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How to beat the Elden Ring Maliketh, the Black Blade boss fight

The Dark Blade’s Elden Ring Maliketh boss fight has players battling Beast Clergyman Gurranq… only to find that a key figure in the Elden Ring mythology, Destined Death: Maliketh’s Legendary Guardian has been hiding a different identity all the time. . Whether he’s playing as Maliketh or the Beast Priest, he’s a deadly two-tiered foe that uses quick, fast attacks and permanent damage effects to wreak havoc on his foes. Players will need to have their wits about them to survive this epic battle, and we can help them overcome that hurdle with our guide on how to beat the Elden Ring Maliketh boss fight in Crumbling Farum Azula Final Arena.

How to defeat Black Blade Maliketh in Elden Ring?

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The Maliketh Elden Ring boss fight comes to the player in two stages: in stage 1, the disguised beast appears as a priest, but in stage 2, he is stripped of this disguise and Black Blade unleashes all the power of Destiny Death as Maliketh. His attacks become more detailed, lowering your max HP and gaining a deadly burn after being hit that damages the player for a period of time. Below we’ll cover both stages, with special counters for each, and what you can do to prepare for this boss fight before you jump in.

Maliketh Tips and tricks to prepare for a boss fight

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Maliketh is a ball of glass by comparison, at least when framed against bosses you’ve fought recently. He doesn’t have a particularly large health bar, but he’s quick and deadly enough to leap across the battlefield and respond to players with deadly sword swings. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to deal with Shadow of Marika, with items and strategies to help prepare you for a historic boss fight.

Warning: After defeating Maliketh, the Leyndell area will suddenly change dramatically, altering the landscape and making many objects and enemies in the area inaccessible for the rest of the campaign (but this does not include the dungeons and catacombs beneath Leyndell) . Make sure to finish all the jobs you have in the Royal Capital before killing Maliketh!

If you’re planning on beating Maliketh no matter what, there are a few tips we recommend you follow before entering the arena to help prepare you for both good defense and offense.

  • Maliketh’s recommended level is at least 115, With weapons of +20 or more. If you haven’t gotten to that point yet, it’s a good idea to explore a bit more before going into battle.
  • The Draconic Tree Sentinel sub-boss guarding the door outside is a pain to deal with, easy to dodge but hits hard if you get caught in its hammer blows and fiery breath. Either sprint in front of him every once in a while (he has to draw his weapon every time he sees you, saving you a few minutes), or take the time to take care of him completely. Has the same moves as Leyndell’s exterior, but with extra health. If you kill him, you’ll get the ugly but effective Malformed Dragon armor set, which is relatively light for solid defensive stats.
  • The Dragon Knight can’t follow you through the golden mist gate, but we were hit by his attacks from this gate, the shockwave that caused the hammer to reach the arena. If you let him live, put at least some distance between you and the door.
  • Maliketh is incredibly resistant to Holy damage and highly resistant to Bleeding. If you’re going to fight him, avoid using the first one at all costs.
  • His own attacks deal standard physical damage at level 1 and bonus magic damage at level 2. Armor that mitigates these effects certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea.
  • The shield isn’t the worst thing in this fight (dodge is always best), but it won’t protect you from the lingering caustic effects of its second stage attacks.
  • Maliketh cannot be evaded unless he finds a special tool called the Blasphemous Claw, which was dropped by the invading NPC Recusant Bernahl on the rotunda north of the Great Bridge Site of Grace in Farum Azula. The Blasphemous Claw can be unleashed to repel certain weapon attacks in Maliketh’s second phase. Activate it when you see his sword suddenly glow yellow to surprise him. That being said, it’s a tough element to get used to, and in the long run, it might be easier to… get over it. After all, if you are wrong, you have a divine blade in your nose.
  • Maliketh’s speed and AOE attacks mean that his Spirit Summons can literally struggle to keep up as he can attack an enemy, knock them down and backfire instantly. If you want your summon to do more than just distract Black Blade, you’ll need to either summon groups of minions, ranged mages, or fast allies like the Black Knife Tiche. In fact, at this point in the game, you should probably summon the Black Knife Tiche for everything, but it’s not an option available to everyone.
  • The columns in the arena can be useful for blocking certain balls, but they are also unreliable. Don’t think they’re the perfect defense, we caught it.
  • All of the Greater runes are fine here, but given that you’ll be losing a lot of health and max HP, Morgott’s or even Malenia’s Greater rune can be a godsend (although the latter is admittedly riskier).

