Moonlight Greatsword +5

- critical_dark_souls.jpg 100
198 stability_dark_souls.jpg 38
- durability_dark_souls.jpg 300
- weight_dark_souls.jpg 6.0
Requirements & Bonus
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16 10 28
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Regular
Enchantable No
Special Yes

The Moonlight Greatsword is a Weapon in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered.



This sword, one of the rare dragon weapons, came from the tail of Seath the Scaleless, the pale white dragon who betrayed his own."
"Seath is the grandfather of sorcery, and this sword is imbued with his magic, which shall be unleashed as a wave of moonlight."

How to Get / Where to Find the Moonlight Greatsword

  • Acquired by cutting off Seath the Scaleless' tail.
  • Player must cut the middle tail off, you must hit the end of the tail for the tail to come off. The best way to do this is to make sure you are as light enough to run quickly. Run over and stand by the crystal you need to destroy in order to damage him at the start of the fight, and wait for him to shuffle over and do a breath attack. His attack will take a few seconds, then shatter the crystal which will stun him giving you plenty of time to chop or Soul Spear his tail off. The tail should fall off after about 500 damage and after patch 1.05 it gets directly transfered into your inventory, so there no longer is the possibility of losing the weapon for the playthrough, when cutting Seath's tail, while it's tip containing the weapon is inside the wall. You acquire the weapon, even without finishing off Seath.

Hints and Tips:

  • Give to Frampt to receive 5000 souls.
  • The Moonlight Great Sword's heavy attacks fling blades of magic at the enemy, which explode on impact. This useful ability, however, cannot be used too often, as each swing reduces the durability of the weapon by 20 or 40 points, depending on if you are wielding it one or two handed. These ranged heavy attacks have heavy knock-back, sending foes flying or knocking them down upon impact.
  • It also raises Magic defense by 40.
  • The Intelligence damage scaling has greatly reduced effectiveness past 40 Intelligence. Up to and including 40 Intelligence, each point of Intelligence adds about 7 damage with a fully upgraded Moonlight Greatsword. Above 40 Intelligence, each point of Intelligence adds about 2 damage with a fully upgraded Moonlight Greatsword.
  • Pure magic damage, useful moveset and fairly low stat requirements make moonlight greatsword one of the more popular PvP weapons.
  • The moonlight sword has been found in almost every single From Software game, all the way back to the first King's Field game. 


  •  The sword is part of a long line of moonlight greatswords.

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Moonlight Greatsword Upgrade Table

Dragon Upgrades may be performed by any Blacksmith, as long as you have the required materials.
Dragon Reinforcement Scales 136% for intelligence_dark_souls.jpg Intelligence to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 50,000 souls and 10 dragon_scale_dark_souls Dragon Scales 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Moonlight Greatsword physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular - 132 - - - - A - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +1 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx1) - 145 - - - - S - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +2 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx1) - 158 - - - - S - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +3 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx2) - 171 - - - - S - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +4 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx2) - 184 - - - - S - - - 60 10 40 40 38
Regular +5 (dragon_scale_dark_soulsx4) - 198 - - - - S - - - 60 10 40 40 38

    • Anonymous

      28 Mar 2020 02:31  

      Not sure why I fought seath like 10 times to get this. I'm SL80 ish with 11 in intelligence. This sword does absolutely nothing for me. I could have killed him first try with no effort. But I wanted that *****er's tail. I kind of wish I could have kept the chunk I cut off as a trophy.

      • Anonymous

        17 Feb 2020 22:44  

        I was lucky enough to summon this absolute Chad for the fight who cut seaths tail off for me while I was distracting seath.

        • Anonymous

          06 Oct 2019 04:20  

          am i the only one who thinks the the best weapon(or at least the funnest to use)? want to know the best root to cuting of seaths tail? get the dark bead spell, enter the area, and wait by the crystal. DO NOT POP IT! wait for him to do a breath attack. he'll pop his OWN crystal! go to the biggest tail and spam your 1-hit spell. it should come of after about two. finish him off(if sucsessful). the weapon itself is worth your $50,000 and 10 dragon scales( escpecialy if you're going for an int build). if you have any questions, i'll be here to answer them. thank for 4 listening 2 the youngest (12 year old) dark souls veteran in the world! :)

          • Anonymous

            28 Jun 2019 22:06  

            Keep in mind that his "real/main" tail is in the middle of 2 tail-like appendages and that it is much larger than the other two. Make sure you attack that one and not make the same mistake I did. I killed him before realizing this and now I have to try again in my next playthrough

            • Anonymous

              04 Jun 2019 02:26  

              Honestly, the most frustrating thing about trying to get this weapon, is that Seath will constantly turn around and the area you need to cut for his tail will keep clipping into the walls. I never knew how cramped that arena was until I tried to get this sword. Well worth it, though.

              • Anonymous

                13 Feb 2019 23:13  

                Can someone who is fluent in the English language please proof-read this? It's getting to the point where it's unclear in some places and causing confusion in comments.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Oct 2018 21:42  

                  500 damage points is a lie. I halve his health hitting nothing but the tip of the tail and it's still on...

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Jun 2018 05:56  

                    by chance does anyone on xbox have an extra i killed seath before finding out you need to cut off his tail my gt is midnite noob

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Jun 2018 22:13  

                      when my friend drops this weapon (its plus 5) my level 59 character cant pick it up, any suggestions why?

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Jun 2018 21:30  

                        As I like to warn anyone planning to use a dragon weapon as a phantom, beware of the durability when spamming the fully charged R2. However, things like the Repair Spell, or powder, can nullify that. Still, beware - a Broken weapon if you have no backups may as well be an invitation to be black crystalled out if the host notices. I mean, it makes sense. 85% less damage is A LOTTA DAMMMMMAGE gone.

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Jun 2018 19:09  

                          Rip me.. I kept hitting that mofo and that tail didn't drop.. I got summoned and it dropped within seconds.. I'm a sorc.. I'm screwed.. if anyone happen to have 1 they don't want hit me up ^^

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