Among the plethora of weapons in Elden Ring, Katanas are a popular choice. And among different Katanas in Elden Ring, Moonveil Katana is one of the best if not the best Katana in Elden Ring. Even after the nerfs, Moonveil Katana remains a popular weapon of choice due to its special skill (Transient Moonlight) and versatility. In this guide, we will discuss the location of Moonveil Katana and discuss how players can use different builds around it. The weapon can be a good addition to your arsenal for both PvP and PvE.
How to Get Moonveil Katana in Elden Ring
The Moonveil Katana is dropped by the Magma Wyrm boss. The Magma Wyrm boss can be found in Caelid’s Gael Tunnel. For your convenience, we have a map image marking the location of Magma Wyrm.
When you arrive at Gael Tunnel, enter and kill the first two guards. Then descend the platforms to a Sight of Grace which can be used as a quick travel and rest stop.
Head farther into the tunnel to access the boss area to find the Magma Wyrm. If you are a low-level player, the boss fight may be difficult. When not fighting him, be mobile and use the many obstructions in the boss fight arena as protection against Magma Wyrm’s attacks.
Although Magma Wyrm is not a flying beast like other Dragons, it definitely spits fire in many of its attacks. Staying at a safe distance will be the only way to get rid of these fiery attacks. Apart from these fire-based attacks, the boss also does some slashing and swiping strikes with its massive blade. You can easily avoid melee attacks from this weapon by rolling through them.
In the first phase of the fight, you should go for the boss’s head, as it will be staying close to the ground in the whole phase. In the second phase, Magma engulfs its sword in flames and starts attacking while standing on its back legs. It will be a good opportunity for you to get extremely closer to its body and attacks its legs. This will also help you dodge the blade swipes of the boss.
You can use the pillar in the fighting arena to hide and heal whenever things seem to get out of hand. Moreover, if the boss follows you around, it is quite possible that it’ll get trapped due to its large size. This will allow you to deal substantial damage by landing some heavy strikes before the boss escapes from being stuck.
After defeating Magma Wyrm, you will receive the Moonveil Katana, as well as 7500 Runes and a Dragon Heart.
Moonveil Katana Builds
For Moonveil Katan Builds, let’s discuss its special ability (the most important part of the weapon), stats and requirements, recommended gear, and Talismans.
Moonveil Katana ability
Transient Moonlight ability comes with the Moonveil Katana, which engulfs the weapon and allows you to execute one of two deadly assaults. Use a light attack to conduct a parallel slash that makes a lethal magic missile or a strong attack to do a descending slash that creates a comparable ranged magic bomb.
Blood loss buildup is Moonveil Katana’s secondary effect. This effect, like the Uchigatana, increases gradually to do significant damage to foes and bosses.
If you have the stats to wield the Moonveil Katana, you can defeat some of the game’s most difficult bosses.
Take note that the Moonveil Katana has been nerfed in the game. That being said, it is still one of the most popular and strongest weapons in Elden Ring.
Moonveil Katana stats and requirements
You’ll need 12 Strengths, 18 Dexterity, and 23 Intelligence to equip the Moonveil. You’ll need to invest a few upgrade points in Intelligence and Dexterity to get the most out of this weapon. However, the weapon’s Ash of War will deal the bulk of your damage. You’ll want to improve one or both stats so you can use the power of basic attacks as you run out of FP.
It mostly scales damage using a C score for Intelligence and a D ranking for Dexterity. Transient Moonlight, a weapon skill, is also quite spectacular. If you are running a mage build, intelligence of course will take priority and if you are going for a dexterity build, especially pairing it with another Katana in Elden Ring, Dexterity should take priority over intelligence. So stat allocation could be situational depending on what sort of build you are going for. While the weapon also scales with Strength, the output is quite minimal so Dexterity and Intelligence stats are recommended for it.
The weapon level of the Moonveil is the most crucial feature because it determines how much destruction its Ash of War ability delivers. You can use Somber Smithing Stones to upgrade Moonveil Katana.
Moonveil Katana Gear and Talismans
Any Talisman that reduces FP cost like Carian Filigreed Crest and Primal Glintstone Blade can work well as you will be using Transient Moonlight a lot Moonveil Katana. For other slots, it will be situational depending on the type of build. Godfrey Icon can also be a good Talisman choice as it increases the damage of charged attacks.
As for armor, it’s recommended to go with a relatively lightweight armor as with Moonveil Katana, you are going to need some agility. If you are starting with Samurai Class which is a recommended class for Moonveil Katana, you won’t have to look for an appropriate armor as its default armor, Lands of Reed is good enough. If you want to purchase this armor set, you can visit the Isolated Merchant in Dragon Barrow.