How do you beat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon in Elden Ring? Another mainline boss gating your progress, the queen is the big opponent of the Academy of Raya Lucaria in Liurnia of the Lakes. In this Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal how to beat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon. Killing her unlocks the Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Trophy.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.
Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon: Overview
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Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon: Boss Fight Strategy
The first phase of the Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon takes place in a large, circular library. The boss will be suspended in mid-air, surrounded by a shield. In order to break it and start dealing damage, you need to the queen's followers that are glowing yellow and hurtling purple books at you. They're fairly easy to spot, but if not, follow the direction the books are coming from. You need to hit three of these followers — just a single attack will do, you don't have to kill them.
Once three of these followers have been hit, the shield surrounding the queen will break and she'll come crashing to the floor. This is your opportunity to attack her. Continue to get as many hits as you can in, but beware that the boss lets off a small explosion when she's about to return to her shield. You can tell this is charging up when she starts to glow yellow. Retreat when you spot this.
You'll now need to repeat this process until you've fully depleted the queen's health bar. Search for the three followers, attack them, and then begin hitting the boss again. You'll probably have this phase completed after three attack phases.
The only other things you really need to worry about during this phase are the chandeliers falling from the ceiling and the debris the queen throws at you. The former can be easily spotted as droplets of fire fall from the ceiling, but the latter is more difficult to notice since you'll be focused on finding the followers during that time.
A cutscene will signal the start of Phase 2. You will now be stood in a pool of water with a moon hanging overheard, and Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon is now putting her magical abilities to use. You'll need to dodge all kinds of incoming magic attacks like icy crystals and magic spears. It's fairly easy to learn the timings of these, so get used to dodging them and they won't become a problem. Another attack to watch out for is a green burst of magic that follows you about the arena. This is incredibly powerful and can kill you where you stand. Just before the queen activates it, dodge to either side and begin sprinting.
In terms of offence on your side, equip the Hookclaws if you have them. This boss is weak to Bleeding, and the passive effect of this weapon builds that up. The standard damage of the weapon isn't particularly great, but activating Bleed damage takes out huge chunks of HP at a time. Use these in combination with an Ashes summon like Lone Wolf Ashes so she becomes distracted. She'll even focus some of her magic attacks on them instead of you. This frees you up to attack and build up Bleed damage.
Once you've eliminated more than half of her health, the boss itself will start summoning her own Ashes. These include a dragon, a giant, and a pack of wolves. Our honest recommendation is to simply run away. Sprint about the arena so that they're on your tail, but be sure to manoeuvre yourself so you can get back to attacking the boss. The enemy Ashes don't stick around for too long, so they may even be gone by the time you've reached the boss again.
If you're having a lot of trouble with this boss, we recommend activating Godrick's Great Rune through the use of a Rune Arc. This will boost all of your stats for one life, giving you more health, attack power, and stamina.
Do you have any other tips and tricks for how to beat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon in Elden Ring? Leave your own strategy in the comments below and check out our Elden Ring Guide for more help and information.