Elden Ring - Moonveil Katana Build Guide - How To Build A Moonveil Samurai (level 50 Guide)

Elden ring samurai guide

Elden ring samurai guide

In the soldering article I'm going to be showing you my moonveil samurai build. This is a samurai build that uses the moonveel katana to great effect, and if you've been wondering what to do with your samurai when you reach level 50, then this build is for you.

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Before we get into the build itself, though, I want to talk a little bit about this samurai and why I feel like it splits into two different directions right about this point.

On one hand, you have the pure dex build that uses things like a katana and a bow, and on the other hand, you have the intelligence hybrid build that uses a staff and something like moonvale, meteorite, or katanas. In my opinion, Moonvale is better than meteorites or blades. It's simply because it has a better gun on it.

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Transient moonlight is absolutely devastating, which I'm going to show in this article, and then, on the other hand, it's a choice between the katana and nagakiba, and in my opinion, the nagakiba wins out there. They have almost identical move sets, but the nagakiba has almost doubled the range, which means that you're going to miss for a laugh, and when you're using something like unsheath, you're literally going to have way longer range with that swipe, so if you're gonna early on, it's nagakiba early on if you're gonna go in, it's moonville.

Choosing between those is going to be up to you. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. For instance, the moon bale does more damage, and it has two damage types. By default, the Moonvale has a longer skill reach than the Nagakiba. Even though the nagakiba is a bit longer, the moonbale has a higher bleed buildup.

The mooveel has a faster attack speed. The moonveel can be single-handedly done with no strength investment, and it uses somber stones to upgrade, which are not as hard to get in my opinion at this point in the game. The nagakiba, on the other hand, has a stronger weapon art in terms of damage in terms of damage.

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I'm not saying it's a better art, but in terms of outright damage, it outperforms transit moonlight easily. It has a much longer reach, which is going to make you hit more often. It can be buffed with any ash resource that you want. For instance, bloody slash, which hits like a truck. It can often be buffed with weapon buffs like grease, so if you want to put fire or lightning on there or do holy damage, you can, and it has a cheaper FP cost for unsheathed as well.

It's like substantially less, and it uses smithing stones, so I don't think it's better to have smithing stones, but it's a different way to upgrade. Maybe you want to use smithing stones for an upgrade because you're something else that uses sombre. It's a good way to make sure that you can split it, so they both have their pros and cons, and I want to make it clear that I think Moonveil is a little bit stronger than Nagakiba, in general.

And it comes down to the weapon arc transient moonlight, even though it does less damage, and in this article and this build, we're going to take full advantage of that, and you're going to see why throughout the article. That doesn't mean that nagakiba isn't strong; you can play a pure deck samurai just as effectively; it's very strong, and using a bow is also really good and doesn't cost FP the way a staff costs FP to use, like you know, glenstone pebble or something, so you can also conserve FP very easily by playing a pure deck samurai .

How to make this build work

How to make this build work

So moving on to the moonville samurai build itself Assuming this is what you chose, the things you're going to need are, of course, moonvale, which isn't too hard to get. You're going to have to run over to Caleb in order to get that. There's a boss there, a magma worm, that you need to defeat in order to pick it up.

It's not too hard of a fight. It might take you a few tries. You could always summon there if you need to, but it's a little bit challenging, but it's not super hard. Once you have Moonvale, the other things that you're going to want are meteorite staff. This is also located in Caled. You can just run in and pick this up off a corpse.

You don't have to kill anything to get it, so you're going to just do a little Caleb run when you're You know. I don't know what level I'm at, maybe in that 50-ish range, in order to defeat Magma Worm, but that's probably about the point you're going to spec into this. You might want to respec at Ranala after you've defeated her in this.

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If you're playing a deck samurai And if this is something you want to do, besides those two things, the talismans that you're going to want for this build are Ratigan Icon Assassin's Cerulean Dagger and Carrion Filigreed Crest. And carrion filigreed crest. Of these three talismans, the ratigan icon is probably the most flexible, meaning that you can put something else there like the turtle talisman, or you can put Urdry's favor, or anything you can put there you want.

If you don't like that, the reason I use this one is for carrying a greatsword. It's not bad to have one, but if you want to replace one, that's the one to replace. The assassin's cereal and dagger give you 15 FP back every time you do a critical strike. This is a backstab or a perry. You're not really going to be doing parries with this build, but when you stagger an enemy and you, you know, critical strike them, you get 15 FP back.

This is very, very important for this build because we're using carrion filigree crest, which reduces the skill cost of your transient moonlight by 25. Which means that you're going to use this ability for 15 FP instead of 20, and Cerulean Assassin's Dagger gives you 15 back when you get a when you use the r2 attack of transient moonlight.

You stagger enemies, generally with one attack. Most regular enemies will stagger one attack, so if you stagger them and then you critically strike them, you get all the FP back that you used to cast it. And even though you won't get all of it back when facing harder enemies, when you stagger them and get a critical strike, you'll get some back, allowing you to perform this many, many times during boss fights or hard encounters without having to chug a pot. This is really good because you want to play aggressively, and that way you don't have to back away to use a pot, and then continue your assault .

Moonveil samurai gameplay

Moonveil samurai gameplay

So holding l2, you can do the regular r1 slash that you would with an unsheath that has a bit longer range and shoots out of the blade, but it's really the r2 that we're going to focus on here and again, you've reduced the cost of this from 20 fp to 15.

And you're going to use this liberally. This is going to be your go-to on just about anything. If you can sneak up on something and get a backstab or sneak up on something and start out with like a thrust attack or a charge r2 and then use this or just use this outright, you can kill most enemies before they can even get up off the tarmac.

Elden Ring Moonveil Katana Build Guide - How to Build a Moonveil Samurai Level 50 Guide. In this Elden Ring Build Guide Ill be showing you my Moonveil Build. This is an advanced build that takes place at level 50 and the evolved version of the Samurai build. If youve been looking to upgrade your Samurai build then you might want to check this build-out.
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