Lords of the Fallen (2023) Boss Guide: How to Beat Pieta, She of Blessed Renewal

Lords of the Fallen (2023) Boss Guide: How to Beat Pieta

Lords of the Fallen is the latest Souls-like game, complete with some winding levels and some pretty tough enemies along the way. The bosses can be challenging and really test your skills to the maximum. Fret not though, our boss guides can help you get through even the toughest challenges that this game will throw your way.

Pieta is the first proper challenging boss found in the Abandoned Redcopse area. This is a difficult fight with two phases in total.

However, we’re here to help you through the worst of it! So without further ado, here’s our strategy for defeating Pieta, She of Blessed Renewal:

Boss Fight – Pieta, She of Blessed Renewal

Phase 1

In the first Phase, Pieta uses her shining sword to do a number of different combos. She has a particularly nasty two-strike combo, where she’ll swing round in a wide arc twice, the second with a slight jump. Try to dodge through this attack when it comes.

She’ll also slam her sword down in an overarm strike, which will also do big damage. Oh, and if you stay too close, she’ll also use a nasty upward sword strike that can catch you off-guard, so be sure to mix it up a bit. 

At a distance, Pieta also has some nasty projectile attacks too. The first will see her move her sword to the heavens, illuminate her sword and shoot a beam of light at you. This is tough to dodge and it can do some pretty big damage too.

The other sees her sprout up various splashes of lightning across the arena that will burst, one after the other. Try to dodge these and run outside the circles of light to avoid being hit.

The best time to attack is after the two-strike combo. She’ll be vulnerable for about a second or so and allow you to strike. If you can parry these melee strikes then that’s even better, but try to be patient.

This is the first boss fight that will require you to properly time your attacks so chances are you’ll probably die a fair amount while getting the mechanics down for this one.

The general rule of thumb here is to trigger Pieta’s melee strikes by getting in close and backing away slightly to goad her into attacking. Try to avoid the projectile attacks as much as you can, as these tend to do some pretty brutal damage.

Phase 2

Uh oh, now you’ve done it. Once Pieta is down to about 50% health, she’ll sprout wings and begin attacking again. This time, Pieta is much more agile and will zip around the battlefield a lot more. There are a couple of new moves to watch out for too.

Along with all the previous moves getting an upgrade, including single projectile strikes doubled, Pieta will cruise along the entire arena, damaging anything in her path. There will also be glowing swords that hover in the air momentarily before slamming into the ground.

You want to make sure you’re not in the area of impact here if you can help it, and she’ll use a variation of either the left, center or right so watch out for this.

There’s also a swooping attack where she’ll attempt to deal big impaling damage. If she manages to do it, she’ll do a big grab attack that will knock off a lot of health.

The last new attack will see Pieta summon clones of herself to perform her magic strikes. These golden pests will basically mimic Pieta’s moves, but they like to favour the swooping attack across the arena. With two of them going at it, it means the real Pieta will focus on melee strikes.

Try to goad the real Pieta into a safe area of the arena and either dodge or parry her strikes, hitting back with a few of your own.

Along with running around a lot more, the strategy in this phase is basically to wait for the melee strikes, counter and hit for damage. It’ll take a fair amount of goes but eventually she’ll go down.


Final Tips

While Pieta may take a few goes before you nail down the moves and the timings, the tips above should help you through this two phase attack in one piece. If you are having issues, be sure to take a break and come back fresh, especially to build up your muscle memory for this one. And of course, you always have your trusty projectiles to lob as well if you’re having difficulty.

When you defeat this tricky foe, you’ll be rewarded with 1x Vestige Seed, 8x Umbral Scouring and 6000 Vigor.

Beating Pieta is a great achievement and hopefully the guide above should make your life a little easier. Have you beaten this boss? Got some tips that we’ve missed off from this guide that we should include? Let us know in the comments below!

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