Colossal Greatswords are among some of the most striking and intimidating weapons players can wield throughout Elden Ring. Within that sub-class of weapons, the legendary Ruins Greatsword stands out for its vast damage output and unique weapon skill, Wave of Destruction. A move in which you slam the sword down with all of your might from an overhead attack to send out a forceful gravitational pulse attack. It is needless to say that acquiring such an armament would make you a formidable foe in both PvP and PvE scenarios alike and help achievement hunters looking to collect all legendary armaments. The means to get the Ruins Greatsword are fairly straightforward and only require a bit of progress and exploration in the game. In this guide, you will learn all you need to know about how to get the Ruins Greatsword in Elden Ring.
How To Get The Ruins Greatsword In Elden Ring
The first major step that needs to be taken before you are able to get any closer to securing the Ruins Greatsword is completing the main boss battle of the Caelid region, Starscourge Radahn. The Caelid region and Starscourge Radahn are completely optional to the main story but are needed if you want to get this particular weapon. Head to the southeast edge of Caelid to Redmane Castle; a large keep you should be able to spot from a good distance away. Once you make your way to Redmane Castle, head to the inner plaza where a scripted event should take place in which you, among many other powerful Tarnished and warriors, seek to participate in the festival of combat. A festival consisting of a raid-boss-styled bout against the demi-god General Starscourge Radahn who uses gravity magic and brute strength similar to the characteristics displayed by the Ruins Greatsword. Recruit who you may like and take down the enormous and daunting foe to conclude the festival of combat. You can speak with Witch-Hunter Jerren, the man who was the announcer for the festival, at the end of the keep after the festival to hear some dialogue relating to the Sorceress Sellen questline, bringing Redmane Castle to a close.
After triumphing over Radahn, reload the area at the Site of Grace that sits right before the plaza where the festival of combat commenced. Once you spawn back in, you should notice that a golden fog wall blankets the doorway, indicating a boss ahead in that very same plaza. Traversing the fog will start a dual boss battle with a Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight, so be ready to stay on your toes and take them both on with whatever weapon, Spirit Ash or magic you feel fits best for you. The Crucible Knight and Misbegotten Warrior are exactly the same as any others you may have encountered already, so just be patient and wait for those openings to get some damage in. Felling the two great enemies will then grant you the legendary Ruins Greatsword as a handsome reward for your deeds and accomplishments.
With impressive scaling for strength builds, the colossal Ruins Greatsword is powerful right off the bat, but know that it will need at least 50 strength and 16 intelligence if you want to wield it efficiently unless you two-hand it. It also features special charged heavy attacks with smaller gravity pulses that can pair with the weapon skill for optimal crowd-control and AOE damage. With this new colossal weapon in tow, use the Ruins Greatsword to rip and tear through any that stand in your way to claim the throne as Elden Lord.
Elden Ring is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.