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Malenia, Miquella’s Blade is a boss in Elden Ring and Miquella’s twin sister. Malenia is regarded as the Empyrean’s most powerful.

The Blade of Miquella has a few flaws and openings for you to take advantage of. The Haligtree, where she dwells, is also one of the game’s final optional sections.

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You won’t be able to reach it until near the end of your quest, at which point you should have significantly leveled up both yourself and your weapon.

MALENIA, BLADE OF MIQUELLA

The Blade of Miquella can be found in Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. Malenia is an optional boss that every Elden Ring player should defeat because she is both a difficult and satisfying boss to beat.

ELPHAEL SECRET REGION

  • PRE-REQUISITES:
    • You must progress your Main Story to Mountaintop of Giants.
    • Grab the Haligtree Secret Medallions. Check the guide here.
    • Use the Great Lift of Rold.
    • Find Ordina Town.

HOW TO LOCATE MALENIA 

  • Light all four (4) candles.
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  • Use the teleporter. 
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  • Once you enter Miquella’s Haligtree, follow the arrow shown.  
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  • Simply follow the branch to the end and follow the path to the left. 
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  • Continue following the path until you see a giant ant and a path to the right. 
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  • Once you are near the shrooms, jump down to the left side of the area and descend the stairs.
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  • Follow the indicators below and enter the room.
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  • Once you are in the room, jump down and enter the arc shown below.
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  • Jump from the ledge and follow the branch connected to the other room.
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  • Exit to the other side and follow the arrow shown below.
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  • You can use the ladder or simply jump down and enter the room below. Once you enter the room go to your left.
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  • Follow the arrows below.
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  • Go straight ahead and find the exit.
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  • Descend the staircase.
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  • Use the ladder and ride the lift down below.
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  • Now that we’re halfway there. Yes, halfway! LOL! Go straight outside and follow the path to the left.
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  • Simply continue and follow this path.
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  • You will eventually see two sets of stairs. Go to the right. You’ll see broken railings to your right, jump down to yet another staircase.
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  • Exit to the other side of the room.
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  • After exiting the room, descend the first set of stairs to your right and jump onto your railings to the left. Check the photos below.
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  • Climb the ladder. Enter the room encircled below.
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  • Go to your left and follow the path.
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  • Ascend the large branch to your left and enter the room.
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  • Warning: You will receive Scarlet Rot while crossing this area so make sure your HP is full! Simply follow this path and use dodge roll until you reach the other side. To your right, you will see yet another large branch.
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  • Simply follow the arrow below.
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  • Enter the room to your right and use the ladder inside.
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  • Go straight ahead and exit this tunnel area.
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  • To your left, you will reach a dead end. Adjust your camera so that it will show the view below.
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  • Follow the arrows below.
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  •  Enter this room and exit to the other side. Be careful of the enemies inside as they will shoot you with arrows.
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  • Use the lift inside this room.
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  •  Once you enter the room, follow the path and you will eventually arrive in this area. Prepare for the epic battle. She’s here.
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PREPARATION BEFORE THE BATTLE

  • You can only meet her once you’ve opened the gates to the Forbidden Lands and activated the Grand Lift of Rold to reach the Consecrated Snowfields.
  • Malenia guards Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, one of Elden Ring’s final legacy dungeons.
  • Before taking on Malenia, make sure you’re at least level 120. Grind in the dungeon.
  • Make sure you’re using a high-level weapon in battle, preferably level 22 or above with bleed effect is an excellent choice.
  • A powerful Spirit Summon is also required, which can be obtained from a variety of sources.
    • Mimic Tear is still a popular choice, even after the nerf, because it distracts Malenia and allows you to attack.
    • If you want your summon to fight for you, Black Knife Tiche, one of the Legendary Spirit Ashes, is a perfect choice.
    • We recommend saving your summon for the second half.
  • For Spell Casters, Stars of Ruins, Comet Azur, or Ranni’s Dark Moon are fantastic options.
  • For Melee Users, Blood Tax, and Waterfowl Dance, are good picks.
  • No need for shields.

MALENIA BOSS – MOVESET – COUNTER

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HOW TO BEAT MALENIA

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  • IMPORTANT NOTES:
    • Malenia’s blade is longer than others, having a range comparable to that of the Nox Swordstress and Nox Priest.
    • Scarlet Aeonia – Malenia’s initial move in phase two may be easily avoided by sprinting towards her and turning right as soon as you’re almost exactly underneath her.

PHASE 1

Malenia is vulnerable to Hemorrhage during this phase. Malenia’s HP is depleted significantly by blood loss, thus it’s a good complement to your normal strikes.

  • Try hitting Malenia no more than two or three times. But if you’re confident that you can escape after your combo, then you can do some freestyle.
  • For a brief instant, Malenia’s hand lights up before she raises her blade, leaps, and slashes it down. During that short window before and after the attack, she is still and defenseless. It’s easy to get caught in the move if you strike before it stops, it’s recommended to attack her after it ends.
  • Waterfowl Dance is her most lethal technique, Malenia leaps into the air for a brief while before collapsing to the ground and unleashing a hail of sword cuts. She then leaps ahead and creates two more whirlwinds before stopping and creating two more whirlwinds.
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    • Attempting to attack during this maneuver is never a good idea. Simply concentrate on sprinting and evading.

PHASE 2

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When Malenia’s HP is depleted, a cinematic appears in which she turns into the Goddess of Rot, a stronger, quicker form with a distinct set of attacks.

Malenia now uses area-of-effect attacks to inflict Scarlet Rot. This is an excellent opportunity to put your Spirit Ashes to use.

  • The scarlet bloom of Malenia is by far the most dangerous attack.
    • She’ll fly into the air and crash down in a rot explosion, generating a gigantic rot blossom that causes damage and spreads Scarlet Rot across a larger area.
    • You have a few seconds to avoid it, so the best plan is to flee as soon as Malenia rises and begins to glow.

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  • If you have a lot of HP and can withstand the damage, it’s a good idea to run into the bloom as soon as it opens and start attacking Malenia, because she’ll stay motionless while the bloom is in the field.
    • If you hurry in, you’ll almost likely acquire Scarlet Rot, so be sure you’re ready to deal with it. Malenia will occasionally stomp her foot, generating a plume of rot.

During this phase, Malenia has fewer openings and usually only stays motionless long enough to attack after performing a rot move. You can use your summons now.

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