Malenia, Blade of Miquella is one of the most iconic characters in Elden Ring. She was on posters before the game even launched and quickly claimed her throne as a fan-favorite in the Elden Ring community.
While we all love a badass sword-wielding lady who can kick our butts, (Cowboy Bebop reference) Malenia is an insanely hard boss! This guide is for all those players still struggling to defeat Malenia, Blade of Miquella. We will be answering your oft-repeated question: What is Malenia weak to in Elden Ring?
Malenia can be an incredibly difficult boss fight. While a lot of factors come into play when determining the fate of this boss fight, a good way to make it easier is to target her weaknesses. Malenia is weak to the following in Elden Ring:
Choosing appropriate weapons, spells, and armor is your best bet for winning this fight without resorting to cheeses or spending an eternity doing miniscule damage.
Curious to know more? We bet! We suggest you keep reading our article as we will be covering all you need to know about Malenia’s weaknesses, leaving a few of our appropriate recommendations along the way. Without further ado, let us answer your question: What is Malenia weak to in Elden Ring?
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What Is Malenia Weak To?
This boss fight is challenging enough on its own. Doing less-than-standard damage is the metaphorical equivalent of chopping your own foot with an ax. Let us discuss all of Malenia’s weaknesses one by one.
Malenia, Blade of Miquella
We would be lying we said we did not get goosebumps when Malenia says, .”..Heed my words. I am Malenia. Blade of Miquella. And I have never known defeat.”
Malenia, Blade of Miquella is an optional boss in Elden Ring who was born a twin to Miquella. She is known as the Rot Goddess because she unleashed Scarlet Rot unto the Lands Between during her legendary battle with Radahn. She is located at Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree.
Malenia is a Demi-God boss in Elden Ring and holds significance to the game’s lore. All in all, she is a badass you do not want to piss off. Sadly, that is exactly what you did, and now you are here reading on how to get through the fight without breaking a controller. How quickly the good times fly by…
Frostbite is a Status Effect in Elden Ring. It builds the Status bar upon repeated infliction and when the bar is full, inflicts the Status Ailment upon an enemy. Frostbite deals a small chunk of damage and then reduces all damage absorption by 20% for 30 seconds. This means more damage done for 30 seconds.
Malenia is weak to the Frostbite Status Ailment. Not only would she have a reduced defense to all of your dealt attacks, but she will take more damage from weapons and spells that inflict Frostbite in the first place.
Something like the Death’s Poker Greatsword or Ruinous Ghostflame Spell would be perfect here for serving some cold revenge in style.
This is arguably the most powerful Status Effect in Elden Ring. Hemorrhage is also known as Blood Loss or Bleed. Once the Hemorrhage meter is full, an enemy loses a percentage of their max HP. Since you are going to be hacking away at the Blade of Miquella anyway, might as well get some extra damage out of it.
Being a boss, Malenia will lose 7% of her max HP each time you successfully inflict Blood Loss upon here. In addition, she will take 100 or 200 damage, depending on the weapon use. This means that Malenia is weak to all weapons which have the passive Blood Loss buildup.
There are a number of great weapons and spells for Hemorrhage. Weapons like the Moonveil and Magic like the Bloodflame Talons Incantation are fantastic choices. Some weapon skills like the Corpse Piler are superb as well.
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This one is pretty self-explanatory. Wreak havoc and watch your enemies burn. Fire is a damage type in Elden Ring. It is a form of Elemental Damage.
Malenia is weak to Fire damage. So, you can literally blaze your way to victory. Each of your Physical/Fire attacks will do bonus damage and do a serious number on her Poise, which is already considerably low.
There are several sources of Fire damage in Elden Ring, Incantations being a very popular one. Our personal Fire damage recommandations are: Rivers of Blood Katana and the Bloodflame Blade Incantation. Both the weapon and the Incantation are phenomenal choices and a step in the right direction.
Tips For Defeating Malenia
Now that we have established her weaknesses, here are some tips for defeating Malenia on the house, so you survive long enough to cash in on these weaknesses:
- Be at least level 130-150 for a decent time fighting her.
- Use a shield with 100% damage absorption.
- Learn her parry timings. She needs to be parried twice before she is open for a riposte attack.
- Use the Bloodhound’s Step Ash of War to evade most of her attacks successfully.
- Focus on her when she does her Clone attack and then dodge perfectly.
- Be wary of her Waterfowl attack and roll INTO her flurry of attacks after the first sequence.
- Maybe use some Magic for an easier time.
- Maintain your distance.
- Do not get greedy.
- Summoning others will definitely help if she is too challenging solo.
- Hope you get some good RNG.
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That concludes our guide where we answered the question quite frequently posted: What is Malenia weak to in Endel Ring? Malenia is an extreme difficulty spike and it even took some players hundreds of tries to defeat here. It is no wonder so many people want to cash on her weaknesses and get revenge.
Let us know in the comments below if this guide helped you out and we hope we were able to aid you on your journey to take your rightful throne, Elden Lord. The key here is practice and patience. Good luck, Tarnished!
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