. On hit, the arrow bursts, dealing massive damage. You can counter this attack by dodging sideways, but you have to wait until the arrow is released. If she is in the air and shoots an arrow at you, you can counter this by rolling or running towards her.
Royal Knight Loretta uses a slash diagonally following a rapid thrust in the front direction in her Polearm Stab move. When you watch her bring her polearm back, dodging sideways is a good strategy to avoid this strike.
Glintstone Stars is a second phase attack in which Royal Knight Loretta uses her polearm to shoot four magic bolts at you with a good tracking. It’s a substitute of Glintstone Pebble attack. You can counter this attack by dodging sideways.
If she does this attack repeatedly while you are close to her, you can counter this by dodging diagonally while creating distance between you and Loretta. If she does this attack repeatedly while you are at distance from her, you can counter this by dodging diagonally while decreasing distance between you and Loretta.
Overhead Slash is an attack in which Royal Knight Loretta do a diagonal slash and then follow it by a quick downward slash with a good tracking. To counter this attack, you need to be precise while dodging sideways
Royal Knight Loretta uses Power Sweep to charge up an attack utilizing her Polearm, swinging it in a large arc. To dodge this, you have to time your roll to the opposite direction of the swing.
How to Defeat Royal Knight Loretta Boss in Elden Ring
There are multiple strategies that you can use to defeat Royal Knight Loretta in Elden Ring. First, let’s start with the Melee Strategy. For this, you need to study the attacks used by Royal Knight Loretta against you.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that her movement and the majority of attacks are very predictable. So there’s no need to panic.
Royal Knight Loretta will most probably use Glintblade Phalanx. Glintblade Phalanx has a long before execution so you can use this time to launch Melee attacks on Royal Knight Loretta from close range.
If Royal Knight Loretta uses polearm to attack, you can simply dodge them horizontally. While dodging her attack, you can stab her from close range to inflict some considerable damage. Melee strategy might be time-consuming but it is also very effective.
When Royal Knight Loretta uses Greatbow to attack, you must dodge with great precision because if not, Greatbow can take a lot of your health so make sure you dodge it properly.
Always dodge Greatbow attacks by running towards Royal Knight Loretta. In this way, you can land a couple of blows on him during the attack.
The second strategy is to use magic and ranged attacks. This strategy is more simple as you can attack Royal Knight Loretta from range by maintaining a safe distance. To use magic attack, make use of the time during the spell cast animations to attack from closed range.
For ranged attacks, use summons to distract her in order to maintain a distance to attack her from range. Keep on repeating this process and you’ll successfully defeat Royal Knight Loretta.
Royal Knight Loretta Drops
Upon defeating Royal Knight Loretta, you will be rewarded with 10,000 Runes, Loretta’s Greatbow and Ash of War: Loretta’s Slash as drops.
How to Cheese Royal Knight Loretta
For this cheese to work, you need to enter the battle arena and take a hard left towards the stairs. Go up the stairs and then go to the right corner along the wall. Go to system, quit game and go back to the main menu.
Once you’re back at the main menu, go back and load your game. When you load it back in, you go back to the exact same spot inside the boss arena. But the boss is not triggered. So, all you have to do is keep attacking the boss and the boss won’t attack back. You’ll have the boss defeated in no time.