Elden Ring Grafted Blade Greatsword: Location & Stats

My "Grafted Blade Greatsword Elden Ring" guide will cover some of the main features and stats to help you use the sword efficiently.

Grafted Blade Greatsword Elden Ring

Grafted Blade Greatsword is a high-performing weapon in Elden Ring, known for its robust base stats and strong Strength scaling.  The main leveling scales of the sword focus primarily on Dexterity and Strength, and the sword helps in evading tough battles with its unique skills and heavyset stats.

Key Takeaways

  • Acquiring the weapon involves defeating the boss in Castle Morne, which requires the player to roam through the castle and overcome small obstacles on the way.
  • The Grafted Blade Greatsword demands a minimum Strength requirement of 40 and is ideal for Strength-oriented builds.
  • It is best suited for Strength-focused classes, such as Hero or Vagabond, due to the considerable investment in Strength it requires.
  • It is equipped with the Oath of Vengeance skill, which boosts the player’s Health and Stamina bars, making it an excellent choice for boss encounters.

Related: Elden Ring Dexterity Weapons

How to Get Grafted Blade Greatsword Elden Ring

Head to Castle Morne, the location of the boss holding our sword. Overcome minor challenges on the way: avoid a caravan and navigate a bridge with a dangerous ballista. Sprint across the torrent, pass the bridge to find a site of grace on the right—use it as a checkpoint. Proceed through the area, reaching another site of grace on the left for an additional checkpoint. Move through the gap in the wall, evading the giant archer by running down the right side to reach Castle Morne.

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Castle Morne

Reach the grace site; sprint through Castle Morne to the next grace site checkpoint. After ascending the lift, prioritize eliminating the dogs, flank the enemy behind the pumpkin head, and then heal before climbing the ladder. Move over the wall, evade enemies, and drop to reach the next grace site.

Drop down, dash across the wall, descend on the left to a roof, and follow the cliffs. Lower down via the beams and swiftly exit the door to avoid rats. Outside the door, the final grace site is on the left. Now, head directly to Castle Morne’s boss holding the Grafted Blade Greatsword.

Boss of Castle Morne

The boss is not that difficult to beat or the hardest, but it gives you the slightest bit of trouble. You at least have a sight of grace right outside its boss gate so that you can come back later. We recommend that you use the Lone Wolf Ashes to keep the boss busy and then melt them away with your sorcery. You will get the legendary Grafted Blade Greatsword when the boss is defeated.

How to use Grafted Blade Greatsword

The sword is a great weapon for strength build. These swords are not called Ultra Great Swords anymore, as it turns out, and it has pretty insane base stats. At the base level, it had the same damage as the three lord swans greatswords, which is pretty awesome.

The only problem with the sword is that it requires the Strength of 40 to wield it, but don’t worry, if you have 50 less of the Strength you actually need, you can two-hand it. The sword will be more effective if you have Strength above 25 and two-hand the sword. Read more on this through our Elden Ring Strength Weapons.

The problem with two-handing colossal swords is that they can be quite vertical when attacking. This can be useful when trying to aim higher, but generally, when dealing with numerous enemies, it can be quite a hassle.

So, I recommend that you one-hand the sword and then attack with horizontal swipes along with light attacks, which are incredible for clearing out packs of enemies in a clean manner. For that, you will still need to get 40 Strength because that’s very important. But, you can two-hand it, and it is still very strong.

Requirements & Abilities

Physical Damage16280
Magical Damage048
Fire Damage048
Lightning Damage048
Holy Damage048
Critical Damage10053

The Grafted Blade Greatsword requires heavy point investment into Strength, so it is something that you will want to aim for with a Strength starting class. For instance, the Hero or Vagabond or other classes can work too. The weapon is literally overpowered, and it can also be used as a shield, which will allow it to block quite a bit of incoming damage.

The Sword has an Oath of Vengeance skill that significantly increases both the Stamina and Health bar. It gives you a really solid chunk of extra health and extra stamina, which is quite helpful when you’re swinging the sword and rolling around in a boss fight.

Related: Elden Ring Best Dex Weapons

Upgrading The Grafted Blade Greatsword 

To upgrade this sword, regular Weapon Smith Stones won’t work. You need Somber Smith Stones, found in boss fights and specific areas early in the game. It’s advisable to continually upgrade the weapon when possible.

While progressing the main quest and exploring the lake area, boosting Endurance raises your weight limit. However, there’s an alternative method to increase it.

Gain the Talisman akin to Old Havel’s Ring by acquiring the Arsenal Charm, increasing your maximum equipment load similarly. In Stormville Castle, locate Nephili just before the main boss by turning around from the boss area, passing the giant, and finding Nephili’s room on the left side.

Nephili offers to join the boss fight, regardless of your choice to summon her. Post-battle, she’ll be at the round table. Speak with her there to obtain the Arsenal Charm, significantly aiding with the sword’s weight.

Grafted Blade Greatsword Build

Vagabond Build


Strength, Vigor, and Endurance are the primary stats that you should focus on when using this build, along with the Grafted Blade Greatsword. Because you will need both Strength and Endurance to wield the sword as well as retain your stamina. While you choose to create your build with the Vagabond class, you should know that the class itself is on the cusp of being the best for quality builds. So, by picking it up, you will have a lot of options to consider, unlike the other class builds.

Your weapon will most definitely be a Strength-scaling weapon for additional damage, which in this case, is the Grafted Blade Greatsword. You need to focus on your three main stats because you will need additional stamina and health. Furthermore, two-handing your sword will also increase your Strength by 50%.

Final Words

The Grafted Blade Greatsword is one of the best seven weapons in Elden Ring with the highest damage inflictions. It is one of the weapons that can be easily acquired at the beginning of the game. Of course, it has a few problems; as mentioned in the Grafted Blade Greatsword Elden Ring Guide above, the weapon requires the Strength of 40 to be wielded, or else you need to two-wield the sword to get the maximum damage output. Other than that, we will keep on adding more information and updates regarding the sword through time. We hope you found this guide useful and will check out our other guides on Elden Ring as well.

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