Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader

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Location Ringleader's Evergaol
Drops

Ringleader’s Evergaol:
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 80,000 Runes
Black Knife Tiche

HP 8,741
Strong VS
Immune to
Weaker to

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Alecto easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Alecto.

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader is the ringleader of the Black Knives Plot, imprisoned within Ringleader's Evergaol. On the Night of the Black Knives, Alecto and the Black Knife Assassins assassinated Godwyn the Golden using daggers imbued with a fragment of Destined Death stolen from it's caretaker, Maliketh. During their escape from Leyndell, Alecto's daughter and one of the Black Knife Assassins, Tiche, perished protecting her.

She is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat her to advance in Elden Ring. Like her fellow Black Knife Assassins, she is swift and aggressive, closing distance with ease. Her weapon is imbued with Death, allowing it to drain and reduce her targets’ maximum HP for a short while. You may find yourself dodging and running most of the time during the fight. Be patient and punish her long recovery moves such as Imbued Helmsplitter. She drops the Black Knife Tiche Ashes when defeated.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. They can drop unique Spirit AshesWeaponsSpells, and other various Items.

 

The assassins who carried out the deed were scions of the Eternal City. A group entirely of women, arrayed in armour of silver under cloaks which fooled the eye.

Elden Ring Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Boss

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader is a Field Boss found in Liurnia of the Lakes. [Map Link]

  • This is an optional boss.
  • This is a Field Boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Moonlight Altar
  • Stake of Marika: Yes, near boss fight arena
  • Multiplayer is not allowed for this boss.
  • You can not summon spirit ashes for this boss.

 

Elden Ring Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Location

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader can be found at Ringleader's Evergaol in Liurnia of the Lakes. You cannot access this area until you've progressed Ranni's quest significantly.

 

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Combat information

  • Health: 8,741 HP
  • Defense: 120
  • Poise: 80
  • Deals Standard, Slash, Pierce and Holy Damage.
  • Parriable: Yes 
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack.

Negations (or Absorptions)

The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

NG+ and Beyond (click to reveal)
  NG NG+ NG+2
HP 8,741 8,749 9,623
Defense 120 120 123

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison Immune
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot Immune
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage Immune
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 351 / 449 / 739 / 1196 375 / 473 / 763 / 1220 380 / 478 / 768 / 1225
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep Immune
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

 

Elden Ring Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Boss Guide

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Boss Video Guide

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Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader:

  • Use Glintblade Phalanx or Carian Phalanx to quickly bring down her Poise.
  • Her Imbued Helmsplitter attack has a short tracking distance, so start sprinting away immediately as she crouches down to jump. Don't overextend or you'll be stuck in an attack or cast animation and unable to react in time.
Melee Users

Dodge and Punish: Dodge, duck, dive, and dip is the strategy here. You simply cannot block her attacks as they are too quick and deadly, and Barricade Shield is useless, so you must dodge. Try to keep enough distance that you can run away as soon as you see her winding up Imbued Helmsplitter, which can easily one-shot you if it hits. Keep dodging until she does Helmsplitter or Knife Sweep, and punish her while she's recovering. These are your best openings to attack safely unless you're wielding a large enough weapon to stun her. Helmsplitter is also good opportunity to get a backstab, but note that the bowl-like nature of the arena means that there's a very small chance your backstab won't connect due to elevation differences. You can safely heal instead of punishing a slow attack, or just after dodging a Blade of Death.

Glintblade Criticals: You can use the Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx to greatly increase pressure on her Poise. Unassisted, it can take four casts to get her staggered, but you can speed this up a lot by getting your own hits in as well. Keep in mind that she can sometimes collide with some of your Glintblades before they launch and then get get knocked back out of stagger once the rest fire. She'll recover quickly, so don't close in for a punish if this happens.

Poke Her To Death: Strength builds can make good use of weapons with a fast jab attack (like the Greatsword's crouching/rolling light attack) to punish her while she's closing in for an attack. If you manage to stun her with the first attack, follow up with a second light attack - if she rolls away, stop swinging and back away while your stamina recharges.

