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Elden Ring: How To Dodge Waterfowl Dance

Here's all about how to dodge Waterfowl Dance in Elden Ring.

Waterfowl Dance is a unique skill you present in the Hand of Malenia katana. This katana can be obtained after beating Malenia, Blade of Miquella. This is also one of the unique attacks of Malenia. She jumps like a Waterfowl and starts a combo of shashes to drain your HP. Thus if you facing Malenia or players who have this katana in PvP, it is really important to dodge it to avoid a toll on your health bar. So today let’s look at how to dodge Waterfowl Dance in Elden Ring.

How to Dodge Waterfowl Dance in Elden Ring

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How to Dodge Waterfowl Dance in Elden Ring

You can roll through the Waterfowl Dance, roll right past Malenia, and dodge away to successfully dodge Waterfowl Dance in Elden Ring. So let’s look at how to dodge Waterfowl Dance in Elden Ring:

  1. Run away as soon as the attack animation is triggered
  2. You can dodge through the slashes at the right timing
  3. Dodge aside as she gets close

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We have referred to the steps given by the YouTube channel Lil’ Sassy, which shows all the ways to escape the slashes by the running method, and goes while using close-range light load, and close-range medium load. So make sure to check out his original video attached here, to see these steps in slow motion in YT. Here’s the original video from the content creator:

The key to understanding when to dodge this attack is by closely observing the timing and patterns of this combo. This animation will be repeated again and again when Malenia initiates this skill. Once she leaps into the air, she will pause for a very small period before starting her attack. Also, you will notice that the attack has two phases. This will allow you to use your dodge very efficiently if you time it right with the attack animation.

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That’s all about how to dodge Waterfowl Dance. While you are here, please make sure to check out our Elden Ring Guides for more tips & tricks.