Maldron the Assassin

HP ??
Weakness ?
Resistance ?
Respawns YES

Maldron the Assassin is an enemy in Dark Souls 2.

 

Maldron the Assassin Information

The armor set he wears is a combination of the Alva Helm, Royal Swordsman Armor, Heide Knight Gauntlets and Royal Swordsman Leggings. He also uses the Rebel's Greatshield and the Heide Greatlance.

 

Location

Drops

 

Strategy Tips

  • Using a weapon that can flatten or knock down humanoid enemies works against him.

 

Move Set

  • Confident two-handed lance charge

 

Notes

  • In Brume Tower, this red phantom will run downstairs towards the Ashen Idol to heal up when his health is around 50% (luring you into an ambush/cursing area if not cleared beforehand). It is possible to kill him on the way down.
  • In Brume Tower, if his health gets low when the player is far from him (by using Dark Fog), he will use sliver tailsman to hide himself.
  • His Heide Greatlance does not deal lightning damage.
  • He's also able to guard break and backstab you.
  • Will perform the "Mock" gesture if he kills the player in Brume Tower
  • In Eleum Loyce, he has quite the behavior. Upon encountering him, he will do the "Righty-Ho" or "Wave" gesture followed by the "Welcome" gesture. After that he will stand in front of you until he finds an opportunity to backstab you. He will do the "No Way" gesture if you take a while looking at him and then you get one-shotted by his backstab or he will do the "Decapitate" gesture after he one-shot backstabs you right away, one-shot backstabs you after turning the lever ahead of him, or attacking him then he kills you in any way. If you do attack him, he runs away to a dead end by the gate to the Covetous Demon where there's an Ice Hedgehog there so he can drink Estus, or if you've already opened the gate he runs through and he hides by the demon. If you fall down the ledge before you find him he somehow manages to lure the nearby white Covetous Demon to you where he now makes his final stand against you. If he wins he will do the "Mock" gesture or the "Decapitation" gesture depending on how much HP he and the Covetous Demon have remaining. He does "Mock" if they both have 50%+ HP left upon your death or "Decapitate" gesture if both have below 50% HP left upon your death.
  • Be wary of his dashing attack since it can knock you down the tower, leading to your death.
  • Possible to have enemies turn against him with a Seed of a Tree of Giants at Brume Tower encounter, but not during second encounter in Crown of the Ivory King.
  • However he can be used for turning against invaders along with other non-phantom enemies with Seed of a Tree of Giants at Crown of the Ivory King. 

 

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    • Anonymous

      I just encountered Maldron for the first time in Eleum Loyce. I had absolutely no clue about this guy. So I cautiously walk up the steps, peek over the floor and see a white phantom. So I back down and switch around my rings and armor, preparing for a standard fight. I take a breath, and sprint up the steps right at him, about to slam my Fume Ultra Greatsword down on him, planning to pancake him with the Stone Ring and destroy him before he knew what was happening. Before I swing, I notice him wave, which was very odd but I ignore it. I slam my FUGS down. But he rolls. I attack again, he rolls. I back up to bait out an attack.....and then he just stands there, watching me. The following 20 minutes of madness and shenanigans were by far the strangest, most unexpected, confusing and hilarious I have ever had in my 1500+ hours in the series. I'm so glad that I knew nothing about him beforehand. What an experience.

      • Anonymous

        Yesterday at Elyum Loyce i didn't attack him and he backstabbed me when i pulled the lever. Then he run to the demon and i run after him and i killed him and demon. Used all estus and some lifegems but that was so satisfying :3 Servers down so i just upped level 300 and ng feels as easy as Skyrim.

        • Anonymous

          While I was fighting this dude, I literally knocked him down from the big chains, but the dude hacked the game and nocliped just to kill me. Does this happen to others or is it just me?

          • Anonymous

            I think I broke Maldron's A.I in Frozen Eleum Loyce. Knowing his true nature beforehand I attacked him immediately upon meeting him for a second time. After sustaining some damage he ran away but the gate was still closed so there wasn't anywhere for him to go.

            Instead of trying to fight me he simply ignore me casually walking around the area while I kept blasting him with spells. Eventually, he died after trying to heal himself multiple times but he didn't try to attack me even once.

            It's almost as if the game's A.I was trying to make him act as innocent and as friendly as possible.

