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    Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:19 pm

    I started a new guy and I am wanting to fight the stray demon. My usual strategy is to bleed him with the bandit knife, but I started with the knight this time round and lack weapons which can bleed him. I currently only have the morning star, and I could obtain the reinforced club, but both are very slow and ill-suited to the fight. Does anyone have any suggestions that don't involve farming the hollow thieves?
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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Tolvo on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:21 pm

    Become a forest hunter by talking to Alvina, then speak with Shiva. Then go to Btown near the water wheel and buy something from him. Washing Pole, Uchigatana, Claws, there are a lot of great weapons there.
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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by ARSP on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:25 pm

    You could also kill the undead merchant and take his Uchigatana


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    Post by Tolvo on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:26 pm

    No, the Talismans!
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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Langoulk on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:31 pm

    Katanas are my personal preference for bleed weapons and dex builds. They have great speed, and damage if you're going dex. And since they're fast, you can build up the bleed fairly quickly.

    I personally killed the undead merchant once I had all I wanted like the bow, and stocking up on the consumable and such. The uchigatana that early is so OP happy


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Klosterheim on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:53 pm

    ARSP wrote:You could also kill the undead merchant and take his Uchigatana

    My buddy accidentally killed this merchant before he figured out that it is wise to roll into barrels to break them, and he ended up using the Uchigatana for most of the game. He loved it.
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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:33 pm

    Any weapons I can get without joining covenants or killing npcs? It seems like the death scythe is my only option at this stage, but I will try out the morning star.


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:43 pm

    i wish there was a broken glass mixed into tart resin thing that gave weapons bleed capability when applied... and yeah the great scythe seems to be your best bet or maybe the barbed sword but thats a chance drop from kirk... if you havent killed him in the depths do so and hope you get the sword. also you could go for the iaito katana in upper blighttown if you have 20 dex


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Langoulk on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:53 pm

    sparkly-twinkly-lizard wrote:i wish there was a broken glass mixed into tart resin thing that gave weapons bleed capability when applied..

    Ahaha great idea! Reminds me of the Barman Shanker dagger from World of Warcraft lol. Would be so funny to use a broken bottle as a weapon for on-line dueling. Bar fights!


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:15 pm

    Im reluctant to use the iaito because Im no sure how I want this toon to turn out, so 20 dex may be a waste in the long run. The morning star will probably do.


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by befowler on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:48 pm

    I know you want bleed, but the claymore is easy to get early, only requires 16 str, and is pretty effective in just R2 stabbing him to death from behind, particularly if you get him stuck in his AoE attack loop.


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:58 pm

    befowler wrote:I know you want bleed, but the claymore is easy to get early, only requires 16 str, and is pretty effective in just R2 stabbing him to death from behind, particularly if you get him stuck in his AoE attack loop.

    I want him to suffer for the pain he caused me on my first playthrough...
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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by BLA1NE on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:23 pm

    The Bandit's knife has a good drop rate, post-patch. If you go farming for it, it shouldn't take long. I usually get one every time I go down there. It's probably your best bet, since it has practically no stat requirements, and it bleeds bosses really well.


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by kiwi_commander on Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:18 am

    buy a flamberge... BEST. BLEED. WEAPON. EVER. Ok, I may have a bit of a bias toward this weapon but it's one of my favorites as it's also a heavy hitter when two handed.
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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by ARSP on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:29 am

    I like using the washing pole a sword that has the range of a halberd now that's nice


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by Wade_Wilson on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:05 pm

    By early I mean darkroot/parish level of early.


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by BLA1NE on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:00 pm

    Your best options are either Bandit's Knife or Great Scythe. The Uchi too, if you don't mind killing the merchant. Depends on what kind of stats you're willing to level.


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    Re: Good bleed weapons at an early level?

    Post by PsychoCT on Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:36 pm

    Try poison? idk for that boss i usually just hide under arches and emerge once hes used his aoe since it doesn't seem to reach under those arches to terribly much unless he's standing in there with you...


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