Ricards Rapier

    Share

    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:00 pm

    What are your thoughts about this weapon on a dex/faith build ?

    Thinking about using it instead of a iaito (cant decide between them)
    avatar
    PaPaSmVrf
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 301
    Reputation : 15
    Join date : 2012-08-09
    Age : 24
    Location : Yes

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by PaPaSmVrf on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:04 pm

    The strong attack with the RR is amazing in pvp if you can land it, if the character is low on poise or unexpecting, it can easily do 60% or more damage to their health (depending on vit and other stuff of course). I personally love rapiers, and use them all the time. I have a build both for raps and tanas, both are good for PvP, but I just see to many katana users, so I go with rapier, and love it.

    With 40 dex and 40 int I think the RR would be a awesome weapon, paired with force and you could have some fun twisted


    _________________
    I am the Mind Traveller,
    My question is man's destiny.
    Teach me secret, holy spells,
    And the wisdom of the elderly.


    PSN: Arrmorcore
    avatar
    Seignar
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1206
    Reputation : 106
    Join date : 2012-08-07

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Seignar on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:15 pm

    The strong attack works best when buffed. It is about 5 hits buffed by a static amount of damage which can be 100 the least. If you're a darkmoon with high faith, you can easily land around 400 damage per hit.

    Ricard's Rapier is really one of those weapons that ain't much on its own, but shines when buffed.


    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:47 pm

    what are other good choices for dex weapons, im kinda uninspired sad
    avatar
    PaPaSmVrf
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 301
    Reputation : 15
    Join date : 2012-08-09
    Age : 24
    Location : Yes

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by PaPaSmVrf on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:51 pm

    Spear can be, but other then knifes, uchis, rapiers, and bows, thats mainly the selection you have, well.... you can try claws as well.


    _________________
    I am the Mind Traveller,
    My question is man's destiny.
    Teach me secret, holy spells,
    And the wisdom of the elderly.


    PSN: Arrmorcore
    avatar
    dancash1808
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4318
    Reputation : 52
    Join date : 2012-03-19
    Age : 22

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by dancash1808 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:53 pm

    DONT YOU DARE RECOMMEND THE SPEAR THERE ARE TOO MANY ALREADY
    *Ahem* sorry about that.
    well for dex weapons curved swords such as the falchion or if you can deal with the range painted guardian sword are good.
    the flamberge is there if you want a greatsword style weapon
    Balder side sword is epic.
    oh yeah... and there are katana's if your into that sorta thing.


    _________________
    "Quotes seem to be popular with you people"-Acidic cook
    You should all play league with me! twisted http://signup.leagueoflegends.com/?ref=506391218392b408980226
    avatar
    PaPaSmVrf
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 301
    Reputation : 15
    Join date : 2012-08-09
    Age : 24
    Location : Yes

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by PaPaSmVrf on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:58 pm



    whats with all the hate man!!!! I havn't PvP'd in like a month lol so I don't remember seeing that many.


    _________________
    I am the Mind Traveller,
    My question is man's destiny.
    Teach me secret, holy spells,
    And the wisdom of the elderly.


    PSN: Arrmorcore
    avatar
    alexanderzubc

    Posts : 14
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-04-21
    Age : 22
    Location : Vilnius, Lithuania

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by alexanderzubc on Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:37 pm

    Silver Knight Straight Sword is a dex sword (E/C scaling), people don't like it much, but i find it pretty good, it's my main wep on my main build. Try it if you want to do something new. Any weapon can be good if you know how to use it.

    Spurgun
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 5553
    Reputation : 119
    Join date : 2012-01-29
    Age : 20
    Location : Finland!

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Spurgun on Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:54 pm

    alexanderzubc wrote:Silver Knight Straight Sword is a dex sword (E/C scaling), people don't like it much, but i find it pretty good, it's my main wep on my main build. Try it if you want to do something new. Any weapon can be good if you know how to use it.

    Most people don't like it because it doesn't have the BSS's thrust attack.
    But it's a strong weapon, a bit underrated.

    Maybe you could use a RR and switch to something else when the buff runs out? RR is only good with a buff, otherwise it's pretty bad.
    You could use chaos blade when the buff runs out, since it's the strongest un-buffable katana.

    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:38 pm

    right now im running :
    RH : Iaito / pyro glove
    LH : Wooden shield / talisman

    dont know if i should stay with the shield or just swap it out with another shield.
    avatar
    alexanderzubc

    Posts : 14
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-04-21
    Age : 22
    Location : Vilnius, Lithuania

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by alexanderzubc on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:48 pm

    It's a good shield, weighs only 1.5 (!!!) and with that has decent stability, let's you take 5-6 hits of a gs, but it really doesn't matter if you know how to set up parry. And it looks perfect with a brown armor set up. A good shield to go if you do not have enough equip load for another one. I use it a lot.


