Lhutel the Headless

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Type Legendary Spirit Summon
FP Cost 104 HP Cost -
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Summons spirit of Lhutel the Headless

Lhutel the Headless is a Legendary Spirit and Summon in Elden Ring. Summons an allied spirit version of an unmounted Mausoleum Knight

 

Legendary ashen remains.
Use to summon the spirit of Lhutel the Headless.

Spirit of a headless knight who leads the mausoleum soldiers.
Wields a lance enrobed in Death and hurls spectral lances at foes.

Lhutel sacrificed her life so that in Death she could continue to protect a soulless demigod until their revival, earning her the hero's honor of Erdtree Burial.

 

 

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Elden Ring Lhutel the Headless Guide

  • Ghost Glovewort is required to upgrade Lhutel the Headless.
  • Lhutel will periodically teleport while in combat, allowing her to move around quickly, avoid being surrounded by enemies, and avoid large area of effect attacks from enemies.
  • Strikes from her lance cause buildup of the death blight status on her target. However, the vast majority of enemies found in Elden Ring are immune to death blight. Also, one of the main enemy types not immune to death blight, that being NPC invaders, tend to only appear in areas where the player is not able to summon her or any other spirits via spirit ashes.
  • Her heavy armor, greatshield, teleportation ability, mix of melee and ranged attacks, and immunity against all status effects (an ability shared with all other spirit ash spirits) allow her to work well alongside a variety of player builds as a "tank" or damage dealer. It should be noted that due to her slow attack frequency and teleporting around that she holds aggro very poorly.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      I take back what I said before: this is pretty good, but if you're a mage don't use her. She sucks at holding aggro.

      • Anonymous

        This spirit is trash.. I dont understand where you get that dmg% from, it is far from true.. It cant hold agro, it does low dmg. it has no propper function..

        • Anonymous

          My glass character tried using a Dung +10 vs Astel and the only way I could get it to engage the boss is if I was within 10’ and any mistake and I was one shot. Dust off this one at +7 and it was easy. Lhutel was sticking and moving giving me all the time I needed and still had 85% health left at the end.

          • Anonymous

            For anyone who says that she sucks, your just wrong, there is a reason why so many good players say she's an S tier summon. Lhutel needs to be +9-10 to actually be viable, but that's also true for most of the other S tier summons. If you tried her below that level then you need to upgrade her and try again. The bottom line is that if you need more than what Lhutel offers it means that you're being carried. This isn't me trying to shame people, if you enjoy the game with another summon then you do you, but you're probably only doing around half the damage that's necessary to kill any of the bosses. Mimic and Tiche are objectively better summons in terms of damage output, but I try to never use them unless I feel that it's absolutely necessary, or I just hate a boss. Lhutel will chill out and chuck spears at a boss while you do all the hard work. If you need to heal, refill FP, or buff, she's got you for about 10-20 secs and she won't waste a quarter of her health while doing so. She's good because she makes things like setup and healing feel more leniant without making the game feel easy.

            • Anonymous

              I maxed her out as soon as I could because everything else I had at the time didn't seem useful. She's helped through a lot of bosses, especially double bosses. She's why I even completed x2 gargoyles or x2 crucible, and many of the tree dragon things

              I'm upgrading mimic or dung next after reading about them, but lhutel is a solid choice as long as she is upgraded.

              • Hmm, this ash performance can be quite inconsistent. On one hand, when aggressive, she deals a lot of damage while being very tanky. On the other hand, she abuses her teleportation too much, she teleports when getting attacked ok, but she teleports when side-stepping away from foes, she even teleports for no reason when I'm the one drawing aggro. This is particularly apparent when fighting bosses with human builds like Crucible Knight Duo.
                I still keep her in inventory for situational use but I wouldn't place her at S tier for now.

                • Anonymous

                  Been using her from day 1 when I got her, and not gonna lie Lhutel's been a lifesaver whenever she manages to draw aggro.

