Almost four hours to kick Malenia.
As Elden Ring players wait for Game of the Year to get a significant dose of DLC, they continue to pull off more and more incredible feats with what’s already at their disposal. Now you can add kicking Malenia to death to the already long list of weird and wonderful things accomplished by members of the Elden Ring community.
Ainrun is the streamer responsible for the feat, sharing the whole thing on Twitch as it happened (thanks, GameRant). The full word is very appropriate here, as the kicking-only matchup lasted nearly four hours. Three hours and 43 minutes to be exact, and that’s because, as those of you who have played a lot of Elden Ring will know, kicks don’t do much damage.
With Kick Ash Of War equipped, each successful strike with one foot would have dealt 70-80 damage to Malenia. In a perfect world, that means Ainrun would have needed to land around 400 of them during their grueling battle in the Elden Ring. As if that wasn’t bad enough, every time Malenia lands a hit, she regains some health, undoing a lot of the streamer’s hard work each time.
The most impressive part of Ainrun’s kick-only victory over Malenia was the revelation that it was the streamer’s first attempt. In reality, they are trying to play through the Elden Ring in its entirety using only kicks to defeat each enemy. If they can beat Malenia with their feet alone, that probably means they can beat just about anyone or anything in The Lands Between.
Elden Ring streamers really have to get creative when it comes to finding new ways to win the game. MissMikkaa is currently trying to beat two copies at the same time. As if that wasn’t hard enough, the streamer is playing one copy on a controller and one on a dance mat. She’s already beaten several bosses with just a dance mat, so adding a second copy of the game into the mix was a natural next step, right?
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