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    Off-hand weapons

    Post by xSomax on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:01 pm

    I need to know of ANY weapons that work effectively in the off-hand. not for parrying, for actual damage. any and all that deal at least a respectable amount of damage. as with my other threads, i don't wanna hear how its not a good idea. i'm well aware of that already. thats half the fun though isn't it? XD


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:16 pm

    Could try a spear.

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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Revoltage on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:33 pm

    I like off-handing an uchigatana or falchion, does decent damage and it's relatively quick to attack with. Also nice for catching people trying to strafe for your back silly I've gotten quite a few bs cancels because of that


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by RANT on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:44 pm

    rapiers, good damage and can parry.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by reim0027 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:29 pm

    Spear and Rapiers. Easily the best off hand weapons.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Rynn on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:20 pm

    Dagger: Crap damage, but parrying and back stab cancelling.
    Spear: Reasonable Damage, Very Respectable Range. A good 80% of your weapons strengths automatically are covered.
    Boneshield: Great Blocking and Damage abilities if made elemental.
    Butcher Knife: Great Range, Attack Speed, Damage, and Poise Break. Also minor healing.
    Any Greatsword: Surprisingly effective offhand.
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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:33 pm

    gravelord sword has a nice sweep in the off hand but it can't block or parry...


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Ghadis_God on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:40 pm

    I've seen the QFS in the offhand; its user was very skillful and it's fast, strong, can parry, and has better range than other curved swords.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:12 pm

    Ghadis_God wrote:I've seen the QFS in the offhand; its user was very skillful and it's fast, strong, can parry, and has better range than other curved swords.

    That sounds quite interesting, actually.

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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Fatneckwood on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:51 pm

    Priscilla's dagger can be great in the off hand if your going for heaving bleeding and using a katana. When they are about to bleed out from the katana hit them with the dagger and take 50% health.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by xSomax on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:19 am

    wow, didn't expect so many reply's lol. honestly i think that when you dual wield you should be able to block with both weapons XD

    also, priscilla's dagger is out the window, i don't kill her. hell, i can barely kick lautrec off the edge. i don't usually kill what isn't attacking lol


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by DamageCK on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:40 am

    I pretty much always dual wield, but I prefer weapons that also have the option to parry. Lately I've been using the Whip. It gets a lot of hate for being a generally weak weapon, but it actually does decent damage, can parry, has awesome reach, and plenty of style. Otherwise, I use a rapier, katana, or PGS. Or Priscilla's dagger. Pretty solid choice to use with the CB in your main hand.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by xSomax on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:42 pm

    the whip eh? thats not a bad idea, and like you said, its got style. perhaps it was meant as an off-hand weapon, but due to the general weakness of the play-style when used by newer people, it just didn't get used as intended. also, i don't chaos it up, i use the iaito. i imagine dual-wielding the same weapon would be a bad idea, so using a second one's prolly out the window lol. again, i pretty much refuse to kill priscilla, so the dagger is not gonna happen lol. i won't even kill the hollows down in new londo. if it doesn't attack me i won't attack it. bad habit probably, but its how i roll. rapiers an interesting choice as well. thanks for the suggestion all


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Uparkaam on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:53 pm

    Fist weapons and halberds are decent off-hand weapons too.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by xSomax on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:59 pm

    fist weapons are good, but their range becomes an issue real quick. already tried that once XD. halberd may be an interesting option though


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Rynn on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:06 pm

    IMHO nothing beats a spear in your offhand, but the lucerne is also an epic choice for offhanding because of it's awkward attack, and pure thrust damage.
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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Marino. on Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:30 pm

    Why has noone mentioned the Whips ?
    They cant be Parried but you can Parry with them and the Damage is quite nice.
    But its not that fast though .
    Give it a shot , i was quite succesfull with a Chaos Notched Whip
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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Ghadis_God on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:09 pm

    Spear may be the technical best for offhanding, but I like having a dagger in the offhand, helps keep those 0 poise builds off you when they come in for a katana attack, and lets you pop a hit off on heavier weapon users and roll away before they can swing. It parries too, which can be pretty sweet.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by BoilerFan8472 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:17 pm

    I love having spears in the off hand. Nothing is better than having a darkwraith run at you and getting poked to death


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:25 am

    The weapons i use when dual wielding:
    Great scythe: The r2 has great range and damage, useful when you're using a short weapon in your main hand. It's too bad that you can't attack twice though.
    Spear: It's fast and has great range. what more is there to say? great when used with a UGW
    Rapier: A shorter version of the spear that can parry.
    Gargoyle halberd: It's long and does a lot of damage, it staggers a lot when you miss though.
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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:32 am

    The Gold Tracer has a really great offhand moveset...probably because it's a weapon designed to be in the offhand, lol.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by xSomax on Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:32 pm

    dang, lots more suggestions, gonna have to try em each to see what i like lol


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Seignar on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:00 pm

    Has anyone tried Zweihander on the offhand? You can actually combo with it if you use a fast weapon, and the threat of a fast and a slow weapon can throw off timing.

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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Ghadis_God on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:02 pm

    I can't wait to cosplay Ciaran in the DLC, shame the gold tracer can't parry in the offhand though. It also has an annoyingly low damage output, even the PGS does better.


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    Re: Off-hand weapons

    Post by Marino. on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:18 pm

    Ghadis_God wrote:I can't wait to cosplay Ciaran in the DLC, shame the gold tracer can't parry in the offhand though. It also has an annoyingly low damage output, even the PGS does better.

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