Now that you’re ready, enter and meet a familiar face coming your way…

Maliketh Stage 1: Beast Priest

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Maliketh Stage 2: Dark Blade

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Removing his robes and revealing a rather eerie glowing sword with his black armor, Black Sword Maliketh has a different moveset than the Priests, but thankfully not too different and many lessons learned earlier still apply. As mentioned, the biggest threat now is permanent sword damage and a terrifying side effect, which we’ll explain below.

  • Maliketh’s Sword not only deals massive damage when it hits the player, but continues to take small amounts of damage for five seconds, even when partially healed.
  • Worse still, being hit by one of the sword or red bullet effects will slightly lower your maximum HP. This effect stacks and it’s entirely possible to have your maximum health halved in a barrage of attacks, not to mention the lasting effect of the sword’s “fire”.
  • If this happens, your maximum health will return throughout the fight, but this is slow. We timed it, and we estimate it takes twenty seconds for it to even start to come back, and it does so in such small increments that you’ll still have to be very careful.
  • This is the point where you can start using Blasphemous Claw to fend off his glowing yellow punches, but it’s such a difficult procedure that we can’t recommend it as an obvious helper like Margit’s Shackles. Sometimes it’s better to stick with a sword than look for wicked abuse.
  • Maliketh bounces around a lot and in the air you probably have less than a second before he lands on you or hits a ball. Drop any shield you use for the cleric, it’s too strong to be blocked this way by anyone but the most special shield.
  • Maliketh has a number of powerful attacks, starting with burying his sword in the ground, usually an AOE type of attack. The moment you see him do this, back away quickly!
  • Standard melee attacks tend to be forward, so it’s a bit safer to be behind him. However, his speed and agility allow him to reposition instantly, so be on your toes.
  • Sometimes Maliketh jumps between the pillars and starts throwing projectiles. There’s not much you can do about it, especially if you’re a melee fighter. Use other pillars for protection if possible and make sure you can always see where he is – it’s too easy to lose sight of him and get a necromancy stack on the back of his head. Eventually it will descend to ground level and you can continue to fight.

We’ve said this before, but Maliketh’s unique evasion is to make up for her relatively low health. You don’t need to hit too hard to defeat him, so keep picking your moves carefully and playing as safe as you are aggressive. You will eventually defeat him and your fight will be over – congratulations! Now, depending on which Elden Ring endings you’re following, you’ll take part in multiple boss battles to either save the world or end it altogether.

Maliketh Prize and Black Sword Commemoration

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Killing Maliketh grants you 220,000 runes and, as always, the Black Sword Relic, which can be brought back to Enia at the Round Table Fortress. It can either be converted into the Black Sword of Maliketh, a Magnificent Sword with Strength, Dex, and Faith (specifically Strength) scaling, or a Black Blade Charm that recreates the damaging and max HP-reducing projectiles Maliketh fires at you.

Although the sword requires a lot of strength to wield, both of these are good options for some faith builds. The spell might seem a little mediocre, but until you realize its impressive range can be really good at hitting bosses and other enemies before they close the gap. Meanwhile, Sword can weaken the same as his special ability and create an AOE attack that applies it to anyone nearby. There are no wrong answers here – they are both good options that work very well in PVE.

Does Gurranq disappear after defeating Maliketh?

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For those of you who shove Deathroots down Gurranq’s throat in Caelid, we have you thinking he might have chased him… Well, it looks like he killed him in Farum Azula. Don’t worry though – Gurranq doesn’t disappear after doing this, he survives (as a demigod) and returns to the temple, but seems barely aware that the two of you are fighting, a sign of his mental state. Interesting note, although you can still give him Deathroot – if you give him all nine before Maliketh starts the boss fight, his dialogue will change! It’s also worth noting that Gurranq disappeared at the end of the Deathroot quest, and defeating him as Maliketh won’t bring him back.

