March 25, 2022 | Posted in: Elden Ring

This post shares opinions regarding the best boss fight (so far) for Elden Ring players. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, is as challenging as it is creepy. There are two phases to the encounter with children crawling on the ground breathing fire at you and humming a lullaby. Players should learn some tactics for defeating Phase 1 of the boss of Raya Lucaria Academy especially playing Astrologer Mage.

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

I’ve got phase one down. One witnesses clutch Astrologer Mage barrel rolls to avoid damage because because my load is medium. The children singing the lullaby are surrounded by a gold shield destroyed in one hit. Once a player breaks three gold shields on three different children, the boss will fall to the ground and can be attacked. Melee weapons, even for an Astrologer with 18 strength and 15 dexterity, are most effective when the boss becomes vulnerable to attack. My other stats as Astrologer are Intelligence 57, Mind 40, 20 Vigor, 16 Endurance, 9 Fatih, and 7 arcane combined with the strength and dexterity numbers listed above and I’m roughly level 95. This, I believe, is a pure mage build at this point in the game and I have not put a single point into Fatih or Arcane. One of the things helping me, tremendously, is I went and got the Uchigatana from Deathtouched Catacombs an item I never picked up when I cleared the dungeons more than 50 levels ago. Attacking the boss melee in phase 1 is the way to go.

Ranni’s Quest

Earning the Snow Witch Armor Set, awarded part way through the quest line, sets players up to tackle Raya Lucaria Academy if the dungeon has not already been completely cleared. I defeated a boss in the academy, Red Wolf of Radagon, and thought the dungeon was complete. I had no idea the best boss I’ve seen playing dark age of Camelot for four years and world of warcraft for too many years awaited at the end of the dungeon. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, is difficult and I’m making a point to play this game solo. I beat Godrick on the first try, I beat Radahn within 15 pulls, Margit the Fell took several pulls and I didn’t even activate the NPCs for that encounter because I’m total noob.

Raya Lucaria Academy

The dungeon really has two parts with a mini boss. I did not know this and have been stuck on Ranni’s quest for some time. The quest line takes one through natural leveling progression. The first part of the academy up to the mini boss is fairly easy once players learn to navigate the spell casting mages and their little ambush leading to the Red Wolf of Radagon. Once the mini boss is defeated, the real challenge begins opening the path from the debate parlor site of grace to the boss. I died so many times trying to obtain Azur’s Glintstone Staff one of the best staves in the game for Astrologer Mages.