Elden Ring’s Godslayer Greatsword location: Where to find it
The Godslayer Greatsword is another of Elden Ring’s “legendary weapons” and a colossal greatsword that scales with Faith, Strength, and Agility. While this Elden Ring weapon isn’t as deeply buried in the game as the Eclipse Shotel, it does require some tricky platforming and defeating the demanding Elden Ring boss to get it.
The Greatsword of the Godslayer is the Elden Ring: Up and down the Divine Tower of Caelida and fighting the Apostle of the Skin of the Gods.
The Greatsword of the Godslayer can be found in the basement of the Divine Tower of Caelid, located in the north-central part of the map, next to the western grace site of the Dragon Mound. You’ll have to climb up the tower to the entrance and then back down once you’re inside, so be prepared for “is this where I should jump next?” a platform game usually designed for a Destiny raid. I got into this mini-dungeon around level 90 and wouldn’t recommend starting it before level 70 or even level 60.
From the tree roots going from the mainland to the tower, you can see two ladders, one with an enemy next to it. Here it is best to deal with opponents from a distance to avoid the risk of falling. Follow the root to the ledge on the tower, the bottom of the two stairs, and climb up.
Do not climb the second ladder immediately after the first. Instead, use the Torrent to double jump over the gap on the arched path on the right. Instead, head up the ladder at the end of this path.
Go left from the top of the stairs and follow the path around the tower. Use Torrent’s double jump to bridge any gaps, be careful as some are hard to see. You will find a place of grace at the end of the path.
To find the Greatsword of the Godslayer, turn south and go down the stairs. The stairs north of the place of grace lead to the activation point of the Great Rune of Radan. Watch out for two red-maned soldiers below, one hidden around the corner.
Next comes FromSoft’s staple, almost as iconic as Miyazaki’s fondness for poison swamps: the old “ledge-to-ledge fall, making your way to the bottom of the great pit” set. (See also: Great Hollow, Majula, and Hunter’s Workshop). The path is quite simple: your first objective is an elevator in a cage with a red-maned soldier guarding it, located below and to the left of your starting point. A cracked stance in your path will break under your weight. But this is a scripted event so that you won’t take fall damage, and this is the path you need to take.
Take the elevator up and follow the corridor around the tower. Climb the stairs and open the door at the top – this is the shortest path to the last place of grace. Further down the corridor. There is a black flame monk with sufficient composure and destructive spells, but he should not pose—too much significant threat.
At the end of the hall, jump onto the ledge to your left and follow the curve around the tower until you are directly above another cracked rack. As in the first case, it will break, and you are programmed to survive – there is no other way to the tower’s base – but I had this glitch, and the fall killed me twice before taking no damage the third time. If this happens to you, keep going back down the short path. And try to jump until you land safely next to the elevator. Ride it down to another place of grace, and past another black flame monk, you’ll find the boss door to the Skin of the Gods Apostle.
Most of the Apostle’s attacks are well known, and it doesn’t take too many tries to get into his rhythm. One sticking point for me was the attack, where he quickly rotated his blade in front of him like an industrial fan. Holding it there and moving forward, dealing massive damage. I never managed to get behind him during this attack, and it’s safer to keep my distance until it’s over. Be careful when you heal. The Skin of the Gods Apostle will defiantly throw a projectile of black flame at you. When you try to take a sip from your flask.
In phase 2, he will introduce a few forced antics by Reed Richards, but they don’t confuse the fight as much as, say, Margit’s moves in phase 2. After you defeat the Godskin Apostle, you’ll get his hideous-looking armor, and the chest in the next room contains the Greatsword of the Godslayer.
Elden Ring Godslayer Greatsword Stats and Abilities
The War Ashes of the Godslayer Greatsword is Queen’s Black Flame: A two-hit combo of charged black flame attacks. His requirements are as follows:
- Strength: You need 20 Strength to wield a Deicide Great Sword with one hand 14 with two-handed. The Godslayer Greatsword only has a power scaling of D, which is odd enough for a colossal sword in this game.
- Agility: You’ll need 22 Agility, with the sword’s D scaling improving to C at +2 and B at +10.
- Faith: Godslayer Greatsword requires 20 Faith, and D scaling improves to C at +7.
- Endurance: Even though it’s lighter than other colossal swords, you’ll still need a fair amount of stamina to pull off a full godslayer greatsword combo and roll fast with it and heavier armor.