Magic and Ranged Users

Critical Hits: This is a formidable boss which often requires lots of HP and FP, so it's recommended to have at minimum 25 Vigor, 20 Mind, and 10-12 flasks. For Sorcery users, it's best to use multi-hit spells with homing capabilities such as Glintblade Phalanx or Carian Phalanx. These fire-and-forget spells allow you to focus on dodging Alecto's swift and powerful attacks. You can use Ash of War: Glintblade Phalanx on your weapon for quick access. Maintain your distance and wait for openings and breaks between her attacks to cast your spells and then prepare to dodge her upcoming onslaught. While these spells are not particularly damaging to Alecto, they deal massive damage to her Poise, allowing you to get a critical attack in. Keep up this strategy throughout the whole fight and you should be able to bring her down.

Sweeping Attacks: When Alecto is far away from you, she's much more likely to close in than to stand back. She has incredible mobility but low poise. She leaps from side to side and will easily dodge most magic projectiles such as Glinstone Shard or Stars. These leaps can't evade spells with broad sweeping arcs such as Carian Greatsword or Adula's Moonblade, though. As she starts closing in, time your cast to catch her right as she reaches melee range. This will stun her and interrupt her attack. Keep casting over and over, stun-locking her until you knock her on her back. This will buy you time to sprint away, use FP flasks, or prime Glintblade or Carian Phalanx (as above). She'll often leap far back after being knocked down, so just wait until she closes in again to repeat the process. 

Night and Flame: Wielding Sword of Night and Flame, back away from her along the rim of the bowl to avoid most of her chain attack combos and physical attacks (as long as you don't run out of stamina). You can use Night and Flame Stance's Night Comet attack after she does a Helmsplitter. This will usually knock her onto her back, allowing you to repeat the process. Be careful that you're back in Night and Flame Stance before you attack again or you'll start swinging your sword and potentially chop your way into her knives. If you miss, back off to regain stamina and FP. Be careful to avoid Imbued Helmsplitter, but that's fairly easy to dodge to the side if you're at a distance.

Alecto moves too fast for most ranged weapons to be able to handle her. Some jump attacks with a bow may connect safely but it will be a slow and unreliable source of damage.

Cheese Strategy 

If you find yourself incapable of dealing with Alecto's attack pattern you can essentially break her AI by standing on a specific rock in the evergaol arena. As soon as she spawns in jump onto the rock located directly to the left of her. She will be unable to reach you unless she paths her way around to the left side of the rock. She can also occasionally use her Helmsplitter moves to get on top of the rock, in which case you should simply lead her off of the rock and then get back on it as quickly as possible.

To effectively and safely deal damage to her while using this strategy you should use ranged weapons and/or long-reaching melee weapons such as spears and thrusting swords to poke her from a distance. If these weapons don't work for your build, you can also use jumping heavy attacks with the melee weapon of your choice and retreat back onto the rock while she recovers.

Be aware that Alecto's Blade of Death can still sometimes hit you while you are on top of the rock. Also avoid the hole behind the rock against the wall of the Evergaol: not only will you fall off the map and die, this death will spawn you at your last site of grace instead of the Stake of Marika.

Incantation users can utilize Black Flame Ritual spell, which will chip away her health while providing protection against her attacks (as it breaks her attacks)

 

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Refer to the Black Knife Assassin page for Alecto's base movesets and counters.
Imbued Helmsplitter (Destined Death) Alecto brings her knife to her side, imbuing it with a dark flame before leaping upwards and performing a Helmsplitter. On impact, her knife bursts into an explosion of swirling energy that deals immense damage as well as additional damage over time This move takes longer to start than the standard Helmsplitter but can also close much more distance, and is very difficult to dodge if you're too close. Sprint away as soon as you see her begin to infuse her knife. Just as with the regular Helmsplitter, use this opportunity to cast spells or get a hit in

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • She was the ringleader of the Black Knives Plot, where she, along with her daughter Tiche and many others, slew Godwyn the Golden. She escaped while her daughter perished, but at some point later she was imprisoned in the Evergaol.
  • In Greek Mythology, Alecto is one of the Furies, specifically tasked to punish endless rage and anger.

