Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

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    Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by The-Fiction on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:30 am

    Greetings oh wise Dark Souls forum! I currently find myself in a minor conundrum and request some sage words of wisdom.

    I have been co-oping with a friend through the game and I have been using the claymore as soon as I was able and now, as we are about to venture into the DLC areas and face the final boss, I find I've grown somewhat bored of my trusty weapon.

    So I ask you, what would you recommend as a replacement? I can't get mugen to work on my phone so this is coming from memory but still.

    Things to bear in mind:
    SL90 (approx)
    Str: 32
    Dex: 26
    Currently using Black Iron armour and going for a bit of a tanky build but this is somewhat flexible. I'm using havels ring to keep mid roll ATM but I'll swap armour to take a heftier weapon.
    Looking for a weapon that takes decent advantage of balanced Str and Dex, but is a bit more flamboyant and interesting to wield than the trusty claymore.
    Leaning towards the larger weapons.
    This build probably won't have a level cap and if it does most of the points will go into Str and Dex up to SL120


    Come at me ideas!


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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:52 am

    Str: 32
    Dex: 26


    How about Black Knight weapons?

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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:16 am

    Halberd and gargoyle halberd, totally different moveset and weapon class to the claymore, suits a balanced str\dex though the modifier is not as not as good as the claymores C+C.


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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by The-Fiction on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:34 am

    I considered the black knight weapons as I've used the BK Halberd on another character. Which of the others would you recommend?

    Hmm the normal Halberds are a good idea, I take it's just aesthetic differences between the regular and the gargoyle? Slightly different move set?


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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:39 am

    Gargoyle has a more varied moveset, however the basic halberd can be used with the leo ring to great effect. BK weapons are good at the start but the stats modifier aren't great and when you get a decent stats regular +15s will be better. Besides the BK weapons are painfully slow.


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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:42 am

    Black Knight Greataxe (BKGA) and Black Knight Greatsword (BKGS) are my favourites. BKGA is especially deadly if used ocrrectly, but it requires some time to master it's unique moveset. It was vastly overused in PvP so it will require even more practice to be deadly with it against other players.

    For PvE purposes I heard that Black Knight Halberd (BKH) is the best, but it sucks for PvP imho.


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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by Zephryl on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:53 am

    If you have any plans to cut off Kalameet's tail, I can personally vouch for the BKH's effectiveness for it~ Shouldn't be a problem for you with any weapon, since you're co-oping... but BKH's vertical attacks mean you get a couple extra opportunities to hit it that other weapons don't get.

    But I think it depends on if you can max out a weapon... if you can't, then I think a BK weapon would be best, and I would recommend the Halberd if you're not planning to do a lot of PvP.

    If you can, then I have no idea what to recommend. Any weapon I think of I go "Oh no, no. That's way overused"


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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by Halicarnassis on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:04 pm

    Manserpent Greatsword?


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    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:22 pm

    Bastard Sword.


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    Re: Bored of the claymore, replacement ideas needed!

    Post by EeAyEss on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:50 pm

    Try the Flamberge. It's like the claymore, but does bleed and it's r2's act like curved greatsword r1's. For something heftier, try the vanilla greatsword. Good scaling for your 32 str and 26 dex, so it would be good.


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