Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

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    Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by ChizFreak on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:18 pm

    I'm going for 45 Dex, so I will be doing 480 pure phys damage at Normal +15. But with Chaos I will do 263 phys and 304 Fire damage (567 total). Which one is better? I'm towards the Normal because I could buff it with resins (no magic buffs). Anyway the elemental damage the Chaos does may be helpful against guys who turtle, because it could do like 60 damage per hit when blocked.


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:25 pm

    You nailed it, +15 and buff. I have similar dex and almost 40 str. Not a pvp build. 500 base with applicable buffs added can top 800

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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by ChizFreak on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:34 pm

    skarekrow13 wrote:You nailed it, +15 and buff. I have similar dex and almost 40 str. Not a pvp build. 500 base with applicable buffs added can top 800

    My question is guided for PvP also, and remember I don't have any buffs from magic or faith. I just have resins. It's that enough?


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by RANT on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:36 pm

    always go with raw dude but thats just me.


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by ChizFreak on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:38 pm

    RantFromRant wrote:always go with raw dude but thats just me.

    Raw is mid tier upgrade path. It only requires Large titanite. You never reach titanite Chunks. It does way less damage. That resumes it.


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by reim0027 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:43 pm

    For PvP = +15 all the way.


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by RANT on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:51 pm

    ChizFreak wrote:
    RantFromRant wrote:always go with raw dude but thats just me.

    Raw is mid tier upgrade path. It only requires Large titanite. You never reach titanite Chunks. It does way less damage. That resumes it.

    i meant raw as in +15, damn yo monster hunter!(actually mosnter hunter taught me to always go with raw power and not elemental power)


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:04 pm

    Resins and +15 will still outperform chaos in my experience.

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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by Yarxov on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:25 am

    I'd go with both!

    I have a +15 with 40-50 (i can't recall, I think 50) Dex, does great even without buffs.


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:22 am

    Yarxov is right.....you can never have too many Scythes

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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by ARSP on Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:17 pm

    You should stick with +15 because it still scales with your dex and if you if you read our earlier thread it is common consensus that physical damage will go thorough one defense magic will have to go through two defenses


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by callipygias on Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:26 pm

    My main guy has a Great Scythe maxed out in every path except Raw and Crystal, and unless I'm in the Catacombs the only one I use anymore is the +15. It's probably a good thing you don't have the Sunlight Blade buff, with it the GS+15 is far and away the most OP weapon I've come across.


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:36 pm

    I use that buff in the forest and also find that combo to be quite effective. Poison resin just plain looks terrifying.

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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by ChizFreak on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:43 pm

    The problem it's that the Great Scythe it's unique, you only get one per playthrough. I'm far from NG+ yet.


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    Re: Great Scythe.. Normal +15 or Chaos +5?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:46 pm

    If you only have the one +15 is more versatile.


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