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    Dual Katanas?

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:46 am

    So I tried out this silly little build.

    http://mmdks.com/2ugi

    And I must say...

    I have not killed so consistently with that much... "swag".... Ever.

    As ridiculous as this might sound, I am now a believer of the saying,

    "Offense is the best defense."

    Note: I darkwraith with this in the forest, one match I literally destroyed a gank perfectly, without taking any hits, from a parry silver tracer riposte, then another silver parry riposte, both phantoms dead and then the host I just kicked off a ledge.

    I would probably recommend this build, Or at least a dual katana build.*

    I know what class im using in Dark souls 2.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Eko on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:52 am

    I have been using a really similar build recently with the Chaos Blade in the right hand and the Estoc in the left hand and winning pretty consistently. I am inclined to agree with you that offense is the best defense in this game.

    Haven't tried duel wielding katanas yet though, will do tomorrow.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:11 am

    IMO, duel Kats are kind of useless unless you have Chaos Blade off-hand or 40/40 WP off-hand, seeing as Uchi and Iaito are the same length but barely any AR difference.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Eko on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:34 am

    I'm not attempting to come off as a smart ***, but wouldn't the viability of a build depend mostly on how it is being used?


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:44 am

    Yes, it would, but a longer Katana that does more damage is going to be better than one that's the same length as your on-hand one except slower recovery than the on-hand and only very little extra damage (like 15 damage at most).

    With CB and WP he would at least have a reason to have them other than parrying and looking cool.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:49 am

    Iaitos are badass though.

    Uchi on the left hand BECAUSE it is the same size.

    Looks good.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Eko on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:50 am

    So, for instance, would the Estoc and CB be a bad combo as both are the same length and the Estoc only really can poke?

    Why not Washing Pole in the main hand?


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:53 am

    Uhh, that's not the point for Estoc and CB, they're two completely different weapons. Estoc can grab counters while CB is doing normal damage. With Iaito-Uchi, he has the same length and the same moveset, except the off-hand has slower recovery than the on-hand. He'd be better off with a different weapon.

    Also, because Iaito is the best Katana.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:14 am

    The Reason I have the uchi in my off hand is because it is the same size, I only use it to parry, and occasionally ill do combos with it, but that is really it, its done well so far.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by shadowzninjaz on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:48 am

    dual welding in this game isnt that great but it works out with some combos it be better if u could chain atks with the L1 it make it more viable


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:53 am

    shadowzninjaz wrote:dual welding in this game isnt that great
    I beg to differ.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Eko on Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:00 am

    Dibsville wrote:
    shadowzninjaz wrote:dual welding in this game isnt that great
    I beg to differ.

    I half-heartedly agree with Dibs on this one. I think it would be extremely easy to prove a shield is more viable or easier to use, but I think duel-wielding can be very effective as well. Duel-wielding, in my opinion, provides a much more versatile range of attacks.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:00 am

    Two weapons

    Benifits:

    - Looks cooler

    - Possibly better parrying

    - Combos

    - People will do risky and stupid things when they see someone without a shield. 

    Bad things:

    - Lack of proper protection, which isn't needed unless you are casul.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Dibsville on Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:09 am

    Wilkinson3424 wrote:Two weapons

    Benifits:

    - Looks cooler

    - Possibly better parrying

    - Combos

    - People will do risky and stupid things when they see someone without a shield. 

    - More variety in attacks

    - Easy to manipulate carrying weight

    - Special effects (ex. MLGS giving Magic Defense)


    Bad things:

    - Lack of proper protection, which isn't needed unless you are casul.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by Leet on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:52 am

    Next time keep vit at 40 and dump the rest into endurance and you won't have to use the wolf ring and you can get a better looking armor setup. Havels + 76 end = hella armor. Maybe some att to make it more rounded. MOTM will make up for your health loss (maybe not all of it but enough)

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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:25 pm

    http://mugenmonkey.com/darksouls/?c=358343733768166485

    heres a good combo, people get parry happy when they see the gold tracer, thus the off hand unparryable notched whip which can also be used to parry.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:13 pm

    I must be casul because I could not dual wield just for the sake of parrying with my left weapon.Good job killing gankers with that,I'd be long dead from lag hits.I'd rather dual wield with different weapon types for versatility,such as sweep attack with left,poke attack with right.


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    Re: Dual Katanas?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:04 am

    My experience with gankers, you're not blocking that often anyways; your stamina will really quickly deplete.  You're rolling away or parrying.


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