Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

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    Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by Chumgeyser on Fri May 11, 2012 9:46 pm

    I'm trying to decide on what direction to take my 225 build. One direction leads to the Greatsword of Artorias and a 50 in Faith. The other direction leads to Havel's Greatshield and only a 12 in Faith. In either build I'll have a 50 Intelligence.

    The Havel's build will give me more endurance so I can have more armor/ring combos to choose from.

    The GSoA build will let me use Miracles as well Sorcery.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by lextune on Fri May 11, 2012 9:50 pm

    Let me be the first to say it....

    ....try holding it with both hands....

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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by Chumgeyser on Fri May 11, 2012 10:00 pm

    lextune wrote:Let me be the first to say it....

    ....try holding it with both hands....

    silly



    big grin

    If I can't wield it with one hand I won't use it.

    Strength really isn't the issue anyway, Faith is. In the GSoA build I dump a ton of points into Faith, in the Havel's Greatshield build I don't.
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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri May 11, 2012 10:23 pm

    go havels great shield i'd say, though what weapon would you use with it? a spear with leo ring? a greatsword the mlgs since you have 50 int?


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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by Chumgeyser on Fri May 11, 2012 11:27 pm

    sparkly-twinkly-lizard wrote:go havels great shield i'd say, though what weapon would you use with it? a spear with leo ring? a greatsword the mlgs since you have 50 int?

    I'd mix it up quite a bit with weapons, but yes I would often use the Leo Ring and CMW in conjunction with weapons like the Pike and BSS. Sometimes I might just go with the Great Club and CMW.
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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri May 11, 2012 11:55 pm

    umm... then i'd say havels shield just for solid defense, as the gsoa just doens't seem that good... wait which gsoa cursed or holy version?


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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by lextune on Sat May 12, 2012 12:52 am

    Chumgeyser wrote:
    lextune wrote:Let me be the first to say it....

    ....try holding it with both hands....

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    If I can't wield it with one hand I won't use it.

    Strength really isn't the issue anyway, Faith is. In the GSoA build I dump a ton of points into Faith, in the Havel's Greatshield build I don't.

    Sorry, I was making a "don't use shields" joke. Don't mean to derail your thread further. silly


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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by reim0027 on Sat May 12, 2012 1:03 am

    I don't like eiher, TBH. But, I'd go for Havels for more armor/rings.


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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by Chumgeyser on Sat May 12, 2012 1:42 pm

    reim0027 wrote:I don't like eiher, TBH. But, I'd go for Havels for more armor/rings.

    Hmm, what are the R2s like on the GSoA? I'm guessing the suck for PvP, because that sword can get a huge attack rating.
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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sat May 12, 2012 2:19 pm

    the r2's are ridiculously slow power swings. you hold the sword back around your back for half a secon than do a step forward power slash from side to side. to slow to use usually but it can send foes flying.


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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by reim0027 on Sat May 12, 2012 8:34 pm

    Yeah, it is really really slow. I was really disappointed with that sword.


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    Re: Greatsword of Artorias or Havel's Greatshield?

    Post by bloodpixel on Sat May 12, 2012 8:40 pm

    reim0027 wrote:Yeah, it is really really slow. I was really disappointed with that sword.
    I know. Just watch Artorias do some badass **** with it as a boss.


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