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

The Moonlight Greatsword is a greatsword in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

The blade of this greatsword shines like the brilliant rays of the moon. In the oldest legends, rarely spoken of today, it is said that the sword was born of a great white being.
The strong attack unleashes its strength, launching a wave of moonlight.
Effect: special attack (strong attack)


Trade the Old Paledrake Soul to Weaponsmith Ornifex in NG+.


The Moonlight Greatsword, like its predecessor, deals pure Magic damage, and scales strongly with intelligence. Using the strong attack button allows the player to launch a magic based projectile from the greatsword, allowing to hit enemies from far range, that uses 10 durability.

Notes Edit

  • At around 45 Intelligence and onward, the Moonlight Greatsword should be infused with a Faintstone, as the higher scaling bonus begins to overcome the base damage drop.
  • When infused with a Magic Stone, this weapon's pure Magic damage is replaced by pure Physical damage, and its physical damage reduction goes from 60% to 93.3%, making its block more efficient than most shields against physical attacks. However, this completely nullifies the damage caused by the greatsword's signature strong attack, but the poise damage remains intact.
  • Due to its relatively low Strength and Dexterity requirements, this weapon is a perfect fit for pure mage builds.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Horizontal swings, can be repeated for consecutive attacks.
Strong Attack
Horizontal swing releasing a wave of moonlight, further imput yields a overhead smash releasing another wave of moonlight.
Weak Attack
Overhead smash, further imput yields a upward slash.
Strong Attack
Upward slash releasing a wave of moonlight, further imput yields a horizontal slash releasing another moonlight wave.
Jump Attack Leaps into the air for a overhead smash.
Running Attack Full 360° degree slash.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed.
Rolling Attack Quick forward stab.
Rolling Attack
Overhead smash with decent speed.
Kick Standard guard break.
Weak Attack
Same as right hand.
Strong Attack
Same as right hand.


The Moonlight Greatsword has appeared in almost all From Software games.

Bastard SwordBlack Dragon GreatswordBlack Knight GreatswordBluemoon GreatswordCharred Loyce Greatsword
ClaymoreDefender GreatswordDrakeblood GreatswordDrangleic SwordFlambergeKey to the Embedded
Loyce GreatswordMajestic GreatswordMastodon GreatswordMirrah GreatswordMoonlight Greatsword
Old Knight GreatswordOld Mirrah GreatswordRoyal GreatswordRuler's SwordThorned GreatswordWatcher Greatsword

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