The iaito love.

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    The iaito love.

    Post by Forum Pirate on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:39 pm

    I see lots of it. Many people seem to adore the weapon. I've never fought anyone who used it. Ever, i regularly see (and beat) glgs, mlgs, claymore, dss, zwieh, murakumo, gargoyal halberd and washing pole.

    My question is, if everyone likes it so much, why does it seem like no one uses it? I fight you guys with it in fc and win more than half of the time to so its not like it isn't viable.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Serious_Much on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:41 pm

    I use Uchi, i acutally prefer the stabbing motion...

    But i see it quite a bit, it's not like its uncommon, but seeing as most people use lightning weapons.. katanas turned lightning aint that great really compared to a claymore or Zwei, so will be less common


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by bloodpixel on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:42 pm

    I've only seen it once.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by WyrmHero on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:42 pm

    I love that sword. Its swings are beautiful.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Serious_Much on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:44 pm

    This is what he's talking about^^


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Forum Pirate on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:49 pm

    I'm pretty sure any decent mid or smaller/noncritical weapon is better +15, they are to small to break both defences if you're dealing with mid/heavy armor.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by russiannightmare on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:04 am

    I have a character that uses the iato as her primary weapon. Buffing it with DMB for pvp can make quick work of most players. I don't think its so much that no one uses it its just that the moveset of it and the uchi are very similiar other than the R2 move and they look almost identical
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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:10 am

    I'm judging based on the speed of the attacks. I've only seen 4 or 5 uchis though. And 2 balder side swords. All very highly recommended weapons i don't see much.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:19 am

    Just remember they are highly recommended here in these forums. Im guessing that we make up only a small % of active players. And i would be willing to bet that 66% of all players have never looked up anything online.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by lextune on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:29 am

    My level 50 darkwraith has been in Anor for months now. Thousands upon thousands of invasions. His +9 Fire Iaito has been seen by many hosts and phantoms. winking


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:35 am

    Mildred. Hi mildred. Will be good to finally see you in fightclub. (i haven't shown up the same weekend as you yet.

    I was including the other dks wiki too, but your point is still valid.

    I don't see our members using it either though.

    It reall is a brilliant weapon for aggressive playstyles. I keep 2 on me, 1 normal, 1 lightning, as well as a divine balder side sword, a demon spear and a normal gscythe on me. The normal iaito and demons spear, in that order, see the most action.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:19 am

    Nice i like your weapon list, looks alot like my main pvp Darkmoon.

    Demon spear in left and BSS or iaito(both normal)in the right. i go with the BSS abit more than the iaito as it has better crowd control in 2or3vMe. The Gscythe(again normal comes out when i want to change styles in repeat match ups. Also have a notched whip(normal again) and estoc(yip normal) to really mix things up. All used in order listed.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Toastfacekillah on Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:43 am

    I use the Iaito (+15 w SLB) on all my dex toons and love it. Slices through people very fast. This combined with a heavy slower weapon in the LH (in my case a +5 Chaos GS, for the BS fisher- smacking swing) can be devastating.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Deadpool on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:52 am

    I jus started and I've been with my iaito since I found it. Haven't put it down and I'm at seath


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Rynoa on Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:52 am

    I'm in NG+ and use my Iaito since I found it in NG in blightown.
    I just love katanas so much, I'm all for the speed instead of massive dagage anyway. And I simply never swithced to an Uchi. Just bought a Washing pole, btw, can't wait to see if the longer reach is worth it big grin
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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by BackwardsBaboon on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:59 am

    My main uses iato with cmw. I've found the R2/RT attack great for catching ppl mid-ninja-flip!


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Tolvo on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:07 am

    I only use it when I'm Cos-PvP'ing as Shiva's guard, otherwise I'm sticking with a random array of weapons haha.
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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by Zechk on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:24 am

    I LOVE my Iaito.


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    Re: The iaito love.

    Post by BLA1NE on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:10 am

    I have a Dex/ Fth build dedicated to it, and I've dueled a lot in the Kiln with it.

    I haven't participated in Fight Club yet, though, so you haven't seen it...

    (Actually I do have that video on youtube that some people love to hate!)

    I haven't used it in a while though... I mainly PvP as a Mage now, because I'm bored of melee PvP.


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