            • Anonymous

              Totally glad I had no idea about this guy when I got around to the DLC and completely fell for his bait in Eleum Loyce

              • Anonymous

                a Japanese youtuber made some interesting connection between him and patches, he uses a lance (spear) and a great shield, has wierd patches-like behaviors, and most importantly his name in Japaneseマルドロ could be the abbreviation for 丸禿げ泥棒 which literally means a fully bold thief

                • Anonymous

                  This guy would have a been a perfect troll if DS2 hadn't already exhausted every last shred of your patience with the innumerable traps, ambushes and general d***ish behaviour by the time you encounter him. Honestly I would have happily tipped the cap to the DS2 team when he backstabbed me in Eleum after I decided to let him follow me but by that stage I was so tilted by the game that it was just another nail in the coffin containing my good faith.

                  • Anonymous

                    I died to this guy like 10 times but every single time I burst out laughing. This NPC is annoying and hilarious at the same time

                    • Anonymous

                      you can actually use the seed of tree of giants when he's about to escape and let the possessed armor do the job

                      • Anonymous

                        Lore-wise, I actually believe that he and Jester Thomas are agents sent after you, sou you would not acquire the lost crowns

                        • Anonymous

                          I remember in Eleum Loyce when I saw him and thought he was a friend, but as soon as I pulled the lever I got 1 hit backstabbed by him.

                          What a cheeky bastard

                          • Anonymous

                            Man I love this guy, on the Brume tower invasion I got riposte on him when the fight started and he instantly booked it down the tower. I saw the enemies down there and decided to use a giant tree seed and I watched his health bar get demolished in 10 seconds, that was pretty cool. Also I should say that when he runs down the tower he initially stands in front of the ashen idol and heals to prevent you from killing her before he chameleons, what an absolute mad lad. You guys can hate on my homie Maldron but at least he isn’t fencer frickin sharron, she killed me more times than the fume knight did.

                            • Anonymous

                              I hate and love this guy! On my first playthrough a few weeks ago he rekt me in the Brume Tower. Not because he's to strong, but his stupid marathon run caught me off guard and I immediately got gank spanked by him and some enemies. Later in Eleum Loyce I recognized him and was like "nah fam, I won't fall for your stupid white phantom trick" so I attacked him. He run away, I opened the gates by the lever and... He was nowhere to be found. I learned that day the hard way that you NEVER open the gate while he is still alive. He ran to the Demon and ganked me again only to mock me with the decapitate gesture. This guy is just awesome. He's like a mini FighterPL.

                              • Anonymous

                                I went afk for a bit before trasversing the chain leading to his spot at Brume Tower, cause i got a work call. Then at some point i went back a bit clearing the big Ashen area and i got the message that he has returned to his world, like he had black crystaled out. Anybody else?

                                • Anonymous

                                  This guy's a classic online dark souls invader, you got the invading wimps who run away to let npcs do the work, and you got even wimpier hosts who let their 3 phantoms beat the game for them. Maldron style is only justified when the latter happens as an invader. Git gud people

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Turns out you can poison cheese him. Max up on spell uses of Dark Fog, Poison Mist, and Toxic Mist. Make him retreat to his second position. Poison him enough and he turns into a fake "statue" once he runs out of estus. which then insta kills you if you approach it. But, instead, just keep dropping poison on him (you may have to burn some spell herbs), and he'll eventually die from the toxin and poison. ...and he deserves it.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      You know, this guy may be the most hated bastard in Dark Souls, but god damn it's always hilarious watching him be a bastard to other players.

                                      • Mauldron is like a real new person in pvp that knows the mechanics besides he doesn't attack enemy npcs if you use the giant seed but none the less he is the person to say screw fair fighting and will run to save himself and will use any tactic he can to just win that is what someone would do if they could care less about fighting fair and as much has I hate the npc with all my passion I respect how the devs put him in to show people that usually play offline what might pop into their world one day.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Even if he's just an NPC... I hate him so much. It was so cathartic when I finally killed that smug run-away.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Finally took this bastard down. He has repeatedly gotten the better of me due to either the monsters, or the environment of The Brume Tower. It was so satisfying to put him down!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Poison arrows at brume tower helped me a lot, when he runs away from you he doesnt block, clear the area first before doing it. When he starts chocking on his festus, insta kill that parasite.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Tried to punch this little sh*t off Brume Tower (off the tower, not into the pit) with Bone Fist. The last hit left him with 1HP, which also sent him flying, but not falling. He proceeded to slide forward in falling animation from the tower, and after 10 meters he stopped and hopped on his feet. Raised his shield then walked towards me while there was no ground beneath him. Once he reached solid ground he tried to rush down into the pit as usual, but managed to send 1 last kick into his balls. This was incredibly satisfying.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I blocked his way out after using a great lance to back stab him instantly then blocked his path till the two ghost came one up the stars one behind me. Maldron was dumb founded and tried to run into the ghost behind be with the little bridge and i could back stab him until he died. So that is one way i killed Maldron through him getting stuck.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If you are having trouble againt this guy in Brume Tower and you don't have a Giant Tree Seed, try the following. Once he's invaded simply close the game with alt+F4. Open the game and load again and his phantom will be no more. Now you have to rush down the stairs and destroy the Ashen Obelisk. You'll probably be cursed and die once you've destroyed the obelisk but that's ok.

