How to Find (& Beat) Royal Knight Loretta

How to Find (& Beat) Royal Knight Loretta

To obtain the Loretta’s Greatbow Sorcery in Elden Ring, Tarnished spellcasters must defeat Royal Knight Loretta, the guardian of Caria Manor.

Royal Knight Loretta is a Great Enemy in Elden Ring who serves as the Dungeon Boss for the Caria Manor and must be defeated to progress Ranni the Witch’s questline. To reach Loretta’s boss lair, Tarnished travelers must make their way to the far northwestern corner of Liurnia of the Lakes. Starting from the Lake-Facing Cliffs, adventurers can head to Liurnia’s Converted Tower in the west and travel directly north for several minutes to arrive at the manor. Those departing from Raya Lucaria can head northwest to the Northern Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace and follow the trail northward.

After arriving at the Main Caria Manor Gate, Tarnished pilgrims should cautiously enter the manor, mindful of the swarms of Fingercreepers patrolling the inner courtyard. First, head north past the fountain and west to the Manor Lower Level. Next, ascend the stairwell to the second level and traverse the overpass to the Manor Upper Level. Multiple Spectral Knights will spawn along the way, but it’s best to rush past them. Finally, a Troll Knight and several Pages will be guarding the last stairwell leading to Royal Knight Loretta’s lair.

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Although Royal Knight Loretta is an optional boss, she drops one of the best Sorceries in Elden Ring — Loretta’s Greatbow. The Spell is a favorite of many in the spellcaster community since it features high damage, range, and accuracy. Defeating Loretta also rewards players with the Ash of War: Loretta’s Slash and 10,000 Runes.

Royal Knight Loretta Boss Fight In Elden Ring

Royal Knight Loretta Boss Fight Cheese In Elden Ring

To defeat Royal Knight Loretta, Guardian of Caria Manor, Tarnished challengers are advised to treat her like a Tree Sentinel or Night’s Cavalry wielding Glintstone Spells. The mounted boss can execute a variety of sweeps and stabs with her polearm while casting additional Sorceries such as Glintblade Phalanx, Glintstone Pebble, and her signature Greatbow. Therefore, ranged-attack users must respect their distance with her, as she can quickly close gaps atop her steed or cast Spells that can two-shot the player. A good strategy would be to use Spirit Summons to aggro her melee abilities and use ranged attacks while being ready to dodge her Spells at any given moment. As for melee fighters, they should focus on staying at the front of Loretta’s horse, staggering her whenever possible and watching her movements closely to avoid sudden jabs.

It is also possible to cheese Royal Knight Loretta in Elden Ring by entering the boss arena and rushing to the southwestern corner of the terrace on the left. Standing in the corner, save and quit the game. Upon reloading the save, Loretta should be frozen in place, allowing players to kill her without any effort. If she is still hostile in Elden Ring, repeat the process until she becomes stuck in place.

Next: Elden Ring: Complete Walkthrough, Boss Strategies & Build Guides

Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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