In this Elden Ring guide, we will tell you how to beat Alecto Black Knife Ringleader. If you are facing problems in this fight then read our guide below. 

There is a Boss in Elden Ring named Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader. This boss is an extremely agile and aggressive assassin who often charges at distances with ease. Like her fellow Black Knives Assassins, she is imprisoned within Ringleader’s Evergaol, where she is the leader of the Black Knife Plot. 

Her weapon has the ability to drain and reduce the maximum health of her targets for a short period of time. There is no need to defeat her in order to progress in Elden Ring, as she is an optional boss. But we will tell you how to beat Alecto Black Knife Ringleader because you might want to face her at some point of the game.

Alecto Black Knife Ringleader fight gameplay
Alecto Black Knife Ringleader fight gameplay

How to Beat Alecto Black Knife Ringleader

We will give you a melee as well as a ranged strategy. These strategies are important to understand if you want to know how to beat Alecto Black Knife Ringleader.

Ranged Strategy

The spells you should have in this fight if you plan to fight Alecto using ranged attacks are Terra Magicus and Comet Azur. Alecto will be knocked down instantly and will stay down as long as you continue casting these spells.

As a result, you will deal a lot of damage right away, making the rest of the fight much easier. When the spell is interrupted, immediately get away from her and maintain a safe distance. Your spells will also be homing by now. Alecto will be able to effortlessly avoid your spells because to her excellent speed. Since you might throw homing spells in this fight and they will always connect with Alecto, they are crucial.

As long as you cast these spells on Alecto whenever you have a chance, they won’t do substantial damage, but they’ll lower her poise and stagger her. When that happens, you’ll be able to cast your most powerful spells on this boss and deal serious damage. Adula’s Moonblade is one of the best spells you can cast on her due to its Frost damage and stagger abilities.

For your own safety, you should also carry defense spells to this battle. Zamor Ice Storm and Freezing Mist are the most effective defense spells in this situation. In addition to shielding you, they’ll increase the Frost damage against Alecto. 

Alecto Black Knife Ringleader fight gameplay
Alecto Black Knife Ringleader fight gameplay

Melee Strategy

It is Alecto’s speed that gives her the advantage in this fight. Because she is so fast, you will be unable to punish her attacks. As a consequence, you must maintain your distance from her throughout the fight. You cannot block any of Alecto’s attacks.

Due to how fast Alecto attacks, it will be extremely difficult to dodge her attacks. However, if you keep your distance from her, it becomes considerably easier to dodge her attacks. Despite being her greatest strength, Alecto’s speed can also become her greatest weakness. This is due to the fact that she is susceptible to being stunned by her own speed.

For that to work, you must use a heavy weapon capable of staggering enemies. Coat your chosen heavy weapon with Freezing Grease before you use it. Freezing Grease will allow you to deal Frost damage to Alecto, which is her weakness. Additionally, you can combine it with Ash of War: Hoarfrost Stomp. This will help you to maintain a low level of composure while inflicting Frost damage that will work nicely with your heavy weapon.

She uses two strikes that you should punish: the standard Helmsplitter assault and the Leg Sweep attack. These two strikes have the longest animations, so if you’re skilled enough, you can easily defeat them. It’s all about patience in this battle. Maintaining patience and using this method will make this fight much simpler for you.

Alecto Black Knife Ringleader fight gameplay
Alecto Black Knife Ringleader fight gameplay

Things to keep in mind

  • There will be no Spirit Ash summons or multiplayer summons available in this fight. 
  • As soon as you enter the Evergaol, run straight for her spawn point. You’ll get a couple of free hits as she enters the arena.
  • Dodging Alecto’s incoming attack will leave her open for a few moments, allowing you to hit her.
  • When she gets near to your strength weapon’s combinations, keep throwing small jab attacks. Run as far back as you can if she charges Red since this is a potent AoE strike. Close the distance once again once she lands the strike.

So this is how to beat Alecto Black Knife Ringleader in Elden Ring. Follow our guide carefully and keep all the things in mind and you will definitely win this fight. 

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