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So does storm ruler's weapon art actually damage anything else other than yhorm? I've tried it during PvP, PvE, and it'd be total crappola if FromSoft just made this one weapon hurt one specific boss.
I tested last night and it appears to just do the same damage as a normal R1/RB attack unfortunately. I suppose it'd be a bit overpowered if it worked everywhere.
Yeah... it'd be so overpowered if the weapon art did extra damage and range or, god forgive, the little explosion effect that shows when you hit yhorm. You only have to hold the weapon art for more than a full second to loudly charge it, let alone the super quick century-long windup before releasing the WA. We don't want a greatsword to be able to do a decent amount of damage and cool effect.

That would almost be as rediculous as giving players paired ultra-greatswords that stagger other players with not only each hit of the combo, but each step the paired-sword-user takes durring the attack animations... then making it have so much hyper-armor that only like 4 weapons could even hope to interrupt the undodgable combo
i dont know why but when joining a coop the charged atack against yorm did only 200 dmg like wtf
"Contrary to its description, neither its skill or regular attacks do extra damage to regular giants. This is most likely due to the fact that Yhorm resembles the giants from Dark Souls 2, which are different from the aforementioned giants that come from Dark Souls 1."

You know Yhorm has a face right?
So they put a weapon in game that's super powerful against on boss (and even though the description states Giant-s- ...*****ing plural... it only works on the one, including in the DLC), and is completely useless otherwise. It's just a mediocre greatsword with a super long windup to use its unique weapon art that gives it extra range (almost as much as the fume UGS wow!) and.... wait...

is this just the *****ing pendant v2 electric boogaloo? a useless a1ddition to the game to waste players time so the devs can laugh at us?
The entire thing doesn't work for me anymore. I can charge the weapon, but not unleash it. I havent played DS3 in ages, but it used to be hold L2 to charge, press L2 again to unleash. Did it change?
on ps4 hold L2 to charge and while still holding L2 press R1 to use the WA
I used this in pvp just now, it's a slightly weaker greatsword, and the wa can catch a few people, remember to charge it before you gesture/start fighting.
Overall it's not as good as the others, but it's fun to feel like you have a weapon of your own because no-one else uses it.
Oh and hitting with the blade and the wind of the wa can deal quite alot of damage, just watch out for the insane stamina drain and openness to backstabs.
A bonus is that no-one can say you're tryharding.
Looks like the table for the damage on this thing is a little outdated. At +5, it's now 280 base damage, 485 with 40/40 Str/Dex. Still not fantastic, but not horrible either.

It has the same moveset as the Executioner's Greatsword. Outside the boss fight, its Weapon Art is essentially Stance with the same follow ups and can charge for a semi-ranged attack that does about around 2.5x damage at 2.5x it's regular range. Interestingly, the charge stays until you use the Weapon Art and persists even after using a bonfire. It's actually pretty fun to do a Storm Ruler-only run, whacking people with a tornado sword, so even if it's not top tier, it's definitely a viable and interesting weapon.