Best Curved Greatswords In Elden Ring [All Ranked]

After having spent 750+ hours in Elden Ring, I present the best Curved Greatswords only the bravest of tarnished can harness the guts to wield into battle!

The concept of the Best Curved Greatsword in Elden Ring is easily unnoticeable solely due to the fact that you might end up using other weapon archetypes in favor of them. These weapons are easily distinguishable mostly because they have a horizontal swing in their normal attacks. Two-handing them can largely increase their damage, but at the end of the day, each is unique, and their full potential is scaled off of your character’s stats.

Before You Start: It is imperative that you fulfill the stat requirements of each curved greatsword before equipping them, or else you will not be able to use them at their true potential.
Key Takeaways

Elden Ring has a total of 9 Curved Greatswords

  1. Onyx Lord’s Greatsword: Solid for intelligence builds.
  2. Monk’s Flameblade: Average attack rating, suitable for Dex builds.
  3. Zamor Curved Sword: Short length, distinct moveset, and hyper armor with its weapon skill.
  4. Dismounter: Early-game option, good for dual-wielding.
  5. Beastman’s Cleaver: Versatile choice for various builds, from basic to bleed-focused.
  6. Magma Wyrm’s Greatsword: Ideal for Faith and Strength hybrid builds, the skill spews lava.
  7. Omen Cleaver: Dual-wielding specialization focused on bleed for absurd damage.
  8. Morgott’s Cursed Sword: Scales off Arcane and Dexterity, diagonal slash weapon skill inflicts bleed damage.
  9. Bloodhound’s Fang: Top-tier curved greatsword with insane damage and powerful weapon skill.

My Picks For The Best Curved Greatswords In Elden Ring

Here’s a quick comparison between some of the Best Curved Greatswords in Elden Ring:

Curved GreatSword NameBest ForPhysicalMagicFireLightHolyCritical/Boost
Onyx Lord’s GreatswordThe Best Curved Greatsword For Int BuildsATK: 118
Guard: 57
ATK: 76
Guard: 42
ATK: 0
Guard: 29
ATK: 0
Guard: 29
ATK: 0
Guard: 29
ATK: 100
Guard: 44
Monk’s FlamebladeThe Rarest Curved Greatsword In Elden RingATK: 134
Guard: 61
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 100
Guard: 39
Zamor Curved SwordThe Best Curved Greatsword For Freeze BuildsATK: 125
Guard: 61
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 100
Guard: 39
DismounterThe Best Early-Game Curved GreatswordATK: 138
Guard: 65
ATK: 0
Guard: 35
ATK: 0
Guard: 35
ATK: 0
Guard: 35
ATK: 0
Guard: 35
ATK: 100
Guard: 42
Beastman’s CleaverThe Highest Base Attack In Curved GreatswordsATK: 143
Guard: 81
ATK: 0
Guard: 43
ATK: 0
Guard: 43
ATK: 0
Guard: 43
ATK: 0
Guard: 43
ATK: 100
Guard: 52
Magma Wyrm’s ScaleswordThe Best Curved Greatsword For Str/Faith BuildsATK: 114
Guard: 66
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 74
Guard: 48
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 0
Guard: 33
ATK: 100
Guard: 50
Omen CleaverThe Best Curved Greatsword For Pure Str BuildsATK: 142
Guard: 68
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 100
Guard: 44
Morgott’s Cursed SwordThe Best Curved Greatsword For Bleed BuildsATK: 120
Guard: 55
ATK: 0
Guard: 29
ATK: 0
Guard: 29
ATK: 0
Guard: 29
ATK: 0
Guard: 29
ATK: 110
Guard: 35
Bloodhound’s FangThe Best Curved Greatsword And Most Versatile WeaponATK: 141
Guard: 68
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 0
Guard: 36
ATK: 100
Guard: 44

9. Onyx Lord’s Greatsword

The Best Curved Greatsword For Int Builds.

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Onyx Lord’s Greatsword (image credit: eXputer)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 118 57
Magic 76 42
Fire 0 29
Light 0 29
Holy 0 29
Critical/ Boost 100 44

Onyx Lord Greatsword Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 20
Dexterity E 16
Intelligence D 16

The Onyx Lord Greatsword might not be the best curved greatsword in Elden Ring, but it is the only option of its class usable in Int builds. Still, in my experience the attack rating is fairly low, and there are much better options to use on an Intelligence build of your character. What makes it even worse is that the weapon cannot be infused with Ash of Wars and sorcery enchantments to make it a worthwhile weapon to use.

