You have probably hit a number of Ring of Elden bosses that just kick your teeth. No matter how many times you’ve leveled up or how hard your gear is strengthened, some enemies almost always beat you to a pulp. While Torrent is usually ready for you to flee from a fight if the challenge gets too tough, there are a few bosses – like Malenia, Blade of Miquella – that lock you into a 1v1 battle that could end in a heartbreaking death. Unless you decide to ask for help. And the hero who answers the call is “Let Me Solo Her”, a player who has recently become a legend within the Ring of Elden community, like the fashion font that pops up in Dark Souls 3.
The name Let Me Solo Her refers to Maleniean optional late-game boss known to many as one of the Ring of Eldenthe toughest battles. Malenia is fast, has tons of range with his long katana, and enters a second stage that can hit you if you’re not careful. She’s a headache to deal with, but her drops are totally worth the frustration, especially the katana’s. Waterfowl Dance Weapon Skillwhich unleashes a flurry of sword slashes all around you in quick succession.
While Malenia is a tough fight for even the most talented players, Ring of Elden offers online multiplayer the same as other FromSoftware games. After getting his ass kicked by Malenia about 20-30 times, Reddit user sazed813 decided to use co-op, and summoned Let Me Solo Her without knowing who the player was or what was going to happen. Sazed813 noticed Let Me Solo Her’s weird outfit right away. Clad in nothing but underwear and a pot on his head, Let Me Solo Her wielded two katanas – the Rivers of Blood and what appeared to be an Uchigatana – and, as the name suggests, literally played Malenia solo, defeating her without taking any. fatal damage.
“He was perfect and put all my attempts to shame,” sazed813 wrote after the encounter. “I certainly didn’t kill Malenia, but she’s dead anyway.”
There’s a reason you’d want to tackle Malenia, especially if you’re a samurai. To like the coveted Moonveil katana, the Hand of Malenia is a solid sword with long reach and high damage, scales with dexterity and strength, and builds up bleeds. It’s notorious that heavy enough bleeding can kill some things in Ring of Elden in seconds, which made it a popular build among fans. But Malenia is also weak to Bleeds and Let Me Solo Her wields two katanas that afflict the status effect, allowing this player to 1v1 without any help. Obviously, someone has studied.
Since then, Let Me Solo Her (or characters claiming to be him) has been helping anyone who calls their name (on PC) for help in the fight against Malenia. The community took notice of the bravery and heroism of Let Me Solo Her, immortalizing them in various of art and 3D rendered sculptures and memes. It’s a healthy thing, especially considering how antagonistic FromSoft stans tend to be.
Let Me Solo Her, who is apparently a YouTuber named Klein Tsuboi, posted a video of them assisting two solo players with Malenia. tsuboi mentioned their sign will always be lowered for any “desperate tarnish” in need of help.
Kotaku has reached out to Klein Tsuboi and sazed813 for comment.
Let Me Solo Her isn’t the only online player with a specific gimmick. Tsuboi’s antics inspired people to solo other bosses, creating the leave me the solo opposite dedicated to the fight against the intimidating Mohg, Lord of Blood. It’s cool to see the Ring of Elden community come together to help each other. The game is difficult and vague, so any help is welcome.