Elden Ring Grafted Blade Greatsword: Location & Upgrade

Learn everything about how and where to find the legendary Grafted Blade Greatsword.

The Grafted Blade Greatsword in Elden Ring has quite the backstory to it, as with most weapons in the title’s lore. The weapon boasts solid base statistics and comes with a unique skill called Oath of Vengeance.

Key Takeaways
  • Grafted Blade Greatsword is a Legendary Armament recommended for Hero and Vagabond classes.
  • Grafter Blade Greatsword has 157 base physical damage and has 40 Strength and 14 Dexterity requirements.
  • Grafted Blade Greatsword is located in Castle Morne, Weeping Peninsula. It can be acquired after defeating Leonine Misbegotten, who is the boss located at the end of Castle Morne.
  • Somber Smithing Stones are required to upgrade the Grafted Bade Greatsword.

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Elden Ring Grafted Blade Greatsword
Elden Ring Grafted Blade Greatsword
  • Physical Attack: 157
  • Critical Attack: 100
  • Physical Guard: 64 
  • Magical Guard: 48
  • Fire Guard: 48
  • Lightning Guard: 48 
  • Holy Guard: 48 
  • Guard Boost: 44

Grafted Blade Greatsword Location 

According to my experience, the following is the quickest way to reach the location to get the weapon: 

  1. Head to Castle Morne after starting the game.
  2. Instead of following the usual route, venture southeast from Stranded Graveyard towards Castle Morne.
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    Pathway to Castle Morne
  3. Find Castle Morne in the lower south part of the map.
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    Castle Morne in Elden Ring
  4.  Defeat a giant guarding the entrance and activate the Site of Lost Grace inside the castle.
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    Castle Morne Site of Lost Grace
  5.  Use an elevator, explore the courtyard, and head straight to find a broken pathway leading to the Behind the Castle Site of Lost Grace.
  6.  Descend through various levels while bypassing challenges to reach the Grafted Blade Greatsword location.
  7.  Discover another Site of Lost Grace at the lowest point; mark it as a checkpoint for convenient respawns during boss fights.
    Leonine Misbegotten Boss Fight Entrance
    Leonine Misbegotten Boss Fight Entrance

Leonine Misbegotten Boss Fight

Follow the steps I used to defeat the boss:

  1.  Enter the area to face Leonine Misbegotten.
  2. Use the Barricade Shield skill to bolster your defense and counter Leonine’s strikes effectively.
  3. Adapt your strategy based on your character’s strengths and your preferred playstyle.
  4. Defeat Leonine Misbegotten to automatically acquire the Grafted Blade Greatsword as your reward.

Misbegotten isn’t that. at least he wasn’t, in my experience. However, if you don’t time his swings, he will beat you in combat.  

Grafted Blade Greatsword Obtained
Grafted Blade Greatsword Obtained

Best Tips for the Grafted Blade Greatsword 

  • Upgrade the Grafted Blade Greatsword in Liurnia of the Lakes with Somber Smithing Stones.
  • Two-hand the Grafted Blade even without meeting the 40 Strength requirement; however, you still need a minimum of 27 Strength for effective use.
  • The Grafted Blade weighs 21.0; manage weight carefully in Elden Ring to avoid slowed swing speed and increased stamina consumption.
  • Increase your character’s weight limit by focusing on the Endurance attribute.
  • Obtain the Arsenal Charm talisman from Nepheli Loux in Stormveil for an additional boost in maximum equipment load, facilitating Grafted Blade carry.

My Thoughts On The Grafted Blade Greatsword

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My Elden Ring hours on Steam

While the Grafted Blade Greatsword is a visually appealing sword, even after a grand total of 700 hours of playtime on my WaterJuice Steam account, I did not prefer using it over other colossal greatswords. While it has a detailed and visually pleasing design, I prefer using almost any other Colossal Greatsword.

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My Elden Ring save slots on Steam

Not only are most of them easily accessible, but they have equally amazing designs and do not have high requirements to build and use. The Grafted Blade Greatsword felt basic and bland to me, and while it is a good sword, there are many other preferable options to me. What really tipped me off about the sword was its uninteresting Ash of War, which was a simple temporary buff rather than some overdramatic attack like most Colossal Greatswords.


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In this guide, I went over the Elden Ring Grafted Blade Greatsword—an exceptionally mean-looking legendary armament that can help beginners fly past the initial stages of the game with charm and effect in equal measure. 

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