  • The Onyx Lord Greatsword’s unique weapon skill is called Onyx Lord’s Repulsion, in which your character will thrust the sword into the ground and cause an AoE Gravity attack that can knock enemies back.
  • The FP usage to activate the skill itself, as well as the fact that you gain no hyper armor during the animation, makes it all the more of a mediocre curved greatsword on my list.
  • Lastly, you can find Onyx Lord’s Greatsword by defeating the Onyx Lord. 

If you can afford more Str and End, then I recommend the Starscourge Greatsword for more damage, similar skill but lower range.

  • Gravity type enemies recieve 20% more damage.
  • The skill can be very useful for crowd-control.

  • The skill is relatively slower and can be interupted.
  • Not that viable in Dex builds due to poor Dex scaling.

8. Monk’s Flameblade

The Rarest Curved Greatsword In Elden Ring.

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Monk’s Flameblade (Image Captured by Us)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 134 61
Magic 0 33
Fire 0 33
Light 0 33
Holy 0 33
Critical/ Boost 100 39

Monk’s Flameblade Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 18
Dexterity D 18

The Monk’s Flameblade is not the best curved greatsword in Elden Ring, but it most certainly is the rarest. It starts off at the bottom of my list, solely due to the fact that you will have to claim it via an RNG (Random number generated) drop but also because it has the lowest damage in comparison to the other curved greatswords on my list. 

The scaling on the weapon is great, especially if you’re looking to craft a particularly unique Dexterity Build. Still, the mediocre attack rating just makes such a difference that you will most likely end up using a whole different weapon archetype or curved greatsword in general.

  • The length of the Monk’s Flameblade is relatively smaller.
  • Plus, there are a handful of other weapons that have better skills than the Spinning Slash.
  • Dropped by the fire monks, found in the Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave on the Mountaintop of the Giants.
  • It can also be found by farming the Blackflame Monk, located at the bottom of the Divine Tower of Caelid.

There are many options available to use if you are having trouble farming for this weapon, one of those options that I personally have used is the Grave Scythe. It has the same skill and more damage.

  • Has pretty low weight and stats requirement.
  • Weapon affinity and Ash of can be modified.

  • Deals low damage despite being an end-game weapon.
  • Is essentially the rarest weapon to obtain.

7. Zamor Curved Sword

The Best Curved Greatsword For Freeze Builds.

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Zamor Curved Sword (Image Captured by Us)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 125 61
Magic 0 33
Fire 0 33
Light 0 33
Holy 0 33
Critical/ Boost 100 39

Zamor Curved Sword Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 16
Dexterity D 18

The Zamor Curved Sword is distinctive from most other weapons on this list as it is the shortest curved greatsword among the current ones available in the game.

The weapon cannot be infused with any Ashes of war. Still, aside from that, you get a pretty amazing skill on it called the Zamor Ice Storm. When activated, it will make your character plunge the sword into the ground, unleashing an AoE frost attack, which I found highly fun to use. Overall, it is great, especially if you want to power stance and pair it with one of the best Curved Greatswords in the game, the Bloodhound Fang.

  • Great poise and stagger damage.
  • Unique moveset compared to others.
  • You can find the Zamor Curved Sword by defeating the Ancient Hero of Zamor, the final boss of the Giant-Conquering Hero’s Grave.

If you want more range, magic damage and frost build-up, then I suggest going for Dark Moon Greatsword. Though obtained after completing a lengthy questline, but well worth the effort.

  • Has innate frost build-up and is great in frost builds.
  • The skill Zamor Ice Strom can cause frostbite effortlessly.

  • Has pretty low range and Str scaling.
  • Is acquired in the end-game area and after defeating a boss.

6. Dismounter

The Best Early-Game Curved Greatsword.

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Dismounter (Image Captured by Us)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 138 65
Magic 0 35
Fire 0 35
Light 0 35
Holy 0 35
Critical/ Boost 100 42

Dismounter Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 19
Dexterity D 16

It goes without saying that the Dismounter isn’t a popular choice when it comes to Curved Greatswords in Elden Ring, but you can find it very early and use effectively. It is similar in regard to stats and requirements with the Omen Cleaver. Still, if you’re planning to craft a Quality build, then the Dismounter can fulfill that goal to some extent in its affinity infusions.

