A skilled Elden Ring player has remarkably defeated the notorious boss Malenia—known as the Blade of Miquella—in just 15 seconds.
As players continue to explore FromSoftware’s challenging game, they increasingly seek to push their limits in a game that already tests their abilities relentlessly.
Players attempt everything from conquering the entirety of Elden Ring using mental prowess alone to facing specific bosses at rune level 1, with speedrunning—defeating bosses as rapidly as possible—emerging as a popular challenge.
Malenia: A Daunting Adversary in Elden Ring
Malenia, one of Elden Ring’s most formidable bosses, is infamous for her ability to give players a tough time. Consequently, many view her as a challenge to be surmounted—not just in standard combat, but also under more demanding conditions, such as defeating Malenia at level 1 without dodging.
Boasting swift and extensive attacks, as well as a second phase that leverages Scarlet Rot, Malenia is not to be underestimated.
Players typically should not attempt to defeat her quickly, lest they find themselves impaled by her blade.
A Remarkable Achievement by an Elden Ring Player
One intrepid Elden Ring player, however, managed to vanquish her with remarkable speed. Reddit user RS_Lionheart shared a clip of their brief battle with Malenia in NG+7 on the Elden Ring subreddit.
The video begins with the player applying numerous buffs to their character outside the arena. Upon entering, they execute jump attacks with dual swords, swiftly triggering Malenia’s second phase.
They then hurl a frost pot to bring Malenia down, continuing to spam the same jump attack until they defeat her—completing the battle in just 15 seconds.
A Display of Skill and Strategy
Commenters praised the player’s swift victory over the Blade of Miquella, with some noting that applying the buffs took longer than the fight itself.
While these buffs certainly aided the player, it is worth noting that even well-prepared Elden Ring players sometimes meet instant defeat, demonstrating that buffs alone don’t guarantee success.
The player’s skill in knowing when to dodge and when to attack played a crucial role in their rapid triumph.
Elden Ring’s combat system is vast and versatile, allowing players to devise strategies to obliterate bosses like Malenia using only a club. This variety in gameplay showcases the numerous ways to progress through Elden Ring.
However, achieving such feats is never as simple as it appears, and even highly skilled players must practice extensively to reach their current level of prowess.
And if this surprised you more than enough, wait till you see one-shotting Mohg at level one. Level one?!