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    Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by CephGabriel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:49 am

    Hey all,

    I started Dark souls a couple of weeks ago with the purpose of joining the PVP scene, due to the fancy combat etc. Now I had originally started off with the uichikatana because I loved it, but since then I have discovered (to my horror) that the katanas are horribly overused in the PVP scene. Me being me, I only like using at least uncommon weapons, I despise being mainstream.

    So, for a poor noob. Which weapons do you think I should go for. I prefer the whole agility rather than heavy armour set up, hence the katana. Any ideas? Many thanks
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    Post by Rarayn on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:01 am

    Gargoyle Tail Axe perhaps? It's very, very fast for an axe, and has high dexterity scaling. It's also practically never used. big grin
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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by CephGabriel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:05 am

    Hmm sounds cool. Problem I have with the axes is that the move set is, well, pretty boring. It's all just right hand slash slash overhand slash bla..

    Are the whips any good? I hear rapiers are overused too.


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    Post by Jansports on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:11 am

    The least used Dex weapon in PvP is hands down the Whip.

    It is however awful. The reason things are popular is usually because they work.

    really just use what you like
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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by CephGabriel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:16 am

    Aww pity.. Scythes, Halberds, Heck even dark hand or the claws?


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by Xero on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:20 am

    Claws are pretty much the same as whips. Halberds and scythes are great though.


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    Post by CephGabriel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:29 am

    Alrighty, I'll work towards the scythes then, and when I'm confident ill move onto the more difficult weapons..

    Thanks. Any tips?


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    Post by RANT on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:31 am

    if you have a dex build go with the reg scythe, its rarely used and it scales well with dex. the whips are pretty awesome since they do good damage and cant be parried which is awesome against parry spammers. if you like fast weapons try the small curve swords and the balder side sword.


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by XachAttack on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:35 am

    The Great Scythe is overused, but I don't think the regular Scythe is. All I know to tell you with Halberd weapons, is to try to maintain distance and don't miss lol.

    I think Straight Sword are pretty uncommon too, with the exception of the Balder Side Sword, so you can try those as well.

    You can also maybe try the smaller Str weapons. Hand axe, War Pick, ect. They're pretty fast and uncommon, to my knowledge.


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    Post by CephGabriel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:40 am

    Maybe.. I wasn't originally going to go down with the str route but I may have to...

    What about that leeching scythe?

    I'm still toying with the idea of double dark hand and Chester armour happy


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    Post by RANT on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:34 pm

    server is pretty awesome, its like a smaller murakumo but cooler since everyone is using the mura. shameless plug incoming, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWts9IwFhik that's my server build which is one of my favorite builds, i love it and it great when youre outnumbered or just a duel.


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by Spurgun on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:47 pm

    Scythes/halberds are actually pretty hard to use, with the stagger that they have. But if you still want to use them then you could try the regular halberd or the gargoyle halberd. The great scythe is used a lot, so don't use it if you want to be "different".

    My suggestions would be the straight sword (regular one). It's good once you know how to use it.
    The PGS, it has an insane DPS, and poise just melts away, it's only fallback is that it's so short.


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by ublug on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:47 pm

    If it's you first dex build you should make it 16/40 so you can use/try all the dex weapons, even the flamberge and silver knight stuff, to get a feel for what you like. Also after using a weapon you will learn how to better fight against it.
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    Post by CephGabriel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:55 pm

    Yeah I'm on 22 dex right now and 17 str so still plenty of room.

    Ooh PGS does look rather fun! Are the sabres in general used much?

    Oh god I'm not going for generic straight swords that's way too.. Ordinary big grin


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    Post by Spurgun on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:59 pm

    The straight sword is never used though silly

    And people use the falchion and the gold tracer a lot, but very rarely will you see a PGS.

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    Post by Spurgun on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:14 pm

    I just read through your first post again. You want to be agile and different.
    Easy solution:
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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:50 am

    CephGabriel wrote:I had originally started off with the uichikatana because I loved it, but since then I have discovered (to my horror) that the katanas are horribly overused in the PVP scene.
    Dude, whatever, it doesn't matter. Just use wh-

    CephGabriel wrote:Me being me, I only like using at least uncommon weapons, I despise being mainstream.
    Oh, okay then. You're in the right place.


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by CephGabriel on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:23 am

    PGS it is then, it does look like a massive lol too considering its DPS. Any of the sabres used much?


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by User1 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:44 am

    For a low level, a +10 Claw with Charcoal Pine Resin dominates. Fast bleed and attack speed, and nobody uses it.
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    Post by Hue on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:15 am

    Mind if i ask...why do you care so much about being different?
    Or using fancy weapons with fancy movesets wearing a fancy armor?

    I just want to know

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    Post by Fragment on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:56 am

    Hachouma wrote:Mind if i ask...why do you care so much about being different?
    Or using fancy weapons with fancy movesets wearing a fancy armor?

    I just want to know

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    Post by CephGabriel on Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:59 pm

    Yeah Kinda, I just hate being predictable, element of surprise is good for me. Also having to learn a totally new move set seems fun too..


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by Wisp on Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:43 pm

    Man-serpent greatsword.
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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by XachAttack on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:41 pm

    I'm half joking and half serious, as I'm considering messing with this too. Try using Daggers, not to BS fish or Parry spam, but just for their movesets.

    That I know has never been done before, of course other than me to my knowledge.


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    Re: Up and coming PvP'er: stuck for weapon

    Post by Wisp on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:42 pm

    Dual wield

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