Royal Knight Loretta is a 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. Players are required to defeat Royal Knight Loretta in order to gain access to the northeast sections of Liurnia behind the estate which houses locations important to the story.
A spiritual knight atop a steed, wielding a polearm capable of casting sorceries. Her horse allows her great mobility, and her weapon allows her to cast a deadly Greatbow to take down her enemies
Elden Ring Royal Knight Loretta Boss
Royal Knight Loretta is a Great Enemy found in Caria Manor.
- Royal Knight Loretta is mandatory for Ranni’s quest, otherwise she is optional.
- Royal Knight Loretta is a Great Enemy-type boss.
- Closest Site of Grace: Manor Upper Level
- Multiplayer is available for this boss.
- Spirit summons are available for this boss.
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Royal Knight Loretta Combat Information
- Health: NG 4200
- Deals Magic Damage (main source), Standard Damage and Pierce Damage.
- Parriable: Yes, cannot be riposted
- Can be poise broken, but cannot be riposted
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.
The resistance numbers is 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.
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Royal Knight Loretta Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Royal Knight Loretta:
- Maintain your distance when she uses glintstone sorceries
- Dodge under her diagonal slashes and through her horizontal sweeps.
- Spells users can bring Magic Fortification for the fight.
- Spelldrake Talisman is useful for this fight, espeicially when paired with Magic Fortification.
- Use a tanky spirit to distract her and get some hits from behind.
Loretta is a straight forward encounter with easily discernable patterns. She frequently uses glintstone sorceries which are telegraphed by the flash of a blue rune. She will frequently use Glintblade Phalanx which have a long delay before they fly towards her target. Use this time to create some distance between you and Loretta and then sidestep the projectiles. You can also hit her once or twice during the Glintblade Phalanx summoning animation before running away. If you have plenty of stamina and the timing of Loretta's melee attacks down (see below), you can dodge both Glintblade and lance attacks at close range to keep her in stabbing distance.
When below 50% health, she will begin using her Greatbow to deal immense damage. The bow is clearly visible when she is about to use it but the attack requires precise timing to dodge. Learn to anticipate when she is about to release the arrow and then dodge to the left or right. Do not dodge backwards as the projectile explodes on impact and will catch you as you try to evade. She also uses a jumping variation of the Greatbow which can easily be evaded by running or dodging under her.
For her melee strikes, dodge under her polearm's starting position for diagonal strikes and through the horizontal sweeps. Her overhead slash has decent tracking and requires more precise dodge timings.
It may be beneficial to entice 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, while offering good healing opportunity. Meanwhile, Loretta will be boxed in, helping to keep her at melee range. She will teleport around this area, if you get too far away. You can get free hits in during her teleportation animation.
Magic and Ranged Users
The strategy remains largely the same for Magic and Ranged users with the exception that you should try to maintain your distance. You may have an easier time getting hits in during her spell cast animations compared to melee users. When fighting her at range, consider using summons to distract her or else she will frequently try to close the distance and her horse makes her extremely mobile.
Incantation users should bring Lightning Spear for the fight and pair with incantations/items that reduce magic damage to make a fight much easier.
Royal Knight Loretta Attacks & Counters
|Carian Phalanx||Swings her polearm around and summons 5 glintblades which then fly towards her target after a short delay. When below 50% health, she summons 8 glintblades. Glintblades have moderate tracking.||Create distance between yourself and the boss and sidestep the projectiles as they fly towards you.|
Basic sorcery spell fired from the butt of her polearm.
|Easy to sidestep as long as you are a good distance. When at close or melee range, use a dodge roll.|
|Loretta's Greatbow||Charges up her greatbow and releases a great arrow after a short delay. The arrow explodes on impact and deals immense damage. Only used at 50% or below.||Requires precision timing. Learn to anticipate the arrow's release and dodge sideways. If performed in the air, simply run or dodge towards Loretta.|
|Polearm Slash||Diagonal slashes that tend to combo into an overhead slash or other moves.||Dodge under the polearm's starting position.|
|Polearm Stab||A quick thrust forward, usually following a diagonal slash.||Dodge sideways when you see her pull her polearm back.|
|Overhead Slash||A quick downwards slash, usually following a diagonal slash. Has decent tracking.||This attack has decent tracking and requires precise dodging to the side. Watch her attacking hand.|
|Loretta pulls her polearm to the side, charging up an attack. She then swings in a very wide horizontal arc.||Dodge through the attack, preferably against the swinging direction. Dodging backwards or sideways increases the time your hitbox and her polearm's hitbox overlap, causing a hit.|
|Glintstone Stars||Second Phase Attack: Loretta points the butt of her halberd at the player before releasing four magic bolts reminiscent of the sorcery Glintstone Stars. This attack is used in place of Glintstone Pebble during the second phase. Has decent tracking.||Dodge to the side. This attack is often used repeatedly in quick succession. Dodge diagonally to the side and forward/backward to close or put distance between the player and Loretta.|
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.
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