Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

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    Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by Henkyona on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:09 pm

    I know there is no "best" weapon, but which scales better with Int.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by Whknight on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:19 pm

    It appears to be Moonlight, my +5 is at S while my rapier which I'm sure uses twinkling is at B.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by CrackSouls on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:36 pm

    But I think the rapier is good in different ways. It does Occult damage and pretty good physical (from mid-scaling dex). Still going through with NG Int character, some one correct me if I'm wrong.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by Yarxov on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:53 pm

    Wouldn't An Occult Ricard's Rapier be better? You get A scaling and likely higher occult damage.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by JohnnyHarpoon on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:22 am

    ^ He means Enchanted.

    Depends on how you want to fight. Hell, switch between them to throw your opponent off - one minute you're jabbing him from behind a shield, then you whip out the MLGreatSword once he gets too comfortable and stunlock him to his doom!

    It's not 'which is better' as much as a 'how can I effectively utilize _____'.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:54 am

    ^this.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by theGentleman on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:36 am

    My preference is the Rapier on the grounds that it is less common and has a somewhat interesting move set. The R2 attack usually takes people off guard and it can be used from behind a shield if you are having squishy-mage syndrome.
    The MetalGearSolid is has more raw power but rapiers are deadly if you learn to take advantage of their speed.

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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by JohnnyHarpoon on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:46 am

    theGentleman wrote:My preference is the Rapier on the grounds that it is less common and has a somewhat interesting move set. The R2 attack usually takes people off guard and it can be used from behind a shield if you are having squishy-mage syndrome.
    The MetalGearSolid is has more raw power but rapiers are deadly if you learn to take advantage of their speed.

    MetaLGearSolid would be punnier.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by SKhalazza on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:46 am

    As stated before, the moonlight scales better and has only magic damage which is good.

    I think that they complete each other. Velka is quick, you can poke behind a shield and its backstab is quite good. Moonlight has more raw power, but is heavier, and good special move, you can also stunlock .

    It depends on your fighting style. I also wonder if an enchanted +5 rapier/estoc isn't better than Velka ? I'm pretty sure that you can't find a better greatsword than the moonlight.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by Yesuurd on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:24 am

    Yeah this one comes back to the old:

    Depends on your playstyle and build response, mostly playstyle since the moonlight sword
    is a slow greatsword and velka is more of a fast dex weapon.

    In terms of scalin I think velka's is more balances since for the moonlight you need an
    int based character probably.


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    Re: Which is better Velka's rapier or Moonlight great sword?

    Post by aceluby on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:23 am

    JohnnyHarpoon wrote:^ He means Enchanted.

    Depends on how you want to fight. Hell, switch between them to throw your opponent off - one minute you're jabbing him from behind a shield, then you whip out the MLGreatSword once he gets too comfortable and stunlock him to his doom!

    It's not 'which is better' as much as a 'how can I effectively utilize _____'.

    Velka's is a unique weapon that can only go to +5 via twinkling. You can't take it down the enchant or occult path, or buff it for that matter.

    To answer the OP, I use both in my int build, both in my right hand w/ a catalyst in the left. I prefer the MGS simply because it can fend off backstabbers and can stunlock, though I do like switching to Velka's every once in a while since you can poke behind a shield w/ it which is good for PvE.


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