I would like to note, because this is something you find in patch notes or anywhere else on the web it seems
Prior to the pre-Ariandel patch, it was possible to completely eliminate parries from your enemies arsenal. You needed only 30+ poise to do this. If you were in ng+ you could acquire the wolfs ring, making it only necessary to carry 25+ poise worth of armor.
This is knowledge I kept to myself and my one friend who helped me discover this, but since the new patch eliminates this, there is no longer any need
I liked that there was a way to completely eliminate parries and ripostes, but "working as it should" even after they changed it seems like a load of bull from the from-soft
I love the game, and parries and nearly as deadly to me as they once were, in fact i'm getting more on others then are had on me these days. Still, it was a nice hidden addition to pvp that they have since ruined
Just thought I would share