str builds are now popular? HOW?

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    Re: str builds are now popular? HOW?

    Post by Rynn on Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:24 pm

    befowler wrote:Thanks Rynn, that is great advice and info. I'm already seeing the benefits. My guy is sl55 (may cap there or at 60) and I am using a greatsword +15 and fire resin even though this is probably less optimal than an elemental greatsword at my low level, in anticipation of
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    . But even with this setup, the stunlocking and hitbox is crazy. It staggers almost everybody -- you can even stunlock Smough and Ornstein with it until you run out of stamina! And it's really easy to play 100% locked off. Plus the fire resin on it looks absolutely awesome, I had people break and run as soon as I put the torch on. The BSS will always be my baby, but this big daddy version of it is exceptionally fun to use. I particularly love the backstep then run forward overhead slam attack, which surprises the daylights out of people.
    oh yeah... everyone finds attacks they love more, i outlined my basic strategy above.
    This is definitely one of my favorite ingame weapons, and i feel that despite the Zweihander having the same basic stats, that the extra two pounds are worth the moveset.
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    Re: str builds are now popular? HOW?

    Post by befowler on Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:18 pm

    Yeah, I agree. Another UGS question: does 2handing it give it a stability bonus like I understand can happen with shields? I have been playing mostly 2handed with the greatsword, and blocking with it is surprisingly effective even against stuff like the S&O lightning AoE attacks.


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    Re: str builds are now popular? HOW?

    Post by Rynn on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:21 pm

    befowler wrote:Yeah, I agree. Another UGS question: does 2handing it give it a stability bonus like I understand can happen with shields? I have been playing mostly 2handed with the greatsword, and blocking with it is surprisingly effective even against stuff like the S&O lightning AoE attacks.
    I am 90% sure you're getting a stability bonus, making it's stability closer to 60. It's relatively good for blocking anything but magic.

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