Best Greatswords In Elden Ring

Greatswords have been a beloved weapon type in all Souls games and such is the case in Elden Ring. Here are the best of them.

From the plethora of weapons you can choose in Elden Ring, the Greatswords are one of the best when it comes to inflicting pure raw damage on your enemies.

The massive blades are specialists when it comes to annihilating your enemies, but you lose some mobility since greatswords are heavy. However, the goal is to do as much damage as possible with each strike, so even a single strike can do the deed.

Greatswords have been a beloved weapon type in all Souls games and such is the case in Elden Ring. So knowing about the best greatswords in the game is crucial. Before we can do that, you’ll need to know the mechanics that revolve around Elden Ring Greatswords.

How Greatswords work In Elden Ring

Greatswords offers one thing to its users, power. With only a few precise swings of these giant blades, you can bring down even the most challenging enemies in Elden Ring.

You inflict massive damage with these swords but you’ll have to stay alert since you become vulnerable to incoming attacks while you recover from a swing. You have to manage your mobility by devising a strategy, but the damage input will make up for it with the Greatswords in Elden Ring.

Surprisingly, you can infuse Greatswords with several Ashes of War. So, you have to test and try different items with your weapons to see what works for you and your builds.

Best Greatswords to use in Elden Ring

10) Bloodhound’s Fang

The Bloodhound’s Fang is one of those best Greatswords that you can get pretty much from the beginning of the game if beeline to the Limgrave area and defeat the Bloodhound early in Elden Ring. This curved sword has a high physical attack rating, and it will scale out very well throughout your first playthrough.

The thing that puts the Bloodhound in the best Greatsword category is the fact that it has native bleed buildup (55) on it which most curved Greatswords lack.

Apart from that, you can also buff this weapon even further with blood grease to give it more bleeding or buff it with fire to give extra damage, etc. to your enemies making your fights more enticing as well.

Lastly, this Greatsword weapon skill Bloodhound’s Finesse is a unique ability that allows you to slash your enemies while also allowing you to dart away from their attacks.

Moreover, if you follow up with an R2 you can Dart and attack at the same time as well. You can also get a good amount of jump attack damage from using the Bloodhound’s Fang making it a desirable choice as the best Greatsword in Elden Ring.

9) Golden Order Greatsword

If you are looking for a Greatsword that does massive Holy damage, look no further than the Golden Order Greatsword in Elden Ring.

The weapon skill of the Golden Order Greatsword is known as Establish Order. Using this skill you can unleash a golden explosion around yourself while at the same time launching a devastating follow-up strike in the form of the arc of Holy light at your opponents in Elden Ring.

This sword provides the additional benefit of dealing +20% damage on the undead enemies as well. All these aspects contribute to making the Golden Order Greatsword an excellent option in the list of the best Greatswords that you can use in Elden Ring.

8) Ordovis’ Greatsword

Ordovis’ Greatsword deals both physical and holy damage on all the enemies you face in Elden Ring. In terms of weight, it comes at about 12.0 and has attributes requirements such as strength (25), dexterity (13), and faith (15) in order to be utilized fully in the game.

Ordovis’ Greatsword also has the highest attack rating of all heavy-infused Greatswords. Its weapon ability Ordovis’s Vortex has a remarkably high damage output along with an AOE and it is relatively not hard to pull off most of the time as well.

Lastly, this Greatswords weapon skill can be boosted by using Godfrey Icon as it can be charged allowing you to boost its damage capability.

You can make use of this greatsword if you are relying on a strength-based build but apart from that there are other good options as well. Take note that you can unlock Golden Vow by investing 25 points in Faith.

7) Sword of Milos

The Sword of Milos deals a ton of physical damage in Elden Ring. It also restores 5 FP (Focus Points) per kill. Moreover, it is one of the three Greatswords that applies bleed build-up with each hit, and has one of the best quality scaling when compared to the rest of the weapons in its category.

Sword of Milos has the weapon skill Shriek of Milos, and you can buff your own damage with this skill while also debuffing enemies at the same time.

Furthermore, this ability also has a decent poise and can deliver 100 percent physical damage on all the enemies you face in Elden Ring. However, if you use Roar Medallion with this greatswords ability you can buff R2 attacks while under the effects of the shriek of Milos as well.