                  That said though, I feel like she's reaching the point where her performance is starting to dip. Any suggestions as to who to replace her with? The 2 Banished Bros? Or IDK.

                  Currently on a NG run, just arrived at Leyndell's outskirts area via the Dectus Lift (might do the Ravine path later).

                  • Anonymous

                    I got lhutel as soon as I learned she was a boss drop in the weeping peninsula. I read her wiki and I believed the hype, but I couldn't see why she's classed as the best after using her a few times. I didn't notice until I summoned her at the impassable bridge rune farming spot in caelid. that area has strong enemies all over the place, but she just wasn't very aggressive, she was just standing next to me doing absolutely f**k all, she was only going for enemies if I was pretty close them myself. once she did pull her finger out she was fine, she was hitting the radahn soldiers hard enough to kill them herself, she did a good job with the mounted knight patrolling and held her own against the T-rex dogs. I don't think she is as useless as a couple of comments here are making her out to be, but I don't think she deserves the rep for being the best ash summons.

                    • Anonymous

                      Stuck with her and +9 this bae until I got Tiche. Was by my side for almost 80% of the game. She’s tanky, evasive and got range to go along with melee. She’s perfectly balanced, and if you need more than this then you’re simply getting carried by a NPC. A rock solid summon to have by your side all the way until the end game.

                      • Anonymous

                        Tested her out against the Limgrave Tree Sentinel and she got flattened almost twice as fast as Engvall
                        Also, why did the devs put Deathblight on her weapon if it doesn't do anything? Because it looks kinda cool?
                        I feel like the rank list should be updated

                        • Anonymous

                          If you ahve any desire to fight a boss not directly beside them, do not use this summon. If you are in melee range she might be good, but she will run right past the boss if you are not hugging the boss

                          • Anonymous

                            THE MOST USELESS SUMMONS IN THE GOD DAMN GAME WTF? I MOVE AWAY FROM A BOSS AND SHE RUNS AT ME LIKE SHE HAS ABANDONMENT ISSUES. FFS
                            I see so many people love her but she is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo useless
                            Is my game bugged or are all of your wrong?

                            • Anonymous

                              Used a Lhutel+0 against Royal Knight Loretta in the Carian manor.

                              She was able to maintain aggro for ~90% of the fight while also surviving until the end. Didn't buff her or anything.

                              Her dodge is absolutely amazing.

                              • used her quite a while into the game untill i got the mimic tear. the teleports make her sometimes good at dodging big boss attacks and her lance throws ofted pulled aggro off me. the shield paired with teleports make her pretty tanky. at +10 shes pretty good if the ai isnt having some problem. plus you get her really early into the game, it was my first legendary summon for quite a while. but id rather use black knife tiche or mimic tear once you get them

                                • Anonymous

                                  Tried Lhutel +2 against the Cleanrot Knights in the Abandoned Cave and she couldn't keep agro. She had around 75% of her health when i died. On my second try i used Raya Lucaria Soldier Ashes +3. They kept agro and 1 of them died but they were able to knock down the 1st knight a few times. Maybe she was nerfed or just stinks at lower levels.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This summons had got to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen in a game, its invisibility makes bosses de-aggro it, if it ever engages at all. It stats are god but it is completely useless.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I don't quite get the point of her having death on her lance. Like, how many enemies are there even that you can summon against that aren't immune to death?

                                      After all, this is a status effect that only works on Tarnished (i.e. invaders and a few NPCs) and against those you usually aren't allowed to use spirit summons.

