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    Balder side sword

    Post by bloodpixel on Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:25 pm

    How good is it?

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    Re: Balder side sword

    Post by DJ_XHERO on Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:27 pm

    I got one at +14 but i dont realy main it

    I hear it was really good for pvp so i farmed it but i suck with straith sword (better run spears xD)
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    Re: Balder side sword

    Post by Carphil on Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:28 pm

    Best DEX straight sword and pretty good moveset. The R2 attacks remember a rapier style and the R1 are pretty fast. Scale A with DEX at +14, for best results, 40 dex and Sunlight/darkmoon blade is what you are looking for

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    Re: Balder side sword

    Post by barecanvas on Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:28 pm

    Its such a good sword if used correctlty
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    Re: Balder side sword

    Post by PhlyingDutchman on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:49 pm

    It is exceptionally long for such a light sword, especially with its thrust attacks. I'm not even a dex build, but the damage isn't bad (comparable to a silver knight sword, like I was using before the balder). It uses so little endurance to swing that you can get in a ton of swipes. It's ideal for buffing because the buff damage is static (weapon damage independent). So 4 swings of a sunlight blade zweihander gets you maybe 200x4 = 800 bonus damage, but 8 swings of a sunlight blade balder side sword gets 200x8=1600 bonus.
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    Re: Balder side sword

    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:50 pm

    It's great if you buff it and has long reach for such a light weapon, but if it's not buffed/elemental then it's a bit weak :|


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    Re: Balder side sword

    Post by befowler on Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:07 pm

    I'm a convert to the BSS. It is basically a smaller claymore, but while it does less damage and has slightly less reach than a claymore it is almost twice as fast and costs far less stamina to use. The R2 thrust attacks are also fast and punishing, and actually get faster if you chain them. It's one of the few weapons I've found where you can legitimately use R2 as an alternate to R1 for spam attacks. I've even surprised people with the jump attack, which is also faster. It also has low stat reqs and only weighs 3.0 so almost any build can use it. The only real complaint I have about it is that it's fairly easy to get parried by someone with high poise if you lay on the R1 attacks, which is always enticing because they cost so little stamina. But that's just user error on my part


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    Re: Balder side sword

    Post by lextune on Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:11 pm

    My Mage build rocks a +15 BSS for CMW, and when the buff runs out he has a +5 Enchanted one as a backup. happy

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