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    Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:06 pm

    The main question i want to ask is this;

    Is it worth buffing?

    Previously i've used buffs on fast weapons, butt the great scythe isn't all that quick (not slow, mind). Its base damage is pretty good as it is. i find it lends itself to a fairly patient style of play and so i guess the buff would run out before i've made much use of it. what do peopler think?

    Any other general advice you can givew for the great scythe build, other than the awesome 2 handed moveset.
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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by RANT on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:15 pm

    its worth buffing, you can kill anyone with two or three hits, even without the buff it still puts out good damage. go for it dude.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:17 pm

    thanks! sunlight blade here i come! (or possibly CMW)

    Ok so that means i'm going dex/faith probably.

    is it better to cap at faith 30 or 50...
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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by RANT on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:25 pm

    bring dex to 40 and 30 faith, go with slb, dmb is good but most people have a higher res to magic.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by bloodpixel on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:28 pm

    By the way it's easy to parry. I parry them all the time. Be careful.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:29 pm

    The -> R2 isn't parryable, correct? What about the run R1?


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:30 pm

    Its my number one weapon. Its a fast weapon. Its useless 2 handed. Im a dex build. My scythe does 507 dmg . And 700 with goldpine resin. Im sl 120 . Many players dont know how to handle it.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by callipygias on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:30 pm

    Sunlight Blade on the Great Scythe does phenomenal damage. If I'm having an off day and worried about losing tons of souls I'll use it on the Four Kings and not have a worry.
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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by RANT on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:30 pm

    what blood said, its better to go with dead angles since people cant parry them. that's actually the best thing about the great scythe.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:31 pm

    bloodpixel wrote:By the way it's easy to parry. I parry them all the time. Be careful.
    Try parrying me! Ask reim, he s a pretty good parryer


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by bloodpixel on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:33 pm

    reim0027 wrote:The -> R2 isn't parryable, correct? What about the run R1?
    You can parry both. I just did it.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:36 pm

    ah, thanks for the advice guys. one hande R1 is better for dead-angles?

    Starting with Cleric: SL 120

    Vitality 45
    Attunement 14
    Endurance 40
    Strength 14
    Dexterity 40
    Resistance
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    Faith 30

    Looking good? With either a ricards rapiers/estoc or pyro glove as a RH2
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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:44 pm

    blood - good to know.

    G - you have those dead angles down pretty well. We need to fight more often, so I can get practice defending against them (and knowing when to parry).

    Wisp - Why the Att of 14? Are you going to have both DMB and SLB buffs? Otherwise, looks good. An alternate would be to lower Vit to 40 and End to 35, and put the stats into Faith. You would be trading Vit for Power.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:49 pm

    3 slots assuming i use pyro glove as back up weapon: SB, WOtG, Great Combustion. Endurance is really important for the scythe i find. And apparently it's most efficient to have 30 or 50 faith, and you get good returns on vit up to 45. and the scythe is pretty powerful without the buff anyway.
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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:52 pm

    Ah, I see. The Scythe does eat up the endurance, for sure.

    I haven't heard of the 30 or 50 faith argument. Can you explain?


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:55 pm

    Canvas talisman gives best power at 30, with diminishing returns from there onwards. Darkmoon talisman has best power at 50, with diminishing returns on wards from there.
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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by RANT on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:57 pm

    what he said, its either 30 or 50 faith, going from 30 to 35 which a lot of people go with 35 is a waste.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:58 pm

    That makes total sense. Really good to know. Thanks!


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:01 pm

    right, now i'm trying to figure out armour, shields and rings...
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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:02 pm

    It really eats away your stamina. So u really need to know how much it eats and calculate. Also has a A-scaling on dex D-str if its upgraded +15


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by RANT on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:02 pm

    i always go with either heater or dark hand.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:06 pm

    I always use grass shield on back. Never use shield only for stamina. Or a better shield with cloranty ring to keep your stamina regen high


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:13 pm

    Ninja flip ring, wolf ring, grass crest shield... 36 poise from armours...

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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:20 pm

    My own preference is to run with 56 poise, so I can't get stunlocked by kats, muras, and clays (well, if I don't get hit twice that is). Havel's leggings and gauntlets come to exactly 56, very convenient.


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    Re: Advice for Great Scythe build

    Post by Wisp on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:22 pm

    Havel's look horrible though. But if 56 poise is a sweet spot i'll aim for that, wolf ring + something.

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