Elden Ring has its justifiable share of ultra-tough bosses, lots of that are non-obligatory. However one boss battle particularly nonetheless has folks speaking, weeks after the sport got here out. That being, after all, the Malenia, Blade of Miquella battle, which is kind of the weird ability check.
Malenia is hidden away deep in a secret space that you could solely attain after fixing a puzzle in a unique hidden space. In the event you made it via all of these challenges, it wouldn’t shock you to study that the primary boss of the realm will trigger you somewhat little bit of bother.
As with many of the massive boss fights in Elden Ring, Malenia’s has two phases. However apart from her principal gimmick of therapeutic anytime she lands successful, her most harmful assault within the first part is the Waterfowl Dance, in any other case generally known as the anime bullshit transfer.
The Waterfowl Dance is kind of the spectacle, and it sees Malenia leap into the air and land to carry out a multi-slash whirlwind combo considerably resembling the form of a sphere. Not solely is that assault animation lengthy, she performs it over a number of intervals. You may dodge each one in all them when you’re adequate (and our Malenia boss information recommends you simply again off and let her end), however most gamers get hit; therefore why it is her most devastating assault in that part.
There may be, nevertheless, an ingenious, shockingly easy counter to this transfer. As Reddit consumer ToxicBird7 found, you’ll be able to knock Malenia out of this assault, cancelling it completely, with one throw of a Freezing Pot.
When it connects, the Freezing Pot forces Malenia to stop, land again on the bottom and proceed the battle usually. To craft the Freezing Pot, you want three objects: The Glintstone Craftsman’s Cookbook 6 (which incorporates the receipe), one Ritual Pot, and two Rimed Crystal Buds.
The video above has ToxicBird7 displaying precisely the place to get all items and craft the Freezing Pot. When thrown, the Freezing Pot causes a direct, great amount of Frost build-up. Malenia does take Frost injury, but it surely’s not clear why this specific merchandise ends the assault, quite than gradual it down.
In the event you’re combating Malenia, or any of the sport’s main bosses, our Elden Ring boss walkthrough will educate you the right way to simply beat all of them.