# Malenia, Blade of Miquella, Invades Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Through Mod
The worlds of Elden Ring and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have collided thanks to the creativity and dedication of an Elden Ring modder. This ambitious individual has managed to transplant the notorious Malenia, Blade of Miquella, into the soul-like landscape of another acclaimed FromSoftware title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
## A Crossover of Epic Proportions
The innovative mod, known as “Land of Reeds: Emptiness de Gūyng Zhòng”—found on NexusMods—integrates the formidable Malenia into Sekiro. The mod not only features Malenia but also includes other fearsome adversaries such as Artorias from Dark Souls and the Slave Knight Gael from Dark Souls 3.
YouTube creator Ongbal demonstrates this impressive feat in a video showcasing the mod in action. Although some technical difficulties and incompatibilities are present, Malenia’s integration into Sekiro’s unique gameplay mechanics is notably well-executed for the most part.
## The Challenge of Dueling Malenia
The addition of Malenia into Sekiro brings a fresh dynamic to the boss encounter, with the integration of a stance bar that accompanies the traditional health bar. This bar can be impacted by successfully deflecting the onslaught of Malenia’s attacks, harkening back to the core combat elements of Sekiro. To add to the authenticity of the experience, the mod includes two resurrection nodes to signify Malenia’s dual-phase nature from Elden Ring, along with a proper Sekiro-style deathblow animation.
### Mod Imperfections and Player Obstacles
Despite the excitement, the mod is not without its issues. Ongbal mentions, “The hitbox and the timing of the detour are strangely incoherent and often made for awkward interactions.” However, the modder expresses admiration for the quality of how other FromSoftware bosses have been integrated into the Sekiro environment.
Since her introduction, Malenia quickly gained notoriety as Elden Ring’s most difficult boss, surrounded by tales of her challenging battle mechanics. FromSoftware even inadvertently fueled her infamy by removing a well-known strategy for defeating her shortly after the game’s release, while a bug rendered her exceptionally overpowering at one point.
## The Modding Community’s Fascination with Malenia
The fascination with Malenia extends beyond just this mod. The Elden Ring community has seen other modders engage in daring experiments, like pitting Malenia against every other game boss (with devastating outcomes for most) and transforming all in-game enemies into replicas of Malenia. These creative mods highlight the community’s fixation with this character.
### A Hero Among Gamers: Let Me Solo Her
In the midst of all the Malenia-centered chaos, a now legendary player called “Let Me Solo Her” emerged as a savior within the Elden Ring community. This skilled gamer took it upon themselves to aid fellow players by defeating Malenia single-handedly on numerous occasions, boasting over a thousand victorious encounters.
The integration of Malenia into Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice via this mod exemplifies the ingenuity of the community and the enduring impact of FromSoftware’s gaming universes. While the mod continues to be refined, it stands as a testament to the love and commitment of fans who enjoy pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within these beloved games.