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For other uses, see Moonlight Greatsword (disambiguation).

The Moonlight Greatsword is a soul-transposed greatsword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Legendary dragon weapon associated with Seath the paledrake.
Charge strong attack to its limit to unleash moonlight wave.
Oceiros, the Consumed King, was infatuated with the search for moonlight, but in the end, it never revealed itself to him.
Skill: Moonlight Vortex
Draw sword back and thrust to unleash torrential moonlight.

Availability[]

Obtained by transposing the Soul of Consumed Oceiros with Ludleth of Courland for 10,000 souls.

Characteristics[]

A time-honored classic returning from the previous Souls games, the Moonlight Greatsword is a strong weapon in the hands of a dedicated Sorcery caster.

Unlike its previous iterations, Dark Souls III's Moonlight Greatsword inflicts both physical and Magic damage, as well as being given scaling in Strength, albeit poorly. However, this does not change the fact that the physical scaling should be ignored, outside of meeting the minimum wielding requirements, in favor of leveling Intelligence, as the Moonlight Greatsword has been traditionally built (though as is the case with most melee weapons, it only scales effectively up to 40 in the offensive stats). The physical damage component is useful when performing criticals, as both damage types are magnified during the attack, allowing it to more easily punch through foes' flat Defenses.

The Moonlight Greatsword uses the same moveset as the Greatsword of Judgment, utilizing horizontal and vertical slashes. However, it also has one of the longest reaches among greatswords, being beat only by the Wolf Knight's Greatsword and Onyx Blade. Its skill, Moonlight Vortex, charges the weapon for a powerful thrust attack that channels moonlight energy into a spear-like close-range attack to further augment its lethality. As such, this weapon is best utilized if the wielder equips heavy armor in order to utilize Poise, as is the case with all greatswords in the game.

Fully charging either the one- or two-handed strong attacks will unleash a wave of moonlight energy, at the cost of 4 Durability per use. The moonlight waves inflict only Magic damage; however, hitting an enemy with both the blade and the moonlight wave at close range will result in not only physical damage but also heavy Magic damage being dealt.

Moveset[]

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Overhead smash, followed by left-to-right downwards swing.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Two-handed downward swing, followed by upward swing.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Alternating horizontal swings, starting from right to left.
Jump Attack Jumping overhead swing.
Two-handed
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Running Attack Running clockwise sweep that puts the entire body into the rotation.
Two-handed
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Rolling overhead smash.
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Same as one-handed, but holding the sword in both hands.
Kick Standard kick.
Off-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Off-handed
Strong Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.

Upgrades[]

Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost.jpg Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Moonlight Greatsword 69 130 E C
Moonlight Greatsword +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 1100 souls) 80 152 E C
Moonlight Greatsword +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 1760 souls) 91 173 E B
Moonlight Greatsword +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 2420 souls) 103 195 E B
Moonlight Greatsword +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 3080 souls) 114 216 E B
Moonlight Greatsword +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 4400 souls) 126 238 E B

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.

Trivia[]

Greatswords
Bastard SwordBlack Knight SwordClaymoreDrakeblood Greatsword
Executioner's GreatswordFirelink GreatswordFlambergeGreatsword of Judgment
Hollowslayer GreatswordMoonlight GreatswordStorm Ruler
Twin Princes' GreatswordWolnir's Holy SwordWolf Knight's Greatsword
Ashes of Ariandel
Onyx Blade
The Ringed City
Gael's Greatsword
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