  • It can also be infused with almost any Ash of War to upgrade its special attack arsenal.
  • You can obtain the Dismounter by defeating the Kaiden Sellswords, which are those horseback-riding militia warriors found all over Limgrave, most specifically in camps and outposts.

  • Great for Dex builds with substantial range.
  • Affinity can be changed to suit various play-styles.

  • Is only obtained through farming certain enemies.
  • Is easily outmatched by other curved greatswords like Omen Cleaver.

5. Beastman’s Cleaver

The Highest Base Attack In Curved Greatswords.

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Beastman’s Cleaver (Image Captured by Us)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 143 81
Magic 0 43
Fire 0 43
Light 0 43
Holy 0 43
Critical/ Boost 100 52

Beastman’s Cleaver Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength C 25
Dexterity 14

The Beastman’s Cleaver is a weapon that can be infused with quite a few of the Best Ash of Wars. Also allows you to experiment and imbue it with various types of magical enchantments. But keep in mind, the true difference maker is when you adjust the weapon with affinities such as Bleed, Quality, or Poison. In my experience, I found that the weapon becomes ridiculously strong if you dual-wield or power-stance it.

  • Without dual-wielding and with 80 Strength along with the Heavy affinity, I dealt damage close enough to match that of the Greatswords.
  • The default weapon skill is the same as the Monk’s Flameblade, the spinning slash.
  • Now, the only real annoyance arises when you realize that the drop rate for this weapon is so low that farming for it can be a minor headache in itself.
  • You can obtain Beastman’s Cleaver curved greatsword from Azula Beastmen, found in the Crumbling Farum Azula.

  • Works good in pure Str builds as scales with Str only.
  • Has the highest base physical attack in curved greatswords.

  • Requires investment in Str as well as End as weight is high.
  • Is not very suitable for Dex builds.

4. Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword

The Best Curved Greatsword For Str/Faith Builds.

elden ring magma wyrm
Magma Wyrm’s Greatsword (Image by eXputer)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 114 66
Magic 0 33
Fire 74 48
Light 0 33
Holy 0 33
Critical/ Boost 100 50

Magma Wyrm’s Greatsword Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength C 24
Dexterity D 15
Faith D 18

If you’re someone like me who prefers Faith/Strength hybrid builds, then you’re in luck, as the Magma Wyrm’s Greatsword is tuned just for that sort of play style. It is strongly advised that you invest in your strength stat until around level 60 or more, and by then, you will be able to maximize Magma Wyrm’s Greatsword’s damage output.

  • You can also level up your Faith to around level 30, which is ideal since you can use buffs alongside it, such as “Flame Give Me Strength.”
  • Activating its unique weapon skill, Magma Guillotine will make the player launch forward and strike the ground with the weapon, which will pour out lava in a small radius and deal fire damage to any enemies caught within it.
  • However, it is worth noting that you can get interrupted when executing the skill as it doesn’t provide any hyper armor.
  • Obtain it by defeating the Magma Wyrm Makar found in the Ruin-Strewn Precipice, which is a small area located north of the Liurnia of the Lakes region.

  • Very viable in Str/Faith builds.
  • Magma Guillotine allows you to pour long-lasting lava in a small radius.

  • The Dual-Hand move-set diminishes the weapons range.
  • Needs heavy investment in Strength and Faith for dmg potential.

3. Omen Cleaver

The Best Curved Greatsword For Pure Str Builds.

elden ring omen cleaver
Omen Cleaver (Image by eXputer)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 142 68
Magic 0 36
Fire 0 36
Light 0 36
Holy 0 36
Critical/ Boost 100 44

Omen Cleaver Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 19
Dexterity D 16

The Omen Cleaver is one of the few Curved Greatswords that you can receive quite early on in the game. I wouldn’t call it the best curved greatsword in Elden Ring, but it’s pretty close. What makes it such a great choice is the fact that it is versatile in nature. To explain it briefly, almost each of the affinity infusions of this weapon can be great, from Heavy or Quality to even Bleed.

