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 1 soul.
  • 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

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    • Anonymous

      15 Oct 2020 20:44  

      personally, i thought kusanagi is pretty similar to moonlight greatsword. especially their origin.
      kusanagi has been found in the tail of yamata no orochi, Same as moonlight sword that discovered from seat the scaleless's tail

      • Anonymous

        01 Oct 2020 12:30  

        Man i removed 4k of his hp to manage to cut his tail off and i was with a crystallized halberd and gold pine resin

        • Anonymous

          24 Sep 2020 04:20  

          ***FOR SORCERERS***

          For too long I have tirelessly worked to try and get a good blade to cut his tail off, since we can only lock on to the center of enemies and blind shooting didn't seem like a good idea.
          After getting a longsword to +5 enchanted, trying to cut the tail off and failing miserably (could deal 300 dmg max) (also couldn't use the lighting resin on it because it was enchanted), I, out of frustration in a gush of creative wisdom tried to land a Soul Spear without locking on, just aiming for the general direction of his tail. I missed the first, but the second one chopped the thing right off, like a ****ing carrot. Magic users, please try and land Soul Spear/Crystal Soul Spear on his tail instead of trying weapons. You'll get enough time (a chance) to cast 2 of them. So pretty nice. Good luck

          sorry for weird english

          PRAISE THE SUN

          • Anonymous

            17 Sep 2020 14:36  

            **TO CUT OFF HIS TAIL:
            You must hit near the tip of his "MAIN" tail. His MAIN tail is the longest one.

            **BE AWARE: If you summon a friend, both of you may see his tail on opposite ends. This was messing me an my friend up. It's an online desync issue. Hit the HOST world tail, not the summon. My friend couldn't even see the tail that I saw, it was on the opposite side for him. Someone should add this to the article.

            • Anonymous

              16 Sep 2020 21:04  

              By far my favorite weapon in the game but the R2/RT attacks break the sword really fast so make sure to have repair powder

              • 31 Jul 2020 03:54  

                To cut the tail, when you bait them blast attack on the crystal, start running as soon as you see it coming that way. Be light. Then wail on the tip. I used a zwei + 10 buffed with lightning resin while tripping on power within. Got it. Then proceeded to destroy him.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Jun 2020 10:16  

                  I’m seriously curious to see how Fromsoftware’s gonna make this thing look and act in Elden Ring... I’m also excited for the lore behind it cuz I’m a big f*cking nerd for some good lore.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 May 2020 12:27  

                    Note that when his crystal is broken, he will always do a roaring animation. You can abuse this by getting him to destroy it himself while standing as close to him as possible, then circle around and get some free hits on the middle tail.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Apr 2020 06:27  

                      NG+2. I did 4700 damage to his tail with power within + great combustion and got nothing. Over half his health. Last weapon to 100% the game. This is garbage.

                      • 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! :)

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