Best Endgame Katana in Elden Ring

By Jim Jones

Weapons in Elden ring are quite a few, and while many others can inflict significant damage than katanas, there is a certain satisfaction derived from slashing your enemies.

Katanas are widely considered the coolest weapons in Elden ring, with eight different katanas available to get the job done. Katanas are excellent weapons of choice when involved in mid-range and close combat.

Moonveil is the best Katana in Elden ring, and the significant advantage is you get it early on in the game. It boasts a swift attack that produces a light wave. It also has glintstone forged in it, allowing you to inflict magical damage. The transient moonlight skill is the weapon skill of the Moonveil and is superior to most weapons skills and can slash the enemy in a flash.

Katanas are more effective when fighting less dangerous enemies, but it is also valuable in some tight situations. Read on to find out where and how to get the Moonveil and its best build in Elden ring.

Moonveil – Best Endgame Katana in Elden Ring

Best Endgame Katana in Elden Ring
Elden Ring (©FromSoftware Inc)

Moonveil is a unique weapon and arguably one of the best endgame weapons in Elden ring. One thing that stands out about this weapon is that it never lets you down, regardless of the number of enemies you face.

Moonveil katana scales with intelligence, strength, and dexterity. It requires strength (12), dexterity (18), and intelligence (23). This weapon can deal both pierce and slash damage with 87 magical damage, 73 critical damage, and critical damage of 100. Finally, the moonveil can’t be infused with the ashes of war.

How to get Moonveil

Elden Ring (©FromSoftware Inc)

To get a hold of the Moonveil in Elden ring means you’d have to defeat the Magma Wyrm in Gael Tunnel on the border between Limgrave and Caelid. Magma Wyrm is a recurring boss in Elden ring. It is a tricky magma spewing dragon that will scorch you with fire if you can’t keep your distance or use magic.

Defeating Magma wyrm can be pretty tricky for an underleveled character. You have to be wary of his endless fire charges and the sword in his possession he uses for slice, swipe, and smash attacks.

Your best chance is to use heavy attacks as well as you can and roll away as fast as possible when you smell danger. The idea is to deal massive damage with a bleed weapon such as Great Stars great hammer and use the bleed effect for a massive damage bonus.

Perfect the art of dodging and blocking to stand a chance against this Elden ring boss. Magma wyrm’s attack might deal significant damage, but they are straightforward to dodge. Time your attacks, and don’t hesitate to go for the jugular.

The Moonveil Katana is yours to take once the Magma myre dies.

Best Build for Moonveil

Katanas come in all sizes and shapes and are specifically great for PvP. Some have a longer reach than others and different ranges. The following are the best katana builds. The weapon level of the Moonveil influences how much damage its Ash of War ability does, which is an essential aspect of how much damage you can deal with it.

You can upgrade the Moonveil using Somber Smithing Stones.

God of Blood Build

Class: Warrior, Vagabond, Samurai, Bandit, Wretch

Primary Stats: Arcane, Vigor

Secondary Stats: Endurance

Weapons: Mohgwyn’s Sacred Spear, Eleanora’s Poleblade, Rivers of Blood, Medium Shield, Dragon communion Seal.

Talisman: Lord of Blood’s Exultation, Shard of Alexander, Godfrey Icon, Marika’s Soreseal.

Armor: White Mask.

Skills: Bloodboon Ritual, Corpse Piler.

Spells: Golden vow.

Moonveil Crit Build

Class: Prisoner, Samurai

Primary Stats: Intelligence, Vigor

Secondary Stats: Dexterity, Arcane

Weapons: Moonveil

Talisman: Carian Filigreed Crest, Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger.

Armor: Black Knife Set, Land of Reeds Set, and White Reed Set

Skills: Transient Moonlight

Spells: Loretta’s Greatbow, Glintstone Pebble, Carian Greatsword.

One-Shot Lightning Build

Class: Prophet, Samurai

Primary Stats: Faith, Mind

Secondary Stats: Vigor, Dexterity

Weapons: Katana

Talisman: Two Fingers Heirloom, Carian Filigreed Crest

Armour: Medium Armor or Light Armor

Spells: The flame of Frenzy, Lightning Strike, Lightning Spear, Electrify Armament


The Moonveil is the most popular Katana in Elden ring. It is an excellent weapon for dealing slash and pierce damage in combat. It has the unique skill of allowing the user to draw the weapon at remarkable speed for an instant attack. 

Due to its solid intelligence scaling, the Moonveil is one of the best melee weapons for any sorcery build.

The appealing part of this weapon is the weapon skill; transient moonlight. The skill allows the player to sheathe the Katana, unleash a wave of magical energy, and inflict major damage. The Moonveil is advised to be used in moderation as it requires a lot of FP to wield.

If you find yourself surrounded by the enemy and want to deal heavy damage with speed, the Moonveil is your best bet.