I've just beaten the twin bosses and after suffering with troublesome/bad weapons for ages I think it's finally sorted it out.
- Lightning Spear +5
- Quelaag Furysword +5
- Dragon Greatsword
If I keep on playing NG+, I'll be going for the Dragon Bone Fist (Iron Golem Soul Craft). Might just get the Dragon Scales together to get it to +5 without joining a bothersome Dragon Fightclub (where would I even go to find out about and make contact with the local Dragon Fightclub?). The weapon does an actual Dragonpunch on L2 and has an A rating for scaling on STR; it might actually do good DPS when it's fully upgraded.
Here's a taste of it...
Lightning partizan +5. Still trying things out to see what else I like, but a spear-class weapon is a must.
I like the partizan over other spears because the strong attack is a wide angle sweep. Overcomes some of the weakness of a pinpoint weapon.
I'm having a hard time finding a weapon move-set that I really like. There's nothing that feels as satisfying as the Halberd/Mirdan Hammer weapons of Demon's Souls. I started toying with some greatsword-type weapons and I kind of like the feel of them. The way the regular and strong attacks flow into each other give them a nice rhythm, but I still don't really know what direction I want to take my character in.
Currently, I have:
- Quelaag's Furysword +5
- Man-serpent Greatsword +10
- Lightning Spear +3
- Divine Claymore (I just made this to clear out the Necromancers in the Catacombs).
Of course, none of those are as capable as my ultimate weapon:
- Pyromancy Flame +15
My Zweihander+10 is serving me well so far.
Quelaag Fury Sword +5
Lightning Uchigatana +5
Jagged Ghost Blade
Astora's Straight Sword
Long Bow +5
I play a dex build with enough faith to use miracles and the straight sword for when you need a divine weapon. These weapons have been great so far for any situation.
said:You wouldn't happen to have a somewhat leveled up Greatsword as well? I'm thinking about possibly switching to either the Greatsword or the Zweihander if my Man-serpent Greatsword starts to feel a little weak, but I'm unsure which of those two swords I should invest souls/shards in.
My Zweihander+10 is serving me well so far.
I have a Greatsword+2, but I didn't really invest shards into it for a few reasons.
1. The Greatsword's 2h thrust is just useless to me, some people like it though.
2. The Zweihander has an insanely big primary arc(R1), it seriously helps against fog ring dudes.
3. Most might not agree with me but the Zweihander feels better, its slower, but its oh so satisfying.
4.1h Zweihander makes you look LIKE A BOSS :P
I've been using a Lightning Great Scythe which is GREAT for mopping up dudes, and the R2 is super big for any Fog Rings that happen to invade me.
In Demon's Souls I really liked using the Meat Cleaver, but sadly there isn't anything nearly as broken stat-wise in Dark Souls so I'm just kind of building a giant cache of weapons and'll figure out what I want to stick with later.
But then I see stuff like the Dragon Bone Fist and really want to make a Punch Knight. Oh gooood.
I just got the Lightning Spear and upgraded it to +3
its better than my claymore +7 which makes me a bit sad. I love that badboy since I switched to it to murder Sif. It scales with strength though so eventually it'll be better. Eventually.
I also like the Iaito but only have 20 Dex so dunno what I'll do with that.
magic winged spear +10 () , or a +15 great scythe with crystal magic weapon (772 total attack) for my dex int build (was my main build in demons souls but lack of real good weapons akin to my old moon winged spear was abit of a disapointment)
casting 1200+ damage , crystal soul spears and crystal homing soulmasses is pretty good tho .. even high magic resist builds take massive damage
lightning is cool but with all extra damage types i can forsee high resistance builds becoming more popular as there is no easy "dark silver shield+5" for blocking magic damage now .. fire and lightning both are a bit easier to get resistance for
i need to try to get seathes tail weapon this time round tho.. the moonlight greatsword .. probably not as good as a +15 greatsword with magic weapon on it .. but its interesting.
I'm 3/4 to 4/5ths complete on my first playthough with a DEX melee fighter, using the lightning spear and the Furysword.
I'm raising my DEX again, so eventually I'm going to transition to my +15 Winged Spear, and I'm also working on upgrading a Notched Whip to +15, I think the DEX scaling and the 300 points of bleeding damage should be interesting, also its a fucking whip yo.
dex scaling definately isnt as evil as it was in demons souls , scaling past 50 in dex seems to flatline with even the best dex scalign weapons i found , so id guess that thats the same with other stat scaling , does seem to be alot more cooler dex weapons this time around so i guess thats a balance
one thing for sure lightning is pretty overpowered despite its drop in stat scaling , the other kinds seem a lot less damaging and pretty much everything is "weak" to lightning , but thats why im going for the most lightning resistance i can muster
Now that I've finally mastered the art of counter and repose I've been using Richards Rapier+5 in my left hand and a black knights sword in my right along with the Hornet ring, that way my crits will kill just about any normal enemy in one shot, I'm also a fan of using the slumbering dragoncrest ring and the hidden body spell.
Uchigatana +10 so far. A question... does the uchigatana count as a curved weapon so I can upgrade it to the fury sword? Or will I have to upgrade a scimitar from the beginning?The Uchigatana is a katana-type weapon, but you can still upgrade it using Quelaag's Soul. Instead of Quelaag's Furysword you'll make the Chaos Blade instead. I don't know too much about this weapon, but my understanding is that it works similarly to the Hiltless from Demon's Souls, in that it does a small amount of damage to you whenever you attack. It also has the chaos property, which scales damage with the amount of humanity you have.
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