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Where to Find the Ruins Greatsword in Elden Ring

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In the rare event you decided to go with a Strength/Intelligence build, the best weapon you can find (other than the Meteoric Ore Blade) is the Ruins Greatsword, an enormous sword made out of a fallen meteorite that has a B scaling in Strength and a D in Intelligence.

How to Get the Ruins Greatsword in Elden Ring

In order to find the sword you have to progress to the Redmane Castle, and defeat the twin boss Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight. To do this first go to Caelid by the Site of Grace Impassable Bridge. Go across it and work your way up through the castle until you get to the main cathedral in Redmane and talk the Castle Crier NPC, before making your way back down towards the main courtyard and into the Redmane Castle Plaza.

Here you'll encounter the Misbegotten Warrior and the Crucible Knight twin boss. Kill both of them to receive the Ruins Greatsword. As the Crucible Knight is weak to lightning, use any lightning based weapons or spells to give yourself an edge.

Once the boss fight is over, you will receive the Ruins Greatsword. Given the fact it has the potential to reach an S scaling in Strength, and a D in Intelligence it goes well with a Strength build that also wants to use some magic flavored abilities and incantations.

Want to tire your enemies out fast? Check out our guide for the Hammer Talisman, a stamina draining talisman that can leave your enemies vulnerable in PVP.