Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

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Location Raya Lucaria AcademyLiurnia of the Lakes
Drops

Raya Lucaria Academy:

runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 40.000 Runes 
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 120.000 Runes (NG+)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 132.000 Runes (NG+2)
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 135.000 Runes (NG+3)
Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen
Great Rune of the Unborn

HP Phase 1: 3493
Phase 2: 4097
Strong VS
magic upgrades elden ring wiki guide 30 Magic 
All Status Effects
Weak to

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat Rennala easily, as well as boss stats and lore for Rennala.

Though not a demigod, Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon is one of the many shardbearers that players may need to defeat in order to advance the story forward. She is found in the Academy of Raya Lucaria. Rennala is a powerful sorceress and the current head of the Carian Royal family. The royal family used to govern the academy, but when Radagon left Rennala to become Marika's second consort, she became weak and the academy's scholars rebelled against them. Rennala was then locked in the Grand Library with her amber egg.

You don't need to fight Rennala to progress into the next area of Elden Ring, and can instead opt to face her at a later part of the game. During her first phase, focus on attacking the juvenile scholars with the golden aura to drop her shield. In her second phase, take advantage of the fact that she staggers easily. She drops the Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen and Great Rune of the Unborn when defeated. She also turns into an NPC that helps you respec your character.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. Shardbearers drop their own unique Great Rune and Remembrance capable of being transformed into powerful Weapons, Spells, Ashes of War, and Talismans for the player.



 Hush, little culver. 

I'll soon birth thee anew, a sweeting fresh and pure…

 

Elden Ring Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Boss

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon is a Legend Boss found in the Raya Lucaria Academy in Liurnia of the Lakes.

  • This boss is optional, as only two shardbearers must be defeated to gain access to Leyndell.
    • This boss is mandatory for at least one of the ending
  • Rennala is a Legend type boss.
  • Closest Site of Grace: Debate Parlor (after shortcut is open)
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You can summon Spirit ashes for this boss

Elden Ring Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Location

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon can be found after taking the elevator of the Raya Lucaria Academy. Map Link

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Combat Information

  • Health: NG (3493 + 4097), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • This enemy has NO POISE, so being aggressive is the best strategy.
  • Rennala deals Standard Damage (1st phase, 2nd part of fight only) and Magic Damage.
  • Phase transition does effect her resistance to elemental-type damage (excluding Magic Damage)
  • During 1st phase, Rennala is covered in a bubble, which renders her immune to any sort of damage. To dispell the bubble, the player must attack 3 Juvenile Scholars that have a similar aura and can be identified by a louder song and the flying books they throw at the player. Attacking three of these scholars will stun all enemies in the area and Rennala will fall to the ground.
  • During 1st phase, if a player were to 'kill' Rennala in her bubble (by inflicting status effects) she will not die. This leaves her with one HP, leaving her to die from a singular hit.
  • During 1st phase, Juvenile Scholars are present in the area - they deal Physical Damage and Fire Damage. Scholars shares weaknesses/resistances with Rennala.
  • During 1st phase, parts of environment (chandelier) can drop onto player, what is telegraphed by dropping fire in the area
  • During 2nd phase, Rennala uses Spirit Ashes:
  • Parriable: No
  • Can be poise broken for critical attack (2nd phase) - in 1st phase as well, but that stun does not allow to perform a critical attack.
  • During 2nd phase, Rennala can be knocked down with specific weaponry/spells, such as Carian Piercer.
  • Poise (2nd Phase): 80

 

Absorptions

Values in brackets correspond to Phase 2.
The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

Values in brackets correspond to Phase 2.
The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

 

Results of Defeat on World

  • During this boss fight, Ranni the Witch narrates a portion of a cutscene. Defeating this boss will NOT fail Ranni's questline.
  • Defeating this boss will give you the option to Rebirth your character in exchange for Larval Tears.
  • Possibly missed content if NPCs/Quests/Other are not dealt with beforehand:
    • None Known
  • The chest behind defeated Rennala can be opened with the Discarded Palace Key (completing Ranni's Quest).
  • Enia will become available in Roundtable Hold, if Rennala is the first Great Rune boss the Tarnished has defeated.

