Ordovis's Greatsword

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 107
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 69
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 69
Mag 37
Fire 37
Ligt 37
Holy 50
Boost 47
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str C
Dex E
Fai D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 25
Dex 13
Fai 15
Greatsword Standard/Pierce
Ordovis's Vortex FP 15
Wgt. 12.0 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Ordovis's Greatsword is a Greatsword in Elden Ring. The Ordovis's Greatsword scales primarily with Strength, Dexterity and Faith. It is a good Weapon for Faith builds. 

 

Greatsword of Ordovis, one of the two honored as foremost
among the Crucible Knights.

This sword is imbued with an ancient holy essence.
Its red tint exemplifies the nature of primordial gold, said to be
close in nature to life itself.

 

Where to Find Ordovis's Greatsword in Elden Ring

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

 

Elden Ring Ordovis's Greatsword Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Ordovis's Vortex
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted by Consumables.
  • Ordovis's Greatsword can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones.
  • Decent on a Strength Builds, as it mainly scales to Strength, Faith and Dex can be req only.
  • The skill also scales to AR, not to Faith. Since both Dex and Faith Scaling on this weapon are terrible, rushing to 80 STR is the best option to maximise damage on both regular attacks and the skill.
  • The Vortex is slow, meaning you'll need either proper timing or high poise to pull off a full charge. It has an AOE so can take out multiple enemies, and when you slam it into the ground it has a ripple effect depending on how much Vortex was charged. These ripples each due rapid damage that quickly stacks up, and they cause enemies to stagger on each one. If you're quick with a heavy follow up, you can cause a stance break.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 1000
  • Vortex deals both Physical and Holy Damage, though much more Physical than Holy (~80%).
  • As a chargeable weapon skill, the Godfrey Icon and Shard of Alexander will both increase the damage of the Vortex.
  • Vortex grants a good amount of Poise, making it hard to interrupt
  • Like most weapons that deal multiple damage types, this weapon has increased AR to compensate for the fact that its damage is calculated against two different enemy resistances (standard or pierce, and holy in this case).
  • 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, speed, range, recovery time and guard counter speed of Greatswords weapons has increased. 

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Ordovis's Greatsword

 

Ordovis'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 (1/2/3/4 Attacks): 203.5/101.75/101.75/110
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 330/330
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 990/990
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 305.25
  • 1H R2 Jumping: 660

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3/4 Attacks): 264/132/132/143
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 363/363
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 1089/1089
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 396
  • 2H R2 Jumping: 726

 

Ordovis'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 (%)
Ordovis's Greatsword Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 107 - - - 69 67 C E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 47 22
Standard +1 122 - - - 79 73 C E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 47.47 22
Standard +2 138 - - - 89 80 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 47.94 22
Standard +3 153 - - - 99 87 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 48.41 22
Standard +4 169 - - - 109 93 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 48.88 22
Standard +5 184 - - - 119 100 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 49.35 22
Standard +6 200 - - - 129 107 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 49.82 22
Standard +7 215 - - - 139 113 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 50.29 22
Standard +8 231 - - - 149 120 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 50.76 22
Standard +9 246 - - - 159 127 B E - C - - 69 37 37 37 50 51.23 22
Standard +10 262 - - - 169 134 A E - C - - 69 37 37 37 50 51.7 22

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      The hyper armor the AoW adds seems pretty substantial. Tried a bit on NG+ with Dagger's Talisman, Carian Filigreed Crest, Assassin's Crimson Dagger and the Sacrificial Axe in my off hand. If the AoW doesn't one shot an enemy, it will likely stagger then. You can trade through any damage, and recover a nice chunk of HP with the Assassin's Crimson Dagger. I'm sure the Dagger's Talisman isn't necessary for most PvE enemies but it nice on bosses.

      • Anonymous

        sure, yeah, unique L2s are cool the first few hundred times. but I would have given both nuts to have this thing's moveset include the ground-dragging heavy attack, the running horizontal slash, the heal-punish thrust, basically *any* of the swordfighting techniques the crucible knights themselves use.

        • Anonymous

          If you use faith-knot crystal tear with this, not only to you get some more AR from the extra faith, but you also end up with a perfect 25 faith, which is exactly what you need to cast golden vow. Do with this what you will (nuke bosses in half).

          • Anonymous

            Drink stonebarb cracked tear and just go to town with the AoW on Malenia. Breaks her stance with 1 fully charged use. Follow with a critical then charge it up again and repeat until she is dead. I felt bad.

