Elden Ring Academy of Raya Lucaria Walkthrough (2022)

Welcome to the Elden Ring Walkthrough for the Acadamy of Raya Lucaria region! The Academy is a large gothic castle, and another “traditional” area like Stormveil, though slightly smaller and with two trophy-related bosses inside. You aren’t required to come here for story progression or the “normal” story ending, but you do need to come here to receive an item required for the Age of Stars ending, so if you want to do everything you will need to come through here eventually. It is a decent place to come directly after Stormveil due to enemy and boss difficulty, but it is up to you if you do it then or leave it for later.

For all other regions refer to Elden Ring Walkthrough.

Academy of Raya Lucaria

Progression Order:

  • Main Academy Gate
  • Church of the Cuckoo
  • Schoolhouse Library
  • Red Wolf of Radagon
  • Debate Parlor
  • Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon
  • Raya Lucaria Grand Library

Main Academy Gate

From the Main Academy Gate site of grace, take the nearby elevator up to enter the Academy proper.

Follow the path forward, watching out for the two enemies at the top who will shoot Glintstone magic at you.

These will be one of the main enemies you fight throughout the Academy. Continue forward into the church, watching out for one more at the front, along with two Marrionette Soldiers that drop down from the ceiling.

Once they are dealt with you can take the door to the east, leading to the first site of grace inside the Academy.

Church of the Cuckoo

You can then continue out the side of the church to continue. You will need to pass through the large graveyard area, following the lower path across the bridge.

After crossing the bridge, follow the path up to the right. In the graveyard, you need to watch out for the zombie-like enemies that will appear throughout, as they try to grab you whenever you get near and drain your FP.

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At the other end of the graveyard, proceed through the hallway to the other side, then jump on one of the platforms on the water wheel and ride it up to the top.

Head into the building on the left to find the next site of grace.

Schoolhouse Classroom

Continue out of the classroom into the next hallway. There will be more Scholar enemies in here to deal with, and a new type that carries a sword and shield to slightly stop you blasting them immediately.

Continue following the hallway to a larger room with a number more Scholars, and a large Living Jar around the left corner. Deal with them or run past them into the hallway on the right.

Continue down the hallway to where the enemy is ahead, then turn around and continue up the set of stairs on the left of right.

At the top you can continue forward and enter the boss room.

Red Wolf of Radagon

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Reward: Memory Stone + 12000 Runes

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Red Wolf of Radagon is somewhat like Great Grey Wolf Sif from Dark Souls. Its move set is a combination of magical sword attacks and spells as well as dashing biting attacks.

It is extremely mobile and jumps around all the time making it difficult to hit it, but luckily it is not very tanky. Using spells is a viable option but it is recommended to use spells that do not consume a lot of FP since it will dodge them a lot – Swift Glintstone Shard is recommended. As a melee user you can attack after dodging its red sword attacks.

It will also place blue spells in the air which will turn into homing swords after a short period of time so do not dodge them in advance, wait for the swords to actually start moving towards you.

Debate Parlor

After defeating Radagon, you can continue out into the large courtyard outside.

There are a few paths you can take through here, going to the far left leads to the path across the Academy rooftops, where you can find a number of unique items, along with the Academy Glintstone Key for Thops.

To continue to the next boos you need to get over to the stairwell on the right, but first, you should make sure to go to the northwest corner of the courtyard to pick up a Golden Seed from the tree in the corner.

To proceed to the boss you need to jump onto one of the two struts going from the cliff edge to the stairs, then jump onto the stairs.

Once you jump onto the stairs a large metal ball will start being launched down over and over. You will need to avoid the ball and make your way up the stairs. It will bounce off the walls as it rolls down the stairs, so you can time your movement around when it is bouncing on the opposite railing.

Continue forward into the courtyard where you will find Moongrum, Carian Knight. Moongrum is an optional enemy so you don’t fight him if you don’t want to, but he will try to get in your way if you’re trying to get past. He normally just chases you around trying to attack with his sword, and blocks your attacks using his shield. If he two hands his sword then you should back away, as he will normally try to perform the Crian Greatsword ability, so will do a large swing directly forward. If you defeat him, he drops the Carian Knight’s Shield.

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If you wish to do so before fighting him you can take the path to the left, which leads back towards the first courtyard, with a door at the end that opens a shortcut back so you don’t need to run up the large stairs again.

Whether you defeat Moongrum or avoid him, take the elevator behind him up to the next floor, then proceed through the doors into the boss room.

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

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Reward: Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen, Great Rune of the Unborn, 30000 Runes

First and most important info: spells are pretty much useless in this fight so you better have a decent emergency melee weapon. You will enter a library with a bunch of crawling people and a floating figure in a shield.

You can’t damage Renalla in her shield but you can kill the crawling children. However, they will keep respawning infinitely. What you have to do is find the one child that is singing and has a yellow aura around them and hit them. If you do this 3 times Renalla’s shield will break and she will drop to the floor giving you some time to attack her before getting her shield back.

The best method is to basically bum-rush this part of the fight. Run straight to the singing child and hit it, run to the next one and when Renalla is down hit her. When her health is low and you know your next damage phase will kill her, summon some Ashes like the wolves or other Ashes with multiple aids to help out in the next part of the fight.

Once you fully take down her health bar the second phase will begin. Summoning your aids late will allow you to have them in here with full health or close to it. Renalla will now float around in an endless area and will use a variety of spells against you. When she does the laser runs to the side and for every other spell you can run directly towards her. She has very low poise and the combination of your melee attacks and your aids will give you big damage openings, as you can constantly stagger her out of her animations. She can also summon a moon-looking spell which will explode when it hits the ground for big area damage so keep your distance from it if she starts it.

She will sometimes try to place a white circle on the ground around her, which will summon aids of her own. They can be 4 wolves, a fast sword-wielding enemy, a Giant, or a dragon. If she gets any off your best bet is to just avoid them and focus on hitting Renalla instead if she manages to get one of the summons off before you can stagger her.

Raya Lucaria Grand Library

Once Renalla is defeated you return to her boss room and can activate the site of grace. She still just sits in the room now and you can speak with her, where she allows you to respec your character in exchange for a Larval Tear, or change the cosmetic aspects of your character whenever you want.

The chest in the room can’t be opened yet, if you come here early in the game, it contains an item required for the Age of Stars ending.

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Academy of Raya LucariaSites of Grace

Church of the Cuckoo

Schoolhouse Classroom

Debate Parlor

Raya Lucaria Grand Library

Continue with the next area Caria Manor.

For all other regions refer toElden Ring Walkthrough.


What level should I be for Raya Lucaria Elden Ring? ›

Raya Lucaria Academy- The recommended level for this area is between 50-60. The recommended weapon level is +4 to +5.

Can you skip Raya Lucaria? ›

Although you can skip this part entirely if you are trying to activate the Grand Lift of Dectus, you will eventually have to deal with the Raya Lucaria Academy. So if you don't know what to do and want to get in this area to get it over with or because you don't know where else to go, don't worry.

Is Academy of Raya Lucaria optional? ›

Fighting this dragon is optional since you can simply sneak behind it and loot the key from a Glintstone Sorcerer's corpse. Once you have it, return to the South Raya Lucaria Gate and you can pass through the barrier.

How do you get past the Academy Elden Ring? ›

Once you have the Academy Glintstone Key in your possession, you'll be able to pass through the magical barrier protecting the Academy of Raya Lucaria. On the other side, rest at the Site of Grace to get yourself a safe point and then take the elevator to your right up.

What level should I be to beat Margit? ›

The recommended level for Margit the Fell Omen is at least 20, ideally 25+. You should also use weapons of +3 or more.

What level should I be to fight Elden beast? ›

The recommended level to fight Elden Beast is Level 150. If you have beaten the Shardbearers including Malenia, you shouldn't be far off. If not, don't be afraid to take a bit of extra time exploring and covering off everything you wanted to do, since this is your last chance before the ending.

When should I do Raya Lucaria? ›

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How do I survive Raya Lucaria? ›

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  3. 7 Collect All Glintstone Crowns. ...
  4. 8 Grab The Carian Knight Set. ...
  5. 9 Make Sure To Have A Larval Tear For Rebirth. ...
  6. 10 Find Map Near Gate For Key's Location. ...
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How do I get through Raya Lucaria gate? ›

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What is Rennala weak to? ›

Rennala is mainly weak against Bleed.

In the second phase, Rennala has a lot of attacks that she uses from time to time. Most of the attacks do not do much damage or pose any threat; however, the Energy Orb and Energy Beam can decimate your health if you are not too careful.

Is there a boss in Raya Lucaria Academy? ›

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon - Grand Library, Academy of Raya Lucaria. The final boss of the Legacy Dungeon Academy of Raya Lucaria and one of the Elden Lords, Rennala is a two-phase encounter.

How do you beat Rennala Queen of the Full Moon? ›

The key to beating Rennala in this phase is to be as aggressive as possible. Most of her ranged spells can be dodged by sprinting or rolling directly at the boss. One ability to be careful of is her Full Moon spell. Rennala will float into the air and turn into a moon for a few seconds before launching it at you.

How do you activate Rennala great runes? ›

Unlike Godrick's Great Rune, Rennala's Great Rune of the Unborn cannot be equipped and doesn't need to be activated. Instead, this Great Rune gives you access to Rennala's Rebirth option when you visit her in the Raya Lucaria Grand Library. (You also have the option to change your cosmetics here, too.)

What should I do after Raya Academy? ›

Where to go after Raya Lucaria Academy: Altus Plateau and Leyndell. After Liurnia and Raya Lucaria Academy, next you need to activate the Grand Lift of Dectus to the north-east. Fast travel back to the Main Academy Gate Site of Grace and interact with the blue seal facing north.

Is Margit the hardest boss? ›

And the short answer is “yes.” Margit is the hardest, weirdest, coolest beginner boss I've ever seen in a Souls-like.

Are Margit and Morgott the same person? ›

Some players may chalk this up to some of Elden Ring's enemy and boss designs being reused throughout the game, but that's not the case here—Margit and Morgott are one and the same, no matter how muddied the game makes the scenario. Indeed, what truly confirms this is how Shackles are designed for specific Omens.

What is Margit weak to? ›

The Spirit Jellyfish has weak melee attacks, but it's decent at applying poison damage – and Margit is weak to poison.

Who is the hardest boss in Elden Ring? ›

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  • 3/10 Beast Clergyman / Malekith, The Black Blade. ...
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Is Elden Beast weak to anything? ›

Unlike Radagon, the Elden Beast has no particular weaknesses, so any weapons without Holy damage and status effects will perform about the same.

Can you cheese Elden Beast? ›

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Where do I go after Academy boss Elden Ring? ›

Complete Caria Manor, a location at the northwest corner of Liurnia. After working through the manor, players should continue west, enter Ranni's Rise, and initiate Ranni's questline in Elden Ring. Fans should also stop by Seluvis's Rise, which is just southeast of Ranni's, to start another questline.

How do you unlock the chest in Raya Lucaria grand library? ›

In order to open the chest beside Rennala in the Grand Library, you must progress through Ranni's questline. This quest will take you all over the Lands Between as you aid the witch, but most importantly, it will earn you the Discarded Palace Key which is used to unlock the chest.

Where do I use the Glintstone key? ›

The academy Glintstone Key is just behind the dragon, on the body of a dead sorcerer. When you have the key, fast travel back to South Raya Lucaria Gate and use it at the barrier to head into the Academy of Raya Lucaria.

How do you fight Rennala? ›

The first phase of the Rennala fight is straightforward. Your objective is to simply destroy her protective barrier, which sends her tumbling down, allowing you to deal significant damage. Depending on how powerful your weapon is, you may need to do this two or three times.

How many legacy dungeons are in Elden Ring? ›

Throughout The Lands Between, there are six Legacy Dungeons that players can explore to help bolster their growing character.

What is the next boss after Rennala? ›

For players looking to advance past Liurnia after defeating Rennala, going to visit Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy in Volcano Manor is a logical next step. Volcano Manor is located in the far northwest part of Altus Plateau, so players will need to have advanced the main story to access this region.