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How to beat the Elden Ring Maliketh, the Black Blade boss fight

The Elden Ring Maliketh the Black Blade boss fight has players go up against Gurranq, Beast Clergyman… only to discover that he’s been hiding another identity the whole time as the legendary keeper of Destined Death: Maliketh, a major figure in the mythology of Elden Ring. Coming in two phases and deadly whether he’s going as Maliketh or the Beast Clergyman, he’s a powerful enemy using fast, sweeping strikes and lingering damage effects to devastate his enemies. Players will have to have all their wits about them to survive this legendary battle, and we can help them surpass this hurdle with our guide on how to beat the Elden Ring Maliketh boss fight at the final arena of Crumbling Farum Azula.
How to beat Maliketh, the Black Blade in Elden Ring 

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The Maliketh Elden Ring boss fight comes at the player in two phases: in Phase 1, he appears as the cloaked Beast Clergyman, but in Phase 2 he sheds this disguise and unleashes the full power of Destined Death as Maliketh, the Black Blade. His attacks become more elaborate, reduce your max HP, and gain a deadly burning effect that damages the player for a while after being struck. We’ll cover both phases below, with specific counters for each, as well as what you can do to prepare for this boss fight before going in.
Maliketh Tips and Tricks to prepare for the boss fight

(Image credit: FromSoftware)
Maliketh is a comparative glass cannon, at least when framed against bosses you’ve fought recently. He doesn’t have a particularly large health bar, but he’s fast and deadly enough that it hardly matters, leaping across the battlefield and striking back players with lethal sword blows. Fortunately there’s a lot you can do to help deal with Marika’s Shadow, with items and strategies to help you prepare for a boss fight that marks a turning point.
Warning: After beating Maliketh, the area of Leyndell will suddenly change significantly, altering the landscape and making many items and enemies in the area unaccessible for the rest of the campaign (though this doesn’t extend to the Subterranean Shunning Grounds and Catacombs beneath Leyndell). Make sure you finish any business you have in the Royal Capital before killing Maliketh!
If you plan on taking on Maliketh regardless, here’s some advice we recommend you take before going into the arena itself to help you prepare both a good defence and offence.
Maliketh has a recommended level of at least 115, with weapons at +20 or higher. If you haven’t reached this point, it may be worth going to explore and grind a little more before going into the battle.
The Draconic Tree Sentinel sub-boss who guards the door outside is a pain to deal with, easy to evade but hitting hard if you get caught in his hammer blows and fire breath. Either sprint past him each time (he has to unsheathe his weapon whenever he sees you, buying you a few moments), or take some time to deal with him once and for all. He has all the same moves as the one outside Leyndell, but with extra health. If you do kill him, you’ll get the ugly-but-effective Malformed Dragon armor set, which is comparatively light for its robust defensive stats.
The Draconic Knight can’t follow you through the gold fog door, but we have been hit by his attacks through it, the shockwave from the hammer making it into the arena. Put at least a little distance between you and the door if you’re letting him live. 
Maliketh is incredibly resistant to Holy damage, and pretty resistant to Bleed. If you’re going in to fight him, avoid using the former of these at all costs.
His own attacks do standard physical damage in Phase 1, with additional Magic damage in Phase 2. Armor that blunts these effects certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea.
A shield isn’t the worst thing in this fight (though dodging is always better), though it won’t protect you from the lingering burning effect his attacks have in the second phase.
Maliketh can’t be parried unless you find a special tool item called the Blasphemous Claw, dropped by the invader NPC Recusant Bernahl at the rotunda to the North of the Great Bridge Site of Grace in Farum Azula. The Blasphemous Claw can be triggered to parry certain weapon attacks made in Maliketh’s second phase. Activate it when you see his sword suddenly glow yellow to stagger him. That being said, this is a difficult item to get used to, and it might be easier in the long run to just… dodge. After all, if you screw it up, you’re taking a god-blade to the nose.
Maliketh’s speed and AOE attacks mean that Spirit Summons might literally struggle to keep up with him, as he can pounce on a foe, knock them down and backflip away in an instant. If you aspire for your summons to do more than simply distract the Black Blade, you’ll need to either summon groups of minions, ranged spellcasters, or fast-moving allies like Black Knife Tiche. Actually, at this point in the game, you should probably summon Black Knife Tiche for everything, but that’s not an option everybody has at their disposal.
The pillars in the arena can be helpful for blocking certain projectiles, but they’re also a little unreliable. Don’t assume they’re the perfect defence, we’ve been caught out by that one.
Any of the Great Runes are good here, but considering you’ll be losing a lot of health and max HP, Morgott’s or even Malenia’s Great Rune could be a boon (though admittedly the latter is more risky).
Now that you’re prepared, head inside and encounter a familiar face barrelling towards you…
Maliketh Phase 1: Beast Clergyman

