There are nine legendary weapons in Elden Ring, and they are the most powerful weapons you can get in Lands Between. While it’s perfectly reasonable to play through the game without picking it up, completionists out there might be curious to know where to find them, as finding each game rewards achievements.
Just because the legendary weapons are considered the most powerful, doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best Elden Ring weapons. It will depend on your playstyle and what type of build you prefer.It’s also worth remembering that you can’t use ashes of war on these weapons. So, with that in mind, here are all the Elden Ring legendary weapons and where to find them.
Elden Ring Legendary Weapon Locations
Most of these weapons can be picked up at any time, as long as you get far enough into the game to use them. However, if you venture too far into the story, you can totally miss one of them, but I’ve noticed that below.
If you do miss it and you’re after the achievement, it still seems possible to get it: Connect with the person who has the weapon by cooperative Ask them to drop it so you can pick it up.
Require: 40 Strength, 14 Agility
Skill: oath of vengeance
Place: Dropped by Leonine Misbegotten in Mourne Castle, Weeping Peninsula
This greatsword has some relatively steep stat requirements and is heavy, so you’ll need to invest a lot in stamina if you want to maintain mobility. The reward is that you look great – it’s part of the Iron Throne, after all – and its skills boost all stats for a limited time. Even if you don’t have the stats to equip it right away, you can pick it up fairly early.
Sword of Night and Flame
Require: 12 Strength, 12 Dexterity, 24 Intelligence, 24 Faith
Skill: night and flame gesture
Place: Inside a chest at the Lerniakalia estate in the Lake District
This weapon requires a lot of intelligence and faith, and you’ll see why when you try it. Night and Flame Stance lets you perform light attacks that fire something like comet azure Hold L2 spells, or use critical hits at close range for AoE fire damage.
Require: Strength 16, Dexterity 11, Intelligence 38
Skill: Moonlight Greatsword
Place: completion reward Lanny’s mission
If you’ve played any other Souls game, you’ll know that the Darkmoon Greatsword continues the legacy of this iconic blade.
The skill, aptly named Moonlight Greatsword, enables the weapon to deal bonus magic damage and emit its signature magic beam on critical strikes. What makes this sword so good is that only the act of strengthening the weapon consumes FP – you can send any amount of moonlight while the buff remains active.
Require: 50 strength, 16 intelligence
Skill: Wave of Destruction
Place: Dropped by Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight in Caelid’s Redmane Castle
The Greatsword of Ruin has a standard movement mechanism, its light attack is a sweep arc, and its heavy attack is a hammer blow. The Greatsword of Ruin’s ability, Wave of Destruction, is a high-damage close-range gravity magic attack with a brief finish. This makes dealing with hordes of enemies a breeze.
Marais Executioner’s Sword
Require: 24 Strength, 14 Dexterity, 23 Arcane
Skill: Eochaid’s Dancing Blade
Place: Dropped by Elemer of the Briar in the Dark Castle on the Altus Plateau
This is a good option for a strength/arcane build: the skill will give your build some ranged damage, allowing you to inject energy for a corkscrew throwing attack before throwing your sword forward.The original arcane scaling was wrong, but this was fixed later Patch 1.03.
Require: 20 Strength, 40 Agility
Skill: Ancient Lightning Spear
Place: Leyndell, the royal capital (before advancing the story to the summit of the Giants)
The Ancient Stormpike skill is what makes this weapon stand out. It basically works like the Lightning Spear spell, but without committing to magic building and investing in faith or intelligence. Essentially, you can charge your spear with lightning and throw it, giving your build a gorgeous ranged attack.
The Oval Hotel
Require: Strength 10, Dexterity 25, Faith 30
Skill: death flare
Place: Sol Castle found on the top of the Giant’s Mountain
This deadly curved sword can inflict death status effects on its victims thanks to the Death Flare ability. It also has a quick swing and will tear up a shield’s guard very quickly. In terms of size, it may not be as flashy as other weapons, but it does earn its place as an efficient damage dealer.
Greatsword of the Golden Order
Require: 16 Strength, 21 Dexterity, 28 Faith
Skill: establish order
Place: Dropped by the Vile Crusaders in the Orphan’s Cave on the Top of the Giant
This shiny greatsword works just as well as many others, and despite the lower strength requirements, its skill is what makes it really shine. Establishing order begins with an outward burst of divine magic, followed by a broad slash that shoots a huge wave of energy from the sword.
Require: 24 Strength, 20 Dexterity, 25 Faith
Skill: world eater
Place: Dropped by Bernal at Warmaster’s Shack or Crumbling Farum Azula in Limgrave
This club may not seem like much, but it has the skills to help you stay alive in a pinch. The Eater of Worlds is an area of effect wave that deals damage to everything in the area and converts it to your Defiler’s health. You have several chances to get this weapon, the first one is early in Limgrave.