- Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:28 pm
This is one fight I completely gave up on winning 1-on-1. In the end, I rushed her down with I and Mimic both using +9River of Blood, the only boss I have ever used the weapon for. Unlike other fights I used spirits in, the combat itself felt GOOD, instead of frustrating. It was super enjoyable trading blows with her. Even the passive healing was a good point in my opinion; it basically turned the fight into semi-Sekiro, where her health was treated more like 'posture points' or something similar; if you're continually out fighting her it keeps decreasing, while If you're getting owned then it heals back. My problem with it was the Waterfowl Dance, which put so much pressure on me that I can't think about anything else. I guess it does lend credit to her being 'undefeated'; you'd have to be, with that move and passive healing... I'd still give the fight high points overall; Malenia felt so different from literally every other bosses (to me); I used dual daggers, so every bosses thus far were 'dodge until you find an opening and hit them, repeat', because I'm not staggering any of them, ever. With Malenia, we're basically swinging at the same speed, and getting stagger equally easily. The other fights similar to this were the ones against the Black Knife Assassins.