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Maliketh Phase 2: The Black Blade

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Shedding his robes and revealing black armor, along with a rather ominous glowing sword, Maliketh the Black Blade has his own moveset distinct from the Clergyman’s, but thankfully it’s not too different and a lot of the lessons from before still apply. As mentioned, the big threat now is the lasting damage inflicted by the sword – and a horrible secondary effect we’ll explain below.
Maliketh’s sword not only does major damage when it hits the player, but they’ll continue to take small amounts of damage for five seconds, even if they heal part way through. 
Even worse, being hit by the sword or any of his red projectile effects lowers your maximum HP by a small amount. This effect stacks, and it’s entirely possible to see your max health halved in a barrage of strikes, not to mention the lasting effect from the sword’s “fire” on top of that. 
If this happens, your max health comes back over the course of the fight, but it’s slow to do so. We timed it, and by our estimate it takes twenty seconds for it to even start coming back, and does so in such small increments that you’ll still need to be very careful.
This is the point where you can start using the Blasphemous Claw to parry his yellow-glowing strikes, if you’re so inclined, but it’s a tricky enough procedure that we can’t recommend it as some obvious help like Margit’s Shackles. Sometimes just getting stuck in with a sword rather than looking for a temperamental exploit is better.
Maliketh leaps around a lot, and when he’s in the air, you’ve probably got less than a second before he either lands on you or fires a projectile attack. Abandon any shield you were using for the Clergyman, he’s too powerful to be blocked in this manner by all but the most specialised shield.
Maliketh has multiple powerful attacks that start with him burying his sword in the ground, usually followed by an AOE attack of some sort. The moment you see him do this, roll back fast! 
His standard melee attacks tend to be forward facing, so you’re a little safer being behind him. However, his speed and agility means he can reposition himself in an instant, so keep your guard up. 
Sometimes Maliketh starts leaping between the pillars, firing projectiles. There isn’t a lot you can do about this, especially if you’re a melee fighter. Use the other pillars to protect yourself where possible, and make sure you can see where he is at all times – it’s very easy to lose track of him and take a clump of necromancy to the back of the head. Eventually he’ll come back down to ground level and you can keep fighting.
We said it before, but Maliketh’s unmatched evasion is to compensate for his relatively low health. You don’t have to hit him much to take him down, so keep picking your shots carefully and playing as cautious as he plays aggressive. Eventually you’ll take him down and be done with the fight – congratulations! You’re now just a few boss fights off saving the world, or ending it altogether, depending on which of the Elden Ring endings you’re pursuing.
Maliketh rewards and the Remembrance of the Black Blade

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Killing Maliketh earns you 220000 Runes, as well as the Remembrance of the Black Blade, which, as ever, can be brought back to Enia at the Roundtable Hold. It can be turned either into Maliketh’s Black Blade, a Colossal Sword with Strength, Dex and Faith scaling (especially Strength), or into the Black Blade Incantation, which recreates the health-burning, max HP-reducing projectiles Maliketh was slinging at you.
Both of these are good options for certain kinds of Faith Builds, though the sword requires a lot of strength to use. The Incantation can seem a little mediocre, until you realise that its impressive range can be really good at hitting bosses and other enemies before they close the gap. Meanwhile, the Sword can do the same debuff with its special skill, creating an AOE attack that inflicts it on everybody near you. There’s no wrong answer here – both of these are good options that work very well in PVE.
Does Gurranq disappear after you beat Maliketh?

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For those who have been stuffing Deathroots down Gurranq’s throat in Caelid, we understand you thinking that he might be gone after… well, seemingly killing him at Farum Azula. Don’t worry though – Gurranq doesn’t disappear after doing this, he survives (being a demigod) and makes it back to the temple, though barely seems aware that you two fought, a sign of his flagging mental state. You can keep giving him the Deathroot, though an interesting side note – if you give him all nine before starting the Maliketh boss fight, his dialogue changes! It’s also worth stating that Gurranq disappears at the end of the Deathroot quest, and that beating him as Maliketh won’t bring him back.
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How to beat the Elden Ring Maliketh, the Black Blade boss fight

