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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Moonlight Greatsword (Dark Souls II).

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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Moonlight Greatsword (Dark Souls III).

The Moonlight Greatsword is a greatsword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

This sword, one of the rare dragon weapons, came from the tail of Seath the Scaleless, the pale white dragon who betrayed his own.
Seath is the grandfather of sorcery, and this sword is imbued with his magic, which shall be unleashed as a wave of moonlight.

AvailabilityEdit

The Moonlight Greatsword can be obtained from Seath the Scaleless by cutting off his tail.

CharacteristicsEdit

Although the Moonlight Greatsword's attack type suggests the weapon deals Regular damage, this likely only refers to its moveset pattern, as the sword deals solely Magic damage.

A very popular weapon for intensive Intelligence builds due to its high scaling. Its strong attack (be it one-handed or two-handed) releases a magic-based projectile that deals damage based on the Intelligence of the player, though it depletes some of its durability (20 per use one-handed, 40 per use two-handed), it's a very powerful attack with the right scaling, and its good reach makes it perfect for various situations, however, it requires a very specific build to be truly effective.

It also raises the player's magic defense by 40 points.

The Moonlight Greatsword's projectile will go through enemies that block it, potentially hitting a wall and exploding, hitting through the block and dealing full damage.

The Moonlight Greatsword cannot be enchanted.

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Player swings the sword horizontally. Can be repeated for consecutive attacks.
One-handed
Strong Attack
The greatsword glows with magic power, which the player then releases by swinging the sword down vertically. The Magic bolt released travels vertically. Depletes durability by 20.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Player swings the sword down and then upwards if the attack button is pressed again. Can be repeated for consecutive attacks.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
The greatsword glows with magic power, which the player then releases by doing a horizontal slash. The Magic bolt released travels horizontally. Depletes durability by 40.
Jump Attack The player jumps, then smashes the sword into the ground.
Running Attack The player spins, and does a horizontal slash.
Rolling Attack Vertical slash.
Kick Standard Kick.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
The player swings the sword horizontally.

TriviaEdit

  • The Moonlight Greatsword closely resembles the Large Sword of Moonlight from Demon's Souls, which, in turn, resembles the Sword of Moonlight from the King's Field series.
  • The Moonlight Greatsword is one of the four Dragon weapons that has a parameter bonus (the others being Priscilla's DaggerDragon Bone Fist and the Dragon Tooth).
  • The Moonlight Greatsword also makes an appearance in Bloodborne's The Old Hunters DLC as a new trick weapon. It can still fire a blast of "moonlight" in its transformed state.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Dragon Scales and 10,000 souls per upgrade.
Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght
Moonlight Greatsword 132 A 60 10 40 40
Moonlight Greatsword +1 (Dragon Scale ×1) 145 S 60 10 40 40
Moonlight Greatsword +2 (Dragon Scale ×1) 158 S 60 10 40 40
Moonlight Greatsword +3 (Dragon Scale ×2) 171 S 60 10 40 40
Moonlight Greatsword +4 (Dragon Scale ×2) 184 S 60 10 40 40
Moonlight Greatsword +5 (Dragon Scale ×4) 198 S 60 10 40 40

Interestingly; the Moonlight Greatsword +5 swings slightly faster than the Standard Moonlight Greatsword

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  • what build suits moonlight greatsword?

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    • Oh and um your stength amd dexterity is both 18 to suit the moonlight greatsword..because the sword does not do physical dmg..pure magic ...
    • <div class="quote">203.45.21.122 wrote:<br />Oh and um your stength amd dexterity is both 18 to suit the moonli...

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