Weapon Choice?

    Share
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:45 pm

    Stats:

    Vit: 15
    Int: 14
    End: 16
    Str: 25
    Dex: 12
    Magic: 14
    Faith: 12
    Luck: 7

    Class: Royalty

    So my question is... I've already dumped a good bit into strength, as previous seen.

    Would a Claymore or Bastard Sword be my best bet? I already got the DBS, but it is kind of heavy. Just curious as to what would be better to go with?

    I have browsed the wiki and have been eyeing the Claymore, but eh... I am not too generally good with the Demon's Souls system.


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    sparkly-twinkly-lizard
    Compulsory Poster
    Compulsory Poster

    Posts : 3627
    Reputation : 144
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 23
    Location : World 4-2 Demon Souls

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:32 pm

    maces are actually good in this game (no stagger animation) and also straight swords scale based on strength, and can even be made crushing which gives them s rank str scaling at +5 other good ones include the crescent axe (7.0 pounds but its rolling attacks have hyper armor) the mirdan hammer (halberd, 3.5 pounds) all of these can be made crushing to powerful effect.


    _________________
    ლ(ಠ_ಠლ) (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    avatar
    WyrmHero
    Lordvessel
    Lordvessel

    Posts : 8742
    Reputation : 221
    Join date : 2012-02-16
    Age : 29
    Location : The Painted World

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by WyrmHero on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:27 pm

    Great axes and the Bramd are very good in this game. The rolling pound is faster, 2H attacks can't be interrupted so you can really combo R1 spam and both weapons attacks have same moveset, asid from R2 attacks I think.


    _________________
    PSN: WyrmHero1945

    Dedicated Blade of the Darkmoon.
    Chaos Legion Str weapons covenant
    avatar
    Saturday-Saint
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 961
    Reputation : 48
    Join date : 2012-12-09
    Age : 25

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:41 pm

    sparkly-twinkly-lizard wrote:maces are actually good in this game
    Every mace in Demon's Souls is basically just a worse version of the Guillotine Axe. Demon's Souls suffers much more heavily from best-in-class weapons dominating other weapons than did Dark Souls.


    _________________
    Joking aside.
    avatar
    BeeSeaEss
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 953
    Reputation : 16
    Join date : 2012-11-28
    Age : 19
    Location : Texas

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:17 pm

    I know you have str and everything but...why not try Demonbrandt or Soulbrandt...if you could, then try going northern regalia


    _________________
    PSN:BeeSeaEss

    Exiled of Ariamis & proud of it. Rank: Council Member.

    I pity the fool who steps up to painted lane! They call me PG dextrous 'cause I'll cut yo whole gang!

    Join the Painting Guardians! http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t19608-the-exiled-of-ariamis-epoch-three-united-we-stand
    avatar
    shadowzninjaz
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1068
    Reputation : 10
    Join date : 2013-01-12
    Age : 17
    Location : Korea

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by shadowzninjaz on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:54 pm

    If u r making a full str build the best weapon u should use is a crushing claymore and a crushing battle axe on the side for when they get close or when fight a kat player. A str build with crushing clay can beat a bbs build since it out ranges it.


    _________________
    Hiya!!!
    Psn: shadowz_ninjaz
    Skype: shadowz.ninjaz
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:47 am

    Hm. I actually have thought about going the Demonbrandt route.

    I am currently 2hing the DBS and in Boletaria 1-3. Died because I fell to a trap of the thief dude and his shuriken spam.

    -shrug-

    I thank everyone for the suggestions. I have been trying to figure out crushing, and I even went to 2-1 and picked up the Crushing Battle Axe+1. It did less damage than my Crescent Falchion. =\

    And yeah, I am one of those people who like to overpower things instead of efficiently attacking and waiting. Lol. As soon as I see Brostrava, I am going to shove this slab of iron into him. >=D


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:57 pm

    Didn't like Demonbrandt. I have poor character tendency, hopefully Northern Regalia will help next playthrough.

    Using the DBS, and bumped to 30 strength. Right now pushing Faith to 16 so I can use Second Chance.

    Then I will be heading into 1-3.

    That place has whooped my *** lately.


