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Holy Moonlight Sword

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Imprints (Normal)

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Imprints (Uncanny)

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Imprints (Lost)

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Damage
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90
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50
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100
100
250
Requirements & Scaling
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16
D
12
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14
C
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Holy Moonlight Sword is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne. It was introduced with The Old Hunters DLC.
There are 3 versions of this weapon: Normal, Uncanny, and Lost. The only known differences being the Gem Imprints and the locations in which they are found.


" An arcane sword discovered long ago by Ludwig.

When blue moonlight dances around the sword, and it channels the abyssal cosmos, its great blade will hurl a shadowy lightwave.
The Holy Moonlight Sword is synonymous with Ludwig, the Holy Blade, but few have ever set eyes on the great blade, and whatever guidance it has to offer, it seems to be of a very private, elusive sort."



Holy Moonlight Sword Information

  • Transforms from a One-handed Claymore into the Moonlight Greatsword.
  • Requires 16 Blood Stone Shards, 16 Twin Blood Stone Shards, 16 Blood Stone Chunks, 1 Blood Rock and 6,360 Blood Echoes to fully upgrade
  • To perform a Leap Attack, tap forward on the Left Stick as you press R2
  • To perform a Transformation Attack, press L1 while performing another attack.
  • 50% righteous bonus for all attacks.
  • All untransformed attacks except for the L1 deal 50% of the listed arcane damage.
  • Untransformed L1 deals 83.3...% of the listed arcane damage.
  • Transformed attacks performed with the R1 button deal 70% of the listed arcane damage.
  • Transformed attacks performed with the R2 button deal 0% of the listed arcane damage if you have bullets. Instead, 100% of the arcane damage is dealt in the Lightwave. If you have no bullets, it deals 70% of the listed arcane damage.
  • The Transformed L1 deals 100% of the listed arcane damage.
  • The L2 deals 100% of the listed arcane damage if you have bullets. If you have no bullets, it deals 70% of the listed arcane damage.
  • All arcane damage %s presented here are applied to the individual attacks' multipliers. E.G. the transformed running R1 has a 1.1 multiplier, so its arcane damage multiplier is 0.7 * 1.1 = 0.77. Thus, if your HMLS in its stat screen read that it had "100 + 50" arcane damage, you would deal (100 + 50) * 0.77 = 115.5 arcane damage.


Location


Normal



Uncanny Holy Moonlight Sword

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 80,000 Blood Echoes.


Lost Holy Moonlight Sword

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 80,000 Blood Echoes.



Player Notes

  • The normal moveset consists of horizontal slashes and a thrust charge attack which can be followed up with a vertical slash which hits from bottom to top, very similar to a Dark Souls one-handed greatsword moveset, particularly the Claymore.
  • The normal uncharged R2 is a fairly quick, long-reaching thrust and can be repeated quickly, though it will eat through your stamina. It's good for interrupting enemies, even bosses like a transformed Gascoigne, and the reach lets it hit them right as they start their windup, with proper spacing.
  • Transformed moveset consists of diagonal slashes followed by horizontal slashes. The R2 attack emits arcane projectiles just like the moonlight greatsword from Dark Souls games. A fully charged R2 can be followed up with another attack. Each projectile attack including the L2 attack consumes one QS bullet per use.
  • The jumping attack emits a forward projectile.
  • L2 performs an explosive thrust which appears to knock down most enemies.
  • Without QS bullets the transformed heavy attacks will no longer emit projectiles but will still perform the normal slashes.
  • In transformed mode it is possible to hit with both the sword and the arcane projectile and deal heavy damage, especially if you use the follow up after a fully charged R2.
  • The transformation attack back into normal mode is an overhead slam which creates a small arcane explosion (does not consume QS bullets).
  • Deals physical and arcane damage both one-handed and two-handed, however the projectile deals only arcane damage. 30% of the Physical AR is transferred to Arcane while in it's transformed mode (needs confirmation).
  • Cannot be buffed by Empty Phantasm Shell.
  • Cannot be changed to a different element by using Gems that give Fire or Bolt bonuses.
  • The weapon has hyperarmor frames in both of its normal and transformed modes. You cannot be interrupted by light attacks mid-swing while you are attacking an enemy. (Tested in both PvP and PvE)
  • At 17 str, 12 skill, 50 arc the scaling is +49 phys and +85 arc



