25 Naked Men Just Beat Elden Ring's Hardest Boss
Just when you think you've seen the weirdest things out there in the Lands Between, sex toy-inspired enemies and walking mausoleums suddenly pale in comparison to 25 naked men tackling Melania. That's right, an army of nude Tarnished have taken on Elden Ring's hardest boss... and won.
While you don't have to banish every Elden Ring boss to beat FromSoftware's gruelling Souls-like, purists will be ticking every one of them off before putting down their controller. Although Malenia, Blade of Miquella is an optional boss, she's developed something of a name for herself as the fantasy epic's "hardest" enemy. With this in mind, gamers are coming up with new and inventive ways to best her.
How Are Naked Men Beating Melania?
Showing off their prowess as the Elden Lord, popular modder Games from Mars showed that Malenia is no match for 25 naked mimic summons. The Wretch class is known for running around in their underwear, so you can see where we're going with this Malenia boss fight.
Back when Elden Ring first released, the Mimic Tear was an OP addition that let you spawn an identical clone of yourself. Much like the many updates that have buffed and nerfed Malenia to try and find her balance, the Mimic Tear has been dialled back to reduce your mimic's damage and dumbed down their behaviour. Still, a mimic can come in handy when in a tight spot - as seen here.
This bizarre battle sees 25 mimics instead of the usual one we're given. In the first part of the run, they only use their fists, with later quests giving them the Wretch's starting club. In "Zerg Rush 2," we see a fully-formed army of mimics that can even use spells. 25 magical mimics cut Malenia down to size in no time at all.
Can You Beat Malenia With 25 Naked Men?
It's an amazing run as we see the army of nude men make their way through Limgrave, Caelid, Leyndell, and beyond. If you want to pull off this stunt yourself, be warned that the OP said they had to "sacrifice" their PC to pull it off. Also, bypassing the game's cheat system will likely get you banned if those FromSoft devs manage to hint you down.
We've previously seen Malenia become the centre of attention when the legendary Let Me Solo Her would help random players beat her - immortalising themselves in Elden Ring canon. In other nude circles, we've been warned about how picking up a cursed pair of pants can get you banned from the Lands Between. While some of us love dressing up in the character creator, it turns out there's more nudity out there than we'd first thought.