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    BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Wisp on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:19 am

    Do all straight swords swing at the same speed, and do any others have length to rival the BSS?
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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by densetsushun on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:50 am

    Wisp wrote:Do all straight swords swing at the same speed, and do any others have length to rival the BSS?
    As far as I know, all straight swords have the same swing speed, as for length, Silver Knight Sword and Darksword are both quite long.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:22 am

    BSS comes into it's own with the R2's damage and quickness to execute. always felt the dark sword was shorter, just a feeling i got the few times i used it.
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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by densetsushun on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:27 am

    But it's infinitely cooler. Truths.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Wisp on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:40 am

    Is the R2 damage of the BSS higher than other straight swords then?
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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Forum Pirate on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:02 am

    If its counter damage.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Wisp on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:04 am

    The longsword and sunlight straight sword don't get counter damage?
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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Forum Pirate on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:08 am

    Only thrust attacks get counter damage, and only physical damage is counter damage. The longsword does get it (idk about the sunlight sword,) but it requires a heavier investment than the bss.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:43 am

    As far as swing speed goes, the Silver Knight Straight Sword and the Dark sword are slower than the rest.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Paragon on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:10 am

    Ive read on several different threads that the Sunlight Straight Sword swings slower as well. Is this true?


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by divinebeanpole on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:18 am

    Solaires sword and the longsword have the same swing speed I believe, I've tried testing it many times. Slight length and damage increase over the longsword, but with a an extra 1 weight


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:23 am

    Swing speed is the same, recovery is slightly longer, and AFAIK SLSS is one of the slower ones.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Paragon on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:50 am

    Thanks man, you're a saint winking


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Juutas on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:56 am

    Slower straightswords are: Sunlight Straightsword, Dark Sword and Silver Knight Straight Sword.

    BSS is the best of the straightswords for it's longest reach and scaling with DEX and can be a total nightmare when used with Leo ring, but I dont think it's faster than other straightswords (except the ones I listed above).


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Aesahaettr on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:15 am

    Personally I got the feeling the BSS swings a bit faster from the moment I picked it up. Can't say for certain without testing but might be something worth looking into. As for length, I think the BSS is longest, along with maybe the Darksword.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by xenon_nobelium on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:24 am

    BSS takes the #1 spot imo, stat investment is minimal and the results are really good. runners up are (IMO) silverknight and sunlight. silverknight has the awesome property that its 2h R2s are greatsword 2h R1s (they break 52 poise) also it ats up stamina really well when they block so 2h R1 pressure into gueardbreak into 2h R2->R2 combo deals about 800 dmg and happens quite often. sunlight sword is best on a quality build and does the highest dmg coupled with the best moveset, combos are chained together easily!


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by EeAyEss on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:06 pm

    This whole thread is blasphemy. Obviously, Broadsword is best.



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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:23 pm

    Longsword > BSS

    I prefer the moveset and the R2-R2 combo is pretty devastating. The 2 strikes also track independently. Worth the extra stat investment IMO.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by jimmyc0341 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:51 pm

    I'm addicted to the BSS now. I just got one(actually a few) early on in my 2nd playthrough and used Lightning Reinforcement. If you use the BSS should you also use the Leo or Hornet ring?


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Xero on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:57 pm

    Leo. BSS has pretty low critical hit damage and with the hornet ring you would just make it slightly better then average.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by divinebeanpole on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:01 pm

    There needs to be a long vs broad vs BSS competition methinks.. I personally can't choose a favorite between them... barbed straight sword.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by billy_bayonet on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:02 pm

    Broadsword is the best sword


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Juutas on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:34 pm

    My personal favourite is Longsword/Shortsword, but BSS is still the best.


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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by Nybbles on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:21 pm

    i know it's not the best, but the coolest is definitely the darksword.

    on the positive side it's r1 is just as fast as the broadsword's but with slightly longer reach. it's r2 is really fast and has a nice combo that tracks well. on the downside the r2's reach is much shorter than you'd think it should be. it's biggest drawback though is that is heavy and for that extra weight you end up with exact same attack rating as the broadsword. i'm pretty sure that FROM made an error in judgement when spec'ing the darksword, it really should be much better than it is.
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    Re: BSS vs. Other straight swords

    Post by EeAyEss on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:24 pm

    Darksword swings slower than the broadsword.

    Besides the swag factor, challenge, and Darkwraith cosplay, there is no reason to use the Darksword. I just use it because it looks awesome.


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