The Elden Ring Maliketh the Black Blade boss fight has players go up against Gurranq, Beast Clergyman… only to discover that he’s been hiding another identity the whole time as the legendary keeper of Destined Death: Maliketh, a major figure in the mythology of Elden Ring. Coming in two phases and deadly whether he’s going as Maliketh or the Beast Clergyman, he’s a powerful enemy using fast, sweeping strikes and lingering damage effects to devastate his enemies. Players will have to have all their wits about them to survive this legendary battle, and we can help them surpass this hurdle with our guide on how to beat the Elden Ring Maliketh boss fight at the final arena of Crumbling Farum Azula.
How to beat Maliketh, the Black Blade in Elden Ring 

(Image credit: FromSoftware)
The Maliketh Elden Ring boss fight comes at the player in two phases: in Phase 1, he appears as the cloaked Beast Clergyman, but in Phase 2 he sheds this disguise and unleashes the full power of Destined Death as Maliketh, the Black Blade. His attacks become more elaborate, reduce your max HP, and gain a deadly burning effect that damages the player for a while after being struck. We’ll cover both phases below, with specific counters for each, as well as what you can do to prepare for this boss fight before going in.
Maliketh Tips and Tricks to prepare for the boss fight

(Image credit: FromSoftware)
Maliketh is a comparative glass cannon, at least when framed against bosses you’ve fought recently. He doesn’t have a particularly large health bar, but he’s fast and deadly enough that it hardly matters, leaping across the battlefield and striking back players with lethal sword blows. Fortunately there’s a lot you can do to help deal with Marika’s Shadow, with items and strategies to help you prepare for a boss fight that marks a turning point.
Warning: After beating Maliketh, the area of Leyndell will suddenly change significantly, altering the landscape and making many items and enemies in the area unaccessible for the rest of the campaign (though this doesn’t extend to the Subterranean Shunning Grounds and Catacombs beneath Leyndell). Make sure you finish any business you have in the Royal Capital before killing Maliketh!
If you plan on taking on Maliketh regardless, here’s some advice we recommend you take before going into the arena itself to help you prepare both a good defence and offence.
Maliketh has a recommended level of at least 115, with weapons at +20 or higher. If you haven’t reached this point, it may be worth going to explore and grind a little more before going into the battle.
The Draconic Tree Sentinel sub-boss who guards the door outside is a pain to deal with, easy to evade but hitting hard if you get caught in his hammer blows and fire breath. Either sprint past him each time (he has to unsheathe his weapon whenever he sees you, buying you a few moments), or take some time to deal with him once and for all. He has all the same moves as the one outside Leyndell, but with extra health. If you do kill him, you’ll get the ugly-but-effective Malformed Dragon armor set, which is comparatively light for its robust defensive stats.
The Draconic Knight can’t follow you through the gold fog door, but we have been hit by his attacks through it, the shockwave from the hammer making it into the arena. Put at least a little distance between you and the door if you’re letting him live. 
Maliketh is incredibly resistant to Holy damage, and pretty resistant to Bleed. If you’re going in to fight him, avoid using the former of these at all costs.
His own attacks do standard physical damage in Phase 1, with additional Magic damage in Phase 2. Armor that blunts these effects certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea.
A shield isn’t the worst thing in this fight (though dodging is always better), though it won’t protect you from the lingering burning effect his attacks have in the second phase.
Maliketh can’t be parried unless you find a special tool item called the Blasphemous Claw, dropped by the invader NPC Recusant Bernahl at the rotunda to the North of the Great Bridge Site of Grace in Farum Azula. The Blasphemous Claw can be triggered to parry certain weapon attacks made in Maliketh’s second phase. Activate it when you see his sword suddenly glow yellow to stagger him. That being said, this is a difficult item to get used to, and it might be easier in the long run to just… dodge. After all, if you screw it up, you’re taking a god-blade to the nose.
Maliketh’s speed and AOE attacks mean that Spirit Summons might literally struggle to keep up with him, as he can pounce on a foe, knock them down and backflip away in an instant. If you aspire for your summons to do more than simply distract the Black Blade, you’ll need to either summon groups of minions, ranged spellcasters, or fast-moving allies like Black Knife Tiche. Actually, at this point in the game, you should probably summon Black Knife Tiche for everything, but that’s not an option everybody has at their disposal.
The pillars in the arena can be helpful for blocking certain projectiles, but they’re also a little unreliable. Don’t assume they’re the perfect defence, we’ve been caught out by that one.
Any of the Great Runes are good here, but considering you’ll be losing a lot of health and max HP, Morgott’s or even Malenia’s Great Rune could be a boon (though admittedly the latter is more risky).
Now that you’re prepared, head inside and encounter a familiar face barrelling towards you…
Maliketh Phase 1: Beast Clergyman

