How to Beat Ralva, the Great Red Bear | Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

How to Beat Ralva, the Great Red Bear Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Lurking in the wilds of Scadu Altus, Ralva, the Great Red Bear isn’t your average teddy bear. This colossal critter is ready to rumble, and it’s got the claws and teeth to prove it. But don’t let this furry fury fool you; with the right game plan, you can send this bear packing back to its cave.


Found in the lake northeast of the Highroad Cross Site of Grace.

Phase 1

  • From a distance, Ralva’s like a grumpy giant, swinging those claws and charging like a freight train.
  • Keep your distance and study those attack patterns. Side-step those swipes and charges like a matador dodging a bull.
  • Use ranged attacks or spells to poke at Ralva from afar. Melee fighters, be careful getting too close. This ain’t no cuddle session.

Phase 2

  • As you get closer, Ralva gets personal with bite attacks and a ground slam that’ll rattle your ancestors.
  • Dodge those attacks like you’re dodging your ex at a party.
  • When Ralva throws a tantrum and slams the ground, jump to avoid getting crushed.
  • Focus on those massive legs to trip up this lumbering beast.
  • Make Ralva pay for its bad attitude with bleed-inducing weapons or skills.

Phase 3

  • Inflict enough pain, and Ralva goes full Hulk mode. It’ll be a flurry of fury, so be ready for anything.
  • This isn’t the time to show off your fancy footwork. Focus on dodging and blocking like your life depends on it (because it probably does). When Ralva takes a breather, unleash a few quick attacks before getting back to dodging.
  • Spirit Ashes are like your hype team, distracting Ralva while you get your bearings. If you’re a tanky Tarnished, heavier armor might help you weather the storm.

Additional Tips:

  • Don’t be stingy with those Crimson Flasks. Heal up whenever you can.
  • Summon those Mimic Tear or Black Knife Tiche ashes for some extra muscle.
  • Inflicting bleed is like giving Ralva a paper cut, but way worse. It’s your key to victory.
  • Don’t rush in and be reckless. Learn Ralva’s moves and strike when the iron (or fur) is hot.

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