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 (read here)

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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 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 ^^

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Jun 2018 04:03  

                      how do the tail weapons work anyway is it like something the dragon had in their body and was guarding or does the character somehow instantly craft a weapon out of it?

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Mar 2017 03:07  

                        I'm honestly not sure, about this sword, does it keep some of the same power attacks as the claymore? or are they replaced by that magic attack?

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Jan 2017 03:04  

                          There's something immensely satisfying about cutting off his tail and using 2H heavy attack to blast him in the face with it

                          • Anonymous

                            Help me20 Aug 2016 23:00  

                            I know this weapon is for magic but can I upgrade strength for even more damage? My strength is 16 and intelligent 40.

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