Elden Ring: How to Beat Rennala [Cheese Method]

Let’s be honest, Rennala in Elden Ring is a cheat, and if you are reading our “Elden Ring Rennala Queen Of the Full Moon Cheese Method” guide, chances are you also agree strongly. While she may not have a massive health pool like the Fire Giant or Commander Niall, she sure as hell packs an abundance of tricks up her sleeve making her another iconic hard boss who just doesn’t know when to die. While you’re at it, why not read our Elden Ring Radahn Cheese Method guide.

We also covered a few more cheese guides regarding some of the toughest bosses in the game. Read our cheese guides if you’re tired of dying from Malenia’s katana slashes, Mohg’s blood loss attacks, ganking of Godskin Duo, or overpowered attacks of Maliketh.  

Her arsenal is, well, she likes to throw stuff at you ranging from making her students throw literature at you to throwing the students themselves. She can also summon Elden Ring’s summons, including a fire-breathing dragon, a pack of lone wolves, and a whole bunch of other questionable things. All of this just proves our point of her being a cheat, and what do you do with cheats? YOU PUNISH THEM. So if you are someone who is also interested in punishing Rennala, then keep reading our Elden Ring Rennala Queen Of the Full Moon Cheese Method, which shows how to do exactly that.

Phase One Rennala Boss Fight

Rennala
Rennala, queen of the full moon

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The first phase of Beating Renala in Elden Ring can seem intimidating, but in reality, it is really easy if you know how to tackle it. Keep reading to find out how you can do that.

Breaking Rennala’s Shield

Rennala's Shield
Rennala’s Shield

In her first phase, Renalla will be in the center of a library protected by a yellow bubble which makes her immune to any damage. Needless to say, you first need to break her bubble to actually start damaging her. In order to do that, you have to take down her students (the ones with a glowing yellow ball around their heads). They are fairly easy to spot but in case you can’t find them in the heat of battle, follow the trail formed by the books they throw at you. Once you spot them, run up to them and smack their head (hitting them once will be enough to bring Renalla down as you just need to pop their bubble and not actually kill them).

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Absolutely Bullying Rennala

Bullying Renalla
Bullying Renalla

Once you have successfully popped the bubbles of her students, Renalla’s shield will give in and she will fall down. Once on the ground she is very vulnerable and cannot do anything except for moaning. Run up to her and rain her with your attacks by absolutely spamming the attack button. If your weapon is damaging enough, you can get through her first phase in just one go. But if that’s not the case, then simply keep staggering her until a yellow light starts shining in Rennala. Once this happens, take your clue and just run the hell away from her as this light is the beginning of an AOE (Attack On Area) attack that can do massive damage if not dealt with properly.

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Repeat If Required

Rennala's Aoe
Rennala’s AoE

After the AOE finishes, she will again start levitating in the room with the yellow shield formed around her. You know the drill this time, look for her students with a glowing yellow bubble, smack their heads, once Rennala is down on the ground bully or beat her. Keep doing the mentioned steps and you will enter her second phase. However, one thing to keep in mind during her first phase is that the longer you take to complete it, the harder the fight is going to get so finish it quickly.

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Phase Two Rennala Boss Fight

The Second Phase
The Second Phase

The second phase of Beating Rennala In Elden Ring is harder compared to the latter. It is marked by a cutscene once you deplete her health in the first phase. Once the cutscene ends, you will be teleported to a completely different arena where you will be alone with Rennala so you don’t have to worry about her minions but she sure as hell knows how to compensate for them.

The second phase of Rennala always starts with her firing a giant laser at you so be prepared to dodge but the biggest threats she poses are her summons. Here is where the “Lone Wolf Ashes” we mentioned earlier comes into play.

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Combining The Spirit Summon And The Ash Of War

Combined Wolves And Bloody Ash Of War
Combined Wolves And Bloody Ash Of War

After dodging Rennala initial laser attack, quickly summon your wolf bois, they don’t do much damage to her but they do keep her from summoning her summons and help you indirectly. She may even direct some of her attacks towards them so they are a must-have if you are going to win this.

While Rennala is busy with the wolves, keep tanking your hits in while keeping an eye out for her attacks. Try using “Bloody Slash” to your maximum advantage here as she is extremely weak to hemorrhage. If you deal enough damage in a short period of time, she will be poise-broken making her vulnerable to a critical strike.

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Legend Defeated

Legend Felled
Legend Felled

Once her health gets down halfway, she will try to summon a firebreathing dragon behind her. But if you and the wolves keep the pressure on her she won’t be able to do so. However, in case she is somehow able to summon the dragon, just run away from it and you will be good to go. Once you and the wolves deplete all her health she will finally fall and you will get the legend “defeated message” on the screen.

Must-Have Gear To Fight Renala

Before you jump into the boss fight to beat Rennala, you need to have three things. The first one is pretty obvious, you need to have your highest damaging weapon with you (preferably one that can stagger well). The second thing you need is the spirit summon “Lone Wolf Ashes”. The reason you need is this is because they will keep interrupting Rennala’s attacks making her unable to summon her summons. The last thing you need is the “Bloody Slash” Ash Of War, Renalla is really weak to the Hemorrhage effect making the Bloody Slash ideal for taking her down in a matter of minutes.

Now that you know how to cheese Rennala Queen Of the Full Moon, it is time to find out where you can find the equipment or gear that’ll help you cheese her.

Lone Wolf Ashes

Lone Wolf Ashes
Lone Wolf Ashes

They are found pretty early in the game. To get them, you need to travel to the church of Elleh in Limgrave to the north of First Step Site of Grace. On arriving at the church, look for Renna and select the “I can call the spectral steed” option. She will give you the Lone Wolf Ashes along with the spirit calling bell you need to actually summon them. Also, read our Best Elden Ring Ashes of War guide.

Bloody Slash

Bloody Slash
Bloody Slash

To get the “Bloody Slash” Ash of War, you need to travel to the top of ramparts at Fort Haight and defeat the Godrick Knight roaming there. Once defeated he will give you the “Bloody Slash” Ash of War.

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