Help with a balanced STR/DEX character

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    Help with a balanced STR/DEX character

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:37 pm

    Hey everyone,

    Making a purely physical character (I really enjoy different weapons over different spells, which I find very similar). Limited amount of Pyromancy.

    So; suggestions for weapons? Looking for balanced weapons, that would only have Resin buffs.

    Longsword, Claymore, Bastard Sword, Great Sword, Composite Bow, Long Bow/Pharis Bow, a spear option (which one?)... what are some good options for weapons that rely on both STR and DEX?
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    Re: Help with a balanced STR/DEX character

    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:49 pm

    The Claymore is one of the best weapons for a 40/40 builds, range, speed, power and versatility all bundled into one weapon.

    Another weapon you might want to look into is the Balder Side Sword, which swings fast, hits hard and looks bad ***!

    For a ranged weapon you could have a Composite Bow, and for EXTREME ranges there's always the Dragonslayer Bow.


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    Re: Help with a balanced STR/DEX character

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:06 pm

    I am considering the Claymore, although it is common and therefore reduces the coolness factor.

    BSS I use on my Dex characters, so although it's a good weapon, I will leave it.

    Longsword has balanced Stats. So does Sunlight Straight Sword, DarkSword, Greatlord Greatsword (never used it). Murakumo doesn't, but you need great STR to wield it, so I might try it out.

    I have never really used any axes, but their scaling doesn't seem to be that great. They seem to be better suited for Elemental upgrades. Is htis correct?

    Might try Black Knight Halberd or Great Sword; I've used the Axe and the BK Sword already.

    Warpick any good? Hammers seem to be STR focused.

    Ceastus/claws any good?

    For spears, I'm lookign at the Partizan or the Silver Knight Spear. Advice?

    Under halberds.... no idea. I've used the Crystal Halberd before, and it was really strong for that part of the game. Any suggestion on something different? Experimented with the Lucerne as well, but didn't find the move set impressive.

    Sorry for the long, rambling post, but I wanted to make a character that could experiment with a wide-range of weapons.

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Help with a balanced STR/DEX character

    Post by Ghadis_God on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:23 pm

    , Murakumo might scale mostly with Dex, but at +15 and 40/40, it's absolutely beastly. I'm starting to appreciate axes, they do mostly scale with Str, but that's what a balanced class is for, versatility. Sadly, axes are pretty much outclassed by GS in nearly every way. The Washing Pole is pretty good for a balanced class, as is the Flamberge and the Gargoyle halberd. For spears I would go with the Pike of you don't want to use the DSS. I do recommend the GLGS, it scales with both and has high base damage. If you're not buffing or using spells, it's probably one of the best greatswords. The Darksword is a cool, cool weapon. Straight swords are kind of underrated to boot; you could do well with it for sure.


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    Re: Help with a balanced STR/DEX character

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:57 pm

    Well Axes have a high base damage, so they'd be idea for elemental weapons correct?

    Flamberge I've heard nothing but negative things about. The bleed is barely worth mentioning since you don't hit often with it.

    What is the DSS?

    Was interested in the Straight Swords as I don't see anyone using them.


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