How do you beat Royal Knight Loretta in Elden Ring? Royal Knight Loretta is a phantom boss, who rides a steed and is armed with a polearm at the end of Caria Manor. The boss fight takes place in a room with chairs surrounding a pool, and begins immediately after you step into the water, so be prepared. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to beat Royal Knight Loretta.
Elden Ring: How to Beat Royal Knight Loretta
On this page, we're going to explain how to beat Royal Knight Loretta in Elden Ring. We'll include an overview of the foe, boss fight strategies, tips and tricks, and item drops.
Royal Knight Loretta: Overview
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Royal Knight Loretta: Boss Fight Strategy
Royal Knight Loretta rides on the back of a steed, but you can't summon Torrent here, so your Tree Sentinel strategies won't apply. Instead you're going to have to fight this foe on foot; fortunately she's pretty predictable and shouldn't cause you too many headaches. As always, standard Elden Ring rules apply: use Summon Spirits if you need a little help, as they can attract the attention of Royal Knight Loretta, giving you plenty of opportunity to strike.
You'll know she's about to use magic when a big blue rune appears next to her, so try to create some distance in order to avoid the Glintstone Pebbles she throws at you. You'll also want to dodge her Glintstone Phalanx move carefully, although fortunately this can take a little time to build up and will give you the opportunity to land at least one strike before you get out of the way.
When the battle reaches its halfway point, Royal Knight Loretta will pull out her bow which can cause devastating damage, but once again is quite slow and unwieldy. You'll need to dodge left or right the moment she pulls the trigger; avoid going backwards because these arrows explode and have huge range. Most of her melee attacks can be dodged through, although beware her overhead swings which need to be timed precisely in order to avoid. Once beaten, touch the Site of Grace and continue to Three Sisters region to meet Ranni the Witch.
Do you have any other tips and tricks for how to beat Royal Knight Loretta in Elden Ring? Leave your own strategy in the comments below and check out our Elden Ring Guide for more help and information.