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    Spear comparison?

    Post by Wisp on Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:54 pm

    Can someone fill me in on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the various spears in the game?
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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:15 pm

    DSS- 2nd Longest spear and reach in the game, pretty good damage if you get your stat spread right, has long ranged attack
    -Split damage, high stat investment required to be viable, heavy

    For spears in general: Strengths- long reach, great in offhand (versatile usage). Weaknesses: Fairly average-to-poor damage, mainly straight attacks


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Alluier on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:21 pm

    The silver knight spear is really good imo.

    I've used on my dex character and it does some really good damage.
    It's pure physical.
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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by roanispe on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:35 pm

    Here is a chart of weapon ranges, notice how Spears dominate the greatest range. The greatest advantage of a spear is its ability to poke, but it is generally unable to do much else. The low skill cap of the spears means that a mediocre player can be a threat to a good player, but a good player with the weapon will be equivalent to the mediocre one; you can't do more than one-trick with this pony. I don't want to copy-paste what I already have in my guide, but it does contain a section on how to use spears. It's like no one actually reads my guide. It's an old chart, so a few things might be a bit off. However, it is correct for the most part.


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by reim0027 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:41 pm

    ^^Nobody but the 732 viewers of that thread, you mean. silly


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:47 pm

    Would this be a good time to mention the fact that the most useless threadi n existence: Random off topic has thousands upon thousands of views and replies? silly

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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Carphil on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:51 pm

    I'm surprised Pike in not the first one in that list!


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by reim0027 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:29 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:Would this be a good time to mention the fact that the most useless threadi n existence: Random off topic has thousands upon thousands of views and replies? silly

    on that note, I'd love reim for you to move the latest locked installment to the tomb please happy Here's a link: http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t6766-random-off-topic (thank you!)
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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by dancash1808 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:44 pm

    Indeed. I too thought that the pike was king... interesting to say the least that it is the demon spear *plots maniacally*


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:58 pm

    Thanks Reim big grin


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Federally on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:49 am

    dancash1808 wrote:Indeed. I too thought that the pike was king... interesting to say the least that it is the demon spear *plots maniacally*

    Especially since the description says it's the longest. However it's totally okay it's not the longest because it has that epic running attack


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:38 am

    What kind of build do you have? Different spears are better for different builds. The winged spear, for example, outdamages the SK spear at 40 dex. The Demon Spear isn't even that good at 40/40 due to split damage, I'd go for the Pike at 40/40 but the Partizan has a more versatile moveset. I wouldn't use a spear as a primary weapon though, they're a good backup to a longsword, greatsword, or katana. They can mix up your opponent and are good for when they 2h a weapon and charge you. Remember that mobility and not tanking is the best way to use a spear.


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Saxonberserker on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:56 am

    The spears and pole arms have had a massive down grade from DS, I was very underwelmed by the winged spear and halberd in DkS as they where probably two of the best PvE weapon types in DS. The winged spears 2h r2 with its little skip and follow through destroyed enemys. The halberd and other pole arms were all good PvP weapons when used by players other than myself.


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:01 am

    Pole arms yes, spears no. The deal lightish damage, but their range+lag makes them far more difficult to punish than the ds counterparts.

    The demons spears doesn't need to hit hard with its range, just add it to whatever build you have as a backup and play the range game.


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    Re: Spear comparison?

    Post by Wisp on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:30 am

    Thanks for the replies guys! And yes I have read your guide (twice actually) I was just looking for other opinions.

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