Hand of Malenia

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 117
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 49
Mag 33
Fire 33
Ligt 33
Holy 33
Boost 33
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Dex C
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 16
Dex 48
Katana Slash / Pierce
Waterfowl Dance FP 12 (  -  9)
Wgt. 7.0 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive 
hemmorage (50)

Hand of Malenia is a Katana in Elden Ring. The Hand of Malenia scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for Samurai Build and Bleed Builds.  

 

Blade built into Malenia's prosthetic arm.
Through consecration it is resistant to rot.

Malenia's war prosthesis symbolized her victories.
Some claim to have seen wings when the weapon was raised aloft;
wings of fierce determination that have never known defeat.

 

Where to Find Hand of Malenia in Elden Ring

The Hand of Malenia weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Hand of Malenia Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Waterfowl Dance
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables.
  • Hand of Malenia can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Causes Blood loss Buildup: hemmorage (50)
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 1000 Runes
  • In order to get two of this weapon at the start of NG+, you can duplicate the remembrance and give one to Enia for it before going to NG+ and one right after starting NG+, as you cannot use the same remembrance for the same reward twice on the same run.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.08Katanas poise damage has been reduced only on PVP.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.09, the scaling values of this weapon were changed. Please refer to the Upgrades Table of this weapon below.
  • Other notes and player tips go here.

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Hand of Malenia

 

Hand of Malenia PVP Poise Damage Values in Elden Ring

Patch 1.10 adjusted PVP Poise Damage of all Weapons including some Spells and Incantations. Please take note that these adjustments are exclusive to PVP.

One-Handed Attacks

  • 1H R1 (1/2/3/4/5 Attacks): 135/67.5/67.5/67.5/135
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 270/270
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 810/810
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 202.5
  • 1H R2 Jumping: 540

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3/4/5 Attacks): 175.5/87.75/87.75/87.75/175.5
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 297/297
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 891/891
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 263.25
  • 2H R2 Jumping: 594

 

Hand of Malenia Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones.

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Hand of Malenia Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 117 - - - - 45 E C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 33 16
Standard +1 133 - - - - 49 E C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 33.33 16
Standard +2 150 - - - - 54 E C - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 33.66 16
Standard +3 167 - - - - 58 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 33.99 16
Standard +4 184 - - - - 63 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 34.32 16
Standard +5 201 - - - - 67 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 34.65 16
Standard +6 218 - - - - 72 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 34.98 16
Standard +7 235 - - - - 76 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 35.31 16
Standard +8 252 - - - - 81 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 35.64 16
Standard +9 269 - - - - 85 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 35.97 16
Standard +10 286 - - - - 90 E B - - - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 49 33 33 33 33 36.3 16

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I love how on every weapon comments about it being waifu weapons are being down voted except here, everyone seems to agree that Malenia is the best woman in the game lol

      • Anonymous

        Use this against Malenia and waterfowl eachother to see who's top and who's bottom tonight, protip, she will be top

        • Anonymous

          Original user : show that she will use waterflow dance and make you scream with fear.
          Cringe user : mimic , hiding , waiting behind wall or below lift to use waterflow dance and still fail.
          Chad user : one hand this with seal only for use scarlet aeonia.

          • Anonymous

            why does this has higher dex scaling than keen nagakiba in the game files but have B on scaling while nagakiba has A

            • Anonymous

              I made a Katana only playthrough recently as I never liked the weapon class really much. While I still don't get what's so special about ROB and Moonveil, the hand of Malenia and the Uchigatana have won a special place in my heart, especially after the WFD one shot sir Gideon Ofnir the all spamming ! It's probably also good against rennala but I didn't get to test that theory yet, since I obviously did not safe rennala for after Malenia.

