- Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:50 am #15746765
By seeing its moveset in the beta/stresstest etc... the moveset of this weapon looks a lot like an Ultra Greatsword and not just a Greatsword. I thinks that's more like the Dark Souls 1 or 2 Greatsword weapon which is an ultra greatsword.
- Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:19 am #15749963
No bosses or locked gates block your progress to Farron Keep and it's not far from the bonfire in that area. You can make a run for it from the fist bonfire in the Undead Settlement without fighting anything. In fact, I did it yesterday on my second playthrough; didn't even bother to upgrade any other weapons. Just light all the bonfires on your way in case you die. With that being said, it's probably quite harder to do on your first attempt without knowing where to go.
- Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:40 am #15749967
I'm at 47 strength and 10 dexterity and it has C scaling in both for (318 + 178) 496 damage. Infused with heavy, it has B scaling in strength for (294 + 218) 512 damage. Not much of a difference then. I think that in a pure strength build it's only outdamaged by Fume, but I don't have enough dexterity to check out some other UGS for their max damage.It doesn't really matter because it's got a sweet moveset. Played the entire game with it and it's a beast of a weapon. The jumping attack has been nerfed and doesn't have that range any more, but the 2-handed running attack, rolling R1 and the R2 are great. The running attack is a really fast vertical slam and good for opening up. The rolling R1 is a 360 spin and very fast as well - roll behind them and hit them in the back (especially useful for the penultimate mandatory boss - two birds with one stone, if you know what I mean). The R2 has so much hyperarmour on it that I get hit by bosses for more than half of my health and still carry it out. And you can charge it to time it properly. And it has a follow up attack. You can still get staggered at the very beginning of your animation though. 1-handed moveset is mostly the same, except for the R1s, which are horizontal instead of vertical, and the R2, which is vertical instead of horizontal.You can also make a suicide run for it and get it as soon as Undead Settlement.
- Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:03 am #15749968
One more thing: if you fully charge the 2-handed R2, it knocks down enemies. It's a nice setup for the follow-up which you can charge as well and let go just in time when they're getting up.
- Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:41 am #15754647
A gift from one who fought the Darkness with nothing more than his own strength and prevailed. However those who stare into the Abyss are forever tainted by it. Be warned taking up this blade carries a cost heavier than its weight.