            • Anonymous

              Bothers me a tiny bit that this has slightly different base damage allocation and scaling to the crucible knight spear, but different enough to mean that a build that's build for one of the crucible knight weapons doesn't necessarily support the other. For example the crucible knight spear is perfectly fine on a faith leaning str/fai build due to equal base damage and equal scaling but this sword demands a strength leaning str/fai build. It stops being an issue at high enough levels when you can just invest heavily in both though.

              • Anonymous

                You just never, EVER get tired of using this thing's weapon art.
                Few weapons capture barely contained divine fury as well as this one.

                • Anonymous

                  For anyone wanting to make out strength just for this weapon, I ask you to reconsider once hitting around 50-60 strength. Once you hit 60, instead of aiming for 70, go for 10 more faith than is required. If your weapon is max it will not only do more damage with putting the next 10 points into faith, but will also give you access to golden vow which buffs weapon damage. You could also do this switch at 50 since it is about 6 less damage if you put the next 10 levels into faith, but it makes up for it and more with golden vow.

                  • Anonymous

                    In theory it sounds cool doing a cosplay of a crucible knight but the manlet sized tarnished makes it seem like child's halloween costume.

                    • Anonymous

                      i wonder if this sword is actually made of copper. not only does it look like it, but both this sword and the regalia of eochaid have skills where you telekinetically move the sword, and that sword's description says that its copper is the conduit for that ability. the crucible armor also seems to be made of the same material as this sword if the color is anything to go by, and its description states it "holds the power of the crucible of life" which boosts crucible incants, abilities which consist of you forming an appendage of some sort and manipulating it like its part of your body. if you think about it these abilities are not too far off from each other, you're essentially channeling your will into something that's not actually part of your body and moving it like it is. in conclusion, "primordial gold" might just be copper question mark? not a whole lot to go on tho, maybe the dlc will give us some more eochaid stuff

                      • Anonymous

                        The versatility, the synergy with other weapons and incantations, the poise breaking and the surprisingly low fp cost aow with a massive aoe and wild hyperarmor, the majority physical damage, being a greatsword in general...

                        One of the overall best weapons pve in the game needless to say.

                        • Anonymous

                          I wanted so badly to use the shield effectivley with this, but one handing it with 55 str and 47 fai make me lose over 100 AR.

                          • Anonymous

                            Oddly, this weapon was correctly spelled as Ordovis' Greatsword before released which is the correct way to spell a pocessive word that ends in S. But then was changed to Ordovis's Greatsword which means Ordovis is Greatsword. I don't know of any other grammatical mistakes besides the intentionally cartoonish medieval dialog.

                            • Anonymous

                              The charged ash of war eats through enemy poise like anything. The charged ash of war if it fully connects does 66 poise damage on pve enemies, the highest that can be achieved in a single button press without using poise damage boosting cracked tear.

                              • Anonymous

                                As a str/fai build, this guy has been carrying me for the 2nd half of the game after the Golden Halberd carried me the first half. Don't let anyone tell you holy weapons are trash in this game, they have actually made my playing experience relatively easier than it probably should've been lol.

                                • Why does with weapon have such a high strengh requirement? Even the Blasphemous Blade only requires 22 strength although it has a higher weight. For balancing reasons? The Blasphemous Blade is still far more viable than this weapon.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    You don't know true terror until a fully charged "aspect of the crucible: horns" lands on you and you land right at the center of this weapon's already charged ash of war.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i wonder why this is pierce? there is no pierce attack in its moveset. all i can think is that maybe the skill is the pierce type.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I'm kinda disappointed that this thing charged heavy isn't that poke that can get you from across the room that the Shield Crucibles can do.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Can't believe no one has mentioned how good this thing is for cheesing Malenia... srsly, hit her with the first charged L2 and you've won the fight! Rinse and repeat til she's dead.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            With 60 strength, the physical damage of this weapon still makes it still useful for the final bosses with, but I still find it wanting when it comes to killing Malenia.

                                            Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword is a good weapon to switch to for killing her, but be warned that you will need 15 points into dexterity to use it.

                                            Otherwise both weapons seem to benefit the most from use on a 60 Strength and 40 Faith build.

                                            The Clawmark Seal and Two handed weapon use get a you a tarnished that competes with the power of a pure strength player and the incantation casting of a pure faith player.

