April 13, 2022 | Posted in: Elden Ring
This post shares information about the legacy dungeon located in the Consecrated Snowfields to assist players navigating a difficult mob dungeon to each site of grace saving dungeon progress. Players will eventually fight Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree to gain access to the second part of the dungeon where Malenia awaits as the dungeon’s true boss.
This is a “secret area” of Elden Ring accessible via the Grand Lift of Rold with players utilizing the Secret Medallion of the Haligtree. Once players enter the Consecrated Snowfields, the zone’s legacy dungeon, Miquella’s Haligtree, lies to the north. The snow storm upon entering the zone can be difficult, however, the path is lit and if players keep in a northern direction they’ll emerge from snow storm and find a site of grace.
Players begin the dungeon at the Haligtree Canopy site of grace and must navigate branches to the dungeon’s first save point, the Town Plaza site of grace. The trumpeting snowmen mobs shooting gold globes at players are far more powerful in this dungeon than they were in Leyndell, Royal Capital. Players will, at some point, fall to their death from the branches of the haligtree from a mistimed jump or being hit by a mob. One mob’s placement, a super shooting trumpeter with a plethora of damaging golden globes, requires skillful navigation to eliminate ensuring terrain use to line of site the mob. Large Ants patrol the branches as well with high damaging toxic spray. The navigation of the dungeon from the Haligtree Canopy site of grace to the Haligtree Town site of grace is the most difficult in the game having reached the boss in every dungeon with exception of end game legacy dungeon.
Haligtree Town Site of Grace
Once players have navigated the Haligtree Canopy and reached the first save point in the dungeon gamers will be asked to make their way to the Haligtree Town Plaza site of grace. The path to the second save point of the dungeon is far easier than navigating the canopy.
Haligtree Town Plaza Site of Grace
After reach the dungeon’s second save point, players will need to navigate some rooftops with annoying crystalline mobs. Players will need to find the summoning snails in three locations to easily eliminate the three crystallines. After, players will face a horde of slow moving mobs who will mount a charge difficult for the astrologer mage to survive. After clearing the roof, the rest of the navigation is intuitive.
Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree
Once players reach the third site dungeon save point, at the Town Plaza Site of Grace, it’s a fairly short run to the dungeon’s boss encounter who, when defeated, will unlock the path to Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree where Malenia, apparently the games most difficult boss encounter, is waiting. Loretta has some magical attacks easily dodged and learning her lunging melee attacks will take a few deaths but hey, this is Elden Ring and dying is second nature.