Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree

loretta knight of the haligtree 1 elden ring wiki guide
Location Miquella's Haligtree
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18200,000
Loretta's Mastery
Loretta's War Sickle
HP 13,397
Stronger VS
Weaker to

Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree is a Greater Foe Boss in Elden Ring. This proud knight was previously in service to the Carian royal family. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat her to advance in Elden Ring, though they do need to defeat her to reach Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree and face Malenia, Blade of Miquella.

See also Royal Knight Loretta.

At some point, Loretta set out on a journey to find a safe haven for the Albinauric people, until she finally came across Miquella's Haligtree. She is rumored to be an Albinauric herself. The blue glintstone of the war sickle she was given for being the personal guard of the Carian family has been replaced with the unalloyed gold often attributed to the young god Miquella.  

 

Loretta, once a royal Carian Knight, went on a journey in search of a haven for Albinaurics, and determined that the Haligtree was their best chance for eventual salvation.

Elden Ring Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree Boss

  • Not optional for Blessing of Despair ending, optional for other.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Haligtree Town
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Elden Ring Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree Location

The first time you meet Royal Knight Loretta, you'll have to come from the Haligtree Town Plaza Site of Grace. Head southeast along the rooftops. After the roof with the Rotten Putrid Corpses, drop down to the lower level and head into the door in front of you. Turn east and head out across a wooden bridge, then double back northwest across another bridge to open the shortcut back to the Haligtree Town Site of Grace.

From the Haligtree Town Site of Grace, head southeast to the elevator down to the 2nd lower level. Head across the wooden bridge, head around the gazebo, and cross the bridge to the northeast. Loretta is through the large gateway just past this bridge. [Map Link]

Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree Combat information

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 NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 13,397 13,597 14,956 15,636 16,316 17,676 18,355 19,035
Defense 122 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 200,000 400,000 440,000 450,000 480,000 490,000 500,000 510,000

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 404 / 502 / 792 / 1249 410 / 508 / 798 / 1255 416 / 514 / 804 / 1261 422 / 520 / 810 / 1267 428 / 526 / 816 / 1273 434 / 532 / 822 / 1279
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 404 / 502 / 792 / 1249 410 / 508 / 798 / 1255 416 / 514 / 804 / 1261 422 / 520 / 810 / 1267 428 / 526 / 816 / 1273 434 / 532 / 822 / 1279
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 653 / 943 / 1400 653 / 943 / 1400 662 / 952 / 1409 672 / 962 / 1419 682 / 972 / 1429 692 / 982 / 1439 701 / 991 / 1448 711 / 1001 / 1458
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 653 / 943 / 1400 653 / 943 / 1400 662 / 952 / 1409 672 / 962 / 1419 682 / 972 / 1429 692 / 982 / 1439 701 / 991 / 1448 711 / 1001 / 1458
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 399 / 497 / 787 / 1244 404 / 502 / 792 / 1249 410 / 508 / 798 / 1255 416 / 514 / 804 / 1261 422 / 520 / 810 / 1267 428 / 526 / 816 / 1273 434 / 532 / 822 / 1279
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

 

Elden Ring Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree Boss Guide

Additional Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree:

 

Additional Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree shares most of her attacks and counters with Royal Knight Loretta, with some differences:
Leap Duo Uses this attack even above 80% health See Royal Knight Loretta
Loretta's Greatbow spell parry icon 40pxUses this attack in Phase 1 as well
Phase 2: Fires four arrows in a vertical formation that converge on your position, but only once every 20 seconds
See Royal Knight Loretta. Spell parrying the Phase 2 version is not advisable, since it'll only get rid of one of the four arrows
Phase 2
Loretta's Slash(variant) parry icon 40pxPulls her sickle behind her left shoulder and imbues it with magic as her horse rears, then swings it twice counterclockwise before jumping into the air and slamming it down in front of her Run backwards when you see her begin this attack and you can easily avoid the first two swings, then roll forward when the horse touches the ground and get in some hits during the long recovery

parry icon 40px: Attack can be parried     spell parry icon 40px: Attack can be spell parried

Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • According to the Silver Mirrorshield, an "absurd" rumor persists that Loretta might be an Albinauric (more specifically a First-Generation Albinauric) herself, not just a savior and guide to them. Naturally, the language employed in the description is meant to make the reader wonder if there is some truth to this rumor, especially considering that Loretta's features and skin color are always obscured. She does share some similarities with them, such as being a female warrior, having proficiency with the bow, riding a steed and wearing silver/blue armor. Albinaurics are also capable of Glintstone Sorcery and are seen in the employ of the Carian Royals. However, Loretta bleeds red, not silver, in her in-person boss battle.
  • Metatextually, Loretta's lore seems to be inspired by the tale of Moses, who led the persecuted Hebrews of Egypt into a promised land across the sea, similar to how Loretta lead the persecuted Albinaurics to the Consecrated Snowfield across the mountians.
  • Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree makes the same grunting sounds as a Tree Sentinel. This is likely an oversight, as they share almost all of the same melee moves. It is fitting, though, considering she is guarding her own Tree.
  • Loretta was a former Carian Knight, which explains her spirit version in Caria Manor. She eventually left to search for a sanctuary for the Albinaurics, and eventually entered Miquella’s service, tasked with guarding the Haligtree from intruders. She even replaced the glintstone in her weapon with unalloyed gold, further cementing her loyalty. She also adds a golden crest to the helmet of her Royal Knight armor, which bears the likeness of the Hailigtree.

 

Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree Combo Chart

loretta knight of the haligtree combo chart

 

Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      I discovered that Rejection can stun her and cancel any of her moves(and poise-break if you use it certain amount of times), so everytime I go in co-op I keep spamming Rejection and Loretta dies in less than a minute.

      • Anonymous

        Bolt of Granssax really make this boss possible to defeat for me. This time i don't even need summon to distract enough for full charge.

        • Anonymous

          I love glintblades i love glintblades i love glintblades i love glintblades i love glintblades i love glint- *You died*

          • Anonymous

            Wished I didn't use mimic tear, makes a potentially interesting battle way too easy.

            P.S.: Don't use summons on the first try on any boss.

            • My frist playthrough this boss was quite hard. In my second it was VERY easy by spamming Lightning Spear and staying away dodging spells (light roll makes it quite easy)

              • Anonymous

                I found the easiest way to beat him (or her?) as a melee build is to stay as close them as possible with relentless heavy attacks and not give them any breathing room

                • Anonymous

                  I actually like this fight, I get its the like 5th Tree Sentinel fight but I think the magic brings just enough extra challenge that it makes it refreshing to fight this enemy archtype again. Not a super-challenging fight given the area, I find this moveset very fun to dodge and play around and its a nice quick challenge after the crapshow that is the area before her.

                  • Can be cheesed with poison mist. Use assassin's gambit, unseen form, crepus vial, concealing veil and bait to stay still with projectile attack like spectral lance weapon art.

                    • Anonymous

                      At higher levels on my ng+14 mage and faith build. Throw tiche out there to take some shots. Dodge a bit, then put on terra and start meteorite of astel. Using prince of death and meteorite staff works well. Should do the same with the lusats staff

                      • Anonymous

                        If the Albinaurics were created by means of sorcery, she may feel pity for them as a former Carian Knight as she likely would've seen their means of creation and suffering that follows

                        • Anonymous

                          Loretta, Dump truck Ass if the Haligtree.
                          Seriously her armor is THICC and it's a disgrace that there's no armored dresses to pair with it

                          • Anonymous

                            Anon 24th Nov 20:27
                            No, those mages can poise through pretty much everything and f**k your s**t up. Trying to fight them head on is a fools errand. I know not everyone likes them and some don't use them because of RP reasons but a great bow from an elevated position IS the most effective way for non FTH / INT builds. Also, they only need to be dealt with once, when the elevator shortcut is opened you can take the lift down from Haligtree town grace, crouch until the nearest one is walking up the bridge towards the second mage, then sneak to Loretta's boss area. I'm on my second playthrough and this worked for me twice.

                            • Anonymous

                              Everyone seems to be over the top about how good this boss is but I absolutely hate him. He's the worst mounted boss in my opinion, spamming magic non-stop and then there's that one move when he swings downwards and follows up with a stab, even with heavy armor it stunlocks you into a true combo that's definately a oneshot for mages

                              • Anonymous

                                The two Haima mages before this boss are ridiculously bad level design.