In my experience, finding two Omen Cleavers, infusing them with Bleed, and dual-wielding them carried me throughout the mid-to-late game. I strongly urge you to infuse any other Ash Of War on it to enhance its capabilities further. Furthermore, the total attack rating can strongly scale with your stats and upgrades; combine that with its long length and flexible affinity infusions, and it is a superb all-rounder curved greatsword.

  • The Omen Cleaver can only be obtained by defeating the ‘Omens,’ which are the large-sized warrior enemies.
  • You can efficiently farm one of them towards the end of Stormveil Castle in the courtyard, which conveniently also has a site of grace near it, making the farming runs easier.

  • Because of changeable affinity, has wide range of application.
  • Can deal alot of damage as scales decently with Str and Dex.

  • Needs to be farmed.
  • The Charge attack is rather slow.

2. Morgott’s Cursed Sword

The Best Curved Greatsword For Bleed Builds.

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Morgott’s Cursed Sword (Image by eXputer)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 120 55
Magic 0 29
Fire 0 29
Light 0 29
Holy 0 29
Critical/ Boost 110 35

Morgott’s Cursed Sword Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength E 14
Dexterity C 35
Arcane D 17

Morgott’s Cursed Sword is easily one of my favorites, and also a contender for the best curved greatsword in Elden Ring; I used it on its own despite popular builds suggesting to power stance it like the Bloodhound’s Fang. The weapon’s attack rate primarily scales off Dexterity and Arcane, making it a superb choice for Arcane Builds with a bit of Dexterity to help improve its damage potential.

  • Morgott’s Cursed Sword has the longest range out of every curved greatsword on my list.
  • Its unique weapon Ash of War, is called the Cursed-Blood Slice, where your character will charge forward and deal a flaming blood slash to enemies, causing Blood Loss build-up.
  • The skill allows you to possess hyper armor during the animation.
  • Lastly, the weapon is obtained by exchanging the Remembrance of the Omen King in the Roundtable Hold.

  • High bleed trigger potential, and lightweighted.
  • Cursed-Blood Slice instantly covers distance and staggers even larger enemies.

  • Can only be otained by killing challenging boss Morgott.
  • Has relatively low arcane scaling (D), for a bleed weapon.

1. Bloodhound’s Fang

The Best Curved Greatsword And Most Versatile Weapon.

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The Bloodhound’s Fang (Image by eXputer)
Base Stats Attack Guard
Physical 141 68
Magic 0 36
Fire 0 36
Light 0 36
Holy 0 36
Critical/Boost 100 44

Bloodhound’s Fang Scaling and Requirements in Elden Ring:

Stats Scaling Requirements
Strength D 18
Dexterity C 17

Bloodhound’s Fang has the highest raw damage in the game. It became one of the most popular and sought-after armaments in the game and, quite honestly, the Best Curved Greatsword In Elden Ring.

  • The special weapon art is called the Bloodhound’s Finesse, where your character will somersault, slashing at the foe, and then by pressing the heavy attack input, you can follow it up with another ranged swing.
  • Moreover, you can also enchant the weapon with various kinds of magical buffs, such as the blood flame blade, which will make its blood loss buildup on enemies much deadlier.
  • You can acquire the weapon by defeating Bloodhound Knight Darriwil, a mini-boss who is located in the Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Limgrave.

  • Weapon’s skill is efficient for dodging and striking back.
  • Effectiveness of the weapon can be improved by buffing it with various spells.

  • Relatively slower moveset than fast bleed weapons.
  • In PvP, the skill can be parried easily.

My Opinion On The Best Curved Greatswords

After having explored everything the Lands Between have to offer extensively and trying out a variety of builds, I can say this with confidence that when it comes to weapons, the best options depend a lot on your overall stats and your preferences. Still, in curved greatswords the best options are more distinctive than others, because here you don’t have too many choices and thus some outshine the others.

What I consider to be the best curved greatsword in Elden Ring has to be either Bloodhound Fang or Morgott’s Cursed Sword. Not only do these have substantial damage and the curved greatsword moveset you’re looking for, they also come with innate skills that are useful in almost every situation, making them idead for all sorts of builds that can slot these weapons.

If you enjoyed reading this guide to the best curved greatswords in Elden Ring, consider letting me know which ones are your favorite in the comments section below! As always, eXputer wishes you luck, fellow Tarnished!

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