Elden Ring Hoarah Loux tips and strategy

How to defeat the Leyndell, Ash Capital main story boss.

Hoarah Loux is a compulsory boss in the story of Elden Ring.

Taking place near the climax of the very game itself, you'll find the boss encounter with Hoarah Loux near the finale of the Leyndell, Ash Capital section of Elden Ring.

Hoarah Loux can be an incredibly tough foe to duke it our with, but since spirit ash summons are available in this boss fight, we'd definitely recommend putting them to good use.

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How to prepare for Hoarah Loux

Firstly, it's worth noting that Hoarah Loux will only pop out once you've got Godfrey, First Elden Lord down to roughly half health.

If you're looking for a few pointers on how to accomplish the first phase of this fight, head over to our previous Godfrey the First Elden Lord guide, because the previous iteration of the boss functions the same as this encounter.


Bleed damage is definitely the way to go to whittle down Hoarah Loux's health. You'll want to use the Bloody Slash Ash of War here, and this combined with the Mimic Tear makes for a great combination.

Previously, we would've said use the Hoarfrost Stomp Ash of War, but with the casting time of the attack having been raised significantly, there's simply not enough time to pull it off and evade any incoming attacks.

Hoarah Loux tips: How to beat Hoarah Loux

There's no way around it: Hoarah Loux is one of the more intimidating boss encounters in Elden Ring, not just because you've seen him literally consume a tiger.

Hoarah Loux fights with his fists in this phase, and he's both incredibly tough and aggressive, frequently getting right up in your face and barely leaving any breathing room whatsoever.


Hoarah Loux has a few area-based attacks, and he can actually chain them together. When the boss flies up into the air, be prepared to dodge roll out of the way once he reaches the peak of his jump, but then you'll want to immediately back away from the boss when he's on the ground, because you're about to face one shockwave attack, and a follow-up fiery area attack which you can see from the glowing ring of light on the ground around Hoarah Loux.


One devastating attack has Hoarah Loux raising one leg up, and holding it there. He's about to bring it crashing back down, emitting a huge shockwave that spans the vast majority of the battlefield.

If you dodge roll just as Hoarah Loux's leg comes down to the ground, you stand a great chance of avoiding this attack entirely.


A similarly crushing attack has the boss baring its chest and charge towards you.

You need to be prepared to dodge roll out of the way right as Hoarah Loux brings his hands forward to encase you, because if you get caught in this, you'll get locked into an attack that throws you up into the air and back down for some huge damage.


Otherwise, what you really need to watch out for in this fight with Hoarah Loux are quick swipes and stomps.

The boss is pretty fond of chaining a few quick attacks with his fists together, and will also bring his leg crashing down in a quicker attack than the one we previously described, which emits a small coned shockwave in front of him.

Once you have settled on a starting class and starting Keepsake item, you should first work out how to level up, how to respec and use Ashes of War. Need some direction from there? Try finding map fragments, Golden Seeds, Talismans and some of our best weapon and best armor set choices. If you want to improve your prowess, then we recommend rune farming - especially before taking on Magrit, Godrick the Grafted, Crystalian, Leonine Misbegotten, Starscourge Radahn (required as part of the Ranni quest), Red Wolf of Radagon and Renalla Queen of the Full Moon after you have found the Glintstone Key location.

Hoarah Loux reward

When the gigantic battle against Hoarah Loux is finally over, you'll be granted 225,000 Runes as a reward.

You'll also get the Remembrance of Hoarah Loux item, which can grant you a special power back at the Roundtable Hold.


With Hoarah Loux down, you're not far finishing the journey of Elden Ring. Next up is Radagon of the Golden Order.

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