- Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:06 am #16006573
Despite being a "fake," I would actually highly recommend this weapon. Yes, it has low durability, but if used sparingly in PVE, or used in PVP area matches, this sword can shine as brightly as a full moon in September.
- Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:00 am #16022675
Yes, but then again, just about any greatsword is. This one is a pretty long one though, and the one-handed R1 combine with its deceptive length is very good for stun-locking anyone not using Havel's Armor.
- Fri May 11, 2018 7:24 am #16033393
An enchanted bluemoon greatsword +10 at 99 INT will only do 415 AR whereas a raw bluemoon greatsword +10 will do 431 AR, if you want to be using this sword for physical damage the raw infusion is the way to go as it completely outclasses the enchanted infusion.
- Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:49 am #16253031
I was very confused for a second because I forgot magic infusion and enchanting infusions are different. So my magic bluemoon greatsword gets around 500 all my normal raw does as much as my magic mace
- Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:42 pm #16322844
fair if magic infused AR is stronger but you'll have to invest more levels in INT and magic damage resistance works different than physical. Most enemies block a percentage of magic/any element whereas physical resistance subtracts your armor rating from the attack damage instead of dividing. Has more reach than the mace obviously. I'd go with raw infusion unless you have high int and magic buff, or perhaps a pyromancy build w/ flame weapon and fire infuse. Raw dog any day early game.
- Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:18 am #16058572
You know, it's long been my headcanon that Benhart knows exactly what his sword is: He treasures it because it's an old family heirloom, and he never actually claims it's some kind of magical blade. He just says that "only a true man can wield it right." I figure what he means by that is that it's the skill of the swordsman that matters, not any inherent quality of the weapon. He probably wouldn't even be interested in the real Moonlight Greatsword considering it's a pure Intelligence weapon, and Benhart kinda doesn't strike me as the type who'd consider intelligence and magic talent to be the best quality of a manly warrior.
- Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:31 pm #16181476
In a way, this sword is best for him or in general. As you said, the real one's an INT weapon. It's much more situational than a weapon with no scaling, thus can be used by anyone once they hit the minimal requirements.
- Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 am #16089752
431 damage with a raw infusion will stand toe to toe damage wise with pretty much any other great sword even with a 50/50 Strength/Dexterity build behind it. If you start as the knight, that requires only 17 strength and one point in dexterity, as opposed to over 40 levels in each to get the hard caps for a claymore. Definitely worth picking up, even worth killing Benhart as soon as possible, as this weapon will make you a monster at low-mid levels. Just keep your eye on the durability, as this thing breaks quickly.
- Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 am #16311605
The game supports strength scaling over anything else so even the vanilla Greatsword which is aptly named as the "Greatsword" when +10 with 50 str and minimum dex beats this sword with a total of 580 AR (400 base + 180 scaled)
- Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:06 pm #16317152
The Greatsword, despite being called the Greatsword, is actually an Ultra-Greatsword. The Bluemoon Greatsword, on the other hand, is actually in the Greatsword weapon category.