The Moonveil Katana is a powerful blade of the Elden Ring. We ranked this katana as an S-teir blade in our best Katanas guide. Moonveil is a powerful weapon that can deal tons of physical and magic damage and still be aesthetically pleasing. The location of the Moonveil Katana is quite tricky in the Elden Ring as it is located in a hidden cave on the right side of Caelid. Our Elden Ring Moonveil Katana mentions how to get this weapon early in the game. While you’re at it, why not check Elden Ring Samurai build, which is an excellent starting class for Katana users.
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Reaching Gael Tunnel For Moonveil Katana
As the Moonveil katana is located at a tricky location in Elden Ring. There’s a rare chance that you’ll get to the Katana’s location on your own by finding map fragments and reaching the location. But don’t worry, we got to the location and have prepared an easy guide on how you can get there.
Before you go out and look for it, we recommend that you level up a little. As it includes fighting a mini-boss at the Moonveil Katana location in Elden Ring. You need to be prepared for it or else the fight can be unforgiving. Around level 30, you’ll have an easy experience.
To get here, the player will have to travel to the Limgrave and Caelid region border. The player will have to travel from Limgrave and go through the Summonwater Village ruins. Following this path, travel to the Shack of Rottings. If you have reached the Shack of Rottings before, you won’t have to discover it again. Once you get there, travel to the south through the opening.
The Gael Tunnel is located along the cliffs. Here, you’ll find a pathway with two soldiers that are standing guard. You can either engage with them or sneak by them to enter the tunnel. After crossing the soldiers, you’ll need to get down the cliff to the tunnel’s entrance. Without your Torrent horse, you’ll have to make sure that you don’t end up tripping, or else your player might die.
Exploring Gael Tunnel
Inside the Tunnel, you won’t find more than a few enemies unless you plan on exploring the cave. On our venture, we stuck to the plan and faced a few knights and miners. You can dispatch the knights by backstabbing them. As for the miners, they’re a bit trickier so you’ll need to use the usual method. But keep in mind that some of the miners will throw bombs at you.
If you don’t want to fight these Knights and Miners, you can run straight ahead. This way you have to spend extra time at this spot and get the Moonveil Katana location sooner. You’ll find a ramp, go down it, and get into a tunnel.
Going down the Tunnel is rather tricky. Fall slowly and in a clockwise pattern. This will ensure that you won’t fall to your death. Stick to the left path to get to the mini-boss “Magma Wyrm Makar”. The Magma Wyrm is located behind a fogged door. Don’t enter the boss area for now. You need to continue straight to get to the Site of Grace. Rest here before you get into the fight. Now you can enter Moonveil Katana’s location, the Boss area, and fight the Magma Wyrm.
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Fighting the Magma Wyrm
Magma Wyrm is one of the Mini-bosses. Even if it’s a mini-boss, killing it isn’t hard. You’ll need to be prepared for it. If you go to the Moonveil Katana’s location without preparation, you’ll die in an instant. here’s what you need to do.
To get The Moonveil Katana in Elden Ring, you’ll have to fight the Magma Wyrm at its location. The Wyrm seems like a fierce dragon, but it is easier to fight with an easy pattern. Before opening the doors to the Wyrm, we highly recommend that you put on fire resistance armor. If you have the Flamedrake Talisman, equip that too. It will increase fire damage negation by 13%. Upgrading the Flamedrake Talisman will increase the fire damage negation but that’s for some other time. Ashen Remains also will be great help if you are soloing the boss.
Now you might be wondering why all this preparation of fire resistance? It is because the Magma Wyrm, as the name suggests, does fire damage for most of the part. Although it has a large sword in its right hand, 50% of its attacks consist of it spewing lava everywhere. And you’ll be fighting it in a small boss arena where the Moonveil Katana is located.
The Fight for Moonveil Katana
The Magma Wyrm has hard-hitting moves. These aren’t some quick moves that you got to be wary of, its attacks are slow with a slow recovery time. If it manages to hit you, the attacks will drain your health bar. If you don’t have full HP, you’ll die with a single shot from the Magma Wyrm. But all this is worth getting the Moonveil Katana at that location.
While the Magma Wyrm is recovering from its attacks, you can hit it by rolling in, slashing it once or twice, and getting away. When you are fighting it close quarters, remember that the Wyrm will hit you either with its sword or the entire body. This will cause an AoE shockwave. To dodge these attacks, you only have to keep an eye on the arm and the body. It will rear up a little before it attacks you.
When the Magma Wyrm is running around or preparing its vomiting lava attack, get away from it. Because it will be impossible to get to the Wyrm with all the lava and fire around. As it gets to half the HP, it will try to crush you by launching in the air. These attacks can be easily dodged if you keep an eye on their attack pattern.
Its large health pool may get you tired after following the same pattern, trying to hit it once during its attack chains. We have good news for you. The Magma Wyrm is vulnerable to magic damage. If you use sorceries, then killing the Wyrm will be a piece of cake for you. Worried if you missed any of the best Sorcery spells, here’s how you can get the best Sorcery Spells.
Sorcery users can easily hit it while keeping a distance. But you shouldn’t get greedy. If you are successful at getting a hit, reposition yourself and attack again. Don’t try to hit it multiple times while standing in one place. You’re already doing more damage than a close-quarter fighter while keeping a distance between yourself and the Wyrm. So take it slow, it will keep you alive and you won’t have to start all over again. If you have a different class, and still want to keep a distance between yourself and the Wyrm, here’s a list of the 13 best Ranged Weapons to help you.
By staying at the back and sides, you’ll be avoiding its mouth. So the best method is to attack from its back. But there, you’ll be prone to sweep attacks. For these attacks, the Wyrm winds up and swings in a circular motion. If you try to dodge it quickly, you’ll end up taking damage. With a little bit of practice, you’ll get the timings perfect.
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Rewards For Killing Magma Wyrm
Once you’re successful in killing the Magma Wyrm, you’ll get 7500 Runes and a Dragon Heart. But that’s not all, you get the Moonveil Katana too. The Moonveil Katana is the perfect reward for killing a Wyrm as powerful as this one. If you are running low on Runes, check out our guide on farming Fastest Runes in Elden Ring.
Moonveil Katana Weapon Stats
You might be wondering, why go through all the trouble to get the Moonveil Katana? It is one of the greatest weapons for people that focus on intelligence and dexterity stats in the Elden Ring. Moonveil makes it the perfect melee weapon for players that use sorceries and rely a little bit on Dex as well. Because to increase the damage, you’ll have to increase the intelligence stats. By doing so, you’ll be increasing Katana’s damage. Also, if you’re going for intelligence builds, then you can’t find any better alternative than Moonveil.
Using the skill of Moonveil Katana will cause the player to sheath it and perform a stronger version of its attack. You can either do the normal attack or the heavy attack. Both of these attacks cause a beautiful white light to follow the katana’s trail. It builds up blood loss and deals additional brush damage. Also, two-handing will get you more damage output.
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Wielding the Katana requires the player to have 12 strength, 18 dexterity, and 23 intelligence. That’s why it is better that you level up before you go to the Moonveil Katana location to fight the Wyrm. What good is a weapon that you can’t equip?
Getting to the Moonveil Katana location in the Elden Ring is hard, and getting the blade itself is quite harder. But all the hard work is worth it if you plan on pursuing to be a mage. The Moonveil Katana is good at close quarters to finish the enemies.