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Honkai Star Rail: Malefic Ape Location & How To Beat

This is our guide on how to beat the Malefic Ape boss battle in Honkai Star Rail 1.2 and its location.
Honkai Star Rail: Malefic Ape Location & How To Beat

The Malefic Ape is a new boss in Honkai Star Rail 1.2. While playing through the new 1.2 storyline, players will encounter this powerful enemy and quickly realize that Honkai Star Rail 1.2 is not messing around when it comes to powerful enemies.

An unprepared Trailblazer will likely have difficulty in mitigating this monkey's massive damage. However, with the right team setup and knowledge of the boss' mechanics, this fight can be completed relatively easily. 

So, if you want to learn more, you've come to the right place. This article will cover how to find and how to beat the Malefic Ape in Honkai Star Rail. 

Honkai Star Rail: Malefic Ape Location

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The Malefic Ape is part of the new storyline in patch 1.2. (Picture: HoYoverse / Fayato)

The Honkai Star Rail Malefic Ape can be found at the Scalegorge Waterscape in Xianzhou Luofu. Players will need to play through the newly released Honkai Star Rail 1.2 main Trailblaze Missions until they are able to encounter this boss. 

Honkai Star Rail: How To Beat Malefic Ape

Here are some tips and tricks to help you defeat the Malefic Ape in Honkai Star Rail. 


The Malefic Ape has three weaknesses. These are Fire, Ice, and Wind. Players will want to bring a team consisting of characters with some of these Elements in order to inflict Weakness Break successfully. 

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The Malefic Ape is weak to Fire, Ice, and Wind. (Picture: HoYoverse / Fayato)


The Malefic Ape has an ability that places a target on any character that uses a Skill. The Ape will then deal massive single-target DMG to that character if the ape has stacks of Gusto. Players will want to make sure that they use tanks and healers to draw the attention of the Monitor debuff and prevent their DPS units from being one-shot. After 3 turns, players will be able to use Skills again as the ape will become Exhausted. 

This boss battle also has the chance to summon additional enemies, which will need to be dealt with alongside the Malefic Ape. It is best to deal with enemies that summon more enemies as soon as possible in order to ensure you are not fighting an endless horde of enemies. Take down the trash mobs and then focus your attention on the Malefic Ape itself. 

Recommended Characters

Here is a list of characters recommended for this boss battle:

  • Blade / Dan Heng: Strong Wind DMG. 
  • Yanqing: Strong Ice DMG.
  • Hook / Himeko: Strong Fire DMG.
  • Gepard / Bailu: To tank the Monitor debuff. 

And that is how you can find and how to beat the Malefic Ape in Honkai Star Rail 1.2.