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Jester's Tears
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1271
    Reputation : 27
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 27
    Location : Inside your Head?

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Jester's Tears on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:18 am

    Anonymous Proxy wrote:Didn't like Demonbrandt. I have poor character tendency, hopefully Northern Regalia will help next playthrough.

    Using the DBS, and bumped to 30 strength. Right now pushing Faith to 16 so I can use Second Chance.

    Then I will be heading into 1-3.

    That place has whooped my *** lately.

    Don't...Use...Second...Chance...IT RUINS THE EXPERIENCE.

    Bah! Just kidding. Go ahead and use it. 1-3 ain't that bad when you get used to the Enemy locations.



    DON'T USE EEEEEEET


    _________________
    PSN: BerzekerS
    I can be a sarcastic Bastard. I can be an Ironic Bastard. I can also be a Bastard
     Well What is it Cheers! Well What is it 

    Live Life Smiling. Dying is No Excuse for stopping   :mask-averice:
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:50 am

    WELL. Since I am No-Shielding most of the game currently or -was- until I finally got my endurance high enough to Fast Roll, Wield Shield, and DBS.

    Second Chance saved my *** a few times in 1-3 last night against those spear wielding Red Eyed Knights.

    God, they hurt. So bad. But I beat them and went through like 32 Fresh spices. Ahem.

    I'm terrible I know. woo, anyway The Penetrator is dead. I saved Biorr and the Witch from further **** of those fat ministers.

    Hm... is World 5 a complete neccessity or can I ignore it? I know to have the true experience, I -should- do it. But but...I don't want to go there. I've seen ENB, Vageta, Ray, and other people's videos of it... it-it doesn't look fun!!


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Dibsville
    Abyss Dweller
    Abyss Dweller

    Posts : 9377
    Reputation : 134
    Join date : 2013-03-09
    Age : 20
    Location : Gensōkyō

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:56 am

    World 5 is necessary, yes, but your first time through, it's more of a treasure hunt than a terrible experience. People who have played the game many times generally hate world 5, but any new player will find it more of a challenge rather than a grievance.


    _________________
    PSN: Dibsville
    The Exiled of Ariamis; join the cause!
    EarthScraper wrote:OK, now I've just learnt that you never mess with Dibs on a Dark Souls topic, cause he will put you down.
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:04 pm

    I just completed World 5. It really was not as bad as I thought it would be. It was pretty quick, tbh. I have seen enough videos where I must have remembered the path.

    5-3 though...god, my heart. I swore that fight with Astraea nearly made me shed a tear.

    Also: Clever Cat's Ring + DBS = Dead Garl Vinland xD


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Dubscythe
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 762
    Reputation : 21
    Join date : 2012-04-23
    Age : 24
    Location : Flying in the skies above

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Dubscythe on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:07 pm

    I found World 5's boss battles to be extremely disappointing. The Lava Bow just made it too easy.


    _________________


    Resident PvP punching bag
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:46 pm

    Dubscythe wrote:I found World 5's boss battles to be extremely disappointing. The Lava Bow just made it too easy.

    I can't even use a bow. xD


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Dubscythe
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 762
    Reputation : 21
    Join date : 2012-04-23
    Age : 24
    Location : Flying in the skies above

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Dubscythe on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:58 pm

    Anonymous Proxy wrote:
    Dubscythe wrote:I found World 5's boss battles to be extremely disappointing. The Lava Bow just made it too easy.

    I can't even use a bow. xD

    At least your build is focused, mine's just kind of all over the place.

    22 Vit
    10 Int
    26 End
    26 Str
    22 Dex
    6 Mag
    16 Fai
    7 Luck

    SL55 Temple Knight

    I just kinda stick to the Meat Cleaver and Lava Bow now.


    _________________


    Resident PvP punching bag
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:46 pm

    Dubscythe wrote:
    Anonymous Proxy wrote:
    Dubscythe wrote:I found World 5's boss battles to be extremely disappointing. The Lava Bow just made it too easy.

    I can't even use a bow. xD

    At least your build is focused, mine's just kind of all over the place.

