The Moonlight Greatsword can be obtained from Seath the Scaleless by cutting off his tail.
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.
|Player swings the sword horizontally. Can be repeated for consecutive attacks.|
|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.|
|Player swings the sword down and then upwards if the attack button is pressed again. Can be repeated for consecutive attacks.|
|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.|
|The player swings the sword horizontally.|
- The Moonlight Greatsword is the Dark Souls interpretation of the Moonlight Sword, which has appeared in every From Software game since King's Field.
- The Moonlight Greatsword is one of the four Dragon weapons that has a parameter bonus (the others being Priscilla's Dagger, Dragon Bone Fist and the Dragon Tooth).
UpgradesEditRequires: Dragon Scales and 10,000 souls per upgrade.
|Variation||Attack Values||Parameter Bonus||Damage Reduction|
|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|
|Abyss Greatsword • Bastard Sword • Black Knight Sword • Claymore • Crystal Greatsword • Flamberge • Great Lord Greatsword • Greatsword of Artorias • Greatsword of Artorias (Cursed) • Man‑Serpent Greatsword • Moonlight Greatsword • Obsidian Greatsword • Stone Greatsword|
|Dragon Bone Fist • Dragon Greatsword • Dragon King Greataxe • Dragon Tooth • Drake Sword • Moonlight Greatsword • Obsidian Greatsword • Priscilla's Dagger|
|Dragon Greatsword • Dragon King Greataxe • Drake Sword • Guardian Tail • Gargoyle Tail Axe • Moonlight Greatsword • Obsidian Greatsword • Priscilla's Dagger|