  

Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Combo Chart 

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Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader Image Gallery

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Elden Ring Bosses
Abductor Virgins  ♦  Adan, Thief of Fire  ♦  Alabaster Lord  ♦  Alecto Black Knife Ringleader  ♦  Ancestor Spirit  ♦  Ancient Dragon Lansseax  ♦  Ancient Hero of Zamor  ♦  Astel Naturalborn of the Void  ♦  Astel, Stars of Darkness  ♦  Battlemage Hugues  ♦  Beast Clergyman  ♦  Beastman of Farum Azula  ♦  Bell Bearing Hunter  ♦  Black Blade Kindred  ♦  Black Knife Assassin  ♦  Bloodhound Knight  ♦  Bloodhound Knight Darriwil  ♦  Borealis the Freezing Fog  ♦  Cemetery Shade  ♦  Cleanrot Knight  ♦  Commander Niall  ♦  Commander O'Neil  ♦  Crucible Knight  ♦  Crucible Knight and Misbegotten Warrior  ♦  Crucible Knight Ordovis  ♦  Crucible Knight Siluria  ♦  Crystalians  ♦  Death Rite Bird  ♦  Deathbird  ♦  Decaying Ekzykes  ♦  Demi-Human Chief  ♦  Demi-Human Queen Gilika  ♦  Demi-Human Queen Maggie  ♦  Demi-Human Queen Margot  ♦  Divine Bridge Golem  ♦  Draconic Tree Sentinel  ♦  Dragonkin Soldier  ♦  Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella  ♦  Dragonlord Placidusax  ♦  Elden Beast  ♦  Elemer of the Briar  ♦  Erdtree Avatar  ♦  Esgar, Priest of Blood  ♦  Fallingstar Beast  ♦  Fell Twins  ♦  Fia's champions  ♦  Fire Giant  ♦  Flying Dragon Agheel  ♦  Flying Dragon Greyll  ♦  Frenzied Duelist  ♦  Glintstone Dragon Adula  ♦  Glintstone Dragon Smarag  ♦  God-Devouring Serpent  ♦  Godefroy the Grafted  ♦  Godfrey the Grafted  ♦  Godfrey, First Elden Lord  ♦  Godfrey, First Elden Lord (Golden Shade)  ♦  Godrick the Grafted  ♦  Godskin Apostle  ♦  Godskin Apostle & Godskin Noble  ♦  Godskin Apostle (Caelid)  ♦  Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble  ♦  Godskin Duo  ♦  Godskin Noble  ♦  Grafted Scion  ♦  Great Wyrm Theodorix  ♦  Guardian Golem  ♦  Hoarah Loux, Warrior  ♦  Kindfred of Rot  ♦  Kindred of Rot  ♦  Leonine Misbegotten  ♦  Lichdragon Fortissax  ♦  Mad Pumpkin Head  ♦  Magma Wyrm  ♦  Magma Wyrm Makar  ♦  Malenia Blade of Miquella  ♦  Maliketh, the Black Blade  ♦  Margit, The Fell Omen  ♦  Mimic Tear  ♦  Miranda the Blighted Bloom  ♦  Misbegotten Crusader  ♦  Misbegotten Warrior  ♦  Mohg, Lord of Blood  ♦  Mohg, the Omen  ♦  Morgott the Omen King  ♦  Necromancer Garris  ♦  Night's Cavalry  ♦  Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest  ♦  Omenkiller  ♦  Omenkiller and Miranda, the Blighted Bloom  ♦  Onyx Lord  ♦  Perfumer Tricia  ♦  Putrid Grave Warden Duelist  ♦  Putrid Tree Spirit  ♦  Radagon of the Golden Order  ♦  Red Wolf of Radagon  ♦  Red Wolf of the Champion  ♦  Regal Ancestor Spirit  ♦  Royal Knight Loretta  ♦  Royal Revenant  ♦  Runebear  ♦  Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy  ♦  Scaly Misbegotten  ♦  Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing (Boss)  ♦  Soldier of Godrick  ♦  Spirit-Caller Snail  ♦  Starscourge Radahn  ♦  Stonedigger Troll  ♦  Tibia Mariner  ♦  Tree Sentinel  ♦  Ulcerated Tree Spirit  ♦  Valiant Gargoyle  ♦  Wormface

 




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    • Anonymous

      Spam the Giant Hunt AOW with the Greatsword for this boss. Poke her once, wait til she nearly gets back up, and then repeat. 100% guaranteed stunlock, and DO NOT show this garbage boss any mercy, because she does not deserve it. F**k this boss.

