Godslayer's Greatsword

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 119
Mag 0
Fire 77
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 63
Mag 38
Fire 49
Ligt 38
Holy 38
Boost 45
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex D
Fai D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 20
Dex 22
Fai 20
Colossal Sword Standard
The Queen's Black Flame FP 15 ( - 15)
Wgt. 17.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Godslayer's Greatsword is a Colossal Sword in Elden Ring. The Godslayer's Greatsword scales primarily with Dexterity and Faith, with mediocre scaling in Strength, and is a good Weapon for inflicting fire-based damage. 

 

Sacred sword of the Gloam-Eyed Queen who controlled the
Godskin Apostles before her defeat at the hands of Maliketh.

The black flames wielded by the apostles are channeled from this
sword.

 

Where to Find Godslayer's Greatsword in Elden Ring

The Godslayer's Greatsword weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Godslayer's Greatsword Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: The Queen's Black Flame
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Cannot be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables
  • Godslayer's Greatsword can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • The moveset of this weapon is faster than other Colossal Swords, but it deals overall less damage this colossal sword has the highest potential 1h DPS of all colossal swords thanks to the increased speed of its moveset. 
  • Blackflame DoT effect can only be inflicted by this weapon's unique Weapon Skill.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 1000.
  • Note: As of Patch 1.08, the Speed of Crouching and Rolling Attack has been slightly increased.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.09, the scaling values of this weapon were changed. Please refer to the Upgrades Table of this weapon below. Additionally, the speed of guard counters for this weapon has increased
  • Other notes and player tips go here
  • The Godslayer's greatsword, due to its unique moveset, can achieve true combos in PvP and NPC phantoms. You will have to be unlocked and free aiming to achieve these combos, of which there are a few videos on YouTube that shows how. 
    • Crouch r1 to r1
    • Running r1 (Late) to r1 

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Godslayer's Greatsword

 

Godslayer's Greatsword PVP Poise Damage Values in Elden Ring

Patch 1.10 adjusted PVP Poise Damage of all Weapons including some Spells and Incantations. Please take note that these adjustments are exclusive to PVP.

One-Handed Attacks

  • 1H R1 (1/2/3 Attacks): 460.8/322.56/322.56
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 489.6/489.6
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 1267.2/1267.2
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 460.8
  • 1H R2 Jumping: 844.8

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3 Attacks): 599.04/419.328/419.328
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 636.48/636.48
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 1393.92/1393.92
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 599.04
  • 2H R2 Jumping: 929.28

 

Godslayer's Greatsword Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones.

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Godslayer's Greatsword Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 119 - 77 - - 60 D D - D - - 63 38 49 38 38 45 22
Standard +1 136 - 88 - - 66 D C - D - - 63 38 49 38 38 45.45 22
Standard +2 153 - 99 - - 72 D C - D - - 63 38 49 38 38 45.9 22
Standard +3 170 - 110 - - 78 D C - D - - 63 38 49 38 38 46.35 22
Standard +4 188 - 121 - - 84 D C - D - - 63 38 49 38 38 46.8 22
Standard +5 205 - 132 - - 90 D C - D - - 63 38 49 38 38 47.25 22
Standard +6 222 - 143 - - 96 D C - D - - 63 38 49 38 38 47.7 22
Standard +7 239 - 155 - - 102 D C - C - - 63 38 49 38 38 48.15 22
Standard +8 257 - 166 - - 108 D B - C - - 63 38 49 38 38 48.6 22
Standard +9 274 - 177 - - 114 D B - C - - 63 38 49 38 38 49.05 22
Standard +10 291 - 188 - - 120 D B - C - - 63 38 49 38 38 49.5 22

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Godslayer's Greatsword Guide

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      The sword itself is great but the skill is nearly worthless in my opinion. It's slow, close range, has ZERO hyperarmour so using it is very difficult, and only does marginally higher damage than a charged heavy attack - which does have hyperarmour. i would understand having all those weaknesses if the skill had nuke levels of damage, but it doesn't

      • Anonymous

        Colossal sword scaling primary after dex with slow, but powerful AoW, weird combination. Not bad, but I thought I'll like it more. Sadly, bringing two fire weapons can be a missed oportunity, so Rykard Sword suits me more and this one is probably gonna be 3-4 choice

        • Anonymous

          Fun fact: if you use a fully charged Noble Presence, you can land the Weapon Art on your enemy as they'll be knocked down directly in front of you. Of course it only works on knight-sized targets, but handy for chunking big damage since you should be carrying blackflame incantations already like a true godskin if you're using this.