How do you open the portal to Raya Academy? ›

Finding the Glintstone Key to enter the Raya Lucaria Academy: Head to the small land spots on the lake within Liurnia, west of the Academy. This area will be made immediately obvious by the massive sleeping dragon that guards the area. Players do not need to engage the dragon and can bypass the enemy entirely.

How do you open the South Raya gate? ›

To enter, you need the Academy Glintstone Key. This items is found behind the green dragon boss called “Glintstone Dragon Smarag”. He is found nearby, to the west of the gate, in the flooded area. You don't have to kill him, can use your mount to quickly ride behind him and grab the white glowing items where he sleeps.

Is Rennala optional? ›

Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon is a Legend Boss found in the Raya Lucaria Academy in Liurnia of the Lakes. This boss is optional, as only two shardbearers must be defeated to gain access to Leyndell.

Can you crit Rennala? ›

Rennala can be staggered, allowing a critical hit , although she cannot be backstabbed. Jumping heavy attacks, combined with the damage of your spirit summons, should allow you to stagger her fairly quickly.

Is Rennala a Shardbearer? ›

There is only one Shardbearer in Elden Ring who most players are likely to find an outright easy to defeat, and that is Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.

How do you beat Rennala as a mage? ›

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How do you beat the red wolf dragon? ›

How to beat the Red Wolf of Radagon in Elden Ring. The Red Wolf of Radagon is resistant to most forms of status effects, so your best bet will be landing solid physical hits in any way you can. You can bring in a shield, especially if it has high magic damage negation, to block some of its attacks.

What level is red wolf Elden Ring? ›

The Red Wolf of Radagon in West Liurnia is actually weaker than the one in the Academy of Raya Lucaria but is still a relatively fast opponent backed by several wolves. Get your character to at least Level 35 with enough investment in attacking stats so you can take down the boss easily.

Is there a NPC summon for Rennala? ›

Lastly, there isn't an NPC summon available for this encounter, though your spirit summons will help immensely. I recommend using the Godrick Soldier Ashes or Lone Wolf Ashes, as they're both effective at interrupting Rennala's spellcasting. Regardless, save your Spirit Summons until the second stage of the fight.

Can you use Spirit Ashes against Rennala? ›

Perhaps the best thing that you can bring into the Phase 2 part of this fight is the Lone Wolf Spirit Ashes. The Lone Wolf Spirit Ashes spawns a pack of three wolves that will help you defeat Rennala. As the wolves are attacking Rennala, she will begin to fight back at them.

Is Rennala a demigod? ›

Rennala was the queen of the Carian Royals, who governed The Academy of Raya Lucaria in the lands of Liurnia. Though Rennala herself was no demigod, she possessed one of the Great Runes, which was gifted to her by her beloved Radagon in the form of an amber egg.

When should I do Raya Lucaria? ›

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What level should I be Radahn? ›

Radahn is a powerful foe who can only be matched by powerful players. You should be level 40 at the minimum, and arguably much higher, ideally 50-60, with gear to match, at least +8. The gimmick of Radahn's boss arena is that there's NPC summons signs all over the place, allowing you to bring them in to help.

How do you get to Raya Lucaria Academy? ›

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How do I survive Raya Lucaria? ›

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  2. 6 Advance In Yuria, Hunter Of The Bloody Fingers Quest. ...
  3. 7 Collect All Glintstone Crowns. ...
  4. 8 Grab The Carian Knight Set. ...
  5. 9 Make Sure To Have A Larval Tear For Rebirth. ...
  6. 10 Find Map Near Gate For Key's Location. ...
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Is there a boss at the Academy Elden Ring? ›

In Elden Ring, you'll find yourself up against many challenging Bosses, many of which are optional.
List of All Bosses in Academy of Raya Lucaria.
Moongrum Carian KnightRaya Lucaria Grand Library EntranceCarian Knight's Shield
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Where do I go after Academy boss Elden Ring? ›

Complete Caria Manor, a location at the northwest corner of Liurnia. After working through the manor, players should continue west, enter Ranni's Rise, and initiate Ranni's questline in Elden Ring. Fans should also stop by Seluvis's Rise, which is just southeast of Ranni's, to start another questline.


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