Moonlight Greatsword

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Raise the sword aloft, bathing it in the light of the dark moon.
Temporarily increases magic attack power and imbues blade with frost.
Charged attacks release blasts of moonlight.

Moonlight Greatsword is a Skill in Elden Ring. Moonlight Greatsword is a the unique skill found on the Dark Moon Greatsword.

 

How to get Moonlight Greatsword

 

Elden Ring Moonlight Greatsword Guide, Notes & Tips

  • This is a Unique Skill
  • FP Cost: 32
  • Lasts 60 seconds
  • Adds 65 Magic Damage and 15 Frost buildup to attacks
  • This skill is a weapon buff, chargeable* weapon skill that deals magic damage using charged heavy attacks. This means it is affected by a wide variety of buffs and talismans:
  • The projectiles fired by heavy attacks while this buff is active deal more damage and cause increased stagger if the heavy attack is fully charged.
  • Only the skill itself that infuses the blade with magic consumes FP. Launching energy waves using the heavy attack while the skill is active only consumes stamina.

 

Builds with Moonlight Greatsword

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Darkmoon Spellblade Written Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dark Knight Written Guide

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      Are you sure buff adds only 65 damage? Test on Giant Land Squirts showed ~90 damage increase on regular attacks. Or am I misunderstanding something?

      • Anonymous

        Do any other weapons function like the buff on this one? (Activation consumes FP, creates range attacks from heavies with no additional FP consumption, etc). Trying to see if another viable option exists for a build similar to the one traditionally used with this weapon that would be equally cost effective with FP and still offer ranged attacks rather than just a damage buff.

        • Anonymous

          love this sword, but the frost build-up isn't that good, you get better from making a regular weapon frosty, that's my only complaint about this

          • Anonymous

            "My true mentor, my guiding moonlight!", I say,
            ignoring my bloodied wife, instead looking at the ****ing awesome greatsword I just got.

            • Anonymous

              I just miss the L2 death poke from Bloodborne and DS3. Would've been cool if pressing L2 again while it was enchanted would dispel the buff to perform that knockback thrust with a torrent of moonlight.

              • Anonymous

                Use Golden Order Greatsword. Literally an upgrade to this. The wave on GOGS is twice as wide, hits multiple enemies and actually tracks.

                • Anonymous

                  Everyone complaining about the Ice proc, but anyone who really uses it would have seen that you can use a free ice wave along with a regular slash. A well timed heavy attack will hit with both the ice wave and the blade, which is pretty strong. And the ice wave is free which is a huge bonus, especially when dealing with groups of spread out smaller enemies or with slow big enemies. Just adding some extra poise damage and ice proc before attacking can really help with staggering them or just flat out killing them.

                  • Anonymous

                    I feel like if the base frost build up was raised or this was given some arcane scaling for the frost build up the weapon would have alot better ways too be built around

                    • Anonymous

                      Wonder if they could tweak it so you can do a follow up Moonlight Wave attack like Ludwig in Bloodborne. I would understand that would take some extra work, but that would be cool, I think.

                      • Anonymous

                        So after doing some testing (post buff patch)

                        Unfortunately MLGS does seem to only add 15 Frost buildup when active to a total of 70.
                        I tested this with a weapon that had 78 Frost buildup (Cold Rogier's Rapier +8), using the same amount of light attacks, and on the same enemy.

                        They both activated Frostbite on the 5th light attack.

                        MLGS needs yet another buff to AT LEAST double the Frost buildup when active to at least bring it in line with other Greatswords that can be given a Frost buildup (125 at a +10)

                        • Does Arcane affect the Frostbite buildup on this effect? It seems terribly low with a full-charge wave, to the point that some bosses will die without ever getting a trigger.

                          • Anonymous

                            Everyone here is talking about buffs, pvp and meta, meanwhile I'm just here like "Aaaaah... You were by my side all along... my true mentor... my guiding Moonlight."

                            • Anonymous

                              only 15 additional frost buildup??? Fromsoft must have a stroke or something because the range attack on this is already crappy af as it only hit one enemy and took ages even in patch 1.04.
                              A regular weapon with cold infuse at 9 ints is already 105 frost buildup and can be buff further using chilling mist WA while a buffed Darkmoon only gets 70 (55 bases + 15 buffs) frost buildup. Int build can just use Adula's moonblade (32 int req) for better dmg, group clear, and frost build-up instead of this meme weapon and get more points for mind or dmg stat.

                              • Anonymous

                                Does anyone know exactly how much frost build up was added in patch 1.0.4.? I hate how it doesn't show the frost status increase when you use the weapon art

                                • Anonymous

                                  does it work like adula's moonblade where you hit for more damage when you hit with both the blade swing AND projectile?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    People have their opinions on this, I think it's great, I don't pvp so I could see it being bad for that. It's very good if you want to play like a melee but also be able to gank comet azure on occasion. But anyway, this is ridiculously effective against radagon for some reason. The wave actually hits every time if you're close enough, occasionally it hits when he jumps, and it procs frostbite on him super quick

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Do the waves launched from the weapon art also build up Frostbite, or is that limited to attacks from the sword itself?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Just did the quest twice to get two of these weapons. Had a friend drop the one I had on another character and transfer it. Just so you guys know. Double Mlgs is pretty ****ing nice.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Buff lasts one minute so you might want to have some FP or flasks if you find yourself in a dragged out fight.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            To specify if anyone's wondering: "increases magic attack power" seems to refer only to the weapon itself's magic damage (so this can't be used to boost sorceries)

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