I loved getting this sword in the Dark Wraith character covenant as a rank 2 reward, but it was only really useful for its staggering capability (in PVP it was sub-par at best). However in this game, it's easily attainable, hits like a train with a refined infusion at higher levels and is viable for both PVE and PVP depending on your preferred play style. Let it be known, people with literally hate you for using this sword. Although it's been nerded, for some odd reason people still consider it meta and will try to call you out for lack of skill or originality. Ignore it.
If you want to use this weapon- by all means use it... just learn some combos instead of R1 spam (looking at you new players). It can be a very fun weapon to use, and to anybody who was a Dark Wraith in DS1- it's nostalgic.
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