          • Anonymous

            I don't know what they did in 1.10.1 but this has worse poise on AOW than Blasphemous blade lol

            why even bother

            • Anonymous

              Soo... unrelated to this weapon but couldn't really think of anywhere better to put this comment. Trying to make some sense out of the placement of blackflame monks, godskin apostles and godskin nobles, i have this impression their leader, the gloam eye queen, has something to do with the carian royals. There's an apostle at the divine tower of caelid and dominula (where milicent will be) and a noble in volcano manor and the divine tower of liurnia. The only ones i found obnoxiously out of place are in the spiritcaller cave, but those are just spirits. I kinda understand there would be godskins in farum azula since it was maliketh who defeated them, but a duo wasn't really needed. As for the godskin tome found in stormveil? Well, it could perfectly be spoils of war, godrick pillaged as much as he could.

              • Anonymous

                The 1st quick swipe for the weapon art consumes no fp and can be rolled out of. Useful for baiting/conditioning other players or getting a quick hit in wheb they run at you.

                • Anonymous

                  I don't know what everyone is talking about I think it's really cool we have a colossal sword that scales off DEX, Elden Ring is awesome because of stuff like this. Hell I wish the DEX scaling was better on it.

                  • Anonymous

                    My first playthrough was int and I struggled getting past the draconic tree sentinel for hours before eventually resorting to just using poison mist. My second playthrough was faith so i picked up this and the black knife as soon as I could, and I got him first try. 10/10 highly recommend.

                    • Anonymous

                      Weapon lore said Gloam-eyed queen using this sword fight Maliketh and lose.
                      of course she was , Maliketh can even take a nap time before he wake up and dodge this thing AoWs.

                      • Anonymous

                        While the standard R1 chain works well with the Twinblade Talisman, you can also chain the skill into the R1 chain. It's not OP in any way, but it's fun.

                        It's a great weapon for boss summons. Crits give plenty of time for the skill, the scaled up boss HP makes the skill more effective, and it's not going to overshadow host.

                        • Anonymous

                          Dex scale is pretty bad , the most thing that make UGS rising is 2 handed it and Dex not get x1.5 bonus like Str.
                          at least Dex scale should be A instead B

                          • Anonymous

                            This thing's skill hits like a truck; everyone knows that. Everyone ALSO knows how slow it is. The unfortunate truth is, there are simply other, faster, less riskier alternatives if you really want to be efficient in terms of big charged weapon skills.

                            • Anonymous

                              The skill takes about 2 business days to go off.
                              One thing is for sure, you're not hitting anything with it.

                              • Anonymous

                                Fun fact the fire damage visual effect from this sword is unique. The normal r1 and r2 attacks will leave black flame instead of the red flame that even the black flame tornado aow does. It doesn't have any actual effect just a visual but I thought it was cool

                                • Anonymous

                                  Buff the damage of base attacks and speed of the skill ffs! I do more dmg with a fckn flame claymore than this, and I can go make a sandwich, eat it, take a ****, go to the gym, take a nap, wake up and skill is almost started...nah it got interrupted by a dragonfly. This game is full of sh.t like this

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Downvote all you want, this thing looks dumb as hell. I dislike the ruins greatsword for the same reason. this thing does not have a blade, its not slicing ****.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Everything about this swords’ lore yells out LEGENDARY, and yet, here we are, scuffed weapon that is somehow less famous than the Grafted sword.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        1. Switch to an offhand weapon with endure
                                        2. Trigger endure
                                        3. Switch back to Godslayer Greatsword
                                        4. Use the ash of war
                                        5. Hyperarmor achieved :)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Imagine how cool this weapon would be if it had a similar AOW to wolf assault like the RGS but the explosion was black flame.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            My favorite weapon in this game. Great design, very powerful Weapon Skill, fast moveset. The Weapon Skill is slow and currently doesn't have hyper armor, but with right timing and positioning it just demolishes everything on its way.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Vargram wielding this and his armor set having the description of him wanting to become a shadow like Maliketh HEAVILY implies the Gloam-Eyed Queen being an Empyrean. Perhaps she was Marika's twin sister that was able to see the flaws in the Greater Will and thus rebelled against the Erdtree, and that's why she was challenged and defeated.

                                              Wonder if we'll find out more in the DLC from more item descriptions, or even from Messmer himself.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Everyone in the comments are completely trippin. Gorgeous sword, best moveset of a sword in the game, and awesome skill (albeit very slow).

