One of the most underrated low-level dex weapons. Low stamina consumption (huge at low levels since you have to be tight with your point allocation), hits through shields (which new/low-level players use a lot) plus Shield Splitter for panicking roll catches, pairs well with Carthus Milkring (+3 dex i.e. free levels, invisible rolls with an invisible blade!?), solid damage with ITEM BUFFING and dex focus (Hunter + Milkring + Mercenary starting class = 16 points needed to hit 40), easily accessible early in the game (get your 5 free levels -> kill Yuria, which can be done before you even enter the Undead Settlement), and it's extremely light (3.5 units, the next lightest 5.0). I play around with it and a White Birch Bow (which has the invisible arrow WA, it's light, has the roll shot, and out damages the Composite and Short bow at low level/upgrading).