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 -- 50 -- --
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-- -- 100 100 250
Requirements & Scaling
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16
D
12
D
-- 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.

 

Holy Moonlight Sword Description

"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 Greatsword into the two-handed Moonlight Greatsword.
  • 50% righteous bonus for all attacks.
  • Untransformed R1 attacks deal 50% of the listed arcane damage.
    • Untransformed -> Transformed L1 deals 83.3% of the listed arcane damage.
  • Transformed R1 attacks deal 70% of the listed arcane damage.
    • Transformed -> Untransformed L1 deals 100% of the listed arcane damage.
  • Transformed R2 attacks (with bullets) deal 0% of the listed arcane damage; 100% of the arcane damage is transferred to the sword's projectile.
  • Transformed  R2 attacks (without bullets) deal 70% of the listed arcane damage, as there is no projectile.
  • The L2 attack (with bullets) deals 100% of the listed arcane damage.
  • The L2 attack (without bullets) deals 70% of the listed arcane damage.
  • The Normal variant performs well enough, allowing for triangular gems such as Odd (Temp/Arc) or Abyssal Nourishing gems.
  • The Uncanny variant performs slightly worse, allowing only Abyssal Nourishing gems, as fire and bolt are wasted on this weapon.
  • The Lost variant performs best due to its triangle and waning gem slots, which can be utilized for two strong Abyssal Nourishing gems.

 

 

Location

Normal

  • The Hunter's Nightmare: Found on the Underground Corpse Pile after the fight against Ludwig, The Holy Blade. Ludwig's head will be lying there and you can:
    • Kill the head for the sword.
    • Wear a piece of any church attire and talk to the head. When prompted, reply "Yes" and you'll get the sword.
    • Wear a piece of any church attire and reply "No", then come back later and Simon the Harrowed will be there and give you the sword.
    • NOTE: This weapon is missable. If Laurence is killed before you obtain it, you will no longer be able to talk to the head or obtain it from Simon.

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

  • All arcane damage %s (presented in the weapon's information above) 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 Holy Moonlight Sword's stats read that it has "100 + 50" arcane damage, you will deal (100 + 50) * 0.77 = 115.5 arcane damage.
  • Transformed R2 attacks at close range will hit foes with both the sword and the projectile, dealing 100% of the physical and arcane damage listed.
  • Without QS bullets, the transformed heavy attacks will no longer emit projectiles.
  • Cannot be buffed with consumables such as Empty Phantasm Shell, Bolt Paper, or Fire Paper.
  • Cannot be changed to a different element by using Gems that give Fire or Bolt bonuses.
  • The weapon has poise / hyper-armor frames in both of its normal and transformed modes. You cannot be interrupted by light attacks mid-swing while you are attacking an enemy.

 

 

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

Regular Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.00x, 1.02x, 1.06x. 1.06x 25 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 leaping 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, 3D Dot Game Heroes, and Otogi.

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    • Anonymous

      08 Nov 2020 19:57  

      Sometimes with enemies you can double stagger them with the untransformed charged-> follow up R2, and still get a backstab. Insane damage potential for a str/arc build with mediocre skill

      • Anonymous

        26 Sep 2020 12:46  

        How to satisfaction:

        Step 1. Untransformed charge attack
        Step 2. Untransformed R2 straight after
        Step 3. Profit

        • Anonymous

          27 Jul 2020 06:49  

          I still dont know how the damage works. So in the transformed version (when you press L1) if i hit a basic R1 does it deal arcane damage too? Or just physical?

          • Anonymous

            11 Jun 2020 18:13  

            This can be missed before actually killing Laurence. I accidentally killed Simon in the fishing hut (though I don't know if killing him or letting him die made a difference one way or another). I killed Orphan. I picked up Laurence's skull but did not venture back to him to activate him. I went to Ludwig's head, put on church gear and tried to talk to him but he is dead. No sword.

            • Anonymous

              03 Jun 2020 19:41  

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              • Anonymous

                18 May 2020 20:57  

                So I'm on NG+2 and I have 50/50/50 any recommendations for gems? I currently have a little over 800 AR and heard that at my build it can go over 1000 AR.

                • Anonymous

                  07 May 2020 10:58  

                  I had planned for weeks in advance to bring a character into the dlc early for the HMLS and head straight into the dungeons to purchase the lost version once I did so. Lost version has a waning slot which is difficult to obtain a gem for during the entire story mode and what do you know? The red eyed boom hammer hunter drops a waning gem for the first time in my 4 years with this game! Sh!t was meant to be.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Mar 2020 03:41  

                    Anyone use this in a quality build? I've been thinking of going 50/50/25 using this weapon because I dont want to be just stuck on using str weapons, is it still damaging enough to be viable? Or is it just not worth it without the high arc stat? I dont really care to much about the beams doing insane damage since I plan on only using them when I can get a hit in with both sword and beam

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Feb 2020 11:35  

                      Do not underestimate a quality build with this weapon. With use of blood bullets and the rally system, the light waves are nearly infinite which even at base arcane racks up damage depending on how much you charge it, not to mention the hit stun. If you are unfortunate enough to face such a build, be even more on guard when the sword isn't transformed, as the viscerals will sustain usage of light waves if they don't take out all your hp. Now just imagine a build that has access to all physical damage types that can use any, cannon, the minigun, flamesprayer, rosmarinus, and a tonritus for good measure. Yes, you could max out the potential of the sword, but I think versatility always wins.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Feb 2020 17:25  

                        This sword is like the One ring. Everybody wants it, it's power is always abused, then eventually, it destroys the wielder and searches for another. It also changes sizes to fit the current owner apparently. One sword to rule them all, one sword to find them, one sword to bring them all, and in the darkness BIND them!

                        • Anonymous

                          18 Jan 2020 04:38  

                          "It seems to be another reappearance of the Moonlight Greatsword" it seems? really, you think it *might* be a reappearance of the Moonlight Greatsword. are you sure?

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