6) Death’s Poker

Death’s Poker is one of those Greatswords weapons which are revered highly for their physical damage. This weapon shares a unique R2 with the Sword of Milos and dispatches both physical and magic damage on your enemies. Death’s Poker is extremely lightweight for a greatsword.

As the name suggests this greatsword builds frostbite with every hit as well as its weapon skill. Moreover, it has the third highest physical damage of all magic damage dealing greatswords.

Death’s Poker has the best weapon skill Ghostflame Ignition, and it deals 100 percent magic damage on all enemies allowing you to boost its damage significantly with Magic Scorpion Charm, Terra Magica, etc.

All these aspects make Death’s Poker an ideal choice for the best Greatswords that you can get your hands on in Elden Ring.

5) Inseparable Sword

Next up is the Inseparable sword, this weapon shares a unique two-handed R1 move set with the knight’s greatsword. It can exert both physical and holy damage on your enemies during fights.

The advantage of using this best greatsword includes that it can deal +20 damage on the undead foes and also prevent skeletons from reviving as well.

The Inseparable sword has the second highest holy damage amongst all the greatswords which earns it a spot among the best Greatswords in Elden Ring.

Moreover, the inseparable sword’s weapon skill Sacred Blade, when used can boost the holy damage of this weapon over and above all other greatswords in Elden Ring.

4) Helphen’s Steeple

Helphen’s steeple is another great option that you should consider when you are looking for the best Greatsword in Elden Ring. As usual, this sword also shares the default move set of many other great swords and deals both physical and magic damage.

Helphen’s Steeple has the highest attack rating of all magic damage-dealing greatswords and can boost its damage even higher with its weapon skill. That being said this greatsword has the weapon skill Ruinous Ghostflame which has a rather fast cast speed, and its attacks can inflict frostbite on your foes as well.

So Helphen’s steeple is an excellent choice in terms of best greatsword due to its decent strength and intelligence scaling.

3) Darkmoon Greatsword

The Darkmoon Greatsword ranks highly as one of the best Greatswords in Elden Ring because of its ability to do both physical and magic damage.

Each of its attacks allows you to build up Frost on enemies. Its weapon skill Moonlight Greatsword has a good range and high stagger ability which allows it to deal 100 magic damage on your enemies.

If you are going for a spell-blade build in Elden Ring, the Darkmoon Greatsword is an excellent weapon to equip.

2) Sacred Relic Sword

If you are thinking about the best Greatsword in Elden Ring then the Sacred Relic Sword should be among the top ones on your list. This weapon can deliver massive physical damage along with additional holy damage to your enemies.

The Sacred Relic Sword has the weapon skill Wave of Gold which deals 100 percent holy damage. Moreover, this skill can be increased significantly with items such as the sacred scorpion charm, etc. making this sword the best Greatsword to use in Elden Ring.

However, you can only get this blade after defeating the Elden Beast by making this Greatsword an Ng+ weapon in Elden Ring.

Although the sacred relic sword has high stat requirements for being a Greatsword, it is still considered to be extremely powerful due to its weapon skill making it a highly sought-after weapon in Elden Ring as well.

1) Blasphemous Blade

In terms of the best Greatswords the Blasphemous Blade should be your top priority in Elden Ring. It is also the heaviest sword in Elden Ring and shares the default move set of many other Greatswords.

This infamous blade can deal both physical and fire damage to your enemies. The Blasphemous Blade requires attributes like 22 strength, 15 Dexterity and 21 Faith to be wielded efficiently in the game.

The Blasphemous Blade is considered amongst the best Greatswords because it has the highest potential attack rating amongst all faith-scaling Greatswords. However, to achieve it, you will have to place points on Faith, dexterity, and Strength.

Furthermore, it has a potent weapon skill Takers Flame which does pure fire damage and hits extremely hard on your enemies.

Although Blasphemous Blade has a modest faith scaling you can use its weapon skill to take down enemy bosses with relative ease.

So all these aspects contribute to making the Blasphemous Blade a highly desirable choice in terms of the best Greatswords to use in Elden Ring.


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