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Dark Moon Greatsword Build Guide - Recommended Stats

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Best Build & Stats For Each Class

Dark Moon Greatsword Build Details

Can Use Sorceries While Fighting In Close Quarters

This build is focused on using the Dark Moon Greatsword, a weapon that becomes more powerful the higher your character's Intelligence is. Unlike other melee weapons, it's recommended to increase Intelligence instead of Strength and Dexterity, so it's advantage includes being able to use sorceries too.

Dark Moon Greatsword - How To Get & Stats

Skill That Is Easy To Power-Up

The Dark Moon Greatsword's Skill is considered a sorcery, making it easy to increase its damage with the use of Talismans and other methods. Using all of the enhancement below will buff your damage by 1.7 times more.

Recommended Equipment To Increase Skill Damage

Before BattleMagic Scorpion Charm
- Increases magic damage by 1.12x
Shard of Alexander
- Increases skill damage by 1.15x
During BattleFlask of Wondrous Physick with the Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear
- Increases magic damage by 1.2x for 3 minutes
Ranni's Dark Moon
Magic damage increased by 1.1x

Weapon Stats & Requirements

Weapon Stats & Requirements
Type: Affinity:
Greatsword Standard/Pierce
Attack Guarded Damage Negation
Physical: 82 Physical: 57
Magic: 98 Magic: 63
Fire: 0 Fire: 31
Lightning: 0 Lightning: 31
Holy: 0 Holy: 31
Critical: 100 Guard Boost: 44
Attributes
Required
Attributes
Scaling
Str 16 D
Dex 11 D
Int 38 C
Passive Effects
Applies and accumulates Frosbite (55)
Dark Moon Greatsword - How To Get & Stats

Skill Scaling At +10 Enhancement

AffinityAttack Power / AffinitySkill Scaling
Standard200/240STR D/DEX D/INT C

Recommended Stats & Class

Recommended Class: Astrologer

Recommended Class: Astrologer
Recommended Class
Astrologer
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6 9 15 9 8 12 16 7 9

^ Preferential | Optional | Unnecessary

The Dark Moon Greatsword's damage is directly related to its wielder's Intelligence. Due to this, it's recommended to choose the Astrologer class due to its high initial INT stat.

Recommended Stats

Navigation Overview
▼Level 50 ▼Level 120

Level 50

Stat Point Enhancement
Vigor 30 ・ Focus on getting 30 Vigor to ensure durability
Mind 15 ・ Initial Stat
・ Even with this, you can use Rock Sling 5 times
Endurance 9 ・Initial Stat
Strength 8 ・Initial Stat
Dexterity 12 ・Initial Stat
Intelligence 39 ・ Scaling S for Meteorite Staff
Faith 7 ・ Initial Stat
Arcane 9 ・ Initial Stat

At Level 50, it's hard to get the Dark Moon Greatsword. At this point, fight purely with Sorceries that include using Rock Sling and the Meteorite Staff.

Level 120

Stat Point Enhancement
Vigor 45・ Increase HP based on your preference
Mind 18 ・ Shake the excess
Endurance 24 ・ Will allow use of relatively heavy equipment
Strength 16 ・ Will allow using the Dark Moon Greatsword with one hand
Dexterity 12 ・Initial Stat
Intelligence 68 ・ When you reach 68 INT, you can use Ranni's Dark Moon
Faith 7 ・ Initial Stat
Arcane 9 ・ Initial Stat

Once you have the Dark Moon Greatsword, increase your Strength as required. Strength 11 is fine if you two-hand the weapon, but you have to remember to switch to two-hand after using the INT-based Glintstone Staff in combat.

Recommended Incantations

NameDescription
RanniRanni's Dark Moon- Temporarily lowers the enemy's Magic Guarded Damage Negation
- Increases Dark Moon Greatsword damage
AdulaAdula's Moonblade- Slash forward with Frostbite in each attack
- Can be used with Dark Moon Greatsword for continuous Frostbite damage
Rock SlinRock Sling- High power for low FP Cost
- Can be enhanced with the Meteorite Staff

Recommended Equipment

Recommended Weapon

Name Effect
RanniRanni's Dark Moon 【Right-Hand Weapon】
Main Weapon

- Light wave can be released with the skill
- Magic Scaling B can be enhanced
- Able to apply Frostbite to enemies for big damage
Carian Regal ScepterCarian Regal Scepter【Left-Hand Weapon】
- Intelligence Scaling S can be achieved with upgrades
- Increases the power of Full Moon Sorceries, including Ranni's Dark Moon
Carian Regal ScepterMeteorite Staff【Left-Hand Weapon】
- Enhances the Intelligence power of Gravity Sorceries
- Intelligence Scaling S from the start
- Can be obtained at the beginning of the game

Recommended Armor

Name Effect
Snow Witch HatSnow Witch Hat【Head】
- Increases Frostbite INT by +10%
- Ranni's Dark Moon and other sorceries are good with this head gear
QueenQueen's Crescent Crown【Head】
- Intelligence increased by +3
Haima Glintstone CrownHaima Glintstone Crown【Head】
- Strength and Intelligence increase by +2
-Has a demerit of minus 7 FP
Omensmirk MaskOmensmirk Mask【Head】
- Strength increased by +2

Recommended Talisman

NameDescription
Magic Scorpion CharmMagic Scorpion Charm- Increase magic damage by 12%, but lowers Guarded Damage Negation
Shard of AlexanderShard of Alexander- 15% Attack Power to skill
- Creates a Shockwave after activating the Skill
Graven-Mass TalismanGraven-Mass Talisman- Intelligence increased by 8
Graven-School TalismanGraven-School Talisman- Intelligence increased by 4
Dragoncrest Greatshield TalismanDragoncrest Greatshield Talisman- Boosts physical damage negation by +20%
ErdtreeErdtree's Favor +2- HP +4%
- Stamina +10%
- Max Equipment Load +8%
Radagon IconRadagon Icon- Increases the chanting speed of Intelligence and Incantation spells
Ritual Sword TalismanRitual Sword Talisman- When at Max HP, increases attack power by 10%

Magic Scorpion Charm Is Most Recommended

The effect of the Magic Scorpion Charm is applied to both the Dark Moon Greatsword's normal attack and its skill. It also increases the damage of INT-based attacks, so it should be the top priority to be equipped.

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