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How to beat Rennala Queen of the Full Moon in Elden Ring

Raya Lucaria tips and strategy.

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon
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Rennala Queen of the Full Moon is one of many bosses you're going to have to fight through to continue the story of Elden Ring.

This witchy boss can be found in the Raya Lucaria area of Elden Ring, which itself is nestled in the middle portion of the Liurnia of the Lakes region of the game.

You can summon player companions in for this fight, and it might be a good idea to do that, as you'll see with the first phase of this fight. Alternatively, you might want to use a spirit ash summon to handle the second phase of this battle.

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How to prepare for Rennala Queen of the Full Moon

Preparing for Rennala Queen of the Full Moon actually takes very little work. After you've secured passage up to the boss area from the Site of Grace marking the fight against the Red Wolf of Radagon, you've done the hard part of preparing for the fight ahead.

We'd only recommend using armor which protects against magic-based attacks for the fight against Rennala Queen of the Full Moon. The boss and her minions use magical attacks to target you and anyone else who faces up to her, so we'd recommend armor that gives you a fighting chance against magic.

Rennala Queen of the Full Moon tips: How to beat Rennala Queen of the Full Moon

If you remember the Deacons of the Deep fight from Dark Souls III, you're in familiar territory. The battle begins with Rennala hanging above the actual boss arena, and dozens of minions sprawled around on the floor beneath her.

The aim of the game here is to identify which minions you need to kill in order to burst Rennala's bubble (literally), and send her crashing down to the floor. You can do this by slaying any minions who have a gold aura around them, as depicted just below, as killing three of these minions will fully crack Rennala's shield, and she'll plummet to the floor below for you to deal damage to.

As soon as you see a golden aura appear around Rennala herself, it's time to back off. A big area-based attack is coming, and Rennala will once again ascend to her weird orb, and you'll have to repeat the entire process again.

There's not a whole lot to look out for in this first phase, to be honest. Keep moving around the boss arena, and we'd recommend using physical weapons against the minions of Rennala to slay them as quickly as possible. The only thing to watch out for is when Rennala brings down little fiery bursts from above in a certain area, although these are very easy to see and equally as easy to dodge roll through and out of the way of.

Once Rennala's health has been fully depleted, it's time for the second phase of the fight. The boss begins this phase by casting a massive magical laser beam at you, which you should immediately sprint in a circular fashion around the boss to avoid.

Rennala can also employ an ice-based attack against you, summoning a few ice shards in the air, which will then hone in on you after just a few seconds. Finally, another attack to watch out for is a zig-zagging icy blade which the boss throws towards you through the air, but both of these attacks can be relatively easily dodged through if you've got the timings down.

The hardest part about this phase of the Rennala fight is actually getting to her. The boss is constantly moving away from you, and even if you do manage to stagger her with a few hits, she can jump backwards through the air while casting homing missiles at you. We'd definitely recommend using an Ash Summon with multiple characters, such as the wolves, as it'll draw Rennala's attention for all the time you need to close the gap to her.

Rennala Queen of the Full Moon reward

When Rennala Queen of the Full Moon is finally down, you'll immediately be rewarded with 30,000 Runes.

Additionally, you'll also bag the Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen, which can be used with Enia at the Roundtable Hold for a spell or item, and the Great Rune of the Unborn, which allows you to respec in Elden Ring after the battle is done.

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