Guys, guys. It's okay. You totally don't need to meet the 50 STR requirement. Just two hand it and use slightly more stamina than when you two hand it while meeting the STR requirement. Stamina doesn't really matter while using this Greathammer class weapon. While on the subject of stamina, just invest enough to not completely throw your back out. Only swinging two times before being empty is your punishment for using this thing over a straight sword or curved sword. So it's balance. Oh... Uh.... VIT? I just go naked because I'm so good at this game, I never get hit. VIG for the heaping amounts of trading you'll be doing? Um. I don't know, I just used this at low soul levels where my victims go "splat" like a 2016 hypermode DS3 montage video. And when with phantoms to cover my ***, it's so sweet. Smiley Face. Nothing but singing positive good praises for every weapon on here. Good vibes. Good vibes.