    Last edited by alexanderzubc on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:53 pm; edited 1 time in total

    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:49 pm

    that was my thought as well, wanted to learn how to proper parry from the start.

    But it seems like pvp parrying works a bit different.
    avatar
    alexanderzubc

    Posts : 14
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-04-21
    Age : 22
    Location : Vilnius, Lithuania

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by alexanderzubc on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:53 pm

    avatar
    reim0027
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 6715
    Reputation : 381
    Join date : 2012-01-28

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:26 pm

    Great Scythe can be awesome. Surprisingly high AR combined with a different play strategy can make it very powerful. Lifehunt Scythe is also great. Hard to argue with 50% bleed.


    _________________


    PSN usernames: reim0027_2,   reim0027_3,  and reim0027_5.  Skype ID: reim0027  
    Tour of Lordran Soul Levels  //  Official Wiki Fight Club // Forest Invasion Soul Levels // Low Level Invasion Rules
    avatar
    Seenblack
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 100
    Reputation : 4
    Join date : 2012-05-08
    Age : 22

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Seenblack on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:31 pm

    Fresh Price Ricard's Rapier is perfect for buffs if you can land the Full strong attack on an unsuspecting opponent. It tears through stamina though so making sure you have green blossoms or the Grass crest shield helps a lot.

    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:35 pm

    having joined darkmoon now on my sl 50 char and trying to invade some people at Sen's, it seems like i keep getting my butt kicked by either spear users and greatsword users who just swing around hope for a lag and drain 50% of my hp bar sad
    avatar
    reim0027
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 6715
    Reputation : 381
    Join date : 2012-01-28

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by reim0027 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:37 pm

    Spears are rough. Lag means phantom hits and it is so frustrating. GS users love to stunlock you with their R1. Use that to your advantage and parry them.


    _________________


    PSN usernames: reim0027_2,   reim0027_3,  and reim0027_5.  Skype ID: reim0027  
    Tour of Lordran Soul Levels  //  Official Wiki Fight Club // Forest Invasion Soul Levels // Low Level Invasion Rules

    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:48 pm

    im playing the pc version, so GS cant stunlock anymore. he was in his onehanded stance and still could drain me 50% of my hp in one hit although i was strafting him with my shield up to backstab him. but either he hit me for some weird reason or i couldnt backstab him although i stood right behind him
    avatar
    Ghadis_God
    Revived
    Revived

    Posts : 2290
    Reputation : 120
    Join date : 2012-05-27

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Ghadis_God on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:55 pm

    You can't backstab with your shield up first of all, and second of all, if you and your opponent aren't facing each other, blocking won't work. So if you were circling him, his 1h might hit you even with the shield up. What's your HP by the way? Normal questers in Sens shouldn't have weapons that can take half your life in one it at that level.


    _________________
    7:eye-death: http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t22607-children-of-the-grave-now-recruiting#472079 :eye-death:             

    PSN accounts: Ghadis_God
                         ringo_mogire_SZS

    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:57 pm

    640, didnt have it up all the time just until i was in his back
    avatar
    reim0027
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 6715
    Reputation : 381
    Join date : 2012-01-28

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by reim0027 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:09 pm

    640? And someone is taking half of your health with one swing?


    _________________


    PSN usernames: reim0027_2,   reim0027_3,  and reim0027_5.  Skype ID: reim0027  
    Tour of Lordran Soul Levels  //  Official Wiki Fight Club // Forest Invasion Soul Levels // Low Level Invasion Rules

    Aleakon
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 21
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-29

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Aleakon on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:25 pm

    one handed swing ye
    avatar
    bloodpixel
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1658
    Reputation : 65
    Join date : 2012-01-22

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by bloodpixel on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:16 pm

    He took out 320 points of health with a single one handed swing? Did greatswords always do that? Sorry my memory is so foggy right now.


    _________________
    avatar
    Gaxe
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 507
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-07-21
    Location : Steam: TrueDPS

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Gaxe on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:53 pm

    Umm...it's not hard what so ever to hit 320 with a GS....lol. I can easily hit for 400+ with a GS.
    avatar
    bloodpixel
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1658
    Reputation : 65
    Join date : 2012-01-22

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by bloodpixel on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:25 pm

    One handed?
    Sorry I haven't played dark souls for some time now and all I see are katanas and stuff when I do.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Ricards Rapier

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:33 am