The next horrifying installment of the Resident Evil series has finally arrived. Continuing the story of Ethan Winters following the events of Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village sees our titular hero venture into a mysterious eastern European town to save his kidnapped baby. Throughout your journey, Ethan will encounter all sorts of horrific monsters, eccentric characters, puzzles, and familiar faces. Pulling inspiration from previous entries, Resident Evil Village mixes both horror and action. Yet, none of that matters because everyone is enamored by the giant, inhumanly attractive Lady Dimitrescu. The main antagonist throughout the castle, Ethan will not only have to face her daughters but eventually fight this boss.
How to Defeat Lady Dimitrescu
After you grab the magical dagger and stab Lady Dimitrescu with it, she will transform into a massive, mutant dragon. Broken up across two phases, Lady Dimitrescu is actually not that difficult if you have sniper ammo. Because of this, I recommend stocking up on about 8-10 rounds beforehand at Duke and picking up the rest during the fight.
When the battle begins, Lady Dimitrescu will block the staircase and taunt Ethan. Shoot the humanoid figure fused to the spine of the dragon to ward her off. Quickly grab all the ammo and supplies before you’re thrust into one of the main arenas. This narrow roof may be hard to navigate, but it’s perfect for kiting Lady Dimitrescu behind you. Run forward until you hear her attack behind you. Perform a 180 turn and fire a few rounds into the humanoid rider on the back of the dragon. While you can damage the main dragon, shooting Lady Dimitrescu seems to be the most effective tactic. I recommend either using your pistol for this section since you’ll want to save your sniper ammo for the next part.
After Lady Dimitrescu takes enough damage, she will fly into the sky and hover there while summoning a swarm of flies. Switch to your sniper rifle and shoot the woman in the head to stun her. This not only stops the attack\ but has the added benefit of making Lady Dimitrescu crash onto the roof. If you’re fast enough you can switch to your shotgun and blast her in the back while she’s lying on the castle. Repeat the process of shooting her while she’s chasing you, stunning her out of the air, and damaging her when she’s stunned until Lady Dimitrescu drags you to the tower.
When you regain control, put a few shots into Lady Dimitrescu before quickly ascending the staircase. Once you reach the top, smash the vases, and equip your shotgun. Now, wait for Lady Dimitrescu to crash through one of the sides of the tower before shooting her. She will be point-blank range, so lay into her with as much damage as you can output. She may attack, but on normal difficulty her claw strike won’t hurt Ethan too much. Eventually, you will do enough damage to cause her to crash into the castle and turn to stone. You’ll be rewarded with a special treasure that can be sold to Duke for 25,000 Lei! But you also killed the hot vampire, so maybe it wasn’t worth it.