                                Try to use ranged? They'll destroy you from a distance. Try to be defensive going across the bridge? They'll destroy you from a distance.
                                Try to run down the bridge to use melee? Then you can't look at the one behind you, so he can land free shots and destroy you.
                                Try to use the walls for cover? They have holes in them and the mages will use AoE spells that go through the walls and destroy you.

                                What are you meant to do against these enemies? Cross your fingers and run?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Redmane Knight Ogha trivializes this fight, since its greatbow attacks stragger Lorreta almost everytime. If you are struggling with this fight I would highly recommend summoning Ogha. My fifth try I used Ogha and it was easy. I only had to use one halth flask and it was a breeze.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I found can cheese her with greatsword roll thrusts, high poise, and magic resistance. Here's my formula

                                    Lionel's Armor. Arsenal Talisman. Spelldrake Talisman. Pearldrake Talisman. Barriers of Gold. This will allow you to dodge the Glintblade spam opportunistically but you don't need to focus on it.

                                    Then. Godslayer's Greatsword and just spam roll thrust (dodge roll + basic attack) through her melees. Again don't worry about the Glintblade spam. If she stance breaks (likely), use Queen's Black Flame.

                                    (I also popped Golden Vow and using a Fire-shrouding/Fath-knot physick. This definitely helped)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      it took me 2 tries at rl 100 to kill her
                                      whenever she casts the phalanx and a spell afterward, you can usually run to the right or left and the spells will fly past you
                                      also greatshield soldier ashes work well against her
                                      i personally spammed fortissax's lightning spears and took her down fairly easily

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I summoned my Greatshield Bois against her, and they just pushed her into a corner and stunlocked her into oblivion, i would've proly felt alot worse about if i didn't get completely reamed by Mohg several times beforehand.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          i used to really struggle with her and now that i dont anymore my advice is to
                                          1. pick up the spelldrake +2 talisman
                                          2. dont pay any respect to the floating daggers. i used to be scared of them and play way too passively waiting for them to fire off, and she would use the distance i created to spam spells which would whittle me down or outright oneshot in the case of the bow. pretty much just stay close

                                          • Anonymous

                                            btw she has about 13625 hp on NG.. I rotted her from the start to finish and the dmg fits the rot damage numbers^^

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I don't know if it's a bug in her AI or what, but all she did the whole fight was swat at my summon and didn't cast any spells, barely moved from her spot once she engaged. Fight lasted maybe a minute if that, very bizarre experience compared to the Carian fight

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I don't know if it's a bug in her AI or what, but all she did the whole fight was swat at my summon and didn't cast any spells, barely moved from her spot once she engaged. Fight lasted maybe a minute if that, very bizarre experience compared to the Carian fight

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Phalanx up. Summon Tiche. Dodge roll incoming Loretta. Move back so she attacks Tiche. Drink bottle and fire off azure comet. Loretta dies. I thought this would be a really tough fight and now I will never now… Over in less than a minute but I won’t complain.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    +10 Dung Eater did his thing while I ate popcorn from a distance. Every now and again I'd toss a Rock Sling in to lend a hand. I have no regrets after the number of times I've already died (one time loosing 190k runes) in this level. Dung Eater is so OP. Complete game changer. It's made so many of these bosses so much more enjoyable for me as I simply want to enjoy the game at my age (40).

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If you don't care to learn the timing to dodge Loretta's Mastery (it's much less forgiving than her normal bow spell as it's very likely to one-shot you), you can just tank through it using the Silver Mirror Shield.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Tiche did all of the hard work for me. When Loretta finally smoked her, I waded it and cleaned up. Thanks, Tiche!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Got one-shot by her bow spell at ~60% HP with 60 vigor and both anti-magic talismans equipped. Not complaining, just in awe.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            But why no Torrent though? Fighting enemies on horseback is so much more fun when you can also mount up, this is just a boring "roll around and dodge the magic spam" fight

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I was spamming jumps attacks and most of her slashes were just hitting the air so funny after that she just oneshot me

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The parry short cut cheese still works at 1.05, tested n succeeded yesterday
                                                                glad not needing to run throu thos monstrosity

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I died, but Tiche killed her at the same time. Got no runes though! Is that because Tiche killed her not me?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Other bosses: flies into the arena, waits behind a massive golden gate, monologues, awakens from their slumber, etc.