(Image credit: FromSoftware)
All Deathroot locations
Maliketh Phase 2: The Black Blade

(Image credit: FromSoftware)
Shedding his robes and revealing black armor, along with a rather ominous glowing sword, Maliketh the Black Blade has his own moveset distinct from the Clergyman’s, but thankfully it’s not too different and a lot of the lessons from before still apply. As mentioned, the big threat now is the lasting damage inflicted by the sword – and a horrible secondary effect we’ll explain below.
Maliketh’s sword not only does major damage when it hits the player, but they’ll continue to take small amounts of damage for five seconds, even if they heal part way through. 
Even worse, being hit by the sword or any of his red projectile effects lowers your maximum HP by a small amount. This effect stacks, and it’s entirely possible to see your max health halved in a barrage of strikes, not to mention the lasting effect from the sword’s “fire” on top of that. 
If this happens, your max health comes back over the course of the fight, but it’s slow to do so. We timed it, and by our estimate it takes twenty seconds for it to even start coming back, and does so in such small increments that you’ll still need to be very careful.
This is the point where you can start using the Blasphemous Claw to parry his yellow-glowing strikes, if you’re so inclined, but it’s a tricky enough procedure that we can’t recommend it as some obvious help like Margit’s Shackles. Sometimes just getting stuck in with a sword rather than looking for a temperamental exploit is better.
Maliketh leaps around a lot, and when he’s in the air, you’ve probably got less than a second before he either lands on you or fires a projectile attack. Abandon any shield you were using for the Clergyman, he’s too powerful to be blocked in this manner by all but the most specialised shield.
Maliketh has multiple powerful attacks that start with him burying his sword in the ground, usually followed by an AOE attack of some sort. The moment you see him do this, roll back fast! 
His standard melee attacks tend to be forward facing, so you’re a little safer being behind him. However, his speed and agility means he can reposition himself in an instant, so keep your guard up. 
Sometimes Maliketh starts leaping between the pillars, firing projectiles. There isn’t a lot you can do about this, especially if you’re a melee fighter. Use the other pillars to protect yourself where possible, and make sure you can see where he is at all times – it’s very easy to lose track of him and take a clump of necromancy to the back of the head. Eventually he’ll come back down to ground level and you can keep fighting.
We said it before, but Maliketh’s unmatched evasion is to compensate for his relatively low health. You don’t have to hit him much to take him down, so keep picking your shots carefully and playing as cautious as he plays aggressive. Eventually you’ll take him down and be done with the fight – congratulations! You’re now just a few boss fights off saving the world, or ending it altogether, depending on which of the Elden Ring endings you’re pursuing.
Maliketh rewards and the Remembrance of the Black Blade

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Killing Maliketh earns you 220000 Runes, as well as the Remembrance of the Black Blade, which, as ever, can be brought back to Enia at the Roundtable Hold. It can be turned either into Maliketh’s Black Blade, a Colossal Sword with Strength, Dex and Faith scaling (especially Strength), or into the Black Blade Incantation, which recreates the health-burning, max HP-reducing projectiles Maliketh was slinging at you.
Both of these are good options for certain kinds of Faith Builds, though the sword requires a lot of strength to use. The Incantation can seem a little mediocre, until you realise that its impressive range can be really good at hitting bosses and other enemies before they close the gap. Meanwhile, the Sword can do the same debuff with its special skill, creating an AOE attack that inflicts it on everybody near you. There’s no wrong answer here – both of these are good options that work very well in PVE.
Does Gurranq disappear after you beat Maliketh?

(Image credit: FromSoftware)
For those who have been stuffing Deathroots down Gurranq’s throat in Caelid, we understand you thinking that he might be gone after… well, seemingly killing him at Farum Azula. Don’t worry though – Gurranq doesn’t disappear after doing this, he survives (being a demigod) and makes it back to the temple, though barely seems aware that you two fought, a sign of his flagging mental state. You can keep giving him the Deathroot, though an interesting side note – if you give him all nine before starting the Maliketh boss fight, his dialogue changes! It’s also worth stating that Gurranq disappears at the end of the Deathroot quest, and that beating him as Maliketh won’t bring him back.
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