                                                    Once you respawn the curse effect of the area will be gone and the ghost kinghts won't revive as they did before so you can take your time down the stairs in case he runs away again.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I used a seed after beeting him with Dark blacksmith Hammer +10 to ca 50 %health,then the m...er.f...er run like the coward he is dawn the stairs and i used the seed ,best moment ewer in DS history standing and looking he been beated dawnstairs...

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        If anything was ever OP in this game it's Maldron and his seemingly infinite stamina bar. He attacks once, then twice then in succession a third attack that deals about 1500 damage to my guy wearing Alone captain armor +6. Backstabs for over 2,000 dmg and his Lance tracks you like a heat-seeking missile.

                                                        He seems to have quite a lot of poise too. I could only beat him with a Gyrm great hammer using the strong attack to knock him down. In hindsight, the Great club strong attack might be the perfect counter to him. I don't personally use shields, so it's possible that he would be much easier when using one. Rolling at under 50% encumbrance, even with moderately high ADP is generally a suicide mission against him though.

                                                        I died so many times in the area he first spawns. First to Maldron and then 10 more times fighting my way down the tower. If you are struggling with Maldron, one tactic that can work is to just ignore him when he spawns, run straight for the crevasse and do a drop-down attack onto the platform below. Most of the time, Maldron won't move from his spawning position if you rush past like this. 20% of the time he will follow either immediately or after you cause a commotion on the first platform.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I think this is the worst enemy in the game. Nothing else tracks dodges like he does. He can change trajectory MID JUMP ATTACK.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            so i killed Maldron right and i warned my mate about him and where he is on the character i made i name him Maldron the assassin just to ***** with people so i join my mates game and as soon as i show myself he runs off and he uses the prey taut cause the thinks it gives him a boost XD anyway i kill him and use his taunt and i join my mates game like maybe 7-11 and when i see him the next day his talking***** about Maldron and im agreeing and then i told him that was me and he whacked me and then i told him im only a quarter as strong as him.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              yk whats funny even though hes an npc he knows hes a pussy gets low heath runs away kills you and mocks you bro you just ran away you little *****

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                In Eleum Loyce, after wounding him until he runs to the dead end corner (assuming you haven't opened the gate to Jabba yet), you can lure him to the elevator room you first came down in. He won't be able to get through the door (Note: Not tested in Scholar of the First Sin). Using a long weapon and good timing, you should be able to dodge his attacks and chip away at him allowing you a relatively painless kill. I've only done this once, so I can't attest to this strategy's reliability.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  For the Ivory King encounter, if you don't feel the need to kill him you can make sure you've lit the bonfire near there (it's across the bridge in a house a bit further back) and hit him until he runs away. Pull the lever then feather/bone/run back and rest. Then when you've reset, run across the bridge without entering the house he's in and drop down so you can run straight through the open gate. if you run and dodge well enough you shouldn't take any damage (the hedgehog things are the main issue so be careful). If you keep running the enemies should stop chasing after that. You can progress comfortably from there with no stupid assassin making your life difficult.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    If you're having trouble with Frozen Eleum Loyce Mauldron, even after opening the gate, there is one thing you can do. Once you get the free backstab in the room you meet him in, just stand in the doorway that he runs through. He cannot phase through you, and he will not attack you. You can body block him and just keep attacking. If you do it right, you'll kill him before he even gets a chance to run to Jabba. I found most success sticking to the left side of the doorway.

                                                                    • I suggest using toxic mist. It will take all 3 uses, and he won't attack you during; he will only try to run. This will allow you to chase him and simply wail on him while he's wide-open and attempts to use a corrosive urn. May take 2 chases, but he still won't attack you, because he's set on running away to heal.

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