Stats/Scaling

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+0

90
-
50
-
-
-
-
100
100
D
D
-
C
-

+1

99
-
55
-
-
-
-
100
100
C
D
-
B
-

+2

108
-
60
-
-
-
-
100
100
C
D
-
B
-

+3

117
-
65
-
-
-
-
100
100
C
D
-
B
-

+4

126
-
70
-
-
-
-
100
100
B
D
-
B
-

+5

135
-
75
-
-
-
-
100
100
B
D
-
B
-

+6

144
-
80
-
-
-
-
100
100
B
D
-
A
-

+7

153
-
85
-
-
-
-
100
100
B
C
-
A
-

+8

162
-
90
-
-
-
-
100
100
B
C
-
A
-

+9

171
-
95
-
-
-
-
100
100
B
C
-
A
-

+10

180
-
100
-
-
-
-
100
100
B
C
-
A
-


Movesets & Videos

Holy Moonlight Sword Moveset
Regular Moveset
Move
Damage Type & Modifier
Stamina
Effect
R1 Combo
1.00x, 1.02x, 1.06x. 1.06x
??
Horizontal swings alternating from left to right and right to left, with a slight diagonal arc.
Backstep R1
.90x

Performs a shortened ground slam.
Dodge R1
.90x
?? ~ ??
Horizontal sweep from right to left.
Dash R1
1.10x
?? (+run)
Performs a horizontal slash at a slight diagonal.
R2 Attack
1.30x
??
Performs a forward thrust.
Charged R2
1.80x, 2.00x
??
Performs a more powerful forward thrust.
Backstep R2
1.03x

Performs an uppercut that starts at the right foot and ends above the left shoulder.
Dodge R2
1.03x
??
After the roll, initiates a forward thrust.
Dash R2
1.40x
??
Initiates a forward thrust.
Leap
1.30x
?? (+run)
Performs a leaping overhead slam.
Transform Attack
1.20x
?? (+x)
transforms the blade then brings it down with a diagonal slash.
Transformed Moveset
Move
Damage Type & Modifier
Stamina
Effect
R1 Combo
1.00x, 1.02x, 1.06x, 1.06x
??
Diagonal and horizontal swings that alternate directions from left to right and from right to left.
Backstep R1
.90x

Overhand downwards slash.
Dodge R1
?? ~ ??
?? ~ ??
After the roll, performs a horizontal sweep from right to left.
Dash R1
1.10x
?? (+run)
Performs a diagonal and downward horizontal swipe starting at the right shoulder and ending by the left foot.
R2 Attack
1.20x, 2.00x (wave)
??
Backhand horizontal sweep from left to right which also emits a moonlight wave from the blade. Consumes a quicksilver bullet per swipe.
Charged R2
1.40x, 2.80x (wave)
??
Backhand diagonal sweep from left to right which also emits a wave. Consumes a quicksilver bullet. Tapping R2 again here will follow it with another horizontal sweep from right to left along with another wave. This follow up also consumes a quicksilver bullet.
Backstep R2
1.20x, 1.80x (wave)

Initiates a diagonal uppercut. Consumes a quicksilver bullet.
Dodge R2
??
??
Performs a horizontal left to right sweep which emits a wave. Consumes a quicksilver bullet.
Dash R2
1.20x, 2.20x (wave)
?? (+run)
Performs an overhead downwards slash. Consumes a quicksilver bullet.
L2
1.50x, 1.50x (flash)

A forward thrust with a flash at the end. The attack is the same for every iteration (backstep, dash, etc) Does not emit a projectile but consumes a quicksilver bullet in the flash. The attack causes an area knockdown effect on enemies.
Leap
1.30x, 2.40x (wave)
??
Performs a leapoing overhead slam and emits a vertical wave.
Transform Attack
1.30x
?? (+x)
A downward slash that releases the arcane energy of the blade into an attack. The blade is untransformed after.

Trivia

  • It seems to be another reappearance of the Moonlight Greatsword, a recurring item found around FromSoftware's games. Notable examples of such games include the first, second and third Dark Souls games, Demon's Souls, King's Field, Ninja Blade, Enchanted Arms, Armored Core, and Otogi.
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