                                            Faith can be easily dropped to 25 if you are alright with losing out on getting decent incantation damage.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              After the buff, this thing absolutely slaps. The uncharged version is insanely fast now and does good damage with massive hyperarmor and good AOE. The charged version, when combined with Godfrey Icon and Shard of Alexander, can absolutely nuke the health of some bosses. I haven't even gotten to the best part which is that this thing does a ridiculous amount of poise damage. Two fully charged weapon arts will basically stagger any boss. This, combined with the extreme hyperarmor, means that I can see a viable hit-trading build with heavy armor where you just spam the fully charged weapon art to destroy bosses, since only a few big attacks can truly interupt the weapon art..

                                              Recommended to spec mostly into strength rather than faith since the physical is where the majority of the damage comes from, plus it has much better scaling with strength.

                                              The only problem I have with this thing is that the range of the actual weapon seems shorter than average for a greatsword. Other than that, it is worth it to go through the horrendous double crucible knight boss fight for. Cheese them with Blasphemous blade and get this baby.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I used it before the buff and it was definitely the best great sword. But now it’s just over the top. L2 speed boost was welcome but unnecessary. The hyper armor on uncharged is absolutely ridiculous though, no reason I should be able to face tank a great hammer on reaction L2. Fortunately most peeps spamming it don’t level faith past the minimum, so I steam roll meta chasers spamming it with my own L2. I hope they revert the hyperarmor on uncharged L2

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Update the sword, its now pretty good. No ROB before 1 06 but after 1.07 its a plain Jane game. Nothing stands out, nothing exciting. Just pick whatever and your good. Glad I played before the game was butchered

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Damn this thing is good now. Maybe then even overbuffed it? The increased speed is nice but its also have a massive hyperarmor which might be a little too bit too much

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      God damn did the update make the uncharged ash quick, bless From for actually nerfing crouch poke crutches and buffing this beauty. 10/10

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        If you’re going for a Crucible Knight playthrough, consider the Regalia of Eochaid instead. Much better AoW and isn’t as sluggishly bulky.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If only this thing had the disgustingly long range thrust that the Crucible Knights themselves love to use whenever you so much as think about sipping your flask, it would've been perfect for a cosplay build, but of course it just gets the standard greatsword moveset, they could've atleast have given it the same r2s as the Claymore, big sadge.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Was so hyped when I first got it, the CKs have such a nice moveset with it and.... then it's the same bs moveset that almost every single other greatsword has. Very, very disappointing. At least the aow is unique and fun to use, so there's that at least.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              The weapon art is cool but considering how the knights who wield this love to jab it into your face every time you try to heal, i think it should've gotten some poke moves

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                A pretty good weapon with decent scaling and a weapon art that's a little tricky to use without a good amount of poise. Great for people dressing as crucible knights. I don't pvp at all but even I can see it would be suicide to try and use that AoW

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The damage is pretty good but the weapon art is trash, even uncharged it takes a long time to activate so probably be knocked out of it and the range is bad so you need to be right up to them.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    for everyone who says the weapon art need hyper armor, it does get extra poise when you let go of the charge. just dont be stupid, if you see something charging you, let go and most of the time youll eat the hit and get some damage off. yall are blinded by the need to fully charge everything

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Maybe it's a stretch, but, could the name of the knight wielding it (Ordovis) be a reference to the Ordovician, a geologocal period of time which came before the Silurian (The other knight's name being Siluria). Both these periods were part of the paleozoic, during which life, as we know it, saw some dramatic changes from an evolutionary point of view.

                                                                      We know the Crucible is more or less the evolution of life in Elden ring, so it could make some sense that the knights that worship it are a reference to these geological periods.

                                                                      Another period of time that followed this one is the Devonian, so it could be possible that a future Crucible knight's name will pe Devon or something along those lines.

                                                                      • No unique moveset like most unique weapons. just a reskin of lordworn greatsword with a very slow and weak ash of war that doesn't even have hyperarmor. like at least give it one of the crucible run attacks that catch rolling or chugging

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Why does this not have hyper armor? There are skills out there that have longer reach but have unnecessary (but welcomed) hyper armor but on a skill that has like 1 foot reach you don't get hyper armor. This weapon is just sad.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Got ahold of two of these bad bois, made em +10 whith full crucible set. Stats: 40 vig, 40 endurance, 50 str 50 faith. As well as all crucible spells and erdtree heal. By running through the full game, and beating every boss you come by, whith the gold scarab talisman and a little bird farming it's a pretty powerful build

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Oh my good lord Jesus when my shrek lookalike character spins this blade I’m almost dropping tears… so beautiful

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Wait?? Under tips and tricks it can't be enhanced by magic or items, but under upgrades it can?? Which is it??

