Elden Ring Best Dark Moon Greatsword Build 2024 for DLC

5/9/2024 3:03:35 PM

With this overpowered Dark Moon Greatsword build in Elden Ring DLC 2024, you are able to take down bosses efficiently while maintaining safety. This guide prioritizes the best setup, including weapons, skills, stats, armor, talismans, spells, buffs, as well as combat strategy and starting class. 

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Best Elden Ring Dark Moon Greatsword Build 2024 for DLC

This Elden Ring Dark Moon Greatsword 2024 build really shines with its spacing and powerful damage, buff stacking and enemy debuffs can strengthen your character further more, together these items to get the maximum boost. 

1 - Darkmoon Greatsword Build Starting Class and Stats

It is recommended to start as a Vagabond class with high starting health, endurance and strength, offering a balanced base. When it comes to the point allocation, intelligence is what to emphasize, intended for magic scaling on equipment. Set vigor at 60 to get maximum survivability, 38 mind is good for casting magic and incantations, 35 endurance allows for good equipment load, and dodge and attack freely while taking advantage of the Vagabond's high base health. 16 strength is required to reach the requirements to wield the Dark Moon Greatsword in one hand. 30 faith, also needed for used incantations. Lastly, leave Dex and Arcane at base levels. 

- Vigor 60

- Mind 38

- Endurance 35

- Strength 16

- Dexterity 14

- Intelligence 80

- Faith 30

- Arcane 7

2 - Darkmoon Greatsword Build Weapons

One of the legendary armaments, the Darkmoon Greatsword plus 10 with the awesome weapon skill Moonlight Greatsword could be the most overpowered weapon in the game, it deals physical and magical damage with 55 frost buildup. The weapon scales with strength, dexterity and intelligence, and INT has the best scaling at plus 10. 

To use it more effectively, you can tap or hold R2 to release a cresant shaped beam of moonlight at your foes, which does great damage and causes frost buildup, can take down even the hardest boss easily.

  • Off-hand: Carian Regal Scepter +10, Golden Order Seal

Carian Regal Scepter is probably the most powerful non FP increasing staff in Elden Ring, it has innate intelligence scaling, making it a powerful sorcery catalyst for intelligence-focused builds. At plus 10, this staff gets S scaling with 70 intelligence or above. The stat scaling and unique skill (Spinning Weapon) make it one of the strongest pure sorcery weapons prior to entering the late game. It boosts Full Moon Sorceries including Ranni's Dark Moon and Rennala's Full Moon.  

Golden Order Seal is a top option for a mage build and hybrid caster builds that utilize both sorcery and incantations, due to its dual scaling with both intelligence and faith at +10. The unique dual scaling allows it to remain effective on builds with a balance of Int/Faith rather than heavily investing in just one stat. It provides a boost to all Golden Order incantations, increasing their damage output. Combined with Carian Regal Scepter, it empowers both sorcery and incantation capabilities from a single weapon slot. This makes leveling a hybrid build more flexible by eliminating the need to acquire or upgrade separate seals for Int or Faith scaling. 

3 - Darkmoon Greatsword Build Armor 

Spellblade Set can increase the total magical dealing skills by 8%, with 2% for each piece of gear, this means you can boost the damage of Moonlight Greatsword by 8% and if you want to enhance Darkmoon Greatsword, Snow Witch Hat is a good choice to wear. 

4 - Darkmoon Greatsword Build Talismans

  • Shard of Alexander: boosts damage of any skill by 15%.

  • Magic Scorpion Charm: increases magic damage by 12%.

  • Godfrey Icon: raises the attack power of charge spells and skills by 15%.

  • Dagger Talisman: adds critical damage by 17%.

5 - Darkmoon Greatsword Build Flask of Wondrous Physick

  • Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear: boosts magic attacks by 20%.

  • Greenburst Crystal Tear: increases stamina recovery speed.

6 - Darkmoon Greatsword Build Incantations and Sorceries

  • Golden Vow: boosts attack by 15% and defense by 10%.

  • Black Flame’s Protection: provides 35% damage negation, and stacks multiplicatively with Golden Vow for over 45% defense boost.  

  • Terra Magicka: places a magic aura increasing magic attacks by 35% for 30 seconds.

  • Ranni’s Darkmoon: causes 270 frost buildup on hit while lowering enemy magic defense by 10%. With frost buildup, defense can be lowered by 32% thanks to multiplicative stacking.

7 - Darkmoon Greatsword Build Combat Strategy & Tips

  • Buff with Flask of Wondrous Physick, Golden Vow, and Black Flame Protection for substantial damage boosting and mitigation.

  • Use Terra Magica aura before engaging for maximum sorcery damage. Try to hit Moonlight beam within Terra Magica aura for boosted damage early on.

  • Spam Ranni's Dark Moon and other sorceries to continually lower boss magic defense while adding frost buildup. Fire off 1-2 Ranni's Dark Moons before engaging for early boss damage and defense debuffs. Combo Ranni's Dark Moon into charged Moonlight beam to catch bosses in their dodge.

  • Open boss fights from distance to safely buff/setup damage tools.