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Gave this a try in a few pvp matches, and well… I never hit my opponent with it once. it seems the hit box is very shortlived, and the i-frames in dks3 are crazy as it is, but anyways, even from range when I felt like my opponent should have taken a hit from the moonlight wave it sends… it seemed to get thrown into the ground? or disipated? i donno, but i found it damn hard to land an attack with it.
Is the FP being consumed once you release it or already when you hold it?
Once you release.

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This spell is an alright pve spell, usually doing over 1000 damage if the sword and beam both hit (all boosting rings + crown of dusk + candlestick offhand w/ 60 int buffed court sorc staff). Unfortunately you have to be pretty crafty to land a hit on an opponent in pvp. Even if you charge it and wait for a roll you usually will only hit them with the beam. One neat trick is to stand behind a corner or doorway with it charged up, hitting the player as they come by. Not really worth going through the trouble of Midir but a pretty nice replacement for soul greatsword.
Could also try to git gud, that seems to work wonders
The model is ripped from a PS1 game? That is huh... wow
It's meant to be nostolgic. They did it on purpose. A lot of games do this anyway. Like how Smash Bros often uses NES sprites for some assist trophies or FFXV uses battle sprites from the SNES for its menus

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just goes to show you can throw enough effects on something and most people won't bat an eyebrow at a 21 year old model appearing in a modern videogame
They used the model from another game that from software made. Please do your research before blurting out stupid***** that makes you look like a stupid *****ing twit XD
But what they said wasn't stupid? It's accurate?
The sword produced by this spell uses a model taken directly from King's Field 2 (US), nearly untouched, save for the blade being slightly extended.

Doesn't seem to be true. https://www.google.com/search?q=King%27s+Field+2+(US)+moonlight&tbm=isch&imgil=C1vQzqltNYNGeM%253A%253BQhZuQ3rIy7ycIM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.youtube.com%25252Fwatch%25253Fv%2525253DQJxcrdEeq2M&source=iu&pf=m&fir=C1vQzqltNYNGeM%253A%252CQhZuQ3rIy7ycIM%252C_&usg=__lTplSqNOYwP4c4XxMjztRFpCERI%3D&biw=1366&bih=648&ved=0ahUKEwjbnO7ShoDTAhUF8IMKHeVTB00QyjcIZA&ei=n-7dWJvRJ4XgjwTlp53oBA#imgdii=jum2Q6r1sfEirM:&imgrc=C1vQzqltNYNGeM:

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The model is, the textures are modified and particle effects are added, though.
"Nearly Untouched" Nah
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It's a fancy spell that is totally not worth the pain and suffering you go through to get it.

Damage test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMUG5JLjeBg
Git gud

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old moonlight + moonlight greatsword + crescent moon sword = ??? ( MOONLIGHT BRO AHEAD. PRAISE THE MOONLIGHT)
I feel the need to do that
Darkmoon Longbow, Darkmoon Ring and Old Moonlight spell from Midir I've just killed
Bloodborne guy bestowed it on Midir after defeating the orphan of Kos.......
This sword was in other games before it was in blood borne. And the man who wielded it in bloodborne was Ludwig.
John Bloodborne
After getting this spell from Midir, I tried using it in about 20 duels in the hollow arena. Just for comparsion, I could land the slow and predictable crystal souls spear about once every two duels, but I NEVER hit somebody with the charged version of this. That's not only because the very obvious animation, but also because this spell, especially the charged version, has some hitbox problems. Despite the charged projectile looking huge, its hitbox is actually about the same size of the uncharged version, so it's much smaller than it looks and most of all doesn't go nearly as far as it looks. Also the projectile cannot rollcatch, as its short size and fast movement speed make it really easy to roll through it. If you want to use this in pvp I wouldn't recommend charging it, unless you think your opponent is very incautious. It's a shame that such a good looking and hard to obtain spell is so unreliable :T

Long story short: In my opinion the spell looks great, deals great damage and has rather low FP cost, but its deceptively small hitbox makes it almost useless in pvp. I think it will only be usable in From extends its hitbox so that it can rollcatch reliably.
Well it's useful in PVE at least... to some extent.
Wouldn't it be awesome if you could cast this while holding the Moonlight Greatsword? Like- as a catalyst?
would you be able to distinguish it tho