Elden Ring: The BEST Colossal Swords [Expert Picks] [2024]

My playtime for Elden Ring is above 800 hours and I have hands-on experience with all Colossal Swords.

Elden Ring Best Colossal Sword

Elden Ring has replaced the Ultra Greatsword category with the Colossal Swords category. They are chunky steel pieces meant to smash and slash any enemy they come across. They are compatible with multiple Ashes of War, but some are also boss weapons with unique Ashes of War that cannot be replaced.

Key Takeaways

  • Elden Ring has a new category of weapons, the Colossal Swords, meant for smashing and slashing enemies. 
  • The Greatsword is an homage to the black swordsman Guts and requires high Strength to wield, but has good strength scaling and packs a punch.
  • The Starscourge Greatsword is a weapon for true warriors with scaling in Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence. It has a unique Ashes of War called Starcaller Cry.
  • The Godslayer’s Greatsword has a unique Ashes of War that can burn enemies and do damage over time.
  • The Grafted Blade Greatsword is a strong weapon that requires high skill points in Strength, but it has a unique Ashes of War that temporarily increase stats.
  • The Royal Greatsword has the Ashes of War Wolf’s Assault that allows the player to launch into the air and cause a small explosion of damage.
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My Picks With Comparison Among Them

Here is a comparison table of my best Colossal Swords in Elden Ring . Each stat can be sorted to view the highest and lowest values, which has been done for your convenience:

No.WeaponAwarded forWeightFP CostPhysical DamgePhysical DefenseMagicFireLightningHolyCriticalBoost
1GreatswordBest Colossal Greatsword in Elden Ring235 (-8)164845050505010056
2Starscourge GreatswordUltimate Greatsword20.820 (-20)1296583/4734343410052
3Godslayer’s GreatswordLegendary Greatsword in Elden Ring.17.515 (-15)119633877/49383810045
4Grafted Blade GreatswordMost Versatile Greasword.21.020162804848484810053
5Royal Greatsword Best Carian Blade in Elden Ring.20.02011271134/6344444410052

Comparison table for Colossal Swords

The Colossal Swords category is relatively small, so I will list the top 5 out of the available 12 in the game.

Elden Ring Best Colossal Sword
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1. Greatsword

Best Colossal Greatsword in Elden Ring
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Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Why did I Choose Greatsword?

The blade has good strength scaling and packs quite a punch. It can be equipped with different Ashes of War, but one downside is the insane amount of Strength required to wield it in the first place. Overall, it is definitely one of the contenders for the best colossal sword.

We can truly see the influence of Berserk on Dark Souls. The series would not exist without the inspiration that Hidetaka Miyazaki received from famous mangaka author Kentaro Miura.

So it seems only fitting that the first colossal sword is a homage to the black swordsman himself, Guts.


Stats table for Greatsword.


Scaling Table.

  • Powerful Greatsword.
  • Ideal for Strength Build.

  • Requires Huge Strength to wield.

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2. Starscourge Greatsword

Ultimate Greatsword
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Starscourge Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Why did I Choose Starscourge Greatsword?

The preferred weapon of Starscourge Radahn. These pairs of colossal swords are a force to be reckoned with.

They scale with Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence. Weapons intended for a true warrior, someone who doesn’t mind getting hit, only to hit back harder.


Starscourge Greatsword Stats table. 


Scaling Table. 

They can be obtained after defeating Startscourge Radahn, equipped with a unique Ashes of War known as Starcaller Cry. This weapon skill brings the two swords together to create a gravitational field that makes all enemies in the immediate vicinity float up into the air, only to slam them down with immense force.

  • Pair of Colossal Swords.
  • Scaling with Dexterity, Strength & Intelligence. 

  • Requires defeating a boss.

3. Godslayer’s Greatsword

Legendary Greatsword in Elden Ring.
elden ring godslayers greatsword
Godslayer’s Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Why did I Choose Godslayer’s Greatsword?

Godslayer’s Greatsword blade is particularly interesting due to its unique Ashes of War.

The activation of the black flames of the sword makes it a veritable threat to enemies and bosses as a weapon that can burn enemies for a good portion of their health and continue to do damage over time in small amounts. It can be obtained after defeating the Godskin Apostle boss.


Godslayer’s Greatsword Stats.


Scaling table. 

The weapon requires average stats to wield and, as such, can be used in a variety of builds. The sheer flexibility of the pick is why it can be called the best colossal sword.

  • Ultimate boss killing weapon. 
  • Unique Ash of War.

  • Unlock requires defeating a boss.

4. Grafted Blade Greatsword

Most Versatile Greasword.
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Grafted Blade Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Why did I Choose Grafted Blade Greatsword?

If you have ever seen Game of Thrones, you may recognize Grafted Blade Greatsword. It looks almost identical to the throne made of swords in the show, and it can be assumed that a sword made of other smaller swords might do some damage. 


Grafted Blade Sword.

The weapon does require an insanely high skill point allocation into strength, but it might be worth the time and build, considering how strong this sword truly is late-game. It also has a unique Ashes of War called Oath of Vengence, which temporarily increases the user’s stats for a particular duration. 

  • Distinctive Design. 
  • High Damage Potential.
  • Best late-game sword.

  • High Strength Requirement.

5. Royal Greatsword

Best Carian Blade in Elden Ring.
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Royal Greatsword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Why did I Choose Royal Greatsword?

The weapon acts as a standard greatsword but has one defining feature that separates it from the others: the Ashes of War, known as Wolf’s Assult.

The player launches into the air, spinning with their sword and landing on the ground, plunging the sword into it and causing a small explosion of damage.


Royal Greatsword stats table.


Scaling Table.

The sword itself is obtained after defeating Blaidd the Half-Wolf. The primary Strength scaling of the weapon adds to its effectiveness and its place as a worthy blade for your consideration.

  • Unique Ash of War.
  • Primary Strength Scaling.

  • Ideal only for Late-game builds.

Why Others Were Not Choosen?

  1. Zweihander: Subpar base stats and limited scaling, may prove less effective compared to higher-tier weapons in terms of damage output and versatility.
  2. Troll’s Golden Sword: Mediocre base stats and limited scaling in both Strength and Dexterity and its Normal Skill, Troll’s Roar, comes with a high FP cost of 22, limiting its use in extended combat situations.
  3. Watchdogs Greatsword: Provides relatively low base stats and scaling, particularly in Dexterity, making it less optimal for players seeking high damage output and versatility compared to other colossal swords in its category.
  4. Troll Knight’s Sword: Lacks due to its mixed Physical and Magic Damage, potentially limiting its effectiveness for players seeking specialized damage types. Furthermore, High Intelligence requirements may restrict its use for certain character builds.
  5. Ruins Greatsword: Damage may not suit players seeking specialized damage. High stat requirements, with 50 Strength and 16 Intelligence, may limit its use for specific character builds.
  6. Maliketh’s Black Blade: Lower scaling in Dexterity and Faith may limit its appeal to certain character builds.

What Would I Recommend?

I strongly recommend the Starscourge Greatsword as the best colossal sword in Elden Ring for its Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence scaling, making it an all-rounder weapon. The sword is an absolute tank that will yield tons of damage to cheese bosses.

But remember, you should not stick with a single weapon throughout your build playthrough. My advice would always be to mix and match the weapons recommended above to pursue what you find perfect. 

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