Maliketh's Black Blade

マリケスの黒き剣

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 127
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 82
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 68
Mag 36
Fire 36
Ligt 36
Holy 49
Boost 55
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str C
Dex E
Fai D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 34
Dex 12
Fai 20
Colossal Sword Standard
Destined Death FP 40
Wgt. 22 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Maliketh's Black Blade is a Colossal Sword in Elden Ring. The Maliketh's Black Blade scales primarily with StrengthDexterity and Faith. A good Weapon for inflicting holy-based damage. 

 


Maliketh's black blade which once harbored the power of the
Rune of Death. A sad shadow of its former glory.

After a fragment of Death was stolen on that fateful night,
Maliketh bound the blade within his own flesh, such that none
might ever rob Death again.

 

Where to Find Maliketh's Black Blade in Elden Ring

The Maliketh's Black Blade weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Maliketh's Black Blade Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Destined Death
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Cannot be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables
  • Maliketh's Black Blade can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 500.
  • Note: As of Patch 1.08, the Speed of Crouching and Rolling Attack has been slightly increased.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.09, the scaling values of this weapon were changed. Please refer to the Upgrades Table of this weapon below. Additionally, the speed of guard counters for this weapon has increased
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Maliketh's Black Blade

 

Maliketh's Black Blade 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 Attacks): 460.8/322.56/322.56
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 489.6/489.6
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 1267.2/1267.2
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 460.8
  • 1H R2 Jumping: 844.8

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3 Attacks): 599.04/419.328/419.328
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 636.48/636.48
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 1393.92/1393.92
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 599.04
  • 2H R2 Jumping: 929.28

 

Maliketh's Black Blade 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 (%)
Maliketh's Black Blade Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 127 - - - 82 78 C E - D - - 68 36 36 36 49 55 27
Standard +1 145 - - - 93 85 C E - D - - 68 36 36 36 49 55.55 27
Standard +2 163 - - - 105 93 C E - D - - 68 36 36 36 49 56.1 27
Standard +3 182 - - - 117 101 C E - C - - 68 36 36 36 49 56.65 27
Standard +4 200 - - - 129 109 C E - C - - 68 36 36 36 49 57.2 27
Standard +5 219 - - - 141 117 C E - C - - 68 36 36 36 49 57.75 27
Standard +6 237 - - - 153 124 B E - C - - 68 36 36 36 49 58.3 27
Standard +7 255 - - - 165 132 B E - C - - 68 36 36 36 49 58.85 27
Standard +8 274 - - - 177 140 B E - C - - 68 36 36 36 49 59.4 27
Standard +9 292 - - - 189 148 B D - C - - 68 36 36 36 49 59.95 27
Standard +10 311 - - - 200 156 B D - B - - 68 36 36 36 49 60.5 27

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      does rotten sword insignia/millicent prothesis work with the ash of war of this sword? if it does it should mealt bosses

      • Anonymous

        An ethical str/faith weapon unlike the blasphemous blade (joking obviously). Good substitute for my flame art claymore for enemies weak to holy or resistant to fire

        • Anonymous

          Fia's rune is made my rejoining the two halves of the original Cursemark of Death. Sure be nice if you could hand that rune plus Maliketh's Black Blade to Hewg and end up with you getting the Claw of Destined Death (or whatever) and Hewg being satisfied that he's made the godslayingest weapon possible.

          • Anonymous

            I used it for fun and I can say for sure, if you have problems with NG+7 Placidusax or NG+7 Anything, this is one of the best choices.

            • Anonymous

              "A sad shadow of its former glory".. if everything we encounter throughout the entire soulsbourne series was summed up in a single sentence.

              • Anonymous

                This weapon is amazing! I reached Forbidden Lands with a +4 and I really suck at the game so that's something!

                • Anonymous

                  Maliketh's black blade which once harbored the power of the Rune of Death.... so meaning it's just a slab of rock when handed over to you?

                  • Anonymous

                    Since Ranni stole a part of Death, this blade is incomplete, which leads to my theory the perfected version of the Black Blade is just a giant black slab. Please give us the spiritual successor of FUGS in the DLC

                    • Anonymous

                      note the ash of war's damage is split holy and physical, meaning faith mains, steer clear as although it'll do damage, against late game bosses you'll struggle.
                      strength mains, rejoice and remember that 99 str isn't the cap, by 2 handing you'll get more damage out of the ash of war. and by investing in str over faith, it's heavily weighted towards physical damage to still hit those late game bosses hard

                      • Anonymous

                        The final combo should grant you some unique moveset with the R2s abd running attacks to make it more of a flexible weapon

                        • Anonymous

                          Love this. Bummer it basically requires you to beat God's cracked-out werewolf spider monkey twin brother in a zombie/dragon infested castle floating inside of a tornado

                          • Anonymous

                            One of the best weapons in the whole game. I see people complain about holy damage, but what does it matter when you’re sucking the life out of them with one of the game’s sickest looking weapons skills?