    22 Vit
    10 Int
    26 End
    26 Str
    22 Dex
    6 Mag
    16 Fai
    7 Luck

    SL55 Temple Knight

    I just kinda stick to the Meat Cleaver and Lava Bow now.

    =) That would be nice build imo.

    I'm now:

    21 Vit
    14 Int
    33 End
    30 Str
    14 Dex
    16 Faith
    7 Luck

    lol

    edit:

    I just acquired Northern Regalia and I really like it. Does anyone have any knowledge of its usefulness in NG+?


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Dibsville
    Abyss Dweller
    Abyss Dweller

    Posts : 9377
    Reputation : 134
    Join date : 2013-03-09
    Age : 20
    Location : Gensōkyō

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Dibsville on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:25 pm

    Anonymous Proxy wrote:
    Dubscythe wrote:I found World 5's boss battles to be extremely disappointing. The Lava Bow just made it too easy.

    I can't even use a bow. xD
    Trust me, you don't need stats to use the Lava Bow. The thing is, it gives a hidden Fire bonus to your arrows that scale with MAG, and if that wasn't good enough, the base Fire damage it adds is 100, so even if you had no Magic whatsoever, you'd still get a good 150 damage out of the Lava Bow, and that's not even including the extra damage from Arrows.


    _________________
    PSN: Dibsville
    The Exiled of Ariamis; join the cause!
    EarthScraper wrote:OK, now I've just learnt that you never mess with Dibs on a Dark Souls topic, cause he will put you down.
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:34 pm

    Okay, so I have been wondering. I have been wanting an enchanted weapon.

    Strength is at 30
    Dexterity is at 24

    Is the Knight's Sword better than the Longsword?

    I could check the wiki, but it would give obvious scaling stuff. Coming from a Dark Souls player who is still confused by the Crushing and Quality...I'm just...x.x so yeah.


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Saturday-Saint
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 961
    Reputation : 48
    Join date : 2012-12-09
    Age : 25

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:15 pm

    Knight's Sword is stronger than Longsword, yes. By enchanted weapon, do you mean putting a buff on it, or a weapon that scales with Intelligence?


    _________________
    Joking aside.
    avatar
    Anonymous Proxy
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 282
    Reputation : -1
    Join date : 2012-08-16
    Age : 26
    Location : The 9th Tower

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Anonymous Proxy on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:23 am

    Well. I have enough magick to use Light Weapon and Curse Weapon.

    I leveled a Knight Sword to +4, but ehh... I don't know, really. I don't pvp, so I don't think it matters. I just was thinking of a quick dps weapon for annoying bosses.

    -cough Old King Allant cough-


    _________________
    Sometimes the Glory will fade;
    and only Memories will remain.
    avatar
    Saturday-Saint
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 961
    Reputation : 48
    Join date : 2012-12-09
    Age : 25

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:34 am

    I think if you just want to mash out damage really fast, Kilij is probably your weapon. On your build you probably want it +5 Quality. Get it to +3 normal, then use clearstones to upgrade to quality. Curse Weapon would give it the best DPS and requires minimal investment. But unless you use it in a specific semi-glitchy way, it drains an enormous amount of health from you. To use it without massive health drain you want to get the Talisman of Beasts and have insufficient stats to use it properly, then cast CW with it.

    Northern Regalia never stops being good, but it will be out-classed by buffed weapons. So if you don't mind stopping to buff your weapon and carrying around a bunch of spice, it's not great. Also its main strength is lack of scaling, which allows you to just dump massive amounts of points into vitality and just have the minimal stats to wield it.

    If you like the moveset, try out the Claymore. You can buy it from the dregling merchant in world 1 for 6,000 souls.


    _________________
    Joking aside.
    avatar
    SlakeMoth
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1652
    Reputation : 76
    Join date : 2012-01-23
    Location : Otherwhere

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by SlakeMoth on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:29 pm

    I've not played Demons Souls for ages and my memory is a bit rusty but have just started a new game and can't understand how you can get Northern Regalia on first playthrough. I thought it was a combination of Demonbrand and Soulbrand. Am I correct or is it a separate weapon you pick up?

    Sponsored content

    Re: Weapon Choice?

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:12 am