                                                                    Loretta: R E N D E R S

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Eternal Darkness turns this boss into an awesome spell-counterspell duel. Definitely recommend using it.

                                                                      If you're a mage, rock sling is your friend because of its physical damage.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Is the stake of marika bugged for anyone else? I kept respawning at the latest grace which made the way back to boss room a bit annoying

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The only real issue I have with this fight is that seeming stun lock if you get hit by her jumping attack into thrust attack combo. The stagger from the first jump attack hit lasts for days.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Fighting Loretta in Caria Manor immediately made me think we'd refight her somewhere. Right when I had thought that "eh, she was the same color as the manor ghosts, she must have just been a specter", she shows up at the end of that pathway and goes "sup *****"

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This is definitely a rough fight for int users since she’s resistant to magic, so if you’re having any trouble just use the fallingstar beast jaw and spam the weapon art, it does pretty good damage and has so much poise break potential that you’ll be able to riposte her every 7-8 casts, sooner with the shard of Alexander

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I think the resistance is not correct as I had to hit her more than 10 times with antspur rapier to scarlet rot her

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Weird how she went to the effort of replacing the glintstone in her war sickle with unalloyed gold to show her changed alliegance from the Carian royal family to Miquella and the Haligtree, but then still used Glintstone and Glintblade sorceries in her battle. She should have fired rings of light like the Cleanrot Knights do, a spell Miquella actually devised.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Spam spam spam, that's all this fight is, nothing more than a constant spam of magic, there is no thought in this fight whatsoever

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Faith users: Blasphemous Blade's WA and Stone of Gurranq allow you to crouch under her "soul arrows" and homing swords, if timed correctly, even in phase 2.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I really enjoyed this fight it wasn't hard and it was fun to time out the dodges and attacks but at times she'd shoot 2 waves of magic knives and at the same exact time she shot the 4 magic arrows. Neither are difficult to dodge on their own but at that point I'm just choosing which magic ability I want to one shot me.When I'm dodging the knives I just roll right into the arrows lol.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          it's a shame you can't unlock her weapon. It's a unique spear that could have one of her bow spells as the ash of war on it. i don't think there is a magic greatspear either

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Patch 1.003 after beating her, the grace didn’t allow me to interact with it. Just visit the nearby grace and then come back to activate it.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Loretta fought for the Albinaurics, seeking a home for those spurned artificial humans. She finally found the Haligtree which is considered a sanctuary for the Albinaurics since Miquella is a benevolent god. However we found zero Albinaurics in Haligtree. The terrible realization when we found the Albinaurics in Mohgwyn dynasty ground. They are taken by Mohg and his nobles along with Miquella, cursed with enter all suffering in the blood lake :(((

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Way easier than the trash mobs leading up to her fight. Those two battlemages are the true boss of this area.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Just a copy paste of tree sentinel but now has a oneshot stunlock combo and spams annoying magic constantly, fun!

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    fun fight, once you get in the rhythm of dodging her slashes and getting a hit in it feels great. doesn't spam or rush you down, gives you space to heal in return for firing stronger spells, very enjoyable

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Her regular, non-magic attacks are very easy to parry (and that's coming from someone who is **** at parrying). Attacking after parrying staggers her, so you can get another jump attack in.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Just summon shield folks spirit, upgraded of course, they will eventually stagger her against a wall, just beat to a pulp

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Honestly one of the laziest designed bosses in the game. She just spams magic the entire fight and the melee attacks stun lock you even if you have high poise

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            as solo meele, i found it easy after i get used to her movements. get some distance from her and the moment her spells reach at you, you dodge and while she come at you, is the moment you dodge her 1 atk or combo of 3atks after that you and attack one or two times. then get distance and repeat. always dodge to back to the horse and dodge the horse kick

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              black knife tiche at +10 basically solod this dude for me at lvl 20, spirit ashes dont effect pvp so if your having trouble maybe try cheesing him with spirit summons

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                She is either voiced by a man or a woman who smoked for 70+ years. And the only things she "says", if you can even call it saying, is a grumbling

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Bizarrely easy. I just face tanked here down with some katanas with zero difficulty, she does little damage and doesn't much break poise. Easier than the mages that guard her arena.

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