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  you all may dismiss this weapon now, but once the dlc comes and with it another patch, best believe my wife WILL return

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    When you pick up the god slayer great sword it says its a legendary item, but it doesn't contribute to the legendary items achievements, weird.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Maximum poise is basically a requirement now if you ever hope to actually get consistent use out of the weapon art

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        You know, I was just thinking, the Sacred Relic Sword's design is meant to resemble how Marika & Radagon are two beings sharing a single body.
                                                        There is obviously a similar but reversed effect here in the Godlslayer's Greatsword.
                                                        It makes me wonder if the Gloam-Eyed Queen and someone else (such as Melina or another for example) were at one point two separate beings who shared one body.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Currently competing against myself, speedrunning how fast I can obtain this weapon on a new character. I’ve done the same for the Mohg spear as well. Fighting endgame bosses on a new character w/ 40 vigor is fun!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            They ruined it with 1.10. It basically has no skill, it has 1 move less than any other weapon in the game. You will never ever land it against anything that has a will to attack you.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              weird that i'm seeing people memory-holing the "nerf" it was never a nerf, never mentioned in the patch notes, they just moved a decimal somewhere on accident and broke the weapon. same thing happened to godrick's axe in the same patch. more than likely it'll be fixed with the dlc patch

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The ash of war is useless after being nerfed. There's no point in using it when you can be so easily staggered out of it. It's a damn shame, this was my wife.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  this weapons ash is so hard to use... you get stagered ouut of it by fist light attacks????? and people say its balanced

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm baffled by people complaining about the lack of hyper armor on the weapon art.

                                                                    Ever heard about balancing? No weapon should have what is basically an instant win button.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This sword indeed benefits more of a quality split than Dex/Fth but difference is not that big. Here are some numbers as Str/Dex/Fth split - Total dmg (phys+fire):
                                                                      60/60/22 = 880 633+246 (some rounding shenanigans)
                                                                      22/60/60 = 865 561+304
                                                                      60/22/60 = 807 503+304
                                                                      So Dex/Fth does lose to quality split and in this case just decide if you want pure dmg from this sword with limited access to incantations or trade bit of power to gain access to basically all incantations and improve its weapon skill.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Pros:

                                                                        - Fast R1's
                                                                        - Sexy as F*CK
                                                                        - Black flame DoT
                                                                        - Get laid

                                                                        Cons:

                                                                        - Not a legendary armament (should be)
                                                                        - Does Standard damage not Strike damage (wtf?)
                                                                        - Your kid will start kindergarten and then finish their PhD thesis before the weapon art comes out (yes, REALLY)
                                                                        - Not forklift certified (I'm autistic)

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          3 hit combo and fast attacks makes this weapon great with twinblade talisman +45% dmg on 3rd hit is really nice

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            3 hit combo and fast attacks makes this weapon great with twinblade talisman +45% dmg on 3rd hit is really nice

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              FFS it's so infuriating how cool weapons like this get no love. I can NEVER get a skill off cuz of that stupid first tap and no range. Sad because it's stuck with the normal moveset and that's it. Still my fav and hope myazaki ,instead of making more swamps, will rework the skill in the DLC

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Something very unique about this weapon is its sheer stamina efficiency. Standing R1s for this colossal consume about as much stamina as a regular greatsword like the Claymore. On top of that, since it has weirdly high PvE stance damage, even compared to the Guts Greatsword, you've potentially got yourself a stance-breaking monster of a weapon on your hands. Compared to other colossals, relatively, you've ALWAYS got the stamina to dodgeroll or swing, letting you keep up the stance damage so that you can get your Mortal Draw off.

                                                                                Unfortunately, you have to build for Quality to use it to full damage potential, leaning towards Dex, and also investing into a chunk of Faith, too. Still, if you like chunking healthbars and constantly *****slapping gods until they kneel before you, this oughta be the sword for you.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Some people say the reason this is not legendary is that an npc uses it, but how do those people explain the lore of pairing legendaries in ng+

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Unfortunately I only used this weapon after From got rid of the hyperarmor on the weapon skill. Now I'd say the weapon skill is pretty much garbage (like a lot of the weapon skills in this game). It only works if you can sneak up on your target and use it, and even then its questionable because it does this weird tap first (that warns the target).