Elden Ring Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Boss Guide

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Boss Video Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon:

  • Use the Lone Wolf Ashes Summon
  • If using magic, Rock Sling is a good option.
  • Bleed can be an effective way to get past her first phase quickly

 

Melee Users

The first part of the fight, Rennala is in a protective golden bubble floating above while the room is full of students that cast diverse spells. Some will throw books at you as projectiles and other will breathe fire. The students that are throwing books at you will be singing and have a golden aura around them. These are the ones that “sustain” Rennala's bubble. **There may be a bug in the game that causes the 3 singing students to appear** Attack them to break their concentration, however killing them is not necessary. Once you've disrupted three of the golden bubble students, Rennala will drop to the ground. Punish her once she is on her knees. Don't get too greedy, as soon as light emerges from her, go back as fast as possible to evade her AOE attack. She will raise a few students to turn into gravestones that she will charge up and launch at you, signaled by the stones floating in the air and her hand turning white as she waves it at you (students can be killed before they rise by ranged/jumping attacks). This also makes a distinct noise. Take cover behind one of the solid pillars near the bookshelves in the room, not the bookshelves themselves as they'll be destroyed by the gravestones.

After executing this process enough times to exhaust her health bar, Rennala will fall to the ground and a cutscene will begin. This begins her second phase.

The second phase is against Rennala herself, this time she will cast a few spells. She starts the fight by blasting a powerful energy blast towards you. This can be dodged with a well-timed roll, or by running at about a 45-degree angle toward her. Be specially aware of her summons. She will cast them when her health bar starts to get low. She will impale her staff on the ground, a pattern will be drawn on the water and one of three creatures will appear. Don't let any of those caught you off guard. They don't last until killed, but remain for a few attacks and leave the battlefield. It is not worth trying to fight them; running them in a circle will eventually despawn them. The dragon she summons will breathe fire at you once, make sure to gain a lot of distance from this fire as it's incredibly powerful. If you're far enough back from the dragon it will launch up into the air and attempt to ground slam you. This can be avoided by running TOWARD the dragon/Rennala, as the dragon will go over your head and land behind you. 

She may summon a Troll, a pack of four Lone Wolves, a Bloodhound Knight, or a Dragon.

 
Ranged Users

If you're using a Bow just fire away, since Physical Damage is good here. Range down the students in Phase I.

In Phase II clear the adds with melee attacks if you're a mage, and Bow if you're an Archer and then attack the boss, repeating this pattern.

 

Magic Users

Rennala is very resistant to magic, so the best choice against her is Rock Sling, to which she is vulnerable. But bring a sword for hitting the glowing students, locking the right one can be a pain.

In phase 2 spirits are very helpful, since they distract her. Keep range (running is often better than dodging), and wait for an opening after her attacks, fireing Rock Sling at her. With decent INT and the Meteorite Staff she will go down quickly. But beware of her summons since they break lock.

 

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Light Explosion When she is recovering after her bubble has been broken, Rennala charges light into her hand and unleashes a powerful AoE attack on her location. Roll back as soon as you see her hand filling with light.
Gravestones She will levitate a few Juvenile Scholars into the air and transform them into gravestones, then send them after the player, dealing heavy damage. Run away or dodge. She telegraphs this attack fairly well.
Juvenile Scholar - Fire Breath The scholar raises her candles and blows a short-ranged stream of fire. Run away or dodge to the side.
Juvenile Scholar - Headbutt Rarely, when the player is very close to a scholar, she may use her head to perform an attack. This attack is more of an annoyance than an actual threat. Dispatching multiple scholars can mitigate this.
Juvenile Scholar - Levitate The scholars levitate globes towards the player. The singing scholars will launch countless books at the player, dealing minuscule damage. The globes can hit hard, but are very slow. Take down the singing scholars quickly.
Phase 2
Comet Azur She will always begin the fight with this move. Rennala charges for a few seconds before unleashing a massive beam of magic. Roll to either side.
Star Shower She will summon many homing magic projectiles that seek out enemies. Roll forward to evade them. 
Shattering Crystal After summoning a large crystal in front of her, it will shatter in a forward burst, covering a large area in front of her. Roll forward to evade. It can also be blocked.
Homing Crystals She will summon a line of crystals, which will quickly home in towards their intended target Run to the sides.
Rennala's Full Moon Rennala transforms into a full moon, causing magic to dispel while she is in it. After a while, she launches the moon, which homes in on nearby targets before exploding. Roll or run away; the blast radius of the explosion can be seen in the water as the moon gets closer to the floor.
Spirit Ash Summon Upon reaching around 50% health, she will slam down her staff, knocking back anything too close to her and summoning a random enemy to fight on her behalf. She can summon a dragon, a pack of four wolves, a Bloodhound Knight, or a Troll. The spirits disappear after a prolonged period of time. Run them in a large circle around Rennala to gain distance from them, and attack Rennala while she's vulnerable. Run TOWARD the dragon when it is in the air preparing the ground slam attack, it will go over your head.

