Moonlight Greatsword

69 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 55.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 35.0
- icon-wp_stability.png 40
icon_weight.png 10.5
Requirements & Bonus
E - C -
16 11 26 -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatsword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard
skill-icon.jpg Moonlight Vortex icon_fp_cost.png 18 (-/-)

Moonlight Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

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. 


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale.
  • Fully Charged Strong attack fires a projectile:
    • Costs 4 Durability
    • Parriable
  • Weapon Art Moonlight Vortex:
    • Very high poise health
    • Parriable


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 2-Handed Stats:
    • 16/11/-/26 = 483 AR = Base Stats & Str Softcap
    • 27/11/-/26 = 491 AR
    • 40/11/-/26 = 493 AR
    • 16/11/-/40 = 553 AR = Int Softcap 
    • 16/11/-/60 = 577 AR = Caster Stats
  • After Softcaps it gets less than 2 AR per level
  • When 1-handed it scales well with Intelligence up to 41 Int
  • Scales very poorly with Strength
    • Softcaps once you meet the bare minimum Strength
    • Gains 8 AR from 16-27 Strength 
    • Almost nothing after 27 Strength



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Moonlight Greatsword Upgrade Table

Requires ?? souls and 13 Titanite Scale to +4, ?? Souls and 1 Titanite Slab to +5 (upgrade information here)

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 69 130 - - - E - C - - - - 55.0 60.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +1 80 152 - - - E - C - - - - 55.0 60.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +2 91 173 - - - E - B - - - - 55.0 60.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +3 103 195 - - - E - B - - - - 55.0 60.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +4 114 216 - - - E - B - - - - 55.0 60.0 35.0 35.0 40.0
Regular +5 126 238 - - - E - B - - - - 55.0 60.0 35.0 35.0 40.0


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



    • Anonymous

      27 Dec 2018 07:16  

      does any one have a moonlight greatsword they don't need? I want to play through most of the game with it on my mage build but can't get it very early due to me not being a great player. If you dont eant to give it up i can give my moonlight greatsword i have 9n another charachter or we could talk about another item i may have? Psn is Deathboy0405

      • Anonymous

        30 Nov 2018 05:03  

        I wish its damage was as major as it was in 1, and that the charged attacks would still explode. theres no reason for it not too, and would make the attacks actually usable in pvp.

        • Anonymous

          02 Nov 2018 02:21  

          I wish it could be a bit more like ds1 mlgs...or bloodborne's...but okay, it looks aesthetically good still.

          • Anonymous

            28 Oct 2018 05:40  

            I want it just to have it, Such a beautiful weapon, i am using it in dark souls 2 tho, but I may have made the spider boss very difficult now, but I will prevail!

            • Anonymous

              29 Sep 2018 18:20  

              Sl40 +2 starting class knight Base stats to use weapon rest in Vigor and Endurance and you will dominate the Cathedral

              • Anonymous

                29 Jun 2018 21:41  

                The holy moonlight sword is on my opinion the coolest of them all moonlight swords! That green light beam is so amazing...

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jun 2018 20:44  

                  I think this is one of the "Fake" moonlight greatswords. It doesn't inflict pure magic damage but physical damage just like the fake Blue Moon GS from DS2. Also "Oceiros, the Consumed King, was infatuated with the search for moonlight, but in the end, it never revealed itself to him." this means that he made or found a sword close enough to the moonlight GS. However the true MLGS never revealed to him meaning that when we transpose his soul we get his fake MLGS instead of the real one.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 May 2018 19:52  

                    This weapon is godly in PvE, you can easily space a lot of quick charging enemy with charged R2, even if your timing is a bit off and did not hit with the blade, the projectile still hits. Unlike WA which cost FP, You can spam charged R2 freely and easily restore the durability with repair powder.

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Apr 2018 12:28  

                      It's very weird to have a weapon, with clear scaling for casters, but WA opt for trading attacks, which is clearly not a caster's thing.

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Apr 2018 13:07  

                        I don't really like this weapon all that much, because the damage of the normal R1 attacks are pretty meh. The fully charged attack can deal nice damage, but you won't hit many with it very often. The WA can be really good in certain situations, but not all the time.
                        Overall, I think this weapon is good for mages and fashion, but there are way better weapons for non-mage players.

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Mar 2018 00:24  

                          For what it's worth, the WA doesn't benefit from any caster rings. However, Farron Ring helps a lot with spamming WA

                          • Anonymous

                            10 Feb 2018 03:19  

                            In case people don't notice, the pretty wave of light that you toss around, drains your weapon durability like crazy.

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