Elden Ring – How to beat Maliketh the Darkblade

Collapsing Farum Azula is one of the most foreboding zones in the entire Elden Ring, filled with deadly drops, dragons and bloodthirsty beastmen around every corner. It’s a tough journey, but clearing the area is the last step before you’re ready to take on the game’s final bosses in Leyndell. Only one thing stands in his way: Maliketh, the Blackblade.

Maliketh is a relentless foe whose two phases require drastically different approaches. Fortunately, if you know what to look for – and enter the fight equipped with a few important items – you’ll be victorious in no time.