Weapon weight and stunlocks?

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    Weapon weight and stunlocks?

    Post by Reaperfan on Sat May 19, 2012 6:18 pm

    Forgive me if this has been discussed in detail before, but I haven't really found anything in a quick look around and this is something I've been wanting a bit of clarification on. I've heard that heavier weapons can stunlock better than ligher weapons of the same class, such as the Great Lord Greatsword stunlocking better than the Claymore, or the Chaos Blade stunlocking better than the Iaito. I've generally accepted this as true but never done any real testing and was wondering if anybody here had specifics and nitty-gritty details to explain beyond the surface concept.

    How much more weight does it take to recieve a significant stunlocking difference? Are the static values of poise for withstanding a single hit of a kind of weapon (such as 76 poise for ultra-greatswords) true for all weapons of that class, or will heavier weapons have a slightly higher threshold (will a person with exactly 76 poise withstand a hit from a Zweihander but not a hit from a Dragon Greatsword)? Is it all a myth like the differences between Divine/Occult?

    I'm really curious about this concept and am wondering if I should be considering weapon weight a worthwhile stat beyond just trying to make it fit into my equip load. Thanks ahead of time happy

    PS: I realize this is kind of a stat-heavy topic so if a mod feels the need to move it to the Archives then please do so, but since it also pertains to PvP and that forum gets a bit higher traffic I thought I'd post it here for potentially better feedback winking


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    Re: Weapon weight and stunlocks?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Sat May 19, 2012 6:28 pm

    not to my knowledge.

    however since i'm here, ultra great swords have hyper armor. its just for a split second near the end of their swing and a bs or parry will still inerrrupt it but its there anyways. i noticed it when i managed to stunlock a mage while i was using a dgm and he had hit me with a css as my swing ended. i'm not sure of the extent. ugs r1s are the attacks i've been able to test and i'm absolutley positive, though i dont know if the cause is lag or programming.


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