Is there a reason to hold on to old equipment?

#1 Edited by Mitch0712 (499 posts) -

I've played for around 14 hours and have collected a lot of equipment in my item box. Is there a reason to hold onto my old gear? The item box isn't cross-character is it?

#2 Posted by Humanity (10145 posts) -

At one point you might want to experiment with Fashion-Soulsing.

#3 Posted by development (2653 posts) -

Nah, fuck that shit. If it's low-level, toss it. For armor, you'll find duplicates or better equipment. For weapons, lower-level swords are worthless after you've found better stuff. Discard any duplicate rings, as well, except for low-durability rings, as sometimes it's good to have a backup if one breaks.

It's not worth having to cycle through the gigantic list of items every time you wanna pick out your favorite 2 or 3 item sets.

#4 Posted by golguin (4068 posts) -

Nah, fuck that shit. If it's low-level, toss it. For armor, you'll find duplicates or better equipment. For weapons, lower-level swords are worthless after you've found better stuff. Discard any duplicate rings, as well, except for low-durability rings, as sometimes it's good to have a backup if one breaks.

It's not worth having to cycle through the gigantic list of items every time you wanna pick out your favorite 2 or 3 item sets.

Why throw anything away when you can just store it at the bonfire?

#5 Posted by Sterling (2717 posts) -

@golguin said:

@development said:

Nah, fuck that shit. If it's low-level, toss it. For armor, you'll find duplicates or better equipment. For weapons, lower-level swords are worthless after you've found better stuff. Discard any duplicate rings, as well, except for low-durability rings, as sometimes it's good to have a backup if one breaks.

It's not worth having to cycle through the gigantic list of items every time you wanna pick out your favorite 2 or 3 item sets.

Why throw anything away when you can just store it at the bonfire?

Because Gavlan wheel. Gavlan deel!

#6 Posted by Myrmicus (223 posts) -

The souls Gavlan offers when you give him stuff are ridiculously low. I prefer storring, at least I can use the stuff to do some equipement testing now and then.

#7 Posted by Karkarov (3293 posts) -

@sterling said:

Because Gavlan wheel. Gavlan deel!

Damn straight. If it is some junk you know you aren't going to use (like that 4th longsword random drop) you may as well store it until you can get to Gavlan and pawn it off for a handful of souls.

#8 Posted by mosespippy (4475 posts) -

@myrmicus said:

The souls Gavlan offers when you give him stuff are ridiculously low. I prefer storring, at least I can use the stuff to do some equipement testing now and then.

I sell off all my doubles two or three times a playthrough and it gets to be substantial. Usually around 35K per trip. Also, I'm not going to need 30 mundane stones. Might as well sell off 25 of them for 17500. The same goes for the other stones and fire seeds.

#9 Posted by EVO (3942 posts) -

That was one of the funnest parts of DS2 for me; amassing a huge collection of weapons, armour, rings etc. It scratched the same itch that I imagine Pokemon does for others. Gotta catch em all.

#10 Posted by Kaos999 (56 posts) -

I've made more than half a million souls selling unwanted gear to galvin so it is well worth it to sell him extra gear. The giant ring you get from the giant king is worth almost 2000 souls alone, after farming him more than 50 times that added up. Not to mention you can get more souls sometimes from selling gear than killing enemies, depending on the enemy and gear.

So glad they finally put their thinking caps on at From to give us a way to turn otherwise worthless junk into something.

#11 Posted by Lyisa (394 posts) -

I like to keep all my armor and shields just in case something comes up where it might be more useful than what I usually wear. Adapting to a situation has always felt important to me and has gotten me through a lot over the course of the game. Brute forcing everything just seems like a dumb way to handle it (though entirely possible).

For weapons you can sell the ones you don't want to use, unless you ever plan on experimenting with them.

#12 Posted by BBAlpert (1583 posts) -

@humanity said:

At one point you might want to experiment with Fashion-Soulsing.

Does DS2 have anything anywhere CLOSE to being as fashionable as the sick-ass Catarina Set?

#13 Posted by development (2653 posts) -

@bbalpert said:

@humanity said:

At one point you might want to experiment with Fashion-Soulsing.

Does DS2 have anything anywhere CLOSE to being as fashionable as the sick-ass Catarina Set?

Yes. The Catarina Set.