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

  • Voice Actress: Mali Rhys Harries
  • Helping other people before defeating boss on your own may cause this boss fight to vanish with Rebirth option being locked on that NG cycle, as Rennala NPC does not spawn. (further testing required)
  • The stage of the second phase of the fight is reminiscent of  the one of Rom, the Vacuous Spider, one of the main story bosses in Bloodborne, another From Software title. 
    • The second half of the fight is not against Rennala, but against some sort of fail-safe illusion designed to protect Rennala, likely created by Ranni. 
  • There are currently two bugs you may encounter while fighting Rennala:
    1. The protective golden bubble may fail to spawn around Rennala when loading the area. If this happens you will not be able to damage Rennala and thus cannot progress past the first phase. You will need to re-load the area to correct it.
    2. The golden aura scholar who sustains Rennala's shield may not spawn. You will need to re-load the area to correct it.
  • First phase can't be finished while Rennala is in bubble. If her health is downed to 1 HP due to Poison/Scarlet Rot, she will fall on ground with no protection and has to be finished there.
  • This boss is fairly straightforward to fight for melee users, and staggers easily in either phase of the fight. It is possible to pass Phase 1 after breaking the shield a single time, and in Phase 2 it is possible to stagger her out of spellcasting or stun-lock her with a fast weapon. On defeat as a Furled Finger Cooperator the player is rewarded 10 000 runes, making this boss a reasonably efficient way for melee users to farm runes mid-game without following the Bloody Finger Invader questline.
  • Lack of Stake of Marika at her Academy is probably caused by how Marika influenced her life in a bad way.
  • Spirit Ashes summoned during 2nd phase are associated with Ranni's servants:
  • This boss was likely based on cut content for Dark Souls III, relating to a boss encounter with Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth. Some similarities are shown between her and Rennala, as they both focus on rebirthing and those that become born anew often are left disfigured or grotesque, alluding to both the Juvenile Scholars and the Man-Grubs. 

Dialogue

Introduction:

Hush, little culver.

I'll soon birth thee anew, a sweeting fresh and pure...

During Fight:

Come, sweetings, time to be born, anew. (Spoken when using her Scholar Tomes attack)

Come, Oath-sworn giant/dragon! (Spoken when summoning a giant or dragon during her second phase)

Second phase transition cutscene:

Ahh, my beloved...

Have no fear, I will hold thee. Patience.

Ye will be countless born, forever and ever.

(Note: While there is more dialogue in this cutscene, it is spoken by Ranni the Witch.

Upon my name as Ranni the Witch.
Mother's rich slumber shall not be disturbed by thee.
Foul trespasser.
Send word far and wide.
Of the last Queen of Caria, Rennala of the Full Moon.
And the majesty of the night she conjureth.
)

Defeating player:

Be not afeard, little culver. (Phase 1)

Thy fate lieth under my moon. (Phase 2)

After Fight:

Oh little Ranni, my dear daughter.

Weave thy night into being.

(Note: For Rennala's dialogue once she becomes an NPC, see Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (NPC))

 

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    • Anonymous

      I didn't know summons were available during phase 2, so I did her fair and square. Took me only a dozen times getting nuked out of existence while being distracted by her own summons.

      • Anonymous

        Lone Wolves' Ashes is the go-to Spirit Summon, if you want to use them. They 100% stunlock the boss and interrupt many of her spell casts and you are free to deal damage in whatever way you choose to. 100% kill, confirmed. (obviously for 2nd phase as 1st phase is already free anyway)

        • This Boss is a pushover for melee builds and highly annoying for magic builds. Great balancing, lol. I never died to her in any melee build but damn did i struggle with my 2 magic builds. I guess i make melee builds and respecc right after her. Damn...maybe im the Problem. Maybe i just play bad. Bah...now im kind of down.