                            • Anonymous

                              I don't get why This Weapon Does Holy Dmg when The Ash of War is a Black and Red Flame. Either have it do Fire Dmg or Make Holy Dmg more Viable cause Endgame bosses are upto 80% Resistant to Holy dmg which Hinder The Normal Attacks of This Sword. If Fromsoft Does something about its Holy Dmg this Sword would Easily Rival The Blasphamous Blade and Darkmoon Greatsword to be The Best Weapon in The Game.

                              • Anonymous

                                Destroyed Plaucidasax with this weapon using just the Ash of War, and beat him before he had a chance to start phase 2.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Seems weird that the edge-lord death sword does holy damage. If dark damage was a thing in elden ring, that would seem more apt. Seems like it should have required Arcane rather than faith and got Arcane-scaling physical damage, like occult weapons (this game's version of dark infusion).

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I don’t care if Blasphemous is “objectively better” for PVE, this one looks cooler and I’m gonna keep using it for my faith/strength build

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Love this weapon ! But kinda wish it had a special moveset with spins or Death beams, at least on the heavies. So many boss weapons are just the normal moveset of their class with a unique skill. Makes them feel a bit less unique than they should...

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I so wish this thing had special charged R2's that sent a wave of Destined Death like how the incantation does. Wtf From.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Okay what is so good about this? Why the hell would I use this over blasphemous blade as a faith build? Slow, sluggish, damage isn't that good.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Holy mother of Marika this weapon is so op. Incredibly satisfying to use, melts bosses like butter, and that ash of war is absolutely insane for large ho bars. Would definitely recommend with a faith or strength build, this is definitely worth it.

                                            It also got buffed in the recent patch so this just keeps getting better and better. Don’t know about PvP since I don’t play it much, but it still pretty good to merge with incants to surprise enemies

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Hits like a truck in PVP. 1200 damage with physick and golden vow. The ash of war is an added bonus to create some space for yourself or shred those who aren't aware of it.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Why doesn't this have a unique moveset? You should be able to do a special swing or two with this like how Malikeths use it. Same with Hand of Malenia and Morgotts curved sword.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Even split, base 511 damage is nuts. This thing hits hard. Holy may be bad for the boss run to the end of the game, but it's one of the best damage types for pvp, most armors don't resist it well and it doesn't get nerfed by puddles or rain like fire

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    In pvp just run around if they start to spam it. Some dude ran out of fp and ran then returned to his own world. Like dude don't spam the weapon art then leave when it doesn't hit. Made me and my friend laugh.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Reminds me of lorian's greatsword, since everyone is so fixated on the split damage and fire (in this case holy) is greatly resisted in the point where you get these weapons.

                                                      Completely overlooking the atrocius physical damage and the ash of war negating holy resistance with LITERAL DEATH. Seriously, do you even use this weapon in order to have any right to talk smack about it?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        to bad the skill does not stack with black knife skill (it is listed as the same effect in ) exept tiche uses it (for some reason).

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For me, Maliketh was the hardest boss in Elden ring, and it feels so satisfying to come back to him in ng+ and beat him with gown weapon

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The Blade looks broken and misshapen. Judging by its appearance, it could have been much larger when the Rune of Death was still whole.
                                                            But as it stands, the Black Blade is 'a sad shadow of its former glory' and yet its weapon art remains extremely powerful, only 'set[ting] free REMNANTS of Destined Death'.
                                                            '...and there was not one demigod who did not fear him'

                                                            Literally so cool

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Messed around with it on a pure strength build using two fingers talisman to get to the faith requirement and it actually works pretty well there too.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                like one comment said, this weapon is good agaisnt malenia, and yes i actually use the sword and not spam destined death, i do charged r2s, and r1s

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Destined Death is straight up one of the most powerful attacks in the game this being a colossal weapon means even MORE damage and if you have this you can get a second remembrance and combine it with the Black Blade incantation for a ranged version of Destined Death meaning any health scaling on bosses means nothing because you deal so much damage you might as well be one shotting anything in the game and in pvp if you hit Destined Death that's gg.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Big fan of Maliketh here.From what I’ve seen on YouTube, malekith is a living legend so I expect his equipment to absolutely shred

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This weapon is broken. 800 a shot, 3k with a full r2. Lvl 150 60 at strength 32 at faith and smash all bosses with 150. Holy damage but don't worry the last bosses fall fast

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        There's death from the beginning to the end of time
                                                                        And I'm the cosmic champion and I hold a mystic sign
                                                                        And the whole world's dying and the burdens mine
                                                                        And the black sword keeps on killing 'til the end of time