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  The best greatsword for STR-FAI Build; Insane damage also from ability.
                                                                                  Optimal in combo with Blasphemous or Gargoyle's Blackblade (above all Blackblade because Blasphemous scale little better with DEX)
                                                                                  65 STR 45 FAI with Radagon Soreseal 880 AR double handed, 826 single hand.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Would anyone here recommend this as a powerstance-option with the Blasphemous Blade (If both Str/Fai are around 40+)?
                                                                                    I know scaling wise there would be better combinations but i'd like two the most (looks and all...)

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Man, this would have been my fav weapon if greatswords had heavy thrusts. I mean Ordovis himself does a lunging thrust from 5 m away.....

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Does this weapon effective on majority enemies / boss in the game ? I mean, it seems alot of enemies have a good resistance to Holy Damage (i said that, because I use it in my str / faith build, and hesitate to upgrade this to +10).

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          This is my main weapon on my str/fath build, and I think its a fantastic sword. It hits hard, and the weapon art is really fun to use.

                                                                                          The moves are like any greatsword so nothing special there. The Vortex is powerful, but youll need either proper timing or high poise to pull off a full charge. (which you dont always need) It has an AOE so can take out multiple enemies, and when you slam it into the ground it has a ripple effect depending on how much Vortex was charged. These ripples each due rapid damage that quickly stacks up, and they cause enemies to stagger on each one. If youre quick with a heavy follow up, you can cause a stance break.

                                                                                          For a Paladin like build, its powerful and a lot of fun. Plus it feels like a badass smite when you bring it down! Probably not the most "optimized" choice, but top tier still.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            When should I use this over gargoyle blackblade? I love the weapon art but I can't see a reason to use this instead.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I cannot overstate how much I like this in the left hand with Blasphemous in the right. I’ve got a 55 Fth/45 Str split, and while the Blasphemous has the better weapon art and damage, the Ordovis’ still has a very high AR… but also seems to be a bit longer than the Blasphemous, giving you just a bit of extra reach when dual wielding.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                If you're having trouble with the boss fight, the spear crucible knight will often resort to a ranged spear throw while Ordovis himself will usually try to stay in melee range. You can use the spear throw to create spacing between the two and get some hits on Ordovis, and once he is down the spear knight is pretty simple. Just watch out for his fist impale grab attack and you should be fine. Also, if you are running a strength build, the Staff of the Avatar's Ash of War has really good hyper armor if you feel comfortable taking some damage and getting out.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  it's base damage is way lower than other faith/str weapons like Golden halberd and Blasphemous blade. Golden halberd has worse faith scaling and blasphemous has worse strength scaling, but they still out do this one. Ordivis GS is a good powerstance option to left hand with blasphemous though.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Scales really well with both STR and FAI, managed to get into 800+ attack rating reasonably fast.
                                                                                                    May be the best weapon for STR+FAI builds.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Got this today after so many tries. For a greatsword user, the hardest part is the first phase cause both of them move at the same speed. So its hard to separate them and find an opening. Just keep running around and hitting 1 time when they have abit of distance between them
                                                                                                      Try to focus the spear knight first, after u get him to like half HP he gets 2 lunge attack which makes it faster. Kite his lunge/claw thingy then hit him.
                                                                                                      Have to be patient. My fight was like 30 mins. Get the blessed dew talisman (heals hp over time), worth it for long fights

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        The sword is a definition of Sounds good, looks cool but does not work. Frist of all it's holy dmg does not prevent skeletons from coming back. It's weapon art is total letdown. Initial wind up can be interrupted even with dagger or rat bite (even while equipped in heavy set - tested in crucible set). The dmg is mediocre as well as range. Only redemption is that, before actual dmg of weapon art the animation of weapon slam does also dmg, however it is light dmg with AR of 1 handed - even if you two hand it prior to weapon art. Gargoyle Black blade is much better for STR/Faith and has far superiror wapon art.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          very easy way to beat the 2v1 without summons for me is use a shield with barricade shield and just do guard counter on the spear guy after he dies the 1v1 shouldn't be a problem

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Got scared the first day I tried beating them, but after getting and upgrading the Greatshield Soldiers Ashes, it became a lot easier. What you wanna do is run to your right as soon as you enter the arena and summon the Greatshield gang, then lure Ordovis out of the mess and leave the spear dude there. They'll tank the spear guy for most of the fight and you can take down Ordovis 1x1.

                                                                                                            If you prefer to fight Ordovis last, just run to the right instead and lure out the spear dude first.

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