          • I tried several different methods after getting wiped out by her in the second phase over and over. I tried the spirits people recommended: Demi-Humans and Kaiden, and neither did much. They didn't distract or interrupt her enough. Then in desperation I brought out the old reliable, Warhawk. I think it took two tries, but I finally got her. The Warhawk is such an underrated spirit. It interrupts casting, does a bunch of slash damage, and fire damage. In the process it gets a lot of aggro. I love the bird. Bird, bird... the bird's the word.

            • Anonymous

              "Enia will become available in Roundtable Hold, if Rennala is the first Great Rune boss the Tarnished has defeated."
              Why tho? As it's believed that the Hold is projection of Lyndell.. help lore ppl.

              • Anonymous

                Why don't we get the Homing Crystal sorcery? Because it's similar to Carian Phalanxes? Please, Miyazaki, Crystal Release sucks

                • Anonymous

                  Trust me when I tell you to use the Skeletal Militiaman Ashes. Preferably upgraded a level. The full moon attack she does kills any summon in almost a single hit, but those minions will get right back up and continue distracting her (as well as her ash summons). Killed her first try when I stopped using wolves and switched to the skeletons.

                  • Anonymous

                    It seems her first phase is the only time a shardbearer's holy absorption is lower than 40%. You're welcome for the pointless info

                    • Anonymous

                      For magic users let Rock sling save you, deals physical damage and shreds rennalla. For the second phase summon Kaiden sellsword and he can effectively stunlock rennala

                      • Anonymous

                        Magic spamming attacks check, keeps on summoning enemies check, running away simulator check, she being a ***** check. Piece of **** boss

                        • Anonymous

                          The article says to use spirit ashes against her, but for some reason I wasn't able to. The symbol on the screen that lets you know you can summon went away after a few steps past the fog gate.

                          • Anonymous

                            Honestly, I do not like this fight. It takes some of the worst bosses from dark souls 3 and shoves them together just more annoying. The first phase is pretty much the same as deacons of the deep. Almost exactly. Second is just the crystal sage. Running away 100 times while you're sprinting to catch up, getting pelted with spells that 2 shot you, and spawning more bosses to absolutely ruin you. Honestly, she's my least favorite boss so far. She just seathes lazy boss design energy

                            • She literally lost everything when radagon left, it drove her insane when the hero of the golden order and part of marika left her yet she's not weak to faith??? Why?

                              • Anonymous

                                For magic users, notice how she has 80% damage reduction for magic, which is absolutly huge, that's why even if you never used a sword in the game you have to get something that hit fast and spam her.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Holy **** I just clowned on Rennala SOOO hard. Demi humans straight up bullied her to death and Bloodhound’s fang shredded her.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I've not seen anyone talk about it (or I just didn't look well enought) but anyway, here goes a small strory of a bug (maybe) : it all happened before some of the patches, I was cooping with a friend and just before entering rennala's room, we were invaded. Not willing to fight we got in and started the fight, but something held my attention, we didn't saw the message saying that the invader went back to their world, and what do you know ? Phase 2 start and the invader just spawned behind us ! So, no worry, I took him out before going back to the fight, but, I still wonder if this happened to anyone else ?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      For pure mage class I discovered that Rock Sling dose an amazing amount of damage to her and also stuns her out of spell casting.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        ‘culver’ is the first time i’ve ever looked up a word in the oxford english dictionary and not found a definition for it

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I JUST ****ING LOVE boss that that spam three homing magic attacks and spawn infinite minions AT THE SAME TIME great fair boss, totally don’t get one hit every time i die

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Yeah...she's definitely the magic foil of the boss crew. It took 5-6 damage rounds to clear her first phase with high INT carian grandeur. Meanwhile simply smacking her with a straight sword barely took two.

