Bluemoon%20Greatsword

Bluemoon Greatsword+10

Stats
icon wp physicalAttack 375(*262) icon wp counterStrength 110
icon magicbonus 0 (*262) icon wp poiseDamage 35
icon firebonus 0(*262) icon wp stability 40
icon lightningbonus 0(*262) icon durabilitiy 30
icon darkbonus 0(*262) icon weight 15
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22 icon dexterity 22 icon intelligence 22 icon faith 22
28 10
icon magicbonus green icon firebonus green icon lgtngbonus green icon darkbonus green
- - - -
Weapon Type Greatsword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No

Bluemoon Greatsword is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.

 

The Blade of this greatsword shines like the brilliant rays of the moon. In the oldest legends, rarely spoken of today, it is said that the sword was born of a great white being.

Then, what explains this lifeless weapon? Perhaps there has been some mistake... 

Acquired From:

  • Inherited from Benhart of Jugo. Player must summon him three times and defeat the boss with him surviving the fight, then speak to him in Drangleic Castle or the Memory of Orro to receive his equipment.
  • The player may instead kill him for the blade, but will gain sin when doing so.

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Upgraded with regular Titanite to +10.
  • If you inherit his equipment instead of killing him for it, you gain an achievement/trophy.
  • Uses Mastodon Greatsword moveset.
  • Gains a D (C on +10) bonus in int for the enchanted upgrade path, but not for any other path.
  • Despite this,  going with the Raw upgrade path will yield more damage as buffs mostly consider AR before scaling for the buff formula.
  • Benhart believes the sword contains power that only a true swordsman can unlock. Unfortunately, the blade is a fake. Maughlin the Armourer will confirm this if you take the blade to him. (If Maughlin is in his final stage, where he yells "I'm rich, I'm rich!", he will not say anything about the sword).
  • Quite useful when infused with Raw or Enchanted.
  • Despite it being a "fake", the thick blade bears a closer resemblance to the Moonlight Greatsword from both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls.


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Required in Build:
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Bluemoon Greatsword Upgrades

  Attack Values Bonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp magdmg
icon wp firedmg
icon wp lightningdmg
icon darkbonus
icon Counter%26poisedamage
icon strengthscale green
icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 187 - - - - 110/35 - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Regular +10 375 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Magic 130 130 - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 26.6 37.9 37.9 17.9
Magic +10 262 262 - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 26.6 37.9 37.9 17.9
Fire 130 - 130 - - ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 7.9 56.6 37.9 17.9
Fire +10 262 - 262 - - ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 7.9 56.6 37.9 17.9
Lightning 130 - - 130 - ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 56.6 17.9
Lightning +10 262 - - 262 - ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 56.6 17.9
Dark 130 - - - 130 ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 36.6
Dark +10 262 - - - 262 ^ - - - - - - - - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 36.6
Poison 130 - - - - ^ - - - - - - 112 - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Poison +10 262 - - - - ^ - - - - - - 140 - 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Bleed 130 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - 112 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Bleed +10 262 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - 140 57.9 7.9 37.9 37.9 17.9
Raw 215 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Raw +10 431 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Enchanted 187 - - - - ^ - - D - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Enchanted +10 375 - - - - ^ - - C - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane 93 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20
Mundane +10 187 - - - - ^ - - - - - - - - 60 10 40 40 20

Table Key

Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do.

 

Requirements/
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
Strength
icon-wp_physicalattack.png
Physical
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
Physical
icon-wp_bleed.png
Bleeding
icon-durabilitiy.png
Durability
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Dexterity
icon-wp_magdmg.png
Magic
icon-wp_magicdef.png
Magic
icon-wp_poisondef.png
Poison
icon_weight.png
Weight
icon-intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon-wp_firedmg.png
Fire
icon-wp_firedef.png
Fire
icon-wp_petrifydef.png
Petrify
 
icon-faith.png
Faith
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
Lightning
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
Lightning
icon-wp_cursedef.png
Curse
 
icon-magicbonus_green.png
Magic Bonus
icon-wp_counterstrength.png
Counter Strength
icon-wp_stability.png
Stability
   
icon-firebonus_green.png
Fire Bonus
icon-wp_poiseDamage.png
Poise Damage
     
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
Lighting Bonus
icon-wp_castSpeed.png
Cast Speed
     
icon-darkbonus_green.png
Dark Bonus
icon-wp_range.png
Range
     

 

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

 




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    • Anonymous

      My favorite thing to do is to get 14str,10 dex, spend everything else in 32 adp(for the optimum rolls) and vig/end split. The only downside is the durability, which I get the ring for asap

      • Anonymous

        It should also be noted that Magerold will also talk about this sword if you talk to him. Saying that he danced around the topic of the sword with Benhart as to not make him feel bad.

