Ordovis's Greatsword

ordoviss greatsword weapon elden ring wiki guide 200px
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 chargable 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).

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Ordovis's Greatsword

 

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 22
Standard +2 138 - - - 89 80 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 47 22
Standard +3 153 - - - 99 87 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 48 22
Standard +4 169 - - - 109 93 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 48 22
Standard +5 184 - - - 119 100 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 49 22
Standard +6 200 - - - 129 107 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 49 22
Standard +7 215 - - - 139 113 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 50 22
Standard +8 231 - - - 149 120 B E - D - - 69 37 37 37 50 50 22
Standard +9 246 - - - 159 127 B E - C - - 69 37 37 37 50 51 22
Standard +10 262 - - - 169 134 A E - C - - 69 37 37 37 50 51 22

 

 

 




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    • 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.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This weapon? Amazing.

                                                            The boss you get it from? Absolute ****ing bullshit that will make you tear your hair out one by one.

                                                            Listen to the advice of a poor man who suffered an hour against that boss: Summon Help. Please and thank you.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              You can solo this melee if you're stubborn like me and don't wanna summon; someone in the comments said to kite ordovis and focus on the spear knight first, and that was the trick. just keep kiting and hit-and-running kinda like how you'd deal with ornstein and smough

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                If you’re having trouble with this fight use the Mimic Tear spirit ash. Summons a clone of yourself so you can at least fight the knights 1v1.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I recommend summoning help, this fight is really hard and is not worth the head ache. At least it is behind the least annoying Hero grave, still a pain though. Weapon is amazing for a strength faith build

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Viewer beware : the boss fight you get this from is by far the most ludicrous thing i've encountered in this game. Two crucible knights, and with different movesets to boot.
                                                                    First time i'd actually not recommend a weapon due to the sheer difficulty of aquisition.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Always with the faith scaling pretty much every weapon I wanna use that upgrades with somberings has faith/int or arcane scaling. That or/and split damage.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Its pretty far into the game im the atlas plateau region and its near the castle outskirts called Auriza Heros Grave

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Its won from a boss fight in the Auriza Hero's Grave located in the Atlas plateau.
                                                                          P.S you also get the armor set,

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Ah, so this weapon would also be good for a Paladin/Holy Knight build. I hope I can make a really good Paladin build whenever I do buy Elden Ring.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Can a kind soul update this please? The location is different than it was in the network test. Every video on youtube has the wrong location

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