                                      The only case I can think of where this might (?) work is Gideon Ofnir since he's considered a Tarnished and his boss fight allows for Spirit summons, but I haven't gotten to test that yet and the wiki isn't updated for Gideons resistances yet.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Worth noting that her teleport will also cause her to dodge your buffs and heals, so if you're using those you likely should use another summon.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          She is simply smart. It doesn't have the best damage or pressure, but if you need a brief moment for yourself she will arrange you that window shortly. She is helping but you are the one leading the fight, if you keep that in mind you will understand her true strenght.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            what's the point of the death ailment on his spear? Enemies in pve are immune to it, and he cannot be used against other players, am I wrong?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Someone actually put the effort to actually record all the elite summons taking on an Draconic Erdtree Knight, and surprisingly enough Lhutel was just 1 to 2 hits away from killing the boss. I'm actually surprised that she beat Tiche, but I guess they perform best at different situations. Tiche does really well against main bosses, sometimes too good enough to even kill them, but she seems to struggle against other bosses especially with the ones who can stagger her easily. Mind you that the test was done with both summons being +10.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Honestly, as somebody who loves Lhutel and used her as my main summon for a while...she falls of HARD starting around mid-late game. I took her into battle with Radagon and he pancaked her at +10 even with me drawing aggro when her poise got overwhelmed. In comparison the Mad Pumpkin Head survived both phases with HP to spare and did enough aggro to allow me to make it through with a good amount of flasks for Elden Beast. It's not even close.

                                                In terms of utility I'd say she's unfortunately the worst out of the renowned ashes. Kristoff has superior tanking ability and elemental damage, Oleg and Engvall have much higher DPS, Ogha and Finlay both excel in slightly different ways, and even Latenna pulled more weight for me in the end due to her insane attack power. Lhutel by endgame sort of falls flat in all respects. She could use a boost by the devs.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  To all those hating on her, keep in mind that if you just let your summons attack your tank, then you’re gonna lose that tank fast. If you fight bosses with her as a team and agro back and forth, her ability to jump around keeps her alive a lot longer to help you out. Stay on the opposite side of the boss from where she is and it’ll make most bosses a cakewalk.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I used Luther for the first 75% of the game and she was amazing. She would distract the boss long enough for me to heal, or do damage. She is great at surviving as well. If you want a summon that does all the work, she is not your summon. If you want a great summon tu support you and survive most fights, she is incredible.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Ive found that when fighting some bosses at range she will run back to you instead of attacking and drawing agro like planned astal is one such boss where it did this, fortissax was another such boss

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This is the single most over-rated spirit summon. You don't need spirit summons for trash mobs ( infact, you can skip all of them and it's much more fun and easy ) On bosses she just backpedals or strafes holding the shield. Sure she's 'tanky' but she sure doesn't tank. Her damage is pitiful.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          why is this listed as the bedst spirit summon :O
                                                          all it does it jump around going invis.
                                                          Cant hold agro, Cant do dmg.
                                                          I even tried lvl'ing it, and still bad.
                                                          wont say it is the worst of em all, but shouldnt be on any list of "bedst spirit ash"

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This summon +10 was great for the Malenia fight. Her teleportation keeps Malenia from beating on her to regain HP.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              at +10 she basically solo'd elemer of the briar. don't sleep on her, the teleport gives her amazing survivability

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Maybe a stupid question as I just got her, but does she have eclipse great shield making her extra tanky against magic damage?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Jack of all trades, master of none. She has everything but not really good at anything. If you want a super tank, invest in the mimic, get some healing ashes of war or incantation. If you need damage, tiche is the one to go for. If the boss has low poise, grab oleg and spin your way to the victory. Lhutel is good but really niche, she doesn't fit in any role, can't even take agro and always be overly passive. Not recommend upgrading her as your first +10 ash