              • Anonymous

                I used this against Malenia and pretty much stunlocked her with her own waterfowl dance, then she got all close to me and threw me in the air and stabbed me. So romantic <3

                • Anonymous

                  Pros:

                  - Good reach
                  - Bleed
                  - WOOSH WOOSH WOOSH.... WOOSH WOOSH.... WOOSH..... WOOSH

                  Cons:

                  - Steep requirements make it unideal for most builds without planning around it
                  - Only obtainable very late game after tackling a number of hoops and tough bosses
                  - Requires you to fight the single most powerful enemy in the entire game while simultaneously avoiding dying of super-aids

                  • Anonymous

                    My Beloved! Great against mobile bosses with fast attacks when powerstanced, good reach, good against stationary bosses with the waterfowl dance, melts NPC invaders with a single waterfowl and is light enough to light roll even when powertanced if you wear very light armour and put a lot into endurance , which you should because waterfowl also melts your Stamina bar lol! I'm just happy that my favourite boss in the game has an amazing weapon! (Probably a biased opinion since I just LOVE Malenia as a boss...or maybe that's just the Stockholm syndrome kicking in)

                    • Anonymous

                      It is a Legal obligation to wear Malenia's armour and say "I am Malenia, Blade of Miquella" when using the waterfowl dance, breaking this law results in being punished by being smacked out of the first flurry, learned it the hard way!

                      • Anonymous

                        This weapon’s skill has insane tracking. It can lunge forward on a target and then move backwards in the air if the target moves behind the user.

                        • Anonymous

                          Im torn apart here...

                          I just want pure physical damage katana, no bleed, poison, magic none of that.

                          I get it, its a bonus and its me problem.

                          Hopefully the dlc would have katana similar to Blacksteel from DS2 with S scaling.

                          • Anonymous

                            This weapon doesn't seem as powerful in the PC's hands....but then again, the PC isn't Malenia. So I guess that makes sense!

                            Malenia might be OP skilled....but the PC has immortality!

                            • Anonymous

                              I swear this and nagakiba have a 2 hit r1 true combo if you free aim sideways at people's toes and then swap 180 to the other side

                              • Anonymous

                                Goofiest-looking sword in the game so far. Ain't nobody telling me that this looks badass with that long-ass blade and comically small handle

                                • Anonymous

                                  Just killed malenia and was wonder whether I should use her remembrance to get this weapon? I’m currently wielding a +10 Bolt of Gransax with 57 faith

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Most overpowered weapon in history when Malenia is using it. But when my tarnished wielding it?? It's just a glorified art-piece

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just got this and I'm not sure if I should swap out my Bloodhounds Fang for it? BHF rules, but this looks fun too?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        una basura de katana, la acabo de probar, ya subida a nivel maximo, y no tiene nada de especial, y su ceniza especial para mi es una castaña, hay muchas armas mejores y mas divertidas que no esta, y la verdad, lo que lleva a costar conseguirla como para que su recompensa sea mediocre, muy mal, una decepcion

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Over-bashed, honestly. Is it as versatile as Nagakiba? No. Is it shorter than Nagakiba? Yes. Do you really wish you could apply buffs to it? Yes.

                                          But this is still the highest physical AR katana in the game and it still has excellent reach. If you don't want to depend on consumables or FP to keep up your damage, this is a compelling option. And Waterfowl Dance, while slow, can pour on damage on low-poise enemies.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Has the highest guard ability so you can actually make a guard counter build with it. Not as good as using a bigger weapon though.

                                            Use the transmog mod so you can look like malenia too and have poise to use the mechanic. Otherwise just slap on some good looking heavy armor.

                                            Greatshield+curved sword is a must and shard of Alexander for dmg. Dragoncrest shield talisman for more dmg reduction, especially on higher ng+ levels.

                                            Oh yeah and lots of endurance.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I've heard that the excuse for the poor scaling of these weapons are the raw damage that they give out so you can have more weapons despite not having the appropiate build. But I don't understand this one. This is 100% a pure dex weapon, so why doesn't it have lower raw damage and better scaling?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Its not absolute cancer but I can say as someone who used the weapon in prev patches I'm pleased either. I think the issue is, more than anything else, its a bit hard to know what will and what wont stagger someone out of it. There's also, at least I think, a difference in the hyper armor when someone winds up the attack in the air vs when someone actually gets started. The windup isn't so bad, I think the hyper armor changes are fairly good there. You're slightly more durable and won't get knocked out by someone just coughing on you, but it can sometimes feel just kinda random whether or not they get knocked out in the follow up. I also feel like people are lying when they say the wind up is slow. I wouldn't call it instantaneous, you don't need to frame perfect dodge on start up, but it is pretty quick. I will grant it is funny to knock people out of it, esp ppl who spam it, but also you are one missed timed attack away from getting blended for trying to punish it after someone tries it for the fourth or fifth time (I say this as someone who doesnt skimp on vig, either, usually having 55-60 by endgame).

