Malformed Star

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Location Ainsel River 
Altus Tunnel/Perfumer's Grotto
Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 3844 - 7995 Runes
  Somber Smithing Stone [7]

Malformed Star is an Enemy in Elden Ring. Malformed Stars are strange insectoid creatures with rock-like debris comprising their bodies and human skulls for heads. They hang from the ceiling and are able to shoot multiple rocks at players from a far distance. When at close-range, they will bite any player that gets too close.
They are special enemies in that they do not respawn when killed.

 

Elden Ring Malformed Star Locations

Where to Find Malformed Star:

 

Elden Ring Malformed Star Drops

 

Malformed Star Notes & Tips

  • These are a similar in appearance to Astel, Naturalborn of the Void. According to the description of the Remembrance of the Naturalborn, Astel is a part of this group, likely being a fully-grown specimen.
  • The encounter in the northern section of the Uhl Palace Ruins has plenty of cover, allowing you to get close enough to lock on to its head. In this instance, using Kukri will deal significant damage.
  • They resemble antlions, having the body and wings of the adult and the large and deadly mouthparts of the larva.
  • The way the creatures hang upside down is similar to how certain insect larva spin a cocoon to await maturity, or how nymphs hang onto branches to molt into their adult forms. This could assume that these creatures are immature juveniles, and are immobile due to being in metamorphosis.

 

Malformed Star Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      I know everyone has been comparing Falling star beasts/Malformed Stars/Astel to lacewings and others within the same genus, and I generally concur, however I specifically think they are closest to lacewings, due to the immature stage looking much like the larvae of that species, although the “adult” looks more like a Dobsonfly.

      • Anonymous

        Didnt drop the somber 7 for me, i remember my last playthrough it did but not sure why it didnt drop it this time around, all i need is the 7 so i can get a +9 on my second run. maybe it doesnt drop if you arent doing rannis quest thats my guess

        • Anonymous

          This isn't shaped like a dragonfly, because dragonflies (and damselflies, for that matter) cannot fold their wings across their back, instead keeping them either spread out or folded against their sides. Rather, it is more similar (in every regard) to an antlion lacewing, the adult stage of the antlion. Plus, the jaws/horns are suspiciously similar to the jaws of an antlion, so it just makes more sense for it to be an antlion lacewing.

          • Anonymous

            Malformed Star is an Astel creature that isn't full grown. Fallingstar beast and Fullgrown Fallingstar beast are NOT earlier stages of Astel like everyone is saying. They are from the same genus but a different species. All boss type creatures with mandibles are from outer space. They all use gravity and arrived by meteor.

            • Anonymous

              Do these always drop Somber Smithing Stone [7]? I have defeated one Malformed Star from the Altus Tunnel side, which then wasn’t available via the Perfumer’s Grotto, and another at the Uhl Palace Ruins in the Ainsel River area. Neither one dropped a Stone [7]. FWLIW, I have taken down the Draconic Tree Sentinel, but have yet to earn entry into Leyndell, as I have only one Great Rune.

              • Anonymous

                its just an astel clone tho... how is it a "star" These made up names man... it doesnt even glow. Just call it a "Natural born of the Void" or "Voidborn" or whatever.

                • Anonymous

                  You have forgotten to mention the other Astel Stars of Darkness not putting spoilers here but js theres one other boss variant

                  • Anonymous

                    Last night I was fighting him. I don’t know how much damage he had left and I used my Angel Wing special attack and hit him but flew off the ledge and died. When I returned, he was gone and I picked up my runes and there was 0. I rested at a POG and checked again, still gone and no runes.

                    • Anonymous

                      For the one in the Altus Tunnel, Bolt of Gransax weapon art works as well, only takes about 3 shots and he's gone!

                      • Anonymous

                        I think these have a connection to the starbeasts in a way, a failed attempt that leaves them much more vulnerable which makes them prone to hiding. The base similarities being the black pincers, gravity magic and the name itself "Malformed star" so possibly a starbeast that didn't hatch correctly

                        • Anonymous

                          I believe the Altus Tunnel and the Perfumer's Grotto one is the same one. 2 entrances to the same tunnel.
                          From the Altus side, melee can't reach the mob but might be able to shoot with a bow. I wasn't able to hit with Lightning Spear at that distance.

                          • Anonymous

                            For the one in the river, you can melee its head. Get there by running up a toppled pillar and dashing along the cliff side in the east side of the room. I had a +15 claymore and the star died in 4-5 hits. Kind of a push over once you get there.

                            • Anonymous

                              There's one not listed on this page in the Altus Tunnels. After the 2nd lift down, taking the first possible pathway on the right-hand side will lead to a large chamber where it can be found. When killed, it drops 5760 Runes.

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