Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

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    Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by ChizFreak on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:31 pm

    I mean really, that thing does crazy damage, even when not buffed. It has good reach, and a good player will dodge fast after a missed attack.

    1 hit against player with no/low poise will stunlock, and the main issue is that it seems that the stunlock in this weapon is infinite. That means it lasts until your opponent runs out of stamina. That's harsh when most of the time it kills in 2 hits.

    What are your thoughts about this weapon? Both in general, and in terms of stunlocking.


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by RedderAI on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:35 pm

    ChizFreak wrote:I mean really, that thing does crazy damage, even when not buffed. It has good reach, and a good player will dodge fast after a missed attack.

    1 hit against player with no/low poise will stunlock, and the main issue is that it seems that the stunlock in this weapon is infinite. That means it lasts until your opponent runs out of stamina. That's harsh when most of the time it kills in 2 hits.

    What are your thoughts about this weapon? Both in general, and in terms of stunlocking.

    It's my go-to pole arm. It was also the very first weapon in dark souls that I adored.

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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by The Letter X on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:36 pm

    Well with no poise you're asking to get stunlocked to death sometimes. I agree that the halberd is good at stunlocking in general, but the only time I've really had problems with it is when getting hit by it at the wrong time. (Like from counters: catching me during a roll or during an attack)


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:36 pm

    My weakass character got through O&S and Artorias with the Crystal Halberd just the other day, so it's impressed me.

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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by RANT on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:38 pm

    i love it but spears are better though since there's no stagger and they break the same poise(31 iirc) which really sucks since i always felt like the poles should break more poise than that. it hits like a truck, specially with leo ring.


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by ChizFreak on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:16 am

    RantFromRant wrote:i love it but spears are better though since there's no stagger and they break the same poise(31 iirc) which really sucks since i always felt like the poles should break more poise than that. it hits like a truck, specially with leo ring.

    But do spears have the same stunlock ability the halberd has? And I always go around with no poise (except when I'm making some heavy STR build), I just love to be swift.


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by Juutas on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:30 am

    Yeah, I'm just seconding here, but halberd is definitely no toy, it can really destroy just about any build with Leo. Halberd could just be the best choice for the midroller.


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by Avenger649 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:47 pm

    The halberd does about 350 damage without the leo ring. If your opponent cannot escape stunlock then this weapon will utterly destroy anyone, especially in the forest.
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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by GkMrBane on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:22 pm

    I love all halberd type weapons I must cause I went through the trouble of +15 all of them.


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by Espada Muerta on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:23 pm

    RedderAI wrote:
    ChizFreak wrote:I mean really, that thing does crazy damage, even when not buffed. It has good reach, and a good player will dodge fast after a missed attack.

    1 hit against player with no/low poise will stunlock, and the main issue is that it seems that the stunlock in this weapon is infinite. That means it lasts until your opponent runs out of stamina. That's harsh when most of the time it kills in 2 hits.

    What are your thoughts about this weapon? Both in general, and in terms of stunlocking.

    It's my go-to pole arm. It was also the very first weapon in dark souls that I adored.

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    Same here lol, and the Claymore king

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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by Hylian on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:54 pm

    claymore after last patch is ****


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by FinPeku on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:25 pm

    Hylian wrote:claymore after last patch is ****
    If the only thing you used it for was stunlock, then yes, it is bad. But it still has good reach, versatile moveset, potential for dead-angles and nice scaling for quality builds. I still use it and there are some combos that stunlock.


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    Re: Halberd: Best Stunlock weapon?

    Post by Juutas on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:38 pm

    Hylian wrote:claymore after last patch is ****

    Why use so brilliant weapon only to stunlock?


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