      • Anonymous

        >make soundtrack specifically for black knife assassins
        >don't use it for the leader of the black knife assassins
        ????

        • Anonymous

          A SINGLE ****ing tick of damage from that bullshit aoe attack she does just oneshots me, even with 1500 HP. WHAT. THE ACTUAL. ****.

          • Anonymous

            After a dozen or so playthroughs I think this is one of the most well designed boss fights in the game. It rewards skillful play over brute force or RNG luck, sure it's a challenge but it's a fair challenge. Instead of hyper-aggression, constant magic spam, arena sized AoE blasts, input reading heal punishes that cover ridiculous distances etc, you just get a straight up honest duel with well telegraphed moves that can be easily avoided once you learn her moveset, the way she dodges some attacks and then retreats back and dances around you after getting hit almost feels like fighting an actual human rather than an overtuned AI.

            • Anonymous

              If there were ever an example of "You are playing the game incorrectly, and now the game will punish you," it's this.

              • Anonymous

                Cold infused twinblade with Ice Spear did it for me. The ash will stop the boss in its tracks and it only takes a few of them to trigger frostbite. Rinse and repeat..

                • Anonymous

                  The Flowing Nox Hammer's weapon art will absolutely stop her in her tracks, especially if you upgrade the hammer to +8. Just keep spamming that, and dodge the blade of death and you should be golden.

                  • Anonymous

                    Elden Ring is absolute ****, 2nd half of the game they phoned it in and just gave everything unblockable undodgeable high damage attacks so they can level check you

                    • Anonymous

                      there's no way she only has 8741 HP. im sure in one of my playthrough, my best attack agaisnt her deals around 1100 dmg. and im pretty sure i did it more than 8 times. its probably around 15-20times. so according to my experience. her HP should be around 16k or more. unless, the damage prompt on her health bar is fake and there's more calculation to it.

                      • Anonymous

                        If you’re really struggling try this: get onto the rock and spam the Fallingstar Beast Jaw WA. It’s not nearly as satisfying as a “proper” fight, but it works.
                        With that said, can we just appreciate for a second that the advice for melee users is basically Patches O’houlihan from Dodgeball telling you that you CAN do this!
                        Good luck, fellow tarnished, and remember if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball! :)

                        • Anonymous

                          Finally beat em after a ton of tries. Basically rocking a moonveil samurai/mage hybrid build, cast greatblade phalanx as much as I can and also use moonveil's attack on the boss when he gets too close.

                          • Anonymous

                            I appreciate that someone must have put work into the combat information and tips for Alecto probably fighting her under levelled to see her full move-set. But the black knife assassin mini boss outside sainted hero's grave was a good deal more difficult, I know that's Altus Plateau but it is the next area from Liurnia so it wont be as big a jump in difficulty as consecrated snowfield would be if it was accessed right after Liurnia.

                            All the stuff about dodging this way and rolling that way depending on what Alecto does wasn't necessary for me earlier on. I only died on my first attempt because I rolled myself right off the edge of the cliff trying to dodge a projectile that was reducing my total HP with each hit not just doing damage to it, getting hit by that is nasty.

                            The weapon art on blasphemous blade knocks Alecto flat on her arse, I'd start casting the dragonice incantation right away so that it was hitting her as she got to her feet, it might have f**ked with her AI because she stayed directly in front of me only advancing slowly and allowing me to hit her again with the weapon art then dragonice as she got up, it was remarkably easy to kill her this way.

                            • Anonymous

                              FAITH based players can use Crucible HORN ( >>> Tail ) The Fire one is a good choice too.
                              Forget about breaths, she even dodge breaths (apart from the first one).

