Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

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    Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by Jaraux on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:36 am

    So stat scaling disappears when you take the elemental path with weapons right? And using a weapon with two hands doubles your strength so with no stat scaling wouldn't it just do nothing?
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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by passivefamiliar on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:40 am

    ...huh. well. Uhh... you know what. It'll be alot easier to just test that yourself then discussing it here. Just saying. Happy hunting to you.

    P.s. elemental is only a good alternative or for some pve situations. Typically just got +(as high as you can)


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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by Jaraux on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:45 am

    What?
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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by Rynn on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:49 am

    The damage from two handing still increases.

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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by Jaraux on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:52 am

    Ah, Thanks. So I guess it doesn't just increase stat.
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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by AzureCrow on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:02 am

    Sometimes yes sometimes no, it seems a few weapons don't get a damage boost for 2 handing back stabs and ripostes however there's still the alternating moveset and 2h heavy attacks will maintain higher damage and poise breaking.


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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by Reaperfan on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:49 am

    In my experience there is typically no increase in damage in 2-handing an elemental weapon. An R1 attack will do the same damage one or two handed since the AR is the same. R2's are different however because they have core damage modifiers to make them stronger than R1 attacks by varying degrees based on the weapon. In terms of R1 spamming for consistent damage, you're better off just one-handing as it will save you stamina, but your most powerful attack will still likely be your two-handed R2 due to the damage modifiers they have, so it can be useful when needing to one-shot something.


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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by ICEFANG on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:52 pm

    I know the Chaos Gargoyle's Halberd does increase.


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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by befowler on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:29 pm

    Chaos halberds, lucerne, and greatsword are all noticeably stronger 2-handed even though the AR may not change in your stats. I don't know if the 2-handing bonus only increases their regular damage and not the elemental part, but it does make quite a difference overall. Many of these weapons also suffered less relatively under the DLC elemental nerf in that their max damage still nicely exceeds typical defense ratings, so they're quite viable in PvP particularly at low and mid levels.


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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by Glutebrah on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:31 pm

    2 handing a weapon regardless of scaling increases damage. just like two handing Dex weapons that have no Str increase damage.

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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by RANT on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:25 pm

    Poise break.


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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by WandererReece on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:35 pm

    Hidden 2h damage boost

    It's not a complete list, but it does show that 2 handing a non strength scaling weapon will increase damage.

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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by BLA1NE on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:13 pm

    - Increased damage, regardless of same AR (for most weapons)
    - Different Moveset
    - More poise breaking
    - In general, 2H-R1 attacks are faster than 1H


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    Re: Any point in 2 handing elemental weapons?

    Post by Tomhet on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:23 am

    This has been explained to death. The backstab and the riposte won't do any extra damage but the regular R1 and R2 attacks are ALWAYS stronger when you 2-hand any weapon, it doesn't matter whether it scales with STR or not.

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