If you’re a true Strength fanatic, you’ll need to know where to find the best Greatsword in Elden Ring!
Are you the type of Souls player to spec all your points into Strength for the ultimate high-risk, high-reward build? The type of player who doesn’t mind getting one-shot by a boss, so long as you’re able to one-shot them back?
The Greatsword is probably your weapon of choice, and for good reason. Alternatively, even if you’re going for a more balanced class, these mighty blades are exactly what you need to get the job done in the Lands Between.
But it’s not just Greatswords you should be looking at for the ultimate beefy character:
Check out the best STR weapons for your Elden Ring Strength build here!
Where to Find the Best Greatswords in Elden Ring
If you’re a fan of a Greatsword, we’ve got a few options for you in Elden Ring!
You might remember Starscourge Radahn wielding two mighty Greatswords as he rode into battle against you – at least when he finally put down his bow…
First things first, we’ve got a guide to help you find and beat General Radahn here! Then, it’s time to claim his Greatsword for your own.
Take your new Remembrance of the Starscourge to the Roundtable Hold and give it to Enia, by the Fingers. In exchange, you’ll be able to claim the Starscourge Greatsword.
With its unique ability, Starcaller Cry, you’ll be able to use the weapon to pull enemies in before completely eviscerating them. And if you upgrade the Starscourge Greatsword, you can get it to a B scaling grade in Strength too!
Marais Executioner’s Sword
For Marais Executioner’s Sword, you’ll need to have reached Altus Plateau. In the region to the North, you’ll encounter The Shaded Castle.
Here, an optional boss ‘Elemer of the Briar’ lies in wait, holding your new sword. And while we don’t have a boss guide for you just yet, they shouldn’t give you too much trouble.
Marais Executioner’s Sword has a unique skill, Eochaid’s Dancing Blade, allowing you to throw your Greatsword forward, spinning in a corkscrew attack. Picking up and upgrading this weapon is well worth your time.
The Valiant Gargoyle boss fight is one of the most annoying battles in Elden Ring. But the rewards are worth the effort.
Here’s how to get to Nokron, the Eternal City in Elden Ring to encounter the optional boss. From there, you’ll need to find Siofra Aqueduct, dropping down from the Aqueduct-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace and following the path to the end to encounter the boss fight.
The Gargoyle’s Greatsword scales with a C in strength right off the bat, and comes with a special skill: Vacuum Slice. This ability allows the user to launch forward a blade-like projectile that acts like a vacuum, and it’s particularly nasty to come up against.
If you fancy another legendary weapon, why not seek out the Sword of Night and Flame in Elden Ring instead?
Meanwhile, some of the strongest Ash of Wars in Elden Ring can help take your weapons to the next level. Be warned though: some special armaments won’t be able to use Ashes of War, due to already having unique abilities in their place.
Rumor has it that Elden Ring could get a PVP-focused DLC in the future. If this is true, it pays to get your ultra-strong Greatsword early!