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By Anonymous
You can sneak kill first phase with poison mist. Just use crepus vial, concealing veil, assassin's gambit, unseen form and bait malenia turn her back by using spectral lance weapon art. For true metal gear experience.
By Anonymous
If you plan to beat her fair and square consider using light armor load, wearing something like Marionette soldier chest, which is light and leans heavy on slash reduciton. The long roll will solve a lot of her combos. You can get reduction from better sources, like Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman gives flat 20% (it can replace a lot of endurance points) and Boiled crab also helps.
By Anonymous
I beat her a month ago can confirm this is valid, light rolls r broken.
U can just roll n back paddle to avoid lotta of her swings.
When u see her water fowl jump immediately roll back 3 times or more to escape 1st blow.
Do note the margin is tight but doable, roll back 4 times if shes at a farther distance.
Try using crimson seed tailsmen too it streachs ur total heal hp n gives u better chance to learn her move.
All bosses do have stamana bar with light roll u can "exhauste" her then it's ur turn to punish.
By Anonymous
Did you guys know that Malenia is the Blade of Miquella, and that she has never known defeat?
By Anonymous
There's two things I know in life: that she is Malenia, Blade of Miquella and that I'll let my flesh be consumed by the scarlet rot.
By Anonymous
people play this game with music? lol
By Anonymous
By Anonymous
There's not a single other boss in the entire Soulsborne series that makes you feel so unbelievably **** for missing a dodge. Receiving damage is one thing, but having your progress constantly undone because of healing on hit takes the challenge to next level. Gotta hand it to From though, in a game where you can cheese almost any boss in multiple ways, Malenia really requires you to re-think your tactics and learn her moveset regardless of your strategy. Not an absolute fan of her design but it's interesting nonetheless
By Anonymous
just started playing and this boss is an absolute joke for game play how she is buffed. Not enjoyable thanks FS.
By Anonymous
should you be Elden Lord if you cant beat her?
By Anonymous
Blasphemous Blade + Bloodhound Claws.
Be adaptable, Blasphemous Blade for large openings and Takers Flame for the poise break, knock down, heal and heavy damage. Bloodhound Claws for BHS and hit and run tactics and to escape SA and Waterfowl.
By Anonymous
You know what sucks? I want to do a bloodborne style run using her greatrune.
In a standard game, she's locked behind 3 of the 6 shardbearers.
Even using the Leyndell Elevator Skip, you still have to beat at least Morgott.
By Anonymous
Trust me my fellow Tarnished warrior, the main thing she’s locked behind is herself
By Anonymous
As a completionists , I explored as many dungeons/caves as possible ,looted every item and upgraded my weapon and mimic tear to the max ,cleared most major bosses she's probably my 4th boss from the last(only before Godfrey,Radagon and elden beast).
at level 160 I deal massive physical damage to her while using mimic tear as a distraction, my mimic tear just gave her non stop stagger and wipe the floor with her. At first I do felt like I cheated this fight , but she heals with each hit which feels like a chest too tbh, I crawled high and low throughout the lands between and worked my *** off for all my powers and recourses it's not like I got them for free, can't deny I do feel proud of my self that I beat her with wits and saves a lot of time ,which is the god damn point of all those time spent exploring the world.
By Anonymous
unlucky that you were lvl 160 and cheesed her, I remember beating her at lvl 97 on release :P
By Anonymous
tho, I used mimic tear aswell, but yah, was pain xD
By Anonymous
Nah man your Feelings were right you are cheating
By Anonymous
With my current dex/arc build, I honestly had a far harder/frustrating time with Radagon than Malenia. Once you learn the right distance to run away/dodge the waterfowl attack, the rest of her moves are easy/basic and is just a dance between you too.

I used Morgott's cursed sword. Two clean weapon art hits staggers her in both phases and does a ton of bleed damage.
By Anonymous
The combat information's tips and strategies for Malenia recommends anyone finding her exceptionally difficult should consider a respec so they can use ROB. But I've just noticed that Mohg's sacred spear and Morgott's cursed sword aren't mentioned at all as being viable or otherwise to use against her. I got the sacred spear and cursed sword from their respective remembrances but before I respec so I can use them in NG+ I'm hoping anyone who has used either weapon to beat Malenia or anyone who found them a bad choice for this fight will reply with their experience of using them against her.
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