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I'm impressed with how many people overlook this weapon just because it has holy damage. It has a nice moveset ans scales well enough with strength. Holy damage is resisted a lot? Well, in case it is, destined death says "lol no" by deleting a health bar with what essentially is a shorter, stronger waterfoul dance.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The weapon would be cool id they switched animations form wolfs assault and gave it destined death effects.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              This weapon is the telltale sign of an overleveled phantom, because theres no way in hell you're gonna get any damage out of this thing below level 200

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Should be able to be “returned to its former glory” if imbued with Fia’s rune. Either improving the sword’s attack power or giving it the capability of ignoring Holy resistance.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  So many people say this isn’t that good, but if you pair tiche with this, the dot effect will drain their health unbelievably quickly and it’s super good

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Same guy who posted about using this as a hardswap finisher. Happy to say, post 1.08, this thing and it’s moveset (along with the rest of the colossal) have been made viable in a competitive setting with the buff to the the crouch attack.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Been using this thing’s AoW as a surprise hardswap finisher on my STR/FTH PvP character. Absolutely insane way to finish a fight. It’s a shame they chose to nerf crouch poke in the way that they did. Potential for mix ups and vortexes are essentially non-existent in a comparative setting now.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This thing absolutely DESTROYED Alecto, an evergaol boss I've found to usually be quite difficult. I think I got hit once or twice in the entire encounter. Destined Death is brutal and typically knocked her down in addition to taking a huge chunk of her health.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          This sword has style points, but I prefer the Godslayer's Greatsword. The two are often compared because they are both faith-scaling CGSs and have melee skills that apply short 'death' DoT effects. But MBB is heavier, slower, shorter, scales better to str than dex which means slower casting if you're going to incorporate incantations without spreading out your attributes (or using Radagon's Icon), and lastly splits damage between phys and holy which is well absorbed by many of the game's tougher bosses and doesn't benefit from one of the best buffs; Flame Grant Me Strength. Honestly, I don't think the higher AR of MBB is as significant as the other things GSG has going.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            If you're overlooking this in PvE because you think Holy damage can't kill anything, you're making a big mistake. This thing is nuts. I think at 50/50 STR/ Faith 2-handed, it has an AR of around 939 and with buffs it was over 1200 or more. Definitely use the Carian Filigreed Crest to cut the weapon art FP down to 30, but the damage it can do to strong enemies is very high. And if you get the Mimic Tear involved also using this weapon art, it's going to be a bloodbath. The Destined Death effect in whatever form is very powerful, including on this weapon.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I've only ever seen white or red shadows carrying this but looking at the thumbnail it's another weapon design that just looks dogs**t when you see it for yourself the blade looks like a scorched bit of wood but at least I wont have to use up a mausoleum to duplicate it, great stars is a good enough weapon for me to think it was worthwhile using a dragon stone on it. but it looks all sh**ty and rusted, the hard won ruins great sword is part of a building made into a sword, grafted blade is pug ugly, and the weapon you get for killing varre is a f**king bunch of flowers.
                                                                                              I'm convinced whomever had the last say on whether or not these weapon designs made it into the final game was smashed off their face on Xanax when they gave some of these weapon and amour sets the green light.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I’m from the future. Slap Rotten sword insignia + Millicent prosthesis with Alexander shard and you got yourself a one way ticket to send any late game boss to the shadow realm. You’re welcome

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The holy resistance on bosses is little problem for this weapon. Hits pretty hard regardless and the special skill still makes up for it.
                                                                                                  I beat all endgame bosses using this. It's a fine weapon.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This Ash of War just helped me go from struggling with Mohg to making him a piece of cake, fantastic weapon

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I’ve seen someone say wielding this weapon boosts the damages of destined death attacks like The Black Blade incantation and Black Knife’s ash of war, can someone confirm this?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        When I beat Maliketh, he asked why I coveted Destined Death to kill what. I realized now it was to kill the Goddess of Rot Malenia. Tried to do that fight solo but I know I wasn't capable. Powerstanced this bad boy with GutsGS and summoned mimic. Wasn't proud but at least I gave Destined Death a purpose

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          A very fun, very powerful weapon that fits perfectly on the same build as Marika's Hammer, the staff of the Avatar, the two Crucible Knight weapons, all of which benefit from mainly strength investment and meeting minimum faith requirements. It's a really fun build with a surprisingly diverse weapon pool.

                                                                                                          Sure would love a boss weapon that wasn't "a sad shadow of its former glory" for once, though. Maybe then it'd have unique R2s.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            When I first heard about this weapon I thought Maliketh would be some tall, edgy guy who looked similar to the Night's Cavalry. I had this really clear image of him as some hidden boss you'd fight, because I thought HE had stolen the rune of death and that the Night's Cavalry/Black Knife assassins were his goons. To say the least, it was a surprise to find out what he really looked like

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              What is the minimum strength to use this? 34 is a lot for me to farm for. So what is the minimum so I can just 2 hand it?

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