                              Two spells break her poise and get her down : Lannseax's Glaive and Fortissax's Lightning Spear.
                              Lannseax's Glaive almost ALWAYS put her on her back to the floor.
                              Then she will start avoiding close range and with little patience you'll get her ashes.

                              (I also put Frozen Mist on a sword and she seemed to dislike it). She's a pain.

                              • Anonymous

                                For mages just sue Carson greatsword it stuns her for just long enough to do another Carian greatsword trivializing her

                                • Anonymous

                                  Nox Flowing Hammer WA - gives 2 hits at long range, 1st hit breaks her poise, 2nd hit knocks her down. She will never get close enough to hit you and her range attack is very easy to dodge so . . . benefit.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Nox Flowing Hammer's unique skill Flowung Form makes her more than manageable. One L2 press gives you two swings. The first hit results in a poise break and the second puts her on the ground. Add to that the incredible range in the attack and, with a little timing, you can easily keep her from getting close enough to get her knife into you or dropping a helmsplitter on your dome. Then, all you have to dodge her range attack, which is really quite easy as it's strongly telegraphed.

                                    Good luck!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I just used smarags Flintstone breath with dragon seal at +10 with 50 faith and arcane. Lots of running, but she eventually died, I also used golden vow, flame fortification and blessing of the erdtree. Blessing mitigates the DoT of her ranged throw. I also recommend opaline bubble tear for casters of any kind, hope this helps.


                                      • Anonymous

                                        Spammed her with blasphemous blade's weapon art which knocks her down, she didn't even get to try to hit me.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          So nobody has ever brought this up yet. But since alecto is tiche's mother who is the father? And what did tiche inherent from her father?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This fight is much harder for lighter weapons. Anything that staggers her like dual wielding GS makes the fight much easier. Not a fan of poise-cheesing every humanoid enemy but there is no benefit in using a quick weapon her; you just put yourself in danger by following her after she recovers from a hit. You can literally interrupt her with heavier weapons and safely escape afterwards because she staggers and retreats.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              For a mage build, it's best to forget about casting spells other than some version of Phalanx, and run the **** away. Beating her in 15 or so tries for me involved Briar armor since it staggers her sometimes, and a lot of running. My recommendation is to learn her combos and use Moonveil/Darkmoon to hit once after she does one of her 2 dive attacks, maybe also squeeze in one attack after you feel sure in timing her other combos. No time to cast spells since Alecto's rabid and fives no breathing room

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I used starscourge sword special star caller cry. Always knocked her down and is slow to get up which allows me to cheese the hell out of it. Kept going out at it the whole time.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Just beat this guy finally. I did it with a keen nagakiba and carian retaliation.
                                                  I had a light equip load and had throwing knives at the ready
                                                  I also had a misericorde at the ready to riposte
                                                  Strategy:
                                                  Her attacks are usually fairly punishable but deadly. So I used my long rolls to stay out of range of her basic attacks and poke with my katana. I used jump heavies when I could to help build stance damage faster. I made sure to keep the pressure on with throwing knives to help prevent stance damage from resetting
                                                  The lunging stab I punished by shielding then using a shield counter for easy poise damage. However, when I started this strategy I ran into trouble mistaking it for the grab attack. Just watch her hands, if she is readying her right hand with the dagger, shield, if its her empty left hand roll to the side.
                                                  The dagger projectile I countered with carian retaliation AoW on my shield
                                                  The basic helmsplitter was easy to counter, just dodge then punish with a jump heavy
                                                  When she does the magic helmsplitter, I didn't sprint away as this wiki suggests. Instead I just strafed backwards until she was about to land then dodge rolled away, with my light load dodge roll this was plenty of space to avoid the attack once I learned the timing. And gave me more precise positioning to punish.
                                                  Lastly keep your health up with those flasks, post helmsplitter is a good time to heal.

                                                  • It took me ages to beat this one. I went naked and used Blue Dance, RD' s Soreseal, Green Turtle and Prothesis Wearer, ate shrimp twice and just find that space to Bloodhound's Fang it.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      black flame tornado on the godskin peeler worked first time i tried it. after dying about 15 times previously with other weapons

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        For mages, as mentioned in the article, Adula's Moonblade is absolute money against her. The combination of the range + timing means you'll basically stunlock her until you run out of FP.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Beat her on my second try using colossal weapon, specifically Giant Crusher, after failing miserably with my normal equipment.

