As one Elden Ring player tries to intimidate their boss, the boss uses a cunning ploy that ultimately results in the player’s demise.
When an Elden Ring player tries to intimidate a boss, the monster instead pulls off a cunning trick that results in the player’s death. When the player thinks they have Elden Ring’s hardest boss, Malenia, beaten in the first phase, the game will inevitably pull the rug out from under them with a surprise, such as the existence of a second phase.
There is nothing more frustrating than being on the verge of defeating a boss only to have it spring a surprise attack that completely devastates your strategy. In this instance, the boss was able to escape a bullying situation.
Several different Evergaols, or boss arenas, can be found dispersed over Elden Ring and The Lands Between, each housing a different set of monsters. Bosses like the Crucible Knights fall into this category, and defeating them is entirely up to the player.
Alecto, the Black Knife Ringleader, is one of these tyrants; he is responsible for the death of Godwyn the Golden. Her quick reflexes, hostile demeanor, and proximity to the player make her a challenging boss to face.
Alecto was being harassed by another player when she got the chance to end the situation once and for all. Someone going by the username FalallucciD posted a video of themselves bullying Alecto to the subreddit r/Eldenring.
They have her pinned against the edge of the arena with a stun grenade, giving them many opportunities to stagger her and deal more damage. Alecto would often avoid the player’s attack, forcing them to readjust so they don’t go off the ledge, before slashing at them and knocking them to their death—a common way to go when fighting in Elden Ring. According to a recent poll by Elden Ring, 14% of all player deaths are the result of players accidentally stepping off a ledge.
Many commenters warned the gamer against their foolhardy decision to intimidate the boss adjacent to a ledge, which ended badly for the player. The lightning speed of Alecto has proven to be the player’s undoing. It’s true that players can get an advantage by baiting their opponents into falling over cliffs like one did when he lured a Crucible Knight into falling to its death. Nevertheless, this strategy can also backfire.
Elden Ring, in particular, necessitates a heightened vigilance toward one’s surroundings and the opportunities they may present. While it can be amusing to work together with a buddy to harass a boss like Malenia, there is always the risk that the tables could turn and the two of you will meet a nasty end. Take caution if facing off against an adversary; an unexpected move could spell disaster, and arrogance has been the downfall of many.