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So I've been watching a Let's Play of DS1 for the umpteenth time, and it got me to thinking.

Wouldn't a +5 Raw weapon be superior to a +15 of same IF the character focuses primarily on INT or FTH? Lowering the STR/DEX scaling wouldn't have any real effect if you chose to only invest the minimum stats required to use the weapon (about 16 or so, for example), while still giving you a high AR return and the ability to buff with your main stat, which should also produce better damage than the Magic/Enchanted/Diving/Occult routes.

...right?

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Not really. Lightning weapons also don't scale and are stronger and divine (ect) has roughly the same power, and scaling is really powerful

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I'm pretty sure that buffing with Sunligght/DMB or CMW would increase the damage well past the lightning enhancement, though, wouldn't it?

edit: ran the calculations with 50 faith; a DM Talisman with 50 Faith gives a Magic Adjust of 226, making your buff just over 400 damage on its own, so your total would be a bit over 640 with the Raw Uchi +5
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Isnt the Uchi Raw +5 AR 208, and Normal +15 225?
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Did you click the link? At 14/14 +15 is 268 and raw +5 is 235 (lightning is 225+225.) Raw is completely useless, +15 is flat out better on basically everything.

Buffed weapons significantly out perform elemental, yeah, but you have to get it off and you're on a timer and it eats a spell slot, it's a waste of time and resources as a dedicated caster. (If you're an int focused build, the mlbh out performs basically everything else with decent power, minimal requirements, low weight and long reach with pure int scaling, so the whole question is essentially moot.)

If you have 50 faith or int and low str/dex, divine and enchanted (respectively) are consistently your highest damage upgrade path without buffs (occult and magic get slightly more AR at times but it's split more evenly so it's less likely to break their defense.)

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Picking Raw.

Is a RAW deal.
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