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    Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:42 pm

    Why is it that all the weapons that can be made using boss souls are so useless for dex builds. Its either too high requirements in str or completely unrelated to dex. Not that it affects gameplay, its just boring using the same 1 or 2 weapons for the entire campaign.
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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by KomradDakka on Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:53 pm

    that was the point though, the devs wanted you to become "attached" to the weapon you use.


    my $0.02


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:04 pm

    But thats only for dex. Str gets so much unique weapons. Even int has different catalysts + MBH and MLGS
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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by KomradDakka on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:44 pm

    Dorkmoon Bow?

    works for a dex/faith build although the scaling is lack luster


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:09 pm

    For pure dex I would probably prefer Pharis +15, but bows don't have a lot of uses anyway.
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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by KomradDakka on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:11 pm

    godpenguin wrote:bows don't have a lot of uses anyway.

    you sir have inspired me to play a bows only play through, Hawkeye guide me!


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:53 pm

    Chaos Blade is one of the best weapons for a dex build. Sooooo....one! haha!


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by SublimeSinner on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:55 pm

    Lifehunt is very mean in the right hands. That's a heavy dex scalling weapon.That scythe is second only to the dragon slayer for boss weapons IMO. Looking at it by numbers strength and faith does seem favoured.


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:23 am

    yeah str gets more specials but they're heavy as hell and can often leave you open for strikes...


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:24 am

    godpenguin wrote:Why is it that all the weapons that can be made using boss souls are so useless for dex builds. Its either too high requirements in str or completely unrelated to dex. Not that it affects gameplay, its just boring using the same 1 or 2 weapons for the entire campaign.

    I disagree completely. Chaos blade is the best katana if you don't buff. QFS is the longest curved sword (that means a lot), lifehunt scythe is stronger than the regular one (even if it is a bit shorter) and the bleed is terrifying.
    Especially QFS is underrated in my opinion. A lot of people love the falchion, but the range that the QFS has gives it a clear advantage.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:26 am

    And, dex a has more variety overall.). Str has very few good weapons to choose from, while dex can pick pretty much anything.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:40 am

    Oh God oh God 16 Str requirements everywhere sad

    My build only allows 14 Str this is very sad. Can't use any of those. Oh well.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:43 am

    QFS has 60/0/180/0/100[b]

    Where is this extra 100 coming from? Its not physical, magic, fire or lightning dmg. Wtf?

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:52 am

    That's 100 critical damage. All weapons have that, but some have more than 100.
    That's the damage boost you get from BS/parries.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:25 am

    Oh.

    Lol.
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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:52 am

    highest crit bonus in the game is 160 on a dagger in the dlc, also the chaos blade and qfs scale with held humanity as well as dex.


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:12 am

    I hear qfs falls short on damage at higher soul levels compared to most +15 weapons

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:02 am

    Yes, but it's range and speed makes up for the low damage.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:31 am

    I just so happen to have a +10 falchion and quelaag soul sitting in my inventory :\. I may make the sword and test it out as it happens to have only 13 str requirement. Thanks for the input guys, if its not what I'm looking for I guess I'll just stick with my uchi/bss/ricards etc...
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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Jester's Tears on Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:38 am

    sparkly-twinkly-lizard wrote:highest crit bonus in the game is 160 on a dagger in the dlc, also the chaos blade and qfs scale with held humanity as well as dex.

    160? Then Bandit's Knife and Richard's Raiper comes up in second Place with 150.


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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:47 am

    Ricards does not have 150 critical, it only has 100.
    And the bandits knife has 147.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by godpenguin on Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:34 am

    Rapiers seem to have invisible crit modifiers that make them do more dmg than they state.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:36 am

    Yes, but ricards still isn't very good at dealing crits. the regular rapier is the best at that.

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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by bart95 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:16 pm

    I'm just miffed that GSOA needs not just high strength, dex and faith. All of which make sense. But also int? Really? Why do I need to be smart enough to use a sword? :|
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    Re: Useless Boss Souls

    Post by Glutebrah on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:08 pm

    Chaos Blade, best Katana
    Life Hunt, Best bleed in game.
    Gold Tracer, amazing weapon basically a Falchon + Bleed with better R2s
    Silver Tracer, highest crit damage dagger.


    not sure why you say Dex boss weapons are lame.


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