                                                                                    I've died so many times using this weapon skill, it's yet another animation that makes you a target.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      despite having a C (0.72) in faith and a D (0.56) in strength, this weapon performs better on a quality build than it does on a dex-fth build

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        In most builds, this ends up being my endgame weapon -- if only for the lore implications. Even if the game doesn't directly acknowledge it, it fulfills Hewg's mission of outfitting you with a god-felling weapon. Oh, and I guess it fulfills Marika's mission as well, which is fine. Either way, from a lore standpoint, the Black Flame & Destined Death have a nice sense of finality to them.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          It really needs hyperarmor on the weapon skill back. It's stupid a throwing knife interrupts a colossal sword. I think FS simply forgot about it, not surprising really. They forget a lot of things, just like loretta's armor that has more ppise altered than with cape.

                                                                                          • Am I crazy…I can’t get this thing to gain anything in Dex…I was going to respec to have more Dex, but atleast the first few levels past 22 don’t improve the attack power at all atleast according to the stat screen when respecing

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Does anyone know why it doesn't have the same hit stun like the other collosal swords? Is it because it's scales off of dex instead of strength? Or is it because of it's weight? If it's the latter reason, that wouldn't make much sense since the Zweihänder is lighter than the GSG and it's AR is less than it as well as far as I can tell.

                                                                                              • I really wish the AoW was quicker. Yes, it does a ton of damage if you get both swings in, but it's nearly impossible as most large enemies/bosses have moved out of the way or hit you before you can....still, I adore this weapon, it was a great investment for my Str/Dex/Faith build!

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  It would be my favorite weapon if I could actually land the ash of war more than once in a full moon. Like 3 seconds before hitting and no hyperarmor...

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Man my godslayer build is ruined after the patch, AOW couldn’t poise through a wet fart. From please fix in next patch

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      patch nerf aside, how is **** like the rectangle elmo sword or the snake hammer nobody uses considered legendary but this isn't?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Beware, the 1.10 patch made it so that the Ash of War has no poise (since it doesn't have hyper armor) making it one of the slowest attacks without hyper armor (in other words one of the hardest attacks to land). It doesn't matter how much armor poise you stack since now passive poise doesn't exist, they need to change this Ash of war's hyper armor ASAP.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          You used to be able to hyperarmor through ultra greatswords and colossal weapons with the ash of war and now as of 1.10 you get hit out of it by anything bigger than a pencil

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Patch 1.10 seemed to nerf this weapons ash of war into the ground I can't activate it without getting interrupted against Many weapon types and with different timings as well if someone with more knowledge can confirm it would be appreciated.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              So just to ask, does the AoW scale better with 80 Dex or 80 Faith. I know bot is ideal but I’m just building up to it

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                As the name implies, this is really good against the main bosses, specially if its one that doesn't move all over the arena. I was struggling really hard against Mohg but this thing basically canceled his nihil. The WA first attack is weak and will trigger aggro on you, so you may want to intentionally miss with it, the other two are the real damage dealers so you need to be well positioned to use it, a tanky summon like dung eater helps.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  This sword is cool, but it makes no sense that it's not doing Strike damage, this swirly blade ain't cutting ****

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    As of current patch this swords has several unique (and not) to it true combos: (both one handed and two handed) crouch attack into manualy aimed down regular attack, one handed crouch attack into offhand knife or catch flame, one handed regular running attack if hit at the end (left side) into offhand knife or manualy aimed down and slightly to the right regular attack (the second version can also work off regular running attack, buy depends on distance), crouch attack into manualy aimed down and slightly right first hit of L2 and delayed light jump attack into manualy aimed down and slightly right regular attack. Additionally to that fully charged black flame explosion into regular attack. Have fun with more fluid true combos both in pvp and in pve (in case of pve pure sword combos might see better use). Credit to WaZeus, Frosty and Gigasthiccas, who's true combo videos can be found on YouTube.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      As of current patch this swords has several unique (and not) to it true combos: (both one handed and two handed) crouch attack into manualy aimed down regular attack, one handed crouch attack into offhand knife or catch flame, one handed regular running attack if hit at the end (left side) into offhand knife or manualy aimed down and slightly to the right regular attack (the second version can also work off regular running attack, buy depends on distance), crouch attack into manualy aimed down and slightly right first hit of L2 and delayed light jump attack into manualy aimed down and slightly right regular attack. Additionally to that fully charged black flame explosion into regular attack. Have fun with more fluid true combos both in pvp and in pve (in case of pve pure sword combos might see better use). Credit to WaZeus, Frosty and Gigasthiccas, who's true combo videos can be found on YouTube.

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