Elden Ring gamers vote Malenia’s Waterfowl Dance because the “hardest move to dodge” within the collection

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Malenia, Blade of Miquella is usually thought of the toughest boss to defeat in Elden Ring. That comes right down to quite a lot of elements: she will steal HP with each assault, conjure a wave of Scarlet Rot in a large radius, and unleash the Waterfowl Dance, a collection of lightning-fast sword slashes in an anime-inspired flurry. They’re all difficult, however that least one offers gamers a selected quantity of grief.

In reality, a brand new fan ballot has topped the Waterfowl Dance because the “hardest move to dodge in the Souls series.” ResetEra consumer jman1954goat created the ballot on the favored gaming discussion board, and as of the time of this writing, greater than half of 200 voters agree that it’s certainly the hardest move FromSoftware has constructed. Just over 1 / 4 of the voters say it’s not the toughest however nonetheless very troublesome to dodge, and the remaining share declare it’s straightforward to keep away from. jman1954goat created the ballot on account of being caught in Malenia’s first section “for hours,” so whereas it was doubtless posted to the discussion board in a heated second, it nonetheless displays the frustration many gamers really feel throughout the battle. Replies within the thread are largely in settlement with jman1954goat’s sentiment. Some even see it as the only purpose for the battle’s difficulty.

The Waterfowl Dance is a part of the explanation why an earlier ResetEra publish imagined what the Malenia battle could be like in Sekiro moderately than Elden Ring. It introduced up the idea of counters and identified {that a} specific assault from Sekiro’s Isshin Ashina even appears to be a predecessor to the Waterfowl Dance.

This is yet one more second for Malenia to face out amongst the Elden Ring roster. The boss has been the topic of many mods and different creations. She’s been pitted in opposition to each main boss within the game, dueled with Geralt of Rivia, and even been was a Dungeons & Dragons boss with a fan-made stat block.