                                                          Two-hand, keep distance, and when she begins to advance just charge up that heavy attack and unleash a pile-driver into her noggin. Knocks her flat allowing for an additional R1 or two before she retreats allowing you to repeat the process

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Beat her first try with the Falling Star Beast Jaw +8 just spam the special and the lightening won't let her touch u. Hide behind the rock and just spam her easy

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I used Ironjar Aromatic with two Cold curved swords. I felt like the Terminator walking into gunfire. He didn't stand a chance.

                                                              • Boss who has gadzillion hp, deals 50 trucks to face worth of dmg, who reads your cast inputs, with additional reading of range of every spell. Bravo fromshitstation, bravo. I knell before your masterful boss design.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Flame of the RedMane Ash of War. It took me a little bit to learn when to dodge backward and when to use that skill, but it only takes 2 hits (the spread of the flame is very wide) and she gets stunned, ready for a critical strike. That's it. 2 hits with Flame of the RedMane skill, critical strike, rinse and repeat. The hardest part is to remember when your FP gets low to use the next time you stun her to drink a FP Flask instead of Critical Strike. After the fight, level the Black Knife Tiche ash you receive to +10 and you have a great way of beating pretty much every boss in the game!

                                                                  • She's very annoying and fast, but leave a few openings for safe strong attacks.

                                                                    I went with Bloodhound Fang+10 and Buckler. After studying and learning the patterns I felt it was easier (and safer) to parry the attack wich she drags her dagger in the ground in a twisting move. So, after that, I rolled, rolled and rolled every othe attack, and when I saw her dragging the blade I approached and parried her. After the crit it's safe to deal a fast follow up and roll back. When she leaps and stab the ground, without the curse effect, I tried to roll close to her, because she always leaves a window for an easy backstab with a fast follow up. Other good window for a jumping strong is when she uses ther curse leap attack, run away and run back, jump attacking her.

                                                                    After suffering for quite long time I was able to overcome her using only two or three flasks, when I missed a roll or parry. It wasn't easy, required a little bit of patience and not getting too greed, because sometimes its easy to think that you have a bigger opening than you really have, and she's fast, and punishes these mistakes very fast.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Immediately run to the small cluster of bushes to your left upon activating the evergaol and crouch. Alecto WILL NOT SEE YOU and simply stand there without aggro activating at all. Go a little more to the left to get behind some rocks and then work your way behind the assassin. She'll never see you/hear you so long as you stay crouched. If you have Crepus's Vial on, so much the better. Then use Freezing Mist - Alecto will just stand there taking damage and never moves. Note: Do NOT use Night Maiden's Mist as that immediately causes Alecto to become hostile and start moving. Once she's moving, you cannot reset her. Just take plenty of FP flasks, 4-5 depending on your build, and she simply dies like a popsicle. 2nd Note: If you've never used Freezing Mist before, only use it about once every 15-20 seconds as the effects don't stack well and she'll only take damage once per cast and any immediate followup casts while the 1st spell's effects are still going will NOT stack/do damage to her. You just have to be patient and wait. Yes, its pure cheese. I used this method my 1st playthrough just to get past her and get the Tiche summons, and fought her properly in followups...well...tried to as her moveset is like a horrific combo of Malenia w/o healing upon each hit, and Malekith. Her aerial downward smash attack is basically a Waterfowl Dance bubble, combined with Malekith's divebomb, and even at 40-42 Vigor it will one-shot you.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Her AI has no defense to Aspect of the Crucible: Horn. Just wait for her to jump back, charge it up and watch her sail up and down to the ground like some action movie. Free poise hits as she gets up, then repeat. She just runs right at you, directly into the path of the charge.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Hit her with the bread and butter Flame of the Redmanes. Two hits and she's poise broken, then land a critical. Cast FotR again as she's standing up. It has a wide arc and good reach, so even if she dodges it will most likely hit her.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I found the red wolf on the south to be ten times harder than her. I just dueled her very normally, and barely won with 0 flasks left on my fourth tries. If you have trouble with her and you use slow weapons, you will have to suck it up and focus on rolling/dodging, and only attacks once or twice after her big attacks (you'll also dodge her big attacks much more reliably if you aren't attacking all the time). It's gonna take a long time because of her HP, but hey, at least you've had an easier time with a lot of other bosses daggers users like me struggled with all the time. Just think of it as a trade-off, calm down, and you'll be fine.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              One of the coolest fights in the game in my opinion, at least playing as a melee user. Epic moveset, perfect difficulty and the sound effects the boss makes whenever it hits you but you also hit them at the same time are insane. First time fighting it I felt like it was a ninja fight