                                            • I've a theory that she's not the one in the driver's seat phase 2. I think Ranni is the one piloting her body during that portion, especially considering all her summons match Ranni's various companions, minus Seluvis, but he's hardly on her side. Bloodhound Knight matching Blaidd, Troll matching Iji, Dragon matching Adulla, and remember the first summon spirit obtained ingame is the Lone Wolf Ashes, which we get from 'Renna' as a gift. Might merit more research than just that, but I've not enough patience for it.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                having headphones helps going through the (deliberately not challenging) first phase quicker since the student we need to attack is the one singing, makes it much easier to locate her almost immediately especially if she hides behind some pillar or something

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Fanged imps. Fanged imps all the way. They're relentless, they run around a lot, and they inflict bleed. Literally killed Rennala for me in the second phase while I dealt with her ashes

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Lore-wise, Rennala might be the 9ne responsible of creating Albinaurics. Being obsessed with rebirth and all. Makes sense that she knows what mimic tears are and entirely based the Albinaurics on the mimic tears. I guess that's why we need a larval tear to be reborn. Essentially our tarnished's soul goes to another body that is made from a fully mature mimic tear that mimics the body based on our wishes.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The tips for fighting Rennala on this page suggest summoning the wolves for the first phase, in the hope you get lucky and they find which kid is keeping her bubble shield powered up for you. I think this would be a mistake. the first phase isn't difficult, the library isn't all that big or confusing, so finding which kid is powering the shield so you can bring Rennala down isn't difficult either. the second phase is more difficult than at the library, summoning the wolves here will be of much greater benefit, they have good stagger in their own right, they wont just distract and do damage to Rennala but the spirit summons she uses against you as well.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        after i defeated her i didn’t get her great rune but enia still gave me a talisman pouch, anyone know anything about this?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          "Note: The game may treat resting at any Grace in Altus Plateau the same as defeating this boss"

                                                          Eh, I don't know; I just got finished fighting her, and I've been in the Atlus Plateau countless times, long before I even first encountered her tonight. Maybe they patched it?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            She never summoned against me. I summoned the lone wolves, and they just constantly attacked her. I don't know if they staggered her out of summoning, but if you are having any trouble with this fight the wolves might be worth a shot.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              i spammed sword dance with a +14 cross-nagita on phase 2. died in seconds without summoning. too easy. needs buffing

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I like to summon my own lone wolves whenever she summons those. Like playing a high stakes pokemon battle with her

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Other than the dragon, the summons that Rennala uses in her second phase all have parallels to characters surrounding her questline. The wolves are a parallel to Blaidd, the giant is a parallel to Iji, and the bloodhound knight is a parallel to Darriwil (which technically is related more to Blaidd, but still an interesting thing I figured out)

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Contrast with Marika red speared state. It's sweet how rennala is well and protected so much, some mages did defends her, the carian knights, the red wolf, the sweetings, the invincible golden bubble, also ranni even in death.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Man, people really had trouble with this fight? I think I spent most of it just wandering around in the first phase because it was kind of funny and weird. Second phase I just shimmied past all her spells and summons w/ bloodhound claws and destroyed her

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Rennala the bald, weird long limbs, silly hat wearer; no wonder husband left for the hot blonde upgrade. Let's be real, Radagon never loved her. It was all for Golden Order. That's why it's easy for him to just leave her.

                                                                        • Now that you're out of my life I'm so much better
                                                                          You thought that I'd be weak without you, but I'm stronger
                                                                          You thought that I'd be broke without you, but I'm richer
                                                                          You thought that I'd be sad without you, I laugh harder
                                                                          Thought I wouldn't grow without you, now I'm wiser
                                                                          Thought that I'd be helpless without you, but I'm smarter
                                                                          You thought that I'd be stressed without you, but I'm chillin'
                                                                          You thought I wouldn't sell without you, sold nine million

                                                                          I'm a survivor
                                                                          I'm not gon' give up
                                                                          I'm not gon' stop
                                                                          I'm gon' work harder
                                                                          I'm a survivor
                                                                          I'm gonna make it
                                                                          I will survive
                                                                          Keep on survivin'

                                                                          Thought I couldn't breathe without you, I'm inhalin'
                                                                          You thought I couldn't see without you, perfect vision
                                                                          You thought I couldn't last without you, but I'm lastin'
                                                                          You thought that I would die without you, but I'm livin'
                                                                          Thought that I would fail without you, but I'm on top
                                                                          Thought it would be over by now, but it won't stop
                                                                          Thought that I would self-destruct, but I'm still here
                                                                          Even in my years to come, I'm still gon' be here

                                                                          The kind of energy Rennala needed

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Rennala's unhealthy level of simping for her ex-husband a.k.a put a statue of him post divorce is a bit too much

