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    Completely without shield?

    Post by Ignus-Dej on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:50 am

    Has anyone of you beaten the game without using shields? Do you have a ''no-shield''-character? To compensate for the lack of a shield you must be able to move very quickly, staying below 25% equip burden. An good armor with some poise is necessary too I guess.
    I wanted to make a shieldless pyromancer build. Experiences or suggestions anyone?
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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Eliteknight on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:56 am

    I'm in the middle of a new game plus run through and just beat S&O and every prior boss with nothing but my demon's great machete and my armor.

    It is nothing short of awesome when you see a boss stagger from that thing.

    Killed Gwyn with it on new game prior to this run. Does absurd damage and like I said staggers bosses.


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:03 am

    Yes.
    My conan toon only used a 2 handed zweihander. Didnt have to worry sbout equipment load as he only had his conan underwear on. Not being able to parry was worse than having no shield as i was still able to block... Kinda.

    Worst part.
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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Eliteknight on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:05 am

    Zweihander with no armor is pretty hardcore, how many points you dump into vitality? xD


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:14 am

    Eliteknight wrote:Zweihander with no armor is pretty hardcore, how many points you dump into vitality? xD

    vit 45
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    Str 40
    Res 30
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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Ignus-Dej on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:17 am

    Maneater_Mildred wrote:Yes.
    My conan toon only used a 2 handed zweihander. Didnt have to worry sbout equipment load as he only had his conan underwear on. Not being able to parry was worse than having no shield as i was still able to block... Kinda.

    Worst part.
    4 kings
    O&S
    Final boss(took 9 tries)

    Sounds sick. Naked psycho savage ftw!
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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:24 am

    Ignus-Dej wrote:
    Maneater_Mildred wrote:Yes.
    My conan toon only used a 2 handed zweihander. Didnt have to worry sbout equipment load as he only had his conan underwear on. Not being able to parry was worse than having no shield as i was still able to block... Kinda.

    Worst part.
    4 kings
    O&S
    Final boss(took 9 tries)

    Sounds sick. Naked psycho savage ftw!
    Lol sounds cool the way you say it.
    But it was more of a tactical chess like playthru, had to use the map to my advantage with a lot of hit and run/pulling/running right past mobs.


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by JohnnyHarpoon on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:29 am

    I honestly prefer to play with a Talisman/Catalyst/Pyro Flame in my left hand and a weapon in my right, even in PvE. I've never done an intentionally 'no shield' playthrough, though - I keep a shield in my off-hand slot, and while it's generally for parrying, I do choose the shield simply because it has the ability to block and thus is more useful than my barehands (i.e. when a Taurus Demon lunging hard attacks me, I'm glad I'm not empty handed...).


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Zechk on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:31 am

    I've been playing a lot lately with a parrying dagger instead of my shield in the offhand. I reckon I could beat the game pretty easily like this provided I had the ninja ring on.


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Halicarnassis on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:19 am

    I haven't yet got to place the lord vessel, but my thief toon has a parrying dagger/target shield in her left hand and uchi/bandit knife in her right, thief armour set with Eastern chest armour, ring of favour & protection and the hornet ring.


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Halicarnassis on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:21 am

    @mildred - SICK!! I am gonna HAVE to try that! Doesnt Conan use an Axe in the comics? And a viking Sword on the new movie... Hmmm.. choices! Maybe duel axes?


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Whknight on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:50 am

    Honestly, props to anyone that can fight without a shield in my eyes. I probably could run around with a parry weapon in offhand after a crapton of trying but I love my blocking to much to give it up sad


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by LordRevan on Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:12 am

    Yea i've tried this myself, was definately more challenging but was good fun... however i stopped to start a new account so i havnt acually finished that one yet.


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Blazefury on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:02 am

    I'm playing without one, PVE and PVP. Currently struggling but I'm having some good results. Beating Sif without getting hit with the Black Knight Great Sword felt really great.


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:13 am

    Maybe a Broadsword and Bastard sword char would match the 'Viking sword' you are talking about. Cleric helm and chainmail might look right too.. hmm.




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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by somebody_else on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:26 am

    Maneater_Mildred wrote:Yes.
    My conan toon only used a 2 handed zweihander. Didnt have to worry sbout equipment load as he only had his conan underwear on. Not being able to parry was worse than having no shield as i was still able to block... Kinda.

    Worst part.
    4 kings
    O&S
    Final boss(took 9 tries)

    you can parry with bare hand. when i wanted to parry with my no shield and bastard, i simply switched to one hand and parried with the left. it just requires a bit different timing than shields. the only boss fight that was annoying was giant ornstein and his random autoaim.
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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by strangejoy on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:55 am

    @Ignus-Dej


    Sorry for the off-topic post, but your sig picture is awesome. Where did you get that?


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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by Outkast21 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:01 pm

    The only shield I use is the crest but I just use it for stamina. I keep it on my back. I don't block with it. Same goes for pvp.
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    Re: Completely without shield?

    Post by lextune on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:30 pm

    strangejoy wrote:@Ignus-Dej


    Sorry for the off-topic post, but your sig picture is awesome. Where did you get that?

    ^This....


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