        • Anonymous

          Now, as a meelee mage i love this thing, and i was wondering, magic or enchanted if i'm going 50 int + any magic buff worth using (most likely crystal magic sword obv)?

          • Anonymous

            With Vessel Shield and STR Ring, you can swing this Lore Flavorful Great Sword on a SL1 Character!

            (If you're like me who do not want to kill our homie Bernhart while keeping your SL1 run fair against the bosses, I would suggest dropping fire aesthetic twice to the Prowling Magnus bonefire, in order to complete his quest.)

            • Anonymous

              Ironically better for caster builds than the MLGS. Fully upgraded MLGS only beats out base Magic BMGS AR once you hit about 50 INT, and then BMGS shatters it with literally any buff. BMGS has the better moveset as well, although it's Achilles heel is it's durability which can be mitigated with rings.

              Also, I think someone at Fromsoft screwed up the model. It's very clear that the original model of what was intended to be the moonlight greatsword ends up being the BMGS.
              Look at it, it's bright as if shining with moonlight. Meanwhile, the MLGS is stretched, you can actually see the texture warping on the hilt and certain parts of the blade. Furthermore, it's dull as hell, as if it's a mere imitation. Just my 2 cents

              • Anonymous

                "Mom, can I have Moonlight Greatsword?"
                "We already have Moonlight Greatsword at home"

                Moonlight Greatsword at home:

                • Anonymous

                  This weapon is underrated as hell. Even if you are a mage and intend to buff it, 262 of elemental damage is not bad at all. Elemental scaling is usually **** anyway, you won't get much more than around 50 except for very specialized builds. This would put this weapon more or less at the same level as a Magic Mastodon GS with scaling. If you only invest 14 points of STR in order to two-hand it, this is definitely one of the best Greatswords in the game even for mages.

                  • Anonymous

                    I think this one is the actual sword made from Seath's soul, but with its magical power already faded, as it was probably made many ages ago.

                    I think Maughlin says its a fake because he probably heard about the legendary sword, but when he saw this one, he didn't see its former power in it.


                    • Cons:
                      End game acquirement
                      Heavy (may as well use ultra greatsword)
                      Low durability

                      Pros: I have 60 on all stats find it to work better with infusion no idea what this wiki states. With magic infusion and crystal weapon it would outdps moonlight greatsword which cannot be buffed post nerfs
                      Good horizontal animation swing

                      • Anonymous

                        Low durability, tons of raw damage. The perfect definition of glass cannon. This fake gets sht done like a real deal.

                        • Anonymous

                          mom can we get moonlight greatsword
                          no we already have moonlight greatsword at home
                          moonlight greatsword at home:

                          • Anonymous

                            Damage wise it's one of the best greatsword in the game. With just Ring of Blades +2 and raw infusion this is doing 481 damage

                            • Anonymous

                              despite the fake-ness the sword is very very fatal for Vig/End/Vit builds, get a Bracing ring for it and you get big AR despite no scaling

                              • Anonymous

                                What if every anonymous post was the same person... Hehehehe think bout that, all the arguments, conversations, and comments all just one singular being talking to them self. Or my self?

                                • Anonymous

                                  This badboy carried me from Last Giant to Aldia. This sword may be a fake, but it's one hell of a fake. Shout out to the smith who managed to craft a sword even better than the legendary blade he was attempting to replicate.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    431 damage with a raw infusion will stand toe to toe damage wise with pretty much any other great sword even with a 50/50 Strength/Dexterity build behind it. If you start as the knight, that requires only 17 strength and one point in dexterity, as opposed to over 40 levels in each to get the hard caps for a claymore. Definitely worth picking up, even worth killing Benhart as soon as possible, as this weapon will make you a monster at low-mid levels. Just keep your eye on the durability, as this thing breaks quickly.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      You know, it's long been my headcanon that Benhart knows exactly what his sword is: He treasures it because it's an old family heirloom, and he never actually claims it's some kind of magical blade. He just says that "only a true man can wield it right." I figure what he means by that is that it's the skill of the swordsman that matters, not any inherent quality of the weapon. He probably wouldn't even be interested in the real Moonlight Greatsword considering it's a pure Intelligence weapon, and Benhart kinda doesn't strike me as the type who'd consider intelligence and magic talent to be the best quality of a manly warrior.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        "If Maughlin is in his final stage, where he yells "I'm rich, I'm rich!", he will not say anything about the sword" He does, actually.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          An enchanted bluemoon greatsword +10 at 99 INT will only do 415 AR whereas a raw bluemoon greatsword +10 will do 431 AR, if you want to be using this sword for physical damage the raw infusion is the way to go as it completely outclasses the enchanted infusion.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Despite being a "fake," I would actually highly recommend this weapon. Yes, it has low durability, but if used sparingly in PVE, or used in PVP area matches, this sword can shine as brightly as a full moon in September.

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