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So i got to give props out to MR/MRS Anonymous. "Dumbest cheese ever! After trying forever to beat her the conventional way, I just got behind her before she saw me, hiding in the bushes. Start in the bush behind where you spawn, then crouching to the other bush to the right, and then crouching directly behind her and used freezing mist. No damage, 4 flasks."

                                                                                This worked brilliantly so when you enter run to the back and hide in the bushes. He will reset and just stand there not seeing you. you can then follow the right wall all the way behind him and walk right up to him from behind, you can than cast freezing Mist until he dies. you can cast drink pots and he doesnt even turn around, surprisingly my cast makes his garment move I was so close but no agro. Freezing mist rarely works so you do it alot it took me 5 pots at 70 base int.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  High int players use zamor ice storm, Icecrag, and dark moon greatsword. If she looks like shes going to dive you with the maliketh attack charge up a storm. when shes at range take pot shots with Darkmoon. just watch her patterns and hope you get lucky. took me 17 tries to get it down. Also snow witch set might help proc frost

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Blood dance from Eleonora's poleblade is perfect on her. Closes the distance rapidly, quick attacks that stagger her, just 2 uses breaks her posture allowing for critical. Just spam that and it's an easy win.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I just beat her pretty easily dual-wielding Heavy Thrusting Swords - the jumping L2 will pretty much always stun her, which gives you more than enough time to get far enough away to handle her combos

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Dumbest cheese ever! After trying forever to beat her the conventional way, I just got behind her before she saw me, hiding in the bushes. Start in the bush behind where you spawn, then crouching to the other bush to the right, and then crouching directly behind her and used freezing mist. No damage, 4 flasks.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          The only thing that helped me was lion's claw AoW. Slap it on any greatsword and use when she is running to you. It was pancaking Alecto most of the time, hence breaking her attack combo, and you had enough time to land 1 more hit when she was standing up and before she backs off. Overall boss became much less aggressive, giving you time to heal up etc. Just be patient, dodge her death projectiles and bait her to run to you instead of attacking first.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Godskin peeler is all you need for this fight. Should be a sticky in the description strategy it's so effective.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Get behind the rock directly to your left and face her she will circle around to attack and back up then hit her with a frost weapon or spell and keep your shield up

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Super annoying, first try I was parrying ever other attack, but doing quite little damage, then it must have takenme abou 10 attemps with Flame of the Redmanes, 2 hits will break her poise, so you can crit. Had to go with a shield with no skill to be able to guard and counter with the AOW

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Faith based players can use the following combination: crucible tail, crucible horn, dragonclaw, smarag breath. You will break her poise enough to heal and rejuvenate your fp. Dodge. Shield. Repeat to break poise. Best time to use the tail or horn to break her poise is when she runs at you from a long distance or as she recovers from her jumping attacks.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    tip for any high int-builds / mages: while she’s spawning into the evergaol, run to her and fully charge a Zamor Ice Storm. she’s weak to frostbite and you’ll easily get a frostbite proc off on her this way.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Took another comment's advice and tried Godskin Peeler WA, got her first try spamming it. You just have to bait her into the AOE. When she gets up if you let just a tiny bit of stamina regenerate you can hit her again with it.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Ancient Death Rancor spell pretty well stun locks her and the nature of the spell being slow moving gives time to restore FP and keep it going. Get a rhythm going and she’s toast. Even breaks her poise.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I just keep two handed light attacking with a heavy spear to keep her staggered until she poise breaks and then critical hit and repeat, she never gets a chance to do her super move as you stagger her out of it. Treespear, Vykes spear or Mohgs sacred spear all worked great. Sometimes you get unlucky and she spams her super move right off the bat, just take the L and try again.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I’m not gonna lie, doing this boss is really difficult when your a arcane build. Granted I’m still kinda new and haven’t figured out a good combo yet some help would be appreciated if anyone wants to offer a hand

