Malenia, Blade of Miquella is the most terrifying boss in Elden Ring. Technically, She’s an optional boss, but that doesn’t mean she should be treated lightly; in fact, a large part of the Elden Ring community feels she’s the most difficult fight in any FromSoftware game.
Moreover, Aiswyda has set up a poll on ResetEra, and c’mon you’ll not get any rewards for guessing who is at the top of it right now. But, yes, it’s Malenia, and it’s not even close. So far, 1,273 votes have been cast, with 977 going to Malenia. That’s 76.7% of the Elden Ring boss pie, with Elden Beast in a distant second place with only 145 votes, or little more than 10%.
Now you must know how to take down this hardest Boss, Malenia in Elden Ring.
Who is Malenia in Elden Ring?
In your journey to finish Elden Ring, you’ll have plenty of bosses to face. Like many other games, completing it full game is optional. You will have to complete tasks needed for the main storyline, but there are numerous other side quests; you can take down if you feel like it. One of those bosses is Malenia, Blade of Miquella. She’s an optional opponent, and she’s not going to be easy to beat.
Malenia is also the feature of the game’s Collector’s Edition, which includes a statue of her and a replica of her helmet; and this what excites many players to fight against and defeat Malenia.
However, if you’re looking to take on such a huge challenge, you’ll have to find her first.
Where can you find Malenia in Elden Ring?
You can find Malenia at the bottom of Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. Her arena is immediately down the stairs from the Haligtree Roots site of grace. Let’s see the exact location –
To find Malenia, you first need to unlock the portal in Ordina, Liturgical Town, which is located in the northern area of the Consecrated Snowfield. Once you pass through the portal, make your way down the Haligtree, past Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. By the Haligtree roots, there will be a site of grace. From there, you should see a set of stairs, and that’s where your battle with the Blade of Miquella begins.
Strength and Attacks of Malenia
Firstly, lets know the strengths and attacks of Malenia –
She’s got powerful attacks that come in rapid succession, so you’re going to need every advantage if you want to stand a chance. Additionally, it doesn’t help that she’s got an ability that gives her a small amount of health back every time she hits you. Even if you block the blow, she still benefits.
How to beat Malenia, Blade of Miquella?
There is more than a single way to defeat Malenia;
I. The first way
To start off, in this case, the best offense is a good defense. Using shields and other defensive items will be your best bet here. She attacks very quickly, so you’ll end up spending a lot of time blocking or dodging her. Also, keeping distance between yourself and Malenia is a good strategy throughout. Using long-range weapons and attacks will help give you an advantage. Be aware that she is weak to Frostbite and bleeding, but she’s resistant to Scarlet Rot.
II. The alternative
In this we have two phases while defeating Malenia;
- Phase #1: In phase one, she will focus on slashing against you with her blade and strong kicks. This is where it’s most important to create that distance between you.
- Phase #2: In the second phase, Malenia’s attacks change up. This time, she dives at you from above, creating a flower where she lands. The flower will explode, so make sure you stay out of range. In addition to this, she quickly sends duplicates of herself at you before she attacks, overwhelming you.
These are the two best ways to defeat Malenia in Elden Ring.
After defeating Malenia, you’ll get some rewards in Elden Ring:
- 480,000 Runes
- Remembrance of the Rot Goddess
- Malenia’s Great Rune
Hopefully, you’ll be able to beat the hardest boss, Malenia, Blade of Miquella of Elden Ring, and earn the respective rewards.
About Elden Ring
Elden Ring is an action role-playing game which released on the 25th of February, 2022. It is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.
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