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The spherical bubble she was in at the first phase, is it from the Egg? Will be cool if we can float, shielded, and revel enemy like that if there are similar egg, maybe dlc?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So question for everyone, In phase two are we fighting a clone of her that Ranni is controlling? Or is there some other story reason I’m missing?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I believe this boss is immune to scarlet rot at least in her second phase. I shot her with 30 rot arrows and it never procced.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    can someone help me, after i defeated her.. she dropped something where it is said that i should go to a finger reader but didnt work.. then i used "use" on it and it only gave 20k runes but nothing else... was that right? (im a mage)

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I find it really hilarious how the best summon to take out phase 1 is a mimic tear ash with nothing but a talisman, and the only attuned spell being Radagon's rings of light

                                                                                      • A low-skilled mage who spams spells and when that doesn't work, starts summoning overpowered spirits to fight for her. This is the game showing you what other bosses feel like when they fight you

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Just found this out: if she summons the wolves you can whip out the Beast-Repellent Torch and they just leave you alone.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            She does an attack with her staff where she throws it like a boomerang and it looks like a lightsaber. I’m pretty sure you can get that as an ash of war. But I don’t know what it is called.

                                                                                            • in second phase, aspect of the crucible: horns fully charged will throw her up into the sky and make her fall on her face (like with any other normal mobs). any faith build thats struggling in her second phase can basicly cheese her with that incantation

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Just beat her on my intelligence build. I would advice ditching sorceries in this fight if you are under level 60. Get a greatsword to make sure you can stagger her, otherwise you will punished by her spinning staff attacks

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  For magic users the spell Night Maidens Mist is incredibly helpful in her first form and somewhat helpful in her second. As she's stationary in her first form it'll do damage while she's prone and also while she bubbles and floats up. If she takes the final bit of damage while bubbled it will not trigger the next phase, you'll need to smash the bubble again and deal a final blow but using the spell will seriously reduces how much magic you'll use in the first phase so you can save it for the second. In the second phase it's helpful but her moveset does have a fair amount of moving so it's only really helpful when she's casting certain attacks. I recommend casting it while she's creating the moon, that gives you enough time to cast and then prepare to dodge it.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I looked up and there are baby cribs in her ceiling, did Rennala birthed Ranni in here?
                                                                                                    More contributing factor for Ranni to prefer the Moon than Greater Will

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I am for the first time encountering a major bug in my game, when I enter her boss room and the cutscene would start to platy my game crashes 100%

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        It rarely happens in this game but when you actually fight a Boss that is fair and not a 1 shotting mess its super fun.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Can confirm after several tests & watching older videos, the latest patch shortened the delay between her attacks so she bow spams magic a lot more in her 2nd phase

                                                                                                          • Short version: Summoning acts strange, when we discuss Rennala.

                                                                                                            Long version: Strange thing happened to me today - managed to put a sign (then putted it into Small golden Effigy) and was summoned to help to fight Rennala. After one failed attempt my character spawned not in place, where it was called, but inside boss fight area. Itself was not strange, but I didn't attempt to beat this boss once on said save file. What turned out, that due to some glitch (?) Rennala disappeared both as a boss and NPC, without rune. Anyone can explain what happened there and if there is a way to fix it (not that it matters, but I am curious)?

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Seems kind of weird Ranni calls you a fowl trespasser here but otherwise never references you attacking her mother.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                For some reason if I don't summon anyone from spirit ashes in the first phase and hold them for the second one, she starts spamming her summons right away =\

                                                                                                                • I expected an epic showdown between me and the Queen of the Moon.

                                                                                                                  What I didn't expect was the Stamp Uppercut ash of war to YEET her into the air like a ragdoll. Turns out, the boss has No Poise.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Tried the Lone Wolves like everyone suggested but she wasn't getting staggered hardly at all. Switched to Demi-Human ashes and they tore through phase one in no time, then staggered the hell out of her in phase two. Definitely recommend getting the monkey boys out for her.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      First tried it with a low weapon (still needed smithing stones 3, I even put on my strongest magic resist armor set, but she could still oneshot me with certain spells. I decided to leave her off, came back with a +13 weapon and just ran through her... The first phase is highly annoying and the second either toxic or way to easy... Definetively a bad boss fight imo didn't enjoy at all

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