Typically speaking, the MOONLIGHT is the most powerful laser blade in the series. It appears in all Armored Core games, and is almost always the heaviest - and most powerful- blade available. It usually produces a distinctive blue-colored blade of energy, often with the longest range out of all the other competing laser blades.
The MOONLIGHT is often paired with the KARASAWA laser rifle, originally the best laser rifle in the series. This part combination is frequently used by the highest ranking ACs. However, with the KARASAWA's gradual decline in power, and general usefulness, this combination was rarely used.
The combination returns in Armored Core: For Answer, although the KARASAWA has been rechristened as CANOPUS and the MOONLIGHT's blade changed to purple. These two weapons, when used in concert correctly, can be quite devastating, but utilize great amounts of energy in doing so.
Armored Core Edit
Found in the mission Kill Struggle Leader, the LS-MOONLIGHT is found at the bottom of a long chamber with multiple beams running across it. At the bottom, there is a small stone altar with the blade on it.
Armored Core 2 EditIn the mission Rescue Survey Team, there is a room where a platform takes you across. If you drop off of it, there is a miscolored tile that, when shot at enough, blows up revealing a room below. The room is very similar to the one in Armored Core but it is smaller. At the end, the MOONLIGHT sits on an altar like it was in Armored Core.
Armored Core 3Edit
Unlike the the other two Armored Core games, Armored Core 3 has the MOONLIGHT in a very difficult task: destroy the massive MT in the mission Destroy Massive MT without a consort. The mission is tough without one but not impossible. On the first playthrough, it is probably best to skip trying to get the MOONLIGHT as the Massive MT is powerful and can easily take down any AC, including a PLUS. After beating the game and getting the OP-INTENSIFY, the task could become easier. After gaining most of the OP-INTENSIFY upgrades, the fight becomes less challenging.
Silent Line; Armored CoreEdit
In Silent Line: Armored Core the MOONLIGHT is available at the start of the game in the shop.
Armored Core 4 Edit
Now, unlike the other Armored Core games, the 07-MOONLIGHT is given out as a reward for destroying Anjou, the pilot of Orleans, in the mission Jardin De Chavilier.
In this universe, the MOONLIGHT was created by the Rayleonard Group, and was still listed as experimental as of AC4.
Armored Core: For Answer Edit
The 07-MOONLIGHT is obtained by defeating the NEXT Split Moon in the ORCA ranked matches. The MOONLIGHT's energy blade color changed from blue to purple. It doesn't have the highest attack power, but has the 2nd longest blade, making it the most useful blade in the game.
The 07-MOONLIGHT has the fourth highest attack power of all the blades in AC:FA, but its large blade makes it easier to use (none of the more powerful blades have a range of more than 6 metres).
Plus, the most powerful blade, the one known as KIKU, degrades quickly with each use, eventually causing the weapon to become "worn down" making it useless after a certain number of attacks. This basic rule applies to all ballistic blades except the DOZAR, which relies on pure crushing force with a relatively large solid blade and a very wide edge.
|Part Type||Laser Blade|
|Attack Power (EN)||18200|
|Activation Cost (EN)||2301|
Armored Core VEdit
The MOONLIGHT returns in two incarnations, the original LB-66 Moonlight and the DARK MOON which is a purple bladed variant. This second variant is unique to the Japanese game and was only able to be obtained by those who pre-ordered Armored Core: Last Raven Portable.
- The MOONLIGHT's name comes from the game's King's Field where it was the only weapon available to kill the final boss. It also appears in a later game Demon's Souls and its spiritual successors Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne.