Oni's forum posts

#1 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

@karkarov said:

@humanity said:

@oni: I'm really curious, you should record and upload some of this awesome Mercy Blades action because I really have to see it to believe it.

He can't cause there is no such thing :p.

Ye of little faith. I just did a Root Chalice depth 5 (lower Loran) with all modifiers active using only the Blades (except for Amygdala, the last boss, because Ludwigs is too good for hitting the head). I wanted to share it and upload but forgot the PS4 only saves the last 15 minutes, which was mostly me dying to Amygdala. Maybe I'll do another later. In any case I'm sure Youtube has you covered if you want to see how awesome the Blades are. I know I have Epicnamebro in my corner anyway, he loves the Blades!

#2 Edited by Oni (2222 posts) -

@dussck said:

@oni: What if you add poison gems to the blades? Can bosses be poisoned at all?

Some can, but that's just not worth it. If you want to poison a boss or something, just bring some poison throwing knives and keep the Blades for damage. Maybe for PvP I can see a use for poison gems in the blades, but for PvE? nah, raw damage>all.

#3 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

@karkarov said:

@humanity is pretty much correct. The Chikage and Burial Blade are easily the most stand out skill weapons. The threaded cane is okay though thanks to it's range options. Mercy blades? Like I said very niche.

Incorrect, but thanks for playing! Blades>all. The speed and stunlock potential is just unmatched. Like I said, not necessarily great for bosses, but for everything else... Have Mercy.

#4 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

@humanity: Next to nothing but the slowest, biggest hits stunlocks the Cathedral Ward guys with the sticks. I recommend you give the weapon another go fully upgraded in dual wield mode, it's just beastly. The cane doesn't compare imo. I've tried almost every other weapon in the game (praise the dupe glitch) but I've yet to find a combo I like more than Blades and Ludwig's.

#5 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

@humanity said:

@seikenfreak said:

@humanity: Whats wrong with the Blades? I heard people say they were awesome on bosses and stuff from being so fast.

I just assume people are insane. Even with the great Skill scaling they do way less damage than the cane and don't stunlock even some of the basic enemies so whats the point? The speed of attack is negated by your necessity to back off because enemies just shrug off your offense. Why slash someone 4 times from the front, then dash to the side and slash some more, when you can just kill them with three hits from a more powerful weapon. Use the cane or invest some blood points in the katana instead. The range alone is terrible for bosses that can often have awkward hitboxes.

They were the single most disappointing weapon in the game for me since I kept holding out hope they were going to be THE ONE killer skill scaling weapon in the game. Turns out thats either the katana or the scythe.

As an almost exclusive Blade user (Ludwig's is my alt weapon), I think you're completely wrong. The Blades stunlock almost every basic enemy due to their fast attack speed and after the 4th hit you combo so fast in dual wield mode that you can kill almost any enemy in 1 stamina bar. Add to that the fact that the dodge > attack combo does a lot of damage, if you just need to get in and out, and it's by far my favorite weapon. I'll switch to Ludwig's mostly for bosses or groups of enemies, but yeah you're totally wrong imo.

#7 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

My number one is having to go to Hunter's Dream to do just about anything, even absent load times. Changing runes, changing blood gems. Like, runes are basically rings, but you have to go to Hunter's dream to change them. If you want to use a different weapon for one particular situation or enemy, you're basically forced to go back to Hunter's Dream because without blood gems, your weapon is like half as effective as it could be.

Also I'd prefer if Blood Vials were just, 20 per spawn, here you go. And you should be able to restock at a lamp without going back to the Dream (see previous point).

Basically, all my gripes with the game are metagame things. The actual gameplay mechanics are amazing and my favorite of any FromSoft game.

#8 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

I agree with those saying it's consistent and cohesive. I view it as a positive because I *love* the aesthetic of Yharnam. But the back half of the game has a lot more visual variety, I will say. But I left my heart in Yharnam. I wouldn't get tired of it even if the entire game had the Central Yharnam / Old Yharnam / Cathedral Ward aesthetic.

As for armor, a lot of the cool stuff is in optional areas in late game. I agree that early on it's all a bit samey.

#9 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

I prefer the Skill weapons, especially Blades of Mercy, more than the slow weapons. I tended to prefer the slow, staggering weapons in Souls games because those games are slower paces, and for that exact same reason I like the faster weapons in Bloodborne, they really make the combat shine. The Blades of Mercy are just a fantastically fun weapon to use with incredible speed and moveset. I also really like the Saw Spear, and don't let its basic nature fool you, it's really effective. The R1>L1>L1 transforming combo is very effective at stunlocking almost everything and the second hit does a lot of damage. It's one of the fastest transforming combos I've discovered, too. If you want to know how to get the Blades of Mercy: Eileen the Crow. Follow her quest line, or kill her.

#10 Posted by Oni (2222 posts) -

@zevvion: the combat wasn't what made these games, it never was

Now you are just talking straight crazy and I'm bowing out of this. We clearly don't see eye to eye. That's fine, but y'all both crazy. Partizan but with less moves indeed! Dark Souls 2 may have had a ton of weapons, but the move sets for the weapon classes were pretty limited. I don't think you're arguing in good faith with statements like that.