                                                I liked it more before when you had to put more thought into when to start up the aow as opposed to now where people treat it the same way they do the Stormhawk axe or the blackflame tornado aow, no thought except run up next to them and spam the aow. At least the huge dex requirement mostly limits the shenanigans to higher levels though I feel bad for anyone having to deal with it in any narrow hallways.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Its not absolute cancer but I can say as someone who used the weapon in prev patches I'm pleased either. I think the issue is, more than anything else, its a bit hard to know what will and what wont stagger someone out of it. There's also, at least I think, a difference in the hyper armor when someone winds up the attack in the air vs when someone actually gets started. The windup isn't so bad, I think the hyper armor changes are fairly good there. You're slightly more durable and won't get knocked out by someone just coughing on you, but it can sometimes feel just kinda random whether or not they get knocked out in the follow up. I also feel like people are lying when they say the wind up is slow. I wouldn't call it instantaneous, you don't need to frame perfect dodge on start up, but it is pretty quick. I will grant it is funny to knock people out of it, esp ppl who spam it, but also you are one missed timed attack away from getting blended for trying to punish it after someone tries it for the fourth or fifth time (I say this as someone who doesnt skimp on vig, either, usually having 55-60 by endgame).

                                                  I liked it more before when you had to put more thought into when to start up the aow as opposed to now where people treat it the same way they do the Stormhawk axe or the blackflame tornado aow, no thought except run up next to them and spam the aow. At least the huge dex requirement mostly limits the shenanigans to higher levels though I feel bad for anyone having to deal with it in any narrow hallways.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Slightly stronger than a keen uchigatana, both maxed. But the uchi is much more flexible, so i simply carry them both.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Recently used this against Hoarah Loux and somehow 1st impact of his earth shaker didn't knock me out from WFD startup animation...I did it twice to win against him felt really satisfying.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I hate trying to look for actual comments ABOUT the weapon and only getting stuff about the aow THE AOW HAS A SEPERATE PAGE FOR A REASON

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I'm a mage and used the Black knife tiche and spent the past 2 days fighting Malenia, just for the cool dress, and I saw that this sword was something I could pick up, from everything I've read it's very dex heavy and seems situational. Should I pick it up or the pretty flower explosion even if the both of them are very situational. And I'm new with a 100 hours in the game, just want some tips.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            People before 1.10: "This Ash of War doesn't have enough hyper-armor, I get staggered out of it too easily."

                                                            People after 1.10: "This Ash of War has too much hyper-armor, I keep getting one-shotted."

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Fun to use now, but the whiners have no standing. Super easy to counter (run away during the long wind up, parry) or knock a player out of (r1s on great thrusting swords and spears knocked me out of the animation with about 72 poise). The damage with the buffs is insane, but this is also a slow ash.

                                                              I've been saying 60 vigor is meta for like 18 months. Do that and this won't one shot you.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                One time someone used the ash of war for this and I squashed him with the war cry heavy its not too hard to counter in this patch, and if you are a guy who uses big weapons or heavy weapons you aren't gonna have a problem with this ash of war in PVP.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  LOL, the people who cry here after being deleted by WFD. It has a freaking slow startup, and can be easily interrupted/parried because of that slow startup. It can be evaded easier than Malenia's because it lacks the reach. My Ice Claymore Spinning Slash can stagger tf out this AOW.

                                                                  Yes, it's dangerous, but totally managable and highly risky for the user to spam it.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Mike wazowski dreams of a game where no other weapon class but Katanas is viable, where all gamers from all the lands of cringe can do nothing but L2 waterfowl dance into eachother and hope to out trade the 2 OLPs before their bubble tear pops.
                                                                    And then you will fight the ultimate end game boss, Latency.
                                                                    goty 2024

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This will be nerfed next patch for sure which is kinda sad, sometimes i cant understand this community, if u get hit by the slow ash of war than it is your own fault, if you are talking about the damage waves of darkness on a CGS does do the same dmg with HA that cant be broken
                                                                      But yeah im 100% sure that this weapon will get nerfed because many players will cry about this and CGS will get even more buffs (it starts to get meta)

