False Maldus is the eighth major boss, and the false final boss in Sonata of Blood. If the Holy Talisman is used, it is revealed that he is false, and another area is revealed.
Maldus will run around, performing one of five attacks: he will shoot three fireballs; he will shoot two lightning spheres; he will shoot a giant icicle; he will dash with sword extended, or he will glow blue and steal the player's life. He has 6900 HP. His theme is Duet of Madness.