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    Good tank weapons

    Post by Dutchy on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:26 am

    Hey. I'm making a new tank but I want to know what a good weapon to use would be. I tried a great hammer with slow roll and I got sick of getting backstabbed. What's a good strong weapon, that can dish out a bit of damage, is relatively quick and I won't get punished too hard for a miss?


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by User1 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:06 am

    There are no 'true' strength weapons that can miss without being punished, as they are always big and slow.
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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by RANT on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:12 am

    DGM(or any ugs), small hammers, curved gs'. or anything with a wide arc attack.


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by Tanklord on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:14 am

    For me the Claymore, the MSGS and the Great Lord Greatsword are the best strength based weapons because of their movesets.


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by Forum Pirate on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:28 am

    The claymore is not a str weapon. Just like the zweihander is not a str weapon. They're quality weapons, notice the C-C scaling? Thats there to tell you they benefit just as much from dex as str.


    Unlocked DGM fighting defeats most bs attempts and hits hard, but you're still slow. An elemental murakumo or the gls are weaker, but they're faster and stunlock as well.


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by mugenis4real on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:48 am

    Black Knight Halbered and Black Knight Greataxe will give you that breathing room you want, but you will have to be careful with your swings as people like to parry spam most BK weapons.
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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by Dusk Soul on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:39 pm

    I really like the Black Knight's halberd moveset and how it looks, so I'm going to suggest that one, it is also relatively quick to get if you have the Master Key (though that black Knight likes to troll me and only drops the halberd on my dex characters ¬ ¬).

    Having said that, the Greataxe has better STR scalling and I know that some people absolutely adore it, so yeah.

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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by User1 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:42 pm

    Demon's Greataxe is known to be the number 1 highest hitter. If you want that, go ahead and use it. It also has a pretty long range.
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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by The Letter X on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:07 pm

    If by tank you mean a character with high poise and health, then I suggest a halberd. Slap on the leo ring with it and you can spam R1 to trade hits with anything and still win. That is of course if you have high enough poise to make it work.


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by xenon_nobelium on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:24 pm

    i'd say get a light str weapon for your left hand that can parry and cancel backstab attempts like the JAGGED GHOST BLADE!!! i'm dead serious btw, it's the main pillar of my str build, only way to make large club and demon machete viable for me.
    other than that all greatsword are really well rounded weapons and every style of archetype can use one.


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by Jansports on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:00 pm

    Gold Tracer. Wear lots of poise and bleed people out, mix up the light and heavies to not get parried
    Halberd was mentioned and absurd with leo + 1
    All UGS if used unlocked are monsters at stopping the BS attempts.
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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by Dibsville on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:01 pm

    Best tank weapon: Gold Tracer


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by Thundergrip on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:58 pm

    Can confirm gold tracer. I just started exploring bleed builds and that thing is a monster. It's not thematically very tank-y, and it doesn't stun well, but 1v1 it's an easy victory.


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    Re: Good tank weapons

    Post by Infighter on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:39 am

    Any Weapon you like backed up with Demons Spear


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