Elden Ring: How to Get the Moonlight Greatsword (Ranni’s NPC Questline)


The Moonlight Greatsword is a series staple and has been present in every Soulsborne game developed bySoftware. It’s an intelligence-focused weapon that has the power to fire blue projectiles that look pretty awesome in dark areas, and it’s available in the Elden Ring as well. However, getting it is a total hassle, and that might be the understatement of the year. Here’s How To Get The Moonlight Greatsword In Elden Ring.

In Elden Ring, Moonlight Greatsword is a weapon for the Dark Moon Greatsword, which is the weapon you’re looking for. You can consume FP to use this skill, which allows you to fire the aforementioned cool-looking projectiles. This guide contains two story bosses for major spoilers, as well as a side boss and some late-game areas.

Getting the Moonlight Greatsword in Elden Ring

  1. Meet Melina and unlock the ability to level up.
  2. Return to the Church of Elleh at nighttime and speak with Renna, who gives you the Spirit Calling Bell.
  3. The Academy of Raya Lucaria until you reach the story. You’ll need to beat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, in order to proceed.
  4. After that, head to the Caria Manor to get to the Lakes of the Northwestern region of Liberia.

    Do be warned that this area can be pretty dangerous if you’re only hitting Rennala and are at around 40 or so. This is the level at which to clear the area, but it might be wise to return to the level a bit more.

  5. Clearing Caria Manor gives you access to Ranni’s Rise, Renna’s Rise, and Seluvis’s Rise. Head to Ranni’s Rise to start the quest proper.

    Head up to the tower and speak to Ranni and accept her request for help. You can check out our Blaidd NPC questline guide here. It’s a pretty long and involved questline, but you’ll need to see it through to the end in order to progress.

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  6. After completing Blaidd’s questline, head back to Ranni’s Rise and Speak Her.
  7. Next, head to Renna’s Rise and interact with the top of the gate, which will take you to the Ainsel River.

    The first thing you should do at Ainsel River is the small Ranni Doll key item to get you to the front of the item pickup right.

  8. Doll finally responds to the Grace of the nearby site at Rest, and the Spell to Doll option multiple times.
  9. Head to the Carian Study Hall, located on the eastern side of the Lakes of Lurnia.

    Inside the pedestal is the Study Hall, and this will be the entire area of ​​the patio, giving you access to the Liurnia Tower Bridge and the Divine Tower of Liurnia.

  10. Head up to the Divine Tower to get a key, then return to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library.

    The key will let you open the locked chest right behind Rennala to get a ring.

  11. Head back to the Ainsel River and progress through that area until you get to the Nokstella Waterfall Basin.

    Once here, Ranni will ask for your assistance in killing an assassin. Continue south through the area to the trigger an invasion. After the invader, Ranni will thank you for your efforts.

  12. Keep going through the Ainsel River to the Lake of Rot, and progress through the area to the Grand Cloister Site of Grace.

    At The Grand Cloister, you’ll need to navigate your way through a series of drops to get to the ground floor and run past the centipede enemies. At the south end of the area, you’ll see that the path ends in a drop-off, with a coffin sitting at the edge. Interact with the Coffin to rest inside it.

  13. The coffin will transport you to another zone, where you’ll need to fight the boss Astel, the Void of the Naturalborn.
  14. After defeating the boss, you can proceed through the zone and pull the lever to the summon an elevator.

    This elevator will take you to the Moonlight Altar in Lakes of the Lunaria.

  15. From here, head east to the Cathedral of Manus Celes.

    Near the Site of Grace, you’ll find a hole in the ground that you can drop down. Look for ledges that you can drop to, and make your way to the very bottom.

  16. Navigate your way through the cave, where you’ll find a doll laying on the ground.

    Interact with it and use the ring, and this will trigger more dialogue with Ranni. After listening to what she has to say, you’ll find the Darkmoon Greatsword lying on the ground as an item pickup, and that will mark the end of the questline.

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This is easily the longest questline you can take on the Elden Ring, and is not the only one that you can complete. Ranni’s questline of unlocking more in order to progress through the story you’ll need, so this is the best attempt at small chunks you’re playing.

Even so, the reward is well worth it. Ranni’s questline adds a lot to the overall lore and story of the Elden Ring, and you also get to play around with the Darkmoon Greatsword and make use of the iconic Moonlight Greatsword weapon skill. If you’re using an intelligence build, of course.

That’s all you need to know about How To Get The Moonlight Greatsword In The Elden Ring. Be sure to check out our guide for more tips and information on the game.

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