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    Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Automancer on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:20 am



    Anyone else have experience with this weapon? The damn thing dead angles like a beast but the whiffs are so bad if you miss. It's also awesome in the offhand!
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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by GrinTwist on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:22 am

    Yeah I've seen quite a few people use it in PVP, never seen anyone use it on the off-hand though.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Automancer on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:30 am

    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=413839031191860972

    Here's mine. It's just so good if used correctly.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:06 am

    I've used it a good deal. Never seen anyone else use it in PvP but then again I have weird internet connections and haven't been playing for a good length of time. Anyway....

    The misses can be real bad but I've been preaching for a while now how good it is at breaking guard and stunlocking for it's weight.

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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by roanispe on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 pm

    It's a fun weapon, and it actually has a limited purpose these days since the nerf to Greatsword stunlock, though toggle escape really hurts it performance. However, D/C scaling makes it more a Quality Axe, rather than a Dex one. It's arguably the best Axe, but Hand Axe, and Butcher's Knife give it a run for the title. The resistance boost makes it a neat alternative to the Bloodshield on a Lifehunt Scythe build, but it's simply not a highly competitive choice. I like to mess around with it from time to time, just for a change of pace because it's such a silly thing to be swinging about.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Rifter7 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:53 pm

    i always laugh a little watching xbox players.. they fight so differently.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by RANT on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:34 pm

    roanispe wrote:It's a fun weapon, and it actually has a limited purpose these days since the nerf to Greatsword stunlock, though toggle escape really hurts it performance. However, D/C scaling makes it more a Quality Axe, rather than a Dex one. It's arguably the best Axe, but Hand Axe, and Butcher's Knife give it a run for the title. The resistance boost makes it a neat alternative to the Bloodshield on a Lifehunt Scythe build, but it's simply not a highly competitive choice. I like to mess around with it from time to time, just for a change of pace because it's such a silly thing to be swinging about.

    its actually a pretty good dex weapon, it actually has a C/B scaling when upgraded roan. imo it's the best axe since it weights a lot less than the butcher knife and its actually bigger(from my experience)


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by roanispe on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:37 pm

    RantFromRant wrote:its actually a pretty good dex weapon, it actually has a C/B scaling when upgraded roan. imo it's the best axe since it weights a lot less than the butcher knife and its actually bigger(from my experience)

    It's been a while since I've used it, thanks for the correction. I'll +1 your post when I can later.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by RANT on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:03 pm

    damnit, im sure its a B in dex but it might be a D in str though. i dont remember lol. 90& sure its a D in str.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Automancer on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:08 am

    Yeah, its a D in Str. With 14/40, it has 409AR. At 27/40, it has a 30 Ar increase. It's not so bad for a Dex based axe.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by RANT on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:13 am

    Automancer wrote:Yeah, its a D in Str. With 14/40, it has 409AR. At 27/40, it has a 30 Ar increase. It's not so bad for a Dex based axe.

    not bad? str doesnt have a legit str axe, really? it kinda pisses me off lol


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Myztyrio on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:41 am

    I don't believe I've ever seen it used in PVP.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Automancer on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:24 am

    RantFromRant wrote:
    Automancer wrote:Yeah, its a D in Str. With 14/40, it has 409AR. At 27/40, it has a 30 Ar increase. It's not so bad for a Dex based axe.

    not bad? str doesnt have a legit str axe, really? it kinda pisses me off lol

    Str has so many axes already. It's a Dex/Quality axe. No point getting pissed~ 8)
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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Flankydizzle on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:05 am

    I upgraded my precious low SL chunks into a regular halberd which is now a lightning halberd +3... No one ever talks about lightning halberds which is making me think it's probably a bad choice!sad I'm starting to wish I upgraded the gargoyle one instead but I don't even use halberds anymore with this toon so meh.

    It's ok but same as gargoyle version if you miss you're pretty screwed against anyone half decent but it's 'ok' for pve at least.
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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by WyrmHero on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:26 am

    This axe is perfect for the elemental kat build I'm gonna use in the event. Remember my offhand thread? The axe breaks 35 poise when 1H (I hope so), so I will be able to test it as offhand alongside the uchi!!!!


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Automancer on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:17 am

    Yes, i use it all the time with my build. Demon's Spear and Shotel on the mainhand, Gargoyle Tail Axe and Pyro for my offhand. That thing is a beast.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by WyrmHero on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:20 pm

    Just been testing the axe in the off hand. It's too slow and leaves you way too wide open, easy target for a bs. But I'm using it in my fast roll build, so I only have 40 poise. I'm pretty sure it gets more effective if the build has more poise, say a tank build with 91 poise. With a WP it's perfect because of the longer range. So if a mid roll build wants to use a kat offhand G. Tail Axe is definitely useful for staggering.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Automancer on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:07 am

    Since my 93 mid-roll tank, i've been playing with it on a 56 poise build. It's actually been working out. It is slow if you miss but i generally either swing it to scare people off or i only swing when i see them running towards me or fishing for BSes. Haven't been BSed in quite a while since i started using it. But a good alternative is the Great Scythe too but it doesn't have as much reach as the Butcher's Knife.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by WyrmHero on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:42 am

    Thing about the GS is that it only breaks 20 poise 1H, while the axe breaks 35. Using the axe with a Dex weapon can break 53 poise.


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    Re: Gargoyle Tail Axe

    Post by Automancer on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:57 am

    Hoh, looks like i need to experiment with more dual-wielding ideas!


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