5 Best Greatswords In Elden Ring & How to Find them

Abu Bakar Karim
By Abu Bakar Karim
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Ashen one, looking for some tips to which Greatsword in Elden Ring is best for you? Hop on and let me tell you where to find them as well.

Elden Ring recently got the Baba Yaga title from Dark Souls 3. It needs commitment and sheer will. Sometimes, this commitment is rewarded with various items that will make you from Tarnished to Mighty. Yes, I am talking about weapons, especially the melee ones.

What might be the best ones? Without no awkward silence, these are the Greatsword category.

Greatswords are primarily coarse of iron lumps. But the skills and enchantment are different from one another. All of these best Greatswords of Elden Ring are of incredible weight but very useful to mow down whoever stands in front of it. Well, if you can come up with one or two upward cuts, God bless the dark souls.

There are quite a handful of Greatswords you will find on your journey. Each and every one of them possesses different skills, different stats, and many more. Here, I’ve tried to gather the top 5 Best Greatswords in Elden Ring. They are based on their stats, skills, and effectiveness. Hope one of them will be in your arsenal, Ashen one. Let’s proceed.

5. Gargoyle’s Greatsword

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Gargoyle’s Greatsword

Prerequisite:

  • Strength: C (18), Dexterity: E (10)

Skill:

  • Vacuum Slice

Upgrade Requirements:

  • Smithing Stones

Where to Find: Head to Siofra Aqueduct in Norton of Eternal City. Approach the waterfall, and he will jump-scare you. Spoiler Alert; he is not alone. Anyway, defeat him (or them), and you will be rewarded with the Gargoyle’s Greatsword. You can even infuse it with Ashes of War if you fancy.

4. Godslayer’s Greatsword

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Godslayer’s Grea

Prerequisite:

  • Strength: D (20), Dexterity: D (22), Faith: D (20)

Skill:

  • The Queen’s Black Flame

Upgrade Requirements:

  • Somber Smithing Stones

Where to Find: Hop on the horse and head to the northeast from Dragonbarrow. You will find the Divine Tower of Caelid. You will face The Godskin Apostle here. He is quite a powerful one, I tell you. Maintain a medium distance for him and wait for his openings. Repeat the process, and he shall fall. After that, you will be rewarded with the Godskin Apostle set.

Keep this in the inventory and go to the room behind him. You will find a chest that will contain the Godslayer’s Greatsword. It cannot be infused with anything though.

3. Dark Moon Greatsword

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Dark Moon Greatsword

The Dark Moon Greatsword will be coming at the third position. No disrespect to its ferocious skill. It has the highest Intelligence stats so far in any greatsword but falls behind because of Strength. Do give it a try for the Moonlight Greatsword spell. You will not be disappointed.

Prerequisite:

  • Strength: D (16), Dexterity: D (11), Intelligence: C (38)

Skill:

  • Moonlight Greatsword

Upgrade Requirements:

  • Somber Smithing Stones

Where to Find: Go to the southern plateau of Liurna. You will find the Cathedral of Manus Celes. But the only thing to access this place after you make significant progress with the quests of Ranni the Witch. You will face some bosses in the midway. Free her from this world, and she will reward you with the Dark Moon Greatsword. Interestingly, you will get the option of completing “Age of the Stars” at the end of the game.

2. Blasphemous Greatsword

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Blasphemous Greatsword

At the second comes Blasphemous Greatsword. The Taker’s Flame is all you want to cast after acquiring this Greatsword. Banish the souls with this spell.

Prerequisite:

  • Strength: D (22), Dexterity: D (15), Faith: D (21)

Skill:

  • Taker’s Flames

Upgrade Requirements:

  • Somber Smithing Stones

Where to Find: Go to the RoGo to the Roundtable Hold. Well, technically, you will be taken there by your companion, Melina. Also, this area is only accessible through Fast Travel. There you will be able to meet with the Finger Reader Enia. Here is a catch. She is only available after you defeat Godrick the Grafted of Stormveil Castle. Not finished yet.

Now your next target is Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy in Mount Gelmir. *Big exhale. You will be rewarded with Remembrance of the Blasphemous after this fight. Now, hand it over to Enia, and she will in return give you the Blasphemous Greatsword. Well, if you want Runes, though, you can sell it for 50k Runes. What’s in your mind?

1. Starscourge Greatsword

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Starscourge Greatsword

Finally, at the top, it will be this mighty Starscourge Greatsword. Starting from the bottom and by defeating the mighty Starscourge Radahn, this Greatsword keeps his worth to the fullest. Perfect piece for any Strength build.

Prerequisite:

  • Strength: D (38), Dexterity: D (12), Intelligence: E (15)

Skill:

  • Starcaller Cry

Upgrade Requirements:

  • Somber Smithing Stones

Where to Find: You have to trade Remembrance of the Starscourge with Erina. Defeat Starscourge Radahn whom you will find through a portal at Redmane Castle in Caelid. He is a big guy. So, plan your strategies before facing this one. Oh, and he is one of the Demi-Gods. Sounds cool, right?

Well, summon spirits if you want. Defeat him, and you will be rewarded with the Remembrance of the Starscourge. She will, in return, give you the best Greatsword in Elden Ring, the Starscourge Greatsword.

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