Katanas are very effective in Elden Ring and the strongest one in the game is Moonveil. This ornate blade dishes out fantastic damage can build up the Bleed status effect and has the power to launch fast and heavy-hitting magic shots when you use its weapon art. Provided you have adequate stats to use it and have made your character around the stats that Moonveil scales with best, this weapon will take you all the way through your game.
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It’s in a relatively remote location and needs you to take down a boss, but don’t worry. In this game guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know about getting Moonveil, which includes where you can find it, how to beat the boss guarding it, and what its stat needs, scaling, and best usage strategies are.
How to get Moonveil in Elden Ring
To obtain the Moonveil katana in Elden Ring, you’ll first need to travel to northwestern Caelid, directly south of the road that leads into the region from Limgrave. There, near a small camp of Radahn Soldiers, you’ll find the entry to Gael Tunnel. Progress through this dungeon until you meet the Magma Wyrm miniboss.
While this boss looks rough, it’s actually much easier to kill than you would think. It only attacks by trying to bowl itself into you, breathe fire at you, or swing a large sword at you. These attacks cause a lot of damage but are also very telegraphed and easy to avoid. It also takes a long time for the Magma Wyrm to strike you again after it misses you, so lay into it with as many attacks as you can while you have good chances to do so. Once the Magma Wyrm perishes, it will leave the Moonveil for you.
Elden Ring Moonveil requirements, scaling, and usage
Moonveil can be utilized in a number of different forms, but it’s nicely suited for a Dexterity/Intelligence hybrid character since it needs 12 Strength, 18 Dexterity, and 23 Intelligence. In terms of scaling, the Moonveil has E Strength scaling, D Dexterity scaling, and C Intelligence scaling at its base level, but when upgraded, it features B scaling for both Dexterity and Intelligence.
The Moonveil does tremendous damage compared to other Dexterity/Intelligence weapons, and since its strikes are quick, you can put out a ton of DPS using it against enemies, bosses, and players in PvP. It also creates the Bleed status effect relatively fast as you hit enemies with it, resulting in excellent bonus damage once you proc Bleed.
Note that the Moonveil also has excellent range due to how extensive of a katana it is. Additionally, its Transient Moonlight weapon art lets you dish out damage beyond melee range by striking horizontal or vertical arcs of magic at enemies that cause heavy damage and can fast stagger many bosses or opponents trying to block damage with a shield. These magic arcs are extremely deadly in PvP, as they’re hard to dodge and span incredibly quickly.