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              If you’re having trouble with this boss: you don’t necessarily have to run away across the arena from the imbued helmsplitter attack. i found that if you time a roll away at just the right time (somewhere in between her coming down for the landing, and before the destined death part), the destined death flurry will whiff you completely and you’re within range to punish her afterwards. admittedly it’s hard to time, but i just didn’t like sprinting from the attack as it always messes up my rhythm with the fight. hope this helps!

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Hardest fight so far on my intelligence build. Ended up using dark moon greatsword's beams to take potshots and adulas moonblade when poisebroke or stunned when i was near her. Took me near 15 min but the battle of attrition finally won out.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Use Unseen Form prior to triggering her entrance. I was able to launch three Full Moons prior to her even moving.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Has this cheese been patched? She can come on any rock. Also, I find it impossible to keep distance, because she catches up really fast

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Another Faith build cheese is the Winged Scythe's Ash of War. Angel's Wings doesn't damage her that much, but it's relatively low FP cost makes it spammable, and it has good poise damage too--only takes about 3-4 uses before she staggers.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Had a whole lotta fun dueling her with the Bloody Helice pirouette, it perfectly dodges the waterfowl dance like move and is just so satisfying man.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Intelligence build, after getting stomped in this fight over and over I easily took her down with cheese. Stood on the rock to her left and repeatedly cast Zamor Ice Storm. It keep her away pretty well hitting with frost damage.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            for all mages out there, i found out that you can spam Carian Greatsword to kill this madlad. When out of mana, just run away then heal then repeat spamming carian greatsword until out of mana. Running away is much safer that just dodging.

                                                                                                                            • Hard. Fifth try I downed her. Used simp weapon = moonveil to do it by staying target locked and keeping distance between special attacks. Not sorry.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                I am literally this boss away from 100% and I swear there is no possible way to beat her. I’ve tried every build imaginable but that god damn leap that does the bleed 1 shots me every single time even with 99 vigor it’s so stupid. Forget every single other boss in the game this is the one that will make you break your disc and all the controllers in the house. You could get her down to 1 hp and she’ll do that aoe bleed leap and 1 tap you every single time. 10/10 game design I love undodgable, unblockable attacks that 1 shot you. RNG better be on your side for this fight otherwise don’t even bother, she’s literally impossible.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Godlsayer was no good, horns no good, super heavy armor no good. My build couldn’t make it work. After 50 attempts and a bunch of “f this one…I’m going to skip it!” and coming back for more. What did it was standing on the rock and wedging her between the border and the rock next to the border (not the arena side). She stayed in constant running against the rock and I misted her to death.
                                                                                                                                  So keep the center of the ring to your right (south east) -her positioned north (facing south towards you).

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Taker's Flames! Blasphemous Blade! Spam it! Breaks her poise and the time it takes her to get up from it allows you time to easily cast again.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      I used the Lordsworn’s cold greatsword +19 with giant hunt and it worked like a charm! Just keep on him & spamming him with L2. I also mixed Stonebarb cracked tear and opaline bubbletear in my flask of wondrous physick.

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        the first million times i tried using RoB and spamming corpse piler in hopes it would do at least SOME damage to her- but to no avail. i read a few comments and decided to try out the godskin peeler and just spam it’s special ability; and oh my god it worked so well against her. i didn’t upgrade it at all, literally a +0 godskin peeler and special spam and she was down in a minute

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          I had a lot of trouble defeating hee as a spellcaster. What did it for me was using Moonveil skill over and over again. If you use it a few times she gets staggered and you can punish her. I played very defensively, constantly dodging and backrolling etc and every time she missed an attack I did the heavy special attack with moonveil. Took me a few tries but worked the best of all my strategies. Still a nailbiter though, one of the tougher fights in the game for me.

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