Sooooooo is there a way to compare armor/weapon values with your currently equipped stuff? I'm at this merchant and looking at items and its not showing me what my stats would do either way.
Also hot tip for anyone who hasn't found the upgrade item early on. The well near the back of the main town Majula or whatever hit the cinder block near the well which will fall down drag a corpse up that is carrying an estus flask shard.
Its probably going to murder you in your sleep. Also, spiders suck. I had one that tried to make a web right in front of my computer last year. Fuuuck that. I'll respect spiders as long as they aren't in my direct living space.