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    Question about Katanas

    Post by DeCeleRator93 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:15 am

    So I've never used katanas on Dark Souls but i just got invaded by somebody who used one. And he get at least twelve hits on my shield without slowing down one bit. So i was wondering how much stamina do these things use per swing?


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:16 am

    Very little. 40 end and no RoFP or grass crest shield I can get 7-8 swings off. With the right buffs I'm guessing I could do more.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:17 am

    very little if one handed they don't slow down by any type of shield and they do bleed damage so if they keep swinging at your shield you'll eventually lose 50% of your health


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by DeCeleRator93 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:22 am

    Thats what happened I had my shield up waiting for an opening and completely forgot to watch my bleed build up haha. Well guess since its NG++ I might as well join the club and get one now.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by BLA1NE on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:39 am

    Yup, katanas are a weapon class that shouldn't be judged by their damage ratings! Very good weapons in Dark Souls. They're very fast, take little stamina, have good move sets, and decent range. Not to mention their damage is good (buffed, it's ridiculous!) and they cause bleeding. Probably the best damage per second of any weapon in the game, I have no doubt.

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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by Zechk on Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:42 am

    What Blaine said. Wouldn't trade my Katana's for the world. I don't like the Washing pole much, but the Uchi is ok and the Iaito is pure solid gold plated win.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by JY4answer on Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:44 am

    The fact that its used by every other PvPer makes me want to use something else. Just to be original.
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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by O66 Jenova on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:00 am

    @DeCeleRator93: Was it me who invaded you? was it at anor londo castle bonfire?
    would be funny if so^^

    Katanas are great! i use my Katanas since release date and almost everyone was laughing at me back then so i know why i use this weapon... not because of the look or because everyone else uses it (now). definately one of the best weapons if u know how to handle them
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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by mpaschke on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:19 am

    I love the Uchi for it's ability to both slash and thrust, which makes for better versatility when dueling. (Washing Pole has same moves and much greater reach, but needs a lot more str and gets blocked in tight areas)

    I here the whole 'everybody is using one' thing, but whatever. They fit my playing style better and the same could be said for the BKGA


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by jjshowal on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:31 am

    Katanas are great in this game, which made me a little disappointed since that's all anyone would use in Demon's Souls so I was hoping they would scale the pwnage down a little bit for them in Dark. Iaito +15 seems to be the way to go.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by strangejoy on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:35 am

    They're not my favorite weapons, but that's partly because I'm sick of seeing them so much. If you find yourself on the other side of a katana, my advice is to switch to a poise smashing weapon and two hand it. That way they can't unload a full bar of stamina without getting staggered and stunlocked.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by strangejoy on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:48 am

    jjshowal wrote:Katanas are great in this game, which made me a little disappointed since that's all anyone would use in Demon's Souls so I was hoping they would scale the pwnage down a little bit for them in Dark. Iaito +15 seems to be the way to go.

    In some ways, kats are even better in DkS than DS, because they're no longer weak against turtles, as OP discovered. Then again, they don't have the f'd up offhand attack/pushlock anymore.
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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by DeCeleRator93 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:32 am

    O66 Jenova wrote:@DeCeleRator93: Was it me who invaded you? was it at anor londo castle bonfire?
    would be funny if so^^

    Katanas are great! i use my Katanas since release date and almost everyone was laughing at me back then so i know why i use this weapon... not because of the look or because everyone else uses it (now). definately one of the best weapons if u know how to handle them
    Nope I was in the forest at the time.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by xXDaemonarchXx on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:10 pm

    I love my +15 katana


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by ChizFreak on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:21 pm

    First pvp build I did: High Dex/32 int build, for CMW on my +15 Uchigatana. it does more than 600 damage.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by jjshowal on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:25 pm

    strangejoy wrote:
    jjshowal wrote:Katanas are great in this game, which made me a little disappointed since that's all anyone would use in Demon's Souls so I was hoping they would scale the pwnage down a little bit for them in Dark. Iaito +15 seems to be the way to go.

    In some ways, kats are even better in DkS than DS, because they're no longer weak against turtles, as OP discovered. Then again, they don't have the f'd up offhand attack/pushlock anymore.

    True. The offhand Uchi in DS just wasn't fair haha.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by kyoke on Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:10 am

    I'm just waiting til' people stop using shields with 'em. I guess a shield on the back is okay, but it still looks dumb.


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    Re: Question about Katanas

    Post by LordRevan on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:36 am

    Yup, One of my accounts was Dex/Faith +15 Iato with sunlight blade sooo good, and the bleeding is great vs Turtles and for PvE


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