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    All I know is the A.I for Npc Summons and Spirits is pretty inconsistent. you'll have fights where the A.I will just melt bosses hp bars but other times it just decides to not do anything and just get **** on by the boss. early all the way to endgame. I've had good experiences with all the Spirits I've used so far, but you'll have to be a potato to not see how janky the A.I is.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This is the worst ash in the game. Everyone talking about how great they are havent upgraded anything else. My 3 wolves at +2 last longer, do more damage and hold aggro better.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I don't see why nobody has mentioned this when comparing Lhutel to other legendary ashes... Lhutel is accessible right off the bat making her the best early game summon you can grab as soon as you can ride your way to the Weeping Peninsula. Meaning, Lhutel can easily fill up your spirit ash spot for early-mid game and her tankiness more or less allows her to survive and help to deal with ealy-mid bosses at that point, making her a very good tool to pick up for newbies or just early-mid game advantage.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Cursed-Blood Pots solve a lot of her coy combat style, and will make her much more aggressive and actually perform to a much higher degree. Otherwise, while yes she has quite a lot of staying power, having her participate in a fight can cause it to be more chaotic and erratic than necessary due to the 100% drop of aggro once she teleports, which again is done with extreme frequency when she's not hopped up on blood pheromones.

                                                                          Aggressiveness should be its own quantifiable category for Spirits as it can make or break their use with certain builds. Lhutel is a generalist, but if one is looking for dynamic combat impact, the difference between her and, for example, the Kaiden Sellsword is just night and day. That madman has no brakes on their aggression and while they don't have something like Bleed to scale their damage output close to a player's, they're hammering into targets and constantly flinching them. Of course they don't last near as long as Lhutel, but then depending on your build, hammering a boss into the downed state more frequently in a shorter window of time will much more greatly pay off.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            There is an experiment letting spirit ashes fighting DRACONIC TREE SENTINEL 1v1 and the results are posted on youtube. She is the best performer and Tiche comes the second while the mimic got the third place

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The people saying she is the best aren't too bright. Mimic Tear completely out performs her, period. Lhutel spends way too much time teleporting around and being overly passive while chucking the odd spear that usually miss's the target. Yes she is tanky, but she wont hold aggro like she should. I feel like most of the people saying shes the best are people that dont even fight the boss's and just let summons do all the work in a long dragged out encounter. With Mimic Tear and Oleg you can melt a boss fairly fast

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                literally just tps around and never hits the boss. great if she grabs aggro since she can stay alive for very long, but thats if she ever decides to attack.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Lhutel is an excellent summon for anyone whom reads this comment. At +10 she sits around 8-10k HP. Her damage is usually hard to gauge but sits at about 2-500 in the end game. For most of the comments past this one, keep in mind a lot of people use something and if it doesn't work right away they replace it. I see many comments that don't even know how she fully functions. And before you get cold feet, you can max several summons per NG.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Mostly use Lhutel to line up a boss for a Cerulean Hidden Tear + Comet Azur barrage.
                                                                                    Still a very meaty summon that can stand some very heavy blasts.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Why does she do instant death if deathblight only affects players and because of how the game works you'll never face another player and have a spirit ash out?

                                                                                      Is this some sort of niche benefit for the few named hostile NPCs?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Isn't the mentioning of the death status effect kind-of a moot point?
                                                                                        It doesn't affect pve enemies, and I can't think of a single instance in which you can use a spirit ash against an invading player.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          as a mage:
                                                                                          Pros: almost every end of a boss fight she still lives. (currently +5)
                                                                                          great meat shield, her spear evolved into a flaming spear when upgraded to 5 (altho im not too sure)
                                                                                          can easily avoid aoe or massive damage if she wants to, bec of teleporting technique.

                                                                                          Cons: doest do well in group fight, she wont die but shell agro random mobs.
                                                                                          cant hold agro of boss continously (but for me its not that big of a deal,since i rather have her till the end of the fight than tank hardcore at the start and die half way thru, as a mage when a boss is going for you dont cast spell instead dodge and wait for luthel pull the agreo from you)

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Disappointed me in the long run, mostly from her AI doing stupid things like phasing about when it really needed to press the attack, as well as being unable to keep aggro. If you want a good but not Mimic/Tiche tier summon I'd recommend investing in Ogha instead

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Best summon in the game, mimic is great but dies way to fast in NG+ and up. Lhutel is a beast and people complaining about aggro have never played a souls like before i guess or are relying to much on their summons.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                My boy Ancestral Follower was not working so well vs Godskin, so I levelled up this guy and was pretty disappointed. He had a lot of trouble holding agro (vs Godskin at least).

