Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

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    Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:26 pm

    All the hundreds of hours I put into Dark Souls, I always seemed to be making characters with loads of spells, or big melee weapons. Recently started doing a low level run, and found myself having to find new strategies to deal with the restrictions. Backstabs have been a real saving grace so far, especially with the Bandit Knife (now a fire knife). That critical on backstabs has been effective even on big enemies like the serpent men or Blighttown trolls.

    Anyone use it on bosses?
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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by Siegfried. on Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:32 pm

    The Stray Demon is deliciously weak to the bleed effect, so you can pretty much ruin him in no time flat with any bleeding weapon, even unupgraded. The Bandit's Knife is a simple solution to that fight that almost any character can use.

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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by The Letter X on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:29 pm

    Considering I did 75% of my first playthrough with dual bandit's knives, I am very fond of it. I'm actually considering starting a build around it for PVP.


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by callipygias on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:36 pm

    Back Lot Basher wrote:Anyone use it on bosses?
    Other than the already mentioned Stray Demon (plus variants), it'll destroy Smough with its bleed, Gwyn with its crit, and the 4 Kings with its speed (and sometimes me with its backstab). Wicked little knife.


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by ChizFreak on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:43 pm

    Wait till you get the DLC and get to know Ciaran's Weapons...


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by callipygias on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:16 pm

    Bandit's Knife is superior in most situations, especially the low-level run, where you can make it elemental.


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by Ghadis_God on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:30 pm

    It might be cool to do a dual bandit's knife build, but I imagine it'll get pretty boring to PvP as. Take a swipe at the opponent, roll away, rinse, repeat.


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by The Letter X on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:39 pm

    If I really were to make that build I'd mix it up with parries, kicks, and backstabs on people who leave themselves open.


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by ICEFANG on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:43 pm

    How does it play in PvP? I was thinking of adding it to my favorite build.


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by The Letter X on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:46 pm

    If you like critical damage, then it's nice. It's also useful for rushing in for a quick hit, but rapiers can fulfill that role a bit better. I really prefer it for flavor and parries/backstabs, but if you can manage to get a few hits on someone at one time then I'd imagine it to be great along with a buff.


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    Re: Starting to LOVE the Bandit Knife

    Post by callipygias on Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:51 pm

    If I'm up against a Rapier I fight for fun (unless they visibly fish), If I'm up against a Bandit's Knife I'll use every dirty trick at my disposal the moment I see it.


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