Rizen wrote:Parry to critical damage builds have done that to me but there are ways to get around it. Obviously parries need good timing so mixing up strong attacks, any ranged attack and most magic can't be parried. 2 handing ultra weapons, like you said and many weapon arts can't either.
Parry spamming is annoying so it's good to at least have fire bombs or knives to throw for such occasions.
Well, it regrettably leads to a lot of passivity and "mix-ups" with running R1/R2s which are either parried or sidestep-backstabbed. The entire game boils to down a 50/50 system, especially with the cheap roll costs making everyone abandon defensive completely.
It's quite the hypocrisy to whine about low-hp players not giving anyone satisfaction in PvP then only use ROLLS to avoid damage entirely instead of going for damage mitigation through defenses, real shields (not leather for parry only) etc. Or enough stamina to actually block with weapons with decent defensive stats.
Really now, all Hornet rings does is to equip the tryhards with 10 different weapons and consumables in their inventory to swap around with.
I did a a test the other day:
Ring of Favor +2
Ring of Life +2
Ring of Steel Protection +2
I had around 1500 life without ember and I was still one shotted by both a caster low-health specc and a warrior parry/riposte.
So I forfeited all faith in so called "quality" builds because all they do against 2handers is at most giving you health to take 1 more hit, 1+1 free + a third which equals another free, so in practice you can only take 2 hits from a heavy weapon since 1 hit almost alwaysl eads into another.
With that in mind, vigor 27 or less is optimal with 30 faith/tears of denial since it gives you the same amount of possible hits taken had you upped vigor to 50, instead you can use denial several times since PvP arena allows mana potions and take more hits than any high vigor build ever could, plus you get the lightning buff for +4 attunement.
+10 Dagger Sharp/hidden weapon - Blessed/lightning
Caestus/parry dagger - if below 20% swap for morion during parry
Red Tearstone ring
With the latter build, you will always survive a riposte/gimped mage over and over with the buff while being able to one shot people yourself. I got a 1345 riposte vs a player and messed up the swap completely, highest vs lothric knight is 1890, so you can easily hit a player for around 1500 with +10 dagger main hand, in the clip I was solely trying out parry dagger.
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