Elden Ring is a challenging game with many tough bosses for players to tackle. Some players consider it to be more approachable than other FromSoftware games, but it has its fair share of demanding boss fights. Some users even think that one Elden Ring boss is the hardest among FromSoftware games.
The boss in question is Malenia, Blade of Miquella, and players can encounter her at the end of a late-game area named Elphael. Malenia is a two-phased boss fight with one unique element. Her basic attacks heal her, even if the player is blocking, so Elden Ring users have to master dodging to prevent her from regaining HP. Malenia has developed a considerable following due to her design, lore, and the fight’s difficulty, among other reasons. Many players have shared several beautiful pieces of fan art of Malenia, and one painting is perhaps the most impressive of them all.
A Reddit user named -tyranosaure- uploads a stunning Malenia painting on the Elden Ring subreddit. It displays Malenia wielding her katana, known as Hand of Malenia, in her majestic second form. One of her most iconic abilities, which summons a giant flower and spreads Scarlet Rot in the surrounding area, is superbly showcased in the painting. Players can acquire the Katana or the Incantation by exchanging her remembrance at the Roundtable Hold. Other Elden Ring characters, such as Mohg, also appear, and players can even see “Let Me Solo Her” on the right side.
This painting was made by the same user who shared a stunning painting of the Radahn Festival. There are quite a few similarities between the two in terms of layout and style, which probably helped other Reddit users recognize and connect the pieces. Some players also mentioned that the Radahn Festival painting had been their wallpaper for weeks.
Many users point to the incredible level of detail and little touches present in the Elden Ring painting, and there is a deep discussion on her design later in the comments. Some fans recommended the user to start selling the paintings, before others pointed out that they mention their Patreon profile at the bottom right-hand corner.
Many fans have shared artwork featuring Malenia and other Elden Ring characters on various social media platforms. For example, this fan art shows a mech version of Malenia, while another player combines her with Princess Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series. Given Malenia’s popularity, it would be fair to expect excellent paintings and fan art to be shared online for months to come.
Elden Ring is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.