#14 Posted by Myrmicus (223 posts) -

Hmmm, it seems Gavlan can grant some souls. I find the souls he gives too low compared to how fast I can gather souls just by playing... But it certainly has to do with the fact that I stop leveling my characters when I feel they are strong enough, so I end up gathering souls without spending them, except on consumables and ammos. I still have 2 million souls.

#15 Edited by Jack_Lafayette (3481 posts) -

Here's a related question: is there any reason to keep a vanilla ring after you grab the +1/+2 variant? For example, could I stack my SSR with my SSR+1 for extra-baller soul farming?

#16 Edited by development (2653 posts) -

@dark_lord_spam: They weigh less and have less durability than the upgraded versions, but I've never had that be an issue. The same ring, whether +0 or +1, cannot be worn alongside any other version of that ring. Gavlan or trash 'em.

#17 Posted by Jack_Lafayette (3481 posts) -
#18 Edited by bybeach (5009 posts) -

Thank gawd you can sell stuff in DS2. I agree with the concept of holding on for unique or accentuated benefits. But at some point I wanted to peel off that catalina armor and make some damned money fo' ugly. Reminded me of a sardine can or one or those 1950's Z- feature robots. Upgrading a mix combo of armor(till Paladin) did me so much better. Even then I hung on to the black knight helm. But I could not make a buck off the armor transition!

Now you can if you want, great.

#19 Posted by XCEagle (120 posts) -

Are people not aware you could feed items to Frampt for souls? DS had a "sell" option.

#20 Posted by BBAlpert (1583 posts) -
#21 Posted by Kaos999 (56 posts) -

@xceagle

Completely forgot about Frampt though I thought he only chewed up shards to make smaller shards? My fault for ignoring him every playthrough. ..

#22 Posted by dudeglove (8312 posts) -

@humanity said:

At one point you might want to experiment with Fashion-Soulsing.

If we're on the same thing, at one point you will get an NPC in Majula who you can totally play dress up with, which I actually think is sort of neat way of dealing with excess equipment, but still completely dumb.

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#23 Posted by Humanity (10145 posts) -

@humanity said:

At one point you might want to experiment with Fashion-Soulsing.

If we're on the same thing, at one point you will get an NPC in Majula who you can totally play dress up with, which I actually think is sort of neat way of dealing with excess equipment, but still completely dumb.

I was actually just talking about mix and matching your own equipment but that one particular NPC is pretty neat for that too - I gave her the lion mage outfit, which I thought was a suitable since it boosts cast time or pyromancy or some such, and she only wore the top. Then I gave her these bracelets and she took everything off and only put on the bracelets. So I guess she will only wear what you give her in a single batch. Still kinda neat, although she has been freezing her butt off wearing only those bracelets for quite some time now. I really like her as an NPC too because unlike everyone else she is constantly cheerful and optimistic.

#24 Posted by dudeglove (8312 posts) -

@humanity said:

@dudeglove said:

@humanity said:

At one point you might want to experiment with Fashion-Soulsing.

If we're on the same thing, at one point you will get an NPC in Majula who you can totally play dress up with, which I actually think is sort of neat way of dealing with excess equipment, but still completely dumb.

I was actually just talking about mix and matching your own equipment but that one particular NPC is pretty neat for that too - I gave her the lion mage outfit, which I thought was a suitable since it boosts cast time or pyromancy or some such, and she only wore the top. Then I gave her these bracelets and she took everything off and only put on the bracelets. So I guess she will only wear what you give her in a single batch. Still kinda neat, although she has been freezing her butt off wearing only those bracelets for quite some time now. I really like her as an NPC too because unlike everyone else she is constantly cheerful and optimistic.

Mmm... I'd wait until the lore videos; someone's bound to find out that she's probably the Mephistopheles of the lot.

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#25 Posted by Spoonman671 (4777 posts) -

I try to keep at least one copy of everything in case I decide to change my playstyle and need a new set to accommodate it. You may also find yourself up against an enemy with tactics that strike right at your equipment's weakness. For example, I love my Mastodon Armor, but Licia of Lindelt kicks my ass because there's a big gap in that armor's lightning defense, and she only uses miracles against you. You'll want to have access to a Saint's set, or Watcher's Shield, or Slumbering Dragon Shield.

If you don't think you'll be changing your playstyle or adapting to a particular enemy, or playing dress-up, then feel free to sell.

#26 Posted by afabs515 (1330 posts) -

Huzzah for wheel!

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