Every single game Fromsoftware has released in the past has had some exceptional weapons. From the greatsword to the Uchigatana, Dark Souls has had it all. Elden Ring is no exception to this tried and true formulae, bringing with it tons of new weapons with unique skills and movesets. One such weapon is the moonveil, being of the most unique Katanas in the game.
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In Elden Ring, Moonveil is one of the best Katanas overall due to its scaling, moveset, and ability. It is a late-game weapon, being found in Caelid. This guide covers where to find Moonveil alongside its uses and abilities. We hope you find this guide useful. For more Elden Ring, check out Elden Ring Best Builds and How to Two Hand In Elden Ring.
Elden Ring Moonveil Location
You can acquire Moonveil in the third Elden Ring area, Caelid. In Caelid, there is an optional tunnel close to the border between Caelid and Limgrave, called Gael Tunnel. Advance through the Gael Tunnel until you get to the boss of the tunnel. Upon killing the boss you will be rewarded with the Moonveil.
Moonveil Requirements In Elden Ring
Since the moonveil is an Elden Ring Katana, it requires relatively high dexterity. The Moonveil has a strength requirement of 13 and a dexterity rating of 18. Where Moonveil differs from other Katanas is in its intelligence scaling. Read our article on Best Elden Ring Strength Weapons to get more familiar with that.
It is no basic Katana, the moonveil requires an intelligence rating of 23, making it the highest intelligence requiring Katana in the game and it does 87 magic damage at base alongside 73 physical damage. Moonveil has a strength rating of E, a dexterity rating of D and an Intelligence rating of C in Elden Ring. We recommend a dexterity and intelligence of 40+ to maximise the utility of the Moonveil in Elden Ring.
Moonveil can be upgraded using smithing stones which can be found in abundance in Limgrave. The easiest early-game areas for smithing stones are the Morne tunnel and the Limgrave Tunnel. The moonveil can also be infused and be turned into a weapon focused on a stat of your choice.
Moonveil Uses, Tips and Moveset
Since the Moonveil is a Katana in Elden Ring, it has a moveset consisting of slash attacks. The Moveset is similar to that of basic Katanas in Dark Souls 3 and consists of quick attacks in succession. Moonveil has a unique skill called the transient slash. It is reminiscent of the quick slash attacks in Katanas in previous fromsoft games, it does a very fast quickdraw slash with a followup that is hard to read and not choreographed. For skills recommendations, using ashes of war, we recommend attacks that have chained attacks or an Intelligence focused ash of war that has projectiles or an AOE attack. This can help you make the most out of the Moonveil in Elden Ring.
We recommend using this weapon for a build that wants to be very confrontational alongside intelligence-ranged attacks. Using the Moonveil with an Ash of war like the Lorretta Slash or Gravitas while having staff ready with Glintstone shards can be extremely powerful. This will allow players to have a very powerful yet balanced king of gameplay consisting of both close quarters and melee gameplay.
Due to its versatility, Moonveil will excel at everything in Elden Ring, from PvE to PvP. Its quick, powerful attacks allow for devastating combos and damage in PvE, helping you get through everything, from bosses to ads to hordes of rats or dogs with little difficulty. Even at times of difficulty or overwhelming moments, Ashes of war or Sorceries will allow the moonveil to prevail in Elden Ring. All in all, for PvE in Elden Ring, Moonveil is an excellent weapon.
Similarly in Elden Ring’s PvP, Moonveil shines. For the same reasons that helped it excel in PvE, Moonveil excels in PvP. The quick, powerful slashes coupled with devastating Ashes of war of your choice means every opponent will be facing a formidable weapon. Katanas have always been devastating in PvP in Fromsoft games, and in Elden Ring, Moonveil is no exception.
All in all, Moonveil is one of the best weapons in Elden Ring. Due to its intelligence scaling, it is the best Katana for intelligence builds. Bringing forth powerful quick attacks, a sick moveset, and abilities that can be devastating, Moonveil is an excellent choice.
Questions About Elden Ring Moonveil
Is Moonveil an easy-to-use weapon in Elden Ring?
Like most katanas, moonveil has a bit of a learning curve. Since it is a late-game-ish weapon, we recommend using the Uchigatan until you get the moonveil to familiarise yourself with the moveset of Moonveil in Elden Ring?
Is Moonveil good enough to get you through the entirety of Elden Ring?
Yes. Moonveil is an excellent Elden Ring weapon more than capable enough of getting you through the entire game. Make sure to level its required stats though.