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    Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by bananowy on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:04 pm

    Hi!

    I'm on my first playthrough and I find this game pretty difficult... I've just killed the Chaos Witch Quelaag and I'm heading to the Sen's Fortress. I'm only interested in PvE.

    I'm looking for a better weapon than the Zweihander I'm using right now. It's a bit too slow for me, but most of all, it has C scaling for Str and I could do with something better. I have 27 Str right now, but I'm going to improve it.

    So, what I'm looking for:
    - at least B scaling for Str,
    - faster than Zweihander,
    - Str requirement not too much higher than 27.

    I want to improve this weapon to +14/+15 and use it for the majority of my game. The candidates I've come up with are:
    - Man-serpent Greatsword (I don't have it yet, but I can farm it if need be),
    - Large Club (Same as above),
    - Butcher Knife,
    - Great Club.

    They all have good scaling and they're all available to me. Could you give me your thoughts on these weapons? Or maybe suggest something else? I have little experience and I can't really compare them, so I'm asking for help.

    Or maybe I should not invest in Str and ascend some weapon to Lightning or Fire?
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:06 pm

    I think the man-serpent greatsword is your best bet. Faster than the zwei and better scaling...


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by GenericUsername on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:07 pm

    Skull Lantern unless you're too much of a casul
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by DemonOfFate on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:09 pm

    Let me give you some advice, one of the best str weapons in the game is the Mace. You get that bad boy to +15 and have 40 str, you can dish out at least 300 damage against pretty much everything (Even other players with 350+ armor rating). As as side weapon i'd go with the Golem axe, its a very solid weapon and it goes well with the mace. And i'd stay with investing in STR, elemental weapons got nerfed so they aren't as effective =.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:09 pm

    All candidates you have would have been my suggestions.

    And, strength investment is worth it, in the long run, as with elementals, there are two different types of attack damage, and will be affected, in the way that damage will be reduced, by the enemies defences to both types of attack, while physical only power is much better in general. Just, trust me on this when I say physical damage is superior.

    I suggest the Butcher Knife, or the Reinforced Club first before moving on to the more high damaging strength weapons, but you have some great suggestions.
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:31 pm

    Damn it Renegade I thought you were X throughout that entire post. Again.

    I haven't used it myself, but I've heard good things about the Great Club. I just have no clue where it is.

    If you join the Forest Hunters you can buy the Demon's Great Machete, which is a really nice weapon, albeit slow.

    Generally though, since you picked strength almost all of your weapons will be slow.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:38 pm

    Well, me and X are totally badass, so, point taken. silly
    And here's some help for you:


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:53 pm

    If you're badass then I must be a legend.

    And that explains it, I always leave Blighttown as soon as possible without ever exploring. Those Mosquitos...


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:56 pm

    Hey, that wasn't nice!
    And, exploring Blighttown has some lovely rewards, try it sometime..
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:15 pm

    Who needs to be nice when you can never die?

    Now I kinda want to go get it, but I get this weird feeling that I won't use it much


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:17 pm

    2H rolling attack = spam heaven.
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:19 pm

    I know, I've cosplayed Havel. The 2H rolling attacks on greathammers are wonderful.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:31 pm

    It is pretty much a large club, with a decent moveset (not as good 1h r2) and slightly moar damage.
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:39 pm

    I'd use it, but I hate doing things without a theme.

    I got bored quickly arranging stuff so it would be good, hindering myself with some obscure build is my definition of fun.

    I can't see the Great Club in any of my obscure builds.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:43 pm

    Be a Barbarian!
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:45 pm

    I'd have trouble putting that one together.

    Maybe a Hollow Warrior armor on a very large character


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:54 pm

    Shrek.
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:59 pm

    WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THIS

    I could wait for invaders in the Garden, and that's the swamp. Or Blighttown.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by User1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:00 pm

    Forest.
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Latitoast on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:04 pm

    I have to do that at some point in my life.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by reim0027 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:49 pm

    Keep it on topic. If you guys want to chat, please do it in a chatroom.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by bananowy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:41 am

    I've upgraded the Man-serpent Greatsword to +10 and the game suddenly became easy... In Sen's Fortress I died once from falling. Anor Londo has been easy until I got stuck at those archers with huge bows... they're assholes. But I'm very fond of my new main weapon. I can't wait to get to the Anor Londo blacksmith to upgrade it further.

    I've got about 35 STR right now. At which point should I stop putting points in it?

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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by bananowy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:01 pm

    Damn, I've just read that I need the Very Large Ember to upgrade my weapon further... That's a shame
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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by densetsushun on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:34 pm

    You should stop leveling any scaling stat at 40 because of diminishing returns, 50 would be the max but you'd be skimping on points elsewhere. As for the Very Large Ember, it's easy enough to get to with a decent weapon.


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    Re: Which weapon is best for me?

    Post by Nybbles on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:51 pm

    if the weapon has S scaling, i find that 50 is worth the investment.

    for strength i usually stop at 34 which is the same as 50 if you two-hand your weapon, and that's where strength weapons shine. i would go to 36 since you are already at 35, this will allow you to one hand the golem axe and if you add 18 dex you are on your way to a good black knight build.

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