Elden Ring Best Swords and Locations
Although each Great Sword has different abilities, the basic gameplay mechanic of all of them is to attack slowly but hard. In the rest of this article, you will learn how to get the most powerful Great Swords in Elden Ring.
If you are in the beginning stages of Elden Ring and looking for a Great Sword that you can use for a long time, Claymore will be the best choice for you. Claymore is a two-handed early game weapon that gets stronger by taking scale from str and dex stats. Its special ability is named Lion's Claw. To get it, simply loot a chest in Castle More. You can also access a special weapon by defeating a boss located beyond the castle.
Dark Moon Greatsword
If you want to both use magic and have high damage at close range, you probably have an int and str based build. In that case, Dark Moon Greatsword may be the weapon designed for you. When its special ability is activated, it allows you to deal with frost buildup damage, and if you use the special ability again during this time, you will send a shockwave. To obtain the Dark Moon Greatsword, you must complete Ranni's quest. You can find more detailed information about Ranni's Quest from the Game Stories tab on our website.
Ordovis's Greatsword is a weapon designed for players with a faith-based build. It deals with both physical and holy damage. Its special ability is Ordovis's Vortex, which spins your sword with divine power and creates a shockwave on the ground. To obtain the Ordovis's Greatsword, you must defeat the boss in Auriza Hero's Grave located in Leyndell Royal Capital. With its copper-colored appearance, Ordvis's Greatsword is a weapon that suits any character's hand.
Gargoyle's Blackblade is the loot you get when you defeat a dormant boss you encounter in the early stages of the game. To get it, you need to defeat the Black Blade Kindred boss located at the entrance of the Bestial Sanctum. If you have faith and STR based gameplay, this weapon will take you to the advanced stages of the game. You need to use the Somber Smithing Stone to upgrade it. Like all faith weapons, Gargoyle's Blackblade deals both physical and holy damage.
Sacred Relic Sword
Sacred Relic Sword is a weapon that will come in handy for any player with a Faith-based build. It is more difficult to obtain than other Greatswords. To get the Sacred Relic Sword, you must complete the main story of Elden Ring. If you rush the main story and defeat the final boss, the Sacred Relic Sword will be available to get with the remembrance of the last boss. Its special ability is to deal damage to a large cone-shaped area. Sacred Relic Sword is an impressive greatsword both in terms of appearance and special ability.