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Honestly pretty overrated. It's true that she high stats and looks impressive if you just stay back and watch her go, but that's about it. The AI is very passive and careful, does little to help you when you're actually fighting yourself. Why use a summon that's not aggressive and proactive?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Here's what you need to know about her: tanky thanks to her shield usage, has a ranged attack, can proc death on enemies but I'm not sure which enemies are susceptible to that, not the best at keeping aggro thanks to her teleporting mechanic making her briefly untargetable for enemies but she can get it back reasonably quickly, can chase down fast enemies thanks to the teleportation mechanic.


                                                                                                    Last but most importantly in my opinion, she's weak when it comes to group fights.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Only downside to her imo is her ability to pull aggro. Her attack speed is so slow that enemies will lose aggro and attack you instead. I fought Niell and took aggro of other summon and Lhutel took aggro of other but 10s later i got whacked in the back.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        As a caster i find her fairly useless. She takes agro and dies nearly immediately against even early bosses, even though i have her upgraded to +6

                                                                                                        I generally use the skeleton ashes that summon to skeletons who revive when killed

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          People who'd put Lhutel above Mimic Tear have never seen Chad Tear solo and out-sustained bosses through Prayerful Strike.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            People are saying that she never dies in fights but I don't know why but she has been dying very quickly whenever I used this spirit ash. Crystallian ash lasts much longer

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Mimic Tear is the best summon in the game, it uses all the ashes of war, talismans and consumables that your character has equipped. I leveled Lhutel to 10 only to watch it get obliterated by the endgame bosses. Not sure why this is rated so high

                                                                                                              • Everyone talks about how the mimic tear is so great but Lhutel is far more survivable. Teleports, massive health pool, great shield. She’s going to finish bossfights with you rather than going down halfway through.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I don’t know how other summons compare but she has a ridiculous amount of health at higher levels, like many thousands high. Plus she dodges so many attacks. I’ve finished more fights with her alive than not and that’s as a sorcerer letter her tank as much as possible. Her damage is meh but if you need a meat shield she is “protected me in every boss fight possible for 80 levels” good.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    my 1st "elite" summon that I find. I upgrade it early when I was lvl 30, struggling fighting the guardian near the tree... never disappointed me in any fight so far... she's at +3 right now & she is my main summon for boss fight... for crowd control I tend to use the godrick soldier or wolves...

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Currently using this beast of a spirit and so far my thoughts are:

                                                                                                                      Pros: She's a beast. Shield and teleport abilities means she can get in and out of combat easily. She can throw spectral versions of her lance which do great damage

                                                                                                                      Cons: She get surrounded easily by more numerous, smaller foes. Not as good for groups of enemies

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        teleporting javelin user with a shield, i think i found my new boss companion for now

                                                                                                                        boss seamed weak to lightning

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I got this spirit a long time ago, and have been upgrading her ever since; but for the life of me, I cannot summon her! I have almost 100FP (with the help of a talisman), perhaps another criteria must be met (a new item/bell, perhaps)?

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Description says Lluthel is a chick, she sounds on the level of the prosthetic knight from the trailers (her name started with an M, I haven't fought her yet).

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Either my game is bugged or this site might need some upgrades because I got this summon from the Hallowhorn grounds boss. Someone please respond so I know what's up.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                "SHE" Is definitely amazing. Will drop aggro due to dodging via vanishment, but has a ranged javelin throw, a cool glowing death/fire spear, and a huge shield. Very tanky at +5

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  I wonder if anyone would consider this to be one of the best spirits in the game. He seems like with defenses, ability to grab aggro and teleport, that he'd really shine in a boss fight while potentially struggling against big groups. Hopefully someone can weigh in on that

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