Royal Knight Loretta is a Greater Foe Boss in Elden Ring. Royal Knight Loretta is the spirit of a knight riding atop her steed. She wields a polearm and utilizes powerful glintstone sorceries to punish would-be trespassers to her domain, the Caria Manor in northern Liurnia of the Lakes. 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 the Three Sisters and achieve a certain ending.
See also Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree.
Originally a personal guard to Carian royalty, her weapon's blue glintstone has been replaced with unalloyed gold.
Elden Ring Royal Knight Loretta Boss
- This is an optional boss, but is required to reach the Three Sisters and achieve a certain ending
- Closest Site of Grace: Manor Upper Level
- Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
- You can summon Spirit Ashes for this boss
Elden Ring Royal Knight Loretta Location
Royal Knight Loretta Combat information
- Health: 4,214 HP
- Defense: 107
- Stance: 80
- Parryable: Yes
- Immune to critical attacks. Breaking its stance or parrying it will only stun it briefly
- Damage: Standard, Strike, Pierce, Magic
- Drops 10,000, Loretta's Greatbow, Ash of War: Loretta's Slash
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.
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.
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Elden Ring Royal Knight Loretta Boss Guide
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Royal Knight Loretta Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Royal Knight Loretta:
- Maintain your distance when she uses glintstone sorceries
- Use Spelldrake Talisman and/or Magic Fortification to minimize damage from magical attacks
- Distract her with a spirit with lots of health and high Magic resistance such as Twinsage Sorcerer Ashes
- Use Lightning Spear to take advantage of her elemental weakness
Hit Heavy: Take advantage of Loretta's relatively low stance to get in jump attacks and charged heavy attacks. Learn one or two of her attacks that you can consistently dodge and punish, and you'll be able to reliably stagger her. Use these staggers to get in more charged heavy attacks.
Box Her In: Try to draw Loretta over to the confined area up the stairs to the left as you enter the arena. The central edifice can be used for cover against attacks, especially when healing. Meanwhile, Loretta's movement will be limited which will help keep her at melee range.
Incom-parry-ble: Loretta's parry timings are relatively easy to learn, especially for her Leap Attack which you can bait out by maintaining a medium distance from her when dodging her spells. Although you can't get in a critical hit after a parry, you can use that time to get in plenty of damage.
Magic and Ranged Users
Keep Your Distance: There's no need to spend any more time near Loretta than absolutely necessary as a ranged user. Once you're far away, you're safe from most of her melee attacks and you'll have time to get in attacks while she's casting Glintblade Phalanx or repositioning herself.
|Side Swing||Swings her sickle in various directions, usually on her right flank||Rolling into her horizontal sweeps and under her diagonal swings will usually position you towards the front or back of the horse, which will give you a chance to get in a hit before the next attack or during a Glintblade Phalanx|
|Stab||Stabs the blade of her sickle in various directions||Roll perpendicular to the direction of the sickle|
|Rearing Swing||Rears up, then slams her sickle down diagonally to her right||Get in a hit while the horse is rearing, then roll to your right to avoid the swing|
|Bash Swing||Her steed steps back and to her left, then bashes its head forward as she swings her sickle clockwise||Roll towards her right flank when the horse's right hoof rises from the ground to move through the bash and avoid the swing|
|Hoof Attack||Her steed rears up, then slams down its hooves||Get in a hit while the horse is rearing, then roll to either side|
|Kick||Her steed's tail rises briefly before it lashes out with its hind legs. Only used if you're behind her horse||Roll in any direction as soon as you notice the attack|
|Leap Attack||Jumps towards you and swings her sickle clockwise as she lands. Usually uses this when you're a medium distance away||Roll in the direction she's moving to minimize the chance the halberd will hit you and position yourself to attack after she lands|
|Leap Duo||Swings her sickle counterclockwise and jumps forward as she finishes the swing, then swings clockwise as she lands, finally turning 90° counterclockwise. Only used below 80% HP. Only the second swing is parriable||Roll away to avoid both swings|
|Glintblade Phalanx||Her polearm glows blue as she swings it around her head and summons 5 glintblades which fly at you after a short delay. May leap back while casting if you're close
Phase 2: Summons 3 additional glintblades that fire shortly after the first set
|Keep moving around her and the glintblades will miss you, especially if you're further away. Don't try to attack until they're gone. You may be able to get in a hit when she begins to summon the glintblades, but be prepared for her to quickly combo into another attack|
|Glintstone Star||Fires a single magical projectile from the butt of her sickle. May leap back while casting if you're close
Phase 2: Fires 5 projectiles instead
|If you're far away, circle her and the projectiles will miss you. If you're close, roll forward through them|
|Phase Transition||Once she's below 50% health, raises her shield above her head and creates a large seal of the Carian royal family||This move doesn't do damage, so keep track of her health and be prepared to take advantage of this to get in free damage|
|Loretta's Greatbow||Summons a magical greatbow, pulls back a giant magical arrow, and shoots it. The arrow explodes on impact and deals immense damage. May leap back while casting if you're close||Roll directly towards her once you see the arrow in flight. If she jumps while firing, you can dodge just by running towards her|
Royal Knight Loretta Lore, Notes & Other Trivia
- This version of Loretta appears to be a spiritual guardian, protecting Ranni from trespassers. Due to her status as a former Carian Knight, it’s safe to assume so.
- Loretta is the second character in a Souls game with this name; the other being Greirat's deceased companion from DS3.
- According to the item description of the Silver Mirrorshield, Loretta is rumored to be an Albinauric, but she bleeds red blood when the player fights her true form, Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree, in Miquella's Haligtree.
- Known as Guard Loretta in 1.00 version of the game.
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