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I wish that waterfowl dance wasn’t parriable like spinning slash as it’s so slow you’ll almost never land it on someone and it has basically no hyperarmor so it’s really easy to be hit out of. Right now it’s very easy to parry this if you’re even just ok at parrying. The only thing that kind of negates this is a weird interaction where when mashing L2 you just walk out of the parried animation sometimes but it doesn’t seem too consistent and is clearly unintended. Right now you’re better off using the Nagakiba in PvP and PvE and I wish this was at least good enough to compete as I love this weapon.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I would personally trade the bleed build-up for 1% HP on hit like the Butchering Knife and Great Stars, up the Dex scaling to at least an A, and add some poise onto Waterfowl Dance. It would be a much better reward for beating the hardest boss in Soulsborne history. Other than that, very fun weapon, it was the one I used to beat Elden Beast.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I use this when I’m a hunter to teach invaders to dodge waterfowl dance for later (nobody has dodged it yet)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              So many Elden Ring weapons need a boost for PvE. There's no reason that you go through one of the most difficult bosses in history for this piddly little stick. This should ANNIHILATE multiple enemies at the same time but it doesn't.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                idk if it's not a meta katana. It looks cool, cool weapon art, has good range, and does enough damage ng+7

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I really wanna use this since it looks awesome especially with Malenia armor, but my Uchi is probably better especially due to unsheathe.

                                                                                  Maybe I'll just use malenia armor with my Uchi and switch to the Hand when I want fun

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    80 dex + rotten winged sword insignia + millicent's prosthesis if you are on ng plus + thorny cracked tear + blue dancer charm(useless if you are wearing heavy stuff) + bull goat talisman(if you are wearing heavy stuff) + shard of alexander + golden vow + flame, grant me strength. after all this, whether you wipe out the bosses in one or two salvos is entirely up to your timing.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I used this for my ng+ malenia build. For as fun as it was, I do agree with some of the criticisms. I'd trade the bleed build-up for 1hp per hit in a heartbeat, and its a little silly that the boss's unparryable move is suddenly parryable in pvp, though I do understand that From may have wanted to avoid having players spam it maybe? but at the same time I don't know how much forethought goes into stuff like that given the other things left in the game pvp wise. That also being said I am curious as to what the timing is like because I have been in a situation where another play attempted to parry me fowling and just got blended, so if nothing else its a punishing aow to miss a parry on. Though it does suck that anything that hits harder than a light breeze can knock you down. Otherwise though, while I know people grumble about the dex scaling, I will say malenia's sword does have an chunky edge over both a keen infused uchi or nagakiba (~40 more AR at 99 dex). B scaling isn't bad esp in a game when it doesn't crop up very often (esp if you were to have the astounding 48 dex to use it). Overall, fun to use for the 5 mins you have it in ng, maybe better suited to a ng+ run (or just be very dedicated to fighting malenia 1/2 through the game and underleveled, god speed.)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        gotta love the logic in this game:
                                                                                        doesn't have bleed in the fight, has bleed when we use it.
                                                                                        and vice versa for the mantis blade

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Turns out that rotten sword insignia, godskin swaddling cloth, and Melania's great rune make you very dangerous.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Underrated weapon in PvP. Catch some poor ****er spamming dragon communion spells and use the AoW to give them a free ticket to the Greater Will

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              A lot of these unique weapons aren't that fitting for a lot of players. I've been playing specialized builds from the start and always got bored. Since I've gone Quality a whole store of weapons have opened up for me and the only thing I have to do is make sure I upgrade them till (near) max and carry them with me. Now what I love about Quality (absurd that I haven't figured this out with 500 hours of gameplay), is that you switch weapons based on the situation. No more being stuck with your specialized set that this one player can counter. No more immune bosses, you just prepare differently. And this weapon has one of the most unique weapon arts in the game, just like a dragons breath, you gotta find a moment to use it. So a very proper off-hand for both PvP and PvE, but very situational.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Who would win:

                                                                                                The literal end game katana of the most powerful demigod of the Shattering

                                                                                                or

                                                                                                The Katana you can literally start with

                                                                                                (hint, the winner's name starts with U and ends with chigatana)

                                                                                                I have never understood Fromsoftware's logic when it comes to this, though it has been consistent since Dark Souls 1. Why make the weapon you start with more powerful in every single conceivable way than the weapon you have to play 150 hours for?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  its so weird to me that you can parry this skill but not spinning slash, some consistency please fromsoft

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