You’ve in all probability hit a lot of Elden Ring bosses that simply kick your enamel in. Regardless of what number of occasions you leveled up or how bolstered your gear is, some enemies nearly all the time beat you to a pulp. Whereas Torrent is normally on the prepared so you may flee a struggle if the problem turns into too robust, there are a number of bosses—like Malenia, Blade of Miquella— that lock you in a 1v1 battle that would finish in a controller-shattering demise. Until you determine to ask for assist. And the hero who solutions the decision is”Let Me Solo Her,” a participant who has lately develop into a legend inside the Elden Ring group, kinda like the Style Police that pop up in Darkish Souls 3.
The identify Let Me Solo Her refers to Malenia, an non-compulsory late-game boss recognized by many to be one in every of Elden Ring’s hardest fights. Malenia is fast, has tons of vary with her lengthy katana, and enters a second stage that may one-tap you in the event you’re not cautious. She’s a headache to take care of, however her drops are completely well worth the frustration—notably the katana’s Waterfowl Dance weapon talent, which unleashes a flurry of sword swipes throughout you in fast succession.
Whereas Malenia is a tough struggle for even essentially the most expert of gamers, Elden Ring options on-line multiplayer similarly as different FromSoftware video games. After getting his ass kicked by Malenia some 20-30 occasions, Reddit consumer sazed813 determined to make use of co-op, and summoned Let Me Solo Her with out figuring out who the participant was or what was going to occur. Sazed813 famous Let Me Solo Her’s odd apparel immediately, although. Wearing nothing however underwear and a jar on their head, Let Me Solo Her wielded two katanas—the Rivers of Blood and what seemed to be an Uchigatana—and, just like the identify suggests, actually solo-ed Malenia, beating her with out taking any deadly injury.
“He was flawless and put all my makes an attempt to disgrace,” sazed813 wrote after the encounter. “I positively didn’t kill Malenia, however both method, she is useless.”
There’s a purpose why you’d wanna deal with Malenia, particularly in the event you’re a samurai. Like the coveted Moonveil katana, the Hand of Malenia is a stable sword with lengthy vary and excessive injury, scales with Dexterity and Energy, and builds up bleeding. Notoriously, robust sufficient bleeding can kill sure issues in Elden Ring inside seconds, which has made it a well-liked construct amongst followers. However Malenia’s additionally weak to hemorrhage and Let Me Solo Her wields two katanas that afflict the standing impact, making it completely potential for that participant to 1v1 her with none assist. Clearly, somebody’s been finding out.
Since then, Let Me Solo Her (or characters purporting to be him) has been aiding anybody who beckons their identify (on PC) for assist with the Malenia struggle. The group has taken discover of Let Me Solo Her’s bravery and heroism, immortalizing them in numerous fan art and 3D rendered sculptures and memes. It’s healthful stuff, particularly contemplating how antagonistic FromSoft stans are typically.
Sazed813, the unique Reddit poster lauding Let Me Solo Her as a hero, informed Kotaku over Reddit that they shared their encounter with the heroic participant as a result of they forgot to seize proof. As such, they wished to immortalize Let Me Solo Her, however by no means anticipated the group to react like this.
“I used to be utilizing a [Faith and Strength]construct, pretty overleveled at round 130, getting pissed off on the gradual animations of greatswords, and was in all probability a number of makes an attempt away from getting her down, however I wished to summon simply to combine issues up,” Sazed813 stated. “Usually, I don’t like summoning for the primary kill of a boss. The rest is honest recreation. It felt a little bit bizarre, watching another person play the sport for me. It was bittersweet, since I received’t be capable to do it myself, however the expertise and group response was value it.”
Let Me Solo Her, who’s apparently a YouTuber named Klein Tsuboi, posted a video of them aiding two gamers by solo-ing Malenia. Tsuboi stated their signal will all the time be down for any “determined Tarnished” in want of assist.
Kotaku has reached out to Klein Tsuboi and sazed813 for remark.
Let Me Solo Her isn’t the one participant on-line with a selected gimmick. Tsuboi’s antics have impressed of us to solo different bosses, creating the Let Me Solo Him reverse devoted to combating the intimidating Mohg, Lord of Blood. It’s cool seeing the Elden Ring group come collectively to assist one another. The sport is hard and obscure, so any help is welcomed.