How do you beat Night's Cavalry in Elden Ring? Night's Cavalry is a recurring boss located all over the Lands Between. The common theme is that you'll only encounter these foes at night, and you'll always encounter them on horseback, much like the Tree Sentinel. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to beat Night's Cavalry.

Elden Ring: How to Beat Night's Cavalry

On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Night's Cavalry in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.

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Night's Cavalry: Overview

Guide: How to Beat Night's Cavalry Guide 1
Locations Runes Item Drops
Limgrave: The bridge near Agheel Lake North
  • 2,400 Runes
  • Ash of War: Repeating Thrust
Weeping Peninsula: Near to Castle Morne Rampart
  • 3,400 Runes
Liurnia North: South of Bellum Church
  • 5,600 Runes
  • Ash of War: Giant Hunt
  • Nightrider Gleave
Liurnia South: Next to the Gate Town Bridge
  • 5,600 Runes
  • Ash of War: Ice Spear
Caelid: Around the Caelid Highway area
  • 8,500 Runes
  • Ash of War: Poison Moth Flight
Dragonbarrow: Next to the bridge near to Lenne's Rise
  • 42,000 Runes
  • Ash of War: Bloodhound's Step
Consecrated Snowfield: Two encounters near to a caravan
  • 42,000 Runes
  • Night's Cavalry Set
  • Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone

How to Pass Time

Keep in mind that Night's Cavalry will only appear at nightfall. If you want to know how to pass time in Elden Ring, rest at a Site of Grace and select Pass Time > Until Nightfall.

Night's Cavalry: Boss Fight Strategy

Many of the same strategies observed in How to Beat Tree Sentinel apply to Night's Cavalry. You'll want to summon Torrent and attack from horseback, although try to get a feel for your opponent's weapon and speed. Generally Night's Cavalry are faster than the Tree Sentinel, so it can be harder to get in hits. Be patient, stay a fair distance away, and joust your way to victory.

It is possible to defeat Night's Cavalry's horse, at which point it's safe to get off Torrent and attack on foot. Keep in mind that after a short period, Night's Cavalry will summon another horse, so be prepared to continue the fight from horseback if necessary.

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Be aware that the Night's Cavalry can leap and cover a lot of distance surprisingly quickly, so stay on your toes and maintain separation. If you don't like fighting from horseback, you can approach on foot, by waiting for him to charge and dodge-rolling to your left. This will give you a short window to strike at least a couple of times while Night's Cavalry turns around. It's a riskier approach, but possible.

Do you have any other tips and tricks for how to beat Night's Cavalry in Elden Ring? Take a look at our Elden Ring guide, and let us know in the comments section below.