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    It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by XachAttack on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:38 am

    I have to admit, the recent rise is Crest Shields being used bugs me. I've always been kinda proud that I was one of the few that used it, but now it's everywhere ._. .


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    Post by sunbro on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:40 am

    its because all the dark magic spammers

    I allways keep it as a quik swap shield when i see olacile ears flipping casters I use it otherwise just my balder +15


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Lord of Ash on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:53 am

    just do what I do no shields no parrying no breast plates no heavy armor no backstabs, and use any weapon or style you wish stun them poison them bleed them or even knockem of a cliff oh and master the kick and the silver pendant


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by XachAttack on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:01 am

    sunbro wrote:its because all the dark magic spammers

    Yeah, it definently is because of that. Don't get me wrong, I'm still gonna use it though. Still bugs me that it's the main shield now, despite that your guard is gonna get broken should you block them..


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Sentiel on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:26 am

    I was using Grass Crest exclusively until DLC, now I'm almost always using Crest. DB spam is troublesome as you can't always evade and sometimes you just got the gut feeling that the latency wants to f*ck you up, so it's better to use shield, instead of roll.

    Take it on a brighter side. That shield sucks against Pyromancy. :face:

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    Post by Lord of Ash on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:49 am

    whenever I need to roll I make them roll first so they cant hit me I throw a dagger or use a soulmass dash at them or make them at least back up


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by passivefamiliar on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:55 am

    I'd been seeing it more and more to. If its not the crest. Its a talisman/catalyst combo. I'm not sure i am bothered by it or not. Its boring to see the same thing. But honestly since the patch, the "cookie cutter" equipment has faded away. Tactics are lame. Spam dark magic. Wrath. Spam dark magic. It's compatible but annoying. The shield...i understand. I have a few choice weapons i like to see. And i lose due to that sometimes, but when i see someone else with it i am upset, or i find a kindred spirit. Look at it that way. You've found someone you can bond with. Now go crush his/her poise and make them suffer


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by reim0027 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:48 pm

    It is my main shield too. But, I keep the Heater, grass, crest, dragon crest, and blood shield as backups. I have the Dragoncrest ready to rapid swap if my opponent has pyro.


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by PlasticandRage on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:51 pm

    If it makes you feel any better I've been using the Stone GS instead. The Crest just doesn't provide enough stability for my tank. I like to be unmovable


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by RANT on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:49 am

    crest shield has been one of the most used shields for a while now, ive seen it a lot since the game came out and now EVERYONE has it because of the dark sorceries which kinda doesnt make sense since they destroy that thing if you block.


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:08 am

    RantFromRant wrote:crest shield has been one of the most used shields for a while now, ive seen it a lot since the game came out and now EVERYONE has it because of the dark sorceries which kinda doesnt make sense since they destroy that thing if you block.

    That's pretty much why I don't use it. I tried to block a Dark Bead with it once, because I'd seen everyone talking about it, and it ended up breaking through the stability really fast and I just took the rest of the hits. The Great Shields handle them a lot more solidly.


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    Post by XachAttack on Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:57 am

    Exactly ._. EVERYONE! Advertise the awesomness of Greatshields so we Crest Shield users can be unique again!


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Glutebrah on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:06 am

    Lord of Ash wrote:just do what I do no shields no parrying no breast plates no heavy armor no backstabs, and use any weapon or style you wish stun them poison them bleed them or even knockem of a cliff oh and master the kick and the silver pendant

    do what i do, no shields, no parry, no breast plates, no heavy armor, no backstabs, no weapons, no boots, no gloves, no rings, no anything. i dont even load the game.


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Glutebrah on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:10 am

    RantFromRant wrote:crest shield has been one of the most used shields for a while now, ive seen it a lot since the game came out and now EVERYONE has it because of the dark sorceries which kinda doesnt make sense since they destroy that thing if you block.

    its not ment to block pursuers, but blocking Dark bead from a distance when only 1-2 orbs hit is useful.


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Juutas on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:04 am

    I use Grass Crest I'm unique!


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Lord of Ash on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:27 am

    XachAttack wrote:I have to admit, the recent rise is Crest Shields being used bugs me. I've always been kinda proud that I was one of the few that used it, but now it's everywhere ._. .

    really a down rep?


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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by User on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:36 am

    I must say that shields were not high up my list. Dark Magic is inded getting popular, though. Doesn't help how tge pursurs and shotgun is highly dangerous... I like how no one uses Dark Mist, though I must admit it is a tad but bleh... I think it may do more poison damage, though.

    Anyways, Crest Shield. I am interested in seeing that none use the Astora Straight Sword. High divine bonus, with a C scale for all... Would be good when the player rises in level. Aw well

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    The crest shield always bothered me, because I don't look at the fromt of it; I look at the back. And I see how thin it is, with the wooden blocks where the handle is... Its a turn off for me.

    That's just me, though. Not much of a shield fan, anyways.

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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Nybbles on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:55 am

    i've been using the dark hand recently, never tried it out before now, i never noticed that is has the same magic defense and fire defense as the crest and dragon crest shields. i've been enjoying watching the panic in a caster or pyromancer as i negate their A game with the dark hand. it's not so good against dark magic though, so dodging is a must. still, the dark hand might be under-rated?
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    Post by deadagain on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:01 pm

    No shields, duel wield. Fast roll all day long.


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    Post by User on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:02 pm

    I just prefer something large
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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by Sentiel on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:04 pm

    Nybbles wrote:i've been using the dark hand recently, never tried it out before now, i never noticed that is has the same magic defense and fire defense as the crest and dragon crest shields. i've been enjoying watching the panic in a caster or pyromancer as i negate their A game with the dark hand. it's not so good against dark magic though, so dodging is a must. still, the dark hand might be under-rated?
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    Sentiel wrote:
    Nybbles wrote:i've been using the dark hand recently, never tried it out before now, i never noticed that is has the same magic defense and fire defense as the crest and dragon crest shields. i've been enjoying watching the panic in a caster or pyromancer as i negate their A game with the dark hand. it's not so good against dark magic though, so dodging is a must. still, the dark hand might be under-rated?
    30 Stability my friend.
    Most weapons will destroy your stamina and Black Flame may just break your guard in one hit.

    It's good to use, I'm not saying otherwise, but it's situational.

    oh yeah, no doubt any type of dark magic will destroy me, which is why i try to dodge them, if i'm able. but it shocked me when i blocked a crystal soul spear with it and came out of it relatively okay. i think it shocked the sorcerer too.
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    Post by ChizFreak on Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:42 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:
    RantFromRant wrote:crest shield has been one of the most used shields for a while now, ive seen it a lot since the game came out and now EVERYONE has it because of the dark sorceries which kinda doesnt make sense since they destroy that thing if you block.

    That's pretty much why I don't use it. I tried to block a Dark Bead with it once, because I'd seen everyone talking about it, and it ended up breaking through the stability really fast and I just took the rest of the hits. The Great Shields handle them a lot more solidly.

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    Re: It's not really a big deal but..

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:17 am

    heater shield or silver knight shield are great. you could always use a bone wheel if you wanted to be special.


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    Post by Aznul on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:52 am

    Actually I use the black knight shield, but a bone wheel shield would be cool if I got one.
    What about the greatshield